Tours

Holy Land Classic 2017 with Michael DeFazio & Mark Christian

10 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $3498

What’s Included

  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare
  • Live Audio Headsets
  • Study Guide

* Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight.

Day 2 Arrive Tel-Aviv

You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel to enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.

Day 3 The Galilee

Worship as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, center of Jesus'’ ministry in the Galilee, and the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matt.4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate 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). See the Chapel of the Primacy, where Peter professed his devotion three times to the risen Christ (John 21). In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue.

Day 4 Cana, Nazareth, Megiddo & Caesarea

Visit the Franciscan Wedding Chapel in Cana, site of Jesus'’ first miracle, before continuing on to Nazareth, Jesus'’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Look out over Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. Today’s last stop is Caesarea, a center of the early Christians where an angel visited Cornelius, the first Gentile believer (Acts 10), and where Paul was imprisoned for two years before appealing to Caesar.

Day 5 Qasr El Yehud, Jericho & Mount of Olives

Visit the baptismal site of Qasr el Yehud, where tradition says Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Travel to Jericho (the oldest city in the world) and visit the ruins of the ancient city conquered by Joshua (Josh. 6:1, 2 & 20). In the distance, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4:1-11). Stand atop the Mount of Olives as Jesus did and enjoy a remarkable view of the "“Golden City"” of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock. Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives (Acts 1:9-12).

Day 6 Masada, Qumran & the Dead Sea

Enjoy a visit to Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod that later became the final tragic stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. Ride the cable car to the top to explore the fortress and look down upon the remains of the Roman camps and siege ramp below. Continue to Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery. End your day with the opportunity to take a dip in the mineral laden waters of the Dead Sea.

Day 7 Jerusalem & Bethlehem

In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’' birthplace and see the Church of the Nativity constructed over the site (Matt. 1:18-25). Gaze out over Shepherds’' Field before returning to Jerusalem. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus'’ crucifixion (Matt. 26:36-44). 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). Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14:12).

Day 8 Jerusalem & the Old City

Walk the Cardo, the ancient main street of the Old City. Explore ancient Jerusalem at the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5:1-31). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne and experience its rich acoustics. Visit Herod’'s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus appeared before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:1), and follow in Christ’'s steps on the Via Dolorosa ("the Way of the Cross"). At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, take time to reflect on His sacrificial love.

Day 9 Jerusalem

Travel to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and where Mary visited Elisabeth (Luke 1: 26-40). Explore the poignant exhibits of Yad Vashem, Israel'’s Holocaust Memorial. Visit the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion.

Day 10 Return to the USA

Return home with memories to share!

Departure Dates