Upcoming 9 Day Tour
Tour Day 1 – Sunday, March 15
Arrival at Ben-Gurion International Airport. Reception and transfer to your hotel on the Mediterranean Coast for dinner and a good night’s sleep. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Tour Day 2 – Monday, March 16
After breakfast and a very special orientation, enjoy a walking tour of ancient Jaffa (called Joppa in the Bible) where Jonah fled from the Lord, Peter received a vision, and Tabitha was raised from the dead. Continuing, we will visit the ancient Herodian port of Caesarea. See the 2,000-year-old theater and remains of the port where Paul sailed off to Rome on his last missionary journey. You will ascend Mt. Carmel (Muhrakah) to the place where the Prophet Elijah called on God who answered by fire. Travel to Nazareth and enjoy the Nazareth Biblical Village depicting the times and lifestyle of Jesus’ childhood home. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee.
Tour Day 3 – Tuesday, March 17
After breakfast, We begin the day by discovering the remains of a 2,000-year-old fishing boat known as “The Jesus Boat”. Enjoy a special boat ride on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked on water and calmed the storm. At the ruins of Capernaum, we will visit “His own Town”, the home base of Christ’s Galilean Ministry and where many of His miracles were performed. Then actually walk through the remains of Korazin and visit the location of Bethsaida, two other cities where Jesus taught and did many mighty works. Finish the day by visiting Tabgha. This is the site that Josephus referred to as the “Well of Capernaum” because of it’s seven springs that attracted many fish to that area. This was the main fishing harbor for Peter, Andrew, James, and John, and more than likely the place where Jesus called them to follow. Dinner and Worship with Messianic ministry Living Stones Experience overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Overnight in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee.
Tour Day 4 – Wednesday, March 18
After breakfast and a very special Israeli guest speaker, travel north to Tel Dan reserve for a nature walk that leads us to the famous site of Jeroboam’s Alter. Continuing on to the springs and archaeological site of Caesarea Philippi we will remember the Lord’s question to His disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Next, we will drive up to the strategic Golan Heights for a panoramic view of Israel’s northern borders with Syria and Lebanon. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee.
Tour Day 5 – Thursday, March 19
After breakfast and a relaxed morning by the seaside, you will start your day with a short hike across the famous “Jesus Trail” on top of the Arbel Cliffs for a breathtaking view of the entire Sea of Galilee region where Jesus did most of His mighty works. Then travel south through the Jordan Valley to the Kasser El Yahud baptism site (Jesus’ original baptism area) and where the children of Israel crossed the Jordan river coming into the promised land. Drive to ancient Jericho, the world’s oldest city and see the remains of the walls that Joshua marched around. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Tour Day 6 – Friday, March 20
After breakfast and a very special visit with Victor Kalisher from the Bible Society in Israel, we begin the day by visiting Bethlehem and the Shepherds’ Fields near where the Lord Jesus was born and the angels appeared to the shepherds, saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” We will then visit the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city that Jesus wept over, and the place where He will return. Walk down the path where Jesus made His triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the people shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Hosanna in the highest!” Continue on to the Garden of Gethsemane for a personal time of prayer and reflection among the ancient olive groves where Jesus sweat blood in agony while praying to the Father “not My will, but Yours, be done.” At sundown, we will enjoy a special Shabbat dinner and have a restful evening and overnight in Jerusalem.
Tour Day 7 – Saturday, March 21
After Breakfast, we will travel about 45 miles southwest of Jerusalem to the ancient city of Beersheba in the Negev. Beersheba played a key role in the lives of the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We will be joining a Messianic Congregation for a special Shabbat worship and fellowship time with Israeli believers in Jesus. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Tour Day 8 – Sunday, March 22
After breakfast, you’ll descend to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea region. We will visit the mountain fortress of Masada, the historical last stand of the Jewish zealots against mighty Rome. Hike through Ein Gedi, the hidden desert oasis where King David penned many Psalms and hid from King Saul. Then explore the caves of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. End the day by visiting the Israel Museum where so many amazing archaeological discoveries are kept, including the Dead Sea Scrolls! Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Tour Day 9 – Monday, March 23
After breakfast, visit the biblical archaeological site of the City of David where ancient Jerusalem is literally “shaking off her dust” and some of the most amazing discoveries have been made! Next, visit the first-century Southern Steps where Jesus walked and the Jerusalem Archaeological Park and Davidson Center. See the Western Wall and Tunnels where some fascinating archaeological discoveries have been made. Next you’ll visit the Temple Mount area and also the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. We end our day with a special time of worship and communion at the Garden Tomb. Farewell dinner and transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight back home.