JFFS Celebrate Israel @ 70 Mission

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Share the excitement and deepen your connection to Israel and the Jewish people with JFFS. 
You will:

  • Discover Jewish history at Masada, in Tzfat, the Galilee and more
  • Celebrate an inspiring Shabbat in Jerusalem
  • Hear security briefings by leading experts
  • Take pride in seeing the impact of your JFFS investment in Kiryat Malachi, our sister city, and elsewhere
  • Explore 21st century challenges facing Jewish communities with top thought leaders
  • Taste your way through Tel Aviv, a world leader in international cuisine
  • Learn about Israeli life-saving technology and tikkun olam initiatives. 
Our main mission features:
October 24-November 2, 2018
  • 8 days of guided touring with expert educators
  • Seven nights in luxurious hotels
  • Daily breakfast; 2 lunches;  6 dinners
  • Evening social events; several free nights
  • Specialized tracks on select days based on your interests

Optional Extension to Petra
November 2-4, 2018
  • 1 nights’ accommodation at select hotels + late check-out
  • 1 group transfer and assistance to and from all airports
  • Round trip domestic flight Tel Aviv/Eilat/Tel Aviv
  • Border Taxes and Visa to Jordan
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary
  • Meals: Daily breakfast & Lunch in Petra

*By registering for this mission, you are benefiting from a generous gift provided by Jewish Federation & Family Services.

**Program subject to change.

***Please note-optional extension to Petra.-for more details click here


Day One: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
DEPARTURE 

  • Depart the U.S.A.

Overnight: Flight


Day Two: Thursday, October 25, 2018
ARRIVAL 

  • Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • Our representatives will meet and assist all travelers arriving on October 25th. Transportation to the Jerusalem Hotel will be provided.
  • Airport assistance and private transfers can be provided for travelers arriving prior to October 25th. This requires prior registration and supplemental cost.
  • Check into the hotel.

(GA participants will transfer from Tel Aviv and join the group at the hotel.)

  • Here we are”: We'll look over the Old and New City of Jerusalem as we recite the traditional “shehechiyanu” blessing.
  • Opening festive dinner: Celebrate the beginning of our journey together with fine food and in high spirits at Colony. Welcome remarks by Becky Caspi, SVP of JFNA and Director General of the Israel Office.  
  • Enjoy the wonderful fusion of Mediterranean cuisine and international flavors in this beautiful location as we introduce the mission that we are embarking on and preview the exciting days ahead.

Overnight: Jerusalem


Day Three: Friday, October 26, 2018
THE POWER OF MEMORY  

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Israeli Society and American Jewry - Foundations of the Bridge: A briefing by Yossi Klein Halevi, senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, member of the Institute's iEngage Project, and author of the forthcoming book “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbour.
  • Visit the Yad Vashem complex, the Jewish National Memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, including:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous
    • The Historical Museum
    • The Children's Memorial
    • A concluding Memorial Service

(There will be a specifically-designed program for repeat visitors).

Lighter Pace Bus: Optional return to the hotel

  • Experience the sights, smells and tastes of Jerusalem while walking through the Machaneh Yehuda open-air market, with lunch on own.
  • Return to the hotel and prepare for Shabbat.
  • A Wonderful Way to Welcome Shabbat: A Capella singers will help capture the joy of celebrating Shabbat in Jerusalem before we make our way to the Kotel (Western Wall), widely considered to be Judaism's holiest site.
  • Festive private Shabbat dinner at the hotel with guest speaker Avraham Infeld. Infeld is former President of Hillel International, current board member for Honeymoon Israel, and renowned as one of Israel's most respected and inspirational educators.

Overnight: Jerusalem


Day Four: Saturday, October 27, 2018
THE LAYERS OF JERUSALEM 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Optional services at local synagogues.
  • Lunch on own.
  • Choose one of four different afternoon walking tours.
  • Hebrew Writers - a guided tour through the streets of Jerusalem through the eyes and words of its poets and authors including Yehuda Amichai and S.Y. Agnon.
  • Returning to the Old City - walk along the Ramparts of the Old City, before climbing to the rooftops for a behind-the-scenes look at the various communities in Jerusalem and how they live alongside each other.
  • Nachlaot - stroll through this picturesque neighborhood with its beautiful homes and synagogues. Meet the grandchild of the founder of the “Ohavey Zion” synagogue, which is a replica of a synagogue in Iran.
  • (on own) The Israel Museum - visit the renewed and wonderfully creative Israel Museum, with its wide-ranging and eclectic collection from Archaeology and the Dead Sea Scrolls, to Jewish Life and Art, European and contemporary Israeli art, and an open-air model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple period.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Guest speaker Tehila Nachalon, Jerusalem activist
  • Ben Kodesh Lechol: Havdallah overlooking the Old City.
  • Dinner on own. (Reservations can be made by Da'at).
  • Optional: You can choose one of the following tours:
  • The Night Spectacular at the Tower of David Museum: The walls of the Citadel serve as a stage for a night-time show - a celebration of sight and sound - that depicts the story of Jerusalem.
  • Explore the recent archaeological findings in the Western Wall Tunnel, the underground continuation of the Temple Mount's Western Wall.

