7 Splendid days in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem & Dead Sea. Take a break from the routine with 7 splendid day gay trip to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Experience the beach, bars, the lively markets, and indulge in a culture that is both trendy & historical. End your tour by soaking your feet in the Earth's largest natural spa.
This fantastic 7 Day Trip is a fun-filled itinerary, suggested by us to you, including great historical landmarks, leisure activities and of course, world famous nightlife. Under this suggested itinerary, you will be taken on the trip of a lifetime through Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, ending in Tel Aviv, the Gay Mecca of the Middle East.
Planned from top to bottom, with high-quality service, OUTstanding Travel takes you through Israel and unfolds its true magic and beauty. We'll place you at the center of it all – with the best accommodation – covering the top major sites of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and more. You'll experience the hottest attractions, the best in nightlife, the trendiest culinary spots and the unique culture of Israel, without missing a beat. With the unsurpassed knowledge of your gay local tour guide, OUTstanding Travel takes you out of the guidebooks and into the Israel you're waiting to discover.
We must mention that all aspects of this individual trip are changeable, and a tailor-made trip for you can be organized to fit you perfectly.
Day 1 - Sunday
Shalom and welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be greeted by an OUTstanding Travel Representative, who will assist you with your baggage and escort you to transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem.
At night, feel free to go on an adventure! We suggest exploring the wonderful Jaffa Street and Mahane Yehuda Market, or strolling around the Old City.
You shall stay overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 2 - Monday
Following an authentic and delicious Israeli breakfast at your hotel, get ready for a day of touring!
Experience the exquisite panoramic views from the Mount of Olives;
Travel back in time to the beautiful Old City through one of its Ancient gates and visit such historical marvels and spiritual landmarks as King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Delarosa, the Arab Market and the recently restored Roman Cardo. Find yourself wandering through the charming Armenian and Jewish quarters, and see the sacred Western Wall, standing for thousands of years, before continuing on to the Christian quarter.
Prior to returning to your hotel, visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s primary memorial and museum to the victims of the Holocaust.
End the day with a bang; a spectacular Sound and Light show exploring the rich history of Jerusalem projected on the Old City walls.
Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 3 - Tuesday
Masada & The Dead Sea
After enjoying an early breakfast and checking out of your Hotel, plunge south to the lowest point on earth and ascend by cable car to the legendary mountain fortress of Masada. The ancient mountain 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.
After a bit of shopping at Ahava Dead Sea Factory Shop, drive to the shores of the Dead Sea and spend the afternoon enjoying the buoyant therapeutic waters of this mineral-rich sea, and absorbing the rejuvenating properties of its world famous mud.
Finally, check in at your Tel Aviv destination for your first of many overnights in one of the hippest cities on Earth! Tel Aviv is a world hub and capital of gay vibrancy and pride, a paradise combining golden beaches with a world-class nightlife, incredible culture and cuisine, and fantastic listed Bauhaus architecture.
Spend overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 4 - Wednesday
Tel Aviv & Jaffa, Israel
Kick off your morning with an OUTstanding Travel representative. Feel free to enquire about our superb Gay community and experience 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. Visit the lovely Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1887, and the historical sites of Old City Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world; soak up the ancient ruins and walk along the Artist's Quarter. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the nightlife and exquisite culture with our unique Gay perspective.
In the afternoon make a splash lounging at one of Tel Aviv's hottest beaches, the Hilton Gay Beach.
Later, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party at "Dreck", a very popular gay party (free entry).
Spend overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 5 - Thursday
Tel Aviv, Israel
Spend a day of leisure and relaxation.
Following Breakfast hit the beach once more or visit the wonderful Tel Aviv Art Museum, one of Tel Aviv’s cultural centres. Take a stroll to Tel Aviv’s port area, with an array of trendy restaurants and coffee shops to relax in and stores to peruse. A good opportunity to get to know the city for yourself!
At night, party time! Bar hopping around the Rothschild Boulevard area.
Spend overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 6 - Friday
Tel Aviv, Israel
Another day of exploration and leisure. We suggest getting caught up in the excitement at the Carmel Market and the traditional Friday shopping rush as the locals prepare for their Shabbat. Prior to Shabbat, "get your shopping on" with some free time to browse the many stores in the Nahalat Binyamin Artist’s Market and the very fashionable Shenkin Street.
Following dinner, a memorable night full of fun and music awaits, as you go clubbing on your last night in Tel Aviv (entry included).
Spend overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 7 - Saturday
Tel Aviv, Israel
Following breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for your flight back home taking with you everlasting memories of Israel, and a great tan too!
Goodbye and Le’Hitraot (till we see you again)!
