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Dr. Paul Chappell

Founder and President

Pastor Paul Chappell was called to Lancaster Baptist Church in 1986 by twelve members...

  • From Los Angeles, CA
  • $4,495 per person
  • From Newark, NJ
  • $4,195 per person

Includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
  • Three Meals Daily (B/L/D)
  • Professional Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tips (Driver & Guide)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Listening Device
  • Travel Bag & Tour Book

Sites to Visit

  • Joppa Caesarea Meggido Mt Carmel Nazareth Cana
  • Sea of Galilee Capernaum
  • Mount of Beatitudes Jordan River
  • Beit She’an Qumran Dead Sea Bethabara
  • Masada
  • Ein Gedi
  • Jericho Jerusalem Mount of Olives Temple Mount
  • Pool of Bethesda Western Wall Bethlehem
  • Upper Room
  • Pilate’s Palace Gethsemane
  • House of Caiaphas Pool of Siloam
  • Garden Tomb - Calvary

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September 29, 2015 - DEPART USA

Today we meet at our international departure airport where our host will assist with check-in formalities. This evening we will enjoy a delicious dinner high above the Atlantic. (L/D)

September 30, 2015 - ARRIVE TEL AVIV - JOPPA

Welcome Home -- to the Land of the Bible! Upon arrival, we will be met by our TEMPLETON TOURS representative who will assist us through customs. Time permitting, we will visit Joppa, Jonah’s port of embarkation for Tarshish. Joppa was also the home of Tabitha (or Dorcas) who was raised from the dead by Peter. It was also here that Peter learned that God was interested in the salvation of the Gentiles. After our tour of Joppa we will transfer to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (L/D)

October 1, 2015 - TEL AVIV - CAESAREA - MEGIDDO - NAZARETH - TIBERIAS

After breakfast at our hotel we will meet our local guide and driver and begin our tour of the Holy Land. Our first stop will be Caesarea by the Sea. There we will visit the Crusaders’ castle, the Roman amphitheater, the seaport from which the Apostle Paul sailed to Rome, and the Roman aqueduct system. Continue along the coast to Mount Carmel to see the site of Elijah’s triumph over the prophets of Baal. After lunch we continue north to Megiddo on the Plain of Armageddon to see King Solomon’s stables and water supply system. Prophecy will come alive at Megiddo as we look over the Valley of Armageddon, site of the final world war! We then travel to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus, to visit the oldest of the churches of the annunciation and Mary’s well. On our way to Tiberias we will stop in the little town of Cana where Christ turned the water into wine. We will hold a short ceremony in an ancient church for the couples who wish to renew their marriage vows. Then we’ll proceed to our hotel in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight. (B/L/D)

October 2, 2015 - TIBERIAS - SEA OF GALILEE - CAPERNAUM - CAESAREA PHILIPPI

After breakfast we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. While on the boat we’ll pause for a brief worship service and remember the many miracles our Lord performed in this area. We’ll dock at Nof Ginossar to visit the “Jesus Boat” museum to see a boat that dates back to the time of Jesus. Then we will stop at the Primacy of Peter where Jesus commanded Peter to “Feed my sheep.” Then we’ll proceed to Capernaum to see the remains of an early church, the ruins of Peter’s house, and the ancient synagogue. After lunch, we’ll descend to Caesarea Philipi where springs form a source of the Jordan River. Near here Peter made his great confession that Jesus Christ is Lord! From several vantage points today we can see Mount Herman in the distance. Then we’ll gather on the Mount of Beatitudes by the Sea of Galilee to read the Sermon on the Mount while overlooking the Jordan Valley. On the return to our hotel in Tiberias we’ll stop on the banks of the Jordan River. (B/L/D)

October 3, 2015 - TIBERIAS - BEIT SHE’AN - GIDEON SPRINGS - JERICHO - MOUNT SCOPUS WELCOME - JERUSALEM

This morning we will leave the Galilee area and travel south through the Jordan River Valley. Today you will see Bible prophecy come alive. We stop and visit the recent excavations at Beit She’an, the city where the Philistines hung the bodies of Saul and Jonathan. We will travel through the Jordan Valley to Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world. If conditions permit, we will enter Jericho to see the excavations of the ancient walls, view the Mount of Temptation, and see Elijah’s Spring. After lunch we will begin our ascent to Jerusalem. On the way, we’ll view the St. George Monastery, an active monastery since the 5th century. We will also get a glimpse of “the Valley of the Shadow of Death.” Then we arrive in Jerusalem, capital of Israel for over 3000 years. After a short stop near the monastery we will continue our journey to Jerusalem, passing the traditional Good Samaritan Inn. We will stop on Mount Scopus and our guide will lead us in the traditional Jewish welcome, a custom that dates back to the time of Abraham. Dinner and overnight will be at our hotel in Jerusalem. (B/L/D)

