Blessed are those whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. Psalm 84:5.
Spring Tour Itinerary
2020: March 16–29
|Day 1: Mon, March 16||JFK||Airport meeting and departure for Israel.|
|Day 2: Tue, March 17||Tel Aviv||Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport.
Meet your guide and driver and drive through Old 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 and overnight. Orientation meeting after dinner.
|Day 3: Wed, March 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). Dinner and overnight. Medium-heavy walking.
|Day 4: Thu, March 19||Tiberias||Sea of Galilee Boat Ride, Ginosar, Jesus’ Boat and shopping, Mt. of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum, Magdala, Jordan River—Baptism.
|Day 5: Fri, March 20
|Tiberias||Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Bental, Olive Oil Factory, Overlook at Bethsaida. Shabbat Demonstration, Shabbat Dinner.
|Day 6: Sat, March 21
|Jerusalem||SHABBAT – Check out of hotel.
Beit She’an, up to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Mt. Scopus overlook. Check in to hotel (Dan Jerusalem). Dinner and overnight. Medium-heavy walking.
|Day 7: Sun, March 22||Jerusalem||Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday Road, Garden of Gethsemane, Pools of Bethesda (St. Anne’s Church), Fortress of Antonio, Via Dolorosa – Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jewish Quarter. Heavy walking.|
|Day 8: Mon, March 23||Dead Sea||Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea. Medium-heavy walking.|
|Day 9: Tue, March 24||Jerusalem||Ancient Shiloh, Gallicantu – house of Caiaphas, Cardo, Israel Museum, Yad Vashem. Heavy walking. Farewell Dinner.|
|Day 10: Wed, March 25||Jerusalem||Deluxe group will check out of hotel. City of David – Davidson Center, South Wall Archaeological Park, Southern Steps, Western Wall, Mt. Zion – Upper Room, Calvary Garden Tomb. Heavy walking.
Deluxe Group transfers to Ben Gurion Airport for departure after dinner (7–7:15 PM).
|Day 11: Thu, March 26||NYC||Deluxe group arrives at JFK.|
|Day 11: Thu, March 26||Eilat||Grand Petra group will 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). Dinner and overnight. Light walking.
|Day 12: Fri, March 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 hotel in Eilat for dinner and overnight.
|Day 13: Sat, March 28
|Tel Aviv||Free time in Eilat before check out of hotel at 11:00am.
Tel Be’er Sheva. Light Walking.
Dinner in Tel Aviv. Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.
|Day 14: Sun, March 29||NYC||Grand Petra group arrives at JFK.|