Best-Day Adventures
Tour to Israel
For Jewish singles in their 40's, 50's & 60's
June 1-12, 2020


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Best-Day Adventures
Tour to Israel
For Jewish singles in their 40's, 50's & 60's
June 1-12, 2020
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*Please note that all rates displayed are based on standard room double occupancy.
All rates above are in US Dollars, and are based on full payment by credit card.
Discount for check payments available later in the booking process.
(Deposit can still be paid by credit card).
Upgraded room categories may be available to book later in the booking process.
If Land & Air price is displayed, the air portion includes tax and fuel surcharges, which are subject to change until ticketed.

Early Bird Rates: Available until November 29, 2019
Check: $3,999/person (double occ.) & Single Supplement: $1,299
Credit: $4,119/person (double occ.) & Single Supplement: $1,338

Standard Rate:
Check: $4,099/person (double occ.) + Single Supplement: $1,299
Credit: $4,222/person (double occ.) + Single Supplement: $1,338


Questions?  Contact Tara at 800-237-1517 x302
or tara@ayelet.com.


Tour Overview:

Welcome to your Best-Day “Adventure”.  This outstanding tour is designed to encompass a comprehensive look and feel of Israel in a social, historical, interactive and lightly adventurous capacity.  This is an active tour that incorporates some soft adventure, a plethora of daily activity and extensive travel throughout the central and northern regions.

First timers will delight in the dream-come-true experiences that have long been yearned for in seeing our homeland.  Return visitors will feel reborn as new adventure and old feelings of “belonging” envelop their senses.  We'll introduce you to our special brand of touring, and along with a great group of fellow single travelers, every day will be the BEST DAY of your trip…so far!



INCLUDED:

3 nights Tal Hotel , Tel Aviv
2 nights Ramot Holiday Village, Upper Galilee
4 nights Herbert Samuel Hotel, Jerusalem
Breakfast daily
6 dinners, including Shabbat dinner in Jerusalem
3 lunches
Fully escorted by Best-Day Adventures
Daily sightseeing excursions and on a modern air-conditioned motorcoach
Exclusive special events
Outstanding English-speaking Israeli tour guide
Entrance fees per itinerary
Roundtrip airport transfers (for those on suggest flight or similar itinerary)
Baggage handling throughout (one bag per person)
Travel assistance provided by Ayelet Tours
Taxes and fees (some exclusions may apply)
Gifts and prizes to all participants
VIP treatment throughout
Bottled water on the bus

NOT INCLUDED:

Roundtrip airfare, departure taxes and fuel surcharges
Border taxes or visa fees
Tips to guide, driver and dining room waiters ($18 per person, per day; pre-collected)
Meals not listed above
Items of a personal nature
Travel insurance (highly recommended)


Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Monday, June 1, 2020: BEGIN OUR JOURNEY

• Greeting and accompaniment for those on our recommended overnight flight with Tour Leader Bill Cartiff.
• We depart the United States on our overnight flight to Israel.

Day 2: Tuesday, June 2, 2020: ARRIVAL IN ISRAEL

• We arrive in Israel in the late afternoon and meet our local guide and then transferred to our hotel for check in.
• After some time to refresh, we enjoy a delicious Israeli welcome dinner at our hotel.

Overnight at Tal Hotel, Tel Aviv

Day 3: Wednesday, June 3, 2020: THE BEAUTY OF THE COAST

• Breakfast and check out of our hotel.
• We begin our day with a welcome program, introductions, and an overview of our tour before heading out to begin our journey.
• We drive north to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region. Here, we see the excavations of the Crusaders' city, the aqueduct and the outdoor theater that has been restored as a concert venue.
• Next, we stop for a panoramic view in Haifa atop Mt. Carmel, overlooking the beautiful Bahai Temple and Persian Gardens.
• We also see the El Jazzar Mosque, Israel's largest outside of Jerusalem, and the largest one among the mosques built in Israel during the Turkish period.
• Our next stop is in Akko to see the British prison, an impressive Crusader fortress built in the Ottoman era. During the British rule, the fortress was used as a central prison for hundreds of members of the underground organizations due to their struggle to defend the Jewish settlement.
• We stop for a picture opportunity at a scenic overlook of the Sea of Galilee, then continue to our hotel to check in and refresh.
• This evening, we enjoy dinner together.

