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Rabbi Adam Baldachin

per person

December 20 – 31, 2017 04_caesarea-roman-aqueduct

Join Rabbi Baldachin on this amazing tour that has been designed to include attractions and sites for Israel travelers of all levels. If this is your first time in Israel you will be fascinated by the sites and history that surround you.

Join Shaarei Tikvah Family

Led by Rabbi Adam Baldachin

December 20 – 31, 2017

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Wednesday, 20 December

Depart USA on an overnight flight to Israel.

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Thursday, 21 December

Entering the Land

Arrive in Israel to be met and assisted by your ITC representative. Plant a tree and Shekhiyanu-Welcome ceremony to celebrate your arrival in the Land of Israel. Tour the alleys of Old Jaffa, the ancient port city once known as the Gate of Zion. Look out from the top of Tel Jaffa at modern Tel Aviv. Check-in at the Carlton Hotel on Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean Coast. Welcome dinner and orientation at Maganda Yemenite Restaurant.

Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv

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Friday, 22 December

The Hebrew City and the Jewish State

Travel to Rehovot for a guided tour of the Ayalon Institute – a secret bullet factory used by the Jewish underground before the founding of the State of Israel. Visit Rabin Square, where late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated and hear about the nation’s shock and soul searching in its aftermath. At Independence Hall relive David Ben Gurion declaring the new State of Israel. Hear about the establishment of Tel Aviv standing at the Founders’ Monument on Rothschild Boulevard and see the Bauhaus architecture for which central Tel Aviv was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch on your own and free time to explore the Nachalat Binyamin crafts fair. While there checkout the nearby Carmel Market and bohemian Sheinkin Street – All three of these Tel Aviv icons meet at the “Magen David Junction”. Free time to get ready for Shabbat. Shabbat evening services – To be determined with Rabbi Baldachin. Festive Shabbat Dinner at hotel.

Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv

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Saturday, 23 December

Shabbat in Tel Aviv

Optional Shabbat morning services at Neve Schecter, a Masorti (Conservative) congregation in Tel Aviv’s historic Neve Tzeddek neighborhood. Walking tour of the quaint Neve Tzeddek neighborhood that gave birth to the “first Hebrew city in 2,000 years”. Lunch at hotel.. Visit the “Aliyah Bet” Memorial in London Square to hear the story of the illegal immigration operations which rescued Jewish refugees before the founding of the State of Israel. Free time to walk along the beach side Promenade and see the people of Tel Aviv enjoying Shabbat afternoon, including Israeli folkdancing. Havdallah with Rabbi Baldachin. Free evening. Dinner on own.

Overnight: Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv

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Sunday, 24 December

Cradles of Jewish Civilization in the Galilee

Visit the Palmach Museum in Ramat Aviv for a multimedia presentation about the elite underground organization that played a critical role in founding the State of Israel (Children under 6 are not allowed in the Palmach Museum). Depart for northern Israel. Please choose one of the following two touring options for the entire group. Tour the ruins of Caesarea, including its Roman Theater, Amphitheater, Hippodrome and Promontory Palace. Ponder a rabbinic debate over Jews attending gladiator games. OR: Explore ancient Tzippori and study a Jewish text in the ruins of the city where Rabbi Judah Hanasi sealed the Mishna. See its magnificent mosaics, including Mona Lisa of the Galilee and ponder why an ancient synagogue floor features a wheel of the zodiac. Lunch on own. Tour the old synagogues and picturesque alleyways of the mystical city of Tzfat and discover the origins of our Friday night service where Lecha Dodi was written. Visit the studio of a Kabbalistic artist and hear how Jewish spirituality influences his work. Check–in to the Kibbutz Lavi Hotel on Kibbutz Lavi.

Dinner at hotel. Overnight: Deluxe rooms at Kibbutz Lavi

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Monday, 25 December

Ancient and Modern Geopolitics and Israel’s Finest

Learn about kibbutz life on a walking tour of Lavi led by a member of the community. Walk in the lush Tel Dan Nature Reserve, one of the sources of the Jordan River, where you’ll discover biblical intrigue and one of the oldest arches in the world. Lunch on own. Jeep tour of the Golan Heights to see we see former Syrian bunkers overlooking Israel and then continue to strategic Mt. Bental for a special perspective on Israel’s complex geopolitics. Please choose one of the following two “touring and tasting” options. Both located on nearby Kibbutz Ein Zivan (Possibility of splitting the group): Chocolate making workshop at the De Karina Chocolate Factory.

