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Abraham's Treks – 9 days 8 nights

Our 9 days 8 nights in Abraham's footsteps will take you through the path Abraham took in the land of Canaan, present day Israel.

Day one, after arriving at Ben-Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv you will spend the rest day in the city at a 4 stars hotel.

The following days you will be taken to the places only heard about in the bible; The Desert of the Patriarchs, Abraham’s well, the reconstructed altar and the biblical city.

On day two we will travel to the Mt. of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem; overlooking the Old City. Visiting all the holy sites to Jews and Christians in the old city of Jerusalem.

The third day we start the visit to city of the Fathers, Hebron via Bethlehem. Our visit here includes Shepherds’ Field, David’s Well and the Church of the Nativity. Continue to Hebron, city of the Jewish forefathers for a visit to the Cave of Machpelah, one of the holiest places in the Land of Israel. The cave is the burial place that Abraham purchased for his family after Sarah died.

On day four we will take the road from Jerusalem to Beth-El to the Tomb of the Prophet Samuel by the Crusader castle of Mt. Joy. We will proceed to Bethel to see the remains of the region of the Patriarchs. Visit Shiloh place of the ancient tent of the Tabernacle.

Day five will take us to the Sea of Galilee visit the Tomb of the Matriarchs and Mount of Beatitudes. Continue to Capernaum where the discovery of a 2nd century synagogue is believed to be visited by Jesus during his ministry. We will have a le carte lunch with fish as a choice on the main course at a restaurant on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

On the six day we will head for Mount Hermon visiting Tel-Dan one of the tributaries of the Sea of Galilee. We will have a magnificent panoramic view of Northern Galilee from the Golan Heights and visit the Druze village of Ein Kinia – the peaceful Muslim sect that believes in reincarnation, residing between Israel and Syria.

On the seventh day we will spend a day at spas and mud baths of the Dead Sea and later travel to the top Massada mountain and ascend by cable car to the desert fortress of King Herod the Great.

The eighth day will take us through the Mediterranean coastline to for a morning visit to Caesarea the main Roman imperial port and access to the holy land. From there we will head to the airport for our flight back home.

Introduction to the Holy Land – 8 days, 7 nights

First day arrival at Ben Gurion Airport.

Overnight stay in Tel-Aviv

Day two. Drive north to see Caesarea, built by Herod the Great and once the seat of Roman rule. From there to Haifa, the largest port of Israel, for panoramic view of Haifa Bay and of the Baha’i Gardens with its imposing Temples. We head northwest to Acre for a visit to the Crusader Fortress. Acre is a city of interesting past and unique present as both Arabs and Jews coexist in it side by side. You can walk through labyrinthine alleys and streets to Explore the traces of the Crusader, Muslim and Ottoman conquerors.

Overnight in Tiberias by the Sea of Galilee.

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Day three. Start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum where a 2nd century synagogue was discovered that depicts life during that era. Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes church with an octagonal dome that represents the eight Beatitudes in the sermon preached by Jesus to his disciples. Dinner and Overnight: Tiberias

Day four. Driving through the Jordan Valley to Beit Sheaan with its newly excavated amphitheater. Continue to Jerusalem and stop for a breathtaking view of Jericho and the St. George Monastery which is hidden in a deep in Wadi Kelt. We'll drive to visit Bethlehem. Call on the Church of the Nativity and the remains of ancient Bethlehem from the times of Christ.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day five. Scale the Mount of Olives for a fantastic view of Jerusalem. Enter the Garden of Gethsemane. Enter ancient part of Jerusalem via the Zion Gate and continue by foot into the walled city. In the Jewish Quarter we will see the Cardo and the Western Wall and enjoy a panoramic view of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount. Continue to the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day six. Drive to the Dead Sea which is more than 400 meters below sea level; the lowest point on the earth! Visit Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Ascend by cable car to Masada to wonder at King Herod’s desert fortress-palace and last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots who rebelled against Roman rule in 73 CE. Leisure time to float on the unsinkable waters of the Dead Sea.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day seven. Drive to see the Israel Parliament (Knesset). Tour of Yad Vashem – the Holocaust Memorial Museum. This is the memorial to the six million murdered in the Holocaust. The museum contains the world’s largest source of information on the Holocaust. We then visit the Israel Museum where we will see the Shrine of the Book housing the Dead Sea Scrolls and a small-scale model of Jerusalem as it was during the Second Temple.

Overnight in Jerusalem

Day eight. We check out of the hotel and leave Jerusalem to drive to Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world. Walk through its ancient streets and the artists’ quarter. Visiting Rabin Square in Tel Aviv to view a memorial on the site where Prime Minister Rabin was assassinated in 1995. Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for the flight home.

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Classic Messianic Israel Tour – 8 days, 7 nights

Day 1. Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport.

