Itinerary

Tuesday, February 25

Depart the U.S.


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

Jaffa

Wednesday, February 26

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!
  • Jaffa (Tabitha) - the ancient Mediterranean seaport of Joppa, where Jonah set sail and Peter had his vision prompting him to share the gospel with Cornelius

Overnight

Dan Panorama Hotel – Tel Aviv

Caesarea Aqueduct

Thursday, February 27

The Mediterranean to Galilee


Your Day Includes

  • Caesarea - the city where Peter first took the message of the gospel to the Gentiles
  • Mount Carmel (Jezebel) - the mountain on which Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal
  • Mount Precipice (Mary & Joseph) - a panoramic vista overlooking the Jezreel Valley from Nazareth
  • Cana (Mary) - the town where Jesus performed His first recorded miracle by turning water into wine at a wedding
  • Mount Tabor (Deborah & Barak, Jael, Judith) - the traditional (but highly disputed) site of the Transfiguration. Site of Barak and Deborah’s battle against Sisera’s army

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Capernaum

Friday, February 28

Around the Sea of Galilee


Your Day Includes

  • Mount Arbel - a stunning vista of the Sea of Galilee and sites of Jesus’ public ministry
  • Magdala (Mary Magdalene & Jesus) - 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.
  • Capernaum (woman with issue of blood, Peter’s mother-in-law’s home) - the town and synagogue where Jesus preached during His Galilean ministry
  • Mount of Beatitudes – View - 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

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Banias Waterfall

Saturday, February 29

Northern Israel


Your Day Includes

  • Tel Dan - the northernmost city of Israel and the location of one of Jeroboam’s golden calves
  • Banias Waterfall - the headwaters of the Jordan River
  • Golan Heights (Esther, Leah, Rebecca) - a view of Paul’s route to Damascus and the modern-day battlegrounds of the Golan Heights
  • Baptism – Yardenit - a unique opportunity to be baptized or re-dedicated in the Jordan River

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Shiloh

Sunday, March 1

Down to the Dead Sea


Your Day Includes

  • Jordan River Valley - the eastern border of Israel and the waters in which John baptized Jesus
  • Shiloh with Movie (Hannah) - the original location of the Ark of the Covenant in Israel
  • Mount Gerizim (Samaritan woman) - the mountain of blessing and site of the Samaritan temple
  • Jericho Drive-by (Rahab) - a view of the first Canaanite city the Israelites conquered in the Promised Land

Overnight

Isrotel Hotel – Dead Sea

Masada

Monday, March 2

The Judean Wilderness


Your Day Includes

  • Masada - the impenetrable fortress where Jewish zealots made a final stand in their revolt against Rome
  • Half Day Free at Spa

Overnight

Isrotel Hotel – Dead Sea

Be’er Sheva

Tuesday, March 3

Up to Jerusalem


Your Day Includes

  • Beersheba (Sarah, Hagar) - the southernmost city of biblical Israel and the occasional home of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
  • Beth Guvrin / Maresha (Abigail) - 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 (Tamar & Judah) - where the Philistines returned the Ark of the Covenant to the Israelites
  • Overview of Jerusalem

Overnight

Dan Panorama Hotel – Jerusalem

Garden of Gethsemane

Wednesday, March 4

Jerusalem, O Jerusalem


Your Day Includes

  • Mount of Olives (Mary and Martha) - a hill overlooking Jerusalem from the east where Jesus ascended to heaven
  • Garden of Gethsemane - the traditional location where Jesus prayed and was betrayed
  • Southern Temple Steps (Anna & Simeon, Hulda) - part of extensive excavations that have unearthed steps from the time of Jesus leading up to the Temple Mount
  • Jewish Quarter

Overnight

Dan Panorama Hotel – Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s Old City

Thursday, March 5

Ancient Treasures


Your Day Includes

  • Bethlehem Overlook (Ruth, Naomi) - the serene hillside of Bethlehem where shepherds tend their flock.
  • Shepherds’ Field - a serene hillside overlooking Bethlehem where shepherds tended their flock
  • 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
  • City of David Excavations (Bathsheba, Michal) - the original site of King David’s capital of Israel

Overnight

Dan Panorama Hotel – Jerusalem

Garden Tomb

Friday, March 6


Your Day Includes

  • 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
  • En Kerem (Elizabeth) - the traditional site of the village where Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist, became pregnant and gave birth to John
  • 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 Panorama Hotel – Jerusalem

Saturday, March 7

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.