Pre Tour 2

PRE TOUR 2 – Dead Sea, Massada & Jerusalem
March 1-2, 2014 (2 days tour) For more information, please contact shai at

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Departure Tel-Aviv after breakfast to the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth. First we will view Qumran site where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. Then continue to Massada, a rugged natural fortress of majestic beauty and history - where you will ascend by cable car to the top of the mountain. Massada became a famous landmark after the first Jewish-Roman war when a siege of the fortress by troops of the Roman Empire led to a mass suicide of the site's Jewish Sicarii fugitives when defeat became imminent. Continue southbound along the Dead Sea to the delightful Dead Sea hotel, Pool & Spa. Where we will enjoy a relaxing swimming pools & swimming in the Dead Sea. Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David and was one of the world's first health resorts for Herod the Great.
Lunch in one of the seaside hotels.
Drive back to Tel-Aviv.
Overnight in Tel Aviv at your chosen conference hotel (not included).

Sunday, March 2, 2014
Depart  from Tel-Aviv for a day tour, enter the old city to the "Western Wall Tunnels", during a fascinating tour of the Western Wall Tunnels – Hidden layers of the Wall are revealed underground. They tell the story of ancient Jerusalem and of generations of longing for it.
Continue with a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem: from the Wailing Wall (the most sacred place of worship for Jews and prominent remnant of the Temple house), to Via Dolorosa in the Christian Quarter and the Holy Sepulcher (the most sacred place for Christians in the world, the place where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected).
Then the tour will continue to the lively and colourful market called "Machane Yehuda". The market has grown over the years and has evolved from a simple food and clothing market to a boutique and gourmet marketplace, we will walk the alleys, smell its aromas and stop for tastings at various stalls.
Lunch will consist of various authentic market specialties.
Overnight in Tel Aviv at your chosen conference hotel (not included).

Rate per person $ 350

The registration for the pre congress tours will be opened until February 1, 2014
After this date we will not be able to guarantee participation.
Tour requires a minimum of 15 participants

Rate includes:
• 2 lunches on route
• Service charge & taxes
• Deluxe air-conditioned bus and licensed English-speaking guide
• Entrance fees to sites

Rate does not include:
• Accommodation on March 1,2  (Overnight at the Conference hotel. To be booked separately.)
• Dinner on March 1,2
• Tips & other personal expenses