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HSP - Heritage Study Programs - Rebel Media 11 Day Israel Tour 2018

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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Gold Package
Dan Panorama Tel Aviv Tel Aviv
Dan Panorama Haifa Haifa
Caesar Premier Tiberias Tiberias
Ramada Jerusalem Jerusalem
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Dan Tel Aviv Tel Aviv
Dan Carmel Haifa
Leonardo Plaza Tiberias Tiberias
Inbal Jerusalem Hotel Jerusalem

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Payment Terms
Reservation Deposit: $500 Per person
Final Payment Date: 26 Apr 2018 (60 Days prior to departure)

Cancellation Terms
Once a partial or full payment has been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing. Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received and based on the following dates prior to departure.
Prior to Departure: Penalty
Up to 61 days prior to departure: $500 per person
60 to 31 days prior to departure: 50% of land cost & 100% of air cost
30 days or less prior to departure/ no-show: 100% of all services


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Flight Information
Land only passengers will pay a $15 per transfer fee for arrival on June 26  and departure on July 5. Price valid ONLY for these dates. Any deviation to the package and passenger will be responsible for the full cost of a transfer.

Additional Information:
Hotel check-in is 3PM on June 25
If you have an early arrival and want to check-in prior to 3PM on June 26, you may per-purchase an additional hotel night.

Hotel check-out is 11 am on July 5
Passengers booked on PM flights will not have a hotel room for the duration of the day. {Last transfer to the airport on July 5 is at 7:00pm}

If you wish to book a pre or post night, please contact our office. Price and availability are subject to change until booking.

There is no refund for unused services


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



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Reservations Department Hours
Monday - Friday : 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM EST
Saturday : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Sunday : 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Looking for a roommate? Once your reservation is created please e-mail info@gate1travel.com and if available we will pair you with another passenger.

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Escorted Tour Includes:

  • 9 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Tel Aviv, Israel
    • 1 night Haifa, Israel
    • 2 nights Tiberias, Israel
    • 4 nights Jerusalem, Israel
  • 18 Meals, 9 Breakfasts, 9 Dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour escort/manager from arrival to return
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Porterage of one piece per person on arrival and departure at each hotel

Additional Information:

  • Cash Discount:If you should choose to pay by cash/check your final invoice will reflect a 5% discount.

Arrival and departure transfers are based on an arrival in Israel on June 26 & departure July 05 from Israel. The last departure transfer to the airport departs at 7:00PM on July 04

Land only passengers will pay a $15 per person fee for arrival on June 26 and $15 per person for departure on July 05. Price valid ONLY for these dates. Provided we receive flight details no less than 30 days prior to departure. Any deviation to the package and passenger will be responsible for the full cost of a transfer.

 

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Reservations Department Hours
Monday - Friday : 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM EST
Saturday : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Sunday : 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Looking for a roommate? Once your reservation is created please e-mail info@gate1travel.com and if available we will pair you with another passenger.


Monday, June 25, 2018
Depart on an overnight flight to Israel.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Arrive Ben Gurion Airport. Assistance through customs by our airport representative. Transfer to the hotel in Tel Aviv. Check in to your hotel. Dinner will be served 7:00 PM in the main dinning room of hotel.
Overnight: Tel Aviv, Israel
Meals: Dinner

