Tour Israel

Experience the Land of the Bible​​​
May 8-16, 2019
Join Hosts Emily Herrod,
Joseph Herrod & Bob Smith
For the trip of a Lifetime
In Honor and Memory of Dr. Ron Herrod

$3,950.00 Includes
Airfare city Options:   Atlanta, GA
                                        Newark, NJ
                                                                 Charlotte, NC
                                        Memphis, TN
Land Transportation by Motor Coach
Entrance Fees to all Sites
Professional local Tour Guide
Buffet Breakfast and Dinner
First Class Lodging Accommodations
Baggage Handeling
All Transfer Fees

DAY 1:   Depart the USA
DAY 2:   Arrive in Israel
Day 3:   Galilee
Day 4:   Tiberias, Capernaum, 
               Philippi, Mt, Hermon
DAY 5:   Nazareth, Jericho,
               Qumran, Dead Sea
DAY 6:   Masada, Bethlehem
DAY 7:   Jerusalem
DAY 8:   Jerusalem
DAY 9:   Return to the USA 


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MAY 8: Tour members gather at the ticket counter at the Atlanta Airport two hours prior to their departure to Tel Aviv. Dinner and breakfast are served in-flight.

MAY 9: Upon arrival at the Tel Aviv airport, we drive to Caesarea, the Roman city of Herod where sights include Crusader fortifications and the Roman aqueducts and amphitheater. Continue to our hotel in Carsarea - situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea for dinner and overnight. Weather permitting, we suggest a walk on the beach.

MAY 10: After breakfast, we drive through the Jezreel Valley to the fields of Armageddon (Revelation 16:16) and Megiddo. Continue northward along the Mediterranean Sea to Haifa and Mt. Carmel - the Biblical site of Elijah's contest with the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18). Traveling westward across Galilee we view Mt. Tabor (Psalm 89:12), Deboriya - the hometown of the prophetess Deborah - at the foothill of Mt. Tabor (Judges 4 & 6). Over-night at our hotel on the shores of the beautiful sea of Galilee.

MAY 11: This will be an exciting day in the Galilee area after a delicious breakfast. We depart the Roman hot springs resort city of Tiberias via a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum (John 6:24) to walk among the ancient ruins of the first century synagogue where Jesus preached (Matthew 4:13). Then on to the Mount of the Beatitudes where Jesus preached the "Sermon on the Mount" (Matthew 5-7) and to Tabgha - the chapel dedicated to the multiplication of the loaves and fishes (Mark 6:34-44). We then proceed to upper Galilee and the site of Peter's confession (Matthew 16:16) at Carsarea Phillippi and to Mt. Hermon (Psalm 89:12), the probable site of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8), and the present day Golan heights where Israel, Lebanon and Syria come together. We follow the fresh mountain waters of Mt. Hermon to the Sea of Galilee and to the outlet passage at the southern tip of the Sea. We stop at the beautiful Pilgrims Park at the Jordan River. Time for an optional baptism if you wish. Return to our hotel for overnight.

MAY 12: Early morning departure to Cana and then on to Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus, where we visit the Church of the Annunciation (Luke 1:5-42) and Mary's Fountain (Luke 4:16-22). We continue past Bethshean and then south through the Jordan Valley to ancient Jericho where the walls came tumbling down (I Kings 17:1-6 & 2 Kings 2:19-22) and a commanding view of the Mount of Temptation (Matthew 4:1-11) and Elisha's Fountain. Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered for a visit. See the remains of the Community Center of the Essenes and the caves of the Scrolls. Travel to the Dead Sea where we spend the night.

MAY 13: This morning we drive via the Judean Desert to Masada, a truly remarkable piece of History. We ascend Masada by cable car to visit the magnificent ruins of the fortress where, from 70-73 A.D., the Jewish defenders made the last stand of the Judean Revolt against Rome and where the remains of storehouses, cisterns and a sixth century Byzantine church are still on view. We continue our tour in the afternoon tour to Bethlehem. We visit the Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus, and Shepherds Fields (Luke 2:1-20) then the Field of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 1:16-17 & 4:13). We return to Jerusalem passing Rachel's Tomb (if viewable). Then to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

MAY 14: After a night of rest and a hearty breakfast, this exciting day begins with a drive to Mt. Scopus and the Mt. of Olives (Matthew 24:3) for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting the Chapel of the Ascension, the Church of Pater Noster and the Dominos Fleet. Walk along Hosanna Road to Gethsemane to visit the Church of All Nations which stands on the Rock of Agony where Jesus was betrayed by Judas (Matthew 26:36-57). See the Pillar of Absalom, the Eastern (Golden) Gate and the Pinnacle of the Temple. We then drive to Mt. Zion where we visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu on the site of Caiaphas' House, the Room of the Last Supper (Luke 22:14-20) and the Tomb of King David. We continue our tour to New Jerusalem; Hebrew University, the Shrine of the Book that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, Had Vashem - the immensely moving memorial to the six million martyrs of the Holocaust - and the Model City of Jerusalem which depicts in miniature the Holy City as it appeared in the first century. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

MAY 15: Today begins with the Old City of Jerusalem. Starting at the Western (Wailing) Wall where the faithful Jews cry their petitions to God. Continue to the Temple Area of Mt. Moriah. Visit the El Aksa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock which is build on the ancient site of Solomon's Temple (Genesis 22:9-14) and over the Rock of Sacrifice where Abraham offeredIsaac (Genesis 22) and the ceremonial sacrifice of animals took place. Visit the Temple Institute. After this we walk along the Via Dolorosa to Pilate's Judgment Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation, the Ecce Homo Arch where Jesus was tried before Pilate. Then continue through the Old City Bazaars to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Visit the Garden Tomb and Golgotha - Place of the Skull - for a worship service. Stop at the Jerusalem Prayer Center. We conclude our day with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight flight to the United States.

MAY 16: After a week of touring the land of the Bible, we head to the airport for our overnight flight back to the United States. Meals are served in-flight.