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Protestant Group Tour of Israel

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This 8-day fully guided group tour features all the key sites located through Israel/Holy Lands which are relative to the Protestant faith.

Choose from 3-star, 4-star or 5-star accommodation and different meal options to get the best value for money for your group.

Minimum of 10 participants required.

Day 01 - Arrival to Tel Aviv

Price : Included in package

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport (Tel Aviv), you will be met and assisted by your guide and driver before proceeding to your hotel for overnight.

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Day 02 - Caesarea, Megiddo, Sea of Galilee and Nazareth

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Breakfast at your hotel then proceed to Caesarea, built by Herod the Great and where Apostle Peter first preached the Gospel to the Gentiles.  Visit the Amphitheatre, Roman ruins and water aquaduct before heading to Megiddo, prophesised as the place where the Battle of Armageddon will occur.

Travel to the Sea of Galilee where Jesus calmed its stormy waters.  Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea before driving to Nazareth for overnight.

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Day 03 - Mt of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Capernaum and Baptism site

Price : Included in package

After breakfast, drive to Mt of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-8).  Then on to Tabgha to visit the Church of the Multiplication of the fish and the loaves before travelling to Capernaum where Jesus used to live and where he healed the sick, preaching in the synagogue and performing miracles (Matthew 9:1, 4:13). 

Finally, travel to the Jordan River to visit the inspiring baptismal service where Jesus was baptised in the river** by John the Baptist (Mark 1:9-11).  Return to the hotel for overnight.

**  Just a few metres across the River, in Jordan, there is also proof of where John the Baptist performed bapitsms.

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Day 04 - Chorazin, Kursi, Golan Heights, Dan and Banias

Price : Included in package

Following breakfast, we travel north to Chorazin, an important Jewish town from the time of the Second Temple.  It was rebuked by Jesus for its lack of faith (Matthew 11:2, Luke 10:13).

Travel on to Kursi National Park to visit a chapel and monastery from the 6th Century, then up to Golan Heights which is on the border of Israel and Syria.  View the Syrian town of Kuneitra before continuing to the Dan Nature Reserve.  Visit Banias, a pagan city rebuilt by Philip, son of Herod.  Jesus visited this site together with the Disciples (Mark 8:27; Matthew 16:13-23).   

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Day 05 - Jordan Valley, Massada, Qumran, Dead Sea and Jericho

Price : Included in package

Today we visit the Jordan Valley and Massada, the last Jewish stronghold during the time of the Romans.  Ascend Massada by cable car to reach the stronghold overlooking the Dead Sea.  Tour through the ruins before descending to the Valley and travelling to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

Drive to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.  Float in the water, 7 times saltier than regular sea water and containing 30+ minerals, many with known therapeutic values. 

End the day with a visit to Jericho, the oldest continuously occupied town in the world and the oldest town in the Holy Land.  Visit the Sycamore Tree where Zacharious the tax collector climbed to view Jesus.

Travel to your hotel for overnight.

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Day 06 - Mt of Olives, Mt Zion, Garden Tomb, Bethlehem and Ein Karem

Price : Included in package

Breakfast then we start our day of exploration by travelling to Mt of Olives to enjoy amajestic panoramic view over Jerusalem.  Visit Ascension Church, the Garden of Gethsemane (where Jesus was captured by the Romans after he was betrayed by Judas), then to Mt Zion to visit the House of Caiafuls and the Upper Room (Last Supper).

Visit the Garden Tomb for a Holy Communion before travelling to Bethlehem to visit the Nativity Church, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, the Shepherd's field nearby and finally Eim Karem to visit St John the Baptist Church.

Return to your hotel for overnight

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Day 07 - Old City of Jerusalem, Israeli Mueum/Holocaust Museum

Price : Included in package

Have breakfast at your hotel before entering by foot into the Old City of Jerusalem through the Dung Gate.   Visit the Wailing Wall (Kotel), old city bazaars and on to the Area of the Mosques built on Mt Moriah (Temple Mount).

Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.  Take a panoramic view of the Mosque of Omar and visit the Cardo and the Jewish Quarter.

Leaving the Old City behind, we visit the Israeli Museum, the Shrine of the Book, and a  Holy Land model at the time of King Herod.  Last, but not least, visit the Holocaust Museum (Yad Vashem), the official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust which was established in 1953.

Return to your hotel for the night.

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Day 08 - Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to Ben Gurion Airport for your departure flight.

Alternatively, why not consider extending your Holy tour and visit neighbouring Jordan.  There are many religious sites in Jordan worth visiting, eg. Mt Nebo where God permitted Moses to view the Promised Land, the Mosaic map of the Holy Lands in a Madaba church, Machaera where John the Baptist was imprisoned for 2 years before being decapitated at the request of Salome, to name but a few.

Whether the entire group or just a few want to continue to Jordan, we can prepare an "add-on" tour to suit your needs.

 

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