- 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 July 6 - USA to the Holy Land
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight.
Day 2 July 7 - USA 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 July 8 - The Galilee
Worship as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5-7). Explore the Church of the Fish and the Loaves at Tabgha, traditional site of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17). See the Chapel of the Primacy, where Peter professed his devotion three time to the risen Christ (John 21). In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue. Recall Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist at the Jordan River.
Day 4 July 9 - Cana, Nazareth, Tel Megiddo & Caesarea
Visit the Franciscan Wedding Chapel in Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle, before continuing on to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Look out over Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. Today’s last stop is Caesarea, 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.
Day 5 July 10 - Jericho, Qumran & Mount of Olives
As you stop in Jericho to view the ruins of the city conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:1, 2, 20), in the distance you can also see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11). Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. End your day with a group picture taken from the Mount of Olives, where Jesus ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9-12).
Day 6 July 11 - Jerusalem & Bethlehem
In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace and see the Church of the Nativity constructed over the site (Matthew 28-25, Luke 2:1-7). Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field before returning to Jerusalem. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion (Matthew 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 (Matthew 26:57). Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14:12-26).
Day 7 July 12 - Jerusalem & the Old City
Walk the Cardo, the ancient main street of the Old City. Explore ancient Jerusalem at the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5:1-18). 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”). At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, take time to reflect on His sacrificial love.
Day 8 July 13 - Leisure Day (Masada/Dead Sea Option)
Today you have free time to explore on your own or you may choose to visit Masada and the Dead Sea. (additional charge) Ascend by cable car to Masada, Herod’s legendary mountaintop fortress which 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. End your day with a dip in the salt and mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea.
Day 9 July 14 - Jerusalem
Travel to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and where Mary visited Elizabeth (Luke 1:26-40). Explore the poignant exhibits of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial. Visit the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion.
Day 10 July 15 - Return to the USA or Enjoy an Extension.
Enhance Your Journey
Nile Cruise Extension Extension
July 15 – Jerusalem to Egypt
Caravan Route from Jerusalem through the Sinai; Transfer to hotel for overnight.
July 16 – St. Catherine’s Monastery
View Mt. Sinai; St. Catherine’s Monastery; Sharm el Sheikh overnight.
July 17 – Luxor & Karnak
Fly from Sharm el Sheikh to Luxor; Temple of Luxor; Karnak Temple; Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis III. Board your Nile cruise ship and enjoy dinner.
July 18 – Valleys of the Kings & Queens & Esna
Valley of the Kings; Colossi of Memnon; Temple of Queen Hatshepsut; Sail to Esna; Temple of Khnum; Dinner & overnight on board.
July 19 – Edfu & Kom Ombo
Edfu Temple. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Kom Ombo Temple nearby; Dinner & overnight on board.
July 20 – Aswan
Temples at Philae including the Temple of Isis; The High Dam at Aswan; The Unfinished Obelisk; After exploring Aswan, fly to Cairo to check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
July 21 - Cairo
Egyptian Museum of Antiquities; Pyramids of Giza; Great Sphinx; Tour the Old City and see the Citadel of Saladin; View the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali; Visit the Abu Serga Church; Prepare for your return flight home.
July 22 - Return to USA
Tuesday, July 6, 2021From $4096*