HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE TOUR (SUNDAY ARRIVAL)

Sunday arrival in Tel Aviv

validity

valid until February 2020

duration

7 nights/6 touring days

USD1847

Hotels
Tel-Aviv: Leonardo Beach
Kibbutz Lavi: Eden Wing
Jerusalem: Leonardo

USD1860

Hotels
Tel Aviv: Gilgal
Kibbutz Lavi: Eden Wing
Jerusalem: Prima Kings/Royale

USD1901

Hotels
Tel Aviv: Tal
Kibbutz Lavi: Eden Wing
Jerusalem: Ramada

TOUR PHOTOS

from USD1,847/person

EXPECTED HOTELS



Tel Aviv: Leonardo Beach
Kibbutz Lavi: Eden Wing
Jerusalem: Leonardo

DEPARTURE DATES


Every Sunday from March 4, 2018 to February 24, 2019 (except Holy Week and September 2018)

INCLUSIONS

  • Meeting assistance upon arrival
  • Airport arrival transfer to hotel in Jerusalem
  • Airport departure transfer from Tel Aviv hotel to Ben Gurion Airport
  • 7 nights accommodation on half board basis
  • 6 touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to the sites as described int he program

ITINERARY

Day 1 Sunday: Arrival in Tel Aviv

Arrival in Ben Gurion airport where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.  Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 2 Monday: Caesarea / Megiddo / Haifa / Acre

Depart Tel-Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct.  Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee . Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battle field as you visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Onto Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site , the local market and harbor.  Continue to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight

Day 3 Tuesday: Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias

After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus boat”, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and tour the Golan heights.  Return to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight

Day 4 Wednesday: Cana / Nazareth / Beit Shean

Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s workshop and Mary’s well. Proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan river; next, stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre . Drive along the Jordan valley to Jerusalem for overnight.

Day 5 Thursday: Jerusalem - Old City

Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City ; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road; visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre.  Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance.  Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 6 Friday: Jerusalem - New City and Bethlehem

Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation;proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period.  Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 7 Saturday: Qumeran / Massada / Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean hills to Qumeran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found; Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D; ascend Massada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod; visit the remains of the walls, water cistern and Herod’s Palace; descend by cable car.  Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth; enjoy the opportunity to float in the unsinkable water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects. Return to Jerusalem for overnight

Day 8 Sunday: Depart Tel Aviv

Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for departure

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