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Price Per person double occupancy

Date Price Single
Israel Only:
March 7-18, 2024
Land Only Price: $3,289
March 7-18, 2024
$909** $100
*Includes airfare from Newark or New York City.
**Includes airfare from Newark.

Reservation Due: November 22, 2023
Final Payment Due: January 5, 2024

Included - Israel

Roundtrip air from Newark or New York City including current air taxes and fuel surcharges (taxes and fuel charges are subject to change), 10 nights lodging at 4 star hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, 1 lunch, full time English speaking tour guide, services of air conditioned deluxe motor coach, all guides, entrances, touring and transportation as appears on itinerary, baggage handling at hotels (one piece), tips to driver, guides, and hotel staff, Whisper headsets

Not Included - Israel

9 lunches and all drinks, optional travel insurance (7.95% or 10.85% of tour cost)

Included - Extension

Roundtrip air from Newark including current air taxes and fuel surcharges (taxes and fuel charges are subject to change), 1 night lodging at 4 star hotel, breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, full time English speaking tour guides, aervices of air conditioned deluxe motor coach, all guides, entrances, touring and transportation as appears on itinerary, baggage handling at hotels (one piece), tips to driver, guides, and hotel staff, Whisper headsets, Jordan Visa

Not Included - Extension

All drinks, optional travel insurance (7.95% or 10.85% of tour cost)

Thu, March 7

Depart from Newark or New York City on an overnight flight.

Friday, March 8

Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv Upon arriving in Tel Aviv we will be welcomed by our Israeli tour guide. We’ll head to our hotel to check in. Accommodations tonight are at the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv, where we will enjoy our first Israeli dinner and a good night of sleep.

Saturday, March 9

Independence Hall; Jaffa; Ayalon Institute; Elah Valley Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv We will begin our tour with a visit to Independence Hall to hear the story of the founding of modern Israel in 1948. Next, we’ll visit the ancient port of Jaffa, where Jonah fled from God and Peter received a vision from God to take the gospel to the Gentiles. We’ll enjoy lunch before our next stop at the Ayalon Museum Ammunition Factory on Kibbutz Hill. The factory was established in 1946 and is now a tribute to the brave men and women who worked there in the most extreme conditions. Our first day of touring ends with a visit to the Elah Valley where David confronted the mighty giant Goliath.

Sunday, March 10

Caesarea Maritima; Mt. Carmel; Megiddo Dinner & Overnight Ramot Resort, Sea of Galilee We begin our second day of touring in Israel with a drive through Tel Aviv as we head north to the ancient Roman city of Caesarea Maritima, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Here we will stand in the ancient amphitheater and remember men like Cornelius, Peter, Paul and Pilate. After viewing the famous Roman aqueduct, we continue north to Mount Carmel where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal and pass by a Second Temple Period tomb with rolling stone. Our next stop is Tel Megiddo, the site of biblical Armageddon where we view from its summit the plain where the armies of the world will assemble for the last great battle of the Tribulation. Accommodations tonight are at Ramot Holiday Resort Kibbutz on the Sea of Galilee.

Monday, March 11

Sea of Galilee; Caesarea Philippi; Gamla; Mount of Beatitudes; Magdala Overnight only Ramot Resort, Sea of Galilee Our day will begin with a boat ride and devotions on the Sea of Galilee, which Jesus crossed many times during His ministry. Next, we visit the Galilee Boat Museum to see a 2,000-year-old boat and visit their gift shop. Our day will include a visit to Caesarea Philippi, which marks the headwaters of the Jordan River and the place of Peter’s great confession of faith in Jesus Christ. We will continue to the Golan Heights and its ‘capital,’ Katzrin. Overlooking Syria, the Golan is one of Israel’s most beautiful areas and most critical to its survival. Our day of touring returns us back to the Galilee as we follow our Lord’s steps to the Mount of Beatitudes to share the reminders of the blessings bestowed on His servants. We will conclude our day of touring at Magdala, the ancient Jewish city on the shore of the Galilee Sea, where we’ll see a first century synagogue. Dinner tonight will be at the Lido Decks Restaurant on the waters of the Sea of Galilee.

Tuesday, March 12

Planting Trees Nazareth Village; Capernaum Dinner & Overnight Ramot Resort, Sea of Galilee This morning we will plant trees in the Holy Land. From here we will travel west to visit Nazareth and experience the reenactment of a village at the time of Jesus where we will enjoy a biblical lunch. We stop at Harod Spring where Gideon chose his 300 men for battle. Then it is on to visit Capernaum, the headquarters for Jesus’ Galilee ministry from which He taught His disciples, and ministered to the people in the north.

Wednesday, March 13

Yardenit Baptismal Site; Beit Shean; Jericho; Dead Sea Swim Dinner & Overnight Vert Hotel, Dead Sea Our day will begin by visiting a picturesque stretch of the Jordan River where huge eucalyptus trees droop into the quiet water. Next, we travel southward to Beit-Shean/Scythopolis, the most magnificent archeological site in Israel, located at the strategic juncture of the Jezreel and Jordan Valleys. Like Jericho, Beit-Shean has been almost continuously occupied throughout history. After defeating Saul and his sons on Mt. Gilboa, the Philistines hanged their bodies on the walls of Beit-Shean. During the time of Jesus, Scythopolis was one of the chief cities of the Decapolis, a league of ten cities sharing Greek culture and government. We’ll continue our journey traveling south along the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea. Along the way, we will make a short stop in ancient Jericho We’ll end our day by checking into the Vert Hotel for a relaxing and enjoyable float on the Dead Sea and restful overnight accommodations.

