Day 1 : Arrive to Israel Our representative will meet you and walk you through customs. We’ll then drive you to the hotel in Haifa and visit Mount Carmel, where the biblical story of the confrontation between Prophet Elijah and the Ba’al prophets took place and overlook the Jezreel Valley. We’ll visit the Baha’is Gardens and the Stella Maris monastery and then have dinner at the hotel in Haifa DAY 2: Beth She’an, Gideon Spring, Cana, Nazareth We’ll start our day at Beth She’an, upon whose walls the Philistines nailed the head of King Saul after his defeat on Mount Gilboa. As we visit the city’s remains, we’ll not only learn about the dramatic end of the last war between King Saul and the Philistines, but also how the residents of Jabesh bravely removed the corpses of the King and his son from the wall of the city in order to bury them (1 Samuel 31). Then on to Gideon Springs, where the Judge Gideon selected 300 warriors to go into battle with him against the Midianites. (Judges 7) After visiting Cana, where the Lord performed the Wedding Miracle, we’ll continue to the biblical village in Nazareth to experience the sights, sounds and aromas of Jesus’ time. Time permitting, we’ll visit the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth. DAY 3: Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, Caesarea Philippi On this day we will sail on the Sea of Galilee, visit Capernaum, the town of Jesus, visit the Church of Multiplication in Tabgha (where the Lord preformed the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes), and visit the Mount of Beatitudes (where Jesus taught “The Sermon on the Mount”). We will then continue to a baptism in the Jordan River, a truly unforgettable experience. After visiting Mt. Hermon, we’ll continue to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter confessed Christ: “You are the Christ, the son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:15-16). Dinner and overnight stay in Tiberias. Day 4: The sea of Galilee This day will be dedicated to the Sea of Galilee. We will sail on the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum and visit St.Peter’s House and the Synagogue, the center of the Lord’s ministry. We’ll drive on to the Church of Multiplication where the Lord performed the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. We’ll continue on to Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount and the Lord’s Prayer was said for the first time. We will then proceed to the church of the Holy Apostles. Dinner and Overnight at the Dead Sea. Day 5: Eilat We’ll drive to the southern most part Israel and reach the blue waters of the Red Sea and the city of Eilat. In the afternoon, we’ll enjoy some R&R on the beach, by the pool, or in the outside promenade. Dinner and Overnight stay in Eilat. Day 6: The Negev We’ll make our way north to Jerusalem via the Negev. According to the Book of Genesis (Chapter 20), Abraham lived for a while in the Negev near Kadesh after being banished from Egypt. Hagar and Ishmael were exiled out into the Negev by Sarah (Genesis 21:14). Both Isaac and Jacob lived for some time in the Negev (Genesis 24:62, 37:1) and David included the Negev in his kingdom, and when Solomon succeeded his father. He also established fortresses in the area. Dinner and Overnight stay in Jerusalem. Day 7: Bethlehem – Jerusalem We will start the day by visiting the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, the site where Jesus was born and then continue to Shepherd’s Fields to visit the monasteries of St.Saba, St. Theodosiusand and St. Elias. In the afternoon, we will tour Jerusalem, visit the monastery St. Symeon, and visit the Monastery of the Holy Cross, where according to tradition, the tree of the Holy Cross was planted. Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem. Day 8: Jerusalem We will start the day with a breath taking panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives and then visit the Chapel of the Ascension. From the Church of Pater Noster (Our Father), we’ll walk the Gardens of Gethsemane and visit the Church of All Nations, where Jesus is said to have prayed the night of his arrest. We’ll visit the tomb of the Virgin Mary and St.Stephan’s Church. We’ll continue to St.Anne’s Church, the birthplace of the Theotokos and visit the Pool of Bethesda, the Prison of Christ, the Praetorium, the fortress of Antonia, the Lithostrotos, the “Ecce Homo”Arch (Idou o anthropos – Behold the Man). We will walk the Via Dolorosa -”Way of the Cross”- to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Nao tis Anastaseos) which contains Golgotha, the site of Crucifixion, and the holy Tomb of Christ. Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem. Day 9: Jericho, Mount of temptation, Bethany We will visit Jericho and visit the Monastery of St. George Hozevitis and the Mount of Temptation where Jesus was tempted for 40 days. Our tour will continue to Jericho, Elisha’s Fountain, and Zaccheus’ Tree. Then we’ll continue on to visit St. Gerasimos Monastery where St Mary of Egypt and other saints have walked and also where the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus stayed upon returning from Egypt. Lunch in Jericho. In Bethany, we will visit the Monastery of Martha and Mary on our way to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Jerusalem. Day 10: Jerusalem On this day, we will visit the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and have a private audience with the Patriarch His Beatitude Theophilos III (subject to confirmation). On Mount Zion, we will visit the Tomb of King David and the room of the Last Supper, the site that commemorates Jesus’ last meal with his disciples and the place where God sent the Holy Spirit on the disciples at Pentecost. We will visit the house of St John the Theologian and visit the site where the Theotokos is said to have fallen asleep. Afterwards, we will have the opportunity to shop at the Old City markets. Depending on our schedule, we will try to visit Jacob’s Well in Samaria during our tour.

