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"Selah" - See the Holy Land with Dr Carlot Ducasse Celestin JANUARY 20 – 30, 2019 | Israel Tour
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Israel Tour / “Selah” – See the Holy Land with Dr Carlot Ducasse Celestin JANUARY 20 – 30, 2019

“Selah” – See the Holy Land with Dr Carlot Ducasse Celestin JANUARY 20 – 30, 2019

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We begin our tour “walking where Jesus walked” visiting the Old Town Jaffa, explore the narrow streets of Old Jaffa, believed to be the oldest port city in the world, see St. Peter Church and enjoy a panoramic view of Tel Aviv resort shoreline from Jaffa Hilltop.

“Selah” – See the Holy Land with Dr Carlot Ducasse Celestin

JANUARY 20 – 30, 2019

For additional information please Call Dr. Carlot Celestin at 845.499.1160 or email – Selahisraeltour@gmail.com

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Sunday January 20

Depart USA on an overnight flight to the Holy Land
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Monday, January 21

Jaffa/Tel Aviv We begin our tour "walking where Jesus walked" visiting the Old Town Jaffa, explore the narrow streets of Old Jaffa, believed to be the oldest port city in the world, see St. Peter Church and enjoy a panoramic view of Tel Aviv resort shoreline from Jaffa Hilltop. St. Peter came to Jaffa (Joppa) from Lydda to raise Tabitha (Dorcas) from the dead (Acts 9: 36 -42). While in Jaffa, the apostle stayed at the house of Simon the Tanner, and the Church of St. Peter marks the traditional site of Peter’s vision of the Great Sheet. We continue to Tel Aviv - Israel’s largest and most modern city. Check in at our hotel and enjoy dinner. Free time to rest, relax, and explore in your first evening in Israel. Our Tel Aviv hotel is conveniently located near the shore of the Mediterranean Sea and close to the city center and attractions. Overnight: Tel Aviv, including dinner and full buffet breakfast the following morning. - Overnight: Grand Beach Hotel, Tel Aviv
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PART ONE: THE LAND AND JESUS- HISTORICAL OVERVIEW TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

Leadership Presentation # 2 Azeka (Elah Valley)/Lachish/ Beersheva/ Zin Valley/Mitzpeh Ramon/Eilat - We travel southeast to the Elah Valley where David fought Goliath, and then it's onwards through the lowlands to Tel Lachish, where we examine what’s left of the attack of Sennacherib’s Assyrian regulars on this strong point of King Hezekiah’s kingdom. Then we drive into the Negev Desert to Tel Beersheba, city of Abraham and fortress city protecting the southern flank of the kingdom of Judah. After lunch, we will then travel south via the Zin Valley and Mitzpeh Ramon to give consideration of Ps 23, to Eilat on the shores of the Red Sea (approx. 3+ hours). We will also have some free time to swim in the Red Sea (water shoes recommended because of sea urchins). Overnight: Leonardo Royal Hotel, Eilat
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

Leadership Presentation # 3 EILAT/TIMNA/DEAD SEA SHORE - We will travel to Camel ride at Wadi Shlomo Camel Ranch. Then we set out along Eilat's southern coast to visit the Underwater Observatory which will take us into a Red Sea coral reef. We travel north along the Arava Valley, stopping to tour Timna, ancient Egyptian copper mining site and marvel natural rock formations. Our route continues north towards the Dead Sea, where we will consider the locations of Sodom and Gomorrah at the southern end of the Sea. We arrive at the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth and check in to our hotel located on its shores, swim and float on the salty water of the Dead Sea or enjoy a swim in your hotel pool (optional spa treatments and a massage at additional charge). Overnight: Hod Hotel
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24

