Beth Messiah Congregation, with Tour Guide Eran Salamon, 14-Day Bible Study Tour, May 21 - June 3, 2024
- Duration: 14 Days
- Location: Jerusalem
- Product code: BethMessiah24
Operated by Bible Land Tours
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Our Messianic tour will emphasize the Jewish heritage and essence of the Scriptures and help us to appreciate the beauty and culture of Israel. We will visit important sites from Caesarea, to Galilee, to Jerusalem, to the desert. It will bring to life the journeys of Abraham, the life of Yeshua (Jesus), and the modern state of Israel. In addition to touring the land, we will have the opportunity to interact with Israeli Messiah followers, who will share their unique insights. Our Israeli guide, Eran Salamon, is a premier guide who will provide in-depth teaching and unique insights that will make this an adventure of a lifetime.
Blessings, Rabbi Howard Silverman
14-Day Journey to the Holy Land
DAY 01 (MAY 21): BEGINNING OF OUR TOUR – Depart to Tel Aviv, Israel.
DAY 02 (MAY 22): INTO THE LAND OF THE BIBLE – Arrive in Tel Aviv, where you will be met at the airport for a transfer to your hotel. If time permits: We will visit the ancient port of Old Yafo [Jaffa], the entrance gate to the Eretz Yisrael, from where Yonah Hanavi (Jonah the Prophet) fled from Hashem. Tour the picturesque alleys, see the house of Simon the Tanner, and end with a beautiful view of Tel Aviv. We will continue to the Independence House, Dizengoff House on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv, the place of the declaration of independence of the State of Israel. Dinner & Overnight: Ramada Resort Hadera Beach
DAY 03 (MAY 23): CENTRAL COAST & JEZREEL VALLEY - Tour the ancient ruins of Caesarea Maritima National Park, Judaea province's capital city, during Yeshua's time. This is where Peter met Cornelius, the first Gentile to be immersed by Ruach HaKodesh [Acts 10], and Paul of Tarsus preached and was in prison for more than two years [Acts 23: 33-35]. Continue to Mt. Carmel, where Eliyyahu Hanavi (Elijah the Prophet) challenged the Baal Prophets, and Hashem answered with fire from heaven [1 Kings,18]. After Lunch, tour Tel Megiddo National Park and learn about the Canaanite period and Israel's Kingdom. Look out over the Emeq Yizrael [Valley of Gog & Magog] as you gain new insights into biblical prophecy. Look out over Yeshua’s' hometown of Natzeret from Mt. Precipice. We will continue driving through the beautiful Galilee landscapes to our hotel on Lake Kinneret. Dinner & Overnight: Nof Ginosar Hotel
DAY 04 (MAY 24): NORTHERN BOUNDARY & LAKE KINNERET (SEA OF GALILEE) - We will start the day at Ein Sheva ["7 springs"], where Yeshua called the first disciples. Stroll along the lake shore where Yeshua prepared the Breakfast by the Sea [John 21]. Continue to Kfar-Nachum (Capernaum), Yeshua's town, and visit the famous Beit Knesset (synagogue) and Simon Peter’s home. Visit Har Ashrey (Mt. of Beatitudes) where Yeshua delivered the Sermon on the Mount. [Matthew 5] Follow Yeshua to Caesarea Philippi [Banias] National Park, where Yeshua asked his Talmidim, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is? [Matthew 16:13]. Stop for a delicious St. Peter's Fish lunch on the shores of the Lake. After Lunch, we will drive to the Golan Heights and learn about the Israeli - Arab 6-Day War. Visit ancient Magdala, the hometown of Miryam of Magdala, where you can see an authentic first-century synogogue where Yeshua and his disciples have been. Dinner & Overnight: Nof Ginosar Hotel. Lunch Provided.
DAY 05 (MAY 25): BOAT RIDE & JORDAN VALLEY - Follow Yeshua and the Talmidim and take a boat ride on Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret), where Yeshua walked on water and calmed the storm. Continue to The Ancient Galilee Boat museum, also known as Yeshua’s Boat, an ancient fishing boat from the 1st century AD. We will continue south along the Jordan Valley, to visit Beth Abara National Park [Qaser El Yahud], also known as "Beit-Anyah (Bethany), beyond the Jordan River.” Here Yeshua was immersed in the Jordan [John 1: 28], where the sons of Yisrael crossed the Jorden River [Joshua 3], and Eliyahu Hanavi (Elijah the Prophet) went up to heaven [2 Kings 2: 1-18]. Drive by Jericho, the "city of date palms,” the first city that the Sons of Yisrael conquered as they entered the promised land. Visit Wadi Qelt [Nahal Prat] and look over Ma'ale Adumim ["The Red Ascent”], the ancient Oley Regel [pilgrims] road from Jericho to Yerushalayim. We will end our day tour on Har Hatzofim [Mount Scopus] overlook, for explanations, and a traditional blessing over Yerushalayim.
