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:
DAY 1: Sunday - 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.
You shall stay overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 2: Monday - Jerusalem:
Starting from Jaffa Gate of the Old City, we’ll step back into time and walk through the different Quarters of the Old City. Taking in the indescribable energy that every corner presents, we’ll visit the sites most holy to all three religions. To Jews, King David’s Tomb and the Western (Wailing) Wall, the last remains of the Jewish Temple which stood here thousands of year ago. To Muslims, the site where the Prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven, the Dome of the Rock, as well as the beautiful Al Aqsa Mosque. And to Christians, the Via Dolorosa, along which Christ walked with his own cross to his crucifixion, and the room of the Last Supper, as well as venturing inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre! Biblical stories will be put into context as you stand in the place where they took place whilst learning about the 5 Pillars of Islam, the foundation of the Jewish nation, and the discovery of the True Cross, to name a few.
This is an amazing way to experience the rich history of Jerusalem, a tour packed with amazing sites, stories, and spectacles that will bring a new meaning to almost every page in Biblical history. Leave political opinions and preconceptions behind as you begin this truly inspiring and revealing tour of an extraordinary city.
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. 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: Wednesday - 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 exploringץ
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 and graffiti 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.
Later, put on your dancing shoes and get ready to party at "Dreck", a very popular gay party (free entry).
Overnight in Tel Aviv
DAY 5: Thursday - 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: Friday - 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: Saturday - 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
Shared transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem (waiting time up to 1 hour)
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)
Shared 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 Payment:
It is our company policy to receive a 30% deposit upon booking, and full payment 4 weeks prior to arrival.Cancellation Policy:
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