Cuba: Art, Politics and Jewish Life

Tour Highlights: Havana – Santa Clara – Trinidad – Cienfuegos and their Jewish Communities…

Experience Cuba as few people do!  With visits to Havana and other towns and rural areas, you will be able to enjoy a diverse look at this island country…a country that is undergoing many changes.

Cuba is changing rapidly, particularly since the December 2014 announcement by President Obama of the new U.S.-Cuba relations his March 2016 visit to Cuba.

Traveling on this small group tour with the Gil Travel Group will provide participants with opportunities to meet Cubans of varying backgrounds, hear about the changes and learn about the life and culture of Cuba.

Space is limited, as the small group experience allows us to offer the people-to-people exchanges.

Hosting portions of this tour to Cuba will be the Gil Travel Group’s Director of Marketing & Product Development, Jerry Sorkin, who has made numerous trips to Cuba during the past three years.

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Israel: Jewish Heritage Tour 2017-2018

Israel Tour Highlights: Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Golan Heights, Banias Spring, Galilee, Beit Shean, Tiberias, Jerusalem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea

What better way to learn about Jewish history then to go on our Jewish Heritage Israel Tour! This tour is a perfect first time introduction to the land of Israel. Step back in time on the Jewish Heritage Israel Tour while sightseeing all throughout Jerusalem’s Old City and New City. Be emotionally moved with special visits to the Western Wall and Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Marvel at the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, Caesarea. Enjoy the experience of a cable car ride to the top of Massada and relax and enjoy yourself as you float on the Dead Sea. Enjoy the incredible value of the Jewish Heritage Israel Tour, with the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation!

Israel: Jewish Heritage and Eilat Tour 2017-2018

Israel Tour Highlights: Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Safed, Golan Heights, Galilee, Tiberias, Beit Shean, Jerusalem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea, Timna, Eilat, Petra, Ramon Crater

Enjoy this perfect opportunity to discover the hidden gems of Israel from tip to tip on this Jewish Heritage Israel tour with a special visit to Eilat! Highlights of the Jewish Heritage Israel & Eilat Tour include explorations of Jerusalem’s Old City and New City. Visit the Western Wall and Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, and continue with a coastal adventure up north where you will experience the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, Caesarea. Take a memorable journey to the top of Masada and enjoy a breathtaking view of the desert before taking a relaxing dip in the Dead Sea. Head south to Eilat where you can enjoy some extra special fun in the sun! This Jewish Heritage Israel tour is one you will not soon forget.

Israel: Grand Jewish Heritage Tour 2017-2018

Israel Tour Highlights: Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Golan Heights, Banias Spring, Galilee, Tiberias, Beit Shean, Jerusalem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea

The Grand Jewish Heritage Israel Tour is just that; GRAND! This tour is the perfect opportunity for those experiencing Israel for the first time, or those who want to have an extended Tel Aviv touring experience. In addition to the highlights of Jerusalem’s Old City, New City, Western Wall and Yad Vashem, this Grand Jewish Heritage Israel Tour offers travelers the best of the Galilee and coastal explorations. Marvel at the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, Caesarea. Allow yourself to be thrilled by the history and views of Masada, and enjoy yourself as you float on the Dead Sea. Spend extra time in Tel Aviv taking in all of its historical and cultural offerings, including the Diaspora Museum, Ayalon Institute, Nahalat Binyamin and shopping on Sheinkin Street. This is not only a “GRAND” tour, but a Grand Jewish Heritage Israel Tour that will keep you coming back for future trips!

Israel: Ultimate Jewish Heritage Tour 2017-2018

Israel Tour Highlights: Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Safed, Golan Heights, Banias Spring, Galilee, Tiberias, Beit Shean, Jerusalem, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea, Timna, Eilat, Sde Boker

There is no better time than the present to jump into Israel in its entirety on the Ultimate Jewish Heritage Israel Tour! This exquisite tour brings you around Israel to experience its offerings in every corner, complete with an extended time in Tel Aviv and special excursion to Eilat in the south. Highlights of the Ultimate Jewish Heritage Israel Tour include special visits to Jerusalem’s Old City, New City, the Western Wall, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and so much more. Be awe inspired by the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, Caesarea. Continue to the Galilee and Golan where you will enjoy every second of Israel’s beautiful natural ambiance. Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Masada for breathtaking views and relax as you float on the Dead Sea. Soak up the geological wonders of the desert on your way to Eilat where you will indulge in the glorious southern sun. This tour is THE Ultimate Israel experience in every sense of the word.

