2nd Honeymoon - By 'Honeymoon Israel' - June 2019

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Main Trip - 

11 nights’ accommodation at select hotels

10 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus with licensed, English speaking tour educator (No guide or bus on June 8)

All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary

Meals: daily breakfast, 2 lunches and 5 dinners

Water on the bus

Portage at the airport (on departure) and hotels

Guard accompanying the group on the day of the Old City tour
 

Pre - Trip - 

2 nights’ accommodation at a select hotel

1 day of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned Minibus with licensed, English speaking Jordanian tour guide

Round trip flights Tel Aviv-Eilat-Tel Aviv

Transfer from/to all international airports and borders and between all domestic airports

Transfer from Royal Beach hotel Eilat to Eilat airport

Transfer from Tel-Aviv airport to Inbal hotel Jerusalem

Entrance fees as per program

Visa and border taxes to Jordan

Meals: daily breakfast 1 lunch and 1 dinner


*Pre-trip options can be added in the “Extend Your Stay” section at the start of registration.

Flights can be arranged through our airline travel partner, Travelland, by calling 800-246-0452 

Main Trip - 
May 28-June 8, 2019

 

Day One: Tuesday, May 28, 2019   
DEPARTURE

  • Depart the USA.

Overnight: Flight


Day Two: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
ARRIVAL 

  • Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • Transfer (on own account) to the Inbal hotel in Jerusalem and check-in.
  • Meet your tour educator in the hotel lobby and depart as a group.
  • Welcome to Jerusalem: Enter the vibrant and colorful ancient city of Jerusalem and experience the convergence of the old and the new.
  • Stop at the Haas Promenade for an overlook of the Old and New City of Jerusalem and to recite the traditional “shehechiyanu” blessing.
  • A Window to Israel & Our Journey: Private dinner and orientation of your journey by the tour educator.

Overnight: Inbal, Jerusalem


Day Three: Thursday, May 30, 2019
THE LAYERS OF JERUSALEM 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • The Labyrinth of Israeli Politics: Meet with Reuven Hazan of the Political Science Department at Hebrew University.
  • Depart the hotel for the Old City.
  • Explore the archaeological treasures and other highlights of the Jewish Quarter: Walk through the Cardo - the main street of Jerusalem in the 6th century, King Hezekiah's First Temple-period “Broad Wall” and Hurva Square - the central square of the Jewish Quarter.
  • Walk through the Western Wall Tunnel, the underground continuation of the Western Wall alongside the Temple Mount;

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  • Explore the Jerusalem Archaeological Park, including the Davidson Center, Robinson's Arch and the Southern Wall steps where Jewish pilgrims entered the Temple Mount 2,000 years ago.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Explore the fascinating medieval Church of the Holy Sepulchre, venerated by many as the site of the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
  • Stop at the Kotel (Western Wall) and experience the special atmosphere of this holy site.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Free time in the Mamilla pedestrian arcade, a contemporary shopping area with a touch of the past, located outside the Jaffa Gate of the Old City; dinner on own.

Overnight: Inbal, Jerusalem


Day Four: Friday, May 31, 2019
INTO THE DESERT, MASADA & THE DEAD SEA 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Descend to the Dead Sea Basin.
  • Ascend by cable car or walk up the Snake Path to Masada, Herod's mountain palace and the site of the Jewish Zealots' last stand against the Roman legionnaires. Discuss Masada's role as a symbol of Jewish defense and its current significance in modern Israel.
  • Float in the Dead Sea, use the spa facilities of one of the Dead Sea hotels and enjoy a buffet lunch.
  • Return to the hotel and prepare for Shabbat.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services overlooking the old city.
  • Private Shabbat dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Inbal, Jerusalem


Day Five: Saturday, June 1, 2019
SHABBAT IN JERUSALEM 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 9:30 a.m. The Jewish Family- Thoughts and Reflections on its Identity: Meet with Avraham Infeld, a leading Jewish educator, President Emeritus of Hillel International and Head of the Honeymoon Israel education board. 
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Explore the wonderfully creative Israel Museum, with its eclectic collection, ranging from archaeology and the Dead Sea Scrolls to contemporary Israeli art.
  • Ben Kodesh Lechol: Havdallah overlooking the Old City.
  • Watch the Night Spectacular at the Tower of David Museum: The walls of the Citadel serve as a stage for a night-time show depicting the story of Jerusalem.
  • Dinner on own.

