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Central Synagogue's Upcoming 180th Anniversary
with Rabbi Buchdahl

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  • 8 nights' accommodation at select hotels + Late check-out by 5:00 pm on last day ( if you would like to stay the full night this will require an additional cost of a full night).
  • 9 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus with a licensed, English speaking tour educator
  • Group transfer and assistance to and from the airport per bus 
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per the itinerary.
  • Meals: daily breakfast,  as shown below.
  • Water on the bus.
  • Youth counselor throughout the trip
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers and youth counselor
  • Portage at the airport and hotels

 

Celebrate Central Synagogue's Upcoming 180th Anniversary with

Rabbi Buchdahl and 180 Congregants on

CENTRAL'S GREAT, BIG, MULTI-GENERATIONAL

10x CHAI TRIP TO ISRAEL

Mark your calendars: August 20-28, 2019

Multiple track options for first-timers and returners, families and adults, skeptics and seekers.

 This trip is open to Central Synagogue Members and their families

 

Our trip will be organized into three tracks, each of which will have its own bus or buses, depending on enrollment. Each bus will be led by a member of Central's clergy or staff, and Rabbi Buchdahl will spend time on each of the buses. In addition, there will be days when members of each track will get a chance to choose excursions with people from other buses, as well as moments when the entire trip will come together. A sample itinerary is below and will be adjusted based on the participants on the trip, but it will give you a sense of the structure and kinds of activities each bus will do. We will make our best effort to place you in your first-choice bus. For more information and questions please contact Francesca Littman.

 

Young Families Track

This track is for families whose oldest child is at or below bar/bat mitzvah age, regardless of whether you have been to Israel before. While we will do many things all together, this bus will also be traveling with Youth Counselors who will enable the adults in the group to explore some parts of the itinerary while their children do other activities.

 

First Timers Track

This track is for adults and families with kids ages 10 and above who have never been to Israel or who haven't been to Israel in 15 years or more. This track will hit the highlights of a first-time Israel trip.

 

Returnees Track

This track is for adults and families with older teens who have been to Israel in the last 15 years. This track will take you back to some of your old favorites with a new twist or take you to some new places that are off the beaten path.

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 (program is subject to change and adjustments)

Day One: Monday, August 19, 2019
DEPARTURE 

  • Depart the USA.

Overnight: Flight


Day Two: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
ARRIVAL 

  • Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport.(Please make sure that your flight arrives no later then 9:15a.m.)
  • Welcome by our representative and assistance with arrival formalities.
  • Depart the airport and drive north along the Mediterranean coast, stopping at the ancient Roman Aqueducts, located on the pristine beaches of Caesarea. With the ruins of a past empire to your backs, enjoy the power of the sand, sea and the rush of the water as you celebrate the beginning of your journey throughout Israel.
  • Lunch on own, en route.

Young Family:

  • Travel back in time to the early days of the kibbutz in Israel at Kibbutz Ein Shemer. Experience the life of the first pioneers, ride a train from the time of the Ottoman rule, visit the refurbished old tractors hanger, bake bread the way the pioneers did, and tour the life of the modern kibbutz on a tractor trailer.

First Timers:

  • Visit Caesarea, one of the Land of Israel's most important landmarks, built during the Roman Period. Explore the Herodian Theater and the excavations along the Mediterranean shore, concluding with the ruined 900-year-old Crusader town.

Returnees:

  • Visit Atlit, site of a British internment camp for thousands of Jewish refugees who were caught attempting to immigrate to Israel during the British Mandatory period.

All:

  • Drive to the northern Galilee and check into the kibbutz hotel.
  • Festive opening dinner at the hotel.
  • Bruchim Ha'baim! Opening activity with synagogue staff and your tour educators.

Overnight: Upper Galilee


Day Three: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
IN THE NORTH  

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • The Balance of Power on Israel's Northern Border: Dialogue with Col. (Ret) Sarit Zehavi, a former senior intelligence officer.

Young Family:

  • Begin the day with a nature hike to the Suspended Trail above the spectacular canyon of the Banias Stream, at the foot of Mount Hermon.
  • LaDa'at Families in Tsfat: Find your way through the alleyways of Tsfat, uncovering the hidden words, secret codes and mystical messages on a family scavenger hunt through the Old City of the ancient Kabbalists.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Enjoy rafting or kayaking in the Upper Galilee along the Jordan River.
  • Return to the hotel to rest or relax by the pool.

