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Escorted Wine Cruise

12 DAY  ESCORTED HOLYLAND TOUR | APRIL 21 – MAY 3, 2022

Escorted by Pastor Jeff Reynolds
Senior Pastor First Baptist Church Bowing Green KY 

EXPLORE THE HOLY LAND
Join other Christians on our 12 day Holy Land Israel Tour. Experience the land of the Bible as seen through the eyes of our host, Pastor Jeff Reynolds.  Together with Jeff you will follow in the footsteps of Jesus as you tour the Holy land and explore Christendom’s most significant and meaningful Christian sites. 


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$2989.50*
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Flight from Nashville Intl. to Tel-Aviv, Ben Gurion with Delta airlines.

We arrive at Ben Gurion Airport where we will be met by our Israeli guide who will accompany us during our entire stay in Israel. We travel northward to our hotel for one night in the coastal area of Netanya. The remainder of the day is free to walk along the Mediterranean, relax, and have dinner. Our pastor guide will conduct our day’s devotional with the sunset over the “Great Sea.” We will enjoy a time of praise, a prayer of thanks for safety and the special blessings ahead, a prayer for the people of this land, and a good night’s rest.

3:00 PM Hotel Check In:
The Grand Beach Tel Aviv Ideally located across from the Mediterranean Sea and a row of excellent beaches. We are a newly renovated hotel with attractively furnished guest rooms located in the best site in the city of Tel Aviv. Minutes away from the cities bustling centers and nightlife. Food and beverage facilities include a fine kosher dining room and an inviting lounge and bar. The hotel has a rooftop pool with a spacious sundeck and panoramic view of the sea and the city.

Morning Tour: Caesara & Mt. Carmel:
After breakfast, travel by private motor coach along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea, where Gentiles first heard the Good News from Peter and were baptized. See the Roman Amphitheater and aqueduct. Then we’ll journey on to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah hid from King Ahab, and through the Jezreal Valley to Megiddo, where archaeologists have unearthed 20 levels of civilization.

Afternoon Tour: Nazareth:
In the afternoon, we continue on to Cana and Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus. We visit Mt Arbel, for a panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee.

3:00PM Hotel Check In:
The Leonardo Hotel Tiberias provides 198 comfortable rooms- 40 rooms which are suitable especially for families and 5 suites equipped with jacuzzi. The guests enjoy the direct access to the hotels private beach- the swimming pool as well as the sauna and the short walking distance to the center of Tiberia. On the western bank of the Sea of Galilee the Leonardo Hotel Tiberias is the perfect starting point to explore the wonderful rural environment and all the historic and religious sights in the north of Israel such as Golan Heights- Hermon Mountain- Jordan River. Additional 16pct VAT for Israeli Passport holders will apply.

Capernaum & Mount of Beatitudes:
Begin the day with a visit to the Jordan River Baptismal Site. A relaxing cruise on the Sea of Galilee with easy viewing of the nearby Golan Heights brings to life the experiences of the fishermen disciples. In Capernaum we will visit the ruins of an ancient synagogue and Peter’s home. Then we travel on to the site of the multiplication of loaves and fishes and the Mount of the Beatitudes overlooking the Sea where our guide will reenact Jesus’ famous “Sermon on the Mount.” We will also visit the ruins of ancient Capernaum.

Jordan River Baptism Renewal:
Later we will drive to the Jordan River Baptismal site we will have an opportunity to renew our Baptismal vows.

Tour to Dan & Caesara Phillipi:
Following breakfast, our morning travels take us to Dan and Caesarea Philippi, site of Peter’s Confession. “Banias” is the original name of this site near Mt. Hermon in the North, famous as the place where Peter first confessed that Jesus is the Messiah. (Matt 16:13-16; Mark 8:27-30; Luke 9:18-21). Next we tour Tel Dan, the northernmost city of ancient Israel, thus when Scripture speaks of all of the Land, from North to South, it often says, “from Dan to Beer sheba.” (Judges 20:1 1 Sam 3:20 2 Sam 3:10; 17:11; 24:2; 15 1 Kings 4:25) Abraham traveled from Hebron to Dan to rescue his nephew Lot from Kedorlaomer. The tribe of Dan was not satisfied with its inheritance near Judah, so it settled here and set up idolatrous worship that plagued Israel throughout its history. This was especially so in the time of Jeroboam, son of Solomon and first king of the divided Northern Kingdom, who set up golden calves in Dan and Bethel to keep people from going to Jerusalem to worship. (Judges 18; 1 Kings 12:26-33)

Road to Damascus & Katzrin:
Continue to Mount Bental to see the “Road to Damascus “ and to Katzrin were we will visit the ruins of a magnificent Talmudic village .

Tour Scythopolis and Gideon Springs:
Beit-Shean/Scythopolis is the most magnificent archeological site in Israel, located at the strategic juncture of the Jezreel and Jordan valleys. Like Jericho, it has been almost continuously occupied throughout history. After defeating Saul and his sons on Mt. Gilboa, the Philistines hanged their bodies on the walls of Beit-Shean. (1 Sam 31:10-12) During the intertestamental period, the city was renamed the “Scythopolis.” Archaeologists have uncovered a huge number of ruins of the Roman/Byzantine Scythopolis. During the time of Jesus, Scythopolis was one of the chief cities of the Decapolis–a league of ten cities sharing Greek culture and government. Next we visit Gideon Springs — Here, Gideon, one of many “deliverers” in the Book of Judges, prepared for the battle against the Midianites by paring down his army from thirty-three thousand (Judges 7:3) to ultimately only three hundred–so that God could demonstrate his greatness in granting them ultimate victory. (7:2-8)

Jericho & Mount Temptation:
From here we will drive along the Jordan Valley, we will visit Jericho, view Mount Temptation, see the Sycamore Tree and the ancient Thel. From here uphill to Jerusalem via the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem.

