- 10 Days In Israel!
- Day 1 - Sunday, December 27, 2020
- Day 2 - Monday, December 28, 2020
- Day 3 – Tuesday, December 29, 2020
- Day 4 – Wednesday, December 30, 2020
- Day 5 – Thursday, December 31, 2020
- Day 6 – Friday, January 01, 2021
- Day 7 – Saturday, January 02, 2021
- Day 8 – Sunday, January 03, 2021
- Day 9 – Monday, January 04, 2021
- Day 10 - Tuesday, January 05, 2021
10 Days In Israel!
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Day 1 - Sunday, December 27, 2020
Day 2 - Monday, December 28, 2020
Arrive in Israel | Caesarea Maritima | Mt. Carmel | Valley of Armageddon | Megiddo | Nazareth | arrive on the Sea of Galilee
You will be met by a representative to assist you through customs and provide transfer to your hotel! Ben Gurion airport is near the modern city of Tel Aviv, Israel’s largest city. It is also near the ancient seaport of Joppa where King Solomon’s ships sailed to far-away ports and where the prophet Jonah fled from the call of God. The day begins with a drive up the coast to the ancient port city of Caesarea Maritime where the ancient harbor, hippodrome and great theatre stand. The events of Acts 12 took place there. Close by you will see the aqueducts built by Herod the Great and then view the Valley of Armageddon from the heights of Mt. Carmel where Elijah slew the prophets of Baal. Descending from there you will visit Megiddo, Solomon’s ancient chariot city, view Ahab’s water tunnel, cross the entire Jezreel Valley and begin the climb through the lower Galilean Mountains to Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus. Finally, you arrive at your beautiful hotel on the shore of the Sea of Galilee where you will have dinner and spend the first of three nights.
Day 3 – Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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. 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.
Day 4 – Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Chorazin | Tel Dan | Bental | Dan Nature Reserve | Caesarea Philippi | Northern Golan Heights
The beautiful northern mountains of Israel await you today. At Tel Dan, there is a city gate from the time of Abraham along with an altar from the days of Israel’s divided kingdom. You will get to walk through an incredible nature reserve at Dan where 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 will be the site of the Apostle Peter’s confession of Christ at Caesarea Philippi. You will see the second source of the Jordan River at Banias. You will hear an explanation of Israel's incredible history from 1948 until the present as you stand upon the heights of the extant volcano peak. You can 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.
Day 5 – Thursday, December 31, 2020
Bet She’an | Wadi | Jerusalem – Mt. of Olives
This his morning you leave the beautiful Sea of Galilee, following alongside the Gilboa mountain range and pass by Harrod’s Springs where Judge Gideon tested his men before the battle with the Midianites in the valley between Gilboa and Mt. Moreh. From there you will 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. You will have lunch, a break and then onward to Jerusalem. We will stop at Wadi Qelt to overlook the barren Judean wilderness and the Valley of the Shadow of Death. After passing by ancient Jericho 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 is there 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 the first of four nights in your lovely hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 6 – Friday, January 01, 2021
Qumran | Masada | Ein Gedi | Dead Sea | and Wadi Qelt if time permits
You will spend an exciting morning descending to the Plains of Jericho, then on to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. You will visit Qumran, the center of the Essenes, where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continuing south, you will see where the ibex roam at Ein Gedi, David’s hideout from Saul. A short drive away you will be at Masada, the mountain-top fortress where the last zealots against Rome defended their freedom, and at the end, took their own lives rather than be taken as slaves. It is a heroic story many do not know. Before returning to Jerusalem there will be a stop at the Dead Sea where you may float in the waters if you like, then you will once again follow that ancient pilgrim’s path to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Saturday, January 02, 2021
Mt. of Olives | Palm Sunday Road | Garden of Gethsemane | St. Peter in Gallicantu | Yad Vashem | Israel Museum | US Embassy site
This morning you begin the day at the Mt. of Olives for an introduction to Jerusalem. Ascend the mountains of Jerusalem from Scopus to The Mt. of Olives for an outstanding and breath-taking view of the city across the Kidron Valley to the Eastern Gate. Walking Palm Sunday Road you will see the Chapel of Ascension, Pater Noster, and Dominus Flevit. After a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane You visit the house of Caiaphas where Jesus was tried.
The afternoon will take you to the Israel Museum to view the Dead Sea Scrolls and the incredible model of the city of Jerusalem. The day will end at the site that every visitor to Israel must-see, Yad Vashem or the Holocaust Museum. This is Israel’s memorial to the 6 million Jews who were put to death by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime of Germany during the days of WWII. This is a moving experience that includes a visit to the children’s museum in memory of the 2 million children who were sent to their deaths at the hands of the Nazis. You will return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 – Sunday, January 03, 2021
Temple Mount | Pools of Bethesda | St. Anne’s Church | Rabbinical Tunnels | Kotel | Davidson Center | Southern Steps | City of David
This morning you rise early to visit the most sacred place on earth, Mt. Moriah. You will visit the Temple Mount and the centuries-old “Dome of the Rock” built 688 – 691 A.D. Exiting into the Jewish Quarter you will visit the Western Wall and tour the incredible Rabbinical Tunnels. You will visit the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed an invalid man and visit St. Anne’s Church. Today you will visit the Davidson Center and see the ancient Roman Cardo, Robinson’s Arch and the ancient Southern Steps. You will end the day exploring the ancient City of David.
Day 9 – Monday, January 04, 2021
Ancient Shiloh | Place of the Pavement| Via Dolorosa | Garden Tomb | Gordon's Calvary
On day ten you will check out of your lovely hotel and set out for the last full day of touring. Your first stop will be Ancient Shiloh where the Tabernacle stood for 369 years. It is an unbelievable sight. Returning to Jerusalem you will visit the Fortress of Antonia, seat of the Roman Procurator, site of the public trial of Christ, and his condemnation and scourging. Pavement from the day of Jesus reveal the Game of the Kings. You then make your way along the Via Dolorosa and Calvary to the nearby Garden Tomb. You will complete your tour of Israel on the last afternoon at Calvary and the Garden Tomb. You end the day sharing a Farewell dinner and going to Tel Aviv for a late-night flight to the US.
This morning you will check out of your lovely hotel and set out for the last full day of touring. You will end that incredible day at Calvary and the Garden Tomb. After experiencing a sumptuous farewell dinner you will depart for Tel Aviv for a late-night flight to the US.
Day 10 - Tuesday, January 05, 2021
With memories that will last for a lifetime and with plans to return and bring others back to experience God's Holy Land - Israel! Blessed traveling from all of us at TLC Holyland Tours!