Dec 16 (SAT)
17:25 – Delta 468 arrival. WELCOME TO ISRAEL!. We collect the luggage and head to Jerusalem, Greeting it from Mount of Olives Viewpoint .
Dec 17 (SUN)
Our first day will be devoted to exploring “Where it all began” – City of David !.
At 9:10 we see the presenntation; at 10:00 we go down Warren Shaft; at 10:40 we will walk along Hezekiah’s Tunnel , to the Pool of Siloam , and then (11:30) along Herodian Drainage Channel , to the Southern Wall Archaeological Park .
Dec 18 (MON)
Returning to the Mount of Olives Viewpoint , we will descend to the Garden of Gethsemane , visit the Pools of Bethesda site, and then walk from the “Antonia” along the Via Dolorosa , to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre , learning about the “Stations of the Cross” and Tomb of Jesus.
Dec 19 (TUES)
Heading north for two nights, our first stop will the Roman era Metropolis Caesarea . Where we will have a quick look of the ancient port.
If time permits we will also visit the “Wedding church” in Cana .
Dec 20 (WED)
At 8:30 we start with a Sail on the Sea of Galilee , then see the Sea of Galilee Boat in Ginosar, asend Mount of Beatitudes , and possibly hike down to the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes , and the Church of the Primacy of Peter .
Dec 21 (THUR)
If time (and political conditions) permit, we could also visit the “Tomb of Lazarus” site in Betheny.
Dec 22 (FRI)
The Morning will be devoted to the National Holocaust museum at “Yad Vashem” (9:15).
After lunch we continue to the Garden Tomb (14:00), and then head to Mount Zion and learn about its sites: the Cenacle , Dormition Abbey , King David’s Tomb Mark on Mount Zion , Petrus in Gallicantu .
In the evening we will go to See the special Jewish prayers at the Western wall on Friday evening, followed by a special dinner (“Shabbath of a lifetime“) with a Jewish Religious family.
Dec 23 (SAT)
Dec 24 (SUN)
Focusing on the ancient Jewish Temple we start, at 9:00 we join the Temple Mount Debris Sifting Project ,
We then return to the old city for a walk along the City Ramparts. After lunch, at 14:10 we conduct a tour along the Western Wall tunnels , and at 15:45 experience also the Virtual Tour of the Second Temple .
Dec 25 (MON)
Dec 26 (TUE)
A day devoted to the region of the Dead Sea will begin with Camel ride (!) at Sea level, a view of Jericho , a review of the find of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Qumran ), a visit to Masada , and a swim at the Dead Sea . We then continue another 3 hours drive to get to Eilat for the night. (Guide: Dan Ofri)
O/N: Casa de la Familia, Mishol Shaked 7, Eilat.
Dec 27 (WED)
At Eilat we go for some snorkel or Diving in the Red Sea .
O/N: Casa de la Familia, Mishol Shaked 7, Eilat
Dec 28 (THUR)
After crossing the border, we drive 1.5 hour, and then head for a tour of Petra . (guide: “Jordan Inspiration Tours”).
Upon return to Israel we drive back to Jerusalem (5 hours drive)
Dec 29 (FRI)
In the afternoon we will continue to Jaffa .
Dec 30 (SAT)
23:30 – Delta 467 – Departure