Experience Israel 

Imagine a behind the scenes look at Old and New Testament sights, with in-depth understanding of historical and cultural relevance, while being provided access to opportunities reserved for those with an insiders’ knowledge, who speak and understand the local dialect. 

This will be made possible through our own personal Arabic Tour Guide, our brother, Evangelist Michael Paul! He brings an intimate knowledge of the region that will make this a tremendous experience for us. Also, Pastor John Popp and his wife Laura, of Beth Shalom Messianic Fellowship, will also provide an interesting perspective, bringing a rich understanding of Biblical history, and he will discuss the Gospel plan of the Olive tree, of Jews and Gentiles together.

We will retrace the Covenant Plan of Return for every generation from Abraham to Yeshua (Jesus) and grow in appreciation for our Biblical heritage.

Prayerfully consider joining us this October 5, 2018 - October 16, 2018* 
*Full trip itinerary is located on the bottom of the page. 

Trip Includes

  • Airfare from Seattle - Tel Aviv/Tel Aviv - Seattle
  • 10 night accommodation on roommate basis   

o   1 night Tel Aviv 

o   2 nights Galilee 

o   4 nights Jerusalem

o   2 nights Eilat

o   1 night Tel Aviv 

  • Breakfast daily
  • Dinners (10 included)
  • 8 touring days with English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary 
  • Arrival and departure transfers from/to Ben Gourion airport

Sites Highlight

  • Caesarea, one of the Land of Israel's most important cities during the Roman Period and the traditional site of the imprisonment of Paul before his trial in Rome 
  •  Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee 
  • Megiddo, one of the most important biblical sites in Israel and the traditional site of Armageddon
  • Nazareth and the Church of the Annunciation of Christ 
  • Mt. Of Olives and panoramic view of the Holy Land 
  • Garden Tomb, traditional Protestant site of Calvary 
  • Garden Of Gethsemane with its ancient olive grove 
  • Bethlehem and the church of Nativity
  • Visit Eilat and the Underwater Observatory

 

TRIP ITINERARY 

DAY ONE: Friday October 5th, 2018
DEPARTURE

·     Depart the U.S.A.

Overnight: Flight

DAY TWO: Saturday Oct 6th, 2018
ARRIVAL

·     Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport. 

·     Welcome by our representative and assistance with arrival formalities. 

·     Transfer to the hotel in Tel Aviv. 

·     Check into the hotel. 

·     Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Tel Aviv
  

DAY THREE: Sunday Oct 7th, 2018
CAESAREA-MEGIDDO-HAIFA-ACRE

·     Breakfast at the hotel. 

·     Check out of the hotel and depart north along the coast plain. 

·     Guided visit to the ancient city of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in honor of Augustus Caeasar and considered the traditional site of Paul's imprisonment before his trial in Rome and the home of the first Gentile believer, Cornelius and of Philip the evangelist; the theatre, aqueducts and Hippodrome serve as a backdrop for the events chronicled in the Book of Acts. 

·     Visit Megiddo, one of Israel's most famous biblical sites and the traditional site of Armageddon, and walk through the archaeological park and biblical period waterways. 

·     Lunch on your own, en route 

·     Continue north to Haifa.

·     View the Ba'hai Gardens, one of the holiest sites of the Ba'hai religion, located on Mount Carmel in Haifa while standing atop Mount Carmel. 

·     Visit Acre (Akko), a UNESCO Heritage Site, for a multi-layered experience from the days of the Crusades through contemporary Israel, including guided visits to: 

o The newly renovated Crusaders' City

o The Ottoman Fortifications around the city.

·     Check into the Kibbutz hotel. 

·     Dinner at the Kibbutz hotel.

Overnight: Kibbutz Hotel, Lower Galilee
  

DAY FOUR: Monday Oct 8th, 2018
TIBERIAS-CAPERNAUM-BANIAS

·     Breakfast at the hotel. 

·     Drive through Tiberias on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. 

·     Enjoy a Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee. 

·     Guided visit to some Christian Holy Sites around the Sea of Galilee, including: 

o A visit to Capernaum, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, the site of Jesus' teachings and the remains of a 2nd century synagogue. 

o A visit to Tabgha, traditional site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, and the site of a modern church built on the remains of a Fourth Century church. 

o A visit to the Mount of Beatitudes, traditional site of Jesus' ‘Sermon on the Mount', overlooking the Sea of Galilee.

·     Lunch on own, en route. 

·     Short hike along the Banias River at the base of the Golan Heights, also known as Caesarea Philipi, the site where Jesus revealed Peter's leadership role among the disciples.

Overnight: Kibbutz Hotel, Lower Galilee 

DAY FIVE: Tuesday Oct 9th, 2018
NAZARETH-BEIT SHEAN

·     Breakfast at the hotel. 

