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Chabad of the Shore

May 15, 2022 - May 23, 2022

Day 1
Sunday, May 15, 2022
DEPARTURE
  • Depart on flight from Liberty Airport, Newark
Overnight: Flight
Day 2
Monday, May 16, 2022
ARRIVAL IN 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.
  • Dinner on own, possibilities include: The Tel Aviv Port, Sarona, or Train Station
Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv
Day 3
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
JEWISH CREATIVITY: YESTERDAY AND TODAY
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Visit the Children’s Museum in Holon for Dialogue in the Dark, an immersive experience.
  • 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.
  • Drive north to 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.
  • Drive to the Upper Galilee.
  • Check in to the Kibbutz hotel, Hagoshrim.
  • Dinner at the hotel, followed by a free evening.
Overnight: Kibbutz Hagoshrim, Upper Galilee
Day 4
Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
NATURE AND SPIRITUALITY IN ISRAEL'S NORTH
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Guided visit through the mystical city of Tzfat, in preparation for Lag Ba’omer.
  • 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).
  • Conclude the day with a short nature walk through Tel Dan Reserve.
  • Special dinner and Lag Ba’Omer celebration, with a traditional bonfire, dancing and music – location to be determined.
Overnight: Kibbutz Hagoshrim, Upper Galilee
Day 5
Thursday, May 19th, 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 6
Friday, May 20, 2022
THE LAND OF THE TANACH
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Jerusalem @ 2021, 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 7
Saturday (Shabbat), May 21, 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 study time.
  • Havdallah overlooking the Old City.
  • Optional late night in Machane Yehudah.
Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem
Day 8
Sunday, May 22,2022
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 9
Monday, October 23, 2022
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
Overnight: Flight
$4,120
Price per person, based on double-occupancy
$1,515
Single Supplement

Special Early Bird Price until January 15: $3,950

* Based on 20 full-paying participants.  Prices do not include flights.

Hotels:

1 night Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv
4 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
    • 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

 

Payment and Refund Schedule

Payment Schedule

Upon Registration — Deposit of $500 per participant

July 15, 2021 — End of early bird special

September 15, 2021 — Full Payment

 

Refund Schedule

Cancel Before August 1, 2021 — Full Refund

Cancel between August 1 and September 15, 2021 — 50% Refund

Cancel between September 15 and October 1, 2021 — 25% Refund

Cancel after October 1, 2021 — No Refund

Please note: The refund policy will be adjusted with regard to COVID-19 developments or safety/security conflagrations, to the benefit of the participants.

 

For more information, please contact Keren at keren@igt.co.il

 

Travel Insurance:

We urge you to purchase cancellation insurance & supplemental medical coverage (which covers Covid-19 & pre-existing conditions). This is a smart way to safeguard against life’s surprises.

Please note: to receive maximum coverage, it is suggested to purchase within 21 days of your first payment.

We have made arrangements with Travel Insurance Center, a division of SMS (Senior Market Sales); members of UStiA (United States Travel Insurance Association). Worldwide travel insurance brokers headquartered in Omaha Nebraska with over 35 years experience. Coverage to all destinations.

Please note:

  • Unsure of your final costs? Not a problem. Insure now the amount you have paid for – and then after any future payments, policy can be amended.
  • Trip costs are all pre-paid expenses (e.g. airfare + land costs, etc.), no matter who the vendors are.
  • Travel dates are for the entire period away from home. Travel dates can also be revised up until departure.
  • Medical coverage is included in a comprehensive policy and covers unexpected medical expenses including those related to Coronavirus/Covid19.
  • After purchase, a “consulate letter” will be issued. This one page “consulate letter” summarizes the coverage & clearly states that Coronavirus/Covid19 medical expenses are covered.
  • It is in your interest to purchase a policy within 21 days of your first payment thus receiving maximum coverage (e.g. F.A.R., waiver for pre-existing conditions, bankruptcy insurance, suppler default, etc.)
Phone number: 1-402-404-5205
Mention promo code: IGT-MAKOR

There are no group flights organized for this tour.