Christian Journey - Israel4all - accessible tour - Via Sabra

Christian Journey - Israel4all - accessible tour

October 23-28, 2020


Trip details

 

Touring Dates: October 23-28, 2020
Minimum number of participants: 6
Number of guides: 1
Pre and post tours will be available upon registration, proposals will be published by the end of November.

 

Day 1: Friday, October 23, 2020

 

Shalom & Welcome to Israel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Israel is unique – nestled on the shores of the Mediterranean – a meeting place of east meets west, modern meets ancient, religious meets secular… it’s a kaleidoscope of cultures and religions!

 

9:00AM Meet your group and guide at Ben Gurion Airport. Pick up in Tel Aviv for those who arrived earlier.

 

Start your journey of the Holy Land touring the ancient city port - Caesarea - Caesarea Maritima (“by the sea”), built by Herod the Great, which was the scene of significant events for Christians. Here were the headquarters of Pontius Pilate, Peter baptized the centurion Cornelius, considered the first gentile convert and the apostle Paul was imprisoned for two years and preached to the last of the Herodian kings, Agrippa II.

 

Welcome lunch meal at Ma’taim. Mata'im social agenda: part of its staff is comprised of youth at risk, who are being trained for work in the restaurant business -- paving their way to fruitful careers and successful integration in society.

 

Proceed north and stop for a panoramic lookout over the Kinneret, the Galilee and the Golan Heights.

 

Check-in to the hotel.

 

Welcome & Shabbat Dinner at the Hotel (included)

 

Meals included: lunch, dinner

 

Overnight: Galilee

 

 

Day 2: Saturday, October 24, 2020

 

Physical and Spiritual Heights

 

Breakfast at the hotel

 

It was at Cana of the Galilee, hometown of Nathaniel (later known as St. Bartholomew) that Jesus was said to have turned water into wine at the wedding of a poor couple. The Greek Orthodox Church of St. George was built in the late 19th century on the site of the miracle. It houses two of the six stone jars that followers believe Jesus used in performing the miracle.

 

Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus, is closely associated with Christianity and attracted many pilgrims throughout the last two thousand years. The standout site in Nazareth is the Basilica of the Annunciation, the largest Christian church building in the Middle East, dedicated in 1964 on the Papal visit of Pope Paul VI.

 

Mount of Precipice is believed by many to be the site of the Rejection of Jesus  described in Luke 4:29-30 - The people of Nazareth, not accepting Jesus as Messiah tried to push him from the mountain, but "he passed through the midst of them and went away.”

 

 

Take a sunset ride on a golf cart or a Safari wagon through the Hula Valley, an important resting place for migrating birds and many species of rare fish and plants creating a wonderland of flora and fauna. Allows you an extra-close observation of birds and other animals in their natural habitat at Agamon Hula.

 

Free evening and dinner on own at Agamon Market food court.

 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

 

Overnight: Galilee

 

 

Day 3: Sunday, October 25, 2020

 

In the Footsteps of Jesus

 

Breakfast & check out from hotel

 

Located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum was a fishing village in the days of the Jesus.

 

The Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes is the earliest recording of a church commemorating Jesus’ feeding of the five thousand.

 

Stop beside the Jordan River and see the traditional Baptist site.

 

Eat lunch at the kibbutz dining room (included)

 

Drive through the Jordan valley and drive uphill to the holy city of Jerusalem- the capital and heart of the Jewish nation.

 

When you enter Jerusalem stop for a panoramic lookout over the old & new city of Jerusalem. Make a toast and say together the "Shehecheyanu" blessing – appreciating the moment and the opportunity to be in Jerusalem.

 

Check-in & Dinner at hotel

 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

 

Day 4: Monday, October 26, 2020

 

A Message from History

 

Welcome to the Dead Sea region, the lowest place on earth.

 

 

Masada is a rugged natural fortress, of majestic beauty, in the Judaean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It is built as a palace complex, by Herod the Great, King of Judaea, (reigned 37 – 4 B.C.). Became a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, and the last stand of Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman army, in 73 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and tour the site.

 

Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Have time to enjoy and relax on the beach and pool area at one of the hotels on the shore of the sea. Attempt flotation in a sea that is 33% salt and keeps you buoyant.

 

Lunch at the hotel (included).

 

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls  brought excitement and new relevance to ancient Christian history as they provided a tangible peek into the religious world at the time of Jesus’ birth. At the Qumran National Park, you can see these sites to witness where history was made. (Time permitting)

 

In the evening enjoy the Tower of David Sound and Light Show. The ancient walls serve as a stage for a night time show which is a celebration of sight and sound.  Amidst the archaeological remains in the Citadel's courtyard and to the sound of original music, the story of Jerusalem unfolds through giant breathtaking, virtual reality images. The stones of the walls and structures fade into the scenes and the screened images envelop the viewers and whisk them off to a one-of –a-kind multi-sensory experience.

