Israel - Land Of The Bible
Journey from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to experience the riches of the Holy Land. From the Tabernacle to the cross, your guide will take you on a journey of a lifetime. You will return rewarded, revitalised and refreshed having been immersed in the Land of the Bible.
TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2022
We will depart Dublin at 4.55pm via Istanbul on overnight flights arriving in Tel Aviv at 03.00am local time.
WEDNESDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2022
After security checks and luggage collection we will have time to freshen up and enjoy a coffee. Smile Services at the airport will escort the group to a local coffee shop. Our guide and driver will meet us around 5am. We will then set off towards Tiberias via the beautiful coastal city of Caesarea Maritima. From there we head east to Mount Carmel. There we will have a wonderful view of the Valley of Armageddon and the Horns of Hittin.
This afternoon we will visit Mount Carmel and have an excellent understanding of the geography of the land. Continue to Nof Ginossar Village for 3 nights at Galilee.
THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER 2022
We will start our day with a boat trip on Galilee. This will be followed by visits to key biblical sites on the shores of the lake which was so familiar to Jesus and His disciples.
We will also have the opportunity to see the recent excavations at Magdala.
FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2022
Today we will head north to the Golan Heights, the ancient city of Safed and on to Caesarea Philippi.
Return to hotel for overnight.
SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2022
After breakfast we will leave Galilee and travel to Cana, the Nazareth Village and Church of the Annunciation
We will travel down the Jordan valley to the site where Jesus was baptised by John. We will pass Jericho, Qumran and drive on to the David Dead Sea Hotel for 1 night, with an opportunity for a dip/float in the sea.
SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2022
This morning we will visit Herod the Great’s hilltop palace and fortress – Masada. We will then follow the Arawa Valley to visit the full scale Tabernacle in the wilderness.
Our evening and overnight will be in the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat. Overnight at Vista Hotel
MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2022
Today we will travel north to Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity, and the Shepherds’ Fields. We will then travel 6 miles north to the Mount of Olives and Jerusalem where we will be staying for 3 nights.
Overnight at Ramat Rachel hotel for 3 nights.
TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2022
This morning we will enjoy a gentle walk down the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane. We will then visit the house of Caiaphas where Peter denied knowing Jesus 3 times.
This afternoon we will walk along the Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre also known as the Church of the Resurrection.
WEDNESDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2022
This morning after breakfast we will enjoy a trip to the model of the Old City and the Shrine of the Book (Dead Sea Scrolls). In the afternoon we will gain an insight into Christ’s suffering by visiting the Turins Shroud Exhibition.
We will finish the day with the amazing Jerusalem Time Elevator.
Dinner and overnight at hotel
THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2022
After breakfast we will check out of our hotel at 11am. We will then visit the Syrian Orthodox Church of Saint Mark, site of the upper room and walk from there to the Western Wall. This afternoon we will visit the Garden Tomb where we will share in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Our farewell attraction will be the Sound & Light Show on the Walls of David’s Citadel.
We will depart Jerusalem to check in at Ben Gurion Airport at 10pm.
FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2022
Our flight should depart Tel Aviv at 1.00am for Istanbul. We will then board a flight to Dublin which should arrive at 10.20am.
Price per person sharing: £2049
Single supplement £550
Air conditioned coach throughout
Services of a professional guide
Services of staff of Faith & Culture Tours
Half board throughout
All entrance fees on itinerary
Accommodation in Israeli 4* hotels
Items of a personal nature
Lunch – approx. $10 per day
Non-refundable due at the time of booking £350pp
2nd payment 30 November 2021 £350pp
3rd payment 30 January 2022 £300pp
4th payment 30 March 2022 £300pp
5th payment 30 June 2022 £300pp
6th payment 30 August 2022 £449pp