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Traditions of Christ in Israel Tour Includes:
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Arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel at Ben Gurion. We will meet our local guide, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight in Netanya, on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
Today we drive to Caesarea to see the Roman ampitheater, including port, crusader wall, Pontius Pilate Stella and aqueduct. We then drive inland to the beautiful Mt. Carmel, to see the the Muhraka Carmelite Monastery and to review the powerful moment when Elijah called down fire to consume the sacrifice as a witness to the wicked priests of Baal. Next we visit Nazareth and the Nazareth Village to see a recreated 1st century village and way of life, and if time, the church of the Annunciation. Overnight in Galilee.
Banias-Caesarea Philippi (Mt Transfiguration), Mt Beatitudes. Schwarma lunch in Magdala. Next site is Tabgha to see the Church of Multiplication (loaves and fishes) or feeding of the 5,000. We will also visit Peter’s Primacy where, according to tradition this where Jesus told Peter to “Feed my Sheep.” And finally to Capernaum, where Jesus performed the majority of his miracles. Finish the day with an optional swim in the Galilee before dinner. Overnight Galilee
We will then have a boat ride on the beautiful Galilee before visiting Yardinet near the Jordan River. This is one of the proposed sites as to where Jesus was baptized. Lunch in route to the Dead Sea. We will have an opportunity to enjoy a sunset float on the world’s lowest elevation and the saltiest lake on earth. Our hotel is located on the shores of the Dead Sea.
Guests have the opportunity for a sunrise float on the Dead Sea. We will formally begin the day at Masada;, the fortress built by Herod and used by Jews as a place of retreat from Roman persecution. From the road we will stop to see the caves at Qumram where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We then drive on to Jerusalem one of the oldest cities in the world. Considered holy to 3 Abrahamic religions-Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Overnight Jerusalem.
Today we explore the newly excavated City of David and the archeological dig site. Guests will learn about the the 2,700 year old Hezekiah’s tunnel, that was built to bring water into the city of Jerusalem during the Assyrian invasion. For those who would like to, you can actually walk the tunnel. Head lamps, shorts and water shoes recommended. We will next visit the Western Wall Tunnels for a a journey through time as we view the depths of Jerusalem. Finally we visit St Anne’s Church, Pools of Bethesda and Templar Church. Overnight Jerusalem.
Today we have a tour of the Old City: The Cardo. The Madaba mosaic replica, Jerusalem 1st Temple period (wall), Jewish Quarter, Western Wall, South Temple Archeological Park, Temple Mount, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock. Lunch in the Christian Qtr. Church of the Holy Sepulcher, one of the traditional sites for the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. An important site to the Knights Templar and one of the reasons for the Crusades. Overnight Jerusalem.
We will spend our day in Bethlehem, which means “House of Bread.” We begin with a walk down Star Street to Church of the Nativity. We will pass by the Chapel of Milk Grotto. We will enjoy Lunch at Shepard’s Tent, Shepherds’ Field. As we depart Bethlehem we drive by Herodian, another one of Herod’s monumental . construction projects. We will stop at Kathisma on the way back to Jerusalem and learn of it’s significance to Mary, the mother of Jesus. Tonight is the beginning of Shabbat. Anyone interested can walk from teh hotel to the Western Wall to experience the welcoming in of the holy day with Jewish people, from traditional to Orthodox. Men will need a head covering. Overnight Jerusalem
We observe the Sabbath on Saturday while in Jerusalem. So today we will have an opportunity to have sacrament meeting at the BYU Jerusalem Center. We visit many other sacred sites today like the Room of the Last Supper, St Peter Gallicantu, Caiaphas Palace, the Garden Tomb, Orson Hyde Park, Garden of Gethsemane (north garden), and Church of All Nations. Overnight Jerusalem.
Free Day in Jerusalem. If you would like time for shopping, or exploring the Old City, walking the walls or visiting the Holocaust museum – today is free for you to choose what you would like to do. Our guide will have suggestions of optional places to visit. Israel only guests will depart for airport in the evening for an early morning flight (Mon. Nov 14) concluding your Traditions of Christ in Israel tour. If staying on for Jordan extension, overnight in Jerusalem.
Kris Kimball has been a student of ancient religions, ancient histories and the Hermetic Tradition for the last 10 years. Her study has
included on site research in the Middle East, Great Britain, France and the United States. She loves exploring history, mysteries and
traditions in person on-site where they took place, it’s the best way to bring history to life and make it real. Kris has taught Gospel Doctrine for the last 6 years in her Church, she is co-host of the Liberty Moms Podcast, and is a presenter at Rod Meldrum’s FIRM Foundation Conference.
Kris is a wife, other of 3 and grandmother to 7 amazing grandchildren. She is part owner of Legacy Tours and Travel and loves to travel and explore. Kris calls herself a “Truth Seeker” and loves sharing her passion of history, mysteries and traditions with others.
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