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Price Per person double occupancy

Date Price Single
Supplement
Israel Only:
October 24-November 4, 2024
$5,109* $1,640
Extension:
November 4-6, 2024
$1,279* $28
*Includes airfare from Newark. Land Only: -$1,400.00.

Reservation Due: July 12, 2024
Final Payment Due: August 16, 2024

Included - Israel

Roundtrip air from Newark including current air taxes and fuel surcharges (taxes and fuel charges are subject to change), 10 nights lodging at 4 star (or better) hotels, Breakfast and dinner daily, 1 lunch, Full time English speaking tour guides, 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, Pilgrim payment processing by check, Visa, Master Card, or Discover


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), 2 night lodging at 4 star (or better) hotels, Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, Full time English speaking tour guides, 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, Jordan Visa, Pilgrim payment processing by check, Visa, Master Card, or Discover


Not Included - Extension

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

Thu, October 24

Depart from Newark on an overnight flight.


Friday, October 25

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, October 26

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, October 27

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, October 28

Misgav Am; Caesarea Philippi; Gamla; Mount of Beatitudes; Magdala Overnight only Ramot Resort, Sea of Galilee We visit the kibbutz at Misgav Am. 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 to Gamla which is known as the Masada of the North for its strong defense against the Romans. 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, October 29

Galilee Boat Ride; Boat Museum; Nazareth Village; Capernaum Dinner & Overnight 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. 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, October 30

Yardenit Baptismal Site; Jericho; Qumran; Dead Sea Swim Dinner & Overnight Isrotel Nevo 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. We’ll continue our journey traveling south along the Jordan Valley. Along the way, we will make a short stop in ancient Jericho. Next stop at Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. We’ll end our day by checking into the Isrotel Nevo Hotel for a relaxing and enjoyable float on the Dead Sea and restful overnight accommodations.


Thursday, October 31

Masada; Shrine of the Book; Model of Jerusalem; Rabbinic Tunnels Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama, 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. Leaving 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, November 1

Davidson Center; City of David; Canaanite Tunnel; Bethlehem; Shepherds Fields; US Embassy; Western Wall Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama, 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. We will visit 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. 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. 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.


Saturday, November 2

Mount of Olives; Gethsemane; Saint Anne’s; Garden Tomb; Jerusalem Promenade Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama, 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. 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. End the day with a visit the Jerusalem Promenade to see a spectacular panoramic view of the city. 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, November 3

Jewish Agency; Yad Vashem; Knesset; Jewish Quarter; Church of the Holy Sepulcher Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama, 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. 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.


Monday, November 4

Transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for the flight home.


OPTIONAL PETRA/JORDAN EXTENSION Monday, November 4

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, November 5

Petra; Allenby Bridge Border Crossing; Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv 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. Check into the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv and enjoy dinner.


Wednesday November 6

Transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for the flight home.


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