Tour length - 10 days
Day 1 Johannesburg – Tel Aviv
Depart from Johannesburg International airport for Tel Aviv on flight LY052 at 21:35. Dinner on board.
Overnight: Flight (D)
Day 2 Jaffa
Arrive Tel Aviv at 0740 after breakfast on board.
Start your tour of Israel with a fascinating visit to the biblical gardens of Neot Kedumum and enjoy a biblical style breakfast. Onto Old Jaffa to explore the ancient port city. Check into your hotel for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight: Tel Aviv (B,D)
Day 3 Coastal Plain
Transfer up the Mediterranean coastline for a visit to the Carmelite Monastery at the Murakah, where Elijah smote the false prophets. Drive by Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed the first miracle of turning water into wine. Continue onto Nazareth Village to see a unique reconstruction of what first century Nazareth looked like on an actual ancient agricultural site.
Overnight: Tiberias (B,D)
Day 4 Sea of Galilee
Sing praise on a morning sail across the Sea of Galilee. See a boat from the time of Jesus. Visit Tabgha, where Jesus multiplied five loaves and two fish. Continue onto Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ Ministries. Ascend to the top of the Mt. of Beatitudes, where the group leader can relive the Sermon on the Mount. In the afternoon drive up to the Golan Heights for the magnificent view of the Sea of Galilee from above and learn about the geopolitical issues in the region.
Overnight: Tiberias (B, D)
Day 5 Jordan Valley
See the special baptism site at Yardenit. Explore the ancient city of Beith Shean, a fully excavated Roman / Byzantine city of Scytopolis. Drive through the fertile Jordan Valley past Jericho. Ascend the mountains to the Holy City of Jerusalem for a welcome prayer on top of Mount Scopus. Overnight: Jerusalem (B, D)
Day 6 Jerusalem Old City
Start the day with a spectacular view of Jerusalem from Mt. of Olives. Walk down the Palm Sunday Road and visit the Church of all Nations at the Garden of Gethsemane Visit the Pools of Bethesda and St. Annes Church. Pass through Ecce Homo Arch to the Via Dolorosa. Visit each Station of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Experience a spiritual visit to the Western Wall.
Overnight: Jerusalem (B, D)
Day 7 Jerusalem: New City
Experience Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Visit the Room of the Last Supper on Mt Zion. See the dungeon where Jesus was imprisoned at the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. End your Jerusalem experience with Holy Communion at the Garden Tomb.
Overnight: Jerusalem (B, D)
Day 8 Dead Sea
Travel through the Judean Desert to the lowest place on earth. Drive by the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Ascend the mighty fortress of Masada via cable car, where the zealots made their last stand against the Roman Army. Visit the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where discovered. Stop for a float on the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Overnight: Jerusalem (B, D)
Day 9 Bethlehem
Experience a fascinating visit to Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity (subject to security clearance). Visit the Shepherds Fields looking exactly as they were 2,000 years ago. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure in the Old City. Enjoy a festive farewell dinner at an authent*ic Middle Eastern restaurant before transfer to the airport for your LY051 flight departing just after midnight for Johannesburg. Overnight: Flight (B, D)
Day 10 Arrive South Africa
Arrive early morning in Johannesburg with fantastic memories of a wonderful trip.
Mercure / Metropolitan
Astoria / Kibbutz Haon
Nof Ginnosar / Prima Galil
Yad Hashmona / Park
Olive Tree / Grand Court
Hotels are subject to change until confirmation.
The attached itinerary includes the following:
1. Airport meeting assist upon arrival
2. Modern A/C motor coach for touring and transfers
3. Licensed English speaking guide for all touring
4. Twin share accommodation in chosen class of hotels
5. Meals – Breakfast and Dinner daily in hotels. Festive farewell restaurant dinner.
6. Entrance fees for the above mentioned sites
7. Taxes and service charges
8. Pilgrims gift packs
9. Dedicated website for the group with photos posted regularly while on tour
The above mentioned does not include:
1. Tips for service providers
2. Any extra meals or beverages or hotel extras
3. Any personal expenses
4. Passport, border crossing and visa fees
5. Travel insurance
6. Anything not mentioned in inclusions