Israel Pilgrimage
November 1999 
How you’ll experience Israel in 11 Days

Day 1(11/17-Wednesday)  Depart New Orleans

Crusader City.jpg (3904 bytes)Day 2 (11/18-Thursday)  Arrive Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport, at 3:00 pm where we will meet Clay, Tom Brimmer, Robert Cleland, and Rick Funderburk and travel across the Sharon Plain to Netanya for overnight at the Hotel Maxim.

Day 3 (11/19-Friday) Early Israeli breakfast each day.  We will have a devotional on the bus shortly after we depart our hotel at 8:00 a.m.  Tour begins at our hotel in Netanya.

We will visit the Mediterranean Coast, Caesarea, Sharon Plain,  Mount Carmel where Elijah slew the prophets of Baal, Jezreel Plain, Nazareth, Sepphoris and ancient Akko.  We will overnight at Ein Gev for the next two nights.

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Day 4 (11/20-Saturday) We will depart Ein Gev at 8:00 a.m. and make a quick stop at Kursi.   We will then continue our tour to Capernaum, the Loaves and Fishes site, Heptapagon, Mount of the Beatitudes and Chorazin.  In the afternoon we will travel north and see ancient Hazor, visit Caesarea Phillippi and weather and time permitting travel up Mount Hermon to visit Nimrod Fortress.  We will complete our day by crossing the Golon and traveling back down to Ein Gev where we will overnight.

0209romanroadenroute.jpg (6969 bytes)Day 5 (11/21-Sunday) We will have our bags down for loading on the bus at 7am, breakfast and departure at 7:45am. We will drive by the baptismal site and continue down the Jordan Valley to Bet Shean.  Then we will cross the Jezreel passing many Old Testament landmarks including Nabob’s Vineyard to Megiddo where we will see the activities of many of the kings of Israel.  When we depart from Megiddo, we will travel through Samaria arriving at Jacob’s Well for a brief visit. We will travel down to the Jordan Valley arriving at Jericho at about. 1:15pm.  We will have lunch at the Temptation Restaurant then visit the ancient Tel Jericho.   When we depart Jericho we will travel up the Old Roman Road to Jerusalem from Jericho and arrive in Jerusalem at 6:30pm.   We will check into the Jerusalem Hotel where we will have our evening meal and spend our evenings for the remainder of the trip.

betshean.jpg (5000 bytes)Day 6 (11/22-Monday) After an 8 AM visit to the Garden tomb, we will spend all day in Jerusalem.  Some of the things we will visit will be the Arab Market, Damascus Gate,  Kidron Valley, Western Wall, Moslem Quarter, Christian Quarter, Russia Church and the Temple Mount.  This will be an extremely interesting day.

Day 7 (11/23)-Tuesday) Jerusalem today.  Up early to visit the Kotel Tunnel at 7:20 AM.  We will spend time continuing to traverse the Old City, including a Wall Walk, Holy Sepulchre, Russian Church, and Citadel of David.  We will also attempt to take the #99 public bus to take a sight seeing tour of Jerusalem and environs.

01kidronvalley.jpg (9142 bytes)Day 8 (11/24-Wednesday) Today we will visit Qumran, Masada, Tel Arad, see Beer Sheva in the distance and journey back to Jerusalem on the Kiryat-Gat to Jerusalem highway.  Along the way we will see where David slew Goliath and Samson wooed Delilah.

Day 9 (11/25-Thursday) We will be visiting the Jewish Quarter, several archaeological digs, Mt. Zion, the Upper Room, St. Peter in Gallicantu, and the Burnt House.  The afternoon will be free for revisiting a place that we hurried past or for shopping and collecting the few things that you would like to bring back home.  Our evening meal tonight will be a Thanksgiving celebration at the American Colony.

domeodrock.jpg (7597 bytes)Day 10 (11/26-Friday) Today we will visit Bethlehem in the morning and travel around the area visiting some of the significant places around the area including the Mount of Olives, the Jerusalem overlook and other locations as time permits.   One of the important activities today will be to discuss the city of Jerusalem and get a good sense of where things happened during the Davidic kingdom.  We will also take a quick trip to Abu Gosh time permitting.  The evening meal will be a time a fellowship and goodbye to Israel.

Day 11 (11/27-Saturday) We will depart Jerusalem at 2:00 a.m. for a 5 a.m. departure to the United States.  We will arrive in New Orleans about 5:30 p.m. today.

*Maxim Hotel, 8 King David Street, Netanya. 011-972-9-862-1007 (fax 862-0190)
*Ein Gev Resort Village, Galilee.  011-972-6-675-8027 (fax 675-1590)
*Jerusalem Hotel, Nablus Road, Jerusalem. 011-972-2-628-3282.

Contact in Israel will be Tom Brimmer.  (H) 011-972-2-676-0862; cell phone 011-972-052-874-285;  011-972-053-464-718

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