Tour Highlights

    Journey to Israel, The Holy Land with Rev David & Billie Bowen

    Early Bird Discount:

    $100 Early Bird Discount with deposit by June 15, 2016
    $50 Early Bird Discount with deposit by September 7, 2016

    Included in the price:

  • Round-trip from Atlanta Gateway (includes fuel surcharges and taxes)
  • 9 nights in superior tourist class hotels
  • 8 breakfasts, and 9 dinners
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Airport-hotel transfers
  • Hotel taxes & baggage handling
  • Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Services of a Professional Tour Escort
  • Not included:

  • Optional Insurance (recommended)
  • Single Supplement $800
  • Tips – to be collected by tour host before departure
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Contact:

    Billie Bowen | Ph: 678-230-9427 | Email: billiebowen@windstream.net

    Itinerary

    Extensions

    Day 1 Atlanta

    Depart from Atlanta gateway to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Dinner and breakfast are served on board.

    Day 2 Tel Aviv

    Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, we transfer to our hotel for dinner and overnight. Already we begin to feel the spirit of this land enchanting us, as we visit sites from the Bible and share the experience of walking in the footsteps of Jesus. (D)

    Day 3 Tiberias

    Drive along the Mediterranean coast to the ruins of the ancient Roman capital - Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in 22 B.C. Visit the Roman Theater, the Aqueduct and Herodian Port. Continue up to Mt. Carmel, see the magnifi cent panoramic view. Visit Muchraka, the location of Elijah's altar during his confrontation with the false prophets of Baal. Continue up the mountains of the lower Galilee to Sepphoris, the cosmopolitan Roman capital of Galilee until Herod Antipas built Tiberias. It is heralded as the traditional birthplace of Mary. We reach Tiberias for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

    Day 4 Tiberias

    Today we explore Hazor, one of the oldest archaeological sites in Israel. The 3000 year old city was the inspiration for The Source, James Michener's epic history of the region. Here, Joshua fought against Jabin. Hazor was later fortifi ed by Solomon. At nearby Tel Dan, see the mud brick arch constructed in pre-Israelite (Canaanites) times and where The House of David fragment, from the First Temple Period, was discovered. We visit Caesarea Philippi now called Banias – one of the main sources of the Jordan River, and where Jesus traveled with his disciples. Here Peter made his great confession to Jesus, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. (B,D)

    Day 5 Tiberias

    Take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee to Ginnosar where we visit the fi shermen's boat found here and dated to Jesus' time, continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. On to Tabgha, site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes and to Capernaum, the city of Jesus and Peter. Explore the town of Chorazin rebuked by Jesus for its lack of faith. We drive along the Sea of Galilee and arrive at Yardenit, the Baptismal Center on the Jordan River. Return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

    Day 6 Jerusalem

    We leave the Galilee and drive to the old Roman city of Beit Shean to visit the impressive ruins. Beit Shean was the capital of the Decapolis cities, through which word of Jesus' miracles and teachings spread. It has also been a scene of tragedy – more than a millennium earlier, the Philistines hung the body of Saul from its ramparts. From here we venture south towards the Holy city of Jerusalem stopping fi rst in Bethlehem to view the Shepherds' Fields and the Fields of Boaz and Ruth. Visit the Church of the Nativity. Then Travel to the Herodian, the palace-fortress built by King Herod and where his tomb was recently discovered. Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem. (B,D)

    Day 7 Jerusalem

    We start the day with a visit to the Garden Tomb, followed by an orientation beside Calvary. Travel to the Old City, through St. Stephen's Gate to the Pool of Bethesda, the Chapel of the Flagellation, and the Ecce Homo Arch. View the Gabbatha pavement then proceed to the Temple area and Mt. Moriah to visit the Western Wall, the Jerusalem Archaeological Park/Davidson Center, where we see the Pinnacle and visit the new visitors' center dedicated to research of the Biblical Temple. Continue through the Bazaar to the last stations of the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. (B,D)

    Day 8 Jerusalem

    Leave Jerusalem, and arrive at the shores of the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth. We drive along the Dead Sea to Masada, the fortress where the Jewish Zealots held off the armies of the Roman Empire before choosing suicide over surrender. Continue to Ein Gedi, where King David found shelter from the wrath of King Saul. After lunch, we enjoy a short “fl oat” in the Dead Sea. Continue to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 in a cave and then return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

    Day 9 Jerusalem

    Today we will visit the City of David, the oldest section of the city of Jerusalem. We will also see the Pool of Siloam where the blind man washed his eyes and was able to see. We will trace thousands of years of history through the incredible labyrinth of tunnels, arches and passageways in the Rabbis' Tunnels (Western Wall Tunnels). A visit to the Wohl Archaeological Museum gives you a unique sense of what may remain hidden under your feet as you walk through the Old City. Located underground, it preserves the remains of six houses from the Herodian period that were excavated in 1967. We will also visit the Cardo and the “Wide” wall built by King Hezekiah. (B,D)

    Day 10 Jerusalem

    Drive to Mount Scopus to view the impressive home of the Hebrew University. Then drive to the Mt. of Olives for an outstanding view of Jerusalem. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane, and Church of All Nations. See the Kidron Valley and Tomb of Absalom, Zechariah and James. We continue to Mount Zion the Room of the Last Supper. We drive past the Knesset and the Israel Museum. and visit the recently constructed Model of Ancient Jerusalem. Farewell Dinner and overnight at the hotel. (B,D)

    Day 11 Tel Aviv/Atlanta

    Our journey ends with good memories as we depart Tel Aviv for our early morning fl ight home. Arrival in the Atlanta area the same day.

    * (B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Billie Bowen - 11 Day Israel 
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    * Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information: Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included in the package price and are subject to change until time of ticketing.


    Entry Requirements:
    US citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates.

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