Israel April 2017

April 22 – Jerusalem

Welcome to our travel blog! Join us as we walk the land in Israel that Jesus walked. We will visit where he taught and healed — from the bustling city of Jerusalem to the peaceful hills along the Sea of Galilee. We have completed our first full day of touring in Jerusalem — check out our pictures below: […]

April 23 – Jerusalem

Our second full day of touring! We walked the Wadi Kelt, visited an Ahava Factory, swam in the Dead Sea, listened to the ‘Mount of Temptation’ talk on the bus, stopped for a great lunch, saw Jacob’s Well, toured Shiloh, and then returned to hotel for dinner. [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Wadi is Arabic for “valley.”  The Wadi Kelt is […]

April 24 – Jerusalem

Our third ‘packed’ day of touring began with visiting Abu Ghosh (one of the traditional sites for Emmaus), the Israel Museum, followed by a stop for lunch. We then drove to the Western Wall, Davidson Center, Southern Wall, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, and finally returned to the hotel for dinner­­. Abu Ghosh Abu Ghosh is one of […]

April 25 – Israel

Our 4th day of touring: we visited Kursi, one of the traditional sites where Jesus healed the man with the unclean spirit, saw spectacular scenery as we rode a cable car up to the Mount of Temptations, where Jesus’ temptation experience took place, and stepped along the banks of the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized. Kursi Kursi […]

April 26 – Galilee

Our first day in beautiful Galilee, and 5th day of touring! [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Along the shores of Galilee: [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Mount of Beatitudes The Mount of Beatitudes refers to the hill in northern Israel where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. The traditional location for the Mount of Beatitudes is on the northwestern […]

April 27 – Galilee

Another beautiful day in Galilee, and 6th day of touring! We visited Mount Tabor (where the Transfiguration of Jesus took place), had a traditional biblical lunch in the Nazareth village, stepped on the Brow of the Hill for a spectacular view overlooking the Jezreel Valley, visited a fruit store, and ended our day in our very comfortable  accommodations at […]

April 28 – Galilee

Another day in beautiful Galilee, and 7th day of touring! We visited Caesarea Philippi (at the base of Mt. Hermon where Jesus asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?”), Tel Dan (“Arch of Abraham”), and a Sandal factory. [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Caesarea Philippi Caesarea Philippi was an ancient Roman city located […]

April 29 – Sea of Galilee & Caesarea Maritima

Our 8th day of touring: we started our day with a breathtaking sunrise by the shores of the Sea of Galilee, visited Mount Carmel and Spring of Harod where we listened to a Bible talk at each location, and saw Herod the Great’s aqueduct along the beach.  [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Mount Carmel Mount […]

April 30 – Caesarea Maritima

Our final and 9th day of touring: Caesarea Maritima (the ruins of this ancient Roman port built by Herod the Great), Tel Megiddo (sits on a strategic location at the head of a pass through the Carmel Range, which overlooks the Valley of Jezreel), Valley of Elah (the scene of the battle between David and Goliath), and […]

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