Are you leading a mixed group of Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Moslem or other  participants?  Travelujah has the deep knowledge and experience to craft the right program for your interfaith group. We build our programs with mutual sites of interest as well as speaker and other experiences that will bring your group together and connect them to each other.

Day 1: Arrival in Israel – Tel Aviv-Jaffa

 

On arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, you will be met and assisted through customs. Meet your guide who will be with you for the next 7 days and proceed to enjoy a short tour of the ancient port city of Jaffa (“Joppa”), from where the prophet Jonah set sail. Visit the ancient harbor and picturesque Artists’ Quarter, continue to Neve Tzedek the first Jewish neighborhood built outside the walls of the ancient port of Jaffa. Continue to your hotel.

Overnight: Tel Aviv David Intercontinental

 

Day 2: Ayalon institute – Caesarea Maritima – Mt. Carmel – Nazareth – Megiddo/Armageddon –

Your first Israeli breakfast. Visit Ayalon institute a secret ammunition factory set up by the Jewish underground located next to Rehovot. Continue north along the Mediterranean seashore to visit Caesarea Maritima, King Herod’s masterpiece city, built to impress the emperor in Rome as well as the local population. See the ancient theatre, hippodrome for horse and chariot races, and Herod’s private palace, as well as the Crusader city. Continue to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent His childhood, where we visit the Church of the Annunciation and also Mary’s Well. On to explore the site of Megiddo/Armageddon, and discover why this tel (archaeological mound), which holds 5,000 years of accumulated cities, is viewed as the place for the “Cataclysm of the End of Days.” See the stables and gateway built by King Solomon nearly 3,000 years ago. Finally, arrive at the Sea of Galilee.
Dinner and Overnight: Kibbutz Hagoshrim

 

 

 

Day 3: Kfar Kedem – Safed – Sea of Galilee Boat Ride – Capernaum – Tabgha – Mt. Beatitudes

Breakfast in the hotel. On to Kfar Kedem experience – a recreated ancient Galilean village,and then through the beautiful and fertile Jezreel Valley (“Valley of Armageddon”). Continue the day with a visit of Safed, the home of mysticism and Kabbalah and explore the winding alleyways of the old city. We than continue with a Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee following by a visit to the ancient synagogue at Capernaum, hometown of St Peter and also Jesus’ headquarters during His ministry in the Galilee.  Next stop is at Tabgha, the site of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes, and nearby the place traditionally linked to Jesus telling Peter to become a “Fisher of Men”. Drive to Mount Beatitudes, where the Sermon on the Mount was delivered.
Dinner and Overnight: Kibbutz Hagoshrim

 

 

Day 4: Golan Heights – Jeep Tour – Jordan River Rafting – Mt. Bental – Banjas – Beit Shean – Jordan Valley – Judean Desert

Early Breakfast at hotel. On the way up to the Golan Heights a jeep tour will take us to an adventure Raftingat the Jordan river. Continue to Mt. Bental that provides a stunning views of the Golan. Proceed for a visit of Caesarea Philippi (Banjas springs), an ancient Roman city known as the “Panion” (the region of the Greek god Pan), named after the deity associated with the grotto and shrines close to the spring called “Paneas”. We leave the Golan Heights and head for the ancient city of Beit Shean, an important centre throughout history, where the Philistines hung the heads of King Saul and his sons from the walls of the city, and later the capital of the Roman Decapolis. During the afternoon we drive south along the Jordan River Valley, passing by the modern city of Jericho, with a view also to the Mount of Temptation. From here we begin to “ascend” to the Holy City of Jerusalem, driving through the stark and beautiful Judean Desert.
Arrive in Jerusalem.
Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem

 

 

Day 5: Jerusalem New City – Yad Vashem – Herzl Museum – Haddasah – Ammunition Hill

Breakfast at hotel. We drive to Yad Vashem where we will visit the New Memorial Museum & the Children’s Memorial. We continue to the Herzl Museum where we will enjoy the new multimedia presentation on Theodore Herzl’s life and vision. Visit Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery:  graves of Yitzhak Rabin, and Israel’s fallen heroes.  We continue to Haddasah Ein Karem for a visit of the Chagall Windows and a tour of the hospital. Our last stop of the day is Ammunition Hill, This site is dedicated to the reunification of Jerusalem. The new multimedia presentation will teach us of the history in an interactive way and will enjoy walking through the trenches.
Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem

Day 6: Bar Mitzvah Ceremony – Jerusalem Old City – Southern Wall Stairs – Western (“Wailing”) Wall – Cardo – Bethesda – Church of St. Anne – Via Dolorosa – Church of the Holy Sepulchre – City of David

We start the morning in the Old City at the Robinson Arch to celebrate the BM ceremony. After the ceremony we continue to the Ophel – Southern Wall excavations, this is Israel’s most important archeological site. We then walk the famous Cardo, the main road of Roman/Byzantine Jerusalem, beautifully restored for some modern-day shopping. See Bethesda Pool where Jesus healed the lame man, and the Church of St. Anne. Nearby is the Convent of the Sisters of Zion, with remains of the Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was kept in prison. Follow the Via Dolorosa (“Way of the Agonies”), the path Jesus walked to the crucifixion, leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Calvary and Burial of Jesus. Walk through the bazaar area. We than continue to the City of David Museum.

Tonight we enjoy a special celebratory dinner at a local Gourmet restaurant. After dinner we enjoy a tour of the famous Kotel Tunnels.
Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem

Day 7: Qumran – Dead Sea Swim – Ein Gedi – Masada

Breakfast in the hotel. Drive through the Judean desert on your way to the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea, located some 400 meters below sea level. View the caves at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and talk about their significance. Stop at the Dead Sea and enjoy a “swim” in the salty, mineral rich waters. Continue for a hike in Ein Gedi national park. On to ascend the rock of Masada by cable car, walk through palaces built by Herod the Great and see evidence of the heroic struggle and last stand of the Jews against the Roman 10th Legion nearly 2000 years ago in 73 AD. Return to Jerusalem.
Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem

Day 8:  Bethlehem – Jerusalem Mt. Olives

Breakfast in your hotel. Start the day’s touring in Bethlehem, where you will see fields with sheep grazing and it is easy to imagine how it must have been 2000 years ago. Visit the Church of the Nativity the traditional place of Jesus’ Birth.  Return to Jerusalem and walk on the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Old City.
Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem

 

 

Day 9: Departure   

Breakfast in the hotel. At leisure until your transfer to the airport

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***Travelujah seeks to create and deliver client-driven, high-impact and content-rich programs. To do this, the cooperation of suppliers, speakers and other content providers are vital. Therefore, in light of Israel’s ever-changing cultural and business dynamic, there are times when amendments are required due to circumstances beyond our control. As such, our itineraries are all ‘subject to availability.’  Recognizing the importance of providing a stellar program, in cases where we are not able to confirm an item on your itinerary, we commit to providing alternative content of an equal or greater impact.***

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