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Schaffer Tour Plan, October 2018

Oct 4 (THUR)

LY28: 6:55, Arrival, WELCOME TO ISRAEL!

Upon arrival we head to the North, with a stop at Megiddo  and Nazareth  . In Nazareth we will visit the Church of Annunciation S. Joseph Church , the Synagogue church , and possibly also the Sisters of Nazareth Archaeological Site Mary of Nazareth International Center , and the Church of Annunciation Archaeological Museum .

In the nearby village of Cana  we will also visit the “Wedding Church” and reflect on the scriptures (namely John 2:1-6).

Dinner: 19:30 at Decks ().

O/N: Scots Hotel, Tiberias

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Oct 5 (FRI)

Today we ascend to the Golan Heights. We start with a tour to the  “Valley of Tears”  which witness a crucial battle Between Israel and Syria in 1973.

NExt we ascend to the top of Mt. Bental   for a panoramic viewpoint. At 11:30 we are scheduled to an ATV tour in the Golan Heights . For lunch we will go to the restaurant of a local brewery, and later we could visit “Golan Magic” Visitors Center .

We could then continue to Gamla , and / or drive from Chastellet  along the Jordan River Rapids .

Dinner: 19:30 at Little Tiberias().

O/N: Scots hotel, Tiberias

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Oct 6 (SAT)

Selected sites around the Sea of Galilee: Capernaum Mount of Beatitudes Magdala  and more. 

After a lunch break a drive to visit the highlights of Caesarea  .

Dinner: 19:15 at Mashya.

O/N: The Norman, Tel-Aviv

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Oct 7 (SUN)

Day tour of Tel-Aviv and JaffaJaffa Flea Market  Rothschild Boulevard Independence Hall , and Rabin Assassination site .

Lunch: Miznon

15:00: Join a tour of the Palmach Museum . 

Dinner: 19:15 at Abraxas North.

O/N: The Norman, Tel-Aviv

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Oct 8 (MON)

To Jerusalem along “Burma Road”   and Abu-Gosh Crusaders period church 

Check in to the hotel, lunch, and then a tour of the highlight of the Old city of Jerusalem: Church of the Holy Sepulchre  , Christian Quarter , the Jewish Quarter  and the Western wall  .

Dinner: 21:15 Tastings menu at Mahaneyudah

O/N: King David, Jerusalem

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Oct 9 (TUE)

A visit to “Yad Vashem”   and the highlights of the Israel Museum   ; an optional visit to Mahane Yehudah Market   (including lunch in “Azura”), and a tour of the City of David  .

Dinner: 19:30 at Eucalyptus

O/N:  King David, Jerusalem

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Oct 10 (WED)

Site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Qumran  ), Masada  , and a swim at the Dead Sea .

After lunch a drive to Ramon Crater  with an optional visit to Ben Gurion’s Tomb and Hut .

O/N: Beresheet spa hotel, Mizpe Ramon

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Oct 11 (THUR)

A 2 hours morning drive will get us to the border crossing with Jordan near Eilat. 

After you cross, your Jordanian guide will drive you to Wadi Rum for a Camel Ride in Wadi Rum  and a 3 hours Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum .

O/N: Wadi Rum Sun City Tents.

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Oct 12 (FRI)

Drive to Petra and a full day tour of Petra , including a hike to Ad Deir .

O/N: Movenpick Hotel, Petra

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Oct 13 (SAT)

Drive to Amman with a visit to Shobak Madaba Mount Nebo , and possibly Jerash / Gerasa .

O/N: Fairmont Hotel, Amman

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Oct 14 (SUN)

Meeting + touring Amman , fly to Tel-Aviv .

Dinner: 19:30 at Santa Catherine

O/N: The Norman, Tel-Aviv

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Oct 15 (MON)

LY25: 13:50 – Departure. FAIRWELL!