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Price Per person double occupancy

Date Price Single
Supplement
March 15-22, 2022 $3,309* $575
*Includes roundtrip airfare from Denver.

Reservation Due: December 10, 2021
Final Payment Due: January 15, 2022

Included

Roundtrip air from Denver including current air taxes and fuel surcharges (taxes and fuel charges are subject to change), 6 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


Not Included

All lunches, optional travel insurance (7.6% or 10.25% of tour cost), COVID testing and any related expenses

Day 1: Departure

Today 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 be walking where Jesus walked!


Day 2: Arrive Israel

Arrive in Israel where you meet your tour guide and travel northward to our hotel for one night in the coastal area near Tel Aviv. The remainder of the day is free to walk along the Mediterranean, relax, and have dinner. The time is right for a personal devotional with the sunset over the “Great Sea.” Enjoy a time of prayer of thanks for safety and the special blessings ahead, a prayer for the people of the "Promised Land", and a good night’s rest.


Day 3: Caesarea, Megiddo, Magdala, Capernaum, boat ride

After breakfast, we travel by private motor coach along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea, where Gentiles first heard the Good News from Peter and were baptized. We’ll see the Roman Amphitheatre, hippodrome, a film on history and the remains of this famous port city, and aqueduct. Next we travel through the Jezreel Valley to Megiddo, the Armageddon Battlefield, where archaeologists have unearthed 20 levels of civilization. This is followed by a visit to Magdala, home town of Mary Magdalene. The recent excavation of the First Century Synagogue and well preserved village makes Magdala one of the most interesting Biblical sites in Israel. In Capernaum we view the excavations of the sea-side village and Peter’s home. We enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Sea of Galilee. A brief scripture reading and devotional on board brings to life the experiences of Jesus and the fishermen disciples. We will have dinner and overnight lodging for the next two nights in the Tiberias area on the Sea of Galilee.


Day 4: Bethsaida, Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Beit Shean

We visit the possible site of the multiplication of loaves and fishes in Bethsaida and the Mount of the Beatitudes. We continue north past the Golan Heights. Dan is where the children of Israel fell to the depths of alternative sacrifice and where we will see the 4,000 year old Abraham’s Gate. Caesarea Philippi was the site of Peter’s Confession and pagan worship. Next we travel southward to Beit-Shean/Scythopolis, the most magnificent archeological site in Israel, located at the strategic juncture of the Jezreel and Jordan valleys. Like Jericho, it has been almost continuously occupied throughout history. After defeating Saul and his sons on Mt. Gilboa, the Philistines hanged their bodies on the walls of Beit-Shean. During the time of Jesus, Scythopolis was one of the chief cities of the Decapolis - a league of ten cities sharing Greek culture and government.


Day 5: Shiloh, Masada, Dead Sea, Qumran

The Old Testament city of Shiloh was home for the Tabernacle with the Ark of the Covenant and you may walk to the likely plateau where it was pitched and picture the cloud pillar of God’s presence rising up above the valley walls. This would also be the spot where Hannah came to pray for a son. Later, she dedicated that son, Samuel, to serve in the Tabernacle. It was from Shiloh that the Ark was taken into battle and temporarily lost to the Philistines. Travel south to the Dead Sea area. Next we take a cable car ride to the mountain top fortress of Masada. Here our guide will treat us to the history of the famous zealot stand. We go to a beach along the Dead Sea for a float in the salty water. There will be time to enjoy this activity and then get showered and changed. Conclude the day with a visit Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Transfer to the hotel in Jerusalem where you will stay for three nights.


Day 6: Jerusalem

Conditions permitting we will visit the Temple Mount, with commentary on the Temple Periods, and the variety of belief systems past and present that make this area so valuable. Next we will visit the Wailing Wall or Western Wall where prayers are placed in small cracks in the stones. Next we visit the Southern Wall Excavations. This southern side of The Temple was the main entrance for the common folk, whereas the Priests and Levites had their own entrance from the higher eastern side. Parts of the giant stairs, which led to the Temple Mount from the courtyard have been unearthed along with the purification pools. From here Jesus entered the Temple Mount and drove out the vendors and money exchangers who were exploiting the people. It is also likely that this is the place that Peter stood and preached and where thousands were saved and baptized on the Day of Pentecost. We will continue to the Pool of Bethesda and listen to the story of the miracle of healing the sick man. For the rest of the afternoon you can choose to stay in the Old City area for shopping on your own or continue with the guide and bus to visit the Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem.


Day 7: Jerusalem

An interesting and educational time awaits us today at the Israeli Museum. Walk through collections of century’s old Israeli artifacts including the Dead Sea Scrolls, and then a guided walk through an accurately detailed model of Biblical Jerusalem. This model will help put into perspective all that you have seen over the previous days touring. Afterwards we walk where Jesus walked; beginning with a panoramic view of the city, Mount Moriah and the Dome of the Rock from atop the Mount of Olives and then the Garden of Gethsemane. How many have wished to be whisked back in time to get a glimpse of our Lord or hear His voice if only for a moment? To walk between the ancient olive trees, read the scriptures of Jesus' prayer and take time for personal reflection is important here. The climax of the day is the area of Golgotha (place of the skull) and the Garden Tomb, where we celebrate the resurrection with communion and a time of praise.


Day 8: Flight

Transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for the flight home.


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