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Bible Land Summer 2022

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Duration

12

Tour Type

Group Tour

Group Size

10 - 40 People

Languages

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Overview

Land of the Bible

Family Summer Experience July 3 – 14, 2022

On this most comprehensive summer family tour offered in North America, you’ll be amazed and delighted as each day unfolds. Meticulous planning by our team of experts ensures a perfect blend of history, adventure, action, and just pure fun!

Join us for a life-altering experience you will never forget.

Itinerary

Day 1 Sunday, July 3, 2022 - Israel here we come!

Begin an unforgettable journey with your flight/s to Israel (not included in the tour cost).

Day 2 Monday, July 4, 2022 - Welcome to Israel

Dinner

Welcome to Israel! Arrive, be met and assisted at Ben Gurion airport. Then transfer to the Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel’s most cosmopolitan city. Relax in the hotel or walk along the promenade, enjoying the Mediterranean Sea breeze and this hype city’s vibe.
Evening: Meet your guide and enjoy a delicious welcome dinner at the Hotel.

Overnight: Herods Hotel, Tel Aviv.

Day 3 Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - Tel Aviv Area

Breakfast

After a delicious Israeli buffet breakfast at the hotel, drive to Old Jaffa, one of the oldest cities in the world. Learn of Jonah and the whale and see the entrance to the House of Simon the Tanner. Then explore the reconstructed Artists/ Quarter with its galleries and boutiques. Drive to Neot- Kedumim Biblical Botanical Gardens, a “living museum” that recreates the physical setting of the Bible, in all its depth and detail. Return to Tel Aviv. Tour the colorful and lively Shuk Ha Carmel – the Carmel Market, the largest outdoor market in Tel Aviv. It’s a vibrant marketplace where traders sell everything from clothing to spices, fruit to household items. Continue to nearby Tel-Aviv’s popular Nachalat Benyamin, a pedestrian street boasting fine Arts and Crafts with a colourful variety of hand-made products and performing artists, making this a lively venue in the heart of Tel Aviv. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight explore the city and have dinner on your own possibly in the Tel Aviv Port a short walk from the hotel.

Overnight: Herods Hotel, Tel Aviv

Day 4 Wednesday, July 6, 2022 – Caesarea, Haifa to Galilee

Breakfast

Dinner

Drive to Caesarea Maritima, the “Dream by the Sea” built by King Herod the Great between 22 and 10 BCE in honour of Augustus Caesar. Enjoy a tour of the rich remains: Including the 2,000-year-old Herodian/Roman Theater, Herod’s palace, Herod’s harbor and the Crusader fortress – all will be brought to life in a striking, unique multi-media presentation. Continue to Haifa. View the famous Baha’i Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, often described as the “eighth wonder of the world.” Continue to ancient Acre, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of the Crusader Port and walled Old City. Acre was also an Ottoman citadel, boasting well preserved: mosques, colourful Khans (Inns), and bathhouses, Continue across the Galilee to the hotel on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Overnight: Kibbutz Nof Ginnosar

Day 5 Thursday, July 7, 2022 - Galilee - Golan

Breakfast

Dinner

After breakfast start the day visiting the Yigael Alon museum housing the ancient boat from the time of Jesus found in the Sea of Galilee by fishermen from Kibbutz Nof Ginnosar. Then enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Drive to Kfar Nahum, Capernaum, to visit the center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee and site of many of his miracles, including the remains of Peter’s house and the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught and worshipped. Continue to the Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the famous “Sermon On the Mount”. Drive north, along the Jordan Valley to Tel Dan one of the most important Biblical archaeological sites of ancient Israel, that has seen many layers of inhabitation over the course of some 6000 years. Proceed to and visit Banias, one of the sources of the Jordan River, known in Jesus’ day as Caesarea Philippi. End the day kayaking in the Jordan River and dare the 300-feet long zip-line, ending with a splash in the Jordan River. Return to the hotel for Dinner.

