10-DAY INSPIRATIONAL & EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY THROUGH ISRAEL
FEBRUARY 14 – 23, 2017
SPECIAL TOUR PRICE FOR PASTORS & EVANGELISTS
This tour is designed for Pastors and Evangelists who are in a position of church leadership and want to learn as much as possible about Israel. This journey will provide snapshots of both the Israel of the Bible as well as the Israel of Today. You will see all the monumental biblical sites, and all the sites that make up the Golden City of Jerusalem.
Our hope is that Israel will forever be seared into your very souls; that your lives will forever be changed. This tour is open to church pastors/evangelists/leaders and their spouse. Should you have upcoming leaders in the church, this would be an excellent introduction to Israel for them as well. It has been said that one visit to Israel is equivalent to a minimum of one year at seminary.
Tuesday, FEB 14 – – New York-JFK to Tel Aviv
Group will depart from the JFK Airport in New York City and fly to Tel Aviv. Meals on board the flight.
Wednesday, FEB 15 – Welcome to Tel Aviv
Arrival at Tel Aviv International Airport, assistance and transfer to our Mediterranean beach hotel for dinner, orientation and overnight.
Thursday, FEB 16 – Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea by the Sea, Mount Carmel, Tel Meggido, Galilee
After breakfast we’ll visit Old Jaffa and travel north through the Via Maris (coastal Highway) to Caesarea by the Sea. Traveling on through the Jezre’el Valley, we’ll visit Tel Meggido (Armageddon) and Mount Carmel, and continue to Tiberias on the coast of the Sea of Galilee. Check-into our hotel, dinner and overnight.
Friday, FEB 17 – Around the Sea of Galilee
A full day visiting Mt. of Beatitudes, Tabgha (Multiplication of Loaves and Fish), Capernaum, Magdala Archeological Site, the Jesus Boat Museum and a Boat Ride across the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Saturday, FEB 18 – Upper Galilee and the Golan Heights
Travel north to explore the Banias Springs, Caesarea Philippi, the Golan Heights, Mount Ben Tal (Syrian border lookout) and then visit Nazareth Village in Nazareth to experience the lifestyle and culture of Jesus’ days . Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Sunday, FEB 19 – Through the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem
Checking out from our hotel after breakfast, we will visit Yardenit, the River Jordan’s baptismal site, then travel south from the Galilee to Judea through the beautiful Jordan Valley. After a short visit to Beit She’an’s (Scythopolis) archeological site, we’ll stop in the region of Gideon’s Springs (Gan Hashlosha), and continue to Jericho before arriving to our Jerusalem hotel for dinner and overnight.
Monday, FEB 20 – Jerusalem & Bethlehem
After breakfast we will visit the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Pool of Bethesda, the Holocaust Museum (Yad Vashem) and the Israel Museum (Dead Sea Scrolls + First Century Jerusalem miniature model). In the afternoon we will visit Bethlehem’s Shepherd’s Fields and meet with Dr. Naim Khury who pastors First Baptist Church in Bethlehem, the largest Palestinian church in the land. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Tuesday, FEB 21 – Qumran, Ein Gedi, Masada, Dead Sea
After breakfast we will travel south from Jerusalem, explore the famous Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and continue to Ein Gedi, the Judean Desert oasis where David confronted Saul. We will then ascend by cable car to Masada, Israel’s ancient freedom fortress built by King Herod, and enjoy the medicinal waters of the Dead Sea, floating in its waters, at the lowest point on earth for an unforgettable afternoon. Return to Jerusalem for dinner and rest.
Wednesday, FEB 22 – Jerusalem/Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion International Airport
After breakfast we’ll explore the ancient City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, the Pool of Siloam, the Davidson Center, the Temple Steps and the Western Wall. Celebrate the Lord’s Supper at the Garden Tomb, and enjoy a special farewell dinner before transferring to the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv for our flight back home.
Thursday, FEB 23 – Jerusalem
Arrival back at the JFK Airport in New York City. End of our services until next time.
If you’d like to know more about this trip or want help in planning your own unique experience in Israel, send me a message. I look forward to being in touch!