1:35pm Meet in the departure hall terminal 1 at Toronto’s Pearson airport, to check in for the Air Canada nonstop flight to Tel Aviv. Leave Toronto at 4:35pm on flight AC80 to Tel Aviv, meals served on board.
WELCOME TO ISRAEL
Day 2 ~ Saturday
Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport at 10am and meet your guide. Your introduction to the Land of Everlasting Promise starts at Caesarea, the largest port in the Mediterranean, built by King Herod the Great. 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 lifeline of the city – the aqueducts. Proceed to Megiddo to visit one of King Solomon’s fortified city kingdoms (1 Kings 9:15; 10:26), with some 25 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.
4 nights: Royal Plaza hotel ~ Tiberias (Dinner)
Day 3 ~ Sunday
Start the day visiting the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish at Tabgha. Continue along the Northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, as Jesus and the disciples did, to Capernaum, centre of Jesus’ Ministry in the Galilee and the site of many of his miracles (Mark 2:4; Matt.8:5-14; 9:1-7 & 18-22). See the remains of St Peter’s mother in-law’s house and the ancient synagogue, where Jesus taught and worshipped (Mark 1:21; Luke 4:31). Stop at Gennasereth to visit the ancient boat from the time of Jesus, discovered in the Sea of Galilee. Emulating the disciples, sail on the Sea of Galilee, with time for contemplation and prayer. Time permitting visit Magdala, the village of Mary Magdalene; tour the new archeological discovery and the very synagogue that Mary Magdalene would have worshipped in.
(Breakfast & dinner)
FINGER OF GALILEE
Day 4 ~ Monday
Stop at Kursi to visit the Byzantine Monastery marking the site of the miracle of the swine. Drive north along the Jordan Valley, at the foot of the Golan Heights. Stop to visit Hazor “the head of all kingdoms,” famous for Joshua (11:1) and Deborah’s conquests, with an impressive Solomonic gate. Continue north via the Hula valley to the northern point of Jesus’ ministry at Banias, to visit one of the sources of the Jordan River, site of ancient “Caesarea Philippi,” where Jesus asked “Who do men say I am?” and Peter made the confession of faith in Christ (Matt; 16:16). View Kalat Nimrod, a fascinating fortress that for many hundreds of years guarded the route to Damascus. Travel onto and across the Golan Heights on the way back to the Sea of Galilee. Time permitting, and for those up to it, take a walk to visit Hippos, one of the cities of the Decapolis.
(Breakfast & dinner)
Day 5 ~ Tuesday
Travel to Nazareth. If possible, visit the excavations adjacent to the Church of Annunciation. Stop at the Historical Nazareth Village to relive village life from the time of Jesus. Continue to Yardenit for Baptism in the Jordan River. Drive south through the lower Galilee to Ein Harod where one visits Gideon’s spring. In addition to the connection to the Biblical events of Goliath's death (1 Samuel 17) and Gideon's defeat of the Midianites (Judges 7), it has also been proposed as the location of Saul's defeat at the hands of the Philistines (1 Samuel 29). Time permitting end the day in Beit Shean, one the largest archaeological sites in Israel, known in Jesus’ day as Scythopolis, capital of Decapolis.
(Breakfast & dinner)
FROM GALILEE TO JORDAN
Day 6 ~ Wednesday
Get an early start. Travel south in the Jordan valley, where the desert now blooms with flowers and vegetation of every description (Isaiah 35:1-2), to the Allenby Bridge and cross into Jordan. Stop in Madaba to study the unique ancient mosaic map of the world, from the Byzantine era. Then emulating the children of Israel and Moses, stop on Mt. Nebo for a glimpse of the Promised Land. Continue south through the Moab Mountains, of Ruth and Naomi fame, view Mukawir, where Herod Antipas beheaded John the Baptist. Time permitting visit Little Petra.
