Day 1 Sunday 18th November UK- Israel
Depart London Heathrow on flight LY318 night flight 22.30 -05.20
Day 2 Monday 19th November Tel Aviv – The Galilee
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, at 05.20hrs AM where you will be met and given assistance by Diesenhaus Unitours representative. Breakfast en route. Drive to Jaffa (Biblical Joppa), the ancient seaport from which the Prophet Jonah fled from God (Jonah 1:17) and the city where Peter stayed with Simon the Tanner and restored Tabitha (Acts 9:36-43) Continue to Megiddo (1 Kings 9:15), revelations 16:16) the Biblical Armageddon, excavation site of more than 20 layers of ancient civilisations. View King Solomon’s stable and the underwater cistern. Continue to Nazareth where Jesus spent his early years and visit Mary’s Well and the Church of the Annunciation. Just north of Nazareth is the village of Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle. Drive to Tiberias for dinner and overnight
Day 3 Tuesday 20th November – Sea of Galilee – Jerusalem
Start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Visit Taghba and Mensa Christi, then to the Mount of Beatitudes. Visit Kursi, the New Testament Gergesenes, overlooking the western shores of the Sea of Galilee, site of the Miracle of the Gaderene Swine. Visit Yardenit. Transfer to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4 Wednesday 21st November- Dead Sea Scrolls Museum and Bethlehem
Begin the day’s with a visit to the Western Wall, then onwards to the Israel Museum – see the Shrine of the Book – the Dead Sea Scrolls museum and the Models of the Old City at the time of Jesus. On wards to Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity, Manager Square, and view Shepherds Fields. An opportunity will be given to purchase arts and olive wood crafts made locally in a Christian gift shop. Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay
Day 5 Thursday 22nd November – Dead Sea
Depart Jerusalem and descend the Judean Wilderness, via the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to the lowest place on earth-the Dead Sea. Drive along the shore to Massada and ascend by cable car. Tour this mountaintop fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jews against the Romans. Drive to a nearby oasis and relax and enjoy an opportunity to “ float” in the Dead Sea. Before returning to Jerusalem, visit the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay
Day 6 Friday 23rd November Israel – UK
Early morning transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your El Al flight home to London Heathrow LY315 09.05 -12.35.