Overnight at Ramot Holiday Village, Upper Galilee

Day 4: Thursday, June 4, 2020: NORTHERN ADVENTURES

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• This morning, we re-live the decisive tank battles of the 1973 war at the Oz 77 memorial, including the chance to view the powerful documentary film at nearby Kibbutz El Rom.
• We enjoy a jeep tour through the Golan Heights to the top of Har Bental, where we take in the panoramic views of Syria. Here, we enjoy a pizza lunch, freshly prepared while you learn about this important and fascinating military outpost.
• This afternoon, we tour and taste the freshness of Israel's agricultural world-leadership at the Pelter Winery, one of the finest boutique vineyards in the rich northern wine country. Here, the focus is on delicious local wines and you will enjoy a sampling of several brands complimented with other decadent delights including gin, cheeses, chocolate and yogurt.
• Tonight, we visit a Druze village, where we will enjoy dinner and meet with the remarkable Naseba Keesh Samara as we learn about this unique community. As an exclusive treat, Naseba will take us to her cherry orchard where we will pick fresh cherries right off the tree.

Overnight at Ramot Holiday Village, Upper Galilee

Day 5: Friday, June 5, 2020: TO JERUSALEM
Accessibility note: Guests should be in adequate physical condition. While plenty of shade and breaks are incorporated, full participation requires periods of standing or walking along even, uneven and occasionally hilly terrain. There will be steps, inclines, and cobblestone surfaces. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

• Breakfast and check out of our hotel.
• This morning, we visit the mystical city of Safed (Tzfat), where we view the beautiful ancient synagogues and browse through the artist's quarter. While here, we enjoy a Kabbalah glass blowing demonstration!
• We ascend to Jerusalem. Upon arrival, we stop at the Haas Promenade to recite a special “Shehecheyanu” blessing as we overlook the City of Gold.
• After checking into our hotel and a chance to refresh, we greet Shabbat with the people of Jerusalem at the Western Wall, followed by Shabbat dinner together at our hotel.

Overnight at Herbert Samuel Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 6: Saturday, June 6, 2020: SHABBAT SHALOM!

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• This morning, we invite you to attend services at one of Jerusalem's many synagogues OR enjoy a walking tour through history in the Old City, exploring the Arab shuk and the Christian quarter.
• Lunch on own following our walking tour.
• Enjoy time at leisure on own. We suggest a visit to the Israel Museum, which recently completed a $100 million renovation. See the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period, among other fascinating exhibits.
• Dinner on own (“follow the leader” option will be available).
• Tonight, we walk to the Tower of David to watch the spectacular Sound and Light Show.

Overnight at Herbert Samuel Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 7: Sunday, June 7, 2020 UNDERSTANDING THE PAST

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• This morning, we enjoy a political briefing by Chief Political Correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, Gil Hoffman, followed by a tour of the Knesset, Israel's Parliament.
• At Mt. Herzl, we visit the gravesites of Theodore Herzl, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, and see the military cemetery, Israel's version of Arlington.
• We set out on a guided tour of Machane Yehuda, Jerusalem's outdoor marketplace, filled with foods of every variety. Together we'll learn about Middle Eastern spices and taste various foods as we participate in the “Shuk Bites” experience.
• We return to the Old City and explore the Jewish quarter and the Cardo Market with time for shopping, followed by an underground tour through the Western Wall tunnels, where we discover the archaeological wonders that once remained untouched for centuries.
• Dinner on own (“follow the leader” option will be available).

Overnight at Herbert Samuel Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 8: Monday, June 8, 2020: A DAY IN THE DESERT: MASADA & MORE

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• This morning we travel south to the Dead Sea basin.
• We begin with a short hike to the hidden waterfalls in the desert oasis of Ein Gedi.
• We continue onto Masada and ascend by cable car to view the remains of King Herod's fortress and castle, including the walls, palaces, synagogue and bathhouses, while learning about the Jewish Zealots' last stand against the Romans.
• We descend the mountain and head to the beach to enjoy lunch and an unsinkable swim in the healing, salty waters of the Dead Sea, followed by time to relax at a beautiful resort.
• We return to Jerusalem later this evening and enjoy a group dinner together at a local restaurant.

