11 Day Tour to the Holy Land With New Life Church Polson, MT. September 17 - 27, 2018 (With Pastor Chriss Sopke and Elias Nawawieh-Rowold)

11 Day Tour to the Holy Land With New Life Church Polson, MT. September 17 - 27, 2018 (With Pastor Chriss Sopke and Elias Nawawieh-Rowold)

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$3,790.00 FROM Polson, MT

$3,490.00 FROM Seattle WA

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Day 1: Monday- Depart the US

Depart for our overnight flight to Tel Aviv. Meals will be served aboard our flight.

Day 2: Tuesday- Arrival in Tel Aviv, Israel

Meet our guide at the Airport, Drive to our Hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Wednesday- Caesarea, Carmel, Megiddo, & Magdala

Start our visit to Caesarea Marittima, Mount Carmel, Megiddo, the place Biblical Armageddon, Magdala by the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight in Tiberius.

Day 4: Thursday- Caesarea Philippi & Sea of Galilee

We will start our day with a Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee (Pastor Chris’ personal favorite). Visit Caesarea Philippi, see Mount Hermon from a distance, the highest mountain in Israel; Mount of Beatitudes, Church of Multiplications, and Capernaum. Dinner and overnight in Tiberius.

Day 5: Friday- Cana, Nazareth, & Jordan River

We begin our day by checking out of our hotel in Galilee and head south towards Jerusalem. Stop at Cana of Galilee, then on to Nazareth and Nazareth village. Drive through the Jordan valley, visit the baptismal site on the Jordan River for those who wish to renew their baptismal vows, visit Jericho, and drive up to the Holy City of Jerusalem for a panoramic view over the city from Mount Scopus. We then end the day with a visit to the Wailing Wall. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 6: Saturday- Mt. of Olives, Bethlehem, & Shepherd's Field

Visit the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane. Visit Herodian, Herod’s summer palace and his burial place. Visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity, Shepherd's field, and time for shopping in Bethlehem. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 7: Sunday- Temple Mount, Davidson Centre, Mt Zion, & Israel Museum

Visit of the Western Wall Tunnels and Temple Mount where the Temple of Jerusalem stood. Then we will visit Davidson Centre, Mount Zion, the Upper Room, and then on to David’s Tomb. In the afternoon, we will visit the holocaust museum, Yad Vashem. We will end the day with a Worship Service at King of Kings Church. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 8: Monday- MasadaDead Sea

Full Day Tour in the Dead Sea and surrounding area. We will visit Masada (cable car included), swim in the Dead Sea, visit Elisha Spring, and view Mount Temptation Monastery (from the distance). We will end the day with a drive through the Jordan Valley. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 9: Tuesday- Temple Mount & Garden Tomb

Start the day with personal prayer & devotion in the Garden of Gethsemane. On to Caiaphas’ Palace, Ecce Homo, and biblical Gabbatha. Walk the stations of the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, travel through the different quarters of Jerusalem and then end in the Garden Tomb. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 10: Wednesday- City of David & Hezekiah’s Tunnel

This morning we will visit the City of David, Hezekiah’s tunnel, and the Pool of Siloam. Free afternoon for personal reflection and shopping. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 11: Thursday- Arrive back in the US

We will arrive back in the USA the same day, or take the optional tour to Jordan

Optional Jordan Extension Itinerary Highlights

September 27 – 29,  2018

Day 11: Thursday-  Madaba, Machaerus & Jordan

This morning we will depart Israel for Jordan via the Allenby Bridge where we will meet our agent to assist us through security and customs. We will then travel to Mt. Nebo to view the Holy Land from where Moses stood (Deuteronomy 34:1), a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea to the Mt. of Olives and the rooftops of Jerusalem. We will continue to Bethany, beyond the Jordan where John the Baptist traditionally is thought to have baptized Jesus. We will then head to Madaba, the city of mosaics, to see the wonderfully vivid 6th century Byzantine mosaic map of the Holy Land in the contemporary Greek Orthodox church of St. George. If time permits we will also survey the Machaerus, the ruins of Herod’s fortress where John the Baptist was beheaded. Afterwards, we will head south to Petra, the “Rose Red City” for dinner and overnight.

Day 12: Friday-   Petra & Amman

After breakfast we will visit the site of Petra, a 2000 year old Nabatean (ancient Arab) city that was highlighted in the movie “Indian Jones and the Last Crusade”. We will walk through the narrow passageway (called the “Siq”) up to the Treasury, a massive royal tomb carved out of solid rock. If time permits, we will visit the traditional Tomb of Aaron (Moses’ brother), along with Little Petra before returning to Amman. Dinner and overnight in Amman.

Day 13: Saturday-  Amman, Jerash, & Arrive back in US

This morning we will travel north to the Zarqa River, the Biblical Jabbok river where Jacob wrestled with God. We will then explore Jerash, one of the world’s best preserved examples of a Roman provincial city thought to have a population of 20,000 people. It was one of the wealthiest cities of the Roman Empire. After lunch we will then head back to the airport for our flight home. We will arrive back in the USA the same day.

Trip date: September 17 - September 27 2018
Package Price:  $3,790.00  from Missoula, MT

$3,490.00 From Seattle, WA

(Based on double occupancy) 

Single supplement (Private Room) $750.00

Package price includes the following:

  • Round Trip airfare
  • Hotel on HB basis (open buffet breakfast and dinner)
  • Full days and Transfers in an air conditioned “FREE Wi-Fi enabled” motor coach
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees: Caesarea – Herodion – Banias – Meggido – Masada with cable car – Capernaum – Tel Jericho – Magdala – St. Anne’s and Bethesda – boat ride – St. Peter in Gallicantu – Ecce Homo – Capernaum – Muhraqa – Nazareth Village – City of David - Western Wall Tunnels;
  • Listening devices
  • Portage Included at all hotels
  • Meeting assistance at Airport arrival hall
  • Honorariums for guest speakers

Package price does not include the following: 

  • Drinks at dinners
  • Lunches
  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Gratuities for staff and hotels