1:30pm Meet in the departure hall terminal 1, at Toronto’s Pearson airport, to check in for the Air Canada direct nonstop flight to Tel Aviv. Depart at 4:50pm on your overnight, direct, AC80, flight destination Israel, meals served on board.
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WELCOME TO ISRAEL
Day 2 ~ Monday
Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport at 9:15am and meet your guide. Your introduction to the Land of Everlasting Promise starts at Naot Kedumim, the famous Biblical Botanical Gardens, which embodies the panorama and power of the
land, the nature of which fashioned Judaism, early Christianity and early Islam, enriched the Bible and provided rich vocabulary for conveying exceptional monotheistic values. Drive north through the Plain of Sharon and along the
Mediterranean coast, to Caesarea. Visit this unique site, built by King Herod the Great with the largest port in the Mediterranean,. Here Pontius Pilate had his seat; Cornelius lived and was baptized (Acts 10); Paul embarked to Tarsus
(Acts 9:30) and Philip preached (Acts 8:40). Visit the Roman Theatre, the Hippodrome, and the new Roman port exhibit in the Crusader City. Continue north to the hotel.
1 night Leonardo hotel ~ Haifa (Dinner)
CASESAREA, MEGIDDO, SEA OF GA
Day 3 ~ Tuesday
Visit the “Muhraka” (summit on Mt Carmel), where Elijah defeated the false prophets of Baal (1Kings18). Travel through the Jezreel valley to Megiddo. Stop to visit one of King Solomon’s fortified city kingdoms (1 Kings 9:15; 10:26), with some 20
levels of impressive ruins. From here the Books of Daniel and Revelation will come alive as you read about the final Battle of Armageddon, while viewing the fertile plains of the Jezreel. Continue north to Nazareth - visit Nazareth Historical Village
to relive village life from the time of Jesus, view the Church of Annunciation. Stop on Mt Arbel (Arbala) for a spectacular view of the area of Jesus’ Ministry, the Sea of Galilee, the Golan Heights and Mt Hermon. Proceed to the Sea of Galilee.
2 nights: Maagan kibbutz hotel ~ Sea of Galilee
[Breakfast & dinner]
JESUS’ MINISTRY IN THE GALILEE
Day 4 ~ Wednesday
Drive north onto the Golan Heights, stop on one of the hilltops for an exceptional view of Syria and Lebanon. Continue to Banias, to visit one of the sources of the Jordan River, site of ancient “Caesarea Philippi” and the Northern extent of Jesus’
ministry, where Peter made the confession of faith in Christ (Matt; 16:16). Continue south in the lush the Jordan Valley to the Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered “The Sermon On The Mount” (Matt.5). Stop at Magdala, the village of Mary
Magdalene, where you visit the new archeological discovery and the very synagogue that Mary Magdalene would have worshipped in. Proceed to Capernaum centre of Jesus’ Ministry in the Galilee and the site of many of his miracles (Mark
2:4; Matt.8:5-7 & 14-15). See the remains of St Peter’s house and the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught and worshipped (Mark 1:21; Luke 4:31). Visit the ancient boat from the time of Jesus then emulating the disciples sail on the
Sea of Galilee.
[Breakfast & dinner]
GALILEE ~ DEAD SEA & MASADA
Day 5 ~ Thursday
Get an early start, travel south to Beit Shean, where the body of King Saul and his sons were placed on the walls by the Philistines (1 Samuel 31:10), later known in Jesus time as Scythopolis, capital of Decapolis. Visit one of the largest
archaeological parks in the land of Israel. Drive through the Jordan Valley, where the desert now blooms with flowers and vegetation of every description (Isaiah 35:1-2) to the lowest point on earth the Dead Sea (over 1300 feet below sea level).
Continue south, stop to visit Ein Gedi, a lush Oasis in the desert, where David fled the wrath of King Saul. Continue to Masada. Ascend (descend) by cable car to visit King Herod the Great’s imposing desert fortress, later the last stronghold
of the Jewish Zealots in the revolt against Rome (73 ACE). Drive south to the hotel on the Dead Sea. Enjoy the hotel facilities and the unique experience of “floating” in the Dead Sea -- you cannot sink!
