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10 day Full Christian Experience Program

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Day 1 - The Holy Week

Welcome to Israel! Today you will explore the final week prior to Jesus’ crucifixion. You will begin at the Mount of Olives. Despairing of corruption in Jerusalem, Jesus instead camped out on the mount, then just outside the city.
You will see where Jesus wept over the wickedness of the people, where he taught the Lord’s prayer, where he was betrayed and arrested, where he ascended to heaven 40 days after the Resurrection, and where his mother Mary is buried.
Entering the walls of the Old City, you will continue to the site of the trial by Pontius Pilate, and see the stations of the cross leading to the church of the Holy Sepulcher where Jesus was crucified, buried, and from which he arose.

 

Overnight: Jerusalem
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Day 2 - Bringing the Bible to Life

This morning you will tour the Jewish quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. You will see the Tower of David, the Arab markets, the tomb of King David, the broad wall built by King Hezekiah as described by the prophet Isaiah, the room of the Last Supper, the Roman marketplace and the Western Wall.
Exiting the Old City, you will continue to the City of David, where you will see the earliest Jewish settlement site in Jerusalem. Your tour will include what many scholars believe to be the remnants of David’s palace, the water tunnel of King Hezekiah, and a street connecting you to the main thoroughfare of Jerusalem at the time of Christ.
 
Overnight: Jerusalem
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Day 3 - Masada and Dead Sea

This morning you will travel south into the Judea desert. You will pass the site of the Good Samaritan, Jericho where Satan tempted Christ, Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and Sodom, destroyed by God because of its wickedness. Your first stop will be Masada, the cliff top fortress of Herod the Great, the king who sought to murder all male babies to prevent prevent Jesus’ salvation.
Ascending Masada you will view the magnificent suspended palace, the Roman bathhouses, the Jewish ritual baths, the enormous storage rooms, the ancient synagogue, the UNESCO listed Roman military siege system, and the destroyed walls. You will also hear the tale of the heroes who chose death over forced idolatry.
Departing Masada you will continue to the Dead Sea, where you will enjoy the unique sensation of floating on water. In the evening, you will return to Jerusalem.
 
Overnight: Jerusalem
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Day 4 - Bethlehem and Jericho

This morning you will travel to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus. You will see the shepherds’ field, and Manger Square, before visiting the Church of the Nativity to see the grotto in which Jesus was born.
In the afternoon you will continue to Jericho, the world’s oldest city. There you will see the sycamore tree in which Zachaeus stood to view Christ, the Mount of Temptation where Satan tempted Jesus, and Hisham,’s palace, a centuries old royal dwelling.
 
Overnight: Jerusalem
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Day 5 - Yad Vashem and Israel museum

This morning you will visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s famous Holocaust museum and memorial. You will see the history museum, the hall of names, the childrens’ memorial, and the eternal flame.
Lunch will be at Jerusalem’s vibrant Mahane Yehuda market, before you make your way to the Israel museum. There you will see the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as a large model of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus. Numerous other historic artefacts will also be on display.
 
Overnight: Jerusalem
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Day 6 - Ein Kerem, home of John the Baptist

This morning you will explore Ein Kerem, home of John the baptist. You will see the site where John’s mother met her cousin Mary and the beautiful churches built to commemorate this event, and John’s home.
As today is your final day in Jerusalem, in the afternoon you will have free time to see more of the city’s sites and sounds.
 
Overnight: Jerusalem
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Day 7 - Coastal Wonders

This morning you will depart Jerusalem and travel along Israel’s coast. Your first stop will be Caesarea, a magnificent Roman style city built by Herod the Great.
You will see the chariot racing arena, the theater, the lavatorial system, and Herod’s seaside palace.
Caesarea is also very significant to Christianity. It was here that Cornelius converted to Christianity, that Paul was held on route to Rome, and here the only extra biblical evidence of Pontius Pilate’s rule over Judea was found.
You will see the stone bearing Pilate’s name, and where Paul may have been held.
Departing Caesarea you will continue to Acre, capital of the crusader kingdom, and Rosh Hanikra and its beautiful sea grottos.
 
Overnight: Galilee
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Day 8 - Home of Christ

This morning you will explore Nazareth, Jesus’ home town. You will see the Basilica of the Annunciation where the angel Gabriel informed Mary of her pregnancy and where Jesus was miraculously conceived. You will also see St Joseph’s church, which is believed to stand on the site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop.
Crossing the Galilee you will pass the planes of Megiddo and Kfar Kana where Jesus turned water into wine, before reaching the Sea of Galilee. You will visit Capernaum where Jesus preached and see the still standing ancient synagogue, as well as the home of Peter. You will continue to the site of the sermon on the mount and site of the multiplication of the fishes and the loaves.
On your way south there will be a stop at the river Jordan and a chance for a baptism ceremony.
You will spend the night in Tel Aviv.
 
Overnight: Tel Aviv
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Day 9 - Israel's cultural capital

This morning you will explore Israel’s cultural capital, Tel Aviv.
You will start at Jaffa, the old city of Tel Aviv and possibly home to the world’s oldest port. You will see the Port, which is where Jonah boarded the ship by which he tried to flee God.
You will continue to the home of Simon the Tanner and the site of one of Peter’s most significant visions.
In the afternoon you will learn about the development of modern Tel Aviv from Rothschild Boulevarde.
 
Overnight: Tel Aviv
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Day 10:

Today you will enjoy a day at leisure in Tel Aviv. Your tour ends this evening. We will provide an airport transfer.
HOTEL LIST
We work with the following hotels:
 
3* – Montifiore Hotel, Ibis Jerusalem City Center, Jerusalem Tower Hotel, Shani Hotel
4* – Grand Court, Prima Park Hotel, Ramada Hotel, Jerusalem Gardens Hotel & Spa, Caesar Premier Hotel, Eldan Hotel
5* – Leonardo Botique, Harmony Hotel, American Colony, Dan Hotel, Herbet Samuel Hotel
5* plus – Mamilla Hotel, David Intercontinetal Hotel, King David Hotel
COSTS
3 star
2 passengers sharing a double room – private – $3800 per person

4 passengers sharing double rooms – private – $3600 per person

6 Passengers private in double rooms – $2300

8+ passengers – please contact us for custom quote

4 star
 
2 passengers sharing a double room – private – $4100 per person

4 passengers sharing double rooms – private – $3900 per person

6 Passengers private in double rooms – $2500

8+ passengers – please contact us for custom quote

5 star hotels are available on request at a rate of $400 more than 4 star for the duration of the tour

Please note that we reserve the right to charge a supplement on Jewish holidays. You will be advised if this applies time of booking
INCLUSION
Private Tour

  • private tour guide daily
  • all site entry
  • all ground transport
  • all gatuities
  • breakfast daily
  • hotel of the chosen class