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AEPhi Girls Going to Israel - Reunion
Dates: April 21 – 30, 2020
Price: $5160 pp (double occupancy)
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Day 1- Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Welcome to Israel and head north! (airport transportation)
We will greet you at the Arrival Hall and start your magical AEPhi Girls Going to Israel
Welcome Dinner at the hotel (included) Overnight: Setai Hotel
Day 2– Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Discover the beautiful Golan Heights and mystical Tzfat
Get ready for an amazing full day! We’re off to a jeep tour to see and learn about the geopolitics of the northern borders of Israel and how it impacts Israel. Afterwards, we will make our way to a little gem in the Golan for lunch and wine tasting! An interesting story is behind the establishment of the family run business! We will continue to the birthplace of Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah), Tsfat, to enjoy the beautiful galleries, history, location and stories. We will end the day cooking and eating with a local family in a Christian/ Muslim village in the Galilee. Overnight: Setai Hotel
Day 3– Thursday, April 23, 2020
Check out of the hotel as we make our way to Jerusalem
Driving along the coastal area of northern Israel, we will visit a town rich with coexistence between Muslims and Jews, head to a kibbutz of organic farming and a special rehab center for “risk-at-youth,” enjoy some time in the garden before we head out for our last event of the evening … a Chef’s dinner experience! Fed and happy, we head to Jerusalem, get settled, grab a bite to eat around the hotel (if you’re hungry!) before we head out to a spectacular Light Show at the Tower of David. Overnight: Orient Hotel
Day 4- Friday, April 24, 2020
Unveiling the 101 layers to the ancient city of Jerusalem
A day to explore the many faces, peoples and places of Jerusalem! Shabbat will begin to “come-in” starting in the early afternoon so we will enjoy the morning hustle as we explore all 4 quarters of the Old City – each with its own unique character. Of course, there will be opportunities to taste along the way! Lunch on your own with so much to choose from! Experience Shabbat how you wish … you can choose to go to the Western Wall plaza to see how Shabbat is being welcomed by the religious with singing and dancing, walk around the quiet streets or relax at the hotel spa!
Dinner (included) at a local restaurant Overnight: Orient Hotel
Day 5- Saturday, April 25, 2020
Explore the Judean desert, Masada and the Dead Sea
Early wake to head to the desert! Today we will see, indeed, just how small Israel is and how quickly the landscape changes as we drive to Masada. We will also take a hike to see the beautiful waterfalls in the desert before we mud-it-up at the Dead Sea! You will have the opportunity to float, enjoy and relax (optional spa treatments) before we head back to Jerusalem! As we arrive back and Jerusalem “wakes up” from Shabbat, you can enjoy a free night out on your own in Jerusalem! Overnight: Orient Hotel
Day 6- Sunday, April 26, 2020
Modern history and “today’s” Jerusalem
Yad Vashem. Always an emotional stop but an important part of modern history!
As you will learn from the Israeli mentality of “crying hard and celebrating hard,” we close the painful chapter of the Holocaust and go have fun! Get ready for a few hours of food tour, cooking class and eating! All in a spectacular location and our own chef! A favorite for sure! Great food, great vibes and magical memories! The rest of the afternoon / evening will be free to walk, wander, shop, hang at the beautiful hotel … just enjoy Jerusalem’s night personality! Overnight: Orient Hotel
A NOTE ABOUT THE NEXT 48 HOURS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE IN ISRAEL!
Your group will be part of a the most powerful 48 hours in Israel each year! Something that is hard to explain until you experience it. You will see, first-hand, the Israeli mentality of “embracing life and living for today!” You cry hard and you celebrate and embrace life like there is no tomorrow!” Air raid sirens will be heard to mark the beginning of Israel’s Memorial Day. The country “stops” for 24 hours as the TV, news, schools, cemeteries all recall each name of each person that the country has lost due to war or terrorism. At the end of the day, a 2nd siren will sound, and celebrations of Independence Day begins!
Day 7- Monday, April 27, 2020
Gaza area and Tel Aviv – Memorial Day Eve
*Please be advised that due to Memorial evening some sites close early. It is a solemn day of remembrance, and most places are closed.
Siren at 8:00 pm.
Good morning Tel Aviv and the beautiful Mediterranean! We will take a few hours this morning to head south toward the Gaza border to meet some extraordinary people there that promote peace and good will. You will have the opportunity leave your mark in stone in the Path to Peace! Enjoy the rest of the day for some shopping, down time, bike riding since this evening and tomorrow everything will be closed! As no restaurants are open, we will be hosted in a local’s home for dinner (included)
Overnight: Setai Hotel
Day 8- Tuesday, April 28, 2020
**As it is Memorial Day, a siren is heard all over the country at 11:00 AM
***Tonight, we will celebrate Independence Day
Enjoy a morning walk through the old city of Jaffa, the Jaffa port, Neve Tzedek, relax at the beach. Old City of Jaffa located by the ancient and famous harbor- walk the winding streets and visit the art galleries, museums, beautiful gardens and the ancient Jaffa port. . Dinner on your own. Overnight: Setai Hotel
Day 9- Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Today is Independence Day
**Activities transportation and meals (except breakfast) are not included today
Breakfast at the hotel and then enjoy Israel’s Independence Day celebrations! We will be able to see the festive Air Force fly over for Independence Day and we will enjoy a Grafitti Tour where you can leave your mark on Tel Aviv!, Get ready for our amazing Farewell Dinner (included) Overnight: Setai Hotel (rooms held until departure time)
(There will be one group transfer to the airport for departure –either this evening for those departing on the midnight flight or tomorrow morning.)
Day 10- Thursday, April 30, 2020
Wishing you a safe journey back home.
Breakfast at the hotel and checkout. Transport to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight home will be at a pre-set time. PLEASE NOTE: If you are opting to visit Petra for the 1 day tour, you will be departing early morning from this hotel to the airport for your flight to Eilat.
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