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Israel

WALK THE BIBLE TOUR OF ISRAEL

November 6-14, 2017 or February 12-20, 2018

$3,999.00* per person (based on double occupancy)
$499.00*
Single supplement

Package includes:

  • International airfare between New York and Tel Aviv
  • Breakfast  and dinner daily
  • Meet & assist on arrival at airport, group transfer to/from airport/hotel
  • First Class hotels
  • Sightseeing with outstanding English speaking licensed Bible scholar/guide in private deluxe bus
  • Entrance to all sites on itinerary
  • Spiritually enriching Pilgrimage program including Baptism in the Jordan River and Communion in the Garden Tomb
  • Tips to Bible scholar/guide, driver, hotel porters and waiters (for included meals)

SOURCE OF FAITH (SOF) — Wednesday Arrival

Summary of Services Highlights:

  • Meeting & Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • 6 full days of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Professional government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Full Israeli breakfast and dinner daily.
  • All entrance fees (gratuities not included).
  • 7 nights accommodation using hotel plan of your choice

Itinerary

Wednesday
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight Jerusalem

Thursday
Jerusalem – Old City
Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and the Room of the Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road; visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday
Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem
Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation. Proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed, and the model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Proceed to *Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus; visit Shepherds’ field and walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of the Nativity. Return to Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday
Qumran/Masada/Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean hills to the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod; visit the remains of the walls, water cistern, and Herod’s Palace; descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Enjoy the opportunity to float in the buoyant water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects.
Return to Jerusalem for overnight.

Sunday
Beit Shean/Yardenit/Nazareth/Cana
Depart Jerusalem through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean; visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre. Proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River. Continue to Nazareth and visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well. Next, drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine.
Drive to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight.

Monday
Tiberias/Capernaum/Tabgha/Banias
After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus Boat”, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of the Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and tour the Golan Heights.
Return to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight.

Tuesday
Acre/Megiddo/Muhraka/Caesarea
Depart Kibbutz Lavi and drive to Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader city and crypt: Walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site , the local market and harbor. Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battle field as you visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the Lower Galilee. Proceed to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct.
Drive along the coastal plain to Tel-Aviv for overnight.

Wednesday
Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for departure

*Visit subject to the security conditions.


SOURCE OF FAITH (SOF) Sunday Arrival (2017)

Summary of Services Highlights:

  • Meeting & Assistance at the airport upon arrival.
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • 6 full days of sightseeing in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Professional government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Full Israeli breakfast and dinner daily.
  • All entrance fees (gratuities not included).
  • 7 night accommodation using hotel plan of your choice.

Itinerary

Sunday
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight Tel Aviv

Monday
Caesarea/Muhraka/Megiddo/Acre
Depart Tel-Aviv and drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea, once the Roman capital of the region; visit the excavations of the ancient city, the Roman theatre, and aqueduct. Proceed to Muhraka, the site of confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal; enjoy the spectacular view of the Jezreel valley and the Lower Galilee . Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon; learn the impressive history of this battle field as you visit the archaeological excavations including the well-preserved water supply system. On to Acre to visit the remarkable underground Crusader city and crypt; walk through the Old City recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site , the local market, and harbor.
Continue to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight.

Tuesday
Tiberias/Capernaum/Banias
After a short tour of Tiberias, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee; visit the Yigal Alon center where the “Jesus Boat”, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century, is displayed. Continue to Capernaum to visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Stop at Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of Fish and Loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Proceed to Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Springs and tour the Golan Heights.
Return to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight.

Wednesday
Cana/Nazareth/Beit Shean
Drive to Cana to visit the Wedding Church, where Jesus performed his first miracle turning water into wine. Continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation, Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well. Proceed to Yardenit, the baptismal site on the Jordan River. Next, stop at Beit Shean to visit the newly excavated Roman city and amphitheatre.
Drive along the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem for overnight.

Thursday
Jerusalem – Old City
Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Visit the Church of All Nations, King David’s Tomb and the Room of Last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter the Old City; walk through the Cardo, the ancient roman road; visit the Jewish and Christian quarters; view the Temple Mount; walk along the Via Dolorosa and the oriental Bazaar to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Next, drive to the Garden Tomb and enjoy the beautiful gardens and peaceful ambiance.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Friday
Jerusalem – New City and Bethlehem
Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of Visitation. Proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the Holocaust. Visit the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed, and the model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple period. Proceed to *Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus: Visit Shepherds’ field and walk through Manger Square to visit the remarkable Church of the Nativity. Return to Jerusalem.
Overnight in Jerusalem.

Saturday
Qumran/Masada/Dead Sea
Drive through the Judean Desert to the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Masada by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod; visit the remains of the walls, water cistern and Herod’s Palace; descend by cable car. Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Enjoy the opportunity to float in the buoyant water and cover yourself with the mineral rich mud, believed to have therapeutic effects.
Return to Jerusalem for overnight.

SUNDAY
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport

*Visit subject to the security conditions.