TOUR & CELEBRATION
Join us in Israel on this all inclusive, top quality, trip of a lifetime featuring (primarily) Messianic Israeli tour guides. A $150 refundable deposit will ensure your spot, with subsequent payments made at your convenience. Full payment of $3,795 is due by September 1, 2014. See Terms and Conditions for details.
Day 1 – Flight To Israel
International departures are scheduled from these cities at the corresponding dates. Departure and return dates are updated as flights fill up, and you will receive specific flight information following registration. We can assist you with domestic connections if necessary.
Departure Cities Include:
- Dallas – OCT 17-27
- Los Angeles - OCT 16-26
- Boston MA - OCT 16-26
- Chicago – OCT 17-27
- Tampa, FL – OCT 17-27
- Washington DC - OCT 16-26
- New York – OCT 18-28
- San Francisco – OCT 17-27
- Denver – OCT 16-27
Day 2 – Welcome to the Land of the Bible
Arrival at Ben-Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv. Reception and assistance, transfer to Tiberias, arrival to our hotel, check in, orientation, and accommodation for a good night’s rest. You are in good hands.
Day 3 – Fountain of Gideon, Armegeddon, Nazareth and Galilee
Following a delicious Israeli breakfast, we will visit Gideon’s Fountain below the Hill of Moreh where Israel’s army assembled to fight the Philistines in the Jezre’el Valley, and take in the beauty of the Ein Harod springs. We will continue on Tel Meggido (Armageddon) and explore the archeological and prophetic mystery in the heart of the valley of Jezre’el, the site of the final judgment of the nations. We will continue to Nazareth where Jesus spent his childhood years, and return to our hotel for fellowship with local Christians. Dinner and rest.
Day 4 – Sea of Galilee and Baptism
Taking in the sites of New Testament events around the Lake of Galilee, we’ll share a baptism service (for those interested) in the Jordan River. In ancient Capernaum we’ll visit Peter’s home where Jesus performed many miracles, and continue on to hear the Master’s words on the Mount of Beatitudes and Tabgha where the miracle of the loaves and fishes took place. An afternoon boat ride across the Lake of Galilee will be followed by dinner & an evening meeting.
Day 5 – Mount Carmel, Caesarea & Jerusalem
Departing from Tiberias and traveling West through the Galilee, we will reach the port city of Haifa and ascend Mount Carmel overseeing the breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea, where the prophet Elijah challenge Baal, and called on the God who answered by fire. Travelling South through the coastal highway, the ancient Via Maris, to Caesarea, we will visit the restored Roman theater and aqueduct. Our day will conclude with the climactic entry into the city of Jerusalem, followed by dinner and rest in our Jerusalem hotel enjoying the fantastic view of the beauty of the land.
Day 6 – Jerusalem, the City of Gold
We will start our day ascending Mount Olives for a beautiful panoramic view of the city that Jesus wept over, looking over the Temple courts where sacrifices were offered to God. Continuing on to the Garden of Gethsemane, we will take time for prayer and meditation among the ancient olive groves of the Kidron valley. During the afternoon we will walk the Via Dolorosa (the road of suffering) leading to the Lord’s crucifixion and share Communion & worship in the Garden Tomb. Return to our hotel for dinner and fellowship with local pastors.
Day 7 – Jerusalem, Old and New
Our morning starts at the renowned Israel Museum which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and other national treasures, continuing on to view the model replica of ancient Jerusalem and the Holocaust “Yad Vashem” Memorial. We will enter the Old City through the Zion Gate and walk to the archaeological excavations and the Davidson Center. We will take time to pray by the Western Wall, ascend Mount Zion to the site of the Upper Room and the Last Supper, visit King David’s tomb and return to our hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 8 – Jordan Valley, Dead Sea & Masada
Departing from Jerusalem we will travel through ancient Jericho and arrive at the Dead Sea, earth’s lowest spot, to enjoy the dramatic landscape and swim in the mineral rich therapeutic waters. We will hike and explore David’s oasis of Ein Gedi deep in the Judean Mountains, and ascend by cable car to Masada, Israel’s ancient freedom fortress, for a dramatic unforgettable afternoon. Return for a festive Shabbat Dinner and rest in our hotel.
Day 9 – The Bible Heartland and Final Banquet
Traveling West from Jerusalem to Nebbi Samuel, the mountain where the tomb of the Prophet Samuel was found (Rama, I-Samuel 25:1), we will survey a panoramic view of the biblical heartland of Samaria & Judea. Continuing through the Ayalon Valley, we’ll visit Emmaus and the fortress of Latrun where heroic battles of Israel’s War of Independence took place and the Elah Valley where David slew Goliath. Early return to our hotel for evening celebration.
Evening banquet and celebration in Jerusalem
Day 10 – Final Day
Morning off in Jerusalem for rest, packing, and shopping in the Old City bazar. Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for your departing flight home.
Shalom, and see you next year!
Your Salem/Genesis team