EXPERIENCE ISRAEL “THE HOLY LAND” 2017

With Father Ed Reiter

January 23rd    – January 31st

JAN 23 MONDAY:  Departure to Tel Aviv

 

JAN 24 -  TUE: Upon arrival in Tel Aviv we will be greeted by a representative from EDI Travel. Our group will board our bus that will take us to the coastal town of Netanya. (D) and Overnight Neyanya

 

JAN 25 -  WED: The first stop of our journey is Caesarea.  This ancient city was built in honor of Augusta Caesar by Herod the Great.  We continue to Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus where we will see the Church of the Annunciation, and Cana, where Jesus performed the miracle of turning water into wine. (D) Overnight Sea Of Galilee

 

JAN 26 -   THUR:  We start our day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.  We will continue to spend the day around the Sea  of Galilee visiting Tabgha – the Miracle of the Fish and the Loaves, Peter’s Primacy Church, Capernaum and Mt of Beatitudes. (D) Overnight Sea of Galilee

 

JAN 27 – FRI:  Drive to Mt Tabor, visit the Church of Transfiguration.  We then continue to Caesarea Philippi where Saint Peter made his confession to Jesus as the Messiah.  Next we will go to the Golan Heights, which have played an important role in Israel’s history, ancient as well as modern. . (D) Overnight Sea of Galilee

 

JAN 28 – SAT:  Drive via Jordan Valley to Jerusalem.  Our stop includes Jericho (one of the world’s oldest cities) here we will see the Sycamore tree of Zacherus and then take the cable car to Mt of Temptation.  Qazr el Yehud – the genuine place of the baptism and Qumran – where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.  A refreshing swim in the Dead Sea.  On our way to Jerusalem we will have a view over the Old Jericho road). (D) Overnight Sea of Galilee

 

JAN 29 – SUN:  Today we will start our day at Mt of Olives (The Church of the Tear, where Jesus cried for Jerusalem) and begin the Palm Sunday route down to Garden of Gethsemane, a visit to the Church of all Nations. Then to the Pool of Bethesda and visit the Church of St Anne. We will walk the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. (If time permits we will visit Emmaus, Bethany and the tomb of Lazarus). (D) Overnight Jerusalem

 

JAN 30 – MON:  A visit to Masada, the desert fortress built by King Herod.  Back to Jerusalem where we will visit the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, including the Western Wall. (D) Overnight Jerusalem

 

JAN 31 – TUE:  We will drive to Bethlehem, visit the Shepherd’s Field and the Church of the Nativity.  There will be time for shopping in the afternoon before we come back to Jerusalem where we will go to see Mt Zion, the Upper Room and the Dormition Abbey as well as Caiaphas’s House and the Dungeon.  Visiting Ein Kerem and the Church of St John. After our farewell dinner we take an evening flight back home.  Farewell (D)inner and transfer to the airport

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airfare – Tampa – Tel Aviv round trip (air portion is subject to rate change)

  • Service at the airport upon arrival and departure

  • 8 days with luxurious bus

  • 8 days guiding service

  • Transfer from Jerusalem to the airport on departure day

  • Accommodations at four and five star hotels

  • Daily breakfast and dinners

  • Daily lunches

  • Late check out from the hotel on departure day

  • Entrance fees to all sites listed in the itinerary

  • Tip for guide and driver

  • Portertage service at the hotels

PRICE DOES NOTE INCLUDE:

  • Travel Insurance – needs to be purchased within in 30 days of deposit – group rates available. 

  • Insurance is very important  it protects you in case of cancellations due to medical or reasosn outline in the policy.

  • Please make all medical needs and dietary needs known to Travels With Helene

  • Personal Expenses

PAYMENTS:

  • Deposit of $500 at time of registration

  • First payment due 30 days after deposit is made (unless there is no time and a full payment is due)

  • Final payment due by December 1, 2016

  • Make checks payable to Travels With Helene

  • Mailing address:  518 Aladdin Rd. Spring Hill, FL 34609

  • Payable by credit card @ a 4% fee

  • Credit cards accepted are:  Master Card -  Visa – Discover

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE PER PERSON

BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY:

$ 4,300      

SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS: 

       $ 4,900