What's Included

  • First Class Hotels
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • Gratuities

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 March 14 - DEPART THE USA

DEPART THE USA

Day 2 March 15 – ARRIVAL

Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival in Tel Aviv you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel for a briefing, dinner, introductions and a good night’s rest.

Day 3 March 16 – JERUSALEM

We check out of our hotel and drive to Jerusalem.  Visit Yad Vashem, the national holocaust memorial and museum. Reflect on the agony of the cross at Gordon’s Calvary and celebrate the joy of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb.  Visit the Race Expo before checking into our Jerusalem hotel and prepare for tomorrow’s event - Run for Zion! This evening, we will have inspirational speakers along with a pre-race pasta dinner and then a good night’s rest.  Big day tomorrow!

Day 4 March 17 – RUN FOR ZION  in JERUSALEM

Have an early breakfast and then have easy access to the starting point of the marathon.  People from all over the world will be involved in this amazing event, blessing Israel with every step.  After completing the course, the afternoon is at leisure. Return to the hotel to welcome the Sabbath.  Enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner and Bible study at the hotel.

Day 5 March 18 – MASADA, DEAD SEA, and JORDAN RIVER (Q’SAR el YAHUD)

Travel south to Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress of Herod the Great, famous as the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans from 70-73 AD. Take the cable car to the top and peer down at the remains of the Roman camps and siege ramp below.  Then, visit the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth and have the opportunity to float in the salt and mineral laden waters.  Finally, visit the Jordan River, Q’sar el Yahud where the Jordan River flows into the Dead Sea for a baptismal service before returning to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.  The evening is free to explore Jerusalem.

Day 6 March 19 – JERUSALEM (OLD CITY)

Worship together followed by a visit to the Davidson’s Center where 2,000 years of history have been uncovered in its excavations.  The southern steps lead into the Temple compound from the southern entrance and undoubtedly were used by Jesus during HIs visits to Jerusalem.  You will also have an opportunity to pray at the Western Wall before exploring the Old City, including the Jewish and Christian Quarters.  See shops using locations that date back to the Roman era, and view lifestyles that have been preserved for centuries.  Follow the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, another possible location of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.  Tonight is the gala farewell dinner with speaker at the hotel and preparation for our return flight home.

Day 7 March 20 – RETURN

Participants departing will head to the airport with memories to last a lifetime!  Those extending will depart for their destinations.

Enhance Your Journey

GALILEE PRE-TOUR Starting from $999

March 12-15, 2023 | Starting at $999

March 12 – DEPARTURE
For those wanting to participate in the Galilee optional pre-tour, your journey begins when you depart the USA on your overnight international flight.

March 13 – ARRIVAL
Welcome to Israel! Upon arrival in Tel Aviv, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel for dinner and a good night’s rest.

March 14 – THE GALILEE
Begin the day at the peaceful Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee and reflect on the words of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. In Capernaum, stand in the ruins of the 4th-century synagogue built on the site of the synagogue in which Jesus taught. After enjoying a fish lunch, take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and have a better understanding of the special place this lake had in Jesus’ ministry. On the north side of the lake, stop at the Primacy of St. Peter commemorating where the Lord appeared to Peter after the resurrection and asked him three times if he loved Him. Tabgha commemorates the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fish. Magdala is the hometown of Mary the Magdalene and contains ruins of the 1st-century synagogue used during the time of our Lord. After a full day, we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

March 15 – JOURNEY TO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
This morning, we check out of our Galilee hotel and begin our journey south. Our first stop will be Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus, and stand on Mount Precipice where an angry mob attempted to throw Jesus off the cliff. At Megiddo, see the ruins of 20 cities built on top of each other overlooking the Valley of Armageddon. Travel the ancient caravan route to Mount Carmel, where Elijah defeated the prophets of ba’al. Arrive at Caesarea Maritima, the port city of Herod the Great. Explore the extensive ruins, including the Roman aqueduct and theater. Arrive at our hotel on the Mediterranean Sea to join others arriving today. Enjoy dinner, instruction, fellowship and overnight.

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

GALILEE POST-TOUR Starting from $999

March 20-22, 2023 | Starting at $999

March 20 – THE GALILEE
For those wanting to participate in the Galilee optional post-tour, begin the day at the peaceful Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee and reflect on the words of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. In Capernaum, stand in the ruins of the 4th-century synagogue built on the site of the synagogue in which Jesus taught. After enjoying a fish lunch, take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and have a better understanding of the special place this lake had in Jesus’ ministry. On the north side of the lake, stop at the Primacy of St. Peter commemorating where the Lord appeared to Peter after the resurrection and asked him three times if he loved Him. Tabgha commemorates the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fish. Magdala is the hometown of Mary the Magdalene and contains ruins of the first-century synagogue used during the time of our Lord. After a full day, we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

March 21 – JOURNEY TO THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
This morning, we check out of our Galilee hotel and begin our journey south. Our first stop will be Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus, and stand on Mount Precipice, where an angry mob attempted to throw Jesus off the cliff. At Megiddo, see the ruins of 20 cities built on top of each other overlooking the Valley of Armageddon. Travel the ancient caravan route to Mount Carmel, where Elijah defeated the prophets of ba’al. Arrive at Caesarea Maritima, the port city of Herod the Great. Explore the extensive ruins, including the Roman aqueduct and theater. Arrive at our hotel on the Mediterranean Sea to enjoy dinner and preparation for our flight home.

March 22 – RETURN Participants departing will head to the airport with a transformed faith and memories to last a lifetime!

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Departure Dates

  1. Tuesday, March 14, 2023
    From $2149
Tour: TH23 Code: F