Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Israel Your Way 2021

price per person from $5125

to view departure dates and pricing click register now!


Main Mission

Dates: Sunday, April 18-Sunday, April 25, 2021 

Program Start: Monday, April 19 morning 

Program Ends: Saturday, April 24 evening

Travel To Israel: Depart US no later than Saturday, April 17 

Travel To US: Depart Israel no earlier than Saturday, April 24 evening

Accommodations: 4 nights at Hilton, Tel Aviv (beginning Sunday, April 18) and 3 nights (or 2 nights + late checkout) at David Citadel, Jerusalem

Meals: Daily breakfast, 2 lunches & 4 dinners

Trip Cost: $5,125 (double occupancy)

Five different tracks to choose from:

  • Spiritual Israel: History, Faith, & God (NEW)
  • Israel in Motion: Outdoor Adventure & Eco-Action
  • Advancing Israel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
  • Tapestry for the Senses: Arts, Food & Culture 
  • Beyond the Headlines: Politics & Security

Lisbon, Portugal Pre-Trip

Dates: Thursday, April 15-Sunday, April 18, 2021 

Program Start: Thursday, April 15 early afternoon

Program End: Sunday, April 18 with group flight to Tel Aviv (included/booked by Da’at)

Travel To Lisbon: Depart US no later than Wednesday, April 14 

Accommodations: 3 nights at Porto Bay Liberdade

Meals: Daily breakfasts, 3 dinners

Trip Cost: $2,995 (double occupancy)

Trip Costs Include:

  • Touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus + walking tours on Shabbat
  • Da’at tour educators
  • 2 Da’at field representatives (hostesses) in Israel
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary 
  • Portage at the hotel 
  • Water and snacks on the bus

This year we are offering two add-ons during registration:

  • Iftar Dinner on Thursday, April 22, 2021 $95/person
  • Masada Day on Sunday, April 25, 2021 $265/person

Available Discounts:

  • Return Traveler (those who have traveled with Da’at on a previous trip)
  • Young Adult (registrants age 34 and under at time of travel)

*Pre-trip and add-on options can be added in the “Extend Your Stay” section at the start of registration. 
Make sure to select your track of choice at the top of the final page of registration

For more information please click here.

Da'at Educational Expeditions itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

Main Trip - April 18-25, 2021
Price per person sharing a double room: $5,125
Price per person in a single room: $6,624

Optional Pre-Trip to Lisbon - April 14-18, 2021
Price per person sharing a double room: $2,995
Price per person in a single room: $3,545

2021 Land Only Status  
Apr 18 $5125 On sale

Flight Details

Accommodation Details

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Tel Aviv

As the most recognized name in the industry, travelers all over the world have been saying “Take me to the Hilton” for almost a century. And because of our innovative approach to products, amenities and service, Hilton continues to be synonymous with hotel across the globe.

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David Citadel

Located in Western Jerusalem on the prestigious King David Street, this Jerusalem hotel faces the ancient walls of the Old City. With modern decor, 384 sumptuous suites and guestrooms with state of the art communication facilities, fine restaurants and a wide range of amenities for its discerning guests.


  • Residence in the Greater Washington, DC region.
  • Valid passport for a minimum of six months from the start date of the trip (April 18, 2021).
  • For those participants in the Israel YOUR way trip a $1,800 minimum household gift for two consecutive years to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s 2020 and 2021 Annual Campaigns. 
  • For those participating in the Israel YOUR way trip and the Lisbon Pre-Trip, there is $3,600 minimum household gift for two consecutive years to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s 2020 and 2021 Annual Campaigns


Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 80 full paying participants. 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.


Da'at Educational Expeditions reserves the right to adjust its terms of payment, including cancelation policies and initial deposits. Notification of any changes will be made explicitly to the participants where relevant.

Initial deposit of $500 per person, non-refundable, non-transferable is due at the time of reservation.
Final payment is due December 30, 2020, or as specified in your invoice.

Should the trip be cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic, you will be granted a full refund.
Cancelations need to be made in writing. Cancelation fees will be based on the date that the written cancelation is received.

Cancelation fees:

  • Until December 30, 2020: the deposit
  • From December 31, 2020 until February 28, 2021: 50% of the total trip cost
  • From March 1, 2021 to the day of departure/no-show: 100% of the total trip cost

Cancelation fees may also include:

  • Hotel or supplier cancelation fees.
  • Group airfare penalty fee.



We strongly recommend that you purchase your own travel insurance. Please discuss land, air and health insurance options with your insurance provider or contact Travel Insured at 1-800-344-6226, ext. 257. Some insurance programs provide more comprehensive coverage when the policy is purchased in close proximity to the initial trip deposit. We therefore recommend that you secure insurance within 14 days of your initial deposit payment date.



The trip price includes hotel accommodations.
Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort.
We reserve the right to make substitutions with hotels of equal standard. No refunds will be issued for differences between hotel prices.
The standard hotel room in Israel is generally smaller than in the US, comfortably accommodating two people in either one queen-size bed or two single beds. Some hotels offer triple rooms consisting of standard twin beds plus a sofa/folding bed or cot for the third person.
Special requests such as room selections, bed types, and smoking preferences are subject to availability and are strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis.
All hotel rates are non-negotiable and are based on the agreements made between Da'at Educational Expeditions and its suppliers.
 Hotel check-in time is generally not before 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is prior to noon. If you are taking a late-night flight, make sure to organize adequate arrangements for accommodation until you are ready to leave for the airport. If a day room is included in the itinerary, check-out time will usually be at 6:00 p.m.


Are included as specified in the itinerary.
All gratuities for restaurant staff at group meals are included.  


 All trips are conducted by our tour educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.



  • Individual transfer and assistance on arrival & departure.
  • Transportation in 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.
  • US and foreign airport taxes, Q fuel surcharge and border taxes when applicable.
  • Gratuities for Tour Educator (Guide) and Driver. We recommend the following guidelines for tips (amounts indicated in US dollars):
    Main Tour: Tour educator, driver and field representatives: $150 per person

    Portugal Pre-Trip: Tour educator, local guide and driver: $64 per person