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ISRAEL THEN & NOW Thursday Departures / Sunday Return - December 1, 2016 to March 30, 2017
Thursday Depart Toronto Arrive at ELAL counter for security screening and check in at least 3 hours prior to scheduled departure time. Overnight: En route.

Friday Ben Gurion Airport / Tel Aviv Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight: Prima City Hotel, Tel Aviv x 2 nights.

Saturday Tel Aviv At leisure. (B)

Sunday Caesarea / Megiddo / Druze Village / Haifa Drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans. See the excavations of the crusader city and the Roman port, aqueduct and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Proceed to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; 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. Proceed via Mount Carmel to Haifa for a panoramic view of the Haifa bay and the golden domed Bahai shrine and gardens. Overnight: Kibbutz Lavi x 2 nights. (BLD)

Monday Safed and Golan Heights Drive to Safed, the center of Jewish mysticism, where you will visit the ancient synagogues and the artistsí colony. Continue to the 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. (BD)

Tuesday Sea of Galilee / Jerusalem Start the day with a visit to cities in the Galilee including Nazareth and Tiberias. Drive around the north end of the Sea of Galilee then to Beit Shean and Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac. Continue via the Judean Desert ascending to the holy city of Jerusalem. Overnight: Prima Kings Hotel, Jerusalem x 3 nights. (B)
Wednesday Jerusalem / Old City half day tour Start the day with a magnificent panoramic view from Mount of Olives. Drive to the old city; Visit the tomb of King David and the room of last supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the walled city and walk through the newly restored Jewish quarter. Visit the Roman Cardo, the Herodian quarter and continue to the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa inside the Arab Quarter. (B)

Thursday Jerusalem / Jerusalem New City Start the day with a visit to cities in the Galilee including Nazareth and Tiberias. Drive around the north end of the Sea of Galilee then to Beit Shean and Beit Alpha to see the remains of the mosaic floor of an ancient synagogue depicting the zodiac. Continue via the Judean Desert ascending to the holy city of Jerusalem. Overnight: Prima Kings Hotel, Jerusalem x 3 nights. (B)

Friday Jerusalem / excursion to Masada and Dead Sea 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 Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit Mea Shearim, the ultra-orthodox neighborhood in Jerusalem and learn about their unique lifestyle. (B) Optional evening dinner + "Sound and Light" show ($90.00USD per person) Enjoy a Middle Eastern dinner followed by the spectacular "sound & light" show* at the Tower of David museum (weather conditions permitting).

Saturday Jerusalem / Ben Gurion Airport At leisure. Late check out and evening transfer to Ben Gurion for security and check in procedures. (B)

Sunday Ben Gurion / Toronto Your flight departs after midnight arriving in Toronto early Sunday morning. Welcome home !

* the optional tours can be bought in advance from our office when making a reservation, or can be bought directly from the guide.

The hotels may be replaced with similar ones
Rates include: Return airfare from/to Toronto
Sharing Transfer on arrival and departure (from/to Ben Gurion airport)
7 nights' accommodation on twin/double share basis + late check out
Buffet Breakfasts + 2 dinners at Kibbutz Lavi & 1 lunch in Druze village
Touring per itinerary
English speaking guide
Entrance Fees to the sites visited as per the itinerary
Airport taxes & fees of $690.00
Not Included: Optional touring
Travel insurance
Lunches or dinners other than listed on itinerary
Gratuities to guide/driver & hotel staff
Any item not listed as "included"

RATES from CAD $2995.00 Confirmations & costs subject to availability