Join Rabbi Greg Hershberg for 9 Breathtaking Days of Biblical Understanding! Departing on February 20, 2020 with prices starting at $3,596* from Atlanta, GA.
All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- Learning Opportunities
- Study Guide
- International Airfare
Day 1 Feb. 20 – TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT TO TEL AVIV
Today we depart from the USA to Tel Aviv, Israel. Meals served in flight.
Day 2 Feb. 21 – TEL AVIV / TIBERIAS
Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv and travel to our hotel where we will enjoy dinner and a good night’s sleep.
Day 3 Feb. 22 – SEA OF GALILEE / CAPERNAUM / CHORAZIM / MOUNT OF BEATITUDES / TABGHA
Start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Enter the 2,000 year old remains of Capernaum (Luke 4) and stand in what is left of the synagogue in which the Lord ministered. Walk the streets of Chorazim, listed as a “city of woe” by Jesus (Matthew 11). Visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the traditional site where Jesus preached His Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Stop at Tabgha, where the feeding of the 5,000 is remembered at the Church of the Fish and Loaves (Luke 9). Also stop at the Chapel of the Primacy, where Peter confessed his devotion to Christ 3 times (John 21). Time for baptism in the Jordan River will be provided. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight
Day 4 Feb. 23 – GOLAN HEIGHTS / BANIAS / TEL DAN / MEGIDDO / MOUNT TABOR
Begin the morning with a journey north through the Golan Heights and better understand their strategic importance to the security of Israel. Wander the paths of Caesarea Philippi, where Peter proclaimed’ “You are the Christ” (Matthew 16). You will also visit the ancient remains of Tel Dan and the altar built by King Jeroboam I (I Kings 12). Stop at the Tel Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon (Revelation 16). Ascend Mount Tabor where Jesus was transfigured before Peter, James and John (Matthew 17). Return to the hotel for our last night in the Galilee area.
Day 5 Feb. 24 – MOUNT CARMEL / CAESAREA BY THE SEA / NEVE MICHAEL CHILDREN’S VILLAGE / HAAS PROMENADE
We’ll stand atop Mount Carmel, where Elijah prayed down fire from Heaven and defeated the 450 prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). Travel along the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea, where Paul made his defense before Festus and King Agrippa prior to his final journey to Rome (Acts 25 & 26). Visit Neve Michael Children’s Village, the only multi-disciplinary children’s home in Israel that provides refuge and a loving home for children and youth at risk. Look out over the city of Jerusalem from the Haas Promenade, before checking into our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 Feb. 25 – MOUNT OF OLIVES / GETHSEMANE / CAIAPHAS’ HOUSE / CITY OF DAVID / POOL OF SILOAM / HEZEKIAH’S TUNNEL / SOUTHERN EXCAVATIONS / WESTERN WALL
Start your day looking out over Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives (Luke 19 & 2 Samuel 15). Walk the Garden of Gethsemane (John 18), and take time to pray amongst olive trees, whose roots date back to Jesus’ day. Pass through portions of Caiaphas’ House, the High Priest at the time of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion. Wander the excavations of the City of David and note the recent discoveries. Stand on the steps of the Pool of Siloam, where the blind man was healed (John 9). Explore Hezekiah’s Tunnel, an amazing engineering feat that was dug from either end and met in the middle! (Note: Those who are claustrophobic may want to meet the group at the other end of the tunnel!) Explore the Southern Wall Excavations, including the Hulda Steps and the many Mikvahs at the foot of the steps. Touch a part of the Second Temple as we pray at the Western Wall.
Day 7 Feb. 26 – MASADA / EIN GEDI / DEAD SEA / JUDEAN WILDERNESS
Enjoy a visit to Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod and famous as the last stronghold of the Jewish Rebellion against the Romans. Ride the cable car to the top to explore the fortress. Peer down upon the remains of the Roman camps and siege ramp below. We’ll journey to the oasis of Ein Gedi, where David and his men sought refuge from Saul (1 Samuel 23). Touch the mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea. Even today, the road from the Dead Sea to Jerusalem twists for miles as it climbs from below sea level into the Judean Mountains. Jesus traveled the nearby Roman road, the setting of His parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10).
Day 8 Feb. 27 – HERZOG HOSPITAL / YAD VASHEM / GARDEN TOMB
This morning visit Herzog Hospital. Wander the paths and halls of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, where we are reminded anew that we must never let this happen again. Sense the agony of Christ’s crucifixion at Gordon’s Calvary and experience the exhilaration and reality of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb. After a time of discovery and reflection, prepare for your transfer to Tel Aviv.
Day 9 Feb. 28 – RETURN TO USA
Return home with memories of the people and places of Israel!
February 20, 2020From $3596* Register Now!