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ITINERARY

Below is the daily itinerary, subject to change


Sunday, May 23

Depart the US

Your spiritual adventure begins with your flight to Tel Aviv. Read, chat, study, or sleep and enjoy the travel.


Monday, May 24

Shalom Israel: Ancient Joppa & Modern Tel Aviv

Walk the ancient alleys of the biblical port of Joppa where Jonah tried to flee from God, and the Apostle Peter saw an amazing vision on a rooftop. Marvel at the transformation of the sand dunes outside Joppa to ultra-modern Tel Aviv. Appreciate God's faithfulness in restoring His people to His Promised Land. Rest and enjoy your first night in Israel in your lovely hotel on the Mediterranean Sea.

Hotel: West Lagoon Hotel—Netanya


Tuesday, May 25

Mediterranean Coast: Caesarea, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel

Walk through Herod's luxurious port of Caesarea, the seat of the Roman government where Cornelius came to faith in Jesus. Here the Apostle Paul stood trial for proclaiming the Resurrection of Jesus.  Sing God's praises in the Roman amphitheater where Agrippa failed to give God glory. On Mount Carmel, see where Deborah defeated the Canaanites and Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal demonstrating the power and faithfulness of God. Explore Megiddo, the ancient guard city of the Jezreel Valley and future site of the Battle of Armageddon. Overlook Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus.

Hotel: The Sea of Galilee Hotel—Tiberias


Wednesday, May 26

Upper Galilee: Caesarea Philippi & Tel Dan

Splash through the streams of Tel Dan, source of the Jordan River. See the ancient Canaanite city gate where Abraham entered to rescue Lot. Hike around Jeroboam's altar from the early Northern Kingdom. Worship Jesus in Caesarea Philippi, where Peter declared: “You are the Messiah!” Survey the Golan Heights from Mt. Bental, a strategic military position on Israel’s Syrian border. The love and faithfulness of God is evident from the archaeology from the book of Genesis to the headlines of modern Israel’s current borders.

Hotel: The Sea of Galilee Hotel—Tiberias


Thursday, May 27

Walking with Messiah: Around the Sea of Galilee

Spend the day around the Sea of Galilee where Jesus the Messiah spent most of His ministry years. “Sail” the Sea of Galilee and worship the Lord where Jesus walked and calmed the storm. Learn Scriptures in His home base of Capernaum, where His teachings will spring from the pages of Scriptures to unforgettable spiritual transformation. Visit Migdal, the town of Mary Magdalene, with its New Testament era synagogue. Rejoice on the Sea of Galilee beach were the Resurrected Messiah Jesus appeared to His Disciples and prepared their breakfast at daybreak. Now, as then, He is faithful in calling us to "Follow Me."

Hotel: The Sea of Galilee Hotel—Tiberias


Friday, May 28

The Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea

Walk the unforgettable streets of Beit Shean, an important city in the life of King Saul, and later the Roman capital of the Decapolis. Dip your hand in Gideon’s Springs where the Lord selected the 300 warriors. Near Jericho, stand at the Jordan River where Joshua led the Israelites into the Promised Land, Elijah was taken into heaven on the fiery chariot, and John immersed the Lord Jesus. At Qumran see where the Dead Sea Scrolls were produced, preserved, and discovered—showing the outstanding reliability of God’s Word.

Hotel: Hod Hamidbar—Dead Sea


Saturday, May 29

The Wilderness of Judea: Masada and Ein Gedi

Cable car up Masada, Herod's wilderness Palace-Fortress, to walk where the Jewish resistance made their fated last stand against Rome, after the fall of Jerusalem, AD 73, yet trusted in the faithfulness of God to restore His people. Worship the Messiah Yeshua in Masada's ancient synagogue as you praise the LORD for His faithful preservation of His people and His restoring them to their Promised Land in 1948. Be refreshed, where David hid from Saul, at beautiful Ein Gedi, the largest oasis on the Dead Sea. Maybe you will see Ibex along the pathway!

Hotel: Hod Hamidbar—Dead Sea


Sunday, May 30

Valley of Elah, & Up to Jerusalem

Like David, stand in the Valley of Elah and chose your own five smooth stones to celebrate God’s faithfulness. Go up to Jerusalem to begin your time in the City of the Great King.

Hotel: Leonardo Plaza, Jerusalem


Monday, May 31

City of David, Western Wall Tunnels and Jewish Quarter

Pray at the Western Wall of the Temple Mount, then go underground to the bedrock of Herod's Temple's expansion. Worship on the Southern Step of the Temple where Jesus walked and Peter healed the lame man. Travel back in time for a sense of the night Peter denied the Lord in Caiaphas' courtyard at the Wohl archaeological site. Walk the beautiful Jewish Quarter of the Old City, explore the ancient City of David, and look North to the Temple Mount as you stand in the King’s Palace. Then splash through Hezekiah’s Tunnel to the Pool of Siloam, where Jesus sent the blind man to be healed.

Hotel: Leonardo Plaza, Jerusalem


Tuesday, June 1

Genesis Land, Mt. Zion and Yad Vashem

Visit Yad Vashem (Memorial to the Holocaust) and mourn the death of the six million, yet reflect on God’s faithfulness in preserving His people. Enjoy a delicious biblical lunch at Genesis Land with Abraham's hospitality, and even a camel ride in the Negev. Return to the Old City and through the Zion Gate to the Upper Room, David's Tomb, and the site of a first-century Messianic synagogue. Recall the price of victory for the 1967 Six-Day War at Ammunition Hill.

Hotel: Leonardo Plaza, Jerusalem


Wednesday, June 2

Messiah Yeshua's Jerusalem

Gain a richer understanding of the atoning work of Jesus. Walk down Mount of Olives and pray in the Garden of Gethsemane. Enter the Old City to the Pools of Bethesda, the Upper Pool of Jerusalem, where Isaiah confronted Ahaz; and where Jesus healed the lame man. Have lunch (and shop awhile) in the Crusader hospice area near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Enjoy the souk (bazaar) at the Jaffa Gate, which spans Jerusalem's history from Herod to the modern Jewish State. Celebrate the resurrection and worship Messiah Yeshua at the Garden Tomb. Enjoy a farewell dinner before your flight home tomorrow.

Hotel: Leonardo Plaza, Jerusalem


Thursday, June 3

Shalom lehitraot Israel (Good-bye for now)

Saying good-bye to Israel seems to come too soon, but what you’ve learned on will always be in your hearts. As you board your flight, you will say Shalom lehitraot to Israel and Hello to home. It’s time to begin processing your Israel experience as you are transformed by all you’ve seen and learned during your Messianic Journey through Israel.

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