Come feel the Gay Vibe of Tel Aviv at our annual Gay Pride Week.
From the golden beaches of Tel Aviv to the Old City of Jerusalem, and from the ancient fortress of Masada to the spectacular Sea of Galilee, Israel is a country of incredible contrasts. The country with the "WOW" factor, and a destination on everyone's must-visit bucket list.
Join gay tourists from all over the world for an amazing group journey this coming June. Enjoy Tel Aviv Pride week and explore all the highlights of this incredible country. Fun, Sun, History & Tel Aviv Gay Pride 2018 – Israel has it all! Join us for an unforgetabble time.
Get ready for the one of the hottest gay Pride events in Europe – Tel Aviv Pride 2018 on the beginning of June. It is a well known fact that Tel Aviv has become one of the main gay metropolitans of the world. Tel Aviv Pride keeps getting bigger and better every year. City officials who support the organisation of the event are expecting more than 100,000 people to take part. 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 exciting tours & 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.
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.
Our planned group trip gather gay tourists from all around the globe for one unforgettable experience. 8 nights, 9 days, 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!
Day 1 - Sunday, June 3, 2018
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 the comfort of your private transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem.
Attend a superb evening Welcome Dinner at one of Jerusalem's delicious restaurants.
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 will stay overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 2 - Monday, June 4, 2018
Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem
After a breakfast at the hotel, we drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem and a visit to the City of David, birthplace of Jerusalem. We shall pass through the underground tunnels through which Jerusalem was conquered and residents could slip out of the city, and experience the hidden spring where kings were crowned. Next, we walk in illuminated darkness through the waters of Hezekiah’s Tunnel, where water has flowed since the time of the prophets and join the mysterious, magical journey between ancient shafts, walls and fortresses at the City of David.
On 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. Our route will lead us 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 as we join pilgrims from around the world, venerating the Tomb of Jesus Christ.
Then, we’ll head back to the hotel, where we’ve freed up the night so that you may explore Jerusalem for yourself, with its quirks and charms, before your overnight stay.
Day 3 - Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Jerusalem & the Dead Sea
After breakfast we tour the new city of Jerusalem: A drive by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, the Supreme Court and Mount Herzl.
Visit Yad Vashem, the world’s premiere Holocaust remembrance and education center, located on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem.
Continue on to the Israel Museum, ranked among the world’s top art and archeological museums: an experience for all the senses, and for all interests – from contemporary art, to folk art and archeology to sculpture and music. See the Model of Jerusalem as it was 2,000 years ago, as well as the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed.
Depart Jerusalem via the Judean Hills and visit Genesis Land, where you will experience life as it was in biblical times. Visitors to Genesis Land are greeted by Eliezer, Abraham's manservant, and by a train of camels which we will ride down to Abraham's tent of legendary hospitality.
Continue to the lowest point on earth and check in at your hotel at the Dead Sea.
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, before having a dinner together at the Hotel, before retiring overnight at the Dead Sea.
Day 4 - Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Masada & the Galilee
We have an early morning wake up to hike in the cool darkness to the very top of the ancient mountain fortress of Masada, which 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.
On the top of Masada we will watch the day begin with a spectacular sunrise over the Moab Mountains and the Judean Desert. At the top of the mountain, discover the history of one the greatest Jewish symbols of hope and pride. You will descend the mountain fortress by cable car, before enjoying a breakfast back at the hotel resort, with free time at the Dead Sea to enjoy the SPA and the private beach. Then we depart the Dead Sea Resort and drive to the Galilee in Northern Israel, where we shall visit Arbel Cliff and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights.
After the spectacular views Check in at your hotel at the Sea of Galilee for Sun and fun at a private beach, before having a group dinner at the Hotel, with an overnight stay at Gai Beach Hotel in Tiberias.
Day 5 - Thursday, June 7, 2018
Golan / Nazareth / Tel Aviv
Thursday begins with breakfast at the hotel and a morning swim in the Sea of Galilee before a scenic Drive to the Golan Heights. Enjoy a jeep tour that will take you into the depths of the beautiful and fascinating landscape of the Golan Heights, Israel’s northern-most region. We will go into the heart of the hills and valleys that characterize this incredible region, with its beautiful nature, wildlife, history, and modern-day activities. Driving along dirt tracks, passing through streams, through orchards and groves, small villages, and extinct volcanic landforms.
