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19-24 March 2023
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6 Days (Inc. Arv./Dpt.)
13 - 20 Nov 2022
$3300
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Israel has a special place in all the major religions. Join us for a fully accessible personal journey to visit the important Christian sites and get to know Israel.

Itinerary

1 - Sunday (March 19) : Shalom and Welcome to Israel

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Meet group at 9:00 at Tel Aviv meeting place

Activities:

  • Independence Trail - Spend the morning getting to know the history of Tel Aviv through the Independence Trail which follows Tel Aviv’s heritage sites beginning at the intersection of tree-lined Rothschild Boulevard and Herzl Street, home to Tel Aviv’s first kiosk and ends across the street at Independence Hall, where on May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion read aloud the Declaration of Independence as Israel was declared an independent Jewish state. Become familiar with Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus architecture and Zionist history.

  • Have a quick lunch of some of Israel Street Food- pita required!

  • Caesarea National Park - Continue your journey of the Holy Land touring the ancient city port - Caesarea - Caesarea Maritima (“by the sea”), built by Herod the Great, which was the scene of significant events for Christians. Here were the headquarters of Pontius Pilate, Peter baptized the centurion Cornelius, considered the first gentile convert and the apostle Paul was imprisoned for two years and preached to the last of the Herodian kings, Agrippa II.

  • Proceed north and stop for a panoramic lookout over the Kinneret, the Galilee and the Golan Heights - .

  • Check into hotel

  • Welcome & Shabbat Dinner at the Hotel

  • Galilee

Overnight: Galilee

2 - Monday (March 20) : In the footsteps of Jesus

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Capernaum - Located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum was a fishing village in the days of Jesus. Today it is a site of pilgrimage for Christians as it was one of the places where Jesus and Peter, the Apostles, lived and preached.

  • Church of the Multiplication - Continue to the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish, commemorating Jesus’ feeding of the five thousand, and the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter, a Franciscan church located in Tabgha on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee.

  • Mount of Beatitudes - Mount of Beatitudes is in an area overlooking the Sea of Galilee where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Some late traditions of Christianity place this mountain on the area in which Jesus picked his 12 apostles. Its octagonal walls commemorate the Eight Beatitudes, each graced with the first words of one of the eight verses.

  • Lunch stop will be made along the way

  • Hula Valley - Take a ride on a golf cart or a Safari wagon through the Hula Valley, an important resting place for migrating birds and many species of rare fish and plants creating a wonderland of flora and fauna. Allows you an extra-close observation of birds and other animals in their natural habitat at Agamon Hula.

  • Dinner on own in Tiberias or Agmon Food court

  • Galilee

Overnight: Galilee

3 - Tuesday (March 21) : The treasures of the Galilee

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Activities:

  • Breakfast and check out from the hotel

  • Yardenit Baptismal Site - The Baptismal site Yardenit is situated at the southern end of the Sea of Galilee. This is where the Jordan River flows out of the Sea of Galilee on its way down to the Dead Sea. These are the waters in which Jesus was said to have been baptized by John the Baptist.

  • Cana - Continue to Cana of the Galilee, hometown of Nathaniel (later known as St. Bartholomew) where Jesus was said to have turned water into wine at the wedding of a poor couple. The Greek Orthodox Church of St. George was built in the late 19th century on the site of the miracle. It houses two of the six stone jars that followers believe Jesus used in performing the miracle.

  • Nazereth - Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus, is closely associated with Christianity and attracted many pilgrims throughout the last two thousand years. The standout site in Nazareth is the Basilica of the Annunciation, the largest Christian church building in the Middle East, dedicated in 1964 on the Papal visit of Pope Paul VI.

  • Lunch on your own in Nazareth

  • Mount Precipice - Mount Precipice is believed by many to be the site of the Rejection of Jesus described in Luke 4:29-30 - The people of Nazareth, not accepting Jesus as Messiah tried to push him from the mountain, but "he passed through the midst of them and went away.”

  • Lookout over Jerusalem - When you enter Jerusalem stop for a panoramic lookout over the old & new city of Jerusalem. Make a toast and say together the "Shehecheyanu" blessing – appreciating the moment and the opportunity to be in Jerusalem.

