A Ten-Day Tour of ISRAEL | February 18-27, 2022

Hosted by Dr. Kirk and Laura Walters

Information Meeting | Sunday, August 1, following the 9:45 and 11:15am services in the Chapel

To register:

Download the Registration Form
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Return the completed form along with your deposit (check, cash or money order) to:

Inspirational Tours, Inc.
5433 Westheimer Road, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77056

Inspirational Tours website

Cost:

$3,650 per person from Atlanta (double-occupancy)
Price includes the following:
• Round trip air transportation from Atlanta
• First-class hotels (double occupancy)
• Two meals a day (buffet breakfast and dinner)
• Daily sightseeing tours
• Airport Taxes
• Fuel surcharges (subject to change)
• Tips to guides and drivers

Land-only option available for $2,950 (ask for more details)

Single-occupancy room available for additional $800

Be sure to read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Itinerary:

Day 1: Atlanta / Frankfurt
Depart Atlanta airport at 4:50pm to Frankfurt

Day 2: Frankfurt / Tel Aviv
Arrive in Frankfurt at 7:40am local time; depart for Tel Aviv at 10:10am. Arrive in Tel Aviv at 3:10pm local time. Dinner and overnight in Tel Aviv.

Day 3: Caesarea / Carmel / Nazareth / Tiberias
Travel via bus to Caesarea where we will visit the Crusader Fortress built upon the ancient city of Caesarea, named after Augustus Caesar. We will visit an ancient Roman Amphitheatre to experience the acoustics of a structure built in the days of Christ. Continue to Mount Carmel where Elijah issued his challenge to the false prophets and from there on to a viewpoint of Nazareth, where Jesus spent the early years of his life. While in Cana, we will hold a renewal of vows ceremony for all our couples. From Nazareth the road winds down to Tiberias and the beautiful Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Galilee.

Day 4: Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee / Ancient Boat / Mt. of Beatitudes / Capernaum / Tabgha / Golan Heights / Tiberias
Today we rise early and board our boat for a cruise on the Sea of Galilee. We visit the Ancient Boat, a fishing boat dating from the time of Jesus. We continue around the Sea of Galilee and visit the place where Jesus gave the Beatitudes, taught in the synagogue, and performed miracles. After lunch we will visit Tabgha where Jesus fed 5,000 with just five loaves of bread and two fish, then on to Magdala, an ancient city believed to be the birthplace of Mary Magdalene. We travel up to the Golan Heights to Caesarea Philippi, and then on to Tiberias before returning to hotel in Galilee for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Beit Shean / Jordan Valley / Jericho / Qumran / Dead Sea
Today we bid farewell to the Galilee and drive to the city of Beit Shean, one of the earliest and most important cities in Israel from the time of Canaanites. It was here the Philistines impaled King Saul’s body to the city wall; we will view its magnificent excavations. We continue through the Jordan Valley and will drive past Jericho, the first city conquered by the Israelites in the Promised Land. After lunch we will visit Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and then drive to our hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight. Those who wish to do so may swim (float) in the salty waters of the Dead sea and enjoy the spa facilities at the hotel.

Day 6: Massada / Ein Gedi / Vad Vashem / Jerusalem
We drive to the mighty fortress Massada, a symbol of courage and perseverance for the Jewish people, where 960 Jewish defenders organized their last resistance to the Roman conquerors and took their own lives rather than surrender into slavery. We continue to Ein Gedi, where King David hid from Saul. In the afternoon, we ascend the Judean Hills to Jerusalem for a breathtaking view of the city from Mt Scopus across the Kidron Valley and the Eastern Gate. We end the day with a visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s national memorial of the victims of the Holocaust. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 7: Jewish Quarter / Temple Mount / Western Wall / City of David / Pool of Siloam
We will enter the Old City of Jerusalem visiting the picturesque alleys of the Jewish Quarter and Cardo, an ancient Roman street. We will ascend the Temple Mount and visit the Western Wall, the most sacred site to the Jewish people. We continue to the City of David and Pool of Siloam, the archaeological site speculated to comprise the original urban core of ancient Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 8: Mt. of Olives / Garden of Gethsemane / Mt. Zion / House of Caiaphas / Bethlehem
We drive to the Mt. of Olives and walk down Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane. We will visit Mt. Zion and the House of Caiaphas at St. Peter in Gallicantu. Our day ends in Bethlehem at the Church of the Nativity and Herodian, where Herod the Great built a palace fortress and is believed to be buried. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 9: Pool of Bethesda / Fortress of Antonio / Via Dolorosa / Church of the Holy Sepulchre / Garden Tomb / Shrine of the Book
We travel to the Christian Quarter of the Old City to the Pools of Bethesda where Jesus cured an invalid man. Then to the Praetorim, site of the public trial of Christ and his condemnation, to view its ancient remains in the fortress of Antonio, seat of the Roman Procurator. We continue through the picturesque market streets stopping at some of the stations of the cross along the Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We stop at the Garden Tomb for communion and reflection before visiting the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 10: Frankfurt / Atlanta
Transfer to the airport to depart for Frankfurt at 5:20am. From Frankfurt, we catch a connecting flight to Atlanta, arriving at 3:05pm local time.

For more information:

Please contact Krista McCook at 678.285.3250 or [email protected]

Space is limited! Early registration is highly encouraged!