DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017 | FLIGHT

Take an overnight flight from the USA to Israel.

DAY 2: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017| ARRIVAL - NETANYA
Upon our arrival at the Tel Aviv airport we will begin the thrilling journey of following in the footsteps of Jesus. Continue north up the coast of the Mediterranean to our hotel in Netanya - situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

DAY 3: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017 | THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA / CAESAREA / MOUNT CARMEL / NAZARETH VILLAGE
After a good night’s rest and a hearty breakfast we board our motor coach to Caesarea by the sea. We will visit the Crusader's Castle, the Roman Amphitheater and water duct, and the port from which the Apostle Paul sailed to Rome. Continuing northward along the Mediterranean Sea to Haifa and Mt. Carmel - the biblical site of Elijah's contest with the prophets of Baal (IKings:18). Traveling eastward across Galilee, we visit Nazareth Village Located on a pastoral patch of farmland in the modern city of Nazareth, a tour of Nazareth Village provides an authentic experience of the land of the Bible. We Continue towards Tiberias viewing Mt. Tabor (Psalm 89:12), Deboriya - the hometown of the prophetess Deborah - at the foothill of Mt. Tabor (Judges 4 and 5). Dinner & overnight at our hotel on the shores of the beautiful Sea of Galilee. (B,D)

DAY 4: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017 | TIBERIAS / THE SEA OF GALILEE / CAPERNAUM / MOUNT OF BEATITUDES/ UPPER GALILEE
This day will be an exciting day in the Galilee area after a delicious breakfast. We will depart from the Roman hot springs resort city of Tiberias via a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum (John 6:24) to visit the ancient ruins of the first century synagogue where Jesus preached (Matt. 4:13-17). Then on to the Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the "Sermon on the Mount" (Matt. 5-7) and to Tabgha - the chapel dedicated to the multiplication of the loaves and fishes - (Mark 6:34-44). We will then proceed to upper Galilee and the site of Peter's confession (Matt. 16:16) at Caesarea Philippi and to Mt. Hermon (Psalm 89:12) the probable site of the Transfiguration (Matt. 17:1-8) and the present day Golan Heights where Israel, Lebanon and Syria come together. We will follow the fresh mountain waters of Mt. Hermon to the Sea of Galilee and to the outlet passage at the southern tip of the Sea. Return to our hotel for dinner & overnight. (B,D)

DAY 5: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017 | MEGIDDO / PLAIN OF ARMAGEDDON / BETHSHEAN / JERICHO/ BAPTISMAL SITE/ DEAD SEA
Today we leave the Galilean area and drive through the Jezreel Valley we will visit Megiddo and continue to the fields of Armageddon (Revelation 16:16), we continue to Beth Shean to see the ruins of a Roman city. Then continue south to Shilo that was home to the Tabernacle with the Ark of the Covenant. Continue to ancient Jericho where the walls came tumbling down (I Kings 17:1-6 and II Kings 2:19-22) and a commanding view of the Mt. of Temptation (Matt. 4:1-11) and Elisha's Fountain. Our finally stop of the day is The baptismal site on the banks of the Jordan River, Qasr al-Yahud, where we renew our Baptismal promises. We continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth for dinner & overnight (B,D)

DAY 6: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017 | DEAD SEA/ MASADA/ EIN GEDI /JERUSALEM
We will spend our day in the Dead Sea area, starting at Masada - UNESCO World Heritage Centre - a rugged natural fortress, of majestic beauty, in the Judean Desert overlooking the Dead Sea. It is a symbol of the ancient kingdom of Israel, its violent destruction and the last stand of Jewish patriots in the face of the Roman army, in 73 A.D. We will take a cable car to the top of the fortress, enjoy the special views, and explore the archaeological ruins, thereafter we will visit Ein Gedi an oasis in the desert and a green Garden of Eden in the wilderness, situated on the shore of the Dead Sea. Then up to Jerusalem through the Judean wilderness. Overnight at our hotel in the Holy City of Jerusalem. (B,D)

