A Spiritual and Educational Tour of the Holy Land

201014 · 9 Day Tour of Israel · Hosted by Wilcox World Travel & Tours


Featuring Pastors Steve Gragg & Michael Gragg


OCTOBER 13-21, 2020
$4,429.00 From Charlotte

Based on Double Occupancy




HIGHLIGHTS:  Mt. Carmel, Mt. of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee boat ride, Beth She’an, Masada, Shrine of the Book and Western Wall Tunnel

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Current round trip economy air fare from Charlotte to Tel Aviv via United Airlines

Current airport departure taxes, fuel surcharges, customs & security fees

First & superior first class (3 & 4 star) hotel accommodations throughout 6 nights

Netanya             1 night              West Lagoon

Tiberias              2 nights            Leonardo Plaza    

Bethlehem         3 nights            Ambassador City Hotel

Breakfast and dinner daily, including a St. Peter’s Fish lunch and special Farewell Dinner

Comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary by private deluxe motor coach with qualified driver and English-speaking, licensed guide/escort, who meets you upon arrival after clearing Israeli customs (as per itinerary) and stays with the group throughout until returning you to the airport for your flight to U.S.A.

Entrance fees to all sightseeing, including  the Sea of Galilee boat ride, cable car ride at Masada and Western Wall Tunnel

Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel, porters, drivers, and guides

All transfers (one suitcase per person)

Wilcox World Travel and Tours flight bag and Holy Land Journal



Single room supplement $ 700.00

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DAY 1: Tue. Oct. 13 · Depart USA
Today we depart Charlotte for Newark, NJ where we board our non-stop overnight flight to Tel Aviv, Israel.

DAY 2: Wed. Oct. 14 · Arrive Israel · Tel Aviv · The Sharon Plain

We arrive early morning. After clearing customs, we will be met by our guide and board our bus to visit Jaffa,- the oldest port in the world. Jaffa was the home of Tabitha, who was raised from the dead by Peter. Peter here had his vision while lodging in the home of Simon the Tanner. We drive north along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and stop at Caesarea Maritima where the Apostle Paul (Acts 24) was imprisoned. We walk through extensive Roman ruins – aqueduct, amphitheater, sunken harbor and hippodrome before our overnight stay.

DAY 3: Thu. Oct. 15 · Mt. Carmel · Megiddo · Nazareth · Tiberias
Our pilgrimage this morning begins at Mt. Carmel (I Kings 18:16) where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal. After viewing the panoramic view of the Plain of Jezreel, we continue down the valley to Tel Megiddo touring this fortress once used by King Solomon. Driving through the Jezreel Valley we will stop at Gideon Springs (Judges 7) before heading to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home. While in Nazareth we visit the Grotto of the Annunciation. Continuing down the hills, we drive through Cana (John 2), where Jesus performed His 1st miracle and then cross over the Arbel Cliff for a magnificent view of the Sea of Galilee. The day ends when we check into our hotel in Tiberias for 2 nights.

DAY 4: Fri. Oct. 14 · Around the Sea of Galilee
Today we start our pilgrimage at the Valley of the Doves and walk on the very road Jesus traveled. Our next stops will beat Magdala to visit the recently discovered ruins; Mount of Beatitudes, the location of the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5); The Church of the Primacy; and Capernaum, where we visit the synagogue and the place where early Christians remembered Peter’s house. After a special lunch we ascend the Golan Heights to Tel Dan area and then drive to Caesarea Philippi (Mark 8:21-30) where Peter answered Jesus’ question – “Who do you say that I am?” We end our day with a museum visit to see the Jesus Boat and take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

DAY 5: Sat. Oct. 17 · The Lower Galilee · Samaria · Jericho
On our way south we stop to visit the impressive ruins in Beit She’an. Excavators have discovered 18 successive towns, mosaics, and a 6,000 seat amphitheater. Heading inland to the Samaritan Hills we will stop at Nablus (O.T. Shechem) to visit Jacob’s Well (John 4) – the site of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman. Traveling further south, we visit the oldest city in the world- Jericho. Jericho lays 820 feet below sea level. There we view the Mt. of Temptation (Luke 4) where Jesus was tempted by the devil. We continue driving uphill through the deep and picturesque Wadi Kelt gorge (Psalm 23) and end our day in Bethlehem checking into our hotel where we will spend the next 3 nights.

DAY 6: Sun. Oct. 18 · Around The City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem
Our day begins at the Mt. of Olives with the Old City facing towards us. We descend by foot the traditional Palm Sunday road remembering Jesus’ entry and continue down to Gethsemane to visit the garden where Jesus prayed the night of his arrest. There we will have some quiet time and devotion. We then visit the church grounds called Peter in Gallicantu (Mark 14:53) which is built over the house of the High Priest Caiaphas who interrogated Jesus and exit the church using the very steps Jesus used. Driving south to the Bethlehem region we visit the Shepherds’ Fields and then walk through the alleys and markets to the Church of the Nativity – the birthplace of our Lord. While in Bethlehem there will be ample time for shopping. Returning to Jerusalem we will visit the Israel Museum including the outdoor model of Jerusalem as the city looked in 66 AD.

DAY 7: Mon. Oct. 19 · Masada · Ein Gedi · Qumran · Jordan River
Today begins with an early tour through the Judean desert to Masada where we board the cable car to the top. We visit the ruins and the last stronghold of the Jewish revolt against Rome (66-73 AD). On our return we stop at Ein Gedi where David hid from Saul, and then Qumran where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. You can float on the Dead Sea when we stop there before heading to the Jordan River – near the site where John baptized Jesus. We will allow time for blessings and baptisms at the Jordan before returning to our hotel.

DAY 8: Tue. Oct. 20 · The Old City of Jerusalem
We enter the Holy City via the Dung Gate where we examine the ruins of the Western Wall of the Temple, view the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque, and then descend below ground to walk through the Western Wall Tunnel. Just to the north we find the Pools of Bethesda (John 5) and St. Anne’s Church which has remarkable acoustics and is perfectly preserved from the Crusader period. Walking through the souk we arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. If time permits, we will hold a private communion service in a local Christian church. In the evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner before we drive to the airport for our late evening flight home.

DAY 9: Wed. Oct. 21 · Our Return Home Renewed and Refreshed
Today we arrive back in Newark, NJ on our flight from Tel Aviv. After clearing US customs we catch our flight to Charlotte.


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