Join Bishop John & Joyce Miller on this 12 day tour of the Holy Land! *All prices reflect a 4% cash discount
- 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
- Guided Tours
- Domestic Tickets from Orlando or Tampa
Day 1 Depart USA
Day 2 Arrive in Israel
Day 3 Caesarea Maritime / Megiddo / Mount Tabor
Day 4 Nazareth / Cana / Tabgha / Primacy Church / Sea of Galilee Jesus Boat / Capernaum / Valley of the Wind and Doves
Well continue to Nazareth, Jesus boyhood home (Matthew 2: 23). Stand in the Basilica of the Annunciation. See the House of the Holy Family, St. Josephs Workshop, St. Josephs Church and the Virgin Marys Well (Luke 2:41-52; Matt 2:19-23). Visit the Franciscan Wedding church in Cana, where the first miracle of Christ is remembered (John 2). Those couples wanting to have their vows renewed may do so here. Stop at Tabgha, where the feeding of the 5,000 is remembered at the Church of the Loaves and Fishes (Luke 9). Walk the shore at the Church of the Primacy of Peter on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (John 21). Set sail on the Sea of Galilee aboard a Kinnereth Sailing Company boat. Appreciate the special place this lake had in Jesus' ministry as, with Bible in hand, we hold a special worship service (Mark 1, 8). See a 2,000 year-old sailing vessel that was discovered and preserved at kibbutz Nof Ginosar. This is a rare find of the kind of boat Jesus and the disciples would have used to cross the Sea and fish. Travel to Capernaum, the center of Jesus' ministry in the Galilee. Visit the synagogue that stands on the site where Jesus taught. Recall His teaching and preaching the gospel of the kingdom (Matt. 4:13, 23). The Valley of the Wind and Doves is a valley between two stone out croppings coming from the west towards the Sea of Galilee at the site of Magdala. Return to Galilee kibbutz for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 Mount of Beatitudes / Tel Dan / Caesarea Philippi / Nimrod Fortress
Look upon the fields where Jesus taught at the Mount of the Beatitudes (Matthew 5-7). A beautiful chapel has been built here to commemorate these precious words of truth. You will also visit the ancient remains of Tel Dan and the altar built by King Jeroboam I (I Kings 12:25-30). Well journey to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter proclaimed, "You are the Christ" (Matthew 16). Here is one of the headwaters of the Jordan River. Enjoy a view on the slopes of Mount Hermon from Nimrods Castle. This Muslim and Crusader fortress was named for the biblical Nimrod (Genesis 8). Return to Galilee kibbutz for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 Beit Shean / Jordan River / Bethlehem
Walk the streets of Beit Shean, a city continuously inhabited for over 5,000 years. Here Saul and his son's bodies were hung from the walls of the city (1 Samuel 31). The uncovered ruins date back to the Greek / Roman city that was part of the Decapolis of Jesus' day. See colonnaded streets with marble sidewalks, Roman public baths, and a theater. Visit the Baptismal Site at Kasr el Yehud, the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist (John 1). View the Mount of Temptation as you travel the Jericho Road. The road from Jericho to Jerusalem twists for miles as it climbs from below sea level into the Judean Mountains. Jesus traveled the nearby Roman road, the setting of His parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 30? 36). In Bethlehem, youll visit the Church of the Nativity and the cave revered as the place where Jesus was born (Matt. 1: 18 - 25; Luke 2: 1-7). Well visit the adjoining St. Catherine Church. Nearby youll visit the grotto at the Shepherds Field where the Good News was first heard. Look out over Jerusalem from Mount Scopus, before checking into your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 Mount of Olives / Dominus Flevit / Gethsemane / Western Wall / Southern Temple Steps / Upper Room / Gallicantu
Day 8 Pool of Bethesda / Church of St. Anne / Via Dolorosa / Antonia Fortress / Church of the Holy Sepulchre / Jewish Quarter / Cardo
View the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-31) where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle. Lift your voice in song in the acoustically beautiful Church of St. Anne. Visit Herods Antonia Fortress where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23: 1-11). Walk the Via Dolorosa, "the Way of the Cross". Walk through the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built over the traditional sites of the crucifixion and burial sites of Jesus. Walk the Jewish Quarter and take time to visit the Cardo, a 2,000 year old market with shops old and new.
Day 9 Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea & Ein Gedi
Day 10 Herodion / First Century Model & Israel Museum / Yad Vashem
Day 11 Burnt House & Wohl Museum / Tower of David Citadel Museum and Garden Tomb
Day 12 Return Home
Return home with many memories to share.