Christian 10 Day Itinerary

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Day 1
Our journey begins as we board our flight and depart for the Promised Land.

Day 2
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, we will be met by our tour leader and coach driver. We then drive to Jaffa, the ancient seaport from which the Prophet Jonah fled from God (Jonah 1:2), and the city where Peter stayed with Simon the Tanner and restored Tabitha (Dorcas) to life (Acts 9:36-43). Afterwards we transfer to our hotel for check-in and dinner

Day 3
This morning we visit Caesarea. It was here that Cornelius the Centurion and his household were saved and baptized (Acts 10). It was also here that Paul made his defense before Festus and King Agrippa prior to his final journey to Rome (Acts 25 & 26). We continue on to Mt. Carmel (Kings) where Elijah fought the profits of Ba’al. Then we proceed to Nazareth, to see the Church of the Annunciation. We view Mt. Tabor where Barak awaited Sisera (Judges 4) and which many believe to be the site of the Transfiguration (Matt. 17). We go on via Cana, commemorating Jesus’ transformation of water into wine (John 2). There will be an opportunity for those who would like to renew their vows to do so here. We end the day in Tiberius, our home for the next 3 nights.

Day 4
Our morning begins after a breakfast buffet. We begin by traveling north into the Golan Heights area where we discover the Road to Damascus (Acts 9) and view Mt. Herman at Caesarea Philippi (Banias), where Peter con-fessed “You are the Christ” (Matt. 16:13-20). Drive on the ancient Road to Damascus on the Golan Heights and descend to the Sea of Galilee, passing the area of Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene. We enter the 2,000 year old remains of Capernaum (Lk. 4:31- 37) and stand in what is left of the synagogue in which our Lord ministered and see Peter’s house. We visit the traditional site where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7). Tabgha, commemorating the feeding of the 5,000 (Lk. 9); Visit Mt Beatitudes, where the Sermon on the Mount took place. We than visit the 2000 year ancient boat and end our day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

Day 5
After breakfast, we stop at the Jordan River for a time of spiritual blessing and an opportunity for baptismal remembrance. Then we journey south to Jerusalem, as our motor coach takes us through the Jordan Valley. Our first stop is to visit Megiddo, site of Armageddon. Proceed to visit Harod Spring (Gideon’s Spring), where Gideon chose his army of 300 by observing how they drank from the spring (Jg. 7). On to visit the traditional site of Baptism in Qasr El Yahud, the area of the first baptism on Jordan River. Our next stop is Jericho, the ancient Canaanite city destroyed by the power of God (Josh. 5-6). It is the oldest known inhabited city in the world. It was in Jericho that Jesus encountered Zacchaeus (Lk. 19). Waters from the Spring of Elisha (II Kings 2) are also in this area. We travel to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 6
After breakfast, our first stop is Mt. of Olives (Lk. 19:28-40 & II Sam. 15:30-36). We see olive trees that date back to the time of Christ, the Site of the Ascension (Acts 1) and take time to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt. 26:36-56). Then we proceed to Mt. Zion on the south side of Jerusalem, King David’s city. We sing praises in the Upper Room (Lk. 22:7-38), view the traditional tomb of King David, and proceed to Caiaphas’ House, the High Priest’s house (Jn. 18), where we walk through some of the ancient rooms. We proceed to visit Mt. Herodion (King Herods’s burial place) and on to Bethlehem, to be at David’s childhood area.

Day 7
We being the day at the City of David where we will see one of the most exciting archeological sites of the ancient word. We emerge at the Davidson Center where we will see a 3D model of the Temple and the southern wall excavations. We continue our day at Yad Veshem the national Holocaust Memorial. The day will come to an end at the Israel museum where the group will visit Shrine of the book and see a scale model of Jerusalem.

Day 8
We depart early for Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and the tel of ancient Essene community. We continue south to visit Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod, which is famous for being the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. From the top of Masada, the Roman camps and siege ramp can still be seen. We continue to the shores of the Dead Sea to feel the saltiest water on earth as you float in the mineral filled water. We travel back to Jerusalem for dinner

Day 9
Our final day begins as we see a part of Herod’s temple and pray at the Western Wall. We walk up onto the original Temple Mount platform where King Herod’s temple stood and visit the Dome of the Rock. We walk through the Old City, visiting the Pool of Bethesda (Jn. 5), and viewing the shops and the unique way of life that these ancient customs and lifestyles have maintained. We proceed to Pilate’s Judgment Hall in the Fortress of Antonia (Jn. 18:28—19:26). We see the games of the soldiers still etched in its stone floor, sense the agony of Christ’s crucifixion at Gordon’s Calvary (Lk. 23:50—24:12) and experience the exhilaration and reality of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb. Our day ends today as we see review what we have seen in this holy city. Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner

Day 10
We drive to the airport for our return home

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