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John Mukanganwa is a devoted Christian, he is the Pastor and local Elder of Voice of God Fellowship. John has been the pastor for the past fourteen years. The church is a non-denominational Christian assembly called Voice of God Fellowship located at 133 Kilnhurst Road, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, S62 5NQ South Yorkshire.UK . Church website www.voiceofgodfellowshp.org

Church services are held every Sunday morning at 10:30 am, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7.00 pm

John is married to Tsitsi and they have been happily married for 38 years, together they have grown up children and grandchildren.

John has been leading Christian tour groups to the Holy land for the past 24 years. He has taken more than 200 pilgrims to Israel.  For more information visit church website

www.voiceofgodfellowship.org

Voice of God Fellowship Inspired Tour of Israel – MONDAY 29th APRIL TO THURSDAY 9th MAY 2019

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Voice of God Fellowship Inspired Tour of Israel

(In fulfillment of Psalms 122)

Led by Bro. John Mukanganwa and Bro Tichaona Chininga

MONDAY 29th APRIL TO THURSDAY 9th MAY 2019

Tour Price:

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee (Psalms 122:6)

A unique opportunity to visit Israel soon after Easter holidays in 2019.

 

Tour Itinerary

 

DAY 1 MONDAY 29 April 2019 We meet at Luton airport at 7.50 hours for checking in together for flight  EL AL LY312 departing at 09.50 hours to Tel Aviv arriving at  at 16.45 hours. Upon arrival, we will be met by our tour operators’ representative and we will be introduced to our guide and driver and they will take us in an air-conditioned bus with WI FI to a hotel in Tel Aviv with a beach front facing the Mediterranean Sea. We have some time to walk around the beach in the evening and in the morning. We will all have a headphone telecom system throughout the tour duration for the guide to communicate to our individual ears. (hotel www.GrandBeach  or similar Tel Aviv)

 

DAY 2 TUESDAY 30th  April After breakfast we will visit the old city of Jopa and Simon Tanner’s house where Peter lived and received a heavenly vision (Acts 10:9-48). We will visit the place where Jonah took a ship to Tarshish symbolized by a fish model. (Jonah 1:1-3)   This is city where Tabitha lived and did her good deeds and was raised back to life after being dead (Acts 9:36). We proceed to Caesarea Maritima where the Holy Ghost fell for the first time on the gentiles (Acts 10:44-48). See the arena, water works and watch movie of the history of Caesarea. From here we proceed to Mount Carmel where Elijah lived. View the valley of Jezreel from the top of the mountain. Also visit Elijah’s cave. We then proceed to Megiddo the place of the final battle of Armageddon (Rev. 16:16). We will watch the movie about the history of Megiddo and walk to the ancient water works. We will visit Herod’s well or Gideon’s well where he chose his warriors by the way they drank water (Judges7). We then proceed to our hotel by the Sea of Tiberias Dinner and overnight  www.restalhotel or Leonarado club  or similar Tiberias.

 

DAY 3 WEDNESDAY 1st MAY  We start our day by climbing to the top of the Golan Heights to the little village city on the Golan Heights and enjoy the unique geographical views of this area. Stop by an agricultural Kibbutz to be told the story and history of the Golan Heights and watch a movie of the Galilee experience. We visit and see the road to Damascus where Paul met with the Lord. We visit Mt Hermon (Psalm 133). We then visit Tel Dan where Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, reared some altars and committed his sins 1 Kings12 & 13. We proceed to Caesarea Philippi where one of the sources of the Jordan River starts and where Jesus asked the disciples “who do man say that I am?” and Peter said thou at the Christ the son of the living GOD (Matthew 16). We visit Tel Bethsaida then descend the mountain and stop over at the Mount of Beatitudes and recall the sermon on the mountain. We end our day at the ancient  city of Capernaum where Jesus  lived and healed Peter’s mother in law Matt. 4:17 . In the evening we have an opportunity to shop in the city of Tiberius and in Tony Gaffny’s shop. Dinner and overnight  www.restalhotel or Leonarado club  or similar Tiberias.

