Senior Trip to Israel
Susan returned this week from leading the Senior Israel Tour, and it was a huge success! Everyone had fun and made lasting memories. Check out our Facebook for some photos of the trip. If you missed the March tour, want to return, or want to have a friend or relative have this wonderful experience, we have another Senior Tour of Israel scheduled from October 29 to November 11. Come join us and find out why Gil Travel are the leading experts in travel to Israel.
Having been in the Incentive Travel business myself (this author) for over 35 years I have learned a thing or two about people, travel and how the two converge and sometimes not. I have learned that like-minded people really do enjoy traveling together. I have had groups all over the world, sometimes groups of several hundred, and people have a tendency to seek out those they feel most comfortable with. The bond and the trip becomes that much more special. The more mature of us (me included) may prefer to travel at a more relaxed pace to enjoy the sights and to spend quality time at sites.
We designed the Senior Israel tour to run at a comfortable pace that will cover the highlights of Israel in 11 days. We kept in mind that this is a vacation and for some, the trip of a lifetime so we have a good balance of touring and relaxing. Pacing is important to have the full experience of both Israel's culture and history. While 55+ is not adolescent, it is not decrepit either. Those with serious special needs can certainly be accommodated by Gil Travel anywhere in the world but this program is best suited for the ambulatory.
It has wisely been said in the promotion of the country that “There is a little bit of Israel in all of us. Come find the Israel in you”. Gil Travel knows that not only is this true but also that Israel means totally different things to different people. In a very real sense, Israel is the genuine “Embarrassment of Riches” as in a very real sense much of what fascinates people began here and is still very much alive and thriving here.
I personally do not believe that Israel set out to be the birthplace of much of the world’s religion. Religion simply chose to be born in Israel. Not many cities in the world match the splendor of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and they are less than an hour apart! You will see the Dead Sea and experience its unbelievable, magical healing qualities, the picturesque Sea of Galilee, it’s really several exciting trips to Israel rolled into one.
Gil Travel’s program includes: Direct, Non-stop, Round-trip air from Newark via El Al Airlines (Israel’s National Airline), airport assistance by private Gil Travel Hosts, all accommodations (11 nights) at carefully selected, first class hotels, full Israeli buffet breakfast daily, private dinners each evening, including gala welcome and farewell evenings. There is even a special lunch in Eretz Beresheet (Abraham’s Tent) during one of the 9 days of continuous touring with tax and gratuities inclusive with the program as well. Also in the program are all appropriate group transfers and all tours will be conducted on state of the art, air conditioned coaches with chilled mineral waters.
The Bottom Line: This tour was designed for healthy men and women age 55 and up who are interested in a country without parallel. For Jews and Christians alike Israel really is “home” and as I always say, biting into an Israeli Orange that thrives in this tropical, desert climate is like biting into the “Sweet joy of a summer day with people you love”. To me that alone is worth the trip.
For more details and better information, pricing and other particulars, this very special program is managed by Gil Travel’s Israel Department Manager Susan Blum: [email protected] Susan is quite experienced with her product (Israel) and will be happy to answer all of your questions and secure your space. She can also be reached at 215-568-6655 ext: 238 or 1-800-223-3855 ext: 238.
You can contact Gil Travel as well with any questions or concerns.