Allow us to take you by the hand and lead you through the Land of the Bible
Israel Christian group tour of Israel & Biblical sites
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 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.
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.
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 (Luke 26: 28) 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. Cross the Jezreel Valley, sometimes called “the battlefield of the Bible” and now Israel’s breadbasket, 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 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. 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 see the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) and the Supreme Court. 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. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Jerusalem
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.
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight.