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Kaufman Tour Plan, July 2014

July 4th, Friday

flight homeWelcome to Israel!.  Arriving at 16:15 (LY542) we head to Jerusalem, check in, and refresh before heading for dinner set with http://shabbatofalifetime.com.

At midnight I will bring Juile Wells to the hotel.

Transportation: 2 minibuses (19 seats each).

O/N: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem.

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July 5th, Satruday

After a late morning recovery + breakfast, we start the day with a drive to Mount of Olives Viewpoint , where we greet Jerusalem with the Jewish blessing “Sheheceyahnu” have a little introduction, and possibly have a camel and donkey ride (!). At the site we can also conduct a mass.

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Next we descend to Garden of Gethsemane  and learn about the site where Jesus was captured.

We then cross the Kidron valley, and join the Via Dolorosa , from the “Praetorium” to the Holy Sepulchre  , built over the “Golghotha” and the tomb of Jesus.

At the end of the day, of time and will permi, we can go to Ramat Rachel, for a view into the Judean Desert, and towards Bethlehem .

Guide: Danny Herman.

Transportation: 19 seats Minibus.

O/N: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem.

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July 6th, Sunday

yehuda DeutschAt breakfast you will meet tour guide Yehudah Deutch (“Yoda” 😉 ), and he will take you to a Morning Mass at the Garden of Gethsemane  (scheuduled to 10:00)

Later he will leada tour to the City of David   , including a walk in Hezekiah’s Tunnel   , and the Pool of Siloam  .

After a lunch break in the Jewish quarter, you will continue to visit the Western wall  , and end at Davidson Center .

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Guide: City of David expert guide Yehudah Deutsch.

Transportation: 35 seats midibus.

O/N: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem.

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July 7th, Monday

I join you for breakfast and we head today towards the Dead Sea, visiting on the way the Good Samaritan Inn  , and possibly conducting a Baptism ceremony at the Baptism site (el-Maghtas) (qasr el-Yahud)   near Jericho. At either of those sites we can also conduct a madd.

We then head to Qumran  and learn about the fascinating discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

After lunch we continue to Ein-Gedi, and hike in the Ein-Gedi Nature Reserve .

Guide: Danny Herman.

Transportation: 35 seats midibus.

O/N: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem.

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July 8th, Tuesday

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Today you meet your guide for the 3 days tour of the North, and you head north – to the Galilee!. Making brief stops at Emmaus-Nicopolis  , and possibly also at Megiddo , you reach Nazareth  , and set a visit to the Church of Annunciation .

After lunch, at t 14:00 you are set to experience  Nazareth Village , and at 16:00 you will have an oppurtunity to conduct a mass and a “renewal of vows” ceremony at the “wedding church” at  Cana .

Guide: Yehudah Kaplan.

Tranportion: 35 seats midibus.

O/N: Scots hotel in Tiberias.

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July 9th, Wednesday

sail sea of galileeAfter breakfast, at 9:00 we enter the boat in Tiberias’ port, for a Sail on the Sea of Galilee .

During the sail we will also conduct a mass.

Upon arriving at Ginosar, we go to see the unique Sea of Galilee Boat , and then continue to Capernaum , you learn at the site about the historical Christian significance of the site, as well as the hill above it – Mount of Beatitudes .  For lunch you try the “Saint Peters fish”, which will be followed by a swim at the Sea of Galilee.

On the way back you could visit the ruins of Magdala , home of Mary Magdalene.

Guide: Yehudah Kaplan.

Transportation: 35 seats midibus.

O/N: Scots hotel in Tiberias, or similar.

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July 10th, Thursday

Heading twoards Tel-Aviv we stop at Caesarea , and learn about the ancient significant Christian site, as well as the Mediterranean coast.

Upon arrival to Tel-Aviv we check in, refresh, and head for an afternoon tour of Jaffa . At the Roman-Catholic Saint Peter church we can also conduct a mass.

In the evening we all meet for a fairwell dinner.

Guide: Yehudah Kaplan.

Transporation: 35 seats midibus.

O/N: David Intercontinental hotel Tel-Aviv.

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July 11th, Friday

6:00 am – an early wake up to make it to flight at 10:00 with the Midibus.

I will continue with father Beach touring that day, till his flight at 23:30.

Farwell!