FAMILY TRIP ISRAEL & JORDAN
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Day1 : Jerusalem for 7 nights
Meet & greet private transfer from airport to hotel
2 connected junior suites Old City view, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel David Citadel*****
*Please note access to the Executive Lounge is for hotel guests staying in the Junior Suites over the age of 18.
The David Citadel Hotel overlooks the old city of Jerusalem. It features a large swimming pool, free gym, and a range of dining facilities; all with panoramic views. Free WiFi is provided in the entire building.
Guest rooms are modern and spacious. The bathrooms are large and feature both a bath and shower. You will also find an LCD TV, pillow menu, and black-out curtains.
At The David Citadel you have a modern spa and wellness center, plus a range of banqueting halls and business services. You can choose between Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, or a simple snack from the pool bar (open in summer).
The hotel is just opposite the Mammilla shopping area featuring a variety of shops, cafés and restaurants. The property is 20 minutes’ walk from the Western Wall and 901 m from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Ben Gurion Airport is 30 mi away.
Chef guided food tour of Mahane Yehudah market
Let a professional chef guide your tasting tour of the Mahane Yehudah market for a unique opportunity to learn about the culinary secrets and stories behind the shopkeepers and restaurateurs of this historic place. Hear first-hand about the changes the Shuk has undergone in the past few years, gather expert advice on buying fresh food at marketplaces and walk away with professional tips for your kitchen.
- Visit a local bakery to sample items baked on the premises and hear about bread doughs and traditional bread baking methods
- Stop at a specialty spice shop to taste their ‘stew of the day’
- Listen to fresh fruit and vegetable stalls explain the importance of visual design in displaying their produce
- Learn about different cuts of meat and gain insider tips on buying meats from a leading, local butcher
- Sample international cheeses from a well-reputed, local fromagerie and hear about how they’re made
- Visit some of the most well-known and historic restaurants of the Shuk
- Enjoy an array of local sweets for dessert
Walk to hotel to observe Shabbat
Day at leisure
Passover seder at Cantor Evan’s house
Full day private guided tour of Jerusalem
We’ll meet at Jaffa Gate, one of the city’s original gates from the Ottoman era. Once inside the city walls, we’ll be immersed in history, diverse architectural styles, and multicultural neighborhoods.
We will explore the Armenian Quarter which is one of the four sections within the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Armenian compound is enclosed by an inner wall within the Armenian Quarter and includes St. James, a convent, school, churches and residences. Along the walk from the Jaffa Gate past the Zion Gate and to the Jewish Quarter are many small shops displaying the beautiful hand-painted Armenian pottery which is made locally. Armenian ceramics can be seen adorning many parts of the Old City including the Dome of the Rock and neighborhood street signs.
In the Christian Quarter, we’ll visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus was crucified, buried, and resurrected. Continuing on through part of the route of the Via Dolorosa, we’ll retrace Jesus’ carrying of the cross following his condemnation by Pontius Pilate.
Security allowing, we may visit the Dome of the Rock, a 7th-century Islamic shrine at the Temple Mount. Of utmost significance for both Muslims and Jews, our local expert will delve further into the narrative behind one of the holiest spots in the world. We’ll then take some time to walk through the Arab Shuk, a winding market with a distinctly Arabian feel and characterful buzz. At a suitable point in our day, we’ll stop for a local lunch, using the time to talk about typical Israeli dishes or the intricacies behind hummus recipes.
Then we will discover the Ramparts Walk. It is a gem hidden from locals and tourists alike. Hard to find, the Ramparts Walk is one of the most rewarding activities in terms of history, beauty and a greater sense of the Old City as a whole.
Our day may also take us to tour lesser-known sites in the Jewish, Christian, Muslim or Armenian quarters, adding to our foundational knowledge of the Old City.
