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Holy Land Tour March 2020
“Journey of a Lifetime” Holy Land Tour
March 14-27, 2020
On March 14-27, 2020, Steve and Barbara Wingfield will be hosting the “Journey of a Lifetime” Holy Land tour. Participants will get to experience historical sites such as Petra, Ein Gedi, Sea of Galilee, and much, much more. Truly, the Bible will come to life as the tour group walks in the very footsteps of Jesus Christ.
March 2020 Holy Land Tour Itinerary
Saturday, March 14 – Departure
Depart from Washington Dulles International Airport on our transatlantic flight.
Sunday, March 15 – Amman, Jordan
After changing planes in Frankfurt, Germany, arrive at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport. Once luggage has been claimed, we will take a short tour of Amman and transfer to the Dead Sea. We will eat and lodge at Kempinski Dead Sea Hotel.
Monday, March 16 – Amman, Jordan
We will visit Mount Nebo, from which God showed Moses Canaan, the Promised Land. Next, we visit the site where John the Baptist was beheaded. Dinner and lodging will be at the Kempinski Dead Sea Hotel.
Tuesday, March 17 – Petra
We begin our day with visiting Petra. You can travel in a horse-drawn carriage if walking is a concern, or on foot through the deep and narrow passages which occurred naturally, carved years ago by erosion. The Treasury finally appears magnificently in view after emerging from what seems like a hundred turns in the ravine. Then to Madaba to see the mosaic floor from the 6th century, showing a map of the Holy Land as Christian pilgrims knew it. Overnight will be at the Movenpick Resort Petra.
Wednesday, March 18 – Mitzpe Ramon
We begin our day with a 2-hour excursion in a glass bottom boat on the Red Sea. Next, we will drive to the Arava Border, crossing over Eilat, and onto the Tabernacle at Timna Park. Here we will find a life-size model of the tabernacle God instructed to be built in the Book of Exodus. Next we travel to Mitzpe Ramon, a town in the Negev Desert in southern Israel. We then take a jeep tour of the Ramon Crater and stop for a BBQ lunch. Dinner and overnight will be at the Beresheet Hotel in Mitzpe Ramon.
Thursday, March 19 – Jericho
Today we visit Masada, Herod’s great desert palace on an isolated rock plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. This will include a nature walk to the lower waterfall of Ein Gedi, an oasis and nature reserve, where David hid from Saul around the city of Jericho. Lunch will be at Kibbutz Ein Gedi. We will visit Qaser el Yehud, the site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Next we travel to Tiberius, then on to Kfar Blum Hotel for dinner and lodging.
Friday, March 20 – Galilee
This day alone is worth the trip! We are now literally walking in the footsteps of Jesus. You will take a memorable boat ride on the Sea of Galilee in a replica of the ancient wooden boat used in Jesus’ day. We will visit an ancient boat believed to be from Jesus’ time and discovered in the dry lakebed of the Sea of Galilee in 1986. Then we will travel on to Magdala, the home of Mary Magdalene. Next we stop at the Church of the Primacy of Peter, the scene where John 21 takes place. After stopping for lunch at Ktze HaNahal, we then continue to Capernaum to visit the synagogue and place where early Christians remembered Peter’s house. We will follow the paths of Jesus’ ministry, stopping on the Mount of Beatitudes before dinner and overnight at Kfar Blum Hotel.
Saturday, March 21 – Northern Galilee
The day will begin with a drive to Caesarea Philippi (Banias Spring) where Peter confessed, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God” (Matthew 16:16). Next we will drive up onto the Golan Heights for an overview of the Sea of Galilee basin before continuing to the ancient Jewish village of Katzrin, located in the central part of Golan. We continue to the Golan/Syria border, which offers a view of the Road to Damascus and Mt. Hermon. Lunch will be at Tanourim. You will view the Valley of Tears and return to Tiberias where you will have the opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan River, and then on to dinner and overnight at Kfar Blum Hotel.