Group transfer and check-in at your hotel

Dinner and overnight: Tel Aviv

Day 2. Drive to the old city of Jaffa to see the church of House of Tabitha, the Artists’ Quarter, the reconstructed Egyptian gate and enjoy a panoramic view of Tel Aviv and Jaffa Bay. Visit the archaeological park from the times of Christ. Drive north to Caesarea (Acts 9 and 25), where Cornelius, the first Gentile converted, and where Paul testified before Agrippa (Acts 21:8). Proceed to  Mount Carmel (1Kgs.18). Drive via the Druze village of Usafiya and learn about this great community that lives in Israel and serves in the Israeli Defense Force. Then stop in Haifa for a visit and to the Stella Maris Monastery. Pause for a panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the beautiful Baha'i Gardens.

Overnight: Tiberias

Day 3. Visit Mount of Beatitudes (Matt. 5-7) where Jesus uttered the immortal words of the beatitudes, (Feeding of 5000; Mark 6) to visit the Church of the Loaves and Fishes. Our day spent around the lake, which looks the same as it did 2000 years ago, will take us to Capernaum (Matt. 4:13), believed to be the home of both Jesus and Peter. Drive up the Golan Heights to a viewpoint and learn about the importance of this land for Israel. Finish the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee

Day 4. After breakfast head to Zippori, the birthplace of Mary, to see the famous mosaic of the “Mona Lisa of the Galilee”. Continue to Nazareth via the village of Cana where Jesus turned water into wine; to visit the Church of the Annunciation, Holy Grotto, Ancient village of Nazareth and Saint Joseph’s workshop. Mass at the Church of Annunciation. Drive to Mount Tabor to visit the Church of the Transfiguration. Drive through the Jordan Valley and ascend the Judean Mountains and arrive into Jerusalem for the night.

Overnight : Jerusalem

Day 5. Ascend the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Walk along the Palm Sunday Walk to Pater Noster Church and to Dominus Flevit, where Christ wept over the lost peace of the city (Luke 19:42). Enter the Garden of Gethsemane, with the ancient olive trees believed to date back to the times of Christ, see the Church of All Nations and the Gethsemane Grotto, where Christ condemned violence (Matt. 26:52). Enter the Old City of Jerusalem through St. Stephen’s Gate; visit the Crusader Church of St. Anne and walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. This is in fact, a complex of various chapels built on what is called the Hill of Golgotha

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 6. Visit Bethlehem, site of the birth of Jesus. Our visit here includes Shepherds’ Field and the Church of the Nativity. Return to Jerusalem and visit Mount Zion to see King David’s Tomb, the Upper Room – where according to tradition Christ met with the disciples before and after his death and resurrection (John 20:19-21). Walk through the Jewish Quarter including the Roman Cardo and the Hurva Synagogue. We will then proceed to holiest place in Judaism today, the Western Wall – “Kotel”. Finish the day with a walk through the colorful Arab Bazaar.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 7. We start our day with a tour of the Yad Vashem, considered the primary memorial and museum of the Holocaust. Depart for the Dead Sea area and descend to the lowest land point on earth at 1388 feet (423m) below sea level. Continue and view Jericho and stop at Kaser-El-Yahud, the site of the place of Baptism of Christ (Luke 3) and the Ascension of Elijah the Prophet (II Kings 2:11). Proceed to Massada and ascend, by cable car, the desert fortress of King Herod the Great to visit the Western palace, the ancient synagogue and Roman bathhouses. Time for floating on the Dead Sea before returning to Jerusalem.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 8. Visit the Israel Museum to see the Shrine of the Book (where the Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited) and the scale model of Jerusalem at the time of Christ. Drive to Abu Gosh, a large Arab village on the outskirts of Jerusalem, for an authentic Middle Eastern meal. The village is known for having good relations with its Jewish neighbors and some of the best hummus in Israel some say the world.

Transfer to Ben Gurion International airport for return flight home

Evangelical Israel Tour – 8 days, 7 nights

Day 1. Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport where you will be met by Abraham Israel Tour representative. Drive to the old port city of Jaffa, one of the oldest biblical cities in the world and an important seaport since antiquity, on the outskierts of Tel Aviv. Check-in at the hotel. Take a stroll along the beautiful promenade while enjoying the refreshing air of the Mediterranean Sea.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

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Day 2. Depart Tel Aviv and travel north to visit the ancient city of Caesarea, built by Herod the Great and once the seat of Roman rule. Then we’ll arrive in Haifa and ascend Mt. Carmel for a Panoramic view of Haifa Bay and the beautiful Bahai Gardens. Drive through the Druze village of Usafiya and learn about this great community that lives in Israel and it's members serves in the Israeli army. Then we’ll travel on to Mt. Carmel where on this summit the dramatic battle between Elijah and the prophets of Baal took place. Afterwards we’ll drive to Meggido, the site where the final battle between good and evil will take place in the end of days. Later to the lakeside city of Tiberias resting on shores of the Sea of Galilee and check in at your hotel.

