We are proud to welcome you to the 6th Israel Where Else convention, the official tourism conference for the world travel industry held by the Ministry of Tourism annually.

To date, more than 950 wholesalers and agents have participated in the convention, and we're expecting 200 more this year.

During the conference, we invite you to experience the variety Israel has to offer like Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, just an hour apart but a world of difference. Tel Aviv with its urban beaches, vibrant night life and culinary scene is the perfect complement to the spiritual atmosphere in Jerusalem, home to the world's 3 largest religions, with its holy sites and breathtaking biblical landscapes as well as an emerging culinary and art scene.

In addition we will offer you a variety of tours, allowing you to select the one that most interests you – be it the amazing Baha'i gardens of Haifa, the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth, the Crusaders halls in Akko, Eilat on the red sea, the Christian sites and the green hills of the Galilee and active tourism in the desert.

For first time visitors, we are sure Israel will exceed your expectations, and for return visitors, we are sure you'll experience Israel from a whole surprising new angle.

We look forward to welcome your clients to Israel in the nearest future.

Please don't hesitate to ask any of our IGTO directors for further information.

 

 

 

 

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Thursday, December 1, Welcome day

Beginning of Arrivals, and transfer to hotels from Ben Gurion Airport. 

       A representative will be waiting for you with a sign before Passport Control.

Pick up from hotel lobby

Opening event: Opening cocktail and greetings

Dinner, A unique culinary experience of local Israeli food and culture with eatwith

Overnight stay at your hotel

 

Friday, December 2

Breakfast at your hotel

Pick up from hotel lobby to Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem hoteliers workshop

Tour of Rothschild Boulevard, Neve Tzedek and the New Station compound

Lunch in Jaffa

Tour of Jaffa, the ancient seaport including the Visitors’ Centre within an archaeological site, fishermen’s ports and Artists’ quarter in the renovated Old City

Return to hotel

Pick up for dinner

Night life tour – optional

 

 

Saturday, December 3

Breakfast at your hotel and check out

Pick up from the lobby. Drive from Tel-Aviv to the north

Visit Caesarea

Drive to Nazareth, Drop off at Mary’s Well

Lunch

Visit the following sites: Mary’s Well, Cactus Gallery and the ancient bath house in Nazareth, Basilica of Annunciation, Old city of Nazareth

Visit local guest houses

Mary of Nazareth International Center

Check-in at your hotel

Evening event and shared dinner

 

 

Sunday, December 4

Breakfast at your hotel and check out

Visit Christian Holy sites around Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret): Mount of Beatitude, traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount near Korazim. Tabgha, traditional site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and the fish at Capernaum, ancient Jewish fishing village where Jesus began his Ministry. Visit the excavations of the ancient synagogue and the house of Peter.

Visit kibbutz Ginosar to view the restored remains of a 1st century wooden sailing vessel from the time of Jesus that was discovered in the lake

Visit ancient Magdala, traditional home of Mary Magdalene, with excavations of a Jewish village from the time of Jesus and see the new Catholic Magdala Center

Lunch in Magdala

Proceed to Tiberias, historical resort town on the Sea of Galilee, visit to the hot springs (bring bathing suites)

Visit the Dona Gracia Museum

Check in at your hotel

Pick up from the lobby for Dinner and a night activity

Overnight stay at your hotel

 

 

Monday, December 5

Breakfast at your hotel and check out

Pick up from the lobby

Cruise on the Sea of Galilee in a replica of a wooden sailing boat from the time of Jesus

Visit the Yardenit Baptismal site on the north part of the Jordan River

Continue to Qasr el-Yahud, the traditional Baptismal site on the Jordan River

Lunch

All groups drive to Jerusalem

 

 

Saturday, December 3

Breakfast at your hotel and check out

Morning tour of Sarona / Tel Aviv

Drive to the north

Visit to Amphorae Winery and wine tasting

Lunch

Visit to the Lavido visitor center, a natural face and body care company, to learn about therapeutic herbs and oils and the ways in which they enable us to sustain a better and healthier way of life

Visit to Gamila Secret, natural herbs and oils based soaps, to learn about the various herbs and pure oils used by Gamila, their medicinal and cosmetic properties, as well as the preparation methods of the soap and the herbs

Check-in at your hotel and overnight stay

Dinner 

 

