Discover Israel 2023


A seasoned group of travelers hiked clear to the En Gedi waterfall -- and enjoyed some wonderful moments together.
A seasoned group of travelers hiked clear to the En Gedi waterfall -- and enjoyed some wonderful moments together.





Hosted by:
Jim & Christie Welch




April 24, 2023

     $5,485 – 25/29 participants

     $5,616 – 20/24 more participants
     $5,792 – 15/19 participants

     $6,246  10/14 participants
     Price is per person, double occupancy.


PRICE INCLUDES: Economy airfare on Turkish Airlines, standard 1st class & deluxe hotels (twin bedded, double occupancy), daily breakfast and dinner, English-speaking guides, farewell dinner in Jerusalem, group airport transfers, entrance fees, porterage of one suitcase, local tips (guides, drivers, porters, dining & hotel desks).

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Daily lunches, personal services requested.


LAND ONLY:  $4,570 (15 person minimum)


TOUR BROCHURE:  Click on the link to download a tour brochure.





   NETANYA: Ramada Hotel

   GALILEE:  Caesar Hotel 
   DEAD SEA ISRAEL: Daniel Dead Sea Resort

   JERUSALEM: Ambassador Boutique

Qumron -- home to the Dead Sea Scrolls
Qumron -- home to the Dead Sea Scrolls



Note:  This is a moderately strenuous tour, walking on archaeological sites, cobblestone streets and hills.  For your safety and enjoyment you should be able to walk a mile and climb two flights of stairs easily.  Most sites are not handicapped accessible.


When you are ready to travel -- just download the Registration Form, fill it out and send it to IGM along with your deposit.



P.O. Box 20488

Castro Valley, CA  94546





The very fine print -- Tour Conditions



1. DEPOSITS:  Registrations require a signed and dated IGM form and a $400 deposit per person.  Deposits are due and the group is closed 90 days prior to departure. Late Deposit fees are $150.

2. FINAL PAYMENTS:  Final payments must be received 90 days prior to departure.  Payments received later will be assessed $50 per person and must be paid by a Cashier's Check or Money Order.  If final payment is not received by 40 days prior to departure, the participant's tour space will be canceled and the deposit forfeited.

3. DEPOSITS & FINAL PAYMENTS:  Deposits and Final Payments are payable to IGM TOURS.

4. FINAL DOCUMENTS:  Final tour documents (including airline tickets and any itinerary adjustments) will be available one week before departure to facilitate any last minute changes.

5. TOUR CANCELLATIONS:  Written cancellations must be sent directly to IGM TOURS. Cancellations (for any reason whatsoever) are subject to a $100 IGM administrative fee.
90 days prior: an additional $100 per person plus $100 airline fee.
40 days prior: the full tour price is charged.
There are no refunds for international tickets once issued. 

6. AIR TRANSPORTATION: Turkish Airlines group economy airfares (10 persons flying the same route) are non-refundable and issued about 40 days prior to departure. Tickets do not permit changes in names, cities, or dates without penalty. Airfare taxes are subject to change until ticketed. Group economy tickets carry restrictions. Upgrades to Business Class may be requested prior to 90 days before departure, but points or miles are not accepted. Seating is in a group block designated by the airline. Window or aisle preferences may be submitted but they are not guaranteed.

7. HOTELS: Prices are based on standard and superior 1st class hotel rooms (twin bedded, dbl. occ.). If changed, similarly priced hotels are used. Single room occupants (for any reason) must pay single room surcharge.

8. MEALS: Daily breakfasts & buffet dinners. Coffee/tea are only included with breakfasts.

9. GROUP TRANSFERS & ENTRANCE FEES: Overseas group transfers and entrance fees are included. Individual transfers are not included for those who deviate from tour itineraries.

10. GUIDES: English-speaking guides are provided.

11. PORTERAGE:  Overseas porterage of 1 suitcase is included. The fee for additional suitcases/flight bags is $1 per hotel.

12. LUGGAGE: Group touring is limited to one normal size suitcase (not to exceed 50 lbs), one camera case, and one flight bag.

13. PASSPORTS & VISAS:  Each participant is responsible for a valid passport with 6 months validity for USA return, and must mail or e-mail to IGM a legible copy (do not fax).  Data is required 60 days prior to departure.  A visa is not required on this tour for U.S. passports.  Other than U.S. passports must advise IGM at the time of registration.

