Awesome Israel From North to South
Led by Cathy Olswing & Michelle Conwisar
March 14 - 24, 2022

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Mar 14, 2022
Awesome Israel From North to South
Led by Cathy Olswing & Michelle Conwisar
March 14 - 24, 2022
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$3,950Sold Out
Mar 14, 2022
Awesome Israel From North to South
with Eilat / Petra Extension
Led by Cathy Olswing & Michelle Coniswar
March 14 - 27, 2022
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$5,300Sold Out
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Tour Overview:


5 nights Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
2 nights Kibbutz Nof Ginosar, Galilee
1 night Sheraton Hotel, Tel Aviv
All touring and sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with an expert English-speaking guide
Welcome dinner in Jerusalem
Machane Yehuda chef led tour with dinner
Shabbat of a Lifetime
2 kibbutz dinners
Farewell dinner with "Women Cook"
Tree planting
Salad Trail visit with lunch
Meeting with artist Yaron Bob
Shorashim/Roots program
Caliber 3 adventure
Dialogue with Jerusalem Post correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh
Optional Sound and Light show
Bedouin camel ride and traditional tea ceremony
Golan Heights jeep tour
Neve Tzedek graffiti tour
Visit to Taglit Innovation Center
Transfer upon arrival/departure with the main group
Entrance fees as per itinerary
Bottled water on the bus
Whisper headsets


1 additional night Sheraton Hotel, Tel Aviv (instead of late check out)
2 nights Queen of Sheba, Eilat
Breakfast daily
Shabbat dinner in Eilat
Petra day tour
Jordan visa and border tax
Roundtrip flights from Eilat to Tel Aviv
Arrival/departure transfers with main group
Entrance fees & porterage per itinerary


Roundtrip airfare, departure taxes and fuel surcharges (group flights coming soon)
Any costs associated with testing or related to proof of Covid/vaccine status
Border taxes or visa fees
Tips to guide, driver and dining room waiters ($22 per person, per day; pre-collected)
Meals not listed above
Items of a personal nature
Travel insurance (recommended - group policy available)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Monday, March 14, 2022: DEPARTURE

• We depart the United States on our overnight flights to Israel.

Day 2: Tuesday, March 15, 2022: WELCOME TO ISRAEL!

• We arrive in Israel and are met by an Ayelet Tours representative.
• We ascend to Jerusalem and stop atop Mt. Scopus to say the “Shehecheyanu” as we look out over the City of Gold for the first time together.
• Next, we visit Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus for a tour of the facility.
• This afternoon, we have time for personal reflection at the Western Wall.
• We check into our hotel and refresh before our Welcome Dinner this evening.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 3: Wednesday, March 16, 2022: THE NEGEV & ESHKOL PURIM

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• We travel south to Moshav Nativ HaAsara and learn about the Path to Peace, a community-created mosaic along the border wall separating Israel from the Gaza Strip. We have an opportunity to add a piece to the mosaic and put our own imprint on this project of hope.
• We join the children and community leaders of Sderot in celebrating Purim, including their unforgettable costume parade.
• We continue to the "Salad Trail" where we participate in a unique hands-on agricultural tour and witness how Israeli innovation is literally making the desert bloom with crops grown out of some of the most inhospitable sands imaginable. We will pick and taste fruits and vegetables from the kibbutz's self-picking farm, encounter flying strawberries, tiny orange orchards, racing pigeons and herbal gardens. We complete our visit with a delicious lunch.
• We continue with a tour of the Eshkol border, located just a few miles away from Gaza, and learn how the residents cope with living in this community.
• Our final stop (Time Permitting) is at the workshop of Yaron Bob. Struck by the terror of shell attacks, Yaron decided to transform something horrible into something beautiful, and so began his artwork known as “Rockets to Roses”.
• We return to Jerusalem and take part in Megillah reading with the people of Jerusalem.
• Our day concludes with a festive Purim Dinner and Party!

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 4: Thursday, March 17, 2022: SHUSHAN PURIM AND REMEMBERANCE

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Today, we take part in a Jerusalem Purim celebration at “the Station” or at Safra square.
• Next, we have the ultimate adventure at Caliber 3, where we learn some of the Israeli methods of shooting and combat. We learn from the experts about weapons handling, counter-terrorism tactics and the values that guide the Israeli Defense Forces.
• Continue to the famed Machane Yehuda where a guide will take us for a sensual immersion, engaging with the vibrant colors, smells and flavors that are found in this bustling marketplace. We wander through the pyramids of spices, bright-colored exotic vegetables, nuts, olives, and delicious halva creations. Our guide will introduce us to the most characteristic ingredients of the local cuisine and to the Israeli food habits.
• We continue to Yad Vashem, the national memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Here, we explore some of the newly found materials relating to places, people, and events connected to the Holocaust, including:
    o Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations
    o Children’s memorial
    o Visit the Holocaust Museum
• A group memorial service will be held at the Valley of the Lost Communities.
• (You may choose to remain at the Museum on your own. It closes at 8:00 PM)
• We return to our hotel for an evening at leisure and dinner on own.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 5: Friday, March 18, 2022: THE DEAD SEA BASIN- SHABBAT SHALOM

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• This morning, we depart early and travel south to Eretz Beresheet for an authentic Bedouin experience, including a camel ride and traditional tea ceremony.
• We continue to the Dead Sea basin and ascend Masada by cable car to view the remains of King Herod’s fortress, including the synagogue, walls and bathhouses, as we learn about the Jewish Zealots’ last stand against the Roman forces.
• We descend the mountain and head to the beach for an unsinkable swim in the healing, salty waters of the Dead Sea.
• As we return to Jerusalem we stop at the 9/11 Memorial at the city entrance, the only one of its kind outside the US.
• We return to our hotel for time to relax and refresh.
• As the sun begins to set, we join to welcome Shabbat at the Kotel with the people of Jerusalem.
• Later this evening, we enjoy Shabbat of a Lifetime, an exceptional authentic cultural experience in the heart of Jerusalem. We join with local families to take part in the weekly Jewish rituals and savor the many flavors that Jews around the world have enjoyed for thousands of years.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 6: Saturday, March 19, 2022: SHABBAT SHALOM!

