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Israel History & Heritage: Jerusalem & Tel Aviv

9 days / 8 Nights

Multi-day trip description

This accessible multi-day trip to Israel is designed for seniors and people with reduced mobility and brings history, culture, and local flavors together. The itinerary gives you plenty of time in the capital Jerusalem, as well as an excursion to the Dead Sea and a visit to the modern hub of Tel Aviv. Embark yourself on this journey to Israel as you unveil a captivating tapestry of ancient wonders, vibrant cultures, and breathtaking landscapes, i...This accessible multi-day trip to Israel is designed for seniors and people with reduced mobility and brings history, culture, and local flavors together. The itinerary gives you plenty of time in the capital Jerusalem, as well as an excursion to the Dead Sea and a visit to the modern hub of Tel Aviv. Embark yourself on this journey to Israel as you unveil a captivating tapestry of ancient wonders, vibrant cultures, and breathtaking landscapes, igniting a profound sense of awe and leaving an indelible mark on you and your companions.

This multi-day trip was designed with accessibility in mind. Your comfort and safety are our priorities! All guaranteed accessible rooms are equipped with a roll-in shower, and an accessible van fitted with a wheelchair lift will do all transfers between destinations. Places visited, and paths have been carefully selected for them to be step and obstacle free. If mobility is still a concern, for an extra price, we can rent a scooter for you,

The Dan Panorama Hotel in Jerusalem, the Isrotel Kedma Hotel, and the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Hotel are the selected hotels; if accessible rooms aren’t available at the time of your booking, we will find another similar accommodation with an accessible room that also matches your needs.

The price of this multi-day trip might be subject to changes depending on seasonality and the availability of accessible rooms. A travel expert will confirm the final details once you submit a booking request.


Accessibility. What to expect?

  • Assistance

    Tour Guides/ Staff have been trained by Wheel the World to provide assistance to people with disabilities during the Multi-day Trip

    Guides/ Staff members have experience assisting people with disabilities

    Guides/ Staff members will be available to assist

  • Transportation

    Transportation is wheelchair accessible

  • Bathrooms

    Accessible bathrooms at multiple stops during the Multi-day Trip

  • Places

    Places visited are all wheelchair accessible and can be navigated independently

    Places present some barriers and minimum assistance is needed

  • Equipment

    No adaptive equipment included

From $8004 USD / per person

*Price based on 2 travelers

Reliable accessibility information

Comprehensive planning

Personalized support

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Israel! thumbnail

Day 1: Welcome to Israel!

Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you'll be transferred in a private accessible van to Dan Panorama Hotel by your guide, who...Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you'll be transferred in a private accessible van to Dan Panorama Hotel by your guide, who will wait outside the airport. After the 1-hour transfer, you´ll check into your guaranteed accessible room equipped with a roll-in shower.

Place to stay: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem.

Day 2: Jerusalem’s Old City tour + Jewish Shabbat dinner thumbnail

Day 2: Jerusalem’s Old City tour + Jewish Shabbat dinner

Morning: After indulging in a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you'll prepare yourself for a fascinating guided Jerusalem city tour. The flexibl...Morning: After indulging in a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you'll prepare yourself for a fascinating guided Jerusalem city tour. The flexible itinerary will take you to the captivating Mount of Olives and the ancient streets of the Old City. You'll explore the Jewish Quarter, home to the revered Western Wall, and embark on a poignant journey along the Via Dolorosa to the Holy Sepulcher Church.

Afternoon: If a craving strikes, you can visit a local restaurant to savor Israeli cuisine's diverse flavors. Immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and spirituality that Jerusalem has to offer!

Evening: You'll be returned to Dan Panorama Hotel by accessible van, enjoy a traditional Jewish Shabbat dinner, and have a good night's sleep.

