An Art Historical, Archeological and Cultural Exploration of Israel

March 15 – 23, 2014

With Israeli guide Eric Tomer and Art Historian (MIWC member) Alexandra Koch

Join us on our 9day/8night tour throughout Israel, discovering the key monuments and sites that make this country a must-see experience for those interested in the history of western civilization and the Middle-East.
Including:

  • Jerusalem 2 1/2  days of touring including:
  • The Temple Mount
  • The Jewish Quarter, Western wall and tunnels
  • The Southern wall excavation and the Davidson Center
  • The City of David site
  • The Christian sites on the Mount of Olives with the garden of Gethsemane and the Via Dolorsa to the
  • Holy Sepulchre
  • The Coenaculum on Mt. Zion
  • The Israel Museum and the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Bethlehem
  • Masada, En Gedi, Qumran  and the Dead Sea (a dip!)
  • Bet Shean, Bet Alpha
  • Nazareth and Kana
  • Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee with its wonderful biblical archeological sites
  • The Golan or Safed
  • Sepphoris
  • Akko, with lunch at the great Uri Buri Restaurant (a gem)
  • Tel Aviv and Jaffa, Tel Aviv Art Museum
    Suggested hotels (all 4 Star +):
    • Jerusalem – Dan Boutique, Deluxe rooms with Old City view
    • Galilee – the Ramot resort, chalet deluxe suites
    • Tel-Aviv – Alma boutique hotel
    (Hotels and itinerary still subject to possible change)
    The price includes:
    • 8 days with local guide Eric Tomer (not including March 23) and Alexandra Koch from Munich
    • 8 days with a bus
    • Hotels and room types as specified above
    • All airport transfers
    • All entry tickets
    • All breakfasts at the hotels, 2 dinners at the hotels and 2 dinners in restaurants
    Not included:
    • Flights
    • Meals besides those indicated as included
    • Guide’s and driver’s tip
    • Travelers’ insurance
    • Personal expenses
    Price — The more who join the less it will cost… Therefore, talk to your friends and  bring them along.  
    Our payment policy is as follows:
    Platinum = our original quote
    Suggested room types:
    • Jerusalem – Dan Boutique, Deluxe rooms with Old City view
    • Galilee – the Ramot resort, chalet deluxe suites
    • Tel Aviv Alma Boutique  hotel — has only one room type
    Number of PAX
    10-14
    15-20
    21-25
    26-30
    Price per person in DBL room
    €2660
    €2360
    €2170
    €2080
    Single supplement
    €1280
    €1280
    €1220
    €1220
    Gold = mid-range
    Suggested room types:
    • Jerusalem – Dan Boutique, Deluxe rooms with Old City view (same  as “Gold”)
    • Galilee – the Ramot resort, Nature Cabins
    • Tel Aviv    Alma Boutique  hotel —has only one room type
    Number of PAX
    10-14
    15-20
    21-25
    26-30
    Price per person in DBL room
    €2540
    €2240
    €2070
    €1980
    Single supplement
    €1185
    €1185
    €1140
    €1140
    Silver = economy proposal
    Suggested room types:
    • Jerusalem — Dan Boutique, standard rooms
    • Galilee — the Ramot resort, Nature Cabins
    • Tel Aviv Alma Boutique hotel — has only one room type
    Number of PAX
    10-14
    15-20
    21-25
    26-30
    Price per person in DBL room
    €2450
    €2150
    €1980
    €1890
    Single supplement
    €1095
    €1095
    €1050
    €1050
    • 25% deposit upon reservation
    • Balance of payment – 60 days before arrival
    • Payment can be made by credit card (with extra 2.4% fee), check, or wire transfer
    Alex will fly Lufthansa from Munich as follows
    March 15
    Munich Tel Aviv
    LH 688 at 9:15 arriving 14:05
    March 23
    Tel Aviv Munich
    LH 689 at 15:05 arriving 18:20
    Current price via Lufthansa 453.93 euros
    I will alert you to book the flights directly over the internet as soon as we have the 10 participants ready to pay their deposits and commit to the trip.
    Get in touch with me with your firm numbers of participants ASAP.
    Some may decide to arrive earlier or stay longer in the country, or arrive from different countries, etc. so I am not handling the flights — Tour will begin on the afternoon of the 15th in Jerusalem. Transfers included refer to the main group taking the Lufthansa flight.
    So please get in touch with me for more questions and to make your preliminary reservations. I will provide you with the contact details and a form for the deposit.
    Thanks and looking forward to traveling with you!
    Alexandra Koch
    Alexandra Koch
    +49 151 23447611
    PS: Even though the group may not be staying at the American Colony or the Mamilla in Jerusalem,  Alex will enjoy their hotel bars in the evening.  🙂  Art and History and Archeology and Fun— as always with Alex.
    Eric served in the army and worked for the Prime Minster’s office for 25 years before he started touring. He is very well qualified to keep his group as safe and happy as possible. He speaks accent free English and French as well as Arabic and his native Hebrew. Seeing the country with his friendly and good natured guidance is a great opportunity for all of us.
    In order to give people flexibility, we have not arranged for every meal on the trip in advance, allowing for personal preferences and needs. Some like more food and some want less. Plan these extra expenses into your budget. We will aim for satisfying culinary experiences all along the way.
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