Overview

Join Pastor Mark Pritchard in June 2022 as we journey to the Holy Land for a life-changing experience. Encounter the Bible in new, fresh ways as we walk where Jesus was born, walked, taught, performed miracles, died, and was resurrected. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem, Sea of Galilee, Dead Sea, and many other historical sites that will not only touch you but transform your life. Join us as we journey to Israel.

PRICING:

  • $4,390 per person based on double occupancy.  Book now as space is limited.
  • Single room supplement - $895
  • PAYMENT PLAN: $500 per person with registration to secure space.
  • 50% of the total amount is due on or before December 1, 2021
  • Balance due on or before April 1, 2022

FLIGHT SCHEDULE:

Flight information will be available 11 months before the return date. Please continue to check the itinerary on the website for updated flight information.

* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website.

If you would like to register by mail, trip brochures/applications are available at the church. Or Contact Franny Friesz | franny@churchatthegates.org

June 3 - 13, 2022 03 Jun Israel
Inclusions/Exclusions
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare to and from Tel Aviv (departing from Missoula, MT) 
  • 10 nights in 4-star hotels (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily 
  • Entrance fee to all sites
  • All ground transportation in a private tour bus

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Lunches
  • Alcoholic drinks 
  • Personal expenses
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is not included in the purchase price. For your convenience, we offer travel insurance through *Travelex Insurance Services. For questions, quotes, or to purchase travel insurance, visit Travelex Insurance or call (800) 228-9792 and use the code 26-0057 for Elias Tours.
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • SEE

See the place where Jesus was born, the places he lived, where he died, and where he rose from the Dead See the mountains, the trails, and the roads Jesus and his disciples walked.

  • EXPERIENCE

Feel the wind and smell the air from the Sea of Galilee. Walk and sit on the grassy hills where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Walk the stairs Jesus climbed on his way to the cross. Experience the crowded roads and alleys Jesus navigated during his time in Jerusalem. Float in the Dead Sea and climb Masada.

  • BE CHANGED

Your faith will be challenged, strengthened, and changed through this trip. You’ll see Scripture in new depth and color. You’ll meet Jesus anew on this trip.

Itinerary

 

Friday – June 03 (Day 1): Departure US to Tel Aviv

Saturday – June 04 (Day 2): Arrival Tel Aviv – Transfer to hotel in Tiberias

Meet your guide at the airport, drive to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Sunday – June 05 (Day 3): Caesarea – Mt. Carmel – Megiddo – Nazareth –  Sea of Galilee

Start the day with a visit to Caesarea Maritima where we will visit the magnificent city with Roman, Byzantine, and Crusader ruin. Continue to visit Mount Carmel, Megiddo and explore the Tel that goes back in history to 4000 BC, looking at ruins from the times of King Solomon and King Ahab. Overlooking the Armageddon Valley, Proceed to Nazareth where we visit the church of the Annunciation to include the Archaeological garden where we would see the remains of Nazareth village from the time of Jesus. On to Sea of Galilee for dinner and Overnight

Monday – June 06 (Day 4): Sea of Galilee – Magdala – Banias

Start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Then we continue to visit the Jesus Boat Museum to visit a 2000 years old boat from the time of Jesus. After that, we continue to visit Capernaum where we visit the remains of an ancient synagogue. We continue to visit Mt. of Beatitudes on the Sea of Galilee and Magdala. End of the day we will be visiting Banias (Caesarea Philippi) - the Site of Peter’s Confession. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Tuesday – June 07 (Day 5): Sea of Galilee - Jericho – Bethlehem – Shepherd field

