8 days – Guaranteed and Regular Monthly Departures
Choose your own departure month, and fit your Israel trip to your schedule
Saturday – Arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv
Upon arrival, you’ll be met, assisted, and comfortably transported to your Tel Aviv hotel on the Mediterranean Coast for orientation, dinner and overnight rest.
Sunday – Tel Aviv & Jaffa / Caesarea / Haifa / Galilee.
Walking tour of Jaffa, the ancient port city from which Jonah the prophet sailed, and where Peter the Apostle received his famous vision of Acts chapter 10 and was sent to declare the good news to Cornelius the Roman Centurion. The tour will continue through Tel Aviv, Israel’s main metropolitan city, and northward to Caesarea on the Mediterranean Coast. We will ascend Mount Carmel where Elijah the prophet challenged the prophets of Baal; continue to Megiddo, the archeological and biblical site of Armageddon, tour Mt. Precipice by Nazareth, and arrival at our hotel by the Lake of Galilee for dinner and overnight rest.
Monday – Sites around the Sea of Galilee.
Sailing across the Sea of Galilee by boat, we will continue to Capernaum, the fishermen village where Peter’s house was discovered and where Jesus anchored his Galilean ministry. We will visit the site of the multiplication of the Fish and the Loaves, ascend the Mt. of Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mt. was preached, and drive north during the afternoon to the beautiful area of the Banias & Caesarea Philippi by the springs of the Jordan River where the Lord asked His disciples the remarkable question, “Who do you say that I am?” Return to our hotel for dinner & overnight rest.
Tuesday – Baptism / Jordan Valley /.
A morning visit to Kefar Kedem in the heart of the Galilee will introduce us to the biblical lifestyle of Jesus’ days, after which we will visit Yardenit, the famous baptismal site on the Jordan River for baptism. Driving through the dramatic landscapes of the Jordan Valley we will reach Gideon’s Spring and continue south along Israel’s eastern frontier to Jericho. Ascending toward Jerusalem, we will stop for a panoramic view of the city from Mt. Scopus where we will share in the pilgrim’s prayer “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem. May there be peace within your walls and prosperity within your citadels”. Arrival at our Jerusalem hotel for dinner & overnight rest
Wednesday – Mount of Olives / Mount Zion / City of David.
We will begin our day visiting the Mt. of Olives, remembering Jesus’ ascension and the promise of His second coming, and arrive at the Garden of Gethsemane for prayer and meditation among ancient the olive trees. We will continue to Mount Zion, the site of the Last Supper, and explore the incredible excavations of the City of David, and return to our hotel for dinner and overnight rest.
Thursday – Old City / Garden Tomb / Israel Museum / Holocaust Museum.
We will begin our day with a panoramic view of the City of David at the boulevard of Jerusalem; enter the Old City through the ancient walls into the historic Jewish Quarter and the ancient Roman Cardo, arriving to the Western Wall and Temple Mount. Walking to the Pretorius where Jesus was judged by Pilate, we will continue along the famous Via Dolorosa in the steps of Jesus to the Garden Tomb and the hill of crucifixion. In the afternoon we will visit the Israel Museum to see various national treasures, the model of the Second Temple Jerusalem, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Traveling to the sites of the President’s home, the Knesset – our parliament, and the Supreme Court, following which we will visit the Holocaust Memorial museum for a moving experience in honor of the millions who perished during the Holocaust, and return to our hotel for dinner and overnight rest.
Friday – Dead Sea and.
Today we will travel south to the Judean Wilderness, visit the Qumran Caves where the ancient Essene community left us the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Biblical texts. We will pass through the oasis of Ein Gedi where David spared King Saul’s life in the cave, and reach the Masada Fortress for a firsthand experience of one of the most dramatic moments in the history of the Jewish people. From there we will descend to the shores of the Dead Sea, dip in the phenomenal salty waters of the lowest place on earth, and return to our hotel for dinner and rest
Saturday – Morning off, Bethlehem & Tel Aviv.
Enjoy a free morning to relax, pack and shop, and depart for a historic visit to Bethlehem and the Shepherds Fields. Driving down to Tel Aviv through the heart of Israel, we will enjoy a walking tour of modern Tel Aviv followed by a festive farewell dinner and transport to the Ben Gurion International airport for your flight back home.