Christian Israel Tour 2017-2018

6 days / 7 nights

From $1,166

(land only per person)

Holy Land Tour Highlights: Caesarea, Meggido, Acre, Sea of Galilee boat ride, Capernaum, Tabghas, Mount of the Beatitudes, Banias Spring, Golan Heights, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Jordan River, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

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; highlights include visits to the beautiful Christian sites of Nazareth, Megiddo, and Bethlehem. Explore the ancient streets of Jerusalem where Jesus carried His Cross and learn about Israel’s rich cultural history at every turn. 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.

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

Departures:

  • November 6, 2016 – February 18, 2018

Highlights:

  • Jerusalem, Sea of Galilee, Haifa, Tiberias, Massada, & 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
  • Private tours available by request

Not included features:

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended)
  • Tips to guide/driver and hotel staff
  • Lunches en route on sightseeing days
  • Items of a 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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Day 1 - Sunday
Tel Aviv
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Tel Aviv
Eugenie Vasilyeff/flickr

Upon arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, proceed to Arrivals Hall. Meet your driver at La Farina Bakery 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
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Megiddo

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 Bahai 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
Sea of Galilee Boat Ride

Sea of Galilee Boat Ride

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 the Loaves and Fishes, 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
nazareth sunset

Nazareth

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
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Old City, Jerusalem

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

Yad Vashem

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 Baptists (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
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Qumran

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

 

el al plane take off, blue sky backgroundTransfer 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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Rates

Valid: November 6, 2016 – February 18, 2018
Tour does not operate on the following arrival dates: April 9, 16; May 28; September 17, 24; October 1, 8, 2017

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

Hotel Info

Click for hotel guide: Superior | First Class | Standard

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HOTELSUPERIORFIRST CLASSSTANDARDNIGHTS
TEL AVIVDan Panorama* Grand Beach*Grand Beach1
GALILEEKibbutz hotel Lavi-Hod wingKibbutz hotel Lavi-Hod wingKibbutz hotel Lavi-Lev wing2
JERUSALEMDan PanoramaGrand CourtPrima Park4
* At Grand Beach Tel Aviv – renovated rooms. If above hotels are not available, comparable hotels will be substituted. A supplement may apply.

SUPERIOR – Dan Panorama – Kibbutz Lavi – Dan Panorama

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/4/2017 $2,438 $1,689 $1,476
6/11/2017 $2,438 $1,689 $1,476
6/18/2017 $2,438 $1,689 $1,476
6/25/2017 $2,438 $1,689 $1,476
7/2/2017 $2,487 $1,713 $1,495
7/9/2017 $2,499 $1,719 $1,500
7/16/2017 $2,450 $1,695 $1,481
7/23/2017 $2,438 $1,689 $1,476
7/30/2017 $2,438 $1,689 $1,476
8/6/2017 $2,492 $1,743 $1,530
8/13/2017 $2,592 $1,792 $1,566
8/20/2017 $2,592 $1,792 $1,566
8/27/2017 $2,492 $1,743 $1,530
9/3/2017 $2,438 $1,689 $1,476
9/10/2017 $2,438 $1,689 $1,476
10/15/2017 $2,438 $1,689 $1,476
10/22/2017 $2,438 $1,689 $1,476
10/29/2017 $2,438 $1,689 $1,476
11/5/2017 $2,438 $1,689 $1,476
11/12/2017 $2,213 $1,576 $1,402
11/19/2017 $2,156 $1,548 $1,384
11/26/2017 $2,156 $1,548 $1,384
12/3/2017 $2,156 $1,548 $1,384
12/10/2017 $2,156 $1,548 $1,384
12/17/2017 $2,394 $1,688 $1,546
12/24/2017 $2,656 $1,823 $1,694
12/31/2017 $2,315 $1,630 $1,467
1/7/2018 $2,156 $1,548 $1,384
1/14/2018 $2,156 $1,548 $1,384
1/21/2018 $2,156 $1,548 $1,384
1/28/2018 $2,156 $1,548 $1,384
2/4/2018 $2,156 $1,548 $1,384
2/11/2018 $2,156 $1,548 $1,384
2/18/2018 $2,156 $1,548 $1,384