 

 DAY 4 THURSDAY 2nd May In the morning we start our day by sailing on the Sea of Galilee in a replica of a boat 2000 years ago, while sailing we point out Magdla,  Tabga Land of the Gadara where legion was delivered  and we read about the miracles of Jesus (matt 8:23-34 we also see an old boat discovered at Ginosour and believed to have been used in the time of Jesus. We will then have an opportunity to plant a tree in the Holy Land and fulfill Holy Scripture (Isaiah 41 v 19). Afterwards we visit Cana, the city where Jesus began his miracles; we taste and buy the wine of Cana. Our next stop will be Nazareth, the town of Jesus birth, following which we visit Mary’s well, Church of the Annunciation and a visit to the Nazareth Village to see a recreation of what life was in Nazareth 2000 years ago. Finally, we ascend to Mt Tabor, site of the Transfiguration of Jesus, Our next stop will be Jacob’s well in Scheckem (subject to security clearance) from where we point at Mt Gerizim. We then proceed to Shiloh the ancient capital of Israel where we remember the story of Samuel. 1 Samuel 1:2 We then proceed to Beersheba the city of Abraham to our hotel Leonardo Club

 

DAY 5 Friday 3rd May   We start our day by visiting and have a short tour of Tel Beersheba, the city of Abraham where Abraham lived and was tested by God and passed his final test and the blessing was given (Genesis 22:19). . We travel south and stop to visit David Ben-Gurion’s grave. David Ben-Gurion was the first prime minister of Israel. We visit Hai Bar Biblical Animals Park.  We will see the beautiful Ramon Crator visit the Timna Park to see a replica of the Tabernacle in the wilderness on arrival in  Eliat (Hotel in Eliat with red sea beach front)

 

DAY 6 SATURDAY 4th MAY In the morning after breakfast we drive north to  meet the Ramon or Negev Jeep Tours drivers and drive to Mt Karkom for a full day in the Negev desert.  Mt Karkom is the real mount of Sinai (Exodus 19 & 24:4). We will see the 12 stones erected by Moses as a memorial and we will see other various  rock markings and altars left at the foot of Mt. Karkom. After the tour we drive back tour hotel in Eliat

 

DAY 7 Sunday  5th After a short service at the hotel to remember the resurrection morning  we will visit the dolphin fish park and relax with the dolpins  We visit the  undersea life water observatory,  see the Diamond  and Eilat stone factories. After Lunch We then drive North and stop at Ir Ovot and  see the old city of Tamar  (Ezekiel 47:19 and  48:28) . We proceed to the Sodom Plane and remember the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities of the plane and what happened to them in Genesis 19. We can take some pictures of look- alike  of sister Mrs Lot in rock formations in the mountains of Sodom. We will see the area surrounding the old city of Sodom and Gomorrah which was destroyed (Gen, 19). We then drive to our hotel on the Dead Sea. We have a time to float at the Dead Sea in the evening and in the morning before breakfast. (hotel www.Leonardo  Inn or  the David Hotel  at the Dead sea or similar )

 

DAY 8 Monday 6th MAY. Today we’ll have an opportunity to climb Masada by cable cars to see the last fortress of the Jewish people during the Rome revolt. We will see what David meant by fortress and rock in (Psalms 18:1-33). We visit En Gedi Oasis and have an opportunity to see and hear the history of En Gedi. We will walk up half the mountain and visit the showers where David’s men would shower during the day and experience the strongholds of En Gedi (1Samuel 23:29 &24:1-22). We then proceed to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and we see a movie of the discoveries that were made at Qumran. We proceed to the Baptismal site on the Jordan River, the very same spot where it is believed that John the Baptist baptized Jesus, and we have an opportunity to baptize those who need to be baptized. We visit Jericho, the ancient city (Joshua 6), we travel by cable cars to see the old Tel of Jericho, Elisha’s well and the waters that were healed to this day (2Kings2:22) and Zacchaeus’s sycamore tree (Luke19:1-10). We will pass by Tel Gilgal (Joshua 4:19-20) where Israel first camped after crossing the Jordan and entered the Promised Land, we try and locate the 12 memorial stones taken by Joshua from the middle of the Jordan River as a testimony of when the river was parted and they walked on dry ground, then we travel to our hotel in Jerusalem the eternal capital of Israel to our hotel the grant court Hotel or Olive tree hotel or similar