OR: Guided tour of the boutique Bahat Winery including wine tasting. Dinner with young Israeli soldiers who are giving some of their best years to the defense of Israel. Overnight: Deluxe rooms at Kibbutz Lavi

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Tuesday, 26 December

Across Israel: A Multicultural Jewish Society

Drive along the Sea of Galilee Coast en route to Beit Shean. Discover Ethiopian Jewish culture at the Germachin Center in Beit Shean. Learn about this community’s modern day Exodus story and the challenges facing the Ethiopian Israeli community today. Travel south through the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea region, passing en route Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Lunch on own. Check-in to Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dead Sea Swim in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. The hotel also has a fresh water pool and spa facilities. Massage and spa treatments available by prior reservation at own expense. Dinner at hotel.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dead Sea

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Wednesday, 27 December

Masada and the Dead Sea

Ascend Masada by cable car to tour the ruins of Herod’s palace and the last outpost of Jewish independence: Discussion: Which Jewish Legacy – Masada or Yavne?. Descend Masada by the Roman Ramp Camel ride, Bedouin hospitality, including an explanation about Bedouin culture, and lunch at Kfar Hanokdim. Walk in Ein Gedi Nature Reserve opportunity to bath in waterfalls and hear how David hid there from King Saul. Check-in to the Inbal Hotel or Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem. Dinner on own in Jerusalem’s Mamilla Quarter. Watch the Night Spectacular – Sound and light show at the Tower of David. Rest of evening free Recommendations for the evening: Check out the Ben Yehuda Street Pedestrian Mall in downtown Jerusalem

Overnight: Inbal Hotel Hotel, Jerusalem

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Thursday, 28 December

The Old City of Jerusalem: An Ancient Jewish Legacy

Engage in hands-on archaeological work help reclaim lost artifacts from the Temple Mount at the Emek Tzurim Sifting Project. Discover the archaeological story of the Western Wall and episodes from rabbinic texts while standing where Jewish pilgrims walked 2,000 years ago at Robinson’s Arch and the Southern Wall Excavations – Hear about a recent archaeological discovery connected to the Chanukah story. Lunch on own. Tour of Jewish Quarter including the Cardo, Broad Wall and Rooftops followed by free time to shop and explore on own. Visit the Western Wall and connect with an ancient Jewish legacy. Discover underground Jerusalem in the Western Wall Tunnels.

Overnight: Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem

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Friday, 29 December

Holocaust, Remembrance and Continuity Tour of Yad Vashem

Israel’s national Holocaust memorial and museum, including the Historical Museum and Children‛s Memorial. (Children under age 10 are not permitted in Yad Vashem’s historical museum). Alternate program for younger children: Visit Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo, where you’ll see animals which lived in Israel during biblical times. (Children must be ac companied by an adult on Zoo visit). Lunch on own. Explore the raucous Machane Yehuda Market (Shuk) and take in a slice of local life as you see Jerusalemites prepare for Shabbat. En route see the picturesque Nachalaot neighborhoods. Lunch on own in Machane Yehuda Market. Free time to relax and prepare for Shabbat. Light Shabbat candles at hotel. Friday/Shabbat evening options: Join hundreds of other Jews from around the world to Greet the Sabbath at the Western Wall. Option to pray together as a congregation at the “Masorati Kotel”, where men and women can stand together. OR: Attend Friday

Tour Rates

Full Cost (credit Card payment) Land only$3385 $1294 Single room supplement Rountrip air JFK – TLV $1950 person: *subject to change Third person in triple room over 18: subtract $225

Discounted Cost (Check Payment)

$3195 per person in double

Child, ages 2-12, as third person in parents’ room: subtract $580 Bar/Bat Mitzvah child as third person in parents’ room: subtract $690 Third and Fourth child sharing room in quad with parents: subtract $410

Price is based on 25 paying tour participants a reduction at 30 or increase at less than 25

*Air pricing is subject to confirmation.  Fuel surcharge and airport taxes are subject to change.