2:00 PM Hotel Check in:
The Prima Royale Hotel is an exclusive hotel designed serve business and pleasure travelers seeking maximum comfort paired with a chic clean design and a central location to explore the Old City Mammilla the German Colony and meters from the Great Synagogue. Recently renovated the Hotel is situated on a quiet street in the culturally infused Talbieh neighborhood and is within a walking distance. Enjoy a taste of Jerusalem culture with daily luxuries including a Champagne and Chopin breakfast and an evening complete with a live pianist in the hotel lobby *Kabbalat Shabbat with music *Happy Hour for guests with snacks and drinks on the house non-alcoholic *Free Wi-Fi throughout the entire Hotel including guest rooms. *Inspired by the artists and culture that was born from the inspiration of Jerusalem the Prima Royale is a gem.

Jerusalem Day Tour:
Today we walk where Jesus walked. Begin the day with a panoramic view of the city, Mount Moriah and the Dome of the Rock from atop the Mount of Olives and then the Garden of Gethsemane. How many have wished to be whisked back in time to get a glimpse of our Lord or hear His voice if only for a moment? To walk between the ancient olive trees, read the scriptures of Jesus’ prayer and take time for personal reflection is important here. We travel through the Kidron Valley to Mt. Zion and view David’s Tomb. Next we visit the house of Chiapas and the “Upper Room” where the disciple whom Jesus loved laid his head on His breast and where later Thomas cried; “my Lord & my God.”

Jerusalem Morning Tour:
A site not to be missed is a scale model of the ancient city of Jerusalem. Our guide will walk us through an accurately detailed smaller version of Biblical times in Jerusalem as well as the architecture and décor of the Temple, next is a visit to the Shrine of the Book with time to enjoy the museum, including the Dead Sea Scrolls and the absolute miracle of God’s preserved Word.

Afternoon Tour of Bethlehem:
Later in the afternoon we will visit Bethlehem and view the Manger and the nativity site of our Lord. We will also travel to the Shepherds fields and see the fields of Ruth and Boaz. Return to Jerusalem.

Old Jerusalem Tour:
We enter the Old City through Stephen’s Gate, and visit the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus cured a cripple. We move on to the Judgment Hall of Pilate, hear of those who conspired against Him and are reminded of His brutal beating and humiliation. While walking along the Via Dolorosa, we are reminded of His way of suffering, view the Church of the Sepulcher before we arrive at the climax of our tour – the Garden Tomb. Your faith, that blessed hope and communion with Christ, will take on a tremendous new meaning today. From here we will see the ancient Roman Cardo, Herodian Mansion, Temple Institute and Western Wall. On our way out of the city we will visit the Rabbinical Tunnels leading us through the Second Temple era.

Old Jerusalem Marketplace:
Later today our guide will escort those who wish to visit the marketplace in Old Jerusalem.

Day Tour to Masada & Ein Gedi:
Our day begins with a cable car ride to the mountaintop fortress of Masada. Here our guide will treat us to the history of the famous zealot stand. We’ll visit Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Afterwards we proceed to Ein Gedi, “Spring of the Goat,” an oasis on the western shore of the Dead Sea. Because of its warm climate and abundant supply of water, the site developed a reputation for its fragrant plants and date palm groves. This is where King David hid from Saul, and where God defeated the enemies of the Israelites by praise and worship led by King Jehoshaphat. (1 Sam 23:29; 24 Song of Songs 1:14).

Tower of David Tour Gedi:
Today we visit the Tower of David. This mighty citadel has exchanged hands over a dozen times throughout its history and has been changed and enhanced throughout time. We learn of this history as we take our guided tour. Departing the tower we travel outside the Old City to the Holocaust Memorial. Here we visit the children’s portion of the memorial. Last visit of the day will be to the village of Ein Karem birthplace of John the Baptist.
Homeward Bound:
Tel-Aviv, Ben Gurion to Nashville, Nashville Intl. Transfer from our hotel to Ben Gurion Intl. for our flight home to Nashville

Inclusions:

● Breakfast and dinners daily
● Meet and assist at airport
● Escorted airport transfers
● 10 nights hotel stay in 4 star hotels
● Touring with English speaking guide in deluxe A/C bus
● Entrance fees to sites
● Porterage fees at hotels
● Biblical maps of Israel
● Pilgrim certificate signed by the Mayor of Jerusalem

Not Included:
● Tips
● Lunches
● Airfare
● Travel Insurance (required)

Jeff Reynolds

Jeff Reynolds has served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church since January 2016. He believes in the absolute truth of God’s Word and the absolute power of God to transform anyone’s life through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Jeff and his wife, Erin, are Bowling Green natives and are excited to raise their two children, Griffin and Reagan, as part of this vibrant and growing community. He has a B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Centre College and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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