Blessed are those whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. Psalm 84:5.
Fall Tour Itinerary
2018: October 8–26
|Day 1: Mon, October 8||JFK||Grand Athens and Ultra Grand depart JFK for Greece.|
|Day 2: Tue, October 9||Athens||Arrive in Athens and have a short orientation drive through tour and lunch before hotel check-in.|
|Day 3: Wed, October 10||Athens||Athens, the Acropolis and the Agora. Lunch in Athens.|
|Day 4: Thu, October 11||Athens||Corinth and Kechries. Lunch in Corinth.|
|Day 5: Fri, October 12
|Cruise||Check out of hotel.
Included in this packet are our five shore excursions. Timing of each excursion will be announced on board.
Embark at Piraeus Port and set sail for the Greek Island of Mykonos.
|Day 6: Sat, October 13
|Cruise||Kusadasi (Turkey), Ephesus, Patmos|
|Day 7: Sun, October 14||Cruise||Crete, Santorini|
|Day 8: Mon, October 15||Athens||Ship arrives back at Piraeus Port.
Head to the airport for the flight to Tel Aviv.
|Day 1: Sun, October 14||JFK||Deluxe and Grand Petra Airport meeting and departure from JFK for Israel.|
|Day 2: Mon, October 15||Tel Aviv||Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. Drive through tour of Jaffa and Tel Aviv. Optional walk to Simon the Tanner’s House, St. Peter’s Church, if time permits. Check in to hotel (Ramada Suites, Netanya).
Dinner, Orientation Meeting and overnight stay.
|Day 3: Tue, October 16||Tiberias||Check out of hotel.
Caesarea by the Sea, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo-Armageddon, Mt. of Precipice (overlook of Nazareth). Check in to hotel (Rimonim Galei Kinnereth, Tiberias). Moderate-Heavy Walking.
|Day 4: Wed, October 17||Tiberias||Sea of Galilee Boat Ride, Ginosar, Jesus’ Boat, Mt. of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum, Magdala, Jordan River (Baptism).
|Day 5: Thu, October 18||Tiberias||Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Bental, Kfar Haruv — Peace Vista.
|Day 6: Fri, October 19
|Jerusalem||Check out of hotel.
Ancient Shiloh, up to Jerusalem, Mt. Zion – Upper Room, King David’s Tomb, Jewish Quarter, Gallicantu – house of Caiaphas, Mt. Scopus overlook. Check in to hotel (Dan Jerusalem), Shabbat Dinner. Moderate-Heavy Walking.
|Day 7: Sat, October 20
|Jerusalem||SHABBAT – Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday Road, Garden of Gethsemane, Bethlehem, Israel Museum (Jerusalem Model from 70 AD and Shrine of the Book). Moderate-Heavy Walking.|
|Day 8: Sun, October 21||Dead Sea||Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea.
Moderate-Heavy Walking. Farewell Dinner.
|Day 9: Mon, October 22||Jerusalem||Yad Vashem, City of David, Western Wall, South Wall Archaeological Park, Pools of Bethesda (St Anne’s Church), Old City, Fortress of Antonio, Via Dolorosa, Calvary Garden Tomb.
Non-Petra Groups: Transfer to airport for departure after dinner (7–7:15 PM).
|Day 10: Tue, October 23||NYC||Deluxe and Grand Athens groups arrive back at JFK.|
|Day 1: Tue, October 23||Eilat||Check out of hotel.
Depart from Jerusalem to Eilat. En Gedi Falls, Timnah Park (Tabernacle in the Wilderness model), Eilat Stone Factory.
Check in to hotel (Leonardo Plaza, Eilat).
|Day 2: Wed, October 24||Jordan||Cross Aqaba Border into Jordan. Day trip to Petra. Extremely heavy walking. (Horses, donkeys, camels, and carriages available for an extra fee.) Lunch included, but drinks are extra.
Return to Eilat for dinner and overnight.
|Day 3: Thu, October 25||Tel Aviv||Check out of hotel.
Avdat Museum, Mitzpe Ramon Crater, Tel Be’er Sheva. Light Walking. Showers and dinner in Tel Aviv.
Transfer to the airport for departure.
|Day 4: Fri, October 26
|NYC||Grand Petra and Ultra Grand groups arrive back at JFK.|