11-Day Tour — May 30 to June 9, 2020
Home of the Bible
Israel is a place where hidden oases are tucked away amid windswept deserts, where rocky cliffs are carved by ancient rivers and where historical ruins lie within sight of modern architecture. A melting pot of religion, culture and spiritual depth, a Christian tour to Israel is far more than a typical vacation. It is a journey into the origins of belief—one that will connect your faith today with the depth and power of the Christian story. For followers of Christ, a trip to the Holy Land is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in a place that doesn’t just bring the Bible to life but adds a visual dimension to the beliefs you’ve staked your life upon.
Visit the places of the Bible to see where Jesus lived, walked and where His disciples began sharing the Gospel of His love.
Middle Eastern Culture
Soak in the sights, sounds and life of a culture from across the globe.
Come see the variegated deserts, gardens, oases and seas of the Middle East.
DEPART FOR ISRAEL
ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV
After passing through Ben Gurion Airport (voted one of the best in the world), you will be transferred to your hotel in the beautiful city of Jerusalem to meet your group, share your first meal and spend time getting to know one another. As you spend your first evening in the Holy Land, share what it was that led you here and what you’re most looking forward to.
JERUSALEM / EMPOWERED21 GLOBAL CONGRESS OPENING SESSION
Walk the gold stone streets of Old City Jerusalem and meet Israelis shopping with you in the marketplace. Behold the famous Temple Mount; pray in the Garden of Gethsemane; stand on the Mount of Olives and gaze at the gate that Jesus will walk through when He returns. That night, enjoy a powerful start to the Global Congress during an unforgettable opening event.
Sites you'll see include:
Mount of Olives
View Temple Mount
Walk the Palm Sunday Road
Church of All Nations
Garden of Gethsemane
Empowered21 Global Congress - Opening Session
EMPOWERED21 GLOBAL CONGRESS
Immerse yourself in worship, seminars and the fellowship of Believers from the nations of the earth who have come up to Jerusalem to meet with the Lord. These two days will be brimming with dynamic teaching and empowerment, allowing you to experience the power of the Holy Spirit in a fresh way.
Wake up to a gorgeous Mediterranean breakfast before discovering more of the places Jesus walked and taught, including the Southern Steps. Experience the very moving Holocaust Memorial, Yad Vashem, before praying shoulder-to-shoulder alongside the Jewish people at the Western Wall.
Sites you'll see include:
Davidson Archaeological Center
Western Wall & Plaza
City of David
Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum)
Pass through the Lower Jordan River Valley, an agricultural region that parallels the borders of Israel and Jordan. It includes everything from farms and lush oases to fortresses and ancient highways. Visit the baptismal site of Jesus at Qasr-al-Yahud.
Wake up to an unforgettable sunrise on the Sea of Galilee before taking a worshipful boat ride on the same waters Jesus walked on. As the geographical hub of Jesus’ ministry, Galilee saw countless miracles and you’ll have the opportunity to seek the same God of miracles here today.
GALILEE, GOLAN HEIGHTS, NORTHERN BOUNDARY
A diverse landscape of mountains, rural olive groves and the sandy beaches, your group will visit Caesarea Philippi, where Peter answered Jesus’ question, “Who do you say I am?” Give your own answer to this all-important question, as you testify to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in your life. Other sites include Tel Dan and the panoramic views of Mount Bental.
TIBERIAS TO TEL AVIV AND NIGHT DEPARTURE FOR HOME
Step into the 1st Century life of Jesus at Nazareth Village, built in this mountainous area with trade routes that date back thousands of years. Worship and pray together on Mount Carmel, where Elijah called down fire from heaven. Look out over Megiddo (the Valley of Armageddon) and gain new insights into biblical prophecy.
All dates & locations subject to change.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR:
Empowered21’s Global Congress featuring worship and teaching events
Guided tours of significant biblical sites
Daily breakfast and dinner buffets
Israel’s best tour-operators and licensed tour guides
Travel by private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach
All porterage, taxes and gratuities; Entrance fees to all sites