Christian 8 day tour

 

My dear Guest!

I welcome you to Enjoy Israel, your land, your history, and your ancestors that we are going to follow up.

Combining the Biblical events either the Old Testament, or the New Testament, with the Archeologic discoveries, fitting the written history, in using our senses, we'll step into, and bring up the past to live.

Jerusalem Cityscape

 

Day 1 – Welcome to Israel!

Our incredible Israeli adventure starts in Jerusalem with a
breathtaking panoramic view of the Temple Mount
from the Mount of Olives.

Let's try imagine the feeling when Jesus himself
was visiting here 2000 years ago, and…..

While descending the Mount of Olives, we'll follow the allies which Jews 2000 years ago would walk on their way to the Temple....

Visit the Garden of Gethsemane and the area that still vibrating with the agony of Jesus' arrest there. Allowing you some time by your own.

We continue to the Mount of Zion, to visit the Upper Room & Last Supper Room, and the Tomb of King David.

Than... to Caiaphas house.

 

Your day will be signed with a tour to Bethlehem, while you take your time in visiting the Church of Nativity, and the Shepperd's' fields, as well as with your shopping....

 

Day 2

We open our day by entering through the Jaffa Gate, walking toward the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. This place believed to be where Jesus was crucified, and buried.

Church of Holy SepulchreA wonderful mysterious complex of Churches, chapels, niches and the most impressive Rotunda.

Next...  you step in the Jewish quarter of the Old City, with its synagogues, and happy energy at its central square.

You survey the ruins at the quarter corresponding with biblical stories. We follow the amazing subterranean thousands of years ancient city beneath the 21st century housing.

Inspect the Israeli contemporary Cardo, the Roman Cardo, the Hasmonean Tower, the Wide Wall, the Herodian Quarter and finish at the, Wailing Wall, continue to Western Wall tunnels in walking on the same tiles looking at the same wall, and thinking of the same human issues that your forefathers had 2000  years ago.

The exit is right beneath the formed Antonia Fortress, the place where Jesus was condemned by the Pontius Pilot.

While following up the Via Dolorosa, you pass through the Muslim Quarter: learn about the population, the Garden Tombarchitect & ornaments of the houses, smells of the species, the bakeries' fresh pastry smell, or any try any local food

Then we head to the Garden Tomb, taking another optional view of the location of the Tomb of Jesus.

 

Day 3

Biblical history along with incredible archeological ruins take us into the past by visiting the Temple Mount, envisioning the services that took place here 2000 years ago.

Leaving the Temple Mount plaza, directly to the Bethesda pools, where Jesus helped a person to walk again on his feet.

Next adventure for today is the City of David, emphasizing its affinity to these days. It is thrilling to read in the Bible names that appear on the 2700 years old stones, to view King David’s Palace and to walk the awe-inspiring Hezekiah's Tunnel.

At the end of the Tunnel, we'll discover the Saloom Pool, where Jesus has sent the blind to wash his eyes, and he was cured.

 

Day 4
(This is not a Christian day tour, and we can replace it with other sites)

Our visit at Yad Vashem, Israel's renovated Holocaust museum will include the Children Memorial and the Righteous Gentile Avenue. On our way, we’ll see the state's parliament.

We'll start at the Israel Museum, housing a model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are presented.

We take now a ridden tour to observe the neighborhoods of Jerusalem, Prime minister house, the President Mansion area, the Parliament seating Hall -Knesset, and other objects in the west side of Jerusalem.

 

Day 5

Driving through the same way Jesus walked his last time to Jerusalem, and passing by Jericho (or even visiting it), are quite exciting advantures. We'll observe Qumran, where the first Dead Sea Scrolls were found.
An "oasis in the desert" waits at the beautiful Ein Gedi nature reserve, where a biblical confrontation between David and Saul took place there.

On Masada we’ll explore the excavations while listening to the site's incredible 2000 years old story and discussing the terrible dilemma the rebels had in their last hours, as well as its connection to the modern State of Israel. Later, we’ll enjoy a float on the Dead Sea, where it's nearly impossible to drownMud at the Dead Sea

After enjoying the Dead Sea water, we'll travel north through the Jordan Valley. We pass by Jericho, then Beit She'an, arriving to the Sea of Galilee for an overnight.

 

 

We can replace Masada with a visit in Jericho, taking the Cable Car to the top of the Temptation Mount, visiting the Monastery over there, and also stop later at the Sycamore tree where Jesus gave his speech in Jericho.

 

Day 6 - Touring Nazareth & Galilee

Following the steps of Jesus in this area, means that the Land of Jesus, containing about 10km length and 1-2km width had bared the feet of Jesus in each inch of it. For three years, he run his ministry here, and actually, 2/3 of the New Testament is written about this area.

Starting our day with a tour the Mountain of Beatitudes, where tradition places the Sermon on the Mount; Capernaum, Jesus' town, used as his base for the ministry; Tabaha area containing the medical of the 5000, the primacy of peter, and many medicals that were performed there;

We take a cruise on a boat to get the correct religious atmosphere, visit the Ancient Boat Museum, or the new ruins of Magdala.

Following Jesus' way, we'll visit his childhood town of Nazareth; Caper Cana, where he performed his first miracle; A breathtaking observation of the Jezreel Valley will bring to mind the Armageddon Valley.

We finish the day at the baptismal in the Jordan River.

 

Day 7

At the feet of Mount Hermon lies the Banias Filipay nature reserve, where Jesus spent his time with 3 of his disciples before they went up to a high mountain where the transfiguration took place. Another reservation on our path is Tel Dan, a wonderful national reservation (with the biggest spring in the Middle East), which is also the excavated 3000 years town of Dan's Tribe, and a 2700 years inscription mentioning the "House of David"..

We'll gain a deeper understanding of the Golan Heights as we climb up along several observation points over the Jordan Valley in the west and Syria in the east and pass through a few Druze villages and Kazerin, the only Israeli city in the Golan.

We’ll finish this unique day by kayaking in the Jordan River.

 

Day 8

On our way south, we pass through Megido, called also Armageddon, and we try to understand by the Multi Dimentional concept, what is the connection between the past, the present, and the future of this spot.

Ancient Caesarea, built by Herod the Great, 2000 years ago, providing the citizens with wonders such as connection to sour system, and flowing tap water to the citizens, with the most incredible formidable port.

This city was the "Capital" of the Christianity, before Rome took the crown!

Nest is Jaffa - the rich atmosphere of the old city includes art galleries, Peter's visit in the city left a remarkable stamp on its history, an important 3000 years old port, a mixed population and an incredible view.

Sunset in Old Jafa
 

Observing the view, will lead to a stroll in the streets of Tel Aviv with its special Promenade Markets.