Join Andrew Christian and the Trophy Boys for one of kind experience in one of the world's hottest gay destinations, on an amazing trip to Tel Aviv Pride 2018. Experience the spirituality of Jerusalem, the world's largest natural spa: the Dead Sea and of course the colorful and exciting Tel Aviv Pride Week. This package includes everything you need to celebrate your Gay Pride in Tel Aviv! Why not celebrate your pride with us in Israel in one of the proudest Gay cities in the world! A unique way to explore Israel whilst also having a glorious Pride Week. This exquisite journey will take you from the antiquity of Jerusalem, and the serenity and haunting beauty of the Dead Sea and Masada, to the modern, enrapturing Tel Aviv and its world famous gay scene.
Tel-Aviv is quickly making a name for itself as one of the top Gay destinations in the world. The extravagant and lavish Pride Week takes place annually at the beginning of the summer, when the sun shines brightly on the Tel Aviv shores. This is one unforgettable week, as Gay tourists from all over the world flock their toned, chiseled bodies to get a glistening glimpse of the vibrant nightlife, outrageous parties, a must see-to-believe Pride Parade and of course, a plethora of gorgeously bronzed Israeli men and women. OUTstanding Travel makes celebrating your Pride as seamless as possible, from accommodations at the best hotels in the city, reservations at the trendiest restaurants and insuring your entry to the most exclusive parties and fabulous events taking place during Pride 2017. Avoid the hassles of limited vacancies and sold out soirees. Book your Pride Week with us and experience Gay Israel the right way.
Day 1 - Monday, June 4, 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel
Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, you will be greeted by Andrew Christian Representative, who will assist with your luggage and escort you to your private transfer to Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv – a 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.
After checking in to your hotel enjoy a special Welcome Dinner in Tel Aviv and meet Andrew Christian’s team, participants and tour guide for the week.
In case you are not tired from the long flight enjoy the vibrant gay night life of Tel Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 2 - Tuesday, June 5, 2018
In the morning join the Gay Bus tour to Israel’s Capital City: Jerusalem.
What has not already been said about the holiest city in the world, the city that has been united, the eternal city first built thousands of years ago, whose history can be heard in the whispering of the wind along the walls, where every stone tells a wondrous story of a city that has drawn millions of faithful pilgrims for thousands of years. Such is Jerusalem, the only city in the world that has 70 names of love and yearning, the city that in old maps appears at the center of the world and is still adored.
Experience the exquisite panoramic views from the top of the Tower of David Museum. Afterwards continue to 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. Enjoy an authentic Middle Eastern lunch at the heart of the Armenian Quarter. Continue 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.
Drive back to Tel Aviv.
Day 3 - Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Tel Aviv & Jaffa
Begin your day at Tel Aviv’s beautiful promenade. We will walk along the sandy, golden beaches of Tel Aviv until we reach Jaffa; the ancient port city just to the south of Tel Aviv that is full of culture and history.
Enjoy walking along the narrow, cobbled streets, wandering around the trendy flea market, and stopping by some of the unique shops. Old Jaffa highlights include: Jaffa Flea Market, Jaffa Port, and the Jaffa Port Market.
We will continue to Neve Tzedek, just outside of Old Jaffa, the first Jewish neighborhood outside of Jaffa which has very interesting boutique shops and cafes. Our next stop is Rothschild Boulevard one of Tel Aviv’s most important and iconic streets. Located in the heart of the White City of Tel Aviv, Rothschild Boulevard is a commercial center, with major financial institutions lining the street, a cultural center, with the main theater and concert hall of Tel Aviv, a culinary center, with tens of top restaurants, and a leisure center.
In the afternoon make a splash at the Andrew Christian’s official Pool Pride Party at the Poli House Hotel in the heart of Tel Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 4 - Thursday, June 7, 2018
Masada & the Dead Sea
After delicious breakfast at the hotel, join our Gay Bus Trip to the lowest point on earth: the Dead Sea. Start the tour in the famous mountain fortress of Masada. The magnificent fortress of Masada 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.
