Itinerary

Sunday, May 5

Depart the U.S.


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

Israel

Monday, May 6

Welcome to Israel


Your Day Includes

  • Arrive Tel Aviv (TLV) - you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel
  • Welcome Dinner - enjoy dinner and fellowship as you rest and prepare for the incredible journey awaiting you!

Overnight

Renaissance Hotel – Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Tuesday, May 7

Tel Aviv


Your Day Includes

  • Free Day in Tel Aviv - A free day to explore the most cosmopolitan of Israel's cities - known for its Mediterranean beaches, vibrant nightlife, and modern architecture.

Overnight

Renaissance Hotel – Tel Aviv

Caesarea Aqueduct

Wednesday, May 8

Caesarea by the Sea


Your Day Includes

  • Jaffa - the ancient Mediterranean seaport of Joppa, where Jonah set sail and Peter had his vision prompting him to share the gospel with Cornelius
  • 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
  • Mount Arbel - a stunning vista of the Sea of Galilee and sites of Jesus' public ministry

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Capernaum

Thursday, May 9

Around the Sea of Galilee


Your Day Includes

  • Capernaum - the town and synagogue where Jesus preached during His Galilean ministry
  • Mount of Beatitudes - the traditional place where Christ delivered His message on the Beatitudes
  • 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
  • Baptism - Yardenit - a unique opportunity to be baptized or re-dedicated in the Jordan River

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Nazareth Village

Friday, May 10

Nazareth Village


Your Day Includes

  • Sepphoris - the ruins of a wealthy Roman city with an extensive mosaic collection
  • Nazareth Village with Biblical Lunch - a reenacted first-century Galilean village
  • 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

Saturday, May 11

Northern Israel


Your Day Includes

  • Tel Dan - the northernmost city of Israel and the location of one of Jeroboam's golden calves
  • Caesarea Philippi - where Peter professed, "Thou art 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

Dead Sea

Sunday, May 12

Down to the Dead Sea


Your Day Includes

  • 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
  • Sachne / Gan Hashlosha - located in the Lower Galilee, some believe that Gan Hashlosha is the real-world location of the garden of Eden
  • Qumran - the desert caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
  • Dead Sea - the lowest point on the face of the earth - a unique geological phenomenon

Overnight

Isrotel Hotel – Dead Sea

Masada

Monday, May 13

The Judean Wilderness


Your Day Includes

  • Ein Gedi Oasis with Hike - hike across streams and rocks to the caves at Ein Gedi where David, in his exile, encountered King Saul
  • 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 – Dead Sea

Dead Sea Scrolls

Tuesday, May 14

Up to Jerusalem


Your Day Includes

  • Up to Jerusalem
  • Mount of Olives - a hill overlooking Jerusalem from the east where Jesus ascended to heaven
  • 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

Overnight

Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem

Roman Cardo

Wednesday, May 15

Jerusalem in the Time of Christ


Your Day Includes

  • Southern Temple Steps - part of extensive excavations that have unearthed steps from the time of Jesus leading up to the Temple Mount
  • Mt. Zion
  • Upper Room - the traditional location of the Last Supper
  • 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
  • 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

Jerusalem's Old City

Thursday, May 16

Jerusalem, O Jerusalem


Your Day Includes

  • 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
  • Shepherds' Field - a serene hillside overlooking Bethlehem where shepherds tended their flock
  • 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

Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem

Garden Tomb

Friday, May 17

The Passion of the Christ


Your Day Includes

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Saturday, May 18

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.