Catholic Holy Land Tour in Israel

Puzzle Israel
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Dec 19 - 27, 2016
Group size: 10 - 25
Catholic Holy Land Tour in Israel

Puzzle Israel
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Dec 19 - 27, 2016
Group size: 10 - 25

About this trip

Puzzle Israel invites you to come and explore the Holy Land and its famous biblical sites with a twist!

On this tour, you will visit the most important and sacred sites for Catholics. This will not just be another “hop-on / hop-off the bus” type of tour. Puzzle Israel is dedicated to offering travelers an “off-the-beaten-path” experience that gives everyone the opportunity to truly get to know the REAL ISRAEL in addition to all the “must sees”.

You will:

* Travel in small groups 
* Visit biblical sites and relive the stories  
* Enjoy amazing views  
* Dine on exquisite and authentic cuisine 

Take this unique once-in-a-lifetime journey to really get to know the Holy Land and all its interesting and special layers.  


1. Tour without visiting Jordan (9 day tour) - 

* Base price is set at $3,861 which reflects a group size of 12-15 people with 4* accommodating (you can upgrade to 5* accommodation for $604)
* If the group size is 16-25 people, the base price for 4* accommodation is $3,350  pp (you can upgrade to 5* accommodation for $779)
2. Tour with extra days 3 days in Jordan (12 day tour)
* Base price is set at $4,761 which reflects a group size of 12-15 people with 4* accommodating (you can upgrade to 5* accommodation for $604)
* If the group size is 16-25 people, the base price for 4* accommodation is  pp $4,250 (you can upgrade to 5* accommodation for $779)

Notes on pricing

* A $350 per person down payment - non refundable 
* Full payment is to be made 60 days prior to arrival 
* Full refund (other than deposit) up to 30 days prior to arrival 
* 80% refund (not including deposit) up to 15 days prior to arrival 
* 50% refund (not including deposit) up to 7 days before arrival 
* If cancellations are made after 7 days prior to arrival, refunds will only be made for bookings that can be cancelled  
* In cases of cancellations due to security reasons in Israel, there will be a full refund ( including deposit), even if the trip is cancelled after 7 days prior to arrival 
* The itinerary includes many elements that have not yet been booked. They are pending final booking and confirmation. As such, there may be slight changes in the final program.
* The above cost is subject to change at any time as per notice from hotels and other suppliers of services.
* If the number of participants and/or rooming arrangements and/or flights schedules is changed, an additional supplement may apply.
* Note that the final price can change according to changes in the schedule

What’s included

* Meeting / assistance upon arrival. The Puzzle Israel driver will await you as you exit customs 
* Transportation services for 9 (or 12) touring days   
* 9 touring days with a Puzzle Israel English speaking certified tour guide + optional 3 days with a Jordanian local guide 
* 9 (or 12) days touring with Puzzle Israel staff members 
* All tour coordination services 
* All entrance fees to national parks, museums and visiting centers except mentioned otherwise on the itinerary 
* Specified activities and attractions as listed in the itinerary  
* Transfer to and from Ben Gurion International Airport with plenty of space for luggage  
* Our offices will be available to you 24/7 during your stay in Israel with us 
* All meals listed as included will be arranged OR catered by Puzzle Israel catering staff lead by Chef Nir Margalith (these meals include beverages i.e. wine and/or soda depending on the meal)

Not included

* Flights 
* Any expenses of a personal nature 
* Gratuities 
* Spa treatments or Spa packages not listed (these can range from 250 NIS to 600 NIS per person depending on the treatment or package) 
* Overtime for the driver or mileage beyond what has been allotted for the day - a rate of $30 US per hour for a 4 person taxi or $50 US for an extra hour’s usage of the van $80 US for an extra usage of a bus 
* Any guests other than the participants in the party 
* Insurance for baggage, personal items, health coverage,trip cancellation and interruption is not included, but is highly recommended you have it. We suggest obtaining coverage through your local travel agent 
* Any activities you choose to take on your own on your free time 
* Meals which are listed as not included will be at your own expense

Before You Go

Passport Validity

All passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of return to your home country.


Please be aware that according to the new Israeli tax laws, being strictly enforced by all hotels, all guests holding Israeli citizenship, even those with dual citizenship/passports both for individual travelers and guests part of a group, or invited local guests, will be charged the applicable VAT tax. Therefore the necessary documentation must be received from the participants within 14 days prior to arrival in order to finalize the bill. Should this information not be provided in a timely manner, we reserve the right to charge the VAT accordingly.


Welcome to Israel - explore the wonders of Tel Aviv
Day 1
*Depending on your arrival time we will add activities to this day. Group arrives at Ben Gurion International Airport and meet with a Puzzle Israel representative and you will drive to your hotel and check in to relax from the long journey. You will enjoy with us a light welcome meal and raise a toast for Lechaim, “cheers” (included) Later, we will visit St. Peter's Church- It was in Jaffa that Saint Peter raised Tabitha, one of Jesus' disciples, from the dead according to the Acts of the Apostles Visit Neve Zedek, one of Tel Aviv’s oldest districts, yet young at heart! Learn about the history of the place and the first settlers in the area while walking through the beautiful hidden alleyways. If time allows, explore the colorful and busy Carmel Market- located in the heart of the city, the market attracts visitors and locals alike and is the hottest culinary scene in Israel and is the place to try spicy Middle Eastern dishes. Dinner at a local restaurant (included).

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