We’re Here! (CCBC’s 2018 Israel trip – 3/7/18)
We arrived in Israel on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, after a long but smooth flight from New York on Turkish Airlines.
After traveling for over 20 hours, the journey began as we were picked up in Co-op City, to be transported to JFK airport to catch our initial flight, which was 9 hours. After a two hour layover, we caught our connecting flight in Istanbul, Turkey, which took us to Ben Gurion in Tel Aviv.
Upon arrival, we met with our tour guide Gil and our bus driver Nisan.
There was no rest for the weary, as the tours began immediately, with the seven-hour time difference, (Israel is seven hours ahead of us) it is now about 3:00 in the afternoon.
From the airport, we immediately drove approximately an hour to Caesarea’s National Park, The Roman Theatre.
At the park, we saw sights from where performances were held, to the area where the gladiators fought for the entertainment of the Roman leaders. We also saw some of the coffins that were used they were called Sarcophagi and were made of stone.
There was also some purchasing of souvenirs by members of the group.
Following our visit to the park, we traveled to our hotel, the Tiberias Leonardo Club, for dinner and a good nights rest.