DRAFT Itinerary

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change without notice at any time.

Wednesday October 3rd or Thursday October 4th, 2018

El Al or Air Canada – To be booked individually and advise Fred of your flights.

Friday October 5th, 2018

Arrive to Ben Gurion Airport –We will arrange transportation if you have provided Fred with your flight information.

  • VIP assistance upon arrival. Group members already in Israel please meet our guide and driver at the hotel at around 12:00 noon You can check in with us at phone numbers listed on Fridge Sheet to be distributed. Audrey, Fred, Eddie and Marilyn will already be in Israel if you want to reach us. If Friday flights are late, we may have to adjust timing.
  • Machane Yehuda market for Falafel lunch.
  • Visit Mount of Olives or Wailing Wall for the traditional ‘shehecheyanu’ blessing, recited when arriving in Jerusalem for the first time.
  • Return to hotel for some rest and relaxation.
  • Dinner at the home of Michelle and Moshe, Marilyn and Eddie’s daughter and son-in-law for a traditional Shabbat dinner.

Overnight: 5-star David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Saturday October 6th, 2018

  • Start the morning with a delicious legendary Israeli-style buffet breakfast.
  • 9:00 am political briefing in hotel
  • Take a walking tour through the cobblestone streets in the Old City of Jerusalem as we explore many Christian and Jewish heritage sites which may include:
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • The Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross
  • Mt. Zion and the Room of the Last Supper
  • Visit to the Wailing Wall
  • Dormition Abbey
  • Jewish Quarter and the Cardo
  • Optional trip to Bethlehem/or tour of the David Tower museum
  • Evening entertainment and gourmet dinner at Restaurant.

Overnight: 5-star David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Sunday October 7th, 2018

  • Delicious Israeli-style buffet breakfast.
  • 8:00am – Bus departs for a special private guided tour of Yad Vashem at 8:30am, Israel’s renowned museum of Holocaust remembrance.
  • 11:15 am - Visit the new Memorial site for the soldiers on Mount Herzl.
  • 12:30 pm – Israel Museum and lunch at Mansfield restaurant.
  • 3:00 pm –City of David Tour and speaker.
  • 5:30 pm – Speaker at Hotel (T.B.D.).
  • 7:30 pm - Dinner - At Darna Moroccan restaurant including entertainment.

Overnight: 5-star David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem

Monday October 8th, 2018

  • Delicious Israeli-style buffet breakfast.
  • 7:30 am - Early departure from the hotel for departure to the Dead Sea and Masada on luxury coaches.
  • Experience the famous Dead Sea float and therapeutic mud bath.
  • Lunch at HOD hotel.
  • Visit Baptismal site on Jordan River.
  • Travel to Beit Shean and Beit Alpha an important archeological site.
  • Check into Setai Hotel overlooking Sea of Galilea and dinner at Magdalena.

Overnight: Setai Hotel, Tiberias

Tuesday October 9th, 2018

  • Delicious Israeli-style buffet breakfast.
  • 9:00 am ATV tour on Golan.
  • Briefing on Mt. Bental.
  • Visit military base and soldiers.
  • Visit Zafed and Artist Colony.
  • 7:00pm - Dinner at Asaf Winery.

Overnight: Setai Hotel, Tiberias

Wednesday October 10th, 2018

  • Delicious Israeli-style Breakfast.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Jesus in the Galilee as we visit:
  • The ancient Jesus boat
  • Capernaum
  • Mount of Beatitudes
  • Nazareth
  • 12:30pm - Lunch en route.
  • Travel to Tel Aviv
  • 7:30pm - Dinner in Tel Aviv-Old Man & the Sea Restaurant in Port of Jaffa

5 Star David Intercontinental in Tel Aviv

Thursday October 11th, 2018

  • Delicious Israeli-style buffet breakfast.
  • 9:00 am - Visit the bullet Factory at Ayalon Institute.
  • Visit Rabin Museum
  • Lunch at Restaurant in Jaffa
  • Old Jaffa & Flea Market
  • 5:00pm – Speaker at hotel (Ezra’s speaker) or Ambassador
  • 7:00pm - Dinner at DanLev Restaurant in Tel Aviv with special guests.

5 Star David Intercontinental in Tel Aviv

Friday October 12th, 2018

  • Delicious Israeli-style buffet breakfast.
  • 8:30 am – Speaker-Miri Isan.
  • 10:30 am -Visit Palmach Museum.
  • Shenkin Street and Arts & Craft Market at Nachalat Binyamin.
  • 6:00 pm –Closing caucus meeting at Hotel.
  • 7:30pm - Cocktails and Special Dinner at Otzarin House.

5 Star David Intercontinental in Tel Aviv

Saturday October 13th, 2018

  • Free morning or walking tour of Tel Aviv with EZRA. Neve Tzedek and the White Tel Aviv
  • Check out from hotel approximately 10:00 AM (possible late check-out may become available. There will likely be an additional charge to this). Dear Participants-if you wish an extra ½ day or full day or more, please contact me or Ofra to make these reservations.
  • Dinner at Popina (to be confirmed)
  • Depart to Toronto after midnight for those on ELAL. For those on Air Canada Sunday, 11:45 am flight, please make sure we have coordinated an extra night in Hotel.
  • Arrive at Pearson International Airport in Toronto local time 6:35 am Sunday (El Al-Next Day).

Note: For those of you who are booking your own flights, please ensure that you are in Israel for the start of the mission on October 5th at 12:00 noon local time.

If you have any questions about timing of flights, or any other questions, please don’t hesitate to consult with Fred Guth or Susie Norana at 416-638-8663 or susie@somersetgroup.ca

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