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Agriculture in the Holy Land with Travel Only & Suzanne McRae Feb 8 - 18, 2018
The rate per person in CAD is $3085
For Single Room Add $900

Day 1 Thu 10 Feb                                                       Depart Canada
Meals will be served en route.
Overnight en route

Day 2 Fri 9 Feb                                                           Arrive Israel
Arrive Ben Gurion airport. Meet and Greet at the airport. Drive through Tel Aviv, Israel’s largest metropolitan area. Visit the ancient seaport of Jaffa, tour of Tel Aviv "the White City". Continue to visit at the Volcani Institute at Bet Dagan. This institute deals with Plant Sciences, Animal Science, Plant Protection, Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, and Postharvest and Food Sciences.
Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight in Tel Aviv or vicinity

Day 3 Sat 10 Feb                                                       Coastal Plain – Galilee
Drive through the Sharon Plain “Way of the Sea” to Caesarea Maritima Tour Herod’s impressive port city. Here Roman governors such as Pontius Pilate, Felix and Festus (ruled, the Roman Centurion Cornelius received the gospel, and Paul made his famous defence before King Agrippa. Continue to Zichron Ya'acov to meet Mr. Jonathan Tishbi, owner of Tishbi Wineries and have a lecture by Mr. Shachar Karniel regard the New genetics of grapes grown for eating and wine producing. Drivie to Tiberias
Dinner and Overnight by the Sea of Galilee/Maagan Hotel or similar

Day 4 Sun 11 Feb                                                      Sea of Galilee / Nazareth
Driving via Cana village to visit Nazareth – boyhood home of Jesus to visit Nazareth Village to learn about life in a Jewish Agricultural village 2000 years ago. Continue to Hayogev Village where we'll learn about organic agriculture. Travel to Meggido– which gives its name to “Armeggedon”. Continue to Enjoy a view of the Area from Mt. Precipice. Drive back to Tiberias - Worship on the Sea of Galilee sailing on wooden boat with singing and dancing. Visit the Ginosar Boat Museum to see the ancient fishing boat from the time of Jesus found by the shore of the Plain of Genesaret.
Dinner and overnight by the Sea of Galilee

Day 5 Mon 12 Feb                                                    Sea of Galilee/ Golan Heights
Visit Capernaum– Jesus’ ministry base followed by a visit the newly excavated site of Magdala and visit the Yardenit Baptism site on the Jordan River. Drive to Kibbutz Ortal at the Golan Heights – learn about advanced technology operated at animal farms, automatic milking and feeding of cows. Have lunch with the kibbutz members at the Dining Hall. Continue to Kibbutz Dafna to see fish farming and also Avocado and Banana Plants that are grown in the area. Proceed to visit Caesarea Phillipi - Site of Jesus’ question to his disciples.
Dinner and overnight by the Sea of Galilee

Day 6 Tue 13 Feb                                                    Jordan Valley – Jerusalem
Travel south along the Jordan Valley to visit Beth Shean, a reconstructed Roman City. Visit a farm of flowers growing at the Jordan Valley. View Jericho and Mt. Of Temptation and visit Kaser El Yehud baptism site on the Jordan River. Enter the city of the Great King - Jerusalem for a first view of the Holy City . Also possible to visit Kibbutz Shaar HaGolan for a tour of the kibbutz, dairy farm and fruit plantations and see farming projects with modern water irrigation systems.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem/Dan Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 7 Wed 14 Feb                                                  Jerusalem
In the morning visit the Israel Museum – amazing 50:1 Model of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus and the Shrine of the Book which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. Followed be a visit to Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum. Visit the City of David - the earliest part of Jerusalem, which David conquered from the Jebusites. Explore the Canaanite water system and the water tunnel King Hezekiah dug at the time of the Assyrian siege and see the Pool of Siloam, view the audio visual that will help us visualize the stone ruins as they were 3000 years ago. View Temple Mount where Jesus taught daily whenever he was in Jerusalem. Now the Moslem shrines of the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque stand there. Take time to pray at the Western Wall and visit the Jewish Quarter and Davidson Centre viewing the extensive archaeological excavations that have unearthed a wall built by King Hezekiah and Herod’s monumental entranceway to the Temple.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 8 Thu 15 Feb                                                   Jerusalem
Today experience the Way of The Cross. Start at the top of Mt. of Olives and stop at each of the significant points ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Mt. of Olives (Matt 24, 25) for a breath taking panorama over the Old City of Jerusalem. As you descend the hill, remember that Jesus often travelled this descent and taught his disciples along the way and remember his weeping over the city in the midst of his triumphal entry. Continue to Garden of Gethsemane area (Matt 26) (Mt. Zion - Room of the Last Supper – Cayafa’s house - Old City traditional walk of Jesus – Antonia Fortress – Pools of Bethesda (John 5) where Jesus healed the man paralysed 38 years– ending at Church of the Holy Sepulchre. End the day at the Garden Tomb – a peaceful place for our group to reflect on the Lord’s death and resurrection. (one hour communion and worship ). Evening out to see the Tower of David Night Show.

Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 9 Fri 16 Feb                                                    Jerusalem / Dead Sea
Driving south - enjoy Hospitality in Abraham’s tent and a camel ride at Genesis Land. Travel to the lowest area in the Dead Sea to visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Optional: jeep tour at the desert. Visit to Kibbutz Almog – where the famous Majhul dates are grown by special desert agriculture system. Continue to Ein Gedi, the desert oasis where David hid from King Saul and enjoy a short hike up to David’s Falls in the Nature Reserve. Enjoy floating in the salt mineral waters of the Dead sea or the Hotel spa.
Dinner and overnight by the Dead Sea

Day 10 Sat 17 Feb                                                 Dead Sea / Timna
This morning visit the Fortress of Masada – ride the cable car up to visit King Herod’s castle and excavations.
Visit at Gilad Farm – a research institute for desert agriculture. Continue to Shvil Hasalat, an amazing agriculture site in the southern region of Israel to observe the most up to date agricultural technologies.
Back to Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight

Day 11 Sun 18 Feb                                                Departure
Transfer to the airport for departure

* The itinerary, flights and rate are subject to change

Included: ♦ Round trip airfare out of Toronto ♦ Service of Yaffa Tours Sunworld Tour offices overseas ♦ Guided sightseeing tour ♦ Hotel accommodation ♦ Breakfast and dinner daily ♦ Transfers & assistance upon arrival and departure ♦ Admission fee to sights mentioned on the itinerary ♦ Information Kit / Final documents ♦ 1 suitcase per person each 23 Kg (50 lbs)

Not included: ♦ Insurance ♦ Departure Taxes $700 (Subject to change) ♦ Tips to driver, guide & hotel staff $110 USD ♦ Single room if required add $900 ♦ Meals not mentioned on itinerary ♦ Transfers and assistance other than with the group ♦ Passport and any applicable visa fees ♦ Expenses of a personal nature

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Final payment is due: December 15, 2017. Contact Sunworld Tours for payment options
Cancellations: • 25% of total tour cost 45 - 31 Days prior to departure • 100% of total tour cost 30 - 0 Days prior to departure
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Agriculture in the Holy Land with Travel Only & Suzanne McRae Feb 8 - 18, 2018

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