Join Rev Jamie Jenkins on this 12 day North Georgia Holy Land tour departing March 11, 2019!
Starting at $3996 from Atlanta, GA
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Domestic Airfare
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- Overseas Transfers
- Study Guide
- Visas (U.S. Citizens)
- International Airfare
Day 1 Depart USA
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight.
Day 2 Arrive in the Holy Land
Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Bethlehem, Jordan River and Jericho
Explore one of the most exciting archeological digs in Israel the Herodion, the palace fortress and final resting place of Herod the Great. In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus birthplace and see the Church of the Nativity constructed over the site (Matthew 1: 18-25). Gaze out over the Shepherds Field, where angels first proclaimed the Good News. Visit the baptismal site of Qasr el Yehud, where tradition says Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Journey to Jericho (considered the oldest city in the world) to visit the ruins of the ancient city conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:1).
Day 4 Masada, Qumran and Wadi Qelt
Ascend by cable car to Masada, Herods legendary mountaintop fortress which became the last desperate stronghold of the Jewish Zealots against the Romans. Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. Just off the Roman road that Jesus "walked", is the Wadi Qelt gorge, site of the Monastery of St. George. End your day with a dip in the salt and mineral laden waters of the Dead Sea.
Day 5 Emmaus, Caesarea Maritima, Megiddo and Nazareth
Journey through the Valley of Elah, where David defeated Goliath (I Samuel 17). In Emmaus, recall how the resurrected Jesus appeared to two of His disciples (Luke 24:13). Visit the Roman Aqueduct and Theatre at Caesarea, a center of early Christianity and where Paul was imprisoned for two years (Acts 10). Travel the ancient caravan route through the Jezreel Valley to Tel Megiddo, an exciting archeological dig with its layers of twenty different cities built on top of each other. Visit Nazareth, Jesus boyhood home. View Cana and the site of Jesus' first miracle.
Day 6 The Galilee
Sail across the Sea of Galilee and experience a special onboard worship service. Visit Kibbutz Nof Ginosar and learn about the Ancient Boat, a rare and excellent example of the kind of boat in which Jesus would have sailed. On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7). As you pray in the Chapel of the Primacy, remember how Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ three times (John 21). Enjoy beautiful Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry, and visit the synagogue located on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:13, 23). Visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves in Tabgha, the traditional location of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17).
Day 7 Northern Galilee
Travel north through the Golan Heights to Hazor, one of the oldest archaeological sites in Israel. Here Joshua fought against Jabin (Josh 11:1-11). Hazor was later fortified by Solomon. Walk the ancient remains of Tel Dan and see where the altar built by King Jeroboam I once stood (I Kings 12). Visit Caesarea Philippi, where Peter told the Lord, "You are the Christ!" (Matt. 16). Visit Nimrod's Fortress that graces the slopes of Israel's highest mountain, Mount Hermon. The fortress overlooks the forested dales and magnificent landscape of the area. Continue to Bethsaida where Jesus chose five of his disciples (Matt. 4: 18-21; John 1: 39-51). In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue. Pass through the Valley of the Doves, a major pathway in the time of Christ. He and his disciples passed through this valley as they walked the Galilee.
Day 8 Beit Shean and Samaria
Visit Beit Shean, a city continuously inhabited for over 5,000 years. This is the city where Saul and his sons' bodies were hung from its walls (1 Sam. 31). The uncovered ruins date back to the Greek/Roman city that was part of the Decapolis of Jesus' day. Visit Sebastia and Samaria, the capital of the Northern Kingdom and home to Ahab and Jezebel. Continue past Tel Dothan, thought to be the place where Joseph found his brothers with their flocks (Genesis 37). See Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim where the Israelites recited the blessings and curses of the Law. In modern day Nablus (ancient Shechem), see where the Samaritan woman encountered Christ (John 4) at Jacob's Well.
Day 9 Jerusalem Day 1
Explore the Davidson Center and the Southern Wall Excavations, including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. On Mount Zion, see the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned the night of His arrest (Matthew 26:57-65). Nearby is the Upper Room revered as the location of the Last Supper (Mark 14:12-26). On Mount Zion view the site of King Davids Tomb.
Day 10 Jerusalem Day 2
Be inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Jerusalem (the Golden City") as you stand on the Mount of Olives, the place from which Jesus ascended into heaven forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1:9-12). At Dominus Flevit church, visit the place where Jesus mourned for Jerusalem. Visit both the Church of All Nations and the private garden area across the road for a time of contemplation in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt. 26:36-44). You will visit the village of Lazarus and Martha, Bethany, to view the Tomb of Lazarus. Understand better the Jerusalem of Jesus day with a look at the First Century Model of the City of Jerusalem, now housed at the Israel Museum. The museum itself houses 10,000 years of archeological artifacts. Also visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Book of Isaiah, discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls, is displayed.
Day 11 Jerusalem Day 3
Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne, renowned for its beautiful acoustics. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5: 1-31). At Herods Antonia Fortress (Luke 23:1), see where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate. Walk the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross, and stand in reverence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Remember the Lords sacrificial love at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Take a leisurely stroll down the Cardo, the main street of the Old City where modern shops stand among ancient ones. Visit the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion.
Day 12 Return to the USA
Return home with a memories to last a lifetime!
March 11, 2019From $3996* Register Now!