If you’ve ever considered a tour to Israel, the Holy Land, I can personally attest to how incredible a trip this is!
Visit places such as Jerusalem, Nazareth, Western Wall, Mount Zion, Mount of Olives, Cana, Caesarea, Galilee, and much more with the Holy Land Classic Tour.
Many tours include quite a bit with your pricing, including the one I’m showing you here! For example, this tour includes:
* Breakfast & Dinner Daily
* Motor coach touring
* First class hotels
* Entrance & Program Fees
* Airfare from NY to Israel round trip
* Guided Tours
* Study Guide
* Fuel Surcharges & Government Taxes
Day 1 – Depart from NY, USA for overnight flight to Tel Aviv
Day 2 – Arrive in Tel Aviv: You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel to enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.
Day 3: The Galilee: Worship as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught. On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount”. Explore the Church of the Fish and the Loaves at Tabgha, traditional site of the feeding of the 5,000. See the Chapel of the Primacy, where Peter professed his devotion three times to the risen Christ. In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue. Recall Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist at the Jordan River.
Day 4: Cana, Nazareth, Tel Migiddo, & Caesarea: Visit the Franciscan Wedding Chapel in Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle, before continuing on to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home. Look out over Tel Megiddo (place of Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. Today’s last stop is Caesarea, a center of the early Christians where an angel visited Cornelius, the first Gentile believer, and where Paul was imprisoned for two years before appealing to Caesar.
Day 5: Jericho, Qumran, & Mount of Olives: As you stop in Jericho to view the ruins of the city conquered by Joshua, in the distance, you can also see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus. Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. End your day with a group picture taken from the Mount of Olives, where Jesus ascended into heaven.
Day 6: Jerusalem & Bethlehem: In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace and see the Church of the Nativity constructed over the site. Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field before returning to Jerusalem. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion. Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was questioned the night of His betrayal. Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room.
Day 7: Jerusalem & the Old City: Walk the Cardo, the ancient main street of the Old City. Explore ancient Jerusalem at the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle. Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne and experience its rich acoustics. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus appeared before Pontius Pilate, and follow in Christ’s steps on the Via Dolorosa (“the Way of the Cross”). At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, take time to reflect on His sacrificial love.
Day 8: Leisure Day (Maada or Dead Sea option): Today you have free time to explore on your own or you may choose to visit Masada and the Dead Sea (additional charge). Ascend by cable car to Masada, Herod’s legendary mountaintop fortress which became the last desperate stronghold of the Jewish Zealots against the Romans. You can still look down on the remains of the Roman camps and the siege ramp below. End your day with a dip in the salt and mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea.
Day 9: Jerusalem: Travel to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and where Mary visited Elizabeth. Explore the poignant exhibits of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial. Visit the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion.
Day 10: Return to the USA or Enjoy an Extension.
If you would like to visit Israel, whether with your family, friends, or ask your Pastor to Host your church group, I would be thrilled to help you plan your trip! Contact me at Sandy@EasyBreezyJourneys.com to get started!