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Beyond Borders | Central Reform Congregation
Journey to Israel and the Palestinian Territories
With Rabbi Karen Kriger Bogard and Rabbi Daniel Bogard

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PRE-TRIP

  • 2 nights' accommodation at select hotel.
  • 2 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus with licensed, English speaking tour educator.
  • 1 group transfer and assistance from the airport.
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary.
  • Shabbat dinner and daily breakfast.
  • Portage at the airport and hotels.


MAIN TRIP

  • 9 nights' accommodation at select hotels.
  • 9 touring days with tour educator (guide) and driver.
  • 8 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus.
  • 1 group transfer and assistance from/to the airport.
  • Meals: daily breakfast, 3 lunches & 4 dinners.
  • Portage is included.
  • Airport portage is included.


PETRA EXTENSION

  • 1 nights' accommodation at select hotel.
  • 2 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus with licensed, English speaking Jordanian guide.
  • Round trip domestic flight Tel Aviv/Eilat/Tel Aviv.
  • All transfers to/from domestic airports.
  • 1 group transfer and assistance to the airport.
  • Border taxes and Visa to Jordan.
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary.
  • Meals: daily breakfast, 2 lunches & 1 dinner.

PRE TRIP:

DAY ONE: THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020

ON THE WAY TO ISRAEL

  • Depart the US.

Overnight: Flight

 

DAY TWO: FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020
ARRIVAL

  • Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport. Our representative will be on hand to assist with all formalities and ensure your journey has the smoothest of starts.
  • Transfer to the hotel and check in.
  • Jerusalem, the City of Shabbat: Join Jerusalem in welcoming the Sabbath, the highpoint of the Jewish week, with Kabbalat Shabbat services. You can celebrate Shabbat alongside people from countless different traditions and countries at Judaism's holiest site, the Kotel (Western Wall) or sample some of the city's dizzying variety of synagogues. We'll be happy to supply maps and suggestions of which synagogue might work best for you.
  • Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight:  Jerusalem

 

DAY THREE: SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2020
INTO THE DESERT: MASADA & THE DEAD SEA

  • Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel before meeting your tour educator in the hotel lobby and setting out to explore the Dead Sea
  • As Low as It Goes: We'll drive to the Dead Sea Basin, 1412 feet below sea level and the lowest place on earth. The desert, the landscape, and the views are breathtaking.
  • The Last Stand: Take the cable car to the top of Masada with its extraordinary views and fascinating archaeological remains. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is where Jewish rebels are believed to have made their final attempt to resist Roman invaders (c 74 CE). We'll learn about Masada's importance as a symbol of Jewish defense and discuss its influence on modern Israel.
  • The Sea of Salt: Float into happiness at the Dead Sea. Not much can live or swim in what is the saltiest piece of water in the world, nine times saltier than the ocean, but the weightless feeling of floating is great fun.
  • (Time permitting) Visit Qumran, where a separatist Jewish sect from the Second Temple period created an isolated community and where the Dead Sea Scrolls, some of the most ancient and important religious manuscripts in existence, were discovered.
  • Return to Jerusalem.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

DAY FOUR: SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2020
THE MOSAIC OF JERUSALEM

