MAIN ISRAEL EXPEDITION: Mediterannean Coast, Mt. Carmel, Galilee, Golan Heights, Dead Sea & Jerusalem

From $2799 Land-Only or $3999 with Air (BOS or SFO)

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Flight from USA: SFO and/or BOS


Friday, November 20, 2020

Group Arrivals from both Greece & USA, Greeted by Guide in Airport – Transfer to Hotels

Coach Transfer to Old Jaffa, Sabbath Kiddush & Tour Dedication at Jaffa (Arrival Time Permitting)

Check-in, Dinner & Overnight at Grand Beach Hotel Tel-Aviv (or Similar)


Saturday, November 21, 2020

Breakfast, Check-Out of Hotel

Caesarea Maritima: Roman Theatre, Herod's Palace Ruins, Hippodrome, Aquaducts 

Lunch at Druze Village

Mt. Carmel's Mukhraka Monastery & Overlook: Jezreel Valley Vista & Story of Elijah

Tour of Tel-Megiddo (Story of Armageddon, King Solomon's Stables)

Drive to Tiberias (Sea of Galilee), Check-In, Dinner & Overnight at Leonardo Club Hotel Tiberias (or Similar)

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Breakfast & Depart from Hotel

Mount of Beatitudes

Capernaum (Hometown of Jesus' Disciples)

Peter's Primacy (Shore of the Sea of Galilee)

Fish Lunch at Deck's Restaurant (Included)

Magdala (1st Century Synagogue Excavation)

Sunset Open-Air Sailing on the Sea of Galilee & Shopping Time

Dinner & Overnight at Leonardo Club Hotel Tiberias (or Similar)


Monday, November 23, 2020

Breakfast & Depart from Hotel

Nazareth Village (Experience Jesus' Childhood Hometown in living color)

Golan Heights: Banias/Caesarea Philippi

Off-Roading Jeep Tour at Merom HaGolan

Jordan River Baptism

Dinner & Overnight at Leonardo Club Hotel Tiberias (or Similar)


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Breakfast, Check-Out & Depart from Hotel

Beit She'an National Park

Ma'ayan Harod (Gideon's Springs)

Camel Caravan & Bedouin Hospitality at Kfar HaNokdim

Check-In, Spa & Dead Sea Floating, Dinner & Overnight at David Resort & Spa Dead Sea (or Similar)

Drive down the Jordan Rift Valley to Dead Sea/Judean Desert (with Stop for Lunch)


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Breakfast, Check-Out from Hotel

Masada National Park (Herod's Desert Palace) + Lunch

Ein Gedi National Park Waterfall Hike (King David's Oasis Retreat)

Qumran (Dead Sea Scroll Discovery) + Shopping

Ascend to Jerusalem

Check-in, Dinner at Crowne Plaza Hotel Jerusalem (or Similar)

Optional Tower of David Night Spectacular (Light Show in the Old City)


Thursday, November 26, 2020

Breakfast, Depart from Hotel

Israel Museum (Model of 1st Century Jerusalem + Shrine of the Book - Dead Sea Scrolls)

City of David Excavations + Hezekiah’s Tunnel with Shopping

Davidson Center & Southern Steps of the Temple Mount

Jewish Quarter of the Old City for Lunch

Western Wall & Western Wall Tunnels

Third Temple Museum & Jewish Quarter Shopping

American Thanksgiving Dinner at the American Colony Hotel (See Info Below)

Optional Israeli Dance Workshop at Hotel

Israeli Folk Dance Workshop & Overnight at Crowne Plaza Hotel Jerusalem (or Similar)


Friday, November 27, 2020

Breakfast & Depart from Hotel

Friends of Zion Heritage Center (Following the history of American & European Protestant/Evangelical Support for Israel)

Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial & Museum

Lunch at Abu Ghosh

Valley of Elah (where King David defeated Goliath)

Option A: Beit Guvrin Archaeological Dig-for-the-Day

Option B: Bethlehem Church of the Nativity, Shepherds Grotto

Welcome Sabbath at the Western Wall

Sabbath Dinner & Overnight at Crowne Plaza Hotel Jerusalem (or Similar)

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Breakfast & Late Departure from Hotel

Mount of Olives Overlook & Group Photo

Walk down the mountain to Garden of Gethsemene (Arrest of Jesus), Time in the Olive Grove Garden

St. Peter Galicantu (Proposed High Priest Caiphas' Home & Jail Cell of Jesus)

Lunch & Shopping at the Mamilla Mall

Christian Quarter - Church of the Holy Sepulcher & Old City Shopping

Golgotha & Garden Tomb "Empty Tomb" with Communion

Dinner & Overnight at Crowne Plaza Hotel Jerusalem (or Similar)


Sunday, November 29, 2020

Check-out of Hotel, Transfer to Tel-Aviv Airport, Prepare for Departure

Depart TLV, Arrive USA (BOS or SFO) or continue on for Extension

Projected Price:

-- $3999 Land + Air (double occupancy) --

-- $5498 Land + Air (single occupancy) --

-- $2799 Land-Only (double occupancy) --

-- $4298 Land-Only (single occupancy) --

(Flights Priced from SFO or BOS -- Deviations will incur surcharge)

An Elegant Thanksgiving to Remember at Jerusalem's Historic American Colony Hotel (included)

Have you ever heard the story behind the beloved hymn "It is Well with My Soul"?" Did you know the story continues in Jerusalem? After tragedy struck the Spafford family, the couple decided to relocate to Jerusalem because of their strong Christian beliefs and a love for the Jewish people, and founded the American Colony there. The hotel is still owned by members of their family, and we will celebrate a memorable Thanksgiving there as a group. To learn more of the history, visit the Wiki here.


Photos Provided by Israel Ministry of Tourism: by Photographers:  Dana Friedlander, Noam Chen, Janusz Korczak, Yonatan Sindel, Dafna Tal, Itamar Grinberg.  Other photos are by David Welch.

East of TunesiaKevin MacLeod
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