DAY 9 TUESDAY 7th May  

Today we   start our day by visiting Bethany the village of  Martha, Mary and Lazarus (John 11:1) we see the grave of Lazurus then proceed to Mount of Olives and have a panoramic view of  the golden city of Jerusalem as Jesus saw it (Luke 13:34-35 and 19:41-44) we will descend to the garden of Gethsemane and identify ourselves with his suffering of Luke 22:39-54 . We will walk down to the garden of Gethsemane and remember the sufferings and the battle won in prayer. proceed to the house of Caiphas the high priest identify with him in his suffering in Psalms 88:6 and see for ourselves where it was fulfilled. We also visit the Upper Room and David’s tomb. We see and pray at the tomb of David and the upper room. Acts 2:1-39 Visit the Temple Institute where they are preparing for the third temple. After lunch we visit the Pilate’s judgment hall and the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:2), follow the Way of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.   we visit the Temple Mount where the magnificent temple of Solomon once stood. (1Chronicles 22: 1-19).     visit Davidson centre, wailing wall . and finish our day at the garden tomb for a time of meditation on (John19:17-42) and the empty tomb. In the evening, we will visit the Western Wall Tunnels. We have an opportunity to join the Jews praying at the Wailing Wall or join the Christians in Jerusalem at their evening church service. We also visit Doron Keidar cry for zion.com) church service. We may also meet some message believers and attend their service

 

DAY 10 Wednesday 8th MAY 2019

After breakfast we proceed to Hebron to the cave of Machpelah, (Genesis 23:9-20) where  Abraham, Sarah , Jacob and Leah were buried  and see Rachel’s grave. Cross over to Bethlehem to see the birth place of Jesus and the Shepherds’ Fields. Have shopping time in Bethlehem. After Lunch we come back to Jerusalem to visit old City of David.  the Pool of Siloam and Hezekiah’s tunnels the Israel  Museum and the Holocost memorial  Yad Vashem. This will be our last site then we go for final shopping in the old city in the evening.

 

DAY 11 THURSDAY 9th MAY 2019. Today is our last day, we have a relaxed morning in Jerusalem, we visit the  market shopping in the old city, visit the new city of Jerusalem and the  Ben Huda market.

After lunch we go to the airport to catch our evening flight with ELAL LY313 leaving Israel at 18:30 arriving in Luton at 22.00hrs

 

For information & registration

Bro. John Mukanganwa

Telephone +44(0)787 7700204

e-mail [email protected]

Sister Runya Mukanganwa

Telephone  +44(0)742 8142191

e-mail [email protected]

12 Day Itinerary

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Day 1 

Heathrow ->Tel Aviv -> Jerusalem

Meet at Heathrow to travel onwards to Tel Aviv from where we will continue the journey by coach to our hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 2 

By coach to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view the Old City of Jerusalem; walk part of the Palm Sunday route down the Mount of Olives, visiting the churches of Pater Noster and Dominus Flevit (where Jesus wept over Jerusalem) and The Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane where we will celebrate Holy Communion. Proceed across the Kidron Valley to the site of the house of Caiaphas, where the Church of St Peter in Gallicantu now stands.

 

Day 3 

Today, we visit Masada and tour this mountain top fortress. Onto Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and then to ‘swim’ in the Dead Sea. A short detour takes us to Qasr el Yahud, a possible site of the baptism of Jesus, End the day at Jericho where we will ascend the Mount of Temptation and see Hisham’s Palace. Return to hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 4 

We have a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem starting at St Stephen’s Gate, visiting the Pool of Bethesda and St Anne’s Church. Walking the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross we make our way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, then to Temple Mount and a visit to the excavations. If possible, we will visit the Syrian Church of St Mark.

 

Day 5 

Visit the Israeli Museum for the Jerusalem model and The Shrine of the Book, then, in the afternoon, to a possible site of Emmaus at Abu Ghosh and Ein Kerem (birthplace of John the Baptist). Later in the day we go to the Garden Tomb.

