Prayer & Study Tour with Dr. S. Kokkonen


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9 days / 8 nights
Availability : May 30 - June 7, 2019
Max People : 40

Prophecy fulfilled

The State of Israel is Reborn
Tour Details

Our Prayer & Study tour offers an introduction to the modern State of Israel through its ancient history. The tour includes ancient Jewish sites (Shiloh, City of David and more) Christian sites (Capernaum, Garden of Gethsemane…) and sites related to the nation’s struggle for Independence in 1948 (Etzel Museum, Palmach Museum…). Whilst the Holocaust is an important element of the tour, which includes a behind-the-scenes time at Yad Vashem, The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, more standard sites in Jerusalem and the Galilee are included too. This is a VIP tour for repeaters and newcomers alike!

Remarkably, the tour compresses a variety of sites and more importantly, Israeli people into a short space of time. We will be meeting an Israeli policy-maker at the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament), and a Holocaust survivor at Yad Vashem. We will hear young soldiers located on the Israeli border share their experiences of defending the country. We will hear about the ethics of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) from the man who teaches ethical conduct to the young soldiers.

We will be praying for the peace of Jerusalem at the Western Wall. We will be praying for the welfare of the nation as we tour strategic locations.

Come with us to celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday. Become a friend of not just Yad Vashem but of the Jewish State. Walk the Land at the time of Shavuot, New Testament’s Pentecost. In doing so, discover the Jewish roots of your Christian faith.

This is your personal invitation to join us in Prayer and Study to understand the ancient and the modern – prophecies fulfilled in our lifetime.

Price Includes

  • Tour as per the itinerary
  • 8 overnights as per itinerary
  • Halfboard
  • Licensed, English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • Tips to guide, driver and hotels staff (approx. USD 80 per person)
  • Medical coverage
  • Border taxes and visas (if needed)
  • Lunches
  • Beverages
(Subject to changes)
Day 1: Th May 30, 2019
Day 2: Fr May 31, 2019
Day 3: Sa June 1, 2019
Day 4: Su June 2, 2019
Day 5: Mo June 3, 2019
Day 6: Tu June 4, 2019
Day 7: We June 5, 2019
Day 8: Th June 6, 2019
Day 9: Fr June 7, 2019
  • Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv
  • One transfer to Jerusalem at a fixed time (time TBC)
  • Check-in
  • Welcome Dinner and Overnight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Jerusalem
  • Devotion time
  • The Bible Lands Museum prides itself on being the only history museum in the world that documents the development of civilization from the biblical point of view. It explores the culture of the peoples mentioned in the Bible, among them the ancient Egyptians, Canaanites, Philistines, and others.
  • After twenty years of digging and despite enormous difficulties, the Western Wall Tunnels were excavated. The project unearthed many archeological finds which can only be described as remarkable
  • Shabbat, the 7th day of the week and a resting day, is a day apart. Join in Shabbat prayers with thousands of others at the Western Wall.
  • Experience the ‘Shabbat of a Lifetime‘. Dinner in Israeli homes in Jerusalem
  • Overnight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • Devotion time
  • Visit to the Shrine of the Book in the Israel Museum, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest Biblical manuscripts in the world, as well as rare early medieval biblical manuscripts. Next to it is the Model of Jerusalem in Jesus’ time, which reconstructs the city as it was prior to its destruction by the Romans in 66 CE.
  • Visit the scenes of Jesus’ prayer to His Father in the Garden of Gethsemane.
  • “And Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now, there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep’s Gate a pool called Bethesda (…) a great number of sick, blind, lame, and paralyzed people were lying in these walkways.” (John 5:2-4). A visit to Bethesda, where Jesus healed a lame man.
  • Visit to the Anna Church, a 12th century church built on the site of the Bethesda pool.
  • Walk parts of the Via Dolorosa, the traditional way that Jesus went before he was crucified.
  • Visit the Garden Tomb. This ancient cemetery is a moving site in which to recall the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. Spend time in these peaceful garden surroundings in prayer, communion, song and fellowship
  • A special guest for dinner
  • Dinner and overnight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • Devotion time
  • “And Rachel died, and was buried on the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. And Jacob set a pillar upon her grave: that is the pillar of Rachel’s grave unto this day.” — Genesis 35:19-20 Visit the building that is thought to be Rachel’s Tomb, with the earliest non-biblical records describing this tomb as Rachel’s burial place dating to about 1700 years ago.
  • Tel Shiloh was a religious center for the Israelites even before Jerusalem: it was the place where the children of Israel brought the Tabernacle to. Visit the exposition “Until Shilo Comes”, visit the ancient excavations of the Biblical city Shilo and explore the place where the Tabernacle stood for 369 years.
  • Dinner in the Hotel
  • Lecture on the “Ethics of the IDF in the Hotel
  • Overnight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Jerusalem


    • Devotion time


    • Visit to Yad Vashem, World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem


    • Visit to the Biblical City of David, the very roots of Jerusalem, where archeology confirms the Bible: an in-depth examination of seminal Biblical texts in the midst of one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the world.


