Celebrating Israel's 70th
Led by Joseph & Lynn Goldovitz
& Rabbi Reuven Silverman
April 15 - 26


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Apr 15, 2018
Celebrating Israel's 70th
Led by Joseph & Lynn Goldovitz
& Rabbi Reuven Silverman
with Eilat/Petra Extension
April 15 - 28, 2018
[+ Hotel Details]
$4684Sold Out
Apr 15, 2018
Celebrating Israel's 70th
Led by Joseph & Lynn Goldovitz
& Rabbi Reuven Silverman
April 15 - 26
[+ Hotel Details]
$3449Sold Out
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Tour Overview:

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2 nights Mercure Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
4 nights Dan Panorama Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
3 nights Kibbutz Kfar Blum, Galilee, Israel
Tips to guides, driver, and dining room waiters
All touring and sightseeing per an agreed upon itinerary in a deluxe
air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking guide
Breakfast daily
Welcome dinner in Tel Aviv
Hotel dinner Tel Aviv
3 Kibbutz dinners
Moshav Nahalal Home Hospitality
Shabbat Dinner in Jerusalem
Farewell dinner in Jerusalem
Meeting with Kibbutz Members
IDF War Veteran Meeting on Yom HaZikaron
Transfers included if arriving/departing with the main group
Entrance fees as per itinerary
Porterage

The PETRA, JORDAN EXTENSION quote includes the following:

1 night Dan Panorama Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
2 nights Movenpick Petra Hotel, Petra, Jordan
Tips to guides/driver
Transfer from Tel Aviv to the airport for flight to Tel Aviv
Roundtrip flight between Tel Aviv and Eilat
Transfers in Eilat
Entrance and guiding in Petra, Jordan
Jordanian Visa fee and paperwork processing
All touring and sightseeing per an agreed upon itinerary in a deluxe
air-conditioned vehicle with an English speaking guide

This quote does not include:

Roundtrip airfare & departure taxes and fuel surcharges
(Available 10-11 months prior to departure)
Any border taxes or visas
(Jordanian Border tax of $65 USD cash is due at the border from each participant)
Any items of a personal nature
Travel Insurance
(Highly recommended)


Tour Itinerary:

Day 1, Sunday, April 15, 2018: BEGIN OUR JOURNEY
Depart the United States on our overnight flight to Israel

Day 2, Monday, April 16, 2018: WELCOME TO ISRAEL
Afternoon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where we are met and assisted by our Ayelet Tours representative… Transfer to Tel Aviv, where we will check in and have time to walk the area and orient ourselves with the city... Welcome dinner this evening at a local restaurant…Overnight Tel Aviv.

Day 3, Tuesday, April 17, 2018: TEL AVIV/ YOM HAZIKARON BEGINS
Breakfast… We start our day with a visit to Independence Hall, where David Ben Gurion declared Independence for the state of Israel in 1948… Next we visit the Palmach Museum, where we “join up” with the paramilitary fighting forces from Israel's pre-statehood days… Discover the secret underground ammunition factory that played a pivotal role in Israel's fight for Independence at the Ayalon Institute…This afternoon we walk through the Neve Tzedek neighborhood, one of the first neighborhoods in the State of Israel, now home to many artist studios and galleries…This evening begins Yom HaZikaron, Israeli Memorial Day…We'll meet with an IDF war veteran to hear their story... Dinner together this evening…Overnight Tel Aviv

Day 4, Wednesday, April 18, 2018: ASCSENT TO JERUSALEM/ YOM HAATZMAUT BEGINS
Breakfast… Check out of our hotel and continue south to Jerusalem… Visit Latrun, Israel's outdoor armed corps museum, where we explore the tanks and artillery used by the Israeli Defense Force throughout the country's history… At 11:00 this morning, a siren sounds and we pause with all the people of Israel for a moment of silence for Yom Hazikaron… We ascend to Jerusalem stopping atop the Haas Promenade where we say the traditional "Sh'hekianu!" blessing upon entering the City of Gold... We enter the Old City for the first time, and enjoy time for reflection at the Western Wall…We enjoy a walking tour of the Old City exploring the Jewish Quarter and Roman Cardo Market with time for browsing and lunch (on own)…Walk through the Arab market (“shuk”) and arrive in the Christian Quarter, where we discover the historical landmarks along the Via Dolorosa, including the Church of the Holy Sepulcher & David's Tomb…This evening, we celebrate in the streets with the people of Jerusalem, as the somber mood turns to Jubilation on this, Israel's 70th Birthday!...Overnight Jerusalem.

Day 5, Thursday, April 19, 2018: THE DEAD SEA AREA
Breakfast…Yom Ha'Atzma'ut Same'ach!..Early morning departure south…We stop first at Qumran, the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered…Next we ascend to Masada by the new high speed cable car, where we spend the morning exploring Herod's fortress, site of the Jewish Zealots last stand. After lunch on own we enjoy free time along the shores of the Dead Sea, and a “float” in salty waters, here at the lowest point on earth… This afternoon, en route back to Jerusalem, we stop for a short visit to the desert oasis of Ein Gedi (time permitting)… Overnight Jerusalem.

