Exclusively for conference participants and accompanying persons
Tour #1: Caesarea, Haifa & Acre
Sunday, December 2
Depart Jerusalem. Continue north through the orange groves of Sharon to Netanya. Follow the coastal road through the greenery of Hadera to King Herod’s ancient Roman port city of Caesarea. Tour the ancient port, Hippodrome and Crusader buildings and experience the museum and film that take you back 2000 years. Pass Zichron Yaakov and hear about the vineyards and city that Baron Rothschild built nearly 100 years ago. Tour Haifa, pass the Carmel Mountains, Stella Maris and Bahai Gardens and exit Haifa north towards Acre. Break for lunch. Visit Crusader sites and UNESCO Heritage site of the underground city. Tour ancient port city, the marketplace and return to Jerusalem, passing the citadel prison where the British jailed Israel’s pre-state fighters.
Tour #2: Nazareth, Tiberias & Capernaum
Wednesday, December 5
Nazareth (Church of the Annunciation and the Church of Saint Joseph), the ruins at Capernaum, Tabgha and the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes. View Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee. Return via scenic view of Mount Tabor, site of the transfiguration.
Tour #3: Jerusalem
Thursday, December 6
Full day tour of Jerusalem, including 3000 year old City of David, the Western Wall underground tunnels, Mt. Zion, King David’s Tomb, the Room of the Last-Supper, Dormision Church, Zion Gate. Visit the Cardo, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Tomb, exit the Old City via Jaffa Gate.
Tour #4: Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea
Friday, December 7
Descend through the beautiful scenery of the Judean Desert to the lowest point on Earth – the Dead Sea. Drive along the sea, pass by Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and continue to Masada – the ancient fortress built by Herod the Great in the 1st Century B.C.E. – which was the last Jewish stronghold to fall during the revolt against the Romans. Ascend Masada by cable car, take in the magnificent views in all directions and tour the fascinating excavations. Bring water, hat, walking shoes, bathing suit & towel (there may be time for a dip in the Dead Sea).
♦ All itineraries are subject to change and require a minimum of 15 participants per tour.
♦ All tours depart at 8:00 from lobby of the Ramada Hotel and return to the hotel.
♦ Lunch not included.
For additional tours and extensions, please contact the Secretariat.