Holy Land Trip
Some Local Books
  • The Prideful Soul's Guide to Humility
    The Prideful Soul's Guide to Humility
    by Thomas Jones, Michael Fontenot
  • Repentance: A Cosmic Shift of Mind and Heart
    Repentance: A Cosmic Shift of Mind and Heart
    by Edward J Anton
  • Redeeming the Broken Body: Church and State After Disaster (Theopolitical Visions)
    Redeeming the Broken Body: Church and State After Disaster (Theopolitical Visions)
    by Gabriel A. Santos

Holy Land Tour 2011 Itinerary

November 2nd (depart Newark 2pm) - 11th (arrive Newark 6am)

aka Mike & Ed's Excellent Adventure

Day 1: Departure

Day 2:  Arrive Israel

Met by a CHT representative and transfer to your hotel in Tiberias, on the Sea of Galilee.
Dinner and overnight Tiberias
 

Day 3. Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Boat Ride, Jordan River, Ancient Boat, Mount of Beatitudes 

Explore the area of Jesus' early ministry around the Sea of Galilee. In the morning, visit the archaeological site of Capernaum, the fishing village where Simon Peter lived. After exploring the site, we will visit the Ancient Boat Museum, which houses a fishing boat dating back 2000 years. Next, visit the Jordan River, where Jesus was baptized. Finally, disciples will enjoy an hour-long boat ride on the Sea of Galilee! (Note: Boat ride may be early in the day, depending on availability). Dinner and overnight Tiberias
 

Day 4. Nazareth, Jezreel Valley, Mount Precipice, Sepphoris, and Beit Shean

Travel east of Galilee toward Nazareth. Visit Nazareth village, a re-creation of what Nazareth was like 2000 years ago. Then, see the view from Mount Precipice, a cliff traditionally believed to be the place where the people of Nazareth tried to kill Jesus. After that we will visit Sephhoris, the old capital of Galilee and the educational center where modern Judaism evolved! We will end the day at Beit Shean, the capital of the Decapolis and the site where King Saul and Jonathan were killed. Dinner and overnight Tiberias

Day 5. Caesarea Philippi, Dan,  and the Golan heights. - Hot Springs in the evening
 

In the morning, enjoy a time of meditation on the Mount of Beatitudes, before driving north to the Golan Heights. There, we will explore the ancient pagan center of Caesarea Philippi, the site where Peter made his great confession. Next, discover the ruins of Dan, a worship center for the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the place where Jeroboam erected a golden calf. After dinner, we will have a relaxing evening visiting a Hot Springs. 
Dinner and overnight Tiberias

Day 6. Mount Carmel and Caesarea Maritima 

Leave the hotel in Galilee and head toward the Mediterranean Coast. The day starts with a visit to Megiddo, home to many layers of civilization. We proceed to Mount Carmel, where the Prophet Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. With the remainder of the day, we will explore the Roman city of Caesarea Maratima. See a Roman amphitheater, an aqueduct, and the court of Pontius Pilate, all on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Later we will drive to Jerusalem and check in to our hotel. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem

Day 7. Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Ciapha’s house and Hezekiah’s tunnel.  

Wake up for an exciting day in Jerusalem! First, walk the Mount of Olives, where there will be an introductory session about the history of Jerusalem. Next visit the Garden of Gethsemane, where we hold a devotional and communion. Continue to Mount Zion for a visit to Caiaphas’ house. We then tour the most ancient part of Jerusalem at David’s City, including Hezekiah’s Tunnel. After sunset, we will return to the Mount of Olives to take night pictures there of the Temple Mount. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem

Day 8. Dead Sea, Jericho, Qumran, Ein Gedi, Israel Museum  

Drive east of Jerusalem through the Judean Desert. Stop in Jericho, the "City of Palms", and then take a dip in the Dead Sea, where you can float even if you can't swim! After than we see Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. We then take a walk through the beautiful Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. In the afternoon, we visit the Israel Museum (time permitting). Dinner and overnight Jerusalem

Day 9. Temple Mount, Western/Wailing Wall, Archeological Park, Holy Sepulcher and the Garden tomb.

Start the day by visiting the Temple Mount (if available), where disciples can view the golden Dome of the Rock and the site of the Jewish Temple. Continue across to the Pool of Bethesda and St. Anne’s Church, where we sing a hymn of praise together. From there, we walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We then walk down to the historic Western Wall, before entering the Jerusalem Archeological Park. At the park, we will see where the first disciples were baptized on Pentecost, and learn about the Temple at the time of Jesus. After that, we will visit the Garden Tomb. Where the disciples will have a closing devotional and communion. Late checkout from hotel and farewell dinner. Then off to airport for flight home.

Day 10. Home
Departure for Home.

* visit subject to availability.

Places we will go:

  •  Visit Capernaum, take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, see the Jordan River 
  •  Visit Caesarea Philippi, Visit Jerusalem, the Old City Walls,Mount Moriah
  • Visit the Kidron Valley, the Valley of Gehenna, the Mount of Olives
  • Visit the Temple Mount, and the Dome of the Rock. 
  • Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane.
  • Walk the Via Dolorosa, "The Way of The Cross“
  • See the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and Herod's Antonia Fortress. 
  • See the  Western Wall, the Dead Sea, and Qumran.
  • Pray and hold communion at the Garden Tomb.

 

For additional information please contact Phil Booker at 804.640.9216

or email phil_booker@yahoo.com

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