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Hi friends,

We would love for you to come with us on an exciting and enlightening excursion through the Holy Land!  Join us as the Bible comes to life and we explore the places where Jesus walked and taught over 2000 years ago.  Along the way, we’ll share with you our stories and songs through exclusive concerts, fun sidetrips and intimate mealtimes.

For both of us, experiencing Israel has been a long-time dream we’re looking forward to making a reality.  We know many of you have the same dream.  We would be thrilled and honored if you would embark with us on this historic adventure.  There are only 40 spots, so check your schedule and sign up to join us in the Holy Land this February . . .

-Ginny and Andrew

“JOURNEY THROUGH THE LAND OF ISRAEL”

HOSTED BY GINNY OWENS & ANDREW GREER

FEBRUARY 9-18, 2015

ESTIMATED PRICE:

$3,299.00 pp. FROM NASHVILLE, TN

NOT INCLUDING: TIPS ($100), TAXES & FUEL CHARGES ($750, SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY AIRLINE). & TRAVEL INSURANCE($305)*

*Travel Insurance Optional 

10 DAYS DAN TO BEER SHEVAH ITINERARY

DAY 1- EN ROUTE

DEPART USA FOR TEL AVIV, ISREAL. ENJOY A HOT DINNER ON THE PLANE.

DAY 2- ARRIVE TEL AVIV

UPON ARRIVAL AT BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, OUR GUIDE WILL MEET THE GROUP BY THE LUGGAGE CAROUSEL & ASSIST US ON THE WAY OUT THROUGH CUSTOMS. WE WILL THEN BE TRANSFERRED TO OUR MEDITERRANEAN SEA SIDE HOTEL FOR DINNER & OVERNIGHT.

DAY 3- TO GALILEE

AFTER A RICH ISRAELI BREAKFAST, WE WILL LEAVE THE HOTEL & DRIVE NORTH ALONG THE FAMOUS HIGHWAY BIBLICALLY KNOW AS THE ‘WAY OF THE SEA.’ WE WILL ARRIVE AT CAESARA, WHERE WE WILL EXPLORE THE RUINS OF THE ROMAN CRUSADER CITY. WE WILL SEE THE RECONSTRUCTED ROMAN CITY, THE WALLS FROM THE TIMES OF THE CRUSADERS, & THE PRISON ST. PAUL WAS HELD IN CAPTIVITY BEFORE BEING SENT TO ROME. THIS WAS ALSO THE PLACE WHERE THE FIRST GENTILE WAS CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY. AS WE LEAVE THE BEAUTIFUL WALLS & MOAT, WE WILL PASS THE REMAINS OF THE ROMAN HORSE RACING THEATER THE HIPPODROME. WE WILL STOP AT THE AMAZING REMAINS OF THE ROMAN AQUEDUCT, WHICH HAS BEEN BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED UNDER SAND DUNES FOR 2000 YEARS. WE'LL CONTINUE TO MT. CARMEL & VISIT THE MUKHRAKA, THE SITE WHERE THE PROPHET ELIJAH DEBATED THE 450 PROPHETS OF BAAL. FROM HERE IS A BREATHTAKING VIEW OF THE VALLEY OF JAZREEL, BETTER KNOWN AS THE VALLEY OF ARMAGEDDON. AFTER A COMPLIMENTARY FALAFEL LUNCH AT DRUZE VILLAGE, WE CONTINUE TO THE FAMOUS ‘TEL MEGIDDO,’ THE ARCHEOLOGICAL MOUND WHICH INSPIRED JAMES MICHENER’S BOOK, ‘THE SOURCE.’ HERE WE CAN SEE THE REMAINS OF KING SOLOMON’S STABLES, AN ALTAR FROM THE TIME OF ABRAHAM (4000 YEARS OLD), & THE MAGNIFICENT WATER TUNNEL. WE CONTINUE ACROSS THE VALLEY TO VIEW MT. TABOR THE SITE OF THE TRANSFIGURATION. WE ARRIVE IN NAZARETH WHERE WE VISIT NAZARETH VILLAGE & THE SYNAGOGUE WHERE JESUS LEARNED TO READ THE BIBLE. ON THE WAY TO TIBERIAS WE PASS CANA OF GALILEE, THE VILLAGE WHERE JESUS PERFORMED HIS FIRST MIRACLE - THE MIRACLE AT THE WEDDING. WE WILL OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY TO RENEW WEDDING VOWS TO WHOEVER WANTS TO DO SO. ARRIVAL AT OUR HOTEL ON THE SHORES OF THE BEAUTIFUL LAKE OF GALILEE. DINNER & OVERNIGHT. DURING THE EVENING WE WILL STROLL THE STREETS OF TIBERIAS.

