HSP - Jerusalem Day Tour 2019



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HSP - Jerusalem Day - Gold package
Herods Tel Aviv Tel Aviv
Dan Panorama Haifa Haifa
Caesar Premier Tiberias Tiberias
Ramada Jerusalem Jerusalem

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Insurance and gratuities and anything not mentioned in the Package Includes.


Flight Information
Only participants buying Land & Air package will be entitled to arrival & departure transfer.
All participants buying Land only
package  will be responsible for the full cost of a transfer.

Additional Information:
Initial Deposit: $500 non refundable deposit per person to create a reservation
Final payment date: March 25, 2019

Cancel 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.
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 service

Hotel check-in is 3PM on May 26, 2019
If you have an early arrival and want to check-in prior to 4PM on May 31, you may per-purchase an additional hotel night.

Hotel check-out is 11 am on June 04, 2019
Passengers booked on evening flights will not have a hotel room for the duration of the day.

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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Accommodation Details

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

Escorted Package Includes:

  • 9 nights accommodations at the following hotels:
    • 2 nights Herods, Tel Aviv, Israel
    • 1 night  Dan Panorama Hotel, Tiberias, Israel
    • 2 nights Caesar Hotel, Tiberias
    • 4 nights Ramada Hotel, Jerusalem
  • 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
  • Local guides as required
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Porterage of one piece per person on arrival and departure at each hotel
    Arrival and departure transfers will be accommodated with the purchase of airfare, those passengers who do not wish to buy our airfare, will have the option to purchase transfers at an additional cost.

Additional Information:

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

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Depart on an overnight flight to Israel. For those who wish to come earlier (or not travel on Saturday), please inquire about our special hotel rates in Tel Aviv.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. After collection of luggage, proceed to arrival hall where a Gate 1 representative will await you. Transfer to the hotel in Tel Aviv. Check in to your hotel. Dinner will be served 7:00 PM in the main dining room of  your  hotel.

  • Overnight: Tel Aviv
  • Meal: Dinner

Monday, May 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 Gaza Strip region. We will visit the cities and places that were most affected by the Hamas aggression. 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
  • Meal: Breakfast, Dinnerr

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

After breakfast, we depart from Tel Aviv but before doing so we stop to visit the historic Independence Hall in which David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment of the State of Israel. From here we begin our journey to the community of Alfei Menashe. Our focus is the security and defense of this stronghold in the so-called West Bank, overlooking the heart of Israel. You will be amazed when you set foot on the expansive campus of the Ariel University, in Samaria (West Bank) and listen to a security briefing on the absurdity of the “Two-State,” solution. Then, after a short visit to Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital in the region, we continue north along the coastal road to the beautiful city of Haifa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. From the Carmel mountaintop we enjoy a picturesque panoramic view of the port and gulf beneath.


A neighborhood in Alfei Menashe


Ariel University, in Samaria (West Bank)

  • Overnight: Haifa, Israel
  • Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Breakfast at our hotel. This morning drive north to  Acre and begin our tour with a visit to the underground crusaders city and halls. We will walk through the narrow passages and alleyways and emerge at the old port of Acre (Akko). Continuing further north, we will arrive at Rosh Hanikra to visit the spectacular limestone grottos at the Mediterranean. This is situated at the most northern seashore border with Lebanon. We will then continue to the northern border towards the east, the line of defense where Israel faces Hezbollah. 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.


Port of Acre (Akko)


Tiberias, Israel


Rosh Hanikra

Dinner followed by a panel discussion.

  • Evening: Dinner followed by an informal meeting with our hosts.
  • Overnight: Tiberias, Israel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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 of 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. If 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: Sea of Galilee, Israel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Friday, May 31, 2019

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, and one of the best observation points over the Jezreel Valley and the surrounding mountains: 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 Jerusalem, the City of Gold.

Proceed to our hotel for check in.

This evening we are all invited to a Kabalat Shabbat, the receiving of the Sabbath service. This is a unique and heartfelt service at the Western Wall with many local Jewish worshippers.


Mt. of Precipice (Nazareth)


Excavations at Beit Shean

  • Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Saturday, June 1, 2019

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 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 system that is 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.

After a fun time at the Dead Sea we will return to our hotel in Jerusalem.

This is the evening of the Jerusalem Day celebrations, and we will be there!!

  • Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Dead Sea


Evening celebrations, 2019  Jerusalem Day


King Herod's Palace

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Breakfast at our hotel. The highlight of today is participation in the Jerusalem Day Parade celebrating the 52st year of unification, 1967 - 2019 (Six Day War with men and women who took part in liberating Jerusalem). This is a major event for the whole country, but especially in Jerusalem - not to be missed! Our activities will be in conjunction with the Jerusalem Day celebrations, including the amazing Jerusalem Day Parade.

Jerusalem celebrates. Black & white image: Moshe Dayan and the Generals entering Jerusalem in the Six Day War (Lions Gate)


Paratroopers at the Western Wall in 1967 and 2017


Jerusalem 2018

  • Evening: (OPEN)
  • Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Monday, June 3, 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 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. We will exit the city and make our way to the Israeli Parliament-Knesset for a special tour and meeting with Knesset members. Return to our hotel for dinner (Time permitting, we visit to the Israel Museum, where we will view the famous Jerusalem models of the Second Temple era (King Herod era) and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept).
Dinner at your hotel.

Evening: Tour Summation

  • Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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    Church of the Holy Sepulchre


    Israeli Parliament-Knesset 

    Tuesday, June 4, 2018

    Depart home

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