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Tunduan Tour Plan, April 2014

Friday, April 11

“When You Come Into the Land” (Deut. 26:1)

MOUNT OF OLIVESArrive in Israel (ELAL 082, landing planned for 7:00), and meet your guide for your first day, tour guide and chef Yehudah Deutsch. Yehudah will guide you on the way to Jerusalem, and will greet you with wine and bread on the top of Mount of Olives Viewpoint .

You will then check in your hotel, refresh, and go with Ami for a pre-shabbath friday noon experience at the Mahane Yehudah Market  .

O/N: Jerusalem.

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Saturday, April 12

Old city of Jerusalem

via dolorosaI join you for breakfast, and we head for a detailed tour of the old city of Jerusalem. We explore the Jewish Quarter  and the Western wall  , the Muslim Quarter  and the Via Dolorosa , and the Holy Sepulchre   in the Christian Quarter .

We combine the tour with Armenian style barbecue meal, and an appreciation of the eccleciastial architecture of the churches of Gethsemane  and Mary’s Tomb .

O/N: Jerusalem.

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Sunday, April 13

Beauties of the Dead Sea

masada cable carThis day is devoted to explore the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea. We drive to the famous Roman era fortress of Masada  and learn about its dramtic history and rich remains.

We continue to Engedi for a tour of the Botanical Gardens , and experience of lunch in a Kibbutz, and enjoy their new Spa facility. On the way back we also stop to view the caves where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were uncovered (Qumran ).

O/N: Jerusalem.

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Monday, April 14

Modern Jerusalem

knesset1This day is devoted to explore modern Jerusalem. We begin the day with a visit to the Israel Museum  , followed by a foot tour along the Knesset  and the Supreme Court Building .

After lunch in the market, we drive along the ultra orthodox communities and learn about the special preperations for Pesach holiday which starts that eveing.

For dinner you will dine a “Seder” night with the family of chef Ami Giz.

O/N: Jerusalem

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Tuesday, April 15

Christians and Jews in the Galilee

The main hall in the "Syngogue church" in Nazareth.Checking out, today we head up to the Galilee and the Sea of Galilee.

In Nazareth  we will visit the Church of Annunciation  and the local market, and on at the Sea of Galilee we will enjoy a nice fish lunch brek, followed by a 2 hours cruise on the Sea of Galilee.

We will view the Golan heights, and if time permits visit the Sea of Galilee Boat  and Magdala .

O/N: Tel-Aviv

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Wednesday, April 16

Splendors of the Carmel

bahaianHeading north along the coast, we devote the morning to explore the ancient metropolis of Caesarea , capital of the land in Roman times.

We continue to the carmel and learn and dine in a Druze village  , and end the day with a visit to the Bahaian Terraced Gardens  in Haifa.

O/N: Tel-Aviv

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Thursday, April 17

Jaffa and Tel-Aviv

jaffa orange treeAncient Jaffa and modern Tel-Aviv will be the focus of today. We will walk among the art galleries of Jaffa  and down to its port, and continue to Neve Tzedek  and along Rothschild Boulevard , and learn on architectural trands of the city over the years.

O/N: Tel-Aviv

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Friday, April 18

Designs and crafts

tel aviv art museumThe morning will be devoted to appreciate the Palmach Museum  and Rabin Heritage Center.

Both are information centers as well as exceptional architectural designs.

For lunch we return to the city center, and expereince Fridays’ Nahalat Binyamin Crafts market , possibly combining it with the small Bauhaus decoration museum (open 10:00 to 14:00).

O/N: Tel-Aviv

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Saturday, April 19

Museums of Tel-Aviv

holon design museum iconOur last day will be devoted to special art and design museums in Tel-Aviv. We will appreciate the exceptional Holon design musum, and the architectural sections of Tel-Aviv Museum of Art .

After lunch we can enjoy some free time, or visit the special Da Vinci Alive Exhibition

Around 19:00 we will head to the airport for departure.