Gay tourists from all over the World flock their chiseled, toned bodies to celebrate Gay Pride week in Tel Aviv. OUTstanding Travel makes celebrating your Pride as seamless as possible, from accommodations at the best hotels in the city, to insuring your entry to the most exclusive parties and fabulous events taking place during Tel Aviv Gay Pride 2018. PLUS, three exciting Gay Bus day trips to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and the Dead sea!
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 - Sunday, June 3, 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel
Shalom and welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be greeted by our OUTstanding Travel Representative, who will assist you with your baggage and escort you to transfer to your hotel 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 2 - Monday, June 4, 2018
Tel Aviv & Jaffa, Israel
• Kick off your morning with our OUTstanding Travel representative giving you a personal tour of the city. Feel free to enquire about our superb Gay community and experience Rothschild Boulevard, one of Tel Avivís 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 atmosphere and walk along the Artist's Quarter. A good opportunity to get to know the city for yourselves! Take the opportunity to spend the afternoon at the Hilton Gay Beach, relaxing yourselves, and making the most of the sun, sea and breeze.
At night go and party like there is no tomorrow at the Lima Lima Gay Dance Bar.
Day 3 - Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Masada & The Dead Sea
Begin this day with a genuine Israeli Breakfast at the hotel before joining the OUTstanding Gay bus tour to Masada & the Dead Sea (all included):
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.
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 tour bus group. In the evening, return to Tel Aviv with the bus to spend another unforgettable night of fun.
Day 4 - Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel
Spend a day of leisure and relaxation.
Following breakfast, hit the wonderful Hilton Gay Beach or visit the Tel Aviv Art Museum, one of Tel Avivís cultural centres. Take a stroll to Tel Avivís port area, with an array of trendy restaurants and coffee shops to relax in and stores to peruse.
Also worth visiting is the newly renovated Sharona Compound, a complex of unique department stores and cafes in the old German colony of Tel Aviv.
As the sun sets over Tel Aviv, join designer Andrew Christian and his Trophy Boys for a pool party on the rooftop deck of the new Poli House Hotel. With unlimited free drinks, a swimming pool, stunning views, and hot guys from all around the world, start off your Pride Weekend the right way.
Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 5 - Thursday, June 7, 2018
This day starts with a hearty Breakfast at the hotel before joining the OUTstanding Gay bus guided tour to Jerusalem (all included):
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 Davidís 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.
Stop for an authentic Middle Eastern Lunch at the Armenian Quarter, then proceed to visit Yad Vashem, Israelís primary memorial and museum to the victims of the Holocaust.
The tour shall end with your return to Tel Aviv just in time for a drink at Shpagat Gay Bar (first drink included).
Day 6 - Friday, June 8, 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel
After a refueling breakfast at the hotel, the big day has arrived! Experience the full magnitude of the world renowned Tel Aviv Pride Parade. Itís amazing! Itís colorful! Itís Gay!
Celebrate freedom by strutting your stuff at the Parade before heading to the Official Pride Beach Party in the afternoon, and finally converging later in the night at the FFF Pride Main Event. Spend the rest of the night partying your heart out, loud and proud in Tel Aviv.
Day 7 - Saturday, June 9, 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel
A day to relax and recover, spend the day lounging at the Hilton Gay Beach or visiting the Tel Aviv port and gather your strength for the tip top high of the FFF Mega Pride closing party with DJ Offer NissimÖ we assure you wonít be disappointed.
Day 8 - Sunday, June 10, 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel / Departure
Following breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for your flight back home taking with you everlasting fond memories of your Israeli Pride Week.
Goodbye and LeíHitraot (till we see you again)!
Below you may choose from 7 different hotel & rate options (For Deluxe Hotel Options, please check Tel Aviv Gay Pride 2018 Deluxe Tour Package page). Each rate includes 7 night hotel accommodations (bed & breakfast + free Wi-Fi), greet and assist at the airport by an OUTstanding Travel Representative, private transport to and from Ben Gurion Airport, passes for all itinerary listed Pride Parties, weekly pass for fully- equipped gym in Central Tel Aviv, three day trips with OUTstanding Travel Gay Bus trips: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Masada & the Dead Sea, first drink at Shpagat Gay Bar and entrance to Tel Aviv Art Museum.
Shenkin Hotel, Tel Aviv
At the epicenter of Tel Aviv's White City, Shenkin Tel Aviv Hotel is more than just a place to stay - it's the place to be. The newly-opened 30-room boutique hotel is owned and operated by locals, enabling us to have our finger on the pulse of one of the most kinetic and frenetic cities in the world.