DAY 7: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 | JERUSALEM: MT OLIVES- MT ZION & NIGHT SHOW
After a night of rest and a hearty breakfast this exciting day will begin with a drive to Mt. Scopus and the Mt. of Olives (Matt. 24:3) for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting the Chapel of the Ascension, the Church of Pater Noster and the Dominus Flevit. Walk along Hosanna Road to the Gethsemane to visit the Church h of All Nations that stands on the Rock of Agony where Jesus was betrayed by Judas (Matt. 26:36-57). See the Pillar of Absalom, the Eastern (Golden) Gate and the Pinnacle of the Temple. We then drive to Mt. Zion where we visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu on the site of Caiaphas' House, the Room of the Last Supper (Luke 22:14-20) and the Tomb of King David. Dinner & Overnight at our hotel in the Holy City of Jerusalem. (B,D) After dinner at the hotel, our bus will take us to the light & music Show: the night Spectacular here the story of Jerusalem unfolds through giant breathtaking, virtual reality images.

DAY 8: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017| WESTERN WALL – CITY OF DAVID & HEZEKIAH’S TUNNEL - OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
Today begins with a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. Start our day at the Western Wall, the most significant site in the world for the Jewish people. We continue through the fascinating Rabbinical Tunnels leading us through the Second Temple era. The tunnel and exhibit give a clear understanding of the amazing construction of the Temple Mount, giant stones, water supply and Roman street where our Lord was led to judgment. Before exiting the tunnel we see the immense cornerstone rejected by the builders. The story of the City of David began over 3,000 years ago, when King David left the city of Hebron and built his kingdom on a small hilltop city known as Jerusalem. Thus, he established the unified capital of the tribes of Israel. When the city was defending itself from the approaching Assyrian army in the 8th century BCE, King Hezekiah decided to protect the water by diverting its flow deep into the city with an impressive tunnel system. Today we will walk thru Hezekiah’s tunnel, a 1,750-foot long tunnel into the mountain. Siloam pool was a pool for ritual purification. Thereafter, We walk along the Via Dolorosa to Pilate's Judgment Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation, the Ecce Homo Arch (John 19:13) where Jesus was tried before Pilate (Mark 15:6). Then continue through the Old City bazaars to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Dinner & overnight at our hotel in the Holy City of Jerusalem (B,D)

DAY 9: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2017 | NEW JERUSALEM & LEISURE TIME
Today we tour New Jerusalem, we visit Yad Vashem - the immensely moving memorial to the six million martyrs of the Holocaust, and we view the Israeli Parliament Building and tour The Israel Museum, ranked among the world's leading art and archaeology museums. The rest of the day is at leisure. Return to our hotel for dinner & overnight. (B,D)

DAY 10: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017 | TOWER OF DAVID MUSEUM & GARDEN TOMB
Today we visit the Jerusalem’s Citadel, known as the ”Tower of David”, a historical and archaeological asset of international significance. The Citadel is a medieval fortress with architectural additions from later periods. It is located near the Jaffa Gate, the historical entrance to the city and the point where the East meets the West. It bears cultural and architectural values and has been the symbol of the city of Jerusalem for generations. In the afternoon we visit the Garden Tomb and Golgotha - Place of the Skull - for a worship service. (B,D)

DAY 11: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017 | HOME
Transfer to the Tel Aviv airport early this morning for the flight home.

Itinerary subject to change while touring for the best interest of the group.

Price Per Person:

Single Supplement:

Airfare Included: $2,829.00

Land Only: $1,849.00

$770.00

Information & Reservations:

Pastor Brian Wiebe | Brian@BethanyChurchFresno.com | 559-776-8784

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Tour pricing is based on double occupancy.

Included
Roundtrip air from San Francisco including current air taxes and fuel surcharges (taxes and fuel charges are subject to change), 9 nights lodging at 4 star hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, full time English speaking tour escort, services of air conditioned deluxe motor coach, all guides, entrances, touring and transportation as appears on itinerary, baggage handling at hotels (one piece), tips to driver, guides, and hotel staff ($99.00)

Not Included
All lunches, optional travel insurance (6.5% or 8.7% of tour cost), optional credit card payments (additional 3% of the total bill)