Seniors Trip to Israel

9 days / 8 nights

An view of stone buildingd in Jerusalem, with The Dome of the Rock behind the city.
A close-up image of the Dome of the Rock where you can see the golden Dome at the top, and the blue and white ceramic details of the facade.
An aerial view of people bathing and floating in the dead sea.

Multi-day trip description

Join us for a fully accessible personal journey in Israel through history, geography, culture, and heritage! This tour has been specially designed for seniors, with minimal walking, and a balance of action and time to rest. Visit historical sites, get a glimpse of modern Israel, float on the Dead Sea, explore Jerusalem, and more!falseJoin us for a fully accessible personal journey in Israel through history, geography, culture, and heritage! This tour has been specially designed for seniors, with minimal walking, and a balance of action and time to rest. Visit historical sites, get a glimpse of modern Israel, float on the Dead Sea, explore Jerusalem, and more!

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

    An accessible vehicle with ramp for entire trip

  • Places

    Places present some barriers and minimum assistance is needed

    There are pathways with rocks, stones, or other terrain that makes them difficult to access.

  • Bathroom

    Accessible bathrooms are available in different locations during the guided tour.

  • Equipment

    Not included, but can be offered by an extra fee.

From $5,600 USD / per person

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    Itinerary

    Day 1: Welcome to Israel - September 15, 2022 thumbnail

    Day 1: Welcome to Israel - September 15, 2022

    Your guide will be waiting to greet you at Ben Gurion Airport after you disembark. After assisting with arrival procedures and collecting your ba...Your guide will be waiting to greet you at Ben Gurion Airport after you disembark. After assisting with arrival procedures and collecting your baggage, you will be taken to meet your driver and drive to Jerusalem.
    No meals included.

    Stay:

    Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

    Day 2: Jerusalem’s Old City - September 16, 2022 thumbnail

    Day 2: Jerusalem’s Old City - September 16, 2022

    After a good night’s sleep, take your time enjoying your first Israeli breakfast. Once ready, you will start your day visiting The Mount of Olive...After a good night’s sleep, take your time enjoying your first Israeli breakfast. Once ready, you will start your day visiting The Mount of Olives, a limestone ridge that offers a panoramic lookout over the holy city. There are countless Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious beliefs around Mt. Zion, including the rising of the Messiah.
    Then, you’ll tour Jerusalem's Old City. Since the 19th century, Jerusalem's Old City has traditionally been divided into four quarters; Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Armenian. Walk through narrow alleys, meet people, and visit places to get a better understanding of the complexity of a city that is holy to these three major religions. Explore the Jewish Quarter. Visit the Byzantine Cardo, and the artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations exposing two thousand years of Jewish history in the Old City until present day. Stop by the Western Wall, a holy site where generations of Jews have come to pray.
    Take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus to get to The Holy Sepulcher. The Church contains the last five Stations of the Cross including the sites of Jesus' crucifixion and burial. Starting to get hungry? Israel has a rich and historical food culture influenced by surrounding countries.
    Enjoy the traditional food at one of the restaurants in the old city. You will then return to your hotel to rest and recharge. In the evening, the group will gather together for traditional Jewish Shabbat Dinner, which marks the end of the week and a time of rest.
    Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

    Stay:

    Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

    Day 3: From the Mountaintops to the Lowest Point on Earth - September 17, 2022 thumbnail

    Day 3: From the Mountaintops to the Lowest Point on Earth - September 17, 2022

    You will start the day with breakfast at the hotel before heading to Masada. You’ll ascend Masada by cable car. Masada is a rugged natural fortre...You will start the day with breakfast at the hotel before heading to Masada. You’ll ascend Masada by cable car. Masada is a rugged natural fortress of majestic beauty, in the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It was built as a palace complex, by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, (reigned 37 – 4 B.C.). It became a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, and the last stand of Jewish patriots against the Roman army in 73 A.D.
    Lunch and Float at a Dead Sea Resort. Israel’s Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth - a stunning, other-worldly landscape of shimmering blue water ringed by bare orange and yellow hills. The waters of the Dead Sea hold a potent solution of minerals and salts that have strong healing properties. Together with its ethereal beauty, these minerals make the Dead Sea’s beaches and spas popular vacation spots for Israelis and tourists alike.
    Enjoy lunch and float on the Dead Sea or relax by the pool at one of the hotels in the region. After this wonderful experience, the group will return to Jerusalem, where you’ll have the evening free and dinner at your leisure. You’ll have the option that evening to visit the Tower of David Sound and Light Show. Amidst the archaeological remains in the David Citadel Courtyard, the story of Jerusalem unfolds through virtual reality images. The Night Spectacular uses trompe l'oeil technology – the stones of the walls and structures fade into the scenes and the viewers are part of a multi-sensory experience. (not included).
    Breakfast & lunch included

    Stay:

    Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

    Day 4: Jerusalem Culture - September 18, 2022 thumbnail

    Day 4: Jerusalem Culture - September 18, 2022

    After breakfast, you will visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the book. The Museum houses collections of works dating from prehistory to th...After breakfast, you will visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the book. The Museum houses collections of works dating from prehistory to the present day, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. The guided tour will be followed by free time to explore the galleries that interest you the most. Continue with an unforgettable culinary tour for lunch. If you really want to get the feel for Jerusalem, Mahane Yehuda Market, at the heart of the city, is the place to visit. In this colorful market, you will observe a mix of people of all nationalities, religions, and ages and listen to the special stories of the vendors. You’ll return to your hotel for some rest time before heading out on your next visit to the Shalva National Center.
    After some rest, you will Tour Shalva, a Jerusalem based organization that provides services to children with special needs and their families. Volunteer with Shalva’s special employees in the workshop. Help package teas with flavors from across Israel and lend support to their social enterprise. The visit will end with a very special dinner at Cafe Shalva, a boutique café that is also an equal-opportunity work setting where an inclusive staff work as managers, waiters, and hosts.
    Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

    Stay:

    Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

    Day 5: Memory from Life - September 19, 2022 thumbnail

    Day 5: Memory from Life - September 19, 2022

    After breakfast and checking out from the hotel, you will visit the museum at Yad Vashem, Israel’s National Memorial to the Holocaust. Tour the m...After breakfast and checking out from the hotel, you will visit the museum at Yad Vashem, Israel’s National Memorial to the Holocaust. Tour the memorial to victims and Jewish history, its children’s memorial, and exquisite gardens. Yad Vashem is an unforgettable place of tribute and remembrance.
    The Israel Defense Force (IDF) is Israel’s military. The task of the IDF is to not only defend Israel but also to act as an educational and social force. Today you’ll have a special opportunity to visit an IDF base, meet soldiers and officers, and hear about their experiences. Your visit will include lunch with these young men and women. After lunch, you will head to the desert in Sde Boker. Dinner will be served at the Hotel.
    Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

    Stay:

    Isrotel Kedma Hotel

    Day 6: Desserts of the Desert - September 20, 2022 thumbnail

    Day 6: Desserts of the Desert - September 20, 2022

    Begin the day at the gravesite of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, an important figure in Israeli history. It overlooks the breat...Begin the day at the gravesite of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, an important figure in Israeli history. It overlooks the breathtaking Tsin Canyon and the Avdat highlands in the heart of the Negev. The day will continue visiting Naot Farm, one of the many havot bodedim (lone farms) built by Lea and Gadi Nahimov: modern-day pioneers who are making David Ben-Gurion’s vision of the desert blooming come to life. Visit the goats and taste some delicious fresh cheese.
    You’ll then visit Carmey Avdat Farm, a modern-day vineyard planted on the remains of the ancient Nabatean terraces, taking care to preserve the archeological remains of the former vineyard. When it rains, the vineyard is irrigated by the floodwaters – exactly as it was in ancient times. You’ll then head back to the hotel where you will be able to relax and enjoy the spa facilities. Dinner tonight will be served in a Bedouin-style tent with desert hospitality.
    Breakfast & lunch included.

    Stay:

    Isrotel Kedma Hotel

    Day 7: Innovative Israel - September 21, 2022 thumbnail

    Day 7: Innovative Israel - September 21, 2022

    Today you’ll check out and proceed to Tel Aviv but not without stopping at the Visitor center- Beer Avraham - Abraham's Well is a historical wate...Today you’ll check out and proceed to Tel Aviv but not without stopping at the Visitor center- Beer Avraham - Abraham's Well is a historical water well in Beersheba, Israel, associated with the biblical narrative of Abraham. Its structure houses the archaeology museum of Beersheba. Once in Tel Aviv, you will visit The Levinsky Market for lunch, which specializes in spices and Mediterranean delicacies. It’s known as one of the best markets in Tel Aviv for its variety and atmosphere.
    Whether you are looking for a rare Indian spice or some good quality saffron - this is the place. Shops offer a cornucopia of excellent cheeses, smoked fish, wines and other delicacies. Tour the market and have "tastings" throughout. After lunch, experience the dynamic neighborhood of Florentine, Tel Aviv’s most bohemian and upbeat neighborhood. In recent years, Tel Aviv has become Israel's capital of urban art.
    An artist will guide you on through this tour as you explore the streets and discover some of the latest, greatest, and oldest examples of street art. After this art experience you will Check in at your Hotel and rest. At night we will have dinner with Noam Gershony, London Paralympic Games Gold Medalist. In September 2012, an entire State of Israel watched as the flag of Israel was raised over the London Paralympics Games when young Israeli tennis champion, Noam Gershony, won the gold medal.
    Six years before his gold medal win, Gershony (then an IDF Apache helicopter pilot) was severely injured in an operation that brought down two helicopters. After surviving the accident, Noam has become a wheelchair tennis champion, adaptive surfer, and a math teacher to teenagers.
    Breakfast included.

