Pre & Post Meeting Optional Tours

Participants may enjoy the following optional sightseeing tours and visit the most interesting sites in Israel.
All tours are operated in an airconditioned vehicle with a licensed English speaking guide. 
Reservation of tours should be made on the On-line Registration & Accommodation Form.
For additional information on sightseeing tours please contact the CPS 2017 secretariat and travel agent: Diesenhaus-Unitours – Conventions Department, meetings@diesenhaus.com


Tour A: Nazareth, Capernaum
Monday, September 4, 2017(08:30-15:30)

Drive to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Drive along the Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught.

Note: modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites

Departure from Haifa: 08:30 from the Haifa Bay View hotel, 101 Hanassi Blvd., Haifa.
                                       Please note that the Dan Panorama hotel is at 107 Hanassi Blvd., near-by the Haifa Bay View Hotel.   
Drop-off in Haifa:  at end of tour, at  the Dan Panorama and Haifa Bay View hotels
Price: US$ 95 per person
This is a tour organized for CPS participants and accompanying persons and is based on a minimum of 10 people.

 

Nazareth

 

Capernaum

Tour B: Jerusalem – Old City

Friday, September 8 (08:30-16:30)

Jerusalem is a meeting place for East and West, new and old, beauty and ruins, sacred to the three major monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – all adding to its uniqueness. On this tour you will visit the most significant sights of Jerusalem. Experience its religious sanctity, its historical sites, scents and colors.

Drive to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Enter the Old City and walk through the Jewish quarter to the excavated and restored Cardo (the Roman ancient road). See the Jewish Wailing Wall and continue to the Christian Quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Proceed to the new city and visit Yad Vashem, the memorial to the holocaust.

Note: modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites.

Departure from Haifa: 08:30  from the Haifa Bay View hotel (101 Hanassi Blvd., Haifa)
                                      Please note that the Dan Panorama hotel is at 107 Hanassi Blvd., near-by the Haifa Bay View Hotel.     
Drop-off at end of tour in Tel-Aviv: At the Metropolitan hotel, 11-15, Trumpeldor St, Tel-Aviv 
Price: US$ 95 per person
This is a tour organized for CPS participants and accompanying persons and is based on a minimum of 10 people.

Jerusalem – David Citadel

Jerusalem – Old City Market

Tour C: Masada and Dead Sea

Saturday, September 9 (07:20-18:00) – from Tel Aviv only

Drive to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Visit the rock fortress of Masada built by King Herod the Great, King of Judea during the Roman period.
Ascend by cable car and tour this ancient fortress where the Zealots of the first century made their last stand against the Romans before committing mass suicide in 73AD.
Continue for a relaxing floating adventure on the Dead Sea. This extremely dense and saline sea, with great concentration of minerals is a world-renowned attraction for its therapeutic qualities.

Note: Comfortable walking shoes, hats, sun screen, bathing suit and towel are recommended.

Departure from Tel-Aviv: 07:20 from the Metropolitan hotel lobby, in Tel-Aviv
Drop-off at end of tour in Tel-Aviv: At the Metropolitan hotel in Tel-Aviv
Price: US$ 114 per person
This is a regular dailiy tour operated by Rent-A-Guide and coordinated by Diesenhaus-Unitours.

Masada – Dead-Sea Area

 

Dead Sea

Dead Sea – View from Mt. Sdom


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