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Nancy Group Tour Plan, April-May 2022

April 26 (TUE)

  • Arrival, WELCOME TO ISRAEL!
  • Transfer to the hotel in Tel-Aviv.
  • If arriving by the afternoon explore Nalahat Benjamin Arts and Crafts Fair.
  • Free evening to explore Tel-Aviv’s night life.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

 

April 27 (WED)

  • Tour of Jaffa and Tel-Aviv
  • Optional tour to the highlights of the Shephela.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

 

April 28 (THUR)

  • Check out and head north for a few days.
  • 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.
  • Optional hike to Caesarea’s aqueduct.
  • 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.

Overnight: Magdala Hotel

 

April 29 (FRI)

  • 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.
  • Head to a Druze village for a special lunch experience.
  • Visit the ruins of Capernaum and learn about Jesus and the site.
  • Cross the Galilee for a night in Akko. Enjoy a dinner in a fish restaurant by the sea.

Overnight: Schumacher Hotel, Haifa

 

April 30 (SAT)

  • Enjoy the grand top view of the Bahai Gardens. Combine it with a lunch break in the former “Templars Colony” in Haifa.
  • 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“.
  • Head to Jerusalem and greet it “Shehecheyanu” from the top of Mount of Olives.

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

May 1 (SUN)

  • Morning tour of Bethlehem and the Shepherd’s fields, including lunch.
  • Tour of the Israel Museum.

Overnight: YMCA, Jerusalem

 

May 2 (MON)

Overnight: YMCA, Jerusalem

 

May 3 (TUE)

  • Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea.
  • Reach Ein-Gedi and embark on a hike along Nahal Arugot.
  • Optional swim at the Dead Sea.

Overnight: Yehelim Hotel, Arad

 

May 4 (WED, Memorial Day)

  • Early wake up and a 20 minutes’ drive to hike up Masada at sunrise.
  • Tour of the site and return to the hotel for breakfast and check-out.
  • Drive 3 hours to cross the border into Jordan near Eilat. (End of tour with Danny)
  • Cross the border, meet your Jordanian guide who will take you to Aqaba.

Overnight: Hilton, Aqaba

 

May 5 (THUR)

  • 6-hour boat trip to Pharaoh Island and Salah Al-din Castle in Egypt.
  • Transfer to Wad Rum.

Overnight: Wadi Rum

 

May 6 (FRI)

  • 4×4 Off-Road tour in the vast Wadi Rum nature reserve.
  • Combine it with a hike up one of the cliffs to track prehistoric petroglyphs.
  • Enjoy a Bedouin lunch and hospitality experience.

Overnight: Town Season, Petra

 

May 7 (SAT)

  • Jeep to back entrance  of Petra. Hike from Little Petra (10 km).

Overnight: Town Season, Petra

 

May 8 (SUN)

  • Hike in Wadi Hasa

Overnight: Marriot hotel, Dead Sea

 

May 9 (MON)

  • Mount Nebo.
  • Amman
  • Jerash

Overnight: Mt. Nebo Hotel, Madaba

 

May 10 (TUE)

6am flight home

 

 

 

 

 

 

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