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Join Pastor Ken Cluck of Little Church Big Heart for the 2023 Tour of the Holy Land.

Be transformed in ways you would never expect. Pastor Ken’s first time in Israel was in 2019, and it was a life-changing experience. You can only understand what you have experienced. Experience the land of Israel: the setting of faith, inspiration, and salvation. Stand where prophets exhorted. Boat the sea of Galilee. Walk where Jesus walked. Experience the old city of Jerusalem. Float on the Dead Sea. If you wish, be baptized in the Jordan. No one leaves the Holy Land unchanged.

Message from Pastor Ken:

As a pastor, I taught about the Life of Jesus for decades. However, visiting the Holy Land changed me in ways I could not have imagined. My teaching, Bible reading, and personal prayer life were never the same. I could walk the stones of Jerusalem. I could look out and see the Wilderness. I could be cooled by the spray of Galilee and sink my toes in the sand at Caesarea. I welcome you to go with me in October of 2023. Go as you, but expect to be changed when you return.

Tue. Arrival in Ben Gurion Airport. Meet, assist and transfer by special motor coach to our
hotel in Tel Aviv stopping on our way for a short visit to Old Jaffa (New Testament
Joppa). Dinner and overnight in Tel Aviv / Netanya

Oct. 18 Caesarea – Carmel – Megiddo – Nazareth
Wed. We begin our day driving northwards to the ruins of the ancient city of Caesarea
Maritima which was built by King Herod and later became the seat of government of
the Roman governors including Pontius Pilate who sat in judgment on Jesus Christ
and sentenced him to be crucified. Visit the extensive excavations of the site
including the harbor, the Crusader City, the theatre, the hippodrome and the Roman
aquaduct. We continue and drive by Mt. Carmel, where the Prophet Elijah challenged
the Priests of Baal (1 Kings 18:17-40). Our next stop is at Megiddo, the
Armageddon of the Book of Revelations. Christian tradition has it that the final great
battle of the world will be fought here. Next we continue to Nazareth, a town in the
hill country of Galilee where Jesus grew to manhood. We arrive in our hotel in the
late afternoon and check in for dinner and overnight in the Galilee

Oct. 19 Sea of Galilee
Thur. The Sea of Galilee is rich in memories of the three years of Jesus’ Ministry around its
shores. We begin this day with a visit to the so-called “Jesus Boat” a fishing boat of
the kind used by the disciples of Jesus. We then take a boat ride from Nof Ginosar to
Capernaum, where Jesus dwelt after he left Nazareth and did many signs and
wonders, to visit the ancient synagogue and the nearby House of Peter. Visit Arbel
cliff and drive on around the shores of the Sea of Galilee to visit the Mt. of
Beatitudes, Magdala and before ending this day we shall stop at baptismal site at
Yardenit by the River Jordan. Dinner and overnight.

Oct. 20 Golan Heights
Fri. This morning we drive up to the Golan Heights passing by Katzerin “the town of the
Golan” which was established in 1974 and continue on to Mt. Bental from where there
is an observation point over the whole region and onto the ghost town of Kuneitra.
Next we stop at the Banias, the location of Caesarea Philippi where the Apostle Peter
made his great confession of faith in Jesus as the Christ, before continuing to Tel Dan,
which was the north most town in biblical Israel (hence the saying “from Dan to
Beersheba”). Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Oct. 21 Jordan Valley – Dead Sea
Sat. This morning we drive southwards through the Jordan Valley and along the slopes of
the Gilboa Mountains, on the slopes of which, Saul, first king of Israel, and his son
Jonathan, were killed in a battle with the Philistines about 1010 B.C. and arrive at the
Spring of Ein Harod. At the waters of Ein Harod, Gideon collected his people to fight
the Midianites, about 1050 B.C. as described in the book of Judges (Judges 7,7).
Next we visit the excavations of the ancient Israelite city of Beit Shean. In New
Testament times it became one of the 10 cities of the Decapolis. After the visit to this
extensive site, we continue and drive along the Jordan Valley to Jericho. In Jericho
we see the Mount of Temptation and visit the Fountain of Elisha the Prophet and
stop under a sycamore tree of the kind which Zachaeus, the tax collector, climbed in
order to see Jesus. We continue past Qumran to our hotel at the shores of the Dead
Sea, the lowest spot on the face of Earth. We shall enjoy the spa and beach facilities
at the hotel – there may be a late check in rooms due to arrival on Shabbat. Dinner
and overnight.

Oct. 22 Massada – Ein Gedi – Jerusalem
Sun. This morning after breakfast we have time to enjoy the facilities in our resort hotel
after breakfast. We then visit the Mountain fortress of Massada, the site of the last
Jewish resistance against the Romans in 73 AD. Ascent and descend by cable
car. Continue to Ein Gedi National Park and drive up through Judean hills to
Jerusalem. Before checking into our hotel we stop at Mt. Scopus for a breathtaking
view over the Old City of Jerusalem, Mt. Zion and the Mt. of Olives. We check in to
our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Oct .23 Jerusalem – Western Wall – City of David – Bethlehem
Mon. This day begins with a visit to the Western (Wailing) Wall the most holy shrine for the
Jewish people. Visit the Western Wall tunnel and walk via Robinson’s Arch to the
Garden of Ophel where archaeological excavations have revealed many remains of
the Herodian period which include the steps known as the Hulda Steps leading up to
the Temple Court. Then visit the excavations at the City of David including the Pool
of Siloam and the Pilgrimage Road. In the afternoon we shall drive to Bethlehem
where Jesus was born and visit the Basilica of Nativity and the Field of the
Shepherds. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Oct. 24 Mt. of Olives – Gethsemane – Old City – Mt. Zion
Tues. We begin this day after breakfast, driving to the top of the Mount of Olives, for a
majestic view over all of ancient and modern Jerusalem, the center of the biblical
world. We walk down the “Palm Sunday Road”, via the Chapel of Dominus Flevit
where Jesus wept over Jerusalem to the Garden of Gethsemane where he prayed on
the night of his betrayal (Lk. 22:40-46). Next we shall enter within the walls of the
Old City of Jerusalem, walking form the Pools of Bethesda and along the Via Dolorosa
to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Continue to Mt. Zion for a visit to the Upper

Room, the Tomb of King David and walk through the Jewish Quarter. Visit the
Garden Tomb and Gordon’s Golgotha. Dinner and overnight.

Oct. 25 New City – Samaria
Wed. We start this day with a visit to the Israel Museum where we shall see the Model of
Ancient Jerusalem which gives an excellent view if Jerusalem of Jesus’ days and the
Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. Continue and drive to
Samaria to visit the ancient city of Shilo which held a central place in the Biblical
history of the Israelites and was the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant for
almost 400 years until the death of Eli the Priest. Return to Jerusalem for dinner and

Oct. 26 Departure
Thur. Day at leisure in Jerusalem, dinner in hotel and drive to Ben Gurion Airport for our
homebound flight.



  • You book & pay for your own flights to Israel

  • Transfer arrangements with Immanuel Tours  can be arranged.

  • Accommodations, Hotel Tax, Breakfasts, Dinner, Entrance Fees

  • Baptismal Robes & Towels, Air-Conditioned Bus