Dinner & Overnight: Prima Kings Jerusalem Hotel.
DAY 06 (MAY 26): - FREE SHABBAT IN YERUSHALAYIM
Dinner & Overnight: Prima Kings Jerusalem Hotel. Lunch provided.
DAY 07 (MAY 27): MIDBAR YEHUDA - Arrive early at Masada National Park [World Heritage Site]. Take part in Herod's fortress's unforgettable tour, where the last battle between Jews and the Roman Empire occurred. We will then visit Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, the largest oasis along the Dead Sea's western shore with much biblical history and incredible wildlife. Travel to Qumran National Park and learn about the incredible discovery of the "Dead Sea Scrolls." Enjoy swimming and relaxation time at the Dead Sea, the lowest place in the world. Dinner & Overnight: Prima Kings Jerusalem Hotel.
DAY 08 (MAY 28): YERUSHALAYIM - Start the day following Yeshua's footsteps to the top of the Har ha-Zeitim [Mount of Olives] overlooking Yerushalayim from the east. After taking pictures, prayer and explanations, we will continue to the Garden of Gat-Shmanim (Gethsemane), where Yeshua prayed before his arrest [Mark 14:32–42]. We will proceed on a fascinating visit to the Yisrael Museum. Our visit includes Heichal HaSefer [Shrine of the Book], which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Model of Yerushalayim at the end of the Second Temple period. After lunch, we will continue for an essential visit to Yad Vashem, the world Shoah [holocaust] remembrance center. We will visit “ḥasidei umot ha'olam” [“Righteous Among the Nations”] Avenue and Shoah Museum. We will end our day with a visit to Menorah Plaza in front of the House of Representatives, the Knesset. Dinner & Overnight: Prima Kings Jerusalem Hotel.
DAY 09 (MAY 29): HEBRON & BETHLEHEM - Visit the old city of Hebron, where Abraham settled and bought the Field and Cave of Machpelah [Genesis 23: 8 -18] and where David was anointed king of Israel. Tour the city of Beit Lechem (Bethlehem), the birthplace of Yeshua, and the focus of the story of the scroll of Ruth. After Lunch, travel to the Yehuda hills area and visit Tel Beit Shemesh and hear about the wanderings of the Ark of the Covenant [2 Samuel 6]. Continue to The Valley of Elah, where David fought Goliath [Shmuel Alef 17]. Dinner & Overnight: Prima Kings Jerusalem Hotel.
DAY 10 (MAY 30): YERUSHALAYIM - Start the day at City of David National Park and explore the capital of the Kingdom of Yehudah. Our visit includes Hezekiah’s tunnel [optional] and the Pool of Shiloach (Siloam). Visit the Upper Room, traditionally held to be the site of the Last Supper, the final meal Yeshua had with the Talmidim. We will continue to have lunch at the old city Jewish Quarter. After lunch, we will go underground to explore the archeological excavations of the Herodian Mansion, Yerushalayim's aristocracy's residences in the first century A.D. We will continue on a fascinating tour at the Western Wall Tunnels Excavations to see the Western Wall's foundations and significant remains from the Yerushalayim that Yeshua knew. We will end our day at the Kottel [Western Wall] praying area and Yerushalayim Archaeological Park to see the Southern Stairs and the entrance gates of the temple. Dinner & Overnight: Prima Kings Jerusalem Hotel.
DAY 11 (MAY 31): YERUSHALAYIM - We will start our day with an unforgettable visit to the Har Tziyon - Har Habayit [Temple Mount], the holiest place for the Jewish people. The Temple Mount was the focus of Yeshuas' activity in Yerushalayim. We will
walk by the Lions’ Gate to the Pools of Beit Hesda (Bethesda), where Yeshua healed the paralyzed man [John 5]. Tour the Holy Sepulcher Church which is a possible location of Yeshuas' death, burial, and resurrection. We will end our touring day by visiting Mahane Yehuda market, tasting authentic foods, and enjoying the shopping experience and the excitement for Shabbat Kodesh. Return to the hotel for dinner. Dinner & Overnight: Prima Kings Jerusalem Hotel.
