VFI PLUS

In conjunction with Volunteers for Israel (VFI), discover and enjoy the experience of an All-Inclusive volunteer adventure. Reside and work on an IDF base for 9 days; tour Israel in style for 8 days.
  • Multiple Departures

    Oct, Jan 19, Oct 19
  • Duration

    17 days / 16 nights
  • Highlights

    Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Beit Shean, Safed, Golan Heights, Qumran, Dead Sea, Massada, active IDF base
  • Notes

    Land Only, Price Based on Double Occupancy
    Single Supplement: $603
  • Activity Level

    Easy

From  $2,398
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VFI PLUS 17 Days17D16 Nights16N

VFI PLUS is a unique opportunity to both tour Israel for eight nights and immerse yourself in Israeli culture by volunteering to provide needed civilian services to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) while living and working on an active military base for nine nights.

This is the only program in the world which places you in an active military setting for extended immersion. Your volunteer services are meaningful and a greatly appreciated contribution to the defense of the State of Israel. We look forward to greeting you in the Land of the Bible where time seems to have come to a stand-still, and where the history comes alive.

Dates:
January 25 – February 10, 2019 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
October 25 – November 10, 2019 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Note: In addition to signing up through Gil Travel, all U.S. volunteers must apply through regional VFI (Volunteers for Israel) channels for the application and screening process, including medical consent and personal interview, and pay the VFI non-refundable $125 application fee. See www.vfi-usa.org.  Non-U.S. English-speakers apply through their home country; see www.sar-el.org.

Repeat Volunteer? Check out VFI PLUS ADVANCED

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What can you expect as part of your tour?

  • 17-day All-Inclusive program
  • 8 Days of private touring
  • Israeli guide, private bus and driver
  • High quality lectures and discussions
  • While Touring: 4-star hotels in 3 cities
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Entrance fees, tips and transportation
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • While volunteering: Housing and uniforms
  • Kosher meals + evening programs on base
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Day

1

Friday, October 05, 2018

Arrive in Tel Aviv at Ben Gurion airport

Arrive in Israel and transfer to hotel, welcoming Shabbat supper

Overnight:Tel Aviv (D).

Day

2

Saturday, October 06, 2018

All-day group touring

Walking tour option for observant. Ayalon Institute, Old Port of Jaffa

Overnight:Tel Aviv (B, D).

Day

3

Sunday, October 07, 2018

Transfer to IDF Base

Transfer to airport IDF meeting point, bus transport to IDF base, begin orientation and work assignments

Overnight:IDF Base

Day

4

Monday, October 08, 2018

Volunteering on IDF base

Breakfast, flag raising, morning work assignments. Lunch. Afternoon work assignments. Supper. Early evening group programs. Retire in barracks.

Overnight:IDF Base

Day

5

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Volunteering on IDF base

Volunteering and residing on IDF base, work assignments, evening activities

Overnight:IDF Base

Day

6

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Volunteering on IDF base

Volunteering and residing on IDF base, work assignments, evening activities

Overnight:IDF Base

Day

7

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Volunteering and Touring

Volunteer on IDF base, at noon begin weekend touring in private bus.
Visit Beit Shean

Overnight:Tiberias

Day

8

Friday, October 12, 2018

All day Touring

All-Day touring, Safed, Golan Heights, Jeep Tour.
Shabbat supper.

Overnight:Tiberias

Day

9

Saturday, October 13, 2018

All day Touring

All-Day touring, Gamla Synagogue, Kibbutz Gesher, Kibbutz Degania,
Walking tour option for observant.

Overnight:Tiberias

Day

10

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Return to IDF Base

Return to IDF Base - afternoon work assignments

Overnight:IDF Base

Day

11

Monday, October 15, 2018

Volunteering on IDF base

Volunteering and residing on IDF base, work assignments, evening activities

Overnight:IDF Base

Day

12

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Volunteering on IDF base

Volunteering and residing on IDF base, work assignments, evening activities

Overnight:IDF Base

Day

13

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Volunteering on IDF base.

Volunteering and residing on IDF base, work assignments, evening activities

Overnight:IDF Base

Day

14

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Volunteering and Touring

Volunteer on base, volunteering ends, weekend touring beings.
Jerusalem — Tower of David, Hezekiah Tunnels.

Overnight:Jerusalem

Day

15

Friday, October 19, 2018

All-Day touring in Jerusalem

Jewish Quarter, Shabbat group supper. Western Wall Tunnels, Cardo, Christian Quarter, Via Dolorosa leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Garden of Gethsemane, Machane Yehuda.

Overnight:Jerusalem

Day

16

Saturday, October 20, 2018

All-Day touring

Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea, Mea Shearim and the Old City.
Walking tour option
for observant.

Overnight:Jerusalem

Day

17

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Touring and Departure

Yad Vashem, Mount Herzl,Israel Museum, Farewell
supper, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport in evening,
fly home.
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Multiple dates for this tour are available!

Prices starting from: $2,398 Single Supplement$603

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Friday
10/05/2018
$2,347 Contact Us October
Friday
01/25/2019
$2,480 Contact Us January
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10/25/2019
$2,695 Contact Us October
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