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Bible Tour 8 Day

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Feel your faith, walk in the land of Israel and see the people on this inspiring journey through the land of the Bible. We can organize this special itinerary for your group, and if you wish to include an evening of hebraic roots learning, a Sabbath hospitality experience or interaction with local Christians, Army base visit or orther "meet the people" experience, because we are located here in Israel, we can arrange these special experiences for your group (minimum 15 people).

 

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BIBLE TOUR – 8 DAYS/7NIGHTS

 

Day 1.

 

 

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport where you will be met  and transfered to your hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 2. Jerusalem: Mount of Olives, Kidron Valley, the Holyland Model

 

 

 After breakfast ascend the Mount of Olives to have a wonderful panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem with the Temple Mount.

Drive to the Garden of Gethsemane, the place where Jesus was arrested (Matthew 26: 36-58), to see the old olive trees and visit the Basilica of the Agony.

Proceed along the Kidron Valley for a panoramic view of the Tomb of Absalom, the Tomb of the priests' family B'nei Chanzir and the Monument to Zechariah. Visit the Town of David and the Pool of Siloah.

Drive to the garden of the Holyland Hotel to see the Model of Jerusalem as it was at the time of the Second Temple.

Visit the Israel Museum and see the Holy Land model of Jerusalem at the time of the Second Temple. Also located there is the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are kept, then see the Menorah in front of the Knesset - the Israeli Parliament.

Return to the hotel for overnight.

 

Day 3. Jerusalem: Old City and Mount Zion

 

 

 After breakfast drive to the Lion's Gate and walk into the Old City to visit the Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-15).

Proceed through the Via Dolorosa walking along the Stations of the Cross from the remains of the Antonia to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

After the visits, walking through the colorful bazaar reach the Jewish Quarter, visit the Cardo (a Roman's street) and the excavated Herodian Quarter.

Walk to the Wailing Wall - the holiest place for the Jews - and drive to Mount Zion to visit the Room of the Last Supper (Cenacle) and the Tomb of King David.

Return to the hotel for overnight.

 

Day 4. Ein Gedi / Qumran

 

 

After breakfast drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to the oasis of Ein Gedi, where David was hidden from King Saul (Samuel I, 23: 29 and Samuel I, 24: 1).

Walking tour in the Nahal David till the waterfalls and then back to the bus to drive to Qumran, the city of the Essens, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found in a cave by a shepherd.

After a short break, possibility to "dip" and "float" in the salty water of the Dead Sea, the world's lowest place. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Tiberias for overnight.

 

Day 5. Galilee

 

 

 After breakfast, boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on the water (Matthew 14: 22-23). The ride will end at Ginnosar, where we shall visit the Ancient Boat from the time of Jesus that was found nearby. Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 7) to visit the heptagonal church built by the Italian architect Berluzzi.

Proceed to Tabgha to visit the Church of the Loaves and the Fish (Matthew 14: 14-34).

Driving along the North shores of the Sea of Galilee we shall reach Capernaum - the town of Jesus - where he lived in the house of Peter performing from there his miracles and healings (Matthew 4: 13, Matthew 8: 14-15). Stop near Beit Saida (John 1: 45) and visit Gerase (Matthew 5: 1-20).

Return to the hotel for overnight.

 

Day 6. Banyas / Druze Villages / Tel Dan

 

 

After breakfast drive to the Golan Heights. Climb the Mount Bental, with a view of the Golan Height to Mount Hermon and into Syria.

Through the Druze villages reach Banyas, the ancient Caesarea Philippi (Matthew 16: 13-20) one of the main sources of the Jordan River, then on to Tel Dan, the capital city of the Dan tribe (Judges 18: 27) and to the Dan Springs. Dan was also ordered the "Judge of the Sons of Israel" - see the Blessing of Jacob (Genesis 49: 14).

Return to the hotel for overnight.

 

Day 7. Mount Tabor / Gideon Springs / Mt. Gilboa / Yardenit

 

 

After breakfast drive to Mount Tabor, the site of Transfiguration, to visit the Catholic Church (Matthew 17: 1-8). From the rooftop of the church we can enjoy a beautiful view of the Lower Galilee and the Plain of Jezreel.

Proceed to the village of Nain, where Jesus resurrected the son of the widow (Luke 7: 11-17). Drive on to Gideon Springs, where Gideon gathered the sons of Israel to fight the Medianates (Judges 7: 1).

Proceed up to Mount Gilboa, where King Saul and his sons were killed by the Philistines (Samuel II, 1: 21) and on the way back to the hotel stop at the Yardenit Baptismal site.

 

Day 8.

 

 

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight.

 

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