After Netta's amazing victory at the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, the music festival is coming to Israel for the third time! Happy Gay Travel & OUTstanding Travel has put together a fabulous program highlighting the best of Tel Aviv and Israel in honor of the 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Join thousands of tourists in celebration of Europe's hottest and gayest event of the year. Pack your sunglasses and bathing suit to soak up the mediterranean spice - Tel Aviv style. Celebrate Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv with an extra touch of luxury. Your Eurovision escape to Gay Tel Aviv has been upgraded!
The host city of Eurovision 2019 has been officially confirmed as Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is the second largest city in Israel with a population of 445,000, and is a major center of culture and entertainment and the Gay capital of Israel. Tel-Aviv is quickly making a name for itself as one of the top Gay destinations in the world. Every year around 2.5 million international tourists visit Tel Aviv, ranked the fifth-most-visited city in the Middle East & Africa. The beaches of Tel Aviv are often ranked as some of the best beaches in the world.
Tel Aviv is called "The city that never sleeps", because of its active nightlife, with a huge variety of nightclubs and bars, many of them LGBT friendly. Tel Aviv is often ranked as one of the top LGBT destinations in the world. Avoid the hassles of limited vacancies and sold out soirees. Book your Eurovision 2019 Week with us and experience Eurovision & Gay Israel the right way.
Our suggested program is below, however, feel free to contact us for questions or bespoke itineraries.
Day 1 - Sunday, May 12, 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel
Shalom and welcome to Israel! Upon landing at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be greeted by an OUTstanding Travel representative who will assist you with your baggage and will assist you with your transfer to the hotel.
Upon arrival at your hotel walk the streets of Tel Aviv and soak up the vibes of one of the hippest cities on Earth. Embrace the gay vibrancy and pride, a paradise of golden beaches, world-class nightlife, culture and cuisine. Head over to the Charles Clore Park by the sea - the Eurovision village and enjoy all that the show has to offer.
Day 2 - Monday, May 13, 2019
Boker Tov (Good morning)!
Start your day with a delicious Israeli breakfast at your hotel before joining other OUTstanding visitors on our tour to Jerusalem - the eternal capital of Israel... a short 50 minutes from Tel Aviv.
Start with Mishkenot Sha’ananim (in Hebrew- Peaceful Habitation) and ‘Yemin Moshe’– the groundbreaking, first Jewish neighborhoods to be built outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, on a hill directly across from Mount Zion.
‘Yemin Moshe’ neighborhood, named after Moshe Montefiore, was abandoned during the Independence War. However, after the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, the neighborhood became a home to academics, writers and artists.
The iconic, famous windmill, still standing in Mishkenot Sha'ananim neighborhood today was the first factory established outside of the old city walls. Montefiore founded the mill to provide cheap flour to the neighborhoods population.
Today these neighborhoods are home to galleries, restaurants, cafes, and the Jerusalem Music Center.
Continue to Mount Zion and visit King David's tomb, the Room of Last Supper and the Dormition Abbey before entering the Old City via the Zion Gate towards the Jewish Quarter. Together we will tour the recently excavated and restored Roman Cardo, once the ancient Roman road at the heart of the city.
Just as in biblical times, our route will lead us to the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site and the last remnant of the Second Temple. Finally, we will make our way to the Christian Quarter and walk along the Via Dolorosa to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher as we join pilgrims from around the world, revering the Tomb of Jesus Christ.
As the sun sets on the hills of Judea, we will make our way back to the white city of Tel Aviv... take a nap on the bus you wont want to miss a night out in the city that never sleeps.
Day 3 - Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Tel Aviv - Eurovision 2019 - First Semi Final
After breakfast, start the day with a tour of the White City guided by our OUTstanding tour guide. Check out the most free and vibrant gay culture of the Middle East and experience Rothschild Boulevard, one of Tel Aviv’s iconic street filled with people, cafes and bars. Located in the heart of the White City of Tel Aviv, Rothschild Boulevard is a commercial center, with major financial institutions lining the street, the National Theater, which includes the philharmonic and concert hall of Tel Aviv, and a culinary center, with tens of top restaurants. Visit the lovely Neve Tzedek, the first neighborhood of Tel Aviv, built in 1887, and the historical sites of the Old City of Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world. Soak up its ancient atmosphere and walk along the famous Artist's Quarter. No better way to get to know Tel Aviv than to walk it yourself!
Spend some time relaxing at hotel before getting ready for the first Semi Finale of Eurovision.
Day 4 - Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Masada & The Dead Sea
After breakfast head to the bus as today we will be visiting the lowest point on earth and the worlds largest natural spa - the Dead Sea and Masada.
Plunge south to the lowest point on earth and ascend by cable car to the legendary mountain top, where lays the fortress of Masada. Overlooking the biblical Moab Mountains, Masada was built in year 30 BC by King Herod. In middle of the desert, discover the history of one the greatest Jewish symbols of hope and pride.
