10 days itinerary for Evangelical Group
We board our flight to Israel.
After we arrive at Ben Gurion Airport in the morning we will drive to visit old Jaffa for an HD Bible study. We’ll check-in, refresh ourselves and have dinner. After dinner we’ll take a short walk along the Tel Aviv beach promenade. Overnight: Tel Aviv
In the morning, we visit the Independence Hall for a briefing on Israel’s fight for independence, while listening to a recording of David Ben Gurion proclaiming Israel’s independence. We will continue to. We will end our day with a visit to the Ayalon Institute, an underground pre-state munitions workshop built by the Palmach. We will tour the lower Judean plain and visit Elah Valley and Tel Azaka, the site of the historic battle between David and Goliath where we will have an “on site” Bible study. From there we will drive down south to have a relaxing afternoon in Ein Gedi.
Overnight: Dead Sea
A cable car ride will take us to Massada, listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO (those who wish can walk up the “Snake Path” at sunrise). We then take a “living history” tour of King Herod’s palace-fortress and hear the dramatic story of the Jewish Zealots in their rebellion against the Romans. We then visit a few scenic spots representing the beauty of the Negev (Israeli desert), take a camel ride, and enjoy a special Bedouin Hafla, an authentic, festive Bedouin lunch, and then end our day by relaxing at Ein Gedi spa. Overnight: Dead Sea
We will start our trip up north, we pass by Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found
and then stop at Qasr El Yahud baptism place . Continue along the Jordan Valley to Capernaum, where we will visit an ancient synagogue and Peter’s home, which stand side by side. Afterwards, we will not only get to view an ancient boat* from the Messiah’s era, but we will also board a replica of one and take a leisurely ride on the Sea of Galilee. We will end the day with a visit to the Mount of Beatitudes with time for worship and personal meditation.
Overnight: Sea of Galilee
We start the day with a drive to the Golan Heights. During the ride, we can understand the strategic importance of this high plateau by visiting the ’73 Syrian Fort Lookout and observing why kings went to war in this area. We visit Oz 77, a small hill overlooking the border with Syria, where during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, a brave tank battalion halted a Syrian attack of a thousand tanks. Afterwards we travel below Mt. Hermon to the site of the ancient city of Caesarea Philippi. From there we continue onto the biblical city of Dan, where we will walk, bible in hand, below the impressive 4000 year-old Canaanite walls and bring the ancient biblical stories to life. Our walk takes us from the ancient town into the Eden-like haven of the Dan Nature Reserve, where we hike along and across running streams.
Overnight: Sea of Galilee
Today we start our journey up to Jerusalem, In the morning we will drive On our way to our hotel near the Sea of Galilee we drive through Tel Megiddo. (Armageddon) up to the up the Carmel Mountain to the Muhraka, where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal. Afterwards we will continue to God’s city Jerusalem. We will start our visit in Jerusalem, the historical capital of the Jewish people, and capital of the State of Israel with an beautiful lookout over the Golden City from the Mt. of Olives, and then follow the path of our Messiah’s footsteps down to Gethsemane and than we will go to our hotel in Jerusalem. In the evening we will enjoy a special light & sound show at David’s Tower
This morning we enter the Old City through Zion Gate and entering into the Jewish Quarter, we’ll stroll through narrow ancient alleyways and visit the Davidson Center at the southern archeological park. In the afternoon we will visit to the Temple Tunnels for an exciting underground walk through history. We will continue to the Pool of Bethesda and then exit through the Lion’s Gate. In the afternoon, we visit the Western Wall.
Today starts with a visit at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. After lunch we will explore the City of David by walking down Warren’s Shaft into Hezekiah’s Tunnel (the amazing water project of 4000 years ago that saved Jerusalem during the Assyrian siege) and exiting by the Pool of Siloam. Our experience in Israel with a special time at the Garden Tomb, a peaceful spot where we can remember the Messiah’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection. In the evening we’ll have a farewell dinner.
We will head to the airport for our flight back home