Event Details

Trip to Israel and Jordan

Mon, September 02, 2019 @ 12:20 AM to Thu, September 12, 2019 @ 12:20 AM

Dulles Internation Airport (IAD)
1 Saarinen Circle
Dulles, VA

$200 - $3599

Details

Travel to the Holy Land in a special vacation to Jordan and Israel!  

Itinerary: 

Mon Sept 02 2019 Depart USA

Tues Sept 03 2019

 Arrive at Ben Gurion International airport, meet your guide and drive and transfer to Tel Aviv.

On route to hotel, visit the ancient port city of Jaffa where Jonah took ship and Peter raised Tabitha from the dead.

 (Time permitting) enjoy an orientation tour of Tel Aviv.

 Check in to Tel Aviv Hotel for dinner and overnight

Hotel - Herods Tel Aviv

 

Weds Sept 04 2019

 

OPTION TEL AVIV HALF DAY TOURING OR DAY AT LEISURE 

· Stroll down Rothschild Boulevard to view examples of the intriguing Bauhaus-style architecture from the 1930s. The local proliferation of the style won Tel Aviv recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site and the nickname of ‘the White City'.

· Pass by Independence Hall, site of David Ben Gurion's monumental proclamation of the State of Israel in December 1948.

· Walk through Neve Tzedek one of the first neighborhoods of Tel Aviv.

· Return to Tel Aviv Hotel Herods for dinner and overnight.

 

Price determined by number of people on tour:

15 -19 people $67

20-24  people $53

 

 

Thurs Sept 05 2019 - Caesarea by the Sea - Haifa-Mt.Carmel -Tiberias

 Following breakfast, we'll travel west through the Coastal Hwy, the ancient Via Maris to Caesara by

the sea. Rome's capital during the days of Jesus and the place where the Holy Spirit fell on Gentile

believers. Casearea is from where Apostle Paul sailed to Rome.

 Extensive ruins of the Roman aqueduct and amphitheater built by King Herod still remain.

 Drive through the Carmel Mountains to Haifa for a panoramic view of the bay and the Baha’i Gardens.

 Drive to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation and Mary's well.  It is in Nazareth Village where

 Jesus spent his childhood years for an experience of New Testament lifestyle and culture.

 Explore Tsfat, a center of Jewish mysticism for hundreds of years, and a contemporary artists' colony. Stroll through the synagogues and quaint art galleries.

OR

Drive to Mount Tabor. Ascend by taxi to the Church of the Transfiguration.

Check in to Tiberias hotel for dinner and overnight

Hotel - Leonardo Club Tiberias

 Fri Sept 06 2019 - Mount of Beatitudes - Capernaum - Tabgha - Ancient Boat Museum - Boat Ride - Kayak Jordan River

Following an early breakfast, head out for an exciting adventure kayaking down the Jordan River.

 Visit Mount of Beatitudes the location of the Sermon on the Mount.

 Boat ride on the sea of Galilee

Visit the Ancient Boat from Jesus' time.

After a short drive we arrive at Tabgha, site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes.

 Stop at Capernaum and see the ancient synagogue where Jesus preached.

 Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Hotel - Leonardo Club Tiberias

 

Sat Sept 07 2019 - Baptismal Site - Beit Shean - Bethlehem - Jerusalem

After breakfast, drive south via the Jordan Valley and visit Beit Shean and see the ancient mosaics and ruins.

 Continue via Jordan Valley to Qaser El Yahud, the traditional baptism site on the Jordan River.

 Continue to Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus. There you will visit the Church of Nativity and the Shepherd's Fields.

 Enter Jerusalem and check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight

Hotel - Leonardo Jerusalem

 

Sun Sept 08 2019 - Mt. Olives - Garden of Gethsemane -Church of Holy Sepulcher - City of David - Mt. Zion - Tomb of king David - Wailing Wall

 Begin the day following breakfast and ascend the Mt. of Olives - one of the most prominent sites in the Jerusalem vicinity mentioned in the Holy Scriptures where you will be able to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Old City and Temple Mount.

Stop at Dominus Flevit Chapel and enter the Garden of Gethsemane alongside the Church of All Nations.

Visit the Pool of Bethesda, Ecce Homo, Stations of the Cross and the Church of Holy Sepulcher.

Continue to the City of David, a location that has been used throughout the history of Jerusalem as a means to smuggle in and out of the city, particularly during sieges. The Tunnel emerges at the excavated Pool of Siloam, where ancient pilgrims washed and refreshed themselves from a long journey before continuing on to the Temple for worship.

Walk through the Jewish Quarter and Cardo, reaching the Wailing Wall- the holiest place for the Jews.

Drive to Mount Zion and visit the room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David.

 Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

 Hotel - Leonardo Jerusalem

 

Mon  Sept 09 2019 - Qumran - Massada - Dead Sea Float - Ein Gedi - Eilat

 Following an early breakfast, pass by Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

*Conyinue south to the fortress Massada, rising 1,200 feet above the desert plain. See the restoration    efforts of remains of buildings dating back to the fourth and fifth centuries AD.

*Swim & "float" at the Dead Sea in its mineral-rich waters.

*Proceed to Ein Gedi and David’s Waterfall. It is mentioned several times in the Book of Psalms, the place where King David hid from King Saul. Hike to the waterfalls.

*Continue south to Eilat, the southern most town on the Red Sea

 Check in to Eilat hotel for dinner and overnight.

Hotel - Leonardo Plaza Eilat

 

Tues  Sept 10 2019 - Eilat - Petra National Park - Jerusalem

· After breakfast, cross the Arava Border and drive to Petra (approximately 2+ hours), through the scenic Jordanian Desert, past the Wadi Rum area, where Lawrence of Arabia once lived and fought together with the Bedouin.

 

Arrive at Petra where the visitor enters the Rose City of Petra through the

siq – a narrow passage through the mountains, which have inspired awe

for centuries. At the end of this gorge, the visitor is suddenly confronted with

the first view of the Treasury, leaving him breath-taken by its size, color and

beauty.Continue to the heart of this ancient city carved into the mountains,

passing hundreds of tombs and monuments and a spectacular Amphitheatre,

which once held 3,000 spectators.

After our visit to Petra, a stop for a sit-down lunch followed by a visit to Moses

 

Spring before leaving Wadi Moussa (the new town of Petra).

We drive to Aqaba for a short city tour and return to the Arava Border.

 Transfer (with guide) from Arava border to Jerusalem hotel- Late night arrival in Jerusalem.

 Return to hotel for dinner (cold platter in room) and overnight.

Hotel - Leonardo Jerusalem

 

Weds  Sept 11 2019 - Israel Museum - Yad Vashem

After breakfast, visit the Israel museum and see the scale model of the 2nd temple and Dead Sea Scrolls.

Continue to the Yad Vashem holocaust museum.

 Explore the Sights and Sounds of the Machane Yehuda open-air market.

Afternoon at leisure.

 Return to hotel for dinner and overnight

Hotel - Leonardo Jerusalem

 

Thurs  Sept 12 2019

Transfer (with guide) to Ben Gurion for departure flight

 

 Our rate includes:

· Meeting & assistance on arrival and departure from Ben-Gurion Airport by Ophir representative

· Porterage at airport and hotels

· 8 overnights at the above mentioned hotels or similar

· 8 days sightseeing as per program below

· Expert, government licensed English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days & transfers

(local Jordanian guide in Petra)

· Luxury air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned above

· Transfer (with guide) from Ben Gurion airport to Tel Aviv hotel on arrival day

· Transfer (with guide) from Jerusalem hotel to Ben Gurion airport on departure day

· Entrance fees to all sites mentioned (inc. Kayaking and Dead Sea)

· Boat ride on Sea of Galilee

*Tips for the tour gide and driver - $50 per person.

Meal arrangements:

Full Israeli buffet style breakfasts and dinners daily at hotels

Lunch in Petra

Our rate excludes:

· Expenses of a personal nature

· Meals not mentioned above

· Tips to driver, guide, restaurant & hotel staff

· Medical and/or Travel insurance.

· Water on bus

· Horse Drawn carriage in Petra

· Any other item not mentioned above

· $130 pp (appx, subject to change) for Israel/Jordan border taxes and Jordan VISA

· Drinks in Petra

 

Air on Delta Airlines (Air France):

Sept.2 flight #55 depart Dulles 6:16 pm arrive Paris Sept.3 7:45 am

Sept. 3 flight #1620 depart paris 9:50 am arrive Tel A Viv 3:20 pm.

Sept.12 flight #1321 depart Tel A viv 8:05 a marrive Paris 12:10 pm.

Sept.12 flight #54 depart Paris 1:25 pm arrive Dulles 3:50 pm

 

 

SUMMARY OF HOTELS

 

Dates/No. of nights

Hotels

Sept 03-05 2019 (1 night)

Herods, Tel Aviv (Standard room) or similar on HB

Sept 5-7 2019 (2 nights)

Leonardo Club, Tiberias (Standard room) or similar on HB

Sept 7-9 2019 (2 nights)

Leonardo, Jerusalem (Standard room) or similar on HB

Sept 9-10 2019 (1 night)

Leonardo Plaza, Eilat (Standard room) or similar on HB

Sept 10-12 2019 (2 nights )

Leonardo, Jerusalem (Standard room) or similar on HB

 

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Dulles Internation Airport (IAD)
1 Saarinen Circle
Dulles, VA

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