*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022
*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022
*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022
*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022
*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022
*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022
*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022
*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022
*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022
*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022
*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022
*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022
*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022
*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022

*RESCHEDULED* Israel Professionals in Aging Tour - May 2 - 17, 2022

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Join Shared World Tours and the Center for Healthy Aging for an all-inclusive two week tour of Israel, learning about its senior service sector, connecting with professionals and academics, and taking in the sites.

*All prices per person. Airfare not included. Itinerary subject to change.

Itinerary

Monday, May 2: Tel Aviv
Welcome program 
Early walk about, getting to know the neighborhood
Tour and Dinner at Tel Aviv Harbor
Night: Tel Aviv,  Armon Hayarkon Hotel
 
Tuesday, May 3: Tel Aviv
Morning Beach and possibly surfing
Older Adult program, possible Senior Center or Café Europa
Older Adult job training program
Various sites in Tel Aviv
Dinner in Jaffa
Evening Neve Tzedek art district, and jazz clubs.
Night: Tel Aviv,  Armon Hayarkon Hotel
 
Wednesday, May 4: Tel Aviv
Amigour Senior Building
Tel Hashomar Technology and Aging Center
Old time music club?
Dinner 
Night: Tel Aviv, Armon Hayarkon Hotel
 
Thursday, May 5: Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Transport to Jerusalem
Stop in Technology Hub
Meeting with the leadership of Eshel and older adult program visit
Evening Israel Folk Dancing 
Night: Jerusalem, Eyal Hotel 
 
Friday, May 6: Jerusalem
Yad V’Shem and West Jerusalem 
Meeting with the leadership of Eshel and visiting several older adult program sites.
Dinner with leadership of the Israel Aging Network
Night: Jerusalem, Eyal Hotel 
 
Saturday, May 7: Jerusalem
Israel Museum and West Jerusalem
Evening Shabbat Program possible services with music
Night: Jerusalem, Eyal Hotel 
 
Sunday, May 8: Jerusalem
Possible musical program
Old City of Jerusalem
Night: Jerusalem Eyal Hotel 
 
Monday, May 9: Jerusalem to Masada
Older Adult program, possibly Melabev
Mount of Olives, Mount Scopos
Transport to Masada through the Judean Desert
Night: Spa Club Ein Bokek hotel on the Dead Sea or Masada Guest House
 
Tuesday, May 10: Masada
Masada
Dead Sea evening swim?
Walking tour of Kibbutz Ein Gedi (Ein Gedi is both a working kibbutz with many enterprises and a botanical garden)
Lunch at Kibbutz Ein Gedi
Night: Spa Club Ein Bokek hotel on the Dead Sea or Masada Guest House
 
Wednesday, May 11: Masada to Galilee
Drive along the Jordan River through the West Bank, stops along the way
Crusader Castle
Bet She’an
Tourist sites along the way
Night: Spa Village Hamat Gader
 
Thursday, May 12: Kibbutz on the shore of Yam Kinnerat/Sea of Galilee
Hot Springs
Tour of Golan Heights
Lebanese Border Kiryat Shmona
Hike 
Older adult program Safed and/or Tiberius
Night: Spa Village Hamat Gader
 
Friday, May 13: Kibbutz on the Shore of Sea of Galilee to Metulla
Tour of Safad
Moshav day program for older adults
Dinner in a Druze Village
Night: Beit Shalom, Metulla
 
Saturday, May 14: Matulla to Nazareth
Rosh Pina
Capernum 
Tour of Nazareth
Night: Michel Hotel, Nazareth 
 
Sunday, May 15: Nazareth to Kibbutz Gesher Haziv
Stop at a new style senior center
Tour of Acre
Older Adult program
Dinner in a private home.
Night: Kibbutz Gesher Haziv Guest House
 
Monday, May 16: Acre to Haifa to Tel Aviv, possible stops along the way
Tour of Haifa
Bahai Gardens
Caesarea
Farewell Dinner
Night: Tel Aviv.
 
Tuesday, May 17
Tel Aviv, Goodbye at lunch time.

Trip Information

What is included?

  • Fifteen hotel nights, Check-in Monday, May 2 to Check-out Tuesday, May 17.

  • All meals beginning with lunch Monday, May 2 through dinner Monday, May 16.

  • Taxis in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and other cities, if necessary.

  • Ten days of bus travel to our destination cities and to tour sites (which can include trailheads or the beach)

  • Organizer and accompanying trip leader

  • Museum, event, and tour fees.

  • Professional guides on occasions, which will be specified in the final itinerary

 Here are the exceptions:

  • Airfare to and from Israel.

  • Transfers to and from Ben Gurion Airport. It will be challenging to have a single bus pick-up for everyone if arrival times are very different. However, if you send us your arrival information, we will make an effort to meet you at Ben Gurion Airport. Getting to and from Ben Gurion airport to Tel Aviv is pretty straightforward, but depending on how you choose to travel, it will cost $16 or $17 to $70. More in a later email.

  • Alcohol.

Regarding travel to and from Israel, we suggest you arrive in Israel on Sunday, May 1 or the morning of Monday, May 2. There are a large number of overnight flights from the U.S. leaving mid/late evening and arrive the next morning. Plan to depart (unless you are planning an "after-trip") on Tuesday, May 17. If you need help planning your flights let us know and perhaps we can help you choose a flight schedule or preferred airlines.

Regarding the field of aging, During the trip, we will meet with people like Dr. Yitzchak Brick, of Haifa University, immediate past chair of IAGG, and the previous CEO of Eshel, among other things. We'll also spend time with Yossi Heyman, CEO of Eshel (kind of a country-wide r and d organization in the field if aging) and former Jerusalem City Manager. Also, Erez Shani, Executive VP of Amigour, the largest provider of housing for low-income older adults in Israel. We will likely be visiting one of the finest adult day dementia programs I have ever seen. They have a great story to tell about the field of aging.

About the hotels, these will be clean, smaller hotels with excellent accessibility to the places we are visiting, city centers, on the grounds of a kibbutz, or close to our major tour sites. Most of the hotels have an Internet connection, although we cannot vouch for its reliability. Ira and I have been to many of the hotels we are likely to choose either as guests or for meetings. 

Transportation. We will travel either in a tour coach, usually a 20 seater, while traveling outside Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The bus will comfortably fit our group. We will do our best to find, and confirm, a coach that has wi-fi. In Jerusalem and Tel Aviv we are more likely to use taxis and/or Gett (a shared-ride company, think Uber or Lyft).

Phone Service. Your cell phone provider in the U.S. may be able to provide you with an affordable package for calling, and receiving, calls from the U.S.

Cancellations & Deposits

  • The total cost of your reservation is due 60 days before the trip (Thursday, March 3, 2022).
  • 60 days before the trip (Thursday, March 3, 2022) or more: 90% of the total cost of the trip will be refunded.
  • Between 59 and 30 days before (Friday, March 4, 2022 to Saturday, April 2, 2022): 50% of the total cost of the trip will be refunded.
  • 29 days before the trip (Sunday, April 3, 2022) or less: the entirety of your payment is non-refundable.