9 Days Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus

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Day 1, Saturday

Flight To Tel Aviv

Overnight flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Get ready to enjoy one of the best tours you have ever had in your lifetime. IBMT, with its own operations office in Jerusalem is dedicated to give you personal service to each and every one of you


Day 2, Sunday

Day 2, Sunday

Welcome To The Holyland - Tel Aviv

Upon your arrival to Ben Gurion Airport you will be met and assisted by our IBMT Tours representative and transferred to your hotel for check in. Dinner and overnight in Tel-Aviv. If time permits, stroll and explore the shops and cafes of Tel Aviv, known as “The city that never sleeps”


Day 3, Monday

Caesaria / Muharaka / Megiddo / Acre

Depart Tel Aviv and enjoy the coastal plain on your way to Caesarea,capital of Judea under the Romans. (In AD 6 Judea became part of a larger Roman province, called Iudaea, which was formed by combining Judea proper (biblical Judah) with Samaria and Idumea, biblical Edom). Visit the amazing excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theater and aqueduct, where Paul made his defense before Festus and King Agrippa prior to his final journey to Rome. Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the lower Galilee .  
Our journey continues to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to Acre ato visit the remarkable underground Crusader City and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site , the local market and harbor.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Galilee


Day 4, Tuesday

Day 4, Tuesday

Tiberias / Capernaum / Banias

After a short tour of the Kibbutz grounds you will enjoy a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum, where it is believed to have been Jesus’ home. Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha, the traditional site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and the fourth resurrection appearance of Jesus in Christianity. Visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Spring and Waterfall, where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by His Disciples. Tour the Golan Heights, with its beautiful valleys, captivating grazing land and snow capped mountains.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Galilee


Day 5, Wednesday

Day 5, Wednesday

Cana / Nazareth / Beit Shean

Depart to Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed his first public miracle: the turning of water into wine at the wedding feast. From Cana we will be traveling to Nazareth. Here in Nazareth we will visit the church of Annunciation, St. Joseph's workshop and Mary's well ("The spring of the Virgin Mary" is reputed to be located at the site where the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and announced that she would bear the Son of God). Continue on to Yardenit, the baptismal site along the Jordan river; You will Visit Beit She'an, a newly excavated city, and visit the Roman theater. Ancient Beit She'an is one of the most impressive Roman and Byzantine sites in Israel. Enjoy an evening ride along the the beautiful Jordan river, passing Jericho as well on our way to the golden city Jerusalem.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem


Day 6, Thursday

Day 6, Thursday

Jerusalem : Old City

On the morning we depart to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Visit the Church of all Nations, which is also known as the Basilica of the Agony, a Roman Catholic church located on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, next to the Garden of Gethsemane. It enshrines a section of bedrock where Jesus is said to have prayed before his arrest. View King David’s tomb and the room of the last supper on Mt. Zion.  Enter within the walls of the ancient city and visit the Cardo, Temple Mount (entrance to the mosques not included), Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Explore the local oriental bazaar with its beautiful colorful little shops. Continue on to visit the Garden Tomb, considered by some Christians to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem


Day7, Friday

Day7, Friday

Jerusalem : New City And Bethlehem

Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of the visitation; The Church of the Visitation honors the visit paid by Mary, Jesus’ mother, to Elizabeth, John the Baptist’s mother. This is the site where tradition tells us that Mary recited her song of praise, the Magnificat, one of the most ancient hymns to Mary. The church is beautifully adorned with tiled representations of that canticle in many of the worlds languages. Proceed to Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, established in 1953. Visit the Israel museum, the shrine of the book, where the dead sea scrolls are housed, and the amazing miniature model of Jerusalem showing an historical view as it was during the second temple period. Visit the city of Bethlehem to view the Church of the Nativity. The church was originally commissioned in 327 AD by Constantine and his mother Helena over the site that is still traditionally considered to be located over the cave that marks the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem


Day 8, Saturday

Day 8, Saturday

Qumeran / Masada / Dead Sea

Drive through the Judaean Hills to Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD; ascend Masada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod; visit the remains of the walls, the water cistern and Herod’s Palace; descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth; enjoy the opportunity to float in the unsinkable water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects (weather permitting).