1 Night: Canyon hotel ~ Petra
(Breakfast & dinner)
PETRA AND WADI RUM
Day 7 ~ Thursday
Get an early start. Take a short assisted horse ride (700 meters), then walk through the stunning gorge into Petra, to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, centre and capital of the ancient Nabateans. Witness the stunning magnificent hues of the colourful sandstone and the unique charm and marvels of this striking necropolis. Midafternoon leave Petra travelling south on the Kings Way, via Ras El Naqeb to Wadi Rum, of Lawrence of Arabia fame. Explore this fascinating unique sand and sand stone desert, travelling by jeep through the heart of this magnificent stark terrain. Then take a camel convoy to your Bedouin tent camp where you will enjoy a sumptuous Bedouin feast.
Leave Wadi Rum at 7:30am. Travel south toward the biblical “Etzion Gaber” and cross into Israel at the Arava terminal. Travel North through the Arava wilderness to the Dead Sea. Enjoy a unique experience! “Float” in the Dead Sea – you cannot sink! Ascend and descend by cable car to visit Masada - ruins of King Herod’s mountain top fortress, and last stronghold of the Jewish revolt against Rome, circa 73 C.E. Continue north along the shore of the Dead Sea, view Qumran and Ein Gedi, then ascend, through the Judean Desert, to Jerusalem the Holy City. Stop as Jesus did on Mt. Scopus and recite a Psalm of ascent with your first view of the Holy City and the Temple Mt.
4 nights: Caesar hotel ~ Jerusalem (Breakfast & dinner)
Day 9 ~ Saturday
Before breakfast travel to Bethlehem, to visit the Church of the Nativity, birthplace of Jesus. Time permitting stop at the Haas Promenade for a splendid view of the new and old city. View the city and the Holy Temple from the Mt of Olives, then follow in the footsteps of Jesus and the Galileans, walk down the Mt. via Dominus Flevit to visit Gethsemane - the Church of All Nations with time for contemplation and prayer in an adjacent Olive grove. Enter the Old City, walk through the ancient alleyways and the Suk (colourful market) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, place of the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Christ. Continue through the alleyways of the Jewish quarter in the Old City stopping at some fascinating archaeological windows into the cities layered passed. Walk through the ancient alleyways of and the Jewish quarter. Proceed to Mt Zion where you visit: The Upper Room, room of the Last Super (Luke 22:7-38); and St Peter Gallicantu, a Church built on the site of the High priest Caiaphas’s home (Matthew 26:57-75, John 18:12-14). End the day at the Garden Tomb remember the resurrection, with time for communion, prayer and reflection.
(Breakfast & dinner)
Day 10 ~ Sunday
Start the day at Yad Vashem, National Memorial and Museum of the Shoah (Holocaust), where you pay respect to the victims of the Shoah, including 6 million Jews! Then stop at the Israel Museum to visit the model of Jerusalem from the time of Jesus and the adjacent Shrine of the Book – home of the Dead Sea scrolls. Continue across the city and along the Kidron Valley, the Valley of Jehoshaphat, to King David’s City: visit to include; the G area, the Water system; the Canaanite tunnel and the Pool of Siloam, where one can view the recently uncovered road from Siloam to the Temple Mount. Stop at the Southern Wall Archaeological Park to visit excavations along the South Western Wall of the Temple Mount and stand on the very same stairs that Jesus might have used entering/exiting the House of The Lord. Visit the Western Wall (Kotel), a venerated Jewish site. Then walk back in time under the city through Western Wall Tunnels (Excavations). Stop at the Pools of Bethesda and enjoy the splendid acoustics in St. Anne’s Church.
(Breakfast & dinner)
Day 11 ~ Monday
Enjoy a day of leisure in this intriguing city. Revisit places of interest or do some shopping in the colourful “Suk” (Market Place) in the Old City. Options to consider – spend time doing archaeological sifting at Emmek Zurrim where you can see some recently discovered Herodian floor tiles that Jesus might have walked on in the Temple; or visit the bars cafes and colourful market in Mahane Yehuda. Or visit the Citadel museum at the Jaffa Gate. Enjoy a farewell dinner in the hotel.
(Breakfast & dinner)
RETURN TO CANADA
Day 12 ~ Tuesday
Transfer to Ben Gurion airport for your Air Canada direct return flight AC81. Leave Tel Aviv for Toronto on AC81 at 11:45am, arriving at 4:25pm. Meals served on board.
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