Wine tasting at an Israeli winery by Jerusalem; visit an Ethiopian new-immigrant trade school at YVEL exclusive jewelry workshop; evening meeting with government or IDF ranking official for discussion of current events.
Main Tour Features -
Day 1 – Arrival
Reception and orientation in Jerusalem.
Day 2 – Mt. Olives
Panoramic view of Jerusalem; the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed; Western Wall & tunnels; Old City Jerusalem walking tour. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 3 – Helicopter tour of the Judean wilderness
Wine tasting at an Israeli winery by Jerusalem; visit an Ethiopian new-immigrant trade school at YVEL exclusive jewelry workshop; evening meeting with government or IDF ranking official for discussion of current events. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 4 – Travel south to the Dead Sea
Enjoy the luxurious Dead Sea Spa with its famous mineral water and body treatments, with optional desert 4×4 Jeep tours and a hike of the Ein Gedi desert oasis. Overnight by the Dead Sea.
Day 5 – Enjoy the luxurious Dead Sea Spa
With its famous mineral-rich water and body treatments and visit the epic site of Masada. Overnight by the Dead Sea.
Day 6 – Driving through the Jordan Valley to Jericho
Visit Kasar El Yahud biblical baptismal site on the Jordan River (the vicinity of where the children of Israel crossed into the Promised Land); discover the historic Gesher Kibbutz where fierce battles raged during the 1948 War of Independence, and enjoy its famous gourmet open air restaurant by the Jordan River. Overnight in Tiberias.
Day 7 – Sail across the Sea of Galilee
Visit the famous “Jesus Boat” recently discovered under the Sea; explore Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes and Mary’s home village of Magdala. Overnight in Tiberias.
Day 8 – An extensive tour of the Golan Heights and Misgav-Am Kibutz
The tour will offer you a comprehensive view of Israel’s borders with Lebanon and Syria, with an update by an IDF officer. Overnight in Tiberias.
Day 9 – A visit to Nazareth Village
This visit will give you a taste of biblical lifestyles and culture during the times of Jesus; ascend Mt. Carmel to the place commemorating the ministry of the prophet Elijah with view of Armageddon; visit the beautiful archeological site of Caesarea on the Mediterranean Coast and continue to Tel Aviv for rest and overnight.
Day 10 – Jaffa and Tel Aviv
Walking tours will introduce you to the ancient and the modern faces of Israel’s largest modern metropolis; visit the historic “Independence Hall” where the State of Israel was born in 1948; enjoy a final banquet on the Mediterranean Coast and departure to the airport for your flight back home.
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