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Israel Tour with Mark and Jennifer Wessner and MB Seminary
March 16 – 27, 2024
Day 1 Sat Mar 16 Canada - Israel
Depart Toronto or Vancouver.
Day 2 Sun Mar 17 Israel – Coastal Plain
Arrive Tel Aviv 09:15 am
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, you will be met by a Sunworld Tours Representative. Drive to the port city of Jaffa for centuries, the main entrance to the Land and associated with many biblical stories. Walk around the renovated artists' quarter and have a breathtaking view of Tel Aviv. Drive along the Mediterranean Coast to Caesarea Maritima, the ancient Roman and Crusader Port City, with layers of the different civilizations uncovered.Transfer to your hotel on the Mediterranean coast for dinner and overnight. Overnight in Natanya – Seasons Hotel or similar.
Day 3 Mon Mar 18 Coastal Plain - Galilee
Travel through Mt. Carmel to visit the Muhraqa and view the Jezreel Valley where the final Battle of Armageddon is said to take place. Travel through the Galilee for a view of Nazareth from Mt. Precipice and continue to visit Cana of Galilee with time for lunch. View the Sea of Galilee from Mt. Arbel and descend to the Sea of Galilee to Tabgha on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Experience Magdala and the Chapel of Encounter. Dinner and overnight in the Galilee.
Day 4 Tue Mar 19 Sea of Galilee / Upper Galilee / Golan
After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee with music and worship. Visit Capernaum and ascend the Mt of Beatitudes hillside. Continue to the Upper Galilee to visit Caesarea Philippi and Tel Dan with time for lunch. End the day with a biblical experience at Katzrin Talmudic Park. Dinner and overnight in the Galilee.
Day 5 Wed Mar 20 Jezreel Valley – Jordan Valley – Kingdom of Jordan
After breakfast, travel to Mt. Gilboa and visit Gideon’s Spring. Visit the reconstructed Roman Decapolis city of Beit Shean. Cross the border into the Kingdom of Jordan from the Northern border to visit Mt. Nebo and Madaba before travelling to Petra for dinner and overnight/ Petra Castle or similar.
Day 6 Thu Mar 21 Petra
Full day tour of Petra and transfer to Arava border to enter Eilat. Dinner and overnight in Eilat/Nova Like Eilat or similar.
Day 7 Fri Mar 22 Timna / Dead Sea / Jerusalem
Visit the Replica of the Tabernacle at Timna, Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, and visit Kaser El Yehud baptism site (time permitting) on the way up to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem/ Prima Kings or similar.
Day 8 Sat Mar 23 Jerusalem
After breakfast, drive up to the Mount of Olives for a view of the Old City. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane (reserved spot in Garden). Continue to the Kidron Valley. Travel to Mt. Zion to visit the Upper Room and Caiaphas' House. Visit the marketplace in the old city and walk along the Way of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. End the day with a tour and communion at the Garden Tomb. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 9 Sun Mar 24 Jerusalem
Visit the City of David including Hezekiah’s Tunnel and the Pool of Siloam. Visit the Southern Wall Steps at the Davidson Centre and the Jewish Quarter. Ascend up to Temple Mount. Visit the Israel Museum with time to explore the exhibitions. Time for shopping at Machane Yehuda and Ben Yehuda today. Night out at the Tower of David Museum Night Spectacular. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 10 Mon Mar 25 Jerusalem
After breakfast, visit Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Travel to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity and Shepherds Fields. Visit Herodion and travel through the Judean Hills to the Valley of Ellah, where David and Goliath met. Continue to Emmaus. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 11 Tue Mar 26 Samaria
Travel to visit Tel Shiloh in Samaria, where the Tabernacle once stood. View or visit Sychar / Jacob's Well area (security permitting). View of the area from Mt. Gerizim if security permits. The remainder of the day to rest or sites that may have been missed. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 12 Wed Mar 27 Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.