Overnight: Kibbutz Nof Ginnosar

Day 6 Friday, July 8, 2022 – En Route to Jerusalem

Breakfast

Dinner

Following breakfast, check-out of the hotel. Travel to Nazareth where Jesus spent his childhood and visit the Church of the Annunciation. Continue to Kfar Kedem, for a hands-on experience that recreates day-to-day life of this ancient land and will transport you back to Abraham’s day. You will be given robes and head coverings (made in the style of ancient Israel) and be shown how to make bread, cheese, wine, and olive oil using ancient techniques while commentary will provide historical and spiritual insight into the ancient world of the Old testament. Drive through the Jordan Valley, to Beit Shean, to visit the ancient Tel, where the body of King Saul and his sons were nailed to the walls by the Philistines. Enjoy the splendour of the incredible extensive excavations at Beit Shean later known as Scythopolis. Including – the Roman theatre, colonnaded Roman streets, Roman mosaics and Roman bath houses. Continue south along the lush Jordan Valley, through the homeland of the Prophet Elisha. Then ascend through the Judean Wilderness to Jerusalem the Holy City. Enjoy a special Shabbat dinner in the hotel.

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem.

Day 7 Saturday, July 9, 2022 – Old City of Jerusalem, Bethlehem

Breakfast

After breakfast, start the day at the Mount of Olives, for a panoramic view of Jerusalem, Old and New. Walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane at the Church of All Nations. Then drive across the Kidron Valley, past the Tombs of Absalom, Zechariah and James to Mt Zion to visit the traditional site of the Upper Room (Room of the Last Supper) and the Tomb of King David. Enter the Old City at Zion Gate walking through the Suk – the colourful market place with its bazaars, and winding alleyways. Continue via the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher – for a brief visit. End the day in Bethlehem, visiting the Church of the Nativity, birthplace of Jesus. In the evening on your own enjoy the Mammilla (outdoor mall) where you can shop and have dinner.

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 8 Sunday, July 10, 2022 - Jerusalem

Breakfast

Dinner

Following breakfast, drive to the City of David to see the remains of Jerusalem from the time of King David. Walk in the water through King Hezekiah tunnel, built in the 7th century BCE, from the Gihon spring to the Pool of Siloam.  Continue to the Davidson Center where with the state of art technology and film one learns what the Temple Mount was like from the time of the Second Temple and in Jesus’ day. Then visit the extensive impressive Southern Wall Excavations including: walls from the time of King Herod and walk on the same steps Jesus walked on going up to the Temple. Proceed to visit the adjacent Western Wall, an important Jewish prayer area. Then tour the Western Wall Tunnels to witness the unique excavations (underground) along the full length of the Western Wall of the Temple Mt. End the day at the Machane Yehuda Market and immerse yourself in the bustling energy of Jerusalem’s Shuk (outdoor Market). Enjoy the many local vendors selling delicious cheeses, pastries, spices, nuts and so much more. Taste Halva, ice cream and fresh fruit juices.   Return to your hotel. In the evening after dinner enjoy the “Night Spectacular Sound & Light Show” at the Citadel Museum.

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 9 Monday, July 11, 2022 - Masada - Dead Sea

Breakfast

Dinner

Following breakfast at the hotel, descend through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Planet Earth. Stop at Masada. Ascend/descend by Cable Car to visit the ancient fortress that King Herod built in this remote spot. Later the last stronghold of the Zealots who chose death rather than surrendering to the Roman Legion in the Jewish Revolt against Rome some 2000 years ago. Tour to include Herod’s Palace, the synagogue, the bathhouse, the water system and the fascinating storage rooms. Drive to one of the hotels at the Dead Sea for lunch and a swim; float in the therapeutic mineral-rich waters – “you cannot sink!!” Proceed to Ein Gedi for a hike through this beautiful oasis to the spectacular waterfalls—a perfect family day to remember. On the way back to Jerusalem stop at Genesis Land a magical place. Meet Eliezer, Abraham’s manservant, of biblical times, who will greet you then ride Camels down to Abraham’s tent, where you experience his legendary hospitality and enjoy a dinner feast.

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem.

