Symposium Tour to Jerusalem
Included in the Registration Fees
Tour A: Jerusalem – Old City
Wednesday, June 26 
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.
Note: modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites.  Dinner included.
Departure: From the David Intercontinental Hotel after lunch (Symposium Venue)
Drop off at end of tour: At Symposium hotels in Tel-Aviv.
Pre & Post Symposium Optional Tours
Participants may enjoy a variety of optional tours and visit the most interesting sites in Israel.
Reservation of tours should be made on the Registration & Accommodation Form.
Tour B: Masada and the Dead-Sea
Saturday 22.6, Sunday 23.6, Friday 28.6, Saturday 29.6
(07:30 – 17:00)
Drive to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Visit the rock fortress of Massada 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.
Price: US$ 109 per person
Departure: 07:20 from your hotel lobby in Tel-Aviv
Drop off at end of tour: At your hotel in Tel-Aviv.
Tour C: Biblical Highlights of the North
Nazareth, Tiberias, Lower Galilee, Capernaum
Saturday June 22, Saturday June 29
(07:30 – 18:00)
Drive to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Visit the Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Continue via Cana to Tiberias, the lovely resort town. Drive along the Sea of Galilee to visit Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught. Visit Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves. Continue to Yardenit Baptismal Site, where the Jordan River leaves the Sea of Galilee towards the Dead Sea.
Price: US$ 77 per person
Departure: 07:20 from your hotel lobby in Tel-Aviv
Drop off at end of tour: At your hotel in Tel-Aviv
Tour D: Pearls of the Western Coast:
Caesarea, Haifa, Acre and Rosh Hanikra
Sunday June 23, Friday June 28
(07:30 – 18:00)
Drive along the coastal road to Caesarea, the ancient Roman capital and port, enjoy a walking tour of the ancient theatre, archaeological ruins and excavations. Continue to Haifa, scenic view of city, port and Bahai Gardens. Continue via Nahariya to Rosh Hanikra to visit the limestone grottoes on the border with Lebanon. Return via Acre to visit the Crusader and Turkish Underground City and crypt. Walk through the Old City and oriental market, the Arab Mosque and the Old Port.
Return to Tel Aviv.
Price: US$ 89 per person
Departure: 07:20 from your hotel lobby in Tel-Aviv
Drop off at end of tour: At your hotel in Tel-Aviv



Registration for tours should be made on the Symposium Registration and Accommodation Form.

For additional information on sightseeing tours please contact the Symposium Secretariat and travel agent: Diesenhaus-Unitours – Conventions Department


Tours Cancellation Policy
Notification of cancellation should be made in writing only and sent to the Symposium Secretariat: Diesenhaus-Unitours – Conventions Department
Fax: +972 -3-5610152 or e-mail:

For cancellations received by June 12, 2013 – full refund will be made.
Thereafter – no refund.