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ISRAEL & HOLY LAND TOURS

                        COME JOIN US TO ISRAEL!

 

Crossroads International Missions Travel is honored to partner with SAR-EL Tours & Conferences as our exclusive Israeli & Holy Land tour company. Below are some of the reasons a trip to Israel with SAR-EL Tours can be a life-changing experience for your whole family, your church group and your friends!

 

         JOIN US ON A JOURNEY TO ISRAEL WITH 

                     SAR-EL Tours & Conferences 

Please contact us for the latest sample tour itineraries, availability and prices. We can customize your Israeli tour to fit your needs and budget! 

 

Sar-El is a unique company in many ways but what really sets us apart from others is that we want to see you connect to what God has for you in Israel. The owner of Sar-El Tours, Samuel Smadja’s heart’s desire is that you will have more than a tour, but rather an experience, which will connect you with the land, the people and the scriptures. One that will give you a memory to take home that will connect you with Israel for the rest of your life. Your understanding of the scriptures will be changed, and you will never read the Bible the same way again as you walk in the very places mentioned in Scripture such as Capernaum, the Mt. of Olives, and Jerusalem!

By the grace of God, Samuel has built Sar-El from scratch over 20 years so that we are now one of the largest agencies focused on Christian Tourism to Israel. We are unique, proven, and committed to providing you with the very best experience of Israel, the Land of the Bible. Here’s a brief insight into what you can expect when you travel with us:

TECHNOLOGIES

In business for over 20 years, and one of the leading agencies in Israel, our longstanding relationships with our partners are a testament to our integrity and expertise. We specialize in Christian travel to Israel.

 

SPECIALISTS IN CHRISTIAN TRAVEL

95% of all our clients are Christian and we cater to conferences, Bible study tours, Church tours, student groups and much more! Our guides work ‘Bible in hand’ basing teaching on more than just archaeological facts, combining history with biblical teaching and application. Was Caesarea just a Herodian port city or was it also where the Apostle Paul was sent to the nations and where Peter met Cornelius starting a new wave of evangelism to the Gentiles? It makes all the difference!

 

TOUR GUIDES

We have over 300 tour guides licensed in many different languages. We vet and prioritize them to ensure that you receive the very best guides in all of Israel!

 

SAR-EL BUSES

With our modern, luxury buses you are never far from WIFI, USB chargers and yes, air conditioning! Look out for the different buses we have as you travel the country: Jerusalem, Acco, the Dead Sea- each one has a different picture! Tag your pictures of our buses with #sarelbuses to share which one you traveled on.

 

SPEAKING YOUR LANGUAGE

Whether it’s English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Chinese, Dutch, Russian, Arabic, Italian, Polish, Hindi, Amharic or Hebrew, our wide range of staff in the office means that we speak your language!

 

SAR-EL MEDIA & PRODUCTIONS

Having our own media and productions company, sarelmedia.com, means that if you are a Pastor coming on tour and wanting to record teaching for example, we can help. If you need a connection to a Christian T.V. station like TBN or others, we are able to help make that happen for your event in Israel. Having worked with T.V. companies over the years we intimately understand the needs that accompany such aspects of touring Israel and holding large-scale events here.

 

COMBINING MINISTRY & TOURING

Whether it’s holding a conference for your ministry here in Israel combined with a tour, or whether you want to give something back and dedicate time to local aid agencies and associations, we can make that happen.

SAMPLE ITINERARY - THE BEST OF ISRAEL

 

Day 1 – Arrival In Tel Aviv

Arriving at the modern metropolis of Tel Aviv overlooking the breathtaking Mediterranean coastline. Reception, orientation and rest. Built on the ancient port of Jaffa, Tel Aviv is home to one of the oldest harbors in the world and the hub for modern innovation and progress of the modern State of Israel.

Day 2 – Central Coast & Jezreel Valley

Visit Caesarea by the Sea, Herod’s capital during the Roman reign, and travel through the beautiful Jezreel Valley. Take in the views of Mount Carmel where Elijah called down fire from heaven from the epic observation point overlooking the Valley of Armageddon (Megiddo), and experience the biblical hospitality of Nazareth Village followed by a scenic drive to the Sea of Galilee.

Day 3-4  – The Sea of Galilee & Northern borders

Traveling around the Sea of Galilee and the upper Galilean region, you will taste, hear and feel the authentic surroundings of Jesus’ “own neighborhood” where He spent many years preparing for His mission and declaring the Kingdom of God. Sail the very waters Jesus walked on, learn ancient Jewish traditions in Capernaum, worship on the Mount of Beatitudes and explore the strategic importance of Israel’s northern borders. Sites you will see include the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Magdala, Jesus Boat Museum, Baptism service, Boat sail across the Sea of Galilee, Caesarea Philippi (Banias Springs) and Kibbutz Misgav Am.

Day 5 – Jordan Valley & Jericho

Traveling south through the Jordan Valley along the Jordanian/Israeli border, you will tour ancient Bet-She’an, discover Qsar-El-Yahood (Jesus’ original baptism site), drive by Jericho, the world’s oldest city, and ascend toward Jerusalem along the ancient pilgrim road. A special stop for prayer and a blessing on the mountaintop overlooking Jerusalem will commemorate this magical moment you first see the city of God come into view.

Day 6-8 – Jerusalem, Old and New

Enter the timeless arena of Jerusalem’s biblical sights and sounds and let the Bible come alive as the most important story ever told unfolds before your eyes. The experiences you will enjoy and share during these days are transformational and will stay with you for the rest of your life.  View the famous Temple Mount; pray at the Garden of Gethsemane and the Upper Room; worship on the Mount of Olives and a whole lot more.

Sites you will see include Mt. of Olives, Temple Mount, Western Wall, Southern Steps, Davidson Center, Old City including the Jewish Quarter & Cardo, Muslim Quarter, Christian and Armenian Quarters, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Via Dolorosa, Pool of Bethesda, Mount Zion, Upper Room, City of David, Garden of Gethsemane, Friends of Zion Museum, Garden Tomb, Holocaust Memorial, Israel Museum & the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Day 9 – Judean Wilderness & Dead Sea

Journeying south to the Judean wilderness, you will descent to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea region. Today you will visit the epic freedom fortress of Masada, hike through Ein Gedi, the hidden desert oasis where King David penned many Psalms, explore the caves of Qumran, and treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea Spa.

Day 10 – Day off to rest & shop. Departure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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