11 Days Life Changing Journey to the Holy Land from Portland, OR (PDX) - May 14 - 24, 2020 - Rev. Jack & Charity Watkins

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THURSDAY – (Day 1): Departure

Depart Portland, OR for your overnight flights to Holy Land. Meals served on board.

FRIDAY – (Day 2): Arrival Tel Aviv – Transfer to Tiberius

Meet your guide at the Airport, Drive to your Hotel in Tiberias for dinner and Overnight.

SATURDAY – (Day 3): Caesarea – Mt. Carmel – Meggido - Magdala

Start the day with a visit to Caesarea Maritima (included) where we will visit the magnificent city with Roman, Byzantine, and Crusader ruins. Continue to visit Mount Carmel (included). Continue to visit Meggido (included) and explore the Tel that goes back in history to 4000 BC, looking at ruins from the times of King Solomon and King Ahab. Overlooking the Armageddon Valley, we will also discuss the reasons why we believe this will be the setting for the final battle between good and evil mentioned in Revelation 16:16. Back to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight

SUNDAY – (Day 4): Sea of GalileeBanias

Start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee (included). Then we continue to visit the Jesus Boat Museum (included) to visit a 2000 years old boat since time of Jesus. After that we continue to visit Capernaum (included) where we visit the Remains of an old house. We continue to visit Mt. Beatitudes on the Sea of Galilee. Then we will visit Magdala (included). End of the day will be visiting Banias (included) the Site of Peter’s Confession. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias

MONDAY– (Day 5): Cana Nazareth VillageJericho Jerusalem

Check out of our hotel in Galilee and head south towards Jerusalem. Stop at Cana of Galilee, then Nazareth and Nazareth village (entrance included). Drive through the Jordan valley, visit the baptismal site on the Jordan River, visit Jericho (entrance to Tel Jericho included), and drive up to the Holy city of Jerusalem and panoramic view over the Jerusalem from Mount Scopus, and a visit to the Wailing Wall Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.

TUESDAY– (Day 6): Mount of OlivesShepherd’s field - Bethlehem

Start the day with a visit to the Mt. Olives, where will stop for a panoramic view over Jerusalem where our guide will point the most important sites in Jerusalem. Continue to visit Herodian (entrance included), Herod’s summer palace and his burial place. Visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity built over the Birthplace of Jesus. End of the day will be visiting the Shepherd’s Field where the Shepherd’s saw the star of the nativity. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

WEDNESDAY– (Day 7): Masada Qumran Dead Sea

Full Day Tour in the Dead Sea area, we will visit Masada (entrance & cable car included), the fortress built by King Herod the Great and made famous by the Zealots in 73/74 AD with the stand- off against the Romans. We visit the fortress and see the ruins that are considered a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Then we continue to visit Qumran (entrance included) where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found and Swim in the Dead Sea, Elisha Spring and view Mount Temptation Monastery (from the distance). Drive the Jordan Valley dinner and Overnight in Bethlehem

THURSDAY – (Day 8): Temple Mount – St. Anne – Davidson Centre – Mt. Zion – Israel Museum  

Visit Temple Mount where the Temple of Jerusalem stood. Then we will visit St. Anne & Pool of Bethesda (included) where Jesus healed the paralytic. Then we will visit Davidson Centre (included). Mount Zion and the upper room. On to David’s Tomb. In the afternoon Israel Museum (entrance included) where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept and Yad Vashem the Holocaust Museum. Sunday night Church service at King of Kings, Dinner and overnight in your hotel in Bethlehem.

FRIDAY – (Day 9): Garden of Gethsemane – St. Peter in Galicantu – Garden Tomb 

Star the day with private prayer at Gethsemane Garden. On to Caiaphas Palace (entrance included) where Peter denied Jesus Three times, continue to visit Ecce Homo, biblical Gabbatha (entrance included). Follow Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, walk through different quarters of Jerusalem and then the Garden Tomb. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

SATURDAY – (Day 10): City of David – Hezekiah’s Tunnel – Farewell Dinner

This morning, we will start our day with a visit to City of David and Walk the Hezekiah’s Tunnels (included). Continue to visit Pool of Siloam. We will be able to visit The First Church of the Nazarene in Jerusalem and Jerusalem Prayer Center. Free afternoon for personal reflection. Tonight, we enjoy a farewell dinner in a local restaurant in Bethlehem (included). Back to Hotel in Bethlehem for overnight.

SUNDAY – (Day 11): Departure/Arrival

Check out from hotel and depart to airport for our flight to return home.  We will arrive on the same day!


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Trip Date: May 14 - 24, 2020

Departure City: Portland, OR (PDX) (other cities available) or Seattle, WA (SEA) ($300.00) Savings

Price: $3790.00

Package price includes the following:

  • 9 nights at Hotels on HB Basis: (open buffet breakfast, open buffet dinner)
  • Farewell dinner at Bethlehem with Dabkeh Dance
  • Air conditioned bus in Israel
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as per program: Capernaum – Boat Ride & Museum – Muhraqa – Tel Jericho – St. Peter in Galicantu – Masada Cable Car – Ecce Homo – Israel Museum – Nazareth Village – City of David – Magdala – Davidson – National Parks (Caesarea, Meggido, Qumran, Masada, Herodion, Banias)
  • Meeting and assistance at Arrival and departure
  • Porterage Included in all hotels
  • Parking fees where applicable
  • Whispers during the whole trip
  • Porterage at airport
  • Lunches

Package price does not include the following:

  • Personal expenses
  • Medical Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Gratuities for guide / driver (please look at the list that we recommend)
We recommend 8-10 $ pp per day for Guide/ 4-5 $$ per day for driver.