Welcome to your most unpredictable holiday to date- ask any friend who’s visited Tel Aviv, and they will tell you that the city has surprised them each and every time, causing them to forget everything and just have a good time. Discover a city that never stops, a Tel Aviv that is fun, free, and fabulous.
OUTstanding Travel makes celebrating your Pride as seamless as possible, with accommodations at the best hotels in the city, incredible gay tours around Israel and ensuring your entry to the most exclusive parties and fabulous events taking place during Pride 2018. Avoid the hassles of limited vacancies and sold out parties. Book your Pride Week with us and experience Gay Israel the right way.
DAY 1: SUNDAY - June 3 - Tel Aviv
Shalom and welcome to Israel
! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be greeted by our OUTstanding Travel Representative, who will assist you with your baggage and escort you to transfer to your hotel for your first of many overnights in one of the hippest cities on Earth! Tel Aviv
is a world hub and capital of gay vibrancy and pride, a paradise combining golden beaches with a world-class nightlife, incredible culture and cuisine, and fantastic listed Bauhaus architecture.
Spend overnight in Tel Aviv.
DAY 2: MONDAY - June 4 - Tel Aviv & Jaffa
Have a late start today with the tour of the White City in the afternoon guided by our OUTstanding tour guide. Feel free to inquire about our superb Gay community and experience Rothschild Boulevard
, one of Tel Aviv’s most important and iconic streets. Located in the heart of the White City of Tel Aviv, Rothschild Boulevard is a commercial center, with major financial institutions lining the street, a cultural center, which includes the main theater and concert hall of Tel Aviv, a culinary center, with tens of top restaurants, and a leisure center. Visit the lovely Neve Tzedek
, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1887, and the historical sites of Old City Jaffa
, one of the oldest port cities in the world; soak up its ancient atmosphere and walk along the famous Artist's Quarter. This is an amazing opportunity to get to know the city for yourselves!
Night time - Party time! :)
DAY 3: TUESDAY - June 5 – Masada & the Dead Sea
Begin the day with a genuine Israeli Breakfast at the hotel before joining the OUTstanding Gay Bus Tour to Masada & the Dead Sea
Plunge south to the lowest point on earth and ascend by cable car to the legendary mountain top, where lays the fortress of Masada. Overlooking the biblical Moab Mountains, Masada was built in year 30 BC by King Herod. Right there, in middle of the desert, discover the history of one the greatest Jewish symbols of hope and pride.
Continue to Ein Bokek - Dead Sea Resort to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying the buoyant therapeutic waters and world famous rejuvenating mud of this mineral-rich sea, the largest all natural spa in the world, on a private beach provided solely for the tour bus group. In the evening, return to Tel Aviv with the bus to have another unforgettable night of fun.
DAY 4: WEDNESDAY - June 6 - Tel Aviv
Spend a day of leisure and relaxation.
Following breakfast, hit up the wonderful Hilton Gay Beach
or visit the Tel Aviv Art Museum, one of the city's cultural centers. Take a stroll to Tel Aviv’s port area, and stop by one its trendy restaurants or coffee shops to relax and have lunch, and peruse around the many stores in the area.
Also worth visiting is the newly renovated Sharona Market, a complex of unique restaurants, food stands, and shops, located in the old German colony of Tel Aviv.
As the sun sets over Tel Aviv, join designer Andrew Christian
and his Trophy Boys for VIP TLV Pride Pool party on the rooftop deck of Leonardo Art Hotel
with unlimited free drinks, a swimming pool, stunning views, and hot guys from all around the world, start off your Pride Weekend the right way.
Overnight in Tel Aviv
DAY 5: THURSDAY - June 7 - Jerusalem
This day starts with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before joining the OUTstanding Gay bus guided tour to Jerusalem (
Start with Mishkenot Sha’ananim
(in Hebrew- Peaceful Habitation) and ‘Yemin Moshe
’– the groundbreaking, first Jewish neighborhoods to be built outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, on a hill directly across from Mount Zion.
‘Yemin Moshe’ neighborhood, named after Moshe Montefiore, was abandoned during the Independence War. However, after the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, the neighborhood became a home to academics, writers and artists.
The iconic, famous windmill, still standing in Mishkenot Sha'ananim neighborhood today, was the first factory established outside of the walls. Montefiore founded the mill to provide cheap flour to the neighborhoods population.
In our modern time, these neighborhoods are a home for galleries, restaurants, cafes, as well as the Jerusalem Music Center. They have become a home for artists and intellectuals.
Continue to Mount Zion
and visit King David's tomb
, the Room of Last Supper
and the Dormition Abbey
and before entering to the Old City
through Zion Gate and on to the Jewish Quarter
. Together we tour the recently excavated and restored Roman Cardo
once the ancient Roman road at the heart of the city.
Our route will lead us to the Western Wall
, Judaism’s holiest site and the last remnant of the Second Temple. For the grand finale, we make our way to the Christian Quarter
and walk along the Via Dolorosa
to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
as we join pilgrims from around the world, revering the Tomb of Jesus Christ.
The tour shall end with your return to Tel Aviv just in time for a drink at Shpagat Gay Bar
(first drink included).
DAY 6: FRIDAY - June 8 - Tel Aviv
After a refueling breakfast at the hotel, the big day has arrived! Experience the full magnitude of the world renowned Tel Aviv Pride Parade
. It’s amazing! It’s colorful! It’s Gay!
Celebrate freedom by strutting your stuff at the Parade before heading to the Official Pride Beach Party in the afternoon, and finally converging later in the night at the Tel Aviv Pride Main Event
. Spend the rest of the night partying your heart out, loud and proud in Tel Aviv.
DAY 7: SATURDAY - June 9 - Tel Aviv
A day to relax and recover, spend the day lounging at the Hilton Gay Beach or visiting the Tel Aviv port. Gather your strength for the tip top high of Tel Aviv Pride Mega closing party
with the one and only DJ Offer Nissim
… we assure you won’t be disappointed.
DAY 8: SUNDAY - June 10 – Departure Day
Following breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for your flight back home, taking with you everlasting fond memories of your Israeli Pride Week.
Goodbye and Le’Hitraot (till we see you again)!
* Find below the different hotel catagories and rates
Our rates include:
•7 overnights hotel accommodation on bed & breakfast basis
•Greet and assist at the airport by an OUTstanding Travel Representative
•Private taxi transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to the hotel in Tel Aviv
•Walking tour of Tel Aviv & Jaffa with a certified tour guide (June 4th)
•Two day trips with OUTstanding Travel Gay Bus: Masada & the Dead Sea (June 5th) and Jerusalem (June 7th) incl. lunch, certified tour guide and sites entrance fees
•Party passes for the three leading gay events of Tel Aviv pride 2018 - on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
•Private taxi transfer from the hotel in Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport
Our rates exclude:
• Expenses of a personal nature
• Meals throughout the entire tour other than mentioned
• Spa Treatments at the Dead Sea
• Tips to driver, guide and restaurant staff
• Any other item not mentioned above
• Up to 29 days prior to arrival date: 12% from the total services
• 28 - 21 days before arrival date: 25% from the total services
• 20 - 14 days before arrival date: 40% from the total services
• 13 – 7 days before arrival date: 75% from total services
• Less than 7 days before arrival date: 100% from total services
It is our company policy to receive a 30% deposit upon booking, and full payment 4 weeks prior to arrival.