perfect for new and returning visitors


October 11-24, 2018

More than a tour, this is an adventure for travelers who want to experience Israel a little off the beaten path. Whether you are a first time visitor or not, get ready to tour Israel with other women and have an experience like no other!

The focus of the tour is women. See Israel from a woman’s point of view. Meet and interact with women in Israel from varied walks of life. This trip is secular and non-denominational. We will be active 7 days a week filling our time with rich experiences.



The tour of Israel and Petra was beyond words…it was fabulous!   I not only enjoyed the variety of activities but also enjoyed meeting the variety of people on the trip.  It will be the trip of a life time!  Sharon A., Toronto, RTT 2015

I only wish I could do the the trip all over again.

Eva B. Toronto 2017

I doubt if one could possibly find a better experience than what Paula planned for us in Israel.  The variety of cultures and people we met and questioned, the history, geography and great group to travel with and the consistently outstanding food and unique restaurants and hotels were fascinating… the freshest and most meaningful tour that I have ever been on.

Laura B, Toronto 2012

I absolutely loved the tour.  In fact, I have been telling everyone that it was the best tour I have been on and I travel a lot and have done many tours.

Paula H, Australia 2014


 Toronto's Pearson International Airport Terminal # 3 at the Air Canada check in counter and check your luggage to Tel Aviv.  If you have a connecting flight, we will meet at the departure gate.         














DAY 02

 12:50  PM   Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport. Once you have cleared Customs and Immigration procedures you will be met by your guide, who will join you for the transfer from the airport to our spectacular art hotel and spa. Once you have checked in, let’s tour the art collection of the hotel. Return to your room with a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea to relax or go for a swim before dinner. Dinner in the hotel restaurant. Overnight: Zichron Ya'acov, Elma Art Complex Luxury Hotel.       














DAY 03

Following a large, leisurely Israeli breakfast at the hotel, we will head to the artist colony of Ein Hod and visit some artists' studios.  Lunch will be at a family run dairy and cafe in a lovely village. Return to the hotel.  This  hotel has a concert hall so we are hoping to attend a concert this evening. Dinner at the hotel.  Overnight: Elma Arts Centre            













DAY 04

After breakfast and check out, we are off to Zippori National Park, home to beautiful mosaics from the first century.  Lunch en route in the hills of Galilee.   Visit biblical sites around the Sea of Galilee.  One of the many highlights of our tour will be a visit to Hula Valley Bird Sanctuary.  We'll time our arrival for just before sunset when tens of thousands of migratory birds return for the night.  Dinner at the hotel. Overnight: Safed, Ruth Rimonim Hotel     














DAY 05

 After breakfast we head to the Upper Galilee. Cooking experience for lunch.  Wine tasting at a beautiful winery.  Return to Safed and meet a speaker, have some time to explore. Dinner in hotel. Overnight: Safed, Ruth Rimonim Hotel.













DAY 06

Check out this morning.  Travel by way of Tiberias and Sea of Galilee to Nazareth.  Visit holy sites, the bustling market and visit a women's empowerment programme.  Lunch in Nazareth.  Continue on to Tel Aviv. Happy Hour at hotel.  Dinner on own. Overnight: Tel Aviv, Shalom & Relax Hotel

DAY 07

Visit Eretz Israel Museum Tel Aviv, history and culture of Israel, exciting temporary exhibits, glass pavilion, ceramics and more.  Palmach Museum   Explore flea market or wander down to the beach for a swim.  Hopefully, we'll enjoy a concert tonight.  Overnight: Tel Aviv, Shalom & Relax Hotel

DAY 08

Depart Tel Aviv for the south.  We'll tour the town of Sderot and have lunch with some young people who have chosen it as home.  Travel to Mitzpe Ramon a town in the Negev Desert. Night star viewing. Overnight: Mitzpe Ramon, Ramon Inn  




DAY 09

We'll get a jump-start the day with a jeep tour of the Ramon Crater led by an experienced, local guide. Actually, it's an erosion crater created 220 million years ago with beautiful vistas and a unique habitat for wildlife.  Lunch in a local restaurant. Return to hotel in preparation for Shabbat dinner together. Overnight: Mitzpe Ramon, Ramon Hotel   

DAY 10

Depart Mitzpe Ramon to for Jerusalem.  We can't pass the Dead Sea, a salt lake 430 m. below sea level, and not stop for a float .  There's a new boardwalk along the Dead Sea also.  Up we go to Jerusalem.  We'll have dinner together. Our hotel is new, centrally located and has an indoor swimming pool.  Overnight: Jerusalem, Herbert Samuel Hotel      

DAY 11

After breakfast in the hotel's rooftop restaurant with panoramic views we head out to explore the city.  We'll wander through Machane Yehuda, the famous market, and sample tasty treats, visit the Museum on the Seam and visit a women's centre.   Overnight: Jerusalem, Herbert Samuel Hotel     

DAY 12

Participate in an archaeological dig at Beit Guvrin National Park and visit Maresha caves. Lunch in a town known for the best humus in Israel. Return to the Jerusalem to relax or explore. Overnight: Jerusalem, Herbert Samuel Hotel      

DAY 13

And now, the old city of Jerusalem:  the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulcre, Via Dolorosa,  the bustling market.  There will be some time to explore on your own this day.  We will visit Yad Vashem the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Israel Museum,     Farewell dinner.  Overnight Herbert Samuel Hotel. Transfer to airport for flight home the next morning.

DAY 14

Shalom ISRAEL.  Hello CANADA          


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