  • Breakfast at the hotel, followed by check-out.
  • Take a walking tour through Jerusalem's Old City and the Jewish Quarter and experience the center of Jewish life, history, and holiness. Among the highlights will be:
    • A walk along the rooftops that will provide an extraordinary scene of multi-faith Jerusalem. From this one spot, we will see the domes of three great religious landmarks: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (marking where Jesus is believed to have been crucified); the Jewish Quarter's Hurva synagogue; and the Dome of the Rock, one of Islam's most sacred and beautiful sites.
    • The Cardo, the main street of Roman-controlled Jerusalem and its spectacular Byzantine-era columns.
    • King Hezekiah's “Broad Wall,” a massive wall built to protect Jerusalem from invasion 2,700 years ago.
    • Hurva Square, the center of modern-day life in the Jewish Quarter.
  • No visit to Israel is complete without experiencing the Kotel (Western Wall), widely considered Judaism's holiest site. Each year, over one million notes containing prayers and wishes are placed in the cracks of the wall. We'll discuss the wall's historical and contemporary importance and experience its unique atmosphere.
  • The Jerusalem Archaeological Park is a large-scale excavation that has uncovered vital parts of ancient Jerusalem. A particular highlight is to walk on the Southern Wall steps used by Jewish pilgrims to enter the Temple, 2,000 years ago. But there is much else to see, including Robinson's Arch, the remains of a major Second Temple-period street, and drainage tunnels used by Jewish fighters hiding from the Roman invaders. A museum, including movies and a 3-D model of ancient Jerusalem, add to the experience.
  • Visit Yad Vashem, the national memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, an essential emotional and educational experience. Your guided tour will include:
    • The Avenue of the Righteous, where trees symbolic of the renewal of life have been planted along with plaques honoring brave non-Jews who saved Jews during the Shoah.
    • The Historical Museum, a state-of-the-art interactive display reflecting decades of research and educational expertise. The story of the Holocaust, with an emphasis on individual victims, is told through survivor testimonies, original artifacts, and personal possessions saved from the ghettos and camps.
    • The Children's Memorial, commemorating the 1.5 million children lost during the Holocaust.
  • Drive to Tel Aviv, check into the hotel, and join the rest of the group.


MAIN TRIP:

DAY ONE: SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 2020

ON THE WAY TO ISRAEL

  • Depart the US.

Overnight: Flight

DAY TWO: SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2020
THE START OF A SPECIAL JOURNEY

  • Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport. Our representative will be on hand to assist with all formalities and ensure your journey has the smoothest of starts.
  • Meet your tour educator who will accompany you on this journey of education and inspiration.
  • Enter Tel Aviv, also known as “the city that never sleeps.” A place of sun and fun, its centers of culture and history are complemented by great beaches, stores, and entertainment.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • 6:30 p.m. Meet at the hotel lobby. 
  • My Israel - My Journey: Private dinner at a local restaurant and orientation with rabbis and the tour educators.

Meals: Dinner
Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY THREE: MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020
ALTNEULAND: DREAMS & REALITIES IN TEL AVIV

  • Breakfast at an Israeli hotel is an experience in itself. Start the day with a bounteous buffet.
  • Beginnings: Modern Tel Aviv grew out of ancient Jaffa. Gaze out over the Mediterranean Sea; learn why Jaffa, mentioned in the biblical story of Jonah and the Whale, is so historically important; and see how its Old City reflects the present as well as the past.
  • Walk through Jaffa's famous flea market - Shuk Hapishpeshim.
  • Out of East Africa: Meet African women seeking refuge in Tel Aviv and see how they are working toward a brighter future by creating beautiful crocheted products. Kuchinate (meaning crochet in Tigrinya) is a collective that celebrates African art and culture while empowering women asylum-seekers, many of whom suffered great hardships while fleeing to Israel. Here we'll:
    • Try our hand at creating East African baskets (or bracelets) during a craft workshop led by the women of Kuchinate.
    • Enjoy an authentic, delicious Eritrean lunch, vegan and kosher-friendly.  
  • From Hebrew City to Hebrew State: Walk along the newly opened Independence Trail and embark on a remarkable journey that begins with the founding of Tel Aviv in 1909 and ends with the establishment of Israel in 1948.
  • Crash the waves of the Mediterranean Sea with some organized beach time.
  • Return to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY FOUR: TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020
INNOVATION & INCLUSION: THE TEL AVIV STORY

