Tour Highlights

    Church of the Gateway - Holy Land Pilgrimage with Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Mercaldo

    Early Bird Discount:

    $100 Early Bird Discount for all deposits received anytime before August 31, 2016.
    If that date is missed deposits received before September 26, 2016 will receive a $50 discount.

    Included:

  • Round-trip from New York Area Gateway (includes fuel surcharge)
  • Accommodations in superior first class hotels
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Airport-hotel transfers
  • Hotel taxes & baggage handling
  • Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Services of a Professional Tour Escort
  • Not Included:

  • Gratuity
  • Optional Insurance (recommended)
  • Single Supplement $500 (Israel) & $300 Rome)
  • Contact:

    Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Mercaldo | Church At The Gateway | 200 Boscombe Avenue | Staten Island, NY 10309
    Ph: 1-718-966-4500 | Cell: 917-797-8277 | Fax: 1-718-966-8577
    Email: drmercaldo@gmail.com | Website: www.churchatthegateway.org

    Itinerary

    Extensions

    DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

    March 27, 2017 Day 1 - DEPART USA -

    Depart from the USA on overnight flight Tel Aviv. Dinner and breakfast will be served aboard.

    March 28, 2017 Day 2 - TIBERIAS -

    Arrival in Tel Aviv, we are met and transferred to our hotel in the Galilee for dinner and overnight. (D)

    March 29, 2017 Day 3 - NAZARETH / TIBERIAS -

    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)

    March 30, 2017 Day 4 - TIBERIAS/JERUSALEM -

    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. (B, D)

    March 31, 2017 Day 5 - JERUSALEM/MASADA -

    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)

    April 1, 2017 Day 6 - JERUSALEM -

    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)

    April 2, 2017 Day 7 - JERUSALEM -

    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)

    April 3, 2017 Day 8 - JERUSALEM -

    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)

    April 4, 2017 Day 9- JERUSALEM/TEL-AVIV/USA -

    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. (B)

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    Mercaldo Group - 9 Day Holy Land 
    2017 Dates & PricesLand OnlyAir & Land
    Mar 27$3598$3598

    * Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information: Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included in the package price and are subject to change until time of ticketing.


    Entry Requirements:
    US citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates.

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