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Carolyn and Beth Tour Plan, Octber 2017

Oct 26 (THUR)

Welcome to Israel!,

Upon arrival we head to Jereusalem, and set an introduction and greetings session from Mount of Olives Viewpoint .

O/N: Jerusalem

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Oct 27 (FRI)

An Introductory tour of the Old city of Jerusalem, including Mamilla Pedestrian Mall Jaffa Gate Christian Quarter Church of the Holy Sepulchre  Via Dolorosa Jewish Quarter ; and the Western wall  .

After a lunch break continue to review highlights of the Israel Museum  : “Shrine of the Book” Model of the Second Temple Jewish Art and Life Wing ;  Archaeological Wing ; and the Art Wing .

O/N: Jerusalem

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Oct 28 (SAT)

A morning tour to the Church of Nativity   in Bethlehem  (With a Palestinian guide) followed by a review of holy sites on Mount Zion King David’s Tomb Mark on Mount Zion Cenacle  and Dormition Abbey .

After Lunch a review of the main churches in Ein Karem , which by Christian tradition is the birthplace of John the Baptist.

O/N: Jerusalem

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Oct 29 (SUN)

Day tour to the Area of the Dead SeaMasada  Masada Museum , Kibbutz Ein Gedi ?, site of the find of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Qumran ), and of course – a swim at the Dead Sea !.

O/N: Jerusalem

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Oct 30 (MON)

Heading north, most of the today is devoted to exploring Holy Christian sites in the Galilee.

In Nazareth   we will appreciate the hugh Church of Annunciation ; in Cana  we will see the “Wedding church”, and around the Sea of Galilee we will visit the ruins of Magdala  and Capernaum .

O/N: Mizpe Hayamim spa resort

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Oct 31 (TUES)

A day devoted to discover the Golan Heights  will start with a view from the top of Mt. Bental  , and continue to the “Golan Magic” Visitors Center , where we can also try local beer \ wine. We might also experience an ATV trip  next to the Syrian border.

After a lunch break we continue to  Gamla , and if time will permits we also visit  former Jewish center Safed  .

O/N: Mizpe Hayamim spa resort

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NOV 1 (WED)

Heading to Tel-Aviv, we visit the Bahaian Terraced Gardens  in Haifa , and review the highlights of ancient Caesarea  .

O/N: Tel-Aviv

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Nov 2 (THUR)

Our last day of touring will  be devoted to exploring Jaffa  and Tel-Aviv, including the Flea Market  Rothschild Boulevard Independence Hall , and Rabin Assassination site .

O/N: Tel-Aviv

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Nov 3 (FRI)

Departure – fairwell!