12 Days Grand Holyland Tour

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12 Days Grand Holyland

From: $1931 USD Per Person, based on Double Occupancy - Land Only
Includes: Transfers l Accomodations I 21 Meals l Expert Guide I Transport and entrance fee to sites shown
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DAY 1 Saturday

FLIGHT TO TEL AVIV

Overnight flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Get ready to enjoy one of the best tours you have ever had in your lifetime. IBMT, with its own operations office in Jerusalem is dedicated to give you personal service to each and every one of you


DAY 2 Sunday

DAY 2 Sunday

WELCOME TO THE HOLYLAND

Upon your arrival to Ben Gurion Airport you will be met and assisted by our IBMT Tours representative and transferred to your hotel for check in. Dinner and overnight in Tel-Aviv. If time permits, stroll and explore the shops and cafes of Tel Aviv, known as “The city that never sleeps”


DAY 3 Monday

CAESARIA / MUHARAKA / MEGIDDO / ACRE

Depart Tel Aviv and enjoy the coastal plain on your way to Caesarea,capital of Judea under the Romans. (In AD 6 Judea became part of a larger Roman province, called Iudaea, which was formed by combining Judea proper (biblical Judah) with Samaria and Idumea, biblical Edom). Visit the amazing excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theater and aqueduct, where Paul made his defense before Festus and King Agrippa prior to his final journey to Rome. Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee .  
Our journey continues to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to Acre ato visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site , the local market and harbor. Continue to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight.


DAY 4 Tuesday

DAY 4 Tuesday

TIBERIAS / CAPERNAUM / BANIAS

After a short tour of the Kibbutz grounds you will enjoy a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum, where it is believed to have been Jesus’ home. Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha, the traditional site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and the fourth resurrection appearance of Jesus in Christianity. Visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Spring and Waterfall, where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by His Disciples. Tour the Golan Heights, with its beautiful valleys, captivating grazing land and snow capped mountains. Return to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight.


DAY 5 Wednesday

DAY 5 Wednesday

CANA / NAZARETH / BEIT SHEAN

Depart to Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed his first public miracle: the turning of water into wine at the wedding feast. From Cana we will be traveling to Nazareth. Here in Nazareth we will visit the church of Annunciation, St. Joseph's workshop and Mary's well ("The spring of the Virgin Mary" is reputed to be located at the site where the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she would bear the Son of God). Continue on to Yardenit, the baptismal site along the Jordan river; You will Visit Beit She'an, a newly excavated city, and visit the Roman theater. Ancient Beit She'an is one of the most impressive Roman and Byzantine sites in Israel. Enjoy an evening ride along the the beautiful Jordan river, passing Jericho as well on our way to the golden city Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.


DAY 6 Thursday

DAY 6 Thursday

JERUSALEM : OLD CITY

On the morning we depart to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Visit the Church of all Nations, which is also known as the Basilica of the Agony, a Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest. View King David’s tomb and the room of the last supper on Mt. Zion.  Enter within the walls of the ancient city and visit the Cardo, Temple Mount (entrance to the mosques not included), Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Explore the local oriental bazaar with its beautiful colorful little shops. Continue on to visit the Garden Tomb, considered by some Christians to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus. Enjoy dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.


DAY 7 Friday

DAY 7 Friday

JERUSALEM : NEW CITY AND BETHLEHEM

Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of the visitation; The Church of the Visitation honors the visit paid by Mary, Jesus’ mother, to Elizabeth, John the Baptist’s mother. This is the site where tradition tells us that Mary recited her song of praise, the Magnificat, one of the most ancient hymns to Mary. The church is beautifully adorned with tiled representations of that canticle in many of the worlds languages. Proceed to Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953. Visit the Israel museum, the shrine of the book, where the dead sea scrolls are housed, and the amazing miniature model of Jerusalem showing an historical view as it was during the second temple period. Visit the city of Bethlehem to view the Church of the Nativity. The church was originally commissioned in 327 AD by Constantine and his mother Helena over the site that is still traditionally considered to be located over the cave that marks the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth. Conclude the day with dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.