First Timers:

  • Take a jeep tour off-road up the Golan Heights, following the footsteps of Israeli soldiers and their battles in the Six-Day War.
  • Walk through the Tel Dan Nature Reserve, located on the largest tributary of the Jordan River, and explore the ruins of the great Biblical city of Dan.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Watch the panoramic views from Bental (overlooking the abandoned Syrian town of Kuneitra) and gain sharp insights into Israel's security situation on the Golan Heights: the enormous challenges it faced in the 1973 Yom Kippur War and the new threat coming from the north - ISIS.

Returnees:

  • Living on the Edge: Look into Southern Lebanon from Kibbutz Misgav Am and discuss some of the issues relating to the security of communities in Northern Israel, including a discussion with a kibbutz member.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Modern Day Zionism: Meet members of the local Ayalim Association which encourages students to live in rural villages and towns usually in the periphery, and to take on active roles in local community life.
  • Lada'at Northern Israel Wine Route: Take part in a Vintner's Journey along the Golan and Galilean wine route, exploring some of the new and very successful wineries that have sprouted in recent years, among them Galil, Na'ama, Dalton, Pelter, Odem and Golan Heights Conversations with wine-makers and connoisseurs, as well as wine tasting, are included.

All:

  • Ready, Steady, Cook: Participate in a special outdoor cooking competition led by a local chef, followed by a delicious dinner of your own making.
  • Return to the          

Overnight: Upper Galilee


Day Four: Thursday, August 22, 2019
FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.

Young Family :

  • Visit the Hula Lake (Agamon HaHula) for bike-riding, golf-carting, nature walks and bird-watching.
  • Proceed to the innovative Zippori National Park, site of Rabbi Yehuda Hanassi's codification of the Mishna and extraordinary ancient mosaics, with a special mosaic-making program for children and youth.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Walk through the 2,000-year-old water tunnel at Park Alona, the water source for ancient Caesarea.

First Timers:

  • Drive to Tsfat, a center of Jewish mysticism for hundreds of years and a contemporary artists' colony, including the Ari, Caro or Abuhav Synagogues, each with its great stories and mystical messages, and the quaint Artists' Colony, its craft shops and galleries; meet with local artists inspired by the messages of Kabbalah.
  • Lunch on own in Tsfat.
  • Proceed to the Zippori National Park, known for its extraordinary ancient mosaics and its central role in Jewish life after the destruction of the Temple.

Returnees:

  • Visit Beit She'arim, site of a 1,800-year-old Jewish necropolis and the graves of some of the most important codifiers of Jewish tradition, declared a UNESCO
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Continue to the Arab town Shfaram, including meetings with residents, walking through the ancient synagogue, the local church, and the mosque.

All:

  • Drive to Tel Aviv, also known as “the city that never sleeps”, with its centers of culture, recreation and national history, great beaches and fine stores.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Free Evening in Tel Aviv for an opportunity to:
    • Meander through the Old City of Jaffa.
    • Stroll down Rothschild Boulevard, with its many cafés and bars.
    • Experience Tel Aviv Port, with its restaurants and clubs.
    • Explore the colorful Neve Zedek
    • Saunter down the Tel Aviv Beach Promenade.
    • Wander through the Tachana, Tel Aviv's renovated old train station, now a center of boutiques and good food.
  • Dinner on own.

Overnight: Tel Aviv


Day Five: Friday, August 23, 2019
TEL AVIV: THE FIRST HEBREW CITY 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.

Adults:

  • The Jewish People, The Zionist Dream, and Israel- Mutual Responsibilities: Meet with Zohar Raviv, International Vice President of Education of Birthright.

Children:

  • Ivrit Safa Yafa: Gain necessary tools to communicate with locals through a crash course activity led by staff.
  • Depart the hotel by tracks (according to prior registration):

Track 1: Young in Age and Spirit

  • Visit the Old City of Jaffa and ascend from the old port through the renovated alleyways to the Jaffa Overlook for an introduction to Tel Aviv at the place where it all began.
  • Walk through the famous Jaffa Flea Market - “Shuk Hapishpeshim”.
  • Urban Culture Tours of Tel Aviv, Combining Street Art, Language & Graffiti: Join Niro Taub, a local resident, to explore the urban culture of the city.

