Biblical Journeys by Friendly Planet

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

Overview

$3949Tour + Flights 10days
price per person, double occupancy,* based on departure from LAX

Deadline for reservations: July 6, 2020

Style Biblical Journeys
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures November 2020
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.
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Package includes

  • Flights
  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Round trip international flights from Los Angeles OR San Francisco to Tel Aviv 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

Departure Dates & Prices

Departures & Prices, with flights
per person, double occupancy*
2020 DEPARTURES
Depart / Return Price
Departs: Tue, Nov 3, 2020
Returns: Thu, Nov 12, 2020
Nov 3 – Nov 12 $3949 Select

If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you reserve. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus with Pastor Dave & Jerri McGarrah
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement +$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
Los Angeles (LAX) included
San Francisco (SFO) included

This package offers round-trip flights from the cities listed above, subject to availability.

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

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA

  • Board your overnight flight to Israel from Los Angeles or 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

Accommodations: 1 night Dan Panorama Tel Aviv. Included meals: Dinner.

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

Tel AvivFull Day Itinerary: 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: Jaffa, Caesarea, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Nazareth & Tiberias

Accommodations: 2 nights Nof Ginossar. Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Jaffa
  • Excavations of the port city of Caeasrea
  • 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

Aqueduct, CaesareaFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast, take a panoramic tour of ancient Jaffa, with its connections to Jonah and Peter.  Continue north along the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea, ancient Roman capital of Judea. View the beautifully restored theater and the ruins of the ancient town, its harbor and aqueduct. Travel inland to Megiddo (Biblical Armageddon), then continue to Muhraka on Mount Carmel, where Elijah defeated the priests of Ba’al.  Then stop in Nazareth to visit the site of Mary’s well. This afternoon view the first century "Jesus Boat" found by members of Kibbutz Nof Ginosar after a drought in 1985 caused the water level in the Sea of Galilee to fall lower than usual, exposing this ancient boat. 

Day 4: Galilee

Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • 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

Mount of BeatitudesFull Day Itinerary: Set sail on the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum, and visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to Tabgha, site of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. Drive through the Hula Valley to ancient Caesarea Philippi, at the foot of Mount Hermon.  Continue later to Golan Heights, east of the Sea of Galilee, for spectacular panoramas and a visit to the former Syrian fortifications. 

Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

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

Accommodations: 1 night Daniel Dead Sea. Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

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

Baptism service, YardenitFull Day Itinerary: Begin your day at Yardenit, a special site on the Jordan River, for a Baptism service. Continue to Beit She’an, 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. Travel 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.

***Late Check-in - Not before 7:00PM***

Day 6: Masada, Ein Gedi & Jerusalem

Accommodations: 4 nights Dan Panorama Jerusalem. Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

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

Cable car, MasadaFull Day Itinerary: Ascend this morning by cable car to 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. After a visit to the Qumran Caves, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, begin the ascent up to Jerusalem and the highlight of your visit to Israel. On arrival, check in at your hotel. 

Day 7: Old City of Jerusalem

Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

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

Mount of Olives, JerusalemFull Day Itinerary: 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.  Enter the Old City within the walls and walk the Via Dolorosa, the agonizing route Jesus walked with the cross on the way to Golgotha.

Tour the Jewish Quarter including a visit to the Rabbinic Tunnels and the Western Wall, the most sacred spot in Jewish religious and national consciousness, by virtue of its proximity to the Western Wall of the Holy of Holies in the Temple. Each step takes us further into Jerusalem's history.  Dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Jerusalem 

Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Temple Mount
  • Israel Museum
  • Shrine of the Book
  • 2nd Temple Model
  • Yad Vashem
  • Bethlehem

Shrine of the Book, JerusalemFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast set out on a full day tour of Jerusalem, including visits to the Temple Mount, the Israel Museum, where you’ll view a scale model of Jerusalem during the 2nd Temple Period and the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and exhibited.  Continue to Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center and memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. This unique museum is also a center for education and research into themes that touch today’s world, as well as a historical account of the genocide perpetrated by the Nazis against Jews and many others during WWII. 

This afternoon, drive to Bethlehem, the biblical birthplace of Jesus, located about six miles south of Jerusalem.  Visit the important sites around Manger Square, then return to Jerusalem and your hotel.

Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Jerusalem

Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Enjoy a free day in Jerusalem
  • Farewell dinner

Western Wall, JerusalemFull Day Itinerary: Enjoy a full day at leisure in Jerusalem. Stroll the busy streets of downtown Jerusalem, shop in the Old City "shuk", and explore the many amazing facets of the world's most desired and coveted city. Enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers before your late evening transfer to Ben Gurion Airport to board your return flight home, departing shortly after midnight. Or, continue on an optional extension to Eilat, Israel’s popular resort city on the Red Sea!

Day 10: Arrive USA

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

 

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