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11 Day Israel Expedition
January 5-15, 2019
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Leaders: Daniel M. Gurtner and Duane A. Garrett
Length: 11 days
Location: Israel (only; no border crossings)
Numbers: about 40 (one bus)
Guide: Mickey Nikolaev
Agency: Pilgrim Tours
Dates: January 5-15, 2019
Price: $3,500 per person (includes airfare).


Day 1:    Depart USA

Day 2:    Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to hotel.

Day 3:    Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Nazareth Village

Day 4:    Magdala, Jesus Boat, Sea of Galilee Cruise, Capernaum, Jordan River

Day 5:    Dan Nature Reserve, Abraham Gate, Caesarea Philippi, Palace of Herod Agrippa, Gamla

Day 6:    Gideon Spring, Beit Shean, Jericho, Qumran, Dead Sea

Day 7:    Masada, En Gedi, Jerusalem

Day 8:    Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Israel Museum, Bethlehem, Herodium

Day 9:    City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, Southern Steps, Wailing Wall, Western Wall Tunnels

Day 10: Pool of Bethesda, St. Anne’s Church, Via Dolorosa, Church of Holy Sepulcher, Old City Shopping, Garden Tomb

Day 11: Transfer to Tel Aviv airport

Trip Cost


  1. Airfare roundtrip from Louisville including air taxes
  2. 9 nights lodging at hotels listed (or similar; affordable for a student but comfortable for a senior)
    1. Netanya (Seasons Hotel; 1 Night)
    2. Tiberias (Ron Beach Hotel; 3 Nights)
    3. Dead Sea (Isrotel Ganim Dead Sea Hotel; 1 Night)
    4. Jerusalem (Leonardo Hotel; 4 Nights)
  3. Buffet breakfast and dinner daily
  4. Full time professional English speaking tour guide
  5. All touring and entrances as listed on itinerary
  6. All transportation by modern air conditioned motor coach (with wifi) that        stays with the group.
  7. Whisper/Listening devices
  8. Tips to guide, driver and hotel staff of $100

Does not include:

  1. 9 lunches
  2. Optional Travel Insurance- 6.5% of tour cost
  3. Optional Credit Card Payments- additional 3% of total bill
  4. Single Supplement: $755

Due September 24

  1. $300 non refundable deposit per person
  2. Completed reservation forms
  3. Photocopy of the picture/information page of passport

Due November 1

  1. Final payment
  2. Group rooming list

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