Tour Highlights

    9 Day Holy Land Tour with Pastor Kenneth Sowers

    Early Bird Discount:

    $100 off if deposit by Sep 1, 2019
    $50 off if received by Dec 1, 2019

    Not Included:

  • $251 Optional Insurance
  • $100 Tipping (to be given to the Tour Leader)
  • $600 Single Room Supplement (SRS)
  • Meals Not Mentioned (Lunches average $15 per day)
  • Included:

  • Round Trip Airfare from Cleveland to Tel Aviv
  • 7 Nights Accommodation in Tourist Class Hotels
  • Large Buffet Breakfast and Dinner Daily at Hotels
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coach
  • English Speaking Guide
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Contact Info:

    Pastor Ken Sowers • Prince of Peace Church • 7193 Reynolds Rd • Mentor, OH 44060
    Phone: 440-478-6613 • Email: pastorkensowers@gmail.com

    Itinerary

    Extensions

    Day 1: CLEVELAND, OH

    Depart from Cleveland with connection to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Dinner and breakfast are served on board.

    Day 2: GALILEE

    Upon arrival at Tel Aviv airport, we transfer to our hotel in the Galilee for dinner and overnight. We begin to feel the spirit of this land enchanting us. Today we will be visiting sites from the Bible 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. We visit Ginnosar to view the fishermen's boat, found on the shores of the Sea Galilee, which dates to Jesus' time. We continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount to reflect on the event that took place here. On to Tabgha, site of the Miracle of the fishes and loaves, to see the chapel built over the rock commemorating the primacy of Peter. We then visit Capernaum, the city of Jesus and Peter. There we will see the house of Peter and see an ancient synagogue, here Jesus preached and it is here he gathered his disciples. We then drive across the Jordan River to the land of Gaderenes. In the afternoon we drive north to Caesarea Phillipi, now called Banias, where Peter made his confession of faith, and identified 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 we drive via Cana of Galilee to Nazareth and 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 via the Valley of Armageddon to the excavation 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). It was here that Paul was brought to trail (Acts 25) Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B)(D)

    Day 5: JERUSALEM

    This morning our first stop is in the ancient city of Magdala, hometown of Mary Magdalene. Here we find a complete first century town and synagogue where it is believed that Jesus himself visited, taught and preached at this synagogue. We 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 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, visit 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. Then proceed to the Temple area and Mt. Moriah and 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", and arrive at the shores of the Dead Sea - the lowest point on the earth's surface. We drive along the Dead Sea to Masada, the fortress where the Jewish Zealots held off the armies of the Romans before choosing suicide over surrender. Continue to Ein Gedi, where King David found shelter from the wrath of King Saul. After lunch, we will have the opportunity to enjoy a short "float" in the Dead Sea. Continue to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 in a cave and return to Jerusalem for dinner overnight. (B)(D)

    Day 8: JERUSALEM

    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. Continue our drive to the Mt. of Olives for an outstanding view of Jerusalem. Visit the Chapel of the Ascension, Garden of Gethsemane, and Church of All Nations. Drive along the Kidron Valley and see 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). (B)(D)

    Day 9: CLEVELAND, OH

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

    *(B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

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