14 Days Grand Classic Israel & Eilat

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14 Days Grand Classic Israel & Eilat

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DAY 1 Thursday

FLIGHT TO TEL AVIV

Overnight flight to Tel Aviv. 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 Friday

DAY 2 Friday

ARRIVE TO TEL AVIV

After arrival at Ben Gurion airport, you will be met by IBMT Tours representative and transfer representative and transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Remainder of the day is free to spend at leisure. Overnight Tel-Aviv.


DAY 3 Saturday

DAY 3 Saturday

FREE DAY AT LEISURE / TEL AVIV

Enjoy the great beach in Tel Aviv


DAY 4 Sunday

DAY 4 Sunday

CAESAREA / MEGIDDO / DRUZE VILLAGE / HAIFA

Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheatre that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; visit the archaeological excavations including the well preserved water supply system. Continue to Daliat El Carmel, a Druze village and enjoy a late lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the Golden domed Bahai Shrine and gardens. Lunch; Dinner & Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.


DAY 5 Monday

DAY 5 Monday

SAFED / GOLAN HEIGHTS / WINERY

Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and the artists’ colony. Continue to the Golan Heights to see the former Syrian bunkers, Kuneitra and the new Israeli town of Katzrin. Stop at the Golan winery for a tour and wine tasting. Proceed to "Kessem Hagolan", a multimedia presentation of the area and its history. Dinner & Overnight in a Kibbutz guesthouse.


DAY 6 Tuesday

SEA OF GALILEE / NAZARETH

Start the day with a visit to Nazareth and visit the church of Annunciation; Continue to Tiberias; Visit Capernaum to see the ruins of the synagogue and octagonal church of St. Peter; Visit Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the sermon on the mount. Drive via Beit Shean to Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac. Overnight in Jerusalem.


DAY 7 Wednesday

DAY 7 Wednesday

JERUSALEM : THE OLD CITY

Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives Drive to the Old City. Visit the Tomb of King David and the room of The Last Supper on Mount Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem, view Rachel’s tomb and proceed to visit the Church of Nativity and manger’s square. Overnight in Jerusalem. 


DAY 8 Thursday

DAY 8 Thursday

JERUSALEM : THE NEW CITY

Drive to the Israel museum. Visit 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 for a tour at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Continue to visit Mount Herzl cemetery and Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Mea Shearim, the ultra orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle. In the evening enjoy a Middle Eastern dinner followed by the spectacular "sound & light" show at the Tower of David museum. (Weather conditions permitting).
Conclude the day with Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem.


DAY 9 Friday

DAY 9 Friday

QUMERAN / MASADA / DEAD SEA

Drive through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, almost 1300 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car and tour the ancient fortress where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73 AD. Descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea. Cover yourself with the mineral rich mud and experience a swim in the Dead Sea ** that many believe has its therapeutic effects. Overnight in Jerusalem.


DAY 10 Saturday

FREE DAY AT LEISURE IN JERUSALEM

Enjoy a stroll on your own at the Old City of Jerusalem, Over night Jerusalem.


DAY 11 Sunday

DAY 11 Sunday

TIMNA / UNDERWATER OBSERVATORY / EILAT

Travel south through the Negev desert. Visit Timna and see the copper mines and King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the huge multi-colored rock formations. Continue to Eilat and stop to visit the Underwater Observatory, one of the largest seaquariums in the world, built into a coral reef. Overnight Eilat


DAY 12 Monday

DAY 12 Monday

FREE DAY IN EILAT OR OPTIONAL DAY TOUR TO PETRA

Petra Optional Tour: After assistance with visa to the Jordanian border, drive straight away 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 the possibility of a short horseback-riding for about 700 m. until the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). There is a possibility to rent a chariot (extra) 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 theatre, Roman Street, Qassier 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. After the visit, time for lunch in a nice restaurant. After lunch drive back to border. On the way, a short visit to Aqaba with the possibility to stop and take a walk around. Transfer to the border at around 18:00 p.m and crossing back to Eilat.
Overnight Eilat.


