Encounter Tour

May 29-June 8, 2024

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  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem Explore Jerusalem
  • Get baptized in the Jordan River
    Get baptized in the Jordan River
  • Worship on the Sea of Galilee
    Worship on the Sea of Galilee
  • Boat tour of Galilee
    Boat tour of Galilee
  • Worship at King Herod's amphitheater
    Worship at King Herod's amphitheater
  • Serve Israel through projects
    Serve Israel through projects
Duration10 days
FlightNot included

See the Land. Serve the people. Experience Israel up-close and personal.

Have you ever pictured the Jordan River, where John baptized Jesus, or the Sea of Galilee when Jesus calmed the storm, or the very streets of Jerusalem where Jesus walked? These are real places that you can see and experience! Join the Encounter Tour to visit the Land, deepen your relationship with Jesus, and participate in bringing Hope and Healing to the people of Israel.

10 Day Experience includes:
  • Ten night stay at 4-star hotels throughout Israel
  • Group transfer between hotel and airport upon arrival and departure
  • Travel by private, air-conditioned, deluxe motor coach
  • Breakfast and dinner provided each day (lunch not included)
  • Three days dedicated to service and war-relief work
  • Entrance fees to all sites including Israel National Parks
  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
  • Baptism in the Jordan River
  • All taxes and gratuities

What’s not included:
  • Airfare to/from Israel
  • Costs necessary for travel documentation such as passport, visa, etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunches

Encounter Tour Itinerary
**Itinerary will be updated soon with service opportunities

Day 1

Arrive & Transfer to Netanya

Welcome to Israel! Transfer to your hotel + free time.

Day 2–4

Jezreel Valley & Central Coast

Begin your journey to the northern region of Israel by stopping at the ancient coastal city of Caesarea where Peter first presented the Gospel to the Gentiles. Gain new insight into Biblical prophecy as you continue through the Jezreel Valley, which encompasses the Valley of Armageddon (Megiddo) and Mount Carmel where Elijah called down fire from heaven. Our final stop is where it all began, in Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth. Overnight in Tiberias.

Tour Locations*

Caesarea • Mount Carmel • Megiddo • Nazareth Village

Tour locations are subject to change.
Day 2–4

Galilee, Northern Boundary Region

Set sail on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked on water and calmed the storm. Gather on the Mount of Beatitudes where He delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Take a walk through the 2000 year old town of Capernaum and continue to the lush green mountainous region of the Golan Heights. Overnight in Tiberias.

Tour Locations*

Mount of Beatitudes • Banias • Golan Heights • Capernaum • Galilee Boat Ride

Tour locations are subject to change.
Day 5

Lower Jordan Valley River

Begin your day on the banks of the Jordan River for a time of worship and baptism. Visit the ancient Roman ruins of Bet Shean as you learn little-known facts about its fortress and walled city. Enter into Jerusalem and enjoy the panoramic view of the Holy City from the Mount of Olives, pause to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Tour Locations*

Yardenit Baptismal • Bet Shean • Mount of Olives • Palm Sunday Road • Garden of Gethsemane

Tour locations are subject to change.
Day 6

Judean Wilderness & The Dead Sea

Immerse yourself in the Judean wilderness as you enjoy the breathtaking views from the famous fortress, Masada. Journey into Ein Gedi, the rocky refuge where King David penned many of the Psalms. Conclude your day by relaxing in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Tour Locations*

Masada • Ein Gedi • Dead Sea

Tour locations are subject to change.

Jerusalem & The Old City

Welcome to Jerusalem! While you are here, you will walk the golden streets of the Old City, leave your prayers at the holiest site in Judaism, the Western Wall, and tour through the City of David, where urban Jerusalem began. See where the stone was rolled away as you take part in communion at the Garden Tomb. Never forget! Pause to remember and learn from the past at the Yad VaShem Museum. Overnights in Jerusalem.

Tour Locations*

Jewish Quarter • Cardo • Herodian Quarter • Western Wall • Southern Steps • City of David • Yad VaShem Museum • Friends of Zion Museum • Garden Tomb

Tour locations are subject to change.

Departure to

Ben Gurion Airport

Tel Aviv

Safety & Security

Your safety is our top priority! The 2024 Jerusalem Encounter itinerary is built with security in mind, and extra measures are in place for the safety of all participants. Israeli tourist sites and hotels are open and welcoming visitors, and the groups will remain exclusively in those open areas. Groups will not be visiting the far north, the West Bank or Gaza. Armed security will be included on each bus for additional precaution. We encourage participants to use awareness and discretion as they normally would when traveling to another city or country.

Deposits & Payments

  • *The non-refundable deposit amount is to be submitted per person at the time of registration to reserve space.
  • Deposits due upon registration and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Hotel Accommodations

Accommodations are provided on the basis of two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with a private bath, in the hotels selected for the tour. FIRM and its sub-agents reserve the right to substitute hotels of the same category when necessary for the proper handling of the tour. SINGLE ROOM: A limited number of single rooms may be available at an additional cost. Distributions of these rooms will be considered by the FIRM staff on a case-by-case basis. Please contact FIRM at [email protected] for more information. SHARED ROOM: If a single person is traveling alone FIRM will make every effort to provide him/her with a roommate if one is desired.

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