12-Day Tour Itinerary

Israel Travelers

Stepping through modern cities and windswept ruins, travelers can see a world of cultures and customs in a mosaic of peoples and places. Time in Israel is more than a vacation; it is a life-changing spiritual and emotional journey. Experience a whole new world while visiting the ancient world of the Bible.

Depart for Israel

March 1, 2020

Arrive in Tel Aviv

March 2

Central Coast & Jezreel Valley

March 3

Worship and bond with your group as you get to know this lush valley, which produces much of the fresh fruit and vegetables you’ll enjoy every day of your tour. Visit Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth. Encounter God on Mount Carmel, where Elijah called down fire from heaven. And look out over the Valley of Armageddon (Megiddo), as you gain new insights into biblical prophecy.

Sites you'll see include:

  • Caesarea by the Sea
  • Mount Carmel
  • Nazareth Village
  • Megiddo
  • Mount Precipice/Nazareth Overlook

The Galilee, Golan Heights & Northern Boundary

March 4–5

Wake up to a sunrise on the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on water and calmed the storm. Then sail these same waters in a first century replica boat. Gather on the Mount of Beatitudes to hear a message preached by Chuck Swindoll, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, millennia ago. And rededicate your faith while being baptized in the waters of the Jordan as your entire group worships and praises God.

Sites you'll see include:

  • Mount of Beatitudes
  • Capernaum
  • Magdala
  • St. Peter's Primacy
  • Caesarea Philippi
  • Tel Dan
  • Nof Ginosar (Jesus Boat Museum)
  • Baptism in the waters of the Jordan
  • Boat Ride in the Sea of Galilee
  • Mount Bental

Lower Jordan River Valley

March 6

Tour the ancient Roman ruins of this desert oasis as you learn little-known facts about its fortresses and walled cities, like Bet She’an. Then, laugh, share and enjoy fellowship in unique settings like Jericho, the world’s oldest city. You’ll never forget the moment you enter Jerusalem and its iconic skyline comes into view. After your group shares this pinnacle experience, wrap up your evening with heartfelt worship and a timely message.

Sites you'll see include:

  • Beth-Shan
  • Jericho Tel
  • Israel Museum: Model City and Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Haas Promenade

Jerusalem & Old City

March 7–11

Walk the gold stone streets of Old City Jerusalem and meet Israelis shopping with you in the marketplace. Leave your own prayer at the Western Wall as you stand beside God’s chosen people at the holiest site in Judaism. Behold the famous Temple Mount; pray in the Garden of Gethsemane; sing in the Upper Room. Stand on the Mount of Olives and gaze at the gate Jesus will walk through when He returns. Enjoy another delicious Mediterranean dinner recounting the day’s adventures with new friends.

Sites you'll see include:

  • Southern Steps
  • Davidson Center
  • Western Wall & Plaza
  • Jewish Quarter & Cardo
  • Arab Quarter
  • Christian Quarter
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Via Dolorosa
  • Sisters of Zion
  • Saint Anne’s Church
  • Pool of Bethesda
  • Armenian Quarter
  • Mount Zion
  • Upper Room
  • Saint Peter’s in Gallicantu
  • City of David
  • Mount of Olives
  • Temple Mount View
  • Palm Sunday Road
  • Dominus Flevit
  • Garden of Gethsemane & Church of All Nations
  • Garden Tomb
  • Friends of Zion Heritage Center
  • Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum)

Judaea Wilderness & Dead Sea Regions

Journey into the wilderness of Ein Gedi, the rocky refuge where David penned the psalms. Open your Bible as your group takes turns sharing their favorites. Get a bird’s eye view from the famous fortress of Masada. Then, enjoy the beautiful descent down to the lowest point on Earth: the Dead Sea. Conclude your tour with new friends by relaxing in these mineral-rich waters. Then celebrate what God has done during your tour with a time of testimony and praise.

Sites you'll see include:

  • Qasr al-Yahud (Jesus Baptismal Site)
  • Masada
  • Qumran
  • Ein Gedi
  • Dead Sea & Swim

Night Departure

March 11

Actual departure time based on airline schedule.

Arrive Home

March 12, 2018

All dates and locations subject to change.