Gayle Smith

Prescription Travel

Israel Pilgrimage 2020

Sep 7, 2020 to Sep 14, 2020
Israel

Welcome to the Your Holy Land Pilgrimage!

Walk in the footsteps of Jesus, as you journey from his birthplace to the site of his Crucifixion. This is a journey that brings Biblical stories to life, taking you to some of the world's most sacred Christian stores including the birthplace of Jesus, the site of the Miracle of Loaves and Fishes, the Sermon on the Mount, and many more. Each day we will be accompanied by our knowledgeable local expert. We are so happy for you to join us! 



Included in the package:

  • 7 nights at the suggested hotels.- subject to availability
  • Shared Double/ twin room
  • Breakfast daily at the hotel
  • 3 Dinners (Sept. 8,11 & 13)
  • One group arrival/departure transfer with assistance after/until passport control
  • 7 full days of private touring in a tourist air-conditioned motor coach
  • All transfers as per our suggested itinerary
  • Government-licensed English-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees to sites as mentioned in suggested itinerary
  • Porterage at hotels
  • Bottled water in the vehicle on all touring days
  • Travel Insurance Valued at $6,500
  • Option for Single Occupancy
  • Premier Support from Prescription Travel 24/7



Not Included in the package:

  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Tips, personal items
  • International/Domestic Flights
  • Individual arrival/departure services
  • Any other items not mentioned above

Notes: 
Minimum 15 guest
Travel Insurance can be increased
Group Air is available with a minimum of 10 guests on the same flights

If booking more than an odd number (3,5,7,9 etc.) please select the single supplement add-on. 
 


Itinerary:

Monday, September 7th - Arrive in Israel


Upon arrival at the Tel Aviv Airport, you have a transfer to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon and evening is yours to relax or explore.

Hotel: Sheraton Tel Aviv or similar, 1 Night


Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel or similar

Check In: 3:00 pm



Year Built - 1977 Year Remodeled - 2017 Additional Property Description - Sheraton Tel Aviv sits on a prime beachfront location, right in the heart of the Herbert Samuel Boardwalk, overlooking the Mediterranean coastline, within walking distance to Tel Avivs hotspots, artist's quarter and picturesque Jaffa. Enjoy our fitness room as well as our unique SPA featuring dead sea treatments and much more. We, at the Sheraton Tel Aviv, are looking forward to your stay with us.


Tuesday, September 8th -Tel Aviv - Galilee, Caesarea, Mount Carmel


Visit Caesarea and view excavations from Roman, Byzantine and Crusader periods. Continue to Haifa and up to Mount Carmel to visit the Cave of the Profit Elijah. Continue for a panoramic view of Haifa Bay, and the Bahai Shrine and Persian Gardens (a World Heritage Site). Drive west to Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus, to visit the Church of Annunciation. Proceed to your hotel in the Galilee where dinner is included.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Leonardo Plaza Tiberias or similar, 2 Nights



Leonardo Plaza Hotel Tiberias or similar

Check In: 2:00 pm



In the heart of Tiberias- overlooking the historic Sea of Galilee- the Leonardo Plaza Hotel Tiberias welcomes its guests for an unforgettable vacation. Located directly on the magnificent promenade next to the beautiful shore of the Sea of Galilee and close to the Tiberias shopping center- guests benefit from the central location of the hotel. The Leonardo Plaza Hotel Tiberias provides 258 comfortable rooms with balcony- an outdoor heated pool- a health club with various spa facilities fitness- sauna- Jacuzzi and massage treatments and two restaurants which serve international dishes. The childrens club with a wide range of leisure activities and a huge playground ensures a perfect vacation for families with children. The hotel is a marvelous starting point to explore the north of Israel- Golan Heights- Jordan River- Hermon Mount and Hamat Gader- to name only few of the unique and historic sites. Additional 16pct VAT for Israeli Passport holders will apply.



Wednesday, September 9th - Galilee Mountains to the Sea of Galilee

Proceed through the Galilee Mountains to the Sea of Galilee. Begin with a visit to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. Then to Magdala-- the home of Mary Magdalene – with ruins of the first century and a new church built on the site, simple in design but also rich in mosaics and murals. Continue to Tabgha, site of the Miracle of Loaves and Fishes. Then to Capernaum, ancient synagogue, site of Jesus’ Ministry. Enjoy a private boat ride on the Sea of Galilee . Ascend to the Golan Heights, and up Mount Bental, for a view of the surrounding areas. Enjoy a Jeep ride, off the beaten track for an up-close understanding of the story of the heroic battle between the Israeli armored forces and the Syrian forces, in the Yom Kippur War.

Meal: Buffet Breakfast


Thursday, September 10th - Galilee - Jerusalem

Drive along Sea of Galilee –to the Yardenit – Baptism Site on the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee. Drive north to Mount Tabor. Ascend to the Church of the Transfiguration. Proceed south along the Jordan River Valley to the ancient city of Beit She´an – one of the Roman Decapolis cities - with extensive on-going excavations.

Meal: Buffet Breakfast

Hotel: Leonardo Plaza Jerusalem or similar, 4 Nights


Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem or similar

Check-In: 3:00 pm

Located in the center of Jerusalem- a short walking from the Old Town and Jerusalem historic sites such as the Western Wall- the Temple Mount- Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial-Israel Museum-the Tower of David and the Open Market Mahane Yehuda. The hotel contains 300 deluxe rooms and executive rooms with air-condition-breathtaking view over Old and New City Primavera- Italian Glatt Kosher restaurants- Kosher Sushi Bar- Beauty Center- seasonal swimming pool- a business center- WIFI zone and internet access- room service- 9 banquets hall for conference or events up to 1000 persons. Religious services are provided upon request. Additional 16pct VAT for Israeli Passport holders will apply.


Friday, September 11th - Garden Tomb, Mount of Olives, Dolorosa


Visit the Garden Tomb. Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Old and New Jerusalem. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. Enter the Old City for a walking tour of the Christian Quarter. Begin with a visit to St. Anne’s Church, continue along part of the Via Dolorosa to the Church of Holy Sepulcher. Stroll through oriental bazaars to the Cardo - the reconstructed main street of Byzantine Jerusalem, then to the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. Tour of the Western Wall Tunnels. Proceed to Mt. Zion, visit the room of the last supper and King David’s tomb. Experience “Kabbalat Shabbat” – Shabbat welcoming ceremony at the Western Wall. Enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner at your hotel.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner



Saturday, September 12th - Dead Sea, Massada, Tower of David

Drive down to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, and south along its shores to Massada - a World Heritage Site. Ascend & descend by cable car to view excavations of this famous fortress. Enjoy lunch and swim at hotel on the Beach. There is an opportunity to experience the Dead Sea’s therapeutic qualities. Perhaps sail on the Dead Sea (Boat or Kayak), a once in a lifetime experience (minimum 20 participants). In the evening view the “Night Spectacular” -- the Tower of David comes to life with a spectacular Sound and Light Show (This is an outdoor show, please dress appropriately).

Meal: Buffet Breakfast


Sunday, September 13th - New Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Holocaust Museum

Drive through New Jerusalem, past the Jerusalem Theater, the President’s Residence and the Knesset (Israel’s parliament). View the Giant Menorah depicting Israel’s history through the ages. Drive to the Yad VaShem Holocaust Museum for a private tour, including the Children’s Memorial and the Avenue of the Righteous gentiles. Visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book wing which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Proceed to the Machane Yehuda market- experience firsthand the Hustle and Bustle of the market place just before Shabbat. Drive to Bethlehem to visit Manger Square and Church of the Nativity. (Bethlehem is under Palestinian Authority-- passports and change of vehicle will be required at the border post. The tour will be guided by a Palestinian guide). Return to Jerusalem and freshen up for farewell dinner.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Dinner



Monday, September 14th - Jerusalem - Depart Tel Aviv

After breakfast, you have a transfer to the airport.

Meal: Buffet Breakfast




Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Unavailable as of July 3, 2020

$4,995.00
Deposit: $500.00

Pricing is based on a minimum of 15 guests

Note:  If booking an odd number (3,5,7,9 etc.) please select the Single Supplement Add-On. 

Note: Please enter your discount code.  Discounts will be updated to the correct amount and applied manually.  You will receive an updated invoice via email to reflect your discount.  Thank you!  

Single Occupancy
Unavailable as of July 3, 2020

$5,995.00
Deposit: $500.00

Pricing based on a minimum of 15 guests

Note: Please enter your discount code.  Discounts will be updated to the correct amount and applied manually.  You will receive an updated invoice via email to reflect your discount.  Thank you!  

Extra Options

Single Supplement Add-On
Unavailable as of July 3, 2020

$1,000.00