DAY 8 Saturday

DAY 8 Saturday

QUMERAN / MASADA / DEAD SEA

Morning departure to Qumran, the location where the dead sea scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. Visit the ancient city of Qumeran and drive along the shore of the dead sea, the lowest place on earth, to your next destination Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the second temple in 70 A.D. Ascend 1500 feet to Masada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s palace. Descend by cable car. If Time and weather permits, you will have the opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects. Its surface and shores are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level, Earth’s lowest elevation on land. Return to Jerusalem for Dinner and overnight stay.  


DAY 9 Sunday

DAY 9 Sunday

TIMNA / UNDERWATER OBSERVATORY / EILAT

Travel south through the Negev desert and enjoy its stunning scenery. Visit Timna, see the copper mines and most striking and well-known rock formation in Timna Valley, Solomon’s Pillars. Continue to Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city, located on the Red Sea coast and stop at the underwater observatory, one of the largest sea Aquariums in the world, built into a coral reef. Enjoy Dinner and overnight in Eilat. If time permits stroll the interesting boardwalk along the beach and hotel areas and explore the local nightlife.


DAY 10 Monday

DAY AT LEISURE IN EILAT OR DAY TOUR TO PETRA (OPTIONAL)

After assisting you with your visa arrangements to Jordan, you will drive to Petra through desert highways. Your ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra which was built by the Nabateans (An early Arab tribe). Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels. Petra is the legacy of the Nabateans who settled in the south of Jordan more than 2000 years ago. The visit begins with a possible short horseback-ride of about 700 meters until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). There is a possibility to rent a chariot (extra cost) to get inside Petra and back to the gate outside. Petra is famous for its huge monuments such as the treasury, royal tombs, the court, roman theater, roman street, Qasser El- Bint (Palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) and many other smaller monuments which fascinate the visitors. The city itself is almost 45 square km and is considered to be the second wonder of the world. On completion of this breathtaking visit you will be enjoying yourself with lunch in a nice Restaurant. After lunch drive back to border. Transfer to the border will be at around 18:00 p.m and cross back to Eilat. Dinner and overnight in Eilat.


DAY 11 Tuesday

MITZPE RAMON (RAMON'S CRATER) / SDE BOKER / BEDOUIN LUNCH

Morning departure of Eilat, on the way you will stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder. Proceed to Sde Boker and see Israels first prime minister, Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop for a camel ride and experience life how it was in the desert in an authentic Bedouin tent. Learn about the customary Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light authentic lunch. Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Air Force museum to view the planes and equipment where you will hear the story of this brave fighting force. Arive to TelAviv for dinner and overnight.


DAY 12 Wednesday

DAY 12 Wednesday

TRANSFER TO BEN GURION AIRPORT FOR DEPARTURE

After breakfast you will be transfered to the airport for your flight back home filled with memories that will last a lifetime and time to plan your next visit to the Holyland.


