- 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
- Live Audio Headsets
- Guided Tours
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Study Guide
- Domestic Airfare
Day 1 March 1 Day 1
Depart from Washington DC (Flights on own)
Day 2 March 2 Day 2 - Arrive in Israel.
Be met by guide and transfer to your hotel in Tiberias.
Day 3 March 3 Day 3 - Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Nazareth, Megiddo, Sea of Galilee. Overnight Tiberias.
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. Overlook Tel Megiddo (Armegeddon). Look out over the Valley of Jezreel from the heights of Mount Carmel. On this mount, Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). Near Tel Megiddo, the Valley of Jezreel is a possible location of the last great war, the Battle of Armageddon.
Day 4 March 4 Day 4 - Sail on the Galilee / Jesus Boat (Nof Ginosar) / Golan Heights, Upper Galilee / Caesarea Phillippi / Yardenit. Overnight Tiberias.
This morning, pray and sing hymns as you cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee by boat. At Kibbutz Nof Ginosar, you’ll learn about the “Ancient Boat,” a rare example of the kind of boat in which Jesus would have sailed. Next, travel through the Golan Heights and better understand their strategic importance to the security of Israel. Continue on to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter told the Lord, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God!” (Matt.16: 16). Remember your baptism at the Yardenit Baptismal site, where the Jordan River exits the Sea of Galilee on its journey southward (Matt. 3).
Day 5 March 5 Day 5 - Mount of Beatitudes / Tabgha / Capernaum / Beth Shean / Dead Sea. Overnight Dead Sea.
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). Travel to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry. End your day at 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.
Day 6 March 6 Day 6 - Dead Sea, Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Judean Desert. Overnight Jerusalem.
Pass through the Judean Wilderness paralleling the ancient Roman road to view the Valley of the Shadow. Today you will explore Masada and the Dead Sea. 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. Travel to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. Visit the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. 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). Journey to the oasis of Ein Gedi, where David and his men sought refuge from Saul (1 Sam. 23). End your day with the opportunity to take a dip in the mineral laden waters of the Dead Sea.
Day 7 March 7 Day 7 - Old Jerusalem / Temple Mount / Mount of Olives / Kidron Valley / Garden of Gethsemane / Western Wall (Kotel Tunnells) / Pool of Bethesda / Church of the Holy Sepulcher / Via Dolorosa / Christian Quarter. Jerusalem Overnight.
Stand on the Mount of Olives for a remarkable view of Jerusalem (the Golden City); Jesus stood here before ascending into heaven forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1:9-12). In the Kidron Valley across from the walls of Jerusalem, pray as Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt. 26:36). . 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). We’ll visit the Southern Steps of the Temple and then continue to walk to the holiest site in the entire Jewish world, the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) of Herod's temple. Afterwards we continue to the Old City as we will walk the Rabbi’s Tunnel, a section of the ancient retaining wall of the Temple Mount platform that houses secrets behind its huge thousands-of-years-old stones. 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 8 March 8 Day 8 - Mt. Zion / Upper Room / King David Tomb / Jewish Quarter / Ein Karem / Bethlehem / Church of the Nativity / Shepherd's Field / Garden Tomb. Jerusalem Overnight.
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). In Bethlehem, gaze out over Shepherds Field and visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace (Matt. 1: 18-25). Visit the Church of the Nativity, built above the cave and considered the world’s oldest functioning church (Matt. 1: 18-25). Travel to Ein Karem, the village where John the Baptist was born and the Virgin Mary visited Elisabeth prior to our Lord’s birth (Luke 1:26-40). Visit the Church of St. John, birthplace of John the Baptist. Conclude this magnificent day with a moment of reflection at the Garden Tomb.
Day 9 March 9 Day 9 - Free Day in Jerusalem. Jerusalem Overnight.
Free Day in Jerusalem. Jerusalem Overnight.
Day 10 March 10 Day 10 - Depart from Tel Aviv.
Depart from Tel Aviv.
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