February 10 - 20, 2018

Experience firsthand the land of the Old Testament and the Gospels!

For believers, a visit to Israel is more than just a trip to a fascinating foreign country – it’s an opportunity to experience the complex and beautiful Holy Land that was the setting for the teachings, the battles, and the miracles of the Bible.

During your Israel Experience trip, you’ll walk where Jesus walked, sit atop the Mount of Beatitudes, and pray in the Garden of Gethsemane.  You’ll see where He performed miracles, and you’ll stand in the empty Garden Tomb.  You’ll experience the Sea of Galilee and be baptized in the Jordan River.  You’ll explore Old City Jerusalem, gaze out from Masada, and swim in the Dead Sea. The Bible will come alive for you as never before.

The Israel Experience

with GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE

 

SATURDAY

Today you will check-in with us to begin, what promises to be one of the best trips you’ve ever experienced!!    We will meet you either at your hotel in the morning, or at the airport at 7 pm.  We will fly from New York City to Tel Aviv.   Dinner and Breakfast will be served on the plane.

          

SUNDAY

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, you will be greeted at baggage claim by our wonderful tour guides and transported to the amazing David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem.  After a delicious welcome dinner, you will be off to your room to rest up for the beginning of our tour.

The David Citadel Hotel, 7 King David St., Jerusalem, Israel 94101

US toll free: 1.888.866.5338

Telephone: 972.2.621.1111

http://www.thedavidcitadel.com

Overnight at The David Citadel Hotel

 

MONDAY

We will venture across the Kidron Valley to the Mount of Olives.  The views are amazing from this site at 2,641 feet above the Mediterranean Sea.  The Garden of Gethsemane is the place that Jesus often went to pray, but also the place where he was betrayed and arrested.  You will be awed by the ancient olive trees in this garden.  We will visit the Upper Room, which is believed to have been the location of the Last Supper.  Also on the agenda for today are the Israel Museum, Model for the Second Temple, and St. Peter Galicantu. 

Overnight at The David Citadel Hotel

 

TUESDAY

Explore Genesis Land today and experience some of the local culture, gaining an understanding of how they lived, including a traditional meal.  You will get an amazing View of Bethlehem today as well.  Yad Vashem and City of David are also on the agenda today. 

Overnight at The David Citadel Hotel

 

WEDNESDAY

There is perhaps no more peaceful setting in all of Jerusalem than the Garden Tomb.  At this site, we will shut out the hustle and bustle of the city and meditate on the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.  Celebrate the EMPTY TOMB today, like no Easter Sunday you’ve ever experienced.  St. Anne’s Church, Pools of Bethesda, Ecce Homo and the Via Dolorosa will help enhance this worship of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

The Jewish Quarter is one of the four traditional quarters of the Old City of Jerusalem.  We will visit and even shop in the Old City today and visit the Western Wall/Wailing Wall.  You will be given the opportunity to pray at the wall and even leave your written prayers in its gaps. 

Overnight at The David Citadel Hotel

 

THURSDAY

Masada is sure to be one of your favorite sites, as it is with almost everyone.  You will hear the stories of sacrifice and see the elaborate structures that sustained so many people.  We will head down to the Dead Sea and explore a bit.  Ein Gedi is a lush area in an otherwise arid region.  You will see a cave that David and his men took refuge from King Saul.  Qumran lies at the Northwest corner of the Dead Sea.  It boasts the greatest archaeological find of the 20th century, The Dead Sea Scrolls.  While we are down here, we might as well take a swim in the Dead Sea!

Transfer to Gai Beach Hotel, Eliezar Kaplan Blv, Tiberias 1410201

Telephone:  04-6792776   http://www.gaibeach.com/en/home

Overnight at the Gai Beach Hotel, Tiberias

 

FRIDAY

The Mount of Beatitudes is the site where Jesus spoke those wonderful principles of the blessed life in the Sermon on the Mount.  Tabgha is traditionally the site where Jesus fed the 5000 with five loaves and two fish.  Nazareth Village will give you a look at how life would have been for Jesus growing up. Finally, today we will head to Yardenit for Baptism in the Jordan River.

Overnight at the Gai Beach Hotel, Tiberias

 

SATURDAY

Spend time in worship and reflections this morning as we take a breath-taking boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.  Imagine Jesus walking on the water and spending time fishing with his disciples in this very spot.  In 1986 an ancient fishing boat was discovered in the Sea of Galilee.  Archeologists have estimated it to be 2000 years old and is very likely from the time of Jesus.  We will see this boat today at the Yigal Allon Galilee Boat Museum and spend time exploring in this area.  Capernaum is called “Christ’s own city” because more of His miracles were performed here than any other city.  Today we will also visit Gadera.

Overnight at the Gai Beach Hotel, Tiberias

 

SUNDAY

We will worship together this morning at a Sunrise Service over the Sea of Galilee.  This will be a great time of reflection for the group.  We will visit Ceasarea Philippi today, which was probably the point farthest north to which Jesus traveled.  It was at this spot that Jesus asked his disciples “Whom do men say that I am, the Son of Man?”  and, here He elicited from peter, through the revelation of the Father, the glorious revelation, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”  We will also go to the Golan Heights and Tel Dan.

Overnight at the Gai Beach Hotel, Tiberias

 

MONDAY

Our final day in Israel, we will go to Megiddo, which lies on the southern edge of the Valley of Armegeddon, the most famous battlefield in the world.  After a visit to Caesarea and Muchraka, we will enjoy a farewell dinner together and then head to the airport for our flights back to the United States.

 

TUESDAY

            Flight arrives in New York City around 6:00 am

 

Please note that this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change both before and during the trip.  There is no guarantee of any stop.