8 Days Footsteps of Christ Holy Land Tour to Israel Start from $1325
Join us on a spiritual journey focusing on the Life and times of Jesus, “walking where Jesus walked.” Imagine yourself in the Galilee, and in Capernaum – referred as Jesus “own town” (Matthew 9:1), where Jesus began his ministry (Mark 1:21 John 6:59), and recruited his first disciple (John 21:15-17). Stand on the Mt. of Beatitudes (Matthew 5, Matthew 6, Matthew 7, Matthew 8) and make believe you are listening to the Lord preach the Sermon on the Mount. Submerge yourself in the Jordan River, where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist (John 1:29-33). Continue on to the Golden City of Jerusalem, and walk the Stations of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa, where you can take time to reflect the Lords sacrifice for all of us, and what an incredible moment it will be when you stand on the Mt. of Olives in Jerusalem, where Jesus ascended in to heaven (acts 1). We invite you not just on another trip, but a spiritual journey you will never forget.
Day 1: Tel Aviv
Pass By: Ben Gurion Airport, 7015001, Israel Welcome to the land of Israel for your Holy Land tour. On arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, our airport representatives will meet and assist you. Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv – Israel’s largest and modern city and nearby Jaffa. Check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight rest from your flight. Meals included: • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in Tel Aviv with your selection of 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star First Class hotel accommodations.
Day 2: Tel Aviv / Jaffa / Caesarea / Megiddo / Nazareth / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias
Stop At: Jaffa Old City, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 61000 Israel In the morning visit to Old Jaffa with guide, walk through the narrow passages of Old Jaffa, believed to be the oldest port city in the world and where cedars from Lebanon arrived to build Solomon’s Temple (2 Chronicles 2:16). See St. Peter’s Church and take a spectacular view of Tel Aviv shoreline from Jaffa Hilltop. Peter came to Jaffa (Joppa) from Lydda to raise Tabitha (Dorcas) from the dead (Acts 9:36-43). While in Jaffa, the apostle stayed at the house of Simon the Tanner. St. Peter’s Church marks the traditional site of Peter’s vision of the Great Sheet (Acts 10:9-16). Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Caesarea National Park, Route 2 Near Aqiva, Caesarea Israel Visit the excavations of this ancient city with guide, see the Roman theater and aqueduct. This is where Paul made his defense before Festus and King Agrippa prior to his final journey to Rome (Acts 25-26). Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Megiddo National Park, Megiddo, Nazareth 18230 Israel Visit with guide Megiddo (Joshua 12:21, 1 Kings 9:15, 2 Kings 23:29 & Revelation 16:16), the site of Armageddon (Revelation 16) where it is prophesied the gathering of the armies for the battle of the end of times will take place. See the remains from Solomon’s days, view the valley where the Battle of Armageddon will be fought (Revelation 16:14-16). Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Nazareth Village, 5079 St, Nazareth 16100 Israel Visit the city of Nazareth with guide. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: The Church of the Annunciation, Casa Nova Street רחוב קזנובה, Nazareth Israel Visit and tour the Church of Annunciation with guide. Duration: 40 minutes Pass By: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias Israel Arrive in the Sea of Galilee area. Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Sea of Galilee with your selection of 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star First Class hotel accommodations.
Day 3: Sea of Galilee, Magdala / Boat Ride / Jesus Boat / Banias / Yardenit, Jordan River
Stop At: Magdala, Tzomet Migdal N/n, Migdal 14950 Israel Special visit with guide to Magdala (Matthew 15:39) a unique Holy Land site, known as the home of Mary Magdalene. Here we’ll explore a first century Jewish city where Jesus’ healed the afflicted, and the oldest excavated synagogue in the Galilee from the time of Jesus’ ministry where surely he taught. Duration: 40 minutes Stop At: Sea of Galilee, Tiberias Israel Board a wooden boat and sail on as the disciples did 2,000 years ago on the Sea of Galilee where the Lord calmed the storm (Luke 8:22-25), and where he made one of the most dramatic miracles, walking on water (Mark 6:47-52). It was along the shores of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus appeared for a third time after being raised from the dead, and asked his disciples to throw their net to the right side of the boat and caught many fish, and where the Lord made the disciples breakfast (John 21). Duration: 1 hour Stop At: The Ancient Galilee Boat, Kibbutz Ginosar The Yigal Alon Center, Ginosar 1498000 Israel We’ll dock at Kibbutz Nof Ginosar and visit the “Ancient Jesus Boat” the remains of a 2,000 years old boat that was discovered in 1986. This boat was used at the time of Jesus and his disciples. Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Banias Nature Reserve, Golan Heights Visit to Banias with your guide- ancient Ceasarea Philippi (Matthew 16:13 and Mark 8:27) where Jesus said “On this rock I will build my Church” (Matthew 16:18). Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Yardenit, קיבוץ כנרת, Israel Visit the baptismal site of Yardenit on the Jordan River, where believers celebrate and some take the opportunity to submerge themselves in the same waters where the Holy Spirit descended like a dove from heaven, when John the Baptist baptized Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17). Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Special St. Peter fish lunch in the Galilee. • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Sea of Galilee with your selection of 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star First Class hotel accommodations.
