Israel Trip 2016

Join Pastor and Mrs. Cox to the Holy Land

sea of galilee

 

Price: 2,848 per person based on two people in a room
Date: February 8 – 15
Included in the price:
  • * Round-trip from New York Area Gateway
  • * 5 nights in superior tourist class hotels
  • * 5 breakfasts and 6 dinners
  • * Sightseeing as per itenerary
  • * Airport-hotel transfers
  • * Hotel taxes and baggage handling
  • * Touring by private air-conditioned motorcoach
  • * Services of a professional tour escort

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: New York – Depart from a New York area gateway to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.  Dinner and breakfast are served on board.

Day 2: Galilee – Upon arrival at the Tel Aviv Airport, we transfer to our hotel in the Galilee for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Galilee – Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee to Ginnosar where we visit the fishermen’s boat found here that dates to Jesus’ time.  Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount.  On to Tabgha, site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes and to Capernaum, the center of the Lord’s early ministry.  Drive along the lower Galilee mountains to Cana, site of the wedding feast.  We continue on to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Jerusalem – This morning we drive along the Sea of Galilee and arrive at Yardenit, the Baptismal Center on the Jordan River.  From here we drive to Mount Carmel, the location of Elijah’s altar.  We continue via the Valley of Armageddon to the excavation of Tel Megiddo and drive along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman theater and aqueduct.  We ascend to the Judean Hills to arrive at the city of Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Jerusalem – Departing Jerusalem, we drive past the inn of the “Good Samaritan” and continue to the shores of the Dead Sea – the lowest point on earth.  We drive along the shore to Masada, the fortress where the Jewish Zealots held off the armies of the Roman Empire before choosing suicide over surrender.  Continue to Ein Gedi, where King David found shelter from the wrath of King Saul.  After lunch, we enjoy a short “float” on the Dead Sea.  Continue to Quamran where in 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.  Afterwards, we return to Jerusalem.

Day 6: Jerusalem – We start the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb, followed by an orientation beside Calvary.  Travel to the Old City, through St. Stephen’s Gate to the Pool of Bethesda.  View the Gabbatha pavement then proceed to the Temple area and Mt. Moriah to visit the Western Wall, the Ophel archaeological park, where we see the Pinnacle and visit the new visitor’s center dedicated to research of the Biblical Temple.  Continue through the Bazaar to the last stations of the Via Dolorosa.  In the afternoon, drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, the Milk Grotto, and the cave of St. Jerome.

Day 7: Jerusalem – Drive to Mount Scopus to view the impressive home of the Hebrew University.  Then drive to the Mount of Olives for an outstanding view of Jerusalem.  Visit the Chapel of the Ascension, Garden of Gethsemane, and the Church of All Nations.  See the Kidron Valley and Tom of Absalom, Zechariah, and James.  We continue to Mount Zion, the Room of the Last Supper, and King David’s Tomb, and past the Knesset and the Israel Museum.  Next visit the recently constructed Model of Ancient Jerusalem.  Time permitting, visit the recently excavated archaeological site in the Jewish quarter- the Cardo, the “Wide” wall built by King Hezekiah and Herodian mansion.  Enjoy a farewell dinner before being transferred to the airport.

Day 8: Jerusalem – Depart Tel Aviv and arrive home the same day.