unity faith missionary baptist church 2018


Tour Leader Notes:

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

Wednesday, February 13

Depart the US 


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

Our specific notes/dialogue are in red to assist you in comparing quotes that can sometimes vary in very subtle ways.

  • Airline Estimate included is provided from our air consolidator and includes all estimated taxes and surcharges. This cost can vary greatly and it is important to verify what amount has been included in your specific quote. 

Tour Leader Notes: 

thursday, february 14

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!

  • We include airport transfers for both the group and individuals who choose to provide their own air (your guests will have that option and we will coordinate all the details). Typically this would be an added expense to your traveler but it is included in our price.

Tour Leader Notes:

Friday, February 15

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
  • Mount Arbel Overlook - a vista of the Galilee and sites of Jesus' public ministry
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A scenic drive through the land of the Philistines along the Mediterranean coast.


Tour Leader Notes:

saturday, february 16

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
  • Capernaum - the town and synagogue where Jesus preached during his Galilean ministry
  • Mount of Beatitudes - the traditional place where Christ delivered His message on the Beatitudes
  • Chorazin - the community Jesus rebuked for their lack of faith
  • Magdala - the home town of Mary Magdalene where one of the world's oldest synagogues has been excavated
  • 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. 


Tour Leader Notes:

sunday, february 17

Northern Israel 


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • 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:

Monday, February 18

Down to the Dead Sea 


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Beth She'an - the ruins of a Roman city and the site near where the Philistines displayed the bodies of King Saul and his sons
  • Spring of Harod - the traditional location where Gideon chose his 300 men for battle
  • Jericho Drive-by - a view of the first Canaanite city the Israelites conquered in the Promised Land
  • Dead Sea - a large salt lake in the wilderness and the lowest point on the face of the earth
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

A scenic drive through the Jordan River Valley between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea; then, an opportunity to experience the most floatable body of water in the world.  


Tour Leader Notes:

tuesday, february 19

Up to Jerusalem


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
  • Mount Scopus - a panoramic overlook of Jerusalem with views of the Mount of Olives, the Temple Mount, and the walled city
YOUR DAY ALSO INCLUDES

An optional hike across streams and rocks to the caves at Ein Gedi.


Tour Leader Notes:

  • Gethsemane Private Garden
    10:00 AM
  • Yad Vashem 3:00 PM
  • Overnight at Dan Jerusalem Hotel in Jerusalem

wednesday, february 20

Israel: Yesterday and Today


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Mount of Olives - a hill overlooking Jerusalem from the east where Jesus ascended to heaven
  • 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 
  • 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:

  • Temple Mount 7:30 AM
  • City of David 3:00 PM
  • Warren's Shaft 3:50 PM
  • Overnight at Dan Jerusalem Hotel in Jerusalem

thursday, february 21

Jerusalem in the Time of Christ


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Temple Mount - where the second Jewish Temple once stood, now home of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque
  • Pool of Bethesda & St. Anne's Church - the pool where Jesus healed an infirmed man
  • Hezekiah's City Wall - wall built by King Hezekiah to prepare for the Assyrian invasion
  • Roman Cardo - the ancient Roman main street through the Old City
  • Upper Room - the traditional location of the Last Supper 
  • Jewish Quarter in the Old City - one of four neighborhoods inside the ancient walled city of Jerusalem
  • 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. 


Tour Leader Notes:

  • Rabbi Tunnel 11:00 AM
  • Garden Tomb 3:30 PM
    (Communion cups and
     elements provided for you)
  • Private Farewell Dinner 6:00 PM
  • Overnight at Dan Panorama Hotel in Jerusalem

friday, february 22

The Passion of the Christ


SITES YOU WILL VISIT
  • Southern Temple Steps - part of extensive excavations that have unearthed steps from the time of Jesus leading up to the Temple Mount 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

NOTE: This hotel overnight has been included as we want to protect your guests from having to pay any additional amount, should flights dictate departing in the morning on the next day.

Typically, we like to include a special Farewell Dinner for a time of reminiscing, testimony, and good-byes. A private dinner at your hotel is currently included in your present proposal. However, a wonderful way to close a trip would be at our upgraded venue option of American Colony Hotel (adds $60 per person). 


Tour Leader Notes:

  • Airline & Flight # TBD

saturday, february 23

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.