An amazing tour tailored for Evangelical and Protestants. Group Tour.
Tour Info +
- Arrival to Ben Gurion airport, Israel.
- VIP assistance at airport
- Short tour of Jaffa (biblical Joppa) the ancient seaport from which the Prophet Jonah Fled from God (Jonah 1:17) and where Peter stayed with Simon the Tanner and restored Tabitha to life (Acts 9:36-43).
- Leisure dinner and overnight Tel Aviv.
- Drive north along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea, the great Roman Port city and one of the largest archeological digs in Israel. Here the Roman centurions Cornelius was baptized by Peter and became the first gentile convert to Christianity (Acts 10) and Paul was tried by Festus (Acts 25:6-12).
- Mukhraka on Mount Carmel, where Elijah battled the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:25).
- Megiddo (1 Kings 9:15), site of a fascinating Tel (hill) comprising 26 ancient civilizations superimposed on one another,
- Lookout the Valley of Jezreel to Valley of Armageddon (Revelation 16:16).
- Drive across the valley to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus.
- Visit the Church of Annunciation and Mary’s Well.
- Travel on to Cana where Jesus performed His First miracle, turning water into wine (John 2:1-11). Couples wanting to renew their marriage vows may do so at the chapel.
- Drive to Tiberias, overnight.
- Day begins by visiting the biblical sites around the Sea of Galilee.
- Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon of the Mount (Matthew 5:1-12);
- Capernaum, the town where Jesus lived during His Galilee ministry (Matthew 4:13, Mark 3:1);
- Tabgha, where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes (Luke 9:10-17); chapel that commemorates where Jesus instructed Peter to “feed my sheep” (John 21:15-17).
- Stop at Nof Ginnosar to see the 2,000 year-old “Jesus Boat” unearthed from the Sea of Galilee and a traditional Peter’s fish lunch.
- After lunch, view the “Galilee experience” audiovisual presentation.
- Continue to Yardenit for a Baptism service in the Jordan River.
- Time permitting, visit the upper Galilee and the Golan Heights to see ancient cities of Caesarea Philippi and Hazor, return to Tiberias.
- Drive down the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea.
- First stop will be Belvoir, the Crusader fortress overlooking the Jordan River Valley.
- Drive to Beit She’an (Judges 7:4-8, 1 Samuel 31:10) the largest and most spectacular excavation in all of Israel. Here the bodies of King Saul and his sons were put on public display by the Philistines (also known as Scythopolis during Jesus’ time).
- Proceed to through the wilderness of Judah to overnight at the Dead Sea.
- Begin day at Masada, ascend the mountain by cable car to view Herod’s desert fortress.
- Continue to the beautiful Oasis of Ein Gedi where David hid from King Saul (1 Samuel 24).
- Stop briefly to float on the Dead Sea.
- Drive to Qumran, the home of the first century sect known as the Essenes, the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
- Continue to Jericho, the world’s oldest city, conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:20).
- Take the cable car from Jericho to Qarantal (the Mount of Temptation, Matthew 4:1-11) and the monastery.
- Drive to Jerusalem an ascent of 4,000 feet in 13 miles, stopping at the Inn of the Good Samaritan along the way (Luke 10:24-26).
- Lookout Mount Scopus view the “Golden City” as the sun sets over Jerusalem.
- Overnight in Jerusalem
- Begin exploring Jerusalem with a drive around the old city walls, noting the gates and quarters, their wealth of history and significance.
- Lookout Jerusalem from Mount Olives to view the entire city of Jerusalem.
- Then, walk down the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane(Matthew 26:30),
- Visit Dominus Flavit, where Jesus stopped and wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41).
- See the ancient olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane
- Visit the beautiful Church of All Nations
- Ride up Mount Zion where you will visit the Tomb of David and the Upper Room (Mark 14:12-26; Acts 1:13).
- Enter the Old City through the Zion Gate, walk to the Jewish Quarter, visit the Cardo and Hezekiah’s Wall, and have your first glimpse of the Western Wall.
- Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept,
- Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial.
- Overnight in Jerusalem.
- Visit Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity, and Manger Square (Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 2:1-7), as well as Shepherd’s Field at nearby Beit Sahour, where the “Good News” was first heard.
- Then, return to the Old City through the Dung gate.
- Explore the Southern Temple Excavations and the Western Wall.
- Visit the Rabbinic Tunnel, which runs underground to the base of the temple Mount, and the actual streets that Jesus and His disciples walked.
- Ascend the Temple Mount and visit the Dome of the Rock.
- Continue with a walking tour of the Old City that includes the Via Dolorosa,
- Pools of Bethesda (John 5:1-24)
- Ecco Homo Arch
- Church of the Holy Sepulcher
- Oriental Market
- Exit the Old City through the Damascus Gate and walk over to the Garden Tomb and Gordon’s Calvary.
- Enjoy a memorable communion service to conclude your Journey.
- Overnight in Jerusalem
- Visit Ein Karem
- Drive via Elah Valley where David fought Goliath
- Follow the road to Emmaus
- Enjoy a farewell Middle Eastern style dinner together in Jaffa on the Mediterranean.
- Transfer to Airport.