 

Day 6 

On to Bethlehem, in the Palestinian Authority, to visit Shepherds’ Fields, The Church of the Nativity and an opportunity to shop for gifts in Bethlehem. It is hoped to arrange a visit to Tent of Nations, a Peace Organisation outside Bethlehem.

 

 

Day 7 

After joining the congregation at St George’s Cathedral we set out on                                  our mid morning transfer to Tiberias, via Bethany, where Martha, Mary and Lazarus lived. Then continue travelling along the mountain route to visit Jacob’s Well* stopping later on the journey to see the excavations at Beit She’an, the place where King Saul was killed, and the mosaics at the Beit Alpha Synagogue.

Arrive at our hotel in Tiberias.

 

Day 8 

This morning, we visit sites around the Sea of Galilee – Capernaum,   Tabgha (the loaves and fishes), the Church of Peter’s Primacy , Magdala and the Mount of Beatitudes. Take a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee and see the ‘Jesus’ boat in the museum at Nof Ginnosar.

See the river Jordan at Yardenit (a modern-day baptismal site) and visit the gift shop there.

 

 

Day 9 

We visit Acre/Akko to see the Crusader Fortress, the Old Town and the Or Torah Synagogue. Continue to the Golan Heights and Banias (Caesarea Philippi) where there Jesus asked his followers: ’Who do you say that I am?’ There will be an opportunity to renew the vows made on our behalf at our baptism.  Return to our hotel.

 

Day 10 

Today we ascend Mount Tabor, a possible site of the Transfiguration and continue to Nazareth to visit the significant churches there – the Basilica of the Annunciation, the Church of Mary’s Well, St Joseph’s Church – then to Cana, the place of Jesus’ first miracle.

 

 

Day 11

On our way to our overnight hotel near Tel Aviv

we stop at Peniel (a chapel on the sea shore) for Holy Communion before going on to visit the Ba’hai Temple Gardens in Haifa, view Elijah’s cave and continuing to Muhraqa on Mount Carmel, where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. Then we travel for a quick overview of Caesarea where Paul was imprisoned and where Peter baptised Cornelius and his household.

 

Day 12

Early departure for flight to Heathrow

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11 Day Itinerary

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Day 1 UK – Jerusalem 

Depart UK, meeting and assistance and transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

Day 2 Old City of Jerusalem

Full day tour to: Mt of Olives, Palm Sunday route, Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations. Onwards to, Ein Karem, Yad Vashem. Overnight Jerusalem

 

Day 3  Old City of Jerusalem – Bethlehem

Old City of Jerusalem – Wailing Wall, Temple Mount, St. Peter in Gallicantu, Upper Room, Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity and Shepherd’s Fields.

 

Day 4 Old City of Jerusalem

Full day Old City, St Anne’s Church, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb.

 

Day 5  Dead Sea – Masada

Full day tour to the Dead Sea. Including, Masada,  ‘swim’, Qumran, Bethany.

 

Day 6 Jerusalem – Tiberias

Full day touring on transfer to the Galilee via the Inn of the Good Samaritan to Jericho and the Mt. of Temptation. Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well Overnight Tiberias,

 

Day 7 Sea of Galilee

Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus Boat, Mt Tabor site of the Transfiguration, Cana.

 

Day 8  Sea of Galilee 

Full day, Mt. of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Mensa Christi, Capernaum, Baptismal site Yardenit.

 

Day 9  Banias – Golan Heights

Full day touring to Northern Galilee, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Hermon, Tel Dan, and Golan Heights.

 

Day 10  Tiberias – Netanya

Full day touring on transfer to Netanya. Visiting Acre, Haifa the B’hai Gardens and Caesarea Maratima – overnight Netanya

 

Day 11  Israel – UK

Depart Netanya for Ben Gurion airport for flight home.

