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Kaufman Tour plan, January 2018

Jan 4 (THUR)

17:25 Delta 468 –  Group Arrival, WELCOME TO ISRAEL!

21:30 Royal Jordanian 340 – Father Paul Arrival, WELCOME TO ISRAEL!

Transfer to Jerusalem.

O/N: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem


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 at Shmuel and Chana Eisenberg, Chabad 29, Apt 20, first floor (18:15).

O/N: David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem


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


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: Dan Eilat


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. 01:15 – Airfrance 8429 departure.

O/N: Ma’in Hot springs spa


Jan 9 (TUES)

visit Madaba , and Mount Nebo 

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

O/N: Movenpick, Petra


Jan 10 (WED)

Day tour of  Petra  and Wadi Rum .

Cross back to Israel, Drive to Bresheet.

O/N: Bresheet Spa Hotel, Mizpe Ramon.


Jan 11 (THUR)

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

O/N: Bresheet Spa Hotel, Mizpe Ramon


Jan 12 (FRI)

Powered Parachute Flights   above the Ramon Crater .

Optional visit sites around the border with Gaza (Sderot ), and have lunch at “Idi” fish Restaurant in Ashdod.

Afternoon: visit Samaritan Holon Community .

O/N: Ritz Carlton Herzelyia


Jan 13 (SAT)

8:30 Father Paul Departure (Royal Jordanian 343)

Day tour to Caesarea  , Including a Segway tour around Caesarea  (10:00).

Optional visit to Akko   and a speed boat ride, or a hot air baloon flight above Jezreel Valley.

Evening: 18:30 Festive “last supper” dinner at “Mashya” restaurant 🙂

23:30 – Delta 467 – Group departure

O/N: Ritz Carlton, Herzelyia