Overnight: Tiberias

Day 3. Visit the 2000 years old ancient boat at the “Jesus Boat Museum”, in Kibbutz Ginosar. A boat ride on the waters of the Sea of Galilee is next in our program. Visit Capernaum; a 2nd century synagogue which will give us an insight on the life of the community of that era. On to Mount of Beatitudes; a beautiful church where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the northern part of Sea of Galilee. We will conclude our day at Yardenit, for a Jordan River Baptismal service and return to our hotel.

Overnight: Tiberias

Day 4. Drive to Nazareth, via Cana where Jesus turned water into wine. We’ll drive southeast to the ancient remains of Beit Shean, the city where Saul and his sons where hung up on the city walls by the Philistines (1st Samuel 31:10). Leave the Galilee area and drive through the Jordan Valley. Ascend the Judean hills and upon arriving in Jerusalem, we will stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Old City where we shall celebrate our arrival to the holy city.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 5. Ascend the Mt. of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem: Overlooking the Old City, the Mount is covered partly in olive trees and churches – commemorating the events in the life of Jesus. Enter through Saint Stephens’s gate and arrive at the Pools of Bethesda. We’ll then walk to the Garden Tomb, an ancient Jewish sepulcher which matches the New Testament description of the tomb in which Jesus was buried.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 6. Visit the birthplace of Jesus when we travel into the ancient city of Bethlehem. We’ll visit the Church of Nativity and have time for shopping. Return to Jerusalem and walk through the Jewish Quarter, which was reconstructed after the city was unified after the Six-Day War in 1967. We’ll then proceed to holiest place in Judaism today, the Western Wall – “Kotel”. Visit the City of David and see the newest and exciting excavations of Jerusalem during the time of the first Temple period.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 7.  We will depart for the Dead Sea area and descend to the lowest land point on earth at 1388 feet (423m) below sea level. Continue on to view Jericho and stop at Kaser-El-Yahud, the site of the place of Baptism of Christ (Luke 3) and the Ascension of Elijah the Prophet (II Kings 2:11). Proceed to Massada and ascend by cable car to the desert fortress of King Herod. Time for float on the Dead Sea before returning to Jerusalem

Overnight: Jerusalem

Day 8. We start the day by a visit to Israel Museum, to see the Shrine of the Book (where the Dead Sea Scrolls are exhibited) and the scale model of Jerusalem at the time of Christ. Drive to Abu Gosh, a large Arab village on the outskirts of Jerusalem, for an authentic Middle Eastern meal. The village is known for having good relations with its Jewish neighbors and some of the best hummus in Israel some say the world.

Transfer to Ben Gurion International airport for return flight home

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Abraham Footpath – 9 days, 8 nights

Day 1. Arrive at Ben Gurion International airport Tel Aviv; meeting and assistance by Abraham Messianic Tours and Seminars representative.

Dinner & overnight: Tel Aviv

Day 2. The Desert of the Patriarchs

Drive south to the ancient site of Tel Beer Sheva. Visit Abraham’s well, the reconstructed altar and the biblical city. Continue to Kfar Hanokdim to visit Abraham’s tent and learn about ancient desert traditions.

Dinner & overnight: town of Arad at the Judean Wilderness

Day 3. Mt. Sodom and the Dead Sea

Walk down Mt. Sodom and see the salt shafts of the saltiest mountain in the world. Ascend for a panoramic view towards the Valley of Sodom and the Moab mountains. Walk along Wadi Zohar to visit the ancient Roman fortress in the middle of the serene and fascinating white rock formations. Continue south to the legendary mountaintop plateau of Masada. Ascend by cable car to explore the ancient fortress and synagogue. Masada is the site of the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their struggle against the Roman Legion. Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure while you float in the unsinkable waters of the Dead Sea.

Dinner & overnight: Dead Sea region

Day 4. Jerusalem – from Mt. Of Olives to the Temple Mount

Ascend the Mt. of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem; overlooking the Old City, the mountain is covered partly in olive trees, cemeteries and churches – commemorating the Christian events in the last days in the life of Jesus. Descend via the Palm Sunday Route to visit the Garden of Gethsemane. Visit KidronValley including Absalom’s Pillar and prophet Zaccharia’s Tomb. Continue to The City of David to explore the new, exciting excavations of the Canaanite fortress. Enter the gates of the Old city and walk along the Via Dolorosa ending with a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Optional: Visit the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock, where Abraham bound Isaac for sacrifice.

