Footsteps of the Covenants

55 sites in Israel! $3,995

Join us in Israel for the Footsteps of the Covenants Tour.   We visit all of Israel's major sites, from south to north.  The tour offers insightful teaching, prophetic understanding, worship, and new friendships with Israelis.  Each traveler receives a four-color book of all tour teachings, and a DVD with packing tips.  Join us for a divine appointment in Israel, as we discover our spiritual heritage and are forever changed.

October 17 to October 30, 2015, Covenant Footsteps Israel Tour

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Depart for israel

Day 1 -- Saturday, October 17

We depart for an overnight flight to Israel, with onboard meals and movies

Arrive in tel aviv  

Day 2 --Sunday, October 18

At Ben Gurion Airport we are greeted by our tour guide and bus driver.  Then, we travel to the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv.  For our adventurous explorers, the Mediterranean Sea is right across the street.  

Day 3 — Monday, October 19 - Tel Aviv, Caesarea, Haifa

The day begins in the dining room of the Dan Panorama, against the backdrop of the blue Mediterranean Sea.  Gaze out the sparkling windows, or enjoy breakfast in the sea breezes on the balcony.  

Our first stop is Independence Hall, to visit the site of Israel’s Declaration of Independence.

Then, we travel north along the Mediterranean coast to explore the ancient port of Caesarea, an important city in the Book of Acts.

We stop at the Atlit Internment Camp, used by the British during World War II to keep Jews from entering their homeland.  

Dinner and overnight is at the Haifa Leonardo Hotel on the Mediterranean. 

Day 4 — Tuesday, October 20 -  Mt. Carmel, Nazareth Village

The first stop of the day takes us to the dramatic hilltop overlook of Haifa, with its magnificent bay and Bahai Gardens.

Our next stop is Mount Carmel, where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal, to examine the Jezreel Valley, the site of the Battle of Armageddon. 

In the mountain village of Nazareth, we explore the Shuk, the local market with some of the best finds in Israel.  We eat lunch here on our own.  

After lunch, we enter first-century village life at Nazareth Village, which was so familiar to Yeshua.  

Dinner and overnight is at the Golden Crown in Nazareth, with a special teaching after dinner.

Day 5 — Wednesday, October 21 — The Galilee

We explore Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee, the center of Yeshua’s ministry.  We explore an ancient synagogue at the location where he preached, have teaching and prayer beside the lake.

At Bethsaida, we discover the biblical city founded at the time of King David.  We will see the plain where 5,000 sat on the grass to eat when Yeshua multiplied the loaves and fish (Mark 6:30).

Time permitting, we will explore nearby Korazim, a town which Yeshua cursed for refusing to repent after witnessing His miracles.

We will do a dutch treat lunch at the famous St. Peter’s Fish Restaurant.

After lunch, we are treated to a time of profound worship on a Sea of Galilee boat.

We complete this full day at Yardenit, with an opportunity to immerse at the famous Jordan River baptismal site.

Dinner and overnight is at the Golden Crown in Nazareth, with a special teaching after dinner.

Day 6 —Thursday, October 22 — Northern Israel

We go north to Tel Dan, through lush forests beside the crystal rushing snow melt from Mount Hermon.  In this picturesque setting, we prayerfully repent for the sins of Jeroboam, and the insolence of the northern tribes.

Then, we journey to Safed with its centuries-old synagogues, one Ashkenazi and one Sephardic.  This is Israel’s highest city, home to the most unique candle shop in the world, Israeli-made artwork, and “Yemenite pizza.”

Atop the spectacular cliffs of Mount Arbel, we glimpse the cliffside homes where Yeshuite priests hid from the Romans.  We re-enact the Beatitudes against the breathtaking backdrop of the Sea of Galilee.

In Poriyya, a mountaintop town high above the Kinneret, we visit a gallery which showcases the work of Messianic Jewish artists.

Dinner and overnight is at the Golden Crown in Nazareth.

Day 7 — Friday, October 23 — Galilee and Jerusalem

We stop where very few tours ever stop, the Spring of Harod in the Jezreel Valley.  Here, God separated out Gideon’s Army.

Next, we tour the historic gem of Beit Shean, which houses the most spectacular archaeological finds in Israel.  The site features a large amphitheater, a colonnaded street, ritual baths, a pottery workshop, a basilica, a Roman temple and more.

Turning west, we climb Tel Megiddo, called Har Megiddo or Armageddon.  This World Heritage Site has 26 layers of civilization, and sits along the Way of the Sea Highway as a gatekeeper city for kings.

Arriving in Jerusalem by mid-afternoon, we check into our hotel and prepare to go to the Kotel (Western Wall) for prayer, and Kabbalat Shabbat.  Kabbalat Shabbat draws us into the colorful dancing and singing which welcomes in the Sabbath.