Track 2: Inside the Israeli Society

  • Meet Ihab and Ora Balaa, for an open conversation about life as a "mixed couple”. Hear how Ihab and Ora's determination to educate their own children in a bi-cultural, bi-lingual and humanitarian way inspired them to establish a kindergarten and see bi-cultural education in Israel in action. Visit the bilingual (Hebrew-Arabic) Bustan Jaffa Kindergarten.
  • Strangers in a Strange Land: Explore the realities of life for asylum seekers and foreign workers in Israel. Delve into what traditional Jewish sources have to say about our obligations to the newcomer in our midst. An educator from BINA, The Jewish Movement for Social Change, a secular yeshiva and educational institute, will lead the discussion. No Hebrew is required and first-timers to Jewish study are very welcome! Afterwards, see the situation on the streets of south Tel Aviv and talk with an asylum seeker.

Track 3: Arts and Culture

  • Art in Tel Aviv: Special gallery tour led by a leading art critic, including a meeting with artists or gallery owners.
  • LaDa'at Ethnic Tasting Tour: walk through Tel Aviv's famous Levinsky Market, where you'll find a combination of foods and sweets from all over the Mediterranean and hear the unique stories of the individuals who sell them (pending confirmation).

Track 4: Outdoors

  • Israeli Martial Arts: Train in Krav-Maga, a self-defense system developed for the IDF.
  • Along the Water: Challenge yourself on two wheels as you bike from the Yarkon River, through the Tel Aviv Port and along the shoreside Tel Aviv promenade, ending at the old port of Jaffa.

All:

  • Stroll down the Nachalat Binyamin pedestrian mall, with its bi-weekly craft fair and eateries. Alongside is the colorful Carmel open-air market, with lunch on own.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Kabbalat Shabbat services with Beit Tefilah Yisraeli at Tel Aviv Port, including music, prayer, dance, and
  • Shabbat dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Tel Aviv


Day Six: Saturday, August 24, 2019
SHABBAT IN TEL AVIV  

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Shabbat Morning Service.

Young Family:

  • Depart Tel Aviv for the Ayalon Institute near Rehovot for an eye-opening tour of a clandestine munitions factory used during the British Mandate.
  • Continue to Dialogue in the Dark at the Israel Children's Museum, Holon, and an innovative, experiential project designed to open up the hidden world of the blind.

First Timers:

  • Visit the Old City of Jaffa and ascend from the old port through the renovated alleyways to the Jaffa Overlook for an introduction to Tel Aviv at the place where it all began.
  • Walk through colorful Neve Zedek, one of Tel Aviv's earliest neighborhoods, nowadays a cultural mecca hosting small boutiques, galleries, and the Suzanne Dellal dance and theater center.
  • Walk down Bialik Street in Tel Aviv, including the Rubin House, the former residence, and studio of Reuven Rubin; delve into the special world of this pioneering Israeli artist.

Returnees:

  • From Templers to Hipsters: Tour to the newly renovated Templers town of Sarona, now a hip and vibrant fashion and culinary center, including free time to stroll through the indoor food and spice market and the Historic Olive Mill and Press House for olive oil tasting.
  • Explore two thousand years of rich Jewish culture and community at Beit Hatefutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People and Culture; including the newly opened synagogue exhibition.

All:

  • Free late afternoon in Tel Aviv with lunch on own and an opportunity to:
    • Crash the waves of the Mediterranean Sea.
    • Walk or bike the Blue Route in Tel Aviv, with its beautiful coastline and Mediterranean atmosphere, from the Jaffa Ridge in the south to Tel Aviv Port in the north.
    • Walk along the trendy Tel Aviv Port.
  • Ben Kodesh Lechol: Havdallah: Say farewell to Shabbat and welcome in the new week (location to be determined).
  • Dinner on own.

