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PROTESTANT ITINERARY Reconnect spiritually on this biblical tour of Israel, starting from modern Tel Aviv and ending in the ancient city of Jerusalem.This journey will lead you to the holy places mentioned in the Old Testament and into the footsteps of Jesus as you hear and learn the stories about his ministry, his miracles, and his life. Visit some of the most cherished biblical sites: Megiddo, Tiberias, Nazareth, the valley of the Jordan River, where you can be baptised (departures 0401 to 0902), and Bethlehem. Collect in prayer and learn about an ancient culture in the company of like-minded fellow travelers; this experience will bring your faith to life on this faith-based vacation of a lifetime.
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Visits to Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Caesarea archaeological site and Medieval fortress, Megiddo, Muhraqa, Haifa, Kibbutz Ginosar’s Jesus Boat museum, Sea of Galilee cruise, Capernaum Synagogue, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha miracle site, Caesarea-Philippi (Banias), Cana miracle site, Nazareth Church of the Annunciation, Jericho, Qasr el Yahud baptismal site, Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations, Pool of Bethesda, Jewish Quarter, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, King David’s tomb, Cenacle, Cardo, Davidson Center, Western Wall, Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, Bethlehem’s Church of NativityGuides:
Services of a professional Tour Director while touringScenic Highlights:
Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Mount CarmelNotes:
April 1 to September 2 departures feature an included Baptism ceremony at Yardenit on the Jordan River (bathing robe and baptism certificated are not included and payable locally)December 20 departure – Christmas in Jerusalem
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Transfers by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach, boat trip on the Sea of Galilee.
Buffet breakfasts daily, 6 dinners.
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAELWelcome to Israel! Check into your hotel, then this evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
TEL AVIV–JAFFA–CAESAREA–MUHRAQA–MEGIDDO–TIBERIAS Leave Tel Aviv and visit the old port of Jaffa. Sightseeing continues at Caesarea, an ancient port turned stunning archaeological site. Admire the restored 3,500-seat Roman theater, the aqueduct, the harbor, the stadium and the crumbled moat and towers from the 12th-century Cruisader fortress. Next, visit Muhraqa, on Mount Carmel, site of Elijah’s contest of faith with the priests of Baal. From here, travel to the archaeological site of Megiddo, an age-old fortified town and site of the Battle of Armageddon in the End Times, according to the Bible. Stay overnight in the lovely lakeside city of Tiberias. Today's Distance: 117 mi / 188 km
TIBERIAS. EXCURSION TO KIBBUTZ GINOSAR, CAPERNAUM, MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, TABGHA & CAESAREA-PHILIPPIToday, travel to Kibbutz Ginosar to visit the Jesus Boat Museum, followed by an included cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Next, visit Capernaum and see its ancient Synagogue and the house of St.Peter. Spend some time meditating at the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his famous sermon, and continue to Tabgha to visit the Church of the Multiplication, where Jesus fed 5,000 people with two fish and five loaves. On to Caesarea-Philippi (Banias), location of one of the springs of the Jordan River where Jesus taught his disciples. Today's Distance: 31 mi / 50 km
TIBERIAS–CANA–NAZARETH–YARDENIT–JERUSALEMThis morning, stop in Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle when he turned water into wine at a wedding. Continue to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph Church , and the old village. Leave the Galilee area, drive through the Jordan Valley, and visit the Yardenit Baptismal Site (departures April 1 to September 2 include Baptism ceremony), then ascend the Judean Mountains to Jerusalem, with a stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Old Town. Today's Distance: 144 mi / 231 km
JERUSALEM. EXCURSION TO BETHLEHEM Set off on a touching walking tour of Jerusalem’s Old Town. From the Mount of Olives, take in memorable views over the city. Descend via the Palm Sunday walk and visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed on the night before his arrest. Visit the Church of all Nations, located next to the garden, then enter through St. Stephen’s Gate and arrive at the Pool of Bethesda. Follow in Jesus’ footsteps along the Way of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Walk through the Jewish Quarter, reconstructed following unification of the city after the Six-Day War in 1967. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David’s Tomb and the Cenacle—the Upper Room where Jesus and his disciples had the Last Supper. View the unearthed colonnade-style thoroughfare with its ancient marketplace. Travel to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus and King David. Visit one of Christianity’s holiest places, the Church of the Nativity, situated on the site where Jesus was born. Today's Distance: 10 mi / 16 km
JERUSALEM Today, head for the Southern Wall excavations and visit the Davidson Center, one of the most significant archaeological sites in the country. Continue with a stop at the Western Wall, the holiest place in Judaism today. Next, visit the Garden Tomb and enjoy its beautiful garden, a perfect place for personal reflection and worship. Then, visit the Israel Museum to see the Shrine of the Book and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Later, tour Yad Vashem, the “World Holocaust Remembrance Center.”
JERUSALEM. OPTIONAL EXCURSION TO QUMRAN, MASADA & THE DEAD SEAToday is free to relax, revisit some of the Jerusalem sites at your own pace, or join an exciting optional excursion to the Dead Sea, the planet’s lowest point on dry land. Travel to Qumran with an included visit to the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue to Masada and ride the cable car up to the magnificent rock fortress, on a clifftop above the Dead Sea, where 960 Jewish rebels made their last stand against Roman forces in 73 AD. Later, head for the shores of the Dead Sea, where you’ll have time to experience the incredible buoyancy in the salt water. Return to Jerusalem.
JERUSALEMYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Tel Aviv.)