Starting from $4,347
- 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
- International Airfare
Join Jeffrey & Sherry Brock on Israel Then and Now tour on March 17-30, 2020. The price starts at $4,347* from Atlanta, GA. Visit sights at the Galilee, the Dead Sea, Masada and much more!
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.Register Now
Day 1 March 17 Depart USA
Day 2 March 18 - Arrive in the Holy Land
Day 3 March 19 - Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Clandestine Immigration & Naval Museum
Day 4 March 20 - Golan Heights Tour, Capernaum, Vista Farms Olive Oil & Winery, Katzrin Mall, Valley of Tears, Chocolate Factory, Jeep Ride
Day 5 March 21 - The Galilee
Day 6 March 22 - Tel Dan, Banias, Nimrod’s Castle, Safed
Day 7 March 23 - Har Megiddo, Gideon’s Spring, Jordan River Baptismal, Dead Sea
Day 8 March 24 - Masada, Ein Gedi Spring - Free Time to visit Dead Sea, Camel Ride
Day 9 March 25 - Dead Sea, Ahava Factory Tour, Qumran, The Good Samaritan Site
Day 10 March 26 - Yad Vashem, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Temple Institute, Kotel, Tunnels, Free Time
Day 11 March 27 - Herod’s Palace, Ben Yahuda Shopping Tour of Old City, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel - free time
Day 12 March 28 - Leisure Day
Day 13 March 29 - Israel Museum - Shrine of the Book, City of David, David’s Citadel (tower)
Day 14 March 30 - Depart to USA
Day 1 - March 17 Depart USA
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA.
Day 2 - March 18 - Arrive in the Holy Land
You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative and will proceed to explore the ancient port city of Jaffa. From there you will continue to partake in the Mediterranean Sea Walk. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Haifa to enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.
Day 3 - March 19 - Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Clandestine Immigration & Naval Museum
Journey to Caesarea by the Sea and stand in the place where it is believed Paul addressed King Agrippa and Festus (Acts 25, 26). This port city reveals many extensive remains of the theater and other sites, including a Roman aqueduct along the Mediterranean shore. Look out over the Valley of Jezreel from the heights of Mount Carmel, where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). See the beautiful coastal city of Haifa, home to the Carmelite Order of the Roman Catholic Church. The Clandestine Immigration and Naval Museum in Haifa highlights the hardships of the struggle to emigrate to Israel and the history of the Israeli Navy. Most of the museum is housed in the ship AfAlPiChen, a British Blockade Runner. Arrive in Nazareth to enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.
Day 4 - March 20 - Golan Heights Tour, Capernaum, Vista Farms Olive Oil & Winery, Katzrin Mall, Valley of Tears, Chocolate Factory, Jeep Ride
Visit the Golan Heights, which contains the Valley of Tears, site of the major battle of the Yom Kippur War. Next you will visit Vista Farms Olive Oil & Winery where you will be able to purchase all kinds of olive-oil based items and, of course, wine. Journey on to the Katzrin Mall where you will get to receive relaxing retail therapy! You will get your sugar fix as well at The Chocolate Factory, where you will get to see the chocolate made before your very eyes! Lastly, you will see the beauty of an Israeli sunset overlooking the Sea of Galilee on a Jeep Tour!
Day 5 - March 21 - The Galilee
With Bible in hand, cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee by boat. Along the way to Capernaum, enjoy a special onboard worship service. Travel to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee. Stand in the ruins of the synagogue built on the remains of the one where Jesus taught (Matt. 4). See the other excavations, including where Peter’s house is thought to have been located. Walk the streets of Bethsaida, one of the “cities of woe” mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 11 and where Jesus chose five of His disciples (Matt. 4:18-21; John 1:39-51).
Day 6 - March 22 - Tel Dan, Banias, Nimrod’s Castle, Safed
Today you will visit the ancient remains of Tel Dan and the altar built by King Jeroboam I (I Kings 12:25-30). Next you will visit Banias, located at the foot of Mt. Hermon. This ancient city was mentioned in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark by the name of Caesarea Philippi. Visit Nimrod’s Fortress that graces the slopes of Israel’s highest mountain, Mount Hermon. The fortress overlooks the forested dales and magnificent landscape of the area. Visit Safed, one of the sacred Jewish cities now an artist’s colony. It is possibly “the city on a hill” that Christ mentioned.
Day 7 - March 23 - Har Megiddo, Gideon’s Spring, Jordan River Baptismal, Dead Sea
Head south and inland to Megiddo on the plains of Armageddon. Here Solomon and other Israeli kings had a major center for commerce and military protection. Cross the Jezreel Valley to Gideon’s Spring (Ein Harod), where Gideon chose his army of 300 by observing how they drank from the spring (Judges 7). Remember your baptism at the Yardenit Baptismal site, where the Jordan River exits the Sea of Galilee on its journey southward (Matt. 3).
