Itinerary

Tuesday, October 13

Depart the U.S.


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

Israel

Wednesday, October 14


Your Day Includes

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

Overnight

Ramada Hotel – Netanya

Caesarea Aqueduct

Thursday, October 15

Caesarea by the Sea


Your Day Includes

  • 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

Magdala Guesthouse – Migdal

Sea of Galilee

Friday, October 16

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
  • Mount of Beatitudes - the traditional place where Christ delivered the Sermon on the Mount, including the Beatitudes
  • Ancient Galilee Boat - a fishing boat dating back to the 1st century, discovered on the shore of the Sea of Galilee
  • Capernaum - the town and synagogue where Jesus preached during His Galilean ministry
  • Chorazin - the community Jesus rebuked for their lack of faith
  • Baptism – Yardenit - a unique opportunity to be baptized or re-dedicated in the Jordan River

Overnight

Magdala Guesthouse – Migdal

Banias Waterfall

Saturday, October 17

Northern Israel


Your Day Includes

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

Overnight

Magdala Guesthouse – Migdal

Beth She’an

Sunday, October 18

Jordan River Valley


Your Day Includes

  • Spring of Harod - the place where Gideon chose his 300 men for battle
  • 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
  • Jericho - the first Canaanite city the Israelites conquered in the Promised Land
  • Wadi Qilt - the wilderness where Jesus was tempted by Satan
  • Qumran - the desert caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered

Overnight

Isrotel Hotel – Dead Sea

Masada

Monday, October 19

The Judean Wilderness


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

Isrotel Hotel – Dead Sea

Elah Valley

Tuesday, October 20

Shephelah


Your Day Includes

  • Arad - the ruins of a temple patterned after God’s Temple in Jerusalem
  • Beersheba - the southernmost city of biblical Israel and the occasional home of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
  • Beth Guvrin / Maresha - a fortified city from the First Temple period and an extensive cavern complex carved beneath the earth
  • Elah Valley - the famous battlefield of David and Goliath
  • Beth Shemesh - where the Philistines returned the Ark of the Covenant to the Israelites

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Garden of Gethsemane

Wednesday, October 21

Jerusalem, O Jerusalem


Your Day Includes

  • Garden of Gethsemane / Private Garden - the traditional location where Jesus prayed the night he was betrayed
  • Mount of Olives - a hill overlooking Jerusalem from the east where Jesus ascended to heaven
  • Dominus Flevit - a church commemorating Christ’s weeping over Jerusalem
  • 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

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Herodium

Thursday, October 22

Jerusalem in the Time of Christ


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
  • Bethlehem Overlook - the serene hillside of Bethlehem where shepherds tend their flock.
  • Herodium - a fortress built by Herod the Great which later became his burial site
  • 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
  • Pool of Siloam - the pool built by King Hezekiah where Jesus sent the man born blind to be healed

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Garden Tomb

Friday, October 23

The Passion of the Christ


Your Day Includes

  • Upper Room - the traditional location of the Last Supper
  • Zion Gate - a bullet-riddled gate to the Old City which stands as a testament to the modern struggle of the Israeli people
  • Roman Cardo - the ancient Roman main street through the Old City
  • Hezekiah’s City Wall - wall built by King Hezekiah to prepare for the Assyrian invasion
  • Southern Temple Steps - part of extensive excavations that have unearthed steps from the time of Jesus leading up to the Temple Mount
  • 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
  • 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

Saturday, October 24

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.