Jerusalem Eternal Tours

2023 Israel Tour with Yolanda Lugo

August 2-12, 2023

$2,125

per person/double occupancy

(land package only - flights not included)

 

Day 1 - Wednesday, August 2: Departure from US 

The moment we walk into the airport we begin to feel the excitement increase as we suddenly realize we’re going to walk the land of the Bible, the land where Jesus walked and still walks today. 

 

Day 2 - Thursday, August 3: Arrive in Israel 

We land at Ben Gurion airport, following a PCR test, we’ll be met by our Israeli guide who will be our personal host in the land of Israel. From here, we head to our hotel to rest, relax and praise God in the Land of Promise. 

Overnight: Netanya, Ramada Hotel 

 

Day 3 – Friday, August 4: Mediterranean Coast 

We start this day in Jaffa, an ancient city port over 4,000 years old. We proceed now to drive along the Mediterranean coast to view the stately, ancient ruins of Caesarea. We’ll view the Roman Amphitheater and aqueduct still in pristine condition after several thousands of years. Cornelius, the first Gentile of the Church-age was saved as he met Peter here. Next, we head north to visit Mount Carmel where Elijah hid from King Ahab; travel through the Jezreel Valley to Megiddo (the Armageddon battlefield of Revelation prophecy where 20 levels of previous civilizations have been unearthed).
Overnight: Tiberias, Ron Beach 

 

Day 4 – Saturday, August 5: Explore the Galilee 

We awake on the Sea of Galilee, enjoying an incredible Israeli breakfast. Afterwards we board a sail boat on the Sea of Galilee where we’ll enjoy hearing the words of the Scriptures come to life as our eyes behold what our ears have heard and our hearts have always believed! Docking in Kfar Nachum we will visit the ancient synagogue and Peter’s home. There is no doubt that the foundation stones of this ancient synagogue were in full use at the time of Jesus. 

 

Afterwards we head to the Mount of the Beatitudes which overlooks the beautiful Sea. Walking to the bottom of the hill we view St. Peter’s Primacy. We then have the opportunity to be baptized at the Yardenit Baptismal site. We continue driving through the areas of Cana and Nazareth, where Jesus spent most of His childhood, we proceed to visit Nazareth Village, here, we are taken back in time as we walk through the environment Jesus grew up in and enjoy a vegetarian meal. 

Overnight: Tiberias, Ron Beach 

 

Day 5 – Sunday, August 6: Golan Gems 

This morning we begin our day traveling to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do men say that I am?”. And Peter said, “Thou are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God”. And Jesus replied, “Upon this rock I shall build my assembly and the gates of hell will not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:16-18). Next, we continue to the Golan Heights for a visit to the Bentel outpost which overlooks Syria and Mt. Hermon. We enjoy a special time of prayer. Nearby we will visit Tel Dan where the Israelites began to worship pagan gods and fell into great sin. Following a visit at Magdala, we head back to our hotel and have a time of private worship. 

Overnight: Tiberias, Ron Beach 

 

Day 6 – Monday, August 7: Up to Zion 

We travel south from the Galilee to visit the Valley of Elah, where David fought Goliath. After this inspiring sight, we begin our trip up the mountain to Jerusalem, the City of Gold! We begin our Jerusalem experience viewing the Menorah outside the Knesset, Israel is a light to the nations. Next, we proceed to the Mt. of Olives, where Jesus will return in glory! Afterwards, we visit the Garden of Gethsemane and remember the sacrifice that Jesus made. 

Overnight: Jerusalem, Gloria Hotel 

 

Day 7 – Tuesday, August 8: Jerusalem, City of David 

We begin this morning visiting Ir David (City of David), at the Gihon Spring, we learn how David overtook Jerusalem from the Jebusites, one of the cities Joshua did not conquer. We visit the pool of Siloam and even travel through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. We finish this day by visiting where the Word became flesh and where Jesus was born, Beit- Lechem. 

Overnight: Jerusalem, Gloria Hotel 

 

Day 8 – Wednesday, August 9: Old City and Temple Mount 

We visit the Southern Wall of the Temple Mount excavations which was the way the common people entered the Temple Mount, the Priests and Levites entered on the higher eastern side of the mount. Parts of the stairs leading to the Temple Mount as well as some of the purification pools can be viewed. This is the general area where Jesus would have driven out the money changers. The south eastern pinnacle is said to be where Jesus was tempted to throw Himself down when tempted by the Enemy. Next, we will tour the Western Wall Tunnel and visit the Temple Institute. Afterwards, we will have time to do some shopping in the Old City market. 

Overnight: Jerusalem, Gloria Hotel 

 

Day 9 – Thursday, August 10: Explore The Dead Sea 

After breakfast, we head to the Dead Sea and visit Ein Gedi where David fled from Saul. Continuing south through the wilderness of Judea, we will ascend by cable car to Masada, here, is the world's oldest operating Jewish synagogue. We visit the remains of Herod’s Palace, the apartments, baths, storehouses and cisterns. It was here the Jewish Zealots made their last stand against the Roman Legions from 70-73 AD. Descending from Masada we witness a stunning view of the Dead Sea. Our next stop will be at the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. If time permits, we enjoy an optional float and swim in the Dead Sea.

Overnight: Jerusalem, Gloria Hotel 

 

Day 10 - Friday, August 11: Jerusalem, the City of the Great King! 

We begin this day at Mt. Zion, we visit the room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt. 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2 The Pentecost), also known as the site of the Upper Room, and the traditional site of the Tomb of King David. We proceed to walk on the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. From here, we continue to Gordons Calvary, Golgotha and the Garden Tomb, we have Holy Communion and celebrate together the eternal hope we have in Yeshua, for He is risen! 

Overnight: Jerusalem, Gloria Hotel 

 

Day 11 – Saturday, August 12: Shalom! 

After our final delicious Israeli breakfast, we will do an antigen test (not included in cost of the trip) and prepare to go to the airport and fly home. 

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