Always wanted to visit Israel and it was over your budget? The below 7 day trip is the perfect way for you to enjoy Israel without breaking your Piggy Bank. Enjoy the beauty of Jerusalem, the gay vibe of Tel Aviv, and the magic of the world largest natural spa, the Dead Sea.* This suggested itinerary is available all year round and can be adjustable to any date desired.
DAY 1: Jerusalem:
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 your shared transfer to your hostel 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.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 2: Jerusalem:
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 historical marvels and spiritual landmarks such 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.
Overnight in Jerusalem
DAY 3: 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. Their deeds left behind a saga of courage, heroism, and martyrdom.
After a bit of shopping at the 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: Tel Aviv & Jaffa:
Join a Tel Aviv – Jaffa tour and discover the cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv, the White City on the sea. Although only a young city, Tel Aviv has forged a unique identity well worth experiencing and exploring.
The streets of Tel Aviv are full of both history and modern culture, architecture, art, restaurants and bars. We’ll begin the tour from the Clocktower in Jaffa
, and walk to the Neve Tzedek
neighborhood, the first Jewish community established outside of Jaffa which eventually became part of the city of Tel Aviv in the early 20th century. With a stunning range of architectural styles, every alleyway and street has something to offer, and many cafes, restaurants and bars fill the old Bauhaus style buildings which have survived the recent gentrification of the neighborhood.
Our guide will show us the sights both on and off the beaten track, as we visit the markets, alleys and boulevards which spread across the German Colony
, American Colony
and Noga neighborhood
. We’ll also see some modern street art
in the trendy Florentine
neighborhood, filled with students and artists.
Our tour will conclude at the Independence Hall
, the location of Israel’s 1947 declaration of Independence from the British Mandate, and now situated on the famous tree-lined Rothschild Boulevard
Overnight in Tel Aviv
DAY 5: Tel Aviv:
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 great 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: Tel Aviv:
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: Tel Aviv:
Following breakfast, check out from the hotel and shared 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)! :)
THE RATE INCLUDES:
•6 overnights at the below mentioned hostels 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
•Joint group tour of the old city of Jerusalem (Day 2)
•Joint group tour (Gay Friendly) to Masada and the Dead Sea (Pick up in Jerusalem, Drop off in Tel Aviv – Day 3)
•Joint group tour of Tel Aviv and Jaffa (Day 4)
•Entrance to a Gay party in Tel Aviv (Day 6)
•Private taxi transfer from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport (Day 7)
THE RATE EXCLUDES:
•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
•Any other item not mentioned above
It is our company policy to receive a 30% deposit upon booking, and full payment 4 weeks prior to arrival
•Up to 29 days prior to arrival date: 12% from the total services
•28 – 21 days before arrival date: 25% from the total services
•20 – 14 days before arrival date: 40% from the total services
•13 – 7 days before arrival date: 75% from the total services
•Less than 7 days before arrival date: 100% from the total Services