Itinerary

Wednesday, March 30

Depart the U.S.


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

Israel

Thursday, March 31

Arrival into 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

West Boutique Hotel – Ashdod

Be’er Sheva

Friday, April 1

The Judean Wilderness


Your Day Includes

  • 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┬árugged Negev desert where the Israelites wandered before entering the Promised Land
  • Down to Eilat

Overnight

Isrotel King Solomon Hotel – Eilat

Timna

Saturday, April 2

Free Day in Eilat


Your Day Includes

  • Tabernacle in the Wilderness - an exact replica of the Israelite tabernacle
  • Free Afternoon in Eilat - a beautiful resort city on the Red Sea. Enjoy a day relaxing, at the beach, swimming with dolphins, or partaking in various water sports
  • Red Sea Dinner Cruise - enjoy a relaxing dinner cruise on the Red Sea while taking in the breathtaking views

Overnight

Isrotel King Solomon Hotel – Eilat

Masada

Sunday, April 3

Up to the Dead Sea


Your Day Includes

  • Masada - the impenetrable fortress where Jewish zealots made a final stand in their revolt against Rome
  • Ein Gedi Oasis – Overlook - a view of the waterfalls and desert caves where David, in his exile, encountered King Saul
  • Swim in the Dead Sea - experience the most floatable body of water in the world

Overnight

Hod Hamidbar Hotel – Dead Sea

Qumran

Monday, April 4

Up to Jerusalem


Your Day Includes

  • Qumran - the desert caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
  • Jericho - the first Canaanite city the Israelites conquered in the Promised Land
  • Wadi Qilt - the wilderness where Jesus was tempted by Satan
  • Mount of Olives - a hill overlooking Jerusalem from the east where Jesus ascended to heaven

Overnight

Hotel Yehuda – Jerusalem

Temple Mount

Tuesday, April 5

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Hotel Yehuda – Jerusalem

Garden of Gethsemane

Wednesday, April 6

Jerusalem, O Jerusalem


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 the night he was betrayed
  • 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
  • Canaanite Tunnel (dry) - historic and amazing tunnel dug by Hezekiah to survive the Assyrian siege of Jerusalem
  • 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

Hotel Yehuda – Jerusalem

Garden Tomb

Thursday, April 7

Jerusalem in the Time of Christ


Your Day Includes

  • Bethlehem Overlook - the serene hillside of Bethlehem where shepherds tend their flock.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Garden Tomb - a memorable communion service and an ancient tomb similar to the one in which Christ was buried

Overnight

Hotel Yehuda – Jerusalem

Beth She’an

Friday, April 8

Jordan River Valley


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
  • 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.

Overnight

Gai Beach Hotel – Sea of Galilee

Capernaum

Saturday, April 9

Around the Sea of Galilee


Your Day Includes

  • Boat Ride – Sea of Galilee - sail 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
  • Chorazin - the community Jesus rebuked for their lack of faith
  • Mount of Beatitudes - the traditional place where Christ delivered the Sermon on the Mount, including the Beatitudes
  • Baptism – Yardenit - a unique opportunity to be baptized or re-dedicated in the Jordan River

Overnight

Gai Beach Hotel – Sea of Galilee

Ancient Dan

Sunday, April 10

Northern Israel


Your Day Includes

  • Tel Dan - the northernmost city of Israel and the location of one of King Jeroboam’s golden calves
  • Banias Waterfall - one of the headwaters of the Jordan River
  • Caesarea Philippi - where Peter professed, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
  • Golan Heights - a view of Paul’s route to Damascus and the site of recent conflicts between Israel and Syria

Overnight

Gai Beach Hotel – Sea of Galilee

Megiddo

Monday, April 11

Ancient Treasures


Your Day Includes

  • Megiddo - a strategic city overlooking the gathering place for the world’s end-time armies (Armageddon)
  • Mount Carmel - the mountain on which Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal
  • Caesarea - the place where Peter first took the gospel to the Gentiles, and where Paul was imprisoned and evangelized to his captors
  • Caesarea Aqueducts - the ruins of a Roman aqueduct built to supply the ancient city of Caesarea with fresh water
  • Farewell Dinner - a special dinner to rejoice and reminisce over the extraordinary days spent together

Overnight

Sadot Hotel – Tel Aviv

Tuesday, April 12

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.