Project Description

7 NIGHTS/8 DAYS

CLASSICAL PROGRAM

To see the program as pdf: 7 NIGHTS 8 DAYS PROGRAM with RATES

Day 1 – Tel Aviv
Arrival at Ben Gurion airport, meeting and assistance by Bibleland4U Travel representative.

Drive to Jaffa (Jonah 1,3). Here St. Peter worked the Miracle of raising Tabitha to life (Acts 9: 36,41) and here he had the vision in which God invited him to gather also the Gentiles to the bosom of the church. On to Tel Aviv or Netanya for dinner and overnight.

Tel Aviv beach Photo by Dana Friedlander IMOT

Tel Aviv beach Photo by Dana Friedlander IMOT

Day 2 – Galilee

Drive via the coastal highway to Caesarea, the ancient Roman Theater, the Crusader city and the Aqueduct serve as a back-drop to the Book of Acts;  Cornelius was the first gentile to become a Christian and St. Paul was imprisoned for two years here, before he sailed to Rome. Drive to Haifa (Mt. Carmel) visit Stella Maris Church. We then continue to Meggido, which was a fortress city for King Solomon.

Continue to Nazareth where Jesus spent most of his life. Visit the Church of Annunciation and St. Joseph’s workshop. After the visit drive to Cana of Galilee, where the Lord made his first miracle, to visit the Wedding church. Continue to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Caesarea

Caesarea Photo by Dana Friedlander IMOT

 

Day 3 – Galilee

This morning  we enjoy a Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee in a replica wooden Jesus boat.

Then proceed for a  visit to the Mt. of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached his Sermon on the  mount. On to Capernaum, where the Lord made it his second home after Nazareth. Continue to Tabgha, the biblical place, where 5000 men where fed by Jesus.  We continue to Caesarea Phillipi (Banias) in the Golan  Heights  and for a view of the Lebanese border..

Then visit Mensa Christi – John 21:1. After the visit drive to the River Jordan (Yardenit) site for baptism, return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Replica of Wooden Jesus boat

Replica of Wooden Jesus boat by Itamar Grinberg IMOT

Day 4 – Jerusalem

This morning we’ll leave the sea of Galillee. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean and then passing  Jericho, the world’s oldest city. Just beside the wall of Jericho, to the east, is the fountain of Eliseus. It was here the spring’s bitter waters were turned sweet by the prophet’s handful of salt (21 Kings 2: 19). From here the Mt. of Temptation can be seen

On to Jerusalem.  Drive to our hotel  in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Beit Shean

Beit Shean photo :BY Aussiewig

Day 5 – Jerusalem

Drive to Mt. of Olives to visit the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of  all Nations. Enter the Dung Gate for a walking tour in the Old City.

We will visit the Davidson Center and then onto  Visit the Western (Wailing) Wall and the Rabbinical Tunnel. (upon availability from the CRO)

Follow the footsteps of Jesus along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. On through the Christian Quarter to the Jaffa Gate. then back to Jerusalem for overnight.

Rabbinical Tunnel

Western Wall (Rabbinical) Tunnel Photo by Israel tourism

Day 6 – Jerusalem

After breakfast, we will drive to Bethany for visit of the tomb of Lazarus and the Church built on the house of Marta and Mary. Then we will drive to Mt. Zion for a visit to King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper (Luke 22: 7, 13), then to visit the Dormition Abby. Continue to the Menora (Candelabra) near the Knesseth (Israeli Parliament). Drive on to the Yad Vashem Museum, memorial site for the six million holocaust victims in World War II. In the afternoon, drive to Bethlehem, starlit village where there was no room in the inn (Luke 1: 4-7). The birthplace of King David and Jesus. Pass by Mother Rachel’s Tomb, then we will visit the Church of Nativity, view the Shepherds Fields, stop to shopping in Bethlehem.

Continue to Ain Karem the birth place of John the Baptist, then to our hotel for dinner  and overnight.

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem Photo by Israel tourism

Day 7 – Jerusalem

This morning we will drive through the Judean Desert to Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls where found for a visit, . Here we’ll have opportunity to float (swim) on the water of the Dead Sea. Continue to Massada where a determined band of Jewish Zealots in the face if unimaginable hardship and privation held off their Roman attackers for an incredible three years after Jerusalem had fallen to Titus in 70 A.D.

Upon arriving to the foot of the Mountain on which Massada sits, you will ascend the summit by a modern cable car. Once on top of the summit, you will tour the ruins and hear the account of one of the most fascinating tragedies in recorded  history.

After the visit we will descend by Cable car from the o\mount.

Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Massada

Massada photo by Itama Grinberg IMOT

Day 8

Transfer to Airport for departure.

Tour includes based on a Minimum 25 full paying participants in the same category of hotel:

Meeting & assistance upon arrival at Ben-Gurion

  • Porterage at  hotels
  • 7 overnights accommodation per category mentioned below
  • Guide Escort transfer from//to Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival and departure
  • 7 full days sightseeing as per program above
  • English speaking Licensed tour guide throughout the entire tour
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Meal arrangement: Half Board, including full buffet breakfast and dinners at hotels daily. Starting with dinner on arrival day, ending with breakfast on day of departure. 
  • Entrance fees including: Green National park tickets (6 entrances) -See in bold: Caesarea, Meggido, Nazareth, Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Caesarea Phillipi, Beat Shean, Davidson Center, Rabbinical tunnels (upon availability by the CRO) Yad Vashem Museum, Qumran, Massada including Cable car, Swim (Float) on the Dead Sea (weather permitting)
  • All churches needed in Galilee area and Jerusalem as per program
  • Pilgrimage Certificate
  • 1 free person sharing double room every 25 full paying pax (max 4 frees in two double rooms, children are not considered full paying pax)

Rates and Hotels based as follows and Valid between Dec 1,2018 till March 1,2020 excluding Christmas and New Year period  all holidays and high season .:

3 star Tourist Class –

1 night Residence  Netanya or similar

2 nights Aviv hotel Tiberias or similar

4 nights  Monifiorre hotel Jerusalem or similar

$970.- p/p in a double / Single supplement $395.-

4 star First Class

1 night David Tower or similar

2 nights Emily’s Boutique Tiberias or similar

4 nights  Ibis Accor hotel Jerusalem or similar

$1150.- p/p in a double / Single supplement $515.-

5 star Deluxe

1 night Herods Herzliya or similar

2 nights Leonardo Plaza Tiberias or similar

4 nights  Leonardo Plaza  Jerusalem or similar

$1600.- p/p in a double / Single supplement $875.-

Land Arrangements DO NOT include:

All flight arrangements – Must contact your local Travel Agency

Tips to Guide, Driver, Hotels, Restaurants etc.

All extra meals i.e Lunches  or otherwise mentioned

Extras at hotels

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