Israel·March 9 - 16 2024

Incredible Israel & Jordan

“Israel is beautiful – and it’s the place where the stories of the Bible actually took place.” Michael Lichtenstein

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Overview

Travel with us for a journey in style through one of the most complex, diverse countries in the world - Israel! From the northern most borders to the southern desert, we’ll walk along the ancient cobblestone streets of Jerusalem, learn about past and present history of Golan and Galilee, explore the majestic desert and experience the high-tech city that never sleeps - Tel Aviv. Along the way, we’ll meet the diverse people that make up Israel - the Jews, Druse, Christians, Muslims and more. We’ll enjoy exceptional chef led meals, street food, local wine and we'll learn about the varied spices that have become the staples of Israeli cuisine. A tiny country, glorious with history, passion, diversity as well as a vibrant culinary scene. Take the extension and add on a visit to Jordan to visit Petra and Wadi Rum. Petra is one of the new 7 wonders of the world! Truly an experience to remember.

Highlights

Exploring the ancient, walled Old City of Jerusalem

Exploring the ancient, walled Old City of Jerusalem

Enjoy a cooking class with Israeli an Israeli chef whose personality is as magical as her recipes.

Enjoy a cooking class with Israeli an Israeli chef whose personality is as magical as her recipes.

Explore Petra & Wadi Rum, Jordan on our extension. One of the 7 wonders of the world!

Explore Petra & Wadi Rum, Jordan on our extension. One of the 7 wonders of the world!

Chill out in hip Tel Aviv

Chill out in hip Tel Aviv

View of the Old City of Jerusalem from the rooftops as well as the Tower of David

View of the Old City of Jerusalem from the rooftops as well as the Tower of David

Witness an ancient Roman fortress and learn the story of bravery!

Witness an ancient Roman fortress and learn the story of bravery!

Float in the Dead Sea

Float in the Dead Sea

Itinerary

Here's a day-by-day itinerary of the trip

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Tel Aviv

Day 1: Saturday, March 9th, 2024

Welcome to Israel!  Based on the majority of arrival times a representative will meet you at the airport and escort you through passport control, baggage claim and customs. Should you arrive at a different time, it’s a very easy cab ride from the airport to our first hotel in Tel Aviv.  We’ll be waiting for you!

Check in at The Alexander Hotel 

We look forward to our welcome dinner together at a local Tel Aviv restaurant.

Included

Dinner

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Tel Aviv

Day 2: Sunday, March 10th, 2024

Good Morning Tel Aviv!

Our day with start with a bountiful breakfast that Israel is known for … original farm-to-table dining!

Put on your walking shoes (don’t forget the sunscreen) as we explore the vibrant Tel Aviv scene as well as a tour of the Levinsky market to learn about the influx of immigrants from around the world into the complex tapestry of people that is Israel. We’ll learn about and get a taste of their various histories and cultures.

We'll continue on to the ancient port city of Jaffa on our privately-guided “Walk & Wine” tour.

This afternoon relax and enjoy some free time to wander at your leisure, exploring the many neighborhoods before dinner.

We will conclude our fabulous, first day with dinner at the iconic Tel Aviv restaurant “Night Kitchen”

Included

Breakfast

Dinner

Tasting & Wine Tour

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Galilee

Day 3: Monday, March 11th, 2024

We will bid farewell to Tel Aviv's exciting vibe as we make our way up north along the Mediterranean coastline learning about spices and agricultural life in Israel.

Our first stop will a spice farm in the middle of the Galilee region. As you will learn, the Middle Eastern cuisine is all about variety and a combination of spices. 

We’ll continue to Kaima Farm to meet the people who have created a “sustainability” project, utilizing organic farming to help marginalized teens overcome their challenges and learn life-building skills.

Only a short drive remains to our hotel, overlooking the Sea of Galilee – Galilion .

Will will check into our hotel in the Galilee before heading to a meal with Israeli Chef, Gadi Elias.

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Galilee

Day 4: Tuesday, March 12th, 2024

Enjoy a bountiful breakfast at the hotel before we venture towards the Golan Heights – the most northern area of Israel.

Our first stop will be to meet a local woman, Naama Szterenlicht, who is an artisanal forager and local tonic brewer. 

