experience israel tour & celebration 2016
EXPERIENCE ISRAEL 2016
CHRISTMAS SEASON CELEBRATION IN ISRAEL WITH WAYNE HAUN &
Starting from – US$ 4,350
DECEMBER 1-10, 2016
Departures from: Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville, Dallas, New York, and Washington DC.
Thursday, DEC 1 – International Travel
Friday, DEC 2 – Welcome to the Land of the Bible. Arrival at Ben-Gurion International Airport. Reception, assistance, and a beautiful drive up to our mountain top hotel in Jerusalem. Check in, orientation, and settle in for a good night’s rest. You are in good hands.
Saturday, DEC 3 – Jerusalem of Gold
We will start our day ascending the Mount of Olives for a beautiful panoramic view of the city that Jesus wept over, praying over Temple Mt. where sacrifices were offered to God. Continuing on to the Garden of Gethsemane, we will take time for prayer and meditation among the ancient olive groves of the Kidron valley. We will walk through the Old City on the Via Dolorosa (the road of suffering leading to the place of crucifixion), share Communion & worship in the Garden Tomb, and continue on to visit Bethlehem and enjoy a meeting with a Palestinian Christian Pastor. Return to our hotel for dinner and rest.
Sunday, DEC 4 – Jerusalem, Old and New
Our morning starts at the famous Israel Museum which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls and other national treasures, continuing on to view the model replica of ancient Jerusalem and the Holocaust “Yad Vashem” memorial. We will enter the Old City through the Zion Gate, explore the archaeological garden from the times of Jesus at the Davidson Center, and continue on to the Western Wall where we will take time to pray and worship God. Afterwards, we will ascend Mount Zion to the site of the Upper Room and the Last Supper, visit King David’s tomb and return to our hotel for dinner and rest.
Monday, DEC 5 – Dead Sea and Masada
Traveling south from Jerusalem we will explore the famous Qumran caves and arrive at the Dead Sea, earth’s lowest point, to enjoy the dramatic landscape and swim (float actually). We will hike through David’s desert oasis of Ein Gedi and ascend by cable car to Masada, Israel’s ancient freedom fortress for an unforgettable afternoon. Return to Jerusalem for dinner and rest.
Tuesday, DEC 6 – The Bible Heartland
Traveling to Shiloh’s remarkable location in the heart of Samaria where the Ark of the Covenant was housed for hundreds of years, we will enjoy a panoramic view of the biblical heartland of Samaria and the hills of Judea. Continuing through the Ayalon Valley, the site of the battle of Joshua with the Amorites, we’ll walk the Emmaus Road and visit the Biblical Garden at Yad-8, Israel’s only Messianic village. We conclude our day in the Elah Valley where David defeated Goliath and return to our hotel for a festive dinner and fellowship with local Christians.
Wednesday, DEC 7 – Jordan Valley and around Lake of Galilee
Traveling north along the Jordan Valley we’ll arrive at the Lake of Galilee for a breathtaking view of the heart of the Lord’s activities and many of His miracles. Taking in the sites of New Testament parables and miracles around the Lake of Galilee, we’ll share a baptism service (for those interested) in the Jordan River. In ancient Capernaum we’ll visit Peter’s home where Jesus performed many miracles, continue on to the Mount of Beatitudes with an afternoon boat ride across the Lake of Galilee. Dinner & rest in Tiberias.
Thursday, DEC 8 – Gideon’s Fountain and Caesarea Philippi
Following a delicious Israeli breakfast, we will visit Gideon’s Fountain below the Hill of Moreh where Israel’s army assembled to fight the Philistines in the Jezre’el Valley, and take in the beauty of the Ein Harod springs. Afternoon trip to Caesarea Philippi where the famous question was asked, “Who do you say that I am?” Visiting the Banias Spring and the headwaters of the Jordan River, we will return to our hotel to enjoy meeting local Messianic Christians. Dinner and rest.
Friday, DEC 9 – Nazareth, Armageddon and Caesarea on the Sea
Traveling west through the Galilee we’ll experience and enjoy biblical lifestyle and culture in Kefar Kedem, visit Nazareth, and continue to the prophetic site of Armageddon and explore the archeological and prophetic location in the heart of the valley of Jezre’el, the site of the final judgment of the nations. Reaching the port City of Haifa we will ascend Mount Carmel overseeing the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea to the summit where the Prophet Elijah confronted Baal’s prophets and called on the God who answered by fire. Worship with Israeli & Arab Believers at the Carmel Assembly. Traveling south through the Coastal Highway, the ancient Via Maris, to Caesarea, we will visit the restored Roman Theatre and Aqueduct and settle in for a good night’s rest on the Mediterranean Coast.
Saturday, DEC 10 – Tel Aviv and Jaffa
Visit ancient Jaffa & Modern Tel Aviv, stroll the Mediterranean boardwalk and explore the interactive Palmach museum. Evening festive farewell dinner will be followed by transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for your departing flight. You will be back home on December 11.
Shalom, and see you next year!
*Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this promotion. However, due to individual group patterns, group size, weather, traffic, and other factors beyond our control, the number, the order, and the days in which sites will be visited may be altered.