Itinerary

Sunday, October 23

Depart the U.S.


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

Israel

Monday, October 24

Arrival into Israel


Your Day Includes

  • Arrive Tel Aviv (TLV) - your guide and driver will meet you at the airport to begin touring
  • Beersheba - the southernmost city of biblical Israel and the occasional home of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
  • Makhtesh Ramon - an immense depression in the Negev Desert forming a crater 25 miles long, 6 miles wide, and 2,400 feet deep
  • Wilderness of Zin and Paran - the rugged Negev desert where the Israelites wandered before entering the Promised Land

Overnight

Isrotel Royal Beach Hotel – Eilat

Red Sea

Tuesday, October 25

Eilat


Your Day Includes

  • Eilat - Israel’s port on the Red Sea and the former location of King Solomon’s fleet
  • Free Day in Eilat - A free day to explore the resort town of Eilat

Overnight

Isrotel Royal Beach Hotel – Eilat

Dead Sea

Wednesday, October 26

Up to the Dead Sea


Your Day Includes

  • Timna Park - home of Egypt’s ancient copper mines and the red-hued Pillars of Solomon rock formations
  • Tabernacle in the Wilderness - an exact replica of the Israelite tabernacle
  • Masada - the impenetrable fortress where Jewish zealots made a final stand in their revolt against Rome
  • Swim in the Dead Sea - experience the most floatable body of water in the world

Overnight

Isrotel Hotel Resort and Spa – Dead Sea

Beth She’an

Thursday, October 27

Jordan River Valley


Your Day Includes

  • Qumran - the desert caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
  • Jericho Drive-by - a view of the first Canaanite city the Israelites conquered in the Promised Land
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Baptism – Yardenit - a unique opportunity to be baptized or re-dedicated in the Jordan River

Overnight

Sophia Hotel – Tiberias

Sea of Galilee

Friday, October 28

Around the Sea of Galilee


Your Day Includes

  • Boat Ride – Sea of Galilee - cross the Sea of Galilee in a replica of a boat from Jesus’ time
  • Ancient Galilee Boat - a fishing boat dating back to the 1st century, discovered on the shore of the Sea of Galilee
  • Mount of Beatitudes - the traditional place where Christ delivered His message on the Beatitudes
  • Capernaum - the town and synagogue where Jesus preached during His Galilean ministry
  • Nazareth Village - a reenacted first-century Galilean village

Overnight

Sophia Hotel – Tiberias

Banias Waterfall

Saturday, October 29

Northern Israel


Your Day Includes

  • Mount Arbel - a stunning vista of the Sea of Galilee and sites of Jesus’ public ministry
  • 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

Sophia Hotel – Tiberias

Caesarea Aqueduct

Sunday, October 30

Up to Jerusalem


Your Day Includes

  • Caesarea - the place where Peter first took the gospel to the Gentiles, and where Paul was imprisoned and evangelized to his captors
  • Mount Carmel - the mountain on which Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal
  • Shiloh - the original location of the Ark of the Covenant in Israel
  • Up to Jerusalem
  • Mount of Olives - a hill overlooking Jerusalem from the east where Jesus ascended to heaven

Overnight

Dan Panorama Hotel – Jerusalem

Southern Temple Steps

Monday, October 31

Jerusalem, O Jerusalem


Your Day Includes

  • Temple Mount - where the second Jewish Temple once stood, now home of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque
  • Pool of Bethesda / St. Anne’s Church - the pool where Jesus healed an infirm man
  • 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
  • Southern Temple Steps - part of extensive excavations that have unearthed steps from the time of Jesus leading up to the Temple Mount
  • 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
  • Hezekiah’s Tunnel (wet) - historic and amazing tunnel dug by Hezekiah to survive the Assyrian siege of Jerusalem
  • Bethlehem Overlook - the serene hillside of Bethlehem where shepherds tend their flock.

Overnight

Dan Panorama Hotel – Jerusalem

Garden Tomb

Tuesday, November 1

The Passion of the Christ


Your Day Includes

  • Western Wall Tunnel - an underground excavation project which has exposed the full length of the Western Wall
  • Western “Wailing” Wall - a section of the Temple Mount foundation dating back to the 2nd Temple Period and the most sacred Jewish site in Jerusalem
  • Antonia Fortress / Ecce Homo - the traditional location where Jesus was beaten and mocked with a crown of thorns
  • Via Dolorosa - the “way of the cross” leading to the traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre - the traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion
  • Dominus Flevit on Palm Sunday Road - walk in the footsteps of Jesus down Palm Sunday Road and visit a church commemorating Christ’s weeping over Jerusalem
  • Garden of Gethsemane - the traditional location where Jesus prayed and was betrayed
  • Garden Tomb - a memorable communion service and an ancient tomb similar to the one in which Christ was buried
  • Farewell Dinner - a special dinner to rejoice and reminisce over the extraordinary days spent together

Overnight

Dan Panorama Hotel – Jerusalem

Wednesday, November 2

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.