Join Paul Gibbons on an Inter-Religious Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Livingston, NJ (PressExposure) May 06, 2011 -- ITC is a wholesale tour operation that is dedicated to Israel Tourism. Our specialists provide groups and individual travelers with professional service and consultations, based on the highest level of expertise. We have extensive experience in the fields of Jewish trips, Bar Mitzvah tours and Bat Mitzvah tours, and Christian tours. ITC provides individual and group travel to leisure and organizational clients. The following is a preview of one of our many tours visit to view this and more.

Join Paul Gibbons, Adjunct Professor in the Religion Dept. at Seton Hall University, and Scripture Teacher at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Summit N.J. Along with Msgr. Kevin Hanbury on an Inter-religious Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

June 25 -July 8, 2012

Trip Package Includes:

• Round-trip Air from Newark Airport to Ben Gurion Airport in Israel.
• One of Israel's top tour guides and drivers will be with you the entire trip.
• King Solomon Hotel (Jerusalem), Renaissance Hotel (Tel Aviv), or similar.
• Visit Capernaum, take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, see the Jordan River
• Visit Caesarea Philippi
• Visit Jerusalem, the Old City Walls
• the Mount of Olives, the Temple Mount, and the Dome of the Rock
• Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane. Sing in St. Anne's Church
• Walk the Via Dolorosa, "The Way of The Cross", see the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and Herod's Antonia Fortress
• See the Western Wall, the Dead Sea, Masada, Qumran

Our Itinerary in the Holy Land:

When You Come Into the Land (Deut. 26:1)
Welcome to Israel! Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport to be met and assisted by your ITC representative (today's program depends on arrival time). Our tour begins as we travel up the Judean Hills to enter the Holy City of Jerusalem, excitement mounts, and we will stop to mark the occasion with a breathtaking view of the Old City.

Jerusalem and Bethlehem:
Take in a breathtaking overview of the Temple Mount and Old City from the Mount of Olives. Walk down Palm Sunday Road to visit the Teardrop Church and the Garden of Gethsemane. Proceed to Mount Zion to visit the tomb of King David and the Upper Room. Visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu and see a Byzantine model of Jerusalem. We then focus on the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, including Manger Square, the Church of the Nativity, and time for shopping.

The Dead Sea Region:
Early departure to drive through the Judean Wilderness on the ancient Roman road down to the Dead Sea. Ascend Masada by cable car. Tour this impressive excavation and discuss the terrible dilemma faced by its Jewish population during Roman times. Stop for a dip in the amazing Dead Sea. Visit the excavation, home of the mysterious ancient sect that authored the Dead Sea scrolls.

Layers of History:
Visit the historic city of Jewish mysticism, as well as home to many gifted artists; tour its mystical synagogues, courtyards, and shops. Explore the fascinating First Century sarcophagi. Continue to the excavated ancient port city of Caesarea. See history come to life at the multi-media center and tour the impressive Amphitheatre, aqueduct, and hippodrome Travel south to the modern Hebrew city of Tel Aviv.

The Modern Hebrew City:
Take a panoramic bus tour of the modern Hebrew city of Tel Aviv, including a stop at Rabin Square. Walk through Old Jaffa, once the gateway to the Land of Israel; review the biblical story of Jonah on site; discuss St. Peter's miracle and vision. Enjoy an impressive presentation of the amazing achievements of the Pal Mach at the multi-media Pal Mach Museum (if available). At Independence Hall, relive Ben Gurion's moving declaration of the State; discuss whether it seems that the vision of Israel's founding fathers -articulated in the Scroll of Independence -have come to fruition.

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ITC is a tour operation that sells uniquely programmed travel packages. These may include air and land services, access to academic speakers, political and religious leaders, superior accommodations, unique dinning possibilities and diverse entertainment. The value added of ITC's offering is the skill and knowledge of its staff, competitive rates, and specialty focus on Jewish and Christian Holy Land tours; all translating into greater satisfaction for the customer.

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