Sunday, March 22 – Caesarea Maritima/Galilee
We will visit Nazareth Village, a re-creation of a working farm and Galilean village as it may have been 2,000 years ago. It’s truly a window into the life of Jesus, Nazareth’s most famous citizen. We will enjoy a special lunch at Nazareth Village. Afterwards, it’s on to the Jezreel Valley to Tel Megiddo, the inspiration for James Michener’s “The Source.” Archaeological digs reveal over 20 layers of civilization, including fortifications of King Solomon and the water tunnel of King Ahab. Megiddo provides a magnificent view of the fertile Jezreel Valley, prophesied site of Armageddon, located at the crossroads of the ancient Via Maris. We will then have a viewpoint of Tel Yizreel before visiting the Muhraka Monastery, where Elijah the prophet is believed to have resided. We will then drive to the Roman port city built by Herod the Great, Caesarea Maritima, considered to be the point from which the gospel left the shores of Israel for the Gentile world, and the city where Peter showed Cornelius the way of salvation. Dinner and lodging will be in Jerusalem at the Inbal Hotel.
Monday, March 23 – Jerusalem
This morning, we drive to the City of David, entering through the Warren Shaft. The City of David is now an archaeological park and one of the most intensely excavated sites in the area. We will look out from the Mount of Olives, then walk down to visit Dominus Flevit and the Garden of Gethsemane. We will visit the Jewish Quarter including the Broad Wall and the Western Wall Tunnels. Lunch will be at the Quarter Cafe. Afterward, we travel to St. Peter in Gallicantu – the House of Caiaphas. We then visit the Upper Room referenced in the Book of Acts. Our final destination will be Zion Gate, one of the eight gates in the walls of the old city of Jerusalem. Dinner and lodging will be at Inbal Hotel.
Tuesday, March 24 – Jerusalem
Today begins with the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Our next stop will be the Wohl Museum of Archeology. It preserves six (6) compound houses from the Second Temple era. They are the largest and most significant Second Temple ruins that have ever been discovered in Jerusalem. Next we view the Southern Wall Excavations. Western Wall tunnels provide a glimpse of the remnants of Jerusalem from the days of the Second Temple, approximately 2,000 years ago. Dinner will be a Shabbat Dinner with a local Israeli family with lodging at the Inbal Hotel.
Wednesday, March 25 – Bethlehem
We begin the day visiting Bethlehem. After lunch at The Shepherd’s Tower, Bethlehem, we visit the beautiful Church of St. Anne with its amazing acoustics, and walk along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The afternoon will include free time to explore the area before our departure. We end our day at the Garden Tomb with lodging at the Inbal Hotel.
Thursday, March 26 – U.S.A.
We return for home on this day.
March 2020 Holy Land Tour Price
Tour price from Washington Dulles International Airport: $5,748* per person, based on sharing a double room.
Single Room Supplement: $1,450
This tour price reflects special group rates. A deposit of $1,000 is due by November 14, 2019. A late deposit will likely incur additional charges due to supplier contract terms.
*$250 discount if paid by cash/check*
Tour Price Includes:
- Airfare from Washington Dulles International Airport
- All hotel accommodations are 5 star hotels
- Travel on a luxurious bus with Wi-Fi and our knowledgeable tour guide Richard Frieden
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day of the tour
- Sightseeing and all entrance fees as described in the itinerary
- All tips and gratuities for the tour guide and driver(s)
- Transfers to and from the airport while overseas
- Visa to Jordan provided a copy of the photo page of your passport is received by November 14, 2019
- 2 bottles of water per day
- Name tags and hats
Rates DO NOT INCLUDE:
- Travel insurance
- Transportation from your hometown to Washington Dulles Airport and back
- Cost of your visa to Jordan if you do not provide your passport copy in time
- Additional travel arrangements such as first class airfare, hotel upgrades, cell service, etc.
- Items of personal nature
PLEASE BOOK FAST; this tour has a maximum of 35 participants.
Seats are filling up quickly!
For further information, please contact:
Terry Lynn Wyant-Vargo, Director of Development | Administrative Manager
Wingfield Ministries, Inc.
4153 Quarles Court
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(800) 729-2239 or (540) 236-5989
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