China group to Start-up Nation
Day 1 Home-Tel Aviv-old Jaffa-Weizmann Institute
Arrive to Ben Gurion airport early in the morning.Check in and rest in the hotel.
After some rest we are going to discover Tel-Aviv – City that never sleeps and the Old Jaffa.
We will stroll through the picturesque alleys of Old Jaffa and enjoy its unique atmosphere cafes and boutiques.After the lunch in Jaffa we will go to one of the most prominent Institutes in the World – Weizmann Institute of Science.The Weizmann Institute was founded by Dr. Chaim Weizmann. The Institute was renamed in honor of Dr. Weizmann in 1949. Dr. Weizmann was a renowned chemist and ardent Zionist who saw his vision of the establishment of a Jewish state in the Land of Israel and of higher education in Israel.
Many of its scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize – the most prestigious recognition in the World.
The state-of-the-art Levinson Visitors Center is the gateway to the Institute, giving visitors a window into the unique nature of scientific investigation and discovery at the Institute. The carefully built displays demonstrate the laws of physics, solar energy, water power and other natural phenomena that we take for granted every day. These "hands on", interactive exhibits come to life only at the encounter with a curious visitor who twists, pushes, bounces and pieces them together.We will also visit the First President's Chaim Weizmann house.In the evening we will walk along the Mediterranean Beach and enjoy the great atmosphere.
Dinner at hotel, overnight Tel Aviv – The City that Never Sleeps.
Option – to go to one of the Night Clubs for those who are not too tired.
Day 2 Tel Aviv-Caesarea-Haifa
After breakfast, we will drive to one of the fascinating places in the world – Tel-Aviv Diamond Exchange and we will have a special tour at a "Diamond Center". We will learn how to recognize the value of a diamond. Continue to diamond polishing factory to see and learn about different cutting and polishing process, for those interested there is a possibility to purchase diamond jewelry at the factory directly. We will continue our journey to the North and visit Caesarea, the ancient capital of Roman Judea. Here history comes to life, as modern technology enables visitors to “see” and “speak" to major figures throughout history. And we will have our lunch in Port of Caesarea in nice place near the sea.We will then continue to Haifa and enjoy a panoramic view of the bay, harbor and the magnificent Bahai Gardens. Dinner at hotel, overnight Haifa
Day 3 Technion-Haifa-Tiberias
We start by visit at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. The Technion is cited as one of the factors behind the growth of Israel's high-tech industry and innovation, becoming a start up and cyber nation. 36 years before Israel declared independence, in 1912, a ceremony took place in the barren slopes of Mount Carmel near the port of Haifa, which was then occupied by the Ottoman Empire. The first cornerstone embodied an implausible vision of creating a world-class Institute of scientific and technological education in Holy Land. Prof.Albert Einstein was the founder of the 1st Technion Society. You can see him on the old photo below.Then we will learn about the Bahai Religion and their attitude towards business & success. We will have our lunch in a very special place with winery and goat farm on nice veranda and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Galilee. You will enjoy wine and special dishes, prepared especially for you.We continue to Tiberias and hear the fascinating stories about the ancient times and Jesus miracles.Dinner in Hotel, overnight Tiberias
Day 4 Tiberias-Kibbutz Almog-Jerusalem
After you enjoy your breakfast and make some nice photos near the Kinerret (Tiberias Sea) we
drive via the Jordan Valley to visit Kibbutz Almog where we will learn about the life of a Kibbutz at the Judean desert and the special agriculture on salty water.After Kibbutz we experience the camel riding. Overnight in Hotel Jerusalem.
Day 5 Jerusalem-Masada-Dead Sea-Jerusalem
This morning, we will visit Masada, UNESCO world heritage site we ascend by cable car to the last stronghold of the Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. We will then have a nice break by the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth.You will enjoy the unique opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and to cover yourself with the mineral rich mud that many believe has its therapeutic effects.We will drive back to Jerusalem.Dinner at hotel, overnight Jerusalem.
Day 6 Jerusalem
We start our day in Israel Museum. It is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the World's leading art and archaeology museums. Founded in 1965 the Museum houses encyclopedic collections. It has the most extensive holdings of Biblical and Holy Land archeology. The Museum has built a far-ranging collection of nearly 500,000 objects representing the full scope of world material culture.
We continue to Old City of Jerusalem and stroll through the Old City and walk through the newly restored Jewish Quarter, visit the Cardo and the Western Wall, the most sacred Jewish site.Dinner at hotel, overnight Jerusalem.
Day 7 Avshalom Reserve-Tel Aviv-Home
After the breakfast we drive to see the natural caves. The Soreq Cave is the central feature of the Avshalom Reserve and a popular stop for adventurous tourists.We are going to Tel-Aviv again and at the Old Tel Aviv Port leisure area and have a farewell dinner before we will be transferred to the airport for our flight back home.