- Tel Aviv Ben Gurion
- Galilee Boats
- Ein Gen
- Mt Beatitudes
- Tel Dan
- Banias/Caesarea Philippi
- Valley of Tears
- Mount Carmel Overlook
- Keren Davis Kehilat Carmel
- Mount of Olives
- Garden of Gethsemane
- Upper Room
- Garden Tomb
- Ein Gedi
- The Dead Sea
- City of David
- Hezekiah's Tunnels
- Davidson Centre
- Southern Steps
- City Ramparts Walk
- Old City Shopping
- Yad Vashem
- Friends of Zion
- Western Wall
- Arabic and Jewish Quarter Markets
- Tel Aviv
Monday 23rd March
Shalom GOD TV Israel Pilgrims!
Welcome to Israel! Welcome Home!
Get ready to have your mind blown. That is what Israel does.
One revelation after another – powerful insights from history – coming face to face with ancient times.
Upon your arrival we will drive straight to the beautiful Sea of Galilee in Tiberias, where GOD TV CEO Ward Simpson and our Israel Regional Director, Ron Cantor will welcome the group.
Take a stroll on the boardwalk alongside the Sea of Galilee or purchase some souvenirs, or, if you are tired, you can head to your room to get a good night’s rest.
Tomorrow, the fun begins!
Tuesday 24th March
We begin our day with devotions, as we sail on the Sea of Galilee.
Followed by a visit to the ancient town of Magdala where you will see the synagogue in which we know Jesus preached!
At this synagogue, one of the greatest archaeological finds was discovered by accident, the Magdala Stone, while they were preparing to build a retreat centre.
We’ll stop for lunch at the Ein Gev fish restaurant, where you will sample their famous speciality, St Peter’s Fish.
Next, we’ll enter Kfar Nachum, also known as Capernaum – Yeshua’s headquarters.
At Tabgha, we’ll visit the beach where the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes took place.
Later you’ll see the Mount of Beatitudes, the site where Jesus delivered the famous Sermon on the Mount.
Wednesday 25th March
Tel Dan / Banias / Caesarea Philippi / Valley of Tears / Yardenit
Today we start by heading north, to the beautiful Nature Reserve of Banias / Caesarea Philippi, located at the foot of Mount Hermon. It was here that Yeshua said the “gates of hell” would not overcome His congregation.
We will then visit the Valley of Tears, which witnessed a miraculous Israeli victory during the 1973 Yom Kippur War with Syria. Israel was down to one brave tank unit, when the Syrians inexplicably fled.
We will then ascend the breathtaking Mount Bental, with its stunning views over the Syrian / Israeli border and the snow-capped peak of Mount Hermon.
We will conclude the day in a time of prayer, praise and fellowship, with Lindell Cooley leading worship, before you have the opportunity to be baptised in the River Jordan at Yardenit.
After dinner, we will gather together to share an evening of ministry and worship with our GOD TV guest speakers. A chance to reflect on the sights and sounds of the last few days, before leaving Tiberius and heading ‘Up to Jerusalem’ the Holy City and centre of the World.
Thursday 26th March
We start by heading to Mount Carmel, where Elijah called down fire from Heaven.
We will then visit the wonderful congregation of Messianic believers at Keren Davis Kehilat Carmel for a time of praise and worship within their community.
Next, we will enter the ancient city of Caesarea. This was once an artificial port built by King Herod the Great that extended far into the Mediterranean Sea.
Then get ready, it’s now time to head to the Holy City, Jerusalem.
We will conclude our day with a visit to the Jerusalem Overlook where you can enjoy panoramic views across the Old City of Jerusalem.
This will be followed by an after-dinner surprise! Ward Simpson and Ron Cantor, along with our special GOD TV guest speakers, will host ‘Up To Jerusalem’, an evening of fellowship, ministry, praise and worship.
Friday 27th March
We will begin our time in Jerusalem at the Mount of Olives. Jesus will touch down here, when He returns, according to Zechariah 14.
Then we will walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the Upper Room.
We will end the day by taking communion together at the Garden Tomb.
Friday evening will commence with Ron and Elana Cantor, opening the Sabbath with traditional Jewish prayers. This will be followed by a special broadcast event in the hotel ballroom, with the GOD TV Team and guests from around Israel.
Later that evening, you will have the chance to visit the Western Wall to observe and participate in the Sabbath prayers.
Saturday 28th March
Shabbat Shalom! It is time to go to the Dead Sea. Our first stop will be the Qumran caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. It remains the greatest archaeological discovery in modern history.
Then we will stop at Ein Gedi and see David’s hiding place near the beautiful waterfalls. Next, we’ll ascend Mt Masada (with the help of a cable car!) and learn about the Jewish revolt from Rome that ended with Jewish refugees holding up in this mountain-top fortress. Lastly, we have some fun as we float in the Dead Sea!
Sunday 29th March
Today we will explore the City of David and as we walk through the streets, you can easily imagine Joab, climbing up the water tunnel, to take the city.
We will see the Gihon Spring, ancient Jerusalem’s water resource, Hezekiah’s miraculous Tunnels and the Shiloah Pool.
Afterwards, we will head to the Southern Steps of the Temple Mount where Peter preached to thousands of Jews about the Risen Messiah and learn more about Jacob, Yeshua’s brother.
Then exploration of another kind, as you delight in the sights and smells of the Arabic and Jewish quarters in the Old City. The perfect opportunity to buy that unique Holy Land keepsake.
After dinner, you will experience a fantastic night of ‘Prophetic Voices’, as our special guests share and minister. Lindell Cooley will lead worship as we celebrate together.
Monday 30th March
Yad Vashem / Friends of Zion / western wall / Arabic and Jewish Quarter Markets
We will start the day at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, honouring the memory of the 6-million Jews who died in the Holocaust.
Lunch will be followed by another moving experience as we visit the Friends of Zion Museum, a $50-million multi-media memorial to Christians who loved the Jewish people, often to the point of risking their lives.
We will then travel across the city to the Western Wall. Here you will be able to share some quiet time of reflection and prayer, before we move on to the Arabic market at the Jaffa gate, for that last-minute souvenir.
After dinner, you are invited by Ward Simpson to ‘Change the World’. We will gather together for an evening of vision sharing and ministry with the GOD TV Team and special guests. Lindell Cooley will lead worship, as we celebrate together, looking back over the last few days in the Holy Land. What a joy to be revived, encouraged and empowered in our faith.
Tuesday 31st March
This is the hardest day of the tour – time to go home.
Before you board the plane, take a moment to reflect on all you’ve experienced, the new friends you have made and the everlasting memories that you will be taking home with you.
In Israel we never say good bye. We say L’hitraot, pronounced “L’heet-rah-ote” which means, “Until we meet again.” Israel will be waiting for you!