In Tel Aviv summer never ends – even in the winter! Tel Aviv has become the Gay vacation capital of the world. With non-stop parties, gay nightclubs open until sunrise, gay street parties, beautiful gay-friendly beaches and the many fantastic sites and attractions, Gay Winter Festival Tel Aviv is your perfect escape from the cold. OUTstanding Travel & Carlton Tel Aviv are excited to invite you to Tel Aviv's 1st Gay Winter Festival!
Our Winter Festival Package includes: 3 nights at the Carlton Tel Aviv – 5 star hotel in Tel Aviv, private transfer to and from Ben Gurion Airport, a guided tour of Jerusalem & The Dead Sea, passes to all the parties, and a night tour of Tel Aviv with OUTstanding Travel.
The first international gay winter festival is underway in Tel Aviv, The Best Gay City in The World. The forecast: It's going to be a hot winter.
Following the success of the summer Pride Week, the Tel Aviv Gay Winter Festival will take place for the first time in December 2014. The festival will feature a week of special events with special cultural events arranged especially for the LGBT including theatrical performances, shows, dancing, film screenings, and more. The Gay Winter Festival will take place in Tel Aviv between December 27, 2014-January 1, 2015.
Summer is over. For many cities around the world this means going into hibernation with temperatures of minus 10 degrees Celsius, but when it comes to Tel Aviv, the reality is quite the opposite: After the colorful waves left behind by the summer pride events calmed down, it's time to make room for a winter full of excitements with the Winter Pride events. After all, in which other cities will you have the ability to take part in a whole winter festival of celebrations and culture?
A partial list of what awaits you in the hot winter of Tel Aviv: friendly weather and a perfect temperature for parties and fun around the clock (20 degrees Celsius on average during the last three years); Events and attractions - because after all, Tel Aviv is one of the world's top ten party cities, according to the Lonely Planet, and one of the world's top ten coastal cities according to the National Geographic thanks to "the restaurants, clubs and discos which are open until dawn. In day-time the scene moves to the promenade and beaches, which are 13 km long and are located a few stairs from the city". Moreover, the Globe and Mail stated that Tel Aviv is one of five world's most creative cities. Gay tourism – check! The Gaycities magazine stated that Tel Aviv is the best gay tourist destination the world.
Good food – of course there is! According to the Saveur magazine, Tel Aviv is considered a reputed culinary destination alongside Florence in Italy and Lyon in France, and the markets and culinary shops there are the world's best alongside Paris and Barcelona.
If you are looking for the perfect place to celebrate the Christmas holidays, you can stop. You came to the right place. Beyond the celebrations, parties and beauty in the streets, discounted packages for dates between the -23.12.2014 - 07.01.2015 will turn the trip to Tel Aviv very worthwhile financially. And we still haven't said anything about the fact that most of the Winter Pride events are completely free.
Day 1 -
Tel Aviv, Israel
• Arrival to Ben Gurion International Airport
• Meet OUTstanding Travel representative
• Private transfer to Carlton Hotel in Tel Aviv
• Check-in to the Carlton Hotel
• Winter Festival Party
• Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 2 -
Jerusalem & Dead Sea
• Breakfast at the hotel
• Guided tour of the Old City of Jerusalem and The Dead Sea
• Gay Winter Festival Party
• Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 3 -
• Breakfast at the hotel
• Tel Aviv Art Museum
• Tel Aviv Night Tour with OUTstanding Travel
• Winter Festival Party
• Overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 4 -
Tel Aviv & Jaffa, Israel
• Breakfast at the hotel
• Visit the Old City of Jaffa
• Checkout from Carlton Hotel
• Private transfer to Ben Gurion Airport
• Shalom & Goodbye
Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv
Situated on the beach in Tel Aviv, Carlton Tel Aviv is close to Tel Aviv Marina, Hilton Beach, and Nordau Beach. Additional attractions near this luxury hotel include Gordon Beach and Metzitzim Beach.
Carlton Tel Aviv has a marina, an outdoor pool, and a health club. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Dining options at this beach hotel include a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a poolside bar. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, spa services, and a sauna.
Rooms open to balconies. The 280 air-conditioned guestrooms at Carlton Tel Aviv include minibars and safes. Guests can use the in-room complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Televisions are equipped with cable channels and pay movies. All accommodations provide desks and phones. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. In addition, housekeeping is offered daily and amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.
Experience Gay Israel with OUTstanding Travel
OUTstanding Travel offers the best in high-quality travel services to Israel for the Gay community. Our boutique and tailor-made approach will expose you to unique cultural experiences, fabulous beaches, beautiful people, and a vibrant nightlife, custom-tailored to your every need. At OUTstanding Travel, we understand the importance of elevated service. Our undivided attention lavished on every guest will allow you to indulge and enjoy all that Israel has to offer, care free. Let us pamper, comfort and take care of your every detail, with no request unattended. Our immense knowledge of Gay Israel and its scene qualifies us to provide the most unforgettable experience, without missing a beat. As gay Telavivians ourselves, who better to ask than the people who live and breath the action?