Overnight: Tel Aviv


Day Seven: Sunday, August 25, 2019
ARCHAEOLOGY, ARTS & PRESENT-DAY ISSUES 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel.
  • Depart the hotel by tracks (according to prior registration):

Track 1: Young in Age and Spirit

  • Drive Neot Kedumim, a large interactive “Biblical landscape reserve” dedicated to the flora and lifestyle of ancient times, including with tree planting.
  • Take part in an archaeological dig at the Beit Guvrin Caves: prepare to get your hands dirty uncovering pottery from the Hellenistic period, 2,300 years ago, and optionally crawl through the Maresha Cave Labyrinth. Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park was recently recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Track 2: Beyond Borders

  • Drive to Ramallah in the West Bank with Palestinian journalist Rami Nazzal. Meet with local Palestinian entrepreneurs and continue to the new city of Rawabi for a conversation with local leaders and grass root activists.
  • LaDa'at The Geopolitics of Jerusalem: Travel through the city of Jerusalem, exploring some of its political and diplomatic complexities - including the Security Barrier - to gain a behind-the-headlines insight into current developments.

Track 3: Arts & Culture:

  • Israeli Fashion: A special window into the world of Israeli fashion, visiting design houses and designers in Tel Aviv's leading fashion districts.
  • LaDa'at Central Israel Wine Route: Take part in a Vintner's Journey along the Ella Valley and the Judean Hills wine route, exploring some of the new and very successful wineries that have sprouted in recent years, among them Elah, Tzora, Flam, Kastel, Tzuba and Katlav Conversation with wine-makers and connoisseurs, as well as wine tasting, are included.

Track 4: Entrepreneurship & Innovation:

  • 365Scores: Visit the 365Scores Office on Rothschild Boulevard and gain insight into one of Israel's most successful apps.
  • Proceed to the Shafdan Wastewater Treatment Plant, which reclaims water for agriculture from cities in the Greater Tel Aviv region. It is one of the largest and most advanced facilities of its kind in the world.
  • Israel - Start-Up Nation: Is the Party Over Or is it Just the Beginning? Presentation by a leading hi-tech venture capitalist.

All:

  • Continue to Jerusalem and upon entering the city stop to recite the traditional “shehechiyanu” blessing.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner on own in Jerusalem.

Overnight: Jerusalem


Day Eight: Monday, August 26, 2019
HISTORY AND SPIRITUALITY IN JERUSALEM  

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • B'nai Mitzvah ceremony overlooking the Old City.

Young Family:

  • Proceed to the Old City and begin with a walk along the ancient Ramparts.
  • Walk through the archaeological treasures and other highlights of the Jewish Quarter: The Cardo - the main street of Jerusalem in the 6th century, King Hezekiah's First Temple-period “Broad Wall” and Hurva Square - the central square of the Jewish Quarter.
  • Lunch on own in the Jewish Quarter.
  • Explore the Jerusalem Archaeological Park, including the Davidson Center, Robinson's Arch and the Southern Wall steps where Jewish pilgrims entered the Temple Mount 2,000 years ago.
  • Stop at the Kotel (Western Wall) and experience the special atmosphere of this holy site.

First Timers:

  • Explore the excavations at the City of David, the very core of ancient Jerusalem, view the Gihon Spring and optionally wade through the 2,700-year-old water tunnel of King Hezekiah.
  • Lunch on own in the Old City.
  • Stop at the Kotel (Western Wall) and then take a tour of the Western Wall Tunnel, the underground continuation of the Western Wall along the Temple Mount.

Returnees:

  • Stop at the Kotel (Western Wall) to experience the unique atmosphere of this holy site; meet with Rabbi Noa Sattath and Anat Hoffman from IRAC, for a tour of Azarat Israel, the pluralistic section of the Kotel, followed by a discussion about the fight for the rights of Women of the Wall.
  • The Hummus - Both Basic and Rich: Tour and taste from hummus places in and around the Old City, joined by a local hummus expert.

All:

  • Return to the hotel.

Adults:

  • Parent's night out! Dinner at a local Jerusalem restaurant (cost of babysitters and dinner not included).

Children (with the help of babysitters and Central Synagogue staff):

  • Pizza party and movie night at the hotel!

Overnight: Jerusalem


Day Nine: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
THE MOSAIC OF JERUSALEM 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • The Memory of the Holocaust in Contemporary Israeli Society: Dialogue with Holocaust scholar, Dr. Rachel Korazim

Young Family Bus:

  • Visit Ein Yael, an interactive, living museum, located on a 2,000-year-old archaeological site. Take part in weaving, ceramics, painting and other crafts typical of life in ancient times.

First Timers:

  • Visit Yad Vashem, the Jewish National Memorial of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, including the Avenue of the Righteous, the Historical Museum and the Children's Memorial.

