Tuesday March 14 2017, Depart for Israel
Tour Date: March 14 – March 25 2017
Eilat-Petra Extension: March 25 – March 27 2017
Tuesday March 14 2017 | Phoenix to Tel Aviv
Leave Phoenix for Tel Aviv, Israel to begin your trip of a lifetime!
Wednesday March 15 2017 | Tel Aviv
Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. Check into the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight.
Evening: walk along the beach promenade to Old Jaffa (New Testament Joppa).
Thursday March 16 2017 | Tiberias
Check out of hotel. Caesarea with the 1 st century Synagogue, Carmel, Megiddo -Armageddon, visit Nazareth Village and the visit to Jesus childhood home underneath the Sisters of Nazareth Convent. We will visit Mt. Precipice before we drive to Cana and lastly arrive in Tiberias and check into Hotel Rimonim Galei Kinnereth for dinner and overnight.
After dinner: Walk to the Old Cemetery.
Friday March 17 2017 | Tiberias
Around the Sea of Galilee: Morning boat ride from Tiberias to Kibbutz Nof Ginosar. Here we will visit the Jesus Boat Museum. Continue to Magdala, Mt of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum followed by St. Peter’s Fish lunch at Tanurin Restaurant. This will be followed by a visit to Bethsaida and Kursi. We drive to the other side of the Sea of Galilee to kibbutz Kinneret to the Date Factory . Dinner and overnight at the Rimonim Galei Kinnereth Hotel.
Saturday March 18 2017| Tiberias
Day tour to the Golan Heights: Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Bental view to Kuneitra Syria, Land of the Giants, Peace Vista. We end this day at the Jordan River Baptism (Yardenit). Return to the Galei Kinnereth Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Sunday March 19 2017 | Tiberias
Check out of hotel. We drive along the Jordan Valley Road to Beit She’an, Jericho with the glass store, drive up to Ancient Shiloh . Finally we arrive in Jerusalem. Visit the Israel Museum including the Shrine of the Book and the Holy Land Model. Check in to the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. Walk around Ben Yehuda Street & Mamilla Mall after dinner.
Monday March 20 2017 | Jerusalem
After breakfast drive to the Mt of Olives, Palm Sunday walk, Garden of Gethsemane (Private Garden) . Enter the Old City throught the Lions Gate visit the Pools of Bethesda, Fortress of Antonia at Ecce Homo- Holy Sepulchre with the roof top of the Ethiopian Monks. Continue to the City of David with Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Free time in the Old City. Dinner and overnight.
Tuesday March 21 2017 | Jerusalem
Early morning visit the Temple Mount. This is followed by a visit to the Western Wall Tunnels and the Temple Institute and the Cardo for shopping. Enjoy Lunch at the Quarter Café. Afternoon visit to the Davidson Center with the South Wall archaeological park. We return to the hotel to get ready for the special event this evening. Drive to the Notre Dame Roof Top Restaurant. 6:30 – Wedding Vows Renewal Ceremony. Dinner and overnight .
Wednesday March 22 2017| Jerusalem
We start this day with a visit to Yad Vashem memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Now we will depart Jerusalem continue to the Elah Valley, the site of David’s battle against Goliath. Visit Beit Guvrin for the Archaeological Dig http://www.archesem.com/dig.asp. We return to our hotel for a short rest and dinner. Optional : drive to the David Citadel by the Jaffa Gate for the Sound and Light Show: “Night Spectacular”.
Thursday March 23 2017| Jerusalem
Early morning visit the Friends of Zion Museum. From here we will drive to Mt. Zion to visit St. Peter in Gallicantu, the Upper Room and David’s Tomb. Our next stop is Herodion . Herod the great built this monumental fotress and palace on the highest hill in the Judean Desert. Continue to Bethlehem with the Shepherds Field . Then visit to the Garden Tomb (Communion) before returning to our hotel for dinner. Optional: Night Bike Ride around the Old City.
Friday March 24 2017| Jerusalem
Full day excursion to Qumran, Ein Gedi, Massada and swimming in the Dead Sea. We return to the hotel for a short rest before we drive to the Kotel (Western Wall) to experience the welcoming of the Shabbat. Today we will have a special Farewell Dinner.
Saturday March 25 2017 | Jerusalem
For those departing tonight it will be a day of leisure in Jerusalem. Breakfast is included. Lunch and dinner not included. Late check out from the hotel and drive to Ben Gurion Airport for our homebound flight.
Saturday March 25 2017 | Eilat Extension
Eilat Group: Check out of hotel. Depart from Jerusalem to Eilat. Visit Timna Park with the model of the Ark of the Covenant and The Eilat Stone factory. Check into Herods Hotel, Eilat.
Sunday March 26 2017 | Eilat Extension
For some of you it will be a Day at leisure in Eilat. Most of you will enjoy a day tour to Petra. Dinner and overnight at the Herods Hotel, Eilat
Monday March 27 2016 | Eilat Extension
Check out of hotel after a late breakfast Drive via the Ramon Crater and Tel Beersheba . We will arrive at the Dan Panorama hotel in Tel Aviv where we will get some rooms for freshening up before we have dinner. After dinner we drive to Ben Gurion Airport to catch our homebound flight.
Tuesday March 28 2017 | Eilat Extension
Land at JFK.