TEL AVIV PRIDE 2016 – May 29th – June 6th

Day 1: Sunday, May 29th: Jerusalem

 Shalom and welcome to Israel!

Upon arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport, you will be greeted by an OUTstanding Travel Representative.

Enjoy the comfort of a private transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem

Check in at your hotel in Jerusalem

Evening Welcome Dinner at one of Jerusalem’s top restaurants.

 

Accommodations: Jerusalem

Meals included: Dinner

 

Day 2: Monday, May 30th: Jerusalem

Breakfast at the hotel.

Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem

After breakfast, we drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem and a visit to the City of David, birthplace of Jerusalem. We shall pass through the underground tunnels through which Jerusalem was conquered and residents could slip out of the city, and experience the hidden spring where kings were crowned. Next, we walk in illuminated darkness through the waters of Hezekiah’s Tunnel, where water has flowed since the time of the prophets and join the mysterious, magical journey between ancient shafts, walls and fortresses at the City of David.

On Mount Zion, visit King David’s tomb, the Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey and then we shall enter the Old City through Zion Gate to the Jewish Quarter. Together we tour the recently excavated and restored Roman Cardo once the ancient Roman road at the heart of the city. Our route will lead us to the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site and the last remnant of the Second Temple. For the grand finale, we make our way to the Christian Quarter and walk along the Via Dolorosa to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as we join pilgrims from around the world, venerating the Tomb of Jesus Christ.

 

Free evening in Jerusalem

Overnight in Jerusalem

 

Accommodations: Jerusalem

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 Day 3: Tuesday, May 31st: Jerusalem & the Dead Sea

Breakfast at the hotel

After breakfast we tour the new city of Jerusalem: A drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, the Supreme Court and Mount Herzl.

Visit Yad Vashem, the world’s premiere Holocaust remembrance and education center, located on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem.

Continue on to the Israel Museum, ranked among the world’s top art and archeological museums: an experience for all the senses, and for all interests – from contemporary art, to folk art and archeology to sculpture and music. See the Model of Jerusalem as it was 2,000 years ago, as well as the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed.

Depart Jerusalem via the Judean Hills and visit Genesis Land, where you will experience life as it was in biblical times. Visitors to Genesis Land are greeted by Eliezer, Abraham’s manservant, and by a train of camels which we will ride down to Abraham’s tent of legendary hospitality.

Continue to the lowest point on earth and check in at your hotel at the Dead Sea.

Free time to swim and float on the Dead Sea

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight at the Dead Sea

 

Accommodations: Dead Sea

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 4: Wednesday, June 1st: Masada & the Galilee

Early morning wake up

Hike in the cool darkness to the very top of the ancient mountain fortress of Masada which was built in the year 30 BCE by King Herod, whose architectural feats have left their mark throughout Israel. At the beginning of the great revolt against Rome in the year 68 CE, Masada was conquered by a group of Jewish zealots, and Masada became their last stronghold. In the year 72 the Romans besieged Masada and succeeded in reaching the steep fortress after constructing a huge earthen ramp on its western side. In the year 73, the 960 Jewish zealots living at the top of Masada chose to commit suicide rather than to fall into the hands of the Romans alive. Their deeds left behind a saga of courage, heroism, and martyrdom.

On the top of Masada we will watch the day begin with a spectacular sunrise over the Moab Mountains and the Judean Desert. Then, at the top of the mountain, discover the history of one the greatest Jewish symbols of hope and pride. You will descend the mountain fortress by cable car.

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel at the Dead Sea

Free time at the Dead Sea to enjoy the SPA and the private beach

Depart the Dead Sea Resort and drive to the Galilee in Northern Israel

Visit Arbel Cliff and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights.

