Jewish - Christian Heritage Israel4all - October 2020

October 23-28, 2020


Trip details

 

Touring Dates: October 23-28, 2020
Minimum number of participants: 6
Number of guides: 1
Pre and post tours will be available upon registration, proposals will be published by the end of November.

 

Day 1: Friday, October 23, 2020

 

Shalom & Welcome to Israel

 

 

Israel is unique – nestled on the shores of the Mediterranean – a meeting place of east meets west, modern meets ancient, religious meets secular… it’s a kaleidoscope of cultures and religions!

 

9:00AM Meet your group and guide at Ben Gurion Airport. Pick up in Tel Aviv for those who arrived earlier.

 

Welcome lunch meal at Ma’taim. Mata'im social agenda: part of its staff is comprised of youth at risk, who are being trained for work in the restaurant business -- paving their way to fruitful careers and successful integration in society.

 

Proceed north and stop for a panoramic lookout over the Kinneret, the Galilee and the Golan Heights.

 

Check-in to the hotel.

 

Welcome & Shabbat Dinner at the Hotel (included)

 

Meals included: lunch, dinner

 

Overnight: Galilee

 

 

Day 2: Saturday, October 24, 2020

 

Physical and Spiritual Heights

 

Breakfast at the hotel

 

The ruins of the ancient Jewish village of Katzrin are located in the central Golan.

The location of Katzrin, mentioned in ancient Jewish sources, was identified at the end of the 19th century. The synagogue and village were discovered and excavated about 30 years ago. The remains of ancient Katzrin have been restored: the columns of the synagogue are upright once more and the houses near the synagogue are two stories high and roofed. Samples of ancient household utensils and agricultural implements are displayed in the houses and there are activities showing life during ancient times. The main water source was the spring located in the village, from which water was channeled to a small collecting pool cut into the basalt bedrock.  Today, Katzrin is the only city in the Golan.

 

Traverse the Golan Heights by bus. The Golan Heights are a geological and biogeographical region and is a plateau formed by a volcanic action.  Enjoy the ride with the panoramic views. Have a geopolitical discussion ovelooking the Israeli-Syrian border.

 

Picnic lunch will be provided

 

Tel Dan National Park combines a lush nature reserve with a biblical archaeological experience and includes a short wheelchair- accessible trail. At the heart of the park is “Tel Dan”- the capital of the ancient northern Israeli biblical kingdom.

 

 

Take a sunset ride on a golf cart or a Safari wagon through the Hula Valley, an important resting place for migrating birds and many species of rare fish and plants creating a wonderland of flora and fauna. Allows you an extra-close observation of birds and other animals in their natural habitat at Agamon Hula.

 

Free evening and dinner on own at Agamon Market food court.

 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

 

Overnight: Galilee

 

 

Day 3: Sunday, October 25, 2020

 

The Israeli Cultural Mosaic

 

Breakfast & check out from hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit Beit She'an National Park One of the main pagan towns during Roman rule. Beit She'an contains a magnificent theater, Roman bathhouses, mosaics, and more. Hear about the Jewish texts that mention the city.

 

 

Sde Eliahu – Bio Bee Sde Eliyahu is the pioneer of organic farming in Israel. While visiting the fields we not only learn about the benefits of organic farming but also about biological pest control. The Kibbutz established the first biological pest control company in Israel and is a world leader in the field of biological pest control and bumblebees for pollination.

 

Eat lunch at the kibbutz dining room (included)

 

Drive through the Jordan valley and drive uphill to the holy city of Jerusalem- the capital and heart of the Jewish nation.

 

When you enter Jerusalem stop for a panoramic lookout over the old & new city of Jerusalem. Make a toast and say together the "Shehecheyanu" blessing – appreciating the moment and the opportunity to be in Jerusalem.

 

Check-in & Dinner at hotel

 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

 

Day 4: Monday, October 26, 2020

 

A Message from History

 

Welcome to the Dead Sea region, the lowest place on earth.

 

 

Masada is a rugged natural fortress, of majestic beauty, in the Judaean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It is built as a palace complex, by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, (reigned 37 – 4 B.C.). Became a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, and the last stand of Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman army, in 73 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and tour the site.

 

Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Have time to enjoy and relax on the beach and pool area at one of the hotels on the shore of the sea. Attempt flotation in a sea that is 33% salt and keeps you buoyant.

 

Lunch at the hotel (included).

