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 – Superior (4.5 stars) Plan B – Moderate (3.5 – 4 stars) Plan C – Tourist (3 stars) Plan D – Economy (2 – 3 stars)
TEL AVIV Dan Panorama Grand Beach Grand Beach Deborah
GALILEE Kibbutz Lavi-Eden wing Kibbutz Lavi-Eden wing Kibbutz Lavi-Eden wing Kibbutz Lavi-Lev wing
JERUSALEM Dan Panorama Grand Court Prima Park Gold Jerusalem
2017 dates 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
March 01 $1,898 $2,659 $1,263 $1,492 $2,043 $1,270 $1,448 $1,981 $1,292 $1,294 $1,722 $1,168
March 08 $1,898 $2,659 $1,263 $1,492 $2,043 $1,270 $1,448 $1,981 $1,292 $1,294 $1,722 $1,168
March 15 $1,898 $2,659 $1,263 $1,492 $2,043 $1,270 $1,448 $  1,981 $1,292 $1,294 $1,722 $1,168
March 22 $1,898 $2,659 $1,263 $1,492 $2,043 $1,270 $1,448 $1,981 $1,292 $1,294 $1,722 $1,168
March 29 $1,898 $2,659 $1,263 $1,492 $2,043 $1,270 $1,448 $1,981 $1,292 $1,294 $1,722 $1,168
April 5, 12 TOURS ARE CANCELLED
April 19 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
April 26 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
May 03 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
May 10 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
May 17 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
May 24 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
May 31 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
June 07 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
June 14 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
June 21 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
June 28 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
July 05 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
July 12 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
July 19 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
July 26 $1,933 $2,729 $1,263 $1,520 $2,090 $1,289 $1,476 $2,029 $1,312 $1,315 $1,751 $1,191
August 02 $1,988 $2,835 $1,297 $1,554 $2,152 $1,313 $1,509 $2,090 $1,335  $1,354 $1,821 $1,218
August 09 $1,988 $2,835 $1,297 $1,554 $2,152 $1,313 $1,509 $2,090 $1,335 $1,354 $1,821 $1,218
August 16 $1,988 $2,835 $1,297 $1,554 $2,152 $1,313 $1,509 $2,090 $1,335 $1,354 $1,821 $1,218
August 23 $1,988 $2,835 $1,297 $1,554 $2,152 $1,313 $1,509 $2,090 $1,335 $1,354 $1,821 $1,218
August 30 $1,898 $2,659 $1,263 $1,492 $2,043 $1,270 $1,448 $1,981 $1,292 $1,294 $1,722 $1,168
September 06 $1,898 $2,659 $1,263 $1,492 $2,043 $1,270 $1,448 $1,981 $1,292 $1,294 $1,722 $1,168
September 13 $1,898 $2,659 $1,263 $1,492 $2,043 $1,270 $1,448 $1,981 $1,292 $1,294 $1,722 $1,168
September 20,27  TOURS ARE CANCELLED
October 4,11
October 18 $1,898 $2,659 $1,263 $1,492 $2,043 $1,270 $1,448 $1,981 $1,292 $1,294 $1,722 $1,168
October 25 $1,898 $2,659 $1,263 $1,492 $2,043 $1,270 $1,448 $1,981 $1,292 $1,294 $1,722 $1,168
November 01 $1,898 $2,659 $1,263 $1,492 $2,043 $1,270 $1,448 $1,981 $1,292 $1,294 $1,722 $1,168
November 08 $1,898 $2,659 $1,263 $1,492 $2,043 $1,270 $1,448 $1,981 $1,292 $1,294 $1,722 $1,168
November 15 $1,718 $2,300 $1,249 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
November 22 $1,718 $2,300 $1,249 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
November 29 $1,718 $2,300 $1,249 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
December 06 $1,718 $2,300 $1,249 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
December 13 $1,718 $2,300 $1,249 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
December 20 $1,891 $2,618 $1,469 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
December 27 $2,015 $2,853 $1,670 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
2018
January 03 $1,779 $2,418 $1,350 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
January 10 $1,718 $2,300 $1,249 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
January 17 $1,718 $2,300 $1,249 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
January 24 $1,718 $2,300 $1,249 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
January 31 $1,718 $2,300 $1,249 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
February 07 $1,718 $2,300 $1,249 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
February 14 $1,718 $2,300 $1,249 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
February 21 $1,718 $2,300 $1,249 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
February 28 $1,847 $2,558 $1,249 $1,473 $2,006 $1,256 $1,428 $1,945 $1,278 $1,285 $1,705 $1,162
Child sharing room with parents, Half Board basis
Departure Plan A Plan B Plan C Plan D
Dates under the age of 12 years under the age of 12 years under the age of 12 years under the age of 12 years
All departures $1,150 $1,050 $1,050 $950

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