Holy Land Trip

Led by Pastor Tammy

Dates: June 1-10, 2020

Join us as we visit the Holy Land!  We will be leading a 10-Day Tour to Israel beginning June 1-10, 2020. This is a trip that will impact your life, result in a new Spiritual awakening and awareness, and leave you with memories like no other excursion you have been on.

We will be visiting exciting sites such as the Mt of Beatitudes, Old City Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada and the Dead Sea, along with many other wonderful locations.  Sail in a boat on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus and his disciples fished, visit the tomb where Lazarus came forth, explore the tunnels under the Temple Mount, visit the pool of Siloam where Christ healed the blind man, walk on the Mt of Olives and in The Garden of Gethsemane, and so much more.

The itinerary for our tour is attached for your review. For additional information or questions, contact Tour Coordinator at 123.456.7890.

We look forward to you joining us on this incredible trip of a lifetime.  We promise you will come home and find that your Bible has gone from black & white to 3D high-definition color and your life will never be the same.

Accept our invitation.

Pastor Tammy

Flights

Flight NumberDepartArrive
BA 222Nashville (BNA) on June 1 at 8:20 PMLondon (LHR) on June 2 at 10:25 AM
BA 163London (LHR) on June 2 at 10:30 PMTel Aviv (TLV) on June 2 at 5:30 AM
BA 166Tel Aviv (TLV) on June 10 at 7:15 AMLondon (LHR) on June 10 at 10:40 AM
BA 223London (LHR) on June 10 at 2:55 PMNashville (BNA) on June 10 at 6:00 PM

Hotels

LocationNumber of Nights
Tel AvivNo overnight, refreshments and breakfast only.
Sea of Galilee2 Nights
Nazareth1 Night
Jerusalem4 Nights

General Itinerary

Day 1 – June 1st – Mon – Departure Flight

Depart from USA to Israel.

Day 2 – June 2nd – Tue – Explore London

Layover in London, the group can leave the airport and enjoy their day in London. Everyone should return to the airport three hours before departure.

Day 3 – June 3rd – Wed – Arrival to Israel, Jaffa, Caesarea, Mt. Carmel

Arrival to Tel Aviv at 5:30, our representatives will meet and walk you through customs.

Arrive to the hotel for refreshments and breakfast.

Depart the hotel at 9:00 AM to start the tour. After breakfast we’ll visit the following sites:

Caesarea to visit the Crusader Fortress built upon the ancient city, named after Augustus Caesar, who imposed the tax that brought Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. Here we will visit an ancient Roman Amphitheatre, where the group can experience the acoustics of a structure built in the days of Christ.

Mount Carmel where Elijah issued his challenge to the False Prophets.

We’ll then drive to the hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 – June 4th –  Thu – Sea of Galilee, Magdala, Jordan River 

On this day, we set sail on the Sea of Galilee, and visit the museum of the ancient boat at Kibbutz Ginosar. Afterwards, we’ll visit Magdala, with its first century synagogue, a complete first century city and remains of a once prosperous fish processing industry. Complete with shops, marketplace, residential areas, and wharf, this is a city where Jesus himself visited and taught. We’ll then travel to Capernaum, the town of Jesus, visit the Church of Multiplication in Tabgha (where the Lord performed the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes), and visit the Mount of Beatitudes (where Jesus taught “The Sermon on the Mount”). We’ll continue to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter confessed Christ: “You are the Christ, the son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:15-16). We will end the day with a baptism in the Jordan River, truly an unforgettable experience.

Dinner and overnight stay in Tiberias.

Day 5 – June 5th  –  Fri  – Cana, Nazareth, Gideon’s Spring, Valley of Armageddon

After breakfast, we’ll start our we will day in Cana, where the Lord preformed the Wedding Miracle. Then, we’ll visit the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth. We’ll proceed to Nazareth Village, a living history farm and village that gives you the opportunity to experience what Nazareth was like at the time of Jesus.

We will continue our journey via Mount Gilboa. (Samuel 31). Then, on to Gideon’s Spring, where the Judge Gideon selected 300 warriors to go into the battle with him against the Midianites (Judge 7)

On our way back to the hotel, we we’ll observe the Valley of Armageddon (Revelation 16:14-16).