Full day private guided tour
Our day begins at Jaffa Gate and our route may take a number of different directions depending on group interests. We may start with a scenic lookout over the both Old and New Citycity from the David Citadel, a fitting point to set the scene for the day. Our route will take us to David’s Tomb in Mount Zion, the burial place of King David,a sacred location for visitors. Our private tour will continue on to the Jewish Quarter, entering through the Zion Gate, which is riddled with bullet holes from the War of Independence in 1948. We’ll discuss the important history of the gate, the site where Jewish residents were forced out by the Jordanians, and later where the IDF forces entered to reunite the Old City with West Jerusalem during the Six Day War. Once through the gate, we’ll visit some Sephardic Synagogues, stopping to discuss the centers of religious life in the Jewish Quarter over the centuries before walking through the ancient Cardo. As our day draws to an end, we will visit one of the most important locations for Jews: the Western Wall. We’ll discuss the significance of the site, including the stories of the Temple Mount. Depending on the interests of our group, we may choose to visit the Davidson Center (at own expense), which holds an extensive range of archaeological artifacts from the Second Temple to Early Islamic periods.
After walking in the footsteps of former Jewish pilgrims and rabbis, we will emerge from the day with a comprehensive understanding of Jewish history and heritage in Jerusalem. We will have gained appreciation and insights into the waves of immigration in and out of the city, the stories of well-known Jewish figures, and current and past events in the holiest of cities.
Then by car, we will reach
The Ancient Caves of Beit Guvrin
The ancient inhabitants dug caves in the limestone rock not only to quarry the chalk but also to use the caves as water cisterns, storage space,, dovecotes, tombs and to keep live stock. Highlights of the national park include the Sidonian Burial Caves, where the leading families of the Beit Guvrin Sidonian, Edumite and Greek communities were buried.
And then Latrun Tank Museum: the setting for Latrun is truly magnificent. Built by the British as a police fortress outpost that overlooks the surrounding terrain and controlling the main road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Tower of David Night Spectacular
The walls of the Citadel serve as a stage for a nightime show which is a celebration of sight and sound. Amidst the archaeological remains in the Citadel’s courtyard and to the sound of original music, the story of Jerusalem unfolds through giant breathtaking, virtual reality images.
The Night Spectacular uses trompe l’oeil technology – the stones of the walls and structures fade into the scenes and the screened images envelop the viewers and whisk them off to a one-of-a-kind multi-sensory experience.
Innovative techniques and a sophisticated computer system operate 20 projectors, 10 video players, 14 computers and 14 loudspeakers. All this in addition to some 10 kilometers of cable and two projection rooms.
Full day private guided tour to Masada and the Dead Sea
Another day, enjoy a private excursion to the Dead Sea. En route, visit Masada, a historic mountaintop fortress.
Its dramatic ascent can now be made by cable-car, but the drama and imagery that this site portrays is no less powerful than it ever was. (cable car tickets included)
Visit a beach on the Dead Sea and, if desired, relax in the salt and mineral-laden water, famous for its buoyancy and therapeutic qualities.
Private driver at disposal
The Squadron is in the Cinema City in Glilot. It is built as a copy of a F16 fighter jet squadron, including briefing rooms, 10 flight simulators, locker rooms and more.
The flight simulator is a machine that simulates a real F16 fighter jet. The Squadron’s simulators are the most advanced of their type in the world. They will enable you to have the closest possible experience to real-life flying by contacting Ground Control and other pilots in the air around you. You will also collect data in real-time which will allow a full understanding of the flight. At the end of the flight you will take part in a full debriefing, led by our staff.
You must be 12 or older
SQUADRON EXPERIENCE – FLIGHT SIMULATOR
4 Hour Jeep Tour in the Judean Desert
This will include two to four hours of exhilarating steep ascents and descents through the Judean Desert, with panoramic views of the Dead Sea, Jordan, and the Jerusalem mountains. Experience the beauty of the desert wilderness and the spectacular desert landscapes. We will see the nomadic life of the Bedouins, desert birds and animals, and hear about the history, geology, flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem.
Hummus restaurant in the Judean Mountains (lunch to be paid locally)
Caliber 3 Adventure Training
IDF Shooting Adventure
The IDF Shooting Adventure is an exciting one-of-a-kind program that puts you, your family and friends in the boots of a combat soldier for 2 hours through live demonstrations, training, shooting, and learning about the most moral army in the world, the soul of Israel.
Adults and children train side-by-side making this a fun activity for the whole family.
Day 8: Tel Aviv for 3 nights
Private transfer to Tel Aviv
Make a stop at the Ayalon Institute which was a secret ammunition factory disguised as part of a kibbutz to fool the British back in the 1940s. Jewish people used the factory in their efforts to fight for the independent state of Israel.