    Stay:

    Stay at an accessible 4-star hotel in Tel Aviv

    Day 8: Tel Aviv-Jaffa: Old, New, and Inspiration - September 22, 2022 thumbnail

    Day 8: Tel Aviv-Jaffa: Old, New, and Inspiration - September 22, 2022

    After breakfast, you will tour Old Jaffa, one of the most ancient port cities in Israel and the Mediterranean basin. For centuries, the port of J...After breakfast, you will tour Old Jaffa, one of the most ancient port cities in Israel and the Mediterranean basin. For centuries, the port of Jaffa was the gateway to the Land of Israel. Today Jaffa is a mixed city, where Jews and Arabs live alongside each other. Jaffa has been regenerated in recent years with the old narrow streets and courtyards becoming a highly popular part of Tel Aviv’s urban tapestry. On a walk through Jaffa, we discover the ancient and modern situated side-by-side. You’ll stop for lunch in Old Jaffa.
    Spend the afternoon getting to know the history of Tel Aviv through the Independence Trail. The trail follows Tel Aviv’s heritage sites beginning at the intersection of tree-lined Rothschild Boulevard and Herzl Street, home to Tel Aviv’s first kiosk. It ends across the street at Independence Hall, where on May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion read the Declaration of Independence aloud as Israel was declared an independent Jewish state. Throughout the tour, become familiar with Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus architecture and Israel’s history. Later on, explore Lev Ha'ir, the Heart of the City, where the first roots of Tel Aviv were planted in 1909.
    Lev Hair contains some of Tel Aviv’s most beautiful buildings. It’s located at the center of the UNESCO designated “White City” known for it’s Bauhaus, Eclectic, and International Style architecture. The area is densely populated, rooted in history, and with a glance toward the future with impressive skyscrapers, and a high concentration of start-up companies. Bordered by Habima Theater in the north and Florentin and Neve Tzedek in the south, Lev Ha’ir is a gateway to almost every district in the city. Lev Ha'ir is a cultural hub, filled with galleries, restaurants and parks.
    After visiting Lev Ha’ir, the group will go back to the hotel to rest. Later on you’ll go to a local restaurant for a farewell dinner with the rest of the group.
    Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

    Stay:

    Stay at an accessible 4-star hotel in Tel Aviv

    Day 9: Departure - September 23, 2022 thumbnail

    Day 9: Departure - September 23, 2022

    Pack your things and get ready to say goodbye for now to Israel. Depending on your flight time, an accessible shuttle will be waiting to take you...Pack your things and get ready to say goodbye for now to Israel. Depending on your flight time, an accessible shuttle will be waiting to take you to the Ben Gurion airport. Feel like extending your trip? Reach out your travel expert to plan some extra days of accessible vacation in Israel.
    Breakfast included.

    Information & Documents

    Travel Restrictions in Israel

    To find out about pandemic-related entry requirements, please read the latest information here.

    Visa requirements can vary depending on your nationality. Ask a travel expert if you need assistance.

    Having a traveler’s Medical Insurance is highly recommended

    Important Information

    • This tour has a maximum capacity of 10 people, with a total of 4 power wheelchair users or 5 manual wheelchair users
    • A 20 % deposit is required to secure your spot on the tour($500 usd is non - refundable). The remaining 80 % must be paid 30 days before the trip start date.
    • Group tours will be accepting new travelers until 45 trips prior to the start date
    • This tour must have a minimum of 8 participants to take place at the listed price. If the minimum is not reached, the tour still may be able to occur at a higher price.
    • Rates offered are considered based on a double room occupancy. For single occupancy an extra fee will be required, reach out to our travel expert for details
    • Once your request to book is submited, a travel expert will reach out and assist you with the payment process, gathering any special needs or dietary restrictions and answer any possible questions you might have. We will be able to confirm the trip once the minimum number of spots are filled.
    • Spots will be reserved on and a first come, first serve basis.

    Cancellation Policies

    • If you cancel up to 60 days before your check-in day, you will receive a full refund minus the non refundable 500 usd.
    • If you cancel between 59 and 14 days before your check-in day, 50% of the total cost of your booking will be due.
    • If you cancel less than 14 days before your check-in day, the total cost of your booking will be due.
    • If a trip or activity cannot take place due to extraordinary circumstances (bad weather, social movements, etc), a full refund cannot be guaranteed. Rest assured, the Wheel the World team will do their best to offer the best arrangements possible.

    Whats Included

    Included

    • A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide
    • Transportation in an accessible vehicle for entire trip
    • Bottles of water, as needed, and snacks
    • Meals listed in the itinerary
    • Adaptive shuttles upon arrival & departure

    Not included

    • Tips for tour guides and drivers
    • Airfare
    • Travel Insurance (recommended)