Travel Israel

Pre and Post Conference Tours

For booking, please contact Ms. Noga Sarid from Ortra Ltd

 

Tours departing from Jerusalem or Tel Aviv:

JERUSALEM TOUR
(Western Wall, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Yad Vashem)
Drive to mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at mount Zion to visit king David's tomb, the room of last supper and the Dormition Abbey. Enter the old city and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish wailing wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the church of holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the new city and visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the holocaust.
On Saturdays and Jewish holidays, instead of Yad Vashem, visit Yemin Moshe, the first neighborhood built outside the city walls; Stroll through Mishkenot Sha'ananim and view the Montifiore windmill.
Return to point of departure.
NOTE: Modest clothing (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for
visiting holy sites.
 Departure: Daily
 Pick-up: Jerusalem hotels - from 09:00 to 09:30
 Rate per person: US$87
*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.

 

MASSADA AND DEAD SEA
(Herod's fortress and palaces; Swim in the Dead Sea)
Depart Tel Aviv via the judean hills to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Visit a Dead Sea products shop. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada where you will learn about the heroic story of the Jewish fighters. Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by king Herod, where the zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans. Visit the remains of the walls, palaces, synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors, roman baths and other findings. Descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea. Enjoy the unique opportunity to swim and float in the Dead Sea that many believe has its therapeutic effects. On the way back, view Qumeran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found.
NOTE: Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sun screen, bathing suit and towel are recommended.
 Departure: Daily
 Pick-up: Jerusalem hotels - from 09:00; Friday and Saturday : 08:45 to 09:15
 Rate per person: US$212
*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.
Up to 19 passengers in a group

 

BIBLICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GALILEE
(Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Jordan river)
Depart Tel Aviv via the coastal road and the landscape of the lower Galilee to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the church of Annunciation and the church of St. Joseph. Continue, via Kana, to Tiberias, the lovely resort town.
Drive along the Kineret lake to visit Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught ; Continue to Tabgha, the site of the miracle of fish and loaves located at the foot of the Golan heights; Proceed to Yardenit, the famous baptismal site where the Jordan river leaves the sea of Galilee towards the dead sea.
Return to point of departure.
NOTE: Modest clothing (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites.
 Departure: Daily (except Sunday)
 Pick-up: Jerusalem hotels - from 06:00
 Rate per person: US$110
*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.
**Guests picked up from Jerusalem will join the tour from Tel-Aviv
Up to 19 passengers in a group

 

PEARLS OF THE WESTERN GALILEE
(Caesarea, Haifa, Acre & Rosh Hanikra grottos)
Drive along the coastal road to Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port; Enjoy a walking tour of the theatre and the archaeological ruins and excavations. Continue to Megiddo national park, also known as Armageddon; Learn the impressive history of the site that served as a battle field from Egyptian through Assyrian and Israeli times; Admire the fascinating view of Jezreel Valley. Onto Haifa for a scenic view of the City, the Port and the magnificent Bahai Gardens and Shrine. Drive to Acre, the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site; Walk through the market, the mosque and the old port; Visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt and learn about their fascinating history and culture.
Return to your point of departure.
 Departure: Daily (except Thursday)
 Pick-up: Jerusalem hotels - from 06:00
 Rate per person : US$130
*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.
** Guests picked up from Jerusalem will join the tour from Tel-Aviv
Up to 19 passengers in a group

 

JERUSALEM AND BETHLEHEM
(Western Wall, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Church of Nativity)
Drive to mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at mount Zion to visit king David's tomb, the room of last supper and the Dormition Abbey; enter the old city and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish wailing wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the church of holy Sepulchre.
Continue to Bethlehem where Jesus was born; Visit the Church of Nativity and Manger Square; View the Shepherds' field.
Return to your point of departure.
NOTE: Modest clothing (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites .
Passports are required.
 Departure: Daily
 Pick-up: Jerusalem hotels - from 09:00 to 09:30; Friday and Saturday : 08:45 to 09:15
 Rate per person : US$120
 The tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations.
 Palestinian guide meets the tour only after border crossing.
 Border crossing may include short unaccompanied walking portion.
 Change of vehicle may be required upon entering Palestinian authority territory.
 Passports are required.
Up to 19 passengers in a group

 

JERUSALEM & DEAD SEA
(Western Wall, Church of holy Sepulchre, swim in the Dead Sea)
Drive to mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at mount Zion to visit king David's tomb, the room of last supper and the dormition abbey; Enter the old city and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish wailing wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the church of holy Sepulchre.
Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea. Stop for relaxation at one of the resorts on the shores of the Dead Sea. Enjoy the opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and cover yourself with the mineral rich, therapeutic Dead Sea mud.
NOTE: Modest clothing (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy places.
 Departure: Daily
 Pick-up: Jerusalem hotels - from 09:00 to 09:30; Friday and Saturday : 08:45 to 09:15
 Rate per person: US$104
*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated.
 Transfer to Dead Sea may be accompanied with a driver only. Change of vehicle may be required.

 

BETHLEHEM AND JERICHO
(Church of Nativity, view of Shepherds' field, Mt. of Temptation)
Drive to the city of Bethlehem; visit the church of Nativity and manger's square ; stop for an overview of Shepherds' field and return to Jerusalem .
Drive through the judean desert; stop for a view of the good samaritan inn. Short stop at
sea-level and continue to Jericho – the oldest city in the world . Stop at Zacheus Sycamore and proceed for an overview of Mt. of Temptation. Visit the Mount of ancient Jericho where 25 ancient cities were uncovered. (*cable car not included ).
 Departure: Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays
 Pick-up: Jerusalem hotels - from 09:00 to 09:30; Saturday : 08:45 to 09:15
 Rate per person: US$131
 The tour is subject to Palestinian authority regulations.
 Local Palestinian guide meets the tour only at the border.
 Change of vehicle may be required upon entering Palestinian authority territory.
 Passports are required.

 

DEAD SEA RELAXATION
(Swim and float in the Dead Sea; mineral spa and mud bath)
Drive through the Judean desert to the Dead Sea. Visit a dead sea product shop .
Stop for relaxation at one of the resorts on the shores of the Dead Sea; spend the day on site;
enjoy the opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and cover yourself with the mineral rich, therapeutic Dead Sea mud.
On the way back, view Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found and view Jericho, the oldest city on earth.
* Spa treatments and personal expenses are not included.
 Departure: Daily
 Pick-up: Jerusalem hotels - from 09:00 to 09:30 ; Friday and Saturday : 08:45 to 09:15
 Rate per person: US$99
*Guests should be waiting at the earlier time indicated

 

Private tours
All above tours can be done as private tours instead of group tours.
Please contact us for any request for private tour, we will be happy to customize and arrange a tour fitting all you needs and dreams.

Deadline for Abstract Submission:
30 April 2017- Final Date
Deadline for booking accommodations through the registration system:
May 10, 2017.
After this date, please contact the hotel directly.
 

Organizing committee

  • Eli Arama
  • Zahra Zakeri
  • Richard Lockshin

Sponsors

  • The international cell death society
  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  • The Chorafas Institute for Scientific Exchange
  • משרד המדע הטכנולוגיה והחלל, Ministry of Science, Technology and Space
  • Israel Science Foundation,  הקרן הלאומית למדע