Itinerary

Tuesday, May 14

Depart the U.S.


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

Israel

Wednesday, May 15

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

Ramada Hotel – Netanya

Caesarea Aqueduct

Thursday, May 16

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

Kfar Kinneret (Sea of Galilee Village) – Sea of Galilee

Sea of Galilee

Friday, May 17

Around the Sea of Galilee


Your Day Includes

  • 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
  • Capernaum - the town and synagogue where Jesus preached during His Galilean ministry
  • Mount of Beatitudes - the traditional place where Christ delivered His message on the Beatitudes
  • Magdala - the hometown of Mary Magdalene and a newly discovered Archaeological site
  • Baptism - Yardenit - a unique opportunity to be baptized or re-dedicated in the Jordan River

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Banias Waterfall

Saturday, May 18

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
  • Caesarea Philippi - where Peter professed, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
  • Golan Heights - a view of Paul's route to Damascus and the modern-day battlegrounds of the Golan Heights

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Beth She'an

Sunday, May 19

Down to the Dead Sea


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
  • Jericho Drive-by - a view of the first Canaanite city the Israelites conquered in the Promised Land
  • 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

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Masada

Monday, May 20

Up to Jerusalem


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
  • Qumran - the desert caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
  • Up to Jerusalem
  • Mount Scopus - a panoramic vista overlooking Jerusalem

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Garden of Gethsemane

Tuesday, May 21

Ancient Treasures


Your Day Includes

  • Mount of Olives - a hill overlooking Jerusalem from the east where Jesus ascended to heaven
  • Dominus Flevit on Palm Sunday Road - a church commemorating Christ's weeping over Jerusalem
  • Garden of Gethsemane / Private Garden - the traditional location where Jesus prayed and was betrayed
  • Saint Peter in Gallicantu - the traditional location of Caiaphas' House where Jesus was taken after His arrest
  • Yad Vashem - Israel's memorial to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust
  • 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

Overnight

Dan Jerusalem Hotel – Jerusalem

Southern Temple Steps

Wednesday, May 22

Little Town of Bethlehem


Your Day Includes

  • Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity - traditional site of the birth of Jesus
  • Shepherds' Field - a serene hillside overlooking Bethlehem where shepherds tended their flock
  • Upper Room - the traditional location of the Last Supper
  • 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
  • Southern Temple Steps - part of extensive excavations that have unearthed steps from the time of Jesus leading up to the Temple Mount
Jerusalem's Old City

Thursday, May 23

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
  • Elah Valley - the famous battlefield of David and Goliath
  • Beth Shemesh - where the Philistines returned the Ark of the Covenant to the Israelites
  • 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
  • Pool of Siloam - the pool built by King Hezekiah where Jesus sent the man born blind to be healed
Garden Tomb

Friday, May 24

The Passion of the Christ


Your Day Includes

  • Rabbinical Tunnel - an underground excavation project which has exposed the full length of the Western Wall
  • 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 - rejoice and reminisce over the extraordinary days spent in the land of our Lord

Saturday, May 25

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.