Holy Land tour with Aaron and Rose Lasky 6-13 September 2023Tour Code: GC219 Country: Israel Leader: Aaron and Rose Lasky Departure Date: 6th September 2023 Number of nights: 7
Rose & Aaron Lasky
Rose & Aaron Lasky
Depart from London for your day time flight to Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv. Transfer to your Hotel in time for evening dinner.
After breakfast we shall drive the short distance to Nazareth passing through Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first recorded miracle. We will visit the Nazareth Village and the Basilica of the Annunciation before travelling the thirty-minute Journey to the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Following a St Peter’s Fish lunch in Tiberias we shall take a boat trip on the Lake and hold a short communion service whilst “out at sea.” Landing in Capernaum we shall visit Tabgha (Feeding of the Five Thousand), Mensa Christi (“Feed My Sheep”) and the Mount of Beatitudes before returning to our Kibbutz Hotel.
We drive North for a walk in the Banias National Park to the waterfall at Caesarea Philippi. Should timings work well the lunch stop will be at a Druze Village where you can try their unique style of food. (lunch not included) After lunch we visit the Baptismal site at Yardenit, before proceeding to Beit She’an where King Saul’s head was displayed. Next, we take a visit to the ancient synagogue at Beit Alpha. We will then return for an overnight stay at our Kibbutz Hotel.
Early start to Mt. Carmel (Muchraka), we meet together at the HaCarmel Congregation which is at 11am. Onto, Caesarea Maritima (home of Pontius Pilate) before we head up to Jerusalem. Check into your Jerusalem Hotel for dinner & overnight.
We begin at the Temple Mount. Next we visit the City of David including Hezekiah’s Tunnel (please bring wet clothes), the Southern Steps of the Temple Mount including the Davidson’s centre, The Western Wall and the Jewish Quarter including the Cardo. Finishing the day with an emotional stop at Yad Vashem Holocaust Musuem.
We start at the summit of the Mt. of Olives, walk down the Palm Sunday Path towards the Garden of Gethsemane. Next the Garden Tomb, before we enter the Old City via Lions Gate aka St Stephens Gate. Next, to St.Anne’s Church and the (Pools of Bethesda), Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Rooftop Austrian Hospice overview before ending the day in Bethlehem including Shepherds Fields.
Travel down the Jericho Road to the lowest point on Earth at approximately 1300 ft below Sea Level. First a visit to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Next ascend to the summit of Masada by cable car to hear its amazing story. We stop for lunch (paid locally) at the Ahava Dead Sea products base for an opportunity to buy some special cosmetics before spending time in mud baths, swimming in the Dead Sea, taking Natural Hot Sulphur Spring baths and swimming in the pool at one of the Dead Sea Spa resorts such as Kalia Beach.
We start our final day at the Israel Museum including the 2nd Temple Model. On route to the airport we stop at Neot Kedumim Biblical Gardens where we will have our final Lunch. Transfer to the airport with a life time of memories.
£1863.00 per person based on minimum 30 paying group members.
£2473.00 in a single room.
Gratuities of £50 per person included.
£250.00 per person deposit required.
Flights from London to Tel Aviv returnItinerary as per above
Fully licensed English speaking tour guide
All entrance fees
Air conditioned coach with Wi-fi
2 Lunches – St Peters Fish and Neot Kedumin Biblical Gardens