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Capernaum


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Dominus Flevit

LAND & AIR
(in US$)

$4,990 Double per person
$1,190 Single supplement

INCLUDING

• Roundtrip international air fare
  between New York – Tel Aviv
• 1 Night at 5 star Herods Hotel in
  Tel Aviv or similar
• 4 Nights at 5 star Leonardo Plaza
  Hotel in Tiberias or similar
• 5 Nights at 5 star Leonardo Plaza
  Jerusalem or similar
• Daily breakfast at the hotels
• 10 Dinners at the hotels
• 9 Lunches at local restaurants
• Sightseeing as per the itinerary
• Entrance fees to sites as per the
  above list
• Licensed Tour Guide during all tours
• Transportation in private air-
 conditioned tourist coach during tour
• Porters’ fees at hotels ands

EXCLUDING

• Tips to Tour Guide & Bus Driver
  (expected 5 USD per person/per day
  for the guide and 2 USD per  person/
  per day for the drivers)
• Health and Travel insurance, any
  type of personal expenses
• All drinks
• Visa

HOLY LAND TOUR TO ISRAEL

TOUR ITINERARY:

Day 01 Depart New York – Fly to Tel Aviv

Day 02 Arrive Tel Aviv
We will arrive at Ben-Gurion airport where we will meet our Tour Guide and our Bus Driver. Meet and transfer to our hotel in Tel Aviv, check-in, refresh ourselves and have dinner and orientation. Overnight: Tel Aviv. (D)

Day 03 Tel Aviv – Sea of Galilee
Our day will start with a drive to the lower Judean plain and with a visit to the Elah Valley and Tel Azaka, the site of the historic battle between David and Goliath where we will have an “on site” Bible study. Continuing on to Caesarea, the ancient capital of Roman Judea. Here, history comes alive as
modern technology enables visitors to “see” and “speak” to major figures throughout history. We will pass by Tel Megiddo (Armageddon). Next we’ll head to Nazareth Village, a reconstructed ancient village that depicts life as it was at the time of Christ, complete with houses, shops, synagogue, carpentry, oil press, vegetable terrace and much more. We then drive to our hotel near the Sea of Galilee. Overnight: Sea of Galilee. (B, D)

Day 04 Sea of Galilee
We will end our stay in the Galilee with a visit to Korsi, where Jesus healed the two demonized men, as well as visits to Korazin, Bethsaida National Park and Capernaum, in order to gain precious insights into Jesus miracles. We will learn about those cities and have a Bible study dealing with some of our Messiah’s teachings at the Mount of Beatitudes. On the route back to the hotel, we will stop at the city of Tiberius and take a leisurely ride on the Sea of Galilee that will take us back to Ginosar where we will view an ancient boat from the Messiah’s era. Overnight: Sea of Galilee. (B, D).

Day 05 Sea of Galilee
We will start this day at Tel Hazor, the largest archaeological site in northern Israel. We then drive to the biblical city of Dan, where we will walk, Bible in hand, below the impressive 4,000 year-old Canaanite walls, bringing the ancient Biblical stories to life. Our walk takes us from the ancient town into the Eden-like haven of the Dan Nature Reserve, where we will hike along and across running streams to Abraham’s Arch. Afterwards, we will continue to the site of the ancient city of Caesarea Philippi. We will end our day below Mt. Hermon, visiting Oz 77, a small hill overlooking the border with Syria where, during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, a brave tank battalion halted a Syrian attack of a thousand tanks. Back to the hotel through the Golan Heights. Overnight: Sea of Galilee. (B, D)

Day 06 Sea of Galilee
Our journey will now take us to Zipori (Sepphoris), where we will see the remains of the Jewish capital of Galilee 2000 years ago, and where Rabbi Judah Ha Nasi “the Prince” who compiled and edited the 63 books that comprise the Jewish Mishnah. In Zippori we’ll see some of the most beautiful mosaic floors ever discovered in Israel. We then drive to Arbel
Cliff for a panoramic view over the Sea of Galilee. Continue to the new excavated Migdal (Magdala) Synagogue. We then visit Hippos, a site of a Greco-Roman city located on a hill overlooking the Sea of Galilee. We finish our day at the Yardenit, the celebrated baptismal site on the sacred Jordan River. Overnight: Sea of Galilee. (B, D)

Day 07 Jerusalem
We will then drive up the Carmel Mountain, to the Druze village of Daliat El Carmel. After that we will stop at Muhraka, where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal. Our journey will now take us through the Samaritan of Shiloh to Jerusalem. Upon our arrival to hotel we will be stopping on Mount Scopus where we will catch a bird’s eye view of the ancient city. Overnight:
Jerusalem. (B, D)

Day 08 Jerusalem
We will begin the day with a visit to the City of David and the Davidson Center at the southern archeological park. In the afternoon, we will view the Temple Mount and visit the Western Wall and the Temple Tunnels for an exciting underground walk through history. End the day at the Pool of Bethesda and then exit through the Lion’s Gate. Overnight: Jerusalem.
(B, D)

Day 09 Jerusalem
We will start our day by visiting Qumran, best known are the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue driving south to Masada, listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. We will then take a “living history” tour of King Herod’s palace-fortress and hear the dramatic story of the Jewish Zealots in their rebellion against the Romans. Afterwards, we will continue to enjoy a relaxing time at the Dead Sea in Ein Gedi, and at the end of the day we will drive back to Jerusalem. Overnight: Jerusalem.
(B, D)

Day 10 Jerusalem
We start our day visiting the City of Hebron and the Cave of Machpelah. It was here that the Jewish forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and their wives were buried. Drive to the city of Bethlehem; Visit the church of Nativity and manger’s square ; Stop for an overview of Shepherds’ field and return to Jerusalem . Overnight: Jerusalem. (B, D)

Day 11 Jerusalem
We will begin our last day in Israel with a beautiful lookout over the Golden City from the Mt. of Olives and then follow in the path of Christ’s footsteps down to Gethsemane. We will then enter the old city and walk through the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the church of Holy Sepulchre. Continue and enjoy some free time at the old city market. We will finish our experience in Israel with a special time at the Garden Tomb, a peaceful spot where we can remember Christ’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection with a communion service. Overnight: Jerusalem. (B, D)

Day 12 Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport – Fly back to New York – End of services.
 

 

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