Day 8 - March 24 - Masada, Ein Gedi Spring - Free Time to visit Dead Sea, Camel Ride
Enjoy a visit to intriguing Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod that later became the final tragic stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. Ride the cable car to the top to explore the fortress and look down upon the remains of the Roman camps and siege ramp below. Journey to the oasis of Ein Gedi, where David and his men sought refuge from Saul (1 Sam. 23). Take an opportunity to float on the mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea, whose buoyancy and medicinal benefits are world renowned. You will finish the day by taking a ride by Camel back, eat a wonderful dinner with a side of Bedouin Hospitality, and look at the stars, which are so vividly clear in this part of the world.
Day 9 - March 25 - Dead Sea, Ahava Factory Tour, Qumran, The Good Samaritan Site
Today you will have half of your day free at the Dead Sea. After you leave here, you will get to tour the famous Ahava Factory where you will have access to all types of Dead Sea products. Travel to Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery, to learn about the mysterious community of the Essenes who once lived on the shores of the Dead Sea. Visit the site of The Good Samaritan, where an injured man was lying on the side of the road and no one was willing to help him but the Good Samaritan, who took him to the local Inn and purchased a room.
Day 10 - March 26 - Yad Vashem, Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Temple Institute, Kotel, Tunnels, Free Time
Walk the museum and grounds of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, with its poignant exhibits honoring the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust. 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 1:9-12). Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion (Matt. 26: 36-44). Visit the Temple Institute where you can see the preparations for the future Jewish Temple. Enter the Old City and visit the Kotel, also known as the Western Wall. Walk the Kotel Tunnel that follows the foundational walls built by Herod for the Second Temple, and see The Chain of Generations Center that takes you through 3,500 years of Jewish history. The rest of your day is up to you as you will have leisure time.
Day 11 - March 27 - Herod’s Palace, Ben Yahuda Shopping Tour of Old City, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel - free time
Visit the Herodion, the fortified palace and final resting place of Herod the Great. Wander through the excavations of the City of David. Walk the steps to the Pool of Siloam, recently uncovered at the foot of the City. Explore Hezekiah’s Tunnel, an amazing engineering feat that was dug from each end and met in the middle! (Note: Those who are claustrophobic may want to meet the group at the other end of the tunnel!) Feel free to explore if the tight tunnel is not for you!
Day 12 - March 28 - Leisure Day
Today, the day is yours! Sleep in or wake up early and go explore, it is all up to you!
Day 13 - March 29 - Israel Museum - Shrine of the Book, City of David, David’s Citadel (tower)
Gain a better understanding of Jerusalem at the time of Christ with a look at the First Century Model of the City of Jerusalem, now housed at the Israel Museum. The museum itself contains 10,000 years of archeological artifacts. Also visit the Shrine of the Book displaying the Book of Isaiah discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls. Pass through the Old City walls at the Jaffa Gate. Here the Citadel Museum preserves portions of the city’s history from the First Temple period on.
Day 14 - March 30 - Depart to USA
Head back home with cherished memories and forever friends. Meals served in flight.
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March 29 - April 1, 2020
March 29 - Sightseeing in Israel, Cross Allenby Bridge and Overnight at Dead Sea in Jordan
Today you will sightsee in Israel. After sightseeing, instead of going back to the hotel, you will start your journey to Jordan. Cross the Allenby Bridge, you will then overnight at the Dead Sea in Jordan.
March 30 - King’s Highway, Petra , Dead Sea
Early in the morning you’ll journey along the King’s Highway to Petra.
Wander and wonder at the rose red city of Petra, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of the new Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Journey back in time through the Siq to see the Treasury Building (made famous by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), amphitheatre, and other public facilities and private tombs carved directly into rock! In the distance, the traditional site of Aaron’s tomb can be seen. In the town of Wadi Musa, is the spring that tradition holds sprang up when Moses struck the rock (Numbers 20). Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
March 31 - Mt. Nebo, Madaba, Baptismal Site
Visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 34) before he died. On a clear day you will have an inspiring, breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Visit Madaba, “the city of Mosaics,” to see the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George with its vivid sixth-century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites. To wrap this day up, you will visit the Baptismal site on the Jordan River known as Bethany Beyond The Jordan.
April 1 - Depart To USA
You will head home with cherished memories. You will depart Amman and arrive in the USA. Meals served in flight.
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount
Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately