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Israel Student 2015

Caesarea Maritima, Jaffa,  Departure from Tel Aviv On our last day,  we drove to Caesarea Maritima, the site of Herod the Great’s massive Roman port city. Excavations have uncovered a hippodrome, a theater (restored for use of performances today), and the ruins of Herod’s seaside palace (where he installed a …

Morning Meal on the Sea of Galiee, Mount Tabor, Tel Megiddo, Mount Carmel, Natanya Hotel Today began in the wee early hours of the morning with a 4:45 am wake-up call! Our purpose was to witness the dawn over the shores of Galilee. We gradually relaxed into a quiet, prayerful …

Tel Dan, Banias Falls, Caesarea Philippi, lunch at a Druze restaurant, Jeep Ride in the Golan Heights Our first stop was a nature walk through the Dan Reserve Park that segues right into the ancient archaeological site of Tel Dan. This site is one of our favorite locations. We casually …

Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, Bethsaida, Galilee Boat Ride, Arbel Pass, Magdala Today we wanted to be the first to arrive at Capernaum before the crowds. We drove this morning to the site where more of Jesus’ healings took place than any other site. Immediately off the bus we started out …

Galilee Boat; Safed – small Galilee town; Nazareth Village, Brow of the Hill We are spending five days in the Ramot Hotel and it is a gorgeous place nestled up into the hills of the Golan Heights. Just east behind us over the hills about 20 miles, is the Syrian …

EMMAUS – ABU GHOSH; VALLEY OF ELAH; TEL JEZREEL; Ramot Nofesh Resort We headed out of Jerusalem, going westward down the hillsides. Eitan pointed out that a village that we went through was the probable place where John the Baptist was born. It is called “Ein Kerem”. It seems like …

MOUNT OF OLIVES LOOKOUT,  GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, POOL OF BETHESDA, LITHOSTRATOS, ST. PETER EN GALLICANTU, GOLGOTHA, GARDEN TOMB We drove early this morning to a location east of the Temple Mount up on the Mount of Olives. It allowed us to look up to the Temple Mount and see the …

Temple Mount, Southern Wall with Virtual Model, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam, JEWISH QUARTER, BURNT HOUSE,  Christa Bryant speaking Today was an early day because we had to get in line to go through the heavy security to get up on the Temple Mount. We got there …

Our first stop this morning was one of the most spectacular sites we will see on our tour, what used to be a fortress-palace called “Masada,”  the high rock plateau on the eastern side of the Judean Desert, which overlooks the Dead Sea. There are two ways up the rock …

After the larger part of our group arrived at the airport in Tel Aviv,  we got on our tour bus for the day’s travels. The first thing we did was drive to Jerusalem and pick up the five people at the Dan Hotel who left yesterday. Then we all were …

Getting ready for take-off in Newark, NJ – Israel bound!!

Five of the group are traveling today, March 5, through a blizzard in Philadelphia. We have had a ten hour layover, and we will leave tonight at 9:20 pm. The rest will travel tomorrow through Newark and we will see them in Jerusalem. We hope you will join us on …

Welcome to the Biblos Travel Blog! Join us this March as we tour Israel with students beginning this Friday, March 6th through Tuesday, March 17th. Stay tuned for we will be providing daily updates! Please share this blog with anyone you might think would be interested.    

Starting January 2015, the group has been preparing for their trip! Stay tuned for daily updates on our Blog as they travel March 6th-17th.