Graeme & Key, Suzanne & Peter Israel and Petra Tour

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Graeme and Key from Australia travel with us few years ago and decided to return with their friends Suzanne and Peter for a depth tour of Christian site and to celebrate the Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba by the Anzac fighters in War Word 1.

    • Dana-Friedlander for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    day 1-2

    Tel Aviv

    Landing, expedite service and transfer to Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv on your own.

    Overnight White Villa, Tel Aviv

    • Dana Friedlander for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • Itamar Grinberg for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • MaryAnne Spinner

    • Itamar Grinberg for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • Alla Laitus

    day 3

    Along the Mediterranean Coast

    • Caesarea: tour the remains of the Roman capital city built by King Herold in the 1st Century AD along the Mediterranean Coast.
    • Bet Shearim: a UNESCO World Heritage Site- partially excavated archaeological site consisting mainly of an extensive necropolis of rock-cut tombs and some remains of the town. Bet Shearim was the home and burial place of Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi–the religious, spiritual, and political leader of the Jewish people and compiler of the Mishnah around the year 200 CE (the oral laws).
    • Yodfat: Ancient Jewish city in the Lower Galilee Mountain that revolted against the Roman Empire during the First Century
    • "No other land"

    • Itamar Grinberg for Israeli ministry of Tourism

    • Dafna Tal for Israeli ministry of Tourism

    day 4-5

    Golan Heights and Galilee Mountain

    • Tel Dan: Beautiful Nature Reserve and Biblical Town on the border with Lebanon
    • Nimrod Fortress overlook
    • Golan Heights Jeep tour: Geopolitics tour along the Syrian borders with gourmet picnic lunch
    • Pelter Winery is a family-owned medium-sized winery established in 2005 at Kibbutz Ein Zivan in the Golan Heights. Pelter sources half its grapes from the northern Golan, and the rest from vineyards in the Jerusalem Hills and the Negev Desert. The winery has expanded from 4,000 to 150,000 bottles a year.
    • Capernaum: “The City of Christ” along the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus lived after escaping from Nazareth.

     

    • Itamar Grinberg for Israeli ministry of Tourism

    • Stan Roban

    day 6

    Jordan Valley

    • Kursi: contains the remains of a large monastery and church from the Byzantine period and the site of the Miracle of the Swine performed by Jesus on “the other side”
    • Bet Shean: The most preserved Roman City in Israel with streets, public bath, and theatre
    • Bet Alfa: the Preserved mosaic floor of a 5th-century synagogue built in the shape of a Basilica
    • Kaser el Yahud / Baptized Site: Where Joshua led the Israelites into the “Promised land” at the end of the Exodus from Egypt and the original site where John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River

    Overnight: Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem

    • Meraj Chhaya

    • Noam Chen for Israeli ministry of Tourism

    • Noam Chen for Israeli ministry of Tourism

    • Dafna Tal for Israeli ministry of Tourism

    • Ido Mor

    • Ronnie Zijderveld

    day 7-8

    Bethlehem & Jerusalem

    • Tour Bethlehem Church of Nativity and other sites related to the birth of Jesus
    • Mount of Olives mountain ridge east of the Old City of Jerusalem, dates back to biblical times and has a beautiful panoramic view of the city and iconic sites.
    • Gethsemane Church: The Church of All Nations, or the Basilica of the Agony, on the slope of Mt of Olives, where Jesus prayed before his arrest on Thursday night
    • Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) is a route through the Old City of Jerusalem that is believed to be the path Jesus walked to his crucifixion. The route was established in the 18th century and marked by the 14 Stations of the Cross.
    • Itamar Grinberg for Israeli ministry of Tourism

    • Itamar Grinberg for Israeli ministry of Tourism

    • Dafna Tal for Israeli ministry of Tourism

    • Dafna Tal for Israeli ministry of Tourism

    day 9

    Dead Sea and Arava Valley

    • Masada: The Jewish last stronghold during the Great Revolt against the Roman Empire in 73 CE.  Preserved ruins of King Herod’s palace in the desert
    • Arava Rift Valley Stretching from the Dead Sea to the Red Sea and forms part of the border between Israel and Jordan. Beautiful desert scenery, ancient copper mines, and center for desert research and development.

    Overnight: Royal Beach Hotel, Eilat

    day 10

    Petra, Jordan

    Petra: The famous hidden Nabatean capital city. Private Day tour from Eilat, including lunch

    Cross the border back to Israel and drive to Mitzpe Ramon

    Overnight: Beresheet Hotel, Mitzpe Ramon

    • Deep Desert

    • Deep Desert

    • Ben Midbar

    • Ben Midbar

    • Nana Winery

    • Deep Desert

    day 11

    Ramon Crater

    • Ramon Crater Jeep 4×4 tour. A 2-hour introductory tour to the biggest erosion crater (“Makhtesh”) in the world, a geological phenomenon that can be found only in Israel. An amazing experience with scenery that can be reached by 4×4 vehicles only.
    • Ramon Visitor Center: Dedicated to the Ramon Crater geological phenomenon and to Ilan Ramon-Israel’s first astronaut who dies in the fatal mission of the Columbia space shuttle in 2003.
    • Wine tasting in the desert:  The amazing story of Eran, who followed his life dream and established an isolated winery in the desert against all odds
    • Star Gazing: Activity that can only take place at the desert- Learn and gaze at the amazing star-filled sky with an expert.Overnight: Beresheet Hotel, Mitzpe Ramon
    • Australia in Israel

    • Australia in Israel

    • Australia in Israel

    day 12

    Beer Sheva

    Celebrating the Centenary of the Battle of Be’er Sheva by the ANZAC fighters in World War 1.

