<ul><li>Family-owned and operated for  60 years , Aufgang Travel and Cruise Center is one of the oldest travel agencies in...
Graduating from the University of Toronto in 1961, Emile Aufgang followed his father’s footsteps into the travel business....
 
 
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>Aufgang Travel was one of the original members of ITP consortium that formed in the early 1980s and before that, t...
<ul><li>Aufgang Travel and Cruise Centre is accredited member of: </li></ul><ul><li>•     International Air Transport Asso...
 
<ul><li>Day 1 </li></ul><ul><li>8:20 PM Depart Toronto, Pearson International Airport, terminal #3 on EL AL #104. Check in...
 
Day 4 Drive by the Knesset, Israeli Parliament, see the unique Menorah with the biblical emblems. See the Supreme Court, i...
 
<ul><li>Day 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the Old City via the Dung Gate and head towards the Southern Wall.  Here the Bnei Mi...
 
<ul><li>Day 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Following breakfast, drive along the serpentine roads of the Upper Galilee towards the dev...
 
<ul><li>Day 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Following breakfast at the hotel drive to Ramat Aviv to the Palmach HistoryMuseum, an expe...
 
Aufgang Travel and Cruise Centre 7077 Bathurst Street, Ste. 204 Toronto (Thornhill), ON L4J 2J6 Canada Telephone: (905) 77...
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Originally located at 310 College Street, Aufgang Travel moved premises in 1969 to 3582 Bathurst Street and in October 2007 moved to its present location at 7077 Bathurst street Ste. 204 at Bathurst and Steeles area.
Founded by Isaac Aufgang in 1949, Aufgang Travel has a long history and established reputation of providing expert service to the discriminating traveller. This tradition of excellence continues today, guided by the experience and expertise of the Founder's son, Emile Aufgang.
Aufgang Travel and Cruise Centre has built its reputation on consistently delivering the knowledge, expertise and personal attention our clients' demand.
Whether you need an all-inclusive cruise for thirty or an exotic and independent adventure for one, we are able to satisfy all of your travel requirements.
Our large, long-term client-base is an affirmation of our ability to adapt, innovate and progress in the ever-changing travel industry. At Aufgang we know that our clients have invested a great deal of trust in us. We in turn, invest our trust in our professional and courteous staff.
In addition to leisure travel, we also have a dedicated staff to deal with corporate clientele, providing comprehensive, efficient and effective business travel services.

At Aufgang we pride ourselves on the satisfaction of all our clients.
If you wish to discuss your travel needs with one of our travel experts, please feel free to contact us.