DAY 4- GALILEE

WAKE UP TO A BEAUTIFUL MORNING IN THE AREA WHERE JESUS SPENT 3 YEARS OF HIS MINISTRY. TODAY WE WILL DEDICATE OUR TIME TO FOLLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS. AFTER BREAKFAST, WE WILL DRIVE NORTH THROUGH THE GOLAN HEIGHTS TO CEASARA PHILIPI & THE BANIAS, ONE OF THE WATER RESOURCES OF THE JORDAN RIVER. CONTINUE BACK TO THE SEA OF GALILEE TO VISIT CAPERNAUM, THE TOWN OF JESUS. THERE WE'LL WALK ALONG THE RUINS OF CAPERNAUM, SEE THE SYNAGOGUE WHERE JESUS PREACHED, & VIEW THE HOUSE OF PETER’S MOTHER-IN-LAW. DRIVE UP TO THE MT. OF THE BEATITUDES WHERE JESUS DELIVERED THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT. WE WILL ALSO VISIT THE RUINS OF KORAZIM & THE BEAUTIFUL MOSAIC FLOOR OF TABGHA - THE SITE OF THE MIRACLE OF MULTIPLICATION. WE WILL VISIT A 2000 YEAR OLD FISHERMAN BOAT FROM THE TIME OF JESUS & SAIL ACROSS THE SEA OF GALILEE. WE'LL THEN HAVE THE FAMOUS ST. PETER’S FISH (OR CHICKEN, FOR THOSE WHO PREFER) FOR LUNCH IN A RESTAURANT ON THE LAKE SHORE. DINNER & OVERNIGHT.

DAY 5- GALILEE TO DEAD SEA

TODAY, AFTER BREAKFAST, WE WILL DRIVE SOUTH TO BEIT SHEAAN, THE LARGEST ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE IN ISREAL. WE WILL EXPLORE THE ANCIENT ROMAN CITY WITH THE AMPITHEATER & RECONSTRUCTED STREETS. AS WE CONTINUE SOUTH THROUGH THE JORDAN VALLEY TO VIEW JERICHO & MT. OF TEMPTATIONS, WE WILL VISIT THE QUMRAN CAVES AREA, WHERE THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS WERE FOUND. WE'LL ALSO SEE THE LOWEST PLACE ON EARTH - THE DEAD SEA. AT 1300 FEET BELOW SEA LEVEL, THE DEAD SEA IS THE SALTIEST BODY OF WATER IN THE WORLD. OUR HOTEL IS BY THE DEAD SEASHORES, WHERE WE WILL SWIM, OR TO BE MORE EXACT, FLOAT, ON THIS AMAZING SEA - A NON-SWIMMER’S PARADISE. DINNER & OVERNIGHT AT OUR HOTEL ON THE DEAD SEA.

DAY 6- MASADA & JERUSALEM

TODAY, AFTER BREAKFAST, WE WILL VISIT MASADA - THE SITE OF THE ZEALOTS LAST STAND AGAINST THE ROMANS, WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT AS A MAGNIFICENT PALACE FOR HEROD THE GREAT. AT THIS GREAT FORTRESS WE WILL VISIT THE BATHOUSE, THE STORAGE ROOMS, THE MOSAICS, & THE BYZANTINE CHURCH. AFTER DESCENDING BY WALKING ALONG THE RAMP BUILT BY THE ROMANS, WE WILL DRIVE TO A BEDOUIN CAMP, OHAL AVRAHAM, & ENJOY A SPECIAL VISIT WITH EASTERN HOSPITALITY. CONTINUE TO DRIVE TO TEL ARAD, THE CANAANITE CITY CONQUERED BY JOSHUA,& ON TO BEER SHEVA, THE “CAPITAL” OF THE NEGEV. THIS IS THE CITY WHERE ABRAHAM DUG THE SEVEN WATER WELLS. CONTINUE VIA THE NEGEV DESERT TO THE ELA VALLEY, THE SITE OF THE FAMOUS BATTLE BETWEEN DAVID & GOLIATH. WE CONTINUE OUR ASCENT TO JERUSALEM, 2400 FT. ABOVE SEA LEVEL, VIA BEIT SHEMES & EMMAUS. AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE HOLY CITY WE WILL CELEBRATE WITH A TRADITIONAL BLESSING, WHILE OVERLOOKING THE WALLS OF THE CITY OF THE LORD. DINNER & OVERNIGHT IN JERUSALEM.