    Drive to Tel Aviv

    Overnight White Villa, Tel Aviv

    • Dana Friedlander for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • Ushi Engel for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • Dana Friedlander for Israeli Ministry of Tourism

    • Ayalon Institute facebook

    day 13-14

    Tel Aviv and Lowland area

    • Tel Aviv: Explores Tel Aviv’s different neighborhoods from the ancient port city of Jaffa through the Flea Market, Neve Tzedek, Nachalat Binyamin Artist St, and the Carmel Market.
    • Israel Innovation Center: Learn about the new advancements of Israeli Start-Ups companies in a variety of fields, such as science, medicine, security, space, and more.
    • Ayalon Institute: The secret bullet factory before 1948 preparing for the Independence War
    • David Precious

    day 15

    Departure

    Transfer to the airport and Expedite service

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  • Tel Aviv

  • Along the Mediterranean Coast

    • Caesarea: tour the remains of the Roman capital city built by King Herold in the 1st Century AD along the Mediterranean Coast.
    • Bet Shearim: a UNESCO World Heritage Site- partially excavated archaeological site consisting mainly of an extensive necropolis of rock-cut tombs and some remains of the town. Bet Shearim was the home and burial place of Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi–the religious, spiritual, and political leader of the Jewish people and compiler of the Mishnah around the year 200 CE (the oral laws).
    • Yodfat: Ancient Jewish city in the Lower Galilee Mountain that revolted against the Roman Empire during the First Century
    • Goat with the Wind: beautiful isolated goat farm in the Lower Galilee Mountain for an amazing lunch and homemade wine
    • Old Akko (Acre): Explore the ancient underground Crusader town and the Ottoman city above ground.

    Overnight: Efendi Hotel, Akko

  • Golan Heights and Galilee Mountain

    • Tel Dan: Beautiful Nature Reserve and Biblical Town on the border with Lebanon
    • Golan Heights Jeep tour: Geopolitics tour along the Syrian borders with gourmet picnic lunch
    • Pelter Winery is a family-owned medium-sized winery established in 2005 at Kibbutz Ein Zivan in the Golan Heights. Pelter sources half its grapes from the northern Golan, and the rest from vineyards in the Jerusalem Hills and the Negev Desert. The winery has expanded from 4,000 to 150,000 bottles a year.
    • Capernaum: “The City of Christ” along the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus lived after escaping from Nazareth.
    • Safed: Stroll along the picturesque alleys to learn about Jewish philosophy mysticism and Kabbalah, while enjoining a variety of artists’ displays.
    • Druze cooking workshop. Participate in preparing an authentic Druze meal at a Druze family home, while learning about the community and their lifestyle.
    • Nazareth: Jesus’ hometown with the Basilica of the Annunciation and the old market

    Overnight: Setai, Sea of Galilee

  • Jordan Valley

  • Bethlehem & Jerusalem

    • Tour Bethlehem Church of Nativity and other sites related to the birth of Jesus
    • Mount of Olives mountain ridge east of the Old City of Jerusalem, dates back to biblical times and has a beautiful panoramic view of the city and iconic sites.
    • Gethsemane Church: The Church of All Nations, or the Basilica of the Agony, on the slope of Mt of Olives, where Jesus prayed before his arrest on Thursday night
    • Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) is a route through the Old City of Jerusalem that is believed to be the path Jesus walked to his crucifixion. The route was established in the 18th century and marked by the 14 Stations of the Cross.
    • The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is the holiest and special sites in Christianity. It is the site where Jesus was crucified (Calvary), and the tomb where Jesus was buried and then resurrected.
    • Yad Vashem: The Holocaust remembrance center and museum
    • City of David: The site where Jerusalem was established 3,000 years ago by King David as the national capital, with the extensive Dry or Wet tunnel system
    • Davidson Center: Western Wall area (holiest place for Jews from all over the world), Robinson’s Arch, the Opel, and Hulda gate- all remains from the 2nd Temple period
    • Jewish Quarter: Walk through the Byzantine Cardo, the Jewish Quarter allies and rooftop.
    • Mt. Zion:  Kind David Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper

    Overnight: Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem

  • Dead Sea and Arava Valley

  • Petra, Jordan

  • Ramon Crater

  • Beer Sheva

  • Tel Aviv and Lowland area

    • Tel Aviv: Explores Tel Aviv’s different neighborhoods from the ancient port city of Jaffa through the Flea Market, Neve Tzedek, Nachalat Binyamin Artist St, and the Carmel Market.
    • Israel Innovation Center: Learn about the new advancements of Israeli Start-Ups companies in a variety of fields, such as science, medicine, security, space, and more.
    • Ayalon Institute: The secret bullet factory before 1948 preparing for the Independence War
    • Beit Guvrin: The “land of 1,000 caves” a UNESCO heritage site. Explore the underground cave systems from the Hellenistic period and learn how people lived more than 2,000 years ago
    • Sarona Market: The largest indoor food market in Tel Aviv
    • Tel Aviv Graffiti tour explore southern Tel Aviv’s fascinating urban art scene, learn to identify different forms of street art and hear stories about the artwork, the artists and the neighborhood.

    Overnight White Villa, Tel Aviv

  • Departure