9 Days / 6 Nights
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God said to Abraham: "Lift up your eyes from where you are and look north and south, east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your seed forever" (Genesis 13:14-15).

A trip to the Bible Land is like no other. The words of the Book seem to jump off of the page and take on living color. They become charged with sights, smells and the experience of fellowship that will be revived every time you open the Bible or raise your voice in prayer and worship. Wherever you turn, the Land provides reminders of God's presence, His miracles and His plans. Walk where Jesus walked, pray where He prayed and leave a gift of compassion for those who labor in His land. Join us in watering the seeds of your faith and invest in your spiritual future.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Depart via scheduled air service. The destination is Tel Aviv

Day 2: Tel Aviv / Jaffa / Netanya Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport Travel to Jaffa for a panoramic orientation and walking through Jaffa’s picturesque alleyways. Here Peter had a vision that led him to convert Cornelius (Acts 10) and initiate the church’s mission to the Gentiles Drive through Tel Aviv on the way to our hotel in Netanya on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea for check-in Evening dinner and overnight

Day 3: Netanya / Tiberias / Nazareth Breakfast at the hotel This morning, follow in the Footsteps of Paul by traveling up the Plain of Sharon to Caesarea. Visit the aqueduct, the ancient Herodian harbor, the remains of the seaside palace of Pontius Pilate and the theater. Continue to the altar of Elijah at Muhraka atop Mount Carmel. Lunch, on own Continue to Megiddo, the ancient Tel and future site of the battle of Har- Megiddo or Armageddon (Revelations 16). See the walls of Solomon and the impressive 8th-Century BC water tunnel. Drive across the Valley of Jezreel and climb to Nazareth, to visit Nazareth Village, a reconstructed first-century village that tells the story of the hometown of Jesus. Continue to the Church of Mary’s Well Arrive at the Sea of Galilee for evening dinner and overnight

Day 4: Tiberias Breakfast at the hotel Begin the day boarding a wooden boat for Ginnosar – sailing in the footsteps of Jesus! Drive to the Mount of Beatitudes to reflect on the new commandment Jesus taught here. Then descend the hillside (twenty minutes by foot or by bus) to Tabgha (Heptagon, visiting the Church of Loaves and Fishes as well as the Church of Mensa Christi, where, after the resurrection, Jesus appeared to his disciples on the lakeshore. Proceed to Capernaum to see the house of Peter and the synagogue where Jesus preached and cast out demons. Lunch, on own Continue to the headwaters of the Jordan at Banias – Caesarea Philippi, where Peter acknowledged Jesus as the Christ. Return to the Sea of Galilee Evening dinner and overnight

Day 5: Tiberias / Jerusalem Breakfast at the hotel Depart the Sea of Galilee and stop at the Jordan River for baptism or renewal of baptismal vows Then on to Beth Shean, a magnificent Roman town, with its colonnaded streets, bathhouses, and theater with outstanding acoustics. Pass Mount Gilboa, where King Saul and his sons were slain in battle, and head down the Jordan Valley to Jericho, the world’s oldest city, climbing the Tel to view the ancient towers and the Mount of Temptation, marking Jesus’ temptation by Satan in the wilderness Lunch, on own We travel up through the Judean Desert to Jerusalem and continue to the Garden of Gethsemane Evening dinner and overnight

Day 6: Jerusalem / Bethlehem Breakfast at the hotel Visit the Western (Wailing) Wall, a remnant of the Temple in which Jesus preached and a sacred place of prayer for Jews Continue to the Temple Mount, viewing the Dome of the Rock, built on the site of the Second Temple Proceed to Mount Zion to visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, where Jesus may have been questioned before the High Priest Caiaphas. Conclude the day at the Upper Room, the traditional site of the Last Supper. Lunch, on own Travel to the Shepherds’ Fields to rejoice over the glad tidings of the birth of Jesus and remember the faith of Ruth who gathered grain nearby Continue to Bethlehem to visit the 5th-century Church of the Nativity Return to Jerusalem for evening dinner and overnight

Day 7: Jerusalem Breakfast at the hotel This morning, Visit the Pools of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the man paralyzed for 38 years. Then proceed up the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Conclude the voyage with a communion celebration at Golgotha and the Garden Tomb. The tomb is empty! He is risen! Lunch, on own The rest of the afternoon is free for shopping, individual sightseeing or relaxation. The more adventurous might want to walk through the knee-deep waters of Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Evening dinner and overnight

Day 8: Emmaus / Depart for Home Breakfast at the hotel Hotel check-out Morning at leisure to explore the Old City Stop at Emmaus Possible worship service attendance at the site of the post-resurrection revelation of Jesus to his disciples Transfer to the airport for the late night or early morning return flight home

Day 9: Return Home Return to the USA

© Faith Journeys

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a rare and privileged event. Every person of faith should make such a trip a priority in one's life. However, great care is needed to make sure the experience reflects the intent of the traveler. Without careful planning, advanced preparation and attention to details while in the Holy Land, the pilgrimage can fall short of expectations. Faith Journey's is a trusted, experienced partner who can make sure your journey is a critical step towards a deeper communion with Our Savior and his people.
Deacon Bill Garrett, Archdiocese of Atlanta and President Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School