Amazing Israel Boutique Group Tour : June

Freedom Travel: Enjoy a 13 day  deluxe personally escorted in depth small LGBT amazing Israel boutique group tour that includes the pride weekend in Tel Aviv along with a full day visit to Petra in Jordan.

Some of the attractions of the trip includes the visits to Tel Aviv, Haifa, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Safed, Jerusalem, the dead sea, Eilat and a private tour to petra in Jordan.

Visit the gay pride parade at Tel Aviv, which is an annual event that attracts tens of thousand of visitors from all over the world.

Highlights:

  • This tour will include the ancient port of Jaffa where Jonah set sail and where Peter had his housetop experience at the home of Simon the Tanner and raised Tabitha from the dead.
  • Visit Neveh Tzedek, one of the first Jewish neighborhoods to be built outside the walls of the ancient port city of Jaffa, Nachalat Benjamin Pedestrian Mall, Rotschild Boulevard, and Rabin Square.
  • Attend the gay pride event in Tel Aviv.
  • Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, as the name suggests, this is the hill upon which Jesus was said to have preached the “Sermon on the Mount”.
  • View the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount. This is the third most sacred site in Islam.

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ITINERARY:

Day 1: Departure from USA, June 5th
Depart USA on any regularly scheduled flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Arrival in Tel Aviv June 6th. 
Day 2: Relaxation Day,June 6th
Upon arrival in Ben Gurion Airport, meet and greet assistance and transfer to the David Intercontinental Hotel. This Deluxe Beachfront hotel is located within the lively promenade area overlooking the blue Mediterranean and a white sandy beach.   The David InterContinental is in the fashionable Neve Tzedek district, known as Tel Aviv’s SoHo. The hotel offers views of the Mediterranean Sea and Old Jaffa City Each of the spacious rooms and suites overlooks the sea and the city of Tel Aviv.   Our executive rooms include access to the executive lounge with complementary wine, soft drinks, and light food served throughout the day. Tonight we will host a welcome reception at the hotel.
Day 3: Tel Aviv and Jaffa,June 7th
After a full and lavish Israel breakfast buffet depart for a city tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. This tour will include the ancient port of Jaffa where Jonah set sail and where Peter had his housetop experience at the home of Simon the Tanner and raised Tabitha from the dead. We will visit Jaffa’s landmark Church of St Peter and an archaeological dig that reveals a fortress built by the ‘Pharaoh of the Exodus’, Ramses II. We will walk along the charming cobblestone streets, now filled with boutiques and art galleries. After Jaffa our tour will continue with a visit Neveh Tzedek, one of the first Jewish neighborhoods to be built outside the walls of the ancient port city of Jaffa, Nachalat Benjamin Pedestrian Mall, Rotschild Boulevard, and Rabin Square. We will also make a special visit to Independence Hall. David Ben-Gurion proclaimed Israel’s Independence here in 1948. Today a museum, it houses exhibits on the signing of the Declaration of Independence and on the history of Tel Aviv from 1932 to 1971. Tonight we will host a welcome dinner in a local trendy restaurant. Get ready for Tel Aviv Gay Pride which begins tomorrow.  After dinner you will be free to go out and experience the active gay nightlife of Tel Aviv!  Enjoy the bars, clubs, or attend one of the optional Tel Aviv Pride Parties!
Day 4: Gay Pride-Tel Aviv, June 8th
Today is Gay Pride in Tel Aviv! This annual event, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world, will begin at 10AM at Meir Park a short distance from our hotel.  The parade will kick off with outrageous floats, marching bands, uplifting music and countless participants and spectators. The parade route will take you along the beautiful streets of Tel Aviv towards the city’s Charles Clore Beach where the famous beach party will be held from 3PM till sunset.  The beach party which is just across the street from our hotel will feature some of Tel Aviv’s finest DJs and live performances of Israeli and International artists. Full details including best parade viewing areas, a parade route map, and optional party information will be distributed closer to the event.
Day 5:Tel Aviv,June 9th
Feel free to sleep in after a big night out celebrating Tel Aviv Gay Pride! After Breakfast at our hotel, the day is yours to experience the city on your own. Free time to shop, or maybe go out to lunch on Dizengoff Street, the 5th Avenue of Tel Aviv. Take a swim in the Med, have lunch in one of the many restaurants along the Sea. There is plenty to do and see in vivacious Tel Aviv. Be as active as you like. The day is yours to do what you want to do. Our guide will have plenty of options to satisfy everyone. Evening at leisure.
Day 6: Haifa,June 10th
Feel free to sleep in after a big night out celebrating Tel Aviv Gay Pride! After Breakfast at our hotel, the day is yours to experience the city on your own. Free time to shop, or maybe go out to lunch on Dizengoff Street, the 5th Avenue of Tel Aviv. Take a swim in the Med, have lunch in one of the many restaurants along the Sea. There is plenty to do and see in vivacious Tel Aviv. Be as active as you like. The day is yours to do what you want to do. Our guide will have plenty of options to satisfy everyone. Evening at leisure.
Day 7 : Capernaum,June 11th
After a full breakfast buffet at our hotel we will set out to visit Capernaum and the Mount of Beatitudes in the Sea of Galilee region. Capernaum, known as Jesus’ “own town” takes on a thrilling new meaning. As you sit on the stone benches of Capernaum’s ancient synagogue dating back to the 4th century, you’ll be reminded that right here, Jesus taught and healed a man possessed by an evil spirit. We will then visit the Mount of Beatitudes, as the name suggests, this is the hill upon which Jesus was said to have preached the “Sermon on the Mount” The lie of the land next to the church forms a natural amphitheater sloping down to the lake side, so it is more likely that Jesus stood at the bottom of the hill, but this does not detract from the beauty of the church on its crest. 