  • Clean Hands for a Better World: Talk with Max Simonovsky, co-founder and CEO of Soapy, an award-winning start-up that is using Israeli ingenuity to fight disease in developing countries. Soapy's solar-powered hygiene stations and smart systems create water from the air's humidity to provide people from impoverished villages with 24/7 access to the perfect amount of soap and water.
  • The Innovation Nation: The Israeli Innovation Center celebrates the people and companies that are making Israel the “innovation nation.” Located at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, it includes continually updated, high-tech exhibits on everything from artificial intelligence to the latest developments in water use.
  • Stroll down the Nahalat Binyamin pedestrian mall, with its bi-weekly craft fair and eateries. Alongside is the colorful Carmel open-air market.
  • Return to the hotel.  
  • Rest up and explore the Old Port of Tel Aviv, with its wonderful restaurants, cafés, and shops, right on the water's edge; or the Tahana, Jaffa's Old Railway Station, renovated and restored as a great pedestrian complex, with restaurants, shops, and open spaces for people-watching.

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY FIVE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 01, 2020
THE COMMUNITIES IN THE NORTH

  • Depart Tel Aviv and drive north.
  • Visit the Yemin Orde Youth Village, one of Israel's most innovative educational institutions, specializing in integrating new immigrant youth into Israeli society. Meet faculty and students, including Racheli Yaso-Ngatuo, whose journey from Ethiopia to Israel and from survival to leadership is an inspiration to the entire Yemin Orde community.
  • Minority Report: Shefaram is a fascinating but rarely visited ancient town and modern city. An early Jewish rabbinical center operating under Roman rule, it was later a Crusader post and is now an Israeli Arab city with Muslim, Christian, and Druze communities. We'll meet residents and hear of their determination to maintain close, respectful ties between the town's different populations. Highlights of our tour will include:
    • Visiting a local mosque and talking with a muezzin (Muslim clergy) about Islamic practice and life in Israel.
    • The town's beautiful Roman Catholic church where we'll hear about the variety of Christian denominations in the area and their relations with the Muslim majority.
    • Our visit to Shefaram will conclude at its abandoned synagogue and a discussion on what, historically and today, it means to be a minority community in the Land of Israel.
  • Visit Yokenam-Megido region, St. Louis Partner city in Israel.
  • Return to the hotel.                         

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY SIX: THURSDAY, JULY 02, 2020
FROM COUNTRY TO URBAN SCENES

  • Check out of the hotel.
  • LGBTQ Israelis: Between Civil and Jewish Law: Enter the Gan Meir Gay Center of Tel Aviv for a tour and possible panel discussion regarding the progress and challenges of the LGBT rights movement, with activists and members of various LGBTQ organizations.
  • Is Religion the Way Forward or an Obstacle to Peace? We'll go beyond the Green Line to meet with Ali Abu Awwad and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger or Rabbi Shaul Judelman from Shorashim (Roots), a program bringing West Bank Palestinians and their Jewish neighbors together despite their fears and suspicions.
  • My Home in Gush Etzion: Dialogue with Oded Ravivi, Mayor of Efrat.
  • A First Look at the Holy City: Over the centuries, many have been moved and awed by their first sight of Jerusalem. We'll stop at Mount Scopus for a stunning overview of the city and celebrate our arrival with a special ceremony and the traditional “shehechiyanu” blessing of thanksgiving.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Enjoy a relaxed, homey-style dinner at Ima, located near the Machaneh Yehuda market, offering a menu of Middle-Eastern, Kurdish-style food.
  • During dinner, hear from NPR's Daniel Estrin, a native of St. Louis and an NPR journalist. 
  • Hustle & Bustle Around the Clock: Enjoy the bars, eateries, and tastes of Jerusalem at night, while walking through the Mahane Yehuda open-air market.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY SEVEN: FRIDAY, JULY 02, 2020
POLITICS AND BEYOND

