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

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


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Israel

Cities Visited

Bethlehem, Caesarea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for Israel
Depart for Israel

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Tel Aviv
Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to your hotel. This evening, attend an orientation meeting at approximately 7 PM, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 PM on day 2 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Tel Aviv
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday - Caesarea, Galilee
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, also known as the Valley of Armageddon, viewing Megiddo, one of King Solomon's walled, fortified cities, with the ruins of 20 levels of civilization. Continue along the pastoral hills of Galilee to Mt. Precipice, 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, Monday - Day in the Galilee Region
This morning, visit Banias, one of the sources of the River Jordan and 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. You will 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 the famous "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, Tuesday - Yardenit Baptismal Site, Beit She’an, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Garden Tomb
Another spiritually enriching day begins 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 remarkable ruins of Beit She’an, a city mentioned in the Bible, later a Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine city which was destroyed by an earthquake in 749 AD. It was here that the Philistines hung the bodies of Saul and his sons on the walls of Beit She’an (1 Sam 31:10-12). 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. 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, first identified in 1849. 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, Wednesday - Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jewish Quarter, Bethlehem
Start the day by visiting 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, built by Hadrian in 135 AD. 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, Thursday - 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, Friday - 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 a local restaurant
Optional: Full Day Masada and Dead Sea
Overnight: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

Due to local events and holidays, 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.

    Passengers should select flights that arrive no later than 5 PM on Day 2 in order to attend orientation meeting.

    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.

    Ramot Orchid Holiday Village
    This first class hotel is located at the foot of the Golan, overlooking the magnificent Sea of Galilee.

    Royal Jerusalem Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is a separate wing adjacent to the Ramada Jerusalem Hotel, and is about a 15 minute drive from the Old City.

    Royal Jerusalem Hotel
    This superior tourist class hotel is a separate wing adjacent to the Ramada Jerusalem Hotel, and is about a 15 minute drive from the Old City.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: Do we get time to get baptized on our tour?

    This tour has a full schedule; however Day 8 is listed as a full day at leisure which should afford you enough time to get baptized on your own.

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    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

    Overall Rating
    4.7
    Accommodations
    4
    Itinerary
    5
    Professional Staff
    5
    Repeat with Operator
    4.5
    Value for Money
    5

    Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

    Excellent tour of Israel and fabulous tour guide! I enjoyed everything I saw on this tour and learned a kot about Israel. The attractions were very interesting, the guide was extremely knowledgeable, the food was delicious, and the accommodations good (note: while the hotel in Tel Aviv was OK but not as nice as the others, it was only a block from the beach and had a complimentary happy hour with food...both pluses). Great job, Gate 1! The only thing I would change is that the full tour in Jerusalem with Bethlehem in the afternoon was a very long day. Perhaps do half of this on one day and half on another? That would be less exhausting and would provide some free time for rest or shopping, etc.

    This tour was well worth it! Well planned by Gate1, excellent tour guide and bus driver. Hotels were clean and nice and dining options were great.


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