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Day 1 Mon Nov 13 Canada - Israel
Depart Toronto. Overnight en route
Day 2 Tue Nov 14 Israel / Tel Aviv and area
Arrive Tel Aviv. Upon arrival in the evening at Ben Gurion International Airport you will be met by SMILE and your local Sunworld representative and travel through Tel Aviv for a panoramic tour on your way to the ancient seaport of Jaffa and the renovated Old City. Transfer to the hotel for a late dinner.
Dinner and Overnight in Tel Aviv/Netanya – Coastal Plain area
Day 3 Wed Nov 15 Coastal Plain / Galilee
Drive along the ancient "Way of the Sea" to Caesarea Maritima to explore the ancient Roman ruins. Travel through Mt. Carmel to visit Meggido, a biblical Tel which gives its name to “Armageddon”. visit to Gideon’s Springs by the Gilboa Mountains. Proceed to Nazareth for a view of the city from Mt Precipice and visit Nazareth Village. Drive to the Mt. of Beatitudes for a short stop, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Dinner and Overnight in the Galilee
Day 4 Thu Nov 16 Sea of Galilee / Upper Galilee
Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee with music and worship. Visit the Jesus Boat Museum at Kibbutz Ginosar on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum for a service by the remains of Peter’s House. Continue to Magdala, a newly excavated site, home of Mary of Magdala. Travel up to the Upper Galilee to visit ancient Caesarea Philippi and the Banias Falls. .Dinner and overnight in the Galilee.
Day 5 Fri Nov 17 Jordan Valley / Dead Sea
As we leave the Galilee we will drive south along the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean, an incredible and magnificent city of historical ruins from the Roman, Byzantine periods. Travel to Masada to visit the excavations of Herod’s castle and the last stronghold of the Jewish Revolt against the Romans. We will travel along the shores of the Lowest area in the World – The Dead Sea to visit the Oasis of Ein Gedi where David Hid from King Saul. Dinner and overnight by the Dead Sea.
Day 6 Sat Nov 18 Kingdom of Jordan
This morning we will make our way through the Allenby border crossing departing Israel and entering into the Kingdom of Jordan. After border formalities and meeting our Jordanian guide and driver, we will travel to the Bethany Beyond Jordan Baptismal site. Then visit Madaba and Mt. Nebo , where Moses viewed the Promised land and Madaba on our Way to Petra. Dinner and Overnight in Petra.
Day 7 Sun Nov 19 Petra Jordan
Enjoy a full day Tour of the World Heritage site of Petra. Enjoy the fabulous monuments carved into the Red stone of the Nabatean’s culture in the wilderness. Travel to Amman.Dinner and overnight in Amman.
Day 8 Mon Nov 20 Allenby border / Jerusalem
Today travel to Allenby border to cross back into Israel. Today we will visit Qumran – center of the Essenes, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Then we will make our way up to Jerusalem for the first view of the Holy City. Visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, home of the Dead Sea scrolls and the Model of Jerusalem. Learn about the city from the time of Jesus. Enjoy a Sunday Service at the Kings of Kings Pavilion. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem
Day 9 Tue Nov 21 Jerusalem
This morning we enter the old walled city of Jerusalem into the Christian Quarter to see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We continue to the Mount of Oliveswhere we will include Church of the Pater Noster andDominus Flevit, the spot overlooking Jerusalem where Jesus wept for the city he loved so much. We arrive at last in the Gethsemane Garden where Jesus prayed in agony over his appointment with crucifixion and awaits betrayal by one of his own disciples. We pause for a moment of quiet prayer at the magnificent Church of All Nations. We will continue to Mt. Zion to visit the Upper Room where Jesus had His final Passover (the Last Supper) with His disciples, Caiaphas House, the site that was the home of High Priest Caiaphas at St. Peter in Gallicantu where Jesus was imprisoned for the night and where Peter renounced Jesus three times before the crowing of a cock.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem
Day 10 Wed Nov 22 Jerusalem
Today we will begin our day in the City of David, the oldest inhabited part of Jerusalem (the Canaanite Tunnels). We view an exciting 3-D movie about David’s conquest of Jerusalem. We walk through the ancient Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the Pool of Siloam. We will enter the old city of Jerusalem and walk through the Western Wall Tunnels, the system of underground tunnels constituting a continuous chain of history from the times of the Hasmoneans until today. We will pray at the Western Wall. Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 11 Thu Nov 23 Bethlehem / Jerusalem
This morning we travel to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus. We then have a solemn visit to
Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. After dinner enjoy an amazing presentation on the walls of the old city at night at the Tower of David Museum Night Spectacular (history of Jerusalem) Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 12 Fri Nov 24 Jerusalem
Free Day in Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 13 Sat Nov 25 Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
*Itinerary, dates are subject to change according to flight schedules and rates