SeaCoast Church Israel Tour
OCTOBER 20TH - 30TH, 2019
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Deposit of $1000 due on or before 3/1/2019.
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Total cost must be paid on or before 6/1/2019.
Full Cost: $3,750 per person
($3,800 per person if paid by credit card)
(Double occupancy, surcharge for single)
Single Supplement: $900
DAY 1: OCTOBER 20, 2019
Depart LAX Group Air at 12:55 PM - Economy Class.
Day 2: OCTOBER 21, 2019
Arrive at Ben Gurion airport (currently scheduled for 5:10pm). Meet tour guide and driver. Transfer to Ramada Hadera for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: October 22, 2019
We will begin our tour at Caesarea Maritima, the ancient Herodian port where Peter brought the gospel message to Cornelius. Paul was imprisoned in Caeserea before being taken to Rome for trial. We continue Mt. Carmel (Muchracah) where Elijah fought the prophets of Baal and Megido, the ancient Tel in the Jezreel Valley where we will see the many layers of Biblical history. Late afternoon, we will stop at the Mt. of Precipice overlooking Nazareth and Cana before arriving at our Tiberias hotel: Ron Beach Tiberias.
DAY 4: October 23, 2019
We will begin our day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked and his disciples fished. From among the other sites we will visit today are the First Century Boat Museum to see the remains of a fishing boat from the time of Jesus; Mt. of Beatitudes overlooking the Galilee region where it is believed that Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount; Capernaum, Peter’s home town the ruins of Peter’s house and the ancient Synagogue; Magdala, Mary Magdalene’s village on the shores of the lake and conclude the day at the Baptismal site on the Jordan River (Yardenit).
DAY 5: October 24, 2019
This morning, we will travel to Israel’s norther border with Lebanon to visit the head springs of the Jordan River at Tel Dan, an ancient town of the tribe of Dan where you will see the ancient city gates including one that mentions Abraham. We will also visit the Banias (Caeserea Philippi) Nature Reserve below Mt. Hermon where Peter recognized Jesus as the Messiah. We will conclude the day with a visit to Tabgha and Kursi.
DAY 6: October 25, 2019
This morning, we will travel south through the Jordan River Valley. Our first stop is the ruins of Beth Shean, an ancient Roman city of the Decapolis near Mt. Gilboa where Saul and Jonathan were killed in battle. We will continue south past Jericho to the site of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and then up through the Judean Wilderness past the Good Samaritan Inn to Jerusalem. You will view the City of Gold from Mt. Scopus before checking into the hotel, Dan Jerusalem, as the Sabbath begins.
DAY 7: October 26, 2019
Early morning departure to the lowest spot on earth: the Dead Sea region. You will ascend by cable car to Masada, a Herodian fortress and the last hold out for the Jewish rebels against Rome in the years 73 and 74 AD. We will continue to the oasis of Ein Gedi where David hid from Saul before concluding the day by “floating” in the mineral rich Dead Sea.
DAY 8: October 27, 2019
(Early morning visit to Temple Mount if the site will be open.) This morning, we will visit the City of David Archaeological site, including Hezekiah’s Tunnel for those interested. This is the site of the Jebusite city conquered by King David which he made as his capital city and where the Kings of Jerusalem ruled. We continue up to Mt. Zion where we will visit the Upper Room where Jesus had his last supper with the Disciples and the Holy Spirit fell on the disciples on the day of Pentecost. You will also see the entrance to what some believe is David’s Tomb. We will enter the Old City via the Zion Gate to the Jewish Quarter to visit the Cardo, Broad Wall, Western Wall, and Southern Steps of the Temple which are the remains of the ancient Temple.
DAY 9: October 28, 2019
This morning, we will drive past the Supreme Court and view of the Knesset and Menorah. We will also visit the Israel Museum including the Second Temple Period Model and Shrine of the Book (Quman scrolls), as well as Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum. In the afternoon, we will visit Bethlehem and Shepherds’ Field.
DAY 10: October 29, 2019
Today, we will follow the way of Jesus' suffering beginning at the Mt. of Olives overlooking Jerusalem and continue 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" (believed to be where Jesus’ grandmother Anne lived), and the Sheep’s Gate where Jesus healed the man born lame on the Sabbath. We will continue along the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) through the Old City. There, we will visit the Caiaphas House (St. Peter's of Gallicantu) where Peter denied Jesus. Our day will be concluded at 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 to return home.
DAY 11: October 30, 2019
Depart from Tel Aviv is currently scheduled at approximately 1:00 am. Arrival at LAX currently scheduled for 2:00 pm.
Land tour and economy class airfare; airport assistance upon arrival/departure by tour representative, round trip guide-escorted airport transfers on arrival/departure; eight nights lodging with full buffet breakfasts and dinners, eight days of touring in modern, air-conditioned bus with WiFi and professional, English-speaking tour guide; all touring and entrance fees as listed on itinerary; porter fees at airport and hotel; tips for guide, driver, and hotels; whisper headsets; and farewell departure dinner on the way to the airport.
Lunches and travel insurance.
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