Biblical Pathways | Sept 16, 2024
Join us on a Biblical Pathways journey starting at $3498 from New York, or $3796 from Atlanta GA, on September 16, 2024. You will see Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity, Shepherds’ Field, Qumran, the Dead Sea, Jericho, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Church of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha, the Chapel of the Primacy, Magdala, Nazareth, Tel Megiddo (Armageddon), Caesarea, the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Upper Room, the home of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was held after His arrest, the Davidson Center, the Southern Wall Excavations, the Teaching Steps, the Western Wall and much more!
- All Inclusive Pricing
- First Class Hotels
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Entrance and Program Fees
- Live Audio Headsets
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Study Guide
- Domestic Airfare
Day 1 September 16 - USA to the Holy Land
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight.
Day 2 September 17- 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 September 18 - 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 September 19 - 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 September 20 - 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 September 21 - 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 September 22 - 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 September 23 - 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 September 24 - RETURN TO THE USA OR ENJOY AN EXTENSION.
RETURN TO THE USA OR ENJOY AN EXTENSION.
Enhance Your Journey
Wonders of Petra & the Dead Sea
DAY 9 – JERASH
This morning, you will journey across the Allenby Bridge on your way to
Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world. Stroll through
the oval piazza and wander along colonnaded streets etched by the wheels
of ancient chariots. Stand in the grand theatre where an onstage whisper
can be heard in the top row. Continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 10 – PETRA
Begin your journey south toward Petra today. Explore the city of Petra. Its
entrance passes through a long, narrow gorge known as the Siq and can
only be accessed by carriage, horseback or on foot. Once inside the city,
marvel at the intricate detail of a city that was cut into the cliffsides of rosecolored
rock. Travel to your hotel at the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight.
DAY 11 – MADABA & MOUNT NEBO
Travel to Madaba, the City of Mosaics, to visit the Church of Saint George
with its sixth-century, Byzantine, mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other
holy sites. Continue to Mount Nebo, where Moses caught a glimpse of the
Promised Land (Deut. 34). On a clear day, you can see all the way across the
Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 12 – FREE MORNING AT THE DEAD SEA
Enjoy a free morning at your hotel. Cross the border back into Israel and
enjoy dinner in Jerusalem. Afterward, you will travel to the airport in Tel Aviv
to begin your journey home.
DAY 13 – RETURN TO THE USA
Monday, September 16, 2024From $3498