·     Check out of the hotel. 

·     Visit the Church of the Annunciation of Christ and Mary's Well in Nazareth

·     Drive to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River. 

·     Visit the Beit Shean National Park, one of Israel's largest archaeological sites with its biblical period archaeological mound and on-going excavations exposing the vast Roman-Byzantine City. 

·     Lunch on your own, en route. 

·     Continue south along the Jordan Rift Valley. 

·     Ascend to Jerusalem through the Judean Desert. 

·     Welcome to Jerusalem: Enter the vibrant and colourful 3,000 year old city of Jerusalem and experience the convergence of the old and the new. 

·     Check into the hotel. 

·     Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Jerusalem
  

DAY SIX: Wednesday Oct 10th, 2018
JERUSALEM-OLD CITY

·     Breakfast at the hotel. 

·     Start the day with a drive to the beautiful Mt. of Olives to behold the breath-taking panorama of the Holy City. 

·     Descend to Gethsemane with its ancient olive grove, where tradition holds that Jesus prayed prior to his arrest and crucifixion. 

·     Visit the Upper Room on Mt. Zion where Jesus spent his last hours with his disciples before his arrest and crucifixion; it was also here that the Holy Spirit came upon the 120 on the Day of Pentecost. Directly under the Upper Room, is the traditional site of the Tomb of King David

·     Lunch on own, en route. 

·     Guided visit through the Old City of Jerusalem, including sites holy to Jews, Muslims and Christians: the Western Wall, the Temple Mount and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. 

·     Visit the Garden Tomb, traditional Protestant site of Calvary. 

·     Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY SEVEN: Thursday Oct 11th, 2018
NEW CITY-BETHLEHEM

·     Breakfast at the hotel. 

·     Walk through the picturesque neighbourhood of Ein Karem, site of the Churches of the Visitation and John the Baptist and art galleries. 

·     Guided visit through the Yad Vashem complex, the Jewish National Memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, including:  

o The Avenue of the Righteous

o The new Historical Museum

o A concluding Memorial Service

·     Visit the Israel Museum, one of the most creative and innovative museums in the world to visit the Second Temple Model of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea Scrolls. 

·     Lunch on own, en route. 

·     Visit the city of Bethlehem, site of the birth of Jesus and the Church of the Nativity. 

·     Return to Jerusalem. 

·     Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Jerusalem
  

DAY EIGHT: Friday 12th, 2018
DEAD SEA-MASADA

·     Breakfast at the hotel. 

·     Descend towards the Dead Sea Basin

·     Visit Qumran and explore the area where the Dead Sea Sect established a community, see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. 

·     Arrive at Masada and ascend this wilderness mountain fortress in a cable car; walk through the remains of the palace, water cisterns and fortifications built by King Herod, and hear about the Zealots who lived here until the bitter end. 

·     Lunch on own, en route. 

·     Experience the weightlessness of the Dead Sea as you float in its waters. 

·     Return to Jerusalem and to the hotel. 

·     Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY NINE: Saturday 13th, 2018
TIMNA-EILAT

·     Breakfast at the hotel. 

·     Check out of the hotel. 

·     Travel south through the Negev and Arava. 

·     Visit the impressive Timna Park with its ancient copper mines, modern man-made pool and many unique geological formations. 

·     Lunch on own, en route. 

·     Continue to Eilat. 

·     Visit the Eilat Underwater Observatory and experience the wonders and mysteries of the world beneath the Red Sea. 

·     Check into the hotel. 

·     Dinner at the hotel. 

Overnight: Eilat
  

DAY TEN: Sunday 14th, 2018

EILAT AT LEISURE

·     Breakfast at the hotel. 

·     Lunch on your own. 

·     Day at leisure in Eilat. 

·     Dinner at the hotel.

·     Late afternoon return to the Arava Border Crossing and transfer back to the hotel. 

·     Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Eilat

DAY ELEVEN: Monday 15th, 2018
MITZPEH RAMON-SDE BOKER-TEL AVIV

·     Breakfast at the hotel. 

·     Check out of the hotel and depart Eilat. 

·     View the geological wonders of the Ramon Crater

·     Visit the home and gravesite of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion, located on Kibbutz Sde Boker overlooking the Wilderness of Zinn in the Negev Desert. 

·     Visit an encampment in the Negev Desert for Bedouin-style hospitality, Camel Ride and a Hafla' Lunch

·     Visit the Israel Air Force Museum exhibiting every type of plane ever used in the Israeli Air Force, at the Hatzerim Air Force Base. 

·     Continue to Tel Aviv and check into the hotel. 

·     Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY TWELVE: Tuesday Oct 16th, 2018
RETURN

·     Breakfast at the hotel.

·     Check out of the hotel.

·     Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport.

·     Departure flight to the U.S.A., arriving the same day.