Returnees:

  • 1 City, 2 States, 3 Religions, and 4 Quarters: Take a ride on Jerusalem's light rail, starting at the Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood, continuing through the Arab villages of Shuafat and Beit Hanina and ultra-Orthodox area of Ramot Eshkol, and ending at the Old City. Meet with Arab and Charedi residents of the city, discuss the difference between East and West Jerusalem and the ongoing struggles between the different communities.

All:

  • Experience the sights, smells, and tastes of Jerusalem while walking through the Machaneh Yehuda open-air market, with lunch on own.
  • Depart by afternoon tracks (according to prior registration):

Track 1: Young in Age and Spirit:

  • Yemin Moshe Scavenger Hunt- discover the fabulous story of Jerusalem's expansion beyond the Old City. With an Israel ScaVentures picture pack, learn the story of a frontier community that became one of Jerusalem's most beautiful neighborhoods.

Track 2: Beyond Borders:

  • My Home in Gush Etzion: Meet with a local resident of Gush Etzion.
  • Creating a Joint Future for Palestinians and Israelis: Meet with Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, Ali Abu Awwad, Shaul Judelman who all live in the Bethlehem/Gush Etzion Area and founded the Roots coexistence project. The project draws Israelis and Palestinians who, despite living next to each other, are separated by walls of fear - not just of each other, but of the price of peace. Without building trust, the suspicions between these two communities will suffocate the political peace agreements.

Track 3: Arts & Culture:

  • From the Diaspora to Jerusalem: Take a walking tour through the colorful neighborhood of Nachlaot. Explore the various synagogues, walk through the narrow alleys and learn more about the different ethnic communities who make up the neighborhood's mosaic.
  • Cinema as a Window into Daily Life: Israeli society through film with the Ma'aleh Film School.

Track 4: Israeli Insider:

  • Make a difference and get your hands dirty: Volunteer at a community garden located in a mixed neighborhood of religious and secular Jews and Arabs. The community garden grows food for people in need and is a platform of connections between the diverse community members. 

All:

  • 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; dinner on own.
  • Watch the Night Spectacular at the Tower of David Museum: The walls of the Citadel serve as a stage for a night-time show depicting the story of Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem


Day Ten: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
INTO THE DESERT/ A NATION'S CAPITAL  

  • Early breakfast at the hotel.

Young Family:

  • Descend to the Dead Sea Basin and ascend by cable car to Masada, Herod's mountain palace and the site of the Jewish Zealots' last stand against the Roman legionnaires. Discuss Masada's role as a symbol of Jewish defense and its current significance in modern Israel.
  • Lunch at Kibbutz Ein Gedi.
  • Experience an astonishing sense of weightlessness as you float in the super-saline Dead Sea.
  • Stop for a quick photo op on a camel.

First Timers:

  • Descend to the Dead Sea Basin and ascend by cable car or walk up the Snake Path to Masada, Herod's mountain palace and the site of the Jewish Zealots' last stand against the Roman Legionnaires. Discuss Masada's role as a symbol of Jewish defense and its current significance in modern Israel.
  • Float in the Dead Sea, use the spa facilities of one of the Dead Sea hotels and enjoy a buffet lunch.

Returnees:

  • Living as a Jew in the Modern World: Special study program at the Hartman Institute, led by a leading scholar.
  • Tour on the grounds of Israel's “Capitol Hill”: The Rose Garden, presenting more than 400 species of roses imported from all around the world; The Knesset - Israel's Parliament building and its famous Menorah - Israel's symbol monument built from bronze; the Supreme Court - designed to reflect Jewish and democratic values of Justice.
  • Explore Jewish and Israeli judicial traditions at the Supreme Court building, including a meeting with a present or former Supreme Court Justice.
  • Lunch en route.

All:

  • Return to the hotel and time to finish packing.
  • Late check-out from the hotel (until 5:00 pm, if you would like to stay the full night this will require an additional cost of a full night).
  • Festive farewell dinner and closing remarks.
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport to check in for the departure flight to the USA. (Please make sure your departing flight leaves after 11:00p.m.)

Overnight: Flight


Day Eleven: Thursday, August 29, 2019
ARRIVAL  

  • Arrival in the USA.
 

