OUTstanding Travel is excited to partner with Gays With Kids on this unique tour of Israel catered specifically to gay dads and your children.
We’re planning an 8-day whirlwind trip in which you’ll experience some of the best family-friendly sites and activities Israel has to offer. With kids in mind, we designed the schedule with flexibility to take whatever leisure time off your family may need.
Israel is home to many gay dad families, and so we’re going to connect you with local families throughout the trip. There is no better way to get to know Israel than from Israeli gay dads.
DAY 1: Sunday July 30 – TEL AVIV
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport your family will be greeted by one of our travel reps, who will assist you with your baggage and escort you to the transfer taking you to the hotel in Tel Aviv.
Meet the other gay dad families on our trip at a welcome dinner in Jaffa.
DAY 2: Monday July 31st – Old City Jerusalem:
Following an authentic and delicious Israeli breakfast we will depart Tel Aviv and drive to historical city of Jerusalem.
you’ll see history come to life during a walking tour of the beautiful Old City. Historical marvels and spiritual landmarks abound, including the Western Wall, the Tower of David and King David’s Tomb, the room of the Last Supper, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the Via Delarosa, the Arab market and more. There will be time to wander through the charming Armenian, Jewish and Christian quarters.
Before heading back to Tel Aviv we will visit the exciting Israel Museum.
The Israel Museum has an awesome children’s wing and numerous other exhibits to keep the kids fully engaged. And, dads, you should definitely plan to check out the museum’s highlight: the Dead Sea Scrolls!
DAY 3: Tuesday, August 1 – Tel Aviv
If the kids let you sleep in, start your morning at leisure, with a bountiful
breakfast and some time on the beach – splashing in the waves, building
sandcastles or playing Israeli "matkot" paddle game.
We shall set aside some time today to meet with local Israeli families to hearabout their life in Israel and make new friends “across the seas”. With the age of Facebook and Whatsapp, this is an opportunity to forge bonds that can continue well beyond the trip!
Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 4: Wednesday, August 2 – The Lowest Place on Earth!
Grab your swim gear and hop on the bus as we venture to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea, a finalist in the “Natural Wonders of the
We begin with a family trek to the Ein Gedi falls where, if we are lucky, we can see some of the local Ibex and Hyrax hanging out on the cliffs surrounding us. Time and water depth permitting, take a plunge into
the crystalline waters of the Ein Gedi fall!
Our next stop will be at the Dead Sea where we shall enjoy some
time in the water waving hello to our friends on shore as we float on the
buoyant waters…an experience like nothing else in the world! You have
three hours to experience the unique buoyant waters (no worries about sinking here!) and have lunch at Lot hotel.
Sun kissed and happy, we shall head over to Tel Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 5: Thursday, August 3 – An Adventure in the Carmel Region
After breakfast, we will leave Tel Aviv and travel north to visit the ancient city of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great and once the seat of Roman rule. View the excavated Roman Theater, and aqueduct once used for conveying water to the city. We will visit the Hologram room and have the opportunity to ask questions and hear answers from important and historical figures from Caesarea's past.
We will then arrive in Haifa and ascend Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the beautiful Bahai Gardens with its impressive Shrine and gorgeous world-famous gardens.
We will then head to the German Colony and have a stroll through this old neighborhood built in the mid 19th century by the Templers.
After than we will stop at a Druze village for some classic local Druze hospitality and learn about this great community that lives in Israel and serves in its army.
Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 6: Friday, August 4 – Tel Aviv…The City That Never Sleeps!
After breakfast we invite you to get caught up in the excitement at the Carmel Market with its traditional Friday shopping rush, and the adjacent Nahalat Binyamin Arts and Crafts Fair. We shall take some time to explore the White City of Tel Aviv, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while strolling along Rothschild Boulevard – a mix between a commercial center with major financial institutions, a cultural center with a theater and concert hall, and a culinary center with dozens of top restaurants. Our journey may even take us to visit the lovely Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1887, and home to some delicious ice cream in 2017! An ice cream stop along the way is always a must in this hot seaside city!
Explore the historical sites of Old City Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world; walk along the ancient cobbled streets along the Artist's Quarter, and stop for a bite at one of the local hummus joints.
Afterwards head on down to enjoy the beach and the glistening Mediterranean waters or take a dip in the pool; basically its time to relax.
As the the sun sets and the city slows down, we will enjoy a truly special Shabbat dinner with local gay families.
Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 7: Saturday August 5 – R&R Tel Aviv Style
Free day to enjoy and relax in Tel Aviv.
DAY 8: Sunday, August 6 – Departure Day
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 family trip to Israel.
Goodbye and Le’Hitraot (till we see you again)!
The below rate includes:
Assistance at the Airport upon arrival by OUTstanding Travel Rep
Private taxi transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to Tel Aviv
Departure private taxi transfer from Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport
7 overnights at the Leonardo Art Hotel in Tel Aviv on Bed & Breakfast Baiss
Welecome and Farewell dinner
4 days sightseeing as per program above with an English speaking tour guide
Our rate excludes:
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 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 total services
• Less than 7 days before arrival date: 100% from total services