Continue to Ein Bokek - Dead Sea Resort to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying the buoyant therapeutic waters and world famous rejuvenating mud of this mineral-rich sea, the largest all natural spa in the world, on a private beach provided solely for the tour bus group. In the evening, return to Tel Aviv with the bus to have another unforgettable night of fun.
Day 5 - Thursday, May 16, 2019
Tel Aviv - Eurovision 2019 - Second Semi Final
Today is for you - spend the day soaking up the Israeli heat.
Following breakfast, hit up the wonderful Hilton Gay Beach or visit the Tel Aviv Art Museum, one of the city's cultural centers. Take a stroll to Tel Aviv’s port area, and stop by one of its trendy restaurants or coffee shops to relax and have lunch, and peruse around the many stores in the area.
Also worth visiting is the newly renovated Sharona Market, a complex of unique restaurants, food stands, and shops, located in the old German colony of Tel Aviv.
Enjoy the exciting Eurovision second Semi Final taking place tonight!
If not at the venue itself, join thousands of locals at Charles Clore park, the Eurovision village for a simulcast viewing of the contest.
Day 6 - Friday, May 17, 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel
Enjoy the morning for yourself. Eat, Relax, soak up the Tel Aviv sun and feel the special atmosphere of the Israeli Friday. We suggest putting on your swimwear and hitting Hilton gay beach or visit the art and craft fair of Nachalat Binyamin or the Carmel Market.
Night time - Party time! Enjoy the amazing gay nightlife of Tel Aviv!
Day 7 - Saturday, May 18, 2019
Tel Aviv - Eurovision 2019 - Grand Final
A day to relax and recover. Make the most of your stay in Tel Aviv. Spend the day lounging at the Hilton Gay Beach or visiting the Tel Aviv port and gather your strength for the tip top high of this week - Grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest!
Day 8 - Sunday, May 19, 2019
Tel Aviv, Israel / Departure
Following breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for your flight back home, taking with you everlasting fond memories of your Tel Avivian Eurovision Week!
Goodbye and Le’Hitraot (till we see you again)!
Below you may choose from 11 different deluxe hotel & rate options (For Standard Hotel Options, please check Eurovision Israel 2019 Gay Tour Package page.
Each package includes: • 7 overnights hotel accommodation on bed & breakfast basis • Greet and assist at the airport by an OUTstanding Travel Representative • Private taxi transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to the hotel in Tel Aviv • Walking tour of Tel Aviv & Jaffa with a certified tour guide (May 14th) • Two day trips with OUTstanding Travel Gay Bus: Jerusalem (May 13th) and Jerusalem (May 15th) incl. lunch, certified tour guide and sites entrance fees • Party pass to one main Eurovision party • Private taxi transfer from the hotel in Tel Aviv to Ben Gurion Airport
The Jaffa Luxury Hotel Tel Aviv
The first luxury hotel of its kind, The Jaffa Luxury Hotel is located within the walls of a 19th century complex that once housed Jaffa's French Hospital. The Jaffa provides unrivaled exclusivity in an internationally desirable destination. Surrounded by the city’s most fashionable neighborhood and just minutes from the beach, The Jaffa provides a perfect blend of service, style, and state-of-the-art luxury.
120 rooms and suites offer stunning views of Jaffa, the Mediterranean, or enchanting courtyard. After a day of exploring this ancient port city and its environs, retire to the personalized luxury of your lodgings at The Jaffa.
Distinguishing features of range of accommodations include private balconies, king beds, custom designer furnishings, and beautiful finishes.
Don Camillo is a classic Italian restaurant, born from the collaboration of renowned Israeli Chef Roi Antebi and Major Food Group, a world leader in food, beverage and hospitality. An inventive take on traditional New York deli delights, Golda’s Delicatessen serves a menu of distinct classics, including open face salmon bagels, Reuben hot dogs, double cheese burgers and grilled cheese.
Double Occupancy, Classic Room: $3,065 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Deluxe Room: $5,710 USD
Hilton Tel Aviv Hotel
50 yards from the Mediterranean beach! Hilton Tel Aviv, located within the beautiful Independence Park, has direct access to the Hilton Beach and Tel Aviv Promenade. Each of its 560 guest rooms comes with a private balcony, a stunning sea view and an elegant marble bathroom.
The hotel is situated in the heart of Tel Aviv, just a short stroll to the city's shopping centers, restaurants and cultural landmarks. Old Jaffa, one of the oldest cities in the world, is a few kilometers away. We are only 12 miles from Ben Gurion International Airport.
From your private balcony, you'll enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea. After a busy day, relax by the outdoor saltwater pool or work out any stress in the fully equipped gym.
