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Buffalo Israel Experience

Oct 24, 2018 - Nov 2, 2018
The trip is now full.
You may register to be placed on the waitlist
Day 1
Welcome to Israel!

Welcome to Israel! Meet friends new and old join­ing you on the Buffalo Israel Experience. Kick off the trip with a joyous Shehecheyanu ceremony, meet your guides, and begin your adventure in Jerusalem before a celebra­tory welcome dinnerwith a special guest.

Day 2

Explore the Old City through an option of your choice: tour the Jewish Quarter, walk along rooftops for a birds-eye view of this multi-ethnic city, or discover new archeological finds in the City of David. Visit the bustling Machane Yehuda market as Israelis prepare for Shabbat. We will begin our Shabbat with a beautiful service at the Western Wall and a festive Shabbat dinner at the hotel.

Day 3

Shabbat opportunities abound! Options include: Shabbat services, Jerusalem walking/cycling tours, visit­ing Masada or the New Israel Museum, or, rest. Celebrate the start of the new week with the Jerusalem Night Spec­tacular sound and light show, or explore the Western Wall Tunnels, or spend a night on the town.

Day 4

Take your pick today. Options include: explore the region by bike or hike, dive deep into the Israeli entre­preneurship and technology sectors, learn about Israel’s security and geography, or depart on a wine/food excur­sion. Return to the hotel to reconnect with friends before dinner on your own and a free evening in Jerusalem.

Day 5

A day of memory and renewal: visit Yad Vashem as community and share in a group memorial service. Travel on the new high-speed train to the Western Galilee, Buffalo’s Partnership 2Gether region. Enjoy a special din­nerwith locals in a surprise venue.

Day 6

Continue meeting and learning about our Part­nership family though a series of small group programs in the region and lunch. Afternoon options include different tracks en-route to Tel Aviv. Free evening experiencing the rich night-life of Tel Aviv.

Day 7

Depart for the Western Negev and learn about security and resiliency along the Gaza border, grab some friends and head to the beach, or build your own itinerary today, it’s up to you! Meet Tel Avivians and dine at one of several popular night spots — followed by a free night in Tel Aviv, or choose from optional evening programs.

Day 8

Explore Tel Aviv, through its vast array of distinct neighborhoods, modern business culture, or by visiting one of its many world class museums. Enjoy final free time before we gather for reflection and a festive farewell dinner.

*Program is subject to change.

$3,600
per person (double occupancy)*
$2,500
per person (double occupancy)
$915
per person (single supplement)

* this price includes non-stop flights and ground transportation in and out of Buffalo and many meals.

This price is guaranteed if you travel with the group, any deviation will incur additional cost.

$1,000 deposit and completed registration due by April 15th, 2018 to guarantee your spot on the trip and group transportation.

If you plan to arrange your own air travel, you will be responsible for meeting the group in Israel.

Payment in full for all participants is required by August 15th, 2018

TRIP DISCOUNTS

FIRST 50: First 50 registrants receive a $500 discount on the total cost of the trip.

FIRST TIME IN ISRAEL: For those traveling to Israel for the very first time, receive $150 discount on the total cost of the trip.

REFER A FRIEND: If you encourage a friend to register, receive a $100 discount on the total cost of the trip.

Discounts may be combined. Discounts available only for those with primary residence in Buffalo.

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
The group will be staying in Dan Panorama hotels throughout the Buffalo Israel Experience.

Land Price Includes:

  • Airport Assistance at Ben Gurion Airport
  • Group Transfers from and to Ben Gurion Airport
  • All group Transportation in Israel on a private luxury bus – 8 days
  • Licensed Israeli Government Tour Guide/Educator
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • All Site Admissions and programs as per the itinerary

Meals:

– Breakfast daily

– 5 dinners

– 1 lunch

  • Source Materials, Hat, Bag, Map
  • Water on bus daily – 3 bottles per person per day
  • Porterage at hotels

Not Included:

  • Shabbat Lunch Jerusalem Hotel
  • Separate Transfers
  • Tips for Guide, Hostess and Drivers
  • Meals on Own and out of pocket expenses
  • Individual travel and medical insurance

 

Payment and Refund Schedule

 Payment Schedule

Payment Date Due
Deposit of $1,000 April 15, 2018
50% of Payment June 1, 2018
Full Payment August 20, 2018

 

 Refund Schedule

Dates Amount of Refund
Cancel Before July 1, 2018 Full Refund
Cancel between July 1 and August 20, 2018 50% of amount paid
Cancel between August 20-October 1, 2018 25% of amount paid
Cancel after October 1, 2018 No Refund

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We urge you to purchase cancellation insurance & supplemental medical coverage (which covers pre-existing conditions). This is a smart way to safeguard against life’s surprises.
We have made arrangements with SMS-Travel Insurance Center (Israel) of Omaha, Nebraska. SMS has over 25 years of experience as worldwide insurance brokers and can help you choose the policy that best meets your needs. Yonah Engel is our contact person.

Phone number: 1-402-404-5205
Mention promo code: IGT-MAKOR

Group Flights

Flight to Israel
Flight to USA

The group will fly on EL AL departing from Toronto on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm, landing in Tel Aviv on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 8:15 am.

Bus transportation will be provided from Buffalo to the Toronto airport.

The group will fly on EL AL departing Tel Aviv on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1:00 am, landing at Newark airport on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:15 am.

Bus transportation will be provided from the Newark airport back to Buffalo.

Flight to USA

The group will fly on EL AL departing Tel Aviv on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1:00 am, landing at Newark airport on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:15 am.

Bus transportation will be provided from the Newark airport back to Buffalo.