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Explore Exciting Israel

May 15, 2021 - May 27, 2021


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Join Shelley Picard for another small group experience in remarkable Israel.

Israel is a small compact, colourful country sandwiched between the Mediterranean Sea and Jordan River packed with an amazing variety of attractions for the visitor on an Israel vacation. It is steeped in history, bursting with religious interest, has contemporary lifestyles and is an economically developed society.Geographically, it is made up of the coast, mountains, valleys and desert. Every tree you see was planted in a country where they did not naturally grow.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:
• First Class (4 star) hotel accommodation
• All transfers and transportation by private, air-conditioned coach with driver/guide 
• Free WiFi on coach 
• English speaking tour guide throughout the tour
• Sightseeing and admissions per the itinerary
• Local taxes on accommodation & sightseeing tours
• Breakfast & Dinner daily
• Hotel & airport porterage
• Pilgrimage Certificate
• One bottle of water per person – per day
• Headsets for the full tour


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CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Maritime Travel Abbotsford: Clearbrook Town Square
280-32500 South FraserWay
abbotsford@maritimetravel.ca
(604) 746-4041


OPTIONAL: ONE DAY TOUR TO PETRA AVAILABLE AT ADDITIONAL FEE.



Price quoted is per person, based on double occupancy, LAND ONLY. Taxes are included. To reserve your spot, a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due at time of booking. Final payment is due on February 10, 2021. Airfare is extra and can be quoted at a later date. Travel insurance is highly recommended and will be quoted time of booking. A Passport is required and must be valid at least 6 months past the travel return date. BCCP # 51188

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Israel!!
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, we will be met and transferred to our hotel. The Balance of the day will be at leisure. (D)

Day 2: Tel Aviv
Enjoy this day on your own – head to the beach or take a little time for exploration. Tonight, we will enjoy a welcome dinner with the group. (B/D)

Day 3: Tel Aviv to Tiberias
Today we will follow the coast to the ruins of the ancient Roman Capital of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great around 22 BC. Marvel at the Roman Theatre, aqueduct and fortress. Travel the Valley of Armageddon to the excavation site of Tel Megiddo, which dates back to the Bronze Age. Next, the breathtaking panorama of Haifa and the Gardens of Mount Carmel (UNESCO World Heritage site). A step back in time in the ancient Crusader city of Acre (UNESCO). Our day will come to a close in Tiberias. (B/D) Today we have the opportunity to stop in a Druze Village for lunch – this will be an additional charge of $38 per person – the group will discuss and decide.

Day 4: Cana – Nazareth – Capernaum
Enjoy breakfast and then set off for Cana – considered to be the site of the first miracle – where water was turned into wine. In Nazareth, visit the Church of the Annunciation on the Mount and then to Tabgha. A stop in Capernaum. At some point today we will enjoy lunch at a kibbutz. (B/L/D)

Day 5: Tiberias to the Dead Sea
Today we have the chance to peek into Roman times at Beit Shean's well preserved theatre and then continue along the Jordan River Valley into Jericho. Then, a journey to Qumran, the location of the most important archeological finds of all time – The Dead Sea Scrolls. From here we will proceed to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea. Here we will have ample time to experience the buoyancy and the healing waters which comes from the salt concentration. The rest of our day is at leisure. (B/D)

Day 6: Masada to Jerusalem
Today we will go to the former palatial fortress of Masada (UNESCO). Ascend the walls of Masada by cable car to Herod's palaces, the Roman Camp and the synagogue. A stop at the city of Bethlehem, spread along the Judean Hills, brings us to the Church of the nativity – the birthplaces of Jesus and the first church ever built. Tonight, we will arrive in one of the most captivating cities in the world – Jerusalem. (B/D)

Day 7: Jerusalem

A drive to the Mount of Olives today will give a panoramic view of Jerusalem and the surrounding area. We will see the Church of the Ascension and the Garden of Gethsemane. Continuing on we will come to the Kidron Valley to see the tombs of Mary, James, etc. Now, onto St. Peter in Galincantu and Mt. Zion. We will discover the room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David, concluding our tour at the Garden Tomb. (B/D)

Day 8: Jerusalem
Today we will discover the Old City of Jerusalem on a walking tour of the old walled city (UNESCO). We will see the Western (wailing) Wall, the Temple area, The Dome of the Rock (outside only), the Pool of Bethesda and the Church of St. Anne. Next, we will walk the path of the stations of the Cross as we traverse the Via Dolorosa, beginning at Pilates' judgement hall and ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Later we can continue to explore the city independently or the sights and sounds of the Mahane Yehuda Market (The Shuk). (B/D)

Day 9: Jerusalem – Eilat
Travel south through the Negev desert. Visit Timna to see the copper mines of King Solomon' pillars and marvel at the huge multi-coloured rock formations. Continue to Eilat and stop at the underwater observatory, one of the largest sea aquariums in the world, built into the coral reef. Then, onward to Eilat for a 3-night stay. (B/D)

Day 10
Option 1 – enjoy a day at leisure in Eilat. Option 2 – Petra Tour – This morning you can depart for the Jordanian border where you will be taken through and transported to Petra via the desert highway. Spend the day wandering through this amazing piece of history – returning via Aqaba to Eilat at the end of the day. (B/D) Inclusions: Jordan Visa / Lunch / Border Tax / Transportation / Private tour of Petra

Day 11: Eilat
at leisure Enjoy your seaside stay (B/D)

Day 12: Eilat to Tel Aviv
Today we depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon to gaze at the Ramon crater, a geological wonder. We will then proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion's hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin Valley. Then a visit to a Bedouin tent where we will enjoy a light lunch. Overnight in Tel Aviv. (B/L/D)

Day 13
Today we will depart Israel for home with memories and photos galore. 

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