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With Mission Calvary and Calvary La Mirada | Israel Tour 2017

 March 21, 2017 - March 30, 2017, with Optional Mediterranean Cruise Extension

Join us as we journey back to the Holy Land.

Together with our Pastors, experience the sights and sounds of Israel; the homeland of our Lord and Savior! This Spring, on our Israel tour 2017, you will be an opportunity of a lifetime to walk where Jesus walked, to explore the wonders of the land that Jesus loved. From the Sea of Galilee to the shore of the Dead Sea, spiritual memories are just waiting to be made. As pilgrims, our tour begins on the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea where we will enjoy the beauty of Caesarea. Traveling by bus through the Galilee region we will participate in a baptism at the Jordan River and explore the Golan Heights. The ancient ruins of Bet' Shean await us as we travel through Jericho on our way to an overnight stay at the Dead Sea. Like King David, be refreshed by the waters of En Gedi and take a tram to the top of Masada. Our Israel tour 2017 ascends into the city of Jerusalem where we will stay inside the old walls and tour the spiritual and historical sites of old.
"Come with us and allow the Spirit of God to fall afresh on you in the Holy Land"

Mediterranean Cruise Extension

It's our delight to be able to add this amazing cruise to our tour of the Middle East. Encounter the footsteps of Paul as we travel through Greece. On our cruise ship, we will be able to enjoy the beautiful waters of the Aegean Sea. Bask in the sun and explore the Island of Patmos where John wrote the book of Revelation. Follow the missionary journey sites in Athens, Corinth, Ephesus and the island of Crete. These experiences we have together will be 'once in a lifetime'!

Itinerary at a glance

March 21 Depart Los Angeles, change in Zurich
March 22 Arrive Tel Aviv, overnight Mediterranean Sea (Ramada Netanya)
March 23 Caesarea, Megiddo, Nazareth Village, Mt. Carmel, Galilee (Nof Ginosar)
March 24 Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes. (Nof Ginosar)
March 25 Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Golan and Upper Galilee (Nof Ginosar)
March 26 Beit She’an, Jericho, Dead Sea (Crown Plaza)
March 27 Masada, En Gedi, Qumran, drive into Jerusalem (Gloria)
March 28 Jerusalem (Gloria)
March 29 Jerusalem (Gloria), leave hotel after farewell dinner
March 30 Depart early morning, change Zurich arriving back in Los Angeles
  Post Trip Greek Island Cruise Extension
March 29 Say goodbye after farewell dinner to guests going to the USA.  Overnight at Joppa
March 30 Fly to Athens, transfer into the city, free day in Athens
March 31 Board the ship this morning. Island of Mykonos
April 1 Ephesus in the morning, Island of Patmos in the late afternoon
April 2 Crete in the morning, Santorini in the late afternoon
April 3 Disembark the ship, tour Corinth, Athens, Mars Hill and the Parthenon. Farewell dinner.
April 4 Depart Athens this morning for Los Angeles

