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9 Day Israel, A Journey for the Believer - Saturday Departure

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Israel

Cities Visited

Galilee , Jerusalem , Tel Aviv

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Israel
Depart for Israel

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Tel Aviv
Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to your hotel. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner at your hotel. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Caesarea, Galilee, Carmelite Monastery, Nazareth
Begin your pilgrimage to the Holy Land with a drive northwards along the Plain of Sharon, the Mediterranean and old coastal road. The first stop will be the ruins of Caesarea Maritima, built by Herod and where Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, based his seat of government. This is also where Cornelius lived and was baptized (Acts 10); where Paul embarked to Tarsus (Acts 9.30) and where Phillip preached (Acts 8.40). Then, travel north and ascend Mt. Carmel to view the Carmelite Monastery, the "Place of Sacrifice" where the Prophet Elijah had an encounter with the Priests of Baal (1 Kings 18:17-40). Admire panoramic views of the Jezreel Valley to the town of Nazareth, the hill country of Galilee where Jesus grew to manhood (Matt. 2:23). Here, visit the Church of the Annunciation, before proceeding to your hotel for overnight
Overnight: Galilee Region
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Caesarea Philippi, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
This morning, visit Banias the site of ancient Caesarea Philippi, where Peter made his confession of faith in Christ (Matt.16.16). Continue on to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached His famous "Sermon on the Mount" (Matt 5). From here, travel to Capernaum, the town where Jesus chose His first disciples among the humble local fisherman. View the remains of Peter's house and the synagogue site where Jesus taught and worshiped (Mark 1:21, Luke 4.31). The day continues with a lunch stop at St. Peter's Restaurant before you venture towards Tabgha, the sight of the multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes (John 6). At Ginosar, stop to see "Jesus Boat", an archaeological treasure recovered from the waters of the Galilee, dating back to the first century. You will have the opportunity to take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, before driving back to your hotel for dinner
Overnight: Galilee Region
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Yardenit Baptismal Site, Beit She'an, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Garden Tomb
Begin at the headwaters of the Jordan River, the Yardenit, where Christian visitors come to renew their faith with a traditional Baptism. Continue southward to the ruins of Beit She'an, where the Philistines hung the bodies of Saul and his sons on the walls of Beit She'an (1 Sam 31:10-12). Proceed south toward Judea, through the lush Jordan Valley passing by the ancient city of Jericho. Arrive at the Holy City of Jerusalem for observation of the city from the Mount of Olives with its panoramic view of the entire Old City. Tracing the footsteps of Jesus, view part of the Palm Sunday route on the way to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. End the day just outside the city walls with a visit to the Garden Tomb. A rock formation resembles a skull (Golgotha) and the site accords with the biblical data of the area where Jesus was buried. Arrive at the hotel in time for dinner
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jewish Quarter, Bethlehem
This morning, visit the Western Wall Tunnels, which stretch along the Western Wall of the Temple Mount. Visit the Pool of Bethesda and the Crusader Church of Saint Anne and walk under Ecce Homo Arch. Then, retrace the steps of Jesus with a walk along the Via Dolorosa before reaching the final station of the Cross at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Enter the Jewish Quarter and the Cardo of the Old City. This afternoon, take a short drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, built over the cave of Christ's birth, as well as Shepherd's Field and the plains of Boaz. Finally, visit one of the famous Bethlehem gift shops before returning to the hotel
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Israel Museum, Yad Vashem
Begin the day with a drive by the Knesset and the Big Menorah, symbols of the State of Israel. Next visit the Shrine of the Book at Israel Museum, where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. See the Model City, a 1:50 scale model of Jerusalem during the time of Jesus. Continue to Yad Vashem, a museum built in memory of the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II. This afternoon, continue to Mt. Zion to visit the House of Caiaphas the high priest, where Jesus was interrogated the night of His betrayal (Mark 14.53-65). You will also visit the King David Tomb and the Upper Room, the traditional location of the Last Supper
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Day in Jerusalem
Today, spend a full day at leisure in Jerusalem or join the optional tour where you will have the opportunity to visit Masada and the Dead Sea. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel
Optional: Full Day Masada and Dead Sea
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Depart Israel
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Due to local events, holidays and site openings, the order of sightseeing may be changed. Details to be provided locally by Tour Manager.

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • 1 night Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights Galilee Region
  • 4 nights Jerusalem
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
  • Special Features

  • Visit the ruins of Caesarea Maritima, where the Pilate Stone was discovered, the only archaeological item that mentions Pontius Pilate
  • Ascend Mt. Carmel and enjoy panoramic views of the Jezreel Valley
  • Sail past the towns of Ginosar, Capernaum and Tabgha on a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
  • Caesarea Philippi, where Peter made his confession of faith in Christ
  • Garden of Gethsemane, at the foot of the Mount of Olives
  • Visit the Garden Tomb, unearthed in 1867 and considered to be the site of the burial of Jesus
  • At Israel Museum, view some of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Upon arrival in Israel at Passport Control, you will receive an Israel Border Control / B2 Stay Permit called an "Electronic Gate Pass". Issuance of the pass replaces the need to stamp your passport. The Electronic Gate Pass is your official form of identification in Israel and must be kept in your possession at all times, and will be relinquished once you depart the country. Escorted tour group guests should bring this pass to the Welcome Meeting as your Tour Manager must record information from it to facilitate express hotel check-in during your tour. Failure to provide this pass at check-in will result in mandatory tax.

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    Accommodations

    Tal by the Beach
    This superior tourist class hotel is situated by the sea in the exciting city of Tel Aviv.

    Caesar Premier Tiberias
    This first class hotel is located in Tiberias on the promenade by the Sea of Galilee.

    Caesar Premier Tiberias
    This first class hotel is located in Tiberias on the promenade by the Sea of Galilee.

    Kinar Galilee Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

    Kinar Galilee Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

    Kinar Galilee Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

    Kinar Galilee Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

    Kinar Galilee Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

    Kinar Galilee Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

    Kinar Galilee Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

    Kinar Galilee Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is located on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee.

    Ron Beach Hotel
    This first class hotel is located on the waterfront of the Sea of Galilee with lovely views.

    Ron Beach Hotel
    This first class hotel is located on the waterfront of the Sea of Galilee with lovely views.

    Ron Beach Hotel
    This first class hotel is located on the waterfront of the Sea of Galilee with lovely views.

    Leonardo Plaza Tiberias
    This deluxe modern hotel is located on the Tiberias Promenade, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

    Leonardo Plaza Tiberias
    This deluxe modern hotel is located on the Tiberias Promenade, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

    Prima Kings Hotel
    This first class hotel is located in Jerusalem's Rehavia neighborhood, nearby the Great Synagogue.

    Prima Royale Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is centrally located in the Talbieh district, the heart of Jerusalem.

    Prima Royale Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is centrally located in the Talbieh district, the heart of Jerusalem.

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    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

    Customer Reviews

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    Itinerary
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    Professional Staff
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    Repeat with Operator
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    Value for Money
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    Great tour guide and I would highly recommend him and the 9days journey for the believer to anyone who is interested in visiting the holy lands and Israel.

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