Need to Know

  • Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 120 full paying participants per bus. 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.
  • A $300 deposit (unless otherwise indicated) per person is due at the time of reservation. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Online payment of the deposit can be made by credit card only (AMEX, VISA or Mastercard). To pay by check or wire transfer, please call our customer service center. Completion of the payment can be made by credit card, check or wire transfer. After the deposit is paid, you will receive an invoice which includes full details on how to complete payment.
  • Hotel Accommodations: The tour price includes all hotel accommodations, in hotel rooms with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of the accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort. Two-bed rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are two-bed rooms with a rollaway cot where available and are not recommended when considering the comfort of those in the room. King-size beds are not available in most hotels; what is considered king-size usually consists of two single beds pushed together and made up separately, but with one headboard. Some two-bed rooms may have two twin - not full- or queen-size - beds.
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
  • Expedition Director / 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 are included.
  • Baggage: All tour packages / group tours allow one piece of luggage per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to charge of up to $100 per piece. The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator, shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to the insurance company. With regard to airline baggage allowance, different carriers have different regulations for business and coach, please check with your individual carrier with regard to permitted number of pieces, weights and dimensions. The tour operator is not responsible for fees levied by any air carrier for the transport of personal belongings of any kind.


Not Included

  • Flights : Participants are required to book and manage their own flights. Arrival flights should land at Ben Gurion Airport In Tel Aviv no later then 9:15 am on August 20th . Departure flights from Ben Gurion Airport should be scheduled to depart after 11:00 pm on August 28th . 
  • Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as: laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls and postage are not included.
  • Guests at meals.
  • Luggage: All tour packages allow one pieces per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to a charge of up to $100 per piece. Da'at shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to the insurance company.
  • 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.
  • Snacks on the bus.
  • US and foreign airport taxes, Q fuel surcharge and border taxes when applicable.


Additional Information

  • Airline Security Measures: In the U.S., you must provide identification in the form of a passport at the time of airport check-in for travel to international destinations. Your passport name must match the name on your tour reservation and airline ticket or you may be denied boarding.
  • If you are traveling from an airport outside the jurisdiction of the U.S, you will need to determine what travel documentation and identification is required for that particular airport.
  • Due to heightened security regulations, certain items such as a metal nail file, pocketknife, cigarette lighter or tweezers, and some liquid, gel, or aerosol items may not be permitted in your carry-on luggage. Please call your airline prior to departure to obtain current information on non-permissible carry-on items and recommended airport check-in times. You may also wish to visit the Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov to obtain more information on acceptable identity documentation and prohibited luggage items.
  • Air Services: Once issued, tickets are non-refundable. Airline schedules and flights are subject to change without notice. We will not be responsible for penalties incurred for tickets, international or domestic, not issued by us due to schedule and/or flight changes. Airlines reserve the right to demand immediate issuance of tickets whenever they determine that specific flights are heavily booked even when normal ticketing rules do not require tickets to be issued until a later date. In this instance, we will require immediate and full payment of the airfare and airport taxes and fees as itemized on the invoice. This situation overrides invoice terms and conditions and payment due dates. If full payment is not received, seats will be cancelled by the airline and may not be available to be rebooked on the same flights or at the same airfare. Any replacement air arrangements and airfare will be the sole responsibility of the passenger. We suggest you contact your travel agent or the carrier several weeks prior to departure for seat assignments. Passengers are responsible to reconfirm their flights 72 hours prior to departure for all flights. Package is based on discount fares for group travel. Group members deviating from group dates will be charged a $75 deviation fee per person.
  • Holidays and Museum Closures - Museum visits and personal shopping time may be disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances or the many religious, state and local holidays locally observed in the destinations being visited.
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Guidelines for Registering Children (under age 18):

  • The first two people in any double or triple room are charged full package rates as adults, even if the second person is a child under the age of 18.

    For this reason, the first two people you select for a double or triple room MUST be selected as adults in order for the registration process to succeed.

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    • For double room occupancy for:
      • 1 adult & 1 child - Please select 2 adults.
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    • For triple room occupancy for:
      • 2 adults & 1 child - Please select 2 adults & 1 child**
      • 1 adult & 2 children - Please select 2 adults & 1 child**
      • 3 children - Please select 2 adults & 1 child**

    (**Reduced rate for a child as a 3rd in a triple room will only be applied if the child is under the age of 18.)

     

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