Continue to Ein Bokek - Dead Sea Resort to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying the buoyant therapeutic waters and world famous rejuvenating mud of this mineral-rich sea, the largest all natural spa in the world, on a private beach provided solely for the participants.
Return journey to Tel Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 5 - Friday, June 8, 2018
Tel Aviv Pride Parade
Take part in the world-renowned Tel Aviv Pride Parade 2018.
Celebrate freedom at the official Pride Beach Party
At night go wild at Forever Tel Aviv Mega Pride Party.
Day 6 - Saturday, June 9, 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel
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.
Farewell lunch at the Old City of Jaffa.
There is no better way to end Tel Aviv Pride than with a mega party with the one and only DJ Offer Nissim. Join thousands of Israelis and tourists to the spectacular closing Pride event in Tel Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 7 - Sunday, June 10, 2018
Following breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for your flight back home with everlasting memories of Israel and Tel Aviv Pride.
Goodbye & Shalom :)
Park Plaza Orchid Hotel, Tel Aviv
This property is one minute walk from the beach. Located on Tel Aviv's seafront promenade, Park Plaza Orchid Hotel offers a swimming pool and terrace overlooking the beach. Bike and laptop rental and international calls are all completely free.
Rooms at the Park Plaza Orchid are spacious and elegant. All air-conditioned, they also feature an LCD TV, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee-making facilities. Some have a kitchenette, while others include access to the Executive Lounge.
A buffet breakfast is available. Breakfast can be served in the bright dining room with views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Guests have free access to the gym. There is a free internet point and a 24-hour business centre in the hotel lobby. The new Orchid Spa features 6 beauty treatment rooms.
Double Occupancy: $1,860 USD per person
Single Occupancy: $2,700 USD
• 6 overnights at Park Plaza Orchid Hotel on Bed & Breakfast Basis
• Assistance at Ben Gurion International Airport upon arrival by our representative
• Private taxi transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to the Hotel in Tel Aviv
• Welcome Dinner at a restaurant in Tel Aviv (June 4th)
• OUTstanding Travel Gay Bus to Jerusalem including Lunch (June 6th)
• Walking Tour of Tel Aviv with OUTstanding Travel Tour Guide (June 6th)
• Entrance to Andrew Christian Pool Party at the Poli House Hotel (June 6th)
• OUTstanding Travel Gay Bus to Masada & the Dead Sea including Lunch (June 7th)
• Farewell Lunch at a restaurant in Jaffa (June 9th)
• Entrance to three Pride Parties during Gay Pride Weekend - (June 7th-9th)
• Entrance fees to all sites on the Gay Bus Tours
• Private taxi transfer from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport (June 10th)
• Expenses of a personal nature
• Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned
• Tips to driver, guide, hotel and restaurant staff
• Any other item not mentioned above
Experience Gay Israel with OUTstanding Travel
OUTstanding Travel offers the best in high-quality travel services to Israel for the Gay community. Our boutique and tailor-made approach will expose you to unique cultural experiences, fabulous beaches, beautiful people, and a vibrant nightlife, custom-tailored to your every need. At OUTstanding Travel, we understand the importance of elevated service. Our undivided attention lavished on every guest will allow you to indulge and enjoy all that Israel has to offer, care free. Let us pamper, comfort and take care of your every detail, with no request unattended. Our immense knowledge of Gay Israel and its scene qualifies us to provide the most unforgettable experience, without missing a beat. As gay Telavivians ourselves, who better to ask than the people who live and breath the action?
Is it the energetic nightlife you crave? The savory restaurants you lust over? The trendiest of shopping destinations, or the historic cultural attractions to absorb? We can provide it all. Our tailor-made, personalized packages, present the perfect escape for you, your friends and family, or significant other, while our planned packages and daily tours create dynamic opportunities to foster new friendships and international networks. With the rich history of Jerusalem, the sparkling 24/7 scene of Gay Tel-Aviv, the magnificent serenity of the Dead Sea, the golden dunes of the Negev Desert and the exceptional year-long Israeli weather, OUTstanding Travel offers an unparalleled getaway to Israel, never before available to the Gay community.
The setting of the sun welcomes the vibrant night life.
