Come celebrate 70 years back in the Land! (1948–2018)
Fall Tour Itinerary
2019: September 10–29
|Day 1: Tue, September 10||JFK||Grand Athens and Ultra Grand depart JFK for Greece.|
|Day 2: Wed, September 11||Athens||Arrive in Athens and have a short orientation drive through tour and lunch before hotel check-in.|
|Day 3: Thu, September 12||Athens||Athens, the Acropolis and the Agora. Lunch in Athens.|
|Day 4: Fri, September 13
|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 5: Sat, September 14
|Cruise||Kusadasi (Turkey), Ephesus, Patmos|
|Day 6: Sun, September 15||Cruise||Crete, Santorini|
|Day 7: Mon, September 16||Athens||Ship arrives back at Piraeus Port. Corinth and Kechries. Lunch in Corinth.|
|Day 8: Tue, September 17||Athens||Head to the airport for the flight to Tel Aviv.|
|Day 1: Mon, September 16||JFK||Deluxe and Grand Petra Airport meeting and departure from JFK for Israel.|
|Day 2: Tue, September 17||Tel Aviv||Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. Drive through tour of Jaffa and Tel Aviv, with 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: Wed, September 18||Tiberias||Check out of hotel.
Caesarea by the Sea, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo-Armageddon, Mt. of Precipice or Zippori (overlook of Nazareth). Check in to hotel (Nof Ginosar, Tiberias). Moderate-Heavy Walking.
|Day 4: Thu, September 19||Tiberias||Tabgha – Peter’s Primacy, Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, Magdala, Ginosar, Jesus’ Boat, Sea of Galilee Boat Ride, Jordan River (Baptism). Light walking.|
|Day 5: Fri, September 20
|Tiberias||Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Bental, Olive Oil Factory, Overlook at Bethsaida. Shabbat Demonstration, Shabbat Dinner.
|Day 6: Sat, September 21
|Jerusalem||Check out of hotel.
SHABBAT – Ein Harod, Beit She’an, Bethlehem, up to Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus overlook. Check in to hotel (Dan Jerusalem). Moderate-Heavy Walking.
|Day 7: Sun, September 22||Jerusalem||Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday Road, Garden of Gethsemane, St. Anne’s Church, Via Dolorosa – Church of Holy Sepulcher, Jewish Quarter. Moderate-Heavy Walking.|
|Day 8: Mon, September 23||Dead Sea||Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea.
|Day 9: Tue, September 24||Jerusalem||Ancient Shiloh, Gallicantu, Mt. Zion – Upper Room, Cardo, Yad Vashem. Farewell Dinner.|
|Day 10: Wed, September 25||Jerusalem||Israel Museum, City of David, South Wall Archaeological Park, Southern Steps, Western Wall, Rabbinical Tunnels, Garden Tomb. Deluxe and Grand Athens groups depart at 7:15pm after dinner.|
|Day 11: Thu, September 26||JFK||Deluxe and Grand Athens groups arrive back at JFK|
|Day 1: Thu, September 26||Eilat||Check out of hotel.
Depart from Jerusalem to Eilat. Timnah Park (Tabernacle in the Wilderness model), Eilat Stone Factory.
Check in to hotel (Leonardo Plaza, Eilat).
|Day 2: Fri, September 27
|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: Sat, September 28
|Tel Aviv||Check out of hotel.
Avdat Museum, Mitzpe Ramon Crater, Tel Be’er Sheva. Light Walking. Dinner in Tel Aviv. Transfer to the airport for departure.
|Day 4: Sun, September 29||NYC||Grand Petra and Ultra Grand groups arrive back at JFK.|