We will then drive to the city of Safed, one of Judaism’s hottest cities, where Kabbalah flourished during the golden age. Visit the ancient synagogues and the charming Artists’ Quarter.  We will complete our touring today with a visit to Beit Shean National Park. The former Roman metropolis holds a rich and diverse historical and architectural legacy. We will now drive south via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem where we will check into our Deluxe rooms at our new home, the newest address in Jerusalem, the Herbert Samuel Hotel Jerusalem. Located in the center of Jerusalem, the hotel is within walking distance of the Old City and is steps away from the vibrant Zion Square and the world famous Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall. The Herbert Samuel invites you to discover the dynamic cultural and historical city of Jerusalem and enjoy the lively pace of city life from just outside your doorstep.
Day 8: Jerusalem,June 12th
After a full buffet breakfast at our new home, The Herbert Samuel Hotel Jerusalem, we are off to visit the new city of Jerusalem. Our stops today will include: Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the Museum, Children’s Pavilion and walk along the Avenue of the Righteous.
We will then visit Mount Herzl, a national cemetery on the west side of Jerusalem, named for Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern political Zionism. Mt. Herzl is the burial place of three of Israel’s prime ministers.
We will continue on to the Hadassah Medical Center, one of the most advanced in the world; and a visit to its’ Synagogue with the wonderful Chagall windows.  Our day will finish with a drive via the Supreme Court Building and the Knesset (Parliament) to the Israel Museum. Here you will see the Shrine of Book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls and view the Scale Model of ancient Jerusalem from the second temple times. We will return to the hotel late in the afternoon to digest all that we have learned.
Day 9:Jerusalem,June 13th
After a full breakfast buffet, we are off for a full day of exploration of the Old City of Jerusalem starting with a breathtaking view of the city from the Mt. of Olives. Kings and Prophets, emperors and sultans, rabbis, bishops and sheiks have all left their mark on Jerusalem.  You are never too far from the site of a miracle, a feat, or where a biblical event occurred. Today we will visit the Western Wall, the only remains of the second temple destroyed by the Romans in the year 70, c.e.  View the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount. This is the third most sacred site in Islam. From the sacred rock, where the Temple stood, it is said that Prophet Mohammed jumped to heaven. We will visit the traditional Tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper. Proceed to the restored Jewish Quarter, walk along the Cardo, the colonnaded main street of Byzantine Jerusalem. We will walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher wherein are the last five Stations of the Cross. We will then visit the Garden Tomb regarded by the Protestant world as the burial place of Jesus.
Day 10:Jerusalem,June 14th
Today feel free to sleep in, go shopping, take a walk around the city, go to the pedestrian mall, or just plain relax. Today is a full day at leisure to do anything you want to do. This evening we will take in the Night Spectacular Sound and Light Show at the Citadel Museum. The walls of the Citadel serve as a stage for a nighttime show which is a celebration of sight and sound. Amidst the archaeological remains in the Citadel’s courtyard and to the sound of original music, the story of Jerusalem unfolds through giant breathtaking, virtual reality images.
Day 11: Dead Sea,June 15th
After breakfast and check-out of the Herbert Samuel Hotel, we will bid farewell to Jerusalem as we travel via the Judean desert and the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth (1260 feet below sea level) to the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. We will continue to Masada. Ascend by cable car to this last stronghold of the Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. Visit the excavations, the ancient synagogue, the roman baths, and Herod’s Palace.
Then an opportunity to enjoy an “unsinkable” swim in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. Next stop, the Herods Hotel and Spa, the best beach, lunch and mud facilities at the Dead Sea. We will spend an afternoon enjoying the sun and surf. Changing facilities and lockers will be provided. We will then continue on to Eilat for overnight at the deluxe Dan Hotel, on the shores of the Red Sea. Eilat, a vacation destination for travelers from all over the world, lies at Israel’s southernmost tip. It is situated amongst the wondrous scenery of the deep azure Red Sea and the Edom Mountains.
Day 12: Eilat,June 16th
After a full lavish breakfast buffet at the deluxe Dan Hotel, today is a day to enjoy this international resort town. Take a walk on the promenade, visit the shops, take a dip in the Red Sea, or simply relax around the resorts multi level swimming pool. Eilat is a paradise for sea sports fans who enjoy diving, water skiing, swimming, and boating. Tonight try dinner in an outdoor café, have a drink in one of the many bars and restaurants, or take an evening walk along the shores of the Red Sea.
Day 13:Jordon
A most unforgettable day touring Petra!  We will depart this morning with a transfer from our hotel to the Arava border crossing. We will arrive in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and drive to the hidden city of Petra. We will start our visit with a horse ride, or, if you prefer, an exhilarating walk from the main gate to the entrance of the Old City. We will continue by foot to visit the rose red city of Petra–City of the Edomites and latter the Nabateans who carved a breathtaking empire out of solid rock hidden by a canyon over 2000 years ago. Visit the Treasury, made famous in the movie “Indiana Jones”. Beyond the Treasury you’ll discover soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a theatre, burial chambers and water channels. After lunch we will depart Petra driving to the resort city of Aqaba for a short panoramic tour before returning to the Arava border crossing and back to our hotel. For those choosing not to visit Petra, a full free day in Eilat is yours to enjoy.
Day 14: Bye Israel,June 18th
Today we will check-out of the Dan Hotel and board our domestic flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv. Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, we will drive to the city center, where you will have some time for some last minute shopping. We will then meet at a local restaurant where we will host a farewell dinner before we board our overnight international flight back to the United States.
Day 15: Arrive back in USA,June 19th
Arrival this morning back to the USA.