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Israel Tour 2017 in Detail

March 21
Participants depart Los Angeles at 8:00PM, nonstop to Zurich and on to Tel Aviv.
March 22
You arrive after midnight, transfer to the hotel for overnight.
March 23
Late morning departure from the hotel and begin our Israel tour 2017.  We have a tour of Caesarea and see the theatre where Paul spoke.  We visit the plains of Megiddo – also called Armageddon.  We visit Nazareth and have a teaching and lunch at the ‘Nazareth Village’.  We will visit Mt. Carmel and then arrive at our home for the next three nights, the kibbutz of Nof Ginnosar on the Sea of Galilee.  (BLD)
March 24
This morning we leave the hotel and visit Capernaum and the Mt. of Beatitudes. Stop for St. Peter’s fish lunch and baptisms in the Jordan River.  Nof Ginnosar.  (BLD)
March 25
Upper Galilee today including Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Bental and the Golan Heights.  Nof Ginnosar  (BD)
March 26
We will have church service at Beit She’an today.  Later we will drive to Jericho and visit the Mount of Temptation by tram and end our day at the Dead Sea where you can unwind and lavish yourself with optional spa treatments.  Overnight at the Crown Plaza, Dead Sea. (BD)March 27
Today we will travel up the side of Masada by cable car, visit the springs of En Gedi and Qumran where dead sea scrolls were discovered.  Later in the day, we drive into Jerusalem. Our next 3 nights will be spent at the Gloria Hotel, Old City.  (BD)
March 28
Jerusalem touring. Today begin by the triumphal entry at the Mt. of Olives, we travel down to the Garden of Gethesamane.  We then visit Hezekiah’s tunnel, and see the precious Pools of Siloam.  Enjoy a nice lunch break in the Old City.  We then visit the Western Wall and onto Temple Mount later in the afternoon.  Later in the day visit Saint Peter Gallicantu and the house of Caiphas. (BD)
March 29
This morning, we begin with a visit to the Temple Institute and see the wealthy neighborhoods of Jerusalem.  We will also visit the Upper Room and enjoy lunch again in the Old City where you can also do some shopping.  After lunch we walk through the Jewish Quarter, visit Bethany and end our day at the quiet and reflective Garden Tomb where we will have communion together.   Farewell dinner this evening.  Those going on to the Greek islands, will depart for a hotel near Joppa.  Those flying onto the US will be arriving at the Tel Aviv Airport late this evening for their check in. (BD)
March 30
Guests and those not doing extension depart Tel Aviv at 3:50AM, nonstop to Zurich, with a 5 hour layover in Zurich.  Then, nonstop flight to Los Angeles, arriving at 4:20PM. This will be the end the Israel tour 2017 for these guests.
Greek Island Cruise Extension in Detail
March 29
After dinner, you will be transferred to the hotel near Joppa for an overnight in the hotel.  (BD)March 30We depart Tel Aviv this morning at 9:30AM, nonstop to Athens, arriving around noon.  Transfer into the city and overnight near the Plaka at the Titania Hotel.  Free afternoon and evening to enjoy the shops and old Plaka district.  Dinner is on your own this evening.   (B)
March 31
After breakfast, you are met and transferred to your ship. You will have lunch aboard and have time together early this afternoon.  At 6:00PM, the ship arrives on the island of Mykonos.  There is a free shuttle to and from the island that we have included. Come back for dinner aboard ship and then you can return for an evening walk along the promenade.  (BLD)
April 1
We will arrive at one the most spectacular jewel of the Mediterranean!  It is one of the Seven Churches of Revelation… the city of Ephesus!  We have a full tour this morning of the site.  We re-board the ship for lunch and then arrive at the island of Patmos.  Have a tour of the grotto where John received the Book of Revelation.  We board the ship late tonight and sail on towards Crete. (BLD)
April 2
Arrive on Crete today, free day. The ship will offer a few optional tours.  Or, if you like you can just enjoy a nice walk into the waterfront and shops. Lunch aboard ship and then in the late afternoon arrive Santorini.  A panoramic tour of Oia is included.  Santorini is considered the most beautiful island in the world. (BLD)
April 3
We arrive Athens and disembark our ship.  We drive an hour and begin our tour of Corinth this morning with a full Greek lunch.  Tour the Corinth Canal and then Athens, visiting the Parthenon and Mars Hill.  Farewell dinner overlooking the Parthenon.  Overnight again at the Titania. (BLD)
April 4

Depart Athens 6:30AM, 5 hour layover in Zurich, arriving Los Angeles at 4:20PM.*BLDBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

* B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=Dinner)

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Pastor Bryan has been Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel La Mirada since 1985 and Mission Calvary since 2015. Bryan graduated from Biola University in 1985 with a B.S. Degree in Bible. In 1995, he received his masters’ degree in Divinity from Talbot Theological Seminary.

Bryan teaches at the Calvary Chapel La Mirada Bible Ministry School and has taught at Calvary Chapel Bible College at Murrieta Hot Springs. He has also taught at Calvary Chapel Bible College extension campuses at Downey and South Bay.

Pastor Bryan met his wife Lisa in 1981 when they were attending Point Loma College. They were married in 1983. They have five lovely children: Anneliese, Bryan, Candace, Dylan, and Ethan.

Join Bryan and Lisa on this unique Israel tour 2017 with optional luxury cruise!

Pastor Bryan and Lisa will be co-leading with their associate pastors, Pastor Tyler and Justine Schork.