Day 4: Sea of Galilee, Jordan River – Mount of Beatitudes / Tabgha / Capernaum / Beit She’an / Dead Sea
Stop At: Mount of Beatitudes, Har Nahum, Capernaum Israel Tour with your guide the Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5, Matthew 6, Matthew 7, Matthew 8) where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Church of Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum Israel See with your guide the famous Church of the Beatitudes chapel, constructed between 1936 and 1938 by the noted architect Antonio Barluzzi and enjoy the view. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Tabgha, Tiberias Israel Tour with your guide Tabgha – the site of the Feeding of the 5,000 and Primacy of Peter (Matthew 13, Mark 33, Mark 45, & John 21). Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Church of the Multiplication, Tabgha, Capernaum Israel See the church and it’s 4th Century Mosaic floors. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Capharnaum the Town of Jesus, Capernaum Israel Tour with your guide Capernaum (Matthew 4:13, Matthew 13:54, Matthew 17:24, Luke 7, Mark 1:2, John 4:46 John 4:54) where is believed to have been Jesus’ home and the center of his ministry, here we can stand in what is left of the synagogue in which Jesus ministered, and where he preformed many miracles, and it’s in Capernaum where Peter’s mother-in-law lived and was healed (Luke 4:38-40). Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Beit She’an National Park, Beit She’an, Israel Tour with your guide the ancient city of Beit She’an (Mark 5:20, Mark 7:31), and see the archeological sites. It was here that after defeating Saul and his sons on Mount Gilboa, the Philistines hanged their bodies on the walls of Beth Shean (2 Samuel 21:12-14). Duration: 1 hour Pass By: Dead Sea, Israel Arrive to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Check in at the Daniel Dead Sea Hotel located at the shores of the Dead Sea, and receive in room special spa gift products, Dead Sea rich minerals mud and Dead Sea salt pack courtesy of Daniel Dead Sea Hotel for our guest. Enjoy optional spa treatments and a massage, swim and float on the salty water of the Dead Sea or take a dip in the hotel pool. Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Dead Sea, overnight in Daniel Dead Sea Hotel (Deluxe Room 5 Star category) or (Standard Room 4 Star)
Day 5: Dead Sea / Masada / Ein Gedi / Qumran / Jerusalem
Stop At: Masada National Park, Masada 8698000 Israel Today on your Holy Land tour with your guide visit the 1500 feet mountaintop fortress of Masada famous for being the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. We will ascend to Masada by cable car and discover the first century Synagogue, King Herod’s Bathhouse and other sites atop of Masada. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Ein Gedi Botanical Garden, Ein Gedi 86980 Israel Visit where David hid in a cave when running from Saul (1 Samuel 23), it was here that David composed several of his Psalms. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Qumran Caves, Wadi Qumran Palestinian Territories The guided tour visits Qumran where a cache of ancient biblical texts, the Dead Sea Scroll’s were discovered in 1947. Duration: 40 minutes Pass By: Old City of Jerusalem, Jerusalem Israel Arrive in the Golden city of Jerusalem (1 Psalm 122:6), and stop at Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of the city. Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in Jerusalem with your selection of 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star First Class hotel accommodations.
