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Cornerstone Church Israel Journey: Oct 2024

Updated: Apr 11


Join Pastor Chris Brown on the Cornerstone Church 10-day Israel Journey. On this tour, Israel is not just a tourist destination but rather a journey for your mind and soul. Step into your favorite stories of Kings, Prophets, and Disciples as you visit the very spots discussed.


 

AT A GLANCE


STATUS

Registration is open. CLICK HERE to jump to the registration section.


DATES

  • Departing: October 2, 2024

  • Returning: October 11, 2024


PRICING

Starting at $4,090 per person for double-room occupancy (single rooms + $975)*


Each traveler must have:

  • Current US Passport valid until at least six months AFTER the return date;

  • Travel insurance.


Your tour includes:

  • Round-trip international air transportation from Washington Dulles Airport to Tel Aviv, Israel;

  • First-class and deluxe hotels;

  • Land transportation via a deluxe motor coach (WiFi equipped);

  • Professional tour guide and driver;

  • Entrance fees to all activities listed on the itinerary;

  • Breakfast and dinner daily with special meals noted on the itinerary (lunch is purchased on own unless otherwise noted);

  • Luggage handling at hotels.


Your tour does NOT include:

  • Travel insurance (required);

  • Domestic flights;

  • Gratuities for guide and driver (Please give at least $120 per registrant in cash to your tour host at the beginning of your journey. You may give more at the end of your journey if you desire.).


*See Terms and Conditions for details.


 

ITINERARY


Day 1: Wednesday, October 2, 2024

Today we depart on our Israel journey from Washington Dulles Airport to Tel Aviv, Israel.


Day 2: Thursday, October 3, 2024

Upon arrival at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, our Israeli host will assist us with the transfer of our luggage. We will meet our guide, board our deluxe motor coach, and drive to our Netanya hotel on the Mediterranean Sea.


Day 3: Friday, October 4, 2024

After our first Israeli breakfast, we will visit Caesarea Maritima, built by King Herod the Great in 22 BC. After viewing the extensive ruins of this ancient port city, we will travel to Haifa and visit Mt. Carmel where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal. Then on to Megiddo to see the site overlooking the Valley of Armageddon where the final battle is prophesied to happen. After lunch, we will visit the ancient city of Zippori where Jesus would have visited and worked as a young man. Then we will travel through Nazareth and see the Church of the Annunciation and visit Nazareth Village before going to the Mount of Precipice, the traditional site where Jesus was rejected by an angry mob and where a miracle occurred. The view of the Jezreel Valley below is magnificent. Dinner and overnight are at our Northern Galilee hotel. Shabbat Shalom!


Day 4: Saturday, October 5, 2024

After breakfast at the hotel, we begin our day with a drive to visit the ancient city of Tel Dan, where the tribe of Dan lived. Dan introduced idolatry into the land of Israel, and it was here where King Jeroboam set up a high place of worship for a golden calf. Next, we will visit Caesarea Philippi (Banias), a city of Greek-Roman culture known for its worship of foreign gods, and where Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” After lunch, we will drive the Road to Damascus and visit Mt. Bental, an abandoned IDF bunker overlooking the Syrian border where we will learn of the battles that took place there. Next, we will visit Gamla to see the largest and oldest synagogue in the Galilee. We will finish the day experiencing true Israeli hospitality and dinner in the home of our CEO, Omer Eshel, on the Cliffs of Gadara where Jesus cast the demons (legion) into the swine. Overnight is at our Northern Galilee hotel.