Overnight: Jerusalem


Day Five: Sunday, October 28, 2018(end of daylight saving)
FROM JERUSALEM TO THE NORTH - TRACK DAY

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Join one of four different tracks (by prior registration), lunch included en route.


Track #1 - Israel 101

  • 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 defence and its current significance in modern Israel.
  • Experience an astonishing sense of weightlessness as you float in the super-saline Dead Sea.
  • Drive north along the Jordan Valley, part of the enormous Syrian-African Rift.
  • Meet Masa participants, who are working as English teachers in town of Beit Shean. Masa Israel Journey, a project of the Jewish Agency, connects young Jewish adults (ages 18-30) to gap year and volunteer programs.


Track # 2 - Arts and Culture

  • Begin your day at a workshop with the Mashu Mashu Theater for Social Change. This professional theater company is a cutting-edge initiative of the Jewish Agency. It helps to build communities and break down barriers by performing art which reflects the diversity and multicultural challenges of Jerusalem.
  • Drive north along the Jordan Valley, part of the enormous Syrian-African Rift.
  • Visit the 1,500-year-old Beit Alfa Synagogue (located on Kibbutz Heftziba, at the foot of the Gilboa range), with its beautiful mosaic floor, for an insight into Jewish spiritual life during the Byzantine period.
  • LaDa'at Kinneret Cemetery: Enter the world of the early Zionist pioneers and learn about their hopes and dreams, their trials and tribulations, and their ultimate success. Pause at the graves of legendary personalities such as Rachel the Poetess, Zionist philosopher Ber Borochov and songwriter Naomi Shemer.

 

Track # 3 - Outdoor/Adventure

  • Training and exercises - interact with participants of the Jerusalem Pre-Army Academy (mechina) in Kiryat Yovel, a program supported by the Jewish Agency
  • Descend to the Dead Sea basin.
  • Hike through Arugot Stream in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, the largest and most beautiful stream in the Judean Desert and venture into a world of canyons and waterfalls.
  • Get a close view of Jordan as you visit Kasser Al Yahud, the narrowest part of the Jordan River. Stand at the spot traditionally believed to be the place where Jesus was baptised and where the Israelites crossed over as they entered Israel.
  • Drive north along the Jordan Valley, part of the enormous Syrian-African Rift.


Track # 4 - Security and Politics

  • Visit the Jewish Agency's Situation Room in the historic building which serves as their headquarters. Their high-priority but low-profile response effort stands at the ready to quickly move Jews to Israel from countries where their Jewish identity endangers them. Experts will shed light on these emergency missions.
  • Creating a Joint Future for Palestinians and Israelis: Meet with Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, Ali Abu Awwad and Shaul Judelman who live in the Bethlehem / Gush Etzion area and are the founders of the Roots coexistence project. This project draws together Israelis and Palestinians who, despite living next to each other, are separated by walls of fear. Without building trust, the suspicions between these two communities will suffocate any political peace agreement.
  • Drive north along the Jordan Valley, part of the enormous Syrian-African Rift. On the way, we'll discuss the security issues relating to the Jordanian border.


Track # 5 - Lighter Pace Bus

  • Explore Qumran where the Dead Sea Sect established a community and the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
  • Drive north along the Jordan Valley, part of the enormous Syrian-African Rift.
  • Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu is the site for an interactive tour of the Bio-Bee fields, where environmentally-friendly ways to protect crops without the use of pesticide are developed. We'll see how this kibbutz is thriving in 21st century Israel and in the international marketplace.

All

  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel.
  • “Feel the Pulse of Israel Through your Feet”: Put on your dancing shoes as local dancers lead us through the hora and other traditional Israeli dances. An evening of fun and friendship will be a great way to round off our day of exploration and adventure.