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
After breakfast we will have our orientation meeting with our tour host - Ron Wexler, as well as our guides and staff.
Today we will spend the day in the most recent Israel's "hot spot" - The Gaza Strip region. We will visit the cities and places that were most affected by the Hamas aggression of the last summer. Our visits will include Ashdod, Ashkelon, Sderot, Netivot, and Kibbutz Yad Mordechai. These cities and towns are in the 15-30 second warning zone (maximum time to get shelter at time of "Red" siren alerts). We will also visit a border military installation and the Erez crossing (the border crossing between Gaza and Israel). We will listen to expert analyses on Israeli military doctrine, new tactical issues (Iron Dome, drones, tunnels, the closure of Ben-Gurion Airport), and lessons learned.
On our way back to Tel Aviv, continue to Latrun, which is the official Israel Defense Force Commemoration Center and armament display. Latrun is the fortress that was strategically built on Israel's main crossroads and throughout history protected the City of Jerusalem. The program here will include laying a wreath at the "Wall of Names."
Overnight: Tel Aviv, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Thursday, June 28, 2018
After breakfast we will prepare to depart from Tel Aviv, but before doing so we will stop to visit the historic hall (known as Independence Hall) in which David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel. From here we will begin our journey to the community of Alfei Menashe. Our focus here will be the security and defense of this stronghold in the“west bank”, overlooking the heart of Israel. An incredible presentation is awaiting us here, which to our repeat visitors will be the "next semester". Then, after a short visit to Caesaria - the ancient Roman capital in the region, we will continue north along the coastal road to the beautiful city of Haifa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. From the Carmel mountain top we will enjoy a picturesque panoramic view of the port and gulf beneath. Check into our hotel. Dinner followed by a panel discussion.
Overnight: Haifa, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Friday, June 29, 2018
Breakfast at our hotel. This morning we will visit a Military Installation (pending confirmation) in or around Haifa. Drive to Acre and begin our tour with a visit to the underground crusaders city and halls. We will walk through the narrow passes and allies and emerge at the old port of Acre (Akko). Continuing further north we will arrive to Rosh Hanikra to visit the spectacular limestone grottos at the Mediterranean. This place is situated at most northern seashore border with Lebanon. We will then continue on the northern border towards the east, this is the line of defense where Israel is facing Hizbollah and here are the spots that triggered both the first and second Lebanese wars. We will view the border and see the border patrol IDF soldiers.
We will then make our way in-land to our hotel on the Sea of Galilee. Evening: Shabbat dinner at your hotel.
Overnight: Tiberias, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Breakfast at our hotel. This morning we will visit some of the biblical sites around the Sea of Galilee. We will then drive to the northern border of Israel. Here we will visit with members of one of the kibbutzim that are on the front line and meet with soldiers that are stationed at the border.
Here we will get a first hand account to the current situation in this volatile region - the border of Israel, Lebanon and Syria. Next we will drive up to the Golan Heights where we will visit Har Ben Tal and the Kunaitra border crossing between Israel and Syria. This border crossing was fought for and changed hands a number of times between the Asad army and the Syrian rebels. This place was also the site of the most heroic fight between the IDF and the Syrian army during the Yom Kippur war. Time permits we will view the film Oz 77 about the Yom Kippur War and discuss the security issues that persist 44 years since that war.
We make our way back to Tiberias stopping for a view of the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan valley from the Mount of Beatitudes. Return to our hotel for dinner followed by a panel discussion.“Israel - Western society's last line of defense”
Overnight: Tiberias, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Sunday, July 01, 2018
After breakfast we will leave the Galilee region making our way up to Jerusalem. Our first stop will be Mt of Precipice (Nazareth), a sheer cliff, 397 meters high, provides one of the best, observation points over the Jezreel Valley and the surrounding mountains: The Carmel, Moreh, Gilboa and Mt Tabor. We will continue our journey south to see the excavations at Beit Shean which houses some of Israel's most spectacular archaeological finds. We will continue along the Jordan Valley (and the Jordanian border with Israel) making our way to visit Jericho (pending security clearance) located in the Palestinian Authority. Continue to Jerusalem stopping atop Mt Scopus for our first view of the "Golden City of Jerusalem." Proceed to our hotel for check in.
Arrive to Jerusalem and check into your hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Monday, July 02, 2018
We will start our touring program today on the Mt of Olives where we will have a view of the entire city spread out before us.
We will then continue on our way to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. Driving along the coastal line we make our way to Masada. This was the last pocket of insurrection in the Jewish rebellion against the Roman Empire where 960 men, women and children defied the might of Rome and fought for three years after the destruction of Jerusalem. We will visit king Herod's Palace, the synagogue, and a very sophisticated water and irrigation systems 2000 years old. On top of the rock we will hear a presentation by Ron Wexler - “Never again”. Later in the day a special treat awaits us as we go bathing in the “heavy water” of the Dead Sea. Return to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Breakfast at our hotel. We begin with a special visit to the Israeli Parliament- Knesset for a tour and explanation of the workings of the Middle East Democracy fashioned after the British Parliament. Make your way to visit to the Israel Museum, here we will view the famous Jerusalem model as of the Second Temple era (King Herod era) and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept). Next we will make our way to Yad Vashem, the Memorial Museum dedicated to the Six Million Jews killed during the Holocaust. We will close out the day with a visit to the Friends of Zion Heritage Center. Here in sound & light you will see the story of the Christian Community and its unwavering support of the Jewish State. Return to your hotel.
Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Wednesday, July 04, 2018
We will start our touring program today on the Temple Mount, the site of El Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock.
We will see some of the southern wall excavations - this southern side of the temple was the main entrance for the common folk, whereas the priests and levites had their own entrance from the higher western side. We continue through the Old City where we will trace some of the footsteps of Jesus and than continue to the reconstructed Jewish Quarter. We will walk through the Cardo, the original roman street and see the remains of the massive wall built by King Hezekiah.
Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Thursday, July 05,  2018
Depart home
Meals: Breakfast

**This program is filled with visits and events that are not published or mentioned in the itinerary above.

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