Walk in the footsteps of history

Get ready for an historical and spiritual visit as you enter the Jaffa gates of the Old City of Jerusalem and experience the Western Wall, the Church of Holy Sepulcher and the Temple of Mount’s Dome of the Rock, Islam’s 3rd holiest site. Tour the ancient City of Bethlehem, filled with holy sites, art, cultural activities and a bazaar.

As you leave Jerusalem, prepare for a day of fun and adventure as you descend in the Judean desert towards the Dead Sea, ascend to the top of the ancient Citadel of Masada via the cable car, and float in the world famous rejuvenating waters of the Dead Sea.

Explore one of the world’s greatest wonders

After flying to Eilat, you’ll explore the vase and ancient desert of Wadi Rum set in a high plateau at the western edge of the Arabian desert. You’ll experience Mars in Earth by staying in luxury Martian Domes in the heart of Wadi Rum under starlit skyes. You’ll then tour the “rose-red” city of Petra, named one of the new 7 wonders of the world. The first glimpse of this ancient wonder is sure to be an unforgettable memory.

Fun, Sun, History & Gay Pride – Tel Aviv has it all!

Now it’s time to enjoy Tel Aviv, where the city will be hosting its world famous Gay Pride Celebration. After the Gay Pride Parade, enjoy an amazing beach party on the shores of the Mediterranean. Tel Aviv has everything a gay traveler desires. Sea and sun, historic sites, great restaurants and shopping. All this and more is waiting for you here in Tel Aviv.

Itinerary on Source Events Gay Travel Adventure to Israel, Jordan & Tel Aviv Pride

Day 1: Friday – June 07, 2019 –  Arrival

Arrival in Tel Aviv. Meeting at Ben Gurion airport and transfer to Jerusalem hotel. Overnight at Mamilla Hotel


Day 2: Saturday – June 08, 2019 – Jerusalem

Touring the Old City of Jerusalem – Explore the old city that is home to 3 great religions. Our appreciation of the Old City of Jerusalem begins as we enter through the city at the Jaffa Gate. While admiring the amazing architecture of the city walls, we can pay our respects in front of the two almost forgotten tombs. Walt past the Citadel of David through the Armenian Quarter and into the Jewish Quarter. Visit the Western Wall and the Southern Wall excavations. On to the Broad Wall and the Cardo, the shopping street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. Walk through the Rabbinical Tunnel to the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter. No visit to the Old City would be complete without testing your negotiating skills in the marketplace.

Overnight at Mamilla Hotel


Day 3: Sunday – June 09, 2019 – Masada & the Dead Sea

Touring to Masada and the Dead Sea – An exciting day awaits you as we drive through the Judean desert towards the shores of the Dead Sea. From here, we continue to Masada, the last stronghold in the zealots battle against the Roman Empire. Ascend to the top via the new cable car. After a tour of this mountaintop fortress, we proceed to a resort for lunch an afternoon of spa activities and floating in the world famous rejuvenating waters.  Overnight Mamilla Hotel


Day 4: Monday – June 10, 2019 – Jerusalem & Bethlehem

Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum), Bethlehem. Visit at the Machena Yehuda marketplace. Overnight at Mamilla Hotel


Day 5: Tuesday – June 11, 2019 – Wadi Rum

Pack overnight bag for Jordan (main luggage will be brought to your Tel Aviv hotel) Morning – Proceed to airport for late morning flight to Eilat and Transfer to Arava / Rabin border crossing. Drive to the spectacular Arabian desert of Wadi Rum, a valley of multicolored sands, where Lawrence of Arabia actually fought and the Martian was filmed. Enjoy a 4×4 ride into the desert and the option of a camel ride. Overnight Wadi Rum


Day 6: Wednesday – June 12, 2019 – Petra

After breakfast, proceed to Petra. This spectacular sandstone city of Petra was built in the 3rd century B.C. by the Nabataeans, who carved palaces, temples, tombs, storerooms and stables from the standstone cliffs. From here, they commanded the trade routes from Damascus to Arabia, and great spice, silk and slave caravans. Enjoy Petra by night, with extraordinary experience of seeing Petra lit by thousands of candles. Overnight at Movenpick Hotel 


Day 7: Thursday – June 13, 2019 – Tel Aviv

Morning departure from Petra back to the Arava / Rabin border crossing. Flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv (50 minutes)

Orientation tour of Tel Aviv – We’ll start off with a tour along Tel Aviv’s coastline to Jaffa. Visit the artists’ quarter and Jaffa’s ancient flea market. Passing the renovated Turkish train station, proceed to Neve Tsedek, Tel Aviv’s first neighborhood. On to Rothschild Blvd where there are over 5000 Bauhaus buildings, the largest number in any one city in the world; a fact that led UNESCO to recognize it as a “World Heritage Site”. Tel Aviv is also known as, the “White City”, named so in account of the bright colors of the building style: white, off-white, light yellow.