Israel: Deluxe Small Group Tour 2017

Tour Highlights: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Massada, Dead Sea, Qumran, Nazareth, Caesarea, Haifa, Acre, Sea of Galilee

This exclusive program is especially designed for the luxury traveler with a group of maximum 12 participants per tour. Participants will benefit by the guides showing personal guidance and attention to each one of the group members! This new and unique tour is designed to include the best that Israel has to offer, incorporating its fascinating historical UNESCO world heritage sites, holy sites, exciting and educational “hands on” attractions as well as its vibrant markets, cultural experiences not to be found on other tours!

Israel: Jewish Heritage Galilee and Golan Tour 2017-2018

Israel Tour Highlights: Caesarea, Haifa, Rosh Hanikra, Safed, Golan Heights, Tiberias, water springs at Gilboa mountain, Beit Shean

The Jewish Heritage Galilee Tour is the best way to enjoy all of Israel’s rich Jewish offerings across the country near and far! Visit breathtaking Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port; enjoy a walking tour of the theatre and the archaeological ruins and excavations. Journey to Haifa for a scenic view of the city; proceed via Nahariya to Rosh Hanikra to visit the limestone grottos. Explore the city of Acre and visit the Crusaders and Turkish underground city and crypt. Drive to Safed, the center of the Kabbalah movement. Enjoy a jeep tour to the foot of the Golan. Drive to Tiberias to visit Rambam’s grave, continue via the Jordan valley to Jerusalem; stop at Mount Scopus for a blessing as you enter the city of Jerusalem!

Israel: Jewish Heritage Jerusalem and Massada Tour 2017-2018

Israel Tour Highlights: Jerusalem, Mt. Zion, Kotel Tunnels, Tower of David Museum, Mea Shearim, Israel Museum, Mount Hertzel, Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Qumran, Massada, Dead Sea

Explore the best of Jerusalem and Masada on this three day Jewish Heritage tour. Head to the Jewish Quarter and visit the Western Wall. Discover ancient Jerusalem at the Davidson Center excavations. On this Jewish Heritage Tour you will not only explore the ancient biblical city of Jerusalem but also the vibrant New City, Mt Herzl and Yad Vashem, the museum and memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Descend to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue the journey to Massada to take in the history and sights ascending by cable car. End the tour with a relaxing and rejuvenating time at the Dead Sea.

Israel: Heritage Tour 2017

Israel Tour Highlights: Tel Aviv, Independence Hall, Latrun, Armored Corps Museum, Mini Israel, Ayalon Institute

Our Israel Heritage Tour is made for those who want to dedicate one day to touring some of the most prominent landmarks in Tel Aviv, Latrun, and Rehovot for an exciting day of culture, learning, and sight-seeing. The day brings the history of Israel’s creation to life. Visit Independence Hall in Tel Aviv where the first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben Gurion, read the Declaration of Independence. Enjoy all of Israel in one place – Mini-Israel where all the major sites are in miniature. At the Ayalon Institute see the underground munitions factory that right under the eyes of the British manufactured millions of bullets as the ordinary life of a kibbutz went on about the underground installation.

Israel: Jewish Heritage Tour of Jerusalem 2017

Jerusalem Tour Highlights: Mt Scopus, Western Wall, Yad Vashem, Ammunition Hill, Mea Shearim, Mount Herzl

The Jewish Heritage Tour of Jerusalem is a perfect opportunity for deep exploration in the city of Jerusalem! Be awe inspired by the magnificent views of city of Jerusalem and the Judean Desert from Mount Scopus. Step back in time while visiting the Old City, and emotionally moved by the remains of the Western wall of Jerusalem from the 1st Temple period. Other highlights include incredible visits to Yad Vashem, Mea Shearim and Mount Hertzel. For the best of Jerusalem’s rich offerings, look no further.