11 Days Classic Israel

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11 Days Classic Israel

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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

Welcome to the Holy land. 
Upon your arrival to Ben Gurion Airport you will be met and assisted by our IBMT-Holyland Tours representative and transferred to your hotel for check in. If time permits, stroll and explore for the remainder of the day, at your leisure, the shops and cafes of Tel Aviv, known as "The city that never sleeps". Overnight in Tel-Aviv


DAY 3 Saturday

DAY 3 Saturday

LEISURE DAY - TEL AVIV

Take advantage of this opportunity to mingle with the locals. Shop at the amazing shopping malls, relax at an authentic israeli restaurant and enjoy the amazing food Tel Aviv has to offer, or just enjoy a relaxing day at one of the beautiful beaches. Overnight 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. (In AD 6 Judea became part of a larger Roman province, called Iudaea, which was formed by combining Judea proper (biblical Judah) with Samaria and Idumea,biblical Edom). 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 and 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, The Druze form a religious minority in Israel of more than 100,000, mostly residing in the north of the country. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the Golden domed Bahai Shrine and gardens. Lunch; Return to Kibbutz Lavi for Dinner and Overnight.


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 beautiful 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 Kibbutz Lavi


DAY 6 Tuesday

SEA OF GALILEE / NAZARETH

Start the day with a visit to Nazareth via Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed his first public miracle: the turning of water into wine at the wedding feast. Visit the church of Annunciation and continue to Tiberias; Visit Capernaum is believed to have been Jesus' home,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 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 magnificent Western Wall. Take a spiritual 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. The church was originally commissioned in 327 AD by Constantine and his mother Helena over the site that traditionally considered to be located over the cave that marks the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth. Return to Jerusalem for an overnight stay. 


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 proceed to Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953. 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). Overnight in Jerusalem. 


DAY 9 Friday

DAY 9 Friday

QUMERAN / MASADA / DEAD SEA

Drive through the beautiful Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, which surface and shores are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level, Earth's lowest elevation on land. Stop at Qumran to visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by a Bedouin boy in 1947. 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.It is said and many believe that it has therapeutic effects. Overnight stay in Jerusalem. 


DAY 10 Saturday

FREE DAY AT LEISURE IN JERUSALEM

Enjoy a stroll on your own at the Old City of Jerusalem. Visit the local colorful bazaar were you can work on your negotiating skills, or visit the local cafes or amazing restaurants and get a feel of local habits and mentality. Overnight stay in Jerusalem. 


DAY 11 Sunday

DEPART JERUSALEM

Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for your flight back home. Aboard the transatlantic flight, with time to think about your exciting visit filled with memories for a lifetime, you can start planning your next visit to Israel! Arrive back home the same day.


Dates & Rates


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21 Dec 201722 Dec 201731 Dec 2017$1827$2622$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
28 Dec 201729 Dec 201707 Jan 2018$1827$2622$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
04 Jan 201805 Jan 201814 Jan 2018$1687$2370$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
11 Jan 201812 Jan 201821 Jan 2018$1687$2370$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
18 Jan 201819 Jan 201828 Jan 2018$1687$2370$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
25 Jan 201826 Jan 201804 Feb 2018$1687$2370$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
01 Feb 201802 Feb 201811 Feb 2018$1687$2370$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
08 Feb 201809 Feb 201818 Feb 2018$1687$2370$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
15 Feb 201816 Feb 201825 Feb 2018$1687$2370$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
22 Feb 201823 Feb 201804 Mar 2018$1771$2521$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
01 Mar 201802 Mar 201811 Mar 2018$1907$2736$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
08 Mar 201809 Mar 201818 Mar 2018$1907$2736$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
15 Mar 201816 Mar 201825 Mar 2018$1938$2789$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
12 Apr 201813 Apr 201822 Apr 2018$0$0$0BOOK THIS TOUR
19 Apr 201820 Apr 201829 Apr 2018$2008$2915$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
26 Apr 201827 Apr 201806 May 2018$2008$2915$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
03 May 201804 May 201813 May 2018$2008$2915$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
10 May 201811 May 201820 May 2018$2008$2915$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
24 May 201825 May 201803 Jun 2018$1938$2789$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
31 May 201801 Jun 201810 Jun 2018$1938$2789$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
07 Jun 201808 Jun 201817 Jun 2018$1938$2789$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
14 Jun 201815 Jun 201824 Jun 2018$1938$2789$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
21 Jun 201822 Jun 201801 Jul 2018$1938$2789$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
28 Jun 201829 Jun 201808 Jul 2018$1938$2789$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
05 Jul 201806 Jul 201815 Jul 2018$1971$2850$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
12 Jul 201813 Jul 201822 Jul 2018$1971$2850$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
19 Jul 201820 Jul 201829 Jul 2018$1971$2850$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
26 Jul 201827 Jul 201805 Aug 2018$1971$2850$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
02 Aug 201803 Aug 201812 Aug 2018$1971$2850$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
09 Aug 201810 Aug 201819 Aug 2018$1971$2850$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
16 Aug 201817 Aug 201826 Aug 2018$1971$2850$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
23 Aug 201824 Aug 201802 Sep 2018$1971$2850$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
30 Aug 201831 Aug 201809 Sep 2018$1971$2850$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
04 Oct 201805 Oct 201814 Oct 2018$1938$2789$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
11 Oct 201812 Oct 201821 Oct 2018$1938$2789$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
18 Oct 201819 Oct 201828 Oct 2018$1938$2789$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
25 Oct 201826 Oct 201804 Nov 2018$1938$2789$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
01 Nov 201802 Nov 201811 Nov 2018$1938$2789$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
08 Nov 201809 Nov 201818 Nov 2018$1938$2789$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
15 Nov 201816 Nov 201825 Nov 2018$1918$2752$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
22 Nov 201823 Nov 201802 Dec 2018$1918$2752$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
29 Nov 201830 Nov 201809 Dec 2018$1918$2752$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
06 Dec 201807 Dec 201816 Dec 2018$1918$2752$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
13 Dec 201814 Dec 201823 Dec 2018$1840$2610$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
20 Dec 201821 Dec 201830 Dec 2018$1887$2696$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
27 Dec 201828 Dec 201806 Jan 2019$1887$2696$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
03 Jan 201904 Jan 201913 Jan 2019$1768$2479$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
10 Jan 201911 Jan 201920 Jan 2019$1768$2479$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
17 Jan 201918 Jan 201927 Jan 2019$1768$2479$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
24 Jan 201925 Jan 201903 Feb 2019$1768$2479$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
31 Jan 201901 Feb 201910 Feb 2019$1768$2479$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
07 Feb 201908 Feb 201917 Feb 2019$1768$2479$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
14 Feb 201915 Feb 201924 Feb 2019$1768$2479$1300BOOK THIS TOUR
21 Feb 201922 Feb 201903 Mar 2019$1816$2566$1300BOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

Inclusions


Included services:

  • Sharing transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • Transfer from hotel in Jerusalem to Airport.
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 6 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
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary
  • Daily buffey Breakfast

Not included services:

  • Airfare & Departure taxes
  • Tips to guide/drivers & hotel staff
  • Insurance
  • Personal extras on meals not mentioned above

*** Hotels are subject to change to a similar level according to availability ***

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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 ist ground contact 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, had a slight concern at the hotel, made a phone call
to our Israel contact, it was corrected immediately.

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 ...

Kam Mohammed - Mississauga, Canada

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