Project Description

8 NIGHTS/9 DAYS

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR 2ND TIMERS

To see the program as pdf: 8 NIGHTS 9 DAYS SECOND TIMERS

Day 1 – Ashkelon or Beer Sheba
Arrival at Ben Gurion airport, meeting and assistance by Bibleland4U Travel representative. Drive to Ashkelon for dinner and overnight or directly to Beer Sheba.

Ashkelon National Park – Photo By: Shalva Mamistvalov

Ashkelon National Park – Photo By: Shalva Mamistvalov

Day 2 – Dead Sea

This morning, (if overnight in Beer Sheba) we will visit Tel Beer Sheba Where Prof. Aharoni found the remain walls from the Isralite period. We then drive via the city to the Well of Abraham.

Drive to the Dead Sea via Arad and visiting Tel Arad, 14 cities, one upon the other, including Israelite Sancutary and an Alter Mald of Unhewn Stones.

We will visit the Fountain of Tears – Casting Seeds based on the verses of Jeremiah, “Oh Lord that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears that I would weep day and

night for the loss of my people. This was a prayer that the Lord God would remember the six million and pay back all that was taken from his people as a result of the Holocaust.

We then continue to the Dead Sea to our hotel for relaxation and enjoy the spa facilities of our hotel.  Dinner and overnight Dead Sea.

Tel Beer Sheba excavations By Loving OT

Tel Beer Sheba excavations
By Loving OT

Day 3 – Dead Sea

Morning relaxation and to enjoy the spa facilities.

Check out at 10:00 we will drive  to Massada where a determined band of Jewish Zealots in the face if unimaginable hardship and privation held off their Roman attackers for an incredible three years after Jerusalem had fallen to Titus in 70 A.D.

Upon arriving to the foot of the Mountain on which Massada sits, you will ascend the summit by a modern cable car. Once on top of the summit, you will tour the ruins and hear the account of one of the most fascinating tragedies in recorded  history. After the visit we will descend by Cable car from the o\mount. Massada

Massada Photo by Galen F. com

Massada Photo by Galen F. com

We will continue on the Arava road Northbound passing Jericho.  Stopping at Qaser El Yahud, the official site for baptism on the Jordan River

Qaser El Yahud by Pierre Fritzen

Qaser El Yahud by Pierre Fritzen

Day 4 – Galilee

This morning  we enjoy a Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee in a replica wooden Jesus boat.

Then proceed for a  visit to the Mt. of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached his Sermon on the  mount. On to Capernaum, where the Lord made it his second home after Nazareth. Continue to Tabgha, the biblical place, where 5000 men where fed by Jesus.  We continue to Caesarea Phillipi (Banias) in the Golan  Heights  and for a view of the Lebanese border..

Then visit Mensa Christi – John 21:1.  return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Replica of Wooden Jesus boat photo by Antifixus 21

Replica of Wooden Jesus boat photo by Antifixus 21

Day 5 – Nazareth

This morning  we will start with Nazareth the Home town of the L-rd, to visit the Synagogue and the Church of Annunciation. We will walk through the market area.  Leave Nazareth and drive to Kfar Kedem for a visit- recreate an ancient Galilean Village. We will participate in a choiced activities i.e. Pressing Olives into oil or Threshing wheat and baking the bread, or other choices activity. We will have a traditional Hafla meal and wear the Ancient Galilean Garb.  Ride a Donkey.

We then  continue to Accre, the Old city port of the Phoenicians. Drive to Safed on the of the four cities of the Kaballah – Mistics.

Ret;urn to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Accre Port BY: SOMEONE10X

Accre Port BY: SOMEONE10X

Day 6 – Haifa

This morning, we depart the Galilee and  drive to Mt. Tabor the sacred site of the Transfiguration.  We then  continue to Muhraqa, the place of sacrifice and the site of the Prophet Elijah, defeated the False Prophets of Ba’al. We make a brief stop at the Springs of Elijah.

We  continue via the Coastal highway to Haifa the largest port city built on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. We  visit the famous Persian Hanging Gardens and view the Bahai Shrine.

Continue to Caesarea, the ancient Roman Theater, the Crusader city and the Aqueduct serve as a back-drop to the Book of Acts;  Cornelius was the first gentile to become a Christian and St. Paul was imprisoned for two years here, before he sailed to Rome.

We then go up to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Church of Transfiguration Mt. Tabor By David Stewart

Church of Transfiguration Mt. Tabor By David Stewart

Caesarea By Friedlander IMOT

Caesarea By Friedlander IMOT

Day 7 – Jerusalem

Drive to Mt. of Olives for a spectacular view of the Old City of Jerusalem. We walk the path of Palm Sunday to the Garden of Gethsemane, the Church of  all Nations. Enter the Dung Gate for a walking tour in the Old City and walk the Via Dolorosa and the Christian Quarter to the Church of St. Anne and the Pools of Bethesda. Visit the house of the high priest Caiphas and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu (Matthew 26:31-35). This is the place where Peter denied the Lord the 3rd time.

On to Mt Zion to the Last Supper room (Matthew 26: 17-25) and King David’s Tomb.

Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives

Day 8

We start off an early morning visit of the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Ascend the Temple Mount. Visit the Western Wall Tunnels depending on CRO availability

We then visit the City of David. We enter the Southern Steps via the new founded Herodian tunnels from the City of David.

Visit the Tower of David and the New Excavations of Kishle built by the Ottomans, served as a prison during Mandatory times, and you can still see graffiti scrawled on the walls by pre-state Jewish underground activists incarcerated here.

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In the afternoon, visit the Chamber of the Holocaust a small Holocaust museum located on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. It was Israel’s first Holocaust museum.

Later we drive to Bethlehem, starlit village where there was no room in the inn (Luke 1: 4-7). The birthplace of King David and Jesus. Pass by Mother Rachel’s Tomb, then we will visit the Church of Nativity, view the Shepherds Fields, stop to shopping in Bethlehem.

Continue to Ain Karem the birth place of John the Baptist, then to our hotel for dinner  and Overnight

City of David Photo by Israel Tourism

City of David Photo by Israel Tourism

Day 9
Transfer to Airport for departure.

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