Overnight: Inbal, Jerusalem


Day Six: Sunday, June 2, 2019
MEMORY & RENEWAL 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, commemorating the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, including:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous
    • The Historical Museum
    • The Children's Memorial
  • Lunch on own.
  • Depart Jerusalem to take part in an archaeological dig at the Beit Guvrin Caves: prepare to get your hands dirty uncovering pottery from the Hellenistic period, 2,300 years ago, and optionally crawl through the Maresha Cave Labyrinth, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Return to Jerusalem.
  • Enjoy a night out and dinner on own at the Old Train Station Plaza, with its fashionable restaurants featuring local and international cuisine. On certain evenings one can enjoy street music, Israeli dancing, and other attractions.

Overnight: Inbal, Jerusalem


Day Seven: Monday, June 3, 2019
INTO THE STORY 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart the hotel.
  • 1 City, 2 States, 3 Religions, 4 Quarters: Take a ride on the Jerusalem light rail and gain a first-hand and authentic look at the mosaic and diversity of Jerusalem's population. Among the various stops:
  • East Jerusalem Streets: Meet with a local journalist In Shuafat.
  • The Ultra-Orthodox Community from the Foundation of Israel until Today: Background and basics by Neri Horowitz, Head of Agora think tank and a teacher at Hebrew University.
  • The Jerusalemites: Meet with Tehila Friedman-Nahalon, Director of Kolot center for Jewish leadership and a fellow in Shaharit, a think tank promoting new social covenant in Israel.
  • Experience the sights, smells, and tastes of Jerusalem while walking through the Machaneh Yehuda open-air market, with lunch on your own.
  • Afternoon at leisure.
  • Free time to explore Downtown Jerusalem, including the Ben-Yehuda pedestrian mall and the Nachalat Shiva neighborhood, with dinner on own.

Overnight: Inbal, Jerusalem


Day Eight: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
COMMUNITIES PAST AND PRESENT  

  • Breakfast at the hotel, followed by check-out.
  • Drive south along the Trans-Israel Highway for a close-up view of the Security Barrier along the seam zone between Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
  • Visit the Arab Town of Shefaram, where Jews, Muslims, and Christians dwelled together up until the 1920's. Meet with residents and tour the city.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Proceed to Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the base of Jesus' Galilean ministry, with its remains of an ancient synagogue.
  • Drive east towards the Sea of Galilee and check into the hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Setai Hotel, Sea of Galilee


Day Nine: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
SPIRITUALITY, SECURITY & SWEETS IN THE NORTH 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Explore Tsfat, a center of Jewish mysticism for hundreds of years and a contemporary artists' colony:
    • Explore the Ari, Caro or Abuhav Synagogues, each with its great stories and mystical messages.
    • Walk through the quaint Artists' Colony, its galleries and craft shops; meet with local artisans inspired by the messages of Kabbalah.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Take a jeep tour off-road on the Golan Heights. Enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and gain insight into the strategic complexity of the Golan.
  • Watch the panoramic views from Bental (overlooking the abandoned Syrian town of Kuneitra) and gain sharp insights into Israel's security situation on the Golan Heights and the enormous challenges it faced in the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
  • Ready Steady Cook: Participate in an outdoor cooking competition led by a local chef at Moshav Yesud HaMa'alah, followed by dinner.
  • Return to the hotel.

Overnight: Setai Hotel, Sea of Galilee


Day Ten: Thursday, June 6, 2019
THE MOSAIC OF ISRAEL  

  • Breakfast at the hotel, followed by check-out.
  • Visit the Yemin Orde Youth Village, one of Israel's most innovative educational institutions, specializing in integrating new immigrant youth into Israeli society. Meet with faculty and students.
  • Drive to Caesarea. Explore the Herodian Theater and the excavations along the Mediterranean shore, concluding with the ruined 900-year-old Crusader town.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Continue along the coast to Tel Aviv.
  • Head to the Old City of Jaffa and ascend from the old port through the renovated alleyways to the Jaffa Overlook for an introduction to Tel Aviv at the place where it all began.
  • Check into the Carlton hotel.
  • Enjoy dinner on own at the Sarona Market. Through the smells, flavors and tastes of this renovated historical Templers town, explore the range of cuisine from local street food to fine dining by world-renowned Israeli chefs.

