Biblical Pathways | Oct. 9, 2023
Join us on a Biblical Pathways tour starting at $3946 from Phoenix AZ, on October 9, 2023. You will see Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity, Shepherds’ Field, Qumran, the Dead Sea, Jericho, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, the Church of the Fish and the Loaves at Tabgha, the Chapel of the Primacy, Magdala, Nazareth, Tel Megiddo (Armageddon), Caesarea, the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, Mount Zion, Upper Room, home of the High Priest Caiaphas, Garden Tomb, and much more!
- 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
- Overseas Airport Transfers
- Study Guide
- Domestic Airfare
Day 1 October 9 - USA to the Holy Land
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight.
Day 2 October 10 - Arrive in the Holy Land
You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Bethlehem to enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.
Day 3 October 11- Bethlehem
In Bethlehem, visit the cave where Jesus was born (Luke 2:1-7) and the Church of the Nativity. Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field, where angels first proclaimed the Good News.
Day 4 October 12 - Qumran, Dead Sea, and Jericho
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).
Day 5 October 13 - The Galilee
Worship as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, the 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 Loaves and Fish at Tabgha, the 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 times 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 6 October 14 - Nazareth, Tel Megiddo & Caesarea
Visit 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 7 October 15 - Jerusalem
Stand on the Mount of Olives and enjoy a remarkable view of the Golden City of Jerusalem. Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from this place (Acts 1:9-12). Walk to the Garden of Gethsemane and pray beneath the ancient olive trees (Matthew 26:36-44). 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). Explore the Davidson Center and the Southern Wall Excavations, including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall.
Day 8 October 16 - Jerusalem
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem along the Cardo, once the main street of the city. Remember how Jesus healed on the Sabbath when you visit the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-18). At Herod’s Antonia Fortress (Luke 23:1), see where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate. 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. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore Jerusalem.
Day 9 October 17 - Return to the USA or Enjoy an Extension
Return home with memories to share or extend your stay in the Holy Land on the Wonders of Petra & the Dead Sea extension.
Enhance Your Journey
October 17 - 20, 2023 |1,999 per person, including taxes & fees.
October 17 – Fly to Santorini
Fly to Santorini and enjoy an orientation tour of the island before being dropped off at your hotel for check-in at Santorini.
October 18 – Free Day in Santorini
Explore Santorini on your own today. Overnight in Santorini.
October 19 – Return to Athens
Fly back to Athens and take a tour of the city. Enjoy the rich architectural splendor of the ancient city of Athens as your guide introduces you to the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, the Parthenon and the Erectheum. Stand on Mars Hill as the apostle Paul did when he proclaimed, "I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you" (Acts 17:23). As you stroll the Agora (ancient marketplace and center of Athenian public life), recall that this was where the Apostle Paul preached "Jesus and the resurrection" (Acts 17:18) to the skeptical Athenians. Also see the House of Parliament, the Presidential Palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This evening is free to explore Athens on your own. Overnight in Athens.
October 20 – Return to USA
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
Monday, October 9, 2023From $3946