2017 ISRAEL PILGRIMAGE

           Tuesday, March 21 - Friday, March 31

DATE

TENTATIVE DAILY ITINERARY

Tuesday, Mar 21

In flight

Depart the USA at Newark, NJ Int'l Airport (EWR) for Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV).

Wednesday, Mar 22
Dan Panorama Hotel

Tel Aviv, Israel

Afternoon arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv and transfer to our hotel on the Mediterranean Sea.

Thursday, Mar 23
Arazim Hotel

Metula, Israel

Travel north to Caesarea by the Sea where we remember Peter and Paul and take in the archaeological sites. We continue on to Mount Carmel where we have a Druze lunch and to visit Elijah's monastery. Then to our guesthouse in Metula.

Friday, Mar 24
Nof Ginosar Inn

Sea of Galilee, Israel

We drive by Dan and on to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus visited with His disciples. Then we climb the Golan Heights where near the Syrian border we remember Paul's conversion. Before lunch we experience a jeep ride. And we stop at the Mount of Beatitudes before checking in at our hotel on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.

Saturday, Mar 25
Nof Ginosar Inn

Sea of Galilee, Israel

Around the Sea of Galilee we visit places remembering Jesus when He was here. We visit the place that commemorates the feeding of the 5,000, walk the ruins in Capernaum, stop where Jesus had an interesting encourter with a man, and conclude this great day with a baptismal service in the Jordan River and a boat ride on the Sea.

Sunday, Mar 26
Ramada Hotel

Jerusalem, Israel

Today we head south through Cana to Nazareth. We'll have our own church service standing where Gideon stood, then take in the ruins in Beit Shean before going to Jerusalem for an unforgettable welcome service. Before going to our hotel we stop at the Israel Museum to view the Dead Sea Scrolls and see the model of ancient Jerusalem.

Monday, Mar 27
Ramada Hotel

Jerusalem, Israel

This day we head out of the city toward the Dead Sea. We stop in Kumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, before moving on to a cable car taking us to the top of Masada. We'll have lunch at the Crowne Plaza Hotel followed by a "float" in the Dead Sea, then back to Jerusalem.

Tuesday, Mar 28
Ramada Hotel

Jerusalem, Israel

Our morning begins in the city of Bethlehem where we take in some termendous sites as well as lunch and some time for shopping.  That afternoon we enter the Old City of Jerusalem and stand at the Wailing Wall before walking through Rabbi's Tunnel. Before going to the hotel we make a stop at the famous Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial.

Wednesday, Mar 29
Ramada Hotel

Jerusalem, Israel

Today we remember so many of the events in the life of Chrits stopping at the Mount of Olives. We walk the traditional Palm Sunday Road in the Garden of Gethsemane. We'll visit the Pool of Bethesda and walk to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We'll spend time in the afternoon at the Upper Room of the Last Supper, the House of Caiaphas, and conclude our day at the Garden Tomb with Communion.  That night at the hotel we'll remember our trip with a fun farewell time.

Thursday, Mar 30
In flight

Today is a free morning in Jerusalem for visiting places, revisiting places, shopping or resting. Evening transfer to the airport for our flight back.

 

Friday, Mar 31
Arrival in USA and homeward bound

Early morning arrival at Newark Int'l Airport.  Connect with your domestic flights home.

 

 

For more information about the trip:

Garden Tomb, JerusalemGarden of Gethsemane
Sea of Galilee
Sea of GalileeRuinsSea of GalileeMasadaJerusalem