Tel Aviv | Caesarea | Tiberius | Jerusalem | Masada | Dead Sea

 Highlights:

  • Experience spiritual history while visiting holy sites throughout Israel, including Jerusalem’s Old City
  • Pray at the Garden Tomb
  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
  • Learn about life in ancient Jerusalem while touring the City of David

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ACCOMODATIONS

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DAY 1
Arrival in Tel Aviv

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel on the Mediterranean shore. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 2
Tel Aviv | Tiberius

Visit Jaffa, the oldest port in the world, then continue to Caesarea (Acts 8:40; 9:30) from where Paul made his defense before Festus and King Agrippa prior to his final journey to Rome (Acts 25 & 26). After a visit at Mount Carmel, where Elijah confronted the false prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:17-46) and enjoy Druze hospitality at a nearby village. Drive via Nazareth and Cana (where Jesus performed His first miracle by turning water into wine) to the Sea of Galilee. (B,D)

DAY 3
Tiberius

Drive to the foothills of Mt. Hermon where you will find the source of the Jordan River at Caesarea Philippi (Luke 9:28-50, Banias) where Peter made his great confession of faith. See the Golan Heights and learn about the geopolitics of the area. Visit Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-7) the location of the Sermon on the Mount. Stop at Capernaum (Luke 431-41) and see the ancient synagogue where Jesus preached. Before returning to the hotel, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. (B,D)

DAY 4
Tiberius | Jerusalem

Visit Beit She’an, one of the ten Decapolis and see many ancient structures, like the Roman amphitheater where gladiators once fought and the Byzantine bathhouse. Visit Qasr El Yahud, the traditional baptism site on Jordan River then continue to Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus. (B,D)

DAY 5
Jerusalem

Visit the Mt. of Olives, one of the most prominently mentioned sites in the Holy Scriptures, where you will be able to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Old City. Continue to the City of David and walk through historic tunnels used as a means to smuggle things in and out of Jerusalem, especially during times of siege. Enter the Old City and visit many remarkable biblical landmarks. (B)

Optional: Enjoy a unique  Sabbath experience in a private home. (Available only on Fridays)
Optional: Tower of David Sound and Light Show. (Available only on select days)

DAY 6
Jerusalem | Masada | Dead Sea | Jerusalem

Drive along the Dead Sea shoreline to the fortress of Masada, the greatest castle in history, built by King Herod 2,000 years ago. Ride a cable car up the 1,200-foot high cliff, for an unforgettable tour of this impressive rugged complex with the most fascinating views of the Judean Desert. Visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by a Bedouin shepherd in 1948, then head to the Dead Sea for a swim/float in its mineral-rich waters. (B,D)

DAY 7
Jerusalem

Begin your day at Yad Vashem (Holocaust Memorial Museum) and continue to the Israel Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Model of the 2nd temple. Later, spend time at Mount Zion and visit the Coenaculum – Room of the Last Supper and Tomb of David. Your day ends with a visit to The Garden Tomb, a highlight of your tour where you can spend time in worship. End your day with a farewell dinner. (B,D)

DAY 8
Jerusalem | Departure from Tel Aviv

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B,D)

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