Itinerary - DOC by lonyoo


Day 1 Thu, May 6,10
Depart on an early afternoon flight from Washington National Airport (DCA), to JFK for our evening International flight to Tel
Aviv. For those departing from other gateways outside the Washington DC area, our International flight to Israel is
scheduled to departs from JFK 7:55 pm. Please make sure you arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to flight schedule (TBA)
International AIR El Al

Day 2 Fri, May 7,10
Dan Panorama Hotel
Upon arrival at Tel Aviv (Ben Gurion) International Airport, you will be met and assisted through airport formalities by our
representatives. Group will be transferred to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Welcome dinner to celebrate
your arrival and overnight at in Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv - Arrival D Tel Aviv
The Dan Panorama is ideally located on Tel Aviv's lively seafront and provides the perfect base for a family vacation or busi ness trip. The soft
sandy beaches of the Mediterranean are just across the road, whilst picturesque Old Jaffa, and many of Tel Aviv's main attractions, are all
within easy reach. The Dan Panorama offers all the sophistication of a city hotel in a prime location combined with everything one needs for a
relaxing seaside resort vacation. The hotel offers a range of premium business and leisure facilities and its extensive conference and convention
halls make it the venue of choice for international events. Category :SFC

Day 3 Sat, May 8,10
Caesars Tiberias
Breakfast at your Hotel, Drive along to the Mediterranean Coast off Caesarea, Mt Carmel, Megiddo, Nazareth, via Cana to Sea of
Galiee. This ancient city was built in honor of Augustus Caesar by Herod the great, and was the capitol of the Romans in the Holy
Land for nearly 500 years. The Ancient Theatre, the Crusader City and the fantastic aqueduct serve as a back-drop for the Book of
Acts; Cornelius, the first Gentile Convert; the home of Philip the Evangelist; the many visits by the Apostle Paul including his two-
year imprisonment and his journey to Rome. Continue to the mountains of Carmel – Muhraka where Elijah engaged in the contest
with the false prophets of Ball and then on to Megiddo, from here this is a breathtaking view over the whole Valley of Jezreel,
better know as the valley of Armageddon. We continue to the famous “Tel Megiddo”, the archaeological mound. Here we can see
the remains of King Solomon’s Stables, an Alter from the time of Abraham (4000 years old), and the magnificent water tunnel. We
continue across the valley to view MT. Tabor the sight of the “Transfiguration”. We arrive in Nazareth where we visit the Church of
the Annunciation, and the Synagogue where Jesus learned to read the Bible. On the way to Tiberias we pass Cana of Galilee, the
village where Jesus performed His first miracle- the first miracle at the wedding. Arrival at our hotel on the shores of the beautiful
lake of Galilee. Dinner and overnight in Sea of Galilee.
Sea of Galilee BD Tiberias.
The Tiberias Caesar is located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, adjacent to shopping and entertainment centers. Situated on the lakeside
promenade by the Sea of Galilee the newly renovated Ceasar Premier Tiberias Hotel is an ideal starting point for tours of all the holy and
historical sites throughout the Galilee region and is close to the main shopping and entertyainment centers. “Hamat Caesar” Hot Springs is the
only SPA in the northern region where you can enjoy all the comforts of a modern SPA including a spring water pool from the Hamat Gader
Springs, all located within the Hotel! 229 spacious and tastefully furnished guestrooms including 7 luxury suites and 2 presidential suites, all
with balconies and views of the Sea of Galilee. All Rooms feature private bath, air conditioning, TV & radio, and telephone. Category: SFC

Day 4 Sun, May 9,10
Caesars Tiberias
Breakfast at your Hotel. Drive up to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the sermon on the Mount. Visit the beautiful
mosaic floor at Tabgha – the sight of the miracle of the multiplication. We will sail on a Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee, and then have
the option of tasting the famous ST. Peters fish for lunch in a restaurant on the lake sure (on your own). Visit Capernaum, “The
Town of Jesus”, walk around the Ruins of the Biblical Village, and see the Synagogue where Jesus preached in the house of
Peters Mother-in-law then on the Church of Peters Primacy. We will finish the day with a Baptismal Service at Yardenit (optional)
Capernaum; Ancient synagogue, Saint Peter’s House, the Mensa Christi and Church of Multiplication – Tabgah; the splendid
mosaic about the miracle of the loaves and fishes, Church of Peter's Primacy- Yardenit. Dinner and overnight in Sea of Galilee.
Sea of Galilee BD Tiberias

