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2018 Israel Trip

with Dr. Monte Luker, Instructor and David Pederson, Group Leader

Starting from $4,098

Trip Includes:

  • Guided Sightseeing & On-Site Lectures
  • Admin. Fees, Entrance Fees
  • Hotel Gratuities
  • Driver Gratuities
  • Program Fees
  • Buffet Breakfast & Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe Motorcoaches
  • First Class Hotels And Much, Much More!

All Inclusive Price starting at $4,098* from New York / $4,398* from Denver or Seattle

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  1. September 28 - October 11, 2018

    Day 1 ‐ Fri, Sept. 28 – Depart USA
     
    Day 2 ‐ Sat, Sept. 29
    Arrive Israel. Overnight Bethlehem, Grand Park Hotel.
     
    Day 3 ‐ Sun, Sept. 30
    Nissan Bros. olive wood factory and gift shop. Worship at Christmas Lutheran Church. Stay for coffee and discussion. Church of the Nativity. Shepherds’ Field, including lunch at The Tent Restaurant (on own). Tour of the Jewish settlement of Efrat and discussion with a leader of this Jewish community, Bob Lang. Overnight Bethlehem.
     
    Day 4 ‐ Mon, Oct. 1
    Caesarea Maritima where the Church was born. Megiddo (Armageddon), with lunch (on own). Sepphoris, where Joseph and Jesus worked as builders. Overnight Tiberias.
     
    Day 5 ‐ Tues, Oct. 2
    Meet with Archbishop Elias Chacour, author of Blood Brothers, at Ibillin; lunch with students (on own). Nazareth. Overnight Tiberias.
     
    Day 6 ‐ Wed, Oct. 3
    Magdala, city of Mary Magdalene, with tour. Bethsaida, where Jesus called his first disciples. Mount of Beatitudes. Capernaum, home of Peter. Tabgha and Feeding of the 5,000 church. Ginnosar and boat ride on Sea of Galilee. Overnight Tiberias.
     
    Day 7 ‐ Thurs, Oct. 4
    Mount Tabor, since Byzantine times the Mount of Transfiguration. Nazareth Village for the Traditional First Century Meal (on own) and tour of first‐century village, as Jesus would have lived. Overnight Tiberias.
     
    Day 8 ‐ Fri, Oct. 5
    Cross over northern border to Jordan. Jerash, decapolis city. Madaba, oldest map of the Holy Land in the world! Mount Nebo, where Moses overlooked Jericho. Overnight Petra.
     
    Day 9 ‐ Sat, Oct. 6
    Tour Petra, Nabatean capital cut into the rose rock. Overnight Petra.
     
    Day 10 ‐ Sun, Oct. 7
    Cross over border to Israel at Eilat. Timnah, reminiscent of Mount Sinai. Overnight Kibbutz En Gedi.
     
    Day 11 ‐ Mon, Oct. 8
    Free day at En Gedi. Enjoy spa and swim in the Dead Sea. Tour kibbutz at end of the day. Overnight En Gedi.
     
    Day 12 ‐ Tues, Oct. 9
    Hike Wadi David to waterfall. En Gedi Synagogue from Talmudic period. Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were written. Mount of Olives panorama of Jerusalem, walk down to Garden of Gethsemane. Overnight Jerusalem.
     
    Day 13 ‐ Wed, Oct. 10
    Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Western Wall. Jewish Quarter. Lunch in Armenian Quarter (on own). Upper Room. After dinner at hotel, transfer to Ben Gurion airport for departure to USA.
     
    Day 14 ‐ Thurs, Oct. 11 – Arrive USA.