TLC 2023

11-Day Itinerary

Hotels, Tours & Transfers Included

Discover the Best of Israel & Jordan

Experience Israel with all its magnificent history and culture, from biblical times to modern day! You will wander through ancient cities, swim in the Dead Sea, visit the famous Petra and other UNESCO sites, develop your understanding of Israel’s current geopolitical situation, and much more!

Tour Highlights

Explore the ancient cities of Caesarea, Nazareth, Tzfat and Bethlehem

Sail across the Sea of Galilee

Explore old Jerusalem and bustling Tel Aviv

Visit Petra and marvel at incredible desert landscapes

Enjoy a traditional shabbat dinner with a Jewish family

Learn about Israel's complex relationship with its naighbors and visit the borders with Lebanon and Syria

Witness the places where biblical events unfolded with your own eyes

Trip Details


Price:

Total cost per person sharing a double room (20 to 30 people): 8,474 USD
Total cost per person sharing a double room (30 to 40 people): 7,988 USD
Total cost per person sharing a double room (40 to 50 people): 7,745 USD

* This trip can also be curated for private groups – please contact us for more details.


Availability:

May 8, 2023 – May 18, 2023


Included:

  • 9 full days of private guided touring including transportation in luxury minibus (including associated costs such as guide\driver overnight, expenses, over mileages etc.)
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • VIP Service upon arrival
  • All sites and activities as outlined on the itinerary
  • Hotels as per the itinerary
  • Jordan package

Not Included:

  • Tips for driver/guide
  • International flights
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Optional activities
  • Transfers to\from hotel

Payment Terms:

  • 400$ per person non refundable deposit
  • Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival day
  • As per law, in case guests are Israeli Citizens, or holding an Israeli ID card, or have spent the last 3 months in Israel, VAT will be applied to the above rates and automatically charged.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 60-90 days before arrival, cancellation fee of 50% charged
  • 30-60 days before arrival date, cancellation fee of 75% charged
  • 0-30 days before arrival date, cancellation fee of 100% charged
  • In case of Covid related cancellation: Funds will be kept as credit for whenever you choose to reschedule up to 24 months from the original arrival date.

What to Bring:

  • Passport
  • We recommend all participants buying their own travel insurance
  • Prepare a small suitcase for Jordan, large suitcases you can leave in Israel.

What to Wear:

Modest dress with knees and shoulders covered.

Day 1: Monday, May 8

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport where you will be met by a representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle.

VIP upon Arrival
Your party will be met at the sleeve of the plane and escorted through fast track passport control, baggage claim, customs and to your awaiting transfer vehicle.

Check in at Setai Tel Aviv
David Raziel 22, תל אביב-יפו, תל אביב, ישראל, 6343236
https://www.thesetaihotel.co.il/

Welcome Dinner in Tel Aviv

Day 2: Tuesday, May 9

8:00 am – Check out at Setai Tel Aviv

9:00 am – Caesarea
Visit the ancient city of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great. View the excavated Roman Theater, and aqueduct once used for transporting water to the city.

11:00 am – Nazareth and Church of the Annunciation
The largest church in the Galilee, this imposing structure is a magnificent monument to the story of the Annunciation to Mary.

12:30 pm – Lunch: Diana in Nazarth

2:30 pm – IDF Lebanon Border Jeep Tour
Driving along the Lebanese border, we’ll develop our understanding of Israel’s complex relationship with its northern neighbour, and hopefully be able to meet some of the soldiers on the front lines.

5:00 pm – Check in at Setai Sea of Galilee
Tse’elon Beach, Kinneret, سوريا, 433000

Dinner at Setai hotel

Day 3: Wednesday, May 10

8:00 am – Depart Setai hotel

8:15 am – Mount of Beatitudes
Traditionally associated with the location of Jesus’ famed Sermon on the Mount, we’ll reflect on his teachings and enjoy the beautiful views over the Sea of Galilee.

9:30 am – Tzfat
One of the four Jewish holy cities of Israel, Tzfat is famed for being the birthplace of Jewish mysticism, the Kabbalah. Exploring its winding alleys, beautiful synagogues and atmospheric artists’ quarter, we’ll delve into the secrets of Judaism and the tales of Tzfat over the centuries.

12:30 pm – Lunch at meatshos

1:30 pm – Meet with Lt. Col (reserves) Marco Moreno
Learn about the current geopolitical situation. Moreno is a retired Lt. Colonel in the Israeli Defense Force, who was the architect of a covert intelligence, military, and humanitarian operation known as the “Operation Good Neighbor”. This operation was responsible for civilian aid to Syrian citizens who were affected by the Syrian Civil War. Moreno is currently the Director of the Israel Division of Frontier Alliance International (FAI), working together with Christians to aid Syrian refugees.

3:00 pm – Har Bental
Experience Har Bental’s lookout to Syria, understand Israel’s complex relationship with its neighbor and current strategic challenges.

5:00 pm – Back to hotel

Dinner

Day 4: Thursday, May 11

Capernaum
Referred to in the Bible as Jesus’ town, the ruins of Capernaum enable us to imagine life here when Jesus lived in the village. We will see the house believed to be that of Peter, and also marvel at the ruins of a grand ancient synagogue.

12:30 pm – Lunch: Magdalena

2:00 pm – Yardenit
Located on the Jordan River, this beautiful setting is Israel’s most popular site for baptisms.

4:30 pm – Back to hotel

7:00 pm – Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee
Take a boat ride on the calm waters of the Sea of Galilee sail across the same waters that Jesus and his disciples did 2,000 years ago.