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ACCOMMODATIONS
Tel Aviv:
David InterContinental Hotel in Tel Aviv is a luxurious 5-star hotel set in a prime location in the centre of Tel Aviv. Guests of the hotel will have easy access to Alma Beach, Shalom Meir Tower and Downtown Tel Aviv. Habima Theatre, Nokia Arena and Arzieli Center are also not far away.
Tiberias:
Scots Hotel in Tiberias is an atmosphere of calmness, quiet and tranquility; combined with history and mystery wrapped expanses; as well as service of the highest level – turn any vacation at the Scots Hotel into a perfect experience, unique and exceptional, surpassing anything you have ever known.
Jerusalem:
The Herbert Samuel Jerusalem’s newest hotel, is located in the center of the Jerusalem, close to all of the city’s most sought-after destinations. Nestled in the heart of Nahalat Shiv’a, a bustling pedestrian promenade lined with quaint sidewalk cafes, shops, and galleries, the hotel is also within walking distance of the Old City and is steps away from vibrant Zion Square and the world-famous Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall. 
Eilat:
Dan Hotel in Eilat was recently voted as one of the top ten hotels in the Mediterranean and Africa by the prestigious publication Condé Nast Traveler. The Dan Eilat Hotel is a self-contained vacation paradise blending luxury and style with fun, informality, and round-the-clock activity. Standing in a spectacular beachfront setting on the magical Red Sea, the Dan Eilat Hotel offers guests everything they can imagine and more.

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DATES

June 5th,2018- June 19th,2018

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