UCB CHURCH AND MINISTRY LEADERS FAMILIARISATION TOUR OF ISRAELDeparture Day: 2018/02/22 Country: Israel Leader: led by Bill and Therese
Depart for the day-time fight to Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv. Transfer to our hotel in the Galilee area where a late supper will be provided.
Our frst visit will be to Ceasarea (Maritima) where Cornelius was converted, and Paul testified of Christ to King Agrippa. Then onto Mount Carmel with a stunning view from a rooftop, thought to be the spot where Elijah contested with the prophets of Ba’al. After lunch we will continue on to Megiddo (Armageddon)before stopping for a tour of the Nazareth Village (see right) (a reconstruction of the village Jesus grew up in). Our hotel is in the Galilee area.
We drive up to Banias National Park to the waterfall at Caesarea Philippi where it was revealed to Peter that Jesus is the Christ and Son of the Living God. We travel to Mount Bental then onto the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached one of his most important sermons and we read from Matthew 5. A short walk onto Tabgha brings us to the shores of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus called the disciples to follow Him. After lunch we visit Capernaum (see left) where Jesus lived for almost three years of ministry and is said to have healed Peter’s mother-in-law. Then we drive to Kibbutz Ginosar for a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee where we hold a short communion service. We also view the 2,000 year old boat. Our hotel is in the Galilee area.
The morning starts with a visit to the Roman ruins of Beit She’an where King Saul’s head was displayed on a spike. We tour the ruined city and see the main Cardo as well as the remains of the Roman baths, then follow the Jordan River down towards Jericho and visit the authentic baptismal site of Jesus. We visit Qumran (see right) and tour the site where the Dead Sea scrolls were found, followed by the drive ‘up to Jerusalem’ and to our hotel in the Jerusalem area.
Starting at the Garden of Gethsemane (see left) for a time of prayer and refection, we walk through St Stephen’s Gate to St Anne’s Church, Pool of Bethesda and the Via Dolarosa (The Way of Sorrows) before continuing to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. After lunch we visit the Upper Room (believed to be the authentic location where the last Supper was held) and end the day in the Garden Tomb where there will be an opportunity for communion. Our hotel is in the Jerusalem area.
Today we start at the Mount of Olives, then travel down the Jericho Road to the lowest point on Earth at approximately 1,300 ft. below Sea Level to ascend to the summit of Masada by cable car, and to hear the amazing story about the Jewish zealots’ stance against the Romans. After lunch we drive to Ein Bokek to spend time floating and relaxing in the Dead Sea, (see right). In the evening we have a special night out in the Old City to experience the City of David Sound and Light Show. Our hotel is in the Jerusalem area.
Today we have an opportunity to walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. We visit the pool of Siloam and walk to the Davidson Centre with its superb panorama of the Temple and the famous Southern Steps where Jesus overturned the rogue traders’ tables, ending up at the Western Wall (see left) for a time of personal prayer. After lunch you have an opportunity to visit Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Memorial). Our last evening in Jerusalem is free for you to wander the city or relax. Our hotel is in the Jerusalem area.
This morning we visit the Israel Museum to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the amazing Model of the City, (see right) showing Jerusalem as it may well have been in the time of Jesus. We then head out to Neot Kidumim (Biblical Gardens) for a short tour and explanation of the various plants and trees mentioned in the Bible, followed by a Biblical lunch. After lunch we transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for our return to the UK.
This Familiarisation Tour of Israel is exclusively for Church and Ministry Leaders.
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£1799 for 2 people sharing a double/twin room (This is equal to £899.50 each) There is no single room option. Deposit is £600.
Itinerary may be altered or sequence changed based on local prevailing conditions.