Thursday, February 18
Our pilgrimage begins today. We depart Dallas for Newark, New Jersey (4 hour flight) and then Newark to Israel (10 hour flight) arriving in the morning around 10am. On our arrival, we will visit Joppa, Tel Aviv, Caesarea maritime and other sites in the area depending on the weather. We will finish the day at our hotel with a good dinner before rest.
Friday to Saturday, February 19-20
After breakfast, we will go to Mount Carmel, visit the Synagogue in Nazareth, and pass through Cana before ending in Tiberias (Sea of Galilee). During these days, we will visit the Mountain of the Sermon on the Mount, the city of Magdala, Capernaum, Corazin, Caesarea of Philippi, Mount Arbel, place of the Call of Peter (The Primacy of Peter), and Kibbutz Ginosar. There, we will see a boat built during the time of Jesus. We will cross the