Join Pastors Tony & Tami Cribb for the trip of a lifetime!

What’s Included

  • Airfare from group departure city
  • All Transfers
  • Baggage Handling
  • Breakfast & Dinner Daily
  • Entrance Fees to all Sites
  • Gratuities
  • Itinerary as per Description
  • Premium Accommodations
  • Professional Tour Guides
  • Transportation by Deluxe Motor Coach

Schedule

Day 1 Depart USA

Depart USA

Relax and rest on your flight from the USA.

Day 2 Arrive in Israel

Arrive in Israel

Welcome to Israel! You will be met at the Tel Aviv airport and transferred to your four-star hotel on the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight

Day 3 Caesarea Philippi / Capernaum / Mount of Beatitudes / Boat Ride / Tabgha / Magdala

Caesarea Philippi / Capernaum / Mount of Beatitudes / Boat Ride / Tabgha / Magdala

Refreshed from a good night’s sleep, we rise early to enjoy an Israeli breakfast buffet. Today we travel north to Caesarea Philippi where Peter proclaimed to Jesus, “You are the Christ!” (Matthew 16). As we drive through the Golan Heights we will understand the strategic importance of this area to the security of Israel. Then we go to Capernaum, the headquarters of Jesus’ ministry (Matthew 4). We will enjoy a delicious lunch of St. Peter’s fish at a restaurant along the seashore. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount overlooking the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 5-7). Take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee in a replica of a boat used in Jesus’ day. Then we will go to Tabgha, where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes. Visit Magdala, the home of Mary Magdalene (Luke 8). We return to our hotel for dinner and another overnight stay.

Day 4 Caesarea Maritima / Mt Carmel / Megiddo / Nazareth / Cana / Yardenit for Baptism in the Jordan River

Caesarea Maritima / Mt Carmel / Megiddo / Nazareth / Cana / Yardenit for Baptism in the Jordan River

This morning we drive to Caesarea Maritima on the Mediterranean Sea. This ancient port city was built by Herod the Great and was the site of major events in the lives of Peter and Paul. This is where the first Gentile, Cornelius the Centurion, and his household were baptized (Acts 10). Visit Mt. Carmel, where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). Then we visit the ancient city and military fortress of Megiddo. From here we overlook the fertile Jezreel Valley, later referred to as the Valley of Armageddon (Revelation 16). We will drive by Cana, where Jesus performed His first miracle. Then we visit Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus and stand on the Mount of Precipice, the place where a mob attempted to throw Jesus off the cliff. From there we go to Yardenit, where you will have an opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan River. Our day ends with dinner back at our hotel.

Day 5 Beit She’an / Jericho / Valley of the Shadow of Death / Jerusalem / The Western Wall

Beit She’an / Jericho / Valley of the Shadow of Death / Jerusalem / The Western Wall

Today we leave the Galilee region and begin our journey to Jerusalem. We will drive through the Jordan Valley and stop at Beit She’an, where we will see the excavations of Scythopolis, one of the ten cities of the Decapolis. As we continue through the Jordan Valley we will visit Jericho, the oldest known inhabited city in the world. There we will see the ruins of the ancient city conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6) and we will also see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4). Then we drive through the Judean Wilderness and the Valley of the Shadow of Death as we drive up to Jerusalem. Our first sight of Jerusalem, the Golden City, will be from Mt. Scopus. Then we visit the Western Wall to witness the Sabbath transition as Jewish worshippers gather to celebrate. Tonight, we will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in our four-star hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 6 Mount of Olives / Garden of Gethsemane / House of Caiaphas / Bethlehem / Church of the Nativity / Shepherd’s Fields

Mount of Olives / Garden of Gethsemane / House of Caiaphas / Bethlehem / Church of the Nativity / Shepherd’s Fields

Today we will visit the Mount of Olives as Jesus often did. Forty days after the Resurrection Jesus ascended to Heaven from this mount. As we walk down the Mount of Olives on the Palm Sunday Road we will pray in the Garden of Gethsemane among the ancient olive trees. From here we will have an excellent view of the Kidron Valley and the city of Jerusalem. Next we visit the House of Caiaphas, where Jesus was held the night before His crucifixion (Luke 22). This afternoon we will visit Bethlehem, where you will see the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherd’s Fields. Return to our hotel for dinner and another overnight stay in Jerusalem.

Day 7 Old City / Via Dolorosa / Mount Zion / Upper Room / City of David / Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

Old City / Via Dolorosa / Mount Zion / Upper Room / City of David / Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial

Today we will travel back 2000 years as we take a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. We will walk the Via Dolorosa. Afterwards, we travel on to Mount Zion and the Upper Room, the place of the Last Supper (Mark 14) and where the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Day of Pentecost. Next we visit the City of David and explore Hezekiah’s Tunnel then visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial to be touched by the moving images and stories. Return to our hotel for dinner and another overnight stay in Jerusalem.

Day 8 Masada/ Qumran/ Ein Gedi/ Dead Sea

Masada/ Qumran/ Ein Gedi/ Dead Sea

Our day starts with a trip to Herod’s ancient fortress of Masada, which was built high atop a mountain on the edge of the Dead Sea. This afternoon we visit Ein Gedi, a natural spring in the wilderness, and see the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Today’s journey will end with time and relaxation on the shore of the Dead Sea where those who want to can go for a swim, rather a “float”, in the salted waters of the Dead Sea. Return to our hotel for dinner and another overnight stay in Jerusalem

Day 9 Old City Tour / Pool of Bethesda / Temple Mount / Garden Tomb

Old City Tour / Pool of Bethesda / Temple Mount / Garden Tomb

We begin at the Lions Gate where we will see the old Crusader’s Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda (John 5). Then we will see Mount Moriah which is called Temple Mount. Here on the site of Solomon’s Temple stands the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Afterwards we will travel to the Garden Tomb where we will have a worship service and communion. A farewell dinner will be served; then we travel to Tel Aviv to board the overnight flight to the U.S.A.

Day 10 Return Home

Return Home

Return home with a renewed faith and memories that will last a lifetime!

For All Inquiries

Gina Fox: info@hopesc.org
Courtney Cribb: courtney@hopesc.org