“A trip to Israel is worth ten years of Sunday School.” —Zola
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 (NJV Athens Plaza Hotel).|
|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. Check back in to Athens hotel.|
|Day 8: Tue, September 17||Athens||Check out of hotel. 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, possibly 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 (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 – 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, Cardo, Israel Museum, Yad Vashem. Farewell Dinner.|
|Day 10: Wed, September 25||Jerusalem||City of David, South Wall Archaeological Park, Southern Steps, Western Wall, Mt. Zion – Upper Room, Garden Tomb. Deluxe and Grand Athens groups depart at 7:15pm after dinner.|
|Day 11: Thu, September 26||NYC||Deluxe and Grand Athens groups arrive back at JFK.|
|Day 1: Thu, September 26||Eilat||Check out of hotel.
Depart from Jerusalem to Eilat. Ein Gedi Falls, 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 at 11:00am.
Free time in Eilat until check-out, 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.|