Touring sites of New Testament parables and miracles around the Sea of Galilee, you will hike the epic Arbel Cliff for a panoramic view of the region with an opening lecture from a local Messianic teacher. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes and Capernaum, visit the famous “Jesus Boat” and sail across the Sea of Galilee.
After a biblical breakfast you will be ascending Masada by cable car for an epic visit of Israel’s historic freedom fortress, and continue on to enjoy an afternoon at the Dead Sea Spa with its famous mineral water pools and white beaches. Overnight in Tel Aviv.
Wine tasting at an Israeli winery by Jerusalem; visit an Ethiopian new-immigrant trade school at YVEL exclusive jewelry workshop; evening meeting with government or IDF ranking official for discussion of current events.
Touring Jaffa’s artistic & colorful alleyways next to modern Tel Aviv, you will enjoy the beautiful white beaches, visit Independence Hall where the State of Israel was born in 1948, celebrate a final banquet at a specialty restaurant on the Mediterranean Coast.
Traveling from Jerusalem to Yad Hashmona, Israel’s only Messianic Village, you will tour the famous Biblical Gardens, meet local Messianic women and hear from them about their lives, families and ministry in Israel.
Driving south into the Judean desert to the lowest part of the earth! Ascending Masada by cable car, we will learn the Jewish zealot’s final stand against the might of Rome and hike the Oasis of Ein Gedi to the hidden waterfall where David took shelter during his pre-kingdom days.
We start the day visiting Bethlehem and the Shepherds’ Fields. At the Elah Valley we will read about David’s encounter with Goliath, and then travel on to Tel Beth Shemesh overseeing the Soreq Valley where we remember the return of the Holy Ark from the Philistine captivity and the birth of Samson.
You will descent to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea region. You will visit the epic freedom fortress of Masada, hike through Ein Gedi, the hidden desert oasis where King David penned many Psalms, explore the caves of Qumran, and treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea Spa.