Israel Serenade – Tuesday Departures

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from $3910 Per Person

Starting: 05/02/2017

Through: 05/08/2018

# of Nights: 11

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

Tel Aviv,Haifa,Tiberias,Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Tuesday

An Isram Israel Exclusive Tour
Limited to 28 participants

Tour Includes:

  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 8 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Plus Walking Tours in Tel Aviv & Jerusalem
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers

16 Meals:

  • Daily Israeli Buffet Breakfast
  • Friday Dinner Get-Together in Tel Aviv
  • Dinner at a Druze Village near Haifa
  • Dinner in Tiberias
  • Lunch at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv
  • Restaurant Dinner in Jerusalem
  • Traditional Friday Night Dinner in Jerusalem

Special Features:

  • Visit the unique Palmach Museum
  • Tour the Tank Division Memorial at Latrum
  • Archeological “Dig” in Beit Guvrin National Park
  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Visit the Beautifully restored former Templar settlement – Sarona
  • Descend to the Underwater Grottos at Rosh Hanikra
  • Visit Army Bunkers at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv in the Golan
  • Multi Media Presentation “Kesem Hagolan”
  • Visit the new FOZ Heritage Center
  • Night Tour of “Illuminated” Jerusalem
  • Tour Herodian Mansions or the Hasmonean Tunnel
  • “Night Spectacular” Sound & Light Show in Jerusalem
  • Express Airport Check-in Service & Dan VIP Lounge at Ben Gurion Airport (upon return to the USA)

 

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CITY Tel Aviv Day 1-5 Haifa Day 5-7 (Dlx-Bayview) Jerusalem Day 7-12
Nights (4 Nights) (2 Nights) (5 Nights)
CORAL PLAN Crowne Plaza (C) 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
SAPPHIRE PLAN Hilton (DSV) Dan Carmel Waldorf Astoria (D)
EMERALD PLAN Dan (E) Dan Carmel (E) King David (DOC)

Tel Aviv,Haifa,Tiberias,Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Tuesday

An Isram Israel Exclusive Tour
Limited to 28 participants

Tour Includes:

  • Professional Tour Director
  • Choice of Deluxe Hotel Plans
  • 8 Days of Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Plus Walking Tours in Tel Aviv & Jerusalem
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers

16 Meals:

  • Daily Israeli Buffet Breakfast
  • Friday Dinner Get-Together in Tel Aviv
  • Dinner at a Druze Village near Haifa
  • Dinner in Tiberias
  • Lunch at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv
  • Restaurant Dinner in Jerusalem
  • Traditional Friday Night Dinner in Jerusalem

Special Features:

  • Visit the unique Palmach Museum
  • Tour the Tank Division Memorial at Latrum
  • Archeological “Dig” in Beit Guvrin National Park
  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Visit the Beautifully restored former Templar settlement – Sarona
  • Descend to the Underwater Grottos at Rosh Hanikra
  • Visit Army Bunkers at Kibbutz Kfar Charuv in the Golan
  • Multi Media Presentation “Kesem Hagolan”
  • Visit the new FOZ Heritage Center
  • Night Tour of “Illuminated” Jerusalem
  • Tour Herodian Mansions or the Hasmonean Tunnel
  • “Night Spectacular” Sound & Light Show in Jerusalem
  • 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 Tuesday: En Route

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

2 Wednesday: Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! Arrive Ben Gurionn Airport; meeting, assistance and transfer to your hotel on Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean beach. Balance of the afternoon and evening at leisure in the city The New York Times calls “The Capital of Mediterranean Cool.”

3 Thursday: Tel Aviv

Begin your day with a visit to the Palmach Museum (subject to appointment confirmation), for a virtual tour of the history of the underground organization. Then on to Absalom (Soreq) Caves discovered by chance in a miners’ blast some 40 years ago. Their stalactites and stalagmites date back 300,000 years. Then, on to the military junction at Latrun, once the border with Jordan; visit the Tank Division Memorial. Continue to Sarona, a former Templar settlement restored to perfection with beautifully landscaped gardens and upscale restaurants. You may wish to return in the evening when Sarona looks and feels magical. On to your hotel in Tel Aviv. (B)

4 Friday: Tel Aviv

Today, a great adventure! Spend the morning digging and excavating at the Tel Maresha Dig at Beit Guvrin National Park (weather permitting). On to the 4,000- year-old port city of Jaffa. Explore the reconstructed Artists’ Quarter with its galleries and boutiques. Then to Tel Aviv’s bustling Carmel Market and lively Nachlat Benjamin Street with its delightful cafes and craft stalls — definitely the place to be on Friday afternoon! Tonight, Get Together Dinner. (B.D.)