Choose from a buffet breakfast in Café Med, a relaxed lunch in Yakimono Sushi Bar or a gourmet dinner in the new Chef restaurant Chloelys. We also serve refreshments in the Lobby Lounge, the seasonal Pool Bar, and of course, any time with Room Service.
Sheva Spa, the first of the traditional Thai spas in Israel, features a full gym, sauna and steam rooms and relaxation area with sea views. As a guest, your access is complimentary. Our spa atmosphere combines the design, ambience and fragrances of Royal Thailand, creating a unique experience.
Double Occupancy, Deluxe Room: TBA USD per person
Single Occupancy, Deluxe Room: TBA USD
David Intercontinental Hotel Tel Aviv
The David InterContinental Hotel is in the fashionable Neve Tzedek district, known as Tel Aviv's SoHo. The hotel offers views of the Mediterranean Sea and Jaffa. It features gourmet restaurants and a wellness center and spa with modern training equipment. Situated at the southern end of Tel Aviv’s beachfront promenade, InterContinental David Tel Aviv delivers experiences that transcend the touristy and the known and go beyond the obvious.
Each spacious room and suite overlooks the sea and the city, and features a satellite TV. Some rooms also include free access to the Executive Lounge.
The David InterContinental Tel Aviv comes with the spacious Atrium Lobby Bar, which also has an executive lounge. The Aubergine Restaurant serves international cuisine, while the Che Cigar Bar & Lounge offers various drinks. The Lobby Lounge bar offers an outdoor terrace overlooking the Mediterranean.
The harmonious blend of luxurious interiors, seasonal cuisine, exceptional customer service, and picture-perfect views of the Mediterranean Sea, provide unparalleled memories and experiences of a lifetime.
Double Occupancy, Classic Room: TBA USD per person
Single Occupancy, Classic Room: TBA USD
Dan Tel Aviv Hotel
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Occupying a prime position on the sea front and overlooking the Mediterranean, the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel is one of the city’s most renowned hotels. The large outdoor pool is set on a sun deck overlooking the beach. Free Wi-Fi is provided.
The Dan Tel Aviv Hotel has a fantastic range of leisure activities. An indoor pool, fitness center, sauna and hot tub are available, together with extra treatments.
The hotel has 280 spacious and beautifully decorated guest rooms, many of which have fantastic views over the sea. All of the rooms are modern in design and feature a luxury bathroom.
The restaurant specializes in modern Israeli cuisine, combined with many Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant and bar have great views of the sea.
Double Occupancy, Classic Room: TBA USD per person
Single Occupancy, Classic Room: TBA USD
Carlton Hotel, Tel Aviv
Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel. Set directly on Tel Aviv's Marina, Hotel Carlton features a rooftop terrace with pool and views of the sea. Rooms have a private balcony, overlooking the sea or the city. The Gan Haatzmaut Park is nearby, and the city's main train station is a 5-minute drive away from the Carlton Hotel.
The Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel's buffet breakfast features a variety of food, including champagne and caviar. All dining areas offer views of the sea and the harbour.
Carlton Tel-Aviv Hotel sets a new standard in luxury accommodations in Tel Aviv. Beachfront Carlton Hotel, is all about details and comfort: from our award winning breakfast to our exclusive Carlton bath amenities. All you can ask for from a hotel, and it's right there on the beach.
Double Occupancy, Premium Room: $2,145 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Premium Room: $3,700 USD
Royal Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv
Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Royal Beach Hotel Tel Aviv by Isrotel Exclusive Collection. Royal Beach Hotel Tel Aviv by Isrotel Exclusive Collection is located on the Tayelet Boardwalk, between Hayarkon and Herbert Samuel Street. This modern and luxurious hotel offers an outdoor pool, an à-la-carte restaurant and bar, a Spa and Wellness Area, an Executive Lounge and a fitness centre. Wi-Fi is provided throughout.
All rooms are luxuriously designed and fitted with top quality furniture. They all include a luxurious bathroom with free toiletries, a work area, an LCD TV with connection to Israeli and international channels, a minibar and seating area.
A full Israeli breakfast buffet is served each morning at the restaurant, while the lobby bar offers kosher food and drinks. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Concierge service is available.
The Spa and Fitness Area offers saunas, massages and Turkish baths, while a fitness room is also available. Meeting and banquet facilities are available, as well as car rentals and a shuttle service.
Double Occupancy, Bellavista Room: $2,575 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Bellavista Room: $4,735 USD
Alexander Suites Hotel, Tel Aviv
Offering a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, the Alexander Tel Aviv is a boutique-hotel located in a quiet street just off the beach. Its spacious suites offer free Wi-Fi.
Each suite at the Alexander comes with modern furniture and high-tech amenities, including an LCD TV, DVD player, and tea/coffee facilities. Suites also feature a well-equipped kitchenette.
