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The Holy Land – Deluxe Escorted Tour of Biblical Israel
Updated July 31- Almost sold out. However, we still have limited space available for this tour so please call Mark [masked] or Don [masked] and secure your space before it is too late! The Holy Land – Deluxe Hosted Trip of Biblical Israel - Priced from $1,499 Join us on our 8 day deluxe tour of Israel, featuring visits to Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea archaeological site and Medieval fortress, Megiddo, Muhraqa, Haifa, Kibbutz Ginosar’s Jesus Boat museum, Sea of Galilee cruise, Capernaum Synagogue, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha miracle site, Caesarea-Philippi (Banias), Cana miracle site, Nazareth Church of the Annunciation, Jericho, Qasr el Yahud baptismal site, Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations, Pool of Bethesda, Jewish Quarter, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, King David’s tomb, Cenacle, Cardo, Davidson Center, Western Wall, Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, Bethlehem’s Church of Nativity. We will arrive on Friday, October 12, 2018 and depart from Israel on Friday, October 19. Some of the scenic highlights include: Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Mount Carmel. We will also have the services of a professional tour director throughout our trip. The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation: Bahá-i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee Biblical Tells - Megiddo Masada White City of Tel Aviv - the Modern Movement Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem Old city of Jerusalem and its Walls White city of Tel Aviv, the modern movement This group event will be hosted by our Ed Howard and the tour will be fully escorted by a local Tour director as we explore some of the most beautiful and historic cities in the Holy Land. Ed is well traveled and has visited over 75 countries, all 50 states, and all seven continents. Most of you know Ed as a Frequent Meetup Organizer and House Party Host. Our tour is limited to the first 30 Meetup Members who sign up and post their deposit. (First come - first served.) Our group's discounted price for this tour is only $1,449* per person based on double occupancy. The discounted price for solo travelers staying in their own room is only $590 additional for a total $2,039* and single rooms are extremely limited. (International airfare, airport transfers, optional excursions and some meals are not included in the price). These tours do sell out, so if you are interested in going, it is best to secure your space now since the deposits are fully refundable... To confirm your space on this tour, you must call in your refundable deposit of $250 per person to Mark at [masked] or Don G at [masked]. Space is limited to only 30 Meetup Members so don't wait too long or you might miss out on this great trip. Our price includes superior hotel accommodations for 7 nights, touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach; boat trip on Sea of Galilee. This price also includes, Buffet breakfasts daily and 6 dinners Wi-Fi in the motorcoach and most hotels plus the complete tour as outlined below... Optional excursions and extended stays may be available for an extra charge. DAY 1 Arrive In Tel Aviv, Israel Welcome to Israel! Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. DAY 2 Tel Aviv—Jaffa—Caesarea—Megiddo—Muhraqa—Haifa—Nazareth Enjoy a full day exploring some of the Holy Land’s ancient biblical and modern sights. Begin by driving to the old port of Jaffa, an atmospheric town, where Jonah set sail before he was swallowed by the whale. Continue to CAESAREA, an ancient port turned incredible ARCHAEOLOGICAL ZONE. Built by Herod the Great in the 1st century BC, the city was one of the most splendid in ancient Palestine and its capital for more than 600 years. Admire what remains of Herod’s grandiose building works, including the restored 3,500-seat Roman theater, the aqueduct, harbor, and the crumbled moat and towers from the 12th-century CRUSADER FORTRESS. From here, travel to the archaeological site of MEGIDDO, an age-old FORTIFIED TOWN with 25 layers of archaeological findings and one of the world’s most important biblical sites. According to the New Testament, this is where the Battle of Armageddon will take place, the final struggle between good and evil, which will prompt the return of Jesus to defeat the Antichrist and cast Satan into the abyss. Next, visit MUHRAQA on Mount Carmel. Here, a 17th-century MONASTERY marks where the prophet Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. Then, visit Haifa, a city dating back to biblical times, before reaching Nazareth, where you may have an opportunity to join the candlight procession starting from the Church of the Annunciation square on your own. Breakfast Dinner DAY 3 