As a pastor taking his first group to the Holy Land, I was so thankful to have the Travel with Friends team helping me every step of the way. They were amazing from the day that we picked the date to the day we returned. We loved the support staff, the guides, the accommodations and the travel arrangements. Highly recommended!
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THE HOLY LAND
Where Scriptue Comes Alive
- Airfare from group departure city
- All Transfers
- Baggage Handling
- Breakfast & Dinner Daily
- Entrance Fees to all Sites
- Itinerary as per Description
- Premium Accommodations
- Professional Tour Guides
- Transportation by Deluxe Motor Coach
Day 1 Depart USA
Relax and rest on your flight from the USA.
Day 2 Arrive in Israel
You will be landing at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Afterwards, we board our motor coach and go to our hotel on the beautiful Sea of Galilee. After we have checked into our hotel, we enjoy a dinner together and time to relax.
Day 3 Mt. Of Beatitudes/ Tel Dan/ Caesarea Philippi/ Banias/ Capernaum/ Jordan River
Recall the sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes. (Matt. 5-7) Visit Tel Dan. See Caesarea Philippi and the Banias Nature Preserve. Afterwards, we will tour Capernaum. Finish the day at the Jordan River.
Day 4 Caesarea/ Mt. Carmel/ Megiddo/ Nazareth/ Mt. Precipice
Visit Caesarea where Paul was imprisoned. (Acts 10, 23) Go to Mt. Carmel. Then we will travel to Megiddo also known as Armageddon. (Rev. 16) Visit Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home. (Matt. 2:23) Visit Mt. Precepice before Spending the night in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. (John 6:1)
Day 5 Boat Ride/ Gideon’s Spring/ Beit Shean/ Jerusalem
We begin today with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Next, we will go to Gideon’s Spring. Afterwards we will explore the ancient roman ruins called Beit Shean before going to Jerusalem fro dinner and overnight.
Day 6 Ein Karam/ Jerusalem/ Church of All Nations
Stand atop the Mt. Of Olives. (Acts 1:9-12) Walk the Palm Sunday Path. Go to the Church of All Nations. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane. (Matt. 26: 36-44) See the House of Caiaphas. (Matt. 26: 57-65) Read the Last Supper in the Upper Room. (Matt 14: 12-26)
Day 7 Old City Jerusalem/ Western Wall Tunnel
Start the day at the Temple Mount. Pray at the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. Visit the Church of St. Anne. Tour the Old City of Jerusalem and walk the Cardo. View the Pool of Bethsada. (John 5:1-31) Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress. (Luke 23: 1-11) Walk the Via Dolorosa, “the Way of the Cross.” Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Have lunch in the Jewish Quarter End the day exploring underneath the golden city in the Western Wall Tunnel.
Day 8 Dead Sea/ Masada/ Qumran
Visit Masada and the Dead Sea. Travel to Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery.
Day 9 Free morning/ Garden Tomb/ Farewell Dinner
Enjoy a free morning in Old City Jerusalem. (Luke 1:26-40) Celebrate Communion at the Garden Tomb. (John 19:40) We will end the day with a farewell dinner before departing.
Day 10 Return to USA
Relax and reflect on your flight home.
Rev. Bob Horowitz
I had a most wonderful trip, accompanied by 15 new friends from South Dakota led by Pastor Rooney, 4-13 Feb 20. Because I was a VERY late add-on to their trip, I dealt with 4 people from Friends and each was OUTSTANDING. However, the STAR who deserves special note is Kelsie Vail, the Air Specialist: she was able to save me over $1,700.00 on my upgraded seating [disabled Vet with BAD back]. She was incredibly personable, professional, and simply "down-home" friendly, genuine, and nice!! The trip was a true "bucket-list" adventure, walking where Jesus walked, preached, and performed miracles [I was overwhelmed many times and want to visit Israel again!]. The sights were amazing; the bus was quite comfortable; and our Tour Leader ("Charlie") and bus drivers were extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and Safety-conscious. Truly the VERY BEST overseas tour I have ever taken! Thank you, Friends, and especially VP Mitch Jensen and Kelsie Vail for all the pre-trip information, help overcoming flight delay/change, and post-trip timely assistance. They will NOT let you down! Shalom!
The faces of Friends www.TravelWithFriends.com, BTR (Bill), Claudia and Charlie Dajani. An amazing experience that could only be possible with this team! From the first of booking our trip through to seeing us off at the ticket counter for our return trip back to the states. I absolutely recommend going to Israel and doing it with Friends travel. Charlie, you are amazing. Charlie’s extensive knowledge, humor, care of the group and individuals, mapping and juggling of sites to make it seamless and timely was a true treasure. Outstanding job!!!!! You all helped make this an experience to remember, share and HIGHLY recommend! ❤️