A Visit to the Holy LandApril 2018 #BucketListHolyLand
Visit the Holy Land
With Pastor Keith Evans as your Pastoral Guide
Countdown to Israel!
Overnight flight to Tel Aviv
Day 1 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Welcome to Israel! Check into your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D)
Day 2 – Tel Aviv–Jaffa–Caesarea– Muhraqa–Megiddo–Tiberias
Leave Tel Aviv and drive to the old port of Jaffa. Sightseeing continues at Caesarea, an ancient port turned stunning archaeological zone. Admire the restored 3,500-seat ROMAN THEATER, the AQUEDUCT, harbor, and the crumbled moat and towers from the 12th-century CRUSADER FORTRESS. Next, visit Muhraqa on Mount Carmel. From here, travel to the archaeological site of Megiddo—an age-old fortified town and the site of Armageddon, according to the Bible. Overnight in the lakeside city of Tiberias. (B,D)
Day 3 – Tiberias. Excursion to Kibbutz Ginosar, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, and Caesarea Philippi
Today, travel to Kibbutz Ginosar to see the ancient boat at the JESUS BOAT MUSEUM followed by a CRUISE on the Sea of Galilee. Next, visit Capernaum and see its ancient synagogue. Travel north for a visit to the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount, and continue to Tabgha, where Jesus is said to have fed the 5,000 with two fish and five loaves. Visit the CHURCH OF THE MULTIPLICATION. On to Caesarea-Philippi (Banias) before returning to Tiberias. (B,D)
Day 4 – Tiberias–Cana–Nazareth–Jericho–Kaser-el-Yahud–Jerusalem
This morning, drive to Nazareth via Cana for a visit to the CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION. Next, stop at NAZARETH VILLAGE. Leave the Galilee area, drive through the Jordan Valley and visit Jericho, one of the most ancient cities in the world. Then, visit Kaser-el-Yahud, and ascend the Judean Mountains to Jerusalem with a stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Old Town. (B,D)
Day 5 – Jerusalem. Excursion to Bethlehem
A fascinating day awaits as you set off on a walking tour of Jerusalem’s Old Town. From the MOUNT OF OLIVES, take in memorable views over the city. Descend via the PALM SUNDAY WALK and visit the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE. Visit the CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS, located next to the garden. Enter through St. Stephen’s Gate and arrive at the POOL OF BETHESDA. Next, continue following in Jesus’ footsteps to the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. Return to Jerusalem and walk through the Jewish Quarter, reconstructed following unification of the city after the Six-Day War in 1967. Later, stop at Mt. Zion to visit KING DAVID’S TOMB and the CENACLE—the Upper Room (Room of the Last Supper). A special point of interest is the “Cardo.” View the unearthed main Roman thoroughfare and ancient marketplace lined with columns. Travel into the ancient city of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and King David. Visit one of Christianity’s holiest places, the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY. (B,D)
Day 6 – Jerusalem
Today, head for the Southern Wall Excavations and visit the DAVIDSON CENTER, one of the most significant archaeological sites in the country. Continue with a stop at the WESTERN WALL, the holiest place in Judaism today. Next, visit the GARDEN TOMB, where you enjoy the scenery of the beautiful holy garden, a perfect place for personal reflection and worship, followed by YAD VASHEM, considered the primary memorial and museum of the Holocaust. Also take a tour of the new Holocaust History Museum. Then visit the ISRAEL MUSEUM, where you’ll see the Shrine of the Book (where the Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited) as well as a scale model of Jerusalem at the time of Christ. (B,D)
Day 7 – Jerusalem. Optional Excursion to Qumran, Masada & The Dead Sea
Today is a free day or an optional excursion is to the Dead Sea
The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth. Travel through the mountainous Judean Desert to Qumran with an included visit to the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Then to Masada and ride the cable car up to the rock fortress. The fortification, perched high on a cliff-top plateau above the Dead Sea, was built by Herod the Great and was the site where 960 Jewish zealots
committed mass suicide to evade capture by the Romans in 73 AD. Later, head for the shores of the Dead Sea, where you’ll have plenty of time to float in the famously buoyant waters. Return to Jerusalem in the late afternoon. Enjoy a free evening in Jerusalem. (B)
Day 8 – Your Vacations ends with your transfer to the airport. (B)
Included in Your Israel Guided Tour
7 Breakfasts (B)
6 Dinners (D)
- Land tour on first class motor-coach.
- Group Transfer from the airport to hotel and from hotel to airport.
- Sightseeing and entrance fees where applicable
- Hotels and meals as specified in the itinerary
- Tour of Masada and the Dead Sea (included with group of 30 or more)
- Services of a professional tour director and Pastoral guide and trip insurance.
Not Included in Your Israel Guided Tour
Airfare, Airport taxes (where applicable), excess baggage, meals not included in attached itinerary, all items of a personal nature such as laundry, cleaning, telephone, internet, or fax expenses, beverages including tea and coffee (except at breakfast and at hotel dinners), wines, liquors, soft drinks, etc. Gratuities for the Tour Director, motor coach driver and local guides are not included and can be added for the entire group at your request. In some cases, gratuities for local guides cannot be included and must be paid while on tour. Airfare may be arranged with Bucket List Travel Tours.
PASSPORTS & VISAS
Passports must comply with immigration regulations. Regulations may include, but are not limited to the following: must have at least 2 blank pages when entering a country and must have no less than 6 months before expiring. It is the responsibility of the traveler to check visa requirements and obtain visa(s). Bucket List Travel Tours preferred visa provider is GenVisa. GenVisa provides centralized customer service through its website, a national customer service center in Washington, D.C., and processing offices in San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Houston. Contact GenVisa at 800.845.8968 or email@example.com.
Per person based on double occupancy: $1698.00
Price includes: land tour, sightseeing, hotels and meals as specified in the itinerary, and the services of a professional tour director. Trip insurance is $199 per person
Travel insurance info 2017_Travel_Protection_GCM
- Deposit due at the time of reservation: $499
Deposit includes: $300.00 towards tour and $199.00 for purchasing trip insurance. Trip insurance is non-refundable. Tour deposit is non-refundable on October 1, 2017.
- ***(updated) Final Payment due: January 15 , 2018
Please make checks payable to Bucket List Travel Tours.
Travel Protection of $199 is in addition to the price above. This plan offers comprehensive protection for your vacation. In addition to excellent trip coverage and cancellation protection, the plan includes a Cancel for Any Reason Waiver Benefit that allows for cancellations up to 24 hours prior to departure (or prior business day, whichever is farther out) for any reason. In the event cancellation is for a non-covered reason under Travel Protection the cancellation penalty retained by Globus, minus the Travel Protection payment, will be reimbursed under the Cancel for Any Reason Waiver Benefit in the form of Travel Certificates valid for travel within two years from the original cancelled vacation start date. This Cancel for Any Reason Waiver Benefit does not cover Instant Purchase Air or independently purchased air.
*Travel Protection rate is based on the land cost of the tour. Rate may vary with additional land services i.e. single supplements and cabin upgrades.
This trip requires a minimum of 30 people to be registered by October 1, 2017.
Dead Sea Excursion is an option. You will decide at the start of the trip and pay the guide at that time. The cost is $106
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