Fact Finding Tour - August 2019

Encounter and Study program to the Holy Land
31 July – 10 August 2019

Program Highlights:

  • See firsthand what is going on in Palestine and Israel
  • Hear stories of the people who live here (living Stones)
  • Taste the incredible food and cuisine of Palestine
  • Smell the freshly brewed Arabic Coffee being prepared daily by your host family
  • Visiting religious and historical sites in the Holy Land
  • Meet politicians, clergy, and community leaders, as well as peace organizations and activists representing both sides of the conflict.
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Travel Arrangements by Holy Land Trust (Travel & Encounter Program)
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 Our Daily Itinerary

31 July 2019: Arrival

Arrive Tel Aviv Airport; after passport and customs formalities, meet our local guide and driver, board our motor coaches, and transfer to Hotel in Nazareth for check-in.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

1 August 2019: Nazareth – Haifa

We will start our day by visiting the church of Annunciation in Nazareth. Then we will meet a legal center for Arab minority rights in Israel. Meeting with peace organization (Arab-Israeli).  Dinner and overnight in Nazareth.

2 August 2019: Golan Heights – Galilee

We will drive to Golan Heights to meet the Druze Community and visit the Syrian border. Lunch in Majdal Shams village (Syrian Village).

Afternoon we will visit the Sea of Galilee and we will have an unforgettable boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. Drive to Bethlehem. Dinner and Overnight in hotel.

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3 August 2019: Bethlehem

We will start our day with a presentation about Holy Land Trust organization, and then we will visit the Grotto of the Nativity where you can kneel at the place of the birth of Christ.  After lunch, we will learn about the Christian Community of the Holy land and meet a Local Muslim Sheikh to learn about Islam. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem with local host families.

4 August 2019: Bethlehem

This day we will get the chance to have Geo Political tour of Bethlehem. We will visit one of the Palestinian Refugee Camp in the city and learn about the refugee issue, and then we will have a tour around the wall and Checkpoint. Then we will visit Tent of Nations – a Christian Family’s Vineyard and organic farm where people from many different countries come together to build bridges of understanding and hope. We will Meet Roots Initiative, which is Local Palestinians and Israelis who have come to see each other as the partners to make changes and end the conflict. Dinner and Overnight in Bethlehem with local host families

5 August 2019: Jerusalem

We start this day in Jerusalem with a visit Temple Mt then the Old City of Jerusalem (Via Dolorosa and Church of Holy Sepulcher). This afternoon we will have a Geo-Political Tour of East Jerusalem (Arab and Jewish neighborhood). Return to our Bethlehem for dinner and Overnight with local host families

6 August 2019: Jerusalem

We will Visit Yad Vashim Holocaust Museum to understand the history of the Jewish people. After lunch, we will visit one of the Palestinian Expelled village in West Jerusalem (Lefta) to understand the Palestinian history of 1948. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem with local host families

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Program Price

$1899.00

(Sharing Double Room)

Single Room Supplement

$500.00

7 AUGUST 2019: Hebron  

This day we will visit the Abraham Mosque and Synagogue at the Old City of Hebron. We will have a tour of the Old City to learn about the current situation in H1/H2 area.  We will meet Christian Peace Maker team. Lunch with local family in the Old City. After lunch, we will move to the Jewish side of Hebron and meet the spokesperson of the Jewish Community there.  Visit the glass factory in our way back to Bethlehem. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem with local host families

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8 AUGUST 2019: Ramallah

We will Drive to Ramallah to meet Bir Zeit University Students (Right to Study Campaign), after that, we will meet Quaker House in Ramallah. After Lunch, we will visit Al Haq Organization (Palestinian human rights organization). We will meet representative from the Palestinian Negotiation Office. Farewell Dinner and Overnight in Bethlehem with local host families

9 August 2019: Jericho – Dead Sea – Jordan Valley  

After breakfast today, we will have a full day tour of Jordan Valley to learn about the Israeli military control, settlement, water issue, environmental issue and Bedouin communities in the Jordan Valley. After lunch, we spend some time relaxing at the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on the face of the earth. We will drive to Jericho to visit the Sycamore Tree and Mt Temptation. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem with local host families

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10 August 2019: Departure 

Morning Evaluation session, Check out of Hotel and Transfer to Airport for departure.

  • YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
    Accommodation in Bethlehem for 8 nights
  • Accommodation in Nazareth for 2 nights
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
  • Daily transportations including airport pick up and transfer.
  • Entry fees to all historical and religious sites
  • English Speaking Guide.
  • Boat Ride in Sea of Galilee
  • Honorarium fees for all lectures - speakers
  • Cultural performance
  • All applicable tax

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Passports and Visas.
  • Optional Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for Drivers / Guides / Hotels
  • Beverages during meals.
  • Lunches on arrival and departure day.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Any other services unspecified in tour program.

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