Tour Type : Religious Tours
New York – Vienna – Tel Aviv - Joppa - Caesarea - Haifa - Acco - Mount of Beatitudes - Nazareth - Jericho - Jerusalem - MT Olives - MT Zion - Yad Vahsem - Old City Of Jerusalem - Western Wall - Garden Tomb - Bethlehem
Assemble New York JFK International airport at 200PM for your Flight to Israel. Austrian Airlines Flight 088 Departs New York JFK @545PM ( All times subject to change please check departure timings with airline/organizer on date of departure)
Austrian Airlines arrives Vienna at 820AM. Your connecting Flight Austrian Airlines Flight no 857 departs at 1025AM and arrives Tel Aviv at 250PM. You will be met by our Representative and transferred to your pre-booked hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at King Solomon Hotel Netanya or Similar Hotel.
After breakfast drive to the Old Port City of Jaffa (Joppa), one of the oldest biblical cities in the world and an important seaport since antiquity. It was from here that Jonah embarked for Tarshish and was swallowed by a great whale. Here Peter stayed at the home of Simon the Tanner, raised Dorcas (Tabitha) from the dead and had a vision in which he saw the door opening evangelizing the gentile nations. Visit St. Peter's Church .
After a short drive through the modern city of Tel Aviv we leave Tel Aviv and travel north to visit the ancient city of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great and once the seat of Roman rule. View the excavated Roman Theater, and aqueduct once used for conveying water to the city. It was here that Pontius Pilate, imprisoned Peter and the first pagan, Cornelius, was converted to Christianity. About 1000 years ago, the Crusaders rebuilt and fortified part of the city.
Arrive in Haifa and ascend Mt. Carmel for a panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the beautiful Bahai Gardens with its impressive Shrine. Travel to the Muhraka where on this summit the dramatic battle between Elijah and the prophets of Baal took place. According to tradition, the fire that rained down from the sky amid a struggle between Prophet Elijah and the Baal prophets had occurred in this exact location. Stop at a Druze village for Druze hospitality and typical Druze lunch, learn about this great community that lives in Israel and serves in its Army.
Travel to the ancient crusader port city of Acco, the fascinating UNESCO town with new excavations 1000 years old. Visit the Crusader Halls and see the underground tunnels and pathways. Look upon the port and fortifications that enabled the inhabitants of the town to resist against Napoleon Bonaparte. Dinner at Hotel
Check-in Colony Hotel Haifa or Similar
This morning we drive through the Valley of Jezreel, the prophetic future site of the battle of Armageddon Megiddo, named in the Book of Revelation as the setting for a future battle between the forces of good and evil, is for archaeologists perhaps the most important site in Israel dating from biblical times. Its much-excavated tell, a mound rising 60 meters above its surroundings, has revealed the remains of at least 20 cities built one on top of the other. Megiddo has been the site of epic and decisive battles down the ages.
Later we will visit the areas of Mary’s well at Nazareth, where Jesus spent most of His childhood, then, we proceed to visit Nazareth Village. Here, we are taken back in time as we walk through the environment Jesus grew up in. We will visit Mt. Precipice which is located south of Nazareth, on the cliffs of Mt Kedumim (397M), overlooking the Jezreel Valley and Mount Tabor. This is considered by some to be the place where angry Jewish worshippers drove Jesus away from the Synagogue, attempted to throw him of the cliffs, and he disappeared before their eyes "in the midst of them”.
travel through Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle.
Now we drive to the shores of the Sea of Galilee where we will be Stepping aboard a Galilee boat for a calm cruise on the sea, we enjoy an incredible worship service, which will be life changing. For many pilgrims to the Holy Land, this is one of the most memorable. Later, we disembark for a short trip to Capernaum, where we visit the home of the Apostle Peter where Jesus healed his mother-in-law. Return to the hotel for overnight. Dinner at Hotel
Days Hotel Tiberias or Similar
This morning we Visit Tabgha where Jesus multiplied the fishes and loaves. We lunch on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and enjoy a special feast of St. Peter’s Fish Visit Tabgha where Jesus multiplied the fishes and loaves. A short bus ride takes us to the Mount of Beatitudes where we hear the words of Jesus on the mount where the greatest sermon ever was preached. We eat lunch on the shores of the Sea of Galilee and enjoy a special feast of St. Peter’s Fish (extra cost ) .
Situated 25 miles north of the Sea of Galilee and at the base of Mt. Hermon, Caesarea Philippi is the location of one of the largest springs feeding the Jordan River. This abundant water supply has made the area very fertile and attractive for religious worship. Numerous temples were built at this city in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Apparently known as Baal Hermon and Baal Gad in the Old Testament period, this site later was named Panias after the Greek god Pan who was worshiped here. There is no record of Jesus entering the city, but the great confession and the transfiguration both occurred in the vicinity of the city (Matt 16: 13), then known as Caesarea Philippi. Return to the hotel for overnight. Dinner at Hotel.
Days Hotel Tiberias or Similar
Yardenit. It was in the Jordan River where John, the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus baptized. Baptism is available for those who wish to be baptized. After Tour Image credits: Pixabay Tour Created by Sherryann Charlton at Sherry Destinations Travel 7 Today, Yardenit. It was in the Jordan River where John, the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus baptized. Baptism is available for those who wish to be baptized.
After baptism, we travel to Beit She’an to visit one of the best preserved Roman Amphitheaters in Israel. Extensive excavations have uncovered eighteen layers of civilizations. Ancient Beit She’an is also where King Saul’s body was retrieved by the brave men of Jabesh Gilead.
