Pinnacle of Praise Ministries - In The Footsteps of Jesus of Nazareth Holy Land Tour 2019

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  •  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 First Class and Deluxe 4 and 5 Star Deluxe Hotels
  •  Boat ride sailing on the Sea of Galilee
  •  Daily Breakfast and Dinner included
  •  English-speaking certified Professional Tour Guides 
  • Air conditioned Private Motor coach throughout your trip 
  •  DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:

    Day 1- Saturday, 19th Oct, 2019: Departure from New York or Philadelphia

    Group departs the United States for Telaviv Israel.

    Day 2 –Sunday, 20th Oct, 2019: Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport

    Arrive in Telaviv. You will be met by our representative & transferred to your hotel.

    Dinner & Overnight: Telaviv.                                                   Meals: Dinner

    Day 3 – Monday, 21th Oct, 2019: 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, 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 & the Harbor. Drive through Galilee to Tiberias for the night.

    Dinner & Overnight: Tiberias                                Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 4 – Tuesday, 22nd Oct, 2019: 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.

    Dinner & Overnight: Tiberias                                 Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 5 – Wednesday, 23rd Oct, 2019: Galilee / Beit Shean / Beit Alpha

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

    Note: 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, 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). Drive south to Jerusalem.

    Dinner & Overnight: Jerusalem                               Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 6 – Thursday, 24th Oct, 2019: 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 Gethsemanewhere Jesus was arrested (Matthew 26: 36-58) to see the old olive trees and visit the Basilica of the Agony.  On 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. Then enter the Old City and continue through the newly rebuilt Jewish Quarter and the 1st Century Roman Cardo to visit the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) – the holiest place for the Jews.

    Walk along the Stations of the Cross (via Dolorosa), begin at the Antonia Fortress, believed to be the spot where Jesus was condemned to death by Pontius Pilate (John 18:28-19:16). Following His condemnation, He was taken (on the Road to Calvary) to His place of Crucifixion. Reflect upon the Stations of the Cross as you travel through the markets of the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Luke 23:26-33).

    End our day as we sense the agony of Christ’s crucifixion at Gordon’s Calvary (Lk. 23:50—24:12) and experience the exhilaration and reality of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb.

    Dinner & Overnight: Jerusalem                              Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 7 – Friday, 25th Oct, 2019: 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. See the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) & 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 – Saturday, 26th Oct, 2019: 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. 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 – Sunday, 27th Oct, 2019: Departure – Arrive back in New York or Philadelphia

    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!!   Meals: Breakfast

    END OF ITINERARY

    *NOTE: Some changes on the ground may be necessary as a result of weather, road closures or other ground conditions.

    TOUR PRICE:

    ORIGIN/GROUP SIZE

    20-29 PERSONS

    30-50 PERSONS

    SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT

    FROM NEW YORK:

    USD 2,850.00

    USD 2,690.00

    USD 595.00

    FROM PHILADELPHIA:

    USD 2,950.00

    USD 2,790.00

    USD 595.00

    All Rates are per person round-trip including taxes and fuel surcharges

    Rates are subject to change until booked and deposits are paid

    Minimum Deposit due upon confirmation: USD 350.00 payable by 15th July 2018.

    Balance: Payment plan – equal monthly installments from 30th Sep, 2018 – 30th April, 2019

    Final payment must be completed by 30th April, 2019

    Travel insurance is mandatory, this will be confirmed once registration is done, but estimate cost per person will be approximately USD 100-USD 200 depending on age and departure airport.

    ** Departure from other US Cities is possible, subject to availability and any fare difference.

    Tour Includes:

    • Round-trip air fare USA - Israel inclusive of taxes (may vary based on departure point)
    • Airport Transfers upon arrival and departure
    • 7 Nights accommodation in Israel at excellent 4 star hotels (1 Night in Telaviv, 2 Nights in Tiberias and 4 Nights in Jerusalem)
    • Half Board meal plan which caters for Daily Breakfast and Dinner
    • Hotel porterage fees (one bag per person)
    • Private Air Conditioned modern Motor Coaches with your own English-speaking driver(s)
    • All listed excursions & certified professional English-speaking guide(s)
    • Online registration management access on a special link on our web site

    Tour does Not Include:

    • Visa fees if applicable – We shall assist with visa applications for those who require visa (non-US Passport Holders)
    • Tips and gratuities to hotel staff, tour guides and tour drivers
    • All lunches, extra meals, beverages & personal expenses (phone, faxes, laundry, etc)
    • Travel Insurance, Mandatory (to be priced separately)