October 4, 2015- MASADA - EIN GEDI - QUMRAN - DEAD SEA - JERUSALEM

After breakfast we will drive south along the shores of the Dead Sea to the mountain fortress of Masada, truly a remarkable piece of history. We will ascend by cable car to visit the magnificent ruins of the fortress where the Jewish zealots made the last stand of the Judean revolt against Rome. Today the remains of Herod’s buildings, palaces, storehouses, cisterns, and a 6th Century Byzantine church are still in view. After our exciting tour of Masada we will drive north along the shores of the Dead Sea to Ein Gedi, a green oasis in the middle of the desert, and see the area where David hid while fleeing from King Saul. Afterwards we will travel to Qumran to see the caves where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden. After lunch, we will visit the Dead Sea, which is 1300 feet below sea level and is the lowest spot on the earth. The waters of the Dead Sea are made up of 25% salt and are so dense that it’s impossible to sink. We will return to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B/L/D)

October 5, 2015- MOUNT OF OLIVES - SOUTHERN WALL EXCAVATIONS - TEMPLE MOUNT - POOL OF BETHESDA - YAD V’SHEM - BETHLEHEM

This morning we will travel a short distance to the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the city of Jerusalem. While we are here, our guide will point out all of the important sites of Jerusalem. Then we will embark on an exciting walking tour through the Old City of Jerusalem. Our first stop will be at the Southern Wall excavation site. Here we will walk on the very stones where Jesus trod to Herod’s “second temple” and see the place where our Savior taught the Scriptures. Afterwards, if the situation permits, we will ascend to the Temple area where the Jewish temple stood until its destruction by the Roman Legions in 70 A.D. There we’ll pass the Dome of the Rock Mosque built over the rock where Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac, the Aksa Mosque, and the Golden Gate. We’ll continue our walk through the Old City to the beautiful Crusader Church and the nearby Pool of Bethesda. Our morning tour will conclude with a visit to the Yad V’Shem, a museum built in memory of the 6,000,000 Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II. If the situation permits, we will then take a short drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, built over the cave of Christ’s birth, as well as the Shepherd’s Field and plains of Boaz. We will also see the ancient crafts of Bethlehem, dating from Crusader times. Time permitting we will visit one of the famous Bethlehem gift shops before returning to our hotel. (B/L/D)

October 6, 2015- WESTERN WALL TUNNEL - PILATE’S PALACE - TOMB OF KING DAVID - UPPER ROOM - JEWISH QUARTER - SHRINE OF THE BOOK - MODEL CITY

Our third day in Jerusalem begins with a visit to the famous Western Wall and Tunnel Excavation site. Our next stop will be the Antonia Fortress, site of Pilate’s Palace. We’ll pass the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross on the Via Dolorosa and also see part of the colorful old oriental market. We will continue our walk and visit the restored Jewish Quarter and the Roman Cardo. The Cardo was the main street of Jerusalem in Roman times. Then we’ll proceed to Mount Zion to visit the Upper Room, traditional site of the Last Supper and the fire of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. We will also visit the traditional location of the Tomb of King David. After lunch we will visit the Shrine of the Book Museum where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. We will also visit the Model City of Jerusalem. The Model City is a 1:50 scale model of Jerusalem as it was during Jesus’ time on earth. (B/L/D)

October 7, 2015- GETHSEMANE - HOUSE OF CAIAPHAS - POOL OF SILOAM - CALVARY - GARDEN TOMB - TEL AVIV

Today is our last day in the Holy Land so we want to make the most of it. We start our tour with a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus had His agony and was betrayed. There we will pause for devotion and prayer time in a private garden. After our worship service we will take a short walk through the Valley of the Tombs. Along the way we will pass the traditional tombs of Absalom and Ezra. After our walk we will visit the recent archaeological discovery of the Pool of Siloam. This is the place where Jesus told the blind man to wash the mud from his eyes so he would see. Then we’ll visit the House of Caiaphas where Peter denied Christ three times. After lunch, we will conclude our tour of the Holy Land with a visit to Calvary and the Garden Tomb, a peaceful spot where we can remember Christ’s crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. After our service we will return to the hotel for dinner. (B/L/D)

October 8, 2015- ARRIVE USA

After an early breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and transfer to the airport in Tel Aviv for our return flight to the USA, taking memories with us that will last a lifetime. (B)

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