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Day One: Departure
Meet in Newark, NJ to join flight to destination - Tel Aviv or schedule your own flight to be in Tel Aviv no later than 10:15 a.m. May 12th
May. 11, 2019, (Sat) Newark, NJ (EWR) 4:45 PM leave
May. 12, 2019, (Sun) arrive Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV) 10:15 AM
Day Two: Tel Aviv/Jaffa/Netanya -Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport
Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to the waiting chartered motorcoach for a transfer to Netanya via Joppa for a panoramic orientation to the land
Day Three: Nazareth (Netanya)
This morning we will follow in the footsteps of Paul and make our way up the Plain of Sharon to Caesarea. We will visit the aqueduct, the ancient Herodian harbor, the remains of the seaside palace of Pontius Pilate, and the theater. Continue to the altar of Elijah at the Muhraka atop Mount Carmel
Day Four: Sea of Galilee/Capernaum
Begin the day boarding a wooden boat for Ginnosar – sailing in the footsteps of Jesus! Visit an original fishing boat of Jesus’ day recently discovered
Day Five: Dan/Caesarea Philippi
Travel north to the Upper Jordan Valley to Dan. We will combine a nature walk with views of the ancient ruins. Continue to the foothills of Mount Hermon Caesarea Philippi, where Peter acknowledged Jesus as the Messiah. Climb to the cave and remains of the pagan temples of Roman times
Day Six: Beth Shean/Jericho/Dead Sea
Leave the Sea of Galilee to go to Beth Shean, a magnificent Roman town, with colonnaded streets and bath houses. Pass Mount Gilboa to Jericho, the world’s oldest city, to climb the Tel to view the ancient towers and the Mount of Temptation, marking Jesus’ temptation by Satan in the wilderness
Day Seven: Jerusalem
Travel up the Dead Sea coast to visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written and hidden up until 1947. Traverse the Judean Desert to ascend the Mount of Olives for a breath-taking view of the Old City Descend the traditional Palm Sunday Road to the Church of Dominus Flevit
Day Eight: Jerusalem/Bethlehem
We begin at the Western (Wailing) Wall, remnant of the Temple in which Jesus preached and sacred place of prayer for Jews all over the world. Continue to Temple Mount to view the Dome of the Rock. We will stop to worship at the Rabbi’s Steps on the Ophel Ridge
Day Nine: Jerusalem
Crossing the New City of West Jerusalem, we view a 1:50 scale model of the City of Jerusalem of Jesus’ Day and Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. Continue to the Herzl Museum
Day Ten: Global Voluntourism Day
This day will be devoted to global voluntourism in Bethlehem or Jerusalem. We will spend time ministering to orphanages and hospitals, picking fruit, helping students practice their English, or painting and cleaning churches, schools, or community centers
Day Eleven: Jerusalem
This morning, we visit the Pools of Bethesda, and sing in the adjoining Crusader Church of St. Anne. Proceed up the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We conclude our voyage with a communion celebration at Golgotha and the Garden Tomb
Day Twelve: Depart for Home
Morning at leisure to explore the Old City
This is a flexible itinerary. Except for confirmed appointments, the places of interest and the sequence of sightseeing might be changed if necessary or desirable.
Tour price with self-arranged airfare to Tel Aviv (Land-Only): $2,763
Tour price including airfare from Phoenix, AZ: $4,445
(U.S. government taxes, fees, and airline fuel surcharges up to $700 included)
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