Israel Christian Pilgrimage Tour (9 Days)

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  •  9 Days Fully Escorted Christian Group Tour of Israel
  •  Christian Israel Holy Land Tour Package
  •  Signature Designed Christian Holy Land Tour to Israel
  •  7 Nights stay in a 5 Star Deluxe Hotel or 4 Star First Class Hotel Accommodations
  •  Visit Magdala, best known as the home of Mary Magdalene
  •  Boat ride sailing on the Sea of Galilee
  •  Daily Breakfast and dinner included
  •  A Special St. Peter's Fish Lunch by the Sea of Galilee included
  •  Knowlegable Eglish-speaking certified Professional Tour Guides 

    Day 1: Departure from the United States

    Group departs for Telaviv Israel.


    Day 2: Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport

    Arrive at the Ben Gurion Airport, Telaviv. You will be met by our tour representative and transferred to your hotel.

    Dinner & Overnight: Telaviv.                                                                    Meals: Dinner


    Day 3: Jaffa / Caesarea / Mount Carmel / Druze Villages / Acre

    The day begins after breakfast with a visit to the ancient Joppa (Jaffa) where the house of Simon the Tanner (Apostles 10: 9-16) and the place where the Miracle of the Resurrection of Tabita (Apostles 9: 36-43) took place. Drive north to Caesarea Maritima and see the spectacular Roman Theatre and Port, Herod’s Palace, the Palace of the Roman Procurator (Apostles 23: 23 and Apostles 26: 23 – Paul; Apostles 10: 20-48 – Peter and Cornelius), the Amphitheatre and the Crusader’s City and Harbor. After that, we’ll proceed to Mount Carmel to visit the Monastery of the Muhraka, where Elijah fought with the priests of Baal. The rooftop of the monastery has a beautiful view of the Jezreel Plain, the site of many Biblical events. From Mount Carmel we’ll journey through the Druze Villages, Daliyat el Carmel and Usifiya and then on to Haifa for a panoramic view of the city and harbor. Then on to Acre to visit the old city with its famous city walls, the Knight’s Halls and the Harbor. Drive through Galilee to Tiberias for the night.

    Dinner & Overnight: Tiberias                                                 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Day 4: Galilee

    After breakfast at your hotel, head for a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on the water (Matthew 14: 22-23). The ride ends at Ginnosar where you will visit an Ancient Boat found nearby that dates to the time of Jesus. Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 7) to the spot where the Sermon on the Mount was held. See the spectacular heptagonal church that the Italian architect, Berluzzi, built on the shore. Then it’s on to Tabgha for a visit to the Church of the Loaves and the Fish (Matthew 14: 14-34) then a beautiful drive along the northern shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum, the town where Jesus lived in the house of Peter and performed his miracles and healings (Matthew 4: 13, Matthew 8: 14-15). Stop at the site of a synagogue where Jesus preached to the local community then drive through the Golan Heights. Crucial battles of the Six Day War were fought here in 1967. You will look down on Israel from the heights the same way the Syrian army did before they were routed and the Golan Heights fell into Israeli hands. Your last stop today is Banias, the ancient Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16: 13-20) and one of the main sources of the Jordan River. Return to your hotel for the night.

    Dinner & Overnight: Tiberias                                                  Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Day 5: Galilee / Beit Shean / Beit Alpha

    Start the day with breakfast and then drive to the southern part of the Sea of Galilee to visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

    The Pastor will have an opportunity to conduct Baptism for interested members of the group. Rental Robes are available for approximately USD 10.00 per person and will need to be reserved in advance.

    Proceed to the ancient Biblical town of Beit Shean to see the new excavations of the Roman and Byzantine periods and then to Beit Alfah to its ancient synagogue filled with marvelous mosaics. Drive to Gideon Springs where Gideon gathered the sons of Israel to fight the Midianates (Judges 7: 1) and then drive south to Jerusalem.

    Dinner & Overnight: Jerusalem                                             Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Day 6: Jerusalem-the Old City

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then ascend the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem and Temple Mount. We’ll walk down the Mount of Olives to the Church of Dominus Flevit (Luke 19: 41-44) and then to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was arrested (Matthew 26: 36-58) to see the old olive trees and visit the Basilica of the Agony. Next we’ll drive through the Kidron Valley to the Dung Gate where we’ll enter the Old City to visit the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) – the holiest place for the Jews – and then walk a part of the Via Dolorosa via the exotic bazaar to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Continue through the newly rebuilt Jewish Quarter and the 1st Century Roman Cardo to Mount Zion and visit the traditional tomb of King David. Spend time in the room of the Last Supper where you can pray and imagine the Passover meal that the disciples took part in. Return to the hotel.

    Dinner & Overnight: Jerusalem                                             Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Day 7: Jerusalem – the New City / Bethlehem

    After breakfast drive to the spectacular Model of Jerusalem for a glimpse of what it was like at the time of the Second Temple in Jesus’ time. See the views that Jesus would have seen whenever he came to Jerusalem to celebrate the Sabbath or holidays. After that head to Yad Vashem to see the Memorial for the victims of the Holocaust and then to the Synagogue at the Hadassah Hospital to see Marc Chagall’s famous stained glass windows portraying the 12 tribes. From here drive to the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, home to the Dead Sea Scrolls. You will also see the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) and the Supreme Court. Travel to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity (Luke 2: 1-7) and then back to the hotel for the night.

     Dinner & Overnight: Jerusalem                                           Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


     Day 8: Massada / Dead Sea

    Breakfast, then drive south to the Judean desert via the Good Samaritan Inn (Luke 8: 25-37) to the famous mountain fortress of Massada – the stronghold of the Jews in the war against the Romans. Ascend the mountain to the fortress in a cable car and visit Herod the Great’s palaces and their Roman Baths and pools. From this mountain overlook you will be able to see the Dead Sea. Next we’ll descend to the lowest place on earth for a possible “dip” and “float” in the salty Dead Sea. On our way back to Jerusalem we’ll stop in Qumran, the town of the Essene sect, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in a cave by a shepherd in 1948.

    Dinner & Overnight: Jerusalem                                            Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Day 9: Departure

    A very early breakfast followed by transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your early morning departure flight. Arrive back home in the evening with wonderful memories of your life changing Israel experience!!


    *NOTE: The above Itinerary can be customized if you prefer to spend more time at one site instead of another. Some changes on the ground may be necessary as a result of weather, road closures or other ground conditions.

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