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15 Dec 2018 16 Dec 2018 26 Dec 2018 $2051 $2689 $1500 BOOK THIS TOUR
22 Dec 2018 23 Dec 2018 02 Jan 2019 $2051 $2689 $1500 BOOK THIS TOUR
29 Dec 2018 30 Dec 2018 09 Jan 2019 $2051 $2689 $1500 BOOK THIS TOUR
05 Jan 2019 06 Jan 2019 16 Jan 2019 $2051 $2689 $1500 BOOK THIS TOUR
12 Jan 2019 13 Jan 2019 23 Jan 2019 $2051 $2689 $1500 BOOK THIS TOUR
19 Jan 2019 20 Jan 2019 30 Jan 2019 $2051 $2689 $1500 BOOK THIS TOUR
26 Jan 2019 27 Jan 2019 06 Feb 2019 $2051 $2689 $1500 BOOK THIS TOUR
02 Feb 2019 03 Feb 2019 13 Feb 2019 $2051 $2689 $1500 BOOK THIS TOUR
09 Feb 2019 10 Feb 2019 20 Feb 2019 $2051 $2689 $1500 BOOK THIS TOUR
16 Feb 2019 17 Feb 2019 27 Feb 2019 $2051 $2689 $1500 BOOK THIS TOUR
23 Feb 2019 24 Feb 2019 06 Mar 2019 $2051 $2689 $1500 BOOK THIS TOUR
02 Mar 2019 03 Mar 2019 13 Mar 2019 $2187 $2948 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
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16 Mar 2019 17 Mar 2019 27 Mar 2019 $2187 $2948 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
23 Mar 2019 24 Mar 2019 03 Apr 2019 $2187 $2948 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
30 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 10 Apr 2019 $2187 $2948 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
06 Apr 2019 07 Apr 2019 17 Apr 2019 $2187 $2948 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
27 Apr 2019 28 Apr 2019 08 May 2019 $2187 $2948 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
04 May 2019 05 May 2019 15 May 2019 $2187 $2948 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
11 May 2019 12 May 2019 22 May 2019 $2187 $2948 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
18 May 2019 19 May 2019 29 May 2019 $2187 $2948 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
25 May 2019 26 May 2019 05 Jun 2019 $2187 $2948 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
01 Jun 2019 02 Jun 2019 12 Jun 2019 $2222 $3011 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
08 Jun 2019 09 Jun 2019 19 Jun 2019 $2215 $2997 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
15 Jun 2019 16 Jun 2019 26 Jun 2019 $2215 $2997 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
22 Jun 2019 23 Jun 2019 03 Jul 2019 $2215 $2997 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
29 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2019 10 Jul 2019 $2250 $3060 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
06 Jul 2019 07 Jul 2019 17 Jul 2019 $2250 $3060 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
13 Jul 2019 14 Jul 2019 24 Jul 2019 $2250 $3060 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
20 Jul 2019 21 Jul 2019 31 Jul 2019 $2250 $3060 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
27 Jul 2019 28 Jul 2019 07 Aug 2019 $2296 $3142 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
03 Aug 2019 04 Aug 2019 14 Aug 2019 $2296 $3142 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
10 Aug 2019 11 Aug 2019 21 Aug 2019 $2296 $3142 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
17 Aug 2019 18 Aug 2019 28 Aug 2019 $2296 $3142 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
24 Aug 2019 25 Aug 2019 04 Sep 2019 $2194 $2960 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
31 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2019 11 Sep 2019 $2194 $2960 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
07 Sep 2019 08 Sep 2019 18 Sep 2019 $2194 $2960 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
14 Sep 2019 15 Sep 2019 25 Sep 2019 $2194 $2960 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
26 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 06 Nov 2019 $2176 $2929 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
02 Nov 2019 03 Nov 2019 13 Nov 2019 $2176 $2929 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
09 Nov 2019 10 Nov 2019 20 Nov 2019 $2176 $2929 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
16 Nov 2019 17 Nov 2019 27 Nov 2019 $2176 $2929 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
23 Nov 2019 24 Nov 2019 04 Dec 2019 $2176 $2929 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
30 Nov 2019 01 Dec 2019 11 Dec 2019 $2108 $2800 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
04 Dec 2019 05 Dec 2019 15 Dec 2019 $2108 $2800 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
07 Dec 2019 08 Dec 2019 18 Dec 2019 $2108 $2800 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
14 Dec 2019 15 Dec 2019 25 Dec 2019 $2108 $2800 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
21 Dec 2019 22 Dec 2019 01 Jan 2020 $2108 $2800 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
28 Dec 2019 29 Dec 2019 08 Jan 2020 $2108 $2800 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
04 Jan 2020 05 Jan 2020 15 Jan 2020 $2108 $2800 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
18 Jan 2020 19 Jan 2020 29 Jan 2020 $2108 $2800 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
01 Feb 2020 02 Feb 2020 12 Feb 2020 $2108 $2800 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
08 Feb 2020 09 Feb 2020 19 Feb 2020 $2108 $2800 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR
22 Feb 2020 23 Feb 2020 04 Mar 2020 $2120 $2820 $1600 BOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

