Blessed are those whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. Psalm 84:5.
Spring Tour Itinerary
2019: March 10–22
|Day 1: Sun, March 10||JFK||Airport meeting and departure for Israel.|
|Day 2: Mon, March 11||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: Tue, March 12||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) for dinner and overnight. Medium-heavy walking.
|Day 4: Wed, March 13||Tiberias||Tabgha, Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, Magdala, Jesus’ Boat and Shopping, Sea of Galilee Boat Ride, Jordan River—Baptism.
|Day 5: Thu, March 14||Tiberias||Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Bental, Olive Oil Factory, Overlook at Bethsaida.
|Day 6: Fri, March 15
|Jerusalem||Check out of hotel.
Ancient Shiloh, Bethlehem, up to Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus overlook. Check in to hotel (Dan Jerusalem), Shabbat Demonstration and Shabbat Dinner. Medium-heavy walking.
|Day 7: Sat, March 16
|Jerusalem||SHABBAT – Mt. of Olives – Palm Sunday Road, Garden of Gethsemane, St. Anne’s Church, Via Dolorosa – Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jewish Quarter, Mt. Zion – Upper Room, Gallicantu – house of Caiaphas. Heavy walking.|
|Day 8: Sun, March 17||Dead Sea||Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea. Medium-heavy walking.
|Day 9: Mon, March 18||Jerusalem||Deluxe group will check out of hotel.
City of David, Davidson Center, South Wall Archaeological Park, Southern Steps, Western Wall, Israel Museum, Yad Vashem, Calvary Garden Tomb.
Deluxe Group transfers to airport for departure after dinner (7–7:15 PM).
|Day 10: Tue, March 19||NYC||Deluxe group arrives at JFK.|
|Day 10: Tue, March 19||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). Light walking.
|Day 11: Wed, March 20||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 12: Thu, March 21||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 13: Fri, March 22
|NYC||Grand Petra group arrives at JFK.|