 

Dinner on own at Mamilla open air mall

 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

 

Day 5: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

 

From Holocaust to Redemption

 

Breakfast at the hotel

 

 

Private tour of Yad Vashem Museum, Israel’s National Memorial to the Holocaust. This tour takes you to the darkest moment in world and Jewish history, its children’s memorial, and exquisite gardens. Yad Vashem is an unforgettable place of tribute and remembrance.

 

Continue with an unforgettable culinary tour. If you really want to get the feel for Jerusalem? Mahane Yehuda Market is the place to visit. In this colorful market, you will meet people of all nationalities, religions, and ages and listen the special stories of the peddlers. Time for more to eat if you’re still hungry. (lunch included)

 

 

Next, visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the book. This is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. The Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. The guided tour will be followed by time on own to explore the galleries that interest you the most.

 

Those who wish can spend the afternoon with time to relax and explore on own around the hotel area.

 

Dinner on own at the Museum’s restaurant.

 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

 

 

Day 6: Wednesday, October 28, 2020

 

Jerusalem- The Heart of The Jewish People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast & check out from the hotel

 

The Church of All Nations, officially named the Basilica of the Agony, is located at the foot of the Mount of Olives next to the Garden of Gethsemane. The Catholic church enshrines a section of stone in the Garden of Gethsemane that is believed to be where Jesus prayed on the night of his arrest.

 

Enter the Old City and take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus to get to The Holy Sepulcher.  The Church contains the last five Stations of the Cross including the sites of Jesus' crucifixion and burial. Several Christian denominations claim ownership to various parts of the site so holy to Christendom. (Please note: some of the areas are not accessible)

 

Visit the Western Wall to appreciate its centrality to the Jewish faith.

 

Farewell dinner at a restaurant

Please note: this is a full day of touring and the tour ends not before 7:00 PM

 

Proceed to Ben Gurion airport and depart home.

 

Please note: this is a full day of touring and the tour ends not before 7:00 PM

 

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

 

Shalom U’leitraut – we look forward to hosting you again in Israel.

 

 

 

Pre and post tours will be available upon registration, proposals will be published by the end of November.

 

Please note: This itinerary is subject to change according to the abilities of the individual participants and due to timing and unseen changes from our suppliers.

 

 

Price is Per Person in US dollars (Based on 6 people)

 

Price per person in a
Double Room (accessible)
US $2,650
Price per person in a
Single Room (accessible)
US $3,170
Single Supplement $1100
Upon registration $500 deposit (non-refundable)
A month before arrival Remaining sum

 

 

Price includes:

 

  • Private, licensed, English speaking, I4A tour guide
  • All site and museums entry fees listed in itinerary
  • Group airport transport – 2 ways
  • Accessible transportation for entire trip
  • 4* Hotel accommodation for 5 nights, accessible rooms
  • Meals: Breakfast every day, lunch and dinner as indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottles of water at guests' need and snacks.

 

Excluded Services:

 

  • Airfare
  • Equipment rental (available at an additional cost)
  • Travel insurance & medical (recommended, click here)
  • Tips for tour guide and driver
  • Optional activities mentioned as optional
  • Transportation in the evening for dinners and time on own

 

Terms and conditions:

 

  • The above rate is valid for payment made by credit card, wire transfer, check, or cash. Please note there is a 2% service fee for Credit Card.
  • This price is based on 8 participants, and subject to change according to final registration.

 

Cancellation Policy

 

  • For cancellations up to 90 days prior the cancellation penalty will be $500.00 per person (the deposit)
  • 89 to 60 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 20% of the total tour cost per person
  • 59 to 30 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 50% of the total tour cost per person
  • 29 to 8 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 75% of the total tour cost per person
  • 7 to 0 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 100% of the total tour cost per person

 

 

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$ 500
Single deposit. Invoice for the balance will be sent when due.
Price:*
$ 1000
Double room deposit. Invoice for the balance will be sent when due.
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Cancellation Policy
• cancellations up to 90 days prior to departure $500.00 p/p will be charged (non-refundable deposit)
• 89 to 60 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 20% of the total tour cost per person
• 59 to 30 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 50% of the total tour cost per person
• 29 to 8 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 75% of the total tour cost per person
• Up to 7 days prior to departure the cancellation penalty will be 100% of the total tour cost per person