Private guided tour of Tel Aviv
Despite Tel Aviv being a modern city, you can still explore the Bauhaus architecture on Rothschild Boulevard and the surrounding area which was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the boulevard is Independence hall where the State of Israel was declared. In the South of the city we will tour Jaffa with your person guide, which is full of biblical history as the place where Jonah and the Whale took place, and the ancient port of the holy land. Also visit the the Palmach Museum.
Our Tel Aviv Tour takes you inside the city’s street art and graffiti scene, which serves as a unique expression of the city’s geographical location, cultural peculiarities, political movements, and artistic sub-cultures. Tel Aviv’s street art tells a story, a multitude of stories, written on the city’s walls and it often takes an expert to decipher these urban tales.
2 premium plus rooms sea view breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Setai*****
Boasting am infinity rooftop pool with full city views and a hamam spa, The Setai Tel Aviv offers accommodations in Tel Aviv, 601 m from the Hatachana Compound. Guests can enjoy the fitness center at this hotel set 100 m from the Mediterranean Sea.
All guest rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning and a private bathroom.
A buffet breakfast can be enjoyed in the breakfast area.
The Setai Tel Aviv is set in a historic Ottoman building, and has a business center. Languages spoken at the reception include English and French.
Nachalat Benyamin Crafts Fair is 1.2 mi from the accommodations, while Shenkin Street is 1.4 mi away. The nearest airport is Ben Gurion Airport, 7.5 mi from The Setai Tel Aviv.
Day at leisure beach time weather permitting
Full day private guided tour to Caesarea, Akko and Haifa
Explore the historic cities and remarkable scenery of Israel’s Mediterranean coastline on a full-day, private tour from Tel Aviv to Caesarea, the Carmel Mountains, Haifa and Akko.
Walk through an ancient port and Roman ruins or take in the views from the Muhkraka on Mount Carmel.
Sample local vintages in the wineries of Zichron Yaakov, then take in the city of Dor and Haifa’s renowned Bahá’í gardens before returning to Tel Aviv.
Go to Kfar Kedem
Located at Hoshaya, a Jewish community near Nazareth and Zippori (Sepphoris), Kfar Kedem involves visitors in recreating ancient day-to-day life in the Lower Galilee. Dressed in biblical garb, you’ll ride the rolling hills on a donkey, thresh grain and bake pita bread, milk goats and make cheese, spin wool, press oil from olives and juice from grapes.
The experience ends with a rustic kosher meal inside a typical shepherd’s tent.
Day 11: Galilee for 2 nights
Private driver guide at disposal for transfer and touring on the way
Taking a walk through Safed, the northern city which is a major point of interest for many visitors to Israel who journey to the town to enjoy the cobbled stone alleys, the art, the historical sites and the mystical atmosphere of this ancient city. Jewish settlement in Tzfat dates back to the Temple period but Safed – pronounced “Tz-fat” in Hebrew – achieved fame and a reputation as the “City of Kabbalah” during the 16th century when the rabbis, Kabbalistic scholars and other Jews who were fleeing from the Spanish Inquisition made their home in the mountaintop town.
See the glass blower at work
ATV ride Naftali Ridge overlooking Hula Valley
1 villa with private pool + 1 villa with hot tub, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Setai Sea of Galilee****
Set 3.7 mi from En Gev, Setai Sea Of Galilee features free WiFi access and free private parking. The hotel has an infinity pool and spa center, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.
Each room is equipped with a Smart TV and a coffee machine in the room. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes, free toiletries and a hairdryer.
Private driver guide at disposal for the day
Enjoy a private tour to the Golan to explore the gems in this lush region. As you ascend past Hamat Gader you will stop at the Shalom Observatory to take in some panoramic views of the area and gain a sense of its vulnerabilities. Continue on to Katzrin, the capital city of the region, where you will discover an excavated city from the Talmudic period
IDF training shoot guns
De Karina Chocolate factory tour and workshop
Chocolatier Karina Chepelinski, the third generation to a family of chocolatiers from Argentina, immigrated to Israel with a vision of continuing her family’s 100 year old tradition of creating handmade premium chocolate.