 

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo

Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met by our representative to walk you through customs. We’ll drive to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

 

Day 2: Old Cairo, Pyramids

We’ll take a visit to the pyramids, which were built 4,600 years ago. The mysterious Sphinx, with its mask of Chephren and body of a Lion, stands close to the pyramids to guard the land of Pharaohs. The Sphinx and the pyramids have been considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Later, we will visit the precious antiquities in the Egyptian Museum. In the evening, we will go to the hotel to refresh and then have dinner on a Nile cruise. Overnight stay in the hotel in Cairo.

 

Day 3: Coptic Church, Sakkara, St. Catherine Monastery

After breakfast, we will visit a Coptic church, which is known as one of the places that was visited by the holy family. We’ll continue to Sakkara, which has the Step Pyramid, the oldest pyramid in Egypt. We will finish our time in Cairo by visiting the incredible bazaar, where you will experience amazing flavors and sounds. We will continue south from the bazaar, crossing the Sues Canal to the Sinai Desert. We will arrive in the evening at St. Catherine Monastery and we will stay overnight at a hotel near the monastery.

 

Day 4: St. Catherine Monastery, Masada, Dead Sea

In the middle of the night you can choose to climb the Holy Mountain of Moses and watch the sunrise, an experience you will never forget, or attend a morning Liturgy. After visiting the mountain, we will have breakfast and then visit St. Catherine Monastery. From St. Catherine Monastery, we will drive to Taba border crossing on the border between Israel and Egypt.
We will continue to Masada to learn about the dramatic story of almost one thousand men, women and children who preferred to commit suicide in order to avoid Roman slavery. We’ll visit the archeological findings and enjoy the palaces, bathhouses, walls and the amazing view of the Dead Sea. We will proceed to bathe in the Dead Sea and to enjoy the sun and the famous mud. Dinner and overnight stay in Jericho.

 

Day 5: Beth She’an, Gideon Spring, Cana, Nazareth

First, we’ll drive through Jordan Valley to the ancient city of Beth She’an. We’ll start our day at Beth She’an, a Roman city that was destroyed by an earthquake and was never recovered. We’ll visit the city’s remains and learn about the dramatic end of the last war between King Saul and the Philistines, learn about the bravery of the residents of Jabesh who took down the King’s and his son’s corpses from the wall of the city and buried them (1 Samuel 31). We’ll tell the amazing story of Gideon, how he reduced the ranks, and the test near the spring before his great victory over the Midianites (Judges 7). After visiting Cana, where the Lord preformed the wedding miracle, we will continue to the the biblical village in Nazareth to learn and experience the sights, sounds and the aromas of Jesus’ days. Time permitting: We’ll visit the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth. Overnight stay in Tiberius.

 

Day 6: Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, Caesarea Philippi

On this day we will sail on the Sea of Galilee, visit Capernaum, the town of Jesus, visit the Church of Multiplication in Tabgha, where the Lord preformed the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, and visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus taught “The Sermon on the Mount”. We will continue to an unforgettable experience of a baptism in the Jordan River. After visiting Mt. Hermon, we’ll continue to Caesarea Philippi where Peter confessed Christ: “You are the Christ, the son of the living God” (Matt 16:15-16). Dinner and overnight stay in Tiberius.