  • The Labyrinth of 2020 Israeli Politics: Meeting with Prof. Reuven Hazan of the Political Science Department at Hebrew University.
  • Whose House Is This Anyway? Archaeology & Politics in Modern Urban Settings: Meet Yoni Mizrahi, founder of Emek Shaveh, an organization of archaeologists and community activists focusing on the role of archaeology in Israeli society and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • At the Heart of It All: Explore the City of David, the core of ancient Jerusalem, and learn how the city was administered during the First Temple period. Our visit will include:
    • Archaeological discoveries illustrating how the wealthy and powerful lived in ancient Jerusalem.
    • The Gihon Spring, the source of Jerusalem's water, which was integral to its survival and religious ceremonies.
    • Traveling through time as we walk in ancient drainage channels from the City of David to the Western Wall's massive foundation stones at the foot of the Temple Mount.
  • The Jerusalem Archaeological Park is a large-scale excavation that has uncovered vital parts of ancient Jerusalem. A particular highlight is to walk on the Southern Wall steps used by Jewish pilgrims to enter the Temple 2,000 years ago. But there is much else to see, including Robinson's Arch, the remains of a major Second Temple-period street, and drainage tunnels used by Jewish fighters hiding from the Roman invaders. A museum, including movies and a 3-D model of ancient Jerusalem, add to the experience.
  • Return to the hotel and prepare for Shabbat.
  • Participate in Kabbalat Shabbat Yerushalmit with hundreds of Jerusalemites at the Old Train Station, now a central neighborhood hub for food, entertainment, culture, and enrichment.
  • Festive Shabbat dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY EIGHT: SATURDAY, JULY 03, 2020
THE MANY COLORS OF SHABBAT | Happy 4th of July!

  • Depart for the Old City, entering through Azarat Israel, the pluralistic section of the Kotel (Western Wall).
  • Explore Christian East Jerusalem: Led by Hana Bendcowsky, Director of the Jerusalem Center for Jewish Christian Relations, meet with Christian personalities, and visit Christian institutions. Walk through the Christian Quarter of the Old City, including the Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and other Christian sites. On the way, stop by the “Sisters of Zion Monastery” for a meeting with clergy.
  • Walk along the rooftops of the Old City for a behind-the-scenes look at how the various communities live alongside each other.
  • Hebrew Writers: Walk through the streets of Jerusalem, guided by the writings of Jerusalem's poets and authors, including Yehuda Amichai, S.Y. Agnon, and others.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Ben Kodesh Lechol: Havdallah overlooking the old city.
  • Stroll along the Ben-Yehuda Street and Nachalat Shiva pedestrian malls, joining the many Israelis out on the town.

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY NINE: SUNDAY, JULY 05, 2020
A TALE OF TWO CITIES - CONFLICTING NARRATIVES OF HEBRON

  • Depart Jerusalem via bullet-proof bus, driving deeper into the Judean Hills, arriving in Area H2, the Israeli controlled part of Hebron, the largest city in the West Bank.
  • Tour Hebron, the City of the Patriarchs, with Breaking the Silence. Learn about the realities on the ground and discuss the challenging role of the IDF soldiers in the city. Conclude with a visit to the Women in Hebron Cooperative Shop, a Palestinian nonprofit fair-trade cooperative.
  • Light lunch in Hebron.
  • The City of Our Forefathers: Explore Hebron for an inside look at one of the most pivotal issues when discussing modern Jewish settlement. Included will be visits to the Tomb of the Patriarchs (Machpela), Tel Rumeida, and Beit Hadassah, followed by a discussion with Noam Arnon and other representatives of the Hebron Jewish community.
  • Return to Jerusalem.
  • Free time in the Mamilla pedestrian arcade, a contemporary shopping area with a whiff of the past, located outside the Jaffa Gate of the Old City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY TEN: MONDAY, JULY 06, 2020
ALONG THE SEAM LINE - THE NEW JERUSALEMITES

