Old City Jerusalem

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Israel is an intriguing and alluring travel destination where cultures, religions, and empires throughout history have left their mark, creating a kaleidoscope of diversity that beckons travelers from all over the world. Come discover amazing Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee, Haifa, Tel Aviv and Eilat on our Israel vacation packages. Visit fascinating historic and archeological sites, explore modern attractions and savor delectable gastronomic delights. With shores that touch the Eastern Mediterranean Sea as well as the Red Sea, the options for adventure and activity abound…including opportunities to soak in the therapeutic Dead Sea, known for its curative benefits. Part of the Holy Land and known as the birthplace of three of the world's greatest religions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — Israel has been a spiritual pilgrimage destination for thousands of years. You can journey to explore biblical towns; archeological findings and excavations of religious importance; ancient synagogues, churches and temples; and museums showcasing antiquities such as the Dead Sea Scrolls.

PRICES PER PERSON

Single Guest - $3,699

Two Guests - $2,499 per person (double occupancy)

Triple Guests - $2,450 per person (triple occupancy)

Day 1 - Galilee - February 25th, 2022

Welcome to Allenby Bridge where you will be met by your guide and driver. Transfer to the Galilee for check‐in, opening dinner and overnight. On route you will begin to feel the significance of the ancient land that we travel through, going in the footsteps of Jesus. (D)

Day 2 - Galilee - February 26th, 2022

Begin the day with a spectacular boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and a visit to Ginosar where we will see the remains of a fisherman's vessel discovered on the shores of the Sea of Galilee dating from the time of Jesus.  We climb the Mount of Beatitudes, the traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount, where we can appreciate
the beautiful surroundings and views unchanged since the time of Jesus delivering his seminal sermon. Next stop is Tabgha, where Jesus preformed the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 and visit the chapel commemorating the primacy of Peter. We continue to Capernaum or Kfar Nahum, where Jesus spent much of his ministry. We will view the house of Peter and the numerous churches that were built on top of it, as well as the ancient synagogue believed by many to have been built atop the synagogue that Jesus would have
preached in. We cross the Jordan River to the land of Gadarenes stopping at Kursi where Jesus exorcised the demons in the Miracle of the Swine. This afternoon we drive north to Caesarea Phillipi, now in the ancient world also as Paneas, and today as Banias, where Peter declared Jesus to be the Messiah, and "And Jesus said
thou art Peter upon this rock I will build my church." (Matt.16‐17‐18). You will see the remains of the pagan site that existed here, against the backdrop of which these events occurred. We return to our hotel for dinner. (B)(D)

Day 3 - Galilee - February 27th, 2022

Exploring the Galilee, we drive through Cana of Galilee to Nazareth where we will visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well. On to Muchraka atop Mount Carmel, where Elijah challenged the prophets of Ba'al. Our next stop is Tel Megiddo, or Armageddon, where we will tour the antiquities and see the significance of this site for the end of days. Our final stop of the day will be Caesarea Maritima on the Mediterranean coast, built by King Herod. Here Cornelius was converted and Peter was imprisoned; we will see the Roman Theater, aqueduct, and palace of King Herod, as well as a byzantine church. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B) (D)

Day 4 - Jerusalem - February 28th, 2022

Following the coast of the Sea of Galilee our first stop will be the baptismal site of Yardenit on the Jordan River. We continue to Beit Shean built where the Jezreel Valley meets the Jordan Valley, and tour the extensive Roman‐Byzantine remains of the city that was once part of the Decapolis. Continue south through the Jordan Valley where we will pass Jericho and continue to Bethlehem. With your local guide you will have lunch and shopping (on your own), before visiting the Church of Nativity, the Milk Grotto and Shepherds' Field. From Bethlehem it is a short drive to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B) (D)

Day 5 - Jerusalem - March 1st, 2022

We start our time in Jerusalem by entering the Old City through St. Stephen's Gate also known as the Lion's Gate. We will visit the Pools of Bethesda and the Church of Saint Anne, the Chapel of the Flagellation, the Gabbatha Pavement, and view the Ecce Homo Arch. We will follow many of the Stations of the Cross along the
Via Dolorosa ending in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We continue on foot to the Jewish Quarter, where we will walk on the Cardo, view the "Wide" wall built by King Hezekiah to repel the Assyrians, and tour the Herodian mansions, home to some of the priests of Jerusalem at Jesus' time. As we approach the area of
Mount Moriah we will have a view from afar of the Dome of the Rock, and will visit the Western Wall. Our final stop of the day will be the Ophel Archaeological Park and museum with remains of the city streets that Jesus would have walked on, as well as structures dating back to the times of King Solomon. Return to hotel
for dinner and overnight. (B) (D)