 

Day 7: Tel Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea, Jaffa

Today we’ll see one of the most amazing water system found in the archaeological site of Tel Megiddo and from here, we’ll observe the valley of Armageddon (Rev 16:14-16). We will visit Mount Carmel, where the biblical story of the confrontation between Prophet Elijah and the Ba’al prophets took place and then overlook the Israel Valley. We’ll continue to Caesarea, a Roman city with many archaeological findings such as the theater, the public bath, the hippodrome and the city gate. We will also enjoy the new exhibitions of the city in Roman times. In the afternoon, we will tour the charming alleys of the old city of Jaffa and visit the square where the Church and Monastery of Saint Peter reside. We will enjoy watching the sun set on the old city of Jaffa and then drive to dinner and have an overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

Day 8: Jerusalem, Bethlehem

Our morning starts on Mount of Olives with a breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem. The day continues with visits to the sites that will help us understand the Lord’s prophecy of Jerusalem: The Chapel of Dominus Flevit, where Christ prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem (Luke 19:41), The Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:39-53) and The Church of the Agony (Church of All Nations) – the site where it is said that Judas betrayed Jesus. In the Kidron Valley, we’ll visit the tombs of Absalom, Zachariah and the Hazir priests’ family. We will Proceed to visit sites on Mt. Zion: St. Peter in Gallicantu Church which was built over the ruins of the Palace of Caiaphas -the High Priest before whom Jesus was brought for trial (Mark 14: 53-65). We’ll visit the Tomb of King David and have communion in the Upper Room—the site that commemorates Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. Our day will end by visiting the amazing Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the birth place of Christ. Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

Day 9: Jerusalem

Our day will begin with an exciting tour to the site where much of the Bible was written; The City of King David. In this place archaeologists found King Hezekiah’s 2,700 year old water tunnel, one of the wonders of early engineering and the seal impression of Gemariah, son of Shaphan, possibly the scribe of King Zedekiah (Jeremiah 36:10). We’ll continue to the Pool of Siloam where Christ healed the blind man by sending him to wash his eyes (John 9). In the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem, we will explore the Roman Cardo, the Madaba Map, the Western Wall and Davidson Center with its amazing virtual model of the second temple.
On the Temple Mount, we’ll hear about the traders driven out of the temple by Jesus (Luke 19:45-48) and explore the Dome of the Rock and other famous buildings. We’ll continue to Bethesda where Christ healed the paralyzed man (John 5). Our journey through the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) stations will end by visiting the amazing Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We’ll walk through the old city market to Damascus Gate and Garden Tomb. Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

Day 10: Jerusalem

We’ll drive to the Israel Museum to visit the miniature model of the city of Jerusalem from the times of the Second Temple before the great rebellion and the destruction. We will enjoy shopping at the colorful markets of Jerusalem and drive to the airport for our night flight back home.

 

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Day 1: Tel Aviv – Caesarea

Arrive to Tel Aviv. On Arrival, our representative will walk you through customs. Then we’ll head north along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea, a Roman city with many archaeological findings such as the theater, the public bath, the hippodrome and the city gate. We’ll enjoy the new exhibitions of the city which date from Roman times.  Dinner and overnight stay in Haifa.

 

Day 2: Mt. Carmel – Haifa – Tiberius

We’ll start our morning with a visit to Muhraka, where Elijah proved the Ba’al prophets. We’ll also view the magnificent Baha’i Gardens of Haifa.  Afterwards, we’ll continue to Tiberius to visit the old town and see the Tomb of Maimonides (Rambam). Afterwards, we will sail on the Sea of Galilee. In the afternoon, we’ll visit Degania, the first Kibbutz, and visit the pioneers’ first houses. Dinner and overnight stay in Haifa.

 

Day 3: Acer – Safed

Our day begins in the “blue city” – Safed, the home of Jewish mysticism – the Kabbalah capital. We’ll visit the old town with H’ari and Habuab synagogues. Afterwards, we’ll continue to Acer to visit the crusaders castle, the Turkish Hamam museum and the colorful market. We’ll view Elijah’s caves, where the prophet is believed to have lived and taught. This evening, we will enjoy Druze hospitality and dinner in Isafiya, where we will learn about this unique faith. Overnight stay in Haifa.

 

Day 4: Tel Aviv – Jerusalem

Today we’ll visit Tel Aviv, the first Israeli city of the modern age. The group will visit the various historical and modern sites that influenced the establishment and the spirit of Israel; Beit Htfuzot, Neve Tzedek, the white city, Rabin Square, and Nachalat Binyamin. The group will also take time to visit Jaffa, one of the oldest ports in the world. In the afternoon, we’ll continue to Jerusalem to visit Mt. Herzel and Yad Vashem museum. Diner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

Day 5: Dead Sea – Qumeran – Masada

We’ll drive to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth and visit Qumran to see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Afterwards, we’ll ascend Masada via cable-car to learn the dramatic story of almost one thousand men, women and children, who chose suicide rather than to become Roman slaves. We’ll visit the archaeological finds and enjoy the palaces, bathhouses, walls and the remarkable view of the Dead Sea. We’ll proceed to bathe in the Dead Sea and will enjoy the sun and the famous mud.

