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Ritchie and Odile Straff Tour Plan, June 2019

June 15 (SAT)

DL 468 17:10 Arrival, WELCOME TO ISRAEL!. Upon arrival we will drive to Haifa , Check in, and have a nice welcome dinner at the German Colony in Haifa  , beneath the Bahaian Terraced Gardens .

O/N: Colony hotel in Haifa.


June 16 (SUN)

akko tourIn the morning we could drive up to the top viewpoint of the , and then drive to Akko   and explore this unique medieval city – thev Hospitallers Citadel / “The Knights Halls” Templars Tunnel  and the local market. We then continue to the Sea of Galilee, present it from Mount of Beatitudes  and then visit Capernaum  .

O/N: U-Boutique hotel, Tiberias


June 17 (MON)

ATV Jordan riverAscending up the Golan Heights  to the top of Mt. Bental   we have a deep view into Syria and discuss the unique modern history of the region.

At 11:30 join an ATV tour along the Syrian Border , and later, after lunch, possibly go for some wine tasting, or alternatively drive along the Jordan River Rapids  back to Tiberias .

O/N: U-Boutique hotel, Tiberias


June 18 (TUE)

nazareth church of annunciationHeading to Jeruslaem we visit the “Wedding church” in Cana  , and in Nazareth   we visit the Church of Annunciation , and have geeat Kebbab for lunch :-). We later drive to Caesarea   reviewing the highlights of the former Roman metropolis and then head to Jerusalem. 

19:00 – Dinner at “Yudale”

O/N:  Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem


June 19 (WED)

Christian tour Jerusalem Holy SepulchreOur introduction of Jerusalem will start at Mount of Olives Viewpoint  followed by a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane . We then park the car by the old city and continue to the explore the city by foot: The Armenian Quarter , the Jewish Quarter , the Western wall  , the Via Dolorosa  along the Muslim  and the Christian Quarter , ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre  

O/N: Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem


June 20 (THUR)

church of nativity bethlehemAn Arab guide will take into Bethlehem  in the morning to visit the Church of Nativity  , and then review the highlights of the Israel Museum   . After lunch we will head to the Dead Sea, and upon reaching the hotel, you could make use of its facilities and go for a swim at the Dead Sea  and / or order a massage.

O/N: Herod’s hotel, Dead Sea


June 21 (FRI)

tour to masadaAn early start will get us to the top of the famed site of Masada   before the heat and the crowds, and later we will drive down to Eilat  , where you will cross the border, meet your Jordanian guide, and drive towards Petra.

O/N: Petra


June 22 (SAT)

monsatery petra ad deirAn early start will get you throught the famous “Siq” of Petra  to the “treasury” and the rest of the site, ahead of the heat and the crowds. After lunch you will return to Eilat  , and enjoy the afternoon in Eilat, possibly going for a swim at the Red Sea and / or visit the Eilat Underwater Observatory 

O/N: Dan Hotel, Eilat


June 23 (SUN)

segway jaffa tour8:00 – A morning flight to Tel-Aviv   (T.B.A.) will get you to the hotel by noon, and after check-in, you can relax a bit, stroll in the local markets, or join a Segway Tour , or a Cooking Workshop  (T.B.A.).

O/N: ?, Tel-Aviv


June 24 (MON)

tel aviv tour rothschild boulevardA day of self touring Jaffa and Tel-Aviv, possibly covering sites like Rothschild Boulevard Shalom Meir Tower Visitors Center  Jaffa , the Flea Market  , and the food market in Sarona .

O/N: ?, Tel-Aviv


June 25 (TUE)

flight to israelAfter breakfast and check out, the hotel will arrange for you a taxi to the Airport.

DL467 11:45 Departure. Farewell!