Israel TourA Once in a Lifetime tour of Israel! 10 day tour - March 9, 2024
Our special Holy Land Tour includes all of the important sites in Israel, such as Jerusalem, Garden Tomb, Galilee, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, and more.
Visiting the Holy Land is a life-changing experience. You will never read the scriptures in quite the same way after walking in the footsteps of prophets, apostles, and the Savior. The men and women whose stories have inspired us since childhood come to life in a manner that is remarkable and penetrating. When Jesus walked to Emmaus with two of his disciples, they later remarked, “Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?” We feel confident you, too, will feel the power of the Bible’s familiar stories as you experience the sights and sounds of the land that gave us our shared spiritual heritage. After visiting the lands of the scriptures, you will always feel certain unique homesickness for them and a longing to return.
Package Price Includes:
- 4-star deluxe hotels in Israel.
- The Special Guest Educator in Israel is David Butler.
- The best in guides and bus drivers!
- All land taxes and booking fees.
- All transfers, buses, and entrance fees.
- Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.
- Breakfast throughout your stay in Israel.
- Three dinners are included while in Israel.
- Important sites in Israel.
- Fun For Less Tours staff throughout your tour – “We don’t send you, we take you.”
- Everyone on this tour will have their own individual headset receiver.
- Not included in our package is the option to purchase our group airfare.
Package Price: $3,695*
**Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Does not include international airfare to and from
the Middle East, visas and tips.
Today the tour departs from home and travels to Tel Aviv.
Day 2: March 10: Tel Aviv – Jericho
After clearing customs, we will transfer to your hotel in Jericho.
Day 3: March 11: Jericho – Haifa
This morning we will visit the Jericho Ruins. Then we will swim in the Dead Sea. We will then transfer to our hotel in Haifa.
Day 4: March 12: Galilee
Our journey today takes us north of the Sea of Galilee. We begin by visiting Capernaum, where so many wonderful events and teachings of the Savior took place. We then stop at the Mount of Beatitudes, where we will ponder the great truths delivered by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. Driving to the far north of Israel, we will pass the Canaanite city of Hazor on our way to Tel Dan. Here Jeroboam erected a golden calf for the Israelites to worship, marking the beginning of the events that would end with the “lost ten tribes.” The restored walls and gates give us an excellent idea of the fortifications Joshua had to face as he conquered the land. We will visit Banias, known as Caesarea Philippi in the days of Jesus, where he asked his disciples, “Whom do ye say that I am?” Our day would not be complete without a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, where we will discuss Jesus walking on the water and stilling the storm. At the end of the day, we will return to our hotel in Haifa.
Day 5: March 13: Nazareth
This morning we will travel to the top of Mt Carmel, where Elijah had his historic confrontation with the priests of Baal with its dramatic conclusion. We travel on to Nazareth, home of the Savior for thirty years of his life. Our day ends with a sweeping view of the Jezreel Valley from Nazareth, dominated by Mt. Tabor, where we will discuss the transfiguration of the Savior. Return to Haifa.
Day 6: March 14: Bethlehem – Jerusalem
This morning will head to the Mediterranean Sea, where our focus now shifts to the Apostles Peter and Paul as we discover Caesarea. Here the Roman centurion, Cornelius, became the first gentile convert to Christianity, and Paul related his account of his vision on the road to Damascus to King Agrippa. We will visit the picturesque old Roman aqueduct and let you wade in the Mediterranean Sea. We conclude our visit to Caesarea at the Roman Theatre and Hippodrome, where chariot races were held. We will then visit Bethlehem, remembering the wondrous account of the Savior’s birth as recorded in Matthew and Luke, and retold each Christmas as we walk through the Church of the Nativity and sing Christmas Carols. Later we will drive to Jerusalem.
Day 7: March 15: Jerusalem
Today we will enter the Old City and visit The Church of St Anne, where the Pools of Bethesda were located. Here Jesus commanded the impotent man to take up his bed and walk. From there, we descend into the Kidron Valley to visit Gethsemane, the Garden of the Savior’s deepest prayers. Our highlight day concludes at Golgotha and the Garden Tomb, where we will have time to ponder the Resurrection and final triumph of Christ.
Day 8: March 16: Jerusalem
Today we reach the spiritual pinnacle of our pilgrimage as we retrace the footsteps of our Savior during the last hours of his life and feel the deep appreciation these places create for the sacrifice of the Son of God. We begin on Mt. Zion at the traditional site of the Upper Room, where the Last Supper was shared with devoted apostles. We will then visit St. Peter in Gallicantu, the possible site of the cock’s crowing, and the Palace of Caiaphas, where Jesus was tried.
Day 9: March 17: Jerusalem
Today our attention is drawn to the Old City of Jerusalem. We will explore the ruins located south of the Temple Mount, where you can walk the sidewalks and stairs of Jesus’ time. We will climb the Temple Mount, where both Solomon’s and Herod’s temples once stood and where the magnificent Dome of the Rock and Al Aksa Mosques now stand. We will then travel to the new city of Jerusalem and visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are located, and the Model City, a reproduction of Jerusalem at the time of Jesus. After our tour, we will transfer to the Tel Aviv Airport for our return flight home just before midnight tonight. (There is no hotel night included on the tour this night.)
Day 10: March 18: Fly Home
Today we will arrive back to the US.