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October 2017 Israel Travel Adventure

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Discover Israel with Body Electric!

It has taken months to put this together, but finally we have a program that will take you to the most important sites in Israel AND provide two opportunities to meet men from Israel.

We will begin our program in Tel Aviv where we will have a welcome reception with graduates from Body Electric CBEs in Israel. We’ll spend two nights in Tel Aviv to get a feel of the largest city in Israel. From there we go to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada, Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Cana, Rosh Hanikra, Acco, Haifa, Caesarea and finally back to Tel Aviv – with our introductory workshop Celebrating the Body Erotic (CBE) led by William McMeniman built into the middle of the program at a kibbutz in northern Israel.

Our guide is highly experienced and a Body Electric alum. We will be in good hands for this two week program!

 

ITINERARY:

Wednesday, Oct 11 – Arrive to Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Welcome wine & hors d’oeuvres reception with Body Electric alumni.

Thursday, Oct 12 – Morning tour of Tel Aviv. Lunch and afternoon on own. Group dinner with wine.

Friday, Oct 13 –  Transfer to Jerusalem. Morning tour of Jerusalem including the Mount of Olives, King David’s Tomb, the Upper Room, Old City via the Zion Gate, the Jewish Quarter, the Herodean Quarter. Lunch on own and afternoon at leisure. Dinner with a host family “Shabbat of a Lifetime” – a memorable and never forget experience of the Jewish culture with an Israeli family.

Saturday, Oct 14 – Morning tour of Israel Museum, lunch in Bethlehem, afternoon tour of Bethlehem. Dinner on your own.

 

 

Sunday, Oct 15 – Morning tour of Jerusalem New City and Yad Vashem (Holocaust) Museum. Lunch on your own at the museum. Transfer to the Dead Sea. Dinner at the hotel.

Monday, Oct 16 – Sunrise tour of Masada, including the ruins of King Herod’s Palace.  Transfer to Sea of Galilee. Lunch at St. Peter’s Fish at the Sea of Galilee. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner at the hotel.

Tuesday, Oct 17 – Morning tour of Jesus’ Boats, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum. Lunch at Tanureen Restaurant in Tiberias. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner at Decks Restaurant (Tiberias).

Wednesday, Oct 18 – Tour of the Golan Heights with lunch and a view from Mt. Bental. Dinner at the hotel.

 

 

Thursday, Oct 19 – Tours of Nazareth including the Church of the Annunciation and the shouk (local market). Lunch on own. Afternoon tour of Cana. Transfer to Kibbutz Inbar for the CBE. Dinner at Kibbutz Inbar. Body Electric’s CBE begins joined by men from Israel.

Friday, Oct 20 – CBE. All meals at Kibbutz Inbar.

Saturday, Oct 21 – CBE. All meals at Kibbutz Inbar.

Sunday, Oct 22 – Depart Inbar for tours of Rosh Hanikra Grottoes and Acco (Crusaders Capital). Lunch at Uri Buri Restaurant. Afternoon tour of Baha’i Gardens and overlook in Haifa. Dinner on your own.

Monday, Oct 23 – Transfer to Tel Aviv via Cesarea with a stop for lunch and tour. Farewell dinner.

Tuesday, Oct 24 – Trasnfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for flights home.

 

HOTELS:

  • Tel Aviv – Melody Hotel (Trip Advisor 4.5*)
  • Jerusalem – Bezalel Hotel (Trip Advisor 4.5*)
  • Dead Sea – Isrotel Ganim (Trip Advisor 4.5*)
  • Sea of Galilee – Leonardo Club (Tiberias) (Trip Adivsor 4*)
  • Haifa – Bay Club Hotel (Trip Advisor 4.5*)

 

 

Israel is a warm and welcoming place filled with history, both ancient and medieval.  Come join Body Electric for the tour of a lifetime. If you’ve never been to Israel, it will be memorable. If you have visited before, you will be able to relive some great experiences with the added twist of the Body Electric community!

PRICE: US$5195 (single supplement US$800)

RESERVATIONS
A deposit of $500 is required and is refundable up to 60 days prior to the program’s commencement (August 12, 2017) less a processing fee of $75.
 
Full payment is required by September 1, 2017. Partial refunds will only be possible after this date and will be dependent upon meeting minimum number of participant requirements.
 
Space is limited, so please sign up soon.
  
DISCLOSURE: While completely unanticipated, we reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary and venues as circumstances dictate.


Israel Travel Adventure

Oct 11-24

For more information please contact the TRIP DIRECTOR: Tom Berry at tberry@b-e-school.com




NOTE:
 
-Included are private airport transfers, accommodations (double rooms on the tour and quads at the kibbutz), daily breakfasts, tours and admission fees, private air-conditioned coaches, an English-speaking guide, CBE registration, hotel porterage.
 

-The price includes meals as specified. All additional meals are at the participants’ expense.
 

-Drinks are not included unless specified.
 

-Kosher food cannot be guaranteed, but food will be kosher-style.
 

-The price does not include air fare, items of a personal nature, visa fees if applicable, and any other items not specified above.
 

-Depending upon your city of origin and flights, your flight may arrive in the middle of the night. However, rooms may not be available until the afternoon of the arrival day. You may want to consider arriving a day or two early to begin the time change adjustment (+7 hours from Eastern time in the US). We will do our best to assist you with hotel accommodations to accommodate your arrival.

 

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