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Spend the morning at leisure attending Shabbat services or just relaxing.
• This afternoon, we return to the Old City for a walking tour through the different neighborhoods. We begin in the Jewish quarter, followed by the Arab market (shuk), then continue along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian quarter.
• We return to our hotel for a dialogue with Jerusalem Post Palestinian Affairs correspondent, Khaled Abu Toameh, followed by Havdalah.
• Dinner on your own this evening.
• Optional: After dinner, we walk to the Tower of David to watch the spectacular Sound and Light show.

Overnight in Jerusalem


• Breakfast and check out of our hotel.
• This morning, we visit Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem for a tour of the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower, featuring the most modern hospital facilities in the region. We meet with staff and patients and take an in-depth look at this cutting-edge medical facility and how it has adapted to ever-changing needs. We also visit the synagogue featuring the famed Chagall windows. Lunch is included with our visit.
• We depart Jerusalem and drive to coastal Caesarea, where we view the amazing seaside Roman ruins, including the Roman Theater and the aqueduct.
• Our next stop is atop Mt. Carmel in Haifa, where we take in the panoramic views overlooking the beautiful Bahai Gardens.
• Continue to the Kibbutz where we enjoy dinner together.

Overnight in the Galilee

Day 8: Monday, March 21, 2022: MYSTICAL CITY AND THE GOLAN

• Breakfast at our kibbutz.
• We begin our day in the mystical city of Safed, one of four holy cities in Israel and the center of Kabbalistic practice. We stroll through the cobblestone streets to view the beautiful ancient synagogues and shop in the artist’s quarter.
• We set out on an exciting jeep tour through the Golan Heights, passing former Syrian bunkers on the way to the top of Har Bental, where we take in panoramic views of Syria and learn about the current geopolitical situation.
• Time permitting, we visit the famous Naot factory with time to shop for shoes and sandals.
• We return to our kibbutz for dinner together this evening.

Overnight in the Galilee

Day 9: Tuesday, March 22, 2022: THE ROAD TO TEL AVIV

• Breakfast and check out of our kibbutz.
• We travel west to Akko for a tour of the Crusader-era fortress and British prison, as we learn about this historically important port.
• Visit Zichron Yaakov - stroll the streets, browse through the shops & cafes of this charming European style village. Lunch on own.
• We continue to Hadassah’s Meir Shfeya Youth Village, where we interact with the students and staff and visit the village, including their working farm and winery.
• Next, we visit Atlit, a former detention compound for Jewish immigrants who arrived in Israel illegally during the British Mandate period.
• We travel along Route 6 and the barrier to Tel Aviv.
• Upon arrival, we check into our hotel and refresh before setting out for an evening at leisure and dinner on own.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 10: Wednesday, March 23, 2022: TOURING TEL AVIV

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Today, we stroll through Neve Tzedek to see the artistic graffiti painted on the walls and buildings and learn how it is an important form of expression in the community.
• Next, we follow Independence Trail for a walking tour through the Ahuzat Bayit neighborhood, where the city was originally developed.
• This afternoon, we visit the cutting-edge Taglit Innovation Center for a glimpse into Israel’s high-tech advances in the fields of science, medicine, security and space at the interactive exhibition, followed by a meeting with one of Israel’s up and coming entrepreneurs.
• Our next stop is at the Ayalon Institute, where we discover the underground ammunition factory that played a pivotal role in Israel’s fight for independence.
• We check out of our hotel and join for a festive Farewell Dinner by “Women Cook” who come from different culinary traditions, Moroccan, Tunisian, Ethiopian and many more. This initiative was created to empower women and give them an opportunity to be economically independent and preserve their rich cultural traditions. We also reminisce about all that we have experienced together on this journey.
• We transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for our overnight flights back to the United States, landing tomorrow morning.

Overnight flight or overnight in Tel Aviv if continuing to Eilat and Petra, Jordan


Day 11: Thursday, March 24, 2022: TO EILAT

• Breakfast and check out of our hotel.
• This morning, we transfer to the airport for our short flight to Eilat.
• Upon arrival, we check into our hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure relaxing by the pool or on the shores of the Red Sea.
• Dinner on own tonight.

Overnight in Eilat

Day 12: Friday March 25, 2022: PETRA - THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Today, 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 and the Last Crusade), then walk through the Siq and view the ancient temples. We also discover the famous Treasury, the Roman Theater, and more at this, the Eighth Wonder of the World.
• On our way back to the border, we pass Wadi Rum, a desert wilderness with sandstone mountains and natural arches.
• We return to our hotel in Eilat to refresh before Shabbat dinner together.

Overnight in Eilat

Day 13: Saturday, March 26, 2022: DEPARTURE

• Breakfast at our hotel.
• Enjoy the day at leisure relaxing at the pool, on the beach or exploring the Underwater Aquarium.
• Early this evening, we check out of our hotel and transfer to the airport for our flight back to Tel Aviv, connecting with our flight back to the United States.

Day 14: Sunday, March 27, 2022: WELCOME HOME!

• We arrive back in the United States this morning.

*Itinerary subject to change