Day 5 Mon, May 10,10
Caesars Tiberias
Breakfast at your Hotel. We will drive North through the Golan Heights of Caesarea Philippi ( Banias ) and the Banias, one of the
water sources of the Jordan River. View MT. Bental and hear the heroic story of the Yom Kippur war on this sight. Visit the Golan
Heights Winery and learn about the wine produced in the region. Return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight, Tiberias.
North & Golan Heights BD Tiberias

Day 6 Tue, May 11,10
Mount Zion Hotel
Breakfast at your Hotel, we will drive south to Beit Shean, the largest archeological site in Israel. We will explore the ancient
Roman city with the Amphitheatre and reconstructed streets. We will then view the mosaic floor unearthed in the ancient
synagougue at Beit Alfa, then on to the Springs of Harod at the foot of MT Gilboa. Drive along the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem.
Dinner and over night at MT. Zion Hotel
Jordan Valley BD Jerusalem
The Mount Zion Hotel is located a short distance from the Old City of Jerusalem. The original building dates back to 1882.
The entire complex was renovated, creating a unique hotel that embodies three generations of Jerusalem architecture. All
Rooms feature personal safe, direct dial phone with voice mail, hair dryer, satellite TV, wall to wall carpet, central heating
and air-conditioning. Category : SFC
Day 7 Wed, May 12,10
Mount Zion Hotel
Breakfast at your Hotel
We will begin the morning with a magnificent view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives. We will drive down to the Kidron
Valley and enter the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of All Nations where we can view the Basilica of the Agony and view one
of the most ancient Olive trees in the Holy Land, a living witness to Jesus' arrest by the Romans. We continue along the Kidron
Valley, viewing the Tomb of Zachariah as well as the Tomb of Absalom - King David's son. We will enter the Old City via St.
Stephen’s Gate and walk along the Via Dolorosa stopping at the Church of St. Anne and the Pools of Bethesda and then on to
Ecce Homo Arch and the rest of stations of the cross ending at the Church of Holy Sepulcher - the largest Church in Jerusalem.
We will then proceed to the Wailing Wall - the remnant of Solomon's Temple, the holiest Jewish site - and touch its ancient stones.
We will continue to the famous Tunnels from the Hasmonian era and out to the Via Dolorosa and the Arab Market - the Shuk, with
its hundreds of stores selling many types of artifacts.
Dinner and over night Jerusalem.
Old Jerusalem BD Jerusalem

Day 8 Thu, May 13,10
Mount Zion Hotel
Breakfast at your Hotel
We will depart Jerusalem and drive in the Judean desert to the Qumran Caves area, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and
on to the lowest place on earth - the Dead Sea. 1300 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is the saltiest body of water in the world.
We will visit Masada - the site of the Zealots last stand against the Romans, which was originally built as a magnificent palace for
Herod the Great. We will take the cable car up to this great fortress we will visit the bathhouse, the storage rooms, the mosaics
and the Byzantine Church. Time permitting we will enjoy a swim in the Dead Sea, or to be more exact, float, on this amazing sea -
a non-swimmers paradise!
Dinner and over night, Jerusalem.
Dead Sea BD Jerusalem

Day 9 Fri, May 14,10
Mount Zion Hotel
Breakfast at your Hotel
We will begin the day with a visit to Yad Vashem- Holocaust Memorial Museum. We will then drive to the new Archeological
excavations at the City of David. Will then proceed to the Archaeological Gardens within the Old City Walls by entering via the
Dung Gate and view the Southern Wall steps and the Davidson Centre. We will continue on to the Jewish Quarter and visit the
Temple Institute. We will end the day at the Garden Tomb.
Dinner and overnight, Jerusalem.
New City of Jerusalem BD Jerusalem