Day 6, Friday, April 20, 2018: THE NEW CITY
Breakfast…We begin our day of touring with a moving visit to the Yad Vashem complex, Israel's memorial to the Holocaust where we tour the new Museum and see the many memorials... We continue to Mt. Herzl for a visit to the gravesites of Golda Meir, Theodore Herzl and Yitzhak Rabin. At the Herzl Museum, we learn about the life of one of Israel's most important historical leaders… We visit the bustling Machane Yehuda marketplace, where Jerusalemites are busily preparing for the coming Shabbat… Visit the Western Wall to join the people of Jerusalem in welcoming the coming Shabbat...Return to our hotel for Shabbat dinner… Overnight Jerusalem.

Day 7, Saturday, April 21, 2018: SHABBAT SHALOM!
Shabbat Shalom! Breakfast…Optional services at one of the many local synagogues…. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure - optional (on own) visit to the newly remodeled Israel Museum, where you can see the Model of Jerusalem during the time of the second Temple and the Dead Sea Scrolls, on display at the Shrine of the Book… Walk to the magical Ben Yehuda Street for dinner on own, and shopping as Jerusalem welcomes the week!...Overnight Jerusalem

Day 8, Sunday, April 22, 2018: TO THE NORTH
Breakfast...Check out of our hotel…This morning, we take a fascinating tour of the tunnels under the Western Wall…Continue to Hadassah Hospital, where we view the famed Chagall Windows…We depart Jerusalem, traveling north through the Jordan Valley…Stop to view the Roman ruins of Beit Shean and time permitting, stop by the intricate mosaic floor of the synagogue at Beit Alpha…Continue to our kibbutz in the Galilee…Dinner together at our kibbutz this evening…Overnight in the Galilee.


Day 9, Monday, April 23, 2018: THE GALILEE
Breakfast at our kibbutz… This morning; we visit Tzippori, where we see the ancient mosaic known as the Mona Lisa of the Galilee…Visit the nearby Moshav Nahalal, where we are hosted for a home hospitality lunch by the Aviran family. We hear the idealist of the early pioneers, as well as astronaut Ilan Ramon and Former Defense Minister Moshe Dayan, both buried here...Continue with a short hike through the Tel Dan Nature Reserve, source of the Jordan River and site of ancient archeological finds…Dinner and overnight in the Galilee.

Day 10, Tuesday, April 24, 2018: THE MYSTICAL NORTH
Breakfast with representatives from the kibbutz, as we hear about the history and modern development of kibbutz living …We ascend up to the Golan Heights, arriving at Katzrin, the ancient Talmudic village, where we tour the facility and visit the museum.... Next we take in the view of neighboring Syria from atop Har Bental… Continue with a tour of Safed, where we will tour the ancient synagogues and meet a local artisan… Enjoy time to browse and shop among the many local galleries…Return to our kibbutz for dinner…Overnight in the Galilee.

Day 11, Wednesday, April 25, 2018: THE NORTHERN COAST
Breakfast at our kibbutz…Free morning at our kibbutz…Check out of kibbutz and depart the Galilee…We visit the Naot shoe factory, founded in 1942 in Kibbutz Naot Mordechai, located in the Upper Galilee of Israel. Today, nearly 70 years later, Teva Naot footwear is sold in over 6,000 points of sale around the world…We continue to the Crusader city of Akko, where we see the secret Templar tunnels, and the Crusader Fortress with its checked history…We stop for a breathtaking view of the Valley of Jezreel and see the Statue of Elijah at Muchraka…Continue to Tel Aviv and enjoy some free time for last minute shopping or just to relax…Festive farewell dinner together this evening, as we take in all we have experienced together… Transfer to the airport for our return flight to the United States OR Overnight Tel Aviv for those continuing on the Petra Extension.

Day 12, Thursday, April 26, 2018: L'HITRAOT!
Arrive back in the United States.




OR CONTINUE ON A
PETRA EXTENSION


Day 12, Thursday, April 26, 2018: TO EILAT
Breakfast…Transfer to the airport for our flight to Eilat…We cross the border into Jordan and continue to Wadi Rum for a 4X4 jeep ride in the legendary sandstone area that inspired T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia…We continue to Wadi Musa…Tonight, we enjoy a “Petra by Night” tour of all of the monuments dramatically lit by candlelight…Dinner and overnight at the Moevenpick Resort.

Day 13, Friday, April 27, 2018: PETRA - THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD
Breakfast…We begin our full day tour of Petra, the Red Rose City. Explore the Nabatean City (as seen in Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade)…Walk through the Siq and view the ancient temples…Discover the famous Treasury, the Roman Theater, and more at this, the Eighth Wonder of the World…Dinner and overnight at the Moevenpick Resort.

Day 14, Saturday, April 28, 2018: DEPARTURE
Breakfast…This morning we return to Israel and transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for our flight back to the United States.


THE MEMORIES LAST FOREVER!!!



*Itinerary subject to change.


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