Collette Tours ~ Israel A Journey to the Holy Land 2014


Tour Name Duration Region Date(s) Price From Description
Israel A Journey to the Holy Land 2014 10 Days Israel May 21, 2014 - Apr 15, 2015 $2139

Journey to Israel, discovering some of the most significant sites of the ancient world including Bethlehem, Nazareth, Caesarea and the oldest city in the world, the ruins of Jericho. "Float" in the tranquil, healing waters of the Dead Sea. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Baha’i Shrine & Gardens, Acre, and Jerusalem’s Old City. Ascend the ancient walls of Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage site, by cable car. Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Relax for four nights in the holy city of Jerusalem. No matter where you look, the legendary stories of mankind’s collective history come to life.

Included:

Travel Tips
◦Israel is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
◦Maximum elevation: Approximately 2,900 feet (Jerusalem)
◦The currency in Israel is the New Shekel.
◦Voltage in Israel is 230 Volts.

Time Zone
Israel is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
 
Electricity
An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.

Voltage in Israel is 230 V; Plugs H & C.
 
Elevation
Maximum elevation: Approximately 2,900 feet (Jerusalem)

Day 1 Overnight Flight (Flight not included)
 Journey with Collette Vacations on an inspirational trip to the Holy Land and visit some of the most ancient sites in the world.

Day 2 Tel Aviv, Israel - Tour Begins
 Your tour begins in Tel Aviv. Tonight, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
Dinner
High 80 Low 55
3.5"

Day 3 Tel Aviv - Jaffa - Caesarea - Haifa - Acre - Tiberias
 Begin the day with a stroll through the ancient port city of Jaffa. Continue along the Mediterranean coast to the ruins of the ancient Roman capital of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in 22 B.C. Visit the Roman Theatre, Aqueduct and Fortress. Travel the Valley of Armageddon to the excavation site of Tel Megiddo. Next, enjoy a panoramic view of Haifa and the Baha'i Shrine and Gardens on Mount Carmel (UNESCO World Heritage site). Then, visit the ancient Crusader city of Acre (UNESCO). Your day comes to an end in Tiberias.
Breakfast & Dinner
High 56 Low 42
2.76"

Day 4 Tiberias - Cana - Nazareth - Tabgha - Capernaum - Sea of Galilee
 This morning you’ll visit Cana, considered to be the site of the First Miracle, where Jesus turned water into wine. Next, travel to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well. Afterwards, visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount, and Tabgha, site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Your visit to Capernaum is followed by an enjoyable boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy lunch at a communal settlement, known as a Kibbutz. Later, cross the River Jordan to visit the Golan Heights and the Hashalom Observatory.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
High 56 Low 42
2.76"

Day 5 Tiberias - Beit Shean - Jericho - Qumran - Dead Sea
 This morning you visit Beit Shean to see the ancient theatre. Continue along the Jordan River Valley to Jericho which, at over 2,000 years old, is considered to be the oldest city on earth. Later, drive to Qumran where the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Afterwards, proceed to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast & Dinner
High 54 Low 39
0"

Day 6 Dead Sea - Masada - Bethlehem - Jerusalem
 Today’s route leads to the former palatial fortress of Masada (UNESCO). Ascending the ancient walls of Masada by cable car, a visit to Herod's Palaces, the Roman Camp and the Synagogue await. A stop in the biblical city of Bethlehem, spread along the Judean Hills, allows for a visit to the Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus and the first church ever built. Tonight you arrive in one of the holiest cities in the world, Jerusalem.
Breakfast & Dinner
High 56 Low 40
4.5"

Day 7 Jerusalem
 Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city of Jerusalem and the surrounding area. Proceed to the Church of Ascension and the Garden of Gethsemane to view the Kidron Valley and the tombs of Mary, Absalom, Zachariah and James. Visit St. Peter in Galicantu and Mt. Zion where you will see the room of The Last Supper and the tomb of King David. See the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum to view the display of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Then, visit the Garden Tomb.
Breakfast
High 56 Low 40
4.5"

Day 8 Old City, Jerusalem
 A magnificent tour of the Holy City of Jerusalem begins with a drive to the old walled city. While walking through the four quarters that make up the Old City (UNESCO), you will visit the Western (Wailing) Wall, the Temple area, the Dome of the Rock (outside view only), the Pool of Bethesda and the Church of St. Anne. Next, walk the path of the Stations of the Cross as you traverse the Via Dolorosa, beginning at Pilate's Judgment Hall and ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Breakfast
High 56 Low 40
4.5"

Day 9 Jerusalem
 Your day is at leisure. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner.
Breakfast & Dinner
High 56 Low 40
4.5"

Day 10 Jerusalem - Tour Ends
 Breakfast