 

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10 Day Itinerary

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Day 1  Tel Aviv

Depart UK  and arrive at Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv, where you will meet your guide and transfer to your hotel, in Netanya, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea – for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 2 Tuesday  Netanya – Sea of Galilee

We start the day at Caesarea, visiting the remains of Herod’s harbour and palace, the amphitheatre and the new visitor centre. Then we journey north we ascend Mt. Carmel to Muhraka, where Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal, then on to the Crusader city of Akko (Acre). Light permitting we will view Lake Galilee from the top of Mt. Arbel. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

 

Day 3 Galilee

Our first stop is Mount Tabor, believed to be the site of the Transfiguration; the ride up and down the hairpin bends is very exciting! Then onto Nazareth. Visit the Nazareth Village and Cana and ending the day at Yardenit, the baptismal site on the River Jordan. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

 

Day 4 Sea of Galilee – Jerusalem

Start the day with a boat trip, visit the Mt of Beatitudes, We continue our exploration round the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Tabgha and Primacy of Peter of Peter. We start our transfer to Jerusalem via Jericho and a visit to the Mt of Temptation and we see the traditional site of the Sycamore Tree. We then journey on up to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight stay at our hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 5  Jerusalem

Today we visit the Mt of Olives and we will walk down the Palm Sunday route to the Garden of Gethsemane. Visit the Church of Dominus Flevit and the Church of the Agony. Enter the old city via the Lion Gate and visit St Anne’s Church and the Pool of Bethesda. Walk down the Via Dolorosa ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. In the afternoon we shall visit Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity and Shepherd’s Fields; where we will have an opportunity to shop for olive wood. The day will end with a communion service at the Garden Tomb. Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

Day 6  Dead Sea Masada

Today we travel south through the beautiful Judean hills and descend 3,600 feet to the Dead Sea, visiting the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. We drive along the shore of the Dead Sea and ascend Masada by cable car, the spectacular desert fortress. In the afternoon we have time to experience floating in the Dead Sea and perhaps even a mud bath and a visit to the Ahava factory. On our return we will visit Bethany and the Tomb of Lazarus Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

 

Day 7  Jerusalem

After breakfast drive by the Knesset Building – Israel’s parliament and see the famous Menorah. Then, onwards to visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial Museum. Afterwards visit the Israel Museum and see the Model of the City of Jerusalem at the time of the 2nd Temple and also the Shrine of the Book – a section dedicated to the Dead Sea scrolls. Drive to Tel Aviv arriving at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay

 

Day 8  Tel Aviv

Full day at leisure in Tel Aviv Visit the one of the many museums, shop till you drop, relax or just sun bath on the fantastic beach. Dinner and overnight in Tel Aviv. Overnight Tel Aviv

 

Day 9  Tel Aviv

Full day at leisure

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tel Aviv

 

Day 10 Jerusalem – London

Transfer on departure for your flight to London Luton

 

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9 Day Itinerary

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Day 1: Flight from Heathrow to Tel Aviv

On arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, we’ll be met by a tour representative who will assist us with our luggage, escort us through customs and introduce us to our guide and vehicle with driver. We’ll continue to our hotel in Tel Aviv and check-in for an overnight stay.

 

Day 2:  Caesarea – Mount Carmel – Nazareth

After breakfast, we will check-out from our hotel and travel to the ancient port of Caesarea – built by Herod the Great and once the headquarters of Roman rule. We’ll view the excavated Roman amphitheatre, aqueduct & hippodrome, see the remains of Herod’s palace where the apostle Paul was imprisoned, & visit the Crusader fortress. From there, we’ll ascend Mount Carmel & enjoy some spectacular views from the site of the encounter between Elijah & the prophets of Baal. We’ll continue to Nazareth, the childhood home town of Jesus, visiting the Church of the Annunciation, built over the traditional site of Joseph & Mary’s home, also taking in Nazareth Village to experience village life similar to the Nazareth where Jesus grew up. We’ll then check in to our hotel in Tiberius for dinner, & the first of three nights based there near the Sea of Galilee.

 

Day 3: Capernaum – Bethsaida – Kursi – Tabgha – Mount of Beatitudes – Nof Ginosaur – Boat Ride

We’ll start the day by visiting Capernaum – the adopted hometown of Jesus -where we’ll see the remains of Peter’s house where Jesus based his adult ministry, & the synagogue where he preached. We’ll move on to the site of Bethsaida, the home town of some of Jesus’ disciples, before visiting Kursi (the land of the Gerasenes) where Jesus healed the demon-possessed man. We’ll call in at Tabgha, the traditional site of Jesus’ miracle of feeding the 5000, & see where the risen Jesus appeared to Peter on the seashore. We’ll visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, before driving to Nof Ginosaur to see the ‘Jesus boat’ – a wooden boat dating from the time of Jesus. We’ll end the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Dinner & overnight in Tiberius.

