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12 Days The Friends of Israel Up to Jerusalem Tour - LAND ONLY

12 Days The Friends of Israel Up to Jerusalem Tour - LAND ONLY

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DAY 1 - Thursday | 27 March

Depart Newark to Tel Aviv Israel

Depart Newark on Thu, Mar 27 at 9:00pm (EL AL)
Arrive Tel Aviv on Fri, Mar 28 at 2:25pm (Duration 10 hours 25 minutes)

DAY 2 - Friday | 28 March

DAY 2 - Friday | 28 March

Arrives to Israel

Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv Tel: 972 3-519-0190
Upon arriving in Tel Aviv we will be welcomed by IBMT representative and our Israeli tour guide. We’ll head to our hotel to check-in. Accommodations tonight are at the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv, where we will enjoy our first Israeli dinner and a good night of sleep.

DAY 3 - Saturday | 29 March

Tel Aviv - Jaffa - Ayalon Institute - Elah

Morning, Israeli breakfast is awaiting for you. We begin our tour with a visit to the ancient port of Jaffa and enjoy our first lunch in Israel. We will then drrive to the city of Rehovot and visit the Ammunition Factory on Kibbutz Hill in Rehovot. The factory was established in 1946 and is now a tribute to the brave men and women who worked there in the most extreme conditions. We will make our way to the Valley of Elah where David confronted the mighty Goliath.  head back to your hotel in Tel Aiv and enjoy dinner. 
Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama Hotel, Tel Aviv

DAY 4 - Sunday | 30 March

Tel Aviv, Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Harod Stream

Our day begins with a bus tour of the city of Tel Aviv as we head north to the ancient Roman city of Caesarea Maritime, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, we will stand in the ancient amphitheater and remember men like Cornelius, Peter, Paul, and Pilate. After viewing the famous Roman aqueduct, we will continue north by way of Haifa to Mount Carmel where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal and pass by a Second Temple Period tomb with rolling stone. We will visit Tel Megiddo, the site of biblical Armageddon and view from its summit the plain where the armies of the world will assemble for the last great battle of the Tribulation. On our way to our hotel, we will stop at Gideon’s Spring, the headwaters of Harod Stream, where Gideon brought the army of Israel to choose only 300 warriors who would join him in battle against the Midianites. Accommodations tonight are at the Ramot Resort in the Galilee. Dinner & Overnight Ramot Resort, Sea of Galilee
Tel: 972 4-673-2636

DAY 5 - Monday | 31 March

Galilee Boat Ride, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Caesarea Philippi, Syrian Overlook, Magdala

After a boat ride and devotional on the Sea of Galilee, we will disembark at Kibbutz Nof Ginosar and see the first-century “Jesus Boat” on display there. Next, we make our way north to the Hula Valley where we will enjoy a breathtaking view of Mt. Hermon before arriving at Caesarea Philippi, which marks the headwaters of the Jordan River and the place of Peter’s great confession. Afterward we will ascend the Golan Heights, view the Syrian overlook and learn how important the Golan is to Israel’s survival. Descending from the Golan, we will visit the ancient town of Magdala along the shore of the Galilee Sea where we will see a synagogue from the time of Christ. It is likely that Jesus visited this synagogue in the town from which Mary Magdalen came. This evening we will enjoy a dinner at the famous Lido Decks Restaurant in Tiberias. Overnight Only Ramot Resort, Sea of Galilee Tel: 972 4-673-2636

DAY 6 - Tuesday | 01 April

Planting Trees, Nazareth Village, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum

We will begin the day planting trees as lasting memorials to loved ones and the Land. Then we will visit Nazareth and experience the reenactment of a village at the time of Jesus and enjoy a biblical meal for lunch. From Nazareth we will follow our Lord’s steps to the rim of the Galilee to the Mount of Beatitudes after which we will journey to Capernaum where we will visit the ancient synagogue, standing precisely where the Lord Jesus and His disciples worshiped, taught and ministered. Dinner & Overnight Ramot Resort, Sea of Galilee Tel: 972 4-673-2636

DAY 7 - Wednesday | 02 April

DAY 7 - Wednesday | 02 April

Yardinet Baptismal Site, Beit Shean, Dead Sea Swim

Our morning will begin with a stop at the Jordan River for a baptismal service. Our next stop is at the magnificent ruins at Beit Shean, the Pompeii of the Middle East. Beit Shean was a Jewish city in biblical times and became a major Roman city in Israel. Our tour will take us south along the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea where we will check into the Isrotel Nevo Dead Sea for a relaxing and enjoyable float on the Dead Sea. Dinner & Overnight Isrotel Nevo Dead Sea. Tel: 972 8-659-1919

DAY 8 - Thursday | 03 April

Masada, Qumran, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels

The wilderness of Judea holds many treasures, such as Masada, a monument to Israel’s continuing struggle for survival, our first stop of the day. We depart late morning for the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. From there we make our way Up to Jerusalem. On our way into the historic city of Jerusalem, we’ll stop on the Mount of Olives to see a stunning view of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount where Jesus revealed Himself as the Messiah. The Garden of Gethsemane, the Kidron Valley and the walled Old City of Jerusalem will all lie before us. We’ll open the Bible to study the significance of this mountain. Walking down the Mount, we will spend quiet time with the Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane. Our next stop is the Dan Panorama, our home for the next four nights. This evening will include an after-dinner tour of the Western Wall Tunnel, the famous rabbinic tunnel that runs along Herod’s ancient wall. Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama Jerusalem, Jerusalem. Tel: 972 2-569-5695