Day 10 Sat, May 15,10
Mount Zion Hotel
Breakfast at your Hotel
We will begin the day with a visit to Yad Vashem- Holocaust Memorial Museum. We will then drive to the new Archeological
excavations at the City of David. Will then proceed to the Archaeological Gardens within the Old City Walls by entering via the
Dung Gate and view the Southern Wall steps and the Davidson Centre. We will continue on to the Jewish Quarter and visit the
Temple Institute. We will end the day at the Garden Tomb.
Dinner and overnight, Jerusalem.
Jewish Quarter & City of David BD Jerusalem

Day 11 Sun, May 16,10
After breakfast the rest of the day is at leisure, later that evening your representative will escort you to Tel Aviv International Airport
for the flight back home. Our flight is scheduled to arrive at JFK 5:40 am. (Washington Metro area travelers will connect on a
domestic flight the same day scheduled for 12 noon departure to arrive DCA approx. 2:00 pm.
Tel Aviv - Return B

Hotels are Superior First Class, to view, visit web-sites below:

USD $3,375.00 (Rate per person based on double occupancy)
Single supplement: USD 800

International Airfare from Washington National Airport to JFK on El Al International
Arrival & departure transfers
All services as specified in itinerary
Breakfasts and Dinner daily
Meal codes: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
Accommodation in First Class & Superior First Class Hotels with standard double rooms
Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles including qualified drivers
Sight-seeing as per itinerary led by qualified English speaking guide
Entrance fees and Luggage handling
Travel Representative Meet and Greet upon arrival

Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc
Beverages during meals
Customary Tips for tour guides & driver ($7 per person per day) CST will collect upon entry
Cost of obtaining Passports
Trip cancellation insurance

CST can make available CSA Travel Insurance at a group rate of $230 per person
no matter the age, to include all coverage’s including pre-existing medical conditions. Does not
include travel default. We must have a minimum of 10 people.
For individual travel protection, please see the travel insurance brochure provided by CST
(Please let us know if you choose to be a part of the group travel insurance plan)

Please keep in mind that rates and itinerary are subject to change without notice!
                                                 Israel Trip

                                    Information Summary Sheet

Travel Agent: Champion Services Travel, PO Box 44140, Fort Washington, MD 20744
              Bernadette Champion, CEO
              (301) 686-0970 office – (301) 686-9000 fax
              E-mail:           Website & E-mail:

Travel Dates: May 6 – 16, 2010

COST: $3,375 per person, double occupancy base on a min. of 20 (Single Supplement $800)
      Triple & Quad not accepted. Pricing may vary if numbers are lower

Immunizations: there are no immunizations or vaccinations required for US Citizens traveling to Israel!
               US citizens must be up on their childhood immunizations.

Passport is required, Visa is not require

Trip Insurance is highly recommended. Champion Services recommends the CSA Comfort Plan. Group
rates are available with a minimum of 10 passengers purchase, and purchased only at balance due date.
Coverage includes trip cancellation, trip interruption, travel delay, baggage and personal effects, emergency
medical expenses, evacuation, and more. Cost for group travel protection $230.00 per person. For
individual Travel Protection Insurance a brochure will be provided.

Luggage recommendation: 2 checked bags weighing no more than 50lbs. and 1 carry-on

A Deposit of $400 per person is due at booking. Make checks payable to Champion Services Travel.
Monthly payments are welcomed. All final payments must be paid in full 60 days before departure. Late
payments are subject to penalties, late fees or cancellation. Please send in registration form with your

Is customary, recommend $7 per person per day, CST will collect upon arrival to Israel. Must be in US
$Dollars and in a sealed envelope with your name on the envelope!

                                Departure Date                          Final Payment Due
                                May 6, 2010                               March 2, 2010

                         Formal Orientation: By Champion Services Travel
                                     Date: January 16, 2010.
                                   Location: Oxon Hill Library
                        Address: 6200 Oxon Hill RD., Oxon Hill, MD. 20745
                                      Phone: 301. 839-2400
                                         Time: 2-3:30pm
     Document distribution: Meeting approximately 30 days before departure, location & date TBA.

