(TLC Hoiyland Tours and/or its representative, reserves the right to change the order of the itinerary based on flight schedules or conditions on the ground.)
Day 1 – Tuesday, February 15
Today you will leave the United States on a trans-continental flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Your flight departs late in the afternoon and arrives in Israel in the morning of the next day.
Day 2 – Wednesday, February 16
Arrive in Israel
Caesarea Maritima | Mt. Carmel | Valley of Armageddon | Megiddo | Nazareth | arrive on the Sea of Galilee
You begin the day by driving up the coast to the ancient port of Caesarea Maritima, the ancient capital of the Romans in Palestine with the great theatre, hippodrome and harbor. The events of Acts 12 took place here; the Apostle Paul’s imprisonment, his bringing the gospel to the house of Cornelias, and the occasion of Herod being struck by worms in the theatre. A short distance away you will see the incredible aqueducts built by Herod the Great and a later period Crusader fortress. Taking a short drive along the coast you begin the climb up the Carmel Mountains to the heights of Mt. Carmel where Elijah slew the prophets of Baal. The view of the Valley of Armageddon will take your breath away as you recall the prophecies of Revelation and the end time events that will take place in that vast plain! You will descend into the valley and visit Megiddo, Solomon’s ancient chariot city .and perhaps see “Ahab’s Water Tunnel” the hidden water source of the Israelites during the days of the divided kingdom. Crossing the entire valley you begin climbing through the lower Galilean Mountains and overlook Nazareth, Jesus’ childhood home. Leaving there you drive through the place of the villages of His day such as Cana, where He turned the water into wine. You finally arrive at your beautiful hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee where you will have dinner and spend the first of three nights.
Day 3 – Thursday, February 17
Sea of Galilee | Jesus Boat | Mount of Beatitudes | Tabgha | Capernaum | Migdal | Lunch by the Sea | Baptism You will wake to a breath-taking sunrise on the Sea of Galilee. After breakfast, a boat ride and time of worship on the Sea of Galilee as you sail to Nof Ginnosar in a replica of an ancient boat will bless your soul. The authentic 2,000 year old ancient boat dates to the time of Christ. Following the steps of Jesus through the Galilee region, you will visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, ancient Capernaum, Tabgha and the ancient fisherman’s landing called the “Primacy of Peter”. You will enjoy lunch by the Sea of Galilee and have the opportunity to eat “St. Peter’s fish,” tilapia, caught fresh out of the waters of the Galilee, and stop at Migdal, the home of Mary of Magdala. If you choose, you can finish the day with baptism in the Jordan River or watch others do so. After this wonderful day you again relax at your hotel. After dinner you may enjoy looking out over this beautiful lake to reflect on what you are experiencing; walking where Jesus walked.
Day 4 – Friday, February 18
Chorazin| Tel Dan | Bental | Dan Nature Reserve | Caesarea Philippi | Northern Golan Heights
The beautiful northern mountains of Israel await you today. On the way you will make a stop at ancient Chorazin. You will visit a city gate from the time of Abraham at Tel Dan, as well as an altar from the days of Israel’s divided kingdom. Walking through an incredible nature reserve at Dan you will see the beginnings of the Dan River which joins with other streams to form the Jordan River. The water is crystal clear and pure. You will see a gorgeous waterfall as the headwaters of the Jordan River cascade into a beautiful mountain stream. Your next stop is the site of the Apostle Peter’s confession of