Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg
Tour of Israel: March 8-18, 2024
Join us as we travel to Israel! Israel is a place where history comes alive as you experience the places, culture, and people of the Holy Land. You will experience not only a historical journey, but also the place where the pages of the Bible come alive. Our trip will explore Galilee, the Dead Sea, the City of Jerusalem and so much more. You will not want to miss this life changing experience in Israel.
- Pastor Ryan Marr
Lead Pastor Ryan Marr
Elder Phil Dickhaus
Tour includes Breakfasts, Dinners, St. Peter's Fish Lunch, Farewell Dinner, Tips, All Admissions, and Accommodation.
Tour highlights include: Baptism in Jordan River, Sea of Galilee boat ride, Masada, Genesis Land, Garden of Gethsemane the Garden Tomb and much more.
Price: $2800* Land Only
*Based on double occupancy. All tour details, pricing, itinerary, etc. not guaranteed and subject to change.
This registration form is hosted by our tour partner Continuing Education.
Be sure to mention Calvary Chapel St. Petersburg when calling.
Saturday, March 09
Welcome to Israel! Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. After border formalities, we meet our Immanuel Tours representative as well as our tour guide. We will then transfer to Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight at the Vert Lagoon Hotel in Netanya.
Sunday, March 10
We begin by heading up the Mediterranean coast to 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 of Jesus Christ and sentenced him to be crucified. This was the same journey that Peter took to visit Cornelius (Acts 10). We continue to Mt. Carmel, where the Prophet Elijah challenged the Priest of Baal (1 Kings 18:17-40). Our next stop is Megiddo, the Armageddon of the Book of Revelation. We then continue our journey to Nazareth, for a special visit to Nazareth Village. Our last stop will be in Cana for an opportunity to renew wedding vows. We will end our day checking into the Nof Ginosar Hotel.
Monday, March 11
The Sea of Galilee is rich in memories of the 3 years of Jesus’ Ministry around its shores. We begin the day at the 2000 years old fishing boat known as the “Jesus Boat”, followed by a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, as well as a “Peter’s Fish Lunch”. We then visit Capernaum, the home of Jesus (Matthew 4:13) and several of his disciples. We will visit the House of Peter, as well as the ancient synagogue in Magdala where Jesus likely taught. Visit Kursi, where it is traditionally believed the miracle of the swine occurred (Mark 5:1-20). We end the day at the Mount of Beatitudes, the scene of the Sermon on the Mount. Return to Nof Ginosar Hotel for dinner & overnight.
Tuesday, March 12
Today we drive up to the Golan Heights, and there we visit Tel Dan, which was the northern most town in biblical Israel, hence the saying from "Dan to Beer Sheba”. This area played an important role in the Old Testament, including where Abraham went to rescue his nephew, Lot (Genesis 14:14). Then we go to Banias, the location of Caesarea Philippi, where the Apostle Peter made his great confession of faith in Jesus as the Christ (Matthew 16:13). We’ll stop at the Kibbutz Misgav Am, on the border of Lebanon, and learn what it’s like to live so close to Hizbola. We will end the day with an opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan River at the Yardenit baptismal site. Dinner and overnight at the Nof Ginosar Hotel.
Wednesday, March 13
After checking out of our hotel, we will visit the ancient Israelite city of Beit Shean. In New Testament times, it became one of the 10 cities of the Decapolis, a region where Jesus taught. We then will visit Qumran, the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and continue to be found today! We will drive to Genesis Land, where we are invited to Abraham’s Tent to enjoy an ancient Hebrew Hospitality in the Judean Desert, as well as a camel ride! At the end of the day, we drive to our hotel along the shores of the Dead Sea. Enjoy a relaxing float in the healthy waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest, saltiest body of water on earth. You may also book a SPA treatment at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Vert Dead Sea Hotel.
Thursday, March 14
After an early breakfast we check out from our hotel and drive to visit the Mountain Fortress of Masada, built by Herod and it was the site of the last Jewish resistance against the Romans in 73 AD. Ascend and descend by cable car and experience amazing views. Then we will visit Ein Gedi which is an oasis in the Judean Desert where David found shelter from King Saul and wrote many of the Psalms. After, we head to Jerusalem, where we will get a view of the city on Mt. Scopus. From there we will visit the Temple Mount before checking into our hotel. Dinner and overnight: King Solomon Hotel.
Friday, March 15
We begin our day with a visit to the Western Wall, where Jews from around the world come to pray, to be as close to the Holy of Holies as they can be. We will then visit the “Southern Steps” or “Hulda Steps” where ancient Jews, including Jesus, ascended to the Temple. From there we will go to the City of David, which is the Jerusalem of King David’s time and includes Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Here they have found countless treasures from the 1st Temple period, including most recently capitals from the palace. After, we head to the Israel Museum where we will visit the Shrine of the Book and the Holy Land Model of Jeru- salem, a miniature version of the way it was in Jesus’ time. Dinner and overnight: King Solomon Hotel.
Saturday, March 16
We will begin our day in Bethlehem, the hometown of King David and the city where Jesus was born. Our day in Jerusalem will begin with a drive 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 then will walk down “Palm Sunday Road” to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed on the night of his betrayal (Luke 22:40-46). After, we will enter the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, walking from the Pools of Bethesda and St. Anne’s church (with it’s amazing acoustics) along the Via Dolorosa. The Night Spectacular sound and light show will be optional this evening at the City of David, where the history of Israel is presented on the ancient walls in a projection light show.
Sunday, March 17
We will check out from our hotel after breakfast and then visit Yad Vashem, the official Holocaust memorial and museum in Israel. After this we will visit the Western Wall Tunnels, a fascinating area under the Temple Mount that shows the very foundations built before Jesus’ time. Afterward, we will make our last stop in Jerusalem at the Garden Tomb and Gordon’s Golgotha. Here, we will have a short worship service and share Communion before we bid farewell to Jerusalem. The final stop on our tour will be in the Elah Valley where David killed Goliath. From here we will drive to a restaurant for a special FAREWELL DINNER before heading to Ben Gurion Air-port to catch our overnight flight back to the USA.
Monday, March 18
Arrive back in the USA.