Check out our hotel in Galilee and head south towards Jerusalem. drive through the Jordan valley, visit the baptismal site on the Jordan River at Bet Arabah also known as Qasr el Yahud which means the crossing place of the Jews; It was here where the Israelites crossed the river Jordan at the very same spot where the prophet Elijah was taken into heaven and where our Lord Jesus was baptized. On to visit Jericho where we visit Tel Jericho location of ancient Jericho at the time of Joshua, from where we will also have a view over the Judean wilderness and the Mt of Temptation. This afternoon we visit the Shepherd field where the Angels appeared announcing the good news about the birth of our Savior followed by a visit of the Church of the Nativity marking the birthplace of Christ. Check into your hotel for Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Wednesday – June 08 (Day 6): Temple Mt – Pools of Bethesda - Mt. of Olives – Israeli Museum - Herodium

Start the day with a visit to Temple Mt, recalling Abraham brought his son Isaac as an offering to the Lord, where King Solomon Temple stood later to be rebuilt by Ezra and Nehemiah, seeing the esplanade added by King Herod the Great. We will learn about jess teachings at the Temple which in a way formed the center for Jesus's ministry in Jerusalem. On we visit the nearby pools of Bethesda where Jesus healed the Paralytic and the nearby church of St Anne’s known for it acoustics to sing a hymn of praise. We precede to the Mt of Olives for a panoramic view over the city of Jerusalem, then we walk Palm Sunday road stopping at Dominus Flevit where Jesus wept the city from. On we carry on to visit the Israeli Museum to include the model city of Jerusalem as it looked in the 1st century AD and the Shrine of Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are on display. This afternoon we visit the Herodium built by King Herod the Great as a palace and later on as a Mausoleum where the mighty tyrant king was buried; Herod literally moved the mountain from one place to another as part of his construction work “ that’s what Jesus would have pointed out saying “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight in  Jerusalem

Thursday – June 09 (Day 7): Mt Zion – Jewish quarter – Davidson center - Wailing Wall - Western Wall Tunnels

Start the day at the Davidson center walking where Jesus walked on streets that are dating to the time of Christ, stand on the southern steps of the Temple where Peter preached and the first Christians were baptized. On Mt Zion visiting the upper room, then we precede through Zion gate to the Jewish quarter seeing the Roman-Byzantine Cardo,

King Hezekiah broad wall, Hurva Synagogue, Golden Temple Menorah. This afternoon we visit the Wailing Wall Judaism Holiest place and the nearby western wall tunnels that will take us along the western wall of the temple seeing Herodian temple's magnificent architecture. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight in Jerusalem

Friday – June 10 (Day 8): Masada – Qumran – Dead Sea

Full-Day Tour in the Dead Sea area - we will visit Masada, the fortress built by King Herod the Great and made famous by the Zealots in 73/74 AD with the stand-off against the Romans. Then we continue to visit Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and swim in the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem or Jerusalem.

Saturday – June 11 (Day 9): Garden of Gethsemane – St. Peter in Gallicantu – Garden Tomb

Start the day with a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane with some time for private prayer at Gethsemane's private Garden. On across the Kidron to Caiaphas Palace where Peter denied Jesus three times, continue to visit Ecce Homo, biblical Gabbatha. Follow Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, walk through different quarters of Jerusalem, and then end the day at the Garden Tomb for visit and communion service. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Sunday – June 12 (Day 10): Hezekiah’s Tunnel “City of David” - Pools of Siloam – Yad Vashem – Valley of Elah

This morning we start the day visiting the City of David, seeing the possible finds of King David Palace, walk through Warren Shaft which might be the same pipeline that David men's climbed to take the city reaching King Hezekiah water tunnel which carries the water from the Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam or take the dry Canaanite tunnel reaching the watergate from the times of Ezra and Nehemiah leading into the pools of Siloam where Jesus sent the blind man to wash at. On to Yad Vashem Holocaust memorials for a visit to the site. This afternoon we drive to the Valley of Elah where the encounter between David and Goliath would have taken place. Back to the hotel in Jerusalem overnight.

Monday – June 13 (Day 11): Departure Tel Aviv to the US.

We will arrive back in the USA on the same day.

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