Israel Retreat, November 2020

  1. NOV 14Saturday, Leave Australia, 24Hr flight time,  arrive Tel Aviv.  Overnight: Tel Aviv
  2. NOV 15Sunday, Drive to Nazareth Church of the Annunciation, Mt. Precipice  in Nazareth (it’s an unbelievable view!), Mount Tabor (Mount of Transfiguration), Tiberias, Overnight: Near Sea of Galilee
  3. NOV 16Monday, Sunrise meditation on boat on Sea of Galilee, back for breakfast, Mount of Beatitudes, walk down to  Tabgha, Capernaum, Overnight: Near Sea of Galilee
  4. NOV 17Tuesday, Sunrise meditation on back for breakfast;  Bethsaida OR Chorzim; visit Woodsong (next to Safed – a wonderful place with a former Aussie),  onto Safed/Tzfat.  Introduction to Kabbalah; evening walk. Overnight: Safed/Tzfat
  5. NOV 18Wednesday, Morning teachings on Kabbalah, Kabbalistic artist… Afternoon onward to Jerusalem. Overnight: Jerusalem
  6. NOV 19Thursday, Chapel of the Ascension (Mount of Olives),Jerusalem overlook, Walk down the Palm Sunday route, Meditate in Garden of Gethsemane, Bus to Jaffa Gate, Lunch break, Church of the Holy Sepulchre;  Garden Tomb (especially potent for those brought up in Protestant tradition).  Overnight: Jerusalem
  7. NOV 20Friday,  Bethlehem Church of the Nativity/Lunch at Shepherd’s Tent Shepherds’ Field. Ein Kerem: Church of the Visitation in Ein Karem and Sisters of Zion Convent (St. John’s is closed for renovations), Shabbat of a Lifetime.  Overnight: Jerusalem
  8. NOV 21Saturday,  (We can do all the following on foot:) Mount Zion: Tomb of King David/The Upper Room/Dormition Abbey/Peter in Gallicantu (visit pit where Jesus was imprisoned) ; Free Afternoon and evening.   Overnight: Jerusalem
  9. NOV 22, Sunday, City of David, Western Wall, Israel Museum, Overnight: Jerusalem
  10. NOV 23 Monday, Lookout onto St. George/Wadi Qelt, Qumran (new trail leading up to the sites). Check-in, dinner and Overnight: Ein Gedi Kibbutz Hotel
  11. NOV 24Tuesday, Early morning Masada climb and tour; breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon free for Dead Sea floating, spa, meditation, etc.  Overnight: Ein Gedi Kibbutz Hotel
  12. NOV 25Wednesday, Qasr al-Yahud (the Baptismal site on the Jordan River); lunch en route; travel to Tel Aviv.  Evening walk in Old Jaffa. Dinner at leisure or in together in Jaffa; Overnight: Tel Aviv
  13. NOV 26 Thursday, free day in Tel Aviv (Joe could offer optional walking tours). Final dinner  Overnight: Tel Aviv
  14. NOV 27, Friday fly back to Australia
  15. NOV 28, Saturday Arrive Home in  Australia  at night