Israel Prelude – Thursday Departure

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from $2620 Per Person

Starting: 05/04/2017

Through: 05/10/2018

# of Nights: 7

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Day Destination
1 Thursday: En Route
2 Friday: Tel Aviv
3 Saturday: Tel Aviv
4 Sunday: Tel Aviv/Haifa
5 Monday: Haifa
6 Tuesday: Haifa/Jerusalem
7 Wednesday: Jerusalem
8 Thursday: Jerusalem
9 Friday – En Route

Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Thursday

An Isram Israel Exclusive Tour
Limited to 28 participants

Tour Includes:

  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 5 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Plus Walking Tour in Tel Aviv
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers

11 Meals:

  • Daily Israeli Buffet Breakfast
  • Friday Dinner Get-together in Tel Aviv
  • 2 Dinners in Haifa
  • Lunch at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv
  • Restaurant Dinner in Jerusalem

Special Features

  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Dinner and special presentation in Haifa
  • Descend to the Underwater Grottos at Rosh Hanikra
  • Enjoy wine tasting at a Golan Winery
  • Visit an Army Bunker in the Golan
  • Tour the spectacular FOZ Heritage Center
  • Night Tour of “illuminated” Jerusalem
  • Tour Herodian Mansions or Hasmonean Tunnel
  • Sound & Light Show in Jerusalem
  • WiFi enabled buses and Free WiFi at all hotels
  • Tips to all restaurant staff
  • Express Airport Check-in Service & Dan VIP Lounge at Ben Gurion Airport (upon return to the USA)
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Hotel Plan Tel Aviv Day 1-3 Haifa Day 3-5 Jerusalem Day 5-8
# Nights (2 Nights) (2 Nights) (3 Nights)
CORAL PLAN Crown Plaza © Dan Carmel Dan Panorama (D-E)
RUBY PLAN Sheraton (DS-C) Dan Carmel Inbal (ENC)
TURQUOISE PLAN Carlton (E) Dan Carmel Inbal (ENC)
SILVER PLAN Carlton (E) Dan Carmel David Citadel
TOPAZ PLAN Hilton (DSV) Dan Carmel Orient (OE)
OPAL PLAN Dan (DCL) Dan Carmel King David
SAPHIRE PLAN Hilton (DSV) Dan Carmel Waldorf Astoria (D)
EMERALD PLAN Dan (E) Dan Carmel King David (DOC)

Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Thursday

An Isram Israel Exclusive Tour
Limited to 28 participants

Tour Includes:

  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 5 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Plus Walking Tour in Tel Aviv
  • Arrival and Departure Transfers

11 Meals:

  • Daily Israeli Buffet Breakfast
  • Friday Dinner Get-together in Tel Aviv
  • 2 Dinners in Haifa
  • Lunch at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv
  • Restaurant Dinner in Jerusalem

Special Features

  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Dinner and special presentation in Haifa
  • Descend to the Underwater Grottos at Rosh Hanikra
  • Enjoy wine tasting at a Golan Winery
  • Visit an Army Bunker in the Golan
  • Tour the spectacular FOZ Heritage Center
  • Night Tour of “illuminated” Jerusalem
  • Tour Herodian Mansions or Hasmonean Tunnel
  • Sound & Light Show in Jerusalem
  • WiFi enabled buses and Free WiFi at all hotels
  • Tips to all restaurant staff
  • Express Airport Check-in Service & Dan VIP Lounge at Ben Gurion Airport (upon return to the USA)
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Day Destination Experience
1 Thursday: En Route

Depart the U.S.A. on your flight to Israel.

2 Friday: Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! Arrive Ben Gurion Airport; meeting, assistance and transfer to your hotel in trendy Tel Aviv’s Mediter- ranean beach. Balance of the afternoon at leisure in the “city that never sleeps”. Tonight, Get Together Dinner. (D)

3 Saturday: Tel Aviv

Morning walking tour includes Ben Gurion House, former home of Israel’s first Prime Minister; see his personal belongings and expansive library. Re- mainder of the day at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of this seaside city. Or, take the optional full-day tour of Masada and the Dead Sea*. (B)

4 Sunday: Tel Aviv/Haifa

Depart Tel Aviv. Drive to the extraor- dinary Israeli Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center chronicling the life of the late Prime Minister and the develop- ment of the State of Israel. Continue to ancient Caesarea; explore the Roman and Crusader ruins including the impressive 2,000-year-old theater (still in use!) and aqueduct. Then, visit Caesarea Harbor: a fascinating, multi- media presentation brings ancient history to life! Arrive in Nazareth, the sacred town where Jesus spent partof his youth; visit the Church and view Mary’s Well. On to the sparkling port city of Haifa; check into your hotel atop Mt. Carmel. Evening: Enjoy Din- ner and a special presentation on the multicultural traditions and religions in Israel (subject to minimum 10 tour participants). (B.D)

5 Monday: Haifa

View the golden-domed Baha’i Shrine and their breathtaking “hanging gar- dens,” – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Drive along the coast to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car to see the mag- nificent underwater grottoes. Continue through the picturesque seaside town Jerusalem Old City of Nahariya to the timeless Crusader city of Acre; walk through the subter- ranean city and bazaars that recall the colorful middle Ages. Then, to Safed, one of Judaism’s holiest cities, where the Kabbalah was developed in the 16th.- century; visit the ancient synagogues and the charming Artists’ Quarter. Return to your hotel for Dinner. The balance of the evening is at leisure to enjoy a stroll under the Carmel skies and the glow of this beautiful port city. (B.D)

6 Tuesday: Haifa/Jerusalem

We’ll depart Haifa driving first to Capernaum to see the fantastic ruins of the ancient synagogue dating back to the 5th-century. Ascend the stra- tegic Golan Heights and learn about the 20th century battles that protected Israel’s future. On to Katzrin, capital
of the Golan and to the Monument of the 7th Brigade. It is here, in the magnificent strip of the Golan that has become known for producing the fin- est wines in the world, that we will en- joy a tour of the wine making process as well as sample some of the Golan’s tastiest wines. Continue for a visit to a former Syrian army bunker at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv, settled by Americans and Israelis together; view of the fertile valleys below as you tour the kibbutz and enjoy lunch in the communal dining room. Visit the remains of an 8th century Roman city at Bet Shean (daylight time permitting). Then drive south and rise through the mountains to “golden” Jerusalem celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the reunification of the city, stopping first for a blessing and a toast to our arrival in the eternal city. Overnight in Israel’s capital. (B.L)

7 Wednesday: Jerusalem

Drive to Hadassah Medical Center to the see the sublime Chagall Windows. On to Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Me- morial and Museum of the Holocaust, with its Children’s Pavilion and Avenue of the Righteous. Then, to Mount Herzl to pay respects to Israel’s founders and heroes. Pass the post-modern Supreme Court and the Knesset (Parliament) en route to the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Time to walk through the New Israel Museum and the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden; see the Scale Model of ancient Jerusalem. Evening: Night Tour of illuminated Jerusalem followed by a Res- taurant Dinner and the “Night Spectacular” Sound & Light Show at the Citadel Museum (weather and schedule permitting). (B.D)

8 Thursday: Jerusalem

Enter the Old City from the Dung Gate; walk to the Western Wall, last remnant of the Second Temple. Witness joyous Bar Mitzvah ceremonies! View the Dome of the Rock. Drive to Mt. Zion to visit the traditional Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Sup- per. Proceed to the restored Jewish Quar- ter; walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. Visit the Herodian Mansions, a completely excavated residential quarter from 2000 years ago, or, walk through the extraordinary Hasmonean Tunnel (tunnel schedule permitting.) Follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; walk through the exotic bazaars with their wondrous aromas. End today with a visit to the fabulous new Friends of Zion Heritage Center celebrating the Christian heroes who have contributed to the Jewish people and the State of Israel. These heroes come alive through, cutting edge, high tech imaging, audio-visual presentations, holo- grams and much more. Or, an optional visit to Bethlehem may be arranged. A free night tonight. The shops are open late as it’s the start of the Israeli weekend. Enjoy the many eateries along the outdoor Mamilla Mall, Ben Yehuda Street, or the “Tachana”. (B)

9 Friday – En Route

Transfer to the Airport for your interna- tional departure flight. Enjoy our Express Check-in Service and complimentary entrance to the exclusive Dan VIP Lounge.

