March 15 (TUE) – Welcome!
- Evening arrival, Welcome to Israel!. take a taxi to Tel-Aviv and settle in.
March 16 (WED) – Be a Tel-Avivian
- Free day in Tel-Aviv. Optional activities like self exploring the flea market, the Carmel market, old Jaffa, Eretz-Israel Museum, the Palmach Museum and more.
March 17 (THUR) – Galilee
- Head north for the Week-end. First stop at the ruins of ancient Caesarea. Appreciate the wealth of finds of the Roman Metropolis, as well as Caesarea’s new visitors center.
- Drive to Nazareth and have a lunch break at Israel’s best Kebab restaurant.
- Enter the Church of Annunciation and learn about Nazareth in the 1st century.
- Walk through Nazareth’s old city to its main spring and adjacent Greek-Orthodox church.
- Continue to Cana and learn where Jesus turned water into wine.
- Visit Magdala and learn about the latest discoveries made at the site relating to significan chapter in both Jewish and Christian history.
March 18 (FRI) – Golan Heights
- Ascend to the top of the Golan Heights. View into Syria from Mount Bental and review the special geo-history of the region.
- Test your driving skills in an ATV tour along the Syrian border.
- Head to a Druze village for a special lunch experience.
- Visit the ruins of Capernaum and learn about Jesus and the site.
March 19 (SAT) – Akko and Haifa
- Morning tour of Akko and its rich remains from the time of the Crusaders. Walk through the “Knights Templars” compound, the old city, and the “Templars Tunnel“.
- Drive to Haifa and enjoy the grand top view of the Bahai Gardens. Combine it with a lunch break in the former “Templars Colony” in Haifa.
- Head to Jerusalem, With a stop at Emmaus on the way, where Jesus appeared after his resurrection.
March 20 (SUN) – Jerusalem
- Morning tour of Jerusalem’s old city, starting with a visit to the Temple Mount.
- Continue along the “Stations of the Cross” to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
- After a lunch break in the local market (suq) drive to the Israel Museum to review its main highlights, or a tour of the National Holocaust Musuem (“Yad Vashem“).
March 21 (MON) – Dead Sea
- Head towards the Dead Sea, stopping at the Sea Level sign for a quick camel ride.
- Pass by the Ein-Gedi oasis, and drive through the nature reserve, tracking some of the local desert wildlife.
- Ascend up to the summit of Masada and learn about the special history of this dramatic site.
- Have a special kbbutz lunch experience in Ein-Gedi. Follow it by a stroll in the Kibbutz’ botanical gardens.
- Reach one of the public beaches to enjoy a swim at the Dead Sea.
- Stop at Qumran for a view of the caves where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
March 22 (TUE) – Samson Land
- Head to the the fertile Judean lowhills, biblical tuscany. See the site of the David and Goliath Battle.
- Continue to the new discovery relating to where the ark was returned at Beth-Shemesh.
- Drive into the Negev, stopping at Ben-Gurion’s desert hut. Learn about the special bigoraphy and character of Israel’s first Prim Minister.
- Reach the Crater for a grand view and visit it’s visitor center. Optional rappeling and/or hike along the nothern edge of the crater at sundown.
- After Dinner: Optional stagazing activtiy in the crater.
Overnight: Mizpe Ramon
March 23 (WED) – Ramon Crater
- Hike in Ramon’s Crater Nekarot gorge. Optional ATV or off-road tour in the Crater.
- Head north, drive around the border with Gaza, learn about the tension with the Hamas. See the rockets display in Sderot.
- Optional visit to Yad Mordechai 1948 battle site or ancient Ashkelon.
March 24 (THUR) – Free Day
- Free day in Tel-Aviv.
- Afternoon transfer to the airport for departure. Farewell!