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Kaufman Tour plan, January 2018

Jan 3 (WED)

Ted Arrival, Transfer to Jerusalem

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O/N: King David Hotel, Jerusalem

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Jan 4 (THUR)

17:25 Delta –  Group Arrival, WELCOME TO ISRAEL!

21:30 Jordanian Airline – Father Paul Arrival, WELCOME TO ISRAEL!

Transfer to Jerusalem.

O/N: King David Hotel, Jerusalem

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Jan 5 (FRI)

Day tour of Jerusalem, including the City of David  King David’s Palace Area G  Warren’s shaft  Canaanite Tunnel , David’s Tomb  Hezekiah’s Tunnel  Pool of Siloam  Herodian Drainage Channel Southern Wall Archaeological Park  Davidson Center ,  and the Western wall  .

For lunch we continue to the Mahane Yehudah Market   .

After lunch break continue to the Christian quarter to visit Via Dolorosa  and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre  .

Evening: Shabbath of a lifetime dinner experience?

O/N: King David Hotel, Jerusalem

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Jan 6 (SAT)

Jeep tour in the Judean Desert  (With Ofir and Arik) , reaching Jabel Muntar – Biblical Azazel , view of Mar Saba Monastery , and the Hyrcania Secret Tunnel .

After a lunch break where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered (Qumran ) we continue to Masada   and explore the famous cliff. We end the day with a swim at the Dead Sea .

O/N: Isrotel Dead Sea

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Jan 7 (SUN)

Drive to Timna , a hike plus visit the Tabernacle Replica .

Drive to Eilat Private yacht Sailing on the Red Sea , including BBQ lunch, swiming, snorkeling, and fishing.

O/N: Movenpick, Petra

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Jan 8 (MON)

Cross into Jordan, visit Aqaba , and drive along the Aravah to visit Lot’s Cave , Sodom and Gomorrah sites?, and Machaerus  (Where John the Baptist was executed).

19:00 – Isaac takes taxi to Amman airport.

O/N: Ma’in Hot springs spa

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Jan 9 (TUES)

visit Madaba , and Mount Nebo 

Drive to Petra, and if we make it, visit Little Petra .

O/N: Movenpick, Petra

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Jan 10 (WED)

Day tour of  Petra  and Wadi Rum .

Cross back to Israel, Drive to Bresheet.

O/N: Bresheet Spa Hotel, Mizpe Ramon.

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Jan 11 (THUR)

Six hours ATV tour (800 CC “Razor”) in Ramon Crater

O/N: Bresheet Spa Hotel, Mizpe Ramon

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Jan 12 (FRI)

Visit sites around the border with Gaza and ancient Ashkelon , and have lunch at “Idi” fish Restaurant in Ashdod.

Afternoon: visit Samaritan Holon Community , and a tour of Jaffa .

After dinner: Bar hopping guided tour..

O/N: Hilton Tel-Aviv

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Jan 13 (SAT)

8:30 Father Paul Departure

Day tour to Caesarea  , and an optional Segway tour around Caesarea .

Return to Jaffa in a private sail on the Mediterranean + lunch.

Evening: Festive “last supper” at “Mashya” restaurant 🙂

23:30 Group departure

O/N: Hilton Tel-Aviv

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Jan 14 (SUN)

Ted Departure