Place to stay: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 3: Masada fortress excursion + Dead Sea visit thumbnail

Day 3: Masada fortress excursion + Dead Sea visit

Morning: After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, you'll embark on a fascinating excursion to Masada, a desert fortress which you'll ascend in...Morning: After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, you'll embark on a fascinating excursion to Masada, a desert fortress which you'll ascend in a modern cable car, perched atop a rugged desert cliff that stands as a timeless testament to the indomitable human spirit. After the accessible, 2-hour 30-minute transfer, you'll be treated to panoramic vistas, allowing you to admire the awe-inspiring beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Afternoon: After the visit, you'll have lunch at the Dead Sea Resort, which is included. Then you can swim in the salted waters of the Dead Sea! You'll experience extraordinary weightlessness as you effortlessly float in the salted waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, while being embraced by its therapeutic minerals and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes.

Evening: You'll then return to the hotel in Jerusalem, where you can eat in or go out for dinner and a light show for an optional extra charge.

Place to stay: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem.

Day 4: Israel Museum tour + Mahane Yehuda Market thumbnail

Day 4: Israel Museum tour + Mahane Yehuda Market

Morning: After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you'll embark on a guided visit to the world-renowned Israel Museum. The museum's Shrine of the ...Morning: After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you'll embark on a guided visit to the world-renowned Israel Museum. The museum's Shrine of the Book wing houses remarkable art pieces and artifacts from prehistoric times and the most extensive biblical and Holy Land collections in the world. Your knowledgeable guide will accompany you through the different collections, answering your questions and offering recommendations for exhibitions to explore at your own pace. The Israel Museum strives to ensure accessibility for all. It has wheelchair-accessible counters, elevators, ramps, and accessible restrooms.

Afternoon: Included in your itinerary is a culinary tour of Jerusalem during lunchtime. Delight your taste buds as you savor the flavors of the city! Afterward, you'll have free time to immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of Mahane Yehuda Market, where you can discover fresh local produce and experience the multicultural and colorful atmosphere.

Evening: After having free time to explore, a delicious dinner is included in your trip.

Place to stay: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem.

Day 5: Departing Jerusalem + Sede Boqer explorations thumbnail

Day 5: Departing Jerusalem + Sede Boqer explorations

Morning:

After breakfast at the hotel and checking out, you'll depart Jerusalem. Before arriving at your next stop, Sede Boqer, the activity ...
Morning:

After breakfast at the hotel and checking out, you'll depart Jerusalem. Before arriving at your next stop, Sede Boqer, the activity for today is a visit to the Yad Vashem monument to the Holocaust. After the 30-minute drive on the accessible van, as you arrive, a staff member will guide you around the site and share stories with you about the suffering of the victims of the Holocaust. The site has accessible restrooms and an elevator.

You'll also visit Shalva National Center, a social enterprise that assists children with special needs. To end the visit, you'll have an included lunch at Cafe Shalva, which hosts an equal-opportunity work setting where an inclusive staff works as managers, waiters, and hosts.

Afternoon:

Next, you’ll head to the desert and visit the grave of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, close to a spectacular viewpoint. The landmark offers a unique opportunity to delve into the nation's rich history and political landscape. Standing at his final resting place and with the help of your guide, you can reflect on his influential leadership and gain insights into the challenges and triumphs that shaped Israel's foundation.

Evening:

After these visits, you'll have a 2-hour drive to Sede Boqer, and check into Isrotel Kedma Hotel, where your guaranteed accessible room will be waiting for you. You will have an included dinner there.

Place to stay: Isrotel Kedma Hotel, Sede Boqer.

Day 6: Mitzpe Ramon + Carmey Avdat vineyard thumbnail

Day 6: Mitzpe Ramon + Carmey Avdat vineyard

Morning: Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Your first destination is the renowned Mitzpe Ramon Visitors Center, a captivat...Morning: Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel. Your first destination is the renowned Mitzpe Ramon Visitors Center, a captivating showcase of the area's extraordinary geology. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the region as you stroll along the walkway suspended above the majestic crater, allowing you to take in breathtaking panoramic views.

