Itinerary

Saturday, May 18

Depart the U.S.


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

Israel

Sunday, May 19

Welcome to Israel


Your Day Includes

  • Arrive Tel Aviv (TLV) - you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel

Overnight

West Lagoon Hotel – Netanya

Caesarea Aqueduct

Monday, May 20

The Mediterranean to Galilee


Your Day Includes

  • Inspiring devotionals at every site
  • Caesarea - the place where Paul first took the message of the gospel to the Gentiles
  • Caesarea Aqueducts - the ruins of a Roman aqueduct built to supply the ancient city of Caesarea with fresh water
  • 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 Arbel - a stunning vista of the Sea of Galilee and sites of Jesus' public ministry

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee

Tuesday, May 21

Around the Sea of Galilee


Your Day Includes

  • Inspiring devotionals at every site
  • 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
  • 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.

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Banias Waterfall

Wednesday, May 22

Northern Israel


Your Day Includes

  • Inspiring devotionals at every site
  • Tel Dan - the northernmost city of Israel and the location of one of Jeroboam's golden calves
  • Caesarea Philippi - where Peter professed, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
  • Banias Waterfall - the headwaters of the Jordan River
  • Golan Heights - a view of Paul's route to Damascus and the modern-day battlegrounds of the Golan Heights

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Beth She'an

Thursday, May 23

Down to the Dead Sea


Your Day Includes

  • Inspiring devotionals at every site
  • 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
  • Spring of Harod - the place where Gideon chose his 300 men for battle
  • 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
  • Qasr el Yahud - the traditional site on the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist
  • Swim in the Dead Sea - experience the most floatable body of water in the world

Overnight

Isrotel Hotel – Dead Sea

Masada

Friday, May 24

The Judean Wilderness


Your Day Includes

  • Inspiring devotionals at every site
  • 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

Overnight

Isrotel Hotel – Dead Sea

Garden of Gethsemane

Saturday, May 25

Little Town of Bethlehem


Your Day Includes

  • Inspiring devotionals at every site
  • Herodium - a fortress built by Herod the Great which later became his burial site
  • Shepherds' Field - a serene hillside overlooking Bethlehem where shepherds tended their flock
  • Mount of Olives - a hill overlooking Jerusalem from the east where Jesus ascended to heaven
  • 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 / Private Garden - the traditional location where Jesus prayed and was betrayed

Overnight

Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem

Southern Temple Steps

Sunday, May 26

Jerusalem in the Time of Christ


Your Day Includes

  • Inspiring devotionals at every site
  • Temple Mount - where the second Jewish Temple once stood, now home of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque
  • 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
  • Rabbinical Tunnel - an underground excavation project which has exposed the full length of the Western Wall
  • Pool of Bethesda / St. Anne's Church - the pool where Jesus healed an infirm man
  • 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 Excavations - 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
  • Pool of Siloam - the pool built by King Hezekiah where Jesus sent the man born blind to be healed

Overnight

Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem

Garden Tomb

Monday, May 27

The Passion of the Christ


Your Day Includes

  • Inspiring devotionals at every site
  • Lions' Gate - the traditional site of the stoning of St. Stephen
  • 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
  • Free Time - Old City of Jerusalem - walk through the winding streets and colorful markets within the city walls of old Jerusalem
  • Upper Room - the traditional location of the Last Supper
  • 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

Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem

Tuesday, May 28

Homeward Bound


With heart-changing, faith-strengthening memories of our walk in the footsteps of Jesus and 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.