Sea of Galilee
Aliyah Return Center


with Chaim Malespin

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Tour Details

Chaim Malespin

Travel Dates: September 11 to 19 September , 2023
Departure & Return Location: Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion Airport (TLV)
Your Host: Chaim Malespin


all dates subject to change

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight.

You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by the representative and transferred to your hotel to
enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.

Worship as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5-7). Recall Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist at the Jordan River. This afternoon visit the Aliyah Return Center and learn of the many wonderful ways the center assists in helping Jewish immigrants thrive in the Holy Land.9:14-29).

Visit a Kibbutz, a collectively organized agricultural settlement, in the upper Galilee. Meet a Kibbutznik who will tell about life along the Lebanese border, some kilometers away from the area where Hezbollah, a militant Islamic movement, is in power. Meet Israeli soldiers, young guys that are responsible for Israel’s safety on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon. An on-site briefing regarding Israel’s security challenges concerning the Iranian supported Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon Visit to Banias, the site of ancient Caesarea Philippi on the feet of Mount Hermon, where Jesus demanded to know of his disciples who people were saying he was (Matthew 16:13).

Visit the Franciscan Wedding Chapel in Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle, before continuing on to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Look out over Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. Today’s last stop is Caesarea, a center of the early Christians where an angel visited Cornelius, the first Gentile believer (Acts 10), and where Paul was imprisoned for two years before appealing to Caesar.

We leave the Galilee and begin our journey south along the Jordan Valley. Turning West, we enter ancient Samaria, home of Mt. Gerizim and Mt. Ebal. We also plan to visit a local winery and Shiloh where the Ark of the Covenant was housed prior to the Temple being constructed. We will continue our journey south, entering the capital city of Jerusalem where we will check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.Visit the Western Wall, where people gather to pray for the start of the Shabbat. Join in Shabbat prayers with thousands of others at the Western Wall.

In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace and see the Church of the Nativity constructed over the site (Matthew 1:18-25). Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field before returning to Jerusalem. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion (Matthew 26:36 – 44). Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was questioned the night of His betrayal (Matthew 26:57). Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14:12-26).
Visit the Garden Tomb. This ancient cemetery is a moving site in which to recall the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. Spend time in these peaceful garden surroundings in prayer, song and fellowship.

Today you visit Masada and the Dead Sea. Ascend by cable car to Masada, Herod’s legendary mountaintop fortress which became the last desperate stronghold of the Jewish Zealots against the Romans. You can still look down on the remains of the Roman camps and the siege ramp below. End your day with a dip in the salt and mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea.

Walk the Cardo, the ancient main street of the Old City. Explore ancient Jerusalem at the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5:1-18). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne and experience its rich acoustics. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus appeared before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:1).

Departure flight to the USA.


Price Includes

  • 8 overnights according to the itinerary
  • Air conditioned transportation by deluxe coach
  • Licensed, English speaking local tour guide
  • Daily breakfast and dinner in the hotel
  • All entrance fees, gratuities and taxes according to the itinerary
  • Tips for driver, guide and local hotel staff
  • Access to all relevant tour information on custom-made travel app

Price Excludes

  • Airfare to/from Israel
  • Travel insurance (Click for more information)
  • Lunches
  • Beverages
  • Visa Costs (Click for more information)
  • Personal Expenses

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