Tour Israel

Each year Christians from around the world travel to Israel to see sacred sites, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount, where He was baptised or the site of His crucifixion. Leket Israel can offer Christians more than simply seeing sights, we offer Christians a chance to participate in God's work directly by showing their support in a physical way. Help feed Israelis in need on your next visit!

Sample Itinerary

TEL AVIV/ HAIFA

Arrive into Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv at 12:50pm where our tour guide & bus driver will meet you. After departing the airport we drive north to Moshav Tzoran to visit an orange orchard operated by Leket Israel. We’ll take a few moments to visit your trees. Oranges, Clementine’s and Mandarines will almost be ripe for picking! Drive to Caesarea, capital of Judea under the Romans and was the home of Pontius Pilate and Cornelius. See the excavations of the Crusader city and the Roman port, the aqueduct, and the amphitheater that has been restored to its former glory as a concert venue. Continue to Haifa.

Dinner and overnight at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Haifa

HAIFA/ MOSHAV NAHALAL/

This morning in Haifa visit the Cave of  the Prophet Elijah on Mt. Carmel.  Elijah the Prophet is arguably the most famous of the Biblical prophets. This was one of the most sacred caves in the Holy Land. According to Jews and Christians, this was one of the places where the Prophet Elijah lived and hid 29 centuries ago. Continue to the grave site George “Buzz” Beurling who was the most successful Canadian fighter pilot and most famous hero of the Second World War who lost his life in a crash while attempting to deliver an aircraft to Israel who was fighting for its Independence. Ironically, a Christian was thus the first casualty of the Israel Air Force. Continue to Nahalal to volunteer for Leket gleaning fruits and vegetables at Leket Israel’s northern farm. Leket Israel recruits over 50,000 volunteers each year in the rescue of millions of pounds of agricultural crops every year that are otherwise left to rot at the end of each season. Produce is collected from hundreds of farms and packing houses around the country and is temporarily stored in refrigeration rooms. The produce is then transported to hundreds of organizations serving those in need throughout the country. Drive to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee.

Dinner and overnight at the Leonardo Hotel, Tiberias

JESUS MINISTRY IN THE GALILEE

We start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Visit the Jesus Boat in the Yigal Alon Museum. Visit Capernaum, the center of Jesus Galilean ministry and site of his miracles. Drive to the Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered what is perhaps the most famous sermon ever preached- “The Sermon on the Mount”. On to Safed, the highest city in the Galilee, you will have a walking tour of the ancient synagogues and the world renowned artists’ colony. Visit to Tel Dan which is the most northern border in the ancient Kingdom of Israel. Continue to the Golan Heights so see the former Syrian bunkers from the Yom Kippur War. Then on to Caesarea Philipi, where Jesus asked: “Who do people say that I am?” Mark 8:27. We arrive back to Tiberias.

Dinner and overnight at the Leonardo Hotel, Tiberias.

GALILEE/JERUSALEM

Continue to the Baptismal site on the Jordan River, Yardanit.  We proceed to Nazareth, the boyhood town of Jesus. We will visit Nazareth Village depicting a village from the time of Jesus. Drive to Beit Shean, where we will walk through the incredible excavations of the largest ongoing archaeological dig in Israel from the Roman period. Continue to Jerusalem and keep the ancient tradition of entering Jerusalem as a pilgrim. Upon arrival, you will receive the traditional SHECHECHEYANU, the blessing from the Rabbi.

Dinner and overnight at the Prima Kings Hotel, Jerusalem

JERUSALEM

“If I forget you, O’Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget its skill (Psalm 137:5)

Proceed to Mount Scopus and then to the Mount of Olives for a magnificent panoramic view of the Old City. Drive to Mt Zion to visit the Tomb of Oskar Schindler, the brave German industrialist, who put his life on the line in order to save 1200 Jews. Visit the Tomb of King David one of the holiest sites in Judaism.  Enter the Old City at the Zion Gate. Enter the Jewish Quarter and visit the Hurva Synagogue and then continue to the Kotel, the Western Wall which is the remnant of the outer courtyard of Herod’s Temple and the Holiest place of prayer for the Jewish people. Visit the newly excavated City of David and see the remains of Jerusalem from the time of King David. See the Hezekiah Tunnel and the Pools of Siloam. Continue to the Davidson Center to see the excavations around the West and Southern Walls of the Temple Mount. Visit the Living 9/11 Memorial Plaza to remember and honor the victims of the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center.

Dinner and overnight at the Prima Kings Hotel, Jerusalem

JERUSALEM

Today we visit the Western Wall Tunnels to see remains from the time of the Second Temple. Continue to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the Holocaust commemorating the six million Jews who perished in Hitler’s Europe. Experience the Holocaust through the Jewish eyes, visit the Children’s Memorial, and walk along the Avenue of the Righteous which commemorates the Gentiles who risked their lives to save Jewish lives. Then we proceed to the Israel Museum and visit the Shrine of the Book housing the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest manuscripts of the Bible ever found. Visit the model of Jerusalem from the Second Temple Period as it looked from the time of Jesus.  Visit the Friends of Zion Museum which brings stories of love and heroism to the world. Visitors enter a whole new world, where they meet the biblical figures, academics, businessmen, and military officials who, through their faith, have forged an everlasting bond between the Jewish and Christian peoples. Continue to the Garden Tomb for a visit and private communion service in one of the gardens. Visit the Kings of Kings Church.

Dinner and overnight at the Prima Kings Hotel, Jerusalem

 

QUMRAN/ MASADA/ DEAD SEA/ EIN GEDI

After breakfast we drive to the lowest point on earth; the Dead Sea which is over 1300 feet below sea level. We will stop at Qumran, where a young shepherd boy discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947. These scrolls are the oldest scriptures of the Bible ever found. You will see the where the Essenes who wrote these scrolls lived and worked. Continue south to Masada. Here you will take a cable car to the summit of this magnificent fortress built by King Herod the Great and the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots. Visit the historic ruins and see the palaces, bathhouses, swimming pool, and the oldest synagogue in the world on this mountain in the middle of the desert. After descending this mountain by cable car we travel to the shores of the Dead Sea where you will have time to take a float in the saltiest body of water in world. Visit the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and see the waterfalls in the middle of this oasis in the desert. Return to Jerusalem.  Dinner & overnight at the Prima Kings Hotel, Jerusalem