  • Check in and Dinner at the hotel

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

4 - Wednesday (March 22) : Jerusalem - Holy to all

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Church of All Nations - The Church of All Nations, officially named the Basilica of the Agony, is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives next to the Garden of Gethsemane. The Catholic church enshrines a section of stone in the Garden of Gethsemane that is believed to be where Jesus prayed on the night of his arrest.

  • Lunch on your own in the Old City

  • Via Dolorosa - Enter the Old City and take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus to get to The Holy Sepulcher. The Church contains the last five Stations of the Cross including the sites of Jesus' crucifixion and burial. Several Christian denominations claim ownership to various parts of the site so holy to Christendom. (Please note: some of the areas are not accessible)

  • Western Wall - Stop at the Western Wall, a section of the retaining wall that encircled the Temple Court in ancient times and a remnant of the Temple compound built by Herod the Great. The Western Wall is the most revered holy site in Judaism. Take the time to appreciate its centrality for the Jewish people.

  • Return to the hotel to rest

  • Dinner at the Shalva Cafe - Shalva is a Jerusalem based organization that provides services to children with special needs and their families. The café’s profits go back to the center and graduates of Shalva work at the café.

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

5 - Thursday (March 23) : The Lowest Place on Earth

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Activities:

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Drive to the Dead Sea region, the lowest place on earth.

  • Masada - Masada is a rugged natural fortress, of majestic beauty, in the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It is built as a palace complex, by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, (reigned 37 – 4 B.C.). Became a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, and the last stand of Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman army, in 73 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and tour the site.

  • Dead Sea - Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Have time to enjoy and relax on the beach and pool area at one of the hotels on the shore of the sea. Attempt flotation in a sea that is 33% salt and keeps you buoyant. Lunch at the hotel included.

  • Return to Jerusalem.

  • Dinner on own

  • Optional - Enjoy the Tower of David Sound and Light Show. The ancient walls serve as a stage for a nighttime show which is a celebration of sight and sound. Amidst the archaeological remains in the Citadel's courtyard and to the sound of original music, the story of Jerusalem unfolds through giant breathtaking, virtual reality images. The stones of the walls and structures fade into the scenes and the screened images envelop the viewers and whisk them off to a one-of –a-kind multi-sensory experience.

  • Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

6 - Friday (March 24) : A Country of Contrasts

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Activities:

  • Breakfast and check out of the hotel

  • Yad Vashem - Private tour of the museum at Yad Vashem, Israel’s National Memorial to the Holocaust. Tour this memorial to the darkest moment in world and Jewish history, its children’s memorial, and exquisite gardens. Yad Vashem is an unforgettable place of tribute and remembrance

  • Machane Yehuda Market - Continue with an unforgettable culinary tour. If you really want to get the feel for Jerusalem Mahane Yehuda Market is the place to visit. In this colorful market, you will meet people of all nationalities, religions, and ages and listen the special stories of the peddlers. Time for more to eat if you’re still hungry.

  • Israel Museum - Next, visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the book. This is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. The Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. The guided tour will be followed by time on own to explore the galleries that interest you the most.

  • Farewell dinner at a restaurant

  • Depart - Proceed to Ben Gurion airport and depart home or continue for extension.

Overnight: Depart

Terms of Payment

Deposit is due immediately to secure the booking.

Balance for the trip is due no later than 45 days prior to first day of trip.

Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions here.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be cancelled within 48 hours, with a full refund.

Should it be necessary to cancel or postpone the tour due to force majeure circumstances, or Israeli government-imposed/air flight restrictions related to COVID-19,  a full refund may be possible, minus a $200 per person service fee.

For cancellations made:

  • Up to 45 days prior to departure, any payments made above the deposit towards the tour will be refunded. The deposit is non-refundable
  • 45 to 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded
  • 29 to 8 days prior to departure, 25% of the total tour cost per person will be refunded
  • 7 to 0 days prior to departure, the client will incur 100% of the cost of the tour

Should members of a group booking cancel their participation, their deposits cannot be applied to the balance payment of other group members.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing.

Early bird special - $200 off per person.

Available only between October 1-10, 2021!!

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