Christian youth Israel 8 days tour

Day 1

Arrival to the Ben Gurion International airport, Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival into Ben Gurion International Airport, you are met and assisted by Isra Home Tours airport representative. Transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day 2

After breakfast, visit the ancient Joppa (Jaffa): here was the house of Simon the Tanner and the place of the Miracle of Tabitha’s resurrection. After this visit we will drive north to Caesarea Maritima. Visit the spectacular Roman Amphitheater and port, Herod's Palace, the Palace of the Roman Procurator, the Crusaders' City and Harbor. Proceed to Mount Carmel where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. From the Mount we will have a beautiful view of the Jezreel Plain, site of many Biblical events.
Through the Galilee proceed to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Day 3

After breakfast, boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on the water. The ride will end at Ginnosar, and we'll visit the Ancient Boat from the time of Jesus that was found nearby. Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount was held. Proceed to Tabgha, for a visit of the Church of the Loaves and the Fish. Driving along the Northern shores of the Sea of Galilee we shall reach Capernaum, the town of Jesus, where he lived performing from there his miracles and healings. We'll stop at the site of a synagogue where Jesus had preached to the local community. By the end of the day we will come to the Southern part of the Sea of Galilee to visit the Yardenit Baptismal site where Baptism shall be held for all interested.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

After breakfast, drive to north to the Kfar Blum beside the Jordan River. The Jordan River is not only the most famous river in the Bible, but is also a prime kayaking and canoeing destination in Israel.
Then we continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation and Church Synagogue. The last stop in Nazareth area is Mount of Precipice. Cross the Jezreel Valley, sometimes called “the battlefield of the Bible” and now Israel’s breadbasket, Drive south to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Day 5

After breakfast we start our day from Mount of Olives for the breathtaking view on the Old city of Jerusalem and Kedron valley. After that we will proceed to Gethsemane and visit the church of all nations. Then we will enter the Old City of Jerusalem at Jaffa Gate on foot. We will visit Christ Church, first Protestant church in the Middle East; proceed to the Tower of David and its exhibition on the history of the city over the ages. Walk through the streets of the Jewish Quarter to the restored Roman Cardo, which was the main street of Jerusalem during the Roman occupation. Continue to the Western Wall, the last remnant of the second temple. Walk along the Via Dolorosa passing the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We will end our day in the Garden Tomb, in the area of Golgotha, where we will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with communion and praise.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 6

After breakfast, we will visit Yad Vashem, the Memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. After that we proceed to Beit Guvrin-Maresha National Park is a national park in central Israel, 13 kilometers from Kiryat Gat, encompassing the ruins of Maresha, one of the important towns of Judah during the time of the First Temple, and Beit Guvrin, an important town in the Roman era, when it was known as Eleutheropolis.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Day 7

After breakfast drive south to the Judean desert via the Good Samaritan Inn to the mountain fortress of Masada, stronghold of the Jews in the war against the Romans. Ascend to the fortress by cable car to visit the palaces of Herod the Great with its Roman baths and pools. We will be overlooking the Dead Sea. We descend down the side of the fortress for a possible "dip" and "float" in the salty water of the Dead Sea, the world's lowest place. On the way back to Jerusalem, stop in Qumran, the place where the Dead Sea scrolls were found in a cave by a shepherd in 1948.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 8

Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight.

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