DAY 13 Tuesday

DAY 13 Tuesday

MITZPE RAMON / SDE BOKER / TEL AVIV

Depart Eilat via Mitzpe Ramon. Stop to gaze into the Ramon crater, a geological wonder. Proceed to Sde Boker and see Ben Gurion’s hut and grave overlooking the magnificent Zin valley. Stop for a camel riding experience and a visit to an authentic Bedouin tent, learn about the Bedouin hospitality and enjoy a light lunch. Continue to Hatzerim and visit Israel’s Air Force museum to view the planes and equipment and to hear the story of this brave fighting force. Drive back to Tel-Aviv. Light lunch & Overnight in Tel Aviv


DAY 14 Wednesday

DEPART TEL AVIV

Aboard the transatlantic flight, with time to think about your exciting visit and vibrant memories, you can start planning your next visit to Israel! Arrive back home the same day.


Dates & Rates


Departure dateStart DateEnd DateDouble PriceSingle PriceChild PriceBook
24 May 201825 May 201806 Jun 2018$2778$3853$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
31 May 201801 Jun 201813 Jun 2018$2778$3853$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
07 Jun 201808 Jun 201820 Jun 2018$2778$3853$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
14 Jun 201815 Jun 201827 Jun 2018$2842$3968$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
21 Jun 201822 Jun 201804 Jul 2018$2842$3968$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
28 Jun 201829 Jun 201811 Jul 2018$2842$3968$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
05 Jul 201806 Jul 201818 Jul 2018$2876$4029$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
12 Jul 201813 Jul 201825 Jul 2018$2876$4029$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
19 Jul 201820 Jul 201801 Aug 2018$2876$4029$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
26 Jul 201827 Jul 201808 Aug 2018$2876$4029$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
02 Aug 201803 Aug 201815 Aug 2018$2876$4029$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
09 Aug 201810 Aug 201822 Aug 2018$2876$4029$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
16 Aug 201817 Aug 201829 Aug 2018$2876$4029$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
23 Aug 201824 Aug 201805 Sep 2018$2811$3914$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
04 Oct 201805 Oct 201817 Oct 2018$2778$3853$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
11 Oct 201812 Oct 201824 Oct 2018$2778$3853$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
18 Oct 201819 Oct 201831 Oct 2018$2778$3853$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
25 Oct 201826 Oct 201807 Nov 2018$2778$3853$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
01 Nov 201802 Nov 201814 Nov 2018$2778$3853$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
08 Nov 201809 Nov 201821 Nov 2018$2778$3853$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
15 Nov 201816 Nov 201828 Nov 2018$2758$3816$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
22 Nov 201823 Nov 201805 Dec 2018$2758$3816$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
29 Nov 201830 Nov 201812 Dec 2018$2758$3816$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
06 Dec 201807 Dec 201819 Dec 2018$2758$3816$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
13 Dec 201814 Dec 201826 Dec 2018$2664$3646$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
20 Dec 201821 Dec 201802 Jan 2019$2712$3732$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
27 Dec 201828 Dec 201809 Jan 2019$2712$3732$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
03 Jan 201904 Jan 201916 Jan 2019$2593$3515$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
10 Jan 201911 Jan 201923 Jan 2019$2593$3515$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
17 Jan 201918 Jan 201930 Jan 2019$2593$3515$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
24 Jan 201925 Jan 201906 Feb 2019$2593$3515$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
31 Jan 201901 Feb 201913 Feb 2019$2593$3515$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
07 Feb 201908 Feb 201920 Feb 2019$2593$3515$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
14 Feb 201915 Feb 201927 Feb 2019$2593$3515$1950BOOK THIS TOUR
21 Feb 201922 Feb 201906 Mar 2019$2656$3630$1950BOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

