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In the Homeland Of Yeshua of Nazareth - Pilgrimage of a Lifetime Tour

Total Package Price: - To be advised

Reference: - CUST001

Hotel: - Various

Duration: - 10 Days

Validity From: - Customised Tour

Monday, 1 April 1: Departure
We embark on our Journey to the Holy Land. Prepare yourself for a life-changing experience. Get some rest on the flight tomorrow you will walk where Jesus walked!

Tuesday, 2 April: When You Come Into the Land (Deut. 26:1)
Morning arrival at Ben Gurion Airport to be met by our Israeli guide, who will accompany us during our entire stay in the Holy Land Out tour begins in Emmaus, where Jesus appeared after the Resurrection (Luke 24:13-35) Visit Old Jaffa, once the gateway to the land of Israel and the place of Simon the Tanner. Walk through the port from which Jonah the Prophet tried to escape the Lord’s command and stand at the site that commemorates where Peter brought Tabitha back to life (Acts 9:36-43) We then proceed to Tel Aviv to check into our hotel. Remainder of the day is free to walk along the Mediterranean Sea, relax, and have dinner. The time is right for a personal devotional with the sunset over the “Great Sea” -- a time of prayer of thanks for safety and the special blessings ahead, a prayer for the people of this land, and a good night’s rest. Dinner O/N: Grand Beach Hotel, TLV

Wednesday, 3 April: Old Jaffa, Caesarea, Acre, Tiberias
After breakfast, we We then travel by private motor coach along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to Caesaria Maritima, where Gentiles first heard the Good News and were baptized (Acts 8) We then journey on to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged King Ahab and the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18) Continuing north, we reach the historic city of Acre, where we walk through the Old City and visit its massive underground Crusader fortress. Proceed to the Galileel Region to reach our hotel. Dinner and overnight: Kibbutz Ma’agan Guest House

Thursday, 4 April: Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights
Following breakfast, we take a moving Sea of Galilee cruise on a fisherman’s boat. A brief scripture reading and devotional on board brings to life the experiences of Jesus and the fishermen disciples. Our morning travels then take us to important sites of Jesus’ Ministry in the Galilee. In Caperneam we will visit the ruins of an ancient synagogue and Peter’s home. Then we travel on to Tabgha, the site of the multiplication of loaves and fishes (Mark 6:30-44) and then to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea, where we recite the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5:1-12). We proceed to the Banias, ancient Caesarea Philippi, one of the main sources of the Jordan River and where Jesus was recognized as the Messiah by His disciples (Matt. 16:13-20). We then ascend the Golan Heights to look down over the Galilee from above and to view the former border town of Kuneitra. We conclude our day at Kursi, where Jesus healed two men possessed by demons (Matt. 8:28-33) AND/OR Korazim, where we can understand some of the realia of life in the Galilee in the time of Jesus.
Dinner and overnight: Kibbutz Ma’agan Guest House

Friday, 5 April: Nazareth, Mount Tabor, Nain, Gilboa, Megiddo,
We drive through the town of Cana, site of the miracle of the wine (John 2: 1-11), We continue to Nazareth (Luke 1: 26-38), the boyhood home of Jesus, and enjoy a visit to Nazareth Village, where the times in which Jesus lived are brought to life. Next we visit Mount Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus (Mark 9:2-8); Nain, where Jesus resurrected a young man (Like 7:11-17); and Mount Gilboa, the site of numerous biblical events. Next we travel through the Jezreel Valley to Megiddo, the Armageddon Battlefield, where archaeologists have unearthed 20 levels of civilization.
Dinner O/N Kibbutz Ma’agan Guest House

Saturday, 6 April: Baptismal Sites, Beit Shean, Ascent to Jerusalem.
After breakfast, we begin our day at the Yardenit Baptismal Site on the Jordan River, including time for prayer, study, and meditation. Proceed to Beit Shean, the most magnificent archeological site in Israel, located at the strategic juncture of the Jezreel and Jordan lleys. After defeating Saul and his sons on Mount Gilboa, the Philistines hanged their bodies on the walls of Beit Shean. Following the fertile Jordan Valley southward, your guide will point out the agricultural restoration of the “Land of Milk and Honey,” the kibbutz system, and Israel’s intricate irrigation development. We continue south and stop to view Qasr El-Yahud, the traditional baptism site of Jesus (Matt. 3:13- 17). As we enter the Holy City of Jerusalem, we pause to pray, learn and meditate: Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem (Ps. 122:2).
Dinner and overnight: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem

Sunday, 7 April: Mount of Olives, Old City of Jerusalem, Garden Tomb.
Following breakfast, we begin our day with a breathtaking view of the Old City, including Mount Moriah and the Dome of the Rock, from atop the Mount of Olives. We walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane and see the ancient olive trees. Here we read the scriptures of Jesus' prayer and arrest by the Romans (Matt. 36) and take time for personal reflection. We enter the Old City walls through St. Stephan’s Gate and move on to the Judgment Hall of Pilate, to hear of those who conspired against Him and be reminded of His brutal beating and humiliation (Matt. 27) From here we will see the Pool of Bethesda and raise our voices in song in St. Ann’s Church. We then walk along the Via Dolorosa, His Way of Suffering to the Western Wall, the holiest place for Jews. Finally, we visit the area of Golgotha (place of the skull) and the Garden Tomb, where we celebrate the resurrection with communion and a time of praise. Evening: Baptist services at Jerusalem International Fellowship (Reform Baptist; services in Hebrew, English, and Russian)
Dinner and overnight: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem

Monday, 8 April: Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea, Qumran
Our day begins after breakfast as we depart for the Dead Sea Region, the lowest place on earth. We ascend by cable car to the mountaintop fortress of Masada. Here our guide will share the history of its Jewish inhabitants’ famous last stand against the Romans. Afterwards we proceed to Ein Gedi, "Spring of the Goat," an oasis on the western shore of the Dead Sea. Because of its warm climate and abundant supply of water, the site developed a reputation for its fragrant plants and date palm groves. This is where King David hid from Saul (I Sam. 24:1-22) and where God defeated the enemies of the Israelites with praise and worship led by King Jehoshaphat (2 Chron. 20) Now it is time to enjoy a dip in the Dead Sea for a relaxing float. Finally, we visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in caves. Evening: Meet with representatives of an Israeli-Palestinian dialogue group comprised of people who have been bereaved by the current conflict; hear about their personal struggles and their quest to bring peace to the region.
Dinner and overnight: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem

Tuesday, 9 April: Southern Steps, Mount Zion, Modern Jerusalem, Bethlehem.
After breakfast we visit the Southern Wall excavations of the Temple Mount, where Jesus taught scripture (John 7:14-30)/ It is also likely that this is the place where Peter stood and preached, and where thousands were saved and baptized on the Day of Pentecost. Passing by the Protestant Cemetery, we visit the Upper Room, site of the Last Supper. We then enjoy a panoramic bus tour of modern Jerusalem, including views of the Knesset (Parliament), Supreme Court, and President’s House. An interesting and educational time then awaits us at the Israel Museum, where we will summarize some of what we have seen recently at the model of ancient Jerusalem and the Shrine of the Book. We then spend the remainder of the day surrounding the birth of Christ with a visit to Bethlehem, including Shepherd's Field, where the angels announced the birth of Jesus, and the Church of the Nativity, that stands upon the site where Jesus was born (Luke 2:4- 20). After our farewell dinner at a Middle Eastern restaurant, we travel to the airport to depart for our flight homeward.

Wednesday, 10 April

Arrive back home and Begin planning our next Holy Land

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