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Tour Highlights

  • As per itinerary


Tour Includes

  • 5 nights' accommodation (including breakfast) as shown below NO LATE CHECK OUT
  • 5 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus with licensed, including, accommodations, meals & expenses, night tour when included in program
    - English speaking tour guide on bus with spouses
  • 2 field representatives including their expenses
  • 1 group transfer and assistance to and from the airport
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary from  February 20 (  not including visit to Ramallah)
  • Opening cocktail reception on April 21
  • Portage at the airport and hotels
  • Tips for Guide , driver & hostess
  • Mineral water on bus


For any additional services such as, pre arrival or late departure, up-grading rooms at hotels, arrival or departure transfers etc… should contact our customer service at 888-811-2812.

DAY ONE: Saturday, April 20, 2013

  • Depart the U.S.A.

Overnight: Flight


DAY TWO: Sunday, April 21, 2013
  • Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport.
  • Welcome by our representative and assistance with arrival formalities.
  • Depart the airport for Tel Aviv.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Welcome opening reception at the hotel.

Overnight: Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv


DAY THREE: Monday, April 22, 2013
  • Breakfast at the hotel

Business Group

  • U.S. Embassy country briefing
  • Business meetings
  • U.S. Commercial Service Gold Key

Spouses

  • Visit the Old City of Jaffa and ascend from the ancient port through the renovated alleyways to the Jaffa Overlook for an introduction to Tel Aviv at the place where it all began.
  • Visit Ilana Goor's Art Gallery in Jaffa to see her own work as well as her world-renowned eclectic collection of paintings and sculpture the newly renovated and world-renowned Jaffa Flea Market - Shuk Hapishpishim.
  • Lunch at the Jaffa Port, on own.
  • Visit the Ayalon Institute, near Rehovot, for an eye opening tour of a clandestine munitions factory used during the British Mandate.

All Participants

  • Embassy reception at the hotel. (Hosted)

Overnight: Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv


DAY FOUR: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  • Breakfast at the hotel.

Business Group

  • Full day of meetings with lunch on own.

Spouses

  • Walk through the colorful Carmel Market and Shenkin Street, one of Israel's most avant garde streets.
  • Explore the newly gentrified Neve Zedek Neighborhood and wander through the Tachana, Tel Aviv's newly renovated old train station, now a center of music, good food and one of Tel Aviv's blooming hot spots.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • Take in the grand art collection at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

All Participants

  • Dinner on own.

Overnight: Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv


DAY FIVE: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.

Business Group

  • Full day of meetings with lunch on own. (Possibly visit to Ramallah.)
  • U.S. Consulate briefing
  • Depart for Jerusalem

Spouses

  • Travel through the Valley of Elah, the location traditionally associated with the biblical battle between David and Goliath.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Judean Hills Craft, Wine, and Food Route: Drive through the Judean Hills, home to some new and very successful wineries, cheese farms, and local craftspeople.
  • Ascend to Jerusalem.

All Participants

  • Upon arrival to Jerusalem check into the hotel.
  • Dinner on own.

Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem


DAY SIX: Thursday, April 25, 2013
  • Breakfast at the hotel.

Business Group

  • Full day business meetings with lunch on own.

Spouses

  • Guided visit through the Yad Vashem complex, the Jewish National Memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, including:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous
    • The new Historical Museum
  • Lunch on your own.
  • Guided visit through the new excavations at the City of David, possibly the site of King David's palace and the original Tabernacle of David.
  • Remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

All Participants

  • Dinner on own.
  • Reception / Cultural program

Overnight: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem


DAY SEVEN: Friday, April 26, 2013
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Take art in Add-On tour

OR

  • Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for return flight to the U.S.A.

** Participants interested in booking the extension, should check the "post accommodation" box when registering **

  • Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 50 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

 

  • Airfare to the tour departure point and from the tour ending point is not included.
  • Airfare may be purchased from us for travel originating in the United States. Please see Flights tab in the right-side toolbar.
  • Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as: laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls and postage are not included.


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 atwww.tsa.govto 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.

 

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