- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- International Airfare
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Guided Tours
Day 1 Dec. 1 - USA to the Holy Land
Your journey begins as you depart the USA
Day 2 Dec. 2 - Arrive in Tel Aviv
Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Dec. 3 - Jericho and Qumran
Visit the baptismal site of Qasr el Yehud, where tradition says Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Travel to Jericho (the oldest city in the world) and visit the ruins of the ancient city conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:1, 2 & 20). In the distance, you can see the tradi- tional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11). Continue to Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery. End your day with the opportunity to take a dip in the mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea.
Day 4 Dec. 4 - Herodion and Bethlehem
Explore one of the most exciting archeological digs in Israel the Herodion, the palace-fortress and final resting place of Herod the Great. In Bethlehem, visit the cave where Jesus was born (Luke 2:1-7) and the Church of the Nativity. Gaze out over the Shepherds’ Field, where angels first proclaimed the Good News.
Day 5 Dec. 5 - Caesarea, Mount Carmel and Tel Megiddo
Visit the Roman Aqueduct and Theatre at Caesarea, a center of early Christianity and where Paul was imprisoned for two years (Acts 10). View Mount Carmel, site of Elijah’s victory over the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18). 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.
Day 6 Dec. 6 - The Galilee
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). In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue.
Day 7 Dec. 7 - Cana, Nazareth, Samaria and Jacob’s Well
Begin your day with a visit to Cana, the site of Christ’s first miracle (John 2) before stopping in Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Continue past Tel Dothan, thought to be the place where Joseph found his brothers with their flocks (Genesis 37). Touring itinerary is subject to change based on local conditions and tour occupancy rates. 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 Dec. 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 (Matthew 26:36-44). On Mount Zion, visit the Upper Room, revered as the site of the Last Supper (Mark 14:12-26) and St. Peter in Gallicantu, the home of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was held after His arrest (Matthew 26:57).
Day 9 Dec. 9 - 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: 1-18). 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 10 Dec. 10 - Ein Karem, Nebi Samuel, Emmaus and Valley of Elah
Travel to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and where Mary visited Elizabeth (Luke 1:26-40). Visit Nebi Samuel, thought to be the burial place of the prophet Samuel. In Emmaus, recall how the resurrected Jesus appeared to two of His disciples (Luke 24:13-35). Journey through the Valley of Elah, where David defeated Goliath (I Samuel 17).
Day 11 Dec. 11 - Return to the USA or Enjoy an Extension.
Enhance Your Journey
WONDERS OF PETRA & DEAD SEA
Dec. 11: Cross the Allenby Bridge into Jordan. Visit Jerash. Overnight in Amman.
Dec. 12: Visit Mt. Nebo & Madaba. Overnight in Petra or at the Dead Sea.
Dec. 13: Explore Petra. Travel to the Dead Sea area for a late dinner and overnight.
Dec. 14: Free Morning at the Dead Sea. Cross border back into Israel. Dinner in Jerusalem.
Dec. 15: Return to the USA.
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
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