- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Live Audio Headsets
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Deluxe Hotels
- Study Guide
- Overseas Transfers
Day 1 Depart the USA
Your journey begins as you depart the USA.
Day 2 Arrive into the Holy Land
Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Bethlehem, Valley of Elah and Yad Vashem
In Bethlehem, visit the cave where Jesus was born (Matthew 1:18‐25) and the Church of the Nativity. Gaze out over the Shepherds’ Field, where angels first proclaimed the Good News. Journey through the Valley of Elah where David defeated Goliath (I Samuel 17). 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.
Day 4 Jericho, Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea
Head to Jericho to visit the ruins of the ancient city Joshua conquered (Josh. 6:20). Off in the distance, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4:1). Next stop is Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 by a Bedouin shepherd. 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. On the way back to Jerusalem, stop at the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth, for an opportunity to take a quick dip in the mineral‐laden waters.
Day 5 Caesarea, Nazareth and Megiddo
Visit the Roman Aqueduct and Theatre at Caesarea, a center of early Christianity and where Paul was imprisoned for two years (Acts 10). You'll visit Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Walk a recreation of the First Century hometown of Jesus in Nazareth Village. Travel the ancient caravan route through the Jezreel Valley to Tel Megiddo, an exciting archeological dig with its layers of twenty different cities built on top of each other. Remember your baptism at the Yardenit Baptismal site, where the Jordan River exits the Sea of Galilee on its journey southward (Matthew 3).
Day 6 The Galilee
Walk a portion of the Valley of the Wind and Doves, the path from Nazareth to the Sea that Jesus and the disciples would have walked. Enjoy a scenic drive to Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee (Matt. 4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the text of the Sermon on the Mount that Jesus preached there (Matt. 5‐7). Experience a special onboard worship service as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves in Tabgha, the traditional location of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10‐17). As you pray in the Chapel of the Primacy, remember how Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ three times (John 21). This afternoon, travel to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter proclaimed, "You are the Christ" (Matthew 16).
Day 7 Beit Shean, Samaria and Jacob's Well
Start the day in Beit Shean, a city continuously inhabited for over 5,000 years. This is the city where Saul and his sons' bodies were hung from its walls (1 Sam. 31). The uncovered ruins date back to the Greek / Roman city that was part of the Decapolis of Jesus' day. Continue past Tel Dothan, thought to be the place where Joseph found his brothers with their flocks (Genesis 37). Visit Samaria, the capital of the Northern Kingdom and home to Ahab and Jezebel. See Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim where the Israelites recited the blessings and curses of the Law. In modern day Nablus (ancient Shechem), see where the Samaritan woman encountered Christ (John 4) at Jacob's Well.
Day 8 Jerusalem
Stand on the Mount of Olives and enjoy a remarkable view of the Golden City of Jerusalem. Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from this place (Acts 1:9‐12). Walk to the Garden of Gethsemane and pray beneath the ancient olive trees (Matt.26:36‐44). On Mount Zion, visit the Upper Room, revered as the site of the Last Supper (Mark 14:12) and St. Peter in Gallicantu, the home of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was held after His arrest (Matt. 26:57).
Day 9 Free day in Jerusalem
Free day in Jerusalem
Day 10 Jerusalem
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem along the Cardo, once the main street of the city. Explore the Davidson Center and the Southern Wall Excavations, including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. Remember how Jesus healed on the Sabbath when you visit the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1). At Herod’s Antonia Fortress (Luke 23:1), see where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate. Walk the Via Dolorosa ("the Way of the Cross") and remember the Lord’s sacrificial love at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Share communion together at the Garden Tomb in celebration of His Resurrection.
Day 11 Return Home
Return home with a new understanding of The Bible.
February 11, 2019From $3198