Day 10 Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - Jerusalem New City

Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then, take a short drive to the Israel Museum to visit the Shrine of the Book housing the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest manuscripts of the Bible ever found, and the Model of Jerusalem from the Second Temple Period. Continue to Yad Vashem Museum & Memorial of the Shoah the Holocaust! Situated on the green slopes of Har HaZikaron (“Mount of Remembrance”), the museum tells the story of the Shoah from a unique perspective by emphasizing the experiences of Jewish victims and survivors using original artifacts, testimonies, and personal possessions. Tour this sprawling complex: Your visit will continue in: the Grove of the Righteous among the Nations, the Children’s Memorial and take part in a special “Yizkor” (memorial service) in Bikat Ha Kehilot (The Valley of Communities). A special program will be provided for children (accompanied by one parent). The rest of the day is at leisure with time for shopping or to relax at the hotels rooftop pool. In the evening consider exploring Nahalat Yitshak or the “Tachana” (Station) where you can witness street entertainment and have dinner in one of the many fine restaurants.

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem

Day 11 Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - Tel Aviv - Archaeological Dig

Breakfast

Dinner

Following breakfast checkout of the hotel. Travel to Tel Maresha / Beit Guvrin in the area of the King Herod the Great’s ancestral home, and participate in an archaeological dig. This hands-on experience includes digging, sifting, pottery examination, and a tour in Beit Guvrin National Park with an exciting crawl through unexcavated cave systems. Continue to Yad La Shiryon at Latrun, Israel’s official Armored Corp memorial for fallen soldiers with an open-air museum, featuring more than 200 tanks and military vehicles dating back to WWI. Explore the museum, learn of its location, and history as a major battleground of Biblical Joshua’s time and during the War of Independence. Return to the hotel for you farewell dinner.

Overnight: Dan Panorama Hotel, Jerusalem.

Day 12 Thursday, July 14, 2022 - Return to North America or Extend your trip

Unfortunately, your journey has come to an end. Check-out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your international return flight. It’s a long flight, however, home is at the other end.

Price

All rates in US Dollars
Rates are based on $3,299 per person when sharing a Double Room

*Total rates for Families that include a Child in a room Tour Dates Land Tour Rate
Double (2 people in one room) July 3 – 14, 2022 $6,598
Family of 3 (2 parents, + 1 child, in 1 room)** July 3 – 14, 2022 $8,452
Family of 4 (in 2 rooms) July 3 – 14, 2022 $13,196
Family of 5 (in 2 rooms) July 3 – 14, 2022 $15,385
PRICE IN US$
** Child under 12
A Single Supplement surcharge of $1,499 is added to the base price for a single person in a room

This is THE most comprehensive summer family tour offered in North America, you’ll be amazed and delighted as each day unfolds. The meticulously planned tour, ensures a perfect blend of history, adventure, action, and pure fun!
Join us for a life-altering journey and a unique experience that you will never forget.

Terms and Important Information
Air fares are available from anywhere in North America (USA and Canada).

  • Airport transfers are included on the scheduled tour dates.
  • If your pre and post hotels are booked with us at Peerless Travel Inc., then your arrival and departure transfers are included.
  • No refunds are provided for missed: touring, or unused hotel accommodations.
    Unless stated in these terms and conditions, the T Peerless Travel Inc. terms and conditions of apply – refer to Terms of Service – https://www.peerlesstravel.com/terms-of-service/

Payments
Credit cards are accepted for all payments for the tour, insurance, and air transportation.

Registration
A deposit of $450 US per person is required to secure space on the tour. (Deposit becomes non-refundable 90 days prior to departure).

Insurance
Insurance will be issued 90 days prior to departure to protect your deposits and subsequent payments.

Passports
Must be valid for six months from the date of your return. If you have a passport from another country, it is your responsibility to inquire at the Israeli Consulate if a Visa is required. Entry at destination may be denied despite presenting the required documents.

Cancellation Policy
The deposit is 100% refundable up to 90 days prior to departure. Land services are subject to a 50% cancellation fee up to 14 days prior to departure and 75% 14 days or less, prior to departure.

Responsibility
Peerless Travel Inc. has gained a reputation for excellence. Please note that in some cases minor changes may be made to the itinerary or accommodations. These changes may occur prior to departure or during the tour. We will make every effort to ensure that any changes made to the Tour comply with our high standards.

