Starting from $3,850
- 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
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Hotel gratuities
- One fish lunch in Galilee
- Administrative Fees
^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply. † If air purchased through NTS.
Join Dr. Michael Stevens & Lady Sharon on a 10- day Best of Israel tour starting at $3,850* from New York area on March 14, 2023. You will see Galilee, Cana, Nazareth, Megiddo, Jericho, Qumran, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and so much more!Register Now
Day 1 March 14 – USA to the Holy Land
Day 2 March 15 – Welcome to the Holy Land
Day 3 March 16 – Caesarea Maritima, Megiddo, Nazareth Village, Nazareth (Mount Precipice)
Day 4 March 17 – Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Magdala, Peter’s Primacy, Fish Lunch, Boat Ride, Jordan River Yardenit Baptismal Site
Day 5 March 18 – Jordan Valley, Masada, Dead Sea Swim, Jerusalem
Day 6 March 19 – Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Caiaphas’s House, Upper Room, Bethlehem
Day 7 March 20 – Cardo, Southern Steps, Western Wall, Pool of Bethesda, Church of St. Anne, Antonia Fortress, Via Dolorosa, Ethiopian Absorption Center
Day 8 March 21 – Yad Vashem, Shrine of the Book, Model City, Garden Tomb - Gordon’s Calvary
Day 9 March 22 – Return to the USA
Day 1 - March 14 – USA to the Holy Land
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight.
Day 2 - March 15 – Welcome to the Holy Land
You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel to enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.
Day 3 - March 16 – Caesarea Maritima, Megiddo, Nazareth Village, Nazareth (Mount Precipice)
We begin our day at Caesarea Maritima, a center of the early Christians where an angel visited Cornelius, the first Gentile believer (Acts 10), and where Paul was imprisoned for two years before appealing to Caesar. Look out over Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. Continue on to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23), where we will visit a first-century portrayal of life at Nazareth Village as well as the overlook of the city known as Mount Precipice, where it is believed the locals attempted to throw the Lord off a cliff after preaching in their synagogue.
Day 4 - March 17 – Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Magdala, Peter’s Primacy, Fish Lunch, Boat Ride, Jordan River Yardenit Baptismal Site
On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matt. 5-7). Visit Capernaum, the site where Jesus taught (Matt.4:13, 23). In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered firstcentury synagogue. See the Chapel of the Primacy, where Peter professed his devotion three times to the risen Christ (John 21). After a fish lunch, worship as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Recall Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist at the Jordan River.
Day 5 - March 18 – Jordan Valley, Masada, Dead Sea Swim, Jerusalem
Travel down the Jordan Valley and arrive at the ancient, legendary fortress of Masada. Built by Herod the Great, Masada became the last desperate stronghold of the Jewish Zealots against the Romans. You can still look down on the remains of the Roman camps and the siege ramp below. Have an opportunity to take a dip in the salt and mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea. End your day by making the journey through the Judean wilderness up to the capital city of Jerusalem, where we will take some time to look out over the city before checking into our hotel for dinner and a good night’s sleep.
Day 6 - March 19 – Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Caiaphas’s House, Upper Room, Bethlehem
Our first day in Jerusalem will start out with an incredible view from the Mount of Olives, where Jesus ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9-12). Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion (Matt. 26: 36-44). Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was questioned the night of His betrayal (Matt. 26:57). Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14:12). In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace and see the Church of the Nativity constructed over the site (Matt. 1:18-25). Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field before returning to Jerusalem.
Day 7 - March 20 – Cardo, Southern Steps, Western Wall, Pool of Bethesda, Church of St. Anne, Antonia Fortress, Via Dolorosa, Ethiopian Absorption Center
Walk the Cardo, the ancient main street of the Old City. Explore ancient Jerusalem at the Southern (Teaching) Steps and pray at the Western Wall. View the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5:1-31). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne and experience its rich acoustics. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus appeared before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:1), and follow in Christ’s steps on the Via Dolorosa (“the Way of the Cross”). A special and unusual stop is scheduled at an Ethiopian Absorption Center as these Jews are brought into and absorbed by this still young nation of Israel.
Day 8 - March 21 – Yad Vashem, Shrine of the Book, Model City, Garden Tomb - Gordon’s Calvary
Explore the poignant exhibits of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial. Walk through the Shrine of the Book Museum, housing the Dead Sea Scrolls. Gain a better understanding of the layout of Jerusalem during the first century at the Model City. Visit Gordon’s Calvary and the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion.
Day 9 - March 22 – Return to the USA
Return to the USA