Day 5: Sunday, October 6, 2024

After breakfast at the hotel, we set out to see the beautiful Mt. of Beatitudes believed to be the setting for Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. We will then stop at Tabgha on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. This spot is traditionally thought to be where the miracle of the loaves and fish took place. Then we drive to Capernaum, known as Jesus’ hometown and the scene of many of his miracles and where he called his first disciples. Next, we enjoy a delicious fish lunch, see the Ancient Galilee Boat (a fishing boat from the time of Jesus), and take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Our next stop includes a time of spiritual blessing as we visit Yardenit, the baptismal site at the headwaters of the Jordan River. Here you are invited to be baptized if you choose. Afterward, we drive to Magdala, a major 1st-century port on the Sea of Galilee, a center of trade and commerce, and an exporter of salted fish to markets as far away as Europe. It is here we will see a 1st-century synagogue where Jesus would have taught. Dinner and overnight are at our Norther Galilee hotel.


Day 6: Monday, October 7, 2024

After breakfast at the hotel, we begin our day with a visit to Beit She’an where we will see the most extensive and best preserved ruins of this Decapolis city. It is here that King Saul was defeated and killed, along with his three sons. This city was destroyed by an earthquake in AD 749. After lunch, we will drive through Jericho and see the Mt. of Temptation along the way to Qumran, the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We will have a brief stop at the desert oasis, Ein Gedi, where David hid from Saul when he pursued him to kill him before arriving at the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea. Enjoy time to float in this amazing body of water. Dinner and overnight are at our Dead Sea hotel.


Day 7: Tuesday, October 8, 2024

Breakfast is at the hotel and today we may enjoy a later check-out (schedule permitting) to allow you time to float on the Dead Sea if you choose. Afterward, we set out to see the incredible rock-top fortress of Masada. This once palatial refuge for Herod the Great is better known as the location of a Roman siege against 960 Jewish defenders in AD 74. We will then drive to Jerusalem and overlook this spectacular city from the Mt. of Olives. We will have a time of reflection and prayer at a private spot in the Garden of Gethsemane near the foot of the Mt. of Olives. This is the site where Jesus prayed in agony before his arrest. Here we will see the Church of All Nations and then discover the unique topography of Jerusalem from the Haas Promenade Overlook. Dinner and overnight are at our Jerusalem hotel.


Day 8: Wednesday, October 9, 2024

After breakfast at the hotel, we begin our day with an early morning visit to The Temple Mount, considered by some as the holiest mountain in the world because of the three major monotheistic religions represented here. We will have a time of prayer at the Western Wall (Kotel). We will see St. Anne’s Church and the Pools of Bethesda before visiting the areas where Jesus would have walked and perhaps taught such as the Southern Steps of the Temple at the Davidson Center, the Trumpeter Stone, and Robinson’s Arch. After lunch, we will visit the City of David, see the Pool of Siloam, and walk through the Canaanite (dry) tunnel. Then we will walk the Via Dolorosa (way of suffering) to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, a possible site for Jesus’ burial before returning to our Jerusalem hotel for dinner and overnight.


Day 9: Thursday, October 10, 2024

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit Mt. Zion walk the Four Quarters of Jerusalem, and enjoy the Cardo (oldest shopping market) before we visit the Garden Tomb, the traditional Golgotha, believed by many to be the burial place of Jesus. We will observe communion with those who choose to participate. After lunch, we will visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial and Museum. Our next stop will be the Israel Museum where we will see a large model of Jerusalem from the time of Jesus, the Shrine of the Book, pieces of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and many other artifacts. We end our day with dinner and overnight at our Jerusalem hotel.


Day 10: Friday, October 11, 2024

After an early breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for the airport to begin our journey home. Shalom and Blessings until next time!


 

HOW TO REGISTER


STEP 1: COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM

Register for the trip by completing the Traveler Registration Form and paying the non-refundable registration fee of $300 (plus taxes and fees). For more info, please review our Terms and Conditions.





STEP 2: COMPLETE BOOKING

After you complete the Traveler Registration Form, click the event link below to select your trip options and complete your booking. Upon checkout via the event page, you can select from the following payment options: Online via Credit Card or PayPal; or Manual Payments via Check, Zelle, or Bank Wire. Instructions for each payment method will be available on the checkout page and are always available on our Payment Options page.



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