The chocolate workshop for children and adults in De Karina is a sweet and playful experience in which each participant experiences gourmet chocolate.
In each position there are molds ready for filling, a selection of melted chocolate in flavors, syrups in unique flavors, and a variety of tasty and sweet additions to complete the work.
In a personal setting, you get quality raw materials, tasty fillings, colorful additions and everything you need to experience, photograph, taste, design and create gourmet chocolate products yourself.
You will receive the products you created after cooling, packaged personally so that can enjoy them even after the workshop is over. The workshop includes a tour of the factory.
Day 13: Eilat for 1 night
Private transfer to Eilat
2 terrace rooms with outdoor Hot Tub, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Dan Panorama****
This property is 4 minutes walk from the beach. Set in Eilat’s North Beach area, the Dan Panorama overlooks the lagoon. It features an outdoor pool and wellness centre. Rooms come with cable TV and a balcony. Free Wi-Fi and parking are provided.
A generous Israeli buffet breakfast is served daily in the Dolphin dining room, and includes homemade bread, fresh fruit and eggs prepared to order. Baby food is available as well, upon previous request.
All air-conditioned rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, and many offer lagoon views. Some rooms include free access to the exclusive Club Lounge, where snacks and refreshments are served.
Transfer to Jordan
Meet & assist upon crossing Arava border from Israel to Jordan & from Jordan to Israel
Jeep tour at Wadi Rum
The first thing you will see is the Khazneh, which was believed to hold countless treasures. You will also see other monuments such as The Monastery and the Altar of Sacrifice. In the afternoon you will move towards Wadi Rum, called the valley of moon, where the movie Lawrence of Arabia was filmed and lately The Martian.
Family suite 2 bedroom tent, breakfast & dinner included at Sun City Camp
With an à la carte and buffet restaurant, Sun City Camp is located in Wadi Rum. It features a coffee shop and a 24-hour front desk.
Tents include a dining area and a private entrance. The bathroom is fitted with a bathtub or a shower.
Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including horse riding and hiking. There is evening entertainment.
Camel Ride at sunset
Camel riding is a traditional way of transportation for Bedouins since early days and a symbol of the Arabian heritage. A camel ride by a beach resort or in any other place is nothing but a fun short ride but a camel ride in Wadi Rum takes you back in time to an era of history where the traders, filled with dreams of prosperity, rode their camels for days and days through these mountains and deserts. In Wadi Rum, you will ride that path and experience the miraculous journey where humans and nature carved their paths on this desert habitat.
Day 15: Petra for 2 nights
Private transfer to Petra
All entrance fees
Private Tour of Petra
Experience a guided tour of the ‘lost city of Petra’ and comprehensively explore the city, one of the Seven Wonders of the World including the Siq, Obelisk Tomb, Calligraphy, Treasury, Jabal Madbach (sacrificial palace), Tombs, Theater, Mountaintop Tombs
2 superior connected rooms, breakfast & dinners included at Hotel Movenpick*****
Featuring free Wi-Fi, the 5-star Movenpick Resort Petra is located directly at the entrance to the ancient city of Petra. The hotel’s rooftop garden terrace offers views of the hills.
The spacious rooms feature white linen and bright windows. Each has a work desk and is equipped with air conditioning and satellite TV.
The Al Saraya all-day-dining restaurant and Mediterranean Al Iwan restaurant offer a large selection of dishes. The Al Maqa’ad Bar features carved wooden screens, while the Al Ghadeer roof Garden features views over Petra’s hills. Guest can also enjoy desserts in The Al Baraka Tea Room or get a takeaway from the Caravan Stop Shop.
Guests can relax in the outdoor swimming pool or enjoy a cocktail in the hotel’s stately lobby. There is also fitness center and game room.
Petra by night show
Complete your Petra experience with a visit of Petra Night Show, this event is a magical way to see part of the rock city by candlelight and explore the old city, which has become a world wonder, incomparable experience starts by walking the entire Siq to the Treasury, lit with over 1,500 candles to bring the major attraction due to the spectacular view it has.
Day at leisure
Border tax & exit tax
Morning at leisure in Petra,
transfer to Arava crossing point, after crossing the border our rep will meet you & transfer you to Eilat airport for your
Domestic flight back to Tel Aviv included
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