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Church of the Holy Sepulchre Tours

CHRISTIAN ISRAEL TOUR

Israel Tour Highlights: Caesarea, Meggido, Haifa, Acre, Sea of Galilee boat ride, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mount of the Beatitudes, Banias Spring, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Jordan River, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea



Holy Land Jerusalem Tour Join us on a Christian Tour in Israel to explore a country that is rich in culture and history, the foundation of three major religions and one of the most modern and tech-savvy countries. This Holy Land tour is a personal, deeply spiritual experience; Gil Travel's Christian Israel tours will leave you with a sense of fulfillment and wonder that can only come from walking in the very footsteps of Jesus.

A weekly guaranteed Christian Israel tour with arrival every Sunday
6 days | 7 nights | 6 touring days
Map of Israel Christian Israel Tours

Departures:
  • March 2, 2014 – Feb 22, 2015
Highlights:
  • Jerusalem, Sea of Galilee, Haifa, Tiberias, Masada, & the Dead Sea
Included features:
  • Private transfer to/from airport to your hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Comprehensive touring program, including entrance fees
  • 7 nights accommodation in expertly selected hotels. See restrictions for 4 Star Standard category in August
  • Buffet breakfast and dinner daily
  • Luggage: 1 suitcase and 1 handbag per person
  • Professional, English-speaking tour guide

Not included features:
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended)
  • Stay connected with a Cell Phone for your trip to Israel
  • Tips to guide/driver and hotel staff
  • Lunches en route on sightseeing days
  • Items of personal nature
  • Treatments at the Dead Sea Spa

Why Gil Travel?
  • Experienced Travel Agents: Over 40 years of experience; sending over 40,000 people to Israel every year!
  • 5 Star Treatment: Enjoy private transfers to and from the airport and hotel.
  • Complete Christian Israel Tour Experience: Our tours are packed with exciting opportunities to explore, learn, and enjoy, guiding you through an awe-inspiring Holy Land journey.
Note: No credit/refund for any unused services.

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Map of Israel Christian Israel Tours Day 1 - Sunday
Tel Aviv

Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, proceed to Arrivals Hall. Meet your driver at Kakao Coffee Shop where he will be holding a sign with your name. Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight.

Overnight, Tel Aviv


Day 2 - Monday
Caesarea | Megiddo | Haifa | Acre

Following a delicious Israeli buffet breakfast (which you will enjoy each morning prior to departing for your day of touring), depart Tel Aviv. Drive north along the coastal plain to Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48), capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo (1 Kings 4.28, 9, 15, 2 Kings 23, 29 & Revel. 16.16), identified as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to the beautiful port city of Haifa, nestled on the Mediterranean Sea, for a panoramic view of the Bahia gardens and Haifa Bay. From Haifa continue to Acre (Micah 1.10), capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Visit the ancient city and harbour before continuing eastwards across the plains of the Galilee to Kibbutz hotel Lavi.

Dinner and Overnight, Kibbutz Lavi


Day 3 - Tuesday
Sea of Galilee | Capernaum | Tabgha | Mount of Beatitudes | Banias | Golan Heights

After a short tour of the Kibbutz grounds we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum (Matt. 4.13 13.54, 17.24, Luke 7, Mark 1.2, John 4.46-54). Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha (Matt. 13, Mark .33-45, & John 21), the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes (Matt. 5, 6, 7, 8) where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Spring and Waterfall (Matt. 16.13 and Mark 8.27), where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by His Disciples. Tour the Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land and snow capped mountains.

Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight


Day 4 - Wednesday
Nazareth | Beit Shean

Begin the day with a drive to Nazareth (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23) via Cana of Galilee (John 2.1-11). In Nazareth, we shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph's Workshop and Mary's Well. Next on our program is the Jordan River and the Baptismal site Yardenit. Continue to Beit Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis cities (Mark 5.20, 7.31), and visit the Roman theatre. This is the city where Saul and his son Jonathan were nailed to the walls (1st Samuel 31.10). Judges 1.27 also mentions Beit Shean. Continue south along the shores of the River of Jordan. Passing Jericho, we proceed westward and climb to the Golden City of Jerusalem.

Dinner and Overnight, Jerusalem


Day 5 - Thursday
Jerusalem: Old City

Today we visit the Old City of Jerusalem. Our appreciation of this Golden City begins with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the walls of the old city and the ancient Jewish cemetery. Visit the Church of All Nations. Proceed to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2 the Pentecost). Enter the Old City to begin exploring the wonders of Jerusalem. Walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. View the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Matt. 27. 33-57, 28.10). No visit to Jerusalem is complete without a walk through the colourful Arab bazaar (a chance to test your negotiating skills). Visit the Garden Tomb.

