Hosted by Dr. Daniel Nessim
There is no place on earth like Israel, the land where Yeshua lived and walked. There is nothing like being there yourself.
Join Dr. Daniel Nessim for the tour of a lifetime! It is one thing to walk the streets Yeshua (Jesus) walked. It is also helpful to connect with his culture and world through the eyes of a Jewish person who knows him. Dr Nessim and his wife have been to Israel many times and are bursting to share the experience with you. Not to mention those very special Israeli breakfasts!
This Messianic Jewish journey to Israel is ideal for those who love Israel and the Jewish people and want to go more in depth than the standard 8-day tour. From Jaffa to Caesarea, from Dan to the Galilee, from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, you will find the Scriptures coming alive before your eyes. You will probably never read the Bible quite the same way again, because it will all become so real! We will also celebrate the miracle that is Israel today, prophecy fulfilled in our day as the desert blossoms as the rose.
On this tour you will splash through King Hezekiah’s tunnel in Jerusalem, survey the Dead Sea from atop Masada, as well as “swim” in it, the lowest place on the planet. You will worship at the Garden Tomb, pray at the Synagogue of Yeshua’s home town in Capernaum, and take a boat ride on the beautiful Sea of Galilee (no storms, we promise!).
Hosted by Dr. Daniel Nessim
Dr. Daniel Nessim is a Jewish believer in Yeshua with a passion to teach the Bible through Jewish eyes. He is the leader of Kehillath Tsion, Vancouver’s Messianic Jewish congregation, and the author of Derech Yeshua: A Jewish Guide to Faith in Messiah Yeshua and Torah for Gentiles? What the Jewish Authors of the Didache had to say. While puttering around his house with his wife in Snohomish, WA, or tending to his beehives, Daniel is always dreaming up his next ministry project.
*Based on 20 passengers and double occupancy.
- Meeting and Assistance after passport control upon arrival and before passport control upon departure.
- Escort group transfers on Arrival and departure
- 11 nights hotel accommodation at the above listed hotels or similar on HB basis
- 10 days touring with English speaking guide in an A/C bus as per our suggested program
- Driver and guide on disposal at the Dead Sea (compulsory in case something unplanned happen and the group can have transportation to move and somebody who speaks the local language)
- Daily breakfast
- Daily dinner
- Falafel lunch upon arrival
- Boat ride & St Peter's Lunch
- Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the program below
- Porterage at all hotels
- Round trip air with Air Canada from all major Canadian Gateways
Tour package does not include lunches en route
Sunday, November 7
We arrive in Tel Aviv at Ben Gurion airport and begin our adventure underground at the Palmach museum. We then visit beautiful Jaffo (Biblical Joppa) before heading to our hotel overlooking the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. We'll have a great dinner and a well-deserved sleep.
Monday, November 8
Our first Israeli breakfast. An unforgettable feast that may make lunch a moot point. We’ll head up the coast from Tel Aviv to Caesarea where Paul faced Agrippa, Mount Carmel where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal, Megiddo, the recreated first century Jewish village of Nazareth (in Nazareth), and then east to the Kinneret, the Sea of Galilee.
Tuesday, November 9
This is our day to actually “sail” the sea of Galilee. Wonderfully, it is overflowing for the first time in years! We will visit Capernaum where Yeshua taught, and visit the ancient Synagogue there. Then we will go to Tabgha of the Loaves and Fishes miracle before visiting the Mount of Beatitudes.
Wednesday, November 10
After our daily Israeli Breakfast, this is our day to visit the Golan Heights and Tel Dan, and then the beautiful Banias which is the headwater of the Jordan River. We will get an overview of the Golan from Mt Bental, and visit Caesarea Philippi, all places full of Biblical History. Possibly, we will get an overview of the Galilee from on high and a reminder of the miraculous and hard fought victory of Israel over the Golan.
Thursday, November 11
Today we travel to the Jordan river where Yohanan Hamatbil (John the Baptist) immersed the crowds who came to make teshuvah (to repent) in preparation for the coming of the Kingdom of God. If you have never undergone immersion in Yeshua’s Name, this is a great opportunity to do so. From here we will go to the unforgettable remains of Beit Shean and down the Jordan valley to Jericho. We will then drive up to Jerusalem and get an orientation and overview from atop the Mount of Olives before dinner at our hotel.
Friday, November 12
Today we will visit Bethlehem, where Yeshua was born. We then plan to go to Ein Kerem and the Garden of Gethsemane where Yeshua prayed over Jerusalem. We will visit the Lion’s Gate, which prophecy tells will be used upon Messiah’s arrival in Jerusalem, then the pools of Bethesda, the Upper Room, and Mount Zion. In the evening we will have a Shabbat dinner together and gather to debrief and to worship.
Saturday, November 13
On this Shabbat, we will take the day for rest, private exploration, and worship. There are various messianic congregations within walking distance. Begin with that Israeli breakfast, explore and/or group up with others (we’ll help arrange this), and regroup at the hotel for dinner (or not, if you want to sample one of Jerusalem’s fantastic restaurants on your own!). The Sabbath ends at about 5:30 pm, so you’ll have the opportunity to celebrate Motzei Shabbat (the going out of the Sabbath) on Ben Yehuda Street.
Sunday, November 14
Jerusalem! The City of David and a walk (splash) through Hezekiah’s tunnel. Bring flip flops or water socks. We then go to the ancient Temple entrance at the Southern steps of the Temple Mount, the Kotel (Western Wall), hopefully we’ll be able to do the Kotel Tunnel Tour, and also visit the Jewish Quarter, the Cardo (amazing underground ancient shopping mall!) and the Broad Wall.
Monday, November 15
Still in Jerusalem, we visit the Israel Museum, see an outdoor recreation of Jerusalem and the Temple in Yeshua’s day, and then go to the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. In the afternoon we’ll visit the Garden Tomb, where Yeshua was laid and rose from the dead. Then there’ll be time to enjoy the Shuk and do some shopping.
Tuesday, November 16
Still in Jerusalem, we visit Yad Vashem, grab lunch at Mahane Yehuda, then drive to the Dead Sea where the water is so salty you just can’t sink.
Wednesday, November 17
Now at the Dead Sea we can visit Qumran, the amazing site where ancient scholars copied Scriptures and their own sacred scrolls (hiding them along with scrolls brought from Jerusalem for safekeeping) in caves on the heights above, not to be found until 1947. From there we go to Masada, which we ascend via cable car and recount the amazing story of Jewish resistance against the Romans. We then go to Ein Gedi where David hid from king Saul.
Thursday, November 18
Today we enjoy our final Israeli breakfast before boarding our bus and returning to Ben Gurion Airport, our hearts full.
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