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70 Years of Israel 2018 Tour
Celebrate the beauty and culture of Israel on this amazing and exclusive adventure.
 

Experience fascinating Israel with this unique small-group tour of no more than 24 people. Visit many of Israel’s larger-than-life historic sights, from the Sea of Galilee to Jerusalem and Nazareth. Experience everything from city to desert, intense culture to untouched nature. Nowhere on earth can stir passion quite the way Israel does – a beautiful, conflicted, encouraging, amazing country.
 

Value-added Amenities
Included in pricing below
 

•8 night’s hotel accommodation per itinerary based on twin share
•Transfers and transportation by private, air-conditioned coach with driver/guide
•Arrival meet & greet guide assistance, departure guide assistance
Individuals traveling outside the group must arrange own transportation.
•Breakfast, lunch and dinner as indicated on itinerary; full Israeli buffet breakfast and dinner at hotel daily
•Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
•Local taxes on accommodation and sightseeing tours
•Entrance fees: Independence Hall, Caesarea, Megiddo, boat ride on Sea of Galilee, Gideon Springs, Ginosar ancient boat, Banias, Tel Dan, Hazor, Qumran, Jericho (view only), Masasda (including two-way cable car ride), Israel Museum, City of David, Davidson Centre, churches in Bethlehem, Jerusalem and the Galilee
 

Price Per Person: Israel only, $2,360; with Jordan extension, $3,344. Air and recommended travel insurance are additional. Passports are required and must be valid for six months after return date. 

 

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Tour prices are land only. All tour specials are subject to availability and rates are subject to change. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Not responsible for publishing/printing errors. Additional taxes, surcharges, and luggage fees may apply.

Itinerary

Day 1: USA to Tel Aviv
Depart USA en route to your very own pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Relax, as you contemplate your imminent arrival in the Land of the Bible…treasured memories await you!
 

Day 2: Tel Aviv - Jaffa
Arriving in Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, we shall meet our guide who will welcome us to the Land of the Bible and escort us throughout our stay in Israel. Time permitting, we shall visit on of the oldest cities in the world – Jaffa, the traditional home of Simon the Tanner and the port from which Jonah sailed (If time permit according to their land)
Meals: Dinner 
Hotel Accommodations: Grand Beach, Tel Aviv
 

Day 3: Caesarea – Mt. Carmel – Megiddo - Tiberias
You may start the day with an invigorating walk on the Tel Aviv promenade, before tucking in to a legendary Israeli breakfast buffet. Checking out of our hotel, we shall start the day with a visit at the Independence Hall, followed by a lovely ride along Israeli coastline to visit the ancient port city of Caesarea, site of major events in the lives of Peter and Paul. We shall explore the ancient port, the hippodrome, and the Amphitheatre still used today for concerts! We shall ascend to Muhraka on Mt. Carmel where the dramatic battle between Elijah and the prophets of Baal took place. According to tradition, the fire that rained down from the sky amid a struggle between Prophet Elijah and the Ba’al prophets took place on this mountain top. Our final stop for the day will be Megiddo, the archeological site that inspired James Mitchner’s book The Source. We shall explore the ancient man-made well as well as a Canaanite alter. This is site where the final battle between good and evil will take place in the end of days. We travel further north to the shores of the Sea of Galilee for our stay in Tiberias.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Hotel Accommodations: Leonardo Club, Tiberias
 

Day 4: Sea of Galilee - Nazareth
Put on your “walking shoes” as we travel today in the footsteps of Jesus.  Our day will begin with a tranquil boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, in a replica of the ancient wooden boat used in Jesus' day.  We shall visit an ancient boat believed to be from Jesus' time found in the Sea of Galilee in 1986.  We walk into old Capernaum to view the synagogue dating back to the second century.  According to Christian tradition, Jesus served here as a local rabbi and performed miracles.  The traditional house of Saint Peter is also located here.  Visit Tabgha, site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, and revisit the Sermon on the Mount and the Mount of Beatitudes. For lunch, we shall be treated to a St. Peter’s Fish lunch. This afternoon we shall travel through the lush Galilee Mountains to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation where Mary was first informed about her immaculate conception.  Along the way we shall drive through Cana where Jesus turned water into wine and end the day with a visit at Mt. precipice
Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Hotel Accommodations: Leonardo Club, Tiberias
 

Day 5: Norther Galilee – Golan Heights
After a bountiful Israeli breakfast we shall start the day at Caesarea Phillipi (Banias) - a pagan city dedicated to the god Pan and was reconstructed in ancient times by Philip, the son of Herod.  Here Saint Peter made his proclamation of faith in Jesus, who declared him the rock on which he would build his Church and promised him the key to the Kingdom of Heaven. We shall then visit the beautiful Tel Dan and the headwaters of the Jordan River. We shall round off the day at ancient Hazor originally conquered by Joshua in the 13th century BC.  King Solomon began reconstruction here and King Ahab erected a magnificent palace here as well.  We shall return via the Golan Heights, stopping at Mt. Bental for a view into Syria and to hear about the importance of the Golan Heights.  
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Hotel Accommodations: Leonardo Club, Tiberias
 