Overnight at Herbert Samuel Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 9: Tuesday, June 9, 2020: JERUSALEM TO TEL AVIV

• Breakfast and check out of our hotel.
• This morning, we visit Yad Vashem, Israel's memorial to the Holocaust, where we view the many moving exhibitions, including the Hall of Names and the Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations.
• We depart for Tel Aviv.
• This afternoon, we visit Tel Aviv's largest and most-centrally located shuk, the Carmel Market and Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian mall. With its restored buildings, sidewalk artists and avante garde attitude, this is one of Israel's trendiest modern hotspots for buying local goods, crafts and souvenirs as well as a hangout for bars, restaurants, coffee shops and chef-owned food stalls.
• Later this afternoon, we check into our hotel.
• Dinner on own tonight (“follow the leader” option will be available).

Overnight at Tal Hotel, Tel Aviv

Day 10: Wednesday, June 10, 2020: VIBRANT TEL AVIV

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• This morning, we travel to Beit Guvrin, where we participate in a “hands on” archaeological dig, allowing us the opportunity to unearth remnants from Israel's ancient past.
• Next, we discover the secret underground ammunition factory that played a pivotal role in Israel's fight for independence at the Ayalon Institute.
• This afternoon, we enjoy the Palmach Museum, where we “join up” with the paramilitary forces from Israel's pre-statehood days.
• Free time for dinner on own (“follow the leader” option will be available).

Overnight at Tal Hotel, Tel Aviv

Day 11: Thursday, June 11, 2020: TOURING TEL AVIV

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We begin our day by seeing a different angle of Tel Aviv. Our guide leads us on a “graffiti tour” where streets turn into galleries of art and where artists subtly (and sometimes obviously) convey their messages.
• Our final stop today is at Independence Hall where the establishment of the state of Israel was declared.
• The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the boardwalk and beach, our hotel pool, or to visit the Ottoman-era neighborhood of Old Jaffa; home to winding alleys filled with craft shops and art galleries and a lively flea market.
• Tonight, we come together one last time for a farewell program and dinner, followed by a transfer to Ben Gurion Airport to catch our overnight flight back to the United States.
• Those extending their stay will enjoy one more overnight in Tel Aviv.

Overnight at Tal Hotel, Tel Aviv

Day 12: Friday, June 12, 2020: WELCOME HOME

• We arrive home and start packing for our next Best-Day Adventure!
OR
• Extend your adventure with a trip to Eilat & Petra, Jordan.

Accessibility note: Guests should be in adequate physical condition. While plenty of shade and breaks are incorporated, full participation requires periods of standing or walking along even, uneven and occasionally hilly terrain. There will be steps, inclines, and cobblestone surfaces. Options are provided when possible, but all listed features are included, available, encouraged and meaningful to the aim of this comprehensive tour. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

EILAT/PETRA, JORDAN
EXTENSION
June 12-15, 2020

Note: extension to Eilat/Petra will only be escorted by a Best-Day Adventures tour leader if 15 people are registered. Otherwise, you will join a public tour.

Day 12: Friday, June 12, 2020: TO EILAT

• Breakfast and check out of our hotel.
• We transfer to the airport for our flight to Eilat.
• Upon arrival, we taxi (on own) to our hotel for check-in.
• Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in Eilat relaxing at the beach, by the pool or checking out the Underwater Aquarium.
• This evening, we enjoy Shabbat dinner together.

Overnight in Eilat

Day 13: Saturday, June 13, 2020: PETRA - THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We cross the border into Jordan and begin our full day tour of Petra, the Red Rose City.
• We explore the Nabatean City (as seen in Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade), walk through the Siq and view the ancient temples.
• We discover the famous Treasury, the Roman theater, and more at this Eighth Wonder of the World.
• In the early evening, we cross the border back into Israel and return to our hotel for a relaxing evening and dinner on own.

(Note border taxes are due in USD at the border crossing - currently $65 per person)
Overnight in Eilat

Day 14: Sunday, June 14, 2020: EXPLORE EILAT/DEPARTURE

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Enjoy the day at leisure in Eilat. Optional on own activity suggestions include visiting the Underwater Aquarium, enjoying a barbecue lunch and snorkeling cruise on the Red Sea or just relaxing poolside or seaside.
• We check out of our hotel this afternoon and taxi (on own) to the airport for our flight to Tel Aviv, connecting with our overnight flight back to the United States.

Day 15: Monday, June 15, 2020: WELCOME HOME

• We arrive home and start packing for our next Best-Day Adventure!


The Memories Last Forever!!
*Itinerary subject to change