Overnight at Carlton Hotel


Day 8: Friday – June 14, 2019 – Tel Aviv Pride Parade

Pride Activities all day – Now it’s time to enjoy all of the Tel Aviv Pride Festivities, including the parade, beach party, and international events. Overnight Carlton Hotel


Day 9: Saturday – June 15, 2019 – Tel Aviv

Leisure day in Tel Aviv or Optional tour to the Galilee (Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes. Overnight Carlton Hotel


Day 10: Sunday – June 16, 2019 – Departure Day

Departure transfers to Ben Gurion Airport

ACCOMMODATIONS ON SOURCE EVENTS GAY ADVENTURE TO ISRAEL, JORDAN & TEL AVIV PRIDE

MAMILLA HOTEL

Mamilla Hotel – part of The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW), features a panoramic rooftop terrace overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City walls. Situated alongside Jerusalem’s finest shopping and entertainment experience, the Mamilla Avenue, and minutes walk from the Tower of David and Jaffa Gate. Designed by the Italian elite architect and designer, Piero Lissoni, Mamilla Hotel is bringing world-class superior lifestyle, service and hospitality experience to Jerusalem and Israel. 

Guests and visitors of the Mamilla Hotel enjoy exceptional accommodations together with exclusive restaurant and bar venues, The Akasha – Holistic Wellbeing Center, as well as events and banqueting spaces, that blend sophistication and modern international style with the unique and rich culture of the city.


MOVENPICK RESORT PETRA

The Mövenpick Resort Petra is located directly at the entrance to the historic Jordanian city of Petra. This resort with an oriental flair features an exciting combination of natural stone, handcrafted wood and Middle Eastern fabrics and textures. With 183 rooms and suites and a wide variety of restaurants for your culinary cravings, the Mövenpick Resort Petra will certainly provide long lasting memories. Enjoy your time spent in one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations. 


CARLTON HOTEL

Supreme luxuries await during a stay at The Carlton Tel Aviv, a regal five-star hotel in the heart of one of Israel’s most coveted destinations. With 268 exquisite guestrooms and suites, the hotel offers a space for every preference in a variety of categories. Guests can enjoy a host of modern conveniences including a welcome amenity, complimentary WiFi, and much more. During moments at the hotel, guests can dine at any of the four on-site establishments, offering international specialties, authentic cuisine, and more. The hotel’s spa and fitness center offer spaces for deliberate relaxation during time in Tel-Aviv; while, just outside the hotel, the heart of the city awaits within a five minute stroll. Guests can explore the historic sights of the city, as well as modern cultural hubs and leisure destinations. For a trip to Tel-Aviv, The Carlton offers up endless elegance and adventure


PRICING ON SOURCE EVENTS GAY TRAVEL ADVENTURE TO ISRAEL, JORDAN & TEL AVIV PRIDE

JUNE 07 – 16, 2019

$4,989 per person based on double occupancy. Single or Share fares are available. 

Inclusions:

  • Private transfers and tours in modern, A/C vehicles with professional guides.
  • 9 Nights at Mamilla, Wadi Rum, Movenpick & Carlton Hotels
  • Porterage at the Hotels
  • 6 Full days of sightseeing as per program with English speaking guides
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Lunch & Spa at the Dead Sea
  • Lunch in Wadi Rum
  • Dinner at the Camp in Wadi Rum
  • Lunch in Petra
  • Assistance at the Border crossing Israel – Jordan. Both sides
  • Transportation for the main baggage from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv
  • Bottled water included during tours.
  • Free Entry Visa into Jordan
  • Entrance to 1 main Pride Party
  • Entrance fees to all sites listed in the Program

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Tips at restaurants
  • International Airfares
  • Domestic Airfare between Tel Aviv – Eilat – $200

Valid Passports Required: Non-US Passport holders may be required to secure a visa. Passports must be valid for six months beyond the return date. Arrival and Departure Airport: Tel Aviv (TLV) Ben Gurion Airport.