Israel Symphony – Sunday Departures

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from $4335 Per Person

Starting: 05/07/2017

Through: 05/06/2018

# of Nights: 13

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

Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Sunday

An Isram Israel Exclusive Tour
Limited to 28 participants

Tour Includes: 

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

18 Meals:

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

Special Features:

  • Tour the underground Ammunitions Factory at Machon Ayalon
  • Visit the Unique Diaspora and Palmach Museums
  • Archeological “Dig” at Beit Guvrin National Park
  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Visit the beautifully restored former Templar
    settlement—Sarona
  • 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
  • Shabbat Dinner with Home Hospitality 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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CITY Tel Aviv Day 1-7 Haifa Day 7-9 Jerusalem Day 9-14
Nights (6 Nights) (2 Nights) (5 Nights)
CORAL PLAN Crowne Plaza (C) Dan Carmel Dan Panorama (D-E)
RUBY PLAN Sheraton (DS-C) Dan Carmel Inbal (OC)
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
EMERALD PLAN Dan (E) Dan Carmel (E) King David (DOC)

Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem

Tour Departs on: Sunday

An Isram Israel Exclusive Tour
Limited to 28 participants

Tour Includes: 

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

18 Meals:

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

Special Features:

  • Tour the underground Ammunitions Factory at Machon Ayalon
  • Visit the Unique Diaspora and Palmach Museums
  • Archeological “Dig” at Beit Guvrin National Park
  • Tour the Israeli Museum at the Rabin Center
  • Visit the beautifully restored former Templar
    settlement—Sarona
  • 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
  • Shabbat Dinner with Home Hospitality 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 Sunday: En Route

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

2 Monday: Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! Arrive Ben Gurion Airport; meeting, assistance and trans- fer to your hotel in trendy Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean beach. Balance of the afternoon and evening at leisure in the “city that never sleeps”.

3 Tuesday: Tel Aviv

Begin the day with a visit to the Diaspora Museum on the campus of the Tel Aviv University. Here, you will be presented with the unique and ongoing story of the Jewish People throughout the generations, using murals, dioramas, three dimensional reconstructions, films and interactive multimedia presentations. Drive to the town of Zichron Yaacov; the magnificent gardens are dedicated to Baron Rothschild, one of Israel’s great benefactors. Visit Aharonson’s House and learn of the intriguing story of this family. Then, on to Atlit, the detention camp where “illegal” Jewish immi- grants fleeing from Nazi persecution in Europe were incarcerated during the British Mandate. The JNF helped to restore this site. See the replica of a ship (when available for visits) illustrat- ing the conditions that the thousands of survivors endured during their transport to Israel. Visit Ein Hod, (day- light hours permitting), the only artists’ village in Israel, and one of the few of its kind in the entire world. Return to Tel Aviv for overnight. (B)

4 Wednesday: Tel Aviv

Visit Independence Hall where Ben Gurion fervently proclaimed Israel’s in- dependence in 1948. Continue to the pre-state underground Ammunitions Factory at Machon Ayalon (restored by JNF) to learn about the activities of the Hagannah. We’ll then have
a great discovery of Tel Aviv as we drive through the main streets of this Charming neighborhood of Yemin Moshe, Jerusalem city known as the “White City”. Tel Aviv has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its splendid Bauhaus Architecture and has the largest number of buildings in this unique style of any city in the world! Continue past the Charles Bronfman Auditorium, (Israeli Philharmonic), Habimah Theatre, the impressive Op- era House and Yitzhak Rabin Square, dedicated to the late Prime Minister. We’ll visit the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel’s largest art museum and award winner for its unique structural design. Onward to charming and quaint Neve Tzedek (Tel Aviv’s “Soho”), the first neighborhood constructed outside Old Jaffa; the old buildings are amaz- ing! Stop by the Suzanne Dallal Just down the road is the newly developed open-air pedestrian mall—the “Tacha- na” converted from an old railroad station. You’ll have some time to stroll through the shops here and perhaps enjoy coffee or an ice cream in one of the many cafes before we head back to your hotel (those wishing to spend some more time here can taxi back to the hotel, just minutes away). (B)