                       Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice!
                                      Frequently Asked Questions for Israel

Do I need a Visa for Israel?
Americans and Canadian citizens only need a valid passport to visit Israel. They don't need visas. Other nationals should con tact
the Israeli consulate in their area for more information. A tourist entering Israel is allowed to stay up to three months. To extend
your stay after three months, contact the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

Can I rent a car with my American or Canadian Driver's License?
You can use your driver's license in Israel for up to three months.
NOTE: Travelers with small children should be cautioned to bring their own car seats for use in rental cars. This is one of the best
suggestions to any traveling parent.

Health Regulations?
There are no vaccinations or immunizations requirements for Israel.

Can I use my electrical appliances in Israel?
The electric current in Israel is 220 Volts AC, single phase, 50 Hertz. Most Israeli sockets are three-pronged, but many of them can
accommodate other varieties. Most luxury hotels provide hair-dryers and all hotels have sockets for U.S. shavers. Most other
appliances require a converter or transformer that can be purchased at any hardware store in Israel.

What to pack?
Dress is casual by day, but dressier wear may be necessary at some restaurants and night spots in the evening. Conservative
dress is needed for religious sites.

How can I call home?
To direct dial home from Israel, dial 001- , then the area code and then the rest of the number. Direct toll-free service is available to
international operators for holders of the following credit card numbers: AT&T-177-100-2727; MCI-177-150-2727; Sprint-177-102-
2727. The international dialing code for Israel is 972 (from outside Israel) To direct-dial Israel from overseas, omit the "0" in the
local Israeli area code. Public telephones are either operated with tokens or magnetic cards, which are available at post offices,
hotel gift shops and lobbies, automatic vending machines and private vendors.

It is customary to tip hotel personnel, guides and drivers. Service charges are often included in tour packages. A 15 percent tip is
the average in restaurants. While tipping is not mandatory in taxis-locals usually don't- visitors are free to do so. Note: CST will
collect tips from all travelers upon arrival and it should be placed in a sealed envelope in US $ (tipping fee per person is $7 per
person per day = $77 ea.)

What about Customs?
Israel has a dual channel customs clearance system. Use the Green Channel if you are only bringing
A. Personal clothing, B. Alcoholic Drinks (up to one liter per person aged at least 17) C. Perfumes (up to 1/4 liter per person) D.
Tobacco (up to 250 cigarettes per person at least 17) E. Gifts, up to $200. If you are bringing more than this, select the Re d

The Israeli currency is the New Israeli Shekel (NIS) that is divided into 100 Agorot. The approximate rate is 3.5NIS to $1 or 2.5NIS
to 1 Canadian Dollar. For exact daily rate check
Most banks are open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; also from 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and
Thursdays; and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays and the eves of major Jewish holidays. Bank branches in major hotels usually
offer convenient additional banking hours. Restrictions: There are no restrictions on the amounts of local and foreign currencies
visitors may bring into Israel. Foreign currency may be exchanged at the airport or at any bank and in many hotels throughout
Israel. Payment in foreign currency exempts tourists from paying Value Added Tax (VAT) on certain purchases.
ATMs: Linked with major American systems, ATMs are prevalent throughout Israel. Major credit cards -American Express, Diners'
Club, Visa and MasterCard/ Access/Eurocard-are widely accepted throughout Israel. Holders of Visa or
MasterCard/Access/Eurocard credit cards may withdraw funds at the foreign currency counters of affiliated banks or at certain

Where can I get information about facilities and accessibility for the handicapped?
Contact Milbat, the Advisory Center for the Disabled at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv Tel: 011-972-3-530-3739 and or (check
with travel agent)

Jewish, Christian and Muslim Holidays Calendar:
Please note that during major Jewish holidays and on Saturdays, banks and most businesses are closed. Except in Haifa and
Eastern Jerusalem, there is no public transportation except for taxi service.

                       For more information on Israel you can visit

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