Sabbath dinner and overnight at the Prima Kings in Jerusalem, followed by a special teaching after dinner.  

Day 8 — Saturday, October 24 — Jerusalem

We join a local Messianic congregation for a morning Sabbath service, and see some of the  gates of the Old City.

A special afternoon teaching time follows at the hotel, with a time of Sabbath rest.

At sunset, we wander over to Ben Yehuda Street, where visitors from the nations gather for the carnival-like atmosphere and the re-opening of the shops after the Sabbath.

Overnight at the Prima Kings in Jerusalem.

Day 9 — Sunday, October 25 — Jerusalem

Our first stop is the City of David, an active archaeological site which is uncovering the remains of David’s palace and city.  From here, we gaze down at the Kidron Valley, where Melchizedek greeted Abraham.

We wade through Hezekiah’s Tunnel, a 2700-year-old water channel, and engineering marvel, carved by King Hezekiah.  

At the Pool of Siloam (Shiloach), we experience the setting where Yeshua healed a blind man.

 In the Old City, we stop for a teaching at the golden Menorah, and head to lunch and shopping.

After lunch, we walk across the Kidron Valley, following Yeshua’s route to Gethsemane on the night he was betrayed.

At the Garden of Gethsemane, we enjoy a teaching in a private garden, followed by spiritual re-dedication under a chuppah.

On the Mount of Olives, we consider the prophecies of the End Times, as the sun sets over Jerusalem.

Dinner and overnight at the Prima Kings in Jerusalem, with a special teaching after dinner.

Day 10 — Monday, October 24 — Masada, Dead Sea

We head to the Negev Desert and the mountaintop palaces of Masada, with its unforgettable view of the Dead Sea.

Exploring the waterfalls and caves of Ein Gedi is our next stop, as we relive David’s frantic hideout from King Saul.  

We finish the day soaking in the Dead Sea.

Dinner and overnight at the Prima Kings in Jerusalem.

Day 11 — Tuesday, October 27 — Shiloh, Mt. Gerizim, and Itamar

The day begins at Shiloh where the Tabernacle stood, Hannah prayed, and Samuel grew to manhood.  Its multimedia center brings us face to face with biblical heroes, against the backdrop of the hills of Samaria.

At Mt. Gerizim, we stand above Shechem to declare God’s blessings from Deuteronomy.

We travel a few miles to Itamar, where we lunch with the Israeli pioneers who are living in the biblical heartland.  Moshe and Leah Goldsmith, founders of Friends of Itamar, will address our group and assign some volunteer work for us to do, surrounded by the mountains of Ephraim.

Dinner and overnight at the Prima Kings in Jerusalem.  

The world-class Israel Museum is open late on Tuesday nights.  All are encouraged to take an optional trip to the museum.

Day 12 — Wednesday, October 28 - Jerusalem

Modern Israeli government is on display when we visit the Knesset, seat of the only democracy in the Middle East. 

We eat lunch at the Yad Vashem cafeteria, and then experience the story of the Holocaust at Israel’s premier Holocaust Museum. 

Returning to the hotel, Calev Myers of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice will address our group to bring us up to date on current affairs affecting the life of Messianic Jewish believers in the land. 

Dinner and overnight at the Prima Kings in Jerusalem.

Day 13 — Thursday, October 29 — Jerusalem

We check out of the Prima Kings Hotel, then explore the Temple Mount, with a firsthand look at the site of both Jerusalem Temples.  

Departing the Temple Mount, we visit the Western Wall Kotel for prayer.

After prayer, we go back in time to Yeshua’s day at the Davidson Archaeology Park.   We walk the first-century Roman Road, and find ourselves in a stone-carved mikveh where pilgrims immersed before worshiping at the Temple. 

We view the alcoves where the merchants conducted business, and walk up the Southern Steps while reciting the Psalms of Ascent.  Yeshua, and every pilgrim, ascended these historic steps to the Temple.

We enjoy lunch, and last minute shopping, in the Old  City.  

After lunch, we visit the Temple Institute to see the artifacts re-created for the Third Temple. 

Our final stop in the Old City is the renovated Hurva Synagogue, a place of worship for city residents.  Its prophetic rebuilding is a harbinger of the Messiah’s coming.

Before departing to the airport, we enjoy a farewell dinner in Abu Gosh, the probable site of Emmaus.

We depart Israel at midnight with treasured memories of the Land of the Bible, arriving in the U.S. on Friday, October 30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date palms near Masada

Golden Menorah in Jerusalem

Mediterranean Sea

Independence Hall

Overlook in Haifa

Aqueduct at Caesaria

Aqueduct at Caesaria

Mount Carmel

Synagogue at Capernaum

Sea of Galilee

St. Peter's Fish Restaurant

Nazareth Village

Safad's ancient streets

Garden of Gethsemane

Garden of Gethsemane