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11 Days Israel

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Day 1

Day 2:
Arrive Ben Gurion Airport at around 03:40am where you will be met by our local tours representative, transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv for shower and rest. After lunch at the hotel begin visits to holy sites. Drive through the Metropolitan city of Tel Aviv passing through the main places of interest. Continue to JAFFA – south of Tel Aviv which is considered to be the world’s oldest sea port, with Jewish legend attributing it to Japheth, son of Noah and the Greek legend to Joppa, daughter of the gods of the winds. It was here in the 8th century BC that Jonah started his Journey to Nineveh..You will also visit Muhraka where Elijah confronted the priests of Baal. Drive along the coastal road passing CAESAREA the ancient Mediterranean city, continue to HAIFA for dinner and overnight. Gallery Hotel.

Day 3:
After breakfast you will drive to NAZARETH an Arab city in the Galilee with many churches and monasteries, where Jesus grew to manhood. Continue to the town of CANA the site of the First Miracle, where Jesus changed water to wine for renewal of Marriage Vows. Afternoon visit MT TABOR, the site of the Transfiguration. Drive to back to hotel for dinner and overnight. Prima Hotel.

Day 4:
After breakfast, visit CAPERNAUM on the northwest shore where Jesus began his preaching career, it is around this area where Jesus walked on the water at the Sea of Galilee which is 200 meters below the sea level. The town is also well known during the second temple, Roman and Byzantine periods. Drive up to the MT of BEATITUDES where Jesus preached the Sermon on the mountain. Visit TABGHA, the site of the Miracle of the multiplication. Take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Visit the town of TIBERIAS. Return to hotel for dinner andovernight. Prima Hotel.

Day 5:
After breakfast visit YARDENT where the Jordan River flows into the Sea of Galilee, this spot is close to the place where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. You can have a short stop to shop around. Travel along the beautiful Jordan Valley to the ancient town of JERICHO a flourishing oasis in the Judean Desert at the northern end of the Dead Sea. Archaeological research has confirmed Jericho as being the oldest city in the world. Jericho was the first city conquered by Joshua in the Promised Land and it appears as the background for many incidents in the New Testament. Ascend by Cable Car to the MT. OF TEMPTATION. Visit QUMRA remains of a settlement on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea and the site of the Qumran Caves where the old testament scrolls were discovered by desert Bedouins. Drive to the shores of the Dead Sea to experience the amazing healing powers of the Dead Sea. Drive back to hotel for dinner and overnight. Shallom Hotel.

Day 6:
Proceed to Bethlehem after breakfast, to the site of the tomb of Rachel and the birth place of Jesus. The town is dominated by the Church of Nativity, built on the grotto where Jesus was born. Visit the Milk Grotto and the Shepherds field church. You can have some short time forshopping in Bethlehem .Afternoon visit Ein Kerem where St. John the Baptist was born and the visitation between the Virgin Mary and Elizabeth took place, return to hotel for dinner and overnight. Shallom Hotel.

Day 7:
After breakfast drive up the MT. OF OLIVES and walk the traditional Palm Sunday Road. Visit the church of Dominus Flevit and the Garden of Gethsemane. Visit the church of Ascension and to Pater Noster. Enter the old city, visit the church of ST. ANNE and the pools of Bethesda you will walk Via DOLOROSA also called the Way of the Cross. There are 14 stations along the route each commemorating an event along Jesus’ route to crucifixion. Visit the church of the holy Sepulchre, walk through colourful bazaars. View the Temple Mountain in the southeast corner of the old city. This wall in a platform was the site of both first and second temples. Shallom Hotel.

Day 8: after breakfast you will visit the
the Western wall also called the WAILING WALL, the Holiest Site of the Jewish Nation. Continue to Mt. Zion, the hall of the Last Supper and King David’s Tomb.Visit the Dormition Abby, and continue to the church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, built on the site of the house of the High Priest Caiaphas. Afternoon visit the Holocaust Museum, YAD VASHEM. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. Shallom Hotel.

Day 9:
After breakfast in the hotel drive to BETHANY and continue to EMMAUS in ABUGOSH. Visit the Crusader Church. In the afternoon a little free time for shopping in the old city, visit the Shroud exhibit at Notre Dame and have an hour of Eucharist Adoration at Gethsemane. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight. Shallom Hotel.

Day 10:
After breakfast, the day is at leisure for those who will want to return to the wailing wall for prayers alone, this will be a day for them do that, you have time to do shopping. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

Day 11:
After breakfast, you will check out of hotel and proceed for a city tour of Tel aviv and you will also be given time to shop in the open market of Tel aviv and the malls too. After dinner transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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