Nowhere else on earth do the events of Jesus' life come alive like they do in Israel. With Bible in hand, we will walk in the same places Jesus walked, prayed, and preached the timeless message of the gospel.
We will visit the Garden Tomb, Gethsemane, and the Western Wall. We'll take a ride on the Sea of Galilee, float in the Dead Sea, view the Dead Sea Scrolls, Capernaum, and so much more!
*THIS TRIP IS FULL*
THIS TRIP FEATURES
Depart from Miami, FL to Tel Aviv, Israel (overnight flight)
Arrive in Israel; Meet your guide at airport and drive to our hotel on the beautiful shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Netanya.
After our first Israeli breakfast, we will visit Caesarea Maritima, built by King Herod the Great in 22 BC. After viewing the extensive ruins of this ancient port city, we will continue to Megiddo and see the site overlooking the Valley of Armageddon where the final battle is prophesied to happen. After lunch we will travel through Nazareth to the Mount of Precipice, the traditional site for where Jesus was rejected by an angry mob and where a miracle occurred. The view of the Jezreel Valley below is magnificent. Our last stop of the day will be a visit to the Church of Cana where Jesus changed the water to wine. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel we begin our day with a visit the ancient city of Zippori where Jesus would have visited and worked as a young man. Next we will see an ancient boat dated to the time of Jesus, take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee then enjoy a delicious special fish lunch. After lunch we will visit Capernaum, known as Jesus’ home town and the scene of many of his miracles and where he called his first disciples. Here we will see the remains of a 2nd century temple. Afterward we drive to Magdala, a major 1st century port on the Sea of Galilee, a center of trade and commerce, and an exporter of salted fish to markets as far away as Europe. It is here we will see a 1st century synagogue where Jesus would have taught. We end our day with dinner and overnight at our hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel we set out to see the beautiful Mt. of Beatitudes believed to be the setting for Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Then we will drive to Caesarea Philippi (Banias), a city of Greek-Roman culture known for its worship of foreign gods and where Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” Next, we visit Tel Dan, where the tribe of Dan lived. Dan introduced idolatry into the land of Israel, and it was here where King Jeroboam set up a high place of worship to a golden calf. After lunch we will drive the Road to Damascus and visit Mt. Bental overlooking the Syrian border to learn about the great battles that took place in this abandoned bunker. We will then experience true Israeli hospitality and dinner in the home of our CEO, Omer Eshel, on the Cliffs of Gardara where Jesus cast the demon (legion) into the swine. Overnight is at our hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel we begin our day with a time of spiritual blessing as we stop at Yardenit, the baptismal site at the headwaters of the Jordan River. Here you are invited to be baptized if you choose. Next we will travel to Beit She’an where we will see the most extensive and best preserved ruins of this Decapolis city. It is here that King Saul was defeated and killed, along with his three sons. This city was destroyed by an earthquake in AD 749. After lunch we will drive through Jericho and can see the Mt. of Temptation along the way to Qumran, the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. After viewing the beautiful desert oasis of Ein Gedi, the place where David hid from Saul when he pursued him to kill him, we will arrive at the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea. Enjoy some time to float in this amazing body of water before we drive to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight is at our hotel. Shabbat Shalom!
After breakfast at the hotel we set out to see the incredible rock-top fortress of Masada. This once palatial refuge for Herod the Great, is better known as the location of a Roman siege against 960 Jewish defenders in AD 74. Afterward we will drive to the Elah Valley and see an authentic 1st century tomb owned by a wealthy family and a Roman Theater where early Christians were fed to the wild beasts. After lunch we will visit Tel Azeqa and overlook the valley where the battle of David and Goliath took place before driving back to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight will be at our hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel we will begin the day with a drive to Bethlehem and see a Shepherd’s Field and the Church of the Nativity. We will visit The Herodium to see the remains of Herod’s palace fortress and tomb before driving back to Jerusalem for lunch and free time for shopping at the Cardo, Jerusalem’s main shopping street for 1500 years. Dinner is at our hotel before we enjoy an amazing Sound and Light Show at David’s Citadel. Overnight at our hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel we will visit the Garden Tomb, the traditional Christian Golgotha, believed to be the burial place of Jesus. We will observe communion with those who choose to participate. Afterward we will travel to the Mt. of Olives and see an impressive view of Jerusalem. This is the site where Christ will return at his second coming. Next we will visit the Garden of Gethsemane near the foot of the Mt. of Olives directly across from the Kidron Valley, Eastern Gate and Temple Mount. This is the site where Jesus prayed in agony before his arrest. We will have a time of reflection and prayer in a private garden. Next we will visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial and Museum. After lunch We will visit the Israel Museum to see the large model of Jerusalem from the time of Jesus, the Shrine of the Book, and many other artifacts. Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel we will begin our day with an early morning visit to the Temple Mount, a massive platform occupying the south-east corner of Jerusalem’s Old City. It has connections for Jews, Christians and Muslims. All three faiths regard it as the location of Mount Moriah where Abraham prepared to offer his son Isaac to God. We will take time for a spiritual reflection as we pray at the Western Wall (Kotel), Judaism’s holiest place in the Old City. It is considered the sole remnant of the temple built by Herod the Great in 20 BC. Next we will visit the City of David and see the Pool of Siloam and walk through the Canaanite (dry) tunnel. We will then walk the Southern Steps of the Temple at the Davidson Center and see the Trumpeter Stone and Robinson’s Arch. After lunch we will participate in the Temple Sifting Project in hopes to discover artifacts from the Temple Mount. We will visit the Prophet Samuel’s Tomb to gain a biblical topography viewpoint of the land and end our day with dinner and overnight at our hotel.
After an early breakfast at the hotel we will drive to the airport for our flight home to Miami, Florida.
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