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|Itinerary at a Glance|
Mount Carmel & Tiberias
|4||Sea of Galilee, Capernaum,
Mt. Beatitudes & Banias
|5||Jordan Valley, Beit Shean
& Dead Sea
|8||Jerusalem, Shiloh &
|Style||Fully Escorted & Guided
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
|Departs||Houston (IAH), Portland (PDX) (flight schedule)|
|Highlights||Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea, Megiddo, Galilee, Dead Sea, Masada, Shiloh, Jerusalem|
|Included in the Price||
|What to Expect||This moderately-paced, escorted tour involves a fair amount of walking or hiking, often on uneven terrain, requiring a good level of physical fitness to fully enjoy the trip. This tour also includes long scenic drives between destinations.|
Come to the Holy Land! Everywhere you go in this amazing country, you will find yourself walking in the exact places where the events of the Bible unfolded. There is hardly a visitor who has not been moved deeply and personally by the experience of visiting this fascinating and ancient land.
Join Revealing Journey Ministry on this life changing adventure to the land of the Bible and experience an amazing transformation of your faith as you walk the land Jesus walked and ministered. Our itinerary is exciting and comprehensive featuring the most important Biblical sites plus some special places not usually visited by Christian tour groups. If you have dreamed of understanding and experiencing more about the origins of our faith, we invite you to join us on this journey of Biblical discovery and spiritual renewal in Israel.
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Day 1 - Thursday, Nov 7: Depart USA. Departure on the first leg of your overnight flight to Israel via scheduled jet service. Rise early for an exciting day! From Houston we have a morning flight to New York with onward nonstop connection to Tel Aviv. From Portland, we have a morning flight to Los Angeles with onward nonstop connection to Tel Aviv. This will be a day of anticipation, excitement and lifetime adventure.
Day 2 - Friday, Nov 8: Tel Aviv. Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport , near Tel Aviv. After completing customs and immigration formalities, proceed outside the terminal where you will meet your guide who will escort you to your waiting touring coach and transfer you to your hotel in Tel Aviv. From there we will walk the beach to the ancient seaport of Jaffa. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Tel Aviv. Accommodation: Dan Panorama Hotel. Dinner provided.
Day 3 - Saturday, Nov 9: Caesarea, Megiddo, Mount Carmel & Tiberias. After breakfast at the hotel we’ll drive north along the Mediterranean Sea coast to Caesarea, Roman capital of Judea. View the beautifully restored theater, the new excavations, and the ruins of the ancient town, its harbor and aqueduct. Then, travel inland to Megiddo (Biblical Armageddon), with excavations of 20 layers of civilization. Continue to Mt Carmel, where Elijah defeated the priests of Ba'al. Proceed to Tiberias and your kibbutz hotel located on the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Nof Ginosar. Breakfast and dinner provided.
Day 4 - Sunday, Nov 10: Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mt. Beatitudes & Banias. Set sail on the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum and visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue and Peter’s house. Continue to the site of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the sermon on the Mount. Drive through the Hula Valley to Banias, ancient Caesarea Philippi, at the foot of Mount Hermon. After ascending the Golan Heights, visit the former Syrian fortifications, then drive along the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee to Kursi, where Jesus cast out the demons from the Man of Gedara. We end the day at Yardenit for a special Baptism service in the Jordan River. Dinner and overnight. Breakfast and dinner provided.
Day 5 - Monday, Nov 11: Jordan Valley, Beit Shean & Dead Sea. Visit the excavated boat dating from the time of Jesus at Nof Ginosar, then drive to Cana, site of Jesus' first miracle, and Nazareth, His boyhood home. Continue south via the Jordan Valley to Beit She'an, an extraordinary excavation of an ancient Roman city, then continue to the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Daniel Hotel, Dead Sea. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 6 - Tuesday, Nov 12: Masada, Qumran & Jerusalem. After breakfast, ascend by cable car to experience the historic fortress of Masada, where Jewish defenders made their last stand against Rome (AD73). Visit Qumran to see the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. We now focus on the highlight of our trip. With a welcome and blessing, we prepare our hearts for Jerusalem, arriving early enough in the day to stand on the Mt. of Olives overlooking the city. Later, enjoy dinner and overnight at the hotel. Accommodation: Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem. Breakfast and dinner provided.
Day 7 - Wednesday, Nov 13: Jerusalem. A full day of sightseeing in Jerusalem. During our walking tour of the city, we'll explore our Christian heritage and its Jewish roots. Today we’ll visit the Temple Mount (based on availability), sacred to both Jews and Christians. Originally, it was the site of the great Temple of Jerusalem, the holiest place in Judaism. We’ll see the Jewish Quarter where we visit the Rabbinic Tunnels and the Western Wall, the most sacred spot in Jewish religious and national consciousness, by virtue of its proximity to the Western Wall of the Holy of Holies in the Temple. Each step takes us further into Jerusalem's history as we visit the Davidson Center, the Southern Steps, and move to the original City of David. We'll visit Mt. Zion and the Upper Room, we’ll visit David's Tower and museum and enjoy browsing and shopping in the colorful bazaars. We end our day with a special time of worship, reflection and communion at the lovely Garden Tomb. Breakfast and dinner provided.
Day 8 - Thursday, Nov 14: Jerusalem, Shiloh & Herodian. After breakfast, we board our touring coach and journey to Shiloh. Before the Temple in Jerusalem, the Tabernacle stood here for 369 years. It was here that Hannah prayed for a child. That son was Samuel. We continue on to Herodian, built on the spot where Herod won a victory over his Hasmonean enemies in 40 BCE. To commemorate the event, the king built a fortress and a palace which he named after himself, located on a hill shaped like a truncated cone that rises 758 m. above sea level. It has a breathtaking view, overlooking the Judean Desert, the mountains of Moab, and the Judean Hills. In the evening, we'll proceed from our hotel to the Old City where we'll experience a night time spectacle! The walls of the David Citadel serve as a stage for a night time show which is a celebration of sight and sound. Amidst the archaeological remains in the Citadel's courtyard and to the sound of original music, the story of Jerusalem unfolds through giant breathtaking, virtual reality images. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. Breakfast and dinner provided.
Day 9 - Friday, Nov 15: Jerusalem. Europe's darkest days are never forgotten and become reality with a visit to Yad Vashem, Memorial to the Holocaust. We continue with a walk through Mt. Hertzl where national leaders, heroes and the original Zionist dreamer, Theodore Hertzl are buried. Later, we'll visit the model of the city as it was during the Second Temple period. Shabbat dinner and overnight at out hotel in Jerusalem. Breakfast and dinner provided.
Day 10 - Saturday, Nov 16: Jerusalem. Enjoy your free day in Jerusalem for sightseeing, shopping, and photo opportunities. Today is your last chance to stroll through the various ethnic neighborhoods of Jerusalem, or maybe return to the bazaar in the Old City, to purchase those last-minute gifts for friends and family members. A leisure day, to enjoy the Eternal City as you please. This evening, join your fellow tour members at the hotel for a farewell dinner in Jerusalem. Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport and board your return flight to the USA. Breakfast and dinner provided.
Day 11 - Sunday, Nov 17: Arrive USA.
Early morning arrival in New York and Los Angeles, with onward connections to your home town.
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