Day 6: Jordan Valley – Jericho – Qumran – Masada – Dead Sea
Start the day with a visit at Gideon Springs and drive along the Jordan Valley passing the ancient walled city of Jericho and proceed to Qumran where hidden scrolls found in the caves in 1947 exposed the secret life of the Essenes, a small ultra-religious sect, who hid there from the Roman enemy and the burial place of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls.  Continue south to the legendary mountaintop plateau of Masada and ascend by cable car to the ancient fortress.  Explore the site with its synagogue and bathhouse, and hear about the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their struggle against the Roman Legion in 73 A.D. Enjoy the late afternoon in the Dead Sea for an unparalleled dip in its buoyant waters and some time to relax and take in the tranquil desert scenery.
Meals: Dinner
Hotel Accommodations: David Dead Sea, Ein Bokek
 

Day 7: Jerusalem – Bethlehem 
We begin our day at Yad Vashem, the world’s foremost Holocaust Memorial and Museum, in what is sure to be a very moving visit. Next we visit the Israel Museum, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited, and view a large Model of Jerusalem, as it used to look in the 2nd Temple period.  The Museum itself has a vast priceless collection of archeological finds and artifacts. Continue our day with a visit at Machane Yahuda market and then we will go to Mount Scopus. End our journey with a visit to Bethlehem to see the Church of Nativity¸ Mary’s Grotto, Church of St. Catherine, the Grotto of Jerome and view the Shepherd’s Fields.
Meals: Dinner
Hotel Accommodations: Prima Kings, Jerusalem
 

Day 8: Jerusalem – Old City – Christian Quarter
We begin our glorious ascent to Jerusalem, stopping as we arrive atop Mt. of Olives for a breathtaking look at our next destination – Jerusalem, new and old. We shall walk to the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations and drive across the Valley of Kidron.  Enter the Old City through St. Stephen's Gate (Lions' Gate) to the Muslim Quarter, visit St. Anne’s,  Pilate's Judgment Hall, and the Ecce Homo Arch.  Walk along the Via Dolorosa stopping by some of the Stations of the Cross, and ending at the Church of Holy Sepulcher.  Visit Mt. Zion to see the House of Caiaphas.  End the afternoon at Golgotha (Gordon's Calvary) and the empty Garden Tomb. 
Meals: Dinner
Hotel Accommodations: Prima Kings, Jerusalem
 

Day 9: Jerusalem – Jewish Quarter 
We shall start our day at the City of David City for a chance to see the newest and exciting excavations of Jerusalem during the time of the first Temple period.  Then walk through the Herodian drainage system that will lead straight to Robinson’s Arch & the Southern Wall Excavations, to explore one of the most significant archeological sites in Israel. Pause at the Western Wall, holiest site in Judaism, where you may join the throng and put your very own note into the ancient stones.  Visit to the reconstructed Jewish Quarter, walking through the Cardo, the original Roman Street which ran through the ancient city, and today home to trendy galleries.  Farewell dinner at hotel, overnight in Jerusalem.
Meals: Dinner
Hotel Accommodations: Prima Kings, Jerusalem
 

Day 10: Israel - USA
Today we transfer to the airport.  Our guide will assist us with check-in procedures. 
 

OPTIONAL JORDAN PORTION 
 

Day 10: Sheikh Hussein Bridge – Jerash – Amman 
Drive from Tel Aviv to the Sheikh Hussein border crossing for procedures to enter Jordan. Proceed to Jerash - city of the Decapolis, located about 45km north of Amman in the fertile heights of the Gilad. Visit the ancient Roman city with colonnaded streets, the baths and the hill of the top Temple etc. Drive to Amman for a panoramic city tour of the Jordanian capital.
 

Day 11: Amm After early breakfast, leave the hotel and travel south on the road to Wadi Musa, the modern village of Petra. Walk, or ride on horseback, to the "Siq" (canyon) and then on foot into Petra, known as "Sela Edom" or red rock city, the ancient capital of the Nabateans from the 3rd century B.C. to 2nd Century A.D. Visit the most interesting monuments such as the Treasury, El Khazneh (a tomb of a Nabatean king) then the field of tombs, obelisks, the altar, (Al Madhbah) - from this point you can view the whole of the rock city, then back to Wadi Musa village.
 

Day 12: Petra – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Allenby Bridge – Jerusalem
2 hours Jeep Tour at Wadi Rum. Drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land and ruins of historical sites. Continue about 10kms. to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From there you will see the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Dead Sea etc. Visit the remains of the Byzantine church with a mosaic floor. Drive to the border and onwards to Jerusalem.
 

Day 13: Depart Israel
Today we transfer to the airport.  Our guide will assist us with check-in procedures, before saying Shalom and farewell until our next visit!
 




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