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8 Days Israel Classic Tour Package

This special tour proposal presents an intense program that will reach most of the highlights of Israel. It will cover sites and subjects relating to the Old Testament, the New Testament. The tour is led by one of our top guides, in luxury level tour vehicle, providing in-depth explanations, and setting unique and exciting activities and experiences. Prepare for an unforgettable experience!

Day 1 – Greetings by Malchizedek

Welcome to Israel! Upon arriving and meeting the guide you will drive up to Mount of Olives  to be introduced to Jerusalem. After a historical and geographical reviewe you be offered bread and wine as Abraham was greeted by Malchizedek, the Canaanite king of Jerusalem (Genesis 14:18).

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 2 – From Shepherd to King

Our first day of travel will begin in the contested land between the Philistine and the early Israelites – the Shephelah. At Beth Shemesh we will visit the possible site where the Ark was kept after its return from the Philistines (I Sam. 6:18-21), and at the Ellah Valley we will review the Battle site of David and Goliath (I Sam. 17). We will then continue to the possible site of Ziklag, where David lamented on Saul’s death (II Sam. 1:17-27) and have lunch nearby. After lunch we will visit the “Philistine Street” near ancient Ekron, and review the material culture of the ancient Philistines.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 3 – From King to Messiah

Focusing on the origins of Biblical Jerusalem we head today to the City of David and review the main archaeological discoveried at the site: the possible remains of King David’s Palace (II. Sam. 5:11) , the “Warren’s” shaft leading to the Gihon Spring, where King Solomon was annointed (I. Sam. 3:38-39), and then a walk along Hezekiah’s Tunnel (II. Kings 20:20) to the Pool of Siloam, where Jesus cured a blind man (John 9:1-7).  We then ascend up Herodian Drainage Channel to the Southern Wall Archaeological Park where we visit the Davidson Center and learn about the Herodian Temple in the time of Jesus. After a lunch break we continue to a visit of the Western wall and then walk along parts of the “Stations of the Cross” ( Via Dolorosa) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which marks by Christian tradition the place where Jesus was crucified (Golgotha), and the Tomb of Jesus. If time and will permits we will also visit the site of the “Last Supper” – The Cenacle.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 4 – In the Footsteps of John the Baptist

A day devoted to the Judean Desert will start with a visit to the Baptism site (qasr el-Yahud), where Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist (Mat. 3). Nearby we visit Qumranת a mysterious site related to the Dead Sea Scrolls and John the Baptist. We then continue to Masada, a site known for the tragic end of the Jewish rebelleion in the first century, and a significant symbol of the Zionist movement (“Masada will not fall again”). We end the day with a swim at the Dead Sea.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 5 – From Law to Grace

Heading north for a few days, we first visit the Church of the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth, where the angel announced to Mary that she would concieve Jesus as the Son of God (luke 1). Nearby we could also visit Saint Joseph Church, as well as the Synagogue church (Luke 4:16-22) “and Mary’s Well”.  A short drive will get us to Cana the site where Jesus turned water into wine (John 2), and continue to the Sea of Galilee.  After a lunch break at a local fish restaurant (Saint Peter’s fish anyone?..) we continue to Capernaum, where we review finds related to Jesus and the early Christianity. Above the site, at Mount of Beatitudes we could read and contamplate on the manifest of Jesus known as the “Sermon on the Mount”, lifting the Law of Moses to a level of Grace and love. If time and will permits we could end the day with a Sail on the Sea of Galilee.

Overnight: Mizpe Hayamim or Scots Hotel

Day 6 – On the Way to Damascus

Set to explore the northern edge of Israel we start with Tel Hazor, a major Canaanite city destroyed by the Israelites according to the Bible (Joshua 11:10-13). Further north, at Caesarea Philippi (Banias) we learn of how Simon-Jonah was nicknamed “Petrus” by Jesus (Luke 9:18-20).  We then asend along “the way to Damascus” (Acts 9:3-9) into the Golan Heights. At Mount Bental we view into Syria and discuss the modern conflicts in this region, and combine it with a special lunch experience in a local Druze village. After lunch we apperciate the discoveries made at ancient Magdala and the nearby Sea of Galilee Boat.

Overnight: Mizpe Hayamim or Scots hotel

Day 7 – From Jewish Movement to Global Movement

Heading to Tel-Aviv we pass by the plains of “Armageddon” (Rev. 16:16) near ancient Megiddo. At Caesarea we stroll along the ruins of its ancient Theatre and Herods Palace, where Paul’s Prison may have been. After a lunch break at the Port we continue to Jaffa, and discuss acts of Peter in Jaffa and Caesarea that will turn Christianity from a Jewish Movement to a Global movement.

Overnight: Tel-Aviv

Day 8  – The Rebirth of a Jewish Nation

Being in the modern and vibrant city of Tel-Aviv we will combine the last day of the tour with several experiences. In Shalom Meir Tower Visitors Center we will learn about the birth of Tel-Aviv, and a short walk along Rothschild Boulevard will get us to Independence Hall where we will learn about the birth of the Nation.  After lunch we continue to Rabin Assassination site and join a tour of the Palmach Museum. We end the day with a farewell dinner a Dallal restaurant in Neve Tzedek and then head to the airport for departure. Farewell!!

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