Tour Dates: October 8 – 16, 2018
(With optional 4-night Jordan post tour extension)
Journey to Israel, discovering some of the most significant sites of the ancient world including Bethlehem, Nazareth, Caesarea and the oldest city in the world, the ruins of Jericho. “Float” in the tranquil, healing waters of the Dead Sea. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Baha’i Shrine & Gardens, Acre, and Jerusalem’s Old City. Ascend the ancient walls of Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage site, by cable car. Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Get a taste of the local flavor during lunch at a communal settlement, known as a kibbutz. Relax for four nights in the holy city of Jerusalem. No matter where you look, the legendary stories of mankind’s collective history come to life.
Main Stops include: Jaffa, Caesara, Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Golan Heights, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Megiddo, Bethlehem, Jersualem, Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, Ein Karem, Via Dolorosa, Western Wall, Garden Tomb.
Day 1: Monday, October 8, 2018 overnight Flight: Travel to Holy Land to visit some of the most ancient sites in the world.
Day 2: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Tel Aviv, Israel – Tour Begins Bustling city of Tel Aviv.
Day 3: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Tel Aviv – Jaffa – Caesarea – Acre – Nazareth – Cana – Tiberias Visit Jesus’ boyhood home, Church of the Annunciation and the place where Joseph’s home and workshop were, and where Paul was imprisoned before trial.
Day 4: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Sea of the Galilee-Capernaum-Golan-Heights-Caesarea Philippi-Tiberias Cross the Waters of the Sea of Galilee on a replica boat where Jesus would have sailed, travel to the mount of Beatitudes, and the church of the Fish and the Loaves.
Day 5: Friday, October 12, 2018 Tiberias – Tel Megiddo – Bethlehem – Jerusalem Visit Tel Megiddo, the site of the final battle before the coming of Messiah, birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem, Church of Nativity, Shepherds field, and enter the holy city of Jerusalem.
Day 6: Saturday, October 13, 2018 Jerusalem – Mount Zion – Ein Karem Visit the Mount of Olives, visit church of Pater Noster where Jesus taught the Lord’s prayer, Church of all Nations, tomb of Virgin Mary and Garden of Gethsemane where the betrayal of Jesus by Judas occurred, and the birthplace of John the Baptist in Ein Karem.
Day 7: Sunday, October 14, 2018 Jerusalem Explore the city on your own. Options may include visiting the Dead Sea or visiting Masada.
Day 8: Monday, October 15, 2018 Jerusalem Visit Stephen’s Gate, Church of St. Anne, and the Pools of Bethseda where Jesus healed the paralytic.
Day 9: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Jerusalem – Tour Ends
*Optional 5 day extension –
4-night Jordan Post Tour Extension
Day 9: Jerusalem – Border Crossing – Madaba, Jordan – Mt. Nebo – Petra Travel the desert, visit Madaba, visit church of St. George, visit a local mosaic school, and Mt. Nebo where Moses saw the promised land.
Day 10: Petra Visit the stone covered city of Petra, one of the new Wonders of the World.
Day 11: Petra – Wadi Rum – Amman Depart to the desert of Wadi Rum and learn about the history of the Bedouin people
Day 12: Amman – Jerash – Jordan Valley Border Crossing – Tel Aviv, Israel Travel to the quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead to the city of Jerash.
Day 13: Tel Aviv- Tour ends.