9 Days Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus Tour (Sunday)

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DAY 1 Saturday

FLIGHT TO TEL AVIV

Your odyssey begins with a flight to Tel Aviv.


DAY 2 Sunday

DAY 2 Sunday

WELCOME TO THE HOLYLAND

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by an IBMT Tours member and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Tel Aviv.


DAY 3 Monday

CAESARIA / MUHRAKA / MEGIDDO / ACRE

We drive up the coast to Caesarea, and the seaside vista sparkles, Caesarea was the Roman capital with many ancient ruins and archaeological digs to visit. High up on the list of sites to see is a Roman aqueduct and theatre that held prominence during this era. The next stop you will make is at Muhraka – this is the place where Elijah and the Prophets of Baal had a confrontation that reverberated for many years. You will be attracted to the fantastic views on Jezreel Valley and lower Galilee while you are in the area and it affords plenty memory-making photo opportunities for travelers. Megiddo is the site where Armageddon took place and the battlefield is on display that presents a traveler an excellent chance to learn of the history of the area. Next stop on day is Acre, see the underground Crusader City, and crypt housed in the city. The old city is recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site and your day ends with a trip to a local market and the harbour. Continue to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight,


DAY 4 Tuesday

DAY 4 Tuesday

TIBERIAS / CAPERNAUM / BANIAS

Day four is another day with plenty of activities that start with a quick tour of Tiberias that leads into a boat tour of the Sea of Galilee. The Yigal Alon Centre is waiting for you after your boat tour, an ancient fishing boat from the first century is displayed there and it called the ‘Jesus Boat.’ In Capernaum, you will be taken to a second-century synagogue, next is the site of the miracle of fish and loaves at Tabgha. The Church of the Multiplication was built in the fourth century and has the most amazing mosaic floor that will take your breath away. For the religious traveler, the Mount of the Beatitudes will hold significant importance; it is where Christ delivered the Sermon on the Mount, a message that resonated with his disciples for centuries. Once you have seen those sites, a trip to the Golan Heights will be the last stop where you will access the area through the Banias Springs. You will spend another night at hotel in Kibbutz Lavi.


DAY 5 Wednesday

DAY 5 Wednesday

CANA / NAZARETH / BEIT SHEAN

Day five will be another day that will keep the traveler busy – first up is the Wedding Church in Cana, where Christ performed his first miracle turning water into wine. More religiously focused travel stops continue with our arrival in Nazareth. The Church of the Annunciation, St Joseph’s carpentry workshop, and The Spring of the Virgin Mary will see our tour group spend quality time at. The spring has been identified as the place where the Angel Gabriel revealed himself to the Virgin Mary and told her she would bear the Son of God. A stop on the road at Yardenit is a place of importance as it was a place where many baptisms were conducted for the followers of Christ on the Jordan River. The ruins and the archaeological dig at Beit Shean is one of the most impressive reflections of Roman and Byzantine culture that Israel has to offer.


DAY 6 Thursday

JERUSALEM : OLD CITY

A spectacular day waits as we tour ‘The Golden City,’ and our focus is on the Old City, where we start the tour at Mount of Olives. It provides a panoramic view of the Old City and an ancient Jewish cemetery outside the walls of the Old City. The wonders of the Old City are many, we will visit to all of them during your stay in Jerusalem, churches will be the focal point of this part of the day. The Church of All Nations, also known as “The Basilica of Agony” is the first stop. Next, is a Roman Catholic Church on the Mount of Olives next to the Garden of Gethsemane. The apostles relate,  Christ went to the garden to pray before his arrest, as he knew he would be crucified and asked for forgiveness for those who played a role in his death. It isn’t often that you can visit a street, which  was the main street of a city 2000 years ago. But, a walk along Cardo will show you the tapestry of the city in those days. Once you have made your way down the Cardo, Temple Mount is the next place to visit, with the Western Wall in close proximity. If you want you can say a prayer. Walk in to Christ’s path when you travel down the Via Dolorosa, where he was led down on this street with the cross on the way to Mount Calvary. After your spiritual walk in Christ’s sandals, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre stands as a testament to the history of the Old City. For the shopper and the haggler in you, we drive to “The Arab Bazaar” to test your bargaining skills, where everything is under the sun and the price is always negotiable. The last stop of the day is “The Garden Tomb”, which is considered by some Christians to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus. Capping, our day is a feast at our exquisite hotel. Overnight in Jerusalem.


