Arrival in Ben Gurion Airport, near Tel Aviv. Meet, and be assisted by a Lipkin Tours representative responsible for your tour of Israel. Your guide and driver will take you to your Galilee Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3- Nazareth and Upper Galilee
After breakfast, we drive to the town of Nazareth in the hill country of the Galilee where Jesus grew to manhood (Matth. 2:23), Lunch is taken en route. We continue with a visit to Cana in the Galilee, the scene of the wedding
feast, where Jesus turned the water into wine (Jon. 2:1-11) We finish the day with a visit to Kibbutz Misgav Am for a lookout on the Israeli-Lebanese border .to better understand the security situation in the area.Dinner and overnight
Day 4- Sea of Galilee
The Sea of Galilee is rich in memories of the three years of Jesus' ministry around its shores. We begin this day with a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to visit the ruins of Capernaum which in Jesus' time was a flourishing border town and was called "his own city" because of the frequency with which Jesus visited it and the mighty works he did there.
Next we visit Tabgha. We stop for a while on the Mount of Beatitudes, the scene of the Sermon on the Mount (Matth. 5). Before returning to our hotel we shall have the opportunity to stop at a baptismal site on the banks of the River Jordan. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5- Golan Heights, Tel Dan
After breakfast and check out, we drive up to the Golan Heights stopping at Mt. Bental, a lookout point where we can see the "Road to Damascus".Our next stop is at Banias, one of the sources of theRiver Jordan, the site of Caesarea Philippi where the ApostlePeter made his great confession of faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God (Matth. 16:13-17).
We then continue to Tel Dan a city mentioned in the Bible, described as the northernmost city of the Kingdom of Israel, belonging to the Tribe of Dan. Now is the time to taste Israel's national food, Falafel. A lunch at a special Falafel stand in a Druze village located on the slopes of Mt. Hermon is ready for us. Our next stop is on Mt. Carmel to visit the "Place of Sacrifice" where the Prophet Elijah had an encounter with the Priests of Baal (1 Kings 18:17-40). Then on to Megiddo, where the Messiah will return to earth and defeat the Antichrist (the "beast") in the battle of Armageddon. We head to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Day 6- Mt. of Olives - Old City of Jerusalem
After breakfast we start our pilgrimage in Jerusalem with a drive to the top of the Mt. of Olives, from which Jesus ascended to Heaven after his resurrection. From the top of the Mount there is a magnificent view over all of ancient and modern Jerusalem, the center of the biblical world. We visit the holy shrines on the Mount and walk on down the "Palm Sunday Road" visiting
the Chapel of Dominus Flevit (Jesus wept) en route to the Garden of Gethsamane (time for prayer) and the Church of All Nations where Jesus prayed on the night of his betrayal (Lk. 22:40-46). Next we visit the "City of David" archeological museum. After lunch we visit the last standing remnant of the ancient Temple at the Western (Wailing) Wall and visit some of the exciting archeological sites in and around the Old City. We end this memorable day of our tour of Israel with a visit to the Temple Institute before returning to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7- Jerusalem
Day of leisure in Jerusalem with time for shopping and other private activities. Breakfast and dinner in the hotel. (You may choose not to have a free day as part of your Israel tour, please contact us for other options or check out our other Israel Tour itineraries). After Dinner We bid farewell to Jerusalem and head to Kedar for a lecture by Avi Lipkin about current affairs. We continue to our Dead Sea hotel for Overnight.
Day 8- Masada - Dead Sea
After breakfast you will have plenty of time at the shores of the Dead Sea and have an opportunity for a bath in mineral rich waters (Dead Sea SPA). After lunch we continue to Masada. Ascent by cable car for an extensive tour of the site which was the scene of the last Jewish resistance against the Romans in the year 73 AD. We return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight
Day 9- Judea
We Depart Jerusalem for Gush Etzion. Visit the Sound and Light Show in Kfar Etzion and learn about the special history of this area. Path of the Patriarchs, including ancient ritual paths and strategic lookout toward Jerusalem. Lone Oak Tree. Visit a local community and meet with community leaders. Travel south to Hebron, city of the Patriarchs and first capital
of King David. Tour the ancient Jewish neighborhoods and the Machpela cave. Meet with residents of one of the Hebron area communities and learn about this unique area in Israel. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 10- Modern Jerusalem
After breakfast we visit the Yad Vashem memorial to the victims of the Holocaust followed by a visit to the nearby army cemetery at Mt. Herzl. Afterwards we will go to the Israel Museum where the Dead Sea scrolls are displayed. We pass by the Knesset, Israel's parliament.
Then on to the German colony for a festive dinner celebrating our last night in the Holy Land.
Day 11- Departure
After breakfast we take our leave from Jerusalem and check in for our homebound flight at Ben Gurion Airport, rejoicing and putting our trust in the Lord, remembering the words of the Psalmist in Psalm 125:1: "Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever".