ISRAEL TOUR| 2017|2018| 8Day | R19990|ISRAEL TOER| CHEAP ISRAEL|
Karelaine Tours arrange Tours to Israel from South Africa
COST EX JOHANNESBURG RETURN
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DAY 1 DEPARTURE OR TAMBO JOHANNESBURG.
Today we embark on our Journey to the Holy Land. Prepare yourself for a life-changing experience. Get some rest on the flight…Tomorrow you will be walking where Jesus walked!
DAY 2 – CAESAREA, MUHRAKA (Mt Carmel), TIBERIAS (*)(D)
Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel Meet your Israeli guide, enjoy a time of prayer of thanks for safety and the special blessings ahead, a prayer for the people of the "Promised Land," we travel along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea, where Gentiles first heard the Good News from Peter and were baptized. We’ll see the Roman Amphitheatre and aqueduct, and then journey on to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged King Ahab and the prophets of Baal. We will see Jezreel Valley and Megiddo, the Armageddon Battlefield, where archaeologists have unearthed 20 levels of civilization. We will have dinner and overnight lodging for the next two nights in the Tiberias area on the Sea of Galilee
Day 3 - MT. BEATITUDES, TABGHA , CAPERNAUM, NAZARETH, TIBERIAS, Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee (B)(D)
Following breakfast, our morning travels take us to many valuable northern sites. Learn about Peter the rock on which the Church was to be built. In Capernaum we will visit the ruins of an ancient synagogue and Peter’s home. CAPERNAUM on the northwest shore where Jesus began his preaching career Then we travel on to Tabgha the site of the possible multiplication of loaves and fishes in Bethsaida see the Mount of the Beatitudes overlooking the Sea. MT. BEATITUDES where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount, BOAT RIDE on the Sea of Galilee, with Time for reflection and prayer. A brief scripture reading and devotional on board brings to life the experiences of Jesus and the fishermen disciples concluding a wonderful day. NAZARETH an Arab city in the Galilee, where Jesus grew to manhood. Return to hotel for dinner & overnight. TIBERIAS for dinner & overnight.
Qsar Al Yahud Baptismal site, JERICHO, (B)(D) Jordan River Valley,Qumran,Dead Sea
We begin our day with an opportunity to be baptized at the Jordan River Baptismal site. Following the fertile Jordan Valley southward, your guide will point out the agricultural restoration of the “Land of Milk and Honey” and Israel’s intricate We visit ancient Jericho, view from a distance this city famed as the oldest in the world, before coming to the Jordan River (Queser El Yehud) the Israeli side of Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the place where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, where Elijah and Elisha crossed the Jordan as well as the area where the children of Israel led by Joshua entered the Promised land. QUMRAN where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered Dead Sea – the lowest place on earth. Dip in the Dead Sea for a relaxing experience in the Dead Sea which have mazing healing powers. Bethlehem for dinner & overnight
Day 5 Mt Olives, Palm Sunday path, Garden of Gethsemane, Upper Room, Mt Zion, Lions Gate,(St Stephens) Pool of Bethesda, Ecce Homo, (Antonio's Fortress) Via Dolorosa, Jewish Quarter including Wall(Western Wall) Bethlehem (B)(D)
After breakfast drive up to the MT. OF OLIVES. Visit the Church of Dominus Flavit and the Pater Notre Church. Walk the traditional Palm Sunday Road to the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE and the Church of All Nations. Enter the Old City through the St. Stephens Gate. Visit the Church of St. Anne and the Pools of Bethesda. You will walk along the VIA DOLOROSA also called the Way of the Cross. There are 14 Stations along the route each commemorating an event along Jesus' route to crucifixion. Walk through colourful bazaars and proceed to the WESTERN WALL the Holiest site of the Jewish nation.
We will also be able to see the Pool of Bethesda, Stephen's Gate and St. Ann’s Church. preached and where thousands were saved and baptized on the Day of Pentecost. Those Fridays Experience the atmosphere for Shabbat preparations. Christ Church Café & Shopping Check in to your hotel in Bethlehem for dinner & overnight
Day 6 (B)(D) (*) “FROM THE CRADLE TO THE CROSS”
After breakfast BETHLEHEM Nativity Church (birthplace of Jesus and Shepherds fields) UPPER ROOM, Place of the Last Supper. PETER DE CALLICANTU Where Jesus denied Christ, and end the day experiencing Holy communion at the GARDEN TOMB we visit the "Upper Room" just outside the Zion Gate where the disciple whom Jesus loved laid his head on His breast and where later Thomas cried, "my Lord & my God." While walking along the Via Dolorosa, we are reminded of His way of suffering. The climax of the day is the area of Golgotha (place of the skull) and the Garden Tomb, where we celebrate the resurrection with communion and a time of praise. Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 (B)(*)
Transfer to airport for departure Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport via Cairo to Johannesburg. Optional Daytrip Cairo. Or transfer to Airport Hotel. Departure to Johannesburg
Day 8 (*)
Arrival South Africa OR Tambo
More information concerning the Egypt air Connection:
From Johannesburg - We will arrive in Egypt and depart to Israel within 3 hours. (about 1 hour flight) On return we will arrive in Egypt for a 10 hour stay over. During that time the group can get a transfer to an Airport hotel for a meal and place of rest at no extra cost.
Optional ½ Day Tour ($55 about R800) to the Pyramids and Sphynx as well as visit to perfume and other institutions (depending on Time frame) minimum 15PAX
Return to hotel for meal and freshen up before departure for overnight flight to OR Tambo.
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