Day 1 - Sunday
Depart Toronto - Tel Aviv flying non-stop with Air Canada from Terminal #1, meals and inflight services are included.
TEL AVIV / JAFFA
Day 2 – Monday
Welcome to the Holy Land Of Israel. Meet our guide & bus to our hotel in Tel Aviv. Visit Jaffa/Joffa which was the chief seaport of ancient Israel where Jonah boarded a ship for Nineveh (Jonah 1: 3). King Solomon had the cedars from Lebanon rafted to Jaff/Joffa for the building of the first temple in Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 2). Tabitha, a believer in Christ, lived and worked here ( Acts 9: 37-42), view the location of the House of Simon, the Tanner (Acts 9:43), have the remainder of the afternoon to relax or stroll along the beach/promenade of the Mediterranean Sea. Welcome dinner & overnight at the Metropolitan Hotel.
CAESAREA / MT.CARMEL / MEGIDDO
Day 3 - Tuesday
Visit Save A Child’s Heart where children with major heart issues from many countries including Ghana, Ukraine & Gaza come to be healed by doctors free of charge (saveachildsheart.org), Neot Kedumin Park, the world’s only biblical nature reserve, a 625 acre park (neot-kedumin.org.il). Caesarea, the incredible fortress city built by King Herod the Great, where Pontius Pilate had his base, Cornelius lived here & was baptized (Acts 10), where Paul embarked to Tarsus ( Acts 9: 30), & Philip preached (Acts 8: 30), Mount Carmel, where the prophet Elijah fought the 400 false prophets of Baal (1Kings 18: 30), visit Megiddo (Armageddon in Hebrew) one of King Solomon’s walled cities with ruins from over 20 levels of civilizations. From reading the Book of Revelation we learn about the final Battle of Armageddon while viewing the Plains of Jezreel ( Revelation 16: 16). On to the Galilee. Dinner & overnight in Tiberias at Lake House Hotel. Your stay here includes the Tiberias Hot Springs, offering thermo-mineral pools renowned for their therapeutic benefits.
JESUS MINISTRY IN THE GALILEE
Day 4 – Wednesday
Travel to Magdala, the home town of Mary Magdalene ( John 20: 11-18), & the first century archeological site where Jesus taught, Mt. Arbel a beautiful view overlooking the ancient Sea of Galilee with its farms & villages, where Jesus went for solitude after being with the crowds, Nazareth Village where Jesus grew up as a young boy. Then on to Mount Precipice Hill where the angry crowd tried to throw Jesus off the cliff (Luke 4: 16-20), drive by Cana where Jesus’ first miracle took place of changing water into wine (John 2: 1-11). Dinner & overnight at Lake House Hotel in Tiberias.
GALILEE / GOLAN HEIGHTS
Day 5 - Thursday
Galilee – Visit the Mount of Beatitudes ( Matthew 5: 7) where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount, Capernaum, centre of Jesus’ Galilean ministry & many of his miracles, (Mark 2: 4) (Matthew 8: 5, 14-17) (Matthew 9: 1-7) (Matthew 17: 18). See the remains of the apostle Peter’s house & the synagogue where Jesus taught and worshipped (Mark 1: 21) (Luke 4: 31), Tabgha, the site where Jesus fed the 5000, (Matthew 14: 13-21). Visit the site where Jesus healed the man with demons and sent the swine into the Sea of Galilee ( Matthew 8: 28-34), Golan Heights – visit Mt. Bental lookout on the Israel border.
Dinner & overnight at the Lake House Hotel in Tiberias.
Day 6 - Friday
Board a Galilee fishing boat & experience a ride on the ancient Sea of Galilee, visit the Jesus Boat Museum where two fisherman brothers discovered a first century fishing boat during the drought of 1986 buried off shore, tour of a date farm, the Aliya Return Center- helping to fulfill biblical prophecy for Jews & restoration of the nation of Israel, Yardenit, baptism on the Jordan River with an opportunity to be baptised or rebaptised. Dinner & Overnight at LakeHouse Hotel in Tiberias.
