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Israel Tour 16-26 October 2019

Join Rev. Dr. David d’Albany

Holy Land Classic Tour

October 16-25, 2019 • 800-247-0017

Educational Opportunities Tours

P.O. Box 6098, Lakeland, FL 33807-6098

(863) 648-0383

Email: [email protected]

Tour Host: David d’Albany ID#: 58872 Tour: HL19

Local Tour Guide will be assigned. Tour = HL19 Date = 101619 Code = A ID = 58872



(additional options have extra charges.)


Jesus: His Life, His Times, His Land, His Hebrew Faith

Two Units of CEU Educational Credits Units Available. These are useful for pastors, rabbis, Church and synagogue leaders, university students in history, archaeology, anthropology and religion majors.


• October 16 & 17 - USA to the Holy Land

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight. You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel to enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.

Hotel: The Olive Tree at Jerusalem (4 stars - 972.2.541.0410)

• October 18 - Qumran, Jerusalem & Mount of Olives Travel to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion (Matt. 26: 36 - 44). 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).

Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14: 12-26). End your day with a group picture taken from the Mount of Olives, where Jesus ascended into heaven (Acts 1: 9-12).

Hotel: The Olive Tree at Jerusalem (4 stars - 972.2.541.0410)

• October 19 - Caesarea, Megiddo, Nazareth and Cana

Today’s first stop is Caesarea, a center of the early Christians where an angel visited Cornelius, the first Gentile believer (Acts 10), and where Paul was imprisoned for two years before appealing to Caesar. Look out over Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. Visit the Franciscan Wedding Chapel in Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle, before continuing on to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23).

Hotel: The Royal Plaza at Tiberias (3.5 stars - 972.4.670.0000)

• October 20 - The Galilee

Worship as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matt.4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matt. 5-7). Explore the Church of the Fish and the Loaves at Tabgha, traditional site of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17). See the Chapel of the Primacy, where Peter professed his devotion three times to the risen Christ (John 21). In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue. Recall Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist at the Jordan River.

Hotel: The Royal Plaza at Tiberias (3.5 stars - 972.4.670.0000)

• October 21 - Jericho & Bethlehem

Visit Jericho to view the ruins of the city conquered by Joshua (Josh. 6: 1, 2, 20), in the distance you can also see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4:1-11). In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace and see the Church of the Nativity constructed over the site (Matt. 1: 18-25). Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field before returning to Jerusalem.

Hotel: The Olive Tree at Jerusalem (4 stars - 972.2.541.0410)

• October 22 - Jerusalem & the Old City

Walk the Cardo (Cardo Maximus built by Emperor Hadrian in AD 135 after he kicked out the Jews from their capital Jerusalem for about 300 years), the ancient main street of the Old City. Explore ancient Jerusalem at the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5: 1-18). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne and experience its rich acoustics. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus appeared before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:1), and follow in Christ’s steps on the Via Dolorosa (“the Way of the Cross”). At the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, take time to reflect on His sacrificial love.

Hotel: The Olive Tree at Jerusalem (4 stars - 972.2.541.0410)

• October 23 - Leisure Day (Masada/Dead Sea Optional Tour)

Today you have free time to explore on your own or you may choose to visit Masada and the Dead Sea (additional charge). Ascend by cable car to Masada, Herod’s legendary mountaintop fortress which became the last desperate stronghold of the Jewish Zealots against the Romans. You can still look down on the remains of the Roman camps and the siege ramp below. End your day with a dip in the salt and mineral laden waters of the Dead Sea.

Hotel: The Olive Tree at Jerusalem (4 stars - 972.2.541.0410)

• October 24 - Jerusalem

Travel to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and where Mary visited Elisabeth (Luke 1: 26-40). Explore the poignant exhibits of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial. Visit the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion.

Hotel: The Olive Tree at Jerusalem (4 stars - 972.2.541.0410)

• October 25 - Return to the USA or Enjoy an Extension.

(Touring itinerary is subject to change based on local conditions and tour occupancy rates.)