Overnight: Carlton, Tel Aviv


Day Eleven: Friday, June 7, 2019
TEL AVIV: THE FIRST HEBREW CITY 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Israel in the Mid-East Arena: Meet with (Ret.) Miri Eisin, former advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Media;

OR

  • The Correlation Between Israel and Its Neighbors: Meet with Alon Pinkas, foreign affairs analyst, and former Advisor Consul General in the United States.
  • Visit Independence Hall, where David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the State of Israel on May 14th, 1948.
  • LaDa'at Ethnic Tasting Tour: walk through Tel Aviv's famous Levinsky Market, where you'll find a combination of foods and sweets from all over the Mediterranean and hear the unique stories of the individuals who sell them.
  • Stroll down the Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian mall, with its bi-weekly craft fair and eateries. Alongside is the colorful Carmel open-air market.
  • Stop at Rabin Square, a center of Tel Aviv's cultural and political life, named for Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin who was assassinated Take a quiet moment at the Rabin Memorial.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Private Shabbat dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Carlton, Tel Aviv


Day Twelve: Saturday, June 8, 2019
SHABBAT IN TEL AVIV | No Guide

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Optional Shabbat services at a local synagogue.
  • Free Shabbat in Tel Aviv with an opportunity to:
    • Take in the grand art collection at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
    • Meander through the Old City of Jaffa.
    • Explore the colorful Neve Zedek
    • Visit some of Tel Aviv's legendary Art Galleries.
    • Enjoy the Ganei Yehoshua Park on the Yarkon River.
    • Crash the waves of the Mediterranean Sea.
    • Wander through the Tachana, Tel Aviv's renovated old train station, now a center of boutiques and good food.
    • Walk or bike the Blue Route, with its beautiful coastline and Mediterranean atmosphere - from the Jaffa Ridge in the south to Tel Aviv Port in the north, or the Green Route, passing through Ganei Yehoshua along the Yarkon River.
    • Stroll down Rothschild Boulevard to view examples of Tel Aviv's eclectic architectural history, including Bauhaus buildings from the 1930s that have earned the city recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the reputation of “the White City.”
    • Walk through the trendy Tel Aviv Port.
  • Dinner on own.

Overnight: Carlton, Tel Aviv


Day Thirteen: Sunday, June 9, 2019
DEPARTURE

  • Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • Departure flight to the USA, arriving the next day.

  • Optional Pre-Trip to Petra
    May 26-29, 2019

    Day One: Sunday, May 26, 2019
    DEPARTURE

    • Depart the USA.

    Overnight: Flight


    Day Two: Monday, May 27, 2019
    FROM JERUSALEM TO EILAT

    • Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport.
    • Depart to Eilat by flight.
    • Transfer to the Arava Border Crossing.
    • Upon completion of passport procedures, cross into Jordan.
    • Take a jeep ride through the colorful Wadi Rom, site of the filming of “Lawrence of Arabia.
    • View Hor overlooking the land of Cana'an, a traditional site of Aarons' death and burial.
    • Arrive in Petra.
    • Check into the hotel.
    • Dinner at the hotel.

    Overnight: Petra


    Day Three: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    PETRA 

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Tour the ancient Nabatean City of Petra, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, an important ancient crossroad between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra, half-built, half-carved into the rock, is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges, and is one of the world's most famous archaeological sites where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.
    • Lunch at a local hotel/restaurant.
    • Late afternoon return to the Arava Border Crossing.
    • Cross back into Eilat and transfer to the Hotel.
    • Check into the hotel.
    • Dinner on own.

    Overnight: Eilat


    Day Four: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    FROM EILAT TO JERUSALEM  

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Enjoy a morning of leisure in the hotel/on the beaches of Eilat.
    • Check out of the hotel.
    • Transfer to the Eilat Airport.
    • Fly to Tel-Aviv
    • Transfer to the Inbal hotel in Jerusalem and check-in.
    • Meet your group in the hotel lobby.

    Overnight: Jerusalem

    *Pre-trip options can be added in the “Extend Your Stay” section at the start of registration. 


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    Inbal Hotel Image

    Inbal Hotel
    Jerusalem

    The Inbal Jerusalem Hotel provides its guests with the most luxurious facilities, pampering services and discerning cuisine. Overlooking Jerusalem's Liberty Bell Park, on the corner of King David Street, the Inbal's rooms and suites are within walking distance of the city's main cultural venues and the Old City.

    The Setai, Sea of Galilee Image

    The Setai, Sea of Galilee
    Sea of Galilee

    Along a rocky beach offering views of the Sea of Galilee, this upscale hotel with a relaxed vibe is 4 km from the sandy Golan Beach and 35 km from Rosh Pina Airport.