Leadership Presentation # 4 MASSADA/ EIN GEDI/QUMRAN/ TEL JERICHO/BAPTISMAL SITE/SEA OF GALILEE We begin the day at Masada, where we board a cable car to the summit of this mountain fortress where Jewish Zealots stood to their final days against the 10th legion of Rome, this 1500 feet mountaintop fortress of Masada famous for being the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Roman Empire. Then we continue to the oasis of Ein Gedi, where David hid in a cave when running from Saul (Samuel 23), it was here that David composed several of his Psalms. Pause to Shower at the waterfalls of the Ein Gedi springs, where David hid out from Saul during his days as a renegade. Continue a visit to Qumran, where a cache of ancient texts, biblical and others known as the Dead Sea Scrolls, began being discovered in 1947. We will visit a Baptismal site on the shores of the Jordan River (consider the story of the crossing to the Promised land, Elijah and Elisha, John the Baptist and Jesus Baptism site, Qasr al-Yahud). Visit Tel Jericho, and move on to Gilgal and move on to Gilgal that nemesis of Joshua. We will view the Zacchaeus' Sycamore Tree in Jericho. From Jericho we travel north through the Jordan Valley, passing Mt. Gilboa (hopefully still in the daylight) the mountain where Saul and Jonathan were killed and which David cursed. We then continue north to arrive at our kibbutz hotel at Ein Gev on the shores of the Sea of Galilee for dinner. Overnight: Leonardo Tiberias
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PART II- PRELUDE TO MINISTRY - FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 -

Leadership presentation # 5 Capernaum/ Tabha/Mt. of the Beatitudes/ St. Peter's Fish Lunch /Caesarea Philipi/jesus Boat / Sail on the Sea of Galilee. We begin by visiting the ruins of Capernaum, where Jesus began his ministry in the Galilee, gathering his first disciples and performing miracles. We will stop briefly at Tabha – The site of the Multiplication of the Fish and the Loaves. We then visit the Mt. of the Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. After dining on the famous St. Peter's fish for lunch (own expense). Try to imagine yourself sailing in the Sea of Galilee as Jesus did with his disciples, this is exactly how we begin the day by boarding a wooden boat and sailing on as the disciples did 2000 years ago. We will drive through the Huleh Valley below the Golan Heights to Banias, ancient Ceasarea Philippi, at the base of Mt. of Hermon, (Matthew 16:13 and Mark 7:27) where Jesus said “On this rock I will build my Church.” Returning we to the Sea of Galilee, we will see the remains of a 2,000 years old fishing boat at Kibbutz at Kibbutz Nof Ginosar that was discovered in 1986 in the shores of the lake. This type of boat was used at the time of Jesus and his disciples. It has been dubbed the “Jesus Boat”. Finally, we board a boat for a cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Overnight: Leonardo Tiberias
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

Leadership presentation 6- KURSI/ CANA/NAZARETH/ JEZREEL VALLEY/MEGIDDO/ MOUNT CARMEL/ CAESAREA MARTIMA/ JERUSALEM We begin the day in the ruins of a Byzantine church at Kursi – site of the Miracle of the Swine. Continue through Cana in the Galilee, where Jesus performed his first miracle, turning water into wine at the wedding feast (John 2:1 John 2:11) and on to Jesus' town Nazareth (Luke 1:26, Luke 4:16 Luke 4:29, Matthew 2:23), where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation and neighboring St. Joseph's Church (the "Carpentry Shop"). From there it's on to enjoy a beautiful view from the top of Mt. Precipice, also known as Mt. of Precipitation, and Mount of the Leap of the Lord believed to be the site of the rejection of Jesus, described by Luke (Luke 4:29 Luke 4:30). We then travel across the Jerzreel Valley to Megiddo(1 Kings 4:28, 9, 15, 2 Kings 23, Kings 29 & Revelation 16:16), identified as Armageddon (Revelation 16), and witness the remains from Solomon’s days, and view a panoramic site where the Battle of Armageddon will be fought. See the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including a well preserved water supply system. From there we will head up to Mount Carmel (Muchraka), where Elijah issued his challenge to the False Prophets, and on to enjoy a breath taking panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea, the Lower Galilee, Mt. Gilboa and Jezreel Valley. Time permitting: We will visit Caesarea Maritima, where Peter accepted Cornelius as the first gentile convert to Christianity and changed the face of Christendom forever. Travel to Jerusalem. Overnight: Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 27