Nazareth. Excursion To Cana Of Galilee & Bet She’an This morning, visit the CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION, where the Archangel Gabriel told Mary she would conceive and give birth to Jesus, the Son of God. Then, head for CANA OF GALILEE, where Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding feast. Stop at GIDEON’S SPRING, where Gideon tested his army so he could decide who would join him in battle against the Midianites. Then, visit BET SHE’AN, one of the world’s best-preserved Roman cities. Ongoing excavations at this UNESCO World Heritage Site have revealed time-worn colonnaded streets, bathhouses, and theaters. Breakfast Dinner DAY 4 Nazareth. Excursion To Mount Of Beatitudes—Capernaum—Sea Of Galilee—Tabgha—Jordan River Today, travel to the Sea of Galilee, stopping en route to visit the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount. Next, Capernaum, home to the apostles Peter, Andrew, James, John, and Matthew, the tax collector. While here, see its ANCIENT SYNAGOGUE and the HOUSE OF ST. PETER, then head for Tabgha, to visit the church commemorating the miracle of Jesus feeding 5,000 people with two fish and five loaves. Breakfast DAY 5 Nazareth—Jericho—Bethlehem—Jerusalem Enjoy a spectacular drive through the Jordan Valley and visit Jericho, where the shouts and trumpet blasts of Joshua and his army caused the city fortifications to crumble. Stop at the Qasr el Yahud baptismal site, where according to tradition, Jesus was baptized by St. John the Baptist. Continue to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus and King David. Visit one of Christianity’s holiest places, the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, built over the cave thought to be the spot where Jesus was born DAY 6 Jerusalem An intense day of reflection awaits as you set off on a walking tour of Jerusalem’s Old Town. From the MOUNT OF OLIVES, take in memorable views over the city’s domes, walls, and rooftops before strolling in the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, where Jesus prayed on the night before his arrest. Your guide will then lead you into the JEWISH QUARTER, pointing out the WESTERN WALL with its prayer notes tucked between the stones, and the Dome of the Rock, the gold-topped mosque on Temple Mount. Next, walk the famous Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross), following in Jesus’ footsteps as he bore the cross to Calvary for his crucifixion and burial, where the BASILICA OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE now stands. Later this afternoon, attend Breakfast DAY 7 Jerusalem. Optional Excursion To Masada & The Dead Sea Today is free to relax, explore Jerusalem at leisure, revisit some of the most significant places of worship, or join an exciting optional excursion to the Dead Sea, the planet’s lowest point on dry land. Travel through the mountainous Judean Desert; pass the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered; then, ride the cable car up to the magnificent Fortress of Masada. The fortification, perched high on a clifftop plateau above the Dead Sea, was where 960 Jewish rebels made their last stand against Roman forces in 73 AD. Later, head for the shores of the Dead Sea, where you’ll have plenty of time to experience the incredible buoyancy in the salt water. Toward the end of the afternoon, return to Jerusalem. Breakfast Dinner DAY 8 Jerusalem Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (nearest airport is Tel Aviv). Breakfast To confirm your space on this tour, you must call Mark at [masked] or Don G at [masked]. *Terms & Conditions:The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $11.20 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $4.00 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Cosmos menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.

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There are numerous sights, destinations and cultures to see throughout the world. The Distinctive Vacation Experiences group is focused on providing our members a safe and affordable opportunity to expand their horizons and experience different parts of the world with like minded people.

NO MORE traveling alone - go with us. All of our vacation packages and tours will be in a group setting. The members and organizers of our group are friendly and will greet you with a smile.

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NO MORE not traveling because you don't have the experience to travel abroad. With our group, you will not have to worry about where/when to go or if it is safe... Our group's itineraries are well thought out with our members best interests in mind. Our vacation packages and tours are organized by professionals who specialize in the itineraries and locales that you we will be traveling to and experiencing.

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