|Awaken your faith to a whole new level with a trip to Israel! Experience the land our Lord lived in, walk where he walked! Touched by Grace offers small groups and individuals the opportunity to strengthen their faith by visiting the land that is key to a deeper understanding of the Word of God. These are not typical, highly regimented Christian tours to Israel, our time together is guided by the Holy Spirit and allows you to visit the places most important for your personal journey with the Lord.|
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Israel Accomodation Fact Sheet
A selection of "Israel Experience" testimonials
Pre-Travel tips and common Hebrew phrases
There are no limits to how we can put the trips together: the ruins of Bethsaida in Galilee, a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, eating in restaurants that offer wonderful Meditteranean cuisine, shopping in Jerusalem, praying at the Western Wall, communion at the Garden Tomb, and swimming in the Dead Sea. You can also come on a Sabbatical and rest.
Sample Itinerary for ISRAEL Experience
Arrival into Tel Aviv, Israel
Clear through Customs and meet our driver and transportation for 90-minute trip to Tiberias. If the sun is still shining and we have the energy and excitement we will climb Mt. Arbel and take in the incredible view. We will be staying in this hotel for the first 4 days of our trip.
We will be in the North for four nights so get comfortable and unpack.
Dinner - Tiberius
Notes: We will drive up to the Northern part of the country and have an early dinner as a family then prepare to get a good nights rest so we can begin our touring the next morning. This is the beginning of the holy period for the Jews so many things will be closed in the Jewish areas. Venues will begin to open back up at sundown on Saturday. Tiberias is a bustling town so most venues will be open on Friday and Saturday. Get a good nights rest because we are getting ready to experience our Savior and trace his footsteps through most of His ministry on Earth in the northern part of Israel.
Breakfast in Hotel Lobby
After breakfast we drive to Caesarea (built by King Herod) by the Sea on the Mediterranean coastline. It was here that Cornelius the Centurion and his household were saved and baptized (Acts 10). Here Paul made his defense before Festus and King Agrippa prior to his final journey to Rome (Acts 25 & 26). We visit the top of Mount Carmel, where Elijah prayed down the fire from heaven and defeated the 450 prophets of Baal (I Kings 18). We visit Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon (Rev. 16).
From here we can also see Mount Gilboa, where King Saul and his sons lost their lives against the Philistines (I Sam. 28) and Mount Tabor, where Barak awaited Sisera (Judges 4). We see the traditional site of the transfiguration (Matt. 17), and pass through Cana where Christ Performed His first miracle (Jn. 2)
Enjoying the scenery of the Galilee and Jezreel valley we will drive through the modern day city of Afula and pass by the ancient city of Nain surrounded by Mount Tabor, where Jesus raised the widows son from the dead (Lk. 7), we will continue onto dinner in Tiberias. Lunch – Mt. Carmel
Dinner - Gilboa Mountain region
Breakfast in Hotel Lobby
After breakfast, we drive around the Sea of Galilee, passing the area of Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene. We enter the 2,000-year-old remains of Capernaum (Lk. 4) and stand in what is left of the synagogue in which our Lord ministered. We visit the traditional site where Jesus preached His Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7), Tabgha, commemorating the feeding of the 5,000 (Lk. 9), Mensa Christi, where the Lord appeared to the disciples after the resurrection (Jn. 21), and the country of the Gadarenes (Matt. 8). After lunch, we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Ginosaur to Tiveria and stop at the Jordan River for a time of spiritual blessing. Our day concludes after dinner.
Lunch - Tiberius
Dinner - Galilee region
Breakfast in Hotel Lobby
We begin our day with prayer followed by breakfast. Our First stop is to visit the town of Bet Shean, where the bodies of King Saul and his sons hung from the city gates (I Sam. 31). We spend some time at the luxurious Roman city of Bet Shean. We visit Harod Spring (Gideon’s Spring), where Gideon chose his army of 300 by observing how they drank from the spring. Visit Mt. Bental, the Golan Heights, Mt Hermon, and Banaiss where it was revealed to Peter that Jesus was the Christ or Nazareth (If not completed on Saturday) In the evening you can visit Hamat Gader the ancient 2,000 year old hot springs where it is said that Jesus and his followers would have visited.
Lunch - TBD
Dinner – Tiberius
Notes – We will be departing in the morning so please pack and reflect on what you have experienced as we have traveled through parts of the Old Testament and the Ministry of Jesus. Begin to prepare yourself for the next leg of our journey as we work our way south to Jerusalem. Tomorrow is designed as a travel day and a day of relaxing, so please, go at your own pace as your energy will be needed when we begin our tour of Jerusalem.
Don’t miss your last chance for the beautiful sunrise over the Sea of Galilee! A day of much needed rest. Or so we hope….
We journey south to Jerusalem, as our motor coach takes us through the Jordan Valley to En Gedi after breakfast, we visit Jericho, past the Mt. of Temptations where Jesus fasted.