Focus on Israel Tour – September 2019

Departure Day: 2019/09/13 Country: Israel Leader: Rev Mervyn Tilley

Late Summer Tour Staying in four centres Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Dead Sea and Tiberias.

Rev Mervyn Tilley has served as a pastor in the Elim Pentecostal Church for over 50 years and also served on Elim’s National Leadership Team for 9 years. He has been taking groups to Israel since 1982 and to date has visited Israel 99 times. He writes regularly on the subject of Israel for his denominational magazine and was once invited to the Israeli Consulate to meet the Director of Public Affairs – Dan Shaham who had read one of his articles. His tours are quite comprehensive including ancient and modern, biblical and secular, Jewish and Christian sites.  Tree planting is also a regular part of tours.

Israel here we come!

Friday 13th September

Depart London Heathrow on an afternoon BA flight to Tel Aviv. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Jaffa and Tel Aviv

Saturday 14th September

Visit the famous Bullet Factory, Jaffa, Shevet Achim, Independence Hall and Palmach Museum. Overnight in Tel Aviv.

Ein Kare, Mt Hertzl and Yad Vashem

Sunday 15th September

Leave for Jerusalem, calling en route for a tree planting, then on to Ein Karem (home of John the Baptist), Mt Hertzl and Yad Vashem (Holocaust Memorial). Check into our Jerusalem hotel.

Mt of Olives

Monday 16th September

Visit Mt of Olives, Gethsemane, Mt Zion (upper room), St Peter in Gallicantu (church of the cock crowing), the Haas Promenade, our final call being the Friends of Zion Museum.

Western Wall & Tunnel, the Temple Mount

Tuesday 17th September

Visit the Western Wall and Tunnel, the Temple Mount, Bethesda and Southern Excavations by the Dung Gate.

Bridges for Peace,Knesset and Supreme Court

Wednesday 18th September

Visit Bridges for Peace, before returning via Gilo, the Model City, seeing the Knesset and visiting the Supreme Court.

Communion at the Garden Tomb

Thursday 19th September

Visit the Garden Tomb where we will share communion, then we enter the Old City via Damascus Gate, visiting the Cardo, David’s Citadel and exiting through Jaffa Gate.

The Spectacular Dead Sea

Friday 20th September

Leave Jerusalem for the Dead Sea calling en route at Abraham’s Tent, Qumran and Masada. Overnight on the shore of the Dead Sea.

Qaser el Yahud Baptism site

Saturday 21st September

Leave for Tiberias, calling at Qaser el Yahud (baptism site), Bethshan, Gidean’s Spring and Yardenit.

Cana, Nazareth and Megiddo

Sunday 22nd September

Visit Cana, Nazareth (synagogue and Jesus Village) Megiddo and the Galilee Experience.


Monday 23rd September

Our first call will be to the Church of the Primacy where we will share communion on the shore fo the Galilee, then on to the Mt of Beatitudes, Tel Dan, Banias (Caesarea Phillipi) and Birket Ram before returning over the Golan Heights our final call being Capernaum.

Sail on the Sea of Galilee

Tuesday 24th September

Today we sail on the Sea of Galilee and end up at Ginnosar (home of the famous Jesus boat). Rest of day free.

Return home

Wednesday 25th September

Leave for Tel Aviv and the return journey home – calling en-route at Mt Carmel and Caesarea.

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