8:00 pm – Dinner: Deck’s Restaurant Tiberias

Day 5: Friday, May 12

8:00 am – Check out at Setai Sea of Galilee

Mt of Olives
You’ll never forget this view! We’ll enjoy one of the most famous panoramas of the Old City, and the significance of burial in the world’s oldest cemetery.

Garden of Gethsemane
Some of Israel’s oldest olive trees grow in this garden that is believed to be the location of Jesus’ last moments as a free man. Next to the olive grove is a beautiful church to commemorate the event.

Lunch: Best Falafal in Israel

Mount Zion and King Davids Tomb
On top of the site believed to be King David’s Tomb is the Cenacle, or Last Supper Room. We’ll explore these holy sites and their associated traditions.

The Room of the Last Supper
Believed to be the location of one of the most important events in the life of Jesus, we’ll use our visit to reflect on the significance and symbolism of the Last Supper.

Check in at David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem

Shabbat Dinner – Rabbi Josh
Join a local Jewish family for a traditional shabbat dinner. Learn their customs, have some great food, and make some new friends.

Day 6: Saturday, May 13

Bethlehem
Famed as the birthplace of Jesus, a visit to Bethlehem has you walking in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims over hundreds of years. Our visit will be centered around the grand Church of the Nativity, the traditional site associated with his birthplace.

12:00 pm – Lunch at Bethlehem

Four Quarters of the Old City
It is time to discover the holiest city in the world. Why is Jerusalem so important to so many religions? Walking through the four quarters, visiting the holy sites and meeting the people, we’ll explore the concept of holiness in this UNESCO world heritage site.

Church of the Holy Sepulcher
A highlight of any visit to Jerusalem, this grand and atmospheric church contains the final five stations of the Via Dolorosa, including the locations believed to be the crucifixion site (Golgotha or Calvary) and the tomb of Jesus.

Day 7: Sunday, May 14

9:00 am – Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum
A visit to Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, a moving experience. It is Israel’s official memorial to the 6,000,000 Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust

Lunch Karma Ein Karem

Israel Museum
Booked Through [email protected]/026708811
This world-class museum contains outstanding exhibits of local archaeology, global Jewish traditions, contemporary art and the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. Take your pick!

Meet Danny Tirza
As a former senior IDF commander who was instrumental in decisions about the construction of the security barrier (also known as the ‘fence’ or ‘wall’) between Israel and the West Bank, Dr Tirza will provide a unique insight into the rationale behind the barrier and its results.

Dinner Satya

Day 8: Monday, May 15

Check out at David Citadel Hotel Jerusalem

Masada
Drive to Masada for a memorable tour of the ancient hilltop fortress, a UNESCO world heritage site. Relive the historic struggle of the Jews and its dramatic ending, which have become an important symbol into today’s Israel.

2:00 pm – Lunch N’ Swim at the Dead Sea
Descend to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth and enjoy its stunning natural beauty. Relax in these buoyant waters, rejuvenate your skin with the famous Dead Sea mud, and refuel with a great lunch at one of the Dead Sea Hotels.

Cross the border to Jordan

Check in at Movenpick Hotel Petra
Tourism St., بترا, Ma‘ān, الأردن
http://www.moevenpick-hotels.com/en/middle-east/jordan/petra/resort-petra/overview/

Day 9: Tuesday, May 16

Petra
This magnificent UNESCO world heritage site contains the grand ruins of the former Nabbatean capital. We’ll explore and discover the story of this ancient trading people.

Day 10: Wednesday, May 17

★ Check out at Movenpick Hotel Petra

Wadi Rum
Magnificent desert landscapes straight out of Laurence of Arabia. By jeep and foot we’ll explore the highlights of this dreamlike landscape.

Transfer to Tel Aviv via Ramon Crater

The Ramon Crater + Lunch
The Ramon Crater is the world’s largest natural crater. We’ll drive through it and learn about this amazing and beautiful landscape. and this magnificent geological wonder.

Check in at Setai Tel Aviv

Pop and Pope Farewell Dinner

Day 11: Thursday, May 18 - No Guide

Check out of the Setai Tel Aviv
Morning check out, luggage can be kept at the hotel’s storage room until your flight

Flea Market
The Jaffa Flea Market, or, in Hebrew Shuk Hapishpishim is one of the highlights of the area with vendors selling products of any variety imaginable lining the sidewalks. Weaving your way through an array of treasure, junk, and daily basics, you’ll see everything from Judaica, Persian tiles, jewelry, old jeans, and clothes. Its an incredible cultural experience, where bargaining and haggling rule the day.

Neve Tzedek
You’ll love this walk through one of Tel Aviv’s oldest neighborhoods, now a chic bohemian hang-out.

Carmel Market
Next you’ll head over to Shuk haCarmel, Tel Aviv’s colorful open air market, where foods on display range from exotic spices to the very freshest fish. The market is also home to a number of very cool eateries offering trendy, tasty cuisine prepared by some of Israel’s best chefs. You will arrive just in time for a delicious midday meal. B’tayavon — enjoy!

Rothschild Boulevard
Take a stroll and have lunch at Rothschild Boulevard, one of the most important and iconic streets in Tel Aviv. Located in the heart of the White City of Tel Aviv, Rothschild Boulevard is a commercial center, with major financial institutions, a cultural center, the main theater and concert hall of Tel Aviv, a culinary center, tens of top restaurants, a leisure center and more. Popular with dog walkers, bikers, and some of Tel Aviv’s wealthiest and most beautiful who stop off at the amazing coffee shops.