- 10 Days In Israel!
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Days 7-9
- Day 10
10 Days In Israel!
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Today you will leave from Atlanta, Georgia on a trans-continental flight to Tel Aviv, Israel.
Arrive in Israel | Caesarea Maritima | Mt. Carmel | Valley of Armageddon | Megiddo | Nazareth | arrive on the Sea of Galilee
You begin the day by driving up the coast to the ancient port of Caesarea Maritima, the ancient capital of the Romans in Palestine with the great theatre, hippodrome and harbor. The events of Acts 12 took place here; the Apostle Paul’s imprisonment, his bringing the gospel to the house of Cornelias, and the occasion of Herod being struck by worms in the theatre. A short distance away you will see the incredible aqueducts built by Herod the Great and a later period Crusader fortress. Taking a short drive along the coast you begin the climb up the Carmel Mountains to the heights of Mt. Carmel where Elijah slew the prophets of Baal. The view of the Valley of Armageddon will take your breath away as you recall the prophecies of Revelation and the end time events that will take place in that vast plain! You will descend into the valley and visit Megiddo, Solomon’s ancient chariot city and perhaps see “Ahab’s Water Tunnel” the hidden water source of the Israelites during the days of the divided kingdom. Crossing the entire valley you begin climbing through the lower Galilean Mountains and overlook Nazareth, Jesus’ childhood home. Leaving there you drive through the place of the villages of His day such as Cana, where He turned the water into wine. You finally arrive at your beautiful hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee where you will have dinner and spend the first of three nights
Sea of Galilee | Jesus Boat | Mount of Beatitudes | Tabgha | Capernaum | Migdal | Lunch by the Sea | Baptism
You will wake to a breath-taking sunrise on the Sea of Galilee. After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride and time of worship on the Sea of Galilee as you sail to Nof Ginnosar in a replica of an ancient boat. The authentic 2,000-year-old boat of antiquity dates to the time of Christ. You will follow the steps of Jesus through the Galilee region as you visit the Mt. of Beatitudes and ancient Capernaum, Tabgha and the ancient fisherman’s landing called the “Primacy of Peter.” You will enjoy lunch by the Sea of Galilee where you will have an opportunity to eat “St. Peter’s fish,” tilapia, caught fresh out of the waters of the Galilee and stop at Migdal, the home of Mary of Magdala. The group will complete the day with the opportunity for baptism in the Jordan River. After this wonderful day, you can once again relax at your hotel on the Sea of Galilee. After dinner you may enjoy looking out over this beautiful lake to reflect on what you are already experiencing; walking where Jesus walked.
Chorazin | Tel Dan | Bental | Dan Nature Reserve | Caesarea Philippi | Northern Golan Heights
The beautiful northern mountains of Israel await you today. On the way you will make a stop at ancient Chorazin. You will visit a city gate from the time of Abraham at Tel Dan, as well as an altar from the days of Israel's divided kingdom. Walking through an incredible nature reserve at Dan you will see the beginnings of the Dan River which joins with other streams to form the Jordan River. The water is crystal clear and pure. You will see a gorgeous waterfall as the headwaters of the Jordan River cascade into a beautiful mountain stream. Your next stop is the site of the Apostle Peter's confession of Christ at Caesarea Philippi where you will see the second source of the Jordan River at Banias. As you drive back to the hotel, Israel's incredible history from 1948 until the present will be explained like never before as you stand upon the heights of the extant volcano peak. You see the Golan Heights spanning from the Northern border to the Sea of Galilee and learn about the strategic importance this region has played and will continue to play to the nation of Israel. After your day in the mountains you will retire to your hotel for dinner and final overnight overlooking the sea.
Bet She’an | Drive through the city of Jericho | Wadi Qelt | Jerusalem – Mt. of Olives
This morning you leave the beautiful Sea of Galilee, following alongside the Gilboa mountain range to visit the last site before your journey down the Jordan Valley, Bet Shan. While not mentioned in the New Testament, it is an Old Testament city and the best-preserved Roman city from that period in Israel today. On the way, you will drive through Jericho, and then on the way to Jerusalem, you will stop at Wadi Qelt. After seeing that incredible vista, the climb to Jerusalem begins while viewing scenery and traveling the same route the ancient pilgrims would have taken as they made their journey to Jerusalem for the great feasts of Israel. Today you finally arrive in the City of God, the City of David, and the ancient and modern capital of Israel, Jerusalem. Your heart will leap with emotion as you stand on the overlooks of the Mount of Olives and see the breathtaking Mountain of Moriah. It was on this mountain where Abraham was to offer Isaac, Solomon built the first temple, and where Jesus walked-taught-died-rose again – and will one day return in great glory! This is only the beginning. You check into your hotel, have dinner and enjoy your first night in your lovely hotel in Jerusalem.
Qumran | Masada | Ein Gedi | Dead Sea
You will spend an exciting morning descending to the Plains of Jericho; then on to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth; and visit Qumran, the center of the Essenes. Qumran is home of the ancient caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continuing south to the desert where ibex roam is Ein Gedi, David’s hideout from Saul. Then you visit the mighty fortress Masada, the last stronghold and stand of the zealots against Rome on the edge of the barren Negev Desert. It is a symbol of courage and perseverance for the Jewish people, where 960 Jewish defenders organized their last resistance to the roman conquerors and took their own lives rather than surrender into slavery. Those who wish to do so may swim (float) in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. You then follow the ancient path the pilgrims followed, ascending to Jerusalem and retire to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
These final days are spent in and around Jerusalem, the ancient capital. Once you arrive in Jerusalem, before disembarking each afternoon, you will hear the next day’s itinerary. Listed below are just some of the sights you will experience..
|Garden of Gethsemane
||St. Stephen's Gate
||Tomb of Absalom
||Dome of the Rock
|Place of the Pavement
||Tomb of Zechariah
||House of Caiaphas
|Valley of Gehenna
||Palm Sunday Road
|Pools of Bethesda
||Mt. of Olives
||and Much, Much MORE!
On day nine you check out of your lovely hotel and spend the day touring, ending at Calvary and the Garden Tomb. You will experience a delicious farewell dinner together before departing for Tel Aviv fo a late night flight.
Arrive in the USA early morning
You will have memories that will last a lifetime and hopefully, will make plans to bring others back with you to experience together the place God loves like no other, the land of Israel. Blessed traveling from all of us at TLC Holyland Tours. Thank you for the privilege of helping you make this life-changing journey.