DAY 12 (JUNE 1): SHOMRON - Drive through the heart of the Bible Land, tour ancient Shiloh, stand for prayer where the Mishkan (Tabernacle) stood for 369 years, and Hannah prayed [2 Samuel 2: 1-10]. Continue to the observation from Har Gerizim, which overlooks ancient Shechem, Kever [tomb] of Josef, and be’er (well) of Ya’akov [John 4]. After lunch, we will continue to a possible visit to the "Har Bracha" winery and hear about the renewal of the Jewish settlement in Shomron. We will end our day with a visit to ancient "Beit El"; where "Halum [dream] Ya’akov" took place and Jereboam ben Nevat's temple stood. Dinner & Overnight: Prima Kings Jerusalem Hotel
DAY 13 (JUNE 2): - FREE SHABBAT IN YERUSHALAYIM
Dinner & Overnight: Prima Kings Jerusalem Hotel. Lunch provided.
DAY 14 (JUNE 3): ARRIVE HOME - Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport for your early-morning flight. Return home with your heart full of memories!
NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change in the sequence of days, local conditions, and preferences of the tour leader. The hotels listed here may be replaced by hotels of a similar or higher standard.
- $5590 per person on double occupancy
- Single room supplement - $1495
- Land Only - $3890 (Purchase your own air)
- $500 per person with registration to secure space
- 50% of the total amount is due on or before December 21, 2023
- Balance due on or before March 21, 2024
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WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE REGISTERING
PASSPORTS: Passports must be valid with an expiration date of at least six months beyond the return home date of the tour. Participants with non-US passports are responsible for country-specific entry requirements. If you do not have a valid passport or need to renew your passport, enter "RENEWING" or "APPLIED FOR" when completing registration.
CANCELLATION POLICY: The $500 per person deposit is nonrefundable. Other payments exceeding the $500 per person are refundable in full up to ninety days prior to departure. After this date, refunds for unused accommodations and services will be limited to the amount received from and/or credited by all carriers, sightseeing operators, and hotels. All funds, including the deposit, are non-transferable.
AIR: The Standard Tour includes round-trip, economy-class airfare from the departure city listed in the itinerary. All group seating is assigned by the airline and cannot be changed by Signature Tours. Seat changes can only be made during check-in at the airport. Upgrades such as Comfort, Premium, Business, or First Class are not available with the standard tour. Participants who wish to upgrade or purchase a specific seat should choose the Land Only option when registering. Frequent flyer, TSA Precheck, and Global Entry numbers can only be added at check-in.
LAND ONLY: Participants who wish to arrange their own air should choose the Land Only option. $1000pp will be deducted from the standard tour price when selecting this option. Participants arranging their own air should notify Signature Tours at least 6 months prior to the departure date. Land Only Passengers arriving with or before the group are welcome to join the group bus at no additional charge. For those not traveling with the group, Signature Tours can provide contact information to arrange a private transfer.
GROUND/TRANSFERS: The group will be met by a Signature Tours representative and transferred to the hotel/airport. Land Only participants are responsible for scheduling ground transfers.
HOTELS: Superior first-class hotels throughout. Priced based on two people per room with a private bath and shower.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A limited number of single rooms are available at additional supplement prices. Signature Tours and/or the group leader will make every attempt to pair single participants requesting a roommate. However, the single supplement fee will be charged for each person occupying a single room, whether by choice or circumstance.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner are provided daily. Lunch is provided on days as noted in the itinerary.
SIGHTSEEING: Entrance fees to all places listed in the itinerary are included, as well as an expert English-speaking guide.
LUGGAGE: Space is limited on the tour buses. Participants are allowed one suitcase weighing 50lbs or less and will be transported in storage under the bus. Participants are allowed one backpack/daypack or personal bag to carry on the bus during the tour. These requirements will meet most airline carrier restrictions. See the carrier website for airline-specific baggage restrictions and requirements. Medical devices are not included in these restrictions.
TIPS, SERVICE CHARGES, AND TAXES: Tips, service charges, and taxes ARE INCLUDED in the selling price. Taxes, as imposed by national and/or local governments, that are not included at the time of booking are the responsibility of the participant.
NOT INCLUDED: Excess baggage fees, passport fees, visa fees, food or drink items not listed on the regular table menu for included meals, and items of a personal nature such as room service, laundry, etc. Any service not indicated in the itinerary and/or the above list of included features.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: This tour requires a substantial amount of walking. Many of the sites are not accessible by wheelchair, and the uneven terrain is not feasible for rollators. Signature Tours reserves the right to refuse individuals who may require special attention beyond what the tour guide and tour host can provide.
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