Dinner & overnight: Jerusalem

Day 5. From Bethlehem to Hebron in the way of the Fathers

Visit Bethlehem, site of the birth of Jesus. Our visit here includes Shepherds’ Field, David’s Well and the Church of the Nativity. Continue to Hebron – city of our forefathers – for a visit to the Cave of Machpelah – one of the holiest places in the Land of Israel. The cave is the burial place that Abraham purchased for his family after Sarah died. Later, Isaac and Ishmael buried Abraham here. Subsequently, it became the final resting place for all the patriarchs and matriarchs who died near Bethlehem, except for Rachel. End the day with a visit to Mamre and witness the remains of the Byzantine church commemorating the meeting of Abraham and the angles.

Dinner & Overnight Jerusalem

Day 6. road of the Patriarchs from Jerusalem to Beth-El

Drive from Jerusalem to the Tomb of the Prophet Samuel, at the Crusader castle of Mt. Joy. Proceed to Bethel to see the remains of the cultic area of the Patriarchs. Visit Shiloh place of the ancient tent of the Tabernacle. Explore the area of Nablus: visit St. James' Well and Mt. Gherizim – the holy mountain of the Samaritans.

Dinner & overnight: Tiberias

Day 7. Around the Sea of Galilee

Start your tour in Tiberias and visit the Tomb of the Matriarchs. Visit Mount of Beatitudes, a lovely octagonal church where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the northern part of the Sea of Galilee. Continue to Capernaum where the discovery of a 2nd century synagogue shed new light on the life of the community of that era. According to the Christian tradition, Jesus served here as a local rabbi and performed miracles. Visit Tabgha, the traditional site of the miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes and the third resurrection appearance of Jesus. Enjoy a traditional St. Peter’s Fish lunch. Ascend the Golan Heights to explore the ancient Greco-Roman city of Hippos. End your day next to the spectacular Roman Byzantine ruins at Hamat Gader and then take a dip in the famous hot springs known throughout the ages for their curative powers.

Dinner & overnight: Tiberias

Day 8. Upper Galilee and Mt Hermon

Drive across the Valley of Bethsaida to the Dan Nature Reserve, headsprings of the Jordan River. Ancient Tel Dan is known for its biblical temple of Jeroboam and its Bronze Age arch. Visit Mt. Hermon and the Nimrod Fortress to see the finest in Muslim architecture from the late Middle-eve (biblical Nimrod as Abraham’s enemy); Ascend to the peak of Mt. Hermon: walk from Mt. Agas to Makam Ibrahim – the place of the covenant between Abraham and the God of Israel/Ishmael. Visit the Druze village of Ein Kinia – the peaceful Muslim sect between Israel and Syria. Visit the holy oaks grove of the prophet Hazouri.

Dinner & overnight: Tiberias

Day 9. he Sharon Valley

Drive through the Sharon Valley along the Mediterranean coastline to for a morning visit to Caesarea; from here the word about Christian monotheism spread forth to the capital of the Roman Empire and to the entire world.
Transfer to the airport for our flight back home

Synopsis: Abraham Path

Our 9 days 8 nights in Abraham's footsteps will take you through the path Abraham took in the land of Canaan, present day Israel. After arriving at Ben-Gurion international airport near Tel Aviv you will spend the rest day in the city at a 4 stars hotel. The following days you will be taken to the places only heard about in the bible; The Desert of the Patriarchs, Abraham’s well, the reconstructed altar and the biblical city.

The Dead Sea and Sodom in the Judean Wilderness, the following day we will travel to the Mt. of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem; overlooking the Old City. Visiting all the holy sites to Jews and Christians in the old city of Jerusalem. The next day we shall visit the city of the Fathers, Hebron via Bethlehem. Our visit here includes Shepherds’ Field, David’s Well and the Church of the Nativity. Continue to Hebron, city of the Jewish forefathers for a visit to the Cave of Machpelah, one of the holiest places in the Land of Israel. The cave is the burial place that Abraham purchased for his family after Sarah died.

On day six we will take the road from Jerusalem to Beth-El to the Tomb of the Prophet Samuel by the Crusader castle of Mt. Joy. We will proceed to Bethel to see the remains of the area of the Patriarchs. Visit Shiloh place of the ancient tent of the Tabernacle.

Day seven will take us to the Sea of Galilee visit the Tomb of the Matriarchs and Mount of Beatitudes. Continue to Capernaum where the discovery of a 2nd century synagogue is believed to be visited by Jesus during his ministry. We will have a le carte lunch with fish as a choice on the main course at a restaurant on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

On the eight day we will head for Mount Hermon visiting Tel-Dan one of the tributaries of the Sea of Galilee. We will have a magnificent panoramic view of Northern Galilee from the Golan Heights and visit the Druze village of Ein Kinia – the peaceful Muslim sect residing between Israel and Syria.

The ninth day will take us through the Mediterranean coastline to for a morning visit to Caesarea the main Roman imperial port and access to the holy land. From there we will head to the airport for our flight back home.

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