Israel's business and
commercial center on the Mediterranean, throbbing center of the
country's culture, nightlife and artistic life, where the
amalgamation of business and pleasure is a way of life. For an
experience emphasizing fun and relaxation, come during the
"summer" months - and in Tel Aviv this means just about
any time from April through October - and enjoy one of the world's
few urban resort destinations: sun, sand and celebration in
"the city that never sleeps." VIP lounge cocktail
reception at Ben Gurion International Airport. Special
immigration, luggage and customs clearance procedures. Cocktails
and fish dinner experience at the Old Jaffa Port. Walking tour of
Old Jaffa. A day in Tel Aviv (according to interest, with private
driver guides): the Diaspora, Eretz Israel and Tel Aviv Museums;
Carmel Outdoor Market; Dizengoff Street & Dizengoff Center;
Gordon Street Area Art Galleries; local Bauhaus architecture;
local jewelry & diamond workshops; a day at the beach and
along the Tel Aviv-Jaffa beach promenade. Shopping. Evening
Yemenite Quarter experience: Yemenite full-dress "hina"
engagement ceremony and dinner at a local Yemenite restaurant,
with ethnic entertainment. Trip to Caesarea - the Roman and
Capital of Israel,
seat of its government and eternal city of the Jewish soul. For an
extra bonus, bring your achievers during May or June and become a
part of the annual Israel Festival, where the finest theater
groups, music ensembles and dance troupes from around the world
Local welcome sign with your company name and logo at the entrance
to the city. "Key" to the city of Jerusalem, illustrated
with company logo. The model of the city of Jerusalem as it looked
2000 years ago. The "City of David." The Old City: the
Via Dolorosa, leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; the
Western Wall and Temple Mount excavation site; Temple Mount
(Mosque of Omar, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Islamic Museum); the Old
City "suq" (market); Roman Toga theme dinner, with
entertainment at the Cardo, (the site of the ancient Roman main
street), now a part of the Jewish Quarter of Old Jerusalem.
After-dinner Sound & Light Show at the Museum of the History
of the City of Jerusalem, located in the 2000-year-old Citadel,
David's Tower; a walk on the ramparts of the Old City walls.
Illuminated Jerusalem by night. Tour of Mount Scopus and the Mount
of Olives. Exploring Jerusalem's neighborhood by foot. (One sample
route can include Mount Zion, the Vale of Hinnom [the biblical
Gehenna], Sultan's Pool, the Yemin Moshe district with its
landmark windmill [now a small museum] and the nearby tomb of the
members of Herod's household, the Official Residence of the
President of the State of Israel, the L.A. Meyer Museum of Islamic
Art). Israel's new Supreme Court building and the nearby Knesset
(Israel's Parliament): views of the Knesset "Menorah"
and Marc Chagall tapestries, meeting with an Israeli government
leader. The Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, where the
Dead Sea Scrolls are housed. The Mea Shearim quarter, for a
glimpse of traditional Orthodox Jewish life as it was lived in
pre-World-War-II Eastern Europe. Trip to nearby Bethlehem - the
Church of the Nativity and the Grotto, and Manger Square.
The Galilee & Tiberias
A tourism destination
3000 years old: Active Holidays; Nature; Pilgrimage; Archeology;
Sunshine, the Sea of Galilee and the beauties of Israel's North. A
different Israel 365 days a year: biblical history and miracles;
nature and ecology; Jewish mysticism and renewal; Arab and Druze
culture; Roman boats and Israeli alligators; Crusader &
Byzantine ruins; birdwatching; spas; kibbutz visits; Cocktail reception and welcome ceremony in Tiberias,
featuring free-fall parachutists over the Sea of Galilee, carrying
company banner. The Roman ruins at Beit Shean. St. Peter's fish
dinner (with alternative menu choices) and entertainment on a ship
sailing the Sea of Galilee. Distribution of rental cars for an
Around the Sea of Galilee treasure hunt. (Two couples in each car,
clues, guide book and a map provided, for a route that covers all
the major Sea of Galilee vicinity sights and sites: Tiberias;
ostrich farm; alligator farm, etc.). Use of the Tiberias Hot
Springs Spa facilities. Kibbutz Experience dinner and kibbutz
tour. The Upper Galilee & the Golan: Hula Valley Nature
Reserve; Mt. Hermon; Banias; Qatzrin; Gamla. Tour of Galilee
Christian sites: Mt. of the Beatitudes; Capernaum; Tabgha;
Bethsaida; Kursi; Kafr Cana; Nazareth - Church of the Annunciation
and Marys Well. Safed - the Old City artists 'colony and/or a
horseback’ riding interlude in the area. Acre - Old City and a
Crusader theme party in the subterranean vaults. Haifa - the Bahai
Temple & Gardens, the Technion.
The Dead Sea
Stark beauty, splendid
isolation; desert oases; Masada; rock climbing; cave exploration.
Take your successful winners here any time of the year, for the
pampering wonders of the Dead Sea spas. Mineral baths, mud packs
and massage. They'll feel in heaven, at the lowest spot on earth.
Traditional "bread and salt" welcome (pita bread baked
on an outdoor oven on the spot, by local Bedouins, along with salt
from the Dead Sea). Dead Sea spa treatments -mud packs, massages,
baths, beauty and cosmetic treatments with natural Dead Sea
products. Bedouin "coach high-jacking" scenario, leading
to nearby village for Bedouin Fantasy dinner. A "float"
or a cruise on the Dead Sea. Dead Sea adventure tour: rock
climbing, cave exploration, etc. Visit to a Dead Sea cosmetics
factory. (Gift of Dead Sea cosmetics for all). Up to Masada by
cable car for a Sound & Light Show, followed by the sunrise
and a Roman breakfast atop Masada and a tour of the site.
"White Gloves" dinner in the desert, accompanied by a
chamber music ensemble. Ein Gedi: Nahal David & Nahal Arugoth.
The Qumeran Caves. Jericho; Mar Saba & St. George Monasteries;
Israel's Red Sea
playground. A world of its own. Gateway to watersports, desert
adventure and just plain lazy fun. For some memorable moments,
come down during late August for a day or two, when Eilat's annual
Jazz Festival takes place - showcasing both local artists and some
of the top names on the international circuit.
Attractions include: Red
Sea champagne cocktail cruise; Coral World Underwater Observatory;
Unique underwater restaurant-dine with the fish; Seasonal
birdwatching in one of Israel birdwatching venues; Submarine trips
to view the underwater corals and fish.Watersports - lessons for
beginners, action for the more experienced; All-terrain vehicles;
Desert jeep tour (drive your own, or come along); Sunset camel
trek and cocktail reception in the hills south of Eilat; ATV's;
The Dolphin Reef; Eilot Desert Experience: Mt. Hezekiah, for a
quick view of four countries - Israel, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi
Arabia. Timna Park and King Solomon's Mines; Hai Bar Nature
Reserve; Day trip to the Mitzpe Ramon area: the Ramon Craters and
their wondrous geological formations, and the unique Alpaca Farm.
Day trip to Santa Catherina (Mt. Sinai) in Egypt's Sinai Desert.
Coach ride to the Nabatean rose-red city of Petra in Jordan.