Calvary Chapel Eastside
Israel Holy Land Tour
April 15th-25th, 2020
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Full Cost: approximately $4,099* per person
*Based on double occupancy, surcharge for single supplement; 4% surcharge for credit card payment.
DAY 1: APRIL 15, 2020
Depart SEA Group Air-Economy Class.
Day 2: April 16, 2020
Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. Meet guide and driver for the tour before transfer to the Ramada Hadera for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: APRIL 17, 2020
We will visit Caesarea Maritima, the ancient Herodian port where Peter brought the gospel message to Cornelius. Paul was also imprisoned in Caesarea before being taken to Rome for trial. We’ll also see Mt. Carmel (Muchracah) where Elijah fought the prophets of Baal and Megiddo, the ancient Tel in the Jezreel Valley where many layers of Biblical history are present. Late in the afternoon, we’ll visit the Mt. of Precipice overlooking Nazareth and Cana before arrive at the Leonardo Plaza Tiberias hotel for the night.
DAY 4: APRIL 18, 2020
Saturday’s tour will begin with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked and His disciples fished. Lunch at St. Peter’s Fish. We will also visit the First Century Boat Museum to see the remains of a fishing boat from the time of Jesus; the Mt. of Beatitudes overlooking the Galilee region where it is believed Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount; Capernaum, Peter’s home town and the location of the ruins of Peter’s house; Magdala, Mary Magdalene’s village located on the shores of the lake. Our day will conclude with a visit of the baptismal site on the Jordan River called Yardenit.
DAY 5: APRIL 19, 2020
Israel’s northern border with Lebanon awaits us on Sunday. We’ll see the head-springs of the Jordan River at Tel Dan, an ancient town of the tribe of Dan. This town contains ancient city gates, one of which mentions Abraham. We will also visit the Banias (Caesarea Philippi) Nature Reserve below Mt. Hermon. Here, Peter recognized Jesus as the Messiah. Our day will conclude with a visit to Tabgha and Kursi.
DAY 6: APRIL 20, 2020
This morning, we will travel south through the Jordan River Valley. Our first stop is the ruins of Beth She’an, an ancient Roman city of the Decapolis near Mt. Gilboa. Saul and Jonathan were killed in battle near here. Our tour will continue south past Jericho to the site of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We will end our day by checking into the Hod Dead Sea hotel with enough time to enjoy the hotel spa and swim in the medicinal waters of the Dead Sea. This salt lake is below sea level and holds the title of Earth’s lowest elevation on land.
DAY 7: APRIL 21, 2020
Tuesday morning, we will ascend to Masada, a Herodian fortress where Jewish rebels held out against the forces of Rome in 73 and 34 AD. After, we will continue to the oasis of Ein Gedi where David hid from Saul. We’ll travel through the Judean wilderness and pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan and view the City of Gold, Jerusalem, from Mt. Scopus before check into the Dan Panorama Jerusalem hotel.
DAY 8: APRIL 22, 2020
(Early morning visit to the Temple Mount if the site is open.) This morning, we will visit the City of David Archaeological site which includes Hezekiah’s Tunnel. This is the site of the Jebusite city conquered by King David. David later made this city his capital. We will continue up to Mt. Zion and visit the Upper Room where Jesus had His last supper with the disciples. On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit fell upon the disciples here. You will also see the entrance to what some believe is David’s Tomb. After, we will enter the Old City portion of Jerusalem through the Zion gate and into the Jewish Quarter to visit the Cardo, Broad Wall, Western Wall, and the Southern Steps of the Temple.
DAY 9: APRIL 23, 2020
Thursday’s tour will begin with a drive past the Supreme Court and a view of the Knesset and the Knesset Menorah. We will also stop at the Israel Museum, home of the Second Temple Period Model and the Shrine of the Book (Qumran scrolls), and Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum. In the afternoon, we’ll view Bethlehem and the Shepherds’ Field.
DAY 10: APRIL 24, 2020
Today, we will follow the way of Jesus’ suffering beginning at the Mt. of Olives overlooking Jerusalem and continuing down the Palm Sunday Path to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed, “Not my will, but Your’s be done,” before He was arrested by the Romans. We will enter the Old City via the Lion’s Gate and visit the Pools of Bethesda, the “House of Grace” where Jesus’ grandmother Anne lived, and the Sheep’s Gate where Jesus healed the man born lame on the Sabbath. We also will walk along the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) through the Old City. Next, we will stop by the House of Caiaphas (St. Peter’s of Gallicantu) where Peter denied Jesus before visiting Golgotha and the Garden Tomb for communion. We will end our day with dinner at Naurah in Abu Ghosh and a time to share memories and experiences before transferring to the airport for the flight home.
DAY 11: APRIL 25, 2020
Depart from TLV at approximately 1 am.
Land tour and roundtrip Economy Class Airfare from Seattle; meet and assistance at airport upon arrival and departure - roundtrip guide escorted airport transfers; eight nights lodging - including full buffet breakfasts and dinners; whisper headsets; eight days touring in a modern, air-conditioned bus with Wi-Fi with professional, English-speaking tour guide; all touring and entrance fees as listed on the itinerary; porter fees at airport and hotel; tips for guides, driver, and hotels; departure dinner.
Travel insurance; lunches not specified in itinerary.
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