Holy Land Tour - 8 days - Wednesday program

Wednesday, Day 1: Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, transfer to Jerusalem

You will arrive Ben Gurion Airport and will be met by a Shalom Journey’s representative, who will assist you with your luggage, escort us through customs and introduce you to your driver with vehicle. You will be transferred to your hotel in the beautiful city of Jerusalem for check-in to your hotel and for the remainder of the day at leisure (depending on flight time arrivals).
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Thursday, Day 2: Jerusalem and the The Old City

After breakfast, you will start the day with a visit to the Mount of Olives, for a panoramic view of Jerusalem, overlooking the walls of the old city and the ancient Jewish cemetery. Tracing the footsteps of Jesus, you will stroll down the Palm Sunday Route on the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church Of All Nations. From here we proceed by bus across the Kidron Valley, past the tombs of Absolom, Zacharias, James and King Jehoshaphat to Mt. Zion. Here you will visit the site of David’s tomb and the Upper Room where the Last Supper was held (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2, The Pentecost). You will enter into the Old City of Jerusalem heading to the Jewish Quarter, which was reconstructed after the city was unified at the conclusion of the Six-Day War in 1967. A special point of interest in the restored Jewish Quarter is the “Cardo”, meaning the “heart” of this ancient Byzantine City. View the unearthed main Roman thoroughfare and ancient marketplace lined with columns. Proceed through the broad stone stairway down to the holy Western Wall – the “Kotel” (Beit Hamikdash). Here you will have an apportunity to view the Temple Mount (entry to the mosque is not included). We begin at the passageways and retrace the steps of Jesus along the Via Delorosa (the way of the cross) to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Matt. 27. 33-57, 28.10). You will pass through the colorful bazaars, alleyways and marketplaces (a chance to test your negotiating skills) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Return to our hotel for the remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner at your hotel and overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday, Day 3: New City **Bethlehem

After breakfast, you will drive to Ein Kerem, to visit the Church of the Visitation and the birthplace of John the Baptist. You will continue to Yad Vashem – the Israeli Holocaust memorial, where six million Jews perished in WWII. Enter the site by walking along the Street of the Righteous Gentiles, dedicated to the non-Jews that risked their lives in order to save their Jewish neighbors. You will continue to Israel Museum, to see the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed and the scale model of Jerusalem, as it used to look in the 2nd Temple period.

Proceed to Bethlehem ** to visit the Church of the Nativity. Dinner at your hotel in Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday, Day 4: Massada and the Dead Sea area

After an early breakfast, you will drive towards the Dead Sea area. Your route will take you back down the main highway towards Jericho. You will then turn south and start driving along the shores of the Dead Sea, as you descend to the lowest point on the surface of the earth at 1305 feet (398m) below sea level. You will visit Qumran, where a young shepherd boy discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls and drive to Massada. You will continue south to the legendary mountaintop plateau of Massada. You will ascend by cable car to the ancient synagogue of Massada and explore the ancient fortress. Here, was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their struggle against the Romans. The Zealots held out for three years against the legions of Flavius Silva and chose to die as free men at their own hands in preference to Roman slavery. From the top of Massada, the outlines of the Roman encampments are still visible below. Return back to Jerusalem and prepare for dinner at your hotel.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Sunday, Day 5: Beit Shean / Nazareth

After breakfast, you will leave Jerusalem and begin the day with a drive through the lush Jordan Valley, where the dessert now blooms with flowers and vegetation of every description (Isaiah 35:1-2). On the way, you will pass Jericho, the oldest know city in the world. You will arrive at Beit Shean and walk through the incredible excavations of the largest ongoing archaeological dig in the land of Israel with its amphitheater, colonnaded Roman streets, mosaics and Roman bathhouse. It is also the city where the Philistines executed King Saul and his son on the walls Beit Shean (1st Samuel 31:10). You will proceed to Nazareth (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23) via Cana of Galilee, to visit the town where Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding ceremony (John 2.1-11). Upon arriving in Nazareth, you shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well. You will check-into Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight in the Galilee.

Monday, Day 6: Tiberias / Wester Galilee / Banias

After breakfast, you will start our day with a boat cruise on the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ Galilean ministry and the site of many of His miracles (Mark 2:4; Matt. 8:5; 14-17; 9:1-7; 17:18). You will see the remains of Peter’s house and the synagogue site where Jesus taught and worshiped (Mark 1:21; Luke 4:31). Continue to Tabgha, the site of the multiplication of the loaves and the fishes (John 6:1-14) and the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered what is perhaps the most famous sermon ever preached – “The Sermon On The Mount” (Matt. 5). You will drive north to the Golan Heights and visit Banias, one of the sources of the River Jordan and the site of ancient Caesaria Philipi, where Peter made his confession of faith in Christ (Matt. 16:16). You will enjoy a tour around the Golan Heights, with it’s valleys, grazing land and snow capped mountains. Return to our kibbutz for dinner.
Overnight in the Galilee.

