Woodhaven Bible Church 2017


 

Wednesday, June 7

Depart the US 


Our spiritual adventure begins as we depart from the U.S. for our long-awaited destination - Israel!


Israel

Thursday, June 8

Arrival in Israel 


SHALOM AND WELCOME!
  • Arrival into Tel Aviv - You will be met and assisted through customs, introduced to your driver and guide, and transferred to your hotel.
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

Dinner and fellowship at your hotel as you rest and prepare for the incredible journey awaiting you!


Caesarea

Friday, June 9

Caesarea by the Sea


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Caesarea - the Roman city where Paul first took the message of the Gospel to the Gentiles
  • Megiddo - a strategic city overlooking the gathering place for the armies of Armageddon
  • Mount Carmel - the mountain on which Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal
  • Mount of Beatitudes - the traditional place where Christ delivered his famous speech on the Beatitudes
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A walk through the ancient water tunnel beneath Megiddo.


Capernaum

Saturday, June 10

Around the Sea of Galilee 


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Caesarea Philippi - where Peter professed, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."
  • Nimrod's Castle - a mountain-top Crusader stronghold from the 13th century
  • Capernaum - the town and synagogue where Jesus preached during his Galilean ministry
  • Sea of Galilee - a freshwater lake in northern Israel where Jesus spent three years ministering and performing miracles
  • Jordan River - the eastern border of Israel and the waters in which John baptized Jesus
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

Crossing the Sea of Galilee in a replica of a boat from Jesus' time; then, a unique opportunity to be baptized or re-dedicated in the Jordan River. 


Bet She'an

Sunday, June 11

Nazareth


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Mount Arbel - a vista of the Galilee and sites of Jesus' public ministry
  • Nazareth & the Church of the Annunciation - the boyhood hometown of Jesus
  • Nazareth Village - a reenacted first-century Galilean village
  • Beth She'an - the ruins of a Roman city near where the Philistines displayed the bodies of King Saul and his sons
  • Jericho Overlook - the first Canaanite city the Israelites conquered in the Promised Land
  • The Old City - free time in the evening to explore the cobblestone streets and shops in Jerusalem's walled city
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A scenic drive through the Jordan River Valley between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea.


Dead Sea

Monday, June 12

The Judean Wilderness 


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Masada - the impenetrable fortress where Jewish zealots made a final stand against Rome
  • Oasis of Ein Gedi - the waterfall and desert caves where David encountered King Saul
  • Qumran - the desert caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
  • Dead Sea - a large salt lake in the wilderness and the lowest point on the face of the earth
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

An optional hike across streams and rocks to the caves at Ein Gedi; then, an opportunity to experience the most floatable body of water in the world.


Gethsemane

Tuesday, June 13

In the Footsteps of Jesus


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Mount of Olives - a hill overlooking Jerusalem from the east where Jesus wept over Jerusalem
  • Dominus Flevit on Palm Sunday Road - a church on the route Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday
  • Garden of Gethsemane - the traditional location where Jesus prayed and was betrayed
  • Upper Room - the traditional location of the Last Supper
  • David's Tomb - the traditional location of King David's Tomb
  • Bethlehem & the Church of the Nativity - the city of Jesus' birth
  • Model of Jerusalem - a model of Herodian Jerusalem as it looked at the time of Christ
  • Shrine of the Book - the home of Israel's greatest archaeological treasure: the Dead Sea Scrolls
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A walk in the footsteps of Jesus down Palm Sunday Road.


Western Wall

Wednesday, June 14

City of David


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Temple Mount - where the second Jewish Temple once stood, now home of the Dome of the Rock
  • Western "Wailing" Wall - a section of the Temple Mount foundation dating back to the 2nd Temple Period and the most sacred Jewish site in Jerusalem
  • Rabbinical Tunnel - an underground excavation project which has exposed the full length of the Western Wall
  • Hezekiah's City Wall & the Roman Cardo - the ancient Roman main street through the Old City
  • Southern Temple Steps - part of an extensive excavation program which has unearthed the main steps leading up to the Temple Mount complex
  • City of David Excavations - the original site of King David's capital of Israel, including the Pool of Siloam and Hezekiah's Tunnel
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A trek through the historic and amazing tunnel dug by Hezekiah to survive the Assyrian siege of Jerusalem. 


Garden Tomb

Thursday, June 15

The Passion of the Christ 


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Lions' Gate - the traditional site of the stoning of St. Stephen
  • Pool of Bethesda & St. Anne's Church - the pool where Jesus healed an infirmed man
  • Antonia's Fortress - the traditional location where Jesus was mocked with a crown of thorns
  • Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - the "way of the cross" leading to the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion
  • Citadel of David
  • Solomon's Quarries 
  • Gordon's Calvary & the Garden Tomb - an ancient tomb similar to the one in which Christ was buried
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A memorable communion service at the Garden Tomb; then, rejoicing and reminiscing over the extraordinary days spent in the land of our Lord at our Farewell Dinner.


Friday, June 16

Homeward Bound 


SHALOM AND FAREWELL 

With heart-changing memories of our walk in the footsteps of history, we arrive back in the United States.


*Itinerary is subject to change.  To best serve the group, the schedule may be altered or substitutions made at the discretion of your tour leader and guide.