Inclusions


Included services:
  • Transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 8 touring days as per itinerary, with English speaking guide
  • Dinner in Jerusalem on Thursday followed by a Sound and Light show at David Citadel
  • 2 Dinners in Kibbutz Lavi
  • Lunch at a Druze village on Sunday
  • Light lunch on Tuesday on the way from Eilat to Tel Aviv
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary
Not included services:
  • Airfare & Departure taxes
  • Tips to guide/driver & hotel staff
  • Insurance
  • Personal extras on meals not mentioned above
  • Petra Fees & Border taxes to be paid localy aprox US$65.00
  • Jordan Visa aprox US$60.00 

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Testimonials

For years, it had been a deep desire of mine to lead a group of pilgrims to the Holy Land.  I’m not sure how it happened (perhaps the grace of God), but I ended up working with Israel Biblical Mission Tours (IBMT) and specifically Ornan Sharaby.   Because I had never led a group like this before, I needed guidance.  Ornan and his team were wonderfully helpful.  They answered all my questions, and never seemed irritated when I called or emailed with what some might have considered a “Silly question.”  Then, when it was close to departure time, I had some apprehensions.  Ornan assured me that he had taken care of everything.  On the day of our departure, we (a group of 27) had no issues whatsoever.  As predicted, everything was “Taken care of.”  The ...

Pastor Stan Patterson

Dear Brother Ornan and Brother Thomas,

We, KBCUSA had a wonderful time with IBMT Holy Land Tour in November 2014. It was really great joy for our group, the members of Karen Baptist Churches USA. You have fulfilled our great expectation to visit the Holy Land. We all appreciate for your well arrangement for excellent hotels, Tours and the tour guide and the drivers as well. Especially we appreciate for your kind arrangement from Canada even we were on the Tour in Israel and the warmly and kind assists of Mr. Thomas Portmann who taking care of us as his family. We really enjoy the trip with IBMT. And this year, we will be going to Israel with your Tour again. I would like to invite you to visit and present about the upcoming tour at our KBCUSA annual meeting which will be held in Buffalo in July 23...

Pastor Htoo

My trip to the Holy Land Israel

It is a dream trip is a desired journey, but God is the one who knows when your turn is and when is your time. Since I was at a young age I always wanted to know the world. I thought where Jesus was born, my love for God and my faith; it grew and grew inside of me and with it to know the steps of Jesus. I dreamed about knowing of what I have always heard where Jesus was born, where the Angel Gabriel came to the Virgin Mary and to know where Jesus was born and suffered so much on his way with the cross. Well my dream came true and even more because I received a wonderful grace of the Lord that I know that everyone that visit those distant and blessed lands of the lord ...

Yris Jimenez - New Jersey

Dear Thomas:

It was my intention to write to you upon returning from Israel, to tell you how awesome and wonderful the tour turned out to be.

Thomas, I am still in awe of the modernity and beauty of Israel , even though I know that my level of enjoyment and excitement there could have been much less were my cousin and I not fortunate enough to have the intelligence, knowledgeable and dedicated tour guide that Doron Kaufman was / is. I took a total of 1,750 photos; I will be making a photobook from them.

About our guide Doron — He was always pleasant (smiling) and caring, the best tour guide I have ever experienced. His impartation of what he knows about Israel is in its own ilk and he made every trip seem special.

It will interest you to know that I&...

Minnel M Porter

I apologize for not writing to you earlier and letting you know we had a wonderful time in our Holyland Tour to Israel!
Thank you and for IBMT – Holyland Tours for all of your help and patience in helping us plan this amazing trip. We will remember it forever!

Nury

I was very pleased with Ornan arraigning my trip to the Holy Land Upon my arrival in a foreign country, I was greeted by the IBMT ground personal at the airport with a sign with my name
I was presented with a welcome package with a cap & an itinerary of my tour. A taxi was arranged for drive to my hotel.  

Our tour guide was English speaking, he was very knowledgeable in all of the sites we visited. At the arrival & departure to every sites we were showed to the washrooms.Before we started the tours to the sites we were first taken aside & given a history of what we were about to explore.Our tour guide Hilik Silfin is an excellent guide I will highly
recommend his group to any one visiting the Holy Land.I will be ...

Kam Mohammed - Mississauga, Canada

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