Encounter Israel

4-17 September 2020
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4-17 September 2020

Israel is rich with the most poignant of holy sites, archaeological treasures, buzzing cities and exhilarating natural beauty. The region is also one of the most bitterly contested on earth, fought over for decades between Israelis and Palestinians. With a backdrop like this, it’s almost inevitable that politics ends up colouring many experiences here – not least a visit to Jerusalem’s magnificent and contentious Old City. But there’s plenty more to this place than news headlines. Artsy, liberal hubs, gorgeous beaches and scenes of sincere spirituality are just some of the highlights of a visit here, topped only by discovering the many unexpected areas where Arab & Jewish cultures overlap.

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  • Visits to the Mount of Olives & the Garden of Gethsemane
  • See the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
  • Visit Caesarea & its Amphitheatre & Aqueduct
  • Visit Cana & Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus
  • Cruise the Sea of Galilee
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Visit the Fortress of Masada
  • 3 Full days to explore in Jerusalem
  • Fully Hosted from New Zealand with Local Israeli Guides
  • 4 star Hotel Accommodation throughout
  • Breakfasts each day with three Dinners and one Lunch
  • Options to extend your tour

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$6,995 Twin Share;  $1,450 Single Supplement

*Early Bird Bonus* Save $600 per couple (or $300pp) when you book by 31 December 2019# 

Prices do not include international flights to and from Israel. As a full service travel agent and tour operator,  we are able to book your flights from New Zealand. Please contact us for the latest deals and a quote.  To qualify for the early bird offer, you must purchase your airfares with us.

If you are traveling alone but would like to share a room with someone, please indicate this on your registration form. We will endeavor to arrange a share with another single for you. However, if it cannot be arranged, the single room supplement will apply.

All prices are in New Zealand dollars. Prices may vary due to changes in exchange rates.


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How to book

A deposit of $1,500 per person is required together with a completed registration form to secure a reservation. The final balance is due 60 days prior to departure and an invoice will be sent to you prior to this date. All prices are based on payment by direct credit. If you wish to pay by credit card, we accept Visa & MasterCard. Payments made via credit card are subject to a 2% surcharge. Our tours are contingent on sufficient numbers participating on the tour. If the tour does not go ahead due to lack of numbers, a full refund of your deposit will be made no later than 3 months prior to the tour departure date.

Taxes & other incidental costs
All airline & airport taxes are included in the tour price, as are tips for coach drivers, guides etc. Where applicable, tips for caddies or for other personal services received are left to your own discretion. You will be advised as to the expected level of these tips before the trip.
You may wish to consider departing earlier or extending your stay. As a full service bonded travel agency, we are able to assist you with flight itineraries, hotel bookings, car hire etc. If you choose not to take advantage of the flights quoted as part of the tour package, please be aware that you will be responsible for your travel to and from the tour start and finish points. Flights will be subject to availability and any applicable surcharges at the time of booking.
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Travel insurance
Travel Insurance is absolutely essential and you should arrange this at the time of booking. You must carry details of your Insurer with you, including contact details, in case of emergency. We offer travel insurance through CoverMore and Kiwi Holiday Insurance at competitive rates – please let us know if we can help you with this.
All prices in the brochure are in New Zealand Dollars and are quoted per person. Due to possible currency fluctuations and changes in service costs, prices are subject to variation at any time up to the time full payment has been made.
Travel Documents will be distributed approximately 20 days prior to departure date. Golf /Travel Encounters cannot accept responsibility for any documents or airline tickets which are subsequently altered without our consent or authorisation.
Visas / Passports
You will need a current New Zealand passport with at least 6 months validity as at the end of the tour date to travel. We can assist you in applying for visas if you will be travelling on a passport that requires one. A number of countries now require you to complete an online e-visa prior to travelling. These countries include USA, Canada & India. Please contact us if you require us to help you. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation allowing you to travel to the destinations on the tour.
If you are travelling alone, but wish to share a room with someone else, please indicate this on your registration form. We will do everything possible to arrange quad/twin share accommodation in these instances. However if it cannot be arranged, the own room supplement will apply.
If the tour does not proceed due to lack of numbers, deposits will be refunded in full.
Prior to flight ticketing, refunds will be made in full.
After flight ticketing and up to 60 days, loss of deposit.
Under 60 days - commencement of tour, no refund.
We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance at the time of booking in case of sickness or other problem that might prevent you travelling, as well as giving you peace of mind whilst you are on tour.
General Tour Information
  • If you wish to book your own airfare, you will be charged for a land only price. If your flight times do not coincide with other travellers in the tour, you will be required to make your own way to the accommodation at the start of the tour and to the airport at the end of the tour.
  • Our tours are contingent on sufficient numbers participating on the tour. If the tour does not go ahead due to lack of numbers, a full refund of your deposit will be made.
  • Bookings are required at least 60 days prior to departure. Late bookings will be considered, but may be subject to surcharge costs.
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