Tour Highlights

    Pilgrimage to the Bible Land & Athens with Dr. Weaver

    Early Booking Discount:

    ***$100 Early Bird Discount for all deposits received anytime before March 1, 2017

    Included in the price:

  • Round-trip from JFK (includes fuel surcharge)
  • Accommodations: 7 nights in 4 star hotels
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Airport-hotel transfers
  • Hotel taxes
  • Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motor coach
  • Services of a Professional Tour Escort
  • Not Included:

  • Lunches
  • Optional Travel Insurance (Medical and Cancellation) $169 per person. With single room Insurance is $209
  • Single Supplement ($500)
  • Tipping recommended amount - $90
  • Transfers to and from JFK Airport
  • Contact:

    Rev. Dr. Allen Paul Weaver, Jr. • 914-374-7488 • apaul2069@me.com
    Deb Ewell-Thompson • 914-319-8104 • det1031@optonline.net
    Karen Soltau • 914-299-4290 • krsjones27@gmail.com
    or
    Lucille Farrara •1-800-486-8359 ext 208 • lucille@groupist.com

    Itinerary

    Extensions

    Day 1 – NEW YORK

    Depart from a New York area gateway to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Dinner and breakfast are served on board.

    DAY 2 – GALILEE

    Upon arrival at the Tel Aviv airport, we transfer to our hotel in the Galilee for dinner and overnight. Already we begin to feel the spirit of this land enchanting us. Today, we will be visiting sites from the Bible and sharing the experience of walking in the footsteps of Jesus. (D)

    DAY 3 – GALILEE

    We start our day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Visit Ginnosar to view the fi shermen's boat, found on these shores, dating back to Jesus' time. We continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount to refl ect on the serene beauty and the event that took place here. On to Tabgha, site of the Miracle of the Fishes and Loaves and the Feeding of Five Thousand, to see the chapel built over the rock commemorating the primacy of Peter. We then visit Capernaum, the city of Jesus and Peter to see the house of Peter and an ancient synagogue, where Jesus preached and gathered his disciples. We then drive across the Jordan River via the land of Gaderenes. In the afternoon we drive north to Caesarea Phillipi, now called Banias, where Peter made his confession of faith, and identifi ed Jesus as the Messiah. And Jesus said “thou art Peter upon this rock I will build my church”. Matt.16-17-18. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

    DAY 4 – GALILEE

    Today take a scenic drive past Cana of Galilee to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well. On to Muchraka, the location of Elijah's altar during his confrontation with the false prophets of Baal. Continue through the Valley of Armageddon to the excavation site at Tel Megiddo. On to Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in 22 B.C. Visit the Roman Theater, the Aqueduct and Herodian Port. It was here that Cornielius was baptized by Peter (Acts 10:24-28) and Paul was brought to trial (Acts 25). Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

    DAY 5 – JERUSALEM

    This morning our fi rst stop is in the ancient city of Magdala, home town of Mary Magdalene, Here we fi nd a complete fi rst century town and synagogue where it is believed that Jesus himself visited, taught and preached at this synagogue. The church called Duc in Altum in Latin “ Launch into the deep “ (words of Jesus in Luke5:4, fi shers of men) and it honors the women of the Gospels. Continue to Yardenit, the Baptismal Site on the Jordan River. We continue to the old Roman city of Beit Shean to visit the impressive Roman ruins. From here we drive down the Jordan Valley bypassing Jericho, on our way to Bethlehem. We will have time for lunch (on your own) and shopping. Visit the Church of Nativity, the Milk Grotto and Shepherds' Field. Proceed to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

    DAY 6 – JERUSALEM

    This morning we enter the Old City through St. Stephen's Gate visiting the Pool of Bethesda, the Chapel of the Flagellation, and the Ecce Homo Arch. Continue through the Bazaar to the last stations of the Cross Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Gabbatha pavement. Continue to the Jewish Quarter visiting the Cardo, the “Wide” wall built by King Hezekiah and the Herodian mansion. We continue to the Temple area and Mt. Moriah, to see the Dome of Rock, visit the Western Wall, the Ophel Archaeological park and Museum. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

    DAY 7 – MASADA

    This morning we drive past the Inn of the “Good Samaritan” to 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 (on your own), we will have the opportunity to enjoy a short “fl oat” in the Dead Sea. On 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 8 – JERUSALEM

    Full day of leisure to pursue personal interests, or to shop. (B,D)

    DAY 9 – TEL AVIV

    Drive by the Knesset to the Israel Museum, visiting the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and see the model of Jerusalem at the time of the Second Temple. Drive to Mount Scopus to view the impressive home of the Hebrew University and to the Mount of Olives for an outstanding view of Jerusalem. Visit the Chapel of the Ascension, Garden of Gethsemane, and Church of All Nations before driving along the Kidron Valley seeing the Tombs of Absalom, Zechariah and James. We continue to Mount Zion to visit the Room of the Last Supper and King David's Tomb. We end our day with a visit to the Garden Tomb where we have an orientation beside Calvary and also where our Communion service will be held. (Mark 15 42:47) Enjoy a farewell dinner before being transferred to the airport. (B,D)

    DAY 10 – NEW YORK, NY

    Today our journey ends with good memories as we head home. Arrival the same day.

    (B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    2017 Dates & PricesLand OnlyAir & Land
    Nov 27$3265$3265

    * 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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