Later, we depart the Golan Heights and continue to Nazareth which according to the New Testament was the childhood home of Jesus. You’ll visit the Church of St Joseph which houses the Basilica of the Annunciation, an impressive site where the angel Gabriel informed Mary she would give birth to Jesus. Nazareth is the largest Arab city in Israel, with a distinct Middle Eastern flavor. Check out the charming local markets located in the winding cobbled streets of the Old City, as you explore the city.
Continue to 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.
Start your Tel Aviv Pride weekend with Eliad Cohen's PAPA Night Party at Reading 3 - Tel Aviv Port (entry included).
Comfortable sleeping arrangements at a hotel will be made in Tel Aviv.
Day 6 - Friday, June 8, 2018
Tel Aviv Pride Parade
After a refueling breakfast at the hotel, the big day has arrived! Experience the full magnitude of the world renowned Tel Aviv Pride Parade. It’s amazing! It’s colorful! It’s 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 FFF Main Pride Event at one of Tel Aviv's hottest clubs (TBA). Spend the rest of the night partying your heart out, loud and proud in Tel Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Day 7 - Saturday, June 9, 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel
A day to relax and recover, and make the most of your stay in Tel Aviv. 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 FFF Mega Pride closing party with DJ Offer Nissim… we assure you won’t be disappointed.
Day 8 - Sunday, June 10, 2018
The Western Galilee
• Breakfast at the hotel.
Following breakfast we will explore Israel’s Northern Coastline: Caesarea & Haifa. Israel’s Mediterranean Coast has been ruled by various empires throughout history, creating a fascinating mosaic of historic sites.
Our tour begins with a ride along the beautiful coastal highway to the ancient port of Caesarea, once an important and strategic part of the Roman Empire, today housing an impressive array of archaeological sites. Delve into history with a state of the art presentation explaining the city’s colorful past. Explore lost treasures in the underwater antiquities park, go back in time with a walk inside the hippodrome and scale the impressive amphitheater, once a 15,000 seat open air auditorium which today remains largely intact and is still used for concerts and events.
From here, the beautiful city of Haifa awaits. Located on the slopes of Mount Carmel, Israel’s third largest city is home to both Jews and Arabs, and is a melting pot of cultures and ideas. You’ll have the chance to appreciate the beauty of Haifa with a visit to the Hanging Baha’i’ Gardens – a world heritage site which is home to the Baha’i faith.
Our third and last stop on this day of touring will be Zikhron Yaakov, known for its boutique wineries. Visit one of the local wineries and taste some of Israel’s finest wines.
We will drive back to Tel Aviv and enjoy a farewell dinner after the amazing 8 days in Israel, spending a last night in Tel Aviv.
Day 9 - Monday, June 11, 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.
Goodbye and Shalom!
• 2 nights - Harmony Hotel in Jerusalem (Standard Room)
• 1 night - Isrotel Ganim Hotel at the Dead Sea (Standard Room)
• 1 night - Kibbutz Hotel Nof Ginosar in the Galilee (Deluxe Room)
• 4 nights - Leonardo Art Hotel in Tel Aviv (Standard Room)
Double Occupancy: $2,870 USD per person
Single Occupancy: $3,745 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.
Isrotel Ganim Hotel, Dead Sea
Isrotel Ganim Hotel is set on the shores of the Dead Sea, in Ein Bokek's tourist area, a 2-minute walk from the beach. It offers spa treatments and 2 indoor swimming pools with sea water. Parking and WiFi are free.
Isrotel Ganim Hotel Dead Sea's spa is complete with 2 hot tubs, a dry sauna, and sensory showers. An outdoor fresh-water swimming pool and a children's pool are also available.
All rooms are air-conditioned and offer a private bathroom with bath and shower. Breakfast is a generous buffet.
It takes approximately one hour and a half to drive to Jerusalem, and 30 minutes to the city of Arad.
Kibbutz Hotel Nof Ginosar, Galilee
The peaceful Nof Ginosar Hotel is located on the shores of the Sea of Galliee, 10 minutes' drive from Tiberias. It offers comfortable rooms overlooking the lake, gardens or mountains.