But just because Tel Aviv is the city that never sleeps doesnít mean you wonít. Enjoy one of our spa treatments, take full advantage of our services, and relax in our intimate and gorgeous guest rooms. You might even forget youíre at the center of absolutely everything the great city of Tel Aviv has to offer.
We pride ourselves on having rooms that are chic and designed with special attention to comfort, as well as the details that turn a good stay into a great stay. Our intimately-sized, yet lavishly-appointed rooms have been carefully created to provide a quiet and pampering haven for your moments of rest and relaxation. Whether youíre at work or at play, Tel Aviv has a penchant for creating very full days. Thatís why we take your comfort and quality of sleep so seriously.
Double Occupancy, Classic Room: $1,655 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Classic Room: $2,450 USD
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.
Double Occupancy, Standard Room: $1,540 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Standard Room: $2,340 USD
Yam Hotel - an Atlas Boutique Hotel, Tel Aviv
The hotel is located close to the famous New Tel Aviv port. Dedicated to beach culture all 43 rooms are designed with a vivacious, open air quality directly facing the Sea, the beach and the harbor. Yam beckons guests to experience the lifestyle of the most vibrant city in Israel. "Happy Hour" with wines & snacks, Internet access (Wi-Fi) throughout the hotel, Free bicycles.
Most the of Yam Hotel rooms offer breathtaking views of the sea and harbor. A lounge area offers an intimate welcome to guests and they are encouraged to enjoy a breakfast and complimentary afternoon refreshments. All rooms are air conditioned and come with multi-channel TV's.
A lounge area offers an intimate welcome to guests
and they encouraged to enjoy breakfast and complimentary afternoon refreshments.
Double Occupancy, Standard Room: $1,420 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Standard Room: $2,185 USD
Center Chic - an Atlas Boutique Hotel, Tel Aviv
"Love to live in Tel Aviv" is the motto behind the new 4-star boutique hotel in Tel Aviv - the Center Chic hotel.
The recently renovated Center Chic - an Atlas Boutique Hotel was designed to celebrate the culture, architecture, art and spirit of the century old city, Tel Aviv.
The 54-room hotel, most rooms - with balconies, is located on Dizengoff Square, a short walk from the beach, in the city?s cultural and entertainment area. All the rooms feature multi-channel cable TV, coffee/tea facilities, refrigerator and safe.
Guests are welcome to relax in the living room-style lobby and on a beautiful roof garden, enjoy a wide selection of books and albums about Tel Aviv as well as short historic films about the city, free wireless internet access throughout the hotel, and free use of the hotel's bicycles.
The hotel also offers free daily afternoon refreshments at the gallery level parlor. A nearby gym is available for a moderate charge.
Breakfast is served in the adjacent Cinema hotel.
Double Occupancy, Standard Room: $1,420 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Standard Room: $2,185 USD
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 dťcor, 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 cafť. 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.
Double Occupancy, Classic Room: $1,385 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Classic Room: $1,995 USD
Metropolitan Hotel, Tel Aviv
The Metropolitan Hotel is located in the heart of Tel Aviv, within walking distance from many city attractions. Just 180 m from the sandy shores of the Mediterranean Sea, it offers free Wi-Fi.
Rooms are air conditioned and come with an en suite bathroom with free toiletries. Leisure facilities at the Metropolitan include a gym, sauna, and an outdoor swimming pool that is open during the summer.
You can enjoy a buffet breakfast at Metro Cafe restaurant, also open for lunch and dinner. Snacks are available throughout the day at the lobby bar.
The hotel is a 10-minute walk to the shops in the Dizengoff Center. Hacarmel Market, the city's largest open-air market, is also 10 minutes away on foot.
Double Occupancy, Superior Room: $1,380 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Superior Room: $2,095 USD
Abraham Hostel, Tel Aviv
The Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv is located in the beating heart of Tel Aviv surrounded by many of the city's hottest spots. With over 350 beds, the hostel hosts guests from around the world who enjoy its warm atmosphere, convenient location, friendly staff, daily events and tours, and extensive facilities. We look forward to welcoming you to Tel Aviv and extending the famous hospitality of Abraham, from Biblical times to your visit.
Abraham Hostel Tel Aviv is located in the Tel Aviv City-Centre district, 600 m from Independence Hall Museum and 700 m from Shenkin Street. This air-conditioned hostel has a terrace and views of the city. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.
All simply furnished rooms feature a refrigerator and a private bathroom with shower. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.
Double Occupancy, Double Room: $1,200 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Single Room: $1,835 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.
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.