Isra Home Tours & Travel invites pastors, leaders and ministers of evangelical and protestant churches to visit Israel and to raise up our voice in prayer for the salvation of the House of Israel. We will also visit the Israeli Knesset and meet with a member of the Israeli parliament that is responsible for Christian and Israeli relations.
Genesis 12: 3 "I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse."
Bring a real blessing home from Israel to your family and your church!
***The group will be accompanied by an Israeli Minister of a local congregation!!!
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
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 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 we proceed to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
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 many 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. Baptism shall be held for all interested.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. After dinner we enjoy a special lecture by one of the leaders of local Messianic congregation giving us a perspective of Messianic life in Israel.
After breakfast, drive to Cana and visit the church that stands on the spot where Jesus performed his first miracle. Then we continue to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation and Church Synagogue. The Synagogue Church - tradition says this is the spot, one memorable Sabbath day, where Jesus stood to proclaim and preach the stirring words of Isaiah. Next we proceed to the Nazareth Village which is based on solid New Testament scholarship and the most up-to-date archaeology, Nazareth Village brings to life a farm and Galilean village, recreating Nazareth as it was 2,000 years ago. Here we will have a unique lunch in First century manner. The last stop in Nazareth area is Mount of Precipice from where we will see the Jezreel Valley, sometimes called “the battlefield of the Bible” and now Israel’s breadbasket. Then, to Mt. Tabor to hear the account of the prophetess Deborah gathering her forces here in the time of the Judges to battle against Sisera. Jesus came to Tabor with Peter and James, was transfigured before them, and met with Moses and Elijah. After a breathtaking view of the valley below, visit the beautiful two-level Church of the Transfiguration.
Drive south to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we start our day from Mount of Olives for the breathtaking view of the Old City of Jerusalem and Kedron valley. After that we will proceed to Gethsemane and visit the church of all nations. Then will enter the Old City of Jerusalem at Jaffa Gate on foot. We will visit Christ Church and first Protestant church in the Middle East. Then we 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. Then proceed to the City of David. After entering the Lion’s Gate, walk along the Via Dolorosa passing the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Jerusalem
After breakfast, drive to the Israel Museum with its Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are kept, the spectacular Model of Jerusalem as it was at the time of the Second Temple in Jesus' time. Then we will visit Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist. Proceed to Yad Vashem, the Memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. 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.
Breakfast, then VIP tour to Knesset and a meeting with Knesset deputy members. We will then proceed to have a meeting and fellowship with a group of Israeli Pastors.
Return to hotel, for dinner. After dinner we enjoy a special lecture by an Israeli evangelical scholar, followed by a discussion time for ‘questions and answers’.
Day 8 - Check out, transfer to the airport.