- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- 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
- Study Guide
Day 1 December 5 - Depart Home
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart from Detroit on an overnight flight.
Day 2 December 6 - Welcome to Israel
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 December 7 Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo & Magdala
Journey to Caesarea by the Sea and stand in the place where it is believed Paul addressed King Herod and Festus (Acts 25, 26). This port city reveals many extensive remains of the theater and other sites, including a Roman aqueduct along the Mediterranean shore. Continue on your journey to Mt. Carmel where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). Biblically, Mt. Carmel is referenced most often as a symbol of beauty and fertility. To be given the "splendor of Carmel" was to be blessed indeed (Isa 35:2). Travel the ancient caravan route to Tel Megiddo where 20 different cities lie superimposed upon each other. In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue.
Day 4 December 8 - Yardenit, Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan & Sea of Galilee
Start your day at Yardenit Baptismal Site, where you can always remember your baptism at the Jordan River. Travel to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee. Visit the synagogue which stands on the site where Jesus taught. Recall his teaching and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom (Matt. 4:13, 23). Travel to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached to the people (Matt. 5-7). Visit Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus traveled with His disciples and where nearby, Peter made his great confession to Jesus, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matt. 16:16). At nearby Tel Dan, see the mud brick arch constructed in pre-Israelite (Canaanites) times and where "The House of David" fragment, from the First Temple Period, was discovered. End your day with worship as you sail across the Sea of Galilee.
Day 5 December 9 - Nazareth Village, Jericho, Mt. Scopus & Wailing Wall
Explore the Nazareth Village, a living presentation of the life, times, and teachings of Jesus. Journey to Jericho (considered the oldest city in the world). In the distance, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt.4:1). Stop briefly at a large Sycamore tree and recall Jesus’ invitation to Zacchaeus. Make your way into Jerusalem and stop briefly at Mount Scopus to take in your first sites of the beautiful and timeless city of breathtaking Jerusalem. End your day at the Wailing Wall to experience the beginning of Shabbat in the Old City.
Day 6 December 10 - Masada, Dead Sea & Qumran.
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. End your day with the opportunity to take a dip in the mineral laden waters of the Dead Sea. Visit Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery, and learn about the mysterious community of Essenes who once lived on the shores of the Dead Sea.
Day 7 December 11 - Bethlehem, Shepherds Field, Mt. Olives, Israel Museum & Garden of Gethsemane
In Bethlehem, gaze out over the Shepherds Field. Visit the Church of the Nativity, where the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace resides in the world’s oldest functioning church (Matt. 1: 18-25). Stop at Mount of Olives, where Jesus ascended into heaven (Acts 1: 9-12). Visit the Israel Museum to view the First Century Model of the City of Jerusalem. Also visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Book of Isaiah, discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls, is displayed. Enter the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus went to pray after the Last Supper and was then arrested.
Day 8 December 12 - Temple Mount (Conditions Permitting),Pool of Bethesda, Church of St. Anne, Upper Room, Caiaphas House & Hezekiah’s Tunnel.
We will again visit the Western (Wailing) Wall and then go up to the Temple Mount to visit the Dome of the Rock and El Aska Mosque. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5: 1-31). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne, known for its amazing acoustics. The Last Supper comes to life as you visit the Upper Room (Mark 14: 12-26). Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas where Jesus was questioned (Matt. 26: 57-65). Bring a flashlight to walk through the thigh high water gently flowing through Hezekiah's tunnel or walk an earlier dry ancient aqueduct and view the walls and tombs of the House of David, both leading to the Pool of Siloam where Jesus miraculously cured the blind man (John 9).
Day 9 December 13 - Rabbi’s Tunnel, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Free time in the Old City, Garden Tomb, Overnight Flight Home.
Follow the Herodian Support Wall and walk on First Century pavement in the Rabbi's Tunnel. Then we will walk the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrows), and end the walk at the traditional site of the crucifixion (Matt: 26), the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Enjoy free time in the Old City for Shopping and Lunch on your own before visiting the Garden Tomb for a beautiful communion service. Enjoy one last dinner before transferring to the airport for your overnight flight home.
Day 10 December 14 - Return to Detroit with everlasting memories of your life changing journey in Israel.
Return to Detroit with everlasting memories of your life-changing journey in Israel.
Monday, December 5, 2022From $3498*