 

Day 6: Jerusalem

Our morning starts on the Mount of Olives with a breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem. We’ll visit the City of David, the site where much of the Bible was written. We will explore the Roman Cardo, the Madaba Map, the “Hurva” synagogue and the Burnt House (so named because it was destroyed by the Romans).  We’ll visit the Western Wall Tunnels – ancient tunnels and passageways, the Western (Wailing) Wall – the holiest site where Jews can pray.  Afterwards we will visit the Davidson Center, with its amazing virtual model of the Second Temple. Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

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Day 1: Arrive in Israel – Caesarea, Tel Megiddo 

Our representatives will meet you and walk you through customs. We’ll then drive you to Caesarea, a Roman city with many archeological findings such as the theater, the public bath, the hippodrome and the city gate. We’ll enjoy the new exhibitions of the city, which date to Roman times. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Baha’i temple garden and Stella Maris Monastery of the Carmelites in Haifa. Overnight stay in Haifa. Dinner will be served at the Druze Village of Isfiya in a local family restaurant. A volunteer project helping those in need can be added today based on arrival time in Israel.

 

Day 2: Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, Caesarea Philippi

On this day we will sail on the Sea of Galilee, visit Capernaum, the town of Jesus, visit the Church of Multiplication in Tabgha where Jesus performed the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, and visit the Mount of Beatitudes (“The Sermon on the Mount”). We’ll continue to Caesarea Philippi (“Banias”) for a short hike along the beautiful stream. In the afternoon we’ll enjoy kayaking on the Jordan River. Dinner and overnight stay in Tiberius.

 

Day 4: Western Galilee and Mt. Carmel

On this day visit the Northern Mediterranean coast of Israel. Our first stop will be at “Rosh Hanikra” – where the white chalk stone meets the sea and creates an impressive cave structure. We will exit the caves through old train tunnel for a short hike along the rocky coast. In the early afternoon, we’ll visit Acre (Akko) with its magnificent Crusades and Atman’s buildings. We will walk through the old city and market. The group will do volunteer work with Israeli students at “Leket Israel” organization (perhaps gleaning fruits or vegetables for the hungry). After the volunteer work the students will divided into mixed groups to learn about each others’ lives. Dinner and overnight in Tiberius.

 

Day 5: Beit She’an, Ein Gedi Nature Reserve

We’ll start our day visiting Beit She’an, upon whose walls the Philistines nailed the head of King Saul after his defeat on Mount Gilboa. As we visit the city’s remains, we’ll not only learn about the dramatic end of the last war between King Saul and the Philistines, but also how the residents of Jabesh bravely removed the corpses of the King and his son from the wall of the city in order to bury them (1 Samuel 31). In the afternoon, we’ll continue along the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea. We will visit Ein Gedi, one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Israel for short hike. Overnight in “Kfar Hanokdim” – traditional Bedouin tent site. Dinner will be served in the traditional Bedouin style. After the meal, the group will have a lecture by the Sheikh about life in the desert and the Bedouin culture.

 

Day 6: Judaean Desert, Masada, Dead Sea

Our morning starts with a camel ride in the Judaean Desert. In the afternoon, we’ll climb to Masada through the Roman ramp path to learn the dramatic story of almost one thousand men, women and children, who chose suicide rather than becoming Roman slaves. We’ll visit the archeological finds and enjoy the palaces, bathhouses, walls and the remarkable view of the Dead Sea. We’ll proceed to bathe in the Dead Sea and enjoy the sun and the famous mud. Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem. After dinner we will have lecture about the reciprocity between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries.

