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2018 Journey to Israel

Oct 31st to Nov 11

Enjoy Your Spiritual Journey of The Promised Land of Israel!

Be Inspired by opening the Bible and being at the same places where the Prophets and our Lord spoke the Word.

**The following plan is only a notional itinerary, but we do plan on keeping as close as possible to this schedule however sometimes local conditions such as weather, traffic, too many tourists at a site, etc. may require that we change the itinerary. Please be flexible and understanding that if and when changes are being made they are only done out of necessity to improve and/or add to the overall experience of the tour. Your safety, enjoyment and learning enhancement are our highest priority in any changes that may be made.

Wednesday, October 31 Day 1: Leave from Departure City (LAX) airport for our overnight flight to Israel.

1 Nov. Thursday Day 2: Wake Up! We’ve arrived in Israel at Ben Gurion Airport, now we will proceed through Passport Control, retrieve our luggage and be greeted by our local tour agent, Israeli guide and our driver. Then we will go to Israel’s Independence Hall at this very site the reborn nation of Israel was declared on the 14 May 1948. Visit Joppa. Following that we will continue northwest along the shores of the Mediterranean to the incredible remains of the ancient port of Caesarea Maritime a city built by King Herod the Great, (who was a great builder, but not a great person at all). This city of Caesarea became the seat of the Roman Governor, Pontus Pilate (also not a very nice guy).
Overnight: Netanya Nir Etzion

2 Nov. Friday Day 3: This morning we go first to Megiddo the Armageddon of the Book of Revelation, the valley where the armies of the world will gather for the great final battle. Then to Gideon’s Spring at Ein Harod, site where he put his soldiers to the test of fitness for battle. Then we continue to the west in the lower Galilee. we will arrive at the city of Nazareth and the Mount of Precipice which offers a panoramic view of the Jezreel Valley and Mount Tabor. (Luke 4:16-30). Continuing to Kfar Kedem in the hill country of Lower Galilee. Here in a community close to both Cana and Nazareth we will enjoy learning and participating in some hands-on methods of farming and shepherding from the lifestyle of biblical times.
Overnight: Sea of Galilee

3 Nov. Saturday Day 4: This morning we will start our exploration of northern Israel with a visit to the regions of Dan and Caesarea Philipi and on to Nimrod’s Castle. Then we will drive to the eastern heights above the Sea of Galilee and ascend up the Golan and visit first to The Valley of Tears from the Yom Kippur War of 1973, and then on Mount Bental, an observation point overlooking the borders of Israel, Lebanon and Syria as well as the ”Road to Damascus” (Acts 9) incident and the fateful journey and conversion of Saul, who became better known as the Apostle Paul.
Overnight: Sea of Galilee

4 Nov. Sunday Day 5: This morning we will visit the museum at Nof Ginosar of Galilee to see the “Jesus boat”. We will then take a boat ride over the Sea of Galilee. Next on our schedule is the nearby village of Magdala, which was the home of Mary Magdalene where an astounding discovery during an archeological dig has been uncovered at this biblical fishing village.Then it’s over to the seaside biblical town of Capernaum. It was in Capernaum where Jesus made his ministry headquarters. There is a Jordan River Baptismal site nearby YARDENIT. Those desiring to be baptized in the Jordan may do it here. We will continue to a site reputed to be the Mount of Beatitudes (Matt. 5-7).
Overnight: Sea of Galilee

5 Nov. Monday Day 6: Following breakfast we will stop first at Har Barakah (Mount of Blessing) and Shilo, where the ark and the Tabernacle was situated for centuries before the Temple was built. If the weather and situation permits we will also visit Elon Moreh where Abraham was directed to look in all directions because God promised it would all belong to him and his descendants. Then we will proceed to Jerusalem going first on Mount Scopus and the Mount of Olives.
Overnight: Jerusalem

6 Nov Tuesday Day 7: This morning we visit and participate in the archaeological dig at Tel Maresha. Onto the Valley of Elah where little David inflicted a fatal headache on the Philistine giant Goliath.
Overnight: Jerusalem

7 Nov. Wednesday Day 8: In the morning we will step out of our hotel door and go to the Western Wall. Continuing on to the Garden of Ophel, which has revealed many remains from the Second Temple period including the Hulda Steps that led up into the Temple Courts. Then for a walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel (get wet). The Pool of Siloam where a blind man washed off the mud from his eyes and was healed by Jesus. Then we go to Ammunition Hill one of the sites of the reunification of Jerusalem.
Overnight: The Sephardic House in Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

8 Nov Thursday Day 9 We will start this day exploring the Old City of Jerusalem on our own. Then onto the actual site of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection is located has been a question that has vexed biblical searchers for thousands of years. You and your Bible can examine the claims and weigh the evidence. The most likely candidate is the area on top of the Mount of Olives on the grounds of the Pater Noster (the Sanctuary of the Eleona) named for the “Our Father” prayer. Emperor Constantine built a church over a tomb and cave in the Fourth century at this possible site of the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension. Next, we have two options for you. One is an exciting visit to Efrat to participate in training at Caliber 3, for Counter-Terrorism techniques and a hands-on class explaining the purposes and tactics of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The other option is to visit the Herodium it was one of Herod the Great’s Palaces he built up that he could see Jerusalem, Also his burial place.
Overnight: The Sephardic House in Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

Day 10: Today we will move to the lowest spot on the face of the earth, the shores of the Dead Sea and the Mountain Fortress of Masada the scene of the last Jewish resistance against the Romans in 73AD. Ascent and descent by cable car. From Masada, we will drive northward on the west shore of the Dead Sea to visit Ein Gedi a desert oasis with waterfalls, pools of water and two large streams. The Bible records that 3000 years ago David hid from King Saul in a cave at Ein Gedi. Next, from the bus we will see the caves at Qumran — best known as the settlement nearest to the hiding place of the Dead Sea Scrolls (in jars) in the caves in the cliffs, only to be discovered 1900 years later.
Overnight: Montefiore Hotel, Jerusalem

9 Nov Friday Day 10: First stop a heartwarming workshop for some of Israel’s most valuable assets, Yad L’kashish. From there we will continue to Yad Vashem, the Memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Visit Shorashim and shopping in Old City Cardo. Then we will visit a thrilling and heart-warming visit to Save A Child’s Heart in Holon, Israel where a modern fulfillment of Genesis 12:3 is taking place.
Overnight: Sephardic House Jerusalem

10 Nov Saturday Day 11: Then we will move to the lowest spot on the face of the earth, the shores of the Dead Sea and the Mountain Fortress of Masada the scene of the last Jewish resistance against the Romans in 73AD. Ascent and descent by cable car, (Or walk up the Snake Path with John). From Masada, we will drive northward on the west shore of the Dead Sea to visit En Gedi a desert oasis with waterfalls, pools of water and two large streams. The Bible records that 3000 years ago David hid from King Saul in a cave at En Gedi. Next, from the bus we will see the caves at Qumran – best known as the settlement nearest to the hiding place of the Dead Sea Scrolls (in jars) in the caves in the cliffs, only to be discovered 1900 years later.
Overnight: Tal Hotel, Tel Aviv

November 11: After an early breakfast we will leave for the airport to catch our flight home. Arrive Home in the USA (still the 11th) and start planning your next trip to God’s Promised Land!!

We look forward to our time together on this Holy Land Tour!

The cost for the Biblical study tour of Israel is $4500. This includes airfare from the Gateway cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas Fort Worth or JFK. All hotels (4 stars), two meals per day (1/2 board), all entrance fees and air-conditioned touring bus, plus an Israeli Guide and driver and guest speakers. Tips for Guide, Driver, Waiters, porters, etc. are included.

Initial Deposit $1500
Payment August 1, 2018 $1500
Final Payment September 1, 2018 $1500
Total for Trip from Gateway cities $4500
Single Supplement (for those rooming alone) $790.00

EXTRA, EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Extra Extension Tour to PETRA from Jerusalem. 2 Days in Petra, Mt. Nebo, Madaba and the Wadi Rum Desert. Ancient biblical sites in Jordan.
11-14 November EXTENSION.
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