    Carlton Image

    Carlton
    Tel Aviv

    Tel Aviv's Carlton Hotel is for tourists who want to fully experience the dynamic city of Tel Aviv. Centrally located in the heart of the city, and a short walk from the city's expansive Mediterranean beaches, many of its guestrooms offer a gorgeous view of the sea.


    • Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 20 full paying participants per bus. Should the number of participants drop below the minimum listed above, we will adjust the cost of the trip to reflect the additional expense of operating the program.
    • Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services of local guides, drivers, and the tour guide/educator are included.
    • The deposit for this trip is $300, refundable up to 90 days prior to the trip.
    • Hotel Accommodations: The tour price includes all hotel accommodations, in hotel rooms with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of the accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort. Two-bedrooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are two-bed rooms with a rollaway cot where available and are not recommended when considering the comfort of those in the room. King-size beds are not available in most hotels; what is considered king-size usually consists of two single beds pushed together and made up separately, but with one headboard. Some two-bed rooms may have two twin - not full- or queen-size - beds.
    • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
    • Expedition Director / Tour Educator or Guide: All trips are conducted by our tour educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.
    • Gratuities Included: All gratuities for restaurant staff are included.
    • Baggage: All tour packages/group tours allow one piece of luggage per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to a charge of up to $100 per piece. The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator, shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at the time of the incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to the insurance company. With regard to airline baggage allowance, different carriers have different regulations for business and coach, please check with your individual carrier with regard to the permitted number of pieces, weights and dimensions. The tour operator is not responsible for fees levied by any air carrier for the transport of personal belongings of any kind.

     

     

    Not Included

    • Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as: laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls and postage are not included.
    • Tips to the guide and driver (recommended guidelines vary based on the number of participants)
      • For a group of 20 passengers and more:
        $8 per participant per day for the tour educator & $4 per participant per day for the driver
      • In the case where a hostess is included in the package:
        $2 per participant per day for the hostess or a minimum of $50 per touring day in total
    • Guests at meals.
    • Luggage: All tour packages allow one piece per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to a charge of up to $100 per piece. Da'at shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at the time of the incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to the insurance company.
    • Transportation in the evening when dinner is on own.
    • Amendments to the program: In the event that any sites, programs or meals etc are added to the program, an additional fee may be required.
    • Personal extras: Items of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, beverages, coffee, tea, food other than the table d'hotel menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, and foreign port taxes, unless otherwise specified.
    • Snacks on the bus.
    • US and foreign airport taxes, Q fuel surcharge and border taxes when applicable.

     

     

    Additional Information

    • Airline Security Measures: In the U.S., you must provide identification in the form of a passport at the time of airport check-in for travel to international destinations. Your passport name must match the name on your tour reservation and airline ticket or you may be denied boarding.
    • If you are traveling from an airport outside the jurisdiction of the U.S, you will need to determine what travel documentation and identification is required for that particular airport.
    • Due to heightened security regulations, certain items such as a metal nail file, pocketknife, cigarette lighter or tweezers, and some liquid, gel, or aerosol items may not be permitted in your carry-on luggage. Please call your airline prior to departure to obtain current information on non-permissible carry-on items and recommended airport check-in times. You may also wish to visit the Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov to obtain more information on acceptable identity documentation and prohibited luggage items.
    • Air Services: Once issued, tickets are non-refundable. Airline schedules and flights are subject to change without notice. We will not be responsible for penalties incurred for tickets, international or domestic, not issued by us due to schedule and/or flight changes. Airlines reserve the right to demand immediate issuance of tickets whenever they determine that specific flights are heavily booked even when normal ticketing rules do not require tickets to be issued until a later date. In this instance, we will require immediate and full payment of the airfare and airport taxes and fees as itemized on the invoice. This situation overrides invoice terms and conditions and payment due dates. If full payment is not received, seats will be canceled by the airline and may not be available to be rebooked on the same flights or at the same airfare. Any replacement air arrangements and airfare will be the sole responsibility of the passenger. We suggest you contact your travel agent or the carrier several weeks prior to departure for seat assignments. Passengers are responsible to reconfirm their flights 72 hours prior to departure for all flights. The package is based on discount fares for group travel. Group members deviating from group dates will be charged a $75 deviation fee per person.
    • Holidays and Museum Closures - Museum visits and personal shopping time may be disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances or the many religious, state and local holidays locally observed in the destinations being visited.
    • Photography During Tours: We will occasionally use photographs taken by fellow guests or your trip director for promotional purposes. If you prefer that your photo not be used in any marketing activities, please notify us at the start of your tour.