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Bus Tour Israel October 2014

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Bus Tour Israel October 2014

Bus Tour: Fascinating Israel ~ 9 Days ~ October 13-21, 2014 with sign language interpreter service
 
PRICE: $2,549 per person.  Price based on double occupancy, including accommodation, bus transportation, sightseeing and meals as listed below and interpreter service. Travel Insurance available at $199 per person. Price and itinerary are subject to change at any time without prior notification.
 
A deposit of $450.00 per person, dbl. occ. and the travel insurance is due NOW in order to make a firm reservation.  A non-refundable cancellation fee of $100.00 per person will apply in addition to Globus’ cancellation fees. Air, tips etc. is an additional cost. Flight arrangements are offered by Globus and can be booked through Kerstin's Deaf Travel. Airport transfers are not included for land only bookings or arrival and departure dates that are not shown below. Transfers can be purchased through Kerstin's Deaf Travel for an additional fee. A passport, valid for 6 months beyond the completion date of your travel and a Visa are required . Kerstin's Deaf Travel reserves the right to withdraw interpreter service if the group size is less than 20 guests. Maximum group size approx. 40 people.
                
YOUR EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY BEGINS…
Overnight flight from the US to Tel Aviv (not included in the price shown above), arrival the next day.

October 13 ~ Arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel 
Welcome to Tel Aviv!. Enjoy this evening’s welcome dinner with your traveling companions and Tour Director. (D)
 
October 14 ~ Tel Aviv. Excursion to Valley of Elah–Latrun–Jaffa
Drive into the ancient land of the Philistines and in the Valley of Elah. Stop at the site of David’s victory over the Philistine champion, Goliath, and hear about this biblical event. Later, refresh your memory with the tale of Samson and Delilah as you proceed through the land of the Dan tribe to the wide Valley of Ayalon. At strategic Latrun you visit the MONASTERY OF THE TRAPPIST MONKS. Continue to Jaffa for a walk through the beautifully restored ancient port. Return to Tel Aviv. (B)
 
October 15 ~ Tel Aviv–Caesarea–Haifa
Start your tour of the Holy Land with Caesarea. Visit the ROMAN AMPHITHEATER and the impressive CRUSADER FORTRESS, and admire Herod’s stadium and harbor. Travel to Haifa, a city with a long history dating back to biblical times, and enjoy a visit to the golden-domed BAHA’I SHRINE, the world center of Baha’i faith. (B,D)
 
October 16 ~ Haifa–Acre–Nazareth–Cana–Kibbutz
Visit Acre, at the northern end of the lovely Bay of Haifa. Acre became the capital of the Crusader kingdom after its conquest by Richard the Lionheart. Marvel at the forbidding Ottoman fortress and tour the excavated part of the immense underground CRUSADER CITY with its secret passageways and the vaulted crypt of the Knights of St. John. On to Nazareth in Galilee to visit the contemporary CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION. Next, travel on to Cana, site of the first miracle where Jesus changed water to wine at a wedding. This evening, you are invited for a LECTURE ON KIBBUTZ LIFE. (B,D)

October 17 ~ Kibbutz–Mount of Beatitudes–Capernaum–Sea of Galilee–Bet She’an–Jerusalem
Heading towards the Sea of Galilee, visit the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. On to CAPERNAUM, where Jesus recruited his first followers among the fishermen. Afterwards, enjoy a CRUISE on the Sea of Galilee. Via the ruins of Kursi, which memorialize two of Jesus’ miracles, arrive at the Jordan River and visit a BAPTISMAL SITE. Then, visit the ancient city of Bet She’an with its fine ROMAN and BYZANTINE RELICS. The city is located at the foot of Mount Gilboa, where King Saul and his son died by their own hands in battle with the Philistines. On the way to Jerusalem, stop for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Holy City, considered one of the oldest places in the world, with a history dating back as far as 4000 BC. (B,D)
 
October 18 ~ Jerusalem. Excursion to Masada & the Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean wilderness to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth. Enjoy the scenery as you follow the road between the salty water and majestic desert mountains. Catch glimpses of the caves of Qumran, where the precious Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Ascend by cable car to the spectacular cliff-top FORTRESS of Masada, and hear how 960 Jewish zealots preferred death at their own hands to the indignity of surrender to overwhelming Roman forces. Around lunchtime, reach one of the comfortable Dead Sea resorts. Experience the feeling of buoyancy in the heavy water and receive a salt scrub gift. Then, back to Jerusalem. (B,D)
 
October 19 ~ Jerusalem. Excursion to the Old City
After a panoramic view from the MOUNT OF OLIVES over the old and modern parts of the city, start your guided walking tour. Via the Chapel of Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem, arrive at the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE. Here, see the Rock of Agony, where Jesus prayed his last prayer before his arrest. Nearby are the Caves of the Assumption of Mary and of the Betrayal. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the VIA DOLOROSA to Golgotha, and visit the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE. Erected over the site of the crucifixion, this church is shared by six Christian communities. Walk past the Temple Mount from where you can see the Dome of the Rock, a splendid mosque on the holy mount. On to the WAILING WALL, the most holy shrine in the Jewish religion. Then, stroll through the restored Jewish quarter to MOUNT ZION, and we visit the UPPER ROOM, the TOMB OF KING DAVID, and the HOUSE OF CAIAPHAS, where Jesus was kept the night after he was arrested. (B)
 
October 20 ~ Jerusalem. Excursion to Yad Vachem–The Israel Museum–Bethlehem
Visit the YAD VASHEM MEMORIAL created to commemorate the six million martyrs of the Holocaust. Afterwards, continue to the ISRAEL MUSEUM with the Shrine of the Book, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Proceed to Bethlehem and see Shepherd’s Field, where the angels announced the birth of Jesus. Next, visit the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, which stands on the site where Jesus was born. On the way back to Jerusalem, visit the GARDEN TOMB, where you will enjoy the scenery of the beautiful holy garden. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling companions of an unforgettable journey through the Holy Land. (B,D)

October 21 ~ Jerusalem
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Tel Aviv). (B) 
 
(B – Breakfast / D – Dinner) 

PLEASE CONTACT KERSTIN FOR MORE DETAILS
Kerstin's Deaf Travel
Tel: (561) 452-5480
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.kerstinstravel.com

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