- 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
- International Airfare from NY
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Study Guide
- Domestic Airfare
- Select Meals on Itinerary
Day 1 DAY 01: BEGINNING OF OUR TOUR
Depart Atlanta for Tel Aviv, Israel.
Day 2 DAY 02: INTO THE LAND OF THE BIBLE
Arrive in Tel Aviv, where you will be met at the airport for transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Netanya.
Day 3 DAY 03: CAESAREA/MEGIDDO/TIBERIAS
A drive north along the Mediterranean coast will take you to Caesarea built by Herod the Great. See the Roman theater and its ruins. Continue to Mt. Carmel for a visit to Elijah’s cave. Proceed to Megiddo “Armageddon”, a very important strategic point on the Via Maris connecting Egypt and Damascus. Next, you will stop at Mt. Precipice for a panoramic view of Nazareth, Cana, and the Jezreel Valley. You will also visit the ruins of Magdala, the birthplace of Mary Magdalene. Proceed to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight. Lunch provided.
Day 4 DAY 04: GALILEE & UPPER GALILEE
This morning, board a boat on the calm surface of the Sea of Galilee, cruising toward Capernaum. Upon landing, visit the site where Jesus started His ministry, the house of Peter, and the synagogue where Jesus taught. Continue to Tabgha, the site of Peter’s restoration, and the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish with its beautiful fourth-century mosaics. Drive to the top of the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee and surrounding areas. In the afternoon, drive to the Golan Heights in Upper Galilee. Visit the sources of the Jordan River at Caesarea Philippi. Return to the exit of the Jordan River from the Sea of Galilee, where a baptismal service will take place. Return to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight. Lunch provided.
Day 5 DAY 05: SAMARIA/JACOB’S WELL/JERUSALEM
Leave Tiberias and travel south along the Jordan River. Visit Beit She’an, the leading city in the Decapolis and place where the Philistines hung the bodies of King Saul and his sons on the city walls. Take a beautiful drive through the heart of Samaria to the city of Nablus. Here, you will see Jacob’s Well, where Jesus asked a Samaritan woman for a drink. You will then enjoy a traditional local lunch. Continue to ancient Shiloh, the first capital of the Israelite Kingdom and site of the tabernacle. Before entering the Holy City, you will stop at Mount Scopus for a beautiful view of Jerusalem. Proceed to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. Lunch provided.
Day 6 DAY 06: JERUSALEM, THE HOLY CITY
Step into history as you enter the Old City of Jerusalem. Stroll through the colorful bazaars, picturesque neighborhoods, and narrow streets as you make your way to the temple area, where Solomon’s Temple was built on Mount Moriah. Visit the Dome of the Rock enclosing the Rock of Sacrifice, the Mosque of Al Aksa, and the Pinnacle of the Temple. Enjoy lunch in the old city and take some time to shop for souvenirs, jewelry, and ancient coins. In the afternoon, you will visit the Church of Saint Anne, the Pool of Bethesda, the Lithostrotos, Pilate’s Judgment Hall, Antonia Fortress, and walk on the Via Dolorosa leading you to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. After dinner, you will visit the Western Wall (the Wailing Wall), then go under the old city to visit the Western Wall Tunnels to see remnants from the days of the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. Return to the hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 DAY 07: BETHLEHEM/CHURCH OF NATIVITY/TREE LIGHTING
Today is the most special day for your tour. You start the day at the sacred Mount of Olives with its outstanding views of the Holy City of Jerusalem. You will visit the Chapel of Ascension, Church of Pater Noster, Church of Dominus Flavit, and the Church of All Nations as well as spend time in quiet reflection and prayer as you visit the Garden of Gethsemane. From there, you will drive the short distance south to the little town of Bethlehem to celebrate the birth of the Savoir with a visit to Shepherds’ Field, and the Fields of Boaz and Ruth. The day’s events will end at The Church of the Nativity with a special Christmas Tree Lighting Performance in Manger Square with special music and a powerful Christmas message from Dr. Bryant. After the service, you will return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. Lunch provided.
Day 8 DAY 08: MASADA/JERICHO/DEAD SEA
This morning, you will drive into the wilderness of the Judean Desert. Visit Wadi Qelt and view the Valley of the Shadow of Death from the high cliffs. Continue to Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a shepherd boy. Then to Masada, a desert fortress built by Herod the Great, which was used as a stronghold by Jewish zealots who committed suicide rather than surrender to the Romans. Enjoy lunch in Jericho and see the ruins and excavations of the ancient city. See the Mount of Temptation, where Jesus was tempted by Satan. Visit En Gedi before continuing on a beautiful drive that takes you along the shores of the Dead Sea. Stop at the lowest point on earth and float in the healing, mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea. Visit the Tomb of Lazarus in Bethany before returning to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. Lunch provided.
Day 9 DAY 09: NEW JERUSALEM
You will begin at Mount Zion, where we will visit the Upper Room of the Last Supper as well as the Tomb of King David and the House of Caiaphas. Visit the Shrine of the Book, home of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. You will also visit a model of Jerusalem depicting the city as it was laid out during the time of Christ. In the afternoon, you will visit the Garden Tomb and Gordon’s Calvary, the site where Jesus was crucified, buried, and resurrected. A communion service will be held at the Garden Tomb. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem.
Day 10 DAY 10: TEL AVIV/USA
Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport for your return flight home with luggage packed with keepsakes and your heart full of memories!
Sunday, November 27, 2022From $3898*