Bible Land Exploration 2020 with Gracious Vine Ministries and Paul Paoli Band

11 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $4098* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Gracious Vine Ministries on the Bible Land Exploration 2020! From October 13-23, experience places such as the Sea of Galilee, the Teaching Steps, and the Garden Tomb. Pricing for this 11 day tour starts at $4,098*including flights from the New York area.

*Pricing reflects a 4% cash discount

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Live Audio Headsets
  • Study Guide

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Oct. 13 - Depart the USA

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight.

Day 2 Oct. 14 – Arrive in Tel Aviv

Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to Netanya for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Oct. 15 - Caesarea Maritima, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel

Visit the Roman Aqueduct and Theatre at Caesarea, a center of early Christianity and where Paul was imprisoned for two years (Acts 10).  Travel the ancient caravan route through the Jezreel Valley to Tel Megiddo, an exciting archeological dig with its layers of twenty different cities built on top of each other.  View Mount Carmel, site of Elijah’s victory over the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18).  Check in to your Galilee hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Oct. 16 - Caesarea Phillipi, Tel Dan, Golan Heights

Visit Caesarea Philippi, where Peter told the Lord, “You are the Christ!” (Matt. 16).  Walk the ancient remains of Tel Dan and see where the altar built by King Jeroboam I once stood (I Kings 12).  Pass through the Golan Heights and gain a better appreciation of their strategic importance.  Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Oct. 17 - Capernaum, Mt Beatitudes, Nof Ginosar & Yardenit

Enjoy beautiful Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry, and visit the synagogue located on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:13, 23).  On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matt. 5-7).  Visit Kibbutz Nof Ginosar and learn about the “Ancient Boat”, a rare and excellent example of the kind of boat in which Jesus would have sailed.  At the River Jordan you can remember your baptism at the Yardenit Baptismal Site.  Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 Oct. 18 - Magdala, Arbel, Galilee Boat Ride & Beit Shean

In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue.  Travel to Mount Arbel and walk along its peak for a stunning view of the Sea of Galilee and the area in which Jesus ministered, with extended views of Mt. Hermon in the north and Mt. Tabor in the south. It is a magnificent photo opportunity.  Sail across the Sea of Galilee and experience a special onboard worship service.  Enjoy St. Peter fish, before taking the boat ride across the Sea of Galilee.  Visit Beit Shean, a city continuously inhabited for over 5,000 years.  This is the city where Saul and his sons’ bodies were hung from its walls (1 Sam. 31).  The uncovered ruins date back to the Greek / Roman city that was part of the Decapolis of Jesus’ day.  Check in to your Dead Sea hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 Oct. 19 - Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran

Ascend by cable car to Masada, Herod’s legendary mountaintop fortress which became the last desperate stronghold of the Jewish Zealots against the Romans.  Journey to the oasis of Ein Gedi, where David and his men sought refuge from Saul (1 Sam. 23).  Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947.  Check in to your Jerusalem hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 Oct. 20 - Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, Hezekiah’s Tunnel and Pool of Siloam

In Jerusalem, visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, with its poignant exhibits honoring the lives lost during the Holocaust. Explore the Israel Museum and its First Century Model of the City of Jerusalem. Another highlight is the museum’s Shrine of the Book exhibit showcasing the Dead Sea Scroll book of Isaiah.  Explore Hezekiah’s Tunnel, an amazing engineering feat that was dug from either end and met in the middle!  (Note:  Those who are claustrophobic may want to meet the group at the other end of the tunnel!).  Stand on the steps of the Pool of Siloam, where Jesus healed the blind man (John 9).  Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 9 Oct. 21 - Jerusalem

Stand on the Mount of Olives for a remarkable view of Jerusalem (the Golden City); Jesus stood here before ascending into heaven forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1:9 -12). In the Kidron Valley across from the walls of Jerusalem, pray as Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt. 26:36). Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was questioned the night of His betrayal (Matt. 26:57). Recall the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14:12).  Spend time in prayer at the Western Wall (the only remnant of the Second Temple of Jerusalem) and sit on the Teaching Steps where Jesus taught. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 10 Oct. 22 - Jerusalem

Walk the Temple Mount (conditions permitting), once the site of the Temple of Solomon (II Chronicles 3) and home to the Dome of the Rock.  See where Jesus healed on the Sabbath at the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-31).  See the pavement from the Antonia Fortress in the basement of the Sisters of Zion Church. Here, “games” Roman soldiers played are carved into the stone.  The grooved stones indicate that horses departed from the fortress here.  See the Arch near where Pilate proclaimed “Ecce Homo - Behold the Man”.  Walk the Via Dolorosa (“the Way of the Cross”) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (John 19), built over the traditional sites of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. At the Garden Tomb, share communion together and experience the reality of the Resurrection (John 20).

Day 11 Oct. 23 - Return Home

Return home

Departure Dates

  1. Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount