Tel Aviv | Caesarea | Tiberius | Golan Heights | Jerusalem | Masada | Dead Sea | Shiloh | Bethlehem

 Highlights:

  • Experience spiritual history while visiting holy sites throughout Israel
  • Pray at the Garden Tomb
  • Enjoy a 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, meet and greet, then transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2
Tel Aviv | Caesarea | Tiberius

Visit Jaffa, the oldest port in the world, then continue to Caesarea (Acts 8:40; 9:30) from where the Apostle Paul sailed to Rome. After a visit at Mount Carmel, where Elijah confronted the false prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:17-46), enjoy Druze hospitality at a nearby village. Stop at Megiddo (Revelation 16:13-16) where it is believed that Armageddon will begin. (B,D)

DAY 3
Tiberius | Golan Heights | Tiberius

Visit the Golan Plateau 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 touch on 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. Later, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. (B,D)

DAY 4
Tiberius | Jerusalem

Visit the Yardenit on Jordan River for a time of spiritual blessing and an opportunity to renew your Baptismal vows. Visit some of Israel’s most impressive ruins, in Beit She’an (Matthew 19:1). Excavators have discovered 18 successive towns featuring black and white stones, marble columns, mosaics, and a 6,000 seat Byzantine amphitheater. (B,D)

DAY 5
Jerusalem

Visit the Mount of Olives, one of the most prominent sites in Jerusalem, where you will be able to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Old City. Stop at Dominus Flevit Chapel and enter the Garden of Gethsemane alongside the Church of All Nations. Continue to the City of David, a location that has been used throughout the history of Jerusalem as a means to smuggle in and out of the city, particularly during sieges. The Tunnel emerges at the excavated Pool of Siloam, where ancient pilgrims washed and refreshed themselves from a long journey before continuing on to the Temple for worship. (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. Proceed to Ein Gedi (1 Samuel 23:24-29) and David’s Waterfall. It is mentioned several times in the Book of Psalms, the place where King David hid from King Saul. Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by a Bedouin shepherd in 1948. Enjoy a swim (or rather a float) in the mineral-rich Dead Sea waters. (B,D)

DAY 7
Jerusalem | Shiloh | Bethlehem | Jerusalem

Visit Shiloh, the first resting place of the Holy Ark after entering Israel. (Josh 18 – 21, Judges 18:31). Then proceed to Beth El (Gen 28), where Jacob, while fleeing from the wrath of his brother Esau, fell asleep on a stone and dreamed of a ladder stretching between Heaven and Earth, thronged with angels. Continue to Bethlehem, where you will visit Sheppard’s Fields and Church of the Nativity. (B,D)

DAY 8
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. At Mount Zion, visit the Coenaculum (the Room of the Last Supper), Tomb of David and the House of Caiaphas, where Jesus was brought after his arrest. End the day with a visit to The Garden Tomb, where you enjoy time to worship and communion. (B,D)

DAY 9
Jerusalem | Departure from Tel Aviv

Transfer to the airport in Tel Aviv for your return flight home. (B)

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