City of David/Southern Wall Excavations/Wailing Wall/ St. Peter in Gallicantu/Jewish Quarter/Bethlehem This morning it's off to explore David's palace and Hezekiah's Tunnel at the City of David. Then we’ll walk up to the temple area and to the Herodian street from the 1st century.We sit where he taught his disciples during those days before his death (Southern Wall, Robinson's Arch, Davidson Center) and examine the sacred temple platform developed by Solomon and Herod (Temple Mount), including the well-known Western Wall which formed the retaining buttress for the temple of Jesus' day. After lunch in the Jewish Quarter, the ancient Upper City, we’ll interact with an Orthodox Jewish shopkeeper about his feelings about a coming Messiah and the nature of saving faith. Overnight: Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem
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MONDAY, JANUARY 28

Mount of Olives/Kidron Valley/Garden of Gethsemane/ Jerusalem Old and New City / Ein Kerem / Bethlehem / Church of the Nativity / Shepherd’s Field. We begin a top of Mount of Olives where the Lord ascended into heaven (acts 1), and where we will visit Pater Noster Church and then have a view across the Kidron Valley to the Eastern Gate where the prince of Peace will enter (Ezekiel 44). Then walk down its slopes to visit Dominus Flevit where "The Lord wept" as he beheld the Holy City. Through Palm Sunday Road proceed down to the Gethsemane where you will see 2,000 year old Olive trees that date back to the time of Jesus. Then we proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity (Luke 2: 1-7). Visit the Shepherd’s Field (Luke 2:8-20), where an angel appeared to announce the birth of Jesus. Upon returning to Jerusalem we visit Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist (Luke 1:39 -80) and site of the Visitation. We drive back to our hotel through the New City passing en route the Israeli Parliament (Knesset). Overnight: Grand Court Hotel, Jerusalem
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

Mt. Zion / Upper Room / King David Tomb / Western Wall tunnels (Kotel Tunnels) / Pool of Bethesda/Church of Holy Sepulcher/Via Dolorosa/Christian Quarter / Garden Tomb. We start our last day with a visit to the church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, built over the ruins of Caiaphas’ house and courtyard and then continue up Mt. Zion to the Upper room (Luke 22), where Jesus held the Lord’s Supper, visit King David Tomb, and walk through the Jewish Quarter. We will visit the Western Wall Tunnels running along the base of the Western Wall will leading us through the Second Temple era and reveal the incredible construction of the Temple Mount, water supply and Roman street where our Lord Jesus was led to judgment.. Continue to St. Anne Church and the Pool of Bethesda. We will walk the stations of the Cross- the Via Dolorosa to visit Judgment Hall of Pilate all the way to Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Matthew 27, Matthew 33:57, Matthew 28:10). In the afternoon visit the Garden Tomb, to celebrate the resurrection with a time for prayer (Luke 23). Farewell dinner at Naurah Restaurant, we will transfer to the airport for our flight home better equipped for ministry with new understandings f the Word of God.
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30

OVERNIGHT FLIGHT HOME Begin planing your next trip with PASTOR CARLOT CELESTIN

This amazing tour includes... TOUR PRICING  
  • Discounted Rate (Payment by Check) Land Only $2825
 
  • Land and Air R/T Boston or New. York $3950 - Price per person (double occupancy)
 
  • Additional Cost for Single Occupancy $595
 
  • Full Cost - (Credit Card) $2938 - Land and Air R/T Boston or New York
 
  • $4108 - Price per person (double occupancy) additional Cost for Single Occupancy $619
 
  • Added to the above costs $180 tips for guide, driver and restaurants, per person Price is based on a minimum of 10 paying participants

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