 

Day 4: Tel Dan – Caesarea Philippi – Hazor

Today we’ll journey north, firstly to Dan, the northernmost outpost of the kingdom of Israel, where we’ll see the remains of city gates from the time of Abraham, & where Jeroboam set up two golden calves. From here, we’ll visit the Roman city of Caesarea Philippi at the base of Mount Hermon. An ancient centre for pagan worship, we’ll see the remains of the temple & grotto of the god Pan, & reflect on where Peter declared his faith in Jesus as the Son of God. And finally we’ll travel back south to Hazor to see the remains of the ancient Canaanite city that Joshua destroyed, but which Solomon later rebuilt. Dinner & overnight in Tiberius.

 

Day 5:Beit She’an – Jericho – Bethany

After breakfast, we’ll check out of our hotel & make our way to Beit She’an, the extensive ruins of the Roman city where the Philistines once displayed the slain bodies of King Saul and his sons. From there, we’ll journey south to explore Jericho – the oldest inhabited city in the world – & ascend by cable car the Mount of Temptation. We’ll then take the road from Jericho to Jerusalem, stopping off in Bethany to visit the hometown and traditional tomb of Lazarus. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Day 6: Bethlehem – Herodium – Mount of Olives – Gethsemane – Caiaphas’ House

We’ll begin the day by visiting Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, taking in the Church of the Nativity. From there, we’ll stop off at Herodium, the fortress of Herod that eventually housed his tomb. We’ll then return to Jerusalem to enjoy the view of the city from the Mount of Olives, walk down part of the traditional Palm Sunday route to the Garden of Gethsemane, and relive the trial of Jesus at the traditional site of Caiaphas’ House. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Day 7: Masada – Dead Sea – Qumran

We’ll depart Jerusalem and descend through the Judean Wilderness to the lowest place on earth – the Dead Sea. We’ll visit Masada – ascending by cable car to tour Herod’s lavish mountain-top fortress, & the last stronghold of the Jews against the Romans. We’ll have an opportunity to ‘float’ in the Dead Sea, & before returning to Jerusalem, we’ll visit the ancient Essene settlement at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Day 8: City of David – Jerusalem Archaeological Park – Pool of Bethesda – Western Wall – Old City – Holy Sepulchre – Garden Tomb – Israel Museum & Shrine of the Book

We will start our day by visiting the excavations at the City of David, including the Pool of Siloam where Jesus healed a blind man. We’ll proceed to the Jerusalem Archaeological Park to take in the area directly beneath the Temple Mount, including climbing the original steps to the Huldah Gates that led into the Temple courts. We’ll visit the Pool of Bethesda, the Western Wall, & walk through the Old City to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built over the site of Jesus’ crucifixion. We will visit the Garden Tomb, where we’ll share in communion together, before finishing with a visit to the Israel Museum & Shrine of the Book, where there’s a huge model of how Jerusalem looked in Jesus’ day & where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. Overnight & farewell dinner at the hotel in Jerusalem.

 

Day 9: Tel Aviv-Heathrow

Check out of our hotel & travel to Tel Aviv to check in at Ben Gurion airport before flying home to Heathrow.

 

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8 Day Itinerary

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Day 1 UK – ISRAEL

Depart UK for Israel – the Holy Land. Arrive in the evening, where our local representatives, Diesenhaus – Unitours, will help you with the formalities at Ben Gurion Airport. After passing through customs you will be introduced to your guide and driver, who will be with you throughout your pilgrimage. Transfer to your hotel on the shores of the Mediterranean.

 

Day 2 NAZARETH – TIBERIAS

Drive on to Caesarea; see the excavations of the Crusader City, the Herodian Port. Proceed to Mount Carmel, the site of the encounter between the Prophet Elijah and the Baal priests, proceed to Zippori the 2nd century BCE capital of the Galilee. Continue to Nazareth where Jesus spent his early years and visit Mary’s Well and the Church of the Annunciation. Just north of Nazareth is the village of Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle. Drive to Tiberias for dinner and over night stay.