 

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls  brought excitement and new relevance to ancient Christian history as they provided a tangible peek into the religious world at the time of Jesus’ birth. At the Qumran National Park, you can see these sites to witness where history was made. (Time permitting)

 

Optional: In the evening enjoy the Tower of David Sound and Light Show.

 

Dinner on own around the hotel area

 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

 

Day 5: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

 

From Holocaust to Redemption

 

Breakfast at the hotel

 

 

Private tour of Yad Vashem Museum, Israel’s National Memorial to the Holocaust. This tour takes you to the darkest moment in world and Jewish history, its children’s memorial, and exquisite gardens. Yad Vashem is an unforgettable place of tribute and remembrance.

 

Continue with an unforgettable culinary tour. If you really want to get the feel for Jerusalem? Mahane Yehuda Market is the place to visit. In this colorful market, you will meet people of all nationalities, religions, and ages and listen the special stories of the peddlers. Time for more to eat if you’re still hungry. (lunch included)

 

 

Next, visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the book. This is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. The Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. The guided tour will be followed by time on own to explore the galleries that interest you the most.

 

Dinner on own at the Museum’s restaurant.

 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

 

Day 6: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

 

Jerusalem- The Heart of The Jewish People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast & check out from the hotel

 

Explore the Jewish Quarter of the Old City. Visit the Byzantine Cardo, and the artifacts uncovered during archaeological excavations exposing two thousand years of Jewish history in the Old City till present day. Walk through the Christian quarter and see some of the important sites in Christianity.

 

Lunch on own at the Jewish Quarter.

 

Take time to reflect at the Kotel, (The Western Wall). Over generations, Jews came to pray here, as it was the closest, they could come to the Holy of Holies on the Temple Mount. When you see the Wall, you aren't just seeing it with your eyes - there is so much more.

 

Visit the beautiful and fascinating Southern Wall Archaeological Park that surrounds the lower part of the Temple Mount from West and South. Come in the wake of pilgrims who have visited here over the millennia as acts of faith. At the Davidson Center, in the basement of an eighth-century CE palace, with ramped access and an elevator to the exhibits and audiovisual presentation

 

Farewell dinner at a restaurant

 

Proceed to Ben Gurion airport and depart home.

 

Please note: this is a full day of touring and the tour ends not before 7:00 PM

 

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

 

Shalom U’leitraut – we look forward to hosting you again in Israel.

 

 

 

Pre and post tours will be available upon registration, proposals will be published by the end of November.

 

Please note: This itinerary is subject to change according to the abilities of the individual participants and due to timing and unseen changes from our suppliers.

 

 

Price is Per Person in US dollars (Based on 6 people)

 

Price per person in a
Double Room (accessible)
US $2,650
Price per person in a
Single Room (accessible)
US $3,170
Upon registration $500 deposit (non-refundable)
A month before arrival Remaining sum

 

 

Price includes:

 

  • Private, licensed, English speaking, I4A tour guide
  • All site and museums entry fees listed in itinerary
  • Group airport transport – 2 ways
  • Accessible transportation for entire trip
  • 4* Hotel accommodation for 5 nights, accessible rooms
  • Meals: Breakfast every day, lunch and dinner as indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottles of water at guests' need and snacks.

 

Excluded Services:

 

  • Airfare
  • Equipment rental (available at an additional cost)
  • Travel insurance & medical (recommended, click here)
  • Tips for tour guide and driver
  • Optional activities mentioned as optional
  • Transportation in the evening for dinners and time on own

 

Terms and conditions:

 

  • The above rate is valid for payment made by credit card, wire transfer, check, or cash. Please note there is a 2% service fee for Credit Card.
  • This price is based on 8 participants, and subject to change according to final registration.

 

Cancellation Policy

 

  • For cancellations up to 90 days prior the cancellation penalty will be $500.00 per person (the deposit)
  • 89 to 60 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 20% of the total tour cost per person
  • 59 to 30 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 50% of the total tour cost per person
  • 29 to 8 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 75% of the total tour cost per person
  • 7 to 0 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 100% of the total tour cost per person

 

 

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• For cancellations up to 90 days prior the cancellation penalty will be $500.00 per person (the deposit)
• 89 to 60 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 20% of the total tour cost per person
• 59 to 30 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 50% of the total tour cost per person
• 29 to 8 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 75% of the total tour cost per person
• 7 to 0 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 100% of the total tour cost per person