DAY 7- JERUSALEM

TODAY WILL BE ONE OF SPIRITUAL UPLIFTING. WE WILL BEGIN THE MORNING AFTER BREAKFAST, WITH A MAGNIFICENT VIEW OF THE OLD CITY FROM THE MOUNT OF OLIVES. WE WILL DRIVE DOWN TO THE KIDRON VALLEY & ENTER THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, THE CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS, WHERE WE CAN VIEW THE BASILICA OF AGONY. IN THIS AREA ARE THE OLDEST OLIVE TREES IN THE HOLY LAND, DATING BACK TO ANCIENT TIMES - A LIVING WITNESS TO JESUS’ ARREST BY THE ROMANS. WE'LL CONTINUE ALONG THE KIDRON VALLEY, VIEWING THE TOMB OF ZACHARIAH AS WELL AS THE TOMB OF ABSALOM - KING DAVID’S SON. WE WILL ENTER THE OLD CITY VIA THE DUNG GATE, THEN PROCEED TO THE WAILING WALL - THE REMNANT OF HEROD’S TEMPLE, THE HOLIEST JEWISH SITE - AND TOUCH ITS ANCIENT STONES. WE'LL THEN ASCEND THE TEMPLE MOUNT, WHERE WE WILL VIEW THE DOME OF THE ROCK. WE WILL CONTINUE TO THE FAMOUS TUNNELS FROM THE HASMONEAN ERA & OUT TO THE VIA DOLOROSA & THE ARAB MARKET - THE SHUK - WITH ITS HUNDREDS OF STORES SELLING MANY TYPES OF ARTIFACTS. WE WILL VISIT THE HOLY SEPULCHRE - THE LARGEST CHURCH IN JERUSALEM. ON TO THE JEWISH QUARTER, WHERE WE WILL SEE THE RENOVATED CARDO. WE WILL VISIT THE DAVIDSON CENTER MUSEUM AND LEARN ABOUT HISTORY FROM THE SECOND TEMPLE ERA. WE WILL ALSO VISIT THE REMAINS OF CAIAPHAS’ HOUSE, WHERE JESUS WAS KEPT, & MORE. ON TO MT. ZION, KING DAVID’S TOMB, & THE ROOM OF THE LAST SUPPER THAT IS JUST NEXT DOOR. DINNER & OVERNIGHT IN JERUSALEM. IN THE EVENING WE WILL WALK & SHOP IN THE FAMOUS PEDESTRIAN STREET - BEN YEHUDA STREET.

DAY 8- JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM

WE WILL START THE MORNING, AFTER BREAKFAST, BY VISITING YAD VASHEM, THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL. CONTINUE TO THE ISRAEL MUSEUM & THE SHRINE OF THE BOOK, WHERE THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS CAN BE SEEN. THE AFTERNOON WILL BE DEDICATED TO VISITING THE BIRTH PLACE OF JESUS - BETHLEHEM (IF IT IS OPEN). WE WILL VISIT THE CHURCH OF NATIVITY & THE SHEPHERDS’ FIELDS. WE WILL FINISH THE DAY WITH A SHORT COMMUNION SERVICE AT THE GARDEN TOMB. DINNER & OVERNIGHT
IN JERUSALEM.

DAY 9- JERUSALEM

TODAY, THE MORNING IS FREE FOR YOU TO PURSUE PERSONAL INTERESTS IN JERUSALEM OR REVISIT SOME SITES THAT WE HAVE MISSED. AND OF COURSE, YOU CAN FIND SOME TIME FOR SOUVENIR SHOPPING. AT ABOUT NOON TIME WE WILL DRIVE TO THE CITY OF DAVID TO VISIT THE NEW EXCAVATIONS & THE STEPS GOING ALL THE WAY TO THE ROBINSON ARCH. IF TIME PERMITS WE WILL VISIT THE SILOAM WATER TUNNELS. IN THE EVENING WE WILL CELEBRATE WITH A BANQUET FAREWELL DINNER WITH PRESENTATION OF PILGRIMAGE CERTIFICATES. WE'LL THEN HAVE LATE EVENING TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT FOR OUR FLIGHT BACK TO THE USA.

DAY 10- RETURN TO USA. ARRIVE BACK HOME.

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