 

Day 3 SEA OF GALILEE

Start the day with a visit to Yardenit on the shores of the Jordan River Continue to Kursi (The Land of the Geraseenes) where Jesus healed the two demon possessed men. Onwards to Capernaum, centre of Jesus’ Ministry, – located here are the ruins of an ancient synagogue and the site of Peter’s House. Visit Taghba, Mensa Christi in the afternoon. We will visit the Mount of Beatitudes- the site of the ‘Sermon on the Mount’.  Drive to Nof Ginossar and see the ancient Jesus boat and end the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

 

Day 4 TIBERIAS – JERUSALEM

After checking out of the hotel, drive to Mt Tabor, the site of the Transfiguration.  Proceed through the Jordan River rift valley, passing the city of Beit Shean, a Roman city of the Decapolis. Continue to Jericho, the oldest inhabited city in the world and ascend by cable car the Mount of Temptation.  Climb the Judean Hills towards Jerusalem. Visit Bethany and the Tomb of Lazarus. Continue to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 5 CITY TOUR JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM

Begin the day’s tour on the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the entire city. Walk down the traditional Palm Sunday route to the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane.  Proceed to the Israel Museum and visit the Model of the ancient Jerusalem in the time of the Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed.  In the Afternoon we drive to the Manager Square in Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity.

 

Day 6 DEAD SEA & MASADA

Depart Jerusalem and descend the Judean Wilderness, via the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to the lowest place on earth-the Dead Sea. Drive along the shore to Masada and ascend by cable car. Tour this mountain top fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jews against the Romans. Drive to a nearby oasis and relax and enjoy an opportunity to “ float” in the Dead Sea. Before returning to Jerusalem, visit the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

 

Day 7 VIA DOLOROSA

We will start our day with visit of the excavations at the City of David, Proceed to the Davidson Centre- The Jerusalem Archaeological Park – that reveals the most amazing discoveries of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. At the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, in the area known as the Ophel, the visitor can climb up the original steps of the Hulda Gates that led to the Temple Mount. Continue our visit in the Christian Quarter; visit St Ann’s Crusader Church, Ecce Homo, Antonia Fortress and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. On the last day at the Holy Land we will visit the Garden Tomb. Farewell dinner at the hotel.

 

Day 8 ISRAEL – UK

Early departure and transfer to Airport

 

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7 Day Itinerary

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Day 1 UK- Israel

Depart UK. Upon  arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met and given assistance by Diesenhaus Unitours representative. Transfer to your hotel in Nazareth.

 

Day 2 Tel Aviv – The Galilee

Visit, Murchraka, Mount Carmel, the site of the encounter between the Prophet

Elijah and the Baal priests, then see Nazareth where Jesus spent his early years and visit Mary’s Well and the Church of the Annunciation. Onwards to Just north of Nazareth is the village of Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle. Drive to Tiberias

 

Day 3 Sea of Galilee

Start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.  Onwards to Capernaum, centre of Jesus’ Ministry, – located here are the ruins of an ancient synagogue, and the site of Peter’s House. Visit Mensa Christi, then to the Mount of Beatitudes. Transfer to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 4 Old City of Jerusalem

Begin the day’s tour on the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the entire city. See Bethpage, Chapel of the Ascension, Pater Noster Church. Walk down the traditional Palm Sunday route to, Dominus Flevit, the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. Tomb of Mary. Enter in Old City through St Stephen’s Gate, see Pool of Bethesda (Pool of the Five Porches)  & St Anne’s Church. Onwards to Flagellation, Sisters of Zion, Ecce Homo Church, walk the Via Dolorosa and enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  End the day at the Garden Tomb

 

Day 5 Dead Sea

Depart Jerusalem and descend the Judean Wilderness, via the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to the lowest place on earth-the Dead Sea.  Visit Jericho – the lowest city on Earth. Take the cable car to the Mt of Temptation.  Drive to a nearby oasis and relax and enjoy an opportunity to “ float” in the Dead Sea.

