TEL AVIV | TIBERIAS
Upon Arrival at Tel Aviv airport in the morning, you will be met and assisted by our ERC Israel tour representatives. Depart Tel Aviv in our luxury coach and head to the Ancient City of Megiddo, the large plain where the final battle of Armageddon is prophesied to have taken place. Cross the Valley of Armageddon to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation and the Synagogue where Jesus preached. Then drive through Cana where Jesus turned water into wine. Enjoy an afternoon sail across the Sea of Galilee. Overnight in Tiberias. | D |
Our full day tour starts with an early morning donkey ride to the top of Mt. Arbel to enjoy a spectacular view of the whole region. Visit Tabgha, the traditional site of the “Feeding of the Multitudes”, and admire the beautifully preserved 4th Century Mosaics. Continue onto Capernaum, the center of the Jesus Ministries to view the new excavations of St. Peters House. After lunch, ascend the Golan Heights from Mt. Bental, peer deep into Syria and the ghost town of Kuneitra. Enjoy a hike at the beautiful Banias Falls and see the remains of an Ancient City. (Optional) Enjoy an evening visit to the natural hot springs of Hamat Gader. Overnight in Tiberias. | B | D |
TIBERIAS | JERUSALEM
After breakfast, journey to the southern end of the Sea of Galilee to the Baptismal site of Yardenit. Then travelling along the Jordan Valley, we drive past Jericho to the Caves of Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Ascend the Rock Fortress of Masada to explore the excavations of the luxurious Ancient Palaces, and hear tales of the brave defenders who opted for death over slavery. Enjoy lunch and a chance to swim and relax in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Depart for dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. | B | L | D |
Start the day at the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. Visit Yad Vashem, the moving memorial to the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Continue on to Bethlehem (security permitting) to visit the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherd’s Fields. Then proceed for a visit to the picturesque village of Ein Kerem. We end the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem. | B | D |
Start the day with the most spectacular view over the city of Jerusalem from the top of Mount of Olives. Descend to the Garden of Gethsemane, then enter the Old City via Lion’s Gate and walk along the Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross, finishing at the Majestic Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Tour the Jewish Quarter to see the Cardo, an 1800 year old shopping mall still in use today, and explore the Southern Wall Excavations, including the stairs that led up to the Temple, and the location of the Money changers’ Stands. Continue to the Western Wall, holiest place for the Jewish People, and then stroll the Old City alleys and enjoy the unique Oriental Bazaars of Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem. | B | D |
Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your final departure. Optional tours available. | B |
(B) Breakfast,(L) Lunch,(D)
Israel Tour program
Transfers to and from airport.
Licensed English speaking guides for all tours.
Transportation by licensed air-conditioned coach.
5 nights luxury hotel accommodation in Israel.
Full Breakfast and dinner daily in hotel. Lunch at the Dead Sea.
Entrance fees for all sites as per itinerary.
Taxes and service charges.
ISRAEL TOUR PROGRAM PRICES
COST PER PERSON IN DOUBLE
COST PER PERSON IN SINGLE
High Season supplement (12-19/4/06 and 6-14/10/06): Extra $210.00.