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Your journey begins when you depart the USA on your overnight international ﬂight.
13 jANUARY 2018
Welcome to the Holy Land! On arrival, you will be met by our representative at the airport and transferred to your Tel Aviv area hotel for dinner and a good night’s rest.
14 FEBRUARY 2018
Today you’ll make your way from the shores of the Mediterranean to the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Start your day at Caesarea Maritima, the coastal city built by Herod the Great. Explore the extensive ruins including the massive theater and aqueduct. Stand atop Mount Carmel where Elijah called down ﬁre from heaven to defeat the prophets of ba’al. Visit Tel Megiddo, a remarkable site where the remains of 20 cities lie superimposed over one another. From there you can look out over the Valley of Armageddon. Drive through Cana, where Jesus performed the miracle of the wedding feast. Visit Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home, and the Mount of Precipice, where Jesus was rejected by those in the synagogue. Continue to Tiberias in the Galilee for dinner & overnight.
15 FEBRARY 2018
Journey north to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter proclaimed, "You are the Christ". Enjoy a traditional St. Peter’s Fish lunch (included). Explore Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry in the Galilee. Stand on the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount and reﬂect on what it means to be blessed. Finish the day at the River Jordan, where you can remember or renew your baptism
16 FEBRUARY 2018
This morning sail across the Sea of Galilee as you share in a time of worship on the water. Visit Gideon’s Spring at Ein Harod, where Gideon chose his army of 300. Travel through the Jordan River Valley, the route often taken by Jesus and other Galileans as they traveled to and from Jerusalem. Pass through the Judean Wilderness paralleling the ancient Roman road to view the Valley of the Shadow. From here, you can see St. George’s Monastery across the gorge. Check into your Jerusalem hotel for dinner & overnight.
17 FEBRUARY 2018
Start your morning on the Mount of Olives where you can take in a remarkable view of the Old City. It was from this mount that Jesus ascended into heaven 40 days after the Resurrection. Walk down the Palm Sunday Path to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed among the olive trees the night he was betrayed with a kiss. Stand on the steps of the Pool of Siloam, where Jesus healed the blind man. See the bronze Knesset Menorah which includes a series of reliefs that depict the struggle of the Jewish people. Pray alongside the Jewish faithful at the Western Wall.
18 FEBRUARY 2018
In modern Jerusalem visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, with its poignant exhibits honoring the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust. At the Temple Institute, view the replicas of the instruments used for worship and sacriﬁce in the Jewish Temple. Continue to the Israel Museum where you can view an impressive Model of 1st century Jerusalem. Also on the museum grounds is the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are on display.
19 FEBRUARY 2018
Travel south to Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress of Herod the Great, which is famous as the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. Take the cable car to the top and peer down at the Roman camps and siege ramp below. This afternoon take a dip in the salt and mineral laden waters of the Dead Sea, which is the lowest point on the surface of the earth!
20 FEBRARY 2018
Walk through the Old City and enjoy the preserved, ancient culture found in the narrow streets as well as the modernized Cardo in the Jewish Quarter. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle. Walk a portion of the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suﬀering). Take time to reﬂect on the agony of the cross at Gordon’s Calvary and the miraculous reality of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb. This evening prepare for the journey home and transfer to the airport for your late night ﬂight.
21 FEBRUARY 2018
Return home with a transformed faith and memories to last a lifetime!
22 FEBRUARY 2018