In the afternoon ride a golf cart or a bike and enjoy the scenery through the HULA valley. This area is the scene of a migration for over 500 million birds along the Syrian-African rift.

We will head back to the hotel for some down time before we make our way to dinner at the Golan Heights winery. We will enjoy a chef created dinner in the wine cellar. 

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Galilee - Jerusalem

Day 5: Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

Enjoy another wonderful breakfast at the hotel before we check out and make our way towards the magic of Jerusalem.  Before we leave the north we will meet a retired, female Lieutenant from the intelligence unit of the Israeli army. She will share the present geopolitical situation along the northern borders of Lebanon and Syria.

Then we will have a “lunch & learn” experience with a Druze family in the Galilee. We will meet them in their home, learn a bit about their (secret) religion, their culture and taste some of their most well-known dishes. 

Traffic dependent, we will make a stop atop the Mount of Olives (or the promenade) for a beautiful overlook of The Old City of Jerusalem.

Welcome to Jerusalem, your base for the next few days!

Dinner together tonight will be at a special Jerusalem favorite. 

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Jerusalem

Day 6: Thursday, March 14th, 2024

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we go out and greet the ancient alleyways of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Early wake up to arrive at the Temple Mount (security allowing) before we begin our walking tour of the 4 quarters of the Old City including the: Christian, Jewish, Armenian and Muslim Quarters.

Take notes because after the tour of the Old City, it’s your time to wander, go back to re-visit certain areas or enjoy some R&R at one of the many cafes.

Today is also time for the Optional Tour to Bethlehem (to be reserved in advance).

This evening we will enjoy a dinner based on biblical dishes and spices... before we make our way to the enjoy the light show on the ancient walls of the Tower of David. 

Included

Breakfast

Dinner

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Jerusalem

Day 7: Friday, March 15th, 2024

Enjoy a bountiful breakfast at the hotel before we venture out to learn about the modern history of Israel. 

Our first stop is an emotional stop at Israel’s Holocaust Museum. It’s certainly an difficult few hours but an important and meaningful visit.

We will quickly shift gears to meet our Chef escort for the afternoon, Atalya. We will enjoy a food tour and cooking class in her beautiful home in Ein Karem. 

Atalya’s personality is as magical as her food!

Included

Breakfast

Early Dinner & Cooking Class

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Dead Sea/Masada

Day 8: Saturday, March 16th, 2024

No trip to Israel is complete without a visit to the desert and, of course, the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea!

We’ll drive south from Jerusalem for the day as we make our way towards the desert. 

Our first stop will be to the ancient Roman fortress of Masada. 

We will then continue onwards to the Dead Sea … get ready to slather the mud, walk on salt and experience the famous float!  (We’ll give you instructions on the do’s and don'ts)

Our last evening together in Israel will be yet another chef experience located in her magnificent cooking studio above the famous outdoor food market … Chef Tali Friedman will create our farewell dinner. 

Included

Breakfast

Dinner

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Day 9: Sunday, March 17th, 2024

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, for those of you not joining on the extension to Petra and Wadi Rum in Jordan it is time to say goodbye. The memories and friendships you made will last a lifetime.

You will be transferred to the aiport for your departing flights.


Included

Breakfast

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Jordan

Day 1: Extension- Sunday, March 17th, 2024

As we bid farewell to those not continuing to Petra and Wadi Rum in Jordan, we will head to the airport (with an overnight bag) for our transfer into Jordan.

Upon arrival in Eilat, we will be met at the airport by our drive who will transport us to the border between Israel and Jordan. We will walk across the border to meet our Jordanian guide and driver.

Now it’s time to travel to one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Upon arrival in Petra, we will walk through the Siq as we head to the Treasury, with visions of beauty all along the way.

We will have a quick lunch in Petra before our journey to Wadi Rum and our overnight in the beautiful stargazing “tents.”

Our dinner will be a Bedouin feast, under the stars. Glorious!

Included

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

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Wadi Rum/Tel Aviv

Day 2: Extension-Monday, March 18th, 2024

Good morning to the beautiful desert of Wadi Rum!

After a breakfast at our AICHA Bedouin Camp we will set out for a jeep tour of the surrounding area, the beautiful rock formations as well as a visit to the “neighborhood” of the Bedouins, the desert people.

We will say goodbye to our hosts at the camp and make our way back into Israel.  We will be met by a transfer to bring us back to the airport for our flight to Tel Aviv.

