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As a messianic rabbi with my own congregation in Estacada, Oregon, one of my greatest interests is to explore the life of Yeshua (Hebrew for Jesus) within His Biblical, Jewish-Israeli context. As such, visits to each biblical site will be narrated within the authentic context of Yeshua’s life and historical facts, as well as situate them within Biblical Judaism. While we will try make the most of our time, we will also take time for relaxation and personal shopping, especially at the end of the tour in Jerusalem.
THEME FOR THE VISIT
Here is a story for you. An American man went with his wife to visit her family from Eastern Europe. As soon as they arrived, even as they were greeted at the airport by her many relatives, the husband was shocked to discover a side of his wife he had never seen before. You see, they had met and married in America, therefore, he had never seen her interact with her family.
Most people only know Jesus from modern Western viewpoints and culture. But the facts are that Jesus was a Middle-Eastern man who lived 2000 years ago and interacted with His people in Middle-Eastern ways. Like the American man in the story, going to visit the people of the Master may help us discover some sides of Him we were not aware of. It is our hope that experiencing the land where He was born, lived, died, resurrected, ascended, and will return to, with the people who are still His people today, will provide you with an unforgettable experience as well as a deeper dimension of His words and teachings.
During our journey, as we visit both Jewish and Christian sites, we will discover the authentic Jewish Jesus as well as the movement He created, starting from its very origins, until today in the modern Israeli Messianic congregations.
- Meeting and assistance at Ben Gurion airport on arrival
- English speaking licensed guide for all transfers & sightseeing days
- Eight full days on a luxury air-conditioned coach
- Eight nights hotel accommodations
- 16 meals - breakfasts & dinners provided at the hotel and a farewell restaurant dinner
- Transfer from/ to Ben Gurion airport
- Entrance fees to all necessary parks, church sites, boat rides, transportation, and more!
- Overnight expenses for guide /driver throughout
- Porterage at hotels
Here is a basic proposed itinerary. Our goal is to visit major Biblical sites while keeping a comfortable and enjoyable pace.
Day 1 - Monday, June 17: Depart the USA
Day 2 – Tuesday, June 18: Arrive TLV
Transfer to hotel / Caesarea if early arrival
Overnight: Tel Aviv Area
Day 3 – Wednesday, June 19: From the Mediterranean to the Galilee
Caesarea | Mt Carmel | Megiddo | Mt. of Precipice | Cana
Day 4 – Thursday, June 20: Jesus in the Galilee
Sepphoris | Sea of Galilee Boat Ride | Ancient Boat at Nof Ginosar | Capernaum | Magdala | Mt. Arbel
Day 5 – Friday, June 21: South Along the Jordan & Samaria
Beit Shean | Kasr El Yehud (Jordan River) | Jacob’s Well | Shiloh
Day 6 - Saturday, June 22: Masada & Dead Sea
Masada | Ein Gedi |Qumran | Dead Sea
Day 7 – Sunday, June 23: Jerusalem
Mt of Olives | Palm Sunday Road | Gethsemane | Western Wall | Mt. Zion | David’s Tomb |Temple Mount | Pool of Bethesda | Church of the Holy Sepulchre | Jewish Quarter | Cardo | Western Wall Tunnels After Dinner
Day 8 – Monday, June 24: Jerusalem, Bethlehem
Israel Museum | Yad Vashem | Bram Center (Host to arrange entrance) | Bethlehem (Shepherds’ Field + Nativity Church)
Day 9 – Tuesday, June 25: Jerusalem
City of David + Hezekiah’s Tunnel | Pool of Siloam | Southern Steps & Davidson Center | Messianic Synagogue Nativyah (Host to arrange entrance) | Jerusalem Intercultural Center (Host to arrange entrance) | Free Time in Old City
Day 10 – Wednesday, June 26: Jerusalem
Wohl Archeological Museum | Valley of Elah | Jaffa Old Port and Old Town the House of Simon the Tanner | Farewell Dinner | Airport Transfer
Day 11 – Thursday, June 27: Return to USA
Based on a 20-26 people trip, the price is $4998 which includes:
- Round trip airfare from LA,
- Deluxe motor coaches,
- First Class / Superior First-Class hotels,
- Guided sightseeing,
- Entrance fees to sites visited,
- Breakfast & dinner daily
Each person will pay for their own lunch as we stop at places along the way.
There will be time for shopping for souvenirs.
It is also possible to apply to use the "land-only" option if you want to use personal miles to pay for your fare, or if you are joining us from somewhere outside the US. The pricing for this will be considerably less as it does not include airfare, which you would cover yourself. Contact me for more information about this option.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Not included in your package are passports, Covid-19 tests, visas, vaccinations, laundry, lunches, telephone, mini-bar, alcohol, other beverages, and food outside of the contracted tour operator menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, or restaurant), airport transfers on non-qualifying flights, porterage at airports, travel insurance, excess baggage fees, any fees or fuel surcharges imposed by the airlines after the date you register for your trip, Items of personal nature, and all other items not specifically mentioned.
FINALLY (VERY IMPORTANT!!!)
It is important to reserve your place as early as possible. As an incentive, "Imagine", the company we use for the tour, provides early bird discounts.
$150 Early Bird Savings When Registered with a $500 deposit by: 15 months prior
$100 Early Bird Savings When Registered with a $500 deposit by: 12 months prior
$75 Early Bird Savings When Registered with a $500 deposit by: 10 months prior
$50 Early Bird Savings When Registered with a $500 deposit by: 8 months prior
IMPORTANT: Please read the following regarding group air space
Due to the high level of tourism, the airlines are now requiring us to reduce space much earlier than before, we are typically seeing the airlines needing us to reduce the group air space at 120-days prior to departure. We just want to make you aware of this upfront, so that you can plan accordingly as you promote your tour. Though hosts can promote up to the 90-days when final payment is due, it becomes a case-by-case as to the group space available with the airlines and with rooms at the hotels. After the 120-Days out from departure, travelers may be on different flights, the group may be split on different flights based on group size, and there could be increased costs for single tickets after the group air space is full.
I hope this gives you a good idea of what we are looking at. Do not hesitate to email me for questions, just write "Israel 2024" in the subject line.
You can also text or Whatsapp me at 503-515-2033.