5 Saturday: Tel Aviv

Morning walking tour includes Ben Gurion House. Remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of this seaside city. Tel Aviv’s museums and restaurants are world-class. Don’t miss Tel Aviv’s hip port neighborhood, with its yachts, eateries and café-filled boardwalk. (B)

6 Sunday: Tel Aviv / Haifa

Depart Tel Aviv. Drive to the extraordinary Israeli Museum at the Yitzhak Rabin Center chronicling the life of the late Prime Minister and the development of the State of Israel. On to ancient Caesarea; explore the Roman and Crusader ruins including the impressive 2,000-year-old theater (still in use!) and aqueduct. Visit Caesarea Harbor: a multi-media presentation brings ancient history to life! Arrive in Nazareth, sacred town where Jesus spent part of his youth; visit the Church and view Mary’s Well. On to the sparkling port city of Haifa and your hotel atop Mt. Carmel. Evening, visit a Druze Village – meet these unique Israelis! Hear of their traditions and share a Druze Dinner. (B.D.)

7 Monday: Haifa

View the golden-domed Baha’i Shrine and their breathtaking “hanging gardens,” – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Drive along the coast to Rosh Hanikra; descend by cable car to see the magnificent underwater grottoes. Continue through the picturesque seaside town of Nahariya to the timeless Crusader city of Acre; walk through the subterranean 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)

8 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 strategic 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 finest wines in the world, that we will enjoy 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)

9 Wednesday: Jerusalem

Drive to Hadassah Medical Center to the see the sublime Chagall Windows. On to Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Memorial and Museum of the Holocaust. Then, to Mount Herzl to pay respects to Israel’s founders and heroes. Pass the Supreme Court and the Knesset (Parliament) en route to the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Walk through the Israel Museum and the Billy Rose Sculpture Garden; see the Scale Model of ancient Jerusalem. Evening: Restaurant dinner and Night Tour of illuminated Jerusalem. (B.D)

10 Thursday: Jerusalem

Enter the Old City and 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 Supper. Proceed to the restored Jewish Quarter; walk along the Cardo, the 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, holograms and much more. Or, an optional visit to Bethlehem may be arranged. Evening: “Night Spectacular” Sound and Light Show at the Citadel Museum (weather and schedule permitting). (B)

11 Friday: Jerusalem

Descend through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea, lowest point on Planet Earth. Ascend Masada by cable car and see this last stronghold of the Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod the Great’s palace, synagogue and bathhouse. Then, enjoy an “unsinkable” swim in the waters of the Dead Sea. Pass the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, on your return to Jerusalem. Evening: Traditional Friday Dinner. (B.D)

12 Saturday: Jerusalem

Morning walking tour with Isram’s Tour Director includes the Museum of the History of Jerusalem in the Old City with its exciting new “Kishle” Excavations. Remainder of the day at leisure. (B)

13 Sunday: En Route

Transfer to the Airport for your international 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 Crown 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 2 3905 5440 3755 5120 3940 5530 4390 6495 4345 6340 4360 6385 4645 6945 4955 7530
May 9; 16; 23* 3920 5465 3820 5250 3920 5495 4285 6280 4325 6305 4580 6820 4655 6970 5170 7965
May 30; June 6; 13; 20 3870 5415 3935 5480 4035 5725 4285 6280 4325 6305 4580 6820 4655 6970 5170 7965
Jun 27; Jul 4; 11; 18 3860 5395 3935 5480 4035 5725 4300 6315 4315 6285 4405 6470 4300 6260 4995 7615
Jul 25; Aug 1 3845 5360 3820 5250 3920 5495 4285 6280 4315 6285 4345 6350 4475 6600 4930 7490
Aug 8; 15; 22 3845 5360 3820 5250 3920 5495 4285 6280 4415 6490 4500 6660 4575 6810 5070 7765
Aug 29; Sep 5 3845 5360 3820 5250 3920 5495 4285 6280 4235 6125 4345 6350 4220 6100 4930 7490
Oct 17 3870 5415 3980 5575 4165 5980 4285 6280 4280 6215 4465 6595 4610 6875 5035 7695
Oct 24; 31; Nov 7 3870 5415 3940 5490 4060 5775 4240 6185 4260 6180 4465 6595 4335 6330 5035 7695
Nov 14 3775 5220 3935 5480 4035 5725 4225 6165 4145 5950 4230 6120 4220 6100 4815 7255
Nov 21 3695 5055 3705 5015 3885 5425 4195 6095 4110 5880 4195 6050 4185 6030 4790 7210
Dec 12 3735 5095 4120 5850 4305 6260 4295 6305 4285 6230 4395 6455 4345 6350 4995 7615
Dec 19 3900 5430 4225 6060 4405 6470 4450 6625 4400 6460 4530 6725 4985 7630 5130 7880
Dec 26 3625 4870 3820 5250 4000 5655 4195 6095 4160 5970 4195 6050 4230 6120 4790 7210
2018
Jan 23; Feb 13 3625 4870 3820 5250 3910 5470 4100 5905 4110 5880 4105 5875 4185 6030 4700 7025
Mar 6; 13; Apr 10* 3845 5360 3935 5480 4035 5725 4285 6280 4280 6215 4345 6350 4440 6535 4930 7490
Apr 24; May 1 3845 5360 3935 5480 4035 5725 4285 6280 4350 6350 4345 6350 4680 7015 4930 7490
May 8 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 $300
● Orient: Old City View $375 (except Xmas at Orient; please inquire)
▲ King David : On Opal Plan; upgrade from Standard Room to Deluxe New City Room $240.
* 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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