 

Day 7: Jerusalem

Our morning starts on the Mount of Olives with a breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem. The day continues with visits to the sites that will help us understand the importance of Jerusalem’s long history. We’ll start with site where much of the Bible was written: the City of King David. It is here that archeologists found King Hezekiah’s 2,700 year old water tunnel, one of the wonders of early engineering, and the seal impression of Gemariah, son of Shaphan, possibly the scribe of King Zedekiah (Jeremiah 36:10). We’ll continue to the Pool of Siloam, where Jesus healed the blind man by sending him to wash his eyes (John 9). In the Jewish Quarter, we’ll explore the Roman Cardo, the Madaba Map, the “Hurva” synagogue, Western Wall and the Davidson Center (with its amazing virtual model of the Second Temple).  On the Temple Mount we’ll hear about the traders driven out of the Temple by Jesus (Luke 19:45-48) and explore the Dome of the Rock and other famous buildings. We’ll also visit the Western Wall Tunnels – ancient tunnels and passageways. Our journey through the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) stations will end by visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We’ll walk through the old city market to the Damascus Gate and the Garden Tomb. We’ll visit the Tomb of King David and for those who wish, we’ll have communion in the Upper Room – the site that commemorates Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. We will end by visiting the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus. Overnight stay in Jerusalem – dinner will be served at local Jerusalem restaurant.

 

Day 8: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

We’ll start our day in Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Then continue to new parts of Jerusalem, “Mishkanot Shaananim” and “Yemin Moshe” neighborhood, the first settlement outside the old city walls. We’ll also visit the “multi sensory” market of “Mahane Yehuda”. There will be a late afternoon drive to Tel Aviv and then free time for dinner and exploration of this beautiful city. Overnight stay in Tel Aviv.

 

Day 9: Tel Aviv, Jaffa

We’ll start our day winding through the charming alleys of the old city of Jaffa and visit the square where the Church and Monastery of Saint Peter reside. Next we’ll continue to adjacent Tel Aviv, the first Israeli city of the modern age. The group will visit the various historical and modern sites that influenced the establishment and the spirit of Israel; NeveTzedek, the White city, Rabin Square, and Nachalat Binyamin. Farewell dinner in Jaffa or Tel Aviv restaurant, overnight Tel Aviv.

 

Day 10: Return Home

Transfer to airport for flight home. We arrive full of rich and unforgettable memories. A common refrain is heard, is the trip really over? Can we start planning for our return visit?

 

Possible additional activities depending on the season and final itinerary:

  •  Additional volunteer opportunities to serve those in need
  •  Bicycle touring
  •  When American students are with the Israeli kids, they can cook their own dinner and enjoy the time together
  •  Additional hiking opportunities
  •  Kayaking on the Jordan River
  •  Horseback riding

 

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Day 1: Arrive to Tel Aviv 

Tel Aviv, the first Israeli city of the modern age! The group will visit the various historical and modern sites that influenced the establishment and the spirit of Israel; Neve Tzedek, the White City, Rabin Square, and Nachalat Binyamin.  The group will be able to visit Jaffa, one of the oldest ports in the world.

 

Day 2: The Mediterranean Coast

The group will leave Tel Aviv in the morning, heading north along the coast line. Our first stop will be at the Roman city of Caesarea – one of the most spectacular remains from King Herod. Around lunch time the group will visit Zichron Yaakov, one of the first Jewish settlements in Israel that was established at the end of the 19th century. We’ll also see one of the most amazing water systems found in the archaeological site of Tel Megiddo.  From here, we’ll observe the Jezreel Valley, believed destined to be the site of the Battle of Armageddon (Rev 16:14-16).

 

Day 3: Golan Heights & Hula Valley

After breakfast we will visit Hula Valley, Israel’s national nature preserve, and one of the best locations in the world to observe wild birds.  Around noon time we’ll be climbing Mt. Ben Tal – the large volcanic summits of the Golan Heights. From there we can observe the wild landscape of the Golan Heights, and we’ll be able to visit one of many wineries in the area. Later, we will have a short hike near the ancient city of Banyas.

 

Day 4: Upper Galilee

In the morning we will visit Mt. Meron – the highest peak in the Galilee, for a short hike around the summit. By noon time, we will visit the Druze pastoral village of Peki’in that captures more than 2,000 years of Jewish and Druze history. Our last stop for the day will be in the holy city of Safed – the “blue city” home to Jewish mysticism and Kabbalah, with her beautiful old city streets and synagogues. Overnight stay in the Galilee.

 

Day 5: Lower Galilee

On this day we’ll sail on a boat from Tiberius to Capernaum, visit Tabgha, the Church of Multiplication, and the Mount of the Beatitudes.  We will feel the renewal of our spirits by being baptized in the Jordan River.  At noon, we’ll visit Kafr Kanna – associated with the New Testament village of Cana where Jesus turned water into wine.  We will also get to see the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth and Nazareth market. Evening: Hot springs and dinner in Hamat-Gader.  Overnight stay in the Galilee.

