Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus with Pastor Dave & Jerri McGarrah

Overview

This package is currently closed.

Deadline for reservations: August 5, 2021

Style Biblical Journeys
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures
What to Expect This moderately-paced, escorted tour involves a fair amount of walking or hiking, often on uneven terrain, requiring a good level of physical fitness to fully enjoy the trip. This tour also includes long scenic drives between destinations. Travel safely and confidently with our new health & safety protocols.
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Package includes

  • Flights
  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Round trip international flights from BOISE to Tel Aviv via San Francisco via scheduled carrier, including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • Arrival & departure transfers with meeting, assistance and porterage services
  • All intra-transportation and transfers via air-conditioned motor-coach
  • 8 nights’ first class hotel accommodations in Israel
  • Breakfasts and dinners daily
  • 7 days’ comprehensive touring program including entrance fees
  • Professional, English-speaking Tour Director
  • Tips included for drivers, tour director and hotel staff

Why you'll love it

  • Visit Caesarea, Roman capital of Judea
  • Megiddo, Biblical Armegeddon
  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
  • Baptism at Yardenit on the Jordan River
  • Masada, Qumran & the Dead Sea
  • Garden of Gethsemane
  • The Garden Tomb

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices, with flights
per person, double occupancy*
2021 DEPARTURES
Dates Price
Departs U.S.: Fri, Nov 5, 2021
Finishes: Sun, Nov 14, 2021
Nov 5 – Nov 14
$3999 Sold Out

Options & Fees

Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus with Pastor Dave & Jerri McGarrah
Double Occupancy included
Single Occupancy $999

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
Boise (BOI)

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above. Please review the flight schedule, especially if you're booking connecting flights.

Want to fly from another city? Unfortunately, we don't offer flights from other cities, but you can book your own connecting flights.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

  • Board your overnight flight Boise to Tel Aviv, Israel via San Francisco. Aloft, we will have dinner, time to sleep, breakfast, and the opportunity to praise the Lord for His beautiful creation from the vantage point of 35,000 feet!

Day 2 Tel Aviv

  • Arrive in Tel Aviv
  • Meet your Tour Director-Guide
  • Check-in at your hotel

Dan Panorama Tel Aviv Dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Aerial view of Tel Aviv

Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv. Meet your tour director-guide who will assist you with customs formalities and escort you to your waiting touring coach. Then arrive at your hotel with some time to settle in before dinner at your hotel.

Day 3 Judea, Caesarea, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Nazareth & Tiberias

  • Excavations of the port city of Caesarea
  • Mt Carmel, where Elijah defeated the priests of Ba’al
  • Megiddo, Biblical Armageddon, with excavations of 20 layers of civilization
  • Nazareth and Mary’s Well

Nof Ginosar Hotel Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Ruins of Caesarea

After breakfast in the hotel, drive north along the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea, Roman capital of Judea. Here you’ll view the beautifully restored theater, and the ruins of the ancient town, its harbor, and aqueduct. Overlook Megiddo (Biblical Armageddon), on our way to Sea of Galilee. Continue to Muhraka on Mt Carmel, where Elijah defeated the priests of Ba’al, then continue to Nazareth, where you’ll visit Mary’s Well and Basilica of annunciation. Stop at the Magdala excavation site. 

This afternoon arrive at Kibbutz Nof Ginossar on the Sea of Galilee, and view the 1st century “Jesus Boat,” found by members of the kibbutz after a drought in 1985 caused the water level in the Sea of Galilee to fall, exposing this ancient boat. Buried in a mud bank for almost two millennia, it is the only ancient boat to be recovered from the Sea of Galilee.   Dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Galilee

  • Boat ride across the Sea of Galilee
  • Capernaum and the ruins of the ancient synagogue
  • Mt Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount
  • Hula Valley
  • Golan Heights

Nof Ginosar Hotel Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Church of the Beatitudes

After breakfast, Set sail on the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum and visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to Korazin, a city condemned by Jesus, and see Mt. of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. Then proceed via the Hula Valley with its spectacular panoramic views of the fertile fields of the Galilee to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications in Mt. Bental, then visit nature reserve of Gamla, a stronghold of Jewish warriors during 2nd temple.   Later, drive along the Sea of Galilee back to your hotel for dinner and overnight. 

Time permitting, visit the Canaanite city rebuilt by King Solomon at Hazor. 

Day 5 Yardenit, Be’it Shean, Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea

  • Take part in a baptism at Yardenit on the Jordan River
  • Tour Beit She’an
  • Drive through the Jordan Valley to the Dead Sea

Daniel Dead Sea Hotel Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Roman columns, Be’it Shean

Breakfast, and check out your hotel. Begin your day at Yardenit, a special site on the Jordan River, for a Baptism service. Continue to Beit She’an, ancient city which has been extensively excavated and is considered the best preserved Roman-Byzantine city in Israel, with beautiful, colonnaded streets, bath houses, and magnificent mosaics. Continue driving south through the Jordan Valley to Jericho, the oldest known city in the world. It is near Jericho that Jesus was baptized by John.  Arrive at your Dead Sea Spa Hotel where you’ll have the opportunity for a dip in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea and to enjoy the beautiful spa facilities.

Day 6 Masada, Ein Gedi & Jerusalem

  • Visit Masada, the last stand against the Romans
  • Enjoy a hike through Ein Gedi Nature Reserve to David’s Waterfall
  • View the Qumran Caves

Dan Panorama Jerusalem Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Masada

Ascend this morning by cable car the fortress of Masada, where Jewish defenders made their last stand against Rome in AD 73. Continue along the shore of the Dead Sea to Ein Gedi, David’s waterfall and a wonderful nature center Have the opportunity for a dip in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea and to enjoy the beautiful spa facilities. Stop in Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

Later this afternoon, begin the ascent up to Jerusalem and the highlight of your visit to Israel. Stop for overview of Old City from Mt. Scopus.

Day 7 Jerusalem

  • Temple Mount visit

Dan Panorama Jerusalem Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Dome of the Rock Today, ascend the Temple Mount and see Al Aqsa Musk and Dome of the rock*. Continue to visit the City of David and Hezekaya’s tunnel, and then stop at Davidson center and visit the southern steps of the temple. Our last stop will be the temple institute.

Day 8 Old City of Jerusalem

  • Mount of Olives
  • Garden of Gethsemane
  • Mount Zion and the Upper Room
  • Western Walls
  • Walk the Via Dolorosa
  • Pray at the Garden Tomb

Dan Panorama Jerusalem Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Garden Tomb, Old City of Jerusalem Today, enjoy a full day of sightseeing in the Old City of Jerusalem, exploring your Christian heritage and its Jewish roots. Begin your day with a visit to the Mount of Olives, Walk the Palm Sunday path to Dominus Flevit Chapel, and visit the ancient olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane. Drive through and the Kidron Valley to Mount Zion. Visit the restored Jewish Quarter, the Western (Wailing) Wall, and end the day at Garden Tomb.

Day 9 Bethlehem

  • Shepherd’s Field and Church of Nativity
  • Herodian
  • Farewell dinner

Dan Panorama Jerusalem Breakfast & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem

Today, we will visit Bethlehem, with Shepherd’s Field and the Church of the Nativity. Later, we will continue to Herodion, where King Herod was buried. Time permitting we will drive to Valley of Ellah, locaton of the battel between David and Golaith, in Tel Azaqah.  This evening, enjoy farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.  After dinner, transfer to Ben Gurion airport to check-in for your flight back to the U.S. departing shortly after midnight.

Day 10 Depart Israel/Arrive USA

  • Your spiritual journey comes to an end as you arrive in the USA later today.

Hotels

Dan Panorama Tel Aviv
Dan Panorama Tel Aviv
First Class

The Dan Panorama Hotel Tel Aviv offers easy access to everywhere you want to be. The soft sands of the Mediterranean beaches are just across the road. Stroll along the coastal promenade to the flea market and scenic harbor of ancient Jaffa or to the outdoor cafés of Tel Aviv. A fascinating walk through the adjoining historic neighborhood leads to Israel’s major corporate and financial headquarters.

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Nof Ginosar Hotel
Nof Ginosar Hotel
First Class

With an outstanding location on the banks of the Sea of Galilee and at the foot of Mount Arbel, the Nof Ginosar Hotel offers the ideal base for exploring Upper Galilee, Jordan Valley and Golan Heights. Situated 10 kilometers north of Tiberias, the Nof Ginosar provides a relaxing and quiet retreat away from the noise and busyness of the city.

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Daniel Dead Sea Hotel
Daniel Dead Sea Hotel
First Class

Situated at the world's lowest point, on the shores of the extraordinary Dead Sea, the hotel is just a short distance from ancient biblical and historical sites such as the stronghold of Masada.

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Dan Panorama Jerusalem
Dan Panorama Jerusalem
First Class

The Dan Panorama Hotel Jerusalem is located in the heart of the city offering easy access to the Old City, Bloomfield Garden, King David Hotel and other fascinating places of interest.

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In the unlikely event that a particular hotel is not available, a similar or better hotel may be substituted.

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