Join Dr. Stephen Peeples on a 10 day tour of the Holy Land!
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Domestic Airfare
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- Study Guide
- International Airfare
Day 1 USA to the Holy Land
Day 2 Arrive in Tel Aviv
Day 3 The Galilee
With Bible in hand, cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee aboard a Kinneret Sailing Company boat. Along the way, participate in a special onboard worship service. Travel to Capernaum, the center of Jesus ministry in the Galilee. Visit the synagogue which stands on the site where Jesus taught. Recall his teaching and preaching the gospel of the kingdom (Matt.4:13, 23). Travel to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached to the people (Matt. 5-7). Walk the streets of Chorazim, listed as a "city of woe" by Jesus (Matthew 11). Visit Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus traveled with His disciples and where nearby Peter made his great confession to Jesus, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God" (Matt. 16:16).
Day 4 Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea
Travel the ancient caravan route through the Jezreel Valley to Tel Megiddo where 20 different cities lie superimposed upon each other. Ascend Mt. Carmel where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal and overlook modern day Haifa (I Kings 18). Visit the Roman Aqueduct and Theatre at Caesarea, a center of the early Christians. Here, Cornelius became the first Gentile convert to the new religion (Acts 10) and Paul was imprisoned before being taken to Rome for Trial.
Day 5 Nazareth, Samaria, Jacob's Well
Day 6 Jericho, Ein Gedi, Masada
Day 7 Bethlehem & Herodian
In Bethlehem visit the cave where Jesus was born and the church which has been constructed on the site (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-7). Nearby, visit the Shepherds Field where the Good News was first heard. Visit the Herodion, the fortified palace and final resting place of Herod the Great.
Day 8 Jerusalem (day 1)
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). Walk to the Garden of Gethsemane and pray there as Jesus prayed (Matt.26:36-44). Stroll down the Kidron Valley to the Gihon Spring, the ancient water source of the city of Jerusalem and see the entrance to Hezekiahs Tunnel. Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas where Jesus was imprisoned for a night (Matt. 26:57 -65). Stand in the Upper Room, revered as the site of the Last Supper (Mark 14:12-26).
Day 9 Jerusalem (day 2)
This morning enjoy a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, and walk the Cardo, the ancient main street of the Old City once lined with shops and now partially restored. Visit the Davidson Center and the Southern Wall Excavations including the Teaching Steps, the Western Wall. View the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-31) where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle. Visit Herods Antonia Fortress where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23: 1-11). Walk the Via Dolorosa, "the Way of the Cross", and stand in reverence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Visit the Garden Tomb, possible site of the garden of Joseph of Arimathea and experience the reality of the Resurrection.