Afternoon: Prepare for an enchanting journey to the enchanting Carmey Avdat farm! An exquisite vineyard meticulously constructed following traditional plans. As you arrive, be prepared to be transported to a world of rich flavors and fascinating viticulture. Embark on an insightful tour of the vineyard, learning about the intricate process of winemaking and the meticulous care given to each vine. Delight in the opportunity to savor a selection of exceptional wines produced on-site, allowing your taste buds to indulge in a symphony of flavors.

Evening: Upon returning to the hotel, you can enjoy the tranquility and luxurious spa facilities for your accommodation. Dinner at the hotel is included, providing a delectable culmination to your day of exploration. Immerse yourself in a culinary experience that combines traditional recipes with contemporary techniques, leaving you with a lasting impression of the region's gastronomic delights.

Place to stay: Isrotel Kedma Hotel, Sede Boqer.

Day 7: Arrival to Tel Aviv + guided art tour thumbnail

Day 7: Arrival to Tel Aviv + guided art tour

Morning: You’ll have breakfast at your hotel and then check out. You'll then have the choice between transferring directly to Tel Aviv and having...Morning: You’ll have breakfast at your hotel and then check out. You'll then have the choice between transferring directly to Tel Aviv and having lunch in the Levinsky Market, a thriving marketplace famous for spices, cheeses, and wines, or visiting a Bedouin town and meeting a local for a traditional meal or workshop on traditional soap making


Afternoon: Whichever you choose, later in the afternoon in Tel Aviv, you’ll have a guided art tour of one of the upmarket neighborhoods of the city, Florentine, led by a local artist. You’ll see many examples of street art and get to know the area.

Evening: You’ll then check in at the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Hotel, where you can rest. The guaranteed accessible room is equipped with a roll-in shower.

Place to stay: Tel Aviv-Jaffa Hotel, Tel Aviv.

Day 8: Ancient Jaffa port & market + farewell thumbnail

Day 8: Ancient Jaffa port & market + farewell

Morning: You’ll have breakfast in your hotel and then tour Ancient Jaffa, one of the oldest ports in Israel, and see the old and new parts of the...Morning: You’ll have breakfast in your hotel and then tour Ancient Jaffa, one of the oldest ports in Israel, and see the old and new parts of the city. Your guide will take you to the Jaffa Flea market, where you can choose somewhere to have lunch.

Afternoon: You’ll follow the Independence Trail, discover the city’s various architectural styles, and then visit Lev Ha’ir, a UNESCO site and vibrant part of Tel Aviv.

Evening: You can have a farewell meal in a local restaurant in the evening!

Place to stay: Tel Aviv-Jaffa Hotel, Tel Aviv.

Day 9: Departure thumbnail

Day 9: Departure

On your last day, you will be transferred to the airport in a wheelchair-accessible van. Breakfast at the hotel is included first and check-out t...On your last day, you will be transferred to the airport in a wheelchair-accessible van. Breakfast at the hotel is included first and check-out time is at 11 AM, giving you time to pack and say goodbye, and you also have the option to leave your luggage in the hotel storage room for the day.

    What's included

  • Tickets

  • Meals

  • Snacks

  • Tour Guide

  • Accessible transportation

  • Accommodation

    What's not included

  • Equipment rental

  • Insurance

  • Gratuities

  • International flights

  • Domestic flights

Important information

  • The same price applies to all travelers. Please select the number of travelers with and without disabilities when booking on our website.

  • Please note that the price featured is the lowest price available based on 2 people traveling. Please get in touch with our travel experts to know what rates apply for your traveling dates / number of participants.

  • This trip can be arranged for customers traveling by themselves. Assistants and trained guides will be hired to assist and help out with the logistics needed.

  • Spoken language(s): English.

  • Travel insurance is not included but an appropriate insurance based on your personal needs is highly recommended.

  • The meals included are the ones mentioned within the itinerary.

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