Starting from $3848
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- Live Audio Headsets
- Study Guide
- International Airfare
Day 1 May 20 ‐ Depart USA
Day 2 May 21 ‐ Arrive in Tel Aviv
Day 3 May 22 ‐ Caesarea by the Sea, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Cana, Nazareth (Mount of Precipice)
Day 4 May 23 ‐ Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Golan Heights, Mt. Bental
Day 5 May 24 ‐ Gideon’s Spring, Jordan Valley, Jericho, Jordan River, Valley of the Shadow, Bethany
Day 6 May 25 - Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Mount Zion, Upper Room
Day 7 May 26 ‐ Friends of Zion Museum & Free Time
Day 8 May 27 ‐ Pool of Siloam, David’s City, John the Baptist’s Birthplace, Temple Institute
Day 9 May 28 ‐ Beersheva, Bet Shemish, Valley of Elah
Day 10 May 29 ‐ Pool of Bethesda, Antonia Fortress, Hulda Steps, Western Wall, Gordon's Calvary, Garden Tomb
Day 11 May 30 ‐ Arrive USA
Day 1 - May 20 ‐ Depart USA
Depart from the USA for Tel Aviv, Israel. Meals served in flight.
Day 2 - May 21 ‐ Arrive in Tel Aviv
Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv and transfer to your hotel for check‐in, dinner and a good night's sleep.
Day 3 - May 22 ‐ Caesarea by the Sea, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Cana, Nazareth (Mount of Precipice)
Visit Caesarea by the Sea and stand in the place where many believe Paul addressed King Agrippa and Festus (Acts 25, 26). This port city reveals extensive remains of the theater and other sites, including a Roman aqueduct along the Mediterranean shore. Turn inland to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah prayed down fire from heaven and destroyed the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). Travel the ancient caravan route to Tel Megiddo, where 20 different cities lie superimposed upon each other. Recall Jesus’ first miracle as you pass through Cana (John 2). View Jesus’ boyhood home town of Nazareth (Matt. 2) from the vantage point of the Mount of Precipice, where an angry hometown mob attempted to throw Jesus off the cliff (Luke 4). Continue to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 - May 23 ‐ Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Golan Heights, Mt. Bental
Set sail across the Sea of Galilee where you can share in a time of worship on the water. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee, to the north side of the lake. Enter the 2,000‐year‐old remains of Capernaum (Luke 4) and stand in what is left of the synagogue where the Lord ministered. Overlooking the Sea of Galilee is the peaceful Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5‐7). Stop at Tabgha, where the feeding of the 5,000 is remembered at the Church of the Loaves and Fish (Luke 9). Enjoy a St. Peter's Fish lunch (included) and then journey up to the Golan Heights and Mt. Bental where Syrian and Israeli forces once fought on what is now a peaceful border.
Day 5 - May 24 ‐ Gideon’s Spring, Jordan Valley, Jericho, Jordan River, Valley of the Shadow, Bethany
Start the day at Gideon’s Spring, where the 300 men of Gideon’s army were chosen to fight the Midianites (Judges 7). Travel through the Jordan River Valley, the route often taken by Jesus and other Galileans as they traveled to and from Jerusalem. From Jericho, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4). Stop at the Kasr El Yahud baptismal site, where it is believed Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River. Visit the Judean wilderness overlook known as the Valley of the Shadow, looking down on St. George’s Monastery. It was in this area that the Good Samaritan helped the man on the road to Jericho (Luke 10). As you make your way to Jerusalem, stop at Bethany, home of Mary, Martha and Lazareth who were friends of Jesus. At the end of the day, enter the holy city of Jerusalem and check into your hotel for dinner nd overnight.
Day 6 - May 25 - Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Mount Zion, Upper Room
Stand on the Mount of Olives as Jesus did and enjoy a remarkable view of the "Golden City" of Jerusalem. Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives (Acts 1). Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus went to pray after the Last Supper before His arrest (Matthew 26). On Mount Zion, stand in the Upper Room, revered as the place of the Last Supper (Mark 14).
Day 7 - May 26 ‐ Friends of Zion Museum & Free Time
Today is a day to celebrate the connection between Christians and Zionists at the Friends of Zion Museum. Recently opened, it has already attracted thousands of visitors from both outside Israel and from its citizenry, highlighting the historical bond and assistance that believers have had in helping establish the existence of the modern state of Israel. The remainder of the day will be at leisure to relax, shop or visit one of your favorite sites in Jerusalem.
Day 8 - May 27 ‐ Pool of Siloam, David’s City, John the Baptist’s Birthplace, Temple Institute
Wander through the excavations of the City of David and walk the steps to the Pool of Siloam. Continue to Ein Karem, traditionally known as the birthplace of John the Baptist, where tradition holds that Mary journeyed to share with Elizabeth her good news (Luke 1). Take some time at the fascinating Temple Institute, where you can see the preparations for the future Jewish Temple.
Day 9 - May 28 ‐ Beersheva, Bet Shemish, Valley of Elah
Journey west and south to Beersheva, site of the covenant between Abram and Abimelech. Ruins there date back to the time of the making of this agreement. Turn north to Bet Shemesh where the ark of the covenant was returned by the Philistines to the nation of Israel. Stop at the Valley of Elah to be reminded of the great victory David had when he slew the giant Goliath. The brook where David chose the 5 smooth stones still meanders through the field in this valley.
Day 10 - May 29 ‐ Pool of Bethesda, Antonia Fortress, Hulda Steps, Western Wall, Gordon's Calvary, Garden Tomb
In the Old City, view the Pool of Bethesda (John 5) where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23). Pray and place prayer requests at the famous Western Wall. Take time to reflect on the agony of the cross at Gordon’s Calvary. Your trip culminates with a visit to the Garden Tomb to experience the reality of Christ’s triumphant resurrection. As your time in the Holy Land comes to an end, prepare for your return journey to the USA.
Day 11 - May 30 ‐ Arrive USA
Return home with a transformed faith and memories to last a lifetime!