Tuesday, Day 7: Acre (Akko) / Haifa / Megiddo / Caesarea

Following buffet breakfast, you will leave the Galilee area and drive towards the Mediterranean Sea. You will proceed north to Acre (Micah 1.10), capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Visit the ancient city and harbour. Turn south and continue along the coastal road to the beautiful port city of Haifa, nestled on the Mediterranean Sea. Here you will also visit the world famous Persian Gardens at the Bahai Temple. From Haifa, you will continue to Megiddo (1 Kings 4.28, 9,15, 2 Kings 23,29 & Revel. 16.16), identified as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. continue south along the coastal plain to Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48), capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. You will arrive Tel Aviv for check-in, dinner and overnight.
Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Wednesday, Day 8: Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport

After breakfast, transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.

** visit subject to availability

8 day tour program includes

  • 7 nights accommodations
    – 4 nights in Jerusalem
    – 2 nights in the Galilee
    – 1 night in Tel Aviv
  • Israeli style buffet breakfast daily at hotels
  • Dinners daily at hotel
  • 6 days of touring by a private motor coach with the services of a licensed English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees on touring days
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Transfers on arrival and departure
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Portfolio of travel documents

Tour Highlights:

  • Old city of Jerusalem
  • The Dead Sea
  • Cable car to Mt. Masada
  • Boat ride in the Galilee
  • Caesarea
  • And a lot more!!

Not Included in the Land arrangements:

