Israel is located at the crossroads of three continents – Europe, Africa and Asia. Border countries are Egypt to the southwest, Jordan to the east, Syria to the northeast and Lebanon to the north. The Mediterranean is Israel’s western border and longest coastline – the Red Sea is at its southernmost tip and the Dead Sea is at its center. Israel is about as big as New Jersey – 7,992 square miles – and has a population of 6 million. Jerusalem, the capital of both ancient and modern Israel is is one of the most important holy sites in the world where the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is among its most sacred sites. Built by the mother of Emperor Constantine over the site of a Roman pagan temple to Venus, the entire site encompasses the last five stations of the cross. The church marks the site of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection. It is cared for by six denominations, and visitors can see the differences in layout, decor and tradition from the countless additions and modifications. It is perched on a hill known as Golgotha (Calvaria in Latin, hence Calvary).
Please pay close attention to safety and security matters regarding yourself and your possessions while abroad. Please keep your passport, airline tickets and any other valuables in a safe place as it is very difficult, costly and time-consuming to get a new passport issued in a foreign country. Please also keep photocopies of your passport, air ticket, credit cards, traveller’s check numbers and any other important personal documentation in a separate part of your luggage.
Be alert for , pickpockets and muggers no matter what city you visit and do not wander around anywhere late at night on your own.
PLEASE CHECK DEPARTURE TIMES FOR TOURS AND TRANSFERS WITH YOUR LOCAL TOUR GUIDE/ESCORT AS THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO FACTORS BEYOND THE CONTROL OF THE TOUR OPERATORS SUCH AS WEATHER, TRAFFIC CONGESTION, MUSEUM CLOSURE, RESTORATION/RECONSTRUCTION OR DELAYS.
NOTE:THERE WILL BE NO REFUND FOR ANY UNUSED PORTION OF THE TRIP AS EVERYTHING HAS BEEN PREPAID.
THE TOUR IS SUBJECT TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE RESPECTIVE TRAVEL & TOUR OPERATORS/ HOTELS, AIRLINES, BUS COMPANIES AND ANY OTHER SUPPLIERS.