Itinerary

Monday, April 26

Depart the U.S.


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

Israel

Tuesday, April 27

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

West Lagoon Hotel – Netanya

Caesarea Aqueduct

Wednesday, April 28

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
  • Carmiel Absorption Center

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee

Thursday, April 29

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 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
  • Boat Ride – Sea of Galilee - sail the Sea of Galilee in a replica of a boat from Jesus’ time
  • 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.
  • Baptism in the Jordan River - a unique opportunity to be baptized or re-dedicated in the Jordan River

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Beth She’an

Friday, April 30

Nazareth Village


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
  • Megiddo - a strategic city overlooking the gathering place for the world’s end-time armies (Armageddon)
  • Nazareth Village with Biblical Lunch - a reenacted first-century Galilean village
  • Mount Arbel - a stunning vista of the Sea of Galilee and sites of Jesus’ public ministry

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Banias Waterfall

Saturday, May 1

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, “Thou art 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
  • Scenic Drive – Israel’s Hula Valley

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Garden of Gethsemane

Sunday, May 2

Up to Jerusalem


Your Day Includes

  • Seeds of Hope - visit a Palestinian ministry in Jericho
  • Qasr el Yahud - the traditional site on the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist
  • 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 the night he was betrayed

Overnight

Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem

Roman Cardo

Monday, May 3

Jerusalem in the Time of Christ


Your Day Includes

  • 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
  • Temple Institute - an institution focused on the history of Israel’s past temples and the implications for Israel’s future
  • Ariel - the capital of biblical Samaria
  • Shepherds’ Field - a serene hillside overlooking Bethlehem where shepherds tended their flock

Overnight

Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem

Western Wall

Tuesday, May 4

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 “Wailing” Wall - a section of the Tempe 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
  • Yad Vashem - Israel’s memorial to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust
  • City of David Excavations – Overlook - the original site of King David’s capital of Israel
  • 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

Southern Temple Steps

Wednesday, May 5

The Judean Wilderness


Your Day Includes

  • Qumran - the desert caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
  • 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

Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem

Garden Tomb

Thursday, May 6

Jerusalem, O Jerusalem


Your Day Includes

  • 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
  • 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
  • Southern Temple Steps - part of extensive excavations that have unearthed steps from the time of Jesus leading up to the Temple Mount
  • 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

Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem

Dead Sea

Friday, May 7

The Passion of the Christ


Your Day Includes

  • Garden Tomb - a memorable communion service and an ancient tomb similar to the one in which Christ was buried
  • 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
  • Machane Yehuda Market - often referred to as “The Shuk”, a popular marketplace in Jerusalem for locals and tourists alike
  • Farewell Dinner – City View Jerusalem - a special dinner to rejoice and reminisce over the extraordinary days spent together

Overnight

Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem

Saturday, May 8

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.