Grace bible dallas 2019


Tour Leader Notes:

  • Airline & Flight # TBD
*Appointments not confirmed unless indicated. Tour Leader Notes will not be included in Itinerary provided to guests.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

Depart the US 


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


Tour Leader Notes: 

  • Overnight at Ramada
    Hotel in Hadera

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

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 on the Mediterranean.
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

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


Tour Leader Notes:

  • Mt. Arbel last entry 4:00 PM
  • Overnight at Scots Hotel
    overlooking the Sea of Galilee

thursday, may 2

Caesarea by the Sea


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Caesarea - the Roman city where Paul first took the message of the Gospel to the Gentiles
  • Caesarea Aqueduct - the ruins of a Roman aqueduct built to supply the ancient city of Caesarea with fresh water
  • Mount Carmel - the mountain on which Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal
  • Megiddo - a strategic city overlooking the gathering place for the armies of Armageddon
  • Mount Arbel - a vista of the Galilee and sites of Jesus' public ministry
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A walk through the ancient water tunnel beneath Megiddo.


Tour Leader Notes:

  • Boat Ride 8:15 AM
  • Ktze Hanahal Lunch 1:00 PM
  • Overnight at Scots Hotel
    overlooking the Sea of Galilee

Friday, may 3

Around the Sea of Galilee 


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Sea of Galilee - a freshwater lake in northern Israel where Jesus spent three years ministering and performing miracles
  • Ancient Galilee Boat - a fishing boat dating back to the 1st century, excavated on the shore of the Sea of Galilee
  • Mount of Beatitudes - the traditional place where Christ delivered his famous speech on the Beatitudes
  • Chorazin - the community Jesus rebuked for their lack of faith
  • Jordan River - the eastern border of Israel and the waters in which John baptized Jesus
  • Kursi Overlook - the traditional site where demons entered the swine after being cast out of the demoniac
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. 


Tour Leader Notes:

  • Overnight at Scots Hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee

Saturday May 4

Northern Israel 


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Capernaum - the town and synagogue where Jesus preached during his Galilean ministry
  • Ancient Dan - the northernmost city of Israel and the location of Jeroboam's golden calf
  • Caesarea Philippi - where Peter professed, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."
  • Banias Waterfall - a spectacular view of the headwaters of the Jordan River
  • Golan Heights - a view of Paul's route to Damascus and modern-day battlegrounds
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A view of Mount Hermon, Israel's tallest mountain, from atop Har Bental.


Tour Leader Notes:

  • Mt. of Temptations Lunch 12:00 PM
  • Overnight at Herods Hotel on the Dead Sea

sunday, may 5

Down to the Dead Sea 


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Spring of Harod - the traditional location where Gideon chose his 300 men for battle
  • Beth She'an - the ruins of a Roman city near where the Philistines displayed the bodies of King Saul and his sons
  • Jericho - the first Canaanite city the Israelites conquered in the Promised Land
  • Wadi Qilt - the wilderness where Jesus was tempted by Satan
  • 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

 


Tour Leader Notes:

  • Overnight at Herods Hotel on the Dead Sea

monday, may 6

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
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

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


Tour Leader Notes:

  • Overnight at Dan Panorama
    Hotel in Jerusalem

tuesday, may 7

Up to Jerusalem


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Arad  - the ruins of a temple patterned after God's Temple in Jerusalem
  • Beersheba - the southernmost city of Biblical Israel and the winter home of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
  • Beit Guvrin - a fortified city from the First Temple period and an extensive cavern complex carved beneath the earth
  • Elah Valley - the famous battlefield of David and Goliath
  • Beth Shemesh - where the Philistines returned the Ark of the Covenant to the Israelites
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A scenic drive through the hills and valleys of the Judean Hill Country.


Tour Leader Notes:

  • Private Garden 10:00 AM
  • City of David with movie 11:00 AM
  • Yad Vashem 3:15 PM
  • Overnight at Dan Panorama
    Hotel in Jerusalem

Wednesday, May 8

Israel: Yesterday and Today 


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Mount of Olives - a hill overlooking Jerusalem from the east where Jesus wept for the city
  • 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 
  • City of David Excavations - the original site of King David's capital of Israel
  • Model of Jerusalem - a model of Herodian Jerusalem as it looked at the time of Christ
  • Israel Museum/Shrine of the Book - the home of Israel's greatest archaeological treasures and the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Yad Vashem - Israel's memorial to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

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


Tour Leader Notes:

  • Skip Grotto in Bethlehem (try Roman Catholic side)
  • Lunch at Ramat Rachel in Jerusalem
    (not included in tour cost)
  • Dinner at Hotel 6:30 PM
  • Evening Meeting 7:30 PM
  • Overnight at Dan Panorama
    Hotel in Jerusalem

thursday, may 9

Ancient Treasures


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Bethlehem - the city of Jesus' birth
  • Herodium - the fortress built by Herod the Great which later became his burial place
  • Upper Room - the traditional location of the Last Supper
  • 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 

Tour Leader Notes:

  • Depart Hotel 7:00 AM
  • Temple Mount Opens 7:30 AM
  • Rabbi Tunnel 9:20 AM
  • Garden Tomb 3:30 PM
    (Communion cups and
     elements provided for you)
  • Farewell Dinner 5:30 PM
  • Overnight at Dan Panorama
    Hotel in Jerusalem

friday, may 10

The Passion of the Christ 


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Temple Mount - where the second Jewish Temple once stood, now home to the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque
  • 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
  • Pool of Bethesda & St. Anne's Church - the pool where Jesus healed an infirmed man
  • Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - the "way of the cross" leading to the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion
  • 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.


Tour Leader Notes:

  • Airline & Flight # TBD

sunday, may 11

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.