TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Monday, September 2nd

Depart Toronto (YYZ) headed to Tel Aviv (TLV)

Day 2: Tuesday, September 3rd
We will arrive in Tel Aviv at the Ben Gurion International Airport. We will be met by our Tour Guide: Shmulik Eitan (Pronounced: Shmooolick). We will drive to Jaffa for a brief tour of the ancient port. This is where Jonah ran to and where Peter had his rooftop vision. Continue to our seaside hotel for check-in. You are free to explore the many shops of Tel Aviv, swim in the ocean or treat yourself to a beautiful walk along the beach. There will be a mandatory orientation meeting after dinner at 8:00 pm where the tip fee ($180* USD cash) will be collected. Please have U.S. currency for this.
Dinner and overnight in Tel Aviv at the Renaissance

Day 3: Wednesday, September 4th

Start the day by touring the city of Caesarea and the beautiful Herodian Theater. Visit the ancient Hippodrome and ruins of the Crusader Period section of the city. Continue to Mount Carmel, where Elijah defeated the false prophets of Baal. Enjoying the panoramic view of the incredible Jezreel Valley, also known as the Valley of Armageddon. After lunch, we will head towards Nazareth to visit Kfar Kedem, a community that has been designed to recreate life during the time of Abraham. Here we will dress up in period-appropriate clothing, learn to make goat cheese, milk a goat, make your own pita, then finish by riding a donkey.
Dinner and Overnight in the Galilee at the Ramot Resort

Day 4: Thursday, September 5th
Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Visit the museum that houses the famous 2000-year-old “Jesus Boat”. Visit ancient Migdal and see a newly excavated synagogue and mikvah. Continue to Chorazim to experience some incredible archaeology. Visit Tabgha, the traditional site of the multiplication of the fishes and loaves. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes and Capernaum. There will be an opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan River (optional $15 USD per person for towel and certificate).
Dinner and Overnight in the Galilee at the Ramot Resort

Day 5: Friday, September 6th
We start heading south through the Jordan Valley. Pass by Jericho and the place where Joshua led the Israelites across the Jordan River. We arrive in Jerusalem and drive to the Mount of Olives for a spectacular view of the Old City. The vista includes the southern steps of the Temple, the Temple Mount, the Eastern Gate, a 2000-year-old cemetery and the Kidron Valley.
Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem at the Dan Panorama

Day 6: Saturday, September 7th

SABBATH—DAY OF REST
Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem at the Dan Panorama

Day 7: Sunday, September 8th

Visit the Western Wall where you’ll have time to reflect and pray and then go underground, walking parallel to the ancient city wall through Western Wall Tunnels. We’ll also visit the Pools of Bethesda. Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu—a church that commemorates the site where Peter denied Jesus three times and is also the location of Caiaphas the High Priest where Jesus was imprisoned on the night before His crucifixion. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane for a time of personal prayer and reflection. Conclude the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb.
Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem at The Dan Panorama

Day 8: Monday, September 9th
Enjoy a cable-car ride up to the desert fortress of Masada built by the legendary King Herod the Great! Then we’ll make our way to the Dead Sea where you’ll have the opportunity to float in the mineral-rich waters and have fun putting mud on your skin…don’t forget your swimsuit and water shoes!
Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem at The Dan Panorama

Day 9: Tuesday, September 10th

Our first stop is awesome! It’s called Avshalom Cave and you will love every second of it. Known for its high concentration of Stalactites, a type of formation that hangs from the ceilings of caves, you’ll think you’re on another world! Visit the Valley of Elah where David fought Goliath. We continue to the caves at Beit Gurvin. With more than 800 caves to explore, you’ll definitely be able to cross off that “Indiana Jones” experience off your bucket list! Spend one final evening in Tel Aviv.
Dinner and Overnight in Tel Aviv at the Renaissance

Day 10: Wednesday, September 11th

Depart Tel Aviv and arrive in Toronto.

Full Package: $4,299*
Single Supplement: $1,400*

Our recommendation is that you secure your spot with a deposit of $300 right away as these tours sell out quickly.

* Price is based on Double Occupancy out of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
* Price is subject to change due to fluctuating currency.
* Price is based on 28 passengers. If that is not met, there will be a surcharge of up to $430 per person.

OTHER QUESTIONS?

Please contact Ari Bauer at International Heritage Tours at 1-877-999-8868 ext 415 or click the button to the right to email him.

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