Bible Study Tour 2

Day 1: Arrive Istanbul and drive to your hotel and overnight

Day 2: After breakfast start your city tour of Istanbul, multicultural city with traditions, its beauty and architectural monuments are a legacy to the city’s rich history and a capital of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Visit Hagia Sophia Museum, once a place of worship for Christians and later on for Muslims, continue to visit the Blue Mosque, the largest structure of its kind in the world, the German fountain of Wilhelm II,Visit Topkapi palace supplement then drive to Istanbul airport for your flight to Izmir upon arrival transfer to your hotel.

Day 3: After breakfast, drive to visit the Ephesus and Virgin Mary place then continue to visit Ephesus then drive to visit the St Paul steps in Ephesus back from Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul airport and overnight in.

Day 4: Arrive Istanbul and midnight departure to Tel Aviv, upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Tel Aviv for an overnight.

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Day 5: Tel Aviv “Beer Sheba- Masada Dead Sea” Leave Tel Aviv – via Ashdod – Ashkelon – 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.

Day 6: Drive to Mt Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to Israel Museums 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 visit  Ein Karem (the birth place of John the Baptist). Return to Hotel.

Day 7: 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.

Day 8: Leave Jerusalem, and drive north via Jericho*, the oldest city in the world. through Jordan Valley and the new settlements 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.

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Day 9: 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..

Day 10: 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 cost to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. Continue to Tel Aviv’s airport for a short flight to Eilat , the Red Sea resort. Upon arrival take a Taxi to the Hotel for overnight.

Day 11: 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*.

Day 12: Breakfast, own arrival to domestic airport for departure flight to Tel Aviv (longer stay upon request)* or evening flight back Tel Aviv, overnight in Tel Aviv.

*Site under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction. Visit subject to situation.

Prices of 2020/2021 departures from Toronto, Montreal and New York.

Your tour price includes
1- International Airfare from Toronto, Montreal and New York included.
2- All transfers included in Tirkey, Israel and Jordan (from airport to hotels or cruises and back)
3- Accommodation Double occupancy at hotels included.
4 -Meals Buffet Breakfast and dinner all the way
5-All sightseeing included as per above itinerary.

5 Stars Deluxe
5 Stars Superior
Sep 01- Dec 10
Dec 11 – Jan 02
Jan 03 – Apr 30
May 01 – May 31
Jun 01 – Aug 31
Optional Day 4