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem


Day 9, Sunday

Tel Aviv / Ben Gurion Airport

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and depending on your flight schedule take a free day sightseeing on your own before transferring to the airport for your departure back home.


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Included services:

  • Welcome to Israel meet & greet upon arrival by an IBMT Tours representative  
  • Sharing Transfers on arrival & departure (from/to Ben Gurion Airport)
  • 7 Nights accommodation
    • 1 nights Tel Aviv
    • 2 nights Kibbutz Lavi
    • 4 nights Jerusalem
  • Daily buffet Breakfast
  • Daily Dinner included
  • 6 touring days in a Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach as per itinerary
  • Professional licensed English speaking guide
  • All transport and entrance fees to the sites visited as per itinerary

 

Not included services:

  • Airfare & Departure taxes
  • Tips to guide/driver & Hotel staff
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal extras on meals not mentioned above

*The hotels appearing in the table might be replaced with similar ones

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The IBMT Bar Mitzvah tour was fantastic! It was the perfect blend of family time and peer group time, of sites with religious/historic significance and just plain fun. The guide was personable and informative, and even the bus driver was great. All the details were attended to and you didn’t have to concern yourself with or worry about a thing. It was a true vacation. We would highly recommend it to anyone. If you are going to Eilat, Petra is a must!

We went on a church group to the Holyland with IBMT Tours and had a great trip, everything was planned for us perfectly. There was over 123 people in four different bus groups and things went smoothly, I thought it was going to be hectic with that many people in the group but IBMT did a wonderful job and made sure the buses did not go convoy, every bus had its own time table and itinerary for the day, our guide Dani was so knowledgeable and loving. We love you IBMT and we will recommend you guys. Thanks for everything you have done for us.

We just returned from Israel on an IBMT Bar Mitzvah Tour for our three grandsons.  We had enough family members to warrant our own bus.  After checking out many tour companies we went with IBMT and all of us were glad we did.  The hotels were fabulous and the rooms allotted even more so.  From the INBAL in Jerusalem, KFAR BLUM in the Galilee, the SHERATON in Tel Aviv, to the ROYAL BEACH in Eilat we couldn’t have asked for more.  Our meals were equally excellent.  Beginning with a welcome reception at the INBAL to the closing dinner at the CANAAN restaurant in Tel Aviv one and all loved them.

It was a busy tour made even more so by my husband who was determined the grandchildren see “everything”.  Fortunately for us, we had the best guide when Ornan (from IBMT) gave us GADI.  All of the groups loved their guides but Gadi was  special.  He was able to reach the kids (ages 7-13) as well as the adults.  His knowledge, willingness to adjust the schedule, and good nature gave him a soft spot in all of our hearts.  He filled in at Yad Vashem when the guide droned on a bit too much for some of us.  He searched out a cemetery where a father, grandfather and great grandfather was buried and proceeded to enlighten us on the rituals and customs of a military cemetery.  He adjusted our times to include those little extras.  When weather precluded the camels, we visited Qumran.  After the Bar Mitzvahs, some wanted to walk down Masada - again, no problem. 

We loved everything.  Friday night dinner with an Israeli family (coincidentally the husband was from Toronto), meeting the soldiers on the kibbutz, the Druze lunch, sampling different foods at the shuk, the bullet factory and on and on.  Although the weather was precarious in December, it didn’t stop us and we were able to celebrate Chanukah in Israel...menorahs  everywhere, sufganiyot of every kind, celebrations in the street galore.

Would we recommend this tour...without a moments hesitation.  We had a family trip of a lifetime.  Thank you also to our bus driver Louie, whom we all loved and who got us around safely. 

“Gadi” - what else can we say ... g double o - d, j-o-b. Good job, good job.  V-e-r-y-n-i-c-e, very nice, very nice.💕

 

 

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Loved the trip! The itinerary was fantastic and really kept us moving. We were able to see and do so much. Best of all was our tour guide Natalie. She was very kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable on every aspect of Israel.

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