Fragrant Botanical Tour

A Fragrant Botanical Tour To Israel: March 10 - 20, 2019

Join Apothecary Cynthia Hillson and Certified Aromatherapist Nitza Moshe as we travel to the Land of Israel for a FRAGRANT BOTANICAL TOUR!

We would be blessed and honored to have you join us to enjoy the aroma of the Land, fun, fellowship and learning!

Cynthia has made 40+ journeys to Israel and she wants you to meet some of her friends who love plants and are making a difference in what they do with them! She knows, the Land, the People and the Plants as she has a wealth of knowledge having researched and authored several books. Cynthia will be joined by co-host, Nitza Moshe of Remnant Remedy, who made her first pilgrimage to Israel in 2017. On the Fragrant Botanical Tour to Israel we will walk in gardens, learn from Israelis who are making the desert bloom, growing herbs and plants for health and medicine and are distilling essential oils and much more. And, yes, we will be visiting many traditional historic and religious sites throughout Jerusalem and Israel from the Galilee to Jerusalem. We’ll float in the Dead Sea, stay in the desert, plant fragrant trees and go home knowing that the desert is blooming in Israel.

The Scriptures will take on new meaning as we explore the land that God calls His own (Leviticus 25:23) – a land that His eyes are on always (Deuteronomy 11:12). As we walk the time-worn streets and surrounding hills and valleys, the Bible will come to life before our very eyes. This tour will transform the way we read and understand the Bible, with a special emphasis on the flora of Israel. Throughout the tour, Cynthia and Nitza will share insights relating to biblical plants. As we embrace our journey it will take us to places where precious plants are grown, and where gardens were planted to show us how the desert blooms and rejoices as prophesied in Isaiah.

Cost for Tour

Credit Card/PayPal Payment: $2,309

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Check/Money Order Payment: $2,199

Payable to:  The Fragrant Botanical Tour

C/O Cynthia Hillson
129 Fesperman Circle
Troutman,  NC 28166

Tour Member Registration Form
FBT Payment Check MO Form 2019

Tour Includes:
  • Hotels
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner (except March 20)
  • National Park Passes
  • Galilee Boat
  • Bus transfer to and from Ben Gurion Airport**
  • All tips (except housekeeping)
  • All meals at Biblical Tamar Park
  • Rate Based on Double Occupancy
  • Single Room Occupancy + $495
Not Included:
  • Lunches
  • Flight/Trip insurance
  • Airline Ticket: Wait to be notified by email when there are sufficient registrations before buying your airline ticket. Contact us, if you need assistance with coordinating airline tickets.
  • Tips: See FBT Travel Tips & Information.
Tour Guides
Our tours are led by knowledgeable tour guides and hosts and it’s just one of the many benefits that makes our Israel Tours exceptional. Each tour is a unique experience and all of our tours include a visit to Biblical Tamar Park and have the option to extend your stay as a volunteer.
Cynthia Hillson, Host

Cynthia Hillson’s ministry, Precious Oils Up On The Hill®, brings us fragrances described in the Bible. She has been married to her husband, David, for 38 years. They are the parents of six children and grandparents of seven. She is a modern-day Apothecary who teaches about biblical fragrances for personal delight, physical health, and spiritual growth. Cynthia is the author of Esther’s Days of Purification, Precious Oils ~ A Study of the Fragrances of the Bible and ten more titles that focus on biblical plants and feeding your family a nutritional diet on a budget. Her 40+ years of experience and education in natural remedies is shared in her tea, spice, and aromatherapy shop in Mooresville, NC. Cynthia lovingly calls her books, workshops, and aroma tours to Israel a “Show and Smell” ministry.

Nitza Moshe, Co-Host

Nitza Moshe of Remnant Remedy,  Certified Aromatherapist, focuses on Biblical Artisan Aromatherapy and is Creator of the Aroma Prayer Spa.  With nearly 40 years experience as a Natural & Biblical Health Educator, Nitza exhorts the "Living Stones" to take responsibility for their health using natural foods, herbs and, especially, essential oils.  She also shares lessons learned from home birthing and nearly 29 years of homeschooling.  The focus of her calling is to prepare the Bride for the Moshiach by "Living and Learning a Restorahtion Lifestyle!"  Nitza is producer of Remnant Radio aired on Messianic LAMB Radio and is a contributing Co-Host for Crossing Over, a NYSTV production.  She and her husband have 5 children and, currently, 7 grandchildren.

Tour Highlights
Blog Updates

Full Itinerary to be Posted Soon!

March 10: Leave, USA
March 11:  Arrive, Israel

Mt. of Olives, Jerusalem
Hebrew University Botanical Garden
The King's Garden, Kidron Valley
City of David
Jewish Quarter
Western Wall
The Archaeological Davidson Center
The Temple Institute
Knesset Rose Garden
The Garden Tomb
Balm of Gilead Farm, Almog
Jordan River Valley
Cruise on the Sea of Galilee
Mount of Beatitudes
Golan Heights
Ein Nashot Winery, Bellofri
Learn how wheat was threshed, olive oil was pressed and how wine was produced in ancient days.

Argan/Moroccan Oil - Oren Farm
Biblical Tamar Park, Arava
Tree Planting, Tamar
Prayer Mountain
Ancient Spice Route Trade Outpost
Fragrant Remedies Workshop
Dr. Solwey Arava Institute
House of Aloe Vera

Botanical Garden, Kibbutz Ein Gedi
Float in the Dead Sea
Kibbutz Ketura, Desert Medicinals
Makhtesh Ramon Crater
Avdat National Park
Ancient Incense Route

Be'er Sheva
Shuk - Open Air Market, Jersusalem

March 20: Leave, Israel
March 21:  Arrive, USA

NOTE:  The Fragrant Botanical Tour will provide group transportation to and from Ben Gurion Airport at the designated times.

If you arrive or depart outside of these times you will be responsible for your own transportation to and from Jerusalem and Biblical Tamar Park. This itinerary is subject to change.

Travel Tips & Info
FBT Travel Tips and Information

Other Things to Consider

  • Be sure to have good walking shoes and consider walking exercises 6 - 8 weeks before the tour so you'll be more likely enjoy our daily jaunts!
  • We encourage you to help make it fun by bringing flags, tambourines and your dancing feet!

Volunteer Opportunity: Everyone who registers for this trip is invited to extend his or her tour experience and become a “Volunteer” at Tamar after the tour. This low cost experience is available for up to a maximum of 90 days. Long term volunteers pay only $20 a day for board and room and short term volunteers, who stay less than 30 days, pay $30 a day. Volunteers are needed in various areas such as, horticulture, cooking, housekeeping, mechanical, carpentry, and beautifying the Park. Volunteering is a unique and special way to bless the Israeli people and the Land, while being able to experience 5,000 years of history. Presenting this history, and how it relates to our Creator, is the reason Blossoming Rose continues to develop Biblical Tamar Park. We are very thankful for all our volunteers and donations that help make this all possible.

Contact Information

Wait to be notified by email when there are sufficient registrations before buying your airline ticket. Contact us, if you need assistance with airline tickets.

Contact Info
Cynthia Hillson: 704-664-7971

Nitza Moshe:  208-877-1037