Join Girlfriends in God on this exciting 9-Day journey where you will visit all the major sites, such as the Sea of Galilee, Mt. of Beatitudes, the Jordan River, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and more with prices starting at $3,198* from New York. Enhance your journey by adding the optional Jordan extension. The tour departs on March 14, 2019.
- 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
- Live Audio Headsets
- Study Guide
- International Airfare
Day 1 Depart the USA
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight.
Day 2 Arrive in Israel
You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Netanya to enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.
Day 3 The Sea of Galilee
Visit the Roman Aqueduct and Theatre at Caesarea, a center of early Christianity (Acts 10) and where Paul was imprisoned for two years (Acts 23: 22). Next, visit Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene (Luke 8:1‐3). See the recently discovered first‐century synagogue. Enjoy lunch before crossing the waters of the Sea of Galilee on a very special boat ride, complete with an onboard worship service. At Kibbutz Nof Ginosar, see the 2,000‐year‐old “Ancient Boat,” a rare example of the kind of boat in which Jesus might have sailed. Visit Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matt. 4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the text of the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5‐7). Explore the Church of the Fish and the Loaves at Tabgha, traditional site of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10). End your day with watching the sun set on the Sea from Mount Arbel.
Day 4 Israel’s Northern Territory & the Jordan River
At the ruins of Tel Dan, see the altar built by King Jeroboam I (I Kings 12:25‐30) and learn about the “House of David” fragment from the First Temple Period was discovered. Continue on to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter told the Lord, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God!” (Matt.16: 16). A scenic drive along the Golan Heights will give you some beautiful views of Syria and Jordan, as well as, Israel. See how the Druze live in this region. End your day with an opportunity for baptism in the waters of the Jordan River (Matt. 3).
Day 5 Jericho, Qumran, Masada & the Dead Sea
This morning we head to Jericho to visit the ruins of the ancient city Joshua conquered (Josh. 6:20). Off in the distance, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4:1). Stop in Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 by a Bedouin shepherd. Enjoy a visit to Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod and the final tragic stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. Ride the cable car to the top and look down upon the remains of the Roman camps. On the way to Jerusalem, stop at the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth, for an opportunity to take a quick dip in the mineral‐laden waters.
Day 6 Bethlehem & Free time
This morning, visit Bethlehem. Gaze out over Shepherds Field and visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace (Matt. 1: 18‐25). Visit the Church of the Nativity, built above the cave and considered the world’s oldest functioning church. Return to Jerusalem and be taken to Mahane Yehuda Market for time to shop and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the city.
Day 7 Jerusalem
Stand on the Mount of Olives for a remarkable view of Jerusalem (the Golden City); Jesus stood here before ascending into heaven forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1:9‐12). In the Kidron Valley across from the walls of Jerusalem, pray as Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt. 26:36). Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was questioned the night of His betrayal (Matt. 26:57). Recall the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14:12). Spend time in prayer at the Western Wall (the only remnant of the Second Temple of Jerusalem) and sit on the Teaching Steps where Jesus taught.
Day 8 Jerusalem
Walk the Temple Mount (conditions permitting), once the site of the Temple of Solomon (II Chronicles 3). See where Jesus healed on the Sabbath at the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1‐31). Walk the Via Dolorosa ("the Way of the Cross") to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (John 19), built over the traditional sites of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. At the Garden Tomb, share communion together and experience the reality of the Resurrection (John 20).
Day 9 Return to the USA
Return home with memories to last a lifetime!
Enhance Your Journey
Wonders of Petra & Dead Sea $999
March 22 - Cross the Allenby Bridge into Jordan. Visit Mt. Nebo & Madaba. Overnight in Petra or at the Dead Sea.
March 23 - Explore Petra. Travel to the Dead Sea area for a late dinner and overnight.
March 24 - Journey through Jerash, and then recross the border into Israel. Enjoy dinner before transferring to the airport for your return flight home.
March 25 - Return to USA.
March 14, 2019From $3198* Register Now!