Itinerary

Tuesday, March 3

Depart the U.S.


Our spiritual adventure begins as we depart from the U.S. for our long-awaited destination!

Israel

Wednesday, March 4

Arrival into Israel


Your Day Includes

  • Arrive Tel Aviv (TLV) - you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel
  • Caesarea Aqueducts - the ruins of a Roman aqueduct built to supply the ancient city of Caesarea with fresh water

Overnight

Kibbutz Nahsholim – Nahsholim

Caesarea Aqueduct

Thursday, March 5

Caesarea by the Sea


Your Day Includes

  • Caesarea - the place where Paul first took the message of the gospel to the Gentiles
  • Mount Carmel - the mountain on which Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal
  • Megiddo - a strategic city overlooking the gathering place for the world's end-time armies (Armageddon)
  • Mount of Beatitudes - the traditional place where Christ delivered His message on the Beatitudes

Overnight

Ma'Agan Kibbutz – Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee

Friday, March 6

Around the Sea of Galilee


Your Day Includes

  • Nazareth Village - a reenacted first-century Galilean village
  • Mount Arbel - a stunning vista of the Sea of Galilee and sites of Jesus' public ministry
  • Magdala - the hometown of Mary Magdalene and a newly discovered Archaeological site. Visit the only first-century synagogue to have been found around the Sea of Galilee.
  • Ancient Galilee Boat - a fishing boat dating back to the 1st century, discovered on the shore of the Sea of Galilee
  • Boat Ride - Sea of Galilee - cross the Sea of Galilee in a replica of a boat from Jesus' time
  • Capernaum - the town and synagogue where Jesus preached during His Galilean ministry
  • Primacy of Peter Church - the traditional place where Christ prepared a meal for His disciples and instructed Peter to care for His sheep

Overnight

Ma'Agan Kibbutz – Sea of Galilee

Ancient Dan

Saturday, March 7

Northern Israel


Your Day Includes

  • Chorazin - the community Jesus rebuked for their lack of faith
  • Tel Dan - the northernmost city of Israel and the location of one of Jeroboam's golden calves
  • Banias Waterfall - the headwaters of the Jordan River
  • Caesarea Philippi - where Peter professed, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."
  • Golan Heights - a view of Paul's route to Damascus and the modern-day battlegrounds of the Golan Heights

Overnight

Ma'Agan Kibbutz – Sea of Galilee

Beth She'an

Sunday, March 8

Down to the Dead Sea


Your Day Includes

  • Spring of Harod - the place where Gideon chose his 300 men for battle
  • Beth She'an / Scythopolis - the ruins of a Roman city, and the site where the Philistines displayed the bodies of King Saul and his sons
  • Jericho Drive-by - a view of the first Canaanite city the Israelites conquered in the Promised Land
  • Qumran - the desert caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
  • Swim in the Dead Sea - experience the most floatable body of water in the world

Overnight

Isrotel Ganim Hotel – Dead Sea

Masada

Monday, March 9

The Judean Wilderness


Your Day Includes

  • Masada - the impenetrable fortress where Jewish zealots made a final stand in their revolt against Rome
  • Ein Gedi Oasis with Hike - hike across streams and rocks to the caves at Ein Gedi where David, in his exile, encountered King Saul
  • Mount Scopus - a panoramic vista overlooking Jerusalem
  • Model of Herodian Jerusalem - a model of Herodian Jerusalem as it looked at the time of Christ

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Garden of Gethsemane

Tuesday, March 10

Ancient Treasures


Your Day Includes

  • Mount of Olives - a hill overlooking Jerusalem from the east where Jesus ascended to heaven
  • Palm Sunday Road - the route Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday
  • Garden of Gethsemane / Private Garden - the traditional location where Jesus prayed and was betrayed
  • Saint Peter in Gallicantu - the traditional location of Caiaphas' House where Jesus was taken after His arrest
  • Hezekiah's City Wall - wall built by King Hezekiah to prepare for the Assyrian invasion
  • Roman Cardo - the ancient Roman main street through the Old City
  • Herodian Mansion / Wohl Museum of Archaeology - the excavated ruins of an elaborate palace from the time of Herod; traditionally thought to be Caiaphas' House
  • Temple Institute - an institution focused on the history of Israel's past temples and the implications for Israel's future

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Southern Temple Steps

Wednesday, March 11

Israel: Yesterday & Today


Your Day Includes

  • Temple Mount - where the second Jewish Temple once stood, now home of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque
  • City of David - Movie / Overlook - the original site of King David's capital of Israel
  • Warren's Shaft - part of the water system connected to the Gihon Spring
  • Pool of Siloam - the pool built by King Hezekiah where Jesus sent the man born blind to be healed
  • Southern Temple Steps - part of extensive excavations that have unearthed steps from the time of Jesus leading up to the Temple Mount
  • Model of Herodian Jerusalem - a model of Herodian Jerusalem as it looked at the time of Christ
  • Shrine of the Book - a section of the Israel Museum housing the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Yad Vashem - Israel's memorial to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust
  • Friends of Zion Heritage Center - an interactive museum featuring Christians who have used their resources to support the Jewish people

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Pool of Bethesda

Thursday, March 12

Jerusalem, O Jerusalem


Your Day Includes

  • Shiloh - the original location of the Ark of the Covenant in Israel
  • Bethlehem Overlook - the serene hillside of Bethlehem where shepherds tend their flock.
  • Lions' Gate - the traditional site of the stoning of St. Stephen
  • Pool of Bethesda / St. Anne's Church - the pool where Jesus healed an infirm man
  • Antonia Fortress / Ecce Homo - the traditional location where Jesus was beaten and mocked with a crown of thorns
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre - the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion
  • Free Time - Old City of Jerusalem - free time to bargain with shopkeepers, return to a site that held special meaning, or sip Turkish coffee at a sidewalk cafĂ©

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Garden Tomb

Friday, March 13

The Passion of the Christ


Your Day Includes

  • Western "Wailing" Wall - a section of the Tempe Mount foundation dating back to the 2nd Temple Period and the most sacred Jewish site in Jerusalem
  • Rabbinical Tunnel - an underground excavation project which has exposed the full length of the Western Wall
  • Garden Tomb - a memorable communion service and an ancient tomb similar to the one in which Christ was buried
  • Jaffa - the ancient Mediterranean seaport of Joppa, where Jonah set sail and Peter had his vision prompting him to share the gospel with Cornelius
  • Farewell Dinner - a special dinner to rejoice and reminisce over the extraordinary days spent together

Overnight

Sadot Hotel – Tel Aviv

Saturday, March 14

Homeward bound


With heart-changing memories of our walk in the footsteps of history, we arrive back home. May we never be the same!

*Itinerary is subject to change. To best serve the group, the schedule may be altered or substitutions made at the discretion of your tour leader and guide.