Itinerary

Tuesday, May 9

Depart the U.S.


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

Israel

Wednesday, May 10

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

Herbert Samuel – Opera – Tel Aviv

Caesarea Aqueduct

Thursday, May 11

Caesarea by the Sea


Your Day Includes

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

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Banias Waterfall

Friday, May 12

Northern Israel


Your Day Includes

  • Hazor - a powerful city captured and destroyed by Joshua
  • Tel Dan - the northernmost city of Israel and the location of one of King Jeroboam’s golden calves
  • Caesarea Philippi - where Peter professed, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
  • Banias Waterfall - one of the headwaters of the Jordan River
  • Nimrod’s Castle - a mountaintop stronghold from the period of the Crusades
  • Golan Heights - a view of Paul’s route to Damascus and the site of recent conflicts between Israel and Syria

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee

Saturday, May 13

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
  • Ancient Galilee Boat - a fishing boat dating back to the 1st century, discovered on the shore of the Sea of Galilee
  • Mount of Beatitudes - the traditional place where Christ delivered the Sermon on the Mount, including the Beatitudes
  • Tabgha - the traditional (but highly disputed) place where Christ multiplied the loaves and the fishes
  • 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.
  • Capernaum - the town and synagogue where Jesus preached during His Galilean ministry
  • Chorazin - the community Jesus rebuked for their lack of faith
  • Bethsaida - the city known as the “house of fishing” at the time of Christ
  • Baptism – Yardenit - a unique opportunity to be baptized or re-dedicated in the Jordan River

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Beth She’an

Sunday, May 14

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
  • Spring of Harod - the place where Gideon chose his 300 men for battle
  • Scenic Drive – Jezreel Valley - Israel’s agricultural heartland
  • Mount Precipice - a panoramic vista overlooking the Jezreel Valley from Nazareth
  • Sepphoris - the ruins of a wealthy Roman city with an extensive mosaic collection
  • Mount Arbel - a stunning vista of the Sea of Galilee and sites of Jesus’ public ministry

Overnight

Ramot Resort – Sea of Galilee

Dead Sea

Monday, May 15

Down to the Dead Sea


Your Day Includes

  • Jericho - the first Canaanite city the Israelites conquered in the Promised Land
  • 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
  • Swim in the Dead Sea - experience the most floatable body of water in the world

Overnight

Isrotel Nevo Hotel – Dead Sea

Elah Valley

Tuesday, May 16

The Judean Wilderness


Your Day Includes

  • Masada - the impenetrable fortress where Jewish zealots made a final stand in their revolt against Rome
  • 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
  • Tel Lachish - a strategic city in the Judean foothills and the location of several important battles
  • 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

Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem

Southern Temple Steps

Wednesday, May 17

Jerusalem, O Jerusalem


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

Thursday, May 18

Ancient Treasures


Your Day Includes

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Zion Gate - a bullet-riddled gate to the Old City which stands as a testament to the modern struggle of the Israeli people
  • Saint Peter in Gallicantu - the traditional location of Caiaphas’ House where Jesus was taken after His arrest (from here you will also capture a panoramic view of the City of David)
  • Upper Room - the traditional location of the Last Supper

Overnight

Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem

Herodium

Friday, May 19

Israel: Yesterday & Today


Your Day Includes

  • 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
  • Israel Museum - the home of Israel’s greatest archaeological treasures
  • Yad Vashem - Israel’s memorial to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust
  • Bethlehem – Church of the Nativity - traditional site of the birth of Jesus
  • Shepherds’ Field - a serene hillside overlooking Bethlehem where shepherds tended their flock
  • Herodium - a fortress built by Herod the Great which later became his burial site

Overnight

Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem

Garden Tomb

Saturday, May 20

The Passion of the Christ


Your Day Includes

  • 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
  • Farewell Dinner - a special dinner to rejoice and reminisce over the extraordinary days spent together

Overnight

Inbal Hotel – Jerusalem

Sunday, May 21

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.