Overnight:  Upper Galilee


Day Six: Monday, October 29, 2018
SERENITY AND SECURITY IN THE GOLAN 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • The Balance of Power on Israel's Northern Border: Briefing on security issues and a strategic overview by (Ret) Sarit Zehavi, a former senior intelligence officer.
  • Walk through the Tel Dan Nature Reserve, located on the largest tributary of the Jordan River, and explore the ruins of the great Biblical city of Dan.
  • Take a jeep tour off-road on the Golan Heights to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and gain an insight into the strategic complexity of the Golan.
  • Lunch on your own, en route.
  • Bental provides a snapshot of the security situation on the Golan Heights and reveals the enormous challenges Israel confronted during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The panoramic views also help us understand the current threats Israel face in the north, from ISIS to Iran.
  • Visit the award-winning Golan Heights Winery, located in Katzrin, which launched its first wines in 1984 and has since become internationally renowned. Wine tasting is included.
  • Stop at the monument erected at Shear Yishuv in memory of the 73 Israeli soldiers killed in a mid-air helicopter collision in 1997.


Lighter Pace Bus

  • Enjoy a late start.
  • Stroll through the Tel Dan Nature Reserve, located on the largest tributary of the Jordan River, and explore the ruins of the great Biblical city of Dan.
  • Lunch on your own, en route.
  • Visit the award-winning Golan Heights Winery, located in Katzrin, which launched its first wines in 1984 and has since become internationally renowned. Wine tasting is included.
  • Bental provides a snapshot of the security situation on the Golan Heights and reveals the enormous challenges Israel confronted during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The panoramic views also help us understand the current threats Israel face in the north, from ISIS to Iran.

All

  • Ready, steady, cook! Cooking made fun as we come together for an outdoor cooking competition followed by the wonderful dinner we will create. We'll “shop” in a specially-created market for our ingredients, then cook together under the expert, friendly eye of professional Israeli chefs.

Overnight: Upper Galilee


Day Seven: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
FROM MYSTICS TO DREAMERS IN THE GALILEE 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Explore Tzfat, a center of Jewish mysticism for hundreds of years and a contemporary artists' colony, including:
    • The Ari, Caro or Abuhav Synagogues, each with its own stories and mystical messages.
    • The quaint Artists' Colony. Shop in the galleries and crafts shops and engage in dialogues with local artisans inspired by the messages of Kabbalah.
    • Meet with artist Sheva Chaya in her studio for a glimpse into the world of Kabbalah, glass blowing, and questions of identity and Judaism.
  • Drive to Haifa and visit the Shabtai Levi Home, an emergency center for children at risk and their mothers.

OR

  • Drive to Netanya and visit ILAN - The Israeli Foundation for Handicapped Children - which assists thousands of physically impaired children and adults suffering from neuromuscular disorders.
  • Lunch on your own, en route.

Lighter Pace Bus

  • Guided visit to Zichron Ya'acov, one of the first communities established by the early Zionist pioneers, including a stroll along the colorful pedestrian mall.
  • Continue to Caesarea, one of the Land of Israel's most important cities in the Roman Period. Visit the Herodian Theater and the excavations along the Mediterranean shore, concluding with a visit to the 900-year-old Crusader town.

All

  • Drive to Kiryat Malachi, our sister city in the Partnership2Gether program which connects our two communities on many levels. After seeing the Witte Center and other examples of how our Federation's involvement is changing people's lives in this city, we'll be invited for an evening of home hospitality. This will be a wonderful chance to create (or renew) connections and friendships with residents from our partnership region. Local families will welcome us into their homes for dinner and to experience the warmth of Israeli family life.
  • Proceed to Tel Aviv and check into the hotel.

Overnight: Tel Aviv


Day Eight: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
FOUNDATIONS OF A CITY AND A STATE 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Drive to Ra'anana and visit Beit Samueli, home to Kehillat Ra'anan, the Reform congregation founded by Orange County philanthropists Henry and Susan Samueli and the Samueli Foundation.
  • Challenges of Religious Pluralism in Israel: A presentation by Rabbi Gilad Kariv, Executive Director of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism.
  • Visit Loewenstein Hospital, Israel's largest and leading rehabilitation hospital

OR

  • Walk through the museum at the Rabin Center, dedicated to the history of society and democracy in Israel. The life of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin serves as a time-thread connecting the faces and events of modern Israeli history.

All

  • Explore the famous Jaffa Flea Market - “Shuk Hapishpishim”, with lunch en route.
  • Continue your tour of Jaffa, joined by a local Arab guide, and explore the concept of co-existence in the city.
  • Whisky tasting: Visit Israel's first distillery, Milk & Honey, which is dedicated to genuine artisanal manufacture and committed to maintaining the highest standards. Learn about the history and process of distillation, see the various stages of spirit making - and finish with a guided tasting of Israeli whisky.

