2022 ISRAEL PILGRIMAGE

              Saturday, March 26 - Tuesday, April 5, 2022

DATE

TENTATIVE DAILY ITINERARY

Saturday, March 26

In flight

We are scheduled to depart the USA at Newark, NJ's Liberty International Airport (EWR) for Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV).

International Outbound Flight:    United #84 - Departs EWR 4:25 p.m.

Sunday, March 27
Nof Ginosar Inn

Tiberias, Israel

International Outbound Flight:    United #84 - Arrives TLV 9:55 a.m.

Late morning arrival in Tel Aviv. We meet up with our guide and bus driver and jump into our program by traveling up the Mediterranean coast to the ruins of the fascinating city of Caesarea (by the Sea).  We'll talk of Peter and Paul before moving on to Mount Carmel and hear of the prophet Elijah. From that vantage point we'll view the Valley of Armageddon, then head to our hotel at a kibbutz on the shores of the Sea of Galilee where we'll stay for the next three nights.

Monday, March 28
Nof Ginosar Inn

Tiberias, Israel

After a breakfast overlooking the Sea of Galilee, we head north with a stop at Tel Dan, then we'll travel to Caesarea Philippi where Jesus asked his disciples what people were saying about Him. We'll travel the Golan Heights, have a fish lunch, then circle back to the sea and pause where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount and miraculously fed 5,000 people. We'll head back to the kibbutz and visit the Jesus Boat Museum.

Tuesday, March 29
Nof Ginosar Inn

Tiberias, Israel

Today we start in Nazareth, the boyhood city of Jesus. Later we'll gather at the stream where Gideon chose his 300 soldiers. We'll conclude the day with a time of baptism in the Jordan River, and then we'll take an unforgettable boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.

Wednesday, March 30
Crowne Plaza Hotel

Dead Sea, Israel

We depart the Galilee and head south following the Jordan River. We'll pause in the ancient city of Jericho and move on to Kumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, before going by cable car to the top of Masada. This fabulous day concludes at our hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea and enjoy a relaxing "float" in its salty waters. 

Thursday, March 31
Leonardo Plaza Hotel

Eilat, Israel

We get an early start for our lengthy bus ride to the border of Jordan and Egypt. We'll take a boat ride and have lunch on the Red Sea before checking into our hotel in the resort city of Eilat across from the sea from Aqaba, Jordan.

Friday, April 1
Grand Court Hotel

Jerusalem, Israel

It's up and at 'em as we make the long drive toward Jerusalem with a stop in 'the city of David,' Bethlehem.  We'll pause in the fields around the city before visiting the famous sight of Jesus' birth. Before departing the city, we'll do some shopping and have lunch. Then it's on to our hotel in Jerusalem.

Saturday, April 2
Grand Court Hotel

Jerusalem, Israel

We will start our visit in Jerusalem by going to the Mount of Olives and walk down the Palm Sunay Road into the Garden of Gethsemane. In the afternoon we'll visit the Pool of Bethesda, stop at the Upper Room, and visit the area where Jesus was condemned.

Sunday, April 3
Grand Court Hotel

Jerusalem, Israel

Today we visit the famous Wailing in the Old City and walk the length of the city walls through the Rabbi's Tunnel. We then follow in the footsteps of Jesus as He carried his cross to Golgotha, ending our walk at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Then we'll gather at the hotel for dinner followed by a special farewell time.

Monday, April 4
In flight

Today we'll walk from our hotel to the Garden Tomb in the shadows of Golgotha for a tour of the facilities and see an empty tomb followed by a memorable Communion service. Afterwards the rest of the day is free for revisiting places, shopping, eating, exploring, or even taking a well-deserved nap. Dinner is at the hotel and then we depart for the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv and our late-night flight back to the good old USA.

 

International Flight Schedule:     United #91 Departs TLV 11:25 p.m..

 

Tuesday, April 5
Arrival in USA and homeward bound

International Flight Schedule:    United #91 Arrives EWR 4:20 a.m.

Early morning arrival at Newark's Liberty International Airport and 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