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10-Day “Highlights in Israel” Including Petra, Jordan


Starting Price: $2,198.00
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Price Includes

  • 4-star hotel accommodations
  • Deluxe Air Conditioned Motor-Coaches
  • Entrance Fees to sites visited
  • English speaking guides and drivers
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Porterage for Hotels Throughout

Price Does Not Include

  • Items of Personal Nature
  • Any increase in VAT taxes imposed by the Israeli Government
  • Recommended Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities for driver and guide of $120.00 Per person
  • Domestic and International Airfare
  • Single Supplement (rooming alone) fee of $595 per person
  • Lunch and Gratuities for Lunch unless otherwise noted

Itinerary

MONDAY: DEPART USA FOR TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

SUNDAY: ARRIVAL IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Tel Aviv for an overnight. 

Dinner

MONDAY – TEL AVIV / BE’ER SHEBA / MASDAS / DEAD SEA

Leave Tel Aviv and travel via Ashdod – Ashkelon to Beersheba, a short visit to the Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse, etc.  Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend for a possible “float” in the in the salty water of the world’s lowest place. Via Ein Gedi & Kalya, proceed to Jerusalem for overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner

TUESDAYJERUSALE, (SIGHTSEEING OF THE NEW CITY)

Drive to Mt’ Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of the Agony; continue to Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Continue to Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. Afternoon drive to the   picturesque village of Ein Karem (the birth place of John the Baptist) . Return to Hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

WEDNESDAY – JERUSALEM (OLD CITY) / BETHLEHEM

Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City: the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall, the Temple area; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Drive to Mt. Zion and visit the Tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey.  Afternoon, continue to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner

THURSDAY – BEIT SH’AN / TIBERIAS / GALILEE AREA

Leave Jerusalem, and drive north via Jericho*, the oldest city in the world; drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City.  Proceed to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum, to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner

FRIDAY – UPPER GALILEE / GOLAN HEIGHTS / NAZARETH

Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications, and the Druze villages, Via Banias, source of the Jordan River. Proceed via the Hula Valley to Safed, city of the Kabala, to visit a synagogue and the artists’ colony and then to Nazareth to visit the Christian Holy Sites. Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner

SATURDAY – ACRE / HAIFA / TEL AVIV

After Breakfast drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, sightseeing tour of Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and the bay. Proceed along the coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. End the day with a short city tour of Tel Aviv-Jaffa and continue to Tel Aviv ‘s domestic airport for a short flight to Eilat , the Red Sea resort . Upon arrival take a Taxi to the Hotel for overnight

Breakfast, Dinner

SUNDAY – EILAT / PETRA / EILAT

Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast leave Eilat-Israel, cross the Arava border and drive to Petra through the scenic Jordanian desert and the Wadi Rum area. Enter the Rose City of Petra through the Siq, .a narrow passage through the mountains that has inspired people for centuries. up to the treasury which suddenly appears at the end of the gorge, leaving the visitors breath-taken by it’s size, color and beauty. Continue into the heart of this ancient city carved into the mountains, passing hundreds of tombs and monuments and a spectacular Amphitheatre, which once held 3,000 spectators. Stop for a sit-down lunch, followed by a visit to Moses Spring before leaving Wadi Moussa – the new town of Petra. Drive to Aqaba for a short city tour, return to the Arava border and back to Eilat for overnight*.

MONDAY – EILAT – TLV DEPARTURE

Breakfast, own arrival to the domestic airport in Eilat for departure flight to Tel Aviv and transfer to BGn airport to catch flights back home.

Breakfast

Insurance Info

Optional Travel Protection Information

We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your trip investment! We realize that overseas travel is expensive, and while we do all that we can to ensure a safe and flawless trip, there are circumstances that cannot be controlled. Consider Travel Protection for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. Faith Based Expeditions offers a travel protection plan, 360 Adult Group Comprehensive, provided by Travelex Insurance Services.

**If interested, you must purchase the protection plan at or before your final trip payment for the group plan. If you decide that you’re interested in purchasing a protection plan after your final trip payment is made, we can offer you an individual plan.

Trip Cost

Plan Cost*

$1 – $500

   $50

$501 – $1,000

   $75

$1,001 – $1,500

 $105

$1,501 – $2,000

 $137

$2,001 – $3,000

 $187

$3,001 – $4,000

 $248

$4,001- $5,000

 $313

$5,001- $6,000

 $373

$6,001 – $7,000

 $435

$7,001 – $8,000

 $498

$8,001 – $9,000

 $559

$9,001 – $10,000

 $621

 

Plan Benefits

Maximum Coverage Per Person (up to the limits below)

Trip Cancellation

100% of Insured Trip Cost

Trip Interruption

150% of Insured Trip Cost

Trip Delay

$1,000

Missed Cruise Connection

$1,000

Baggage & Personal Effects

$1,500

Baggage Delay

$250

Emergency Medical & Dental Expenses

$25,000

Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation

$150,000

Travel Assistance & Concierge Services**

Included

This is a brief description of benefits. For a summary of the plan details on benefits, coverages, limitations and exclusions, please view the Description of Coverage.  **Travel Assistance & Concierge Services are provided by the designated provider as listed in the Description of Coverage. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio; NAIC #10952 307701.

This plan provides insurance coverage for your trip that applies only during the covered trip.  You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages.  You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies.  If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker.   The purchase of this plan is not required in order to purchase any other travel product or service offered to you by your travel retailer. 

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