Check in at your hotel in Tiberias

Sun and fun at a private beach on the Sea of Galilee

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight in Tiberias

 

Accommodations: Tiberias

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 5: Thursday, June 2nd: Golan/Nazareth/ Tel Aviv

Breakfast at the hotel

Enjoy a morning swim in the Sea of Galilee

 

Drive to the Golan Heights and enjoy a jeep tour that will take you into the depths of the beautiful and fascinating landscape of the Golan Heights, Israel’s northern-most region. We will go into the heart of the hills and valleys that characterize this incredible region, with its beautiful nature, wildlife, history, and modern-day activities. Driving along dirt tracks, passing through streams, through orchards and groves, small villages, and extinct volcanic landforms.

Depart the Golan Heights and continue to Nazareth which according to the New Testament was the childhood home of Jesus. You’ll visit the church of St Joseph which houses the Basilica of the Annunciation, an impressive site where the angel Gabriel informed Mary she would give birth to Jesus. Nazareth is the largest Arab city in Israel, with a distinct Middle Eastern flavor. Check out the charming local markets located in the winding cobbled streets of the Old City, as you explore the city.

Continue to Tel Aviva world hub of gay vibrancy and pride!

Titled the ‘Mediterranean Capital of Cool’ by the New York Times, this is a 24/7 city with a unique pulse, combining sandy Mediterranean beaches with a world-class nightlife, a buzzing cultural scene, incredible food, UNESCO recognized architecture, and an international outlook.

Start your Tel Aviv Pride weekend in one of the hottest parties in town!

Overnight in Tel Aviv

 

Accommodations: Carlton Hotel/Leonardo Art Hotel in Tel Aviv

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 6: Friday, June 3rd: Tel Aviv Pride Parade

Breakfast at the hotel

Take part in the world-renowned Tel Aviv Pride Parade 2016

Celebrate freedom at the official Pride Beach Party

At night go wild at the official Mega Pride Party at HaOman 17 Club

Overnight in Tel Aviv

 

Accommodations: Tel Aviv

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 7: Saturday, June 4th: Tel Aviv

Breakfast at the hotel

After a night of dancing and fun, enjoy some down time in Hilton Gay Beach with hot Israelis and tourists from all over the world

 

The party goes on! Paint the town red in another crazy gay party production.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

 

Accommodations: Tel Aviv

Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 8: Sunday, June 5th: The Western Galilee

Breakfast at the hotel

Morning at leisure

In the afternoon we will explore Israel’s Northern Coastline: Caesarea & Haifa. Israel’s Mediterranean Coast has been ruled by various empires throughout history who have created a fascinating mosaic of historic sites.

Our tour begins with a ride along the beautiful coastal highway to the ancient port of Caesarea, once an important and strategic part of the Roman Empire, today housing an impressive array of archaeological sites. Delve into history with a state of the art presentation explaining the city’s colorful past. Explore lost treasures in the underwater antiquities park, go back in time with a walk inside the hippodrome and scale the impressive amphitheater, once a 15,000 seat open air auditorium which today remains largely intact and is still used for concerts and events.

From here, the beautiful city of Haifa awaits. Located on the slopes of Mount Carmel, Israel’s third largest city is home to both Jews and Arabs, and is a melting pot of cultures and ideas. You’ll have the chance to appreciate the beauty of Haifa with a visit to the Hanging Baha’i’ Gardens – a world heritage site which is home to the Baha’i faith.

Our third and last stop on this day of touring will be Zikhron Yaakov, known for its boutique wineries. Visit one of the local wineries and taste some of Israel’s finest wines.

We will drive back to Tel Aviv and enjoy a farewell dinner after the amazing 8 days in Israel.

Overnight in Tel Aviv

 

Accommodations: Tel Aviv

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 9: Monday, June 6th: Departure Day

Following breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for your flight back home with everlasting memories of Israel.

Goodbye & Shalom J

Starting Form:
2149$

Tour Highlights

  • Paint the town red in another crazy gay party production.
  • Enjoy some down time in Hilton Gay Beach
  • Golan Heights jeep tour
  • Free time at the Dead Sea to enjoy the SPA
  • Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem

Tour information

  • Number of nights: 8
  • Rates starting: 2149$
  • Tour code: #p1234

Tour does not Include

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned
  • Spa Treatments at the Dead Sea
  • Tips to driver, guide and restaurant staff
  • Any other item not mentioned above