Itinerary

Monday, February 18

Depart from home


Our spiritual adventure begins as we depart from different corners of the world for our long-awaited destination - Israel!

Israel

Tuesday, February 19

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

Leonardo Plaza Hotel – Ashdod

Red Sea

Wednesday, February 20

Down to the Red Sea


Your Day Includes

  • Beersheba - the southernmost city of biblical Israel and the occasional home of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
  • Sde Boker - a kibbutz in the Negev Desert best known as the home and burial ground of Israel's first Prime Minister
  • Makhtesh Ramon - an immense depression in the Negev Desert forming a crater 25 miles long, 6 miles wide, and 2,400 feet deep
  • Eilat - Israel's port on the Red Sea and the former location of King Solomon's fleet
  • Red Sea - the traditional waters the Lord miraculously parted for the Israelites' escape from Pharaoh

Overnight

Isrotel Agamim Hotel – Eilat

Masada

Thursday, February 21

The Dead Sea


Your Day Includes

  • 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
  • Dead Sea - the lowest point on the face of the earth - a unique geological phenomenon
  • Swim in the Dead Sea - experience the most floatable body of water in the world

Overnight

David Dead Sea Resort & Spa – Dead Sea

Qumran

Friday, February 22

The Judean Wilderness


Your Day Includes

  • Ein Gedi Oasis - a view of the waterfalls and desert caves where David, in his exile, encountered King Saul
  • Qumran - the desert caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
  • Wadi Qilt - the wilderness where Jesus was tempted by Satan
  • Qasr el Yahud - the traditional site on the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist (here you will have the opportunity to be baptized or re-dedicated)

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Beth She'an

Saturday, February 23

The Jezreel 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
  • Kursi - Church - the traditional site where demons entered the swine after being cast out of the demoniac
  • Galilee Overlook

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Capernaum

Sunday, February 24

Around the Sea of Galilee


Your Day Includes

  • Mount of Beatitudes - Amphitheater - the traditional place where Christ delivered His message on the Beatitudes
  • Primacy of Peter Church - the traditional place where Christ prepared a meal for His disciples and instructed Peter to care for His sheep
  • Capernaum - the town and synagogue where Jesus preached during His Galilean ministry
  • 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
  • Chorazin - the community Jesus rebuked for their lack of faith
  • Bethsaida - the city known as the "house of fishing" at the time of Christ

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Ancient Dan

Monday, February 25

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."
  • Golan Heights - a view of Paul's route to Damascus

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Caesarea Aqueduct

Tuesday, February 26

Up to Jerusalem


Your Day Includes

  • Mount Carmel - the mountain on which Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal
  • Caesarea - the place where Paul first took the message of the gospel to the Gentiles
  • Up to Jerusalem

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Jerusalem's Old City

Wednesday, February 27

Ancient Treasures


Your Day Includes

  • Temple Mount - where the second Jewish Temple once stood, now home of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque
  • Southern Temple Steps - part of extensive excavations that have unearthed steps from the time of Jesus leading up to the Temple Mount
  • Bethany - Tomb of Lazarus - the traditional location where Lazarus was raised from the dead by Jesus
  • Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity - traditional site of the birth of Jesus
  • 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 café

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Elah Valley

Thursday, February 28

The Land of Judah


Your Day Includes

  • Mount Gerizim - the mountain of blessing and site of the Samaritan temple
  • Shiloh - the original location of the Ark of the Covenant in Israel
  • Rabbinical Tunnel - an underground excavation project which has exposed the full length of the Western Wall
  • Western Wall on Shabbat Eve - experience the exciting atmosphere as the orthodox Jews usher in Shabbat at the Western Wall

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Western Wall

Friday, March 1

Shephelah


Your Day Includes

  • Archaeological Dig - a unique opportunity to search for ancient treasures from the Hasmonean era
  • Elah Valley - the famous battlefield of David and Goliath

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Garden Tomb

Saturday, March 2

The Passion of the Christ


Your Day Includes

  • Upper Room - the traditional location of the Last Supper
  • Saint Peter in Gallicantu - the traditional location of Caiaphas' House where Jesus was taken after His arrest
  • 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 - the traditional location where Jesus prayed and was betrayed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Farewell Dinner - a special dinner to rejoice and reminisce over the extraordinary days spent together

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Sunday, March 3

Homeward bound


With hearts full, we return to our lives and spread the infectious Father’s love we've experienced walking in the footsteps of His son!

*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.