FIRST CLASS – Grand Beach – Kibbutz Lavi – Grand Court

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/4/2017 $1,881 $1,365 $1,289
6/11/2017 $1,881 $1,365 $1,289
6/18/2017 $1,881 $1,365 $1,289
6/25/2017 $1,871 $1,358 $1,284
7/2/2017 $1,842 $1,340 $1,267
7/9/2017 $1,842 $1,340 $1,267
7/16/2017 $1,842 $1,340 $1,267
7/23/2017 $1,842 $1,340 $1,267
7/30/2017 $1,842 $1,340 $1,267
8/6/2017 $1,918 $1,406 $1,332
8/13/2017 $1,918 $1,406 $1,332
8/20/2017 $1,918 $1,406 $1,332
8/27/2017 $1,937 $1,418 $1,343
9/3/2017 $1,881 $1,365 $1,289
9/10/2017 $1,881 $1,365 $1,289
10/15/2017 $1,881 $1,365 $1,289
10/22/2017 $1,903 $1,377 $1,300
10/29/2017 $1,903 $1,377 $1,300
11/5/2017 $1,903 $1,377 $1,300
11/12/2017 $1,903 $1,377 $1,300
11/19/2017 $1,832 $1,334 $1,262
11/26/2017 $1,832 $1,334 $1,262
12/3/2017 $1,832 $1,334 $1,262
12/10/2017 $1,832 $1,334 $1,262
12/17/2017 $1,832 $1,334 $1,262
12/24/2017 $1,832 $1,334 $1,262
12/31/2017 $1,832 $1,334 $1,262
1/7/2018 $1,832 $1,334 $1,262
1/14/2018 $1,832 $1,334 $1,262
1/21/2018 $1,832 $1,334 $1,262
1/28/2018 $1,832 $1,334 $1,262
2/4/2018 $1,832 $1,334 $1,262
2/11/2018 $1,832 $1,334 $1,262
2/18/2018 $1,832 $1,334 $1,262

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

STANDARD – Grand Beach – Kibbutz Lavi – Prima Park

Arrival DatesPrice per person in single roomPrice per person in double roomPrice per person in triple room
6/4/2017$1,803$1,262$1,196
6/11/2017$1,803$1,262$1,196
6/18/2017$1,803$1,262$1,196
6/25/2017$1,803$1,262$1,196
7/2/2017$1,803$1,262$1,196
7/9/2017$1,803$1,262$1,196
7/16/2017$1,803$1,262$1,196
7/23/2017$1,803$1,262$1,196
7/30/2017$1,803$1,262$1,196
8/6/2017$1,879$1,328$1,261
8/13/2017$1,879$1,328$1,261
8/20/2017$1,879$1,328$1,261
8/27/2017$1,879$1,328$1,261
9/3/2017$1,803$1,262$1,196
9/10/2017$1,803$1,262$1,196
10/15/2017$1,803$1,262$1,196
10/22/2017$1,825$1,274$1,207
10/29/2017$1,825$1,274$1,207
11/5/2017$1,825$1,274$1,207
11/12/2017$1,825$1,274$1,207
11/19/2017$1,793$1,256$1,191
11/26/2017$1,776$1,243$1,179
12/3/2017$1,759$1,231$1,166
12/10/2017$1,759$1,231$1,166
12/17/2017$1,759$1,231$1,166
12/24/2017$1,759$1,231$1,166
12/31/2017$1,759$1,231$1,166
1/7/2018$1,759$1,231$1,166
1/14/2018$1,759$1,231$1,166
1/21/2018$1,759$1,231$1,166
1/28/2018$1,759$1,231$1,166
2/4/2018$1,759$1,231$1,166
2/11/2018$1,759$1,231$1,166
2/18/2018$1,759$1,231$1,166

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

Private Tour Rates

PRIVATE CAR SUPPLEMENT FOR CHRISTIAN ISRAEL TOUR PROGRAM

NUMBER OF PASSENGERSTOUR RATES
(2) TWO$1,701
(3) THREE$992
(4) FOUR$680
(5) FIVE$461
(6) SIX$370
(7) SEVEN$256
(8) EIGHT$176

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

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