Arrive MUC at 9:45 AM
Depart MUC on LH 688 at 11:20 AM, arrive TLV at 4:00 PM
Change aircraft in Munich and continue to Tel Aviv. Upon arrival proceed through passport control into customs. Use free luggage carts (3-4 on each cart) to exit and meet your guide outside the airport terminal at “group’s arrival.” Depart for Netanya for a late snack and relaxation in a comfortable hotel.
BLR Tracker: p. 6, #1, #2 NETANYA: Ramada Hotel & Suites
TOUR GUIDE: Matthew Churchill
Depart for Dothan and Samaria. Continue to Nablus for Tel Balata and nearby Jacob’s Well. Depart for the site of Shiloh to consider the tabernacle of Joshua 18:1. Time permitting; continue to Bethabara (Bethany beyond Jordan) for the excellent Israeli site of Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River. Return to Jericho to visit the archaeology of Jericho and Joshua’s conquest. Depart for an oasis-like hotel at the Dead Sea for lodging. BLR Tracker: p. 6, #8 Manasseh, #9 Ephraim, p. 8, #18 Lower Jordan, #19 Dead Sea
DEAD SEA: David Dead Sea Resort & Spa
Depart for the Masada fortress and ascend via the tram. Explore the legendary last stand of the Jewish Zealots against the forces of Rome. Explore the dig which includes the Jewish synagogue and the Roman assault ramp. Descend to the Dead Sea and Ein Gedi (David and Saul) and walk the path to the waterfall. Visit Qumran to view the caves. In route to Jerusalem detour on a Roman Road to the Wadi Qilt (reference to the Parable of the Good Samaritan). From the ancient road overview, see the cliff side St. George’s Monastery. Return to the highway to visit Lazarus’ Tomb in Bethany. Proceed to Jerusalem’s Mt. Scopus for a first view of the Old City and an ancient Genesis welcome. BLR Tracker: p. 8 – #19 Dead Sea, p. 6 Overview: Jerusalem
JERUSALEM: Ambassador Hotel
This morning, proceed to the Ben Gurion Airport at Tel Aviv for the return flights to Boston via Frankfurt. Change aircraft and fly nonstop to Boston.
Depart TLV on LH 695 at 8:00 AM, arrive FRA at 11:30 AM
Depart FRA on LH 422 at 1:05 PM, arrive BOS at 3:05 PM