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    1. 2. <ul><li>Family-owned and operated for 60 years , Aufgang Travel and Cruise Center is one of the oldest travel agencies in the Greater Toronto Area. Originally located at 310 College Street, Aufgang Travel moved premises in 1969 to its 3582 Bathurst Street and in October 2007 to its present location at 7077 Bathurst street Ste. 204 at Bathurst and Steeles area. A family-built agency has managed to survive for six decades in an industry that has experienced unceasing change, largely because it began specializing years ago. The agency has a niche market, among other things Aufgang Travel does large groups, especially to Israel. </li></ul><ul><li>While the agency now marks its 60 th year, Isaac Aufgang actually started an agency in Paris, France in the early 1930s. He operated this agency until just before the start of World War II, when the family left Paris, travelled through Europe and eventually arrived in Canada in 1944. </li></ul><ul><li>Within 5 years, Isaac Aufgang opened his agency at 310 College Street and the rest – as they say – is history. </li></ul><ul><li>Isaac Aufgang at the first Canadian office of Aufgang Travel Bureau >> </li></ul>
    2. 3. Graduating from the University of Toronto in 1961, Emile Aufgang followed his father’s footsteps into the travel business. He led his forst group to Israel in 1961, launching his independent career. Over the years he developed two specific niches in the Canada-Israel market: firstly, very large groups, such as those under the auspices of the Zionist Organization of Canada, the March of the Living, Hadassah-WIZO, the UJA and incentives. He also developed a second niche in the Israel market for customized family trips for North Americans.
    3. 10. <ul><li>Aufgang Travel was one of the original members of ITP consortium that formed in the early 1980s and before that, the agency had been part of the six-member Allied Travel Associates group, when in 2004 it joined YYZ Travel American Express Group and in 2008 a luxury travel network Virtuoso . </li></ul><ul><li>With several retail offices in Toronto, YYZ Travel Group offers a full range of travel services to corporate and leisure clients. Our wholesale company, Canadian Getaway , specializes in air consolidation and special-interest programs to many destinations around the world. The partnership with American Express gives you the best of both worlds: the friendliness of a local agency backed by the strength of a global corporation. Aufgang Travel and Cruise Centre is independently owned and operated, and it’s also an American Express Travel Services office. American Express is the world's largest travel agency with over 2,100 offices in more than 130 countries and sales of over $19 billion (USD) every year. We use American Express's impressive relationships with travel suppliers to bring you a wide variety of affordable travel solutions around the world. If you have an American Express credit card you can redeem your points towards travel at our office hassle-free. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtuoso is the industry’s leading luxury travel network. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 300 agencies with more than 6,000 elite travel specialists in 22 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, as well as over 1,000 of the world’s best travel providers and premier destinations. Independent travel agencies receive sales, marketing and technology support, as well as exclusive services and products, as a result of their membership in Virtuoso. The network’s member agencies generate over $5.1 billion annually in travel sales, making the group the most powerful in the luxury travel segment. Their relationships with the finest travel companies provide the network’s affluent clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. Virtuoso is the exclusive network of travel related services and benefits provided by MasterCard to World Elite® MasterCard® cardholders. </li></ul>
    4. 11. <ul><li>Aufgang Travel and Cruise Centre is accredited member of: </li></ul><ul><li>•    International Air Transport Association (IATA) </li></ul><ul><li>•    Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO) </li></ul><ul><li>•    Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) </li></ul><ul><li>•    Cruise Lines International Organization (CLIA) </li></ul><ul><li>•    SKAL International and Association of Corporate </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Executives (ACTE) </li></ul>
    5. 13. <ul><li>Day 1 </li></ul><ul><li>8:20 PM Depart Toronto, Pearson International Airport, terminal #3 on EL AL #104. Check in 3 hours prior to departure </li></ul><ul><li>Day 2 </li></ul><ul><li>1:30 PM Arrive Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport. Welcome to Israel, on arrival our representative will meet you and assist with your transfer to Jerusalem.  </li></ul><ul><li>Before entering the City of Gold, stop to participate in a Shehecheyanu ceremony at the Haas Promenade, which offers a fantastic view of the entire Jerusalem landscape including the sparkling Old City and surrounding walls. Check-in at the David Citadel Hotel, your home for the next 4 nights. Early evening, you may join the throng of worshippers gathering to greet the Sabbath at the Western Wall (Kotel). 7:00 PM Enjoy Shabbat dinner at the hotel in the main dining room. Accommodation: David Citadel Hotel D </li></ul>Day 3 SHABBAT ` Breakfast at the hotel. Following breakfast, descend from the hills of Jerusalem through the rugged Judean Wilderness to the rift valley at the Dead Sea.  Arrive at the foot of Massada, built by Herod as a possible refuge against rebels but famous in history for being the last stand of the Jewish Zealots against the Romans. Ascend by cable-car to the summit which has a magnificent view of the surrounding desolate terrain.  See the excavations including the synagogue, Herod's Palace, water cisterns and bathhouses.  Down below, change into bathing suits for a “float&quot; in the buoyant and therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea.  Enjoy lunch at the Hod hotel. Continue to the refreshing freshwater falls of Ein Gedi, where David hid from the wrath of King Saul.  Accommodation: David Citadel Hotel B, L
