JOURNEY to the
BIBLE of the
with Li le Church on the Prairie
led by Pastor James Kim
February 13-24, 2012
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - ﬁsh lunch at Kibbutz Hagoshrim. Walk to a unique location on
Depart Seattle with Delta nonstop ﬂight #1929 to Atlanta, leaving the Jordan River where we will remember our own baptism. Then
at 1:20pm and arriving at 8:55pm. Connect with Delta Airlines drive to Banias (Caesarea Philippi) in the Upper Galilee to see the
ﬂight #152 to Tel Aviv, leaving at 10:30pm. source of the Jordan River and the site of Peter’s confession “…
you are the Christ.” (Matt. 16:18) Return to Tiberias for dinner and
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 - TIBERIAS overnight. (B,L,D)
Upon arrival at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport at 5:20pm,
you will be met by a Ya’lla Tours USA representative FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - TIBERIAS
and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Visit the ruins of Beth Shean, one of Israel’s most ancient cities.
LEONARDO PLAZA is a 4.5 star property on the shore of the Sea Continue to Mt. Gilboa and Harod Spring, where Gideon chose
of Galilee. www.fattal.co.il (D) his 300 brave men. Then, visit Megiddo, the “Hill of Battles,”
where archaeologists have uncovered 20 civilizations built
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 - TIBERIAS one upon another. At this site, King Solomon built his vast
Take a taxi to the top of Mt. Tabor and visit the Church of the stables and good King Josiah died in battle. Return to Tiberias
Transﬁguration. Enjoy an outstanding view of the Jezreel Valley for Shabbat dinner and overnight. (B,D)
where the battle of Deborah and the Midianites took place. (Judges 5)
Continue to Nazareth and visit the Church of the Annunciation SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - JERUSALEM
and St. Joseph’s Grotto. At Nazareth Village we’ll have a ﬁrst- Head west across the Galilee to Acko (ancient Acre) on
hand experience of the way of life in the Galilee in the days of the Mediterranean, the maritime capital of the Crusader
Jesus, including a biblical-style lunch. Then, visit Mt. Precipice Kingdom. Visit the Knights’ Halls, one of the most beautiful
where Christ was taken “…in order to throw Him down the cliff.” and impressive remains from this period. Continue to Mt.
Take in the view of the Jezreel Valley (Armageddon), Mt. Tabor Carmel and the Carmelite Monastery of Muhraka, the site
(The Mount of Transﬁguration; Matthew 17) and Mt. Gilboa, where God caused Elijah to defeat the priests of Ba’al. Drive
where Gideon chose his 300 brave men. Stop at the Church of to the ruins of Caesarea, a large port city built by Herod the
the Wedding in Cana, where Jesus converted water into wine. Great to honor Roman Caesar Augustus. Herod built a port
Return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D) in the bay and erected all the cultural institutions found in
every great Greco-Roman city - a theater, a hippodrome, and
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 - TIBERIAS a luxurious bathhouse. The book of Acts refers repeatedly
Take a private boat ride on the Sea of Galilee to see the 2,000 year to Caesarea as the city Peter visited. (Acts 10) Then climb
old Genosar Boat discovered in 1986. Visit Capernaum where the Judean Hills to the most beautiful city in the world,
Jesus preached, and his disciples, Peter and Andrew made their JERUSALEM, for dinner and overnight. DAN HOTEL is
homes. The contemporary church at Tabga celebrates the Miracle a beautiful 4-star property with a great view of Jerusalem
of the Multiplication. Continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes, from Mt. Scopus, only 10 minutes from the Old City and
site of the Sermon on the Mount. (Matt: 05) Enjoy a St. Peter’s downtown Jerusalem. www.danhotels.com (B,D)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 - JERUSALEM
Drive 6 miles south to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, the oldest
church in the holy land still in use. Construction began in the year 326, based
on the local tradition that Jesus was born in a cave at the edge of the village.
Return to Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives for an awe inspiring, panoramic view
of the ancient city. Walk down the Mount of Olives to the site of Jesus’ Agony.
Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem
Visit the Church of Pater Noster, located on the hill where Jesus was inspired with
the Our Father prayer. The walls of the church are covered with the prayer written
in over 85 languages. Walk to one of the newest churches in Jerusalem, Dominus
Flevit,“Jesus Wept.” During construction in 1955, archaeologists uncovered
artifacts dating back to the Canaanite period as well as tombs from both the Second
Temple and Byzantine eras. Also unearthed were the remains of a lovely Byzantine
shrine with an elaborate mosaic ﬂoor that was incorporated into the church.
The Garden of Gethsemane lies at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Today it appears
much as it did 20 centuries ago and contains some of the world’s oldest olive trees.
Originally built in 379, the Church of Gethsemane was rebuilt in 1919 – 1924.