5 Thursday: Tel Aviv

Begin your day with a visit to the Palmach Museum (subject to appoint- ment 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 Divi- sion 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)

6 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). Continue to the 4,000-year-old port city of Jaffa. Explore the magnificently reconstructed Artists’ Quarter with its galleries and boutiques. Afterwards, on to Tel Aviv’s bustling Carmel Market and lively Nachlat Benjamin Street with its de- lightful cafes and craft stalls — definitely the place to be on Friday afternoon! Tonight, Get Together Dinner. (B.D)

7 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. Remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of this sea- side 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)

8 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. 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 part of 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 Dinner and a special presentation on the multicultural traditions and religions in Israel (subject to minimum 10 tour partici- pants). (B.D)

9 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)

10 Tuesday: Haifa / Jerusalem

We’ll depart Haifa driving first to Caper- naum 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 pro- tected 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)

11 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, 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)

12 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 Western Wall Jerusalem 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)

13 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, opportunity to enjoy an “unsinkable” swim in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. Drive via the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, on your return to Jerusalem. Evening: You will be deeply moved as you join Jerusalemites welcoming the Sabbath at the Western Wall. Tonight, a unique and memorable evening as we join an Israeli family at their home to enjoy the traditional Friday dinner together. (B.D)

14 Saturday: Jerusalem

Enjoy a full day at leisure for relaxation and on your own exploration. For those still crav- ing to see and do as much as possible, your tour manager will provide entrance tickets to the Museum of the History of Jerusalem in the Old City—definitely worth a visit. Over- night in Jerusalem. (B)

15 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 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 7; 14; 21* 4690 6505 4600 6290 4750 6660 5115 7445 5170 7500 5385 7940 5500 8165 6055 9245
Jun 4; 11; 18 4620 6435 4715 6525 4865 6890 5115 7445 5170 7500 5385 7940 5500 8165 6055 9245
Jun 25; Jul 2; 9; 16 4605 6415 4715 6525 4865 6890 5135 7480 5160 7480 5205 7585 5145 7455 5880 8895
Jul 23; 30 4590 6380 4600 6290 4750 6660 5115 7445 5135 7435 5140 7460 5295 7750 5805 8750
Aug 6; 13 4590 6380 4600 6290 4750 6660 5115 7445 5305 7775 5370 7915 5465 8095 6015 9165
Aug 20 4590 6380 4600 6290 4750 6660 5115 7445 5260 7685 5255 7685 5350 7865 5910 8960
Aug 27; Sep 3 4590 6380 4600 6290 4750 6660 5115 7445 5035 7225 5140 7460 5020 7205 5805 8750
Oct 15 4620 6435 4720 6535 4995 7145 5115 7445 5100 7365 5265 7700 5430 8025 5910 8960
Oct 22; 29; Nov 5 4620 6435 4715 6525 4895 6945 5070 7350 5085 7330 5265 7700 5160 7475 5910 8960
Nov 12 4520 6240 4715 6525 4865 6890 5060 7330 4945 7055 5025 7225 5020 7205 5690 8520
Nov 19 4440 6075 4485 6060 4715 6590 5025 7260 4910 6985 4990 7155 4985 7135 5670 8470
Dec 10 4445 6020 4860 6810 5135 7425 5125 7470 5085 7330 5195 7560 5145 7455 5870 8875
Dec 17 4610 6355 4965 7020 5240 7635 5280 7790 5200 7565 5325 7830 5785 8735 6005 9145
Dec 24 4335 5800 4560 6210 4830 6825 5025 7260 4980 7120 4990 7155 5055 7270 5670 8470
2018
Mar 4; 11; Apr 8* 4590 6380 4715 6525 4865 6890 5115 7445 5100 7365 5140 7460 5260 7685 5805 8750
Apr 22; 29 4590 6380 4715 6525 4865 6890 5115 7445 5185 7535 5140 7460 5520 8200 5805 8750
May 6 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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