Lighter Pace Bus

  • Drive to Ra'anana and visit Beit Samueli, home to Kehillat Ra'anan, the Reform congregation founded by Orange County philanthropists Henry and Susan Samueli and the Samueli Foundation.
  • Challenges of Religious Pluralism in Israel: A dialogue with Rabbi Gilad Kariv, Executive Director of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism.
  • Return to Tel Aviv.
  • Explore two thousand years of rich Jewish culture and community at Beit Hatefutsot: the Museum of the Jewish People. Visit the newly opened synagogue exhibition and meet with CEO Dan Tadmor who will explain the concept behind this rejuvenated museum.
  • Enjoy lunch at the Sarona Market. Savor the smells, flavors and tastes in this historic Templer town which boasts cuisine ranging from great local street food to fine dining. We will also sample some delicious olive oil at the Historic Olive Mill and Press House.
  • Return to the hotel

All

  • It's time for Happy Hour! Celebrate another day of great experiences with Israeli wines and snacks as you look out over the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Take your choice of one of Tel Aviv's many top-quality restaurants. (On own account, by prior registration.)

Overnight: Tel Aviv


Day Nine: Thursday, November 1, 2018
TRACK DAY  

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • What will be Israel's greatest challenges in the next thirty years? Dialogue with Gidi Grinstein, president and founder of the Reut Institute, and an expert on Israel's security, socioeconomics, governance, and the relationship between Israel and the rest of the Jewish world.
  • Join one of four different tracks (by prior registration)


Track # 1 - Israel 101

  • Visit the home and meet the children of Save a Child's Heart, an Israeli-based international humanitarian project providing life-saving heart surgeries and follow-up care for children from around the world. The project is supported by JFFS family philanthropy.
  • Visit the Old City of Jaffa. We'll make our way through the old port and the renovated alleyways to the Jaffa Overlook for an introduction to Tel Aviv at the place where it all began.
  • Walk through the famous Jaffa Flea Market - “Shuk Hapishpishim”.
  • Start Up Nation: Explore the world of renowned Israeli inventions and creations at the State of Mind Innovation Center.
  • Stroll down Rothschild Boulevard to view examples of the intriguing Bauhaus-style architecture from the 1930s. The local proliferation of the style won Tel Aviv recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the nickname of “the White City.”
  • Visit Independence Hall, where David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the State of Israel on May 14, 1948.
  • Lunch on your own, en route.


Track # 2 - Arts and Culture

  • Combining Street Art, Language & Graffiti: Join Shirel Horowitz, a local resident, to explore the urban culture of the city.
  • Israeli Fashion: A special window into the world of Israeli fashion, as we visit design houses and designers in Tel Aviv's leading fashion districts.
  • Meet beneficiaries of the Israel Free Loan Association (IFLA), the largest Jewish interest free loan organization in the world. Since its inception in 1990, IFLA has lent out over $270 million by providing over 60,000 interest-free loans. Currently, IFLA provides loans of over $20 million every year: to help Israelis open small businesses or expand existing ones, to assist Ethiopian immigrants move into permanent housing, in student loans, to allow unwell people to purchase vital equipment, medicines and much more. IFLA is one of the projects supported by our Federation.
  • Lunch on your own, en route.


Track # 3 - Outdoor

  • Bike along the Yarkon River in Tel Aviv's sprawling and beloved Yarkon Park which includes extensive park areas, botanical gardens, sports facilities and lakes.
  • Try your skills at wheelchair basketball at the Accessible Health Zone. Supported by our partner agency the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the Spivak Center of Ilan Israel at Ramat Gan provides life-changing support and opportunities for children with disabilities.

OR

  • Surfing, but not the Web: Take part in a surfing experience on the seashore in Bat Yam alongside MASA participants or new immigrants. Learn how the Jewish Agency is using surfing as an avenue for personal empowerment for at-risk youth.


Track # 4 - Security and Politics

  • Interact with alumni of the elite intelligence unit 8200, and members of their Entrepreneurship and Innovative Support Program (EISP), including Nir Lempert, Chairman of the Alumni Association and current CEO of Zap. Learn how EISP applies innovations and skills from the military to assist the commercial sector.
  • Living on the Edge: Visit Yad Mordecai, located only a few miles from Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, and part of Orange County's Partnership region. Our visit will highlight some of the work of the Federation's partner agencies, the JDC and the Jewish Agency, and will provide insights into the complex security situation which has followed Israel's withdrawal from Gaza.