  • Airfare from city of your choice (available upon request)
  • Daily lunch
  • Travel Insurance. Gratuity to guide, driver, hostess, maids, waiters and porters
  • Any additional items not mentioned in the above include
HOTEL PLAN
Plan A – 4.5 stars
Plan B – 4 stars
Plan C – 3 stars
Plan D – 2.5 stars
TEL AVIV
Dan Panorama
Grand Beach
Tal
Deborah
GALILEE
Kibbutz Lavi-Hod wing
Kibbutz Lavi-Hod wing
Kibbutz Lavi-Hod wing
Kibbutz Lavi-Lev wing
JERUSALEM
Dan Panorama
Grand Court
Prima Park
Gold Jerusalem
Dates for 2016
Per person
Per person
3rd adult
Per person
Per person
3rd adult
Per person
Per person
3rd adult
Per person
Per person
3rd adult
in Double
in Single
pays
in Double
in Single
pays
in Double
in Single
pays
in Double
in Single
pays
January 13
1,736
2,345
1,236
1,487
2,010
1,261
1,417
1,921
1,292
1,305
1,725
1,176
January 20
1,736
2,345
1,236
1,487
2,010
1,261
1,417
1,921
1,292
1,305
1,725
1,176
January 27
1,736
2,345
1,236
1,487
2,010
1,261
1,417
1,921
1,292
1,305
1,725
1,176
February 03
1,736
2,345
1,236
1,487
2,010
1,261
1,417
1,921
1,292
1,305
1,725
1,176
February 10
1,736
2,345
1,236
1,487
2,010
1,261
1,417
1,921
1,292
1,305
1,725
1,176
February 17
1,736
2,345
1,236
1,487
2,010
1,261
1,417
1,921
1,292
1,305
1,725
1,176
February 24
1,736
2,345
1,236
1,487
2,010
1,261
1,417
1,921
1,292
1,305
1,725
1,176
March 02
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,487
2,010
1,261
1,448
1,996
1,317
1,313
1,764
1,182
March 09
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,487
2,010
1,261
1,448
1,996
1,317
1,313
1,764
1,182
March 16
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,487
2,010
1,261
1,448
1,996
1,317
1,313
1,764
1,182
March 23
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,487
2,010
1,261
1,448
1,996
1,317
1,313
1,764
1,182
March 30
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,487
2,010
1,261
1,448
1,996
1,317
1,313
1,764
1,182
April 06
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,487
2,010
1,261
1,448
1,996
1,317
1,313
1,764
1,182
April 13
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,487
2,010
1,261
1,448
1,996
1,317
1,313
1,764
1,182
April 20, 27
TOURS ARE CANCELLED
May 04
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,498
2,064
1,271
1,481
2,055
1,345
1,336
1,805
1,198
May 11
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,498
2,064
1,271
1,481
2,055
1,345
1,336
1,805
1,198
May 18
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,498
2,064
1,271
1,481
2,055
1,345
1,336
1,805
1,198
May 25
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,498
2,064
1,271
1,481
2,055
1,345
1,336
1,805
1,198
June 01
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,498
2,064
1,271
1,481
2,055
1,345
1,336
1,805
1,198
June 08
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,498
2,064
1,271
1,481
2,055
1,345
1,336
1,805
1,198
June 15
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,498
2,064
1,271
1,481
2,055
1,345
1,336
1,805
1,198
June 22
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,498
2,064
1,271
1,481
2,055
1,345
1,336
1,805
1,198
June 29
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,498
2,064
1,271
1,481
2,055
1,345
1,336
1,805
1,198
July 06
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,498
2,064
1,271
1,481
2,055
1,345
1,336
1,805
1,198
July 13
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,498
2,064
1,271
1,481
2,055
1,345
1,336
1,805
1,198
July 20
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,498
2,064
1,271
1,481
2,055
1,345
1,336
1,805
1,198
July 27
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,498
2,064
1,271
1,481
2,055
1,345
1,336
1,805
1,198
August 03
1,974
2,820
1,293
1,540
2,138
1,300
1,495
2,082
1,355
1,373
1,863
1,232
August 10
1,974
2,820
1,293
1,540
2,138
1,300
1,495
2,082
1,355
1,373
1,863
1,232
August 17
1,974
2,820
1,293
1,540
2,138
1,300
1,495
2,082
1,355
1,373
1,863
1,232
August 24
1,974
2,820
1,293
1,540
2,138
1,300
1,495
2,082
1,355
1,373
1,863
1,232
August 31
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,478
2,029
1,257
1,462
2,020
1,331
1,313
1,764
1,182
September 07
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,478
2,029
1,257
1,462
2,020
1,331
1,313
1,764
1,182
September 14
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,478
2,029
1,257
1,462
2,020
1,331
1,313
1,764
1,182
September 21
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,478
2,029
1,257
1,462
2,020
1,331
1,313
1,764
1,182
September 28
TOURS ARE CANCELLED
October 5, 12, 19
October 26
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,478
2,029
1,257
1,462
2,020
1,331
1,313
1,764
1,182
November 02
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,478
2,029
1,257
1,462
2,020
1,331
1,313
1,764
1,182
November 09
1,884
2,645
1,250
1,478
2,029
1,257
1,462
2,020
1,331
1,313
1,764
1,182
November 16
1,758
2,418
1,256
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,442
1,984
1,318
1,305
1,747
1,176
November 23
1,758
2,418
1,256
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,442
1,984
1,318
1,305
1,747
1,176
November 30
1,758
2,418
1,256
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,442
1,984
1,318
1,305
1,747
1,176
December 07
1,758
2,418
1,256
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,442
1,984
1,318
1,305
1,747
1,176
December 14
1,758
2,418
1,256
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,442
1,984
1,318
1,305
1,747
1,176
December 21
2,041
2,902
1,841
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,428
1,960
1,304
1,305
1,747
1,176
December 28
2,041
2,902
1,841
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,428
1,960
1,304
1,305
1,747
1,176
Dates for 2017
January 04
1,704
2,314
1,236
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,428
1,960
1,304
1,305
1,747
1,176
January 11
1,704
2,314
1,236
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,428
1,960
1,304
1,305
1,747
1,176
January 18
1,704
2,314
1,236
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,428
1,960
1,304
1,305
1,747
1,176
January 25
1,704
2,314
1,236
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,428
1,960
1,304
1,305
1,747
1,176
February 01
1,704
2,314
1,236
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,428
1,960
1,304
1,305
1,747
1,176
February 08
1,704
2,314
1,236
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,428
1,960
1,304
1,305
1,747
1,176
February 15
1,704
2,314
1,236
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,428
1,960
1,304
1,305
1,747
1,176
February 22
1,704
2,314
1,236
1,459
1,992
1,243
1,428
1,960
1,304
1,305
1,747
1,176
NOTE: Tours are being operated each Wednesday on the dates mentioned above. From time to time, hotels above can change to similar category hotels.
Child sharing room with parents, including dinners
HOTEL PLAN
Plan A – 4.5 stars
Plan B – 4 stars
Plan C – 3 stars
Plan D – 2.5 stars
AGES:
Under 12 years of age
Under 12 years of age
Under 12 years of age
Under 12 years of age
January 2016 –
February 2017
1,149
1,099
999
849

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