1 night: David resort hotel & spa ~ Dead Sea [Breakfast & dinner]
DEAD SEA ~ JERUSALEM
Day 6 ~ Friday
Spend a leisurely morning, with time to enjoy the Dead Sea and the hotel spa facilities (some spa services might be at an additional cost), then mid-morning travel north along the Dead Sea shores. Stop to visit Qumran, home of the Cult of the
Judean Desert, where a shepherd discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls (1947) in a nearby cave. Ascend through the Judean Desert - Wilderness to the Holy City - golden Jerusalem as the Galileans did stopping on Mt Scopus to recite a Psalm of
Ascent, enjoy the first moving view of the Holy City and with an unique opportunity to visit an adjacent 2nd Temple time tomb. Continue to the Mt of Olives for another wonderful panoramic view of Jerusalem that Jesus experienced. Stroll down
the Mountain to visit the Garden of Gethsemane at the Church of All Nations, with time for contemplation and prayer in the adjacent Olive garden. You might want to plan be at the Western Wall to witness the festive greeting of the Sabbath bride.
4 nights: Lady Stern hotel ~ Jerusalem [Breakfast & dinner]
Day 7 ~ Saturday
Visit the Shrine of the book, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls, at the Israel Museum and the adjacent outdoor model, describing ancient Jerusalem that Jesus witnessed and prophesied over. Drive around the Old City walls, along the Kidron Valley (the Valley of Jehoshaphat), past the Tombs of Absalom, Zechariah and James, to Mt Zion. Visit the Upper Room (Room of the Last Super), King David’s Tomb and the adjacent Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, built on the site of High Priest Caiaphas’ home. Travel to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity the birthplace of Jesus and Shepherds Field. Stop to visit Life Gate Rehabilitation Centre and enjoy a light lunch. Walk into and through the Old City to the Jewish quarter. Visit the ancient street the “Cardo” and stop at the many archaeological windows into the City’s layered past. Continue walking through the “Suk” (market) the colourful bazaars, alleyways and stores to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. End the day at the Garden Tomb, with time for contemplation and prayer.
[Breakfast, lunch & dinner]
Day 8 ~ Sunday
Start the day at Yad Vashem – national memorial and Museum of the Shoah (Holocaust), pay tribute to the victims of the Shoah in Europe during the Second World War including six million Jews. Visit the new Museum, the Children’s Memorial
and walk along the Avenue of the Righteous Amongst the Nations, commemorating those who at great personal risk, endangered their own lives to save Jewish souls. Stop to visit the Pentecostal community church, the King of Kings Pavilion
then explore and enjoy the nearby Mahane Yehuda market. Travel to and visit King David’s City including: Warren’s shaft, the Canaanite tunnel and the Pool of Siloam. Continue to the Southern Wall Archaeological Park to visit the South Western
Wall of the Temple Mount and the Davidson Centre, including the very same steps that Jesus and the Galileans might have used to enter and exit the Holy Temple. Stop at the Western Wall (Kotel) to visit the sacred Jewish site, then walk back in
time through the Western Wall tunnels, under the city.
[Breakfast & dinner]
Day 9 ~ Monday
Spend a day of leisure in this fascinating city. With time to re-visit the Old City for shopping in the bazaars or walk through the new city for shopping along Jaffa Road and Ben Yehuda Street. Visit the Friends of Zion Museum or any Museums that
Jerusalem has to offer or simply relax in the hotel. OR Take an optional tour to SAMARIA Travel north to Shiloh, where the holy Tabernacle stood for 369 years. Stop at the 3 Seas lookout to view Samaria’s Biblical mountains: Elon Moreh (Oak
of Moreh), where God first promised Abraham the land of Israel; Mt. Gerizim, the mountain of blessing; Mt. Ebal, the mountain of curses and the location of Joshua’s altar; the Med S of Galilee & D Sea. Visit the Samaritans and a Jewish
community to soak up local color while talking to the residents. Cost per person (minimum 12 participants) $265. Mark yes to the Optional Samaria tour on your Application please. Enjoy a farewell dinner in the hotel.
[Breakfast & dinner]
Day 10 ~ Tuesday
Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for your return flight to Canada Leave Tel Aviv at 10:55am on your direct, nonstop Air Canada flight AC81 to Toronto, arriving at 5pm, meals served on board.
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~ 7 days touring & 1 day of leisure in Jerusalem
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~ Expert English speaking Govt. licensed tour guide
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