Israel Trip

Few things will revolutionize how you read the Bible more than a trip to the Holy Land. Stories will come alive as you see the sites where they happened. Sailing on the Sea of Galilee, walking the dusty hills, worshiping at the very sites which changed eternity, you’ll experience Scripture like
never before. You will learn the culture and history of the Bible while walking in the footsteps of those who lived it. Join us on a pilgrimage of faith, the experience of a lifetime.

YOUR DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 NEWARK, NJ/MONCTON, NB – We depart from Newark, NJ or Moncton, NB to Toronto then non-stop to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Dinner and breakfast are served on board.
DAY2GALILEE- UponarrivalattheTelAvivairport,wewillmeetourguide and driver, board the bus and head to Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in 22 B.C. We visit the Roman Theater, the Aqueduct and Herodian Port. It was here that Cornelius was baptized by Peter (Acts 10:24-28) and Paul was brought to trial (Acts 25). On to Muchraka, the location of Elijah’s altar during his confronta- tion with the false prophets of Baal and a visit to Megiddo. We will transfer to our hotel in the Galilee for dinner and overnight. (D)

DAY 3 GALILEE – We start our day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and a visit to Ginnosar to view the fishermen’s boat which dates to Jesus’ time, found on the shores of the Sea Galilee. We continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount to reflect on the serene beauty and what took place here. On to Tabgha, site of the miracle of the fishes and loaves to see the chapel built over the rock commemorating the primacy of Peter. We then visit Capernaum, the city of Jesus and Peter. There we will see the house of Peter and an ancient synagogue; here Jesus preached and here he gathered his disciples. We then drive across the Jordan River via the land of Gaderenes and on to Bethsaida. In the afternoon we drive north to Caesarea Philippi, now called Banias where Peter made his confession of faith, and identified Jesus as the Messiah. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

DAY 4 GALILEE – Today we drive via Cana of Galilee to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s Well. After a visit to Nazareth Village we head to Beit Shean and end the day with a visit at Yardenit, the Baptismal Site on the Jordan River. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

DAY 5 DEADSEA-Todayafterbreakfast,wedrivedowntheJordanValleyto Jericho for a visit and take the cable car to the top of the Mount of Temptation. On our way to the Dead Sea we stop at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 and then drive to our hotel at the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

DAY 6 MASADA, JERUSALEM – After breakfast we drive along the Dead Sea to Masada, the fortress where the Jewish Zealots held off the armies of the Roman Empire before choosing suicide over surrender. On to Ein Gedi nature reserve to see the beautiful waterfall. Continue to Jerusalem where we visit the Israel Museum. There we will see the Model of the 2nd Temple and the Dead Sea Scrolls. We drive via the Elah Valley to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

DAY 7 JERUSALEM – This morning we will drive to the Mt. of Olives for an outstanding view of Jerusalem. We visit the Chapel of the Ascension, Garden of Gethsemane, and Church of All Nations. We drive along the Kidron Valley and see the Tombs of Absalom, Zechariah and James. We continue to the Church of Pater Noster, the Franciscan Church of Dominus Flevit and the home of Caiaphas. We end our day with a visit to the Garden Tomb where our Communion service will be held. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

DAY 8 JERUSALEM – We will enter the Old City through St. Stephen’s Gate visiting the Pool of Bethesda, the Chapel of the Flagellation, and the Ecce Homo Arch. We continue through the Bazaar to the last stations of the Cross and the Via Dolorosa, visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and view the Gabbatha pave- ment. We continue to the Jewish Quarter, visiting the Cardo, the “ Wide” wall built by King Hezekiah and the Herodian mansion. We then proceed to the Temple area and Mt. Moriah and see the Dome of Rock, visit the Western Wall, the Ophel Archaeological park and Museum. We then return to our hotel. (D)

DAY 9 JERUSALEM – After breakfast, we drive to Bethlehem. We will have time for lunch (on your own) and shopping. We will visit the Church of Nativity, the Milk Grotto and the Shepherds’ Field. We will have an opportunity to meet with Palestinian Christians. We then return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

DAY 10 NEWARK, NJ/MONCTON, NB – Today our journey ends with good memories as we head home. We transfer to Ben Gurion airport and arrive in Toronto the same day. Passengers will return to Moncton, NB or Newark, NJ. (B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Included in the price:

• Round-trip from Newark & Moncton (includes fuel surcharges and taxes)

• 8 nights in first class hotels or similar:
*3 nights in Tiberias at the Restal hotel
*1 night at the Dead Sea at The David Hotel
*4 nights in Jerusalem at the Grand Court Hotel

• Breakfast and dinner daily
• Sightseeing as per itinerary
• Airport-hotel transfers
• Hotel taxes
• Touring by private air conditioned motor coach • Services of a professional tour escort

Not Included:

• Optional Insurance (recommended) • Single Supplement ($720.00 USD)
• Meals not mentioned
• Suggested Tips – $12.00 USD per day

Date

Mar 02, 2020 - Mar 10, 2020

Time

All of the day

Cost

$3,498USD

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