A Tour for Women

Immerse yourself in Israel’s diverse sphere of life and culture. Meet the women shaping Israeli history and forging genuine bonds that transcend social and religious differences.
6 nights / 7 days
Israel
Sample Itinerary

Take in the sites and vistas – modern and ancient – that inspire the artists you will encounter from village to city. Dedicate some “me time” for spa indulgence, culinary discovery and spiritual reflection on this tour catered to women eager for adventure.

 

Highlights

  • Meet with Israeli women making a mark on their society
  • Unique insights into daily life
  • Taste the excellent food and wine which are making Israel a gastronomic force
  • Learn of the religions and cultures of the Holy Land
  • See the vibrant Israeli art and design

 

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Day One, Friday: Ascending to Jerusalem

  • Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, transfer to Jerusalem and check in to hotel
  • Celebrate the arrival to Israel with tree planting at the Neot Kdumim Biblical Park
  • Celebrate the arrival to Jerusalem with a traditional “Shehehiyanu” overlooking the city.
  • Proceeding to the Western Wall to see the start of the Sabbath as thousands of Jerusalem residents gather by the ancient stones
  • Enjoy a traditional Friday night dinner at the home of a local family.

Overnight: Jerusalem Hotel

 


Day Two, Saturday: The lowest place on earth

  • Drive to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.
  • Stop at Ein Gedi, where the unique minerals in the air and the sweet water springs have combined to create a special botanical garden.
  • Continue to Masada, Herod’s mountain palace and site of the Jewish Zealots’ last stand against the Romans
  • Proceed to Ein Bokek to one of the Dead Sea Resort Hotels for lunch and Spa treatments and an opportunity to float in the Dead Sea
  • Experience the spectacular Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David Museum

Overnight: Jerusalem Hotel

 


Day Three, Sunday: Aspects of Jerusalem Part One

  • Meet with Anat Hoffman, Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center, who will speak on Religious Pluralism and Social Justice in Israel
  • Tour JerusalemOld City- visit the Temple Mount, the Roman Cardo, the Via Dolorosa and wander through the Arab “suk” (market).
  • Enjoy a traditional humus and falafel lunch at the best little food stall in the city.
  • Continue to Mount Zion and visit Dormition Abbey, the room of the Last Supper and Oskar Schindler’s burial site.
  • Dine at “Eucalyptus”, where Chef Moshe Basson has recreated Canaanite cuisine using the wild herbs that grow in the Jerusalem Hills
  • Bike ride through the Old City (Late night option).

Overnight: Jerusalem Hotel.

 


Day Four, Monday: Aspects of Jerusalem Part Two

  • Visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Meet with Dr Rachel Korazim, Holocaust scholar and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, who will discuss how Israel relates to the subject and how the attitudes have changed over the years.
  • Visit the Machney Yehuda Food and Spice Market with expert cook Tali Friedman, for a shopping session followed by cooking together in her rooftop atelier.
  • Continue to the Israel Museum and participate in a special “women in the museum” tour with a curator

Overnight: Jerusalem Hotel

 


Day Five, Tuesday: North to the Galilee

  • Drive towards the Galilee along Route Six, and discuss the seamline, separation fence and co- existence issues.
  • Visit to Barta, an Arab town, straddling both sides of the green line
  • Visit Capernaum’s ancient synagogue where Jesus started his Galilee Ministry
  • Continue to see the 2000 year old fishing boat at Nof Ginossar.
  • Visit Tzfat, the Kabbalistic town. Meet with local artists and tour the ancient synagogues and alleyways
  • Check in to the Mizpe Yamim Spa resort hotel, with its magnificent views over the central Galilee
  • Enjoy dinner in the main dining room serving organic food from the hotel gardens
  • Meet with Col (Res) Sarit Zehavi who will speak about Women and Radical Islam

Overnight: Mizpe Yamim Hotel

 


Day Six, Wednesday: Mediterranean History and Culture

  • Enjoy free time for spa treatments or a tour of the hotel farm or an early morning walk through the nearby town of Rosh Pina.
  • Depart west towards Akko, and visit the underground Crusader city and the secret Templar tunnels
  • Continue to a late lunch in a Druze home in the town of Daliat El Carmel
  • Meet with Scotswoman Valerie Hecht at the Carmel Winery in Zichron Yaakov, for a tour of the cellars and a winetasting
  • Drive to Tel Aviv enjoy and free time for dinner at the trendy Sarona Complex

Overnight: Tel Aviv Hotel

 


Day Seven, Thursday: And now for something completely different: Tel Aviv 

  • Meet with Col(Res) Miri Eisin, formerly of the IDF Spokesperson’s Office, for a morning briefing on Israel in the Middle East Arena
  • Attend a rehearsal of the Bat Sheva Dance Company, acclaimed as one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world
  • Explore the graffiti and street art of the Florentin neighborhood with expert Guy Sharett
  • Visit the studio of renowned jeweler designer Michal Nagrin
  • Enjoy free time for last minute shopping and packing
  • Check out of hotel and farewell dinner in Old Jaffa before proceeding to the airport for return flight

 

*Itinerary is subject to change pending circumstances beyond our control*

 

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