    • Visit the Davidson Center with excavations of the Herodian Temple, as it stood prior to its destruction by Roman troops in the year 70 CE.


    • Dinner in the Hotel


    • The Walls of the David Citadel serve as stage for a nighttime show that tells the history of Jerusalem, through a celebration of lights, images and sounds. An introduction to Jerusalem through the Sound and Light Show.


    • Overnight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Jerusalem


  • Devotion time
  • Free time in the morning
  • A visit to the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, including a meeting with an Israeli policy-maker.
  • Discover the essence of the Israeli democracy and the role and responsibilities of the Knesset. The tour also relates to the principle art works in the Knesset building.
  • Halt at the big Menorah outside the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, picturing several biblical scenes.
  • Drive to Tel Aviv Area.
  • Jonah’s journey, Tabitha’s restoration to life, and Peter’s conversion of the gentiles all began in Jaffa. A visit to the Old Center of Jaffa with its harbor. Walk through Jaffa’s narrow alleyways and enjoy the view over the sea and enjoy dinner.
  • Overnight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Devotion time
  • Visit the Etzel Museum. The Etzel was an underground organization which fought for the realization of the idea of establishing a Jewish state in the Land of Israel. The museum focuses on the Etzel’s acts for the establishment of a Jewish state in the Land of Israel, until the integration of the organization into the IDF.
  • Visit the Palmach Museum. The Palmach was an elite underground striking force, fighting for the establishment of Israel. The Palmach Museum is an experiential museum, covering the Palmach legacy through the stories of individuals and groups.
  • Visit the Ben-Gurion House. The Ben-Gurion House is an historic house museum in Tel Aviv, which served as a residence for Israel’s first Defense and Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion and his family between 1931 and 1968. From here Ben-Gurion departed to the old Tel Aviv Museum to declare the establishment of the State of Israel, on the 5th of the month of Iyar 5708, 14th May 1948.


Visit to the Independence Hall. On the 14th of May 1948, the Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel was signed in a small hall on Rothschild Avenue in Tel Aviv. This Independence Hall is part of the famous UNESCO World Heritage buildings built in Bauhaus style.

  • Dinner and overnight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Devotion time
  • Tel Hazor is one of the largest, most important biblical sites in the Canaanite and Israelite periods. The Bible gave it the title: “the head of all those kingdoms”. The travel to the excavated site is an exciting experience, bringing you back 3-4 thousands years to the times this might city was the gateway between Egypt and Mesopotamia.
  • Visit a Kibbutz, a collectively organized agricultural settlement, in the upper Galilee. Meet a Kibbutznik who will tell about life along the Lebanese border, some kilometers away from the area where Hezbollah, a militant Islamic movement, is in power.
  • Meet the Israeli soldiers that are responsible for Israel’s safety on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon. An on-site briefing regarding Israel’s security challenges concerning the Iranian supported Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon.
  • Visit Gush Chalav, a Christian village on the border to Lebanon. An introduction to the Aramaic Maronite Christian community in Israel. Meet with a representative of the Maronite community and discuss the position of Christians in the Israeli society and the rest of the Middle East.
  • Overnight at the Kinar Hotel in the Galilee
  • 10:00 Devotion time at Yardenit Baptismal Site
  • Walk where Jesus walked around the Sea of Galilee. Board a wooden sailing boat, fashioned after the ancient fishing vessels, for a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. A time to worship, pray and reflect.
  • Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the place where Jesus delivered the famous Sermon on the Mount.
  • Visit the Tabgha Church, known as the site of the Miracle of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes.
  • Journey to Capernaum (John 6:24) to visit the first century synagogue where Jesus preached and healed the epileptic boy (Matt. 4:13-17, Mark 9:14-29).
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport.
(Price per person in US-Dollars)

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