Track # 5 - Lighter Pace Bus

  • Walk through the museum at the Rabin Center, dedicated to the history of society and democracy in Israel. The life of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin serves as a time-thread connecting the faces and events of modern Israeli history.
  • Visit Independence Hall, where David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the State of Israel on May 14, 1948.

All

  • Enjoy the rest of the afternoon for last minute shopping and packing.
  • Late checkout from the hotel (except for Petra extension).
  • Festive farewell dinner: Say shalom and l'hitraot (see you soon) to Israel with an evening of food, music and dancing. A great way to finish your special journey through Israel.
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport and check in for your flight.
  • Departure flight to the U.S.A arriving the next day.

Overnight: Flight

Day Ten: Friday, November 2, 2018

RETURN TO USA


~~~Petra Extension~~~


  • Return to Hotel after farewell dinner

Overnight: Tel Aviv


Friday, November 2, 2018

  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Early domestic flight to Eilat.
  • Transfer to the Arava Border Crossing.
  • Upon completion of passport procedures, cross into Jordan.
  • Travel through the Araba Desert.
  • Guided tour of the ancient Nabatean City of Petra, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, and an important crossroad between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. Petra, half-built, half-carved into the rock, is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world's most famous archaeological sites and a place where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.
  • Lunch at a local hotel/restaurant.
  • Late afternoon return to the Arava Border Crossing and transfer to the Eilat hotel.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner on own.                

Overnight: Eilat


Saturday, November 3, 2018
RELAX IN EILAT 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Enjoy a day of leisure in Eilat. Take advantage of the hotel's facilities and local attractions such as water sports on the Red Sea, the underwater observatory and desert treks.
  • Late afternoon transfer to the Eilat airport.
  • Board a domestic flight to Tel Aviv.
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport and check in for your flight.
  • Departure flight to the U.S.A., arriving the next day.                  

Overnight: Flight


Sunday, November 4, 2018
RETURN HOME 

  • Arrive in the USA.


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.

Prices:

Main-Trip prices* (per person):
Single occupancy - $3,260
Double occupancy - $2,200


Extension-Trip prices (per person):
Single occupancy - $1,429
Double occupancy - $1,169

 
2018 Land Only Status  
Oct 24 $2200 On sale

Flight Details


Accommodation Details



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Orient Residence Jerusalem
3 Emek Refa'im Street, Jerusalem | 972.25699090

The Orient Jerusalem hotel, part of the Isrotel Exclusive Collection, is nestled at the heart of the German Colony, walking distance from countless cultural, tourist, and historic attractions: the First Station, Liberty Bell Park, and Mishkenot Sha'ananim, as well as charming boutiques and bistros.

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Hagoshrim Kibbutz Hotel
Kibbutz Hagoshrim

The Hagoshrim Kibbutz Hotel is situated in the center of the Galilee, with views of Mount Hermon. Located in a pastoral landscape, it offers comfortable accommodations and facilities as well as an array of nearby activities.

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Hilton
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.


  • Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 60 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.
  • 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-bed rooms 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. For room upgrades call our Customer Service Center 1-888-811-2812.
  • 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 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 time of 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 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.
  • Credit card fee
  • Tips to the guide and driver (recommended guidelines vary based on 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 pieces 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 time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to the insurance company.
  • 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.
  • 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 cancelled 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. 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. 
  • PAYMENTS:
    Various payment options are available as follows:

    1. WIRE TRANSFER
    Please use the information below:
    Beneficiary: DA'AT
    Bank: Bank Hapoalim
    Bank No: 12
    Branch: 574
    Branch Name: Hapalmach
    Account Number: 162003
    Branch Address: 38 Palmach Street, Jerusalem
    ABA/Swift Number: POALILIT
    IBAN #: IL37-0125-7400-0000-0162-003
    Tax ID 511596223
    Please wire payments in the same currency that is listed in your invoice.
    IMPORTANT
    Please add the name of your group or Da'at invoice number (as it appears on your invoice) as a reference and forward a
    Copy of the transfer receipt by fax to 888-295-5609 or via e-mail.
    Please make sure that the bank transfer clearly states that the beneficiary of the wire transfer is Da'at.

    2. CHECK
    You may submit a personal check payable to DA'AT, and send it to our New York office.
    Our address is 147 W. 35th Street, Suite 801, New York, NY 10001. Please include a copy of your invoice in the
    Envelope.

    3. CREDIT CARD: (involves additional fee)
    Da'at Travel Services accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
    Please note that some credit card companies charge an international processing fee.
    We recommend that you check with your credit card provider to see what international fees you might incur.