Pre- and Post-Summit
The Global Wellness Summit is known for pre-and post-Summit travel experiences organized exclusively for delegates. This year, the GWS will offer the most (and the most incredible) experiences in its 15-year history. Choose from nine trips to Israel’s must-visit destinations, curated for the GWS by Tova Wald, a premiere name in luxury and bespoke travel.
Day Trip to the Dead Sea & Masada
November 14 or 19
Picture yourself floating in the Dead Sea, enjoying a “mud party,” picnicking in the heart of the desert, and discovering the dramatic history of this famous region. You will travel through untamed desert panoramas and rocky hills to the stunning blue of the Dead Sea. Then on to nearby Masada, a rugged natural fortress of majestic beauty where Jewish patriots battled the Roman army. Your remarkable day ends with dinner at the Chakra Restaurant in Jerusalem.
This is a unique opportunity to experience the wonders of Jerusalem, one of the most beautiful and magical cities in the world. In Jerusalem, you will visit the Old City and holy sites that Jews, Christians and Muslims have revered for centuries. Your itinerary also includes visits to the Garden of Gethsemane, at the foot of the Mount of Olives, a VIP tour of the Western Wall tunnels, Jerusalem’s distinctive Middle Eastern market, and a foodie’s delight: lunch at a Falafel- Hummus restaurant.
Be a Tel-Avivien for a day
Explore Tel Aviv like a local in this guided bicycle tour. You’ll see Tel Aviv, the Jaffa Ports, Rothschild Boulevard, Neve Tzedek, Habima National Theatre, the beautiful seaside promenade and much more. Plus, there will be an exclusive—and delicious—tour of the heartbeat of the city, the outdoor Carmel Market. After a visit to the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, you’ll end your magical day in Old Jaffa, visit the artist’s colony and the port, and enjoy dinner at Manta Ray.
Helicopter Highlights of Israel: Tel Aviv, Ramon Crater, Dead Sea, Jerusalem & Galilee Tel- Aviv
November 14 or 19
Your day begins with a helicopter flight over the northern Negev to the Mitzpe Ramon crater, where you’ll enjoy breakfast and traditional Bedouin hospitality. Next up: a hike or camel ride, breathtaking views of the Dead Sea and Jerusalem’s old city, and a tour of a private archeologic dig. There is also a four-wheel drive to the Golan, a visit to a local boutique winery, and and dinner overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
Exclusive Trip to Petra & Jordan
November 13-14 & November 19-20
There is a wealth of exceptional experiences packed into this two-day visit to Petra and Jordan, and we encourage you to read the full trip description. (Think a spiritual night tour of Jerusalem, an exploration of Jerash, spa-ing at the Dead Sea, a visit to the Wadi Dana bio spheric nature, a Bedouin feast, a full day in Petra, and a Jeep experience in Wadi Rum.) The list of memorable experiences goes on.
Discover the creative energy of Tel Aviv on this customized insider style tour that takes you off the beaten track into the pulsating studios of emerging fashion designers. This is an unique opportunity to learn the behind-the-scenes stories and faces behind top fashion brands. And whether your personal style is classic or edgy, feminine or masculine, you will have exceptional encounters. Before the tour, Tova Wald will send you a questionnaire to gauge your fashion interests.
Tel Aviv’s Florentine neighborhood is a magnet for street artists and Bohemian culture. During this unique tour, you will feast your eyes on stunning (and sometimes provocative) paintings, wall art and murals that fill the area. Street art also tells the story of Israel’s rich cultural history and society. And you will learn about the different techniques famous artists used to create this visual tapestry, and see the art commissioned by local businesses.
This inspirational three-hour walking tour focuses on the evolution of Tel Aviv’s “white city” architecture, along with the unique buildings that hosted key events in the modern history of the state of Israel. Central Tel Aviv has the world’s largest collection of Bauhaus Architecture style buildings, one of the most influential influences in modern design and modernist architecture. Today, there are approximately 4,000 Bauhaus style buildings that were originally built in Tel Aviv in the 1930’s and ‘40’s.
Israel is a world leader in health and wellness innovation and technology, earning it the name “Start Up Nation.” And Tel Aviv is becoming ground zero for health and wellness innovation, technology and investment. This insightful tour offers Summit delegates an exclusive opportunity to experience Tel Aviv’s technology leadership, meet innovators and entrepreneurs, visit a successful start-up company, experience new interactive and virtual reality technologies, enjoy a pop-up lunch with food tech innovators and more.
Fascinating, enchanting and of biblical proportions, the Negev Desert is the epitome of desert landscapes and the location of the new Six Senses Shaharut. Integrated into a dramatic cliff, Six Senses Shaharut is at one with an almost-supernatural panorama, adding another dimension to the portfolio of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. During your desert spa retreat, you’ll enjoy the traditional therapies, signature treatments, personalized wellness programs and extraordinary experiences that make Six Senses famous.