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Inclusions


Included services:
  • Sharing Transfers on arrival & departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • 10 Nights accommodation
    • 2 nights Tel Aviv
    • 2 nights Kibbutz Lavi
    • 4 nights Jerusalem
    • 2 nights Eilat
  • 8 touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide
  • Daily buffet Breakfast
  • Daily Dinner included
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary
  • Light lunch at a Bedouin Tent on the way from Eilat to Tel-Aviv

 

Not included services:

  • Airfare & Departure taxes
  • Tips to guide/driver & Hotel staff
  • Insurance
  • Personal extras on meals not mentioned above
  • Optional: 1 Day Petra Tour US $265 (Lunch included)
  • Jordan Visa approx. US $60.00
  • Petra fees & Border taxes to be paid locally approx. US $65.00

 

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We recently returned from a IBMT Tour for our son’s Bar Mitzvah and we all agree that it was the best vacation that we have taken to date.  The tour was well organized and the staff were friendly and very knowledgeable.  The events that they include in the tour include everything “must see” in Israel and activities that will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between.  The tour allows for activities for all ages and accommodates anyone who wants to do more or less than they have planned.  It is ...

Michael Rodney, Toronto, Canada

To Ornan and  IBMT Tours staff,

We just got back from tour with IBMT for our Bat Mitzvah Tour in Israel.

We are so glad we have chosen the right company for our tour as I can’t express my words of how wonderful this tour company was, starting before we left, the personal service they showed here back home and later the service in Israel with our great tour guide Natalie who was so informative on every place we went and what we saw. It was so wonderful to listen to a ...

Chana Pulvermacher, Brooklyn, NY - 2017

Dear Sheryl,

The visit to Israel was better than advertised. All of us had an awesome and inspiring vacation or as I call it, an education. Danny is one of the nicest and smartest men I have had the pleasure of meeting. He made the trip so special and I cannot imagine any other person showing us Israel but Danny.

Hotels were great but for Eilat, but no big deal. Food in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv restaurants were delicious. Sheila in Tel Aviv was extraordinary. Dinners at hotels just “so so”. Loved Mitzpe ...

Craig Savage,

Ornan,

Thank you very much for the IBMT Bat Mitzvah tour we just completed.  We had a fabulous time & there were lots of special little parts from the tour that contributed to that.  The different experiences for dinner were very special, and I liked the variety of different types of sites/attractions.  Our tour guide Natalie was excellent, and I heard good things from the other group about their guide Liat.

Thanks again

Adam Waese, OSHAWA, ONT

9 Days Holyland Tour

Sara / Ornan,

I had a fabulous time on this tour and highly recommend it to anyone interested.  We had an especially knowledgeable guide with us Doron Hoffman who as a history major added so much more information and had a great demeanor.  I was part of an international group and made some new friends.   

Regards,

 

 

Janie Carpenter, US Embassy Moscow

Hi Ornan,

"Opting to celebrate our son's bar mitzvah this summer with IBMT is one of the best decisions we've ever made.  The itinerary took us to places around the country that I've never experienced on previous trips to Israel.  Experiencing our son's bar mitzvah atop Masada as opposed to a more rushed, crowded experience at the wall truly sets IBMT apart from other tour companies.  The professionalism of the IBMT staff both in North America and Israel was superb...everything was incredibly well organized and we were heartened ...

David M Zimmerman, Jericho, NY - 2017

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