ISRAEL TOUR for WOMEN

perfect for new and returning visitors

EXPERIENCE ISRAEL & PETRA

March 26 – April 9, 2019

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.

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ITINERARY DAY 01

 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

06:30  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 beautiful hotel. We will visit Old Jaffa and the Flea Market. After lunch well'll have a tour of modern Tel Aviv and discover the White City, recognized as a World Heritage Site. Dinner in the hotel restaurant. Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv .       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 03

Following a large, leisurely Israeli breakfast at the hotel, we are off to visit the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Lunch in the Sarona Market. Visit a programme for women's empowerment. Later, we'll gather in the lobby to meet our speaker. We'll walk along the promenade to Jaffa for dinner with a view of the sea. Dinner at the hotel.  Overnight:Tel Aviv            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 04

After breakfast, visit Carmel Market and Nahalat Binyamin, an outdoor craft market. Relax in hotel. Gather to meet a speaker before dinner.   Dinner in Neve Tzedek, a beautiful , revitalized neighbourhood near the hotel. Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 05

 After breakfast we check out and travel north to visit the ancient city of Caesarea built under Herod the Great. visit the Ralli Museum of Art. Next is lunch and a wine tasting tour in a boutique winery. We'll visit Nazareth and some of the beautiful churches.   Before we head north towards the port city of Haifa we'll visit a women's empowerment project in Kfar Kana. Dinner in the German Colony, the neighbourhood settled by Templars. Overnight in the Colony Hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 06

Check out this morning and visit the Baha'i Temple, a World Heritage Site. Have a tour and enjoy the view and the inner gardens. Leaving Haifa, we travel to the Galilee for a cooking workshop. After feasting on the fruits of our labour, we head to the ancient city of Tzfat (Safed) for a tour and some free time to explore. Overnight: Upper Galilee, Kibbutz HaGoshrim Hotel

DAY 07

Start the day at Banyias National Park at the foot of Mt. Hermon where we will walk to see the waterfall. Moving on, we come to Tel Dan another National Park. We stop for lunch in the Druze town of Majdal Shams. Visit the Mt. of Beatitudes and Capernaum, a 2000 year old site. Return to the hotel for the balance of the afternoon free to relax or swim in the Olympic-sized indoor pool. Overnight:Kibbutz HaGoshrim

DAY 08

Depart the Upper Galilee and start heading south to the historic Beit She'an Archaeological National Park. We'll enjoy a special, homemade Ethiopian lunch at an Ethiopian Women's Centre. Afterwards we are on our way to the Holy City of Jerusalem pausing at historic Mt. Scopus. From here we proceed to our hotel for check in. (our hotel has a Happy Hour!) Dinner at a lovely bistro, enriched by an interesting speaker.
Overnight: Arthur Hotel, Jerusalem  

 

 

 

DAY 09

Visit to the Old city of Jerusalem. We'll visit the Kotel also known as the Western Wall and go on a tour of the tunnels that run along the Wall. We'll walk along the historic Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulche. In the afternoon, we'll visit a project promoting social justice.  You'll have some time to explore on your own and wander through the interesting neighbourhood we're staying in. Overnight: Arthur Hotel, Jerusalem;

 

 

DAY 10

We will begin the day with a tour of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Museum. From there we will pop in to Machane Yehuda, the bustling market to pick up some lunch. Then off to the Israel Museum that houses so many, varied collections. We'll also visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. Overnight, Arthur Hotel, Jerusalem.

DAY 11

We depart Jerusalem after breakfast and head off on an adventure beginning in Ein Gedi, an oasis in the desert. Not far away is the historical landmark known as Masada, the isolated mountaintop fortress of King Herod. A cable car will whisk you to the top. We continue to the Dead Sea where it's time for lunch and a swim in the lowest place on Earth. Continue south to Eilat.    Overnight: Eilat, Rimonim Hotel     

DAY 12

Early this morning we travel from Eilat to cross the border into Jordan and drive until we reach the Rose City of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After our tour, we leave the site and have lunch while still in Jordan. Return to hotel.
Overnight: Eilat, Rimonim Hotel  
   

DAY 13

This morning is at leisure. Before noon, we check out of the hotel and start heading north. We will have lunch along the way. A stop will be made en route at the Ramon Crater located in the Negev Desert. We'll also stop to visit an empowerment project for Bedouin women.  Overnight Tel Aviv/Jaffa at Market House Hotel.

DAY 14

 

This day is yours to relax or do last minute shopping, stroll along the promenade or spend some time at the beach. We'll gather in the evening for a Farewell Dinner. Overnight, Market House Hotel, Jaffa

After breakfast, our bus and driver will be waiting to provide the transfer to Ben Gurion Airport.
Depart Tel Aviv. Shalom Israel!
Arrive Toronto, Pearson International Airport. Welcome home!

TESTIMONIALS

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

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