All registered Accompanying Persons are invited to attend all Social Program activities and the two half-day tours.

Tour A - Taba Cruise + Lunch
Monday, January 14 10:00 -14:00
Enjoy an unforgettable cruise along the Jordanian border and onto the Taba border with Egypt, viewing the spectacular scenery and dropping anchor close to the Israeli shore for swimming and snorkelling.

Tour B - Eilat Underwater Observatory
Thursday, January 17 10:00 - 13:00
The Underwater Observatory Marine Park is an unforgettable experience offering a wide range of breathtaking attractions. From the fascinating exhibits of Red Sea marine life to the Yellow Submarine and the new Oceanarium Theatre.


Unitours has been appointed the official organizer and travel agent for the Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics Conference and as such will be offering specially reduced rates for congress participants. We will extend our services for special hotel arrangements, tours and car rentals, as well as pre and post conference requests. Unitours will be operating a Hospitality Desk throughout the Conference.

Hotels
Rooms have been booked at the Paradise Club Hotel in Eilat. The Paradise Club Hotel in Eilat . The Paradise Club Hotel in Eilat is a spacious and modern resort hotel with a fabulous atmosphere and offers an out-door swimming pool, jacuzzi, health spa and evening events. Rates are per room, per night and include breakfast, lunch, dinner and service charge.

Hotel prices
Single Room US$ 106
Double Room (2 persons) US$ 146
Twin Room (per person) US$ 73

Participants interested in lower or higher priced accommodation are kindly requested to contact Unitours to make the necessary arrangements.

In order to benefit from the special congress rates, kindly submit the registration and accommodation form and airmail or fax the required deposit at your earliest convenience. We strongly advise all congress participants to reserve their hotel accommodation as soon as possible. Unitours is unable to guarantee room reservations after December 15, 2001.


Hotel Reservation:
A deposit of US$ 110 per room is necessary in order to secure hotel reservations. The balance due will be charged at Unitours Hospitality Desk at the conference.

Participants requiring a single room will be accommodated in double rooms for single occupancy.

Unitours shall not be responsible for, and shall be exempt from, all liability in respect of any loss, damage, injury, accident, delay or inconvenience to any person, or his/her luggage or any other property, for any reason whatsoever, for any tourist services provided. Personal travel and health insurance is highly recommended.

Official check in time for hotels is 14:00 Sunday through Friday. Saturday, due to religious observances, check in time is from approximately 19:00. Check out time is noon.

If reserving a double room, please note with whom you will be sharing. If reserving a shared double room, please advise us with whom you will be sharing (if known in advance). The Secretariat will do its best to provide roommates for participants wishing to share a room, but we cannot guarantee this. If a roommate cannot be found, the participant will be charged for a single room.

Cancellation Policy:
Deposits will be refunded, less an administration charge of US$40 per room, for accommodations cancelled by fax or E-mail before December 15, 2001.
Thereafter - no refund will be made. Substitutions may be made at any time.

In the event of no-show reservations will be released automatically by the hotel at 09:00 the following day and a cancellation fee of two nights will be charged. The remaining amount will be refunded accordingly.


Option A

GUIDED TOUR FROM TEL AVIV TO EILAT (Full payment upon registration)
Departure on Sunday, January 13 from the Metropolitan Hotel Tel Aviv at 8:00 AM.
Enjoy the sites on the way to Eilat with a professional guide. Visit Sde Boker (BenGurion's Hut), Avdat, Mitzpe Ramon - the largest crater on earth, measuring 40 kms long, 9 kms wide and 400 meters deep -with a tour in the Visitor's Center.
Arrival in Eilat will be at approximately 5:00 PM.
Price per person one way: US$ 60 (based on min of 25 persons)

Option B

TRANSFER FROM TEL AVIV TO EILAT (Full payment upon registration)
On Sunday January 13 there will be a special bus departing from the Metropolitan Hotel, Tel Aviv to the Conference Venue, Eilat at 10:00 AM. (Approximately 5 hour drive)

Price per person: US$ 15 (based on a minimum of 25 persons)

Option C

FLIGHTS TO/FROM EILAT (Full payment upon registration)
If you are not flying directly to Eilat, we recommend that you book your flight from/to Eilat through your agent abroad at the same time you reserve your international flight. If you require assistance purchasing a ticket to/from Eilat you may contact Unitours the Official Travel Agent of the conference.
Price per person one way: US$ 74

Option D

TRANSFER BY TAXI FROM BEN GURION AIRPORT TO EILAT (Full payment upon registration)
A taxi from the airport to Eilat may be reserved through Unitours. This service must be booked in advance and flight details must be forwarded one week prior to arrival.
(Approx. 5 hour drive)
Price per car one way (up to 7 people): US$ 350

Option E

PUBLIC TRANSFER
Public buses are available from the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station to the Central Bus Station in Eilat. It is recommended to reserve tickets a few days in advance by credit card at: +972-3-6948888 (Egged Information).
Price per person one way is approximately US$ 17


For guest arriving early and wishing to stay in Tel Aviv a few days before departing to Eilat.

Hotels:
Rooms have been booked at the Metropolitan Hotel Tel Aviv.
Rates are per room, per night on B/B basis.

Hotel Prices
Single Room US$ 66
Double Room (2 persons) US$ 80
Must be accompanied by full payment upon reservation.

Unitours will offer tours upon request.


Tour A - Petra
Saturday, January 19, 2002 - Full Day
Leave hotel early and enter Jordan at the Arava border crossing. Drive in air conditioned bus to Petra, continue on foot into the narrow canyon that leads to the Red Rock. Optional horseback ride. Comprehensive tour during which we will visit the Treasury (Khazneh), the Roman theater and the caves in the rock among dozens of imposing monuments. Return to Aqaba for short panoramic tour and drive back to Arava border crossing.

Price per person: US$ 150 (full payment upon registration)

Price does not include visa charges and border tax (US$ 26). Visas can be issued at the border or in your country prior to arrival. Passport must be valid a minimum of 6 months after your visit to Jordan.

Tour B – Massada and Dead Sea (Deposit of US$ 100 per person upon registration)
Saturday, January 19, 2002 - Monday, January 21, 2002

Saturday, January 19
Depart Hotel in Eilat for a Visit at Kibbutz Yotvata, continue to Mitzpe Ramon and from there to Ein Avdat National Park. Continue to the Dead Sea, which at 345 meters below sea level is the lowest point on earth for a dip in the sea. Check in to hotel in the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight.

Sunday, January 20, 2002
Depart Hotel early in the Morning for a visit at Massada, the fortress renowned for the bravery of the Zealotsa. Ascend by cable car to explore the unique archaeological sites, including Herod’s magnificent palace. Continue to Ein Gedi National Park. Return to Hotel for an afternoon of swimming in the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

Monday, January 21, 2002
Ceck out of Hotel
Bus Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport.

Price per person in double room: US$ 263
Price per person in single room: US$ 339

Rates include:
2 nights accommodation in First Class Hotel on HB Basis (Breakfast & Dinner)
2 Touring Days with English speaking Guide
Entrance Fees as per itinerary
Porterage at Hotel