  • In the Footsteps of the Six Day War: Take a tour of the Jerusalem seam line with journalist-scholar Yossi Klein Halevi, senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. Start at the Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood, continue through the Arab villages of Shuafat and Beit Hanina and the ultra-Orthodox areas of Ramot Eshkol, and end at the Old City. Experience the mosaic and diversity of the Jerusalem population, meet local activists, and discuss the difference between East and West Jerusalem and the ongoing struggles between the city's different communities.
  • Take a multi-cultural tasting journey through the hustle and bustle of Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda open-air market. Enjoy the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds of this vibrant area where Jerusalemites shop.
  • Challenges and Triumphs of Religious Pluralism and Social Justice in Israel: Dialogue with activists of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC).
  • Festive farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Jerusalem


DAY ELEVEN: TUESDAY, JULY 07, 2020
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport and check in for your return flight to the US.



PETRA EXTENSION

DAY ONE: TUESDAY TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2020
CROSSING THE BORDER

  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport and check in for your domestic flight to Eilat.
  • A transfer will bring you from Eilat to the Yitzhak Rabin Border Crossing where a representative will assist with passport procedures. After crossing into the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, you'll be met by your local guide and driver.
  • The Soul of the Desert, the Valley of the Moon: An off-road jeep tour will provide a great way to experience the beauty and harshness of Jordan's southern desert and to see Wadi Rum, a valley cut into sandstone and rock. Known as the “Valley of the Moon,” it indeed provides an other-worldly experience. We'll see natural phenomenon as well as examples of the long human habitation in the region including:
    • Rock paintings and temples created by the great Nabataean Empire. From the 4th century BCE, these nomadic tribes established a kingdom that stretched all the way from present-day Saudi Arabia to Damascus.
    • Wadi Rum, with its wells and springs, also attracted the Romans, who ruled the region after the Nabataeans. We'll see remains of the remarkable architecture they left.
    • Perhaps the most famous modern fan of this area was T.E. Lawrence, the British army officer and writer who, more than anyone, brought Arab archaeological, political, and religious ideas to the West. He came to Wadi Rum while leading the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire in 1917-1918. We'll visit Lawrence's Spring and see why this area was chosen as the spectacular setting for the film Lawrence of Arabia.
  • Lunch en route.
  • Drive to Petra, check into the hotel, and enjoy

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner

Overnight:  Petra

 

DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2020
PETRA: THE JEWEL IN THE JORDANIAN CROWN

  • Breakfast at the hotel, followed by check-out.
  • A Wonder of the World: Explore the astonishing natural and man-made features of Petra, the ancient capital of the Nabataean empire, half-built, half-cut into rock. UNESCO considers Petra one of humanity's most precious cultural possessions and has declared it a World Cultural Heritage Site. Despite being one of the most world's most famous archeological sites, the “City of Pink” still retains its mystery and its capacity to amaze. Our Petra experience will include:
    • The Siq: From the 4th century BCE, the nomadic Nabataean tribes established a kingdom that stretched from present-day Saudi Arabia to Damascus. They chose Petra as their capital, in part because it was easy to defend. Every visitor had to approach Petra through this winding canyon, known as the Siq, which is surrounded by 200-meter-high walls of stone. We'll take the same magical path and, along the way, see examples of how this area was also an ancient religious site.
    • The Treasury: This breathtaking monument, which was featured in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, is the most famous structure in Petra. It was the tomb of a Nabataean king and was carved out of iron-laden sandstone. It is called the Treasury because it is believed that the Egyptian Pharaoh, while pursuing his former Israelite slaves, buried his treasures here. Whether that happened or not, this tomb certainly reflects the fabulous wealth that the Nabataeans secured through trade and taxation.
    • The Theater: This stunning theater was built by the Nabataeans, but when the Romans took over Petra (and the Nabatean Empire) in 106 CE they wasted no time in enlarging it. Carved out of the mountainside, around 8500 people (a third of Petra's population) would gather here to watch performances.
    • The Royal Tombs: Carved into the cliffs are more thrilling examples of the architectural brilliance of the Nabataeans. Among the highlights of these massive tombs are the colors and craftsmanship of the interior rock structures.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • In the late afternoon, we'll return to Israel via the Yitzhak Rabin Border Crossing. A transfer will bring you to the airport.
  • Fly to Ben Gurion International Airport and check in for your international flight.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Flight

 

DAY THREE: THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2020 | TZOM TAMMUZ
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

  • Arrival home.