Tel Aviv, Israel's central urban hub that never sleeps, offers an array of various sites, smells, and experiences. In the past few years it has developed into the Gay capital of the Middle East according to OUT Magazine, with thousands of people coming for the OUTstanding Pride Week and all year. Upon entering the city one is greeted with concrete, glass, and lights of modern skyscrapers. The center of the city is spotted with the eclectic classically and modern-inspired architectural styles and the Bauhaus buildings which Tel Aviv is famous for. The serenity of the beaches, with year-round temperate weather, crystal water, and vast expanses of sand, infused exquisitely with the happening and trendy city scene which includes updated fashion and contemporary art galleries.
The neighboring Jaffa offers all the romance of an ancient port city, good for a late night stroll with a loved one or a daytime hunt for antiques. A culinary connoisseur will be happy to find a vast array of international cuisine to feast on. And, of course, the setting of the sun welcomes the vibrant night life. You can dance the night away in any one of the happening Gay clubs and bars to the music of some of the most talented DJs in the world. Once you leave the club, at the early morning hours, you can still experience the wonders of the city that never sleeps. Restaurants, boulevard cafes, and almost everything else will still be open when you are ready to tuck yourself into bed.
We've got an intimate knowledge of some of the city's best kept secrets. From which clubs play the best live music to which beaches are the most happening, we've been everywhere and seen it all. Even as the city continues to grow and develop to service the large local gay community and tourists, we make sure to stay updated and informed.
The Dead Sea
An Oasis of luxury in the middle of the colorful sandy Israeli desert
The Dead Sea, the world's largest natural spa, located in the lowest point on earth, has been attracting visitors for thousands of years. Today it has become an oasis of luxury in the middle of the colorful sandy Israeli desert, with its beautiful hotels, spas, and restaurants. The mud there, with its high mineral content, has long been known to be an ideal base for skin treatments and beauty products. In addition to making you gorgeous, scientists have proven that the atmosphere has health benefits that can leave your whole body feeling more youthful and vigorous. In other words, it's the closest thing to the mythological fountain of youth. The high density of the water makes swimming feel more like floating in its crisp clear waters, which gives one a better opportunity to absorb the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
A rich historical center as well, the area affords many glimpses into the developing culture of the area in Antiquity. In nearby Qumran, ancient scrolls of the Hebrew Bible and related texts which were written as far back as 408 BC were found in caves, along with Roman currency. Also nearby, is the famous fortress of Massada which was built by King Herod, where Jewish zealots held out against the Roman legion in 70 CE. No visit is complete without a hike up to the wonderfully preserved remains of Ancient architecture which provides an insight into the long-gone civilization and a wonderful vantage point from which to see the natural beauty of the area.
A Fusion of ancient attractions & modern culture, which Israel is so famous for
Jerusalem, Israel's most populous city and capital, is overflowing with some of the country's most fascinating and fabulous sites. It is the perfect example of the merging of ancient attractions and modern culture which Israel is so famous for. The romantic Old City is the perfect place to learn about three religions that find their home there: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Our experienced tour guides know how to uncover the magic of the city and its historical development in the compelling and unique fashion, whether it's retracing the steps of Jesus in the Via Dolorosa or visiting King David's tomb. A stroll in the open market in the Muslim quarter is a wonderful place to buy some perfect cultural wares such as jewelry, spices, and trinkets and absorb the cultural smells and colors. Of course no visit to Jerusalem would be complete without an opportunity to partake in the authentic Middle Eastern cuisine that the city is famous for.
At night, a stunning light and sound show is projected on the walls of the Tower of David, which tells the tale of the history of Jerusalem. The Mamilla Mall, built from reconstructed historical structures, houses interesting boutiques and fine eateries; and is just another example of the harmony between ancient and modern which can be found in this beautiful city. Another important destination is the recently renovated Israel Museum which hosts a wide variety of collections from archaeological finds to contemporary art. Our unique travel itinerary allows you to absorb both the ancient historical significance of this central city and the more recent modern sites. An experience that finds the special balance between religious and secular, tradition and openness, ancient ruins and luxurious boutique pampering that will leave you with a lifetime of memories.