Messianic Dance Camps International presents
Dancing Through Israel ~ Rejoicing Together In The Land!
Sukkot Israel Tour September 30th - October 11th, 2020
Dancing Through Israel and Rejoicing Together In The Land
Israel's Sukkot / Tabernacles Celebration!
Wednesday September 30th ~ Sunday October 11th, 2020
(12 Days and 10 Nights)!
(Per person based on double occupancy~Sharing a room with someone)
Departs from New York/Newark
We Will Dance Every Day While We Visit The Sights
And Meet With His People Along The Way!
Day 1 - Wednesday September 30: Departure from the USA to Israel Depart from the US on an overnight Trans Atlantic flight to Israel. Meals and entertainment will be offered on board.
Day 2 - Thursday October 1: Arrival in Israel and Transfer Jerusalem We will arrive at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel, where we will be met by a Shalom Journeys representative who will escort the group through border control towards luggage retrieval. Following luggage retrieval, we will meet our guide and driver for our journey in Israel. We will embark to our hotel in Jerusalem where we will check-in and enjoy dinner in the evening. Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem
Day 3 - Friday October 2: Jerusalem Old City Wonders Following our delicious first breakfast in Israel, enjoy a free morning for Shabbat service in celebration of Sukkot. Around 2 pm, we will drive to the Jaffa Gate, and embark on a unique journey through the Old City. We will begin with the Ramparts Walk. This is an ideal way to inspect the Old City from above, the gates of Jerusalem, with moments of prayer and dancing along the way. We will witness the vibrant and bustling life of the Old City. Our tour continues towards the Garden Tomb where we will consider the spiritual meaning of death and resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah. Later you can explore the old city on your own and enjoy the shopping or immerse yourself into the culture.
Highlights: Jaffa Gate, Ramparts Walk, The Garden Tomb, The Shuk Dinner & overnight in Jerusalem (1st evening of Sukkot)
Day 4 - Saturday October 3: Moments of Tranquility, Culture, and Entertainment After an early breakfast, we will drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city; from here we walk down to the Private Garden of Gethsemane to worship and meditate. We will continue towards the newly opened “Friends of Zion” museum. We proceed to visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and the miniature model of Jerusalem is displayed showing the ancient city as it was during the Second Temple period. In the evening we will enjoy the "Haleluya" and witness the City of David – Sound and Light Show.
Highlights: Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, The Friends of Zion Museum, Israel Museum/Shrine of the Book, The David Nighttime Sound and Light Show Early dinner & overnight in Jerusalem
Day 5 - Sunday October 4: Historical Jerusalem, Old & New Following breakfast, start the day with a drive to the US Embassy in Jerusalem and witness history. From there we will continue to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Explore the Knesset Committees Wing, the Plenary Hall, Chagall Hall, and the exhibit of Israel's Declaration of Independence. We will return back to the Old City where we will tour the Western Wall Tunnels. A tunnel exposing the Western Wall from where the traditional, open-air prayer site ends and up to the Wall's northern end. Most of the tunnel is in continuation of the open-air Western Wall and is located under buildings of the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. While the open-air portion of the Western Wall is approximately 60 meters (200 ft) long, the majority of its original length of 488 meters (1,601 ft) is hidden underground. From here we will proceed to the Temple Mount where the Dome of the Rock is also housed.
Highlights: US Embassy, The Knesset, Western Wall Tunnels, Temple Mount/Dome of the Rock Early dinner & overnight in Jerusalem
Day 6 - Monday October 5: Jewish Strongholds, a Desert Oasis and Ancient Hospitality After breakfast we will drive along the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. We will ascend Masada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace. Next, we’ll enjoy a visit to Kfar Hanokdim for an authentic Bedouin experience and lunch. Return to our hotel for some free time. Enjoy the spa facilities, put mud on and float in the Dead Sea.
