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Explore Israel with the Sioux City Interfaith Tour Led by Rabbi Guy Greene June 25 – July 2, 2018 | Israel Tour
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Israel Tour / Explore Israel with the Sioux City Interfaith Tour Led by Rabbi Guy Greene June 25 – July 2, 2018

Explore Israel with the Sioux City Interfaith Tour Led by Rabbi Guy Greene June 25 – July 2, 2018

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Come and experience the historic and spiritual land of Israel with Rabbi Greene. This interfaith Israel tour includes a combination of Jewish and Christian sites. Highlighting the most important sites in Israel from both perspectives, it is the perfect tour for exploring both religions values, culture, and history

Explore Israel with the Sioux City Interfaith Tour

Led by Rabbi Guy Greene

June 25 – July 2, 2018

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Monday, 25 July

Depart U.S.A.
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Tuesday, 26 July

Going up into the Land - Early morning arrival in Israel to be met and assisted by your ITC representative (today’s program depends on arrival time). Tour the ruins of Caesarea, where Peter accepted Cornelius as the first "non-Jewish convert to Christianity". See its Roman Theater, Amphitheater, Hippodrome and Promontory Palace. Ponder a rabbinic debate over Jews attending gladiator games. Visit Elijah's Cave near the foot of Mt. Carmel in Haifa. Look out from the top of the Bahai Gardens on Mt. Carmel in Haifa for a panoramic view of the region. Lunch on own. Look out over northern Israel from the roof of the Muhkraka Monastery on Mt. Carmel, where the Prophet Elijah challenged the Priests of Baal. Visit the Basillica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Jesus' childhood town. Check–in to the Ruth Rimmonim Hotel in Tzfat. Welcome dinner at hotel. Overnight: Ruth Rimonim Hotel, Tzfat
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Wednesday, 27 July

Mystical Tzfat, Christian Beginnings, Medieval Philosophy - Tour mystical Tzfat's old synagogues and picturesque alleyways and discover the origins of our Friday night service in the city where Lecha Dodi was written. Visit a kabbalistic artist and hear how Jewish spirituality influences his work. Time permitting: Visit Tzfat's Old Jewish Cemetery, including the Ari's grave and Mikveh. Lunch on own. At Capernaum explore the beginnings of Jesus' Ministry in the Galilee and see its ancient synagogue. Visit the Mt. of the Beatitudes, the site of the Sermon on the Mount. See the wreck of a 2,000 year old fishing boat that was discovered in the Sea of Galilee, now dubbed the 'Jesus Boat' at Beit Yigal Alon Museum on Kibbutz Ginosar, followed by a brief tour of the museum's exhibit on the geography of the Galilee. Late afternoon boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Visit the Tomb of Rabbi Akiva or the Tomb of Maimonides in Tiberias. Check–in to the Leonardo Hotel in Tiberias overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Free evening to stroll on Tiberias' lakeside promenade. Dinner on own. Leonardo Tiberias
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Thursday, 28 June

Jordan Valley and Jerusalem: City of Three Faiths - Visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site on the Jordan River. See the ancient synagogue of Beit Alfa on Kibbutz Heftziba and ponder why its 1,500 year old mosaic floor features a wheel of the zodiac. Brief drive and walk in Kibbutz Heftziba to learn about kibbutz life. Travel south through the Jordan Valley, passing biblical Mt. Gilboa, which was cursed by David after King Saul and his son Joathan were killed there. Shehekiyanu/Welcome ceremony overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem. Visit the Western Wall and connect to an ancient Jewish legacy. Tour of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the last stations five of the Via Dolorosa in the Christian Quarter. Tour of the Museum of Islamic Art for a special perspective on the Moslem world. Check in to the Prima Kings Hotel in Jerusalem. Watch the Night Spectacular – Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David. Overnight: Prima Kings, Jerusalem
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Friday, 29 June

Masada and the Dead Sea: Freedom Fighters or Fanatics? - Early start to explore the City of David, including its ancient water systems, using the Bible and archaeology to reveal chapters from the city's ancient past. Wade through Hezekiah's Tunnel, a still flowing 2,700 year old water system that saved Jerusalem from the Assyrian King Sennacherib in the 8th century B.CE. (Dry alternative available). Multimedia tour of the new Six Day War Heritage Museum at Ammunition Hill, the site of the fiercest battle in the Six Day War. Visit Neve Shalom, a mixed Arab-Jewish community outside Jerusalem dedicated to coexistence and better understanding between the two peoples. Kabbalat Shabbat service with Rabbi Greene. Shabbat Dinner at hotel. Recommendation for the evening: Checkout the Ben Yehuda Street pedestrian mall in downtown Jerusalem. Overnight: Prima Kings Hotel, Jerusalem,
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Saturday, 30 June

The Old City of Jerusalem: An Ancient Jewish Legacy. Ascend Masada by cable car to tour the ruins of Herod's palace and the last outpost of Jewish independence. Discussion: Which Jewish Legacy – Masada or Yavne? . Lunch on own. Walk in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve opportunity to bath in waterfalls and hear how David hid there from King Saul. Visit Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and see one of the caves from the road. Swim in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, at the hotel's beach. The resort also has a fresh water pool. Havdalah with Rabbi Greene. Dinner on own. Overnight: Prima Kings Hotel, Jerusalem
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Sunday, 1 July