 

 

Need to Know

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 29 March 2020

  • Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 20 full paying participants. Should the number of participants drop below the minimum listed above, we will adjust the cost of the trip to reflect the additional expense of operating the program.
  • Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services of local guides, drivers, and the tour guide/educator are included.

 

PAYMENT POLICY

Da'at Educational Expeditions reserves the right to adjust its terms of payment, including cancelation policies and initial deposits. Notification of any changes will be made explicitly to the participants where relevant.

  • Initial deposit of $500 per person, non-refundable, non-transferable is due at the time of reservation unless another amount is indicated for the particular trip or seminar.
  • Final payment is due 90 days before the scheduled trip begins, or as specified in your invoice.

 

CANCELATION POLICY
Cancelations need to be made in writing. Cancelation fees will be based on the date that the written cancelation is received.

Cancelation fees:

  • 90 days or more prior to departure: the deposit
  • 89 to 46 days prior to departure: 50% of the total trip cost
  • 45 days to the day of departure/no-show: 100% of the total trip cost

Cancelation fees may also include:

  • Hotel or supplier cancelation fees.
  • For trips in Israel only: The cost of the PEACE OF MIND TRAVEL PROTECTION PROGRAM (POM), if this was purchased.
  • Group airfare penalty fee.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We strongly recommend that you purchase your own travel insurance. Please discuss land, air and health insurance options with your insurance provider or contact Travel Insured at 1-800-344-6226, ext. 257. Some insurance programs provide more comprehensive coverage when the policy is purchased in close proximity to the initial trip deposit. We therefore recommend that you secure insurance within 14 days of your initial deposit payment date.

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

  • The trip price includes hotel accommodations.
  • Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort.
  • We reserve the right to make substitutions with hotels of equal standard. No refunds will be issued for differences between hotel prices.
  • The standard hotel room in Israel is generally smaller than in the US, comfortably accommodating two people in either one queen-size bed or two single beds. Some hotels offer triple rooms consisting of standard twin beds plus a sofa/folding bed or cot for the third person.
  • Special requests such as room selections, bed types, and smoking preferences are subject to availability and are strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis.
  • All hotel rates are non-negotiable and are based on the agreements made between Da'at Educational Expeditions and its suppliers.
  • Hotel check-in time is generally not before 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is prior to noon. If you are taking a late-night flight, make sure to organize adequate arrangements for accommodation until you are ready to leave for the airport. If a day room is included in the itinerary, check-out time will usually be at 6:00 p.m.

 

MEALS
are included as specified in the itinerary.

 

TOUR EDUCATOR OR GUIDE
All trips are conducted by our tour educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.

 

GRATUITIES INCLUDED:
All gratuities for restaurant staff at group meals are included.

 

PRICE EXCLUDES

    • Transportation in evening when dinner is on own.
    • Amendments to the program: In the event that any sites, programs or meals etc are added to the program, an additional fee may be required.
    • Personal extras: Items of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, beverages, coffee, tea, food other than the table d'hotel menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, and foreign port taxes, unless otherwise specified.
    • Water or snacks on the bus (unless indicated otherwise)
    • US and foreign airport taxes, Q fuel surcharge and border taxes when applicable.
    • Gratuities for Tour Educator (Guide) and Driver. We recommend the following guidelines for tips (amounts indicated in US dollars):

    TRIPS TO ISRAEL:

    • Group of 20 participants and more:

    Tour Educator: $8 | Driver: $4 - per participant per day

    • For a group of 10 - 19 passengers:

    $10 per participant per day for the tour educator & $5 per participant per day for the driver



        
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