Sunday, December 4

Breakfast at your hotel and check out

Pick up from the lobby

Drive to Akko, the ancient Phoenician and Crusader seaport (designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site) for a tour of the Old Walled city including a tour of the Effendi Hotel

Lunch in Akko

Drive to Haifa, Israel's third largest city and second largest port, on the slopes of Mount Carmel

Panoramic view of the city and the bay from the Louis Promenade Baha'i Shrine, tour of the Gardens and library - world center of the Bahai Faith with hanging gardens and the German Colony

Check in to your hotel

Pick up from the lobby for Dinner in the city

Overnight stay at your hotelOvernight stay at your hotel

 

Monday, December 5

Breakfast at your hotel and check out

Pick up from the lobby

Visit to Cramim Resort & Spa, located in the Jerusalem mountains

Visit to YVEL Jewelry visitor center

Lunch

 

 

 

Saturday, December 3

Breakfast at your hotel and check out

Pick up from the lobby & Drive to the Dead Sea

Visit to Masada, ascend by cable-car to see excavations of the fortress - palace built by King Herod, last stronghold in the Jewish revolt against Romans (in 73 CE)

Lunch

Visit to the Qumran caves, where the remains of a Jewish settlement from the 2nd century BC were found. These caves are the location of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls - the most important archaeological find of the 20th century

Late check-in at your hotel

Pick up from the lobby for Dinner and overnight stay

 

Sunday, December 4

Breakfast at your hotel and check out

Visit Mamshit, the Nabatean city of Memphis, which was an important station on the incense trade route

Visit Ben-Gurion’s Tomb

Lunch: Bedouin traditional style and camel riding

Jeep tour at the Ramon Crater

Check in to your hotel

Pick up from the lobby for Dinner

Professional workshops and networking

Desert night activity under the night sky (bring warm clothes)

Overnight stay at your hotel

 

Monday, December 5

Breakfast at your hotel and check out

Bicycle tour

Visit to Beresheet Hotel, overlooking the desert and the Ramon Crater

Lunch

All groups drive to Jerusalem

 

Saturday, December 3

Breakfast at your hotel and check out

Pick up from the lobby & Drive to the Dead Sea

Masada, ascend by cable-car to see excavations of the fortress - palace built by King Herod, last stronghold in the Jewish revolt against Romans (in 73 CE) Visit to the Qumran caves, where the remains of a Jewish settlement from the 2nd century BC were found. These caves are the location of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls - the most important archaeological find of the 20th century

Lunch

Travel to the shore of the Dead Sea and enjoy the opportunity to experience a float and put on the black mud (please bring bathing costumes and appropriate shoes) - at your hotel

Late check-in at your hotel

Pick up from the lobby for Dinner and overnight stay

 

Sunday, December 4

Breakfast at your hotel and check out

Pick up from the lobby and drive to Eilat

Lunch and cruise on the Red Sea

Drive to the underwater observatory

Check-in at your hotel

Going out to the Singing Fountain

Pick up from the lobby for Dinner

 

Monday, December 5

Breakfast at your hotel and check out

Professional workshops and networking

Flight from Eilat to Ben Gurion airport/Sde Dov airport and drive to Jerusalem

 

*Lunch will be served as a lunchbox

 

 

Monday afternoon, December 5

Check in at your hotel

Incoming Tour Operators workshop

Dinner at the location of the workshop

An outdoor Night Spectacular at the Tower of David Museum in the Citadel - a Sound & Light Show of the 3,000 years’ history of Jerusalem (weather permitting) – bring extra warm clothes!

Overnight stay at your hotel

 

Tuesday, December 6

Breakfast at your hotel

Pick up from the lobby

Morning tours (Options through early sign-up)

Old city, or

The city of David, or

Hotel inspection - visit unique hotels in Jerusalem

A light lunch, seated

Afternoon tours in rotation

Machane Yehuda market tasting tour

A Segway/bicycle tour

Return to your hotel for rest time

Pick up from the lobby

Conference closing event

Nightlife tour of Machane Yehuda market - optional

Overnight stay at your hotel

 

Wednesday, December 7

Departure for Ben Gurion airport for your homebound flight - 4 hours before your flight.

 

For the agents whose flights leave after 15:00

Breakfast at your hotel & check out (luggage can stay at the hotel)

Pick up from the lobby

Tasting tours of the Bible Lands Museum and of the Israel Museum

Return to hotel

 

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