Dinner and Overnight, Jerusalem


Day 6 - Friday
Jerusalem: New City and Bethlehem

Today's program is dedicated to the new city of Jerusalem. Visit the model of ancient Jerusalem. Continue to Yad Vashem, Israel's memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Enter the site by walking along the Street of the Righteous Gentiles, dedicated to the non-Jews that risked their lives in order to save their Jewish neighbors. Continue to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist (Luke 1.39-80). This Spanish style church and Mary's well is where Mother Mary met her cousin Elizabeth. Proceed to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of the Nativity.

Dinner and Overnight, Jerusalem


Day 7 - Saturday
Qumran | Massada | Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod's Palace. Time and weather permitting we will have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea waters.

Dinner and Overnight, Jerusalem


Day 8 - Sunday
Departure

Transfer to Ben-Gurion airport for departure. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel 4 hours prior to departure.


* Bethlehem visit subject to availability




Note: All itineraries are subject to change
** A minimum of 2 passengers is required for regular tour service.
All tours are subject to availability and should be confirmed within 72 business hours.

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Tour Dates:


OPERATES ON THE FOLLOWING ARRIVAL DATES IN 2014-2015:
March: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April: 27 May: 4, 11, 18, 25 June: 8, 15, 22, 29
July: 6, 13, 20, 27 August: 3, 10, 17, 24 * September: 7, 14 October: 19, 26
November: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 December: 7, 14, 21, 28 January: 4, 11, 18, 25 February: 1, 8, 15, 22

* August arrival dates, 4 Star Standard, please note hotel in TLV 1 night is based on BB BASIS


Tour Hotels:



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HOTEL 4 STARS SUPERIOR 4 STARS STANDARD NIGHTS
TEL AVIV Dan Panorama * Grand Beach 1
GALILEE Kibbutz hotel Lavi Hod wing Kibbutz hotel Lavi, Lev wing 2
JERUSALEM Dan Panorama Grand Court 4

* If the above hotels are not available, comparable hotels will be confirmed. Additional cost may apply.



Tour Rates:

DOWNLOAD RATES 2014 - 2015

Valid: March 2, 2014 – Feb 22, 2015
Tour does not operate on the following arrival dates: Apr 13, 20, June 1, Sept 21, 28, Oct 5, 12

Save $40 per person for reservations paid by cash or check
Save $60 per person for reservations of six or more passengers


Note: Departure from origin should be 1 day before tour start date


4 STARS STANDARD - Grand Beach - Kibbutz Lavi - Grand Court

Arrival Dates

Per Person in
Double Room

Single
Supplement

3rd Adult
Sharing Triple

Child Under 18
Sharing Room
with 2 Parents

Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$1,338

$620

$1,096

$832

Apr 6

$1,383

$620

$1,134

$857

Apr 27,
May 4, 11, 18, 25

$1,338

$620

$1,096

$832

June 8, 15, 22,
Aug 31

$1,338

$620

$1,096

$832

Sep 7, 14
Oct 19, 26

$1,338

$620

$1,096

$832

Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21, 28,

$1,338

$620

$1,096

$832

Jan 4, 11, 18, 25,
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22

$1,338

$620

$1,096

$832

June 29,
July 6, 13, 20, 27

$1,383

$620

$1,134

$857

August 3, 10, 17, 24

$1,426

$633

$1,182

$906

* August arrival dates, 4 Star Standard, please note hotel in TLV 1 night is based on BB BASIS

4 STARS SUPERIOR - Dan Panorama, Kibbutz Lavi, Dan Panorama

Arrival Dates

Per Person in
Double Room

Single
Supplement

3rd Adult
Sharing Triple

Child Under 12 Sharing Room
with 2 Parents

Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
Apr 27

$1,607

$738

$977

$851

May 4, 11, 18, 25,
June 8, 15, 22

$1,607

$738

$977

$851

Aug 31,
Sept 7, 14

$1,607

$738

$977

$851

Oct 19, 26
Nov 2, 9

$1,607

$738

$977

$851

Apr 6

$1,672

$790

$1,330

$900

June 29,
July 6, 13, 20, 27

$1,652

$738

$1,015

$876

Aug 3, 10, 17, 24

$1,691

$762

$1,177

$917

Nov 16, 23, 30,
Dec 7

$1,490

$649

$977

$851

Jan 4, 11, 18, 25,
Feb 1, 8, 15, 22

$1,490

$649

$977

$851

Dec 14, 21, 28

$1,710

$825

$1,446

$916



Private Tour Rates:


PRIVATE CAR SUPPLEMENT FOR CHRISTIAN ISRAEL TOUR PROGRAM
Valid: March 2, 2014 – Feb 22, 2015

NUMBER OF PASSENGERS TOUR RATES
(2) TWO $1,640
(3) THREE $959
(4) FOUR $676
(5) FIVE $461
(6) SIX $344
(7) SEVEN $238
(8) EIGHT $176

Private Tour Rates are based on per person.
Rates are based on English speaking guides.

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