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This is my first attempt at wikifying a thread. Most mistakes are in parts which I have limited knowledge about or I'd rather not comment and I have copied straight out of posts in the thread.

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Jerusalem
-The Western Wall
-The Kotel Tunnel tour (Tunnels of the Wall)
-The Old City of Jerusalem
-Damascus Gate and Arab market
-Historic Christian district in the Old City of Jerusalem
-Ir David (City of David) tour
-Yad Vashem
-Ramparts walk on top of old city walls
-Jerusalem (Some say particularly Me'ah She'arim) on Shabbat
-An Ultra Orthodox Shabbat Meal
-Shuk Machne Yehuda (Market) - On a Friday?

South of Jerusalem
-Dead Sea
-Ein Gedi
-Masada
-Bet Guvrin

All The Way Down South
-Eilat (Only for a long trip according to some)
-Ramon Crater

All The Way Up North
-Galilee
-Nazareth: Basilica of the Annunciation, Old City, Mary's Well, Synagogue Church
-"Jesus boat" sunset cruise on the Kineret
-The North is chock full of holy grave sites
-Banias, Nimrods Fortress, Har Bental, Jordan river rafting, and other Golan Heights sites
-Rosh Hanikra
-Tzfat

On The Way Back To The Center
-Caesarea - a Roman-built city
-Blind Museum - Holon
-Palmach museum Tel Aviv
-Tel Aviv - Center of Israel's Business Industry And To Date The Home Of The US Embassy In Israel

West Bank (Surrounds Jerusalem on 3 Sides)
-The Wall...
-West Bank
-Ramallah
-Jericho
-Bethlehem

- Watch This
- watch the army detain 12HRS when he tries to get through passport control on the way out





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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #140 on: January 10, 2017, 09:40:30 AM »
Officially.

they shut it down good a while ago for use on other days. are you saying its still possible?

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #141 on: January 10, 2017, 09:44:15 AM »
JTZ, I can't believe no one told you about the segway tour of Jerusalem :)

Also a lot of activities listed take considerable amounts of walking or hiking, make sure you know what you are getting into.

I agree with Freddie that a tour guide can add a lot of flavor to a visit.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #142 on: January 10, 2017, 09:49:18 AM »
JTZ, I can't believe no one told you about the segway tour of Jerusalem :)

Also a lot of activities listed take considerable amounts of walking or hiking, make sure you know what you are getting into.

I agree with Freddie that a tour guide can add a lot of flavor to a visit.
I seen the Segway tour in one of the TR's. Probably will be doing several day tours.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #143 on: January 10, 2017, 10:02:58 AM »
Probably will be doing several day tours.
Good.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #144 on: January 10, 2017, 10:11:32 AM »
Air Canada, Delta, or United are $3.3K from ORD-TLV via YYZ, JFK, or EWR. That should be about 165K AMEX Biz Plat points after 50% rebate.
Can't go wrong with any of those.
Unless I can grab an award flight with out much time invested this is a sure winner for me.
n00b q.. I would need 660k to book this for 2 RT, right?

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #145 on: January 10, 2017, 10:13:00 AM »
JTZ, I can't believe no one told you about the segway tour of Jerusalem :)

Also a lot of activities listed take considerable amounts of walking or hiking, make sure you know what you are getting into.

I agree with Freddie that a tour guide can add a lot of flavor to a visit.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #146 on: January 10, 2017, 10:13:44 AM »
Are you allowed to see dome of the rock? (According to halacha you can't)
Yes.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #147 on: January 10, 2017, 10:15:01 AM »
n00b q.. I would need 660k to book this for 2 RT, right?
Yes. That will put a small dent in your stash.  :)
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #148 on: January 10, 2017, 10:19:43 AM »
Yes. That will put a small dent in your stash.  :)
Your stash maybe!  :-[ I don't have nor never had that amount of MR at a time.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #149 on: January 10, 2017, 10:25:42 AM »
Your stash maybe!  :-[ I don't have nor never had that amount of MR at a time.

time to up your ms game

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #150 on: January 10, 2017, 10:27:53 AM »
n00b q.. I would need 660k to book this for 2 RT, right?
660 to book in one shot, 495 to book 24 hours apart.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #151 on: January 10, 2017, 10:28:49 AM »
660 to book in one shot, 495 to book 24 hours apart.
Rebate posts that fast?
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #152 on: January 10, 2017, 10:30:27 AM »
Rebate posts that fast?

yea but you take a bigger risk if something goes wrong with the flights since the itinerary is separate.

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #153 on: January 10, 2017, 10:31:45 AM »
660 to book in one shot, 495 to book 24 hours apart.
Ah.. 445 no?

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #154 on: January 10, 2017, 10:32:07 AM »
Rebate posts that fast?
More like 48 hours, actually.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #155 on: January 10, 2017, 10:32:18 AM »
yea but you take a bigger risk if something goes wrong with the flights since the itinerary is separate.
Meh, NBD.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #156 on: January 10, 2017, 10:37:17 AM »
Meh, NBD.

would you say that traveling with a kid. I'm debating doing 2 tickets together(parent+kid) and then 1(other parent) still NBD?

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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #157 on: January 10, 2017, 01:17:04 PM »
The more I read, the more excited I get for a potential TR.
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« Reply #158 on: January 10, 2017, 01:30:39 PM »
would you say that traveling with a kid. I'm debating doing 2 tickets together(parent+kid) and then 1(other parent) still NBD?
I do it all the time.
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Re: Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
« Reply #159 on: January 11, 2017, 02:03:52 AM »
JTZ, I can't believe no one told you about the segway tour of Jerusalem :)
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