Friday, November 7, 2008

Itinerary for Overseas Adventure Travel October 24 - November 6 2008

ISRAEL: NATURAL WONDERS & TIMELESS CULTURES
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE



Friday, October 24th, 2008
Shabbat – please note everything closes at 4:00 pm

Arrive Tel Aviv, check-in to Tal Hotel Tel Aviv
7:00 pm Welcome drink and Briefing with tour TL
7:30 pm Welcome Dinner in Hotel

Saturday, October 25th 2008
6:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast in Hotel
9:00 am Arrive in Jaffa and walking tour of the Old City.,
10:00 am Visit Ilana Goor Museum
Walking tour and visit of the flea market
11:30 pm Lunch by your own
12:30 pm Depart for Tel Aviv
1:00 pm Visit of Reuven Rubin Museum and Bialiq St.
3:00 pm Visit Nachlat Binyamin and walking back to hotel
Dinner on own


Sunday, October 26th, 2008
6:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast in Hotel
9:00 am Depart for Caesarea and visit archaeological site
12:30 pm Lunch at Kibbutz Sdot Yam
1:30 pm Depart to Haifa and visit of the Bahai gardens
4:00 pm Depart to kfar Haruv
6:30 pm Arrive Kibbutz Kfar Haruv, Golan Heights
Meeting with the kibbutz members and Dinner at Mitzpe Shalom Restaurant


Monday, October 27th, 2008
6:30 – 8:00 am Breakfast in the Hotel
8:30 am Depart to Megiddo , guided visit including tunnels
11:00 am Departure for Nazareth and visit the Annunciation church
1:00 pm Lunch on own
2:00 pm Depart for visit of Tzippori archaeological site.
4:00 pm Depart to Kfar Haruv
Dinner on own







Tuesday, October 28th 2008
7:30 am Breakfast delivered to your cabin
8:30 am Depart for Gamla Nature Reserve
Short hike in the Reserve
10:30 am Depart to Kibbutz El Rom .View the film on the Yom Kippur war. Stop at the Valley of Tears Memorial area (view battlefield)
1:00 pm Depart to Majdal Shams and home hosted lunch with a Druze family
3:00 pm Visit and wine tasting in Odem Winery
5:00 pm Return to Lodge, Kibbutz Kfar Haruv
Dinner on own


Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
7:30 am Breakfast delivered to your cabin
8:30 am Depart for the Valley of Kineret
Visit sites around the Sea of Galilee including Copernium
11:00 am Sail on the Sea of Galilee
12:00 noon Visit the “Jesus Boat”
1:30 pm “St. Peter’s fish” Lunch at a local restaurant on Jordan River
5:00 pm Arrive Jerusalem and check in Ritz Hotel


Thursday, October 30th, 2008
6:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast in Hotel
9:00 am Departure and visit City of David including wet and dry tunnels.
Walking tour of Old Jerusalem beginning with the Temple Mount area (view the Dome of the Rock from afar). Visit the Holy Sepulcher and walk along the Via Dolorosa viewing the Arab and Christian quarters of Jerusalem.
Lunch on your own in the old city
6:00 pm Depart for Optional tour Jerusalem by night included Dinner in a local restaurant ($100.00 P.P)


Friday, October 31st, 2008
Shabbat-Please note everything closes at 2:00 pm.

6:30 – 8:15 am Breakfast in hotel.
8:15 am Depart for "Yad Vashem" museum: visit and lecture by a holocaust survivor
12:30 am Departure to Machaneh Yehuda market and lunch on your own
4:00 pm Lecture at hotel by a Palestinian woman
5:00 pm Departure for the wailing wall for Shabbat prayer.
6:00 pm Transfer to Ambassador Hotel for Shabbat dinner. The dinner will follow the traditional menu for the Jewish Shabbat meal.

Saturday, November 1st, 2008
6:00 – 9:00 am Breakfast in Hotel
9:00 am Depart for Israel museum. Visit the model of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Continue walking tour in the old city
Lunch on your own
2:00 pm Return to Hotel
3:00 pm Optional Tour: Beth Lechem with included dinner ($95.00 P.P)


Sunday, November 2nd, 2008
6:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast in Hotel
8:30 am Depart for the Dead sea
Visit the Qumran Archeological site
12:30 pm Depart for Neve Midbar. Lunch in the restaurant followed by shopping time at "Sea of Life" Dead Sea products and time in leisure in order to enjoy swimming and floating.
2:30 pm Depart for Ein Ghedi and visit of the reserve
6:00 pm Arrive to hotel and dinner
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Monday, November 3rd, 2008
6:30 – 9:00 am Breakfast in hotel
9:00 am Depart for Judean Desert Jeep Excursion.
12:30 am Lunch on own. Rest of the day at leisure. Experience the Dead Sea by using the Hotel's private beach and Spa facilities
7:30 pm Dinner at Hotel

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
6:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast in Hotel
9:00 am Depart to Masada and visit the site
12:30 pm Lunch in a local restaurant
1:30 pm Depart to Neot Hakikar and Farm visit: Learn about advanced farming techniques in the Israeli desert Agriculture
5:30 pm Return to the Hotel, balance of the afternoon at leisure
7:30 pm Dinner at Hotel

Wednesday, November 5th , 2008
6:30- 8:30 am Breakfast in Hotel
8:30 am Depart to Arad and visit ‘Sea of Life’ Factory
Continue to Tel Arad archaeological site and visit.
12:30 pm Depart Bedouin town, Darajat. Walk around village with local Bedouins, see traditional bread being made, visit cave –farewell traditional lunch in the cave.
2:30 pm Depart for Tel Aviv
4:30 pm Check in Tel Aviv hotel.
6:00 pm Depart for Meeting with Jewish Orthodox community followed by light Dinner

Thursday, November 6th , 2008
Continental Breakfast
Depart for Airport and Flights to U.S.


Bon Voyage and Thank you for traveling with Overseas Adventure Travel!