Join Pastor Janet Silverthorne Walker

on a Holy Land Pilgrimage to the Roots of our Faith

November 10 – 20, 2016

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Thursday November 10, 2016Tour

Today we embark on our Journey to the Holy Land.

Prepare yourself for a life-changing experience…tomorrow you will be walking where Jesus walked


Friday- November 11, 2016

Arrival

Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport to be met and assisted by your ITC representative. Travel to Old Jaffa, once the gateway to the land of Israel. Walk through the port from which Jonah the Prophet tried to escape the Lord’s command. and stand at the site that commemorates the Miracle of the resurrection of Tabitha (Apostles 9: 36-43), where Peter brought Tabitha back to life. The time is right for a personal devotional — a time of prayer of thanks for safety and the special blessings ahead, a prayer for the people of this land, and a good night’s rest!

Dinner and overnight: Grand Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv


Saturday-November 12, 2016

Caesarea , Megiddo , Nazareth, Cana , Sea Of Galilee.

After a full Israeli breakfast, depart from Tel Aviv to visit Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48). Visit the Roman, Byzantine and Crusader ruins including the Theatre and the Aqueduct. Continue to Mount Carmel to see where Elijah the prophet performed the miracle of the fire against the false prophets of Baal (1st Kings 18). An afternoon visit to Nazareth and the Site of the Annunciation where Mother Mary received the good news from the Angel Gabriel. (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23). We will also visit the Nazareth Village where we will learn and see how the holy family lived 2000 years ago . Continue to see the site of the first miracle of the Lord Jesus at Cana of Galilee (John 2. 1-11) Early evening will bring us to our hotel in Tiberias.

Dinner and overnight: Kibbutz Nof Ginnosar, Galilee


Sunday-November 13, 2016

Boat ride, Capernaum, Mt. Beatitude , Golan

After breakfast depart for a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee (John 6. 1, 6.23). We shall visit this morning Capernaum where most of the ministries of Jesus took place (Matt.4 13, 13.54, 17.54, Luke 7, Mark 1.2, John 4.46-54) visit the outstanding remains of the local synagogue. A visit to Mount of Beatitudes where He taught His disciples (Matt. 5,6,7,8) the Sermon on the Mount. Visit Tabgha at this Holy place Jesus fed multitude with just 2 fishes and 5 loaves . (Matt..13,Mark .33-45 and John 21). We will visit the eastern shore of the lake. The site of the miracle of the Gaderenes at Kursi (Luke 8. 26-39, Matt 8. 28-34 and Mark 5). Time permitting, we shall take a short drive to the southern part of the Golan Heights for a magnificent view of the entire area. Return to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight: Kibbutz Nof Ginnosar, Galilee


 

Monday-November 14, 2016

Jordan River, Gilboa, Jordan Valley, Jericho

After breakfast, we depart the Galilee for the Holy City of Jerusalem. A visit to the Baptismal site on the Jordan River at Yardenit (Matt 3.13-17, Mark 1.9-11 and Luke 3.22-23). Continue via the Mountains of Gilboa and arrive to one of the most extraordinary excavation in the coun-try at Beth Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis (Mark 5.20, 7.31). This is the city where Saul and his son Jonathan where nailed to the walls (1st Samuel 31.10 , Judges 1.27) mentions the city. We bypass the city of Jericho to visit the Good Samaritan Inn (Luke 10.30-37) and con-tinue to Jerusalem the Mount of Olives for a view of the Holy City and a ceremony with a blessing of arrival. Continue to check in at our Jerusalem hotel.

