|Hadera||Oct. 23, 2023||Ramada Resort Hadera|
|Tiberias||Oct. 24-25, 2023||Caesar Hotel or Leonardo Club|
|Dead Sea||Oct. 26, 2023||Leonardo Plaza Dead Sea|
|Jerusalem||Oct. 27-30, 2023||Ambassador Boutique|
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See below for cost details:
Regular Tour Price: $295.00 Per person
Including Cost of Single Supplement: $356.00 Per Person
Please note: Israel is requiring all tourists to have health insurance that includes coverage for Covid.
Today we will meet at Houston International airport for our flight to Tel Aviv via wide-body aircraft arriving the next day, connection in Istanbul. Meals served on board.
Upon arrival in Tel Aviv we are met by our guide who will be with us for the time we are in the Holy Land. Board our bus and travel through Tel Aviv, the largest city in Israel. We proceed to the Mediterranean to our hotel where we will check in overnight.
This morning we enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, returning to Nof Ginosar where we will see the New Testament fisherman’s boat found below the sea. We continue via the Crusader fortress of Belvoir along the Rift Valley to Bet Shean, where King Saul and his sons were pinned to the walls. It became the Decapolis capital and was traveled by Jesus and known as Scythopolis. We will see the ancient theater, Circus Maximus and Cardo Maximo. We head to Sebastia and Jacob's Well, the place Jesus met the lady to draw water. She said the well was deep. Drop a pebble and wait!!! We head down the Jordan River road and enter the Judean wilderness, on our way to the Dead Sea. We will travel along the Dead Sea as we go to our hotel. After we arrive take a swim as travelers 2,000 years ago would have done. Dinner and overnight are at the hotel.
"If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace" (Luke 19:42) This morning we walk the traditional Passion walk. We descend to the church known as Dominus Flevit ("Our Lord weeps"). After viewing the Golden Gate, we walk downhill to Gethsemane, where we take time for devotion and to meditate on the Gospel text and view the Church of All Nations. Next we enter the Zion Gate and proceed to the Steps that entered the temple and the Southern Wall. It was here that Jesus would have taught the disciples. We drive south to the region of Bethlehem passing Rachel's Tomb on the outskirts of Bethlehem and to one of the possible sites for Shepherds' Fields. We continue into Bethlehem itself, walking through the restored old town to the Church of the Nativity and visiting the manger and see the cave of St. Jerome. We drive back to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Through the streets of the Old City, we arrive at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. We then ascend to the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque, considered the third holiest site of Islam, located on the site of the ancient Temple Mount. Here the first and second Temples once stood. We then begin our exciting tour of the famous Rabinical Tunnel, also known as the Western Wall Tunnel. Here we will enter the Western Wall Plaza and go down to the foundation of the Second Temple. We will see a model that will demonstrate where we are in location to the Temple in the time of Christ. We continue along the tunnel as we proceed to the Gateway of the Priests, entry to the Holy of Holies. We will then proceed to the City of David and Hezekiah’s Tunnel and hike 1749 feet from one end to the other. This tunnel was dug by Hezekiah’s men in the 8th century BC. We will also see the Pool of Siloam talked about in the Bible, as part of it has recently been excavated. Our last site today is the Shrine of the Book Museum. Here some of the incredible Dead Sea Scrolls are on display. The Model City of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple will also be seen there. Our afternoon will consist of some free time to explore and/or shop in the Old City. The bus will drop us at the Jaffa Gate which is surrounded by the Christian Quarter, Muslim Quarter, and Armenian Quarters. Later the bus will take us back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
We depart early this morning for the Ben Gurion Airport for our flight home, arriving back in the USA with unforgettable memories to cherish always. Knowing we have walked in the footsteps of Jesus and the early Christians on such a memorable tour will bring new meaning to our Bible reading. We make connections back to our destination.