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Monday, March 7: USA/Israel. Departure on the first leg of our overnight trip to Israel. Aloft, we will have dinner, a little sleep time, breakfast, and the opportunity to praise the Lord for His great creation from the vantage point of 35,000 feet!
Tuesday, March 8: Tel Aviv. We arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where we are met by our guide for assistance through customs and transferred to our hotel in Tel Aviv.
Wednesday, March 9: Caesarea, Mount Carmel & Tiberias. After a visit to Independence Hall, where the new State of Israel was declared, we drive north along the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea, Roman capital of Judea. Here we view the beautifully restored theater, and the ruins of the ancient town, its harbor and aqueduct. We travel inland to Megiddo (Biblical Armageddon), then continue to Muhraka on Mt Carmel, where Elijah defeated the priests of Ba'al. We continue to Tiberias and our hotel on the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight.
Monday, March 14: Qumran, Masada & Dead Sea. Today we visit Qumran to see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Ascend to the fortress of Masada, where Jewish defenders made their last stand against Rome (AD 73) then continue along the shore of the Dead Sea to Ein Gedi, David's waterfall and a wonderful nature center. After a dip in the mineral-filled waters of the Dead Sea, we continue to our Dead Sea resort hotel for dinner and overnight. Time this evening to enjoy some of the facilities of the hotel.
Tuesday, March 15: Dead Sea & Eilat. This morning, after leisurely breakfast and time to utilize the hotel facilities, board our touring bus and drive south to Eilat on the Red Sea. Arrive later this afternoon, in time for a swim in the warm Red Sea waters. Continue our drive south to Timna Park, where we'll stop for a visit at the life-size replica of the biblical Tabernacle. After our visit we'll continue to Eilat for dinner and overnight.
Wednesday, March 16: Eilat, Petra & Eilat. Early this morning we'll cross into Jordan at the Arava border and drive to the Nabatean capital of Petra, a secret and mystical city carved more than 2,000 years ago in pink sandstone. Petra was a caravan-city at the crossroads of ancient trade between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea. The magnificent sandstone edifices, featured in "Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade", were half-built and half-carved into the rock, surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. After a tour of the ancient city, including a portion on horseback, we board our bus and return to Israel, arriving in Eilat for dinner and overnight.
Friday, March 18: Israel/USA. Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport and board your return flight to the USA, arriving later this afternoon.
• Flights from San Francisco via Lufthansa/United Airlines
• Accommodations in Superior Hotels, in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities
• Lavish buffet breakfast and table d'hote dinner daily
• Transfers and touring are provided by modern, air-conditioned touring coaches, including all entrance fees to places visited in the itinerary.
Single Room Supplement: $460
Tips, Taxes & Border Crossing Fees: $260
A limited amount of space is available at a discounted price for ordained clergy** and their spouses.
Ordained Clergy in Twin: $1599
Additional Costs: U.S. departure taxes are not included.
** In order to qualify for the Ordained Clergy price, you must submit a copy of your ordination certificate or license to minister, together with your completed reservation application and tour deposit.
Please download the reservation application and fax or mail it to us, together with your $300 per person deposit. Fax to: 215-572-9803. Mail to 500 Old York Road, Suite 200, Jenkintown, PA 19046.