Your day at Alexander Tel Aviv Hotel begins with a full Israeli buffet breakfast. The Ciela Restaurant offers Kosher cuisine at lunch and dinner during the week.
Bikes and DVDs are available to rent at reception. The property also has limited private parking, fitness centre, and a restaurant and bar on the rooftop terrace.
Tel Aviv's shopping area around Dizengoff Street, the Port and the large Kikar Hamedina Square is just 15 minutes away on foot.
Double Occupancy, Executive Suite: $2,015 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Executive Suite: $3,525 USD
Herods Hotel Tel Aviv by the Beach
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Set right on the beach, Herods Tel Aviv overlooks the marina. It offers an Executive Business Lounge on the 17th floor and rooms with balconies and Mediterranean Sea views.
Each room has a contemporary design and a range of modern amenities. These include free WiFi access, an LCD TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. Each bathroom comes with a cozy bathrobe and a hairdryer.
Breakfast is buffet style at Herods Tel Aviv By The Beach. It is served in the restaurant with sea views, also open for lunch and dinner. Drinks and snacks are available from Tnuval'e during the day.
The wellness area includes an outdoor pool, open during summer, plus a sauna and fitness center.
Double Occupancy, Standard Room: $2,025 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Standard Room: $3,630 USD
Rothschild 22 Hotel, Tel Aviv
Hotel Rothschild 22 is a brand new luxury hotel located in the very epicenter of one of Tel Aviv’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Visitors have direct access from Rothschild Boulevard to the financial center and Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, as well as to some of the most exclusive cultural attractions, such as Habima, Israel's national theater, an abundance of fascinating museums, and the famous UNESCO designated ‘White City’.
There are also excellent sandy Tel Aviv beaches just a short walk away, upmarket bars and restaurants close by in the beautiful Neve Tzedek, and a new open commercial center by the name of Sarona which is definitely worth a visit. This enviable location makes Rothschild 22 the perfect choice for a leisure or business break.
Ari Shaltiel, one of the country’s top architects, was commissioned to give the Hotel Rothschild 22 a complete designer makeover. The result is a stunningly sophisticated and beautiful interior décor that perfectly complements the elegant Bauhaus buildings in the immediate vicinity. The 22 Rothschild Hotel has carefully designed rooms that offer urban hospitality in a luxurious and innovative atmosphere. Some of the 156 guestrooms offer an urban view and a view towards the beach.
Boutique Rothschild 22's uniquely relaxing and luxurious ambiance invites business and leisure guests alike to step into an urban oasis, where they will discover an impressive number of amenities at their disposal. These include the many unexpected and thoughtful touches.
Double Occupancy, Boutique Room: $1,885 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Boutique Room: $3,350 USD
Leonardo City Tower Hotel, Tel Aviv
Newly renovated, the design hotel Leonardo City Tower Hotel Tel Aviv welcomes you with an outstanding level of modern comfort in a prime location just 10 min from the wonderful Tel Aviv beach right in the heart of the diamond exchange district in Ramat Gan. The design hotel, as one of the closest hotels to the international airport Ben Gurion with excellent connections to the public transport, is the perfect resort for business and leisure travellers alike.
The premier gourmet restaurant spoils with a fantastic cuisine and is suitable for all kinds of events.
167 beautiful rooms with an amazing design,free Wifi, an outdoor pool and a spacious fitness as well as Spa awaits you. An exclusive business lounge and seven modern meeting rooms for events and conferences are at your disposal.
The Leonardo City Tower Hotel Tel Aviv is the perfect starting point to explore the attractive city of Tel Avivwith its famous attractions, cultural highlights and breathtaking beaches. The quick access to Tel Aviv’s highways allows exciting excursion and discovery tours into the surrounding area.
Double Occupancy, Standard Room: $1,745 USD per person
Single Occupancy, Standard Room: $3,070 USD
Lighthouse by Brown Hotels, Tel Aviv
This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. 458 m from Meir Park, Lighthouse By Brown Hotels is located in Tel Aviv and has air-conditioned rooms. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 641 m from Nachalat Benyamin Crafts Fair, 641 m from Shenkin Street and an 8-minute walk from Dizengoff Center. The property provides a hot tub, a business center, an in-house restaurant and free WiFi.
A buffet breakfast is served at the property. The hotel provides an ironing service, as well as business facilities like fax and photocopying.
All rooms in the hotel are equipped with a electric tea pot. Rooms contain a private bathroom, while some feature a sea view. All guest rooms at Lighthouse By Brown Hotels come with a seating area.
The accommodation has a terrace. The area is popular for cycling, and free use of bicycles is available at Lighthouse By Brown Hotels.
Double Occupancy, Classic Room: TBA USD per person
Single Occupancy, Classic Room: TBA USD