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Donnelly tour group, June 2018

June 17 (SUN)

Arrival, WELCOME TO ISRAEL!

O/N: Tel-Aviv

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June 18 (MON)

Arrival, WELCOME TO ISRAEL!

O/N: Tel-Aviv

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June 19 (TUE)

We start the Israel tour experience with a visit to Abraham’s Well  in Beer-Sheva  . Nearby we learn about Tel Arad  and the Bible; and later we focus on the Philistine at the The “Philistine Street”  and the Battle site of David and Goliath .

O/N: Tel-Aviv

Cost (Guide + transportation): $1150

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June 20 (WED)

 Our focus of the north will start with Nazareth   sites: Church of Annunciation S. Joseph Church Synagogue church S. Gabriel church , and Mary’s Well . For lunch we could go to Nazareth Village , and later we visit the “Wedding church” in Cana .

O/N: North

Cost (Guide + transportation): $1150 + two single “staff” rooms

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June 21 (THUR)

Our day around the Sea of Galilee begins with a visit the “Town of Jesus” – Capernaum . Nearby we see the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes  and the Church of the Primacy of Peter . In Kibbutz Ginosar we see the unqiue discovery of the Sea of Galilee Boat , and next to it we review the latest finds in ancient Magdala .

O/N: North

Cost (Guide + transportation): $1150 + two single “staff” rooms

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June 22 (FRI)

Our day at the far north will include Tel Dan  and Caesarea Philippi (Banias) . We then ascend to the Golan Heights  (“The Road to Damascus”), and see  Mt. Bental  “Golan Magic” Visitors Center , and ancient Gamla .

O/N: North

Cost (Guide + transportation): $1250 + $250

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June 23 (SAT)

Rest

O/N: North

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June 24 (SUN)

 Starting a new week, we explore the ancient city of Beit She’an , and then drive along the Jordan valley to the Baptism site (qasr el-Yahud) . On the way to Jerusalem we visit the Good Samaritan Inn  , and upon reaching Jerusalem we greet it from Mount of Olives Viewpoint 

O/N: Jerusalem

Cost (Guide + transportation): $1250

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June 25 (MON)

Our first day in Jerusalem will start with exploring its oldest parts at the City of David  King David’s Palace Warren’s shaft  Hezekiah’s Tunnel  Pool of Siloam  , followed by a walk up to the , Southern Wall Archaeological Park  , and a visit to the Western wall  .

After a lunch break we drive to Bethlehem  to visit the  Church of Nativity  .

O/N: Jerusalem

Cost (Guide + transportation): $1100 + cost of Palestinian guide

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June 26 (TUE)

Our second day in Jerualem starts with a visit to Garden of Gethsemane  and the Grotto of Gethsemane . We then join the Via Dolorosa , walking along the “Stations of the Cross”, up to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre  . We end the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb 

O/N: Jerusalem

Cost (Guide + transportation): $1100

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June 27 (WED)

This day will be devoted to sites on Mount Zion , namely the Cenacle Dormition Abbey , and Petrus in Gallicantu . For lunch we head into the Jewish Quarter , and then drive up to the Mount of Olives sites: Chapel of the Ascension Church of the Pater Noster , and Dominus Flevit 

O/N: Jerusalem

Cost (Guide + transportation): $1100

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June 28 (THUR)

Day tour to the Dead Sea: Masada  , sites where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found (Qumran ), and a swim at the Dead Sea .

O/N: Jerusalem

Cost (Guide + transportation): $1250

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June 29 (FRI)

Last day in Jerusalem will be devoted to the highlights of the Israel Museum  : “Shrine of the Book” Model of the Second Temple ; and Archaeological Wing .

For lunch we head into the Mahane Yehudah Market   , and later we drive to Ein Karem  and visit John Baharim Church .

O/N: Jerusalem

Cost (Guide + transportation): $1100

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June 30 (SAT)

rest

O/N: Jerusalem

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July 1 (SUN)

Heading to Tel-Aviv, we visit Emmaus sites: Abu-Gosh Crusaders period church  and Emmaus-Nicopolis . Near Tel-Aviv we visit the Samaritan Holon Community , and in Jaffa  we visi the “House of Simon the Tanner”.

O/N: Tel-Aviv

Cost (Guide + transportation): $1150

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July 2 (MON)

Our last day will be begin with a visit to the Independence Hall . We then drive up to Caesarea  , and explore some of its main attracitons: Caesarea aqueductCaesarea PortPaul’s Prison in Caesarea?, and Herods Palace in Caesarea.

O/N: Tel-Aviv

Cost (Guide + transportation): $1150

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July 3 (TUE)

Departure