The Bible to some is a story book, to some it is an Instruction, and to some it is the manual for living. A trip to Israel will enable you discover that Bible is real.
You will be able to walk where Jesus walked, sit where Jesus sat and pray where Jesus prayed. Join us on this life changing experience and you will be glad you did.
Rev James Olanipekun
Senior Pastor, Christ Apostolic Church
Vineyard of Comfort East London Assembly
Day 1 – London / Tel Aviv
Day 2 – Nazareth / Cana
We visit Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged the Prophets of Baal and then to Nazareth and the Church of the Annunciation including the Grotto. The Chapel of St. Joseph, the Old Synagogue and the Church of St. Gabriel (Mary’s Well). Continue to Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine at a wedding feast. Here we will visit the Franciscan Church of the Wedding Feast. Those who wish can renew their marriage vows before we return to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – The Sea of Galilee / Mt. Tabor
After breakfast we take a boat trip across the Sea of Galilee. The boat will stop on the lake if you wish to have a brief service. We will first visit Capernaum “The Town of Jesus” where he carried out the major part of his Ministry and Messianic Work. Visit the excavations and St.Peter’s Church. We proceed to the Church of the Primacy of St. Peter. Visit Tabgha, the site where the Lord fed the 5,000 with five loaves and two fish, and the Mount of Beatitudes which commemorates our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount. In the afternoon we will visit Mount Tabor where the Lord was transfigured which we will ascend and
descend by taxis. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Day 4 – Jericho / Jerusalem / Bethlehem / Shepherds’ Fields
Today we leave Galilee and visit the baptism site at Yardinet on the River Jordan where there will be the opportunity to be baptised. Visit the place what Naaman was healed before driving via the Jordan Valley to Jerusalem. Our first stop will be in Jericho. View the ancient city and take the chair lift to the Mount of Temptation. Then continue to Jerusalem, where on arrival we will drive to the top of the Mount of Olives to admire the spectacular views of
the walled Old City. After an explanation of the view drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, venerated as the Birthplace of Jesus. Also visit the
Church of St. Catherine, the Crusaders Cloister, Chapel of St. Jerome. We drive to the Shepherds’ Fields where we celebrate Communion. Stop at Bethany, the site of Lazarus’ Tomb. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 5 – Mt. of Olives / Mt. Zion
After breakfast we will drive to the Mount of Olives to visit the Pater Noster Church, where according to tradition, Jesus taught His Disciples the Lord’s Prayer. Continue to the chapel of Dominus Flevit, where the Lord wept over Jerusalem. Finally descend to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. In the afternoon visit Mount Zion and the Upper Room, also known as the Cenacle which commemorates the Last Supper; the Dormition Abbey, commemorating the falling asleep of Mary; and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu on the sight of the house of the High Priest Caiaphas and see
the Dungeon where Jesus was imprisoned. We end the day with Holy communion at the Garden Tomb.Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 6 – The Way of the Cross / Abu Gosh / Ein Karem
This morning we shall enter the Old City and start our tour at the Crusaders’ Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda. Continue to the Tower of Antonia where Jesus was tried and the Church of the Flagellation from where we will follow the Stations of the Cross ending inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre enshrining Calvary and the Holy Tomb. We visit the Western (Wailing) Wall. We then visit Ein Karem, home of St. Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist before we return to our hotel in Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Dead Sea / Qumran
Today we visit the Dead Sea and then Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 8 – Tel Aviv / London
This morning we will visit the Crusaders’ Church of the Resurrection in Abu Gosh. It is one of the possible sites of Emmaus. In the afternoon the coach takes us to Tel Aviv airport for our return flight to London.