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LAND PRICES PER PERSON (USD)

May '17 - May '18
Hotel Plan Coral Ruby Turquoise Silver Topaz Opal Sapphire Emerald
Tel Aviv Crowne Plaza (C) Sheraton (DS-C) Carlton (E) Carlton (E) Hilton (DSV) Dan (DCL) Hilton (DSV) Dan (E)
Haifa (Dlx; Bayview) Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel Dan Carmel (E)
Jerusalem Dan Panorama (D-E) Inbal (ENC) Inbal (ENC) David Citadel ■ Orient (OE) ● King David ▲ Waldorf Astoria (D) King David (DOC)
Departure Dates Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single Twin Single
2017
May 4 2795 3830 2715 3655 2805 3860 3075 4435 3045 4340 3065 4385 3225 4700 3425 5075
May 11; 18; Jun 1 2795 3830 2735 3700 2785 3825 3005 4295 3025 4305 3185 4630 3225 4700 3545 5315
Jun 8; 15; 22 2775 3805 2805 3840 2855 3960 3005 4295 3025 4305 3185 4630 3225 4700 3545 5315
Jun 29; Jul 6; 13; 20 2775 3805 2805 3840 28553960 3020 4330 3020 4295 3100 4450 30154280 3460 5135
Jul 27; Aug 3; 10; 17 2755 3770 2735 3700 2785 3825 3005 4295 3070 4395 3125 4505 3165 4585 3475 5170
Aug 24; 31; Sep 7 2755 3770 2735 3700 2785 3825 3005 4295 3025 4305 3050 4350 3120 4495 3405 5030
Oct 12; 19; 26 2775 3805 2840 3910 2930 4115 3005 4295 3005 4260 3120 4495 3200 4655 3465 5155
Nov 2; 9 2775 3805 2805 3840 2855 3960 2970 4225 2940 4130 3120 4495 2985 4220 3465 5155
Nov 16 2735 3725 2805 3840 2855 3960 2970 4225 2930 4110 2980 4210 2975 4200 3335 4890
Nov 23 2655 3560 2660 3550 2750 3755 2935 4155 2895 4040 2945 4140 2940 4130 3310 4845
Dec 14 2620 3470 2870 3965 2960 4170 2935 4155 2950 4155 3010 4275 2940 4130 3380 4980
Dec 21 2785 3805 2975 4175 3065 4380 3090 4475 3065 4385 3145 4545 3420 5090 3515 5250
Dec 28 2620 3470 2730 3690 2820 3895 2935 4155 2915 4085 2945 4140 2960 4175 3310 4845
2018
Jan 25; Feb 15 2620 3470 2730 3690 2775 3800 2890 4060 2895 4040 2900 4055 2940 4130 3265 4750
Mar 8; 15; Apr 12*; 19 2755 3770 2805 3840 2855 3960 3005 4295 3005 4260 3050 4350 3100 4450 3405 5030
Apr 26; May 3 2755 3770 2805 3840 2855 3960 3005 4295 3040 4325 3050 4350 3235 4725 3405 5030
May 10 RATES TO BE ADVISED
Tel Aviv: DS-B) Deluxe Room - Sea View/Business Lounge Access; (C) Club Room/Crowne Plaze Lounge access;(E) Exec. Room Sea View/ Exec. Lounge access; (DSV) Deluxe Sea View Room; (DCL) Deluxe Room- City View/King David Crown Lounge access
Jerusalem: (DO) Deluxe Room - Pool View / Partial Old City (D) Deluxe Room
Haifa:(E) Exec. Room - Bay View /Executive Lounge Access
UPGRADES IN JERUSALEM (Per Room; Total Stay)
■ David Citadel: Upgrade to Deluxe Pool View/Old City View Room $190
● Orient: Old City View $225 (except Xmas at Orient; please inquire)
▲ King David : On Opal Plan; upgrade from Standard Room to Deluxe New City Room $144.
* Revised touring due to holiday. Please inquire for Special rates for child or adult as third in room.
Tour is guaranteed on a minimum of 4 passengers. Should the tour fall below 4 passengers - you’ll be offered the option of touring by Share-a-car at a supplement of $495 per person (3 persons minimum)
*Revised touring due to Holiday.
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