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Chabad of the Shore

Oct 23, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022

Led by Rabbi Laibel Schapiro and Rabbi Yaakov Greenberg
Sunday, October 23, 2022
On Our Way
  • Depart the United States.
Overnight: In-flight
Day 1
Monday, October 24, 2022
ARRIVAL AND WELCOME TO ISRAEL
  • Arrival Ben Gurion, transfer and tour of Old Jaffa (dependent on timing)
  • Special welcome lunch at a Jaffa restaurant.
  • Walking tour along Rothschild Blvd and the Independence path.
  • Check in to the hotel.
  • Cocktails overlooking the Mediterranean.
  • Dinner on own, possibilities include: The Tel Aviv Port, Sarona, or Historic Train Station.
Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv
Day 2
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
JEWISH CREATIVITY: YESTERDAY AND TODAY
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Depart for northern Israel.
  • Stop at Caesarea for a guided visit through the Roman and Crusader ruins and a conversation on the significance of the Second Temple Jewish community in Caesarea.
  • Visit Zichron Yaakov, with lunch on your own and a visit to the Carmel Winery for wine tasting.
  • Visit the Aharonson House, with its story of Nili – the WWI Jewish spy ring.
  • Visit the ancient city of Akko, with the Citadel and Underground Prisoner’s museum (or other exciting alternative).
  • Drive to the Upper Galilee.
  • Check in to the Kibbutz hotel, Hagoshrim.
  • Dinner at the hotel, followed by a free evening of conversation and relaxation.
Overnight: Kibbutz Hagoshrim, Upper Galilee
Day 3
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
NATURE AND SPIRITUALITY IN ISRAEL'S NORTH
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Short morning nature walk through the Tel Dan Reserve.
  • Ascend to the Golan Heights with an overview of both the Hula Valley and Syria, and an off-the-beaten-track jeep rideBBQ and falafel lunch in the field with local spirits tasting (wine, whisky, cider).
  • Guided visit through the mystical city of Tzfat, including visits to the Candle Factory and Artists Colony.
  • Special celebratory dinner with torches, dancing and music.
Overnight: Kibbutz Hagoshrim, Upper Galilee
Day 4
Thursday, October 27, 2022
THE LAND OF THE TANACH
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out and depart for central Israel.
  • Stop at Har Grizim, the Mountain of Blessings overlooking the city of Shechem, with an overview of the ancient city and the Tomb of Joseph.
  • Drive to Shilo for a guided visit through the ancient Tel Shilo, site of the Tabernacle, concluding with a Lag Ba’Omer procession thorugh teh Tell.
  • Lunch and wine tasting.
  • Drive to Jerusalem.
  • Shehecheyanu ceremony overlooking the Old City.
  • Check in to the hotel.
  • Dinner on own.
  • Optional visit to the Tower of David Extravaganza Sound & Light Show.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 5
Friday, October 28, 2022
THE LAND OF THE TANACH
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Israel approaching 75, with a local scholar.
  • Walking tour through the Old City, including the Davidson Archaeological Park, the Southern Wall Excavations, the Kotel and the Jewish Quarter.
  • Lunch on own in the Jewish Quarter.
  • Free time for exploration and shopping in Mamilla Mall, Machane Yehudah Market, Ben Yehudah St and the First Station.
  • Visit the Southern Wall pre-Shabbat, and either take the bus back to the hotel before Shabbat or stay at the Kotel for davening on own and walk back to the hotel.
  • Private Shabbat dinner at the hotel with lone soldiers.
  • Oneg Shabbat and optional late night walking tour of Meah Shearim.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 6
Saturday (Shabbat), October 29, 2022
SHABBAT IN JERUSALEM
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Special Chabad Shabbat services as a group.
  • Shabbat lunch at the hotel.
  • Early afternoon Shabbat walking tour
  • Shabbat rest.
  • Seudah Shlishit, followed by Shabbat wisdom with the Rabbi.
  • Havdallah overlooking the Old City.
  • Optional late night in Machane Yehudah.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 7
Sunday, October 30, 2022
STRATEGIES FOR JEWISH SURVIVAL
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Depart for the Dead Sea Basin.
  • Ascend to the top of Masada by cable car, followed by a guided visit through Masada.
  • Lunch at a Dead Sea hotel, with free time to relax, float in the Dead Sea and swim in the hotel pool.
  • Stop at Genesis Land, with camel rides and Bedouin hospitality.
  • Return to Jerusalem, followed by dinner  and evening on your own.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 8
Monday, October 31, 2022
DEPARTURE - MEMORIES FOR THE FUTURE
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit Yad Vashem, the National Memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
  • Lunch on own at Machane Yehuda open air market.
  • Afternoon visit to Hebron, including shopping time.
  • Return to the hotel with time to relax, followed by check out and a wrap up conversation.
  • Festive closing dinner.
  • Transfer to the airport for return flight to the USA or extensions in and around Israel.
Overnight: In-flight
$4,495**
Double Occupancy - Special Early Bird Price
$1,670
Single supplement

 

**After August 10: Price based on double- occupancy is $4,658

Price per person, based on double-occupancy, based on 20 full-paying participants

Hotels

  • 1 night Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights Hagosherim Hotel, Galil
  • 4 nights Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

Land Price Includes:

  • Assistance upon arrival and departure at Ben Gurion Airport for group flight
  • Group transfers from and one group transfer to Ben Gurion Airport
  • Licensed Israeli government Tour Educator and trained by Makor
  • All group transportation in Israel on a private luxury bus – 8 days
  • Hotel accommodations per above ** or similar, pending confirmation
  • All site admissions and programs as per the itinerary
  • Meals
    • Breakfast daily
    • Wine on the deck of the Carlton upon arrival
    • 5 lunches
      • Felafel & Tasting
      • Jaffa
      • Shilo
      • Dead Sea
      • Shabbat lunch
    • 4 dinners
      • Northern hotel
      • Bat Yaar
      • Shabbat dinner
      • Farewell dinner
  • Source Materials, Hat, Bag, Map
  • Water on bus daily – 3 bottles per person per day
  • Porterage at hotels

Not Included:

  •    Tips for guide and driver
  •    Meals on own and out of pocket expenses
  •    Travel and medical insurance
  •    Flights

Additional Important Information

Payment and Refund Schedule

Payment Schedule
Upon Registration — Deposit of $500 per participant 

September 1, 2022— 50% of Total Payment

September 30, 2022 — Full Payment

Refund Schedule

Cancel Before September 1, 2022 — Full Refund

Cancel between September 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022 — 50% Refund

Cancel after September 30, 2022 — No Refund

Please note: This cancellation policy is based on supplier refund parameters. Makor Educational Journeys will make every effort to refund as much of the monies paid as possible, no matter when cancellation takes place.

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.

More on Travel Insurance:

  • most insurance policies require purchase within 21 days of your first payment in order to receive maximum coverage (pre-existing conditions, bankruptcy insurance, etc).
  • even if you do not yet know the final trip cost (e.g. flights), write down the amount you do know – and then at a later date, the insurance premium can be amended.
  • trip dates are for the entire period away from home
  • trip costs are all pre-paid expenses (e.g. airfare + land costs)
Phone number: 1-402-404-5205
Mention promo code: IGT-MAKOR

Questions about the Trip?

For more information or with questions about the journey, contact Rabbi Yaakov at yaakov@chabadshore.com or 732-229-2424.

There are no group flights organized for this trip