Thursday, March 14

Masada; Qumran Caves: Shrine of the Book; Model of Jerusalem; Rabbinic Tunnels Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama Jerusalem, Jerusalem Our journey “Up to Jerusalem” begins with a cable car ride to the top of Masada. We’ll hear how this ancient mountain top stands as a monument to Israel’s continuing struggle for survival. Next stop at Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Leaving Qumran behind us, we start our ascent to Jerusalem, the city of gold, to visit the dome-like Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept, and view the scale model of Jerusalem at the time of Christ. Afterward, we will check-in to the Dan Panorama Hotel, our accommodations for the next four nights. This evening will include an after-dinner tour of the Western Wall Tunnel, the famous rabbinic tunnel that runs along Herod’s ancient wall.

Friday, March 15

Davidson Center; Temple Institute; Jewish Quarter, Church of the Holy Sepulchre Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama Jerusalem, Jerusalem Our seventh day of touring in Israel begins with a visit to the Davidson Center. Here you will enter into another world as the glass doors close behind you and you view the city’s glorious past. As you walk along the street that led up to the Temple Mount in Jesus’ day, you’ll see the stones thrown off the Temple Mount when the Rome destroyed the Temple in AD 70 and climb the southern entrance steps of the Temple Mount. Next we take a walking tour of the Jewish Quarter and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the two possible sites where Christ was crucified. Continue with a stop at naturally acoustic Saint Anne’s church and Pool of Bethesda. Our path will lead us to Gordon’s Calvary to see the one of the two possible sites of the crucifixion and celebrate a memorable communion service at the Garden Tomb. If time permits, we will stop at the Western Wall to watch the various modern Jewish communities gather to usher in Shabbat, a unique and inspiring experience. Following Shabbat dinner, we will hear about the remarkable ministry of the Jerusalem Assembly Church.

Saturday, March 16

Mount of Olives; Gethsemane; Saint Anne’s; Bethlehem; Jerusalem Promenade; US Embassy Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama Jerusalem, Jerusalem We begin our day ascending the Mount of Olives for a spectacular view of the Temple Mount, where Jesus revealed Himself as the Messiah. Continue with a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations. Then we travel to the village of Bethlehem, the town where Jesus was born, for lunch on own and a visit of the Shepherds’ field. We’ll also stop at an olive wood shop in Bethlehem. Next we’ll make a brief stop at the U.S. Embassy and visit the Jerusalem Promenade to see a spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem. Following dinner, there will be an opportunity to walk up to the famous Ben Yehuda Street (weather permitting) and visit some of the unique local Jewish shops.

Sunday, March 17

Jewish Agency; Yad Vashem; City of David Farewell Dinner Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama Jerusalem, Jerusalem Our first stop today is the headquarters of the Jewish Agency, to hear the story of how Israel became a nation again in one day and how Israel absorbs all of the Jewish people returning to the Promised Land. Next, we are off to Yad Vashem, a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust on Mt. Herzl, a must-visit for all Up to Jerusalem tours. Our next stop is the Knesset, Israel’s single chamber parliament, where democracy in action reflects the spirit, opinions, and diversity of the State of Israel. We willvisit the historic City of David to see the exciting excavations and water tunnel of the Jebusite city David and his men conquered and established as Israel’s capital. This visit will include the Canaanite tunnel and Pool of Siloam. Our last night tour will conclude with a farewell banquet and address by a prominent Israeli official. After dinner, we will check out of our hotel and head to Ben Gurion International Airport for our flight back to the United States.

Monday, March 18

Departure from the Tel Aviv airport for the flight home.

Monday, March 18

Allenby Bridge Border Crossing; Mount Nebo; Madaba Dinner & Overnight Canyon Hotel; Wadi Musa (Petra) After breakfast, we’ll check out of our hotel and head east toward Jordan. We’ll cross into Jordan at the Allenby Bridge crossing and board a bus to Mount Nebo, where Moses met with God as his life ended. Next, we’ll visit a mosaic art shop before enjoying a unique Jordanian meal in Madaba. After lunch we’ll finish off our day by driving south toward Petra and check into the Canyon Hotel where we’ll enjoy dinner and spend the night.

Tuesday, March 19

Petra; Allenby Bridge Border Crossing We’ll rise early to begin our last full day in Jordan with an early morning visit to Petra. You’ll walk on the path through the canyon into the ancient city of Petra and see the buildings made famous in so many pictures and films. After a delicious lunch in the town of Wadi Musa, we will head north and cross back into Israel at the Allenby Bridge crossing. We will enjoy a delicious dinner together at a restaurant in Abu Gosh before heading to the airport to catch our flight back to the United States.

Wednesday March 20

Depart Tel Aviv early this morning for the flight back to Newark.

Itinerary subject to change while touring for the best interest of the group.