DAY 7 Friday

DAY 7 Friday

JERUSALEM : NEW CITY / YAD VASHEM | BETHLEHEM

Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Proceed to Bethlehem*, birthplace of Jesus; visit Shepherds' Field; walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of Nativity. Return to Jerusalem.

Overnight in Jerusalem.


DAY 8 Saturday

DAY 8 Saturday

QUMERAN / DEAD SEA / MASADA

Our day begins with a visit to Qumran, for those who don’t know what the significance of this site is; it is the place where a Bedouin boy found the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 in cave that we will visit. The city has a long history that dates back over a millennium or two and it sits on the shore of the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth – 400 meters below sea level – and is a Salt Lake has hypersaline water that makes floating an easy thing to do. The black mud that is extracted from the lake serves therapeutic needs as well as cosmetic treatments – so a mud bath might be just the thing to rejuvenate a weary traveler. Masada was a former Jewish stronghold that refused surrender to the attacking armies of the Romans. They refused to surrender and committed suicide rather than live under the yolk of Roman tyranny. This was in 70 AD after the Second Temple was destroyed. You can take a cable car to the top of the mountain and see the food storeroom, the water supply system and Herod’s palace. Once you have made your way back down from Masada, be ready for a chance to take a dip in the Dead Sea – if weather and time permits – before a big, great tasting meal at our elegant hotel in Jerusalem.


DAY 9 Sunday

DAY 9 Sunday

DEPART TEL AVIV

You’ll leave with a tear in your eye, and many, many great memories that will be able to relate to family and friends after you arrive home. This trip will just whet your appetite, and like most our travelers who fall in love with Israel, you will come back and book with us at IBMT Tours.


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15 Aug 202016 Aug 202023 Aug 2020$1659$2275$1200Not available
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17 Oct 202018 Oct 202025 Oct 2020$1547$2073$1200Not available
24 Oct 202025 Oct 202001 Nov 2020$1547$2073$1200Not available
31 Oct 202001 Nov 202008 Nov 2020$1499$1989$1200Not available
07 Nov 202008 Nov 202015 Nov 2020$1547$2073$1200Not available
14 Nov 202015 Nov 202022 Nov 2020$1547$2073$1200Not available
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Inclusions


Included Services:

  • Welcome to Israel meet & greet upon arrival by an IBMT Tours representative  
  • Sharing Transfers on arrival & departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • 7 Nights Accommodation 
    • 1 night in Tel Aviv
    • 2 nights in Galilee
    • 4 nights in Jerusalem
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Daily Buffet Dinners (Starting 03/Mar/2019, Dinner will not be provided on the first night of arrival.)
  • 6 touring days in a Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary
  • Professional licensed English speaking guide
  • All transport and entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary

 

Not included services:

  • Airfare & Departure taxes
  • Tips to guide/driver & hotel staff
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal extras and meals not mentioned above

*Child min age - 6 years old

 

*The hotels appearing in the table might be replaced with similar ones*

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Testimonials

We went on a church group to the Holyland with IBMT Tours and had a great trip, everything was planned for us perfectly. There was over 123 people in four different bus groups and things went smoothly, I thought it was going to be hectic with that many people in the group but IBMT did a wonderful job and made sure the buses did not go convoy, every bus had its own time table and itinerary for the day, our guide Dani was so knowledgeable and loving. We love you IBMT and we will recommend you guys. ...

Tony Holden, Phoenix Arizona

We just returned from Israel on an IBMT Bar Mitzvah Tour for our three grandsons.  We had enough family members to warrant our own bus.  After checking out many tour companies we went with IBMT and all of us were glad we did.  The hotels were fabulous and the rooms allotted even more so.  From the INBAL in Jerusalem, KFAR BLUM in the Galilee, the SHERATON in Tel Aviv, to the ROYAL BEACH in Eilat we couldn’t have asked for more.  Our meals were equally excellent.  Beginning with a welcome reception ...

Mrs. Hiala & Dr. Charles Balaban, Toronto

I cannot imagine a better, more organized, more perfect experience! IBMT went above and beyond all expectations!

Peter Meslin, Boca Raton, Florida

Loved the trip! The itinerary was fantastic and really kept us moving. We were able to see and do so much. Best of all was our tour guide Natalie. She was very kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of Israel.

Stanick  , NJ - USA

This was an incredible tour of Israel with IBMT Tours and I loved the additional trip to Petra as well. We had a very knowledgeable guide from Israel who gave us an extensive explanation of everything we saw in Israel. All of the hotels I stayed in were great with comfortable beds and wonderful buffet breakfasts!!

Anthony Vizcarra, San Jose, CA

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

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