On the Road to Jerusalem

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The tour of Jerusalem in 2014 was an Amazing Adventure!  Here's what we did:

Day 1
Monday, September 8, 2014

USA/ENROUTE
Depart the United States flying overnight to Israel.

Day 2
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

TEL AVIV/GALILEE
Arrive Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel’s largest city. Enjoy the scenic drive along the Mediterranean Coast.  Cross northern Israel driving through the Galilee for a special welcome by Pastor John Hagee & Pastor Matthew Hagee atop the Mount of Beatitudes. Tiberias (LB, D)

Day 3
Wednesday, 
September 10, 2014
GALILEE
Start the day on the beautiful Sea of Galilee with an inspirational time of praise & worship and teaching by Pastor John Hagee & Pastor Matthew Hagee, followed by a visit to the ancient boat at Ginossar. Tour the ruins of the ancient synagogue in Capernaum and view Tabgha, the traditional site of the miracle of loaves and fishes. Continue to Beitsaida, site of the healing of the blind man and birthplace of Peter, Andrew and Philip. Drive past the Golan Heights, site of the former Syrian fortifications onto Yardenit, for an anointed Baptism service in the Jordan River hosted byPastor John Hagee & Pastor Matthew Hagee. Complete this memorable day with a delectable Galilee Extravaganza on the shores of the Sea of Galilee at the famous “Decks” restaurant complex.  Tiberias (B,D)

Day 4
Thursday, September 11, 2014

GALILEE
Begin the morning at Megiddo, one of Solomon’s chariot cities and the site of the coming battle of Armageddon. Continue to Caesarea, Roman Capital of Judea, touring the beautifully restored Roman Theater, the ruins of the ancient town harbor and aqueduct. Drive by Mt. Precipis and then Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus. As a united symbol of rememberance, we will plant trees in Israel's National Forest, in honor of those lost during the attacks of September 11th. Tiberias (B,D)

Day 5
Friday, September 12, 2014

GALILEE/JUDEAN DESERT
Drive through the Jordan River Valley to the ancient Roman town of Belt Shean. Next is a dynamic teaching by Pastor Matthew Hagee at Qasr al-Yahud where, according to tradition, the Israelites crossed the Jordan River on their way into the Promised Land. Continue on to the Qumran Caves where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, before arriving at the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth at almost 1300 feet below sea level. Enjoy a traditional Sabbath dinner together as we welcome Shabbat. Dead Sea (B,D)

Day 6
Saturday, September 13, 2014

JUDEAN DESERT
This morning, ascend by cable car to Masada to marvel at King Herod’s desert fortress-palace and last stronghold of the Jewish zealots against the Roman domination in 73 CE. Enjoy a Shabbut lunch and relaxing afternoon at the Dead Sea.  A variety of optional afternoon excursions & activities are available at a supplement.  Dinner at the hotel.  Dead Sea (B,L,D)

Day 7
Sunday, September 14, 2014

JUDEAN DESERT/JERUSALEM
Begin the day with a scenic drive in to the Holy City of Jerusalem for a worship & anointing service at St. Anne’s Church.   Next, view the city from atop the Mount of Olives, and visit the Garden of Gethsemane.   Continue to the Old City of Jerusalem, walk the Via Dolorosa, the Stations of the Cross, and experience the Upper Room.  Visit St. Peter Galicantu and Calaphas' House, before leaving Mount Zion.  Jerusalem (B,D)

Day 8
Monday, September 15, 2014

JERUSALEM
The day begins in the restored Jewish Quarter of the Old City.  Visit the famous Cardo, the Burnt House and the underground Herodian Quarter.  Explore the Western Wall Tunnel, Ir David; City of King David and the Southern Wall Archeological Garden.  Special teaching by Pastor John Hagee.  Jerusalem (B, D)

Day 9
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

JERUSALEM
The morning tour begins at the Memorial of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem.  Next, walk the Path of Redemption from Yad Vashem to Mt. Herzl, Israel's national cemetary.  The path makes its way through a grove overlooking the site.  Pay respects to Israel's military heroes and figures.  This afternoon  visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Bookwhere the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the model of Jerusalem at the time of the second Temple.  Continue to the village of Ein Kerem, traditional birthplace of John the Baptist and see the site of the John the Baptist Cave.Jerusalem (B,D)

Day 10
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

JERUSALEM
Gather this morning at the Garden Tomb for an annointed Communion Service. Conclude our life changing trip to Israel in the Holy City of Jerusalem at the Kotel, Western Wall, with a time for prayer.  The afternoon is dedicated to shopping or leisure rest.  Farewell dinner before transferring to the airport for our departure to the United States. Jerusalem (B,D)

Day 11
Thursday, September 18, 2014

USA
Arrival in the United States later today.








*the order in which sites are visited is subject to change.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your
walls and security within your citadels.”

Psalm 122:6:7

Repeater’s track

Designed for those who have previously toured Israel with John Hagee
Ministries. Program includes the following advanced sites, in addition
to the special events on the Pilgrim Track:

• Mt. Carmel

• Muhraka - view the site of Elijah's victory over the Baal prophets.

• Kursi - the site of the remains of a large monastery commemorating the Miracle of the Swine that Jesus performed there.

• Kibbutz visit – meet Kibbutzniks and learn the way of life on kibbutz.

• Military IDF Experience - Meet with Israeli Soldiers at an outpost along the Lebanese border.  Exchange stories, leaving gifts & candy for the platoon.

• Atlit - Detainee Camp established by the British Mandate in order to prevent Jewish refugees from entering Palestine.

• Akko - World Heritage Site - also known as the Crusaders' Kingdom.  This wonderful visit allows you to fully discover this fascinating city whose history dates back almost 4,000 years and which once played a pivotal role during the Crusaders.

• Safed - center of Jewish mysticism with historic synagogues and modern artists' quarter.

• Jericho drive - enroute to the Inn of the Good Samaritan.

• Mosaic Museum - the only in the country and one of only three in the world.

• Masada Museum - before ascending Masada.

• Ramparts walk - of the Old City of Jerusalem.

• Temple Institute - to learn of its work about the Holy Temple and the central role that it plays in the spiritual life of mankind.

• Temple Mount Sifting Project at Emek Tzurim Park - where, so far, there have been over 3,500 finds from ancient times.

• Ancient Shilo - once a religious center for the Israelites even before Jerusalem: it was the place the children of Israel brought the Tabernacle.

• 9/11 Living Memorial - first one to be erected outside of the United States.

• Independence Hall - where David Ben Gurion announced Israel's Statehood.

• Ayalon Institute - code name for the secret ammunition factory set up by the jewish underground at the time of the British Mandate and disguised as a kibbutz.



EASE TRACK:

The Pilgrim Track modified for travelers who require a slower pace due to physical limitations. Travelers who need assistance must be accompanied by a qualified companion.

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