With a great location at the foot of Mount Arbel, the Nof Ginosar Kibbutz Hotel offers the ideal base for exploring Upper Galilee, Jordan Valley and Golan Heights. You can relax and swim at the private beach, or have fun at the tennis and basketball courts.
The Nof Ginosar's 161 guestrooms are heated and air-conditioned. Each includes a cable TV, fridge in the coffee corner, and lounge area.
Enjoy a full Israeli breakfast and a la carte or buffet dining at the Nof Ginosar's Kosher restaurant. The restaurant has beautiful sea views.
Leonardo Art Hotel by the Beach, Tel Aviv
Leonardo Art by the Beach features a rooftop pool, sun terrace and bar offering stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the marina. It is set on the seaside promenade and offers free WiFi.
All rooms at the Leonardo Art by the Beach are air conditioned and non smoking. With elegant parquet floors and a modern décor, each comes with a satellite TV and a fridge.
The hotel offers a range of buffet-style meals. Seasonal ingredients are used in a wide range of local dishes and Mediterranean delights.
Offering direct access to Tel Aviv's beach, the hotel is within walking distance to business centres, leisure facilities and cultural centres.
Leonardo Art is full of artwork from the Dubi Shiff Art Collection, made by well known Israeli and international artists. Guests can enjoy the exhibition independently or as part of a guided tour.
• 2 nights - Herbert Samuel Hotel in Jerusalem (Superior Room)
• 1 night - Herods Hotel at the Dead Sea (Executive Room)
• 1 night - Kibbutz Hotel Nof Ginosar in the Galilee (Grand Deluxe Room)
• 4 nights - Carlton Hotel in Tel Aviv (Premium Room)
Double Occupancy: $3,400 USD per person
Single Occupancy: $4,730 USD
Herbert Samuel Hotel, Jerusalem
The Herbert Samuel Jerusalem, part of the Royal Orchid Hotel family, is located in the heart of Jerusalem, one of the most unique cities in the world. Guest rooms at the Herbert Samuel allow travelers to experience the authentic and quintessential nature of our vibrant city from its center, while a spa, fitness center, and indoor pool invite our guests to relax and unwind. Our signature chef restaurant, Herbert Samuel, offers a modern interpretation of traditional cuisine, showcasing the highest quality local ingredients and with a breathtaking view of the city. The Herbert Samuel invites you to discover the dynamic cultural and historical city of Jerusalem and enjoy the lively pace of city life from just outside our doorstep.
With 137 well- appointed guestrooms and suites, the Herbert Samuel Jerusalem offers its guests an unparalled luxury experience. Our oversized accommodations are inspired by local design traditions and include natural Jerusalem stone elements, high quality furnishings, and premium bedding. Many rooms also feature floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing for an abundance of natural light. Relax and unwind with pampering amenities such as reading nooks, flat-screen televisions, rainhead showers, and Nespresso coffee machines in all of our guestrooms. For your convenience, each room is also equipped with a full working desk, complimentary WiFi, and free international calls.
Herods Hotel - A Premium Collection by Leonardo, Dead Sea
Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Herods Dead Sea – A Premium Collection by Leonardo Hotels.
Offering a free spa and free WiFi throughout, Herods Dead Sea is on the Dead Sea Beach, across the Edom Mountains. Indoor and sulfur pools, Turkish bath and hot tub are featured in the spa area.
At the Herolds Dead Sea, all rooms and public grounds boast panoramic views of the sea and pool. AC, cable TV, minibar and a tea/coffee maker are standard room equipment.
The hotel also includes a quiet intimate lobby, elegant business lounge, dairy restaurant and a dining room with show cooking.
Hotel's wellness facilities include sun beds, a fitness area and a variety of personal treatments. Tennis and basketball courts are available on site.
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.
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.
Galilee & Golan Heights
Flowers, greenery, and waterfalls abound in this region, creating an unparalleled paradise-like experience
There's intense beauty in Israel's northern region, the Galilee and the Golan Heights. Its lush green scenery, picturesque hills and cliffs, and the sparkling coolness of the Sea of Galilee make it the ideal place to hike or camp. The Golan Heights is definitely among the most fertile and picturesque locations in Israel. Flowers, greenery, and waterfalls abound in this region, creating an unparalleled paradise-like experience. The fertile ground has produced exquisite wineries which can be toured, and the wines can be tasted. Taking a boat out to the clear water offers a romantic and intimate moment with friends and loved ones and to absorb the sun and crisp sea wind.