Itinerary and hotels
Please note: The itinerary and accommodations are subject to change. Hotels are as list or similar

  • It is highly recommended to finalize your travel arrangements no later than 6 months before departure
  • Final payments must be made no later than 30 days prior to departure
  • Travel insurance must be issued 3 months prior to departure

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get a taste of Tel Aviv the Jewel on the Mediterranean Sea
  • Visit:
    • Neot Kedumim the Biblical Botanical Gardens
    • Ancient Caesarea
    • Nazareth
    • The Sea of Galilee and the surrounding historical sites
    • Ancient Beit Shean
    • Bethlehem the birth place of Jesus
    • Jerusalem new and old
    • The Jewish quarter
    • The Western Wall
    • The Wall Tunnels
    • The City of David
    • Yad Vashem – Museum of the Shoah and the holocaust memorial
    • Masada Israel Museum
    • The Armoured Corp Museum at Latrun
  • View the Baha’i gardens in Haifa
  • Enjoy:
  • Kayaking on the Jordan River
  • Biblical times at Kfar Kedem
  • The Mahane Yehuda Market and culinary experience
  • The Sound and light show at David Citadel
  • Float in the Dead Sea the lowest place in the world and Dead Sea Black Mud
  • Abraham’s tent and hospitality
  • An Archeological dig at Tel Maresha / Beit Guvrin
  • Meet other families and make memories and friendships that last a lifetime

INCLUDED

  • Assistance at the airport upon arrival & departure
  • 10 night’s accommodation
  • daily Israeli buffet breakfast
  • 7 dinners
  • 8 days sightseeing (based on the itinerary)
  • Deluxe air-conditioned coach
  • English speaking guide on all touring days
  • Entrance fees to all sites and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services in Israel provided by our office

NOT INCLUDED

  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Meals and drinks – not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance which is highly recommended

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get a taste of Tel Aviv the Jewel on the Mediterranean
  • Visit the biblical garden at Neot Kedumim
  • Visit ancient Caesarea
  • View the Baha’i gardens in Haifa
  • Visit the Sea of Galilee and the surrounding historical sites
  • Enjoy kayaking at the Jordan River
  • Participate in biblical times life at Kfar Kedem
  • Visit Nazareth and ancient Roman city of Beit Shean
  • Tour the Old city of Jerusalem and historical holy sites
  • Visit Bethlehem the birth place of Jesus
  • Visit the City of David in Old Jerusalem
  • Visit the Jewish quarter and the Western Wall and the Wall Tunnels
  • Enjoy the culinary experience at Machane Yehuda Market
  • Participate in the Sound and light show at David Citadel
  • Visit the ancient fortress of Masada
  • Experience a swim in the Dead Sea the lowest place in the world
  • Cover yourself with Black Mud at the Dead Sea
  • Visit the renowned Israel Museum
  • Visit Yad Vashem The holocaust memorial
  • Participate in an Archeological dig at Tel Maresha
  • Visit the Armoured Forces Museum
  • Meet other families and make memories and friendships that last a lifetime

DELUXE HOTELS

  • Tel Aviv Herolds
  • Galilee Ramot
  • Jerusalem Leonardo Plaza

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance at the airport upon arrival & departure
  • 10 nights Hotels accommodation.
  • Israeli Buffet Breakfast daily, 7 dinners
  • 8 days sightseeing in a Deluxe air-conditioned coach according to suggested program.
  • English speaking guide on all touring days.
  • Entrance fees to all sites and activities mentioned on the itinerary
  • Services of our office in Israel
  • PCR or other Covid-19 tests
  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Meals and drinks which are not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

Tour's Location

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FAQs

Air transportation is available from USA?
Yes, Air transportation is available from anywhere in USA and Canada
Airport transfers are included?
Airport transfers are included on the scheduled tour dates. Passengers arriving earlier and departing later will receive transfers if pre and post hotels are booked by Peerless.
Refunds are made for missed sightseeing tours?
No refunds are made for missed sightseeing tours, missed transfers or unused hotel accommodations on our summer tours.
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