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SOUTH AFRICAN MINSTERS EDUCATIONAL MISSION TO ISRAEL

14-23 FEBRUARY, 2007

 

 

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Day 1 – Thursday 15/2  Arrival

Arrival Tel Aviv airport early morning

Start your tour of the Holy Land with the sights and aromas of Neot Kedumim Biblical Reserve

Visit Meggido, the chariot city of Solomon and Ahab

Continue onto Nazareth and the Church of Annunciation

Drive by Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed the first miracle of turning water into wine

Overnight: Plaza Hotel Nazareth (B, D)

 

Day 2 – Friday 16/2      Sea of Galilee

Experience a morning sail across the Sea of Galilee

Ascend to the top of the Mt. of Beatitudes, where you can relive the Sermon on the Mount

Visit Tabgha, where Jesus multiplied five loaves and two fish

Continue onto Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ Ministries

Overnight: Golan Hotel Tiberias (B, D)

 

Day 3 – Saturday 17/2  Upper Galilee

Explore Caesari of Philippi at the Banias Springs

Explore the ancient city of Beith Shean, a fully excavated Roman/Byzantine city of Scytopolis

Visit the natural spring waters of Gan Hashlosha

Visit Gideon’s Spring where Gideon and his 300 men defeated the Philistines
See the special baptism site at Yardenit

Overnight: Golan Hotel Tiberias (B, D)

 

Day 4 – Sunday 18/2    Coastal Plain

Visit the Carmelite Monastery at the Mukarah, where Elijah smote the false prophets

Continue onto Caesarea Maritima to see the harbor city built by Herod the Great

Visit the ancient port city of Old Jaffa and hear tales of Simon the Tanner and Jonah and the Whale

See Emmaus where Jesus appeared after his resurrection

Overnight: Shalom Hotel Jerusalem (B, D)

 

Day 5 – Monday 19/2    Last days of Jesus Christ

Start with a spectacular view of Jerusalem from Mt. of Olives

Walk down the Palm Sunday Road and visit the Church of all Nations at the Garden of Gethsemane

Visit the Pools of Bethesda and St. Annes Church

Pass through Ecce Homo Arch to the Via Dolorosa

Visit each Station of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Overnight: Shalom Hotel Jerusalem (B, D)

 

 

Day 6 – Tuesday 20/2               Dead Sea

Depart Jerusalem via the Inn of the Good Samaritan

Visit the mighty fortress of Masada

Enjoy lunch and experience a ‘float’ in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth

Visit the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where discovered
Overnight: Shalom Hotel Jerusalem (B, L, D)

 

Day 7 – Wednesday 21/2          Jerusalem 1,000 BC

See the City of David - the original city built by King David

Explore the Southern Wall excavations and see the stairs leading up to the Temple Mount

Visit the Room of the Last Supper and King David's Tomb

See the dungeon at the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu

Experience a spiritual visit to the Western Wall

Visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity (subject to security clearance)

Overnight: Shalom Hotel Jerusalem (B, D)

 

Day 8 – Thursday 22/2              New Jerusalem

Experience Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

Explore the picturesque village of Ein Kerem (birthplace of John the Baptist)

End your Jerusalem experience with Holy Communion at the Garden Tomb

See the famous Dead Sea scrolls at the Shrine of the Book

Visit the fascinating village of Yad Hashmonah in the Judean Mountains, founded by Finnish Christians.

Enjoy a farewell festive dinner before departure

Transfer to the airport for a late evening flight back to South Africa (B, D)

 

 

 

 

 

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Inclusions:

·      Air conditioned bus for touring and transfers

·      Licensed English speaking tour guide

·      Accommodation in 3-4 star hotels

·      Meals – Breakfast and Dinner daily. Lunch at the Dead Sea

·      All entrance fees

·      Taxes and service charges

·      Porterage

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