14. ITINERARY CHANGES:  The itinerary has been planned under the direction of your tour leader.  It is possible that the daily itinerary may be adjusted by unforeseen circumstances.

15. PRICING FLUCTUATIONS: Tour prices are based on current fuel surcharges, tariffs, agreements and exchange rates in effect at the time of brochure production, December 2022. These factors are outside the control of IGM, and will be defined by IGM at least 60 days before departure. If taxes or fuel surcharges increase any time prior to ticketing travelers will be assessed.

16. NO SMOKING POLICY:  Smoking is not permitted on coaches or flights.

17. DEVIATIONS / CHANGES /UPGRADES/ LAND ONLY: Deviations/changes/upgrades must be requested in writing to IGM ($50 per person plus airline fees) by 90 days prior to travel and are subject to airline regulations. Later requests are not accepted. Land Only tour participants must notify IGM TOURS prior to 90 days before departure or will be liable for airline penalties or the full airfare if the group has been ticketed..

18. REFUNDS:  Refunds are made only per the guidelines listed below.

19. COVID-19: The coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  Your consent to travel with IGM Tours, Inc acknowledges you hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless IGM Tours, Inc., its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from all liabilities, claims, actions damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to your travel with IGM Tours, Inc. and the possible transmission of COVID-19.  You understand and agree that this release includes all claims, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during or after your travel with IGM Tours, Inc.

19. TRAVEL INSURANCE:  IGM strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance for protection of one's tour and luggage investments. An optional policy from Travel Guard is mailed to registered tour participants. Additional coverage, including Pre-existing Conditions, may be available if purchased within 15 days of the tour deposit payment.

20. TOUR OPERATOR RESPONSIBILITY: IGM TOURS, Inc., herein and hereafter referred to as IGM and/or its agents, act only in the capacity as a broker agent for the passenger in all matters connected with hotel lodging, sightseeing, tours and transportation, whether by air, rail, motorcoach, boat, or any other means and as an agent holds itself free of responsibility for any damage or expense resulting from any cause whatsoever. IGM is a bonded wholesale travel broker, which complies with California's "Seller of Travel State Law": CST#2018950-50. IGM and/or its agents will not be responsible for any damage or expenses or inconvenience caused by late registrations, late airplanes, trains, boats, or changes in any of their schedules due to strikes or any other reason whatsoever.  IGM operates 9:00am to 5:00pm weekdays excluding holidays.  IGM will not be responsible for the loss or damage to luggage or any passenger's personal belongings. IGM recommends the purchase of Travel Insurance to cover such events.  IGM reserves the right to refuse any person as a tour member at any time before or during the actual tour. IGM reserves the right to cancel, change, or withdraw the tour in whole or in part at any time.  The sole obligation of IGM is to refund payments received in connection herewith if not acceptable by tour members.  Refunds for canceled airfares and services abroad for any reason will be made only after having been received from the airlines, hotels, or companies performing these services, less any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the operation resulting from those cancellations and will follow the guidelines herein contained for cancellations.  Requests for any refund due to absence from the itineraries abroad must be submitted to IGM in writing not less than 60 days prior to departure and are subject to agreements with overseas Operators.  Any dispute arising out of these tours will be settled in the courts of the City of Hayward, CA.

21. AIRLINE RESPONSIBILITY:  The participating airline, Turkish Airlines, is responsible only for the air travel portion of this tour performed for it on behalf of tour participants in accordance with the terms and conditions of their individual passage contracts and subject to the applicable laws, treaties and regulations governing air transportation.  Tour services, including but not limited to carriage by land or sea, guide services, hotel accommodations, restaurants and all services other than carriage by air, are furnished by contractors who are independent and do not act for or on behalf of the above airline and the above airline shall not be responsible for any act, omission or event occurring prior to the tour participants embarkation upon or after his/her disembarkation from the aircraft. The usual passage contract by the airline when issued shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the tour participants and in purchasing a passage contract as part of this tour, the tour participant acknowledges and accepts the foregoing conditions.  The above airline is not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board its aircraft.

The Sea of Galilee.
The Sea of Galilee.