We are joining - Shaarei Tikvah’s Israel Family Adventure Led by Rabbi Adam Baldachin December 20 - 31, 2017
    Added in the trip cost - Tips for Guide, Driver, Restaurants and Porterage $180 *Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge are Subject to Change until purchased Pricing is based on 20 paying participants We offer Group Rate Travel/Medical Insurance. Please check our website for coverage or call for insurance costs and details, including coverage of preexisting conditions 800 247 7235 Return this application with a deposit of $250.00 per passenger Deposit Amt: $_________ Optional Insurance Amount: $_________ Total Amount: $___________ Please make check payable to: ITC Tours, and return to address below. All pricing based on check payment PLEASE READ REVERSE SIDE AND SIGN– THANK-YOU - PAYMENT IN FULL DUE 90 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE ITC TOURS LLC - 66 WEST MOUNT PLEASANT AVE. SUITE 206 – LIVINGSTON, NJ 07039 973-535-2575 1-800-2 ISRAEL FAX: 973-535-2690 E MAIL: info@israeltours.com
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    TERMS AND CONDITIONS ROOMS: Prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms are available at supplementary cost. $1245 ck $1294 CC TAXES: Airport tax and fuel surcharge are included in the ticket price when ticketed TIPPING: Tips for guides and drivers are added to the tour price $180 INSURANCE: Insurance is not included in the tour price. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for any losses or expenses, which you or any member of your party may incur as a result of failing to secure adequate coverage. MEDICAL CONDITION: ITC is not responsible for any medical conditions that may occur during or prior to the tour. We offer Group Rate Travel/Medical Insurance. Please check our website for coverage or call for insurance costs and details, including coverage of preexisting conditions 800 247 7235 CANCELLATION: All cancellations must be in writing to us and must be signed by the person who made the original reservation. Cancellations are only effective from the day they are received by us. No refunds are issued for cancellations received after the date the tour departs. Penalties will apply. If you cancel your tour, cancellation fees and penalties will be deducted from your refund or deposit. Cancellation fees will apply to all deposit checks (Airline penalties could be equal to the total cost of the ticket.) Cancellation fees apply to each person. MINIMUM FEE OF $ 100.00 PER.PERSON. FOR ANY CANCELLATION PRIOR TO DEPARTURE PRIOR TO DEPARTURE 90 - 76 Days 75 – 66 Days 65 Days or less CANCELLATION FEE $300.00 per person $400.00 per person No Refund *Plus any penalties applied by airlines, hotels and tour operators. No refunds are issued for cancellations on private tour itineraries. After itinerary is complete there will be a $100. Change fee assessed per charge. BAGGAGE: Luggage is the responsibility of the passenger and that of the airlines. For lost luggage claims, the passenger is responsible for notifying the airline directly. SEAT ASSIGNMENTS: There is no advanced seat selection for tour departures; however, we will try to meet individual requests upon availability. Three hours advance arrival to the airport is necessary to insure adequate time for check in. RESPONSIBILITY FOR FLIGHT AND PASSENGER ACCOMMODATIONS AND SERVICES: ITC is responsible for making all arrangements for tour services offered in the itinerary. The airlines, hotels, land operators and other suppliers providing services are independent contractors and not agents, employees or associates of ITC. Acceptance and confirmation of your reservation is at the discretion of the airlines even after full payment has been made. ITC, Rabbi Baldachin and Shaarei Tikvah assumes no responsibility or liability in connection with the service of an aircraft, motor coach, taxi, or other conveyances, which may be used in the performance of its duty to the passengers. All vouchers and other documents for services issued by the company are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the suppliers and to the laws of the country where services are supplied. If the tour services as indicated by the itinerary cannot be supplied or there are changes in the itinerary for reasons beyond the control of ITC, we will arrange for provision of comparable services. ITC reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary whenever ITC deems it necessary to the comfort, convenience and safety of the participant at any time. The participant agrees that ITC shall not be liable for any changes in flight schedules, delays, weather conditions, damages, losses (including personal injuries, death and property losses) or expenses occasioned by acts or omissions of any person, including suppliers providing services, or for any acts of war, insurrection, revolts, or other civil uprisings, military actions, strikes, or acts of G-d occurring either in the country of origin, through passage or destination. No person other than an authorized representative of ITC by written consent is authorized to vary, add or waive any term or condition in this agreement. The right is reserved to decline to accept or retain any tour passenger should such person’s health or general deportment impede the operation of the tour to the detriment of the other tour passengers. PASSPORTS AND VISAS: Each passenger participant must have a valid passport. Please make sure the expiration date is at least 6 months past your date of departure. IMMUNIZATIONS: No immunization shots or vaccinations are required at present, unless otherwise noted. NOTE: The sequence of activities in the itinerary may change or be reversed some may be omitted due to circumstances beyond our control. Pricing is subject to change until the trip is paid in full. Signature(s):_______________________________/________________________________Date:________________ My (our) signature(s) indicate(s) that I (we) have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions included with this trip package.

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