Pre & Post Conference Optional Tours

Participants and accompanying persons may enjoy the following optional sightseeing tours and visit the most interesting sites in Israel. All tours are accompanied by a licensed English speaking guide. 
Please note that all tours depart and return to Tel-Aviv, except for Post-Conference Tour A to Jerusalem, which is organized for ECFG participants and will depart from Haifa and will end in Tel-Aviv. All other tours are regular tours departing from Tel-Aviv.
Reservation of tours should be made on the On-line Registration & Accommodation Form. For any information on sightseeing tours please contact ecfg14-reg@diesenhaus.com  


Conference Tour A: Jerusalem – Old City 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 (09:00-18:00)

This tour is organized for ECFG participants and accompanying persons and will operate with a minumum of 15 participants. 

Jerusalem is a meeting place for East and West, new and old, beauty and ruins, sacred to the three major monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – all adding to its uniqueness. On this tour you will visit the most significant sights of Jerusalem. Experience its religious sanctity, its historical sites, scents and colors.       
Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Enter the Old City and walk through the Jewish quarter to the excavated and restored Cardo (the Roman ancient road). See the Jewish Wailing Wall and continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Note: modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites. 
Price: US$ 89 per person
Departure: From Conference Hotels in Haifa
Drop off at end of tour: Metropolitan Hotel, Tel Aviv.

Tour B: Masada and the Dead-Sea (07:30 – 18:00)
Pre-Conference:   Saturday, February 24, 2018
Post-Conference: Friday, March 2, 2018

Drive to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Visit the rock fortress of Massada built by King Herod the Great, King of Judea during the Roman period. Ascend by cable car and tour this ancient fortress where the Zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73AD. Continue for a relaxing floating adventure on the Dead Sea. This extremely dense and saline sea, with great concentration of minerals is a world-renowned attraction for its therapeutic qualities.
Entrance fees are included. Lunch is not included.
Price: US$ 110 per person
Departure:  between 07:00-07:20 from your hotel lobby in Tel-Aviv
Drop off at end of tour: At your hotel in Tel-Aviv.
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour C: Jerusalem – Old City 
Pre-Conference: Saturday, February 24, 2018 (07:30 – 18:00)

See tour A for tour description. 
Price: US$ 89 per person
Departure:  between 07:00-07:20 from your hotel lobby in Tel-Aviv
Drop off at end of tour: At your hotel in Tel-Aviv.

Tour D: Biblical Highlights of the Galilee – Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Jordan River  (07:30 – 18:00)
Pre-Conference: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Post-Conference: Friday, March 2, 2018

Drive via the coastal road and the landscape of the lower Galilee to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Continue via Cana to Tiberias, the lovely resort town. Drive along the Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught. Visit Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves. Continue to Yardenit Baptismal Site, where the Jordan River leaves the Sea of Galilee towards the Dead Sea.
Entrance fees are included. Lunch is not included.
Price: US$ 85 per person
Departure:  between 07:00-07:20 from your hotel lobby in Tel-Aviv
Drop off at end of tour: At your hotel in Tel-Aviv.

Tour E: Pearls of the Western Coast: Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Rosh Hanikra (07:30 – 18:00)
Pre-Conference:   Saturday, February 24, 2018
Post-Conference: Friday, March 2, 2018

Drive along the coastal road to Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port. Enjoy a walking tour of the ancient theatre, archaeological ruins and excavations. Continue to Haifa for a scenic view of city, port and world famous Bahai Gardens. Continue via Nahariya to Rosh Hanikra to visit the limestone grottoes on the border with Lebanon. Return via Acre to visit the Crusader and Turkish Underground City and crypt. Walk through the old city and oriental market, the Arab Mosque and the old port. Return to Tel- Aviv.
Entrance fees are included. Lunch is not included.
Price: US$ 100 per person
Departure: between 07:00-07:20 from your hotel lobby in Tel-Aviv
Drop off at end of tour: At your hotel in Tel-Aviv.




Tours Cancellation Policy

Notification on cancellation of tours should be made in writing only and sent to the Conference Secretariat: Diesenhaus-Unitours – Conventions Department
Fax: +972 -3-5610152 or e-mail: meetings@diesenhaus.com
For cancellations received by June 1, 2017 – full refund will be made.
Thereafter – no refund.