    6. 15. Day 4 Drive by the Knesset, Israeli Parliament, see the unique Menorah with the biblical emblems. See the Supreme Court, its Jusridiction is the entire State of Israel, Drive through the Givat Ram Campus at the Hebrew University. Visit Yad Vashem, memorial to the six million martyred Jews of the Holocaust.  Experience the solemnity of the Children’s' Memorial, a testimony to the million and a half children who perished in the Holocaust. Walk along the Path of the Righteous Gentiles to the Valley of the Destroyed Communities. Enter the new Holocaust History Museum, combining the best of Yad Vashem’s expertise, resources and state-of-the-art exhibits to take Holocaust remembrance well into the 21st century. Continue to the Israel Museum; see the The Shrine of the Book, home of the exceptional archaeological finds: the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare ancient manuscripts. Drive to Mt. of Olives for a breathtaking view of the Old City. This evening, enjoy Genesis Land; here you will be greeted by Eliezer, Abraham's manservant, and by a train of camels which lead you down to Abraham's tent, where you will experience his legendary hospitality. At Genesis Land, the stories of the Bible come to life in the very landscape in which they took place Accommodation: David Citadel Hotel B, D
    7. 17. <ul><li>Day 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Enter the Old City via the Dung Gate and head towards the Southern Wall.  Here the Bnei Mitzvahs in the group will celebrate. The atmosphere is tranquil; the view of the Judean Hills and the Mount of Olives is haunting. The congregation sits on the ancient, stone Hulda Steps, the original stairs leading to the Second Temple. Visit the Davidson Centre, one of the largest and most significant archaeological sites in the country.  Descend into the Kotel Tunnels, an incredible labyrinth of tunnels, arches, and passageways, revealed through extensive archaeological excavations. Walk through the Jewish Quarter, see the Cardo, Hurva Square. Enjoy dinner at Khan, a local restaurant, followed by an evening of folklore traditional music, singing and dancing. Accommodation: David Citadel Hotel B,D </li></ul><ul><li>Day 6 </li></ul><ul><li>This morning head north along the Jordan Valley road to Beit Shean, an ancient city from the time of King Saul; see the astounding remains of a Roman city.  Continue to Kochav Hayarden (Belvoir), an impressive Crusader Fortress with a stunning view, overlooking the Jordan Valley and meandering Jordan River. </li></ul>Travel north along the western shore of the Kinneret to Tiberias one of the four sacred Jewish cities, built by the son of Herod the Great. Christians and Jews have lived side by side for two thousand years and so Tiberias is rich in Churches from the Crusader and Byzantine periods, as well as many synagogues from various Jewish sects. Enjoy lunch at Decks Restaurant before visiting Bat Ya’ar, a genuine Israeli Dude Ranch, located in the hills of the northern Galilee.  Visit nearby Safed, a small mountaintop city which was a centre of Jewish philosophy and mysticism, and boasts many 17th century synagogues. It is also known for its Artists' colony. Dinner at Kfar Blum. Accommodation: Kfar Blum Guest House B, L, D
    8. 19. <ul><li>Day 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Following breakfast, drive along the serpentine roads of the Upper Galilee towards the development town of Kiryat Shemona. See the &quot;tower and stockade&quot; fort of Tel Hai, where the pioneer Josef Trumpeldor fell in battle. Continue to the Tel Dan Nature Reserve, one of the most lusciously rich national parks in the country.  Then head into the Golan Heights to the picturesque Banias River and Waterfall, one of the sources of the Jordan River. Enjoy water rafting on the Jordan River before heading to Katzrin, the administrative center and largest town in the Golan Heights. The town offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. . See the archaeological remains of a synagogue, partially reconstructed, and foundations of ancient houses. Visit the Golan Heights Winery, founded in 1983 and by combining state-of-the-art technology with traditional techniques; the company has succeeded in producing award-winning wines, firmly placing Israel on the international wine map. Accommodation: Kfar Blum B,L,D </li></ul><ul><li>Day 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Head towards the coast and descend by cable car into the grottoes at Rosh Hanikra; observe their natural yet eerie beauty. Then, enter the port city of Akko, known in history as the eastern limit of Napoleon's conquests. Visit the underground Crusader city and the former British prison, which housed Jewish patriots during the struggle for statehood and was made famous in the movie &quot;Exodus&quot;. Within its walls are labyrinthine networks of alleys and streets filled with life. Located in the hills of the Carmel range, visit a Druze village; enjoy a warm welcome home hospitality. Continue to Haifa, Israel's major port and an important centre of industry and commerce.  Marvel at the beautiful terraced and sculptured gardens at the Bahai Shrine.  Continue south along the coast road to the ancient city of Caesarea, one of the greatest archeological treasures of the entire Mediterranean.  Much of this Roman city remains, including an aqueduct, theater, as well as acres of excavated houses, mosaics and palaces. Enjoy the multi media presentation that brings Ceasarea back to life, frame by frame. A fascinating cinematic exhibition will take you on an enchanted voyage throughout the thrilling history of Caesarea.  Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Tel Aviv B, L </li></ul>
    9. 21. <ul><li>Day 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Following breakfast at the hotel drive to Ramat Aviv to the Palmach HistoryMuseum, an experiential museum, covering the Palmach legacy through the stories of individuals and groups.  the visitor to experience science through interactive exhibits that demonstrate the principles and natural phenomena that influence life. Dinner at Benny HaDayag. Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Tel Aviv B,D </li></ul><ul><li>Day 10 </li></ul><ul><li>SHABBAT  Day of Leisure A late check out has been arranged. 7:30 PM  This evening enjoy a farewell dinner at Maganda, a Mediterranean style restaurant, before transferring to Ben Gurion airport. 9:55 PM Check-in .for your Toronto bound flight B, D </li></ul><ul><li>Day 11 </li></ul><ul><li>12:55 AM Depart Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport on EL AL #103 7:45 AM Arrive Toronto, Pearson International Airport, terminal #3 </li></ul><ul><li>The itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the Tour operator and/or guide. </li></ul>
    10. 23. Aufgang Travel and Cruise Centre 7077 Bathurst Street, Ste. 204 Toronto (Thornhill), ON L4J 2J6 Canada Telephone: (905) 771-7800 Toll-Free: 1-800-789-7117 Fax: (416) 789-9561 Email: [email_address]

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