|Day 1: Mon, November 2nd
||Welcome to Israel!
Morning flight arrival at Ben Gurion Airport .
After border formalities we meet with the Immanuel
Tours representative and proceed to the bus, where
we shall meet the tour guide and David the bus driver.
We will start the tour with a visit to Old Jaffa (New
Testament Joppa). Stop for a panoramic view over Tel
Aviv before we drive on to the Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv for
dinner and overnight.
Orientation meeting will be held after dinner.
|Day 2: Tue, November 3
||Check out after breakfast and start the tour witha drive
along the coastal plain to Caesarea. Here we will visit
the 1st century synagogue and the bird mosaic and
other archaeological excavations . We will visit Mt.
Carmel and on to Megiddo – Armageddon. We drive
on to the Mt. Precipice the mountain from which the
Nazareth people were trying to push Jesus after he
infuriated them with his sermon, declaring himself as
the Messiah (Luke 4). Our last site for the day will be at
Sepphoris “The Jewel of Galilee”. Sepphoris is “perched
like a bird” on a 400 foot hill that overlooks the Bet
Netofa Valley and helps to explain its other Hebrew
name, Zippori (bird). We continue to the drive to the
Sea of Galilee where we will check in to Magdala Hotel
for dinner and overnight.
|Day 3: Wed, November 4
||We will start the day with a visit to Tel Dan and
Caesarea Philippi (Banias). We continue to Gamla, the
Land of the Giants on the Golan Heights. Enjoy a visit
to the Olive factory before we will experience a Druze
Lunch. Mt. Bental with a view to Kuneitra in Syria.
We drive back to the Magadala Hotel for Dinner and
|Day 4: Thu, November 5
||After breakfast we drive along the Hula Valley to
Chorazim , a town rebuked by Jesus for its lack of faith
We drive on to Bethsaida, hometown of Apostle Peter
and Andrew (John 1:44; Mark 6:45 ; 8:22). We drive on
around the Sea of Galilee to Kursi, the “Land of the
Gardarenes” , located on the Golan Heights slopes. It
was here that Jesus cured two madmen, (Matthew
8:28-32). From here we drive along the Jordan Valley
to Beit Shean. In New Testament times this city
became one of the 10 cities of the Decapolis (Matthew
4:25; Mark 5:20; Mark 7:31). We end this day with a
visit to Ein Harod, Gideon’s Spring, where Israel’s first
king, Saul, and his son Jonathan fell in battle to the
Phillistines, around 1010 BC (1 Samuel 31). It was at
the waters of Ein Harod that Gideon collected his
people, in accordance with God’s command (Judges
7:7). At 6 pm we arrive to the site of Magdala for a
special outdoor concert with Joshua Aaron.
Dinner and overnight.
|Day 5: Fri, November 6
||Today we will focus on sites around the Sea of Galilee,
rich in memories of the three years of Jesus’ Ministry
around its shores. After breakfast we will have a boat
ride across the Sea of Galilee to Kibbutz Ginosar. Here
we will visit the Jesus Boat Museum. From here we
drive to Mt. Beatitudes , the site of the Sermon on the
Mount. Drive on to Tabgha with the Church of the
Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. Continue to
Capernaum, where Jesus dwelt after he left Nazareth
and did many signs and wonders, to visit the ancient
synagogue and the nearby House of Peter. Drive to
Magdala, the birthplace and home of Mary Magdalene
(Luke 8:1-2). We end this day at the Yardenit Baptismal
Site. Before we return to the hotel we will visit kibbutz
Kinneret to the Dates Factory. Dinner and overnight
at the Magdala Hotel.
|Day 6: Sat, November 7
||Check out of hotel after breakfast. Our first stop will
be at Jericho, where the “walls came tumbling down.”
Jericho is most remembered for Israel’s first conquest
when entering the Promised Land. Joshua led Israel
and God brought the walls down . It was from Jericho
that Elijah crossed the Jordan and went to heaven in
the chariot (2 Kings 2). Jesus healed two blind men
when leaving Jericho (Mark 10:46). We will visit the
glass store before we continue to Qumran where the
Dead Sea Scrolls were found. After lunch we drive
along the shores of the Dead Sea to the Herods Hotel.
Enjoy this beautiful hotel and make sure to pre-book
one of their SPA treatments. Or you may enjoy a float
in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea. Dinner and
|Day 7: Sun, November 8
||JerusalemAfter breakfast we check out of the hotel and drive to
Massada fortress . Visit Ein Gedi Desert Oasis.
We will enjoy a 2 hour 4×4 Jeep ride. The route will
begin along the Good Samaritan hills, taking a sharpturn eastward toward the Og valley and its awe-
inspiring canyons. A breathtaking and challenging
riverbed ride will then lead participants to the “cave”
(an ancient cistern). A series of exciting obstacles will
lead us down into the canyon bed, and en route we
will pass along fortifications dating back to time
periods ranging from the Crusades to the Six-Day
One of the most breathtaking viewpoints in the
northern Judean Desert, from which one can see the
northern Dead Sea, Jericho, the Hurkanya Valley and
Muntar Mountain. We will continue in the direction
of a Jahalin tribe Bedouin encampment.
Now we start our ascent to Jerusalem. Our first stop
will be to the Israel Museum where we will visit the
Shrine of the Book and the Holy Land Model of
Jerusalem in miniature the way it was in Jesus’ times.
Check in to the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem for
dinner and overnight.
|Day 8: Mon, November 9
||We start this morning on top of Mt. of Olives
where we will have a majestic view over all of ancient
and modern Jerusalem, the center of the biblical world.
We will walk down the Palm Sunday Road to the
Garden of Gethsemane (private garden) . We drive
on to Herodion, located south of Jerusalem on the
edge of the Judean Desert. This site is one of the most
fascinating antiquities sites in the country. It was built
by King Herod as a combined palace and powerful
fortress. We continue to Bethlehem, the royal city of
David, where Jesus was born (Luke 2). Return to the
Inbal Hotel for dinner.
Evening excursion: New night show (King David) at the
|Day 9: Tue, November 10
||Early morning visit to the Temple Mount. This is
followed by a visit to the Western Wall Tunnels and the
Temple Institute and the Cardo for shopping.
Enjoy lunch at the Quarter Café. Afternoon visit to the
Davidson Center with the South Walls archaeological
park. End this day with a visit to the City of David with
Hezekiah’s Tunnel and Pool of Siloam Return to our
hotel for dinner and overnight.
|Day 10: Wed, November 11
||After an Early breakfast we start this day with a
visit to the Old City through the Lions Gate and visit the
Pools of Bethesda, Fortress of Antonia at Ecce Homo,
Holy Sepulchre with the roof top of the Ethiopian
Monks. We will visit Mt. Zion with the Church of St.
Peter in Gallicantu, the House of Caiaphas (John 18:19-
27), where Jesus was interrogated by the High Priest.
Next we will visit the Room of the Last Supper and the
Tomb of King David. We end this day with a visit to the
Garden Tomb and Gordon’s Golgotha where we will
|Day 11: Thu, November 12
||Full day tour to Samaria . We will travel through the
land of the Tribe of Benjamin. Our first stop will be at
Beit El where Jacob said “How awesome is this place!
This is none other than the House of God and this is
the gate of Heaven” (Genesis 28:17). We arrive at
ancient Shilo which held a central place in the biblical
history of the children of Israel 369 years and was the
resting place of the Ark of the Covenant until the
death of Eli the High Priest. Next we visit Mt. Gerizim,
the Mount of Blessing, which is sacred to the
Samaritans (depending on the security situation at the
time) . Return to the Hotel for dinner and overnight.Petra Extension