Day 6: Jerusalem: Mount of Olives / Gethsemane / Western Wall / Pool of Bethesda / Church of Holy Sepulcher / Via Dolorosa
Stop At: Church of the Pater Noster, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel Begin the day with guide from the top of Mount of Olives where the Lord ascended into heaven (acts 1) we will have a view across the Kidron Valley to the Eastern Gate where the prince of Peace will enter (Ezekiel 43), and pass by Pater Noster Church. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Dominus Flevit, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem Israel Visit Dominus Flevit Church with guide and see where “The Lord wept” as he beheld the Holy City (Luke 19:41-44), and proceed down Palm Sunday Road. Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Garden of Gethsemane, Jericho Rd, Jerusalem Israel Take time to reflect and pray at the Garden of Gethsemane the place that Jesus prays (Luke 22:39) and his disciples customarily visited, which allowed Judas to find him on that fateful night of his arrest (Luke 22:47-52). It’s in Gethsemane where an angel from heaven appears to strenghen Jesus (Luke 22:43) and where he found his disciples sleeping and awakes them and tells them to get up and pray (Luke 22:46). Duration: 40 minutes Stop At: Western Wall Plaza Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem 97500 Israel Take a guided tour to the Western Wall- The holiest site in Judaism and one of the original walls that retained the Temple. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: The Western Wall Tunnels, Old City, Jerusalem Israel Continue with guide and visit the Western Wall Tunnels running along the base of the Western Wall which lead us through the Second Temple era and reveal the amazing construction of the Temple Mount water supply and Roman street where our Lord was led to judgment. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Church of Saint Anne, Via Dolorosa at St Stephen’s Gate, Jerusalem Israel Tour with guide St. Anne Church next to the Pool of Bethesda. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Pools of Bethesda, Jerusalem Israel See where Jesus performed the famous miracle of healing of the paralytic (John 5). Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: The Way of the Cross – Via Dolorosa, Via Dolorosa Old Town, Jerusalem Israel We will walk the Stations of the Cross remembering The Passion of Christ (Matthew 26:36-28:10) – the Via Dolorosa including Station 2 Judgment Hall of Pilate (John 18:33), located at the Church of the Flagellation and Church of the Condemnation and Imposition of the Cross, and the final Station the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem Visit the most important site in Christianity the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Matthew 27, Matthew 33:57, Matthew 28:10) where you’ll find the last Station 14 of the cross, and where pilgrims celebrate and mark the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in Jerusalem with your selection of 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star First Class hotel accommodations.
Day 7: Jerusalem Old and New City – Mt. Zion / Jewish Quarter / Ein Kerem / Bethlehem / Church of the Nativity / Garden Tomb
Stop At: Mount Zion, Rehov Ma’ale HaShalom, Jerusalem 9750000 Israel Tour with guide Mt. Zion including the Upper room (Luke 22), Lord’s Supper, visit King David Tomb, and walk through the Jewish Quarter. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: The Cenacle, Mount Zion, Jerusalem Israel Visit the Upper Room or Cenacle with your guided tour, traditionally held to be the site of the Last Supper (Luke 22). Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: King David’s Tomb, Mount Zion, Jerusalem Israel Visit King David’s Tomb, site considered by some to be the burial place of David, King of Israel. Duration: 15 minutes Pass By: Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem Israel Walk through and discover the sites of the Jewish Quarter. Pass By: Knesset (Parliament), HaKiryah, Jerusalem 91950 Israel Drive through the New City and pass the Knesset (Israel Parliament). Pass By: Ein Kerem, Jerusalem 95744 Israel Continue to the birthplace of John the Baptist (Luke 1:57-80), the one to announce the coming of the Lord (Isaiah 40:3). Stop At: Church of the Visitation, Ein Kerem Israel Visit the Church of the Visitation which commemorates the visit made by Mary the mother of Jesus’, to Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:39-56). Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Church of the Nativity, Manger Square .15 minutes walking from bus 231, Bethlehem Palestinian Territories Continue to Bethlehem where Joseph traveled there (Luke 2:1-7) with Mary whom was pregnant, and where Jesus was born (Matthew 2:1-5), and visit the Church of the Nativity. Proceed to see the Shepherd’s Field where an angel appeared to announce the birth of Jesus (Luke 2:8-20). Duration: 1 hour Stop At: The Garden Tomb, Conrad Schick St, Jerusalem 91193 Israel In the afternoon visit The Garden Tomb, to celebrate the resurrection of Christ (1 Corinthians 15, Luke 24:6-7, Mark 16:5-7) with a time for prayer. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in Jerusalem with your selection of 5 Star Deluxe or 4 Star First Class hotel accommodations.
Day 8: Jerusalem
Pass By: Ben Gurion Airport, 7015001, Israel Enjoy a free day in Jerusalem. Later in the day transfer to Ben Gurion airport according to your flight schedule. After Breakfast, and by 12 noon, check out from your hotel and store your luggage at the hotel storage room to enjoy your free day in Jerusalem. Passengers that booked 4 Stars First class hotels in Jerusalem, the Grand Court hotel is within walking distance to the Old City. Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.