Day 01: Arrival–Tiberias (D)
Shalom & welcome to Israel! Upon your arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, you will be meet by your RT&T Representative. Meet your Israeli Guide who will accompany you during your entire stay in Israel and start your tour by traveling northward along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and via the city of Caesarea and Haifa, Israel’s largest port city, built on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. Then on to your hotel for overnight.
Day 02: Mevo Chama – Sapir Water Station (B.L.D)
Today after breakfast, Mevo Chama specialized in aquaculture, plantation, spices, and herbs. We then visit Sapir Station Center at the Sea of Galilee; this center is located at the site of the first pumping station of the National Water Carrier. Here, deep inside the earth, three huge pumps lift water from the Sea of Galilee 209 meters (640 feet) below sea level to a height of 50 meters above sea level. A visit to the site includes a visit to the site includes a guided tour of the pumping tunnel, explanation of the pumps operation, and a movie explaining the construction of the National Water Carrier and Mekorot’s system. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 03: Kibbutz Ginnosar – Afikim (B.L.D)
Today after breakfast, we visit Kibbutz Ginnosar. Their populations of 476 people cultivate 430 hectares of field crops, bananas, citrus, avocados, mango & litchis. They also have a world famous Banana TC lab, Dairy & Fish Farm and a Guest House. Further, on we shall experience the State of Art in orchard management of Mango and Litchi groves. We then continue visit Kibbutz Afikim is the global leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative computerized systems for the modern dairy farm and herd management dairy farming. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 04: Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu – Dead Sea – Jerusalem (B.L.D.)
Today after breakfast and check out visit to Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu. The kibbutz produces dates, grapes, pomegranates, spices and field crops, as well as dairy cattle and poultry. The kibbutz uses organic farming methods and non-pesticide management The Company – Bio-Bee Biological Systems in Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu is a unique company, which mass produces and implements beneficial insects and mites for agricultural purposes. Descend to the Dead Sea’ the lowest point on earth 1305 ft. below sea level. Make a stop at a private beach and take the opportunity to float in the salty buoyant water, rich in minerals (towels and swim necessary). Transfer to hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Day 05: Naan Dan – Moshav Lachish (B.L.D.)
After breakfast, visit Naan Dan Jain Irrigation – Fertigation, Comprehensive Irrigation and climate-control technologies for greenhouses. Over the decades, Naan Dan Jain has accumulated extensive expertise in agro-technologies. Their agronomists and design engineers have prepared a comprehensive knowledge center as benefit. Naan Dan Jain’s drip irrigation systems are reliable, durable systems, which, with proper care, will serve for many years. Naan Dan Jain’s drip lines are manufacture with precision, being subject to strict quality control. We then visit Moshav. It is in the north of the Negev desert. The annual rainfall in the area is around 300 mm only during the entire winter season. With the population of 610, all the villagers are engaged in growing table grapes. Here in the vineyards, we will learn about “FERTIGATION”, soil management and plant health. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 06: Mt. of Olives – Old City of Jerusalem – Jewish Quarters – Wailing Wall (B.L.D.)
We start in the morning by visit the Mt of Olives to the Church of Ascension, which commemorates the assents of Jesus to heaven. Then continue to the panoramic view of Jerusalem and from there, by foot travel to Dominos Flavit where Jesus wept over eminent destruction of Jerusalem where the chapels are built in the shape of a tear as a poignant reminder to this event, and then visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed while Judah betrayed him to the Romans. Visit the basilica of agony. We then go to the pools of Beit Hasda, and from there we take the Via Dolorosa (Way of Grief), traditionally accepted as the last route trodden by Jesus. Follow the 14 Stations of the Cross to Golgotha. You will see the Pilate’s Judgments Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation, where the Roman soldiers scourged Jesus and placed a crown of thorns on His head. The last four Stations of the Cross are inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher visible from the distance, wish is two silver domes, also “The Tomb” widely believed to be part of the stone that covered Jesus Tomb. In the afternoon, we go through the Jewish quarter to the Wailing. Then back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.