Kenya to Israel Tour combined with the seven churches of Asia Minor in Turkey gives you the ultimate biblical experience of both the old and the New testaments. Enjoy our pilgrimage tours departing from Nairobi Kenya or take advantage of our special rates when arriving from different countries.
Day 1: Arrival Istanbul
Arrival in Istanbul, check in at the hotel. City tour of Istanbul and shopping. Overnight Istanbul
Day 2: Canakkale
This day we travel west across “Trace,” the European portion of Turkey. The summer homes along the Sea of Marmara will provide the scenery as we travel. Views of the bunkers on the hillside and the ocean going vessels give clear understanding to the commentary of the British major losses and World War I defeat in the Dardanelles Strait. Our bus boards a large ferry for the scenic crossing of the Dardanelles to our lodging this evening in picturesque Çanakkale.
Day 3: Ancient Troy, Pergamum & Izmir
We pass by the area known as Troas, where Paul had a vision during his second missionary journey and was called to Macedonia (Acts 16:8-13). Don’t forget to have your picture taken from the top of the Trojan Horse. Our next visit of the day is Pergamum. Smyrna, all as listed in Rev : 2 Our lodging this evening will be in Izmir
Day 4: Hierapolis, Laodicea (Denizli) & Colossae, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Pamukkale
A stop will be made in Thyatira to view the ancient roadway and period columns en-route to Sardis. Rev 3 begins. According to tradition, the Apostle Philip lived and was martyred in Hierapolis. It was likely the hot springs of Hierapolis in contrast to the cold mountain springs near Colossae that combined to bring application to the “lukewarm” Laodicea’s (Rev 3:14-22). Our lodging this evening will be in a lovely Pamukkale.
Day 5: Ephesus
We travel to the nearby town of Selcuk for a visit to the Basilica of St. John, housing an immersion baptismal and believed to be resting place of John. From here we have an excellent overview of the Ephesus harbor and the Temple of Artemis, completed in its most famous phase around 550 BC and listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Next, we travel a short distance down the hill to visit the Mosque of Jesus (Jesus is a respected prophet to Muslims) history and cultural insight. Return to Istanbul
Day – 6 – Turkey to Tel Aviv
Arrival Tel Aviv and transfers to your hotel with sightseeing enroute. Visit Jaffa. St. Peter lived in the house of Simon the Tanner and had the “Vision of the Flesh”. Drive to Caesarea , the magnificent port-city built by King Herod the Great. We continue to Haifa the Mt. Carmel, Stella Mary’s. Transfer to hotel – Nazareth for overnight
Day 7: – Sea of Galilee – Capernaum – Mt of Beatitudes – River Jordan
Breakfast at the hotel and visit the places where Jesus preached around the Sea of Galilee: Capernaum, with Peter’s House and the famous Synagogue, enjoy the view from Mt. of the Beatitudes. Sail on the Galilee sea and continue to the Baptismal Site of Yardenit on the Holy River Jordan and nearby Cana, site of the first miracle. Overnight Nazareth
Day 8 : – Dead Sea – Bethlehem
Proceed on to visit the Dead-Sea, time for a swim and floating. This is the lowest point on earth after which you will visit Qumran caves where the Dead-Sea scrolls where found. We walk through the Oasis of Ein Gedi, known since the days of King David. Continue to visit Jericho the Oldest city in the word. View the Mt. of Temptation , remains of the walls of the old Jericho and Zaccheus tree (Luke 18:35-42). Proceed on to Jerusalem to see it at night from Mount Olives. Overnight Jerusalem / Tiberius
Day 9: – Gethsemane – Mt. Zion – Jerusalem
Breakfast at the hotel then visit the Garden of Gethsemane , the “Wailing Wall”, visit the Temple Mount , Via Dolorosa, Jesus’ “Way of Suffering”, and onto the Church of the Holy Sepultures, where Jesus was crucified and buried. Visit the Ascension Chapel, Church of Pater Noster to witness the “Lord’s Prayer’ written in several languages . Other highlights; Church of All Nations, Church of Nativity and the Shepherd’s Fields, Cross the Kidron Valley to Mt. Zion. Visit the room of the Last Supper. Overnight in Bethlehem
Day 10: – Kibbutz Visit
Breakfast at the hotel then proceed to visit Qumran Continue to visit Kibbutz there will be full lesson on both agricultures and organic agricultures of the greenhouse which grow 40 species of tomatoes , 20 species of peppers and more products. Continue to visit the official AloeVera farm. Visit the biggest and oldest banana plantations in Israel , which in the last decades, show impressive agriculture results , both for Israel and worldwide. Overnight Bethlehem
Day 11:- Tel Aviv – Nairobi
Transfer to the airport in Tel Aviv for your flight back to Nairobi