Holocaust, Remembrance and Continuity - Check out of hotel. Tour of Yad Vashem - Israel's national Holocaust memorial and museum, including the Holocaust History Museum and Children’s Memorial.' Discover the story of Theodore Herzl, Zionism's founding father, at the multimedia Herzl Museum. Lunch on own. Guided tour of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, to learn about Israel's lively democratic system. Then see the Knesset Menorah, a remarkable bronze sculpture featuring scenes from the Bible and Jewish history. Visit the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Shrine of the Book and the Model of Jerusalem in the first century. Free time to explore additional exhibitions on own – Recommendations: Modern Israeli art, Synagogue interiors in the Judaica section and the Archaeology Wing. Tour of the Jewish Quarter including the Herodian Mansions, Broad Wall, Rooftops and Cardo followed by free time to shop and explore on own. Farewell dinner at Olive and Fish Restaurant. Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport – See you again soon!
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Monday, 2 July

Arrive in USA - Begin planning your next Israel trip with Rabbi Greene and ITC Tours!

  • Land Only: $2755 per person double occupancy
  • Single room: total of $3335
  • 3rd adult in a triple room: $2660
  • Added to the above are tips for guide, driver and restaurants $180
Pricing is based on check payment Flights: Estimated air Sioux City To Tel Aviv $1495.   Please contact ITC’s NJ office directly to book best flight options: 800.247.7235

    Please check your choice(s): Prices are per person in a double room. * Included are airport tax and fuel surcharge and are subject to change until purchased Not included in price: Trip cancellation insurance * Tips for guide, driver, restaurants, porterage* Optional travel insurance is available including coverage of pre-existing conditions: Please let us know if there are any accessibility requirements, physical limitations or dietary restrictions Please call our office for quote @ 800-247-7235 **Return this application with a deposit of $250 per passenger
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    ROOMS: Prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms are available at a supplementary cost. $580 TAXES: Airport tax and fuel surcharge are included in the ticket price when ticketed TIPPING: Tips for guides and drivers are added to the tour price $180 INSURANCE: Insurance is not included in the tour price. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for any losses or expenses, which you or any member of your party may incur as a result of failing to secure adequate coverage. MEDICAL CONDITION: ITC is not responsible for any medical conditions that may occur during or prior to the tour. We offer Group Rate Travel/Medical Insurance. Please check our website for coverage or call for insurance costs and details, including coverage of preexisting conditions 800 247 7235 CANCELLATION: All cancellations must be in writing to us and must be signed by the person who made the original reservation. Cancellations are only effective from the day they are received by us. No refunds are issued for cancellations received after the date the tour departs. Penalties will apply. If you cancel your tour, cancellation fees and penalties will be deducted from your refund or deposit. Cancellation fees will apply to all deposit checks (Airline penalties could be equal to the total cost of the ticket.) Cancellation fees apply to each person. MINIMUM FEE OF $ 100.00 PER.PERSON. FOR ANY CANCELLATION PRIOR TO DEPARTURE PRIOR TO DEPARTURE 90 - 76 Days 75 – 66 Days 65 Days or less CANCELLATION FEE $300.00 per person $400.00 per person No Refund *Plus any penalties applied by airlines, hotels and tour operators. No refunds are issued for cancellations on private tour itineraries. After itinerary is complete there will be a $100. Change fee assessed per charge. BAGGAGE: Luggage is the responsibility of the passenger and that of the airlines. For lost luggage claims, the passenger is responsible for notifying the airline directly. SEAT ASSIGNMENTS: There is no advanced seat selection for tour departures; however, we will try to meet individual requests upon availability. Three hours advance arrival to the airport is necessary to insure adequate time for check in. RESPONSIBILITY FOR FLIGHT AND PASSENGER ACCOMMODATIONS AND SERVICES: ITC is responsible for making all arrangements for tour services offered in the itinerary. The airlines, hotels, land operators and other suppliers providing services are independent contractors and not agents, employees or associates of ITC. Acceptance and confirmation of your reservation is at the discretion of the airlines even after full payment has been made. ITC, Rabbi Guy Greene assumes no responsibility or liability in connection with the service of an aircraft, motor coach, taxi, or other conveyances, which may be used in the performance of its duty to the passengers. All vouchers and other documents for services issued by the company are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the suppliers and to the laws of the country where services are supplied. If the tour services as indicated by the itinerary cannot be supplied or there are changes in the itinerary for reasons beyond the control of ITC, we will arrange for provision of comparable services. ITC reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary whenever ITC deems it necessary to the comfort, convenience and safety of the participant at any time. The participant agrees that ITC shall not be liable for any changes in flight schedules, delays, weather conditions, damages, losses (including personal injuries, death and property losses) or expenses occasioned by acts or omissions of any person, including suppliers providing services, or for any acts of war, insurrection, revolts, or other civil uprisings, military actions, strikes, or acts of G-d occurring either in the country of origin, through passage or destination. No person other than an authorized representative of ITC by written consent is authorized to vary, add or waive any term or condition in this agreement. The right is reserved to decline to accept or retain any tour passenger should such person’s health or general deportment impede the operation of the tour to the detriment of the other tour passengers. PASSPORTS AND VISAS: Each passenger participant must have a valid passport. Please make sure the expiration date is at least 6 months past your date of departure. IMMUNIZATIONS: No immunization shots or vaccinations are required at present, unless otherwise noted. NOTE: The sequence of activities in the itinerary may change or be reversed some may be omitted due to circumstances beyond our control. Pricing is subject to change until the trip is paid in full.

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