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The Holy Land with Calvary Baptist Temple

January 8 - January 17, 2024
From$3,600
January 8 - January 17, 2024
From$3,600
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Pastor Park Sutton

Calvary Baptist Temple

Included on your tour

What's Included

  • Round trip flights from Denver (DEN) to Tel Aviv (TLV)
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • One check-in bag (50 lbs) and one carry-on
  • 4-star hotel accommodations
  • Private motorcoach transportation
  • Breakfast & dinner served daily
  • Dedicated service from a tour manager
  • Licensed guiding & admission fees
  • Audio devices with tours
  • Admission fees
  • Tips for restaurant & hotel staff
  • Luggage assistance at hotels
  • 9am-5pm (EST) Reservation Support
  • 24/7 Travel Emergency Support
  • Name badge & luggage tag
  • Airport taxes and fuel surcharges

Not Included

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for your tour director & bus driver
  • Travel insurance
  • The cost of COVID requirement compliance (if any)
Hotels
Properties are subject to change

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Itinerary

Day 1: Monday, January 8, 2024Depart the USA

Today we depart Denver (DEN) on an overnight journey to Israel. 

Day 2: Tuesday, January 9, 2024Arrive in Tel Aviv

Today we arrive at Tel Aviv – Ben Gurion Airport. We board our modern deluxe bus and depart the airport for Tel Aviv. Time permitting, we visit the ancient town of Jaffa where Peter had his vision on the roof top of the house of Simon the Tanner. Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Wednesday, January 10, 2024Caesarea Maritima, Mount Carmel, Megiddo, Nazareth, Tiberias

Today we travel towards Caesarea Maritima (entrance included), where we will have a brief visit to the magnificent city with Roman, Byzantine, and Crusader ruins. Here we will elaborate on the story of the baptism of Cornelius, the first gentile converts into Christianity, and on the travels of Paul — those events that led Caesarea Maritima to become the springboard of Christianity to the West. We continue to Mount Carmel (entrance included) and consider the contest between the Prophet Elijah and the false prophets of Baal, discussing the reasons why the Prophet chose that place for the contest, and the lessons we learn from the story. We travel to Nazareth where we will climb the Mount of Precipice, the brow of the hill on which the city was built. There we will reflect on the rejection of Jesus by his family and friends in Nazareth. While there overlooking the Armageddon Valley, we will also discuss the reasons why we believe this will be the setting for the final battle between good and evil mentioned in Revelation 16:16. We depart to Sea of Galilee passing Cana of Galilee where Jesus preformed his first miracle. Dinner and overnight Sea of Galilee.

Day 4: Thursday, January 11, 2024Boat Ride & Museum, Magdala, Mt. Of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Tabgha – Primacy of Peter, Jordan River

After a buffet breakfast, we will visit the ancient boat museum containing a recently-discovered 2000-year-old fishing boat (entrance included). We will then sail on the Sea of Galilee on a replica of that boat (included). Afterwards, we will drive to Magdala (entrance included) the hometown of Miriam Magdalena. Then we will visit Mt. of Beatitudes and discuss the sermon on the Mount; we will then visit Capernaum (entrance included), Jesus’ Galilean ministry base. We drive to Tabgha and see the Primacy of Peter where Jesus appeared to the disciples the third time after the resurrection. Our last stop of the day will be to the Jordan River where you will get a chance to renew baptismal vows before we return to our hotel. Dinner and overnight Sea of Galilee.

Day 5: Friday, January 12, 2024Beit Shean, Jericho, Wadi Qelt. Jerusalem

After a buffet breakfast, we leave the area of Galilee, following the Jordan Valley Road to Beth Shean (entrance included), the capital of the Decapolis. There we will see the ruins of the Roman and Byzantine cities. We will also discuss the demise of King Saul and his sons, whose bodies were hanged on the walls of Beth Shean. We will then continue traveling south to Bet Arabah where John the Baptist was baptizing on the Jordan River. We will visit the Tel of Jericho (entrance included) with its ancient ruins, pointing out what possibly could be the foundations of the ramparts that Joshua and the Israelites brought down. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 6: Saturday, January 13, 2024Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Dead Sea, Jerusalem

After a buffet breakfast, we begin our day visiting Masada (entrance & cable car included); the fortress built by King Herod the Great and made famous by the Zealots in 73/74 AD with the standoff against the Romans. We visit the fortress and see the ruins that are considered a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. We then continue to En Gedi, the oasis in the desert where the meeting between David and King Saul took places and where many of the psalms were written by David, Lunch on your own. This afternoon visits Qumran (entrance included), the location where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by a Bedouin boy back in 1947. There we will see the caves and other buildings that the Essenes, the group of Jews who wrote the scrolls, lived. You will also be able to experience floating in the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7: Sunday, January 14, 2024Mt. of Olives, Southern Wall Excavations, Bethlehem, Shepherd’s Field, Jerusalem

After a buffet breakfast, we will begin our day with an orientation over the holy city from the Mount of Olives, pointing out important locations within the Old City, connecting them with Biblical stories and prophecies about the return of Jesus. We will then walk down the Palm Sunday Procession Road to the Garden of Gethsemane, where the passion of Jesus began. We will then visit the Southern Wall excavations (entrance included) where ruins of the retaining walls of the Temple Mount are still visible. We will then gather at the teaching steps, the main entrance to the Temple where Rabbis met and taught their disciples. We then travel to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. We begin with a visit to the Shepherds fields where the angels appeared to the shepherds and announced the birth of Our Lord. These fields are also the setting of the Book of Ruth. We then travel to the Church of the Nativity and view the actual place where Our Lord was born. We return to our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 8: Monday, January 15, 2024Temple Mount, St. Anne & Pools of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Israel Museum

We begin our day entering the Old City and with a visit to the Western Wall, a section of the Western retaining wall of the Temple Mount, and Judaism’s holiest site.  We will ascend the Temple Mount, discussing its connection to both the Old and New Testaments. On to visit St Anne’s church (entrance included) and a visit to nearby Pools of Bethesda where the healing at the pool took place. We will then walk the Via Dolorosa, the traditional path that Jesus walked from the Antonia Fortress to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. This afternoon we travel to the Israel Museum (entrance included), where we visit the Second Temple Period Model of Jerusalem, a 1:50 scaled model of the city from the 1st century AD, followed by a visit to the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are on exhibit, in addition to the archeological section where many artifacts are displayed. We will play special attention to those items that relate to Bible history. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 9: Tuesday, January 16, 2024Upper Room, Caiaphas house, Jewish Quarter, Garden Tomb

We begin our day with a visit to the Upper Room, the place of the Last Supper, followed by a visit to nearby location of the home of the High Priest, Caiaphas (entrance included). We will visit the Garden Tomb (entrance included), where we will worship together and celebrate communion. We spend the balance of the day at leisure. Our flight home will depart either tonight or early tomorrow morning. If tomorrow morning, dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 10: Wednesday, January 17, 2024Arrive home

Our flight home will depart either the previous night or early this morning. Either way, today we will arrive back home at Denver International Airport.

Pricing per person

Double Occupancy

$3,600

Single Supplement

$1000
Today
$450 due per person
$200 is nonrefundable
October 25, 2023
Remaining payment due
100% is nonrefundable

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