DAY 9 - Friday | 04 April

Davidson Center, Temple Institute, Jewish Quarter, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Saint Anne's, Pool of Bethesda, Garden Tomb

We begin our day on the southern end of the Temple Mount at the Davidson Center. Here you will enter into another world as the glass doors close behind you and you view the city’s glorious past, showcased through the prism of advanced visualization technology Next, we visit the Temple Institute where preparations are being made for a new Temple. We will walk through the Jewish Quarter, one of the four traditional quarters of the Old City, and enjoy lunch before visiting the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, one of the traditional sites of the Lord’s crucifixion and burial. Walking up the Via Delarosa, we will stop to sing in the naturally acoustic Saint Anne’s Church and visiting the Pool of Bethesda. Our afternoon will conclude with a memorable visit to Gordon’s Calvary and the Garden Tomb. We will take communion at the Garden Tomb. If time permits, we will visit the Western Wall where Jewish people gather to usher in Shabbat, a unique and inspiring experience. Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Tel: 972 2-569-5695

DAY 10 - Saturday | 05 April

DAY 10 - Saturday | 05 April

Shrine of the Book, Shepherds Field, Bethlehem

This morning as we drive across town visiting the newer part of Jerusalem Driving across town, our tour will take us through the New City of Jerusalem. The Israeli Knesset will be in full view as we move to the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept and see the model of ancient Jerusalem. Before returning to our hotel, we will visit the village of Bethlehem where Jesus was born and visit the Shepherd’s field. Dinner & Overnight Dan Panorama Jerusalem, Jerusalem Tel: 972 2-569-5695

DAY 11 - Sunday | 06 April

Jewish Agency, Yad Vashem, City of David, Canaanite Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Farewell Dinner

This morning we will visit the Jewish Agency for Israel to hear of the remarkable story of the forming of modern Israel’s government. Next, we go to Yad Vashem, a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, which is a must visit for all Up to Jerusalem tours. After lunch we will tour the biblical city of David and see the recent archaeological discoveries. Following this we will explore a Canaanite tunnel, dug at the same time the fortifications of the city were established in the 18th century B.C. The tunnel emerges into the Pool of Siloam, our next stop, where a blind man had his sight restored. Our Up to Jerusalem tour will conclude this evening with a farewell banquet. 
Depart for the airport following the Farewell Dinner for your return flight to the United States.

Depart Tel Aviv on Mon, Apr 7 at 12:30am (EL AL)
Arrive Newark on Mon, Apr 7 at 5:15am (Duration 11 hours 45 minutes)

DAY 12 - Monday - 07 April

Flight back home to the USA

Depart Tel Aviv on Mon, Apr 7 at 12:30am (EL AL)
Arrive Newark on Mon, Apr 7 at 5:15am (Duration 11 hours 45 minutes)

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Dates & Rates

Departure date Start Date End Date Starting At Double Occupancy Single Price Child Price Book
27 Mar 2025 28 Mar 2025 7 Apr 2025 $3,657 $5,055 $3,657 BOOK BOOK NOW

* All prices in USD


  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival/departure at Ben Gurion Airport by IBMT Tour Rep.
  • Escorted group transfers on arrival and departure
  • IBMT hat and wallet
  • 10 nights’ accommodation in 4.5-star hotels

MAR 28-30                    DAN PANORAMA TEL AVIV
APRIL 02-03                   ISROTEL NEVO DEAD SEA *
APRIL 03-07                   DAN PANORAMA JERUSALEM

  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Daily dinner throughout the tour
  • 1 Dinner at Decks Restaurant in Tiberias
  • 1 Lunch “Traditional first century meal”
  • *Nazareth Village program
  • *Private Farewell dinner
  • 2 small bottles of mineral water per person during excursion
  • Headsets
  • 9 excursion days in a deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • Government Licensed English speaking guide.
  • All visits and entrance fees to sites as per your itinerary
  • Porterage at hotels and airport


  • Return airfare from EWR - TLV 
  • Deaprture taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Lunches not mentioned
  • A La Cart drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips - suggested Guide $6 per day; Driver $3 per day
  • Expenses of a personal nature, drinks or services not mentioned above.


  • All transfers from Israel to Jordan and return
  • April 07-08 1 night accommodation at 5 stars hotel OLD VILLAGE PETRA - HB
    April 08-09 1 night accommodation at 4.5 stars DAN PANORAMA TEL AVIV  BB
  • Meals: 2 buffet breakfast, 2 lunches on touring days, 1 Dinner in Petra Hotel
  • 1 large bottle of mineral water for 4 persons during lunch & Dinner
  • 2 small bottles of mineral water during excursion
  • Farewell dinner at Naura in Abu Gosh
  • 2 excursion days in a deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • Government Licensed English speaking guide.
  • All visits and entrance fees to sites as per your itinerary
  • Porterage at hotels and airport



  • Travel Insurance
  • Jordan visa – paid locally approx. $60
  • Israel/Jordan Border taxes – paid locally approx. $70
  • Horse ride in Petra
  • Headsets (if needed, price will be given)
  • Tips - suggested Guide $6 per day; Driver $3 per day
  • Expenses of a personal nature, drinks or services not mentioned above.


  • A deposit of $450 per person is required.
  • Final payment: Remainder of payment is due 90 days prior to departure; by Dec 27, 2024
  • Cancellation: Outside 90 days prior to departure = Loss of $450 deposit
  • Cancellation: Within 89 days prior to departure = 100% Non-Refundable
  • Travel Medical Insurance is highly recommended. We can assist you with this purchase.

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Address: 420 Montgomery Street San Francisco CA 94104
ABA Routing: 121000248
Account number: 2000057899149. 
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