Highlights: Judean Desert, Masada, Bedouin Experience and Lunch, Dead Sea Dinner & overnight at the Dead Sea
Day 7 - Tuesday October 6: From Judea to the Negev Desert Today we will venture further south towards the city of Beersheva. Our first stop will be the modern city of Arad. Located on the border of the Negev and Judean Desert, it is considered the first planned city in Israel and is home to a diverse population. We will proceed to the ancient city of Tel Arad. Tel, meaning mound in English, is the location of the only House of Yahweh in Israel. Following lunch, we are continuing West, towards the city of Beersheva, we will arrive at Abraham's Well, believed to be the one mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, and located where Abraham is believed to have lived. We return back to our hotel in the Dead Sea.
Highlights: Arad/Tel Arad: The Home of the Israelite (Judah's Other) Temple, Abraham's Well Dinner, overnight at the Dead Sea, & more
Day 8 - Wednesday October 7: Controversy, Ancient History and Gracious Hospitality Our tour starts with a visit to Susya. A national heritage site located in a contentious part of the country. We will proceed from here to the Cave of the Patriarchs, or Tomb of the Patriarchs, considered as one the most ancient Jewish sites in Israel. Our tour embarks on a journey north towards the Sea of Galilee. We will stop at the Well of Herod, and witness Gideon’s Spring. Continue to our hotel located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Tonight, we will enjoy the sounds and music at our gracious hosts home, Carolyn Hyde.
Highlights: Susya National Heritage Site, Tomb of the Patriarchs, Well of Herod/Gideons Springs o Carolyn Hyde Hospitality and Music Dinner & overnight at the Sea of Galilee
Day 9 - Thursday October 8: The Magic of the North Following an early breakfast, our group will enjoy a unique experience sailing the Sea of Galilee on the Carmel Worship Boat. Following the magic of our excursion at Sea, we will head north to the Mount of Beatitudes, known as the location, where Yeshua delivered the “Sermon on the Mount”. From here we will take a short drive to Capernaum, the City of Yeshua, and visit the 2nd century Synagogue. Proceeding to Bethsaida, where Yeshua fed the multitude with five loaves and two fish. If time permitting, we will continue North to Mount Bental, a dormant volcano. We will enjoy panoramic views of the Golan Heights and even Syria, and also learn about the courageous battle fought here during Israel’s Yom Kippur war.
Highlights: Daniel Carmel Worship Boat Ride, Mt. Beatitudes, Capernaum Synagogue, Betsaida, Golan Heights Dinner & overnight at the Sea of Galilee
Day 10 - Friday October 9: The Bible Comes to Life After our breakfast, we will drive to Yardenit located on the banks of the Jordan River. Yardenit ("little Jordan") is a popular Baptism/Immersion site. Here, the water flows into the Jordan river, eventually flowing into the Dead Sea located more than 100KM to the south. Near this site is The City of Adam, believed by some traditions to be the actual site where Yeshua went through mikveh by John the Immerser. Take the opportunity to participate in the ceremony before we continue to our next location. Proceed to Megiddo, which has been identified as the site of the Armageddon. We will explore the archeological excavations. Our tour will depart for the coastal city of Haifa where we will enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure and spend our overnight.
Highlights: Jordan River, Armageddon Site Dinner & overnight Sea of Galilee
Day 11 Simchat Torah (Joy in the Torah) - Saturday October 10: Moments of Reflection, Nature's Beauty, and Relaxation Our morning begins with a visit to Mt. Carmel. We will ascend by cable car to the top of the mountain, where we will enjoy panoramic views of the city. The name, dating back to biblical times, is derived from the Hebrew kerem (“vineyard” or “orchard”) and attests to the mountain's fertility even in ancient times. We will continue towards the Beautiful Bahai Gardens, flowing down 19 steep terraces. Moving south, we will stop in Netanya, a coastal city north of Tel Aviv, lined with beautiful beaches. Take time to relax, breath and soak in the beauty of the Mediterranean coast. We will end our tour in Tel Aviv where we will enjoy our last dinner in the Land of Yeshua.
Highlights: Cable car to Mt. Carmel, Bahai Gardens, Beach Dinner & overnight in Tel Aviv
Day 12 – Sunday October 11: Farewell from Tel Aviv Enjoy our last Israeli breakfast before we bid farewell to the Land of Yeshua and return home with memories to last a lifetime. Shalom!
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