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Holy Land Educational Mission to Israel 14-23 Feb. 2007
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14 - 23 FEBRUARY, 2007 - ITINERARY

Flight Details:
ET 808 14FEB WE Johannesburg / Addis Ababa 14:45 / 21:10
ET 404 15FEB TH Addis Ababa / Tel Aviv 02:05 / 05:40

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flight Details:
ET 405 23FEB FR Tel Aviv / Addis Ababa 00:20 / 06:00
ET 809 23FEB FR Addis Ababa / Johannesburg 09:05 / 13:35