 

Day 6  Jerusalem – Bethlehem

Start the day by entering into Bethlehem. Visit the Church of The Nativity and see the Grotto. Spend some time shopping at a local Christian souvenir shop. The afternoon at leisure – for more shopping.

 

Day 7 Israel – UK

Morning at leisure.Late transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight home.

 

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6 Day Itinerary

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Day 1 UK- Israel

Depart London Heathrow on El Al’s scheduled service to Tel Aviv Israel. Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you will be met and given assistance by Diesenhaus Unitours representative. Transfer to the Hotel in Tel Aviv for overnight stay.

 

Day 2 Tel Aviv – The Galilee

Drive on to Caesarea; see the excavations of the Crusader City, the Herodian Port. Proceed to Mount Carmel, the site of the encounter between the Prophet Elijah and the Baal priests. Continue to Nazareth where Jesus spent his early years and visit Mary’s Well and the Church of the Annunciation. Just north of Nazareth is the village of Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle. Drive to Tiberias

 

Day 3– Sea of Galilee

Start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.  Onwards to Capernaum, centre of Jesus’ Ministry, – located here are the ruins of an ancient synagogue, and the site of Peter’s House. Visit Taghba and Mensa Christi, then to the Mount of Beatitudes. Transfer to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 4 – Old City of Jerusalem

Begin the day’s tour on the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the entire city. See Bethpage, Chapel of the Ascension, Pater Noster Church. Walk down the traditional Palm Sunday route to, Dominus Flevit, the Church of All Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. Tomb of Mary. Enter in Old City through St Stephen’s Gate, see Pool of Bethesda (Pool of the Five Porches)  & St Anne’s Church. Onwards to Flagellation, Sisters of Zion, Ecce Homo Church, walk the Via Dolorosa and enter the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  End the day at the Garden Tomb

 

Day 5 – Dead Sea

Depart Jerusalem and descend the Judean Wilderness, via the Inn of the Good Samaritan, to the lowest place on earth-the Dead Sea. Drive along the shore to Massada and ascend by cable car. Tour this mountaintop fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jews against the Romans. Drive to a nearby oasis and relax and enjoy an opportunity to “ float” in the Dead Sea. Before returning to Jerusalem, visit the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

 

Day 6 Israel – UK

Morning transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your El Al flight to London Heathrow.

 

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5 Day Itinerary

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Day 1 –UK – Tel Aviv

Depart UK. Meeting and assistance by the ITS Pilgrimages representative and transfer to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2 – Jerusalem/Bethlehem

Commence the day with a visit to Bethlehem. Visit Manger Square, the Church of The Nativity, view Shepherd’s Field and you will have an opportunity to buy some olive wood souvenirs from a Christian owned gift shop. Return to the Old City of Jerusalem, visit the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the blind man. Visit St Anne’s Church, (many consider this church enjoys the best acoustics in the Holy Land). You will walk the Via Dolorosa, (The Way of the Cross) ending in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

 

Day 3 – Jericho/Dead Sea/Tiberias

Full day sightseeing on transfer to Tiberias. Commence the day with a visit to Jericho and the Mt of Temptation, onwards to the Dead Sea and Qumeran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Time will be given for an opportunity to swim (float) in the Dead Sea. Drive down the Jordan Valley to Tiberias for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 4 – Sea of Galilee

Start the day with viewing the ancient boat found in the Sea of Galilee that dates back to the time of Jesus, and then enjoy a boat ride on the Lake. Visit the Mt of Beatitudes, the traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount. Onwards to Tabgha, the site that commemorates Jesus’s miracle of the Fishes and the Loaves. See Mensa Christi – Peter’s Primacy on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Visit the ruins of Capernaum and see St Peter’s House and the Synagogue where it is said Jesus preached.  End the day at Yardent – on the shores of the Jordan River. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias

 

Day 5- Tiberias/ Nazareth/ Caesarea/ Ben Gurion Airport/ UK

Sightseeing on transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight home – visit Nazareth  & Caesarea Maratima and then onwards to Ben Gurion for your flight

 

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