Join Samaritan’s Feet International on this Best of Israel tour in 2020. This tour departs on August 25, 2020 and returns on September 3, 2020. On this tour you will see sites like the Western Wall, the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Olives, and many more! This tour starts at $4,149* from New York. *All...Read More
Starting from $4149
- 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 from NY
- Fish Lunch in Galilee
Join Samaritan’s Feet International on this Best of Israel tour in 2020. This tour departs on August 25, 2020 and returns on September 3, 2020. On this tour you will see sites like the Western Wall, the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Olives, and many more! This tour starts at $4,149* from New York.
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.Register Now
Day 1 Aug. 25 – Depart USA
Day 2 Aug. 26 - Arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel
Day 3 Aug. 27 – Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Magdala, Peter’s Primacy, Fish Lunch, Boat Ride, Jordan River
Day 4 Aug. 28 – Caesarea Maritima, Megiddo, Nazareth Village, Nazareth
Day 5 Aug. 29 – Beit Shean, Ein Harod, Jordan Valley, Jericho, Mt. Scopus
Day 6 Aug. 30 – Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Caiaphas’ House, Upper Room
Day 7 Aug. 31 – Cardo, Southern Steps, Western Wall, Pool of Bethesda, Church of St. Anne, Antonia Fortress, Via Dolorosa
Day 8 Sept. 1 – Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea
Day 9 Sept. 2 – Yad Vashem, Shrine of the book, - Model City, Garden Tomb, Gordon’s Calvary
Day 10 Sept. 3 – Depart Tel Aviv. Arrive in the USA.
Day 1 - Aug. 25 – Depart USA
Today you will embark on the journey of a lifetime as you begin your pilgrimage to The Holy Land. Meals served in flight.
Day 2 - Aug. 26 - Arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel
Welcome to Tel Aviv, Israel! Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and a good night’s rest.
Day 3 - Aug. 27 – Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Magdala, Peter’s Primacy, Fish Lunch, Boat Ride, Jordan River
Overlooking the Sea of Galilee is the peaceful Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Next, travel to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry. Visit the synagogue on the site where Jesus taught. On the Sea of Galilee, near the base of towering Mount Arbel, lie the ruins of the ancient city of Magdala. See the Chapel of the Primacy, where Peter professed his devotion three times to the risen Christ. Enjoy a St. Peter’s Fish lunch. With Bible in hand, cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee by boat. Along the way, enjoy a special on-board worship service. Remember your baptism at the Yardenit Baptismal site, where the Jordan River exits the Sea of Galilee on its journey southward.
Day 4 - Aug. 28 – Caesarea Maritima, Megiddo, Nazareth Village, Nazareth
Wander through the Roman aqueduct and theater at Caesarea, a center of early Christianity. Here, Cornelius became the first Gentile convert to the new covenant and Paul was imprisoned before being taken to Rome for trial. Travel the ancient caravan route to Tel Megiddo, an exciting archaeological dig with its layers of twenty different cities built on top of each other. Explore the Nazareth Village, a living presentation of the life, times, and teachings of Jesus. Visit Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus and the Mount of Precipice, where an angry crowd from the synagogue attempted to throw Jesus off a cliff.
Day 5 - Aug. 29 – Beit Shean, Ein Harod, Jordan Valley, Jericho, Mt. Scopus
As your motorcoach takes us through the Jordan Valley, visit the ruins of Beit Shean, a city which was continuously inhabited for 5,000 years. One of the Roman cities that Jesus would pass on his way from Galilee to Jerusalem, this is also where the bodies of King Saul and his sons were hung from the city gates. Visit Ein Harod, the spring where Gideon gathered his men to fight the Midianites. Travel through the Jordan River Valley, the route often taken by Jesus and other Galileans as they traveled to and from Jerusalem. In Jericho, visit the ruins of the ancient city that was conquered by Joshua. Look out over the city of Jerusalem from Mount Scopus. Atop this strategic hill, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem stands where Roman Legions and Crusaders once camped.
Day 6 - Aug. 30 – Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Caiaphas’ House, Upper Room
Stand on the Mount of Olives for a remarkable view of the
“Golden City” of Jerusalem, and consider that this is the final place Jesus stood before ascending into heaven forty days after His resurrection. Pray as Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane among the olive trees in the Kidron Valley, just across from the walls of Jerusalem. Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where some say Jesus was questioned the night of His betrayal. Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room.
Day 7 - Aug. 31 – Cardo, Southern Steps, Western Wall, Pool of Bethesda, Church of St. Anne, Antonia Fortress, Via Dolorosa
Walk through the Old City and enjoy the preserved, ancient culture found in the narrow streets as well as the modernized Cardo in the Jewish Quarter. Visit the Davidson Center and the Southern Wall Excavations including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate. Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne, renowned for its beautiful acoustics. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate. Walk the Via Dolorosa (“the Way of the Cross”) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the traditional sites of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus.
Day 8 - Sept. 1 – Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea
Visit Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery, to learn about the mysterious community of Essenes who once lived on the shores of the Dead Sea. Continue south to visit Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod that became the final desperate stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. From the top of Masada, the Roman camps and siege ramp can still be seen. On the way back to Jerusalem, stop at the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth, where those who desire may take a quick dip in the Dead Sea.
Day 9 - Sept. 2 – Yad Vashem, Shrine of the book, - Model City, Garden Tomb, Gordon’s Calvary
Explore the poignant exhibits of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial. Learn about the Jerusalem of Jesus’ day with a look at the First Century Model of the City of Jerusalem, now housed at the Israel Museum. Take time to reflect on the agony of the cross at Gordon’s Calvary and the miraculous reality of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb.
Day 10 - Sept. 3 – Depart Tel Aviv. Arrive in the USA.
Return home with a transformed faith and memories to last a lifetime!