Who Should Go on this Tour

  • Adults and children 7 and above are welcome, and we ask that all keep in mind that this tour includes long air travel, moderate to heavy walking and long tour days when considering joining with us.
  • This tour is built for those who would like to take a Christian tour, but through Jewish eyes.

About This Tour

Zola Tours trips are unique for many reasons, however the ability to customize your trip within the trip to include extensions to Greece and Petra make our tours truly exceptional!


Tour Highlights:

  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
  • Opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan River
  • Visit to Shiloh, the resting place of the Ark for nearly 400 years.
  • Walking in Jesus’ footsteps at his birthplace in Bethlehem, a visit to an ancient synagogue in Magdala where Jesus may have taught, Palm Sunday Road, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Garden Tomb and many others.
  • See the included daily itinerary for these and many more tour destinations!
  •  Ephesus, Mykonos, and Corinth (Greece Extension Only)
  • Petra (Jordan Extension Only)

Point of Departure

The Deluxe and Grand Petra tours will depart from JFK International Airport in New York, New York and the Grand Athens and Ultra Grand tour will depart from EWR in Newark, New Jersey. Tour coordinator will provide details. 

About This Group

Zola Levitt has worked with Immanuel Tours for over 20 years, conducting comprehensive tours to the Holy Land in a way that is pleasing to the Lord, enabling pilgrims to see the land of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in comfort and safety. We are fully dedicated to serving our passengers and making their trip a life-changing, never-to-be-forgotten experience.


The Itinerary 

Tue, September 10

Grand Athens and Ultra Grand depart EWR for Greece.

Wed, September 11

Arrive in Athens and have a short orientation drive through tour and lunch before hotel check-in (NJV Athens Plaza Hotel).

Thu, September 12

Athens, the Acropolis and the Agora. Lunch in Athens.

Fri, September 13 Shabbat

Check out of hotel.
Included in this packet are our five shore excursions. Timing of each excursion will be announced on board.
Embark at Piraeus Port and set sail for the Greek Island of Mykonos.

Sat, September 14 Shabbat

Kusadasi (Turkey), Ephesus, Patmos

Sun, September 15

Crete, Santorini

Mon, September 16

Grand Athens and Ultra Grand groups: Ship arrives back at Piraeus Port. Visit Corinth and Kechries. Lunch in Corinth. Check back in to Athens hotel.

Deluxe and Grand Petra groups: Airport meeting and departure from JFK airport for Israel.

Tue, September 17

Grand Athens and Ultra Grand groups: Check out of hotel. Head to the Athens airport for flight to Tel Aviv.

All groups: Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. Drive through tour of Jaffa and Tel Aviv, possibly with optional walk to Simon the Tanner’s House, St. Peter’s Church, if time permits. Check in to hotel (Ramada Suites, Netanya). Dinner, Orientation Meeting and overnight stay.

Wed, September 18

Check out of hotel.
Caesarea by the Sea, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo-Armageddon, Mt. of Precipice (overlook of Nazareth). Check in to hotel (Nof Ginosar, Tiberias).  Moderate-Heavy Walking.

Thu, September 19

Tabgha – Peter’s Primacy, Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, Magdala, Ginosar, Jesus’ Boat, Sea of Galilee Boat Ride, Jordan River (Baptism). Light walking.

Fri., September 20 Shabbat

Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Bental, Olive Oil Factory, Overlook at Bethsaida. Shabbat Demonstration, Shabbat Dinner. Moderate-Heavy Walking.

Sat, September 21 Shabbat

Check out of hotel.
SHABBAT – Beit She’an, Bethlehem, up to Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus overlook. Check in to hotel (Dan Jerusalem). Moderate-Heavy Walking.

Sun, September 22

Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday Road, Garden of Gethsemane, St. Anne’s Church, Via Dolorosa – Church of Holy Sepulcher, Jewish Quarter. Moderate-Heavy Walking.

Mon, September 23

Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea. Moderate-Heavy Walking.

Tue, September 24

Ancient Shiloh, Gallicantu, Cardo, Israel Museum, Yad Vashem. Farewell Dinner.

Wed, September 25

City of David, South Wall Archaeological Park, Southern Steps, Western Wall, Mt. Zion – Upper Room, Garden Tomb. Deluxe and Grand Athens groups depart at 7:15pm after dinner.

Thu, September 26

Deluxe group: Arrives back at JFK.

Grand Athens group: Arrives back at EWR.

Grand Petra and Ultra Grand groups: Depart from Jerusalem to Eilat. Ein Gedi Falls, Timnah Park (Tabernacle in the Wilderness Model), Eilat Stone Factory. Check in to hotel (Leonardo Plaza, Eilat). Light walking.

Fri, September 27 Shabbat

Cross Aqaba Border into Jordan.  Day trip to Petra.  Extremely heavy walking. (Horses, donkeys, camels, and carriages available for an extra fee.)  Lunch included, but drinks are extra.

Return to Eilat for dinner and overnight.

Sat, September 28 Shabbat

Free time in Eilat until check-out, Tel Be’er Sheva.  Light Walking.  Dinner in Tel Aviv. Transfer to the airport for departure.

Sun, September 29

Grand Petra group: Arrives back at JFK.

Ultra Grand group: Arrives back at EWR.


Deluxe Holy Land Tour (Israel Only)


Grand Petra Tour (Israel & Petra)


Grand Athens Tour (Greece & Israel)


Ultra Grand Tour (Greece, Israel, Petra)


Included in the Tour Price:

  • Round-trip international flights from the departure airport (usually JFK in New York, New York or EWR in Newark, New Jersey), along with all taxes and fuel surcharges (subject to change).
  • A double or triple occupancy room (additional charge for single occupancy).
  • All sightseeing, admissions and motor-coach transportation on the tour itinerary, including a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, baptism in the Jordan River, and floating in the Dead Sea.
  • A licensed, English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Buffet breakfasts and dinners throughout the tour, with table water and possibly coffee or tea. The Petra extension includes lunch, but not drinks, for the one day we visit Petra. The Greece extension includes lunch with coffee, tea, or water each day.
  • An all-inclusive tip fund for the guides and drivers, hotel staff, and included meals.
  • In Israel only, our land agent will provide a full-size backpack to carry your daily items, a baseball-style cap, and a map of Israel.

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