Traveling south to Jericho, the “City of Palms” spreading out on the west side of the Jordan River at 825 feet below sea level. The Bible site of Tell esSultan is in the distance and is the city Joshua destroyed. In Jesus’ day a new center had been constructed on the wadi banks by the Hasmonean rulers and Herod the Great. By lunch-time we’ll eat in sight of the Mount of Temptation near Jericho. We will visit the Herod’s Spring and other sites as time permits. Dinner at Hotel.
Check in Shalom Hotel or Similar Jerusalem
Continue south along the Dead Sea, we will visit Qumran, where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a little shepherd boy. A short distance away is Ein Gedi where David fled from Saul. Then we step back in time to 66 CE when a group of Jewish rebels overcame the Roman garrison of Masada (with cable car) and settled on the top of Masada until 73 CE when the Roman governor laid siege. The view of the Roman camps can still be seen from atop Masada, as well as a spectacular view of the country of Jordan and the Dead Sea. At the end of the day, we arrive in Jerusalem, the City of God! Return to your hotel for overnight in Jerusalem. Dinner at Hotel.
Shalom Hotel or Similar Jerusalem
Today, we will visit the epic Mount of Olives, taking in the breathtaking view of the Temple Mount (Moriah, Gen 22:2) from atop the Mount of Olives (Luke 22:39-42) This is the mountain where Jesus will return and where the 3rd Temple will be rebuilt prior to His appearing. We travel down to the Kidron Valley and proceed to the Garden Of Gethsemane. Here, we read the scriptures of Jesus' prayer and take time for personal reflection where we literally ‘walk where Jesus walked’.
Visiting the room of the Last Supper, as well as the site of the Upper Room, and the traditional site of the Tomb of King David. While we are on Mt. Zion near the Upper Room, we will visit Caiaphas house where Jesus was whipped.
We visit today the Via Dolorosa and some of the Stations of the Cross leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Antonia Fortress - Pretorium Church of St Anne and Pool of Bethesda, the Lithostrotos important to not to miss).
If time allows, we will visit the Davidsons Archeological Park at the Dung Gate. Return to your hotel for overnight in Jerusalem. Dinner at Hotel Shalom Hotel or Similar Jerusalem
We will visit one of the most incredible sites in all of Judaism: the Temple Mount. It is here where Temple era came to an abrupt halt as it was destroyed by the Romans in 70 a.d. Just below the Temple Mount, on the western side we will pray at the Western Wall (Kotel) which is the closest wall to where the Holy of Holies was located when the Temple was in use during the 1st Century. We will visit the Western wall and then visit the Western Wall Tunnel tour which will take us underground in order to visit a large portion of the Western Wall inaccessible otherwise. You will see stones, models and actual structures which provide clues as to how the Second Temple was constructed. In addition, these artifacts help explain the history of this area through the eyes of all the great empires that once ruled Jerusalem.
Next, is City of David, at the Gihon Spring, where we learn of how the original city of Jerusalem was established by King David, overtaking the city from the Jebusites. Next we’ll visit Hezekiah’s Tunnel: A 1750-foot tunnel carved during the reign of Hezekiah to bring water from one side of the city to the other, Hezekiah’ s Tunnel together with the 6th c. tunnel of Euphalios in Greece are considered the greatest works of water engineering technology in the pre Classical period. The Pool of Siloam is a rock-cut pool on the southern slope of the City of David, the original site of Jerusalem, located outside the walls of the Old City to the southeast. The pool was fed by the waters of the Gihon Spring, carried there by two aqueducts.
We then take a short walk through the Jewish Quarter to visit the Temple Institute. The Temple Institute's ultimate goal is to see Israel rebuild the Holy Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, in accord with the Biblical commandments. Return to your hotel for overnight in Jerusalem. Dinner at hotel.
Shalom Hotel or Similar Jerusalem
Today will bring to our minds the horrible tragedy which took place during the Holocaust as we visit Yad Vashem and come away with the prayer on our lips, ‘never again’. It’s somber, but a must for all who love God’s people.
We will close our Jerusalem tour today by visiting the Garden of Tomb for communion. Here, we meditate on the price Jesus paid at Calvary celebrating with great joy the power of His Resurrection and eternal victory. Return to your hotel for overnight in Jerusalem. Dinner at Hotel.
Shalom Hotel or Similar Jerusalem
Traveling to the Israeli Museum we will visit the 2nd Temple model of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea scrolls (discovered in the caves of Qumran) among other antiquities.
Visit to Bethlehem, the site of Jesus birth. We will visit the Shepherd’s Fields, the Church of the Nativity, and the fields of Boaz and Ruth. Return to your hotel for overnight in Jerusalem. Dinner at hotel.
Shalom Hotel or Similar Jerusalem
Check out of your hotel at 300 AM and transfer to Tel Aviv Airport for your flight back home. Lufthansa Flight No 683 departs Tel-Aviv at 715AM arrives Munich at 1015 AM, your connecting flight on Lufthansa Airlines Departs at 1235PM and arrives New York JFK at 325PM
Arrive home with wonderful memories!!! Looking forward to seeing you on our other worldwide tours.
Deposit of $750 due at time of booking and Final Payments due before March 29, 2022. Travel Insurance is highly recommended and available for Purchase. Refer booking form for terms and conditions. All prices quoted include a 4% discount for payment by cash, check and Money order. Photographs used are for illustration only.
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|Cancellation charges per person.|
|No of days of departure||Charges|
|91+ days before departure||Deposit Non- refundable|
|90-31 days before departure||Penalty 50 %|
|30- Day of Departure||Penalty 100%|
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