Depart from the USA on overnight
flight Tel Aviv. Dinner and breakfast will be served aboard.
Arrival in Tel Aviv, we are met and transferred
to our hotel in the Galilee for dinner and overnight. (D)
Boat ride on the Sea of
Galilee to Ginnosar where we visit the fishermen's boat found
here that dates back to Jesus' time, continue to the Mount of Beatitudes,
site of the Sermon on the Mount. On to Tabgha, site of the
Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes and to Capernaum, the center of
the Lord's early ministry. Drive along the lower Galilee mountains
to Cana, site of the wedding feast , followed by a visit to the Nazareth
Village where we experience a living presentation of life at the
time of Jesus and visit the Church of Annunciation and Mary's Well.
We return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.(B, D)
This morning we drive along
the Sea of Galilee and arrive at Yardenit, the Baptismal Center on
the Jordan River. From here we drive to Mount Carmel to visit
the Carmelite Monastery at Muhkraka, the location of Elijah's altar.
We continue via the Valley of Armageddon to the excavation of Tel
Megiddo and drive along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to
visit the Roman theater and aqueduct. We ascend the Judean Hills
to arrive at the Holy city of Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Departing Jerusalem we
visit the inn of the “Good Samaritan” and continue to the shores
of the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth. We drive along the
shore to Masada, the fortress where the Jewish Zealots held off
the armies of the Roman Empire before choosing suicide over
surrender. Continue to Ein Gedi, where King David found shelter
from the wrath of King Saul. After lunch, we enjoy a short
“fl oat “ on the Dead Sea. Continue to Qumran where in 1947 the
Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in cave. Afterwards we return
to Jerusalem.(B, D)
We start the day with a visit to the Garden
Tomb, followed by an orientation beside Calvary. Travel to the
Old City, through St. Stephen's Gate to the Pool of Bethesda, the
Chapel of the Flagellation, and the Ecce Homo Arch. View the Gabbatha
pavement then proceed to the Temple area and Mt. Moriah
to visit the Western Wall, the Ophel archaeological park, where we
see the Pinnacle and visit the new visitors' center dedicated to research
of the Biblical Temple. Continue through the Bazaar to the
last stations of the Via Dolorosa. In the afternoon drive to Bethlehem
to visit the Church of the Nativity, the Milk Grotto and the
cave of St. Jerome. (B, D)
Drive to Mount Scopus to view the impressive
home of the Hebrew University Then drive to the Mt. of
Olives for an outstanding view of Jerusalem. Visit Chapel of the Ascension,
Garden of Gethsemane, and Church of All Nations. See
the Kidron Valley and Tomb of Absalom, Zechariah and James. We
continue to Mount Zion, the Room of the Last Supper, and King
David's Tomb, and past the Knesset and the Israel Holocaust Museum.
Next visit the recently constructed Model of Ancient Jerusalem.
Time permitting, visit the recently excavated archaeological site
in the Jewish quarter — the Cardo, the “Wide” wall built by king
Hezekiah and the Herodian mansion. Return to hotel for dinner
and overnight. (B, D)
Today we will have a full day at leisure to
pursue personal interest. Go your favorite museum or site, shop
or just relax. Dinner tonight. (B,D)
Today after breakfast
we check out of our hotel and start our morning of sightseeing
with a visit to Latrun. We first visit the Monastery of Latrun,
founded in 1890 by a group of Trappist monks from France. Between
1948 and 1967 it was in no man's land located between Israel
and Jordan and supervised by the UN. Across the road, opposite
the monastery, is a Memorial and Armored Corps Museum of the
Israel Defense Forces Armored Division. A perfect way to end
your tour of Israel. From here you will be taken to Ben Gurion
Airport for your flight to arrive in the US on the same day.
* Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.
Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included in the package price and are subject to change until time of ticketing.
US citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates.
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