Is it the energetic nightlife you crave? The savory restaurants you lust over? The trendiest of shopping destinations, or the historic cultural attractions to absorb? We can provide it all. Our tailor-made, personalized packages, present the perfect escape for you, your friends and family, or significant other, while our planned packages and daily tours create dynamic opportunities to foster new friendships and international networks. With the rich history of Jerusalem, the sparkling 24/7 scene of Gay Tel-Aviv, the magnificent serenity of the Dead Sea, the golden dunes of the Negev Desert and the exceptional year-long Israeli weather, OUTstanding Travel offers an unparalleled getaway to Israel, never before available to the Gay community.
The setting of the sun welcomes the vibrant night life.
Tel Aviv, Israel's central urban hub that never sleeps, offers an array of various sites, smells, and experiences. In the past few years it has developed into the Gay capital of the Middle East according to OUT Magazine, with thousands of people coming for the OUTstanding Pride Week and all year. Upon entering the city one is greeted with concrete, glass, and lights of modern skyscrapers. The center of the city is spotted with the eclectic classically and modern-inspired architectural styles and the Bauhaus buildings which Tel Aviv is famous for. The serenity of the beaches, with year-round temperate weather, crystal water, and vast expanses of sand, infused exquisitely with the happening and trendy city scene which includes updated fashion and contemporary art galleries.
The neighboring Jaffa offers all the romance of an ancient port city, good for a late night stroll with a loved one or a daytime hunt for antiques. A culinary connoisseur will be happy to find a vast array of international cuisine to feast on. And, of course, the setting of the sun welcomes the vibrant night life. You can dance the night away in any one of the happening Gay clubs and bars to the music of some of the most talented DJs in the world. Once you leave the club, at the early morning hours, you can still experience the wonders of the city that never sleeps. Restaurants, boulevard cafes, and almost everything else will still be open when you are ready to tuck yourself into bed.
We've got an intimate knowledge of some of the city's best kept secrets. From which clubs play the best live music to which beaches are the most happening, we've been everywhere and seen it all. Even as the city continues to grow and develop to service the large local gay community and tourists, we make sure to stay updated and informed.
A Fusion of ancient attractions & modern culture, which Israel is so famous for
Jerusalem, Israel's most populous city and capital, is overflowing with some of the country's most fascinating and fabulous sites. It is the perfect example of the merging of ancient attractions and modern culture which Israel is so famous for. The romantic Old City is the perfect place to learn about three religions that find their home there: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Our experienced tour guides know how to uncover the magic of the city and its historical development in the compelling and unique fashion, whether it's retracing the steps of Jesus in the Via Dolorosa or visiting King David's tomb. A stroll in the open market in the Muslim quarter is a wonderful place to buy some perfect cultural wares such as jewelry, spices, and trinkets and absorb the cultural smells and colors. Of course no visit to Jerusalem would be complete without an opportunity to partake in the authentic Middle Eastern cuisine that the city is famous for.
At night, a stunning light and sound show is projected on the walls of the Tower of David, which tells the tale of the history of Jerusalem. The Mamilla Mall, built from reconstructed historical structures, houses interesting boutiques and fine eateries; and is just another example of the harmony between ancient and modern which can be found in this beautiful city. Another important destination is the recently renovated Israel Museum which hosts a wide variety of collections from archaeological finds to contemporary art. Our unique travel itinerary allows you to absorb both the ancient historical significance of this central city and the more recent modern sites. An experience that finds the special balance between religious and secular, tradition and openness, ancient ruins and luxurious boutique pampering that will leave you with a lifetime of memories.
The Dead Sea
An Oasis of luxury in the middle of the colorful sandy Israeli desert
The Dead Sea, the world's largest natural spa, located in the lowest point on earth, has been attracting visitors for thousands of years. Today it has become an oasis of luxury in the middle of the colorful sandy Israeli desert, with its beautiful hotels, spas, and restaurants. The mud there, with its high mineral content, has long been known to be an ideal base for skin treatments and beauty products. In addition to making you gorgeous, scientists have proven that the atmosphere has health benefits that can leave your whole body feeling more youthful and vigorous. In other words, it's the closest thing to the mythological fountain of youth. The high density of the water makes swimming feel more like floating in its crisp clear waters, which gives one a better opportunity to absorb the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
A rich historical center as well, the area affords many glimpses into the developing culture of the area in Antiquity. In nearby Qumran, ancient scrolls of the Hebrew Bible and related texts which were written as far back as 408 BC were found in caves, along with Roman currency. Also nearby, is the famous fortress of Massada which was built by King Herod, where Jewish zealots held out against the Roman legion in 70 CE. No visit is complete without a hike up to the wonderfully preserved remains of Ancient architecture which provides an insight into the long-gone civilization and a wonderful vantage point from which to see the natural beauty of the area.