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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS TOUR - ISRAEL

8 Days/7 Nights

2019-2020

THURSDAY                              Arrival

Arrive at Ben Gurion airport; a Sunworld Tours representative will meet you after passport control. Transfer to the hotel in Tel Aviv for check-in and overnight.

 

FRIDAY                                    Sea of Galilee

You will be picked up from your hotel, we will then drive for a short visit to the city of Jaffa (Joppa) where we will take a short walking tour in the picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We will pass by the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hilltop. Drive north along the coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caesar. From there we go on to visit Megiddo, where the book of Revelations mentions a great battle at the place called “Armageddon”. It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more the five millennia (6000-500 BC). After exploring the ancient ruins we drive toward the Sea of Galilee.

Dinner and Overnight in the Sea of Galilee area

 

SATURDAY                               Sea of Galilee

Start the day from historic Tiberias, where Jesus lived, sojourned and preached on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Our next destination will be Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry. On to Tabgha, the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5000 and the Church of Multiplication, where the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes. We drive on the Mount of Beatitudes, overlooking the sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and it is believed that he picked his 12 apostles. Ascend to the Golan Heights to view the panoramic view of the peaks of Mt. Hermon, the rugged plateau of the Golan Heights, and beneath it the green pastoral Hula Valley.

Dinenr and Overnight in the Sea of Galilee area

 

SUNDAY                                   Jerusalem

This morning we travel to Nazareth, where Jesus spent his childhood, and the Church of Annunciation, built on the site wehre archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. You will also see Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Proceed to nearby Cana to visit the Wedding Church were Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean with its recently excavated amphitheater. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City which was destroyed in an earthquake. Continue on to Jerusalem.

Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

 

MONDAY                                 Jerusalem

En-route to the Dead Sea, visit the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Drive through remarkable scenery of the Dead Sea were we continue to Masada, which is situated on an isolated cliff in the Judean Desert. The site was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Nearly 1300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Bring your swimsuit to “float” (weather permitting) on the salty, mineral rich water.

Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

 

TUESDAY                                 Jerusalem

We start our day at Mt. Scopus. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Jerusalem. The holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Jerusalem occupies a unique place in the world. Your tour includes the Mount of Olives, a stop at the site of where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer, and the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the Old City you will see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. To the southwest, just outside the Old City, is Mount Zion, with the traditional tomb of King David and the Room of the Last Supper

Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

 

WEDNESDAY                           Jerusalem

Today’s tour includes Yad Vashem, the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953, located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl. Enjoy Ein Karem, a picturesque village in the southwestern outskirts of Jerusalem. This small village has great significance in Christian traditions since this is where according to tradition, John the Baptist was born. Visit the Israel Museum, where you will see a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Drive the the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the campus of Hebrew University. Visit Bethlehem to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity*

Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

 

THURSDAY                               Departure

Check out after breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure.

Note: * Site under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. Visit subjugated to situation.       

 

All this includes

ü  7 hotel nights including daily breakfasts

ü  Assistance at the airport upon arrival

ü  Transfers from & to the airport

ü  6 full touring days

ü  A/C tourist vehicle (according to group size)

ü  English Speaking licensed tour guide

ü  Entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

ü  6 dinners (starting the Second Night)

Not included

ü  Tips to driver, guide and hotel staff

ü  Transfers and assistance other than what’s included in the itinerary

ü  Beverages with meals

ü  Personal items

ü  Visa and passport Fee (if needed)

ü  Travel Insurance

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 * For Holiday Rates Contact Us – Prices are subject to change based on availability

 * Please note that these rates do not include flights (international or domestic)

 

 

First Class Hotels 4*

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First Class Hotels 4*

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Superior Hotels 5*

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Superior Hotels 5*

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Tel Aviv Metropolitan Metropolitan Crowne Plaza Crowne Plaza
Grand Beach Grand Beach Dan Panorama Dan Panorama
Tiberias Golan Golan Caesar Caesar
Leonardo Leonardo Ron Beach Ron Beach
Jerusalem Grand Court Grand Court Crowne Plaza Dlx Crowne Plaza Dlx
Leonardo Leonardo Dan Panorama Dan Panorama

Meal Plan (HB)

Breakfast & Dinner

HB HB HB HB
Occupancy DBL SGL DBL SGL

Price Per Person in $CDN

Mar 1, 2019 – Feb 28, 2020

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