2020 ISRAEL

A PRIVATE BOUTIQUE TOUR, NOT A BIG BUS TOUR

MINIMUM 10 PASSENGERS, MAXIMUM 16

We will visit Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa, Capernaum, Galilee, Jericho, Jerusalem, Mount Zion, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Dead Sea, Massada, Qumran and so much more.  Airport group transfers, first class hotel, breakfast and dinner daily, private bath, private guide and transportation/entrances to all planned sights are included. 

Day 1 Flight to ISRAEL!

Day 2 Arrival Tel Aviv and transfer to hotel.  Stroll the neighborhood and find the boutiques and book stores in our area.  Overnight Tel Aviv.

Day 3 Today we start at the “White City”, Tel Aviv’s famed UNESCO site.  On to Sarona, then Old Jaffa, the oldest port city in the world dating to the Old Testament.  In the afternoon its on to Rehovot for The Ayalon Institute.  Overnight Tel Aviv.  

Day 4 Along the Mediterranean to CAESAREA, the once-Roman capital of the country, seat of Pontius Pilate and site of St Paul’s imprisonment.  We’ll see the ancient aqueducts, the theater, palaces and Byzantine walls.  On to Haifa for the Bahaii Shrine, Stella Maris, Acre (another UNESCO site) and Safed.  Overnight Galilee area.

Day 5 Board a boat on the Sea of Galilee for a cruise.  On to Capernaum where Jesus lived and preached, and the house of St Peter.  Then to Tabgha, site of the Multiplication of Fish and Bread.  The Mount of Beatitudes, site of Sermon on the Mount is next, then Magdala, town of Mary Magdalene.  Overnight Galilee area.

Day 6 Nazareth this morning, Jesus’ childhood home, and the Basilica of the Annunciation.  Cana is next, site of “water into wine”;  Yardenit, the ancient baptismal site.  Along the Jordan Valley to Jericho and on to Jerusalem. Overnight Jerusalem.  

Day 7 Begin the day on Mount Zion to visit King David’s Tomb and the room of The Last Supper.  A walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall, the 14 Stations of the Cross, to The Holy Sepulcher and the traditional tomb of Jesus.  Finally to the Garden of Gethsemane.  Overnight Jerusalem.  

Day 8 To the lowest place on Earth, the Dead Sea.  Next up to Massada by cable car.  Built by King Herod and last refuge against the Roman occupation. A dip in the Dead Dead Sea then Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found after 2000 years.  Overnight Jerusalem.

Day 9 The Israel Museum and to see the Dead Sea Scrolls.  This afternoon is Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity.  Overnight Jerusalem.  

Day 10 Out to Beit Guvrin to learn how archeologists dig for treasures.  Return to Jerusalem for a farewell dinner and transfer to the airport for the flight home.    

LAND PRICE per person sharing FROM $4199; with early deposit $3999, for MIKE ROSS TRAVEL returning travelers $3799.  Single supplement is $899.  International Airfare and taxes extra.  

Payments: $1500 per person deposit with REGISTRATION FORM on the website.  Make check payable and send to ETCS, Inc, 922 Oak Grove Road, Jackson MI 49203.  Balance due 90 days prior to departure.  See TERMS & CONDITIONS on the website.  Call Mike at 517-782-6847, send an email to mike@mikerosstravel.com or visit my site on the web at www.mikerosstravel.com.

 

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