 

Day 6: Western Galilee and Mt. Carmel

On the fifth day visit the Northern Mediterranean coast of Israel. Our first stop will be at Rosh Hanikra, where the white chalk stone meets the clear blue sea to create an impressive cave structure. Early afternoon – Acre (Akko) – with her magnificent Crusader and Ottoman-empire era buildings.  We will walk through the old city and market.  In the mid afternoon, we’ll visit the Baha’i Temple and Gardens, and Stella Maris Monastery of the Carmelites in Haifa. Dinner will be in the Druze village of Isfiya at a local family restaurant.

 

Day 7: Beit She’an – Petra (Jordan)

The group will spend the first half of the day along the Israeli side of the Jordan River. On our way, we’ll make a stop in the antiquities of the Roman city of Beit She’an. In the early afternoon, we will make our way to Jordan via the Sheikh Hussein border crossing.

 

Day 8: Petra

On this day, we’ll visit the ancient Nabataean’s capital of Petra, famous for its impressive buildings carved out of red rock.

 

Day 9: Petra – Wadi Ram

This day will show us the glory of the desert. In the early morning, we’ll take a lasting picture of the Nabataean’s capital. At noon, we’ll arrive to the magnificent red stone landscape of Wadi Ram Desert. In the evening we will eat dinner in local traditional tent.

 

Day 10: Wadi Ram & Eilat.

The first part of the day, taking one more look at the view of the red stone cliffs of Wadi Ram, we’ll cross the border back to Israel via Rabin pass near Eilat. The group will have free time in Eilat for swimming or diving in the red sea.

 

Day 11: Eilat Desert Mountains – Makhtesh Ramon

In early morning, we’ll visit Timna – the magnificent copper mine from the ancient imperial Egypt. At noon time, we’ll climb with the road north through Eilat Mountain Nature Reserve. On our way, we’ll stop to see the variety of rocks and color that is unique and rare. Just before sunset, we’ll stop at Makhtesh Ramon outlook to see the great crater – an impressive geographical feature unique to the Negev desert.

 

Day 12: Negev Desert

We start our day inside the great crater and around noon time, we will get to ride on camels. Later on, we’ll stop at two view points – the first is on the big crater and the second is on the small circular crater.

 

Day 13: Masada and the Dead Sea

On this day, we’ll early start before sunrise. With dawn, we will climb the Roman ramp into Masada to see the sunrise on the Dead Sea. At noon, we’ll go on a short hike in Ein Gedi nature reserve, an oasis of freshwater waterfalls in the middle of the desert. Later on the group will take a swim in the Dead Sea.

 

Day 14: Jerusalem’s Old City

In this day, we start with taking in the view of the Dead Sea’s magnificent landscape.  At noon, we will pass via Qumran Caves (where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found), and arrive to Jerusalem. We’ll have a busy day:  visiting the Christian and Muslims Quarters, the Garden Tomb, Mount of Olives, Church of All Nations, Lion’s Gate, the Old City of Jerusalem, Via Dolorosa, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

 

Day 15: Jerusalem 

In the morning we’ll visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. At noon we’ll have free time and lunch in Mahane Yehuda market, and the new city of Jerusalem.

 

Day 16: Jerusalem

Today we’ll visit the pool of Siloam, Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount. We’ll also see the Tomb of King David, Last Supper room and Dormition Abbey. There will be an evening tour in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem including The Roman Cardo, the Madaba map, the Western Wall – site of the holiest place in Judaism where Jews can pray.

 

Day 17: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

We start our day with the City of King David, then onto the ancient Kotel Tunnels to experience the journey deep inside the earth of Israel’s capital.  We will then visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial museum to the victims of the Holocaust.  In the afternoon the group will arrive to Tel Aviv/Jaffa for relaxation, enjoy a nice dinner in Jaffa and overnight stay.

 

Day 18: Tel Aviv and flight back home

Lazy start with breakfast and packing. Explore Tel Aviv, the first Israeli city of the modern age.  The group will visit the various historical and modern sites that influenced the establishment and the spirit of Israel; Neve Tzedek, the White City, Rabin Square, and Nachalat Binyamin. One more casual visit to Jaffa and late evening transfer to the Airport.  We’ll board our plane, and head back home – full of unforgettable memories.

 

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