1808 Willow Park Baptist Church

Join Pastor Clark and Tonilyn Bosher
as they journey through the Holy Land
June 19-29, 2018
Price: $4250

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Tour Itinerary**

DAY 1 – June 19

Departing from DFW, the group will connect with an overnight flight to Tel Aviv.

DAY 2 – June 20

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Sunset over the Mediterranean, Netanya, Israel

You are scheduled to arrive in Tel Aviv in the the mid-morning and will transfer to your hotel in Netanya, on the coast of the Mediterranean.

After dinner, you will have a free evening to visit with friends at the hotel or walk along the beach.

Overnight: Netanya

DAY 3 – June 21 DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION

Today, you will make your way to the Sea of Galilee. Along the way, you will visit Caesarea, where Paul almost persuaded Agrippa to be a Christian; Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged the prophets of Ba’al; Megiddo, which gaurds over the Valley of Armageddon; and, finally the Nazareth Village, a first-century village that will provide a visual and cultural experience of village life in the times of Jesus.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

DAY 4 – June 22

Jerry Thorpe baptizes Clark Bosher in the Jordan River, June 1988.

Jerry Thorpe baptizes Clark Bosher in the Jordan River, June 1988.

This promises to be a beautiful day as you focus on the ministry of Jesus. You will visit the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Jesus’ ministry center in the Galilee, worship on the Sea of Galilee as you take a boat across the lake to a St. Peter’s Fish lunch. After lunch, you will visit the baptismal area at the Jordan River, then finish the day’s study tour by getting an overview of Jesus’ Galilean ministry from Mt. Arbel.

Some will choose to hike down the cliff, others will choose the bus ride down. After a buffet dinner you will be free to visit the lake shore or hang out around the hotel and talk with others about the day’s activities.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

DAY 5 – June 23

Rafting on the Jordan River

Rafting on the Jordan River

This day will be spent in the north. You will visit Mount Hermon and see and raft on the headwaters of the Jordan River. At Dan, you will see Jereboam’s altar and a rare mud brick gate from the time of Abraham. Next, you will drive up to Caesarea Philippi where Peter made his confession, “Thou art the Christ, the son of the living God.” Finally, you will return to your hotel by way of the Golan Heights you

After a buffet dinner you will be free to visit the lake shore or hang out around the hotel and talk with others about the day’s activities.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

DAY 6 – June 24 DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION

On today’s itinerary are Bet Shean, the city where King Saul’s body was hung by the Philistines; Gideon’s Spring, where Gideon selected his small army; Mt. Gerezim, where the Samaritans still worship; and Shiloh, the primary worship center of ancient Israel prior to Solomon building the first temple.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 7 – June 25

Heath Johnson of Paris, Texas laughs at the sensation of floating in the Dead Sea. (Photo: ©2015 Craig Dunning)

Heath Johnson of Paris, Texas laughs at the sensation of floating in the Dead Sea.

A very early start will take you to the Dead Sea Valley, including stops at Masada, the Dead Sea and Jericho. The afternoon will bring you to the west of Jerusalem, including stops at Beth Shemesh, Azekah, and the Elah Valley. Bring a bag to gather some smooth stones as souvenirs.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 8 – June 26

Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem

An early breakfast will get you ready for a wonderful day in Jerusalem, the Holy City. You will ascend the Temple Mount, the most sacred area in the world for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims. You will visit the Pool of Bethesda (Jn 5) and walk a portion of the Via Dolorosa. You will visit the Western Wall and the Southern Wall excavations. You need water shoes to end the day with a walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. This 1750 feet long water channel takes you under the City of David to the Pool of Siloam (Jn 9).

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 9 – June 27 DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION

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Garden Tomb, Jerusalem

After breakfast you will ascend the Mount of Olives for an overview of Jerusalem, the Kidron Valley and the Eastern Gate. Afterward, you will descend by foot to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was betrayed by Judas, then to the Garden Tomb to remember the burial and resurrection of Jesus. After lunch, you will visit the Jewish Quarter, Mt. Zion and the Christian Quarter before finishing the day at the Temple Mount Sifting Project where you will have a chance to find an ancient treasure while helping in an archaeological project.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 10 – June 28

Today will be a special day. You will start the day in Bethlehem before visiting a local congregation and the Holocaust Museum. After lunch, you will have a free afternoon to shop and freshen up for your trip home.

After your farewell dinner you will have time to prepare your things for a morning return flight.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 11 – June 29

After breakfast you will say goodbye to Jerusalem and transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your return flight, bringing back to Dallas memories that you will cherish forever.

** The above itinerary is subject to change based on local conditions, which may include, but is not limited to weather, crowds, and security matters.

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