JERICHO / MASADA / DEAD SEA
Day 7 - Saturday
Drive through the beautiful Jordan Valley to Qasr al Yahud baptism site on the Jordan River where John the Baptist baptized Jesus (Matthew 3: 13-17). Visit the oldest inhabited city in the world - Jericho, (City of Palms), Jericho - Jerusalem old road ( where Jesus walked from Jericho to Jerusalem), biblical sites & market, then on to the Dead Sea area. Visit Qumran where a young shepherd boy discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls in a cave in 1947, Ein Gedi, where David hid from King Saul (1 Samuel 23: 29), Masada, ascend by cable car to the summit of this magnificent fortress built by King Herod the Great, float in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea - the lowest place on earth (1400 feet below sea level), ascend up to the Judean wilderness to the ancient city of Jerusalem - city of the Great king (Psalm 48: 2). Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem at the Caesar Hotel.
Day 8 – Sunday
We drive to the Valley of Elah, the site where David & Goliath fought (1 Samuel 17). Descend into the Judean desert in the land where the patriarchs lived almost 4000 years ago to visit Genesis Land & experience life as it was in biblical times. You will have an opportunity to ride a camel in the desert. Visit the Good Samaritan Inn ( Luke 10: 25 -37), worship at the King of Kings Community Church Service. Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem at the Caesar Hotel.
Day 9 – Monday
We drive to the top of the Mount of Olives for a view of Jerusalem. Tracing the footsteps of Jesus, we walk down the Palm Sunday route to the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26: 36-46), the old city, Jewish Quarter, visit Shorashim biblical store, Western Wall - the last remaining wall of the 2nd temple, walk through the underground Western Wall tunnels, experience the newly discovered 2000 year old Pilgrimage Road that the Jewish people & Jesus walked to the Temple Mount, Via Dolorosa (John 19: 16,17) where Jesus walked carrying his cross in Jerusalem. Dinner & overnight at the Caesar Hotel in Jerusalem.
JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM
Day 10 – Tuesday
Bethlehem, visit the Church of the Nativity where Jesus was born (Micah 5: 2) (Matthew 2: 1-6), old market, Shepherds Fields (Luke 2: 8-14), where angels announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds, Herodium - the fortress & Palace of King Herod, Yad Vashem - Holocaust Remembrance Centre, Friends of Zion Museum (fozmuseum.com). Dinner & overnight at the Caesar Hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 11 - Wednesday
City of David, walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel from the Gihon Spring & finish at the Pool of Siloam (2 Chronicles 32: 2-4), House of Caiphas, Upper Room of Last Supper, King David’s Tomb & Mt. Zion. Visit the Garden Tomb where Jesus was resurrected, Communion Service. Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem at the Caesar Hotel.
DAY AT LEISURE
Day 12 - Thursday
A free day to relax, shop or explore Jerusalem. For those who want to volunteer, there will be an opportunity to serve at a local soup kitchen in Jerusalem. Our farewell dinner as we reflect on what this journey has meant to us. Overnight in Jerusalem at the Caesar Hotel.
Day 13 - Friday
Direct flight with Air Canada - Tel Aviv to Toronto. Meals and in-flight services are included.
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The purpose of our trip is to encourage the reading of the Bible on a regular basis, travel through the ancient land of the Bible, to experience where Jesus walked, discover the Jewish roots of our faith, & the love of God as he blesses his people.
This trip to Israel is in memory of Philip Riteman, a Jewish Holocaust survivor & friend who dedicated the latter years of his life educating people about the six million Jews who died during WW2.
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TOUR PRICE: $4,629 CDN per person Canadian per person based on double occupancy with a minimum of 21 paying passengers. If the group is less than with a minimum of 21 paying passengers, there is a supplement of $320 to the above rates.
Single/private room costs $1,400. We will try find a roommate for you, if we cannot the single supplement must be paid.
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Departure from Toronto to Tel Aviv flying non-stop with Air Canada.
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Included in your tour:
· Round Trip Airfare on Air Canada
· Airport Taxes & Fuel Chardes $800.00
· Meeting/Assistance & Return Transfers to/from the airport
· 1 piece of luggage weighing 50lbs & 1 carry-on
· 11 nights of hotel accommodations, daily buffet breakfast & dinner buffets at hotels
· 9 full days of sightseeing in Israel in a modern air-conditioned coach
· Free wifi on the bus, licensed tour guide
· Whispering system headphones to hear the guide better
· All entrance fees to sites as per our itinerary
· All hotel taxes & service charges
· Single Room Supplement of $1,400 (for those who want their own private room) to be added to the above rates.
· Travel Insurance
· Personal extras at hotels, lunches except where included in the itinerary
· Tips to Driver, Guide and Restaurant staff of $120 USD per person to be paid to Bob Watson.
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