ISRAEL

A PRIVATE BOUTIQUE TOUR, NOT A BIG BUS TOUR

MINIMUM 10 PASSENGERS, MAXIMUM 16

OCTOBER 31 – November 9/10

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 daily, private bath, private guide and transportation/entrances to all planned sights are included. 

October 31 Flight to ISRAEL!

November 1 Arrival Tel Aviv and transfer to hotel.  Stroll the neighborhood and find the boutiques and book stores in our area.  Overnight Tel Aviv.

November 2 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.   Overnight Tel Aviv.  

November 3 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 Gardens, Stella Maris, Acre/Akko and visit the underground Crusader City, another UNESCO site.  Overnight Nazareth.

November 4 Board a boat on the Sea of Galilee for a cruise.  Later to the Mount of Beatitudes,  Capernaum where Jesus lived and preached, and the house of St Peter.  In the afternoon to Tabgha, site of the Multiplication of Fish and Bread.   Overnight Nazareth.

November 5  Nazareth this morning, Jesus’ childhood home, and the Basilica of the Annunciation. Then to Yardenit, the ancient baptismal site.  Along the Jordan Valley and on to Jerusalem. Overnight Jerusalem.  

November 6 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,  along the Via Dolorosa with the 14 Stations of the Cross, to The Holy Sepulcher Church and the traditional tomb of Jesus.  Finally to the Garden of Gethsemane.  Overnight Jerusalem.  

November 7 To the lowest place on Earth, the Dead Sea.  Next up to Massada by cable car.  This stronghold was built by King Herod and was 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.

November 8 We begin the day at the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls.  This afternoon is the Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum of Israel.  Overnight Jerusalem.  

November 9 The morning in Bethlehem, Jesus’ traditional place of birth.  Return to Jerusalem for time in the bazaars and the museums of your choice.  Later a transfer to the airport for the flight to the US, arriving the following day, November 10.

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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