Join Us on an Amazing 10 Day Journey to The Holy Land
October 30th -November 8th, 2017
DAY 01: USA
We depart North America on our overnight flight to Tel Aviv. Dinner and breakfast will be served aloft .
DAY 02: Tel Aviv
Upon our arrival at the Tel Aviv airport we will be met by Lions Gate representatives who will assist us to our waiting bus for a short transfer to our hotel along the Mediterranean for dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY 03: Galile
After breakfast we begin our journey of the Holy Land as we trace the footsteps of Jesus. We begin with a drive along the shores of the Mediterranean to Caesarea. is ancient city was built in honor of Caesar by Herod the Great, and was the capital of the Romans in the Holy Land for nearly 500 years. See the Crusader City its fantastic aqueduct, and the amphitheater.
We continue on to Haifa through the Jezreel Valley. Stop at Megiddo and the fields of Armageddon. Megiddo is one of King Solomon’s “chariot cities”, and, according to scripture, the location for the last battle in history. See Gideon’s brook, and the “Well of Herod. Drive to the crest of Mt. Carmel - where Elijah’s contest with the prophets of Baal. We continue east across the Galilee region to view Mt. Tabor and visit Deboriya, the hometown of the prophetess Deborah located at the foothill of Mt. Tabor. We reach Tiberias and transfer to our hotel for dinner and an overnight stay along the picturesque Sea of Galilee.
DAY 04: Capernaum/Caesarea Phillippi/ Mt. Hermon/ Golan Heights
There is nothing quite like witnessing a sunrise on the Sea of Galilee. Although there are many places which we must admit are traditional, you can be sure that the Lord Jesus walked down these shores. After a sunrise service and breakfast, we cross the Sea of Galilee by boat to Capernaum to visit the ancient ruins of the synagogue where Jesus preached.
We continue to the Mt. of Beatitudes the traditional site for the “Sermon on the Mount” and to Tabgha - the chapel dedicated to the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. Drives to Caesarea Philippi the site of Peter’s confession; continue to Mt. Hermon and Golan Heights where Israel share a border with Lebanon and Syria. On our way back we stop at the Jordan River where an optional Baptismal Service is possible. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 05: Nazareth / Jericho/ Jerusalem
With an early morning departure to Cana and to Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus, we visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary’s Fountain We continue to Bethshean, to see the most recent excavations from the Roman Era. We then head south through the Jordan Valley to ancient Jericho, where the walls came tumbling down. Enjoy a view of the Mt. of Temptation and see Elisha’s Fountain. As we drive through the Judean country our hearts filled with elation in anticipation of entering Jerusalem. We transfer to our hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY 06: Jerusalem
We have reached the “highlight of our tour”. We begin the day with a drive to Mt. Scopus and the Mt. of Olives for the most spectacular panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem. We visit the Chapel of the Ascension, the Church of Pater Noster and the Dominus Flevit. Walk along Hosanna Road to the Garden of Geth semane to visit the Church of All Nations that stands on the Rock of Agony where Jesus was betrayed by Judas. See the Pillar of Absalom, the Eastern (Golden) Gate and the Pinnacle of the Temple. We then drive to Mt. Zion where we visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu on the site of Caiaphas’ House, the Upper Room of the Last Supper and King David’s Tomb. We continue with a tour New Jerusalem: Visit Hebrew University, the Shrine of the Book that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, visit Yad Vashem a memorial built for six million lives that perished during the Holocaust, see the Model City of Jerusalem which is a miniature model of the Old City during the time of the Holy Temple. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 07: Masada / Dead Sea / Qumeran
Today we head further south 1300ft under sea level to the Dead Sea. A beautiful new road takes us south along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend the mountain by cable car and see the magnificent ruins of the fortress where from 70- 73 A.D Jewish zealots made the last stand against Romans. Return along the Dead Sea to Qumran the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Visit the remains of the Community Center of the Essenes and the Caves of the Scrolls. Drive the Jericho Road to the Inn of the Good Samaritan, then return to Jerusalem for dinner and an overnight stay.
DAY 08: Jerusalem / Bethlehem
Today begins with a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. We begin at the Western Wall where Jews flock from around the world to pray. We continue to the Temple Area of Mt. Moriah. Visit the El Aksa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock built on the ancient site of Solomon’s Temple and over the Rock of Sacrifice where Abraham offered Isaac and the ceremonial-
sacrifice of animals took place. Walk along the Via Dolorosa to Pilate’s Judgment Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation, the Ecce Homo Arch where Jesus was tried before Pilate. We then continue through the Old City bazaars to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visit the Garden Tomb and Golgotha - Place of the Skull - for a worship service. This afternoon continue our tour to Bethlehem. We visit the Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus, and Shepherds Fields and the Field of Boaz and Ruth. We return to Jerusalem through Rachel’s Tomb for dinner and overnight.
Today is a free day to be spent at your leisure. Spend the day revisiting favorite site, trying your hand at bartering at the famous markets, or lounging at the local cafes. We will meet back at our hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
We depart to the airport for our flight home filled with great memories from a Tour of a Lifetime.
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All rooms are air conditioned and come with a fridge and cable TV. Some have a balcony with panoramic views.
Set on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the hotel is just a 5-minute drive from the archaeological site Hamat Tiberias. The historic centre of Tiberias is 3.1 miles away.
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Enjoy a delicious Israeli-style breakfast buffet, and Kosher meals throughout the day. Experience the magnificent views of Jerusalem’s pastoral scenery, take a summertime dip in the semi-Olympic swimming pool, and appreciate the traditional atmosphere on Shabbat and Festivals.
• Roundtrip flight to your destinations
• Meeting services and transfers between airports and hotels including porterage
• Full services of experience / government licensed private tour guide
• Touring by Deluxe air controlled coach
• First class hotels (double occupancy) with private facilities
• Full Israeli breakfast; and sit down dinner daily
• Welcome and Farewell dinners
• Complete sightseeing in Caesarea, Galilee, Tiberias, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, and more
• Complete Lions Gate Travel Documents prior to departure
• Swim in the Dead Sea
• Boat Ride across the Sea of Galilee
• Qumran Caves
• Baptismal Service at the Jordan River
• Cable Car Ride in Masada
• Caesarea Philippi
• Jerusalem Model
• And so much more!