Day 1 :
Depart Home for Israel
- Overnight flight to Israel:
Day 2 :
Welcome to Israel!
- Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport:
Transfer to Tel Aviv
- Tel Aviv:
Walk around Israel’s largest metropolitan area and enjoy an evening at your leisure.
Day 3 :
- Explore Jaffa:
Begin your tour in Jaffa, the ancient seaport from which Prophet Jonah fled from God and where Peter stayed with Simon the Tanner and restored Tabitha to life.
- Caesarea Maritime:
You'll head north along the Mediterranean coast of Caesarea Maritime, the great Roman port city and one of the largest archaeological digs in Israel. Here the Roman centurion Cornelius was baptized by Peter and became the first gentile convert to Christianity.
Continue your travels to Megiddo, site of a fascinating hill comprising 26 ancient civilizations superimposed on one another and overlooking the Valley of Jezreel.
Finish your day with a tour of Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus. Visit the Church of Annunciation and Mary's Well. Travel to Cana where Jesus performed His first miracle turning water into wine.
Day 4 :
The Sea of Galilee
- Tour the area of the Sea of Galilee:
You'll visit the many biblical sites around the Sea of Galilee: The Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon of the Mount; Capernaum, the town where Jesus lived during His Galilee ministry; Tabgha, where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes; and the chapel that commemorates where Jesus instructed Peter to "feed my sheep."
- Nof Ginnosar:
You'll make a stop at Nof Ginnosar to see the 2,000-year old "Jesus Boat" unearthed from the Sea of Galiliee. After enjoying a traditional Peter's fish lunch, view the Galilee experience audiovisual presentation.
Continue to Yardenit for a Baptism service in the Jordan River. Time permitting, visit the upper Galilee and the Golan Heights to see ancient cities of Caesarea Philippi and Hazor.
Day 5 :
Explore the Jordan River Valley
- Explore the Jordan River Valley:
Travel along the Jordan River Valley from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea. Stop in Belvoir, the Crusader fortress overlooking the Jordan River Valley. See Beit She'an, the largest and most spectacular excavation in all of Israel. Continue to Jericho, the world's oldest city, conquered by Joshua.
Day 6 :
Masada to Jerusalem
- Masada and the Dead Sea:
Start the day in Masada and ascend the mountain by cable car to view Herod's desert fortress; then, continue to the beautiful Oasis of Ein Gedi where David hid from King Saul. Stop for a quick float in the Dead Sea before taking the cable car from Jericho to Qarantal and the monastery.
- Travel to Jerusalem:
Travel from Jericho up to Jerusalem in an ascent of 4,000-feet in 13 miles, stopping at the Inn of the Good Samaritan along the way. From Mount Scopus, you'll view the "Golden City" as the sun sets over Jerusalem.
Day 7 :
- Explore Jerusalem:
Tour the outskirts of the old city walls, learning of the gates and the Old City quarters with the wealth of history and significance.
- Mount Olives:
Ride to the top of the Mount Olives to view the entire city of Jerusalem. Then, walk down the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane, stopping at Dominus Flavit, where Jesus stopped and wept over Jerusalem. You'll see the ancient olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the beautiful Church of all Nations.
- Mount Zion:
Ride up Mount Zion where you'll visit the Tomb of the David and the Upper Room. Enter the Old City through the Zion Gate. Walk the Jewish Quarter, visit the Cardo and Hezekiah's Wall.
- Continue Exploring Jerusalem:
Departing the Old City, you'll take a short drive to the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. Visit the Model of Jerusalem and then continue to Knesset to view the beautiful Menorah on display. The last stop of the day will be a visit to the Garden Tomb and Gordon's Calvary where you'll enjoy a memorable communion service to end the day.
Day 8 :
Continue Exploring Jerusalem
- Old City of Jerusalem:
Start the day at the Old City of Jerusalem enter the walled city through the Dung Gate. Explore the Southern Wall Temple Excavations and the Western Wall. Visit the Rabbinic Tunnel, which runs underground to the base of the temple Mount, and the actual streets that Jesus and His disciples walked. Continue with a walking tour of the Old City that includes the Pools of Bethesda, the Antonia Fortress, Lithostratos, Ecco Homo Arch, the Via Dolorosa stations, and more.
- Travel to Bethlehem:
Visit the Church of the Nativity, Manger Square and the Shepherd's Field, where the "Good News" was first heard.
Day 9 :
Depart for Home
- Flight back home:
Depart Ben Gurion for Home