Join Pastor Tommy Bates on a 10 day Best of Israel tour, starting at $4,167* with flights from Cincinnati, OH. Visit places such as the Dead Sea, Garden Tomb, Masada, Mount of Olives, Bethlehem, Caesarea, Galilee, Capernaum, Jerusalem. and much more! *Prices reflect a 4% cash discountRead More
hosted by Tommy Bates
Starting from $4167
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- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Domestic Airfare
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- Study Guide
- Visas (U.S. Citizens)
- International Airfare
Join Pastor Tommy Bates on a 10 day Best of Israel tour, starting at $4,167* with flights from Cincinnati, OH. Visit places such as the Dead Sea, Garden Tomb, Masada, Mount of Olives, Bethlehem, Caesarea, Galilee, Capernaum, Jerusalem. and much more!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discountRegister Now
Day 1 Oct. 25 - Depart USA to Tel Aviv
Day 2 Oct. 26 - Arrive in Tel Aviv
Day 3 Oct. 27 - Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Nazareth (Mt. of Precipice)
Day 4 Oct. 28 - Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Jordan River
Day 5 Oct. 29 - Boat Ride, Harod (Gideon’s Spring), Beit Shean, Jordan Valley, Qumran
Day 6 Oct. 30 - Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday Road, Garden of Gethsemane, Bethlehem (Shepherds’ Field)
Day 7 Oct. 31 - Mt. Zion, Upper Room, Western Wall Tunnel, Pools of Bethesda, St. Anne’s Church
Day 8 Nov. 1 - Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea
Day 9 Nov. 2 - Model City - Shrine of the Book, Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum), Garden Tomb, Gordon’s Calvary
Day 10 Nov. 3 - Arrive USA
Day 1 - Oct. 25 - Depart USA to Tel Aviv
Today you will depart from the USA to Tel Aviv, Israel. Meals served in flight.
Day 2 - Oct. 26 - Arrive in Tel Aviv
Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv and be transferred to your hotel in the Galilee area for check-in, dinner and a good night’s sleep.
Day 3 - Oct. 27 - Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Nazareth (Mt. of Precipice)
Journey to Caesarea by the Sea and stand in the place where it is believed Paul addressed King Agrippa and Festus. This port city reveals many extensive remains of the theater and other sites, including a Roman aqueduct along the Mediterranean shore. Look out over the Valley of Jezreel from the heights of Mount Carmel, where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal. Travel the ancient caravan route to Tel Megiddo, an exciting archaeological dig with its layers of twenty different cities built on top of each other. Visit Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus and the Mount of Precipice, where an angry crowd from the synagogue attempted to throw Jesus off a cliff.
Day 4 - Oct. 28 - Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Jordan River
Visit Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus traveled with His disciples and where nearby Peter made his great confession to Jesus, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." Visit Tel Dan, one of ancient Israel’s boundary markers - "From Dan to Beersheba." Today you will explore the area around the Sea of Galilee. Travel to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee. Visit the synagogue that stands on the site where Jesus taught. Recall His teaching and preaching the gospel of the kingdom. On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the "Sermon on the Mount" Jesus preached there. Remember your baptism at the Yardenit Baptismal site, where the Jordan River exits the Sea of Galilee on its journey southward.
Day 5 - Oct. 29 - Boat Ride, Harod (Gideon’s Spring), Beit Shean, Jordan Valley, Qumran
Begin your first day in the Holy Land by crossing the Sea of Galilee by boat. Appreciate the special place this lake had in Jesus’ ministry as you enjoy a special worship service. Visit Ein Harod, the spring where Gideon gathered his men to fight the Midianites. Stop at the ancient Roman city of Beit Shean where the bodies of King Saul and his sons were hung following a battle and their deaths. Travel through the Jordan River Valley, the route often taken by Jesus and other Galileans as they traveled to and from Jerusalem. Walk the remains of an ancient community near the shores of the Dead Sea at Qumran. In the caves near here, Bedouins discovered what became known as the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Day 6 - Oct. 30 - Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday Road, Garden of Gethsemane, Bethlehem (Shepherds’ Field)
Stand on the Mount of Olives for a remarkable view of the "Golden City" of Jerusalem, and consider that this is the final place. Walk down Palm Sunday Road and take time to pray as Jesus did among the olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane. Visit Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. Look out on Shepherds’ Field, where angels spread the Good News.
Day 7 - Oct. 31 - Mt. Zion, Upper Room, Western Wall Tunnel, Pools of Bethesda, St. Anne’s Church
Start your day at Mt. Zion where, beneath the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, you can walk through some of the ancient rooms of the house belonging to Caiaphas the High Priest. Many believe that Jesus was held overnight here before His crucifixion. Travel back in time as you explore the Western Wall Tunnel. Continue your journey through the Old City to the Cardo. This ancient marketplace has ruins that date back to the Judean monarchy mingled with modern shops. View the Pool of Bethesda (John 5) where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23). Nearby, sing a chorus in St. Anne’s Church and marvel at its amazing acoustics.
Day 8 - Nov. 1 - Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea
Enjoy a visit to intriguing Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod that later became the final tragic stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. Ride the cable car to the top to explore the fortress and look down upon the remains of the Roman camps and siege ramp below. Journey to the oasis of Ein Gedi, where David and his men sought refuge from Saul (1 Samuel 23). On the return to Jerusalem, stop at the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth, where those who desire may take a quick dip in the Dead Sea.
Day 9 - Nov. 2 - Model City - Shrine of the Book, Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum), Garden Tomb, Gordon’s Calvary
Learn about the Jerusalem of Jesus’ day with a look at the First Century Model of the City of Jerusalem, now housed at the Israel Museum. The museum itself contains 10,000 years of archaeological artifacts, as well as the Shrine of the Book exhibit that displays the Dead Sea Scroll containing the book of Isaiah. Explore the poignant exhibits of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial. Take time to reflect on the agony of the cross at Gordon’s Calvary and the miraculous reality of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb.
Day 10 - Nov. 3 - Arrive USA
Arrive in the USA with a lifetime of memories to cherish.