In addition to its physical beauty, it is rich with historical significance. The landscape is dotted with locations where Jesus is said to have travelled, and sites dedicated to the lives of the early Rabbinic Sages who inhabited the area can also be found. No visit to the area is complete without a tour of the city of Tiberias where Nadav was born and his father served as Mayor. Some of our favorite spots in this ancient city are the hot springs, seaside promenade, and archaeological sites which transport you to Roman rule. Safed, another central city on our itinerary, is also a favorite of Madonna's (or Esther, her Kabbalistic name); she never neglects it on her frequent visits to Israel. It is known as a hub of Kabbalah activity and study which attracts followers from around the world. A city full of winding stone alleyways and mystical prayer sites that leave you feeling inspired whether you are a believer or not. The Artists' Colony is also a necessary attraction, religious and secular art, modern and vintage, crafts and fine arts. A wide sampling of creative activity which guests can engage in and immerse themselves in. Nearby Nazareth, the city traditionally believed to be Jesus's childhood home and one of the most important cities for Christians, is now a bustling metropolis. Excavations have uncovered prehistoric remains which reveal the important history of the city and the surrounding 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.
Watching the sun set against its stone walls
An ancient port city on the coast of the Mediterranean, Caesarea boasts the magnificence of the remains of Roman constructions such as a large amphitheater and even a large palace complete with exquisite mosaic floors. Guests will enjoy walking along the promenade which is spotted with cafes and shops, and watching the sun set against its stone walls. The museum offers a compelling collection of South American art, including a number of Salvador Dali originals.
In the summer, Caesarea hosts a jazz festival which draws an eclectic crowd eager to hear well-known Israeli artists. Few have the intimate knowledge of the city that enables a full exploration of its wonders as we do.
The old German colony established by the Templars
Haifa, just an hour away from Tel Aviv, is Israel's third largest city and one of its most attractive. Situated between the alluring Mediterranean Sea and Carmel mountain, the city's landscape provides the observer with a rich variety of succulent sights.
In a regal spot at the summit of a green hill is the Bahai Temple which functions as the center of the Bahai faith. This magnificent structure, complete with a spectacular golden dome and an intricate eight window design, is the interment spot for one of the founders of the religion. On the hills leading up to the Temple are the stunningly designed renowned garden terraces with its flowing staircases, flowing streams of clear water, and brightly colored flora and fauna.
In the street below is the old German colony established by the Templars. The homes and establishments of these affluent settlers have been preserved along with their stone paths and other trappings from the period. Beautiful cafes, restaurants, and boutique bed and breakfasts have also sprung up on this street, often utilizing the original constructions.
A romantic walk at sunset in this area gives the sensation of being transported to a more peaceful and serene time. The Museum of Art has a wealth of pieces which exhibit international artists. However, the strength of the museum lies in its emphasis on Israeli artists, giving the visitor an opportunity to be enthralled by the originality and creativity of local pieces.
• Greet & assist at Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival
• Arrival and departure transfer from/to Ben Gurion Airport
• Porterage service at hotels
• 8 overnights at the mentioned hotels
• 5 days sightseeing as per your program with English speaking tour guide
• Luxury air-conditioned vehicle
• Meal arrangements: Bed and Breakfast at the Hotels, including full Israeli buffet breakfast at hotels daily, 4 Dinners as mentioned below:
- Welcome Dinner in Jerusalem
- Dinner at the Hotel at the Dead Sea
- Dinner at the Hotel in Tiberias
- Farewell Dinner in Tel Aviv/Jaffa
• Entrance fees as per program: City of David, Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum, Israel Museum, Camel ride and hospitality at Genesis Land, Masada National Park (include 1 way Cable Car), Mt. Arbel National Park, Jeep Tour on the Golan, Caesarea National Park, Wine tasting in the Carmel.
• Entrance to 3 Gay Parties on Pride weekend
• Flights from/to Tel Aviv
• Visa expenses
• Expenses of a personal nature
• Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned
• Spa Treatments at the Dead Sea
• Tips to driver, guide and restaurant staff
• Any other item not mentioned above