Dinner and overnight: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem


Tuesday-November 15, 2016

Mt. Olives , Mt. Moria , Mt. Zion , Old City

After a wonderful Israeli breakfast, most of this morning will be walking in Jerusalem. Today we walk where Jesus walked. Begin the day with a panoramic view of the city, Mount Moriah and the Dome of the Rock from atop the Mount of Olives and then the Garden of Geth-semene the arrest of Jesus and taking Him to the house of the High priest Caiphas happened here (Matt. 26.34, Mark 14.30 and Luke 22.54-70). We continue to Mount Zion to see the Tomb of King David the nearby Room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt. 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2 The Pentecost) and the Palace of Chaiphas . Next, we enter the Old City through Stephen’s Gate, and visit the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus cured a cripple. We move on to the Judgment Hall of Pilate, hear of those who conspired against Him and are re-minded of His brutal beating and humiliation. While walking along the Via Dolorosa, we are reminded of His way of suffering, view the Church of the Sepulcher before we arrive at the climax of our tour – the Garden Tomb. Your faith, that blessed hope and communion with Christ, will take on a tremendous new meaning today.

Dinner and overnight: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem


Wednesday-November 16, 2016

New City, Western Wall , Temple Mount

Following breakfast, We travel to the Shrine of the Book to see the Dead Sea Scrolls the abso-lute miracle of God’s preserved Word. We will also visit the miniature model of the city of Jerusalem as Built during the Roman period 2000 years ago. Our guide will walk us through an accurately detailed smaller version of Biblical times in Jerusalem as well as the architecture and décor of the Temple. Next we visit the Jewish Quarter, the Cardo – ancient Byzantine Street, the Western Wall and The Rabbis Tunnel under the Temple Mount built 2000 years ago by King Herod the Great. From here to the nearby Southern Wall Excavations. This southern side of The Temple was the main entrance for the common folk, whereas the Priests and Levites had their own entrance from the higher, eastern side. Parts of the giant stairs, which led to the Temple Mount from the courtyard, have been unearthed. It is in this courtyard that Jesus likely drove out the vendors and money exchangers who were exploiting the people.

Dinner and overnight: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem


Thursday-November 17, 2016

Bethlehem , City of David , Pool Of Siloam

We begin our day visiting Bethlehem (Luke 2, 1-7 ) the site of the Nativity , the Shepherds fields and fields of Ruth and Boaz . Return to Jerusalem where we will visit the new site of the “City of David “ where we will see the water System that goes back to King David times , the Pool of Siloam where Jesus cured the blind and the world famous Hezekiah Tunnel . From here to Yad Vashem the memorial and new museum to the Holocaust . Drive to nearby Ein Karem this lovely village is the birth place of John the Baptist . Return to your hotel.

Dinner and overnight: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem


Friday-November 18, 2016

Dead Sea , Massada, Qumran

Our day begins with a cable car ride to the mountain top fortress of Massada. Here our guide will treat us to the history of the famous zealot stand. We’ll visit Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Afterwards proceed to Ein Gedi, “Spring of the Goat,” an oasis on the western shore of the Dead Sea. Because of its warm climate and abundant supply of water, the site developed a reputation for its fragrant plants and date palm groves. This is where King David hid from Saul, and where God defeated the enemies of the Israelites by praise and worship led by King Jehoshaphat. (1 Sam 23:29; 24 Song of Songs 1:14). Return to Jerusalem .

Dinner and overnight: Dan Hotel, Jerusalem


Saturday-November 19, 2016

Leisure and Return home

Much of this day will have leisure time for shopping and revisiting special sites. We will have a lovely farewell dinner and then be transferred to the airport in order to join our return flight to the USA with many fond memories of this enlightening tour.


 

Sept 20, 2016

Arrive USA

Begin planing your next Israel trip with Pastor Janet Silverthorne Walker

TOUR RATES

“Land package ” $1660* per person in a double room Single room supplement $650

For credit card add 4% ($66.40). Land package may be paid monthly with payments of $200.00 per month over 7 months, or $150.00 per month over 9 months. Full payment must be received by Aug 15, 2016.

Price is based on 25 paying passengers
“the price is subject to increase if the group falls below 25”
Airfare from Baltimore approximately $900.00 per person based on 2015 rates

 

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