Select from 4 different Jerusalem & Tel Aviv hotel combinations.
Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem
Mamilla Hotel is a Jerusalem hotel located in the heart of the City, with magnificent views of the Old City walls, the Tower of David, Jaffa Gate, and alongside Jerusalem's new shopping and entertainment experience, the Alrov Mamilla Avenue. Mamilla Hotel is the newest of luxury Jerusalem hotels, which brings world-class superior design and lifestyle hospitality to Jerusalem and Israel.
Guests and visitors at the Mamilla Jerusalem Hotel enjoy exceptional accommodations together with exclusive restaurant and bar venues, a Holistic Wellbeing Center, as well as events and banqueting spaces, that blend sophistication and modern international style with the unique and rich culture of the City.
The Mamilla Jerusalem Hotel is a visually stunning example of intimate, sophisticated contemporary design. The exquisite design was done by, Piero Lissoni, one of the world's renowned designers, and is one the finest Jerusalem hotels.
Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv
Situated on the beach in Tel Aviv, Carlton Tel Aviv is close to Tel Aviv Marina, Hilton Beach, and Nordau Beach. Additional attractions near this luxury hotel include Gordon Beach and Metzitzim Beach.
Carlton Tel Aviv has a marina, an outdoor pool, and a health club. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Dining options at this beach hotel include a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a poolside bar. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, spa services, and a sauna.
Rooms open to balconies. The 280 air-conditioned guestrooms at Carlton Tel Aviv include minibars and safes. Guests can use the in-room complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Televisions are equipped with cable channels and pay movies. All accommodations provide desks and phones. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. In addition, housekeeping is offered daily and amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.
Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem (Studio Room) & Carlton Hotel in Tel Aviv (Premium Room)
Double Occupancy: from $1,625 USD per person
Private Single Room: from $2,940 USD
Harmony Hotel, an Atlas Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem
The Harmony Hotel in Jerusalem is located just a 10-minute walk from the Old City and 5 minutes away from Jerusalem's new Mamilla shopping center. The hotel is located in the heart of Jerusalem in the Nahalat Shiva neighborhood, one of the first to have been built more than 100 years ago outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Since then, Nahalat Shiva, with its gourmet restaurants, upscale boutiques catering to tourists and its proximity to the many religious and historic sites of Jerusalem, has become one of the most charming parts of downtown Jerusalem.
The 50 comfortable and stylish guestrooms of the Harmony Hotel, Jerusalem overlook the roofs and alleys of this historic neighborhood. The hotel, which opened only a few years ago, combines modern eclectic design with elements that convey the essence of the city's character, from stunning photographs to video art created by local artists. The colors, faces, and fabrics of Jerusalem are evident throughout the Harmony Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel.
The sleek, modern décor of the Harmony Hotel, Jerusalem, highlighted by its white, gray, and black color scheme, helps create a tranquil atmosphere that belies its location in the busiest part of town. In addition to the rich Israeli hotel breakfast served in its serene, sun-filled lobby, the Harmony Hotel hosts a complimentary happy hour for its guests each evening in its business lounge, which has been designed as a traditional English club complete with a fireplace and billiard table.
Shalom Hotel & Relax - an Atlas Boutique Hotel, Tel Aviv
Just a few steps from Tel Aviv's beach, Shalom Hotel & Relax offers a rooftop lounge overlooking the city and Mediterranean Sea. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout. Relax in a sophisticated Tel Aviv hotel styled as a beach house. Enjoy the cool breeze and beautiful sunsets in the heart of the city, overlooking the Tel Aviv beach. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Tel Aviv's shopping district around Dizengoff Street. Tel Aviv Marina is just 5 minutes away on foot.
The Shalom Hotel & Relax offers 51 rooms designed to pamper guests that want to enjoy the resort atmosphere of Tel Aviv, Israel. Shalom Hotel & Relax - an Atlas Boutique Hotel has been completely modernised. Each room is air conditioned and features a plasma-screen TV with internet access and cable channels. The rooms have sea or city views.
All guests are welcome to enjoy the amazing rooftop lounge - the perfect spot for an afternoon of relaxation.
Harmony Hotel in Jerusalem (Standard Room) & Shalom Hotel & Relax in Tel Aviv (Standard Room)
Double Occupancy: from $1,120 USD per person
Private Single Room: from $1,915 USD
Arthur Hotel, An Atlas Boutique Hotel, Jerusalem
Located along the Ben Yehudah pedestrian promenade, Arthur Hotel is a colonial-style building in the centre of Jerusalem. The elegant rooms include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and cable TV.
Arthur Hotel - an Atlas Boutique Hotel is surrounded by shops, restaurants and bars. The Old City is 15 minutes away on foot.
The hotel's design combines Turkish, Jewish and English styles. All rooms include a kettle, fridge and en suite bathroom with free toiletries.
A buffet breakfast is served each morning, while you are invited to enjoy free wine and snacks in the lounge in the afternoon.
Cinema an Atlas Boutique Hotel, Tel Aviv
Situated near the beach, Cinema - an Atlas Boutique Hotel is in the heart of Tel Aviv, within walking distance of Dizengoff Square and Dizengoff Centre. Also nearby are Habima Theatre and Frishman Beach.
Cinema Hotel - an Atlas Boutique Hotel was a former cinema and the movie theme remains throughout the hotel. The hotel's unique design, complemented by some of the original projectors and movie posters, preserves the legacy of the building. Classical movies are screened in the hotel lobby and popcorn is served – all to heighten the nostalgic and unique atmosphere.
The Cinema Hotel features a beautiful rooftop terrace overlooking Dizengoff Square, a business lounge serving complimentary afternoon and evening refreshments and snacks, use of a nearby gym for a moderate fee. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is complimentary in public areas. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, coffee/tea in the lobby, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby.
The 83 air-conditioned guestrooms at Cinema - an Atlas Boutique Hotel include safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. All accommodations provide desks and phones. Bathrooms offer shower/tub combinations, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily.
Arthur Hotel in Jerusalem (Standard Room) & Cinema Hotel in Tel Aviv (Standard Room)
Double Occupancy: from $1,040 USD per person
Private Single Room: from $1,770 USD
Eyal Hotel, Jerusalem
The Eyal Hotel is located in Shamai St., which is just off Ben Yehuda St. The property has recently been renovated and this project has allowed for the implementation of advanced technologies in order to ensure that the hotel will be environmentally friendly.
The Eyal Hotel offers 68 newly refreshed rooms with modern amenities and perfectly-finished design. The hotel includes, among other facilities, sublevel guest parking (Subject to availability), event and dining halls, a spacious solarium with an ecologically-designed wall, comfortable living room furnishings and a magnificent urban view over the center of Jerusalem.
Hotels new dining hall, is a comfortable place to enjoy delicious food, served in both the mornings and evenings. Experienced chefs prepare healthy and fresh meals that are both kosher and mouth watering. Breakfasts consist of fresh cheeses, fruits and vegetables, scrambled eggs, a variety of warm dishes, homemade marmalades, freshly baked breads and a selection of Coffees .The dining hall is lined with views of downtown Jerusalem.
All rooms include a modern bathroom with bathtub/shower, hair dryer and other amenities. Guests enjoy national calls free of charge, USB sockets for mobiles and tablets, and dedicated personal service by a reliable and professional staff.
Cucu Hotel, Tel Aviv
Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Cucu Hotel offers accommodation in the heart of Tel Aviv, 50 m from Dizengoff Square. Restaurants and bars popular among locals are in the property's surrounding area.
All rooms have modern-style décor, a 43" LED TV and air conditioning. Certain rooms include a private balcony with sitting area to relax in after a busy day. Every room includes a private bathroom. Extras include bath robes, slippers and free toiletries.
A full Israeli breakfast is served at a nearby café. The hotel also has a 24-hour reception and concierge service.
Dizengoff Center shopping mall is 150 m from Cucu Hotel and Tel Aviv beach can be reached in 15 minutes on foot. Ben Gurion Airport is 20 km away.
There is no doubt a boutique hotel, intimate and stylish can give you the feeling that you are part of the city's unique spirit of Tel Aviv.
Eyal Hotel in Jerusalem (Standard Room) & Cucu Hotel in Tel Aviv (Standard Room)
Double Occupancy: from $970 USD per person
Private Single Room: from $1,670 USD
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 6 overnights at the mentioned hotels on Bed and Breakfast Basis.
• Assistance at the airport upon arrival by an OUTstanding Travel Representative
• Private taxi transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem (Day 1)
• Private walking tour with an English speaking guide of the old city of Jerusalem (Day 2)
• Joined group tour (Gay Friendly) to Masada and the Dead Sea (Pick up in Jerusalem, Drop off in Tel Aviv – Day 3)
• Morning tour of Tel Aviv with OUTstanding Travel Representative (Day 4)
• Entrance fees to the following sites: The night spectacular show at the Tower of David Museum, Tel Aviv art museum, all sites on the joined group tour
• Entrance to a Gay party in Tel Aviv (Day 6)
• Private transfer from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport (Day 7)
• Expenses of personal nature
• Transportation other than mentioned
• Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned
• Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff and restaurant staff
• Border Tax and Visa fee if applicable
• Any other item not mentioned above