Long considered one of the most beautiful in Jerusalem, it was called the Church
of All Nations because 16 nations contributed to its construction. Then drive to
the Old City and pass through Stephen’s Gate into the Christian Quarter. Here is
the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the blind man, and St. Anne’s Church,
a beautiful example of crusader architecture with incredible acoustics. Walk the
Garden of Gethsemane
Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. In 325,
Constantine’s mother Helen ﬁrst requisitioned the area for a church. This 4th-century
church was largely destroyed by the Turks in 1009 and partially restored in 1048.
The impressive stone decorations adorning the facade date from crusader times.
In its current form, the church preserves the crusader structure and is shared by
two major Christian denominations, the Greek Orthodox and the Roman Catholic.
The church enshrines a tomb that some
traditions hold to be the place of Jesus’
burial and resurrection. Return to your
hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
MONDAY, FEB 20 - JERUSALEM
Visit the House of Caiaphas, where Jesus
was held prior to his trial. Continue to
the City of David to see the excavations
of the oldest part of Jerusalem, dating
back to King David. If weather permits,
walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. At Mt.
Zion, visit David’s Tomb and the Last
Supper Room. Then, enter the Jewish
quarter of the Old City through the Zion
Gate for a walking tour. Walk down
to the Western Wall, the holiest site in
Judaism and the only visible remains
of Herod’s splendid Second Temple.
See the Temple Steps, the original steps
to the Temple’s Entrance to the Court of
the Israelites. At the Davidson Center,
watch the multi-media presentation
Way of the Cross
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 - JERUSALEM
Visit the Israel Museum and the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition at the Shrine of the
Book. Then see the model of the city as it was in the days of Jesus. Continue to
the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. May we never forget the terrible price Israel
paid to establish her country. A local cantor will join us for a short memorial service
there. We will end our pilgrimage with a visit to the Garden Tomb. Many Protestant
denominations hold the Garden Tomb to be the location of Jesus’ Resurrection.
We will have some time for prayer and meditation and Holy Communion.
Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 - JERUSALEM
Today is at your leisure in Jerusalem. This evening, we will have a farewell dinner
at the hotel. Your rooms will be available to you until we depart for the airport.
You will be transferred to the airport around 8:30pm for your nonstop, Delta Airlines
ﬂight #153 to Atlanta, departing at 11:50pm. (B,D)
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 -
Arrive Atlanta at 6:05am. Clear U.S. Customs and Immigration and connect with
Delta ﬂight #2368 nonstop to Seattle, leaving at 8:20am and arriving at 10:50am.
Galilee Dead Sea caves Dead Sea ﬂoating
about Jerusalem in the days of Jesus.
Walk through the Western Wall Tunnel,
huge arched spaces just north of the
Western Wall. Return to your hotel for
dinner and overnight. (B,D)
TUESDAY, FEB 21 - JERUSALEM
Drive east from Jerusalem to Masada,
a natural fortress with majestic ruins
overlooking the Dead Sea. Take a cable
car to the top of the plateau for a tour.
Jewish zealots held the rock against
the Romans in 72 AD. The Romans
built a massive attack ramp to ﬁnally
conquer the fortress. The camps that
encircle the mesa constitute the most
complete Roman siege works to have
survived to the present day. Descend
by cable car and drive to the Dead Sea
for a ﬂoat in the water. See Qumran,
where the Dead Sea Scrolls were
found in 1947. Return to Jerusalem for
dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Price per person in a double room: $3,095
Price per person in a single room: $3,795
If you are purchasing your own international air, please deduct from the tour price: $750
(If you will be traveling on different ﬂights from the group, there will be an additional fee for your airport transfers.)
PRICE INCLUDES: PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• roundtrip airfare Seattle-Tel Aviv on Delta Airlines • airline departure and fuel taxes ($610, subject to change)
• 10 nights of accommodations with breakfast and dinner daily • Meals (unless speciﬁed), beverages and personal expenses
• transfers from/to the airport in Tel Aviv • Travel insurance ($319 per person), highly recommended
• 9 days of touring in a deluxe motor coach with a licensed,
English-speaking guide and site entrance fees IMPORTANT NOTE:
• private boat ride on the Sea of Galilee • Delta offers mileage credit for Sky Miles members.
• biblical lunch at Nazareth Village • An $800/person deposit is required upon booking. The deposit is
• St. Peter’s Fish lunch in the Galilee
• baggage handling at airport and hotels refundable up to November 2, 2011.
• hotel service fees and taxes • Final payment is due November 2, 2011.
• tip to guide and driver • Credit cards are accepted at no extra charge.
• Ya’lla Tours USA information kit and travel bag • Funds paid to Ya’lla Tours are held in trust until paid to suppliers.
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