EXPLORE THE HOLY LAND 2019/2020
9 DAYS ISRAEL
Biblical & Spiritual Enrichment
One life time experience in the HOLYLAND

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ARRIVE TO ISRAEL EARLY MORNING
ARRIVE TO ISRAEL -BEN BEN GURION AIRPORT EARLY MORNING ,
Shalom and welcome home. Welcome to the land of Canaan, to the promised land, to the land of milk and honey, to the land of the prophets, to the holy land, to the land of our Lord Jesus Christ and welcome to the state of Israel which was established in the 14 of may 1948.
"Free Holiday Limited" tour representatives will welcome you at BEN GURiON International Airport and take you through the immigration and customs process.

We will Drive via the coastal highway to visit the Roman theater and crusader ruins at Caesarea, 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 2 years here before he sailed to Rome. After the visit, drive to Haifa the third largest city in Israel. See the panoramic view from the top of Mt. Carmel. Visit the top balcony of the Baha’i shrine. Continue to the Carmelite Monastery Muhraka. Here you will learn about the contest between Elijah the Prophet and the 450 Baal prophets.

We will visit Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water to wine and infact began his public activity. We will go to Nazareth, visiting Marys well, the church of Annunciation" which was considered the home of Mary, where the angel announced to her that she would become pregnant(Luke chapter 2). We then continue to Mount Precipice. "...and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built in order to to throw him down the cliff ..." Luke 4:29 Drive to The hotel for check in , dinner and overnight. (Overnight in Nazareth/ Tiberius)

After early breakfast and drive to visit the places where Jesus performed most of His miracles; around the Sea of Galilee: Capernaum, " leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum , which was by the lake ..." with Peter’s House and the famous Synagogue, enjoy the view from Mt. of the Beatitudes where the "Sermon on the Mount" was given (Matthew 5-7), and the reconstructed church in Tabgha, where Jesus performed the miracle of multiplying of The Bread and The Fish. We will have a short lunch break at a local restaurant. After lunch we jump onboard a boat similar to the one Jesus and His disciples used and sail on Sea of Galilee. We visit the Baptismal Site, at the Holy River Jordan. Here you can renew your Baptism in exactly the same place where Jesus was baptized. (Overnight Nazareth/ Tiberius)
We leave Nazareth and Proceed to Kibbutz SHA'AR HAGOLAN one of the most successful kibbutz in Israel. Here you can see how ideology, perfect organization, hard work and faith can turn the desert to a fertile land. The main source of income is a plastics engineering factory. The kibbutz also grows bananas, avocado and watermelons, and has a herd of dairy cows. Another economic sector is tourism, one of the attractions on a museum of Yarmukian culture exhibiting pre-historic Neolithic findings discovered along the banks of the Yarmuk River. Established in the 1950s, it was Israel's first museum of prehistory.
" The desert and the parched land will be glad ; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom..." Isaiah 35 : 1-2
Southbound, passing the Jordan Valley and visiting Jericho, one of the most ancient cities in the world, the first city that was conquered by Joshua and the children of Israel. We shall stop to the Sycamore fig tree on which Zakaos the tax collector climbed. We will see the Mount of Temptation where Jesus was tempted by the devil. We will visit the site of "Caser El Yahoud" the crossing point of the children of Israel when they entered to the promised land. Continue to Qumran by the Dead Sea (the lowest point on earth) and visit the excavations of the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. You will have time to float in these unique mineral enriched waters. From here we drive to Drive to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.. . (Overnight in Jerusalem/ Bethlehem).

"Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem..." Psalm 122: 2
After Breakfast at the Hotel, we will first visit the church of Ascension, one of the most ancient churches of the world. Here we can see Jesus' footprint. Our next stop will be the Pater Noster, where Jesus taught his disciples what would happen in the end of the days and also the Lord’s Prayer. We then continue to the spectacular panoramic view of Jerusalem from the summit of the Mount of Olives,"...his feet will stand on Mount of olives ..." Zechriah 14 : 4 we head off to follow the footsteps of Jesus in his triumphant entry into the Holy City. We walk through the Palm Sunday road, and visit the church of Dominus Flevit, " as he approached Jerusalem and saw the city he wept over it ..." Luke 19 :41 the point from which he prophesised of the destruction of the city and of the Temple. We shall continue to Gethsemane,"they went to a place called Gethsemane..." Mark 14:32

where Jesus was arrested. On to the Western Wall, which is considered the holiest site for the Jewish faith, we are able to put our notes of wishes in the cracks of the wall. Continuing to the Mount of Zion,we visit the Upper room where Jesus had the last supper with his disciples,"... He will show you a large upper room..." Luke 22:12 where the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus' disciples in tongues of fire during the Pentecost feast. We shall visit King Davids tomb and go down to Caphis House" They took Jesus to the high priest ..." Mark 14:53 where Peter denied Jesus three times, and where Jesus spent his last night in the pit before his crucifixion.

On our way to Bethlehem," so Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea , to Bethlehem the town of David..." Luke 2: 4 the place of the birth of Jesus, we will pass through the Hinum Valley where Judas hung himself. We will have lunch in Bethlehem, and then visit the church of Nativity, including visitng the grotto where Jesus was born."she wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger , because there was no room for them in the inn..." Luke 2 :7 After which we will head to Shepherds Fields, " and there were shepherds living out in the fields near by ..." Luke 2:8 where the glory of God shone around them just before the birth of Jesus. If time permits we drive to Mount Moraiah. (Overnight in Jerusalem/ Bethlehem).

After breakfast We will proceed to Jerusalem to countinue our day behind the walls of the Old City, in the pools of Beit Hesda," now there is in Jerusalem near the sheep gate a pool which is... called Bethesda..." where Jesus performed one of his miracles, and which is also the place of birth of Mary. We will follow the path of Jesus on his last way with the cross, the fourteen stations of the cross(Via Delorosa). We will visit the pavement and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre where the last five stations are situated. After a lunch break in the old city, and free time in the Oriental Bazaar,(old City market), and if time permits we visit St Johns Church, the birth place of John the Baptist. We will have a tour and a communion in the Garden Tomb. (Overnight in Jerusalem/ Bethlehem).
After breakfast Leave T0 Ashdod and Ashkelon for a short visit to Beersheba, capital of the Negev. Continue via Arad to the exciting fortress of Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse, etc. Enjoy the breath-taking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend by cable car and enjoy a unique “float” in the salty water of the Dead Sea. Proceed via Ein Gedi and Kalia .drive to tel aviv ((Overnight intel aviv ).
After breckfest , Old City of Jaffa, Jaffa is an ancient seaport mentioned in the biblical narrative of Jonah; where he tried to flee from God, and the whale that was commanded by God and in the story of Solomon's import of the cedars of Lebanon. Jaffa's fishing port, St. Peter's Church, artist's quarter; Visitor Center and panoramic view of Tel Aviv are all highlights. Jaffa is one of the ancient gateways to the Holy Land: Through its port, the Cedar trees for Solomon's Temple were brought.
Christianity began to be spread among the nations from Jaffa after persecution became so intense. Here St. Peter lived in the house of Simon the Tanner and had the "Vision of the Flesh",and here he made his first miracle by healing the little girl. We will walk through the area known as the White City to see the preservation of buildings of Bauhaus architecture of the 1920s and 1930s, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stop at Independence Hall, where Ben-Gurion declared independence in 1948. Jaffa attracts many historical and cultural tourists and artists.
Have free time for shopping until evening . pick up to Cairo international airport
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