CROSS CHURCH PASTOR EDUCATIONAL TOUR
Hosted by Reverend John Howson
February 6 – 15, 2022
Day 1: Sun February 6, 2021 Overnight Flight
Depart from Winnipeg for Israel.
Westjet flight # 534 departs Winnipeg at 8:30 am Arrives Toronto 11:56 am
El Al flight # 32 departs Toronto at 7:15 pm
Overnight en route.
Day 2: Mon February 7, 2021 Tel Aviv
Arrive Tel Aviv at 12:50 pm
Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport you will be met by a Sunworld Tours Representative. Drive to the port city of Jaffa, where Peter stayed with Simon the Tanner. Walk around the renovated artist’s quarter and have a breathtaking view of the city of Tel Aviv. Transfer to your hotel and have a welcome dinner. Overnight in Tel Aviv area
Day 3: Tue February 8, 2022 Tel Aviv - Galilee
Drive along the Mediterranean Coast to Caesarea the Roman Capital of Israel. Tour the Aqueduct and the restored Roman amphitheater. Proceed through Jezreel Valley to the Muhraqa where Elijah challenged and defeated the 400 prophets of Baal. Continue to Megiddo the fortress city of King Solomon and where the final Battle of Armageddon will take place. Continue on to Cana to visit the church where Jesus performed his first miracle by turning water into wine. Stop at Nazareth home of the holy family. Dinner and Overnight in Tiberias.
Day 4: Wed February 9, 2022 Sea of Galilee – Golan Heights
Sail across the Sea of Galilee and visit the Boat Museum, to see the 2000 year old “Jesus Boat” which was discovered in 1986. Visit Capernaum where you will see the remains of Peter’s house and where Jesus chose to center His ministry. Tour the site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Continue to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Travel up to the Golan Heights for a view from Mount Bental Bunker. Continue to the Banias, site of the Ancient Caesarea Philippi. Dinner and Overnight in Tiberias.
Day 5: Thu February 10, 2022 Sea of Galilee – Dead Sea
Stop at Yardenit to have a baptismal service in the Jordan River for those wishing to be baptized as Jesus was in the Jordan. Travel to Beth Shean and tour the excavations that have revealed Israel’s largest ruins of a Roman City. Drive down the Jordan Valley en route to the Dead Sea. Stop at Qumran, the site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Visit Masada, the mountain fortress built by King Herod. Take a dip in the therapeutic, salt mineral water at Mineral Beach on the Dead Sea. Dinner and Overnight at the Dead Sea
Day 6: Fri February 11, 2022 Dead Sea – Jerusalem
Stop at Genesis Land for some “ancient biblical” hospitality and experience a camel ride. Make the ascent up to Jerusalem through the Judean Wilderness passing Bethany. We will stop in at the Friends of Zion Museum, before making our way to Mt of Olives and enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Jerusalem. Walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed for God’s will to be done. Shabbat Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7: Sat February 12, 2022 Jerusalem - Bethlehem
Start our day in Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity and Shepherds Field, and some shopping. Then drive to Government Hill to see the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament and the Menorah, which is engraved with scenes of the Jewish Nations’ history. Tour the Israel Museum to see the Shrine of the Book and the Holy land Model of Jerusalem. Take a tour through the Christian Quarter. Have communion at the Garden Tomb where Jesus was crucified, buried and rose again. Tonight at dinner, a couple of guests will join from Bridges for Peace to speak to us. Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem. Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 8: Sun February 13, 2022 Jerusalem
We will start our day at the Lifeline for the elderly. Walk through the restored Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall, for time to pray. Continue to Mt. Zion to see the Upper Room. Visit City of David and the Davidson Centre and see the Southern Wall Digs. Spend the afternoon at Yad Vashem the Holocaust Memorial visiting the memorial sites and the museum. Visit the King of Kings for a service. Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 9: Mon February 14, 2022 Jerusalem
In the morning we will visit the Bridges For Peace Food Bank. The rest of the day is free to explore Jerusalem. See www.itraveljerusalem.com for ideas of what to see while visiting Jerusalem. Tonight our farewell dinner. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 10: Tue February 15, 2022 Departure
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
El Al flight # 31 departs Tel Aviv at 11:00 am Arrives Toronto 4:15pm
Westjet flight # 529 departs Toronto at 6:45 pm Arrives Winnipeg at 8:25 pm
* Itinerary, flight schedule and rates are subject to change*