Check in to our hotel: Rothchild 65

Relax a bit before we head out for our final farewell dinner in Tel Aviv


Included

Breakfast

Dinner

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Day 3: Extension-Tuesday, March 19th, 2024

Alas, our adventure has come to an end; it's time to say goodbye to all your new Girls’ Guide friends. After breakfast in the hotel this morning, we’ll transfer you from the hotel to the airport.

You'll Be Staying Here

Hotel Alexander

Hotel Alexander

With the mythical Mitzis Beach at its foot, only meters from the sea and the foam of the waves, the Alexander Hotel offers a true Tel Aviv experience. 

Galilion in the Galilee

Galilion in the Galilee

The Galilion in the Galilee is overlooking the Hula Valley, Mt. Hermon, the Golan Heights and the Galilee. The rooms are designed in a combination of a modern and rustic design in order to provide a relaxed and pampered experience.

Brown JLM Mkamilla hotel

Brown JLM Mkamilla hotel

The new Brown JLM Mamilla hotel, is perfectly located in the heart of Jerusalem and is colorful, artsy and fun as well as luxurious. 


AICHA Bedouin Camp Wadi Rum, Jordan

AICHA Bedouin Camp Wadi Rum, Jordan

Memories of Aicha camp is tucked into the red valley - the whole site resembles more Mars colony than camping site and will endure in your memories for years to come. 


Hosts

Wendy Yaniv

Wendy Yaniv

Wendy is a world traveler, a mental wellness coach and has an insatiable desire to want to learn from and about people of various backgrounds!

She has spent many years in Israel and her passion for the country runs deep .... Sharing it with others is her greatest honor and joy!

Being both American and Israeli, Wendy brings the distinct ability to understand what the "western" eye sees and complements that with the nuances that only a local can understand. She also believes that we are all more alike than different and viewing Israel from an interfaith perspective allows us to embrace those differences and that is where the magic begins!

Girls' Guide Founder Doni Belau will be along to ensure that everyone's needs are taken care of. 

Price

Private Room

Private Room

Everyone gets their own fabulous room!

FROM$13,875.00/pp

Shared Room

Shared Room

Share a room with a friend or family member

FROM$12,995.00/pp

Add Ons

3- Day trip Extenstion to Jordan - Private Room

3- Day trip Extenstion to Jordan - Private Room

A 3 day extension to visit Petra and Wadi Rum in Jordan

PRICE$4,925.00/pp

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3- Day trip Extenstion to Jordan - Shared Room

3- Day trip Extenstion to Jordan - Shared Room

A 3 day extension to visit Petra and Wadi Rum in Jordan

PRICE$4,550.00/pp

ADD THIS

Israel land of creation

Israel

Few places on earth stir up passion the way that Israel does: the breathtaking beauty of its hills and valleys, the eerie stillness of the Dead Sea, the multi-coloured canyon of Makhtesh Ramon, and the ancient walls and pathways of Nazareth and Jerusalem. The call of the muezzin and the quiet prayers of Orthodox Jews at the Western Wall reflect how the religious devotion of the Muslims, Christians and Jews who live here runs through every facet of life. 

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What's Included

What's Included

Everything stated in itinerary above including all meals (except where otherwise noted)

Luxurious Five Star Accomodations

All in-country transport including airport transfers

All guides, museums, tastings, classes & market visits

Fabulous daily experiences

Roundtrip International airfare to Israel

Travel and Medical Insurance (required)

All personal souvenir purchases

Meals not stated in the itinerary

FAQs

The trip officially starts the evening of March 9th, but if you’re traveling across an ocean to get to Israel, you may want to consider arriving a day or two early so you have time to relax and get acclimated to the local time zone. If you do decide to arrive early, just let us know and we’ll help you with arrangements if you need it.

You're going to want to fly into the Ben Gurion Airport 

We will have a zoom call about 6 weeks before the trip starts to discuss all that information and give you a packing list. Here is a great website that we love that will help you with packing and travel trips.

Israel's weather in March is pleasant and comfortable all day. Daytime temperatures across the country average 71F and dip to 53F at night. There is also a chance of rain showers, but they are usually brief. 

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Incredible Israel & Jordan

Israel· March 9 - 16 2024· 7 nights

FROM$13875/pp