Day 6 - Masada - March 2nd, 2022

We will spend the day today exploring the Judean Desert. We will pass the "Inn of the Good Samaritan" on the ancient route pilgrims would have followed to Jerusalem, on our way to the shores of the Dead Sea; the lowest point on earth. Following the coast of the Dead Sea we will arrive at Masada, the table top fortress built by King Herod and used by Jewish Zealots for their last stand against the Roman Empire. Having toured the site we will continue to the desert oasis of Ein Gedi, prominent in King Saul's pursuit of the young David.  Following lunch, you are invited to take a short float in the mineral rich lake of the Dead Sea, before continuing to Qumran where an ancient Jewish sect chose to live at the time of Jesus and where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Return to Jerusalem for dinner. (B) (D)

Day 7 - Jerusalem & Farewell dinner - March 3rd, 2022

This morning we visit the Israel Museum including the Dead Sea Scrolls housed in the iconic Shrine of the Book and the impressive model of Jerusalem from the Second Temple Period. We view the Knesset, Israel's parliament building, as we continue to Mount Scopus where we will view the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
and continue to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view over the city of Jerusalem. We will stop at the Chapel of Ascension atop the Mount of Olives and then descend the mountain to visit the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. Following the Kidron Valley where we will view ancient tombs including those of Absalom, Zechariah, and James, we will climb to Mount Zion. Here we will visit the Room of the Last Supper as well as the burial tomb of King David before driving to the Garden Tomb where we view Calvary and our Communion service will be held. We finish the day and our tour with a farewell dinner (B) (D)

Day 8 - Jerusalem - March 4th, 2022

After breakfast, we will head to the airport

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TRIP NOTES

NUMBER OF DAYS: 8

LAND TOURS BEGINS/ENDS:

Tel Aviv, Israel - Tel Aviv, Israel

PASSPORT REQUIRED:

Yes

TRAVEL DATE:

February 25th to March 4th, 2022

GROUP SIZE:

100

DEPOSIT PER PERSON:

$300 non-refundable deposit per person / subject to change without notice.

FINAL PAYMENT DUE:

November 1st, 2021

LAST DAY TO CANCEL:

November 1st, 2021

INTERPRETERS: 

Heart Cruises will provide ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreters for this trip.

TOUR FEATURES:

  • ASL interpreters

  • Arrival group meet at Allenby Bridge (A representative will provide the group leader with the steps the group has to know in order to cross the terminal and also will meet between the group and their Israel
    guide)

  • 7 Nights in hotel, accommodation pp on sharing on HB (breakfast and dinner at hotels daily. Starting from dinner on arrival day and ending with breakfast on departure day)

  • 6 Dinners at the hotel in Jerusalem ‐ including water (Not including alcoholic beverages and soft drinks)

  • 1 Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant – Including water (Not including alcoholic beverages and soft drinks)

  • Porterage at the hotel

  • Expert government licensed English speaking guide on touring days and transfers per bus.

  • A/C vehicle up to 10 hours and 200 km per day

  • Entrance fees for the sites mentioned in the itinerary only

  • Water on board (2 bottles per day; arrival and departure day 1 bottle per person)

  • Bus Signs

  • Welcome Kit bag with hat and map

  • Staff expenses where applicable.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Personal items such as telephone calls, laundry etc.

  • Assistance at airport on departure / also no offloading from bus

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Drinks with meals

  • Over‐mileage for the bus and over‐time for bus and guide (to be determined at final approved itinerary)

  • Any insurance

  • Any other service not mentioned above

  • Tips are not mandatory but expected. Here are suggested rates:
    ‐ Driver from $ 3 ‐$4.00 p/person p/day
    ‐ Guide from $ 6‐$8 p/person p/day
    ‐ Hotel from $ 1.00 p/person p/night
    ‐ Restaurants and service : 12%

Hotels

Sea of Galilee

Kinar Galilee Hotel

Jerusalem

Royal Wing

TRAVEL INSURANCE

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation Schedule:

120-90 days before commencing travel - 60% of gross fare

89-60 days before commencing travel - 80% of gross fare

59-0 days before commencing travel - 100% of gross fare

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