We invite you to enjoy unique experiences in Israel for the EUPSA 2022!

 

Tel Aviv, Jaffa & Caesarea

We drive north along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Crusader Fortress built upon the ancient city of Caesarea, named after Augustus Caesar, who imposed the tax that brought Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. Continue to visit Old Jaffa. Walk through the cobblestoned alleyways and visit the home of Simon the Tanner. Your route will take you along Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard, known for its large collection of historic buildings of the Bauhaus era (a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site). Visit the Neveh Tzedek area. Conclude the day with a visit to Sarona – a newly renovated complex in the heart of Tel Aviv, originally a German Templar Colony, today the site houses boutique stores, artist galleries, quaint cafes, and some of the city’s hottest restaurants and bars.

Cost of tour per person: US$ 205

 

Jerusalem of Gold

Introduction to Jerusalem. Ascend the mountains from Scopus to Mt of Olives for a breathtaking view of the city across the Kidron Valley to the Eastern Gate; see Chapel of Ascension, Dominos Flevit, walk the Palm Sunday Road. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane. Drive to Mount Zion. Visit Caiphus House. Continue to the Upper Room and Tomb of King David. See the ancient Cardo Maximus and the reconstructed Jewish Quarter. Enter the Old City from Jaffa Gate. Walk through the oriental bazaars to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Continue along the Via Dolorosa, stopping at St. Anne’s Church and the Pools of Bethesda. Walk through the marketplace to the Western Wall and view the Temple Mount.

Special site visit during the day:

Option-1 Davidson Center and tour the archeological Garden and the Southern Steps excavation.

Option-2 Western Wall Tunnels, one of the most magnificent and significant remnants in Jerusalem from the days of the Second Temple, destroyed approximately 2,000 years ago.

Cost of tour per person: US$ 190

 

Sea of Galille & Nazareth

We begin the day at Nazareth where Jesus spent his boyhood. Visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s Well. Continue to Nazareth Village, a reenacted village from the time of Jesus. Step into the Bible at Nazareth Village and experience life in the first century. Drive through the Jezreel Valley and Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon. Board the boat for a cruise on the Sea of  Galilee. Enjoy traditional St. Peter Fish lunch. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. We then proceed to visit Tabgha where 5,000 were fed by Jesus who performed the miracle of the multiplication of fish and loaves. Visit Capernaum where Jesus began his ministry.

Cost of tour per person: US$ 250

 

Jerusalem & Bethlehem

Visit of Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus, including the Church of the Nativity, Manger Square and Shepherd’s Field. Conclude the tour with a visit to the Haas Promenade with its panoramic view of the city and the Kidronalley. This is where it is said that God showed Abraham where his descendants would one day build the Holy City. If time permits visit YadVashem– the Holocaust Museum in memory of the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis. Continue to Mount Zion. Visit Caiphus House. Continue to the Upper Room and Tomb of King David. Enter the Old City from Jaffa Gate. Walk through the oriental bazaars to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Continue along the Via Dolorosa, stopping at St. Anne’s Church and the Pools of Bethesda. Walk through the marketplace to the Western Wall and view the Temple Mount.

Cost of tour per person: US$ 190

   

Masada & The Dead Sea

Descend through the Judean wilderness to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth, to the ancient caves of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive to the fortress Masada, the last stronghold and stand of the zealots against Rome, on the edge of the barren Negev Desert. Ascend and descend the site by cable car.

Take a lunch break to relax at the beautiful shores and experience the amazing float in the dead sea’s water. (towel, shower, and beach entrance included). Shopping time: unique cosmetic products air enriched with Dead Sea minerals from international companies such as Ahava and others.

Cost of tour per person: US$ 240

 

Acre (Akko), Safed & Golan Heights

Drive to the Banias River Canyon for a hike along the new hanging path to the Banias waterfall, OR visit the Dan Nature Reserve with a biblical archaeological site and easy hiking routes.

Proceed to Safed famous for Jewish “Kabbalah”. The Kabbalist mystics lived, studied, taught, and wrote in the city. Walk through the picturesque ancient alleyways of the Jewish quarter with hidden niches and beautiful synagogues whose rich past is seen from the high ceilings, colorful decorations, and ancient Torah scrolls. Visit the small galleries in the artists’ quarter.

Drive to the Mediterranean coast to visit ancient Phoenician and Crusader seaport of Akko (designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site), with ancient walls and underground Knight’s chambers, the Templar Tunnel and the Hospitaller Castle.

Cost of tour per person: US$ 275

 

Tourism Terms and Conditions

  • Entrance fees based on a minimum of 10 participants
  • If a minimum of 10 participants is not met, full package rates can be adjusted according to final number of participants
  • Pick up and drop off at the Hilton Tel Aviv hotel
  • Registration to daily tours open until May 26, 2022
  • Meals not included
  • Shabbat Supplement 15USD per person
  • Rates are subject to changes and depends on staff salary tariff, sites, and transportation rates
  • VAT for Israeli passports holders will be added according to the law
  • Please note the following sites in the following locations are closed for tours on the following weekdays:
    • Jerusalem on Saturday: Yad Vashem, Western Wall Tunnels and Davidson Center
    • Nazareth on Sunday: the Nazareth Village
    • Safed on Saturday

 

Half Day Tours

 

The Magic of Jaffa

 

Depart from the Clock Tower. Stroll through the picturesque alleyways of Old Jaffa, passing by art galleries and studio spaces. Followed by observation of the lighthouse and recall some stories associated with the history of the oldest port city in the world.

You will cross the street for a guided glimpse of the Flea Market and become familiar with the special human fabric that comprises Jaffa.

Cost per person: US$ 180

 

 

 

Sarona Tel Aviv

Depart from the visitor center of Sarona. Founded in 1871 by German Templers, this unique site underwent amazing changes. It’s residents were first appreciated for introducing advanced farming and manufacturing practices to the region; but later expelled for being Nazi subjects – in the heart of the First Hebrew City. Sarona transformed into a British military base, then the headquarters of both the Israeli Army and the Mossad – and finally one of Tel Aviv’s most popular shopping and recreation sites.

Cost per person: US$ 230

Optional supplement: Sarona Market tasting tour (up to 2.5 hours). Cost for group of 10-15 PAX: US$ 1,700

 

Half day tour price includes Transfer from the Hilton Hotel to Jaffa/Sarona market by bus with A/C, and an English-speaking licensed guide.

You are kindly asked to be at the Hilton lobby at 09:15. Transfer to tour departure points will leave the hotel at 09:30.

All tours end at the visited area by approx. 12:00.

 

Groups (20 and above)

If you have a group of 20 people and above please contact us at eupsa@ortra.com for special arrangements.

 

Tourism Services Cancellation Policy

  • Refund of payments made towards tourism services will be refunded if written notification reaches Ortra the Conference Secretariat by email, eupsa@ortra.com as follows: 
  • Until May 26, 2022 – Full refund with deduction of US$ 30 handling fee
  • From May 27, 2022 until June 14, 2022 – 50% refund 
  • From June 15, 2022 – No refunds on cancellations

For further information please contact the Conference Secretariat at: eupsa@ortra.com