Return to our hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 – June 6th – Sat – Masada, Dead Sea, Jordan River, Genesis Land Camel Ride

Today, we bid farewell to the Galilee, and continue our journey through the Jordan Valley. We’ll pass by Jericho, the first city conquered by the Israelites in the Promised Land,

Then, to Masada to learn about the dramatic story of almost one thousand men, women, and children who chose suicide rather than becoming Roman slaves. We’ll visit the archeological finds and enjoy the palaces, bathhouses, walls and the remarkable view of the Dead Sea.

We’ll then proceed to swim and float in the Dead Sea, and to enjoy the sun and the famous mud.

We will drive along the shores of the Dead Sea , and stop at  Qaser El Yahud on the Jordan River, where many believe Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. This river borders the country of Jordan and Israel.

On our way back, we will stop at Genesis Land to enjoy  hospitality with a short camel ride, dates, and hot tea.

Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 7 – June 7th – Sun – Jerusalem, Bethlehem

Our morning starts on the Mount of Olives, with it’s breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem. The day continues with visits to the sites that will help us understand the Lord’s prophecy about Jerusalem: The Chapel of Dominius Flevit, where Christ Prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem (Luke 18:41), The Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:39-53), and The Church of the Agony (Church of All Nations), the site where it is said that Judas betrayed Jesus.

We’ll continue on to visit the sites on Mt. Zion: the Gallicantu Church which was built over the ruins of the Palace of Caiaphas, the High Priest before whom Jesus was brought for trial (Mark 14: 53-65). We’ll visit the Tomb of King David and enter into the Upper Room – the site that commemorates Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. We’ll end the day with visiting the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, the birth place of Christ.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 8 – June 8th – Mon – Jerusalem — Layers of History

Our day will begin with an exciting tour to the site where much of the Bible was written, the City of David. It was here that archeologists found King Hezekiah’s 2,700 year-old water tunnel, one of the wonders of early engineering, and the seal impression of Gemariah, son of Shaphan, possibly the scribe of King Zedekiah (Jeremiah 36:10).

Our journey continues to the Pool of Siloam, where Christ healed the blind man by sending him to wash his eyes (John 9), and the Valley of the Royal Tomb.

In the Jewish Quarter, we’ll explore the Roman Cardo, the Madaba Map, the Western Wall and the Davidson Center (with its amazing virtual model of the Second Temple).

We will view the Temple Mount, we’ll hear about the traders driven out of the Temple by Jesus (Luke 19:45-48), and we’ll see the Dome of the Rock, along with other famous buildings. We’ll visit Bethesda, where Christ healed the paralyzed man (John 5). Our journey through the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) will end at the Church of Holy Sepulchre. We’ll end the day walking through the old city market to the Damascus gate, and arrive to the Garden Tomb.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

Day 9 – June 9th – Tue– Tomb of Israelites, Shiloh, Valley of Elah, Israel Museum, Farewell Dinner

We’ll start our day by visiting the ancient city of Shiloh , an ancient Samarian city mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. On our way we will stop at “Kubur Bnei Israel”, an ancient site at the Beth El mountains. The name means “the Tombs of the Israelites”, and originates from an Arabic tradition that links the site with the Israelite’s journey to the land of Canaan.

We’ll drive to Jerusalem via The Valley of Elah, where David fought Goliath.

We’ll then proceed to Israel Museum, and view the miniature model of the city of Jerusalem, as it appeared in the time of the Second Temple before the great rebellion and its subsequent destruction. There, we will get to see the Shrine of the Book, which houses the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls (time permitting).

We will get to enjoy some shopping at the colorful markets of Jerusalem. We will end our trip with our farewell dinner.

Overnight stay in Jerusalem.

Day 10 – June 10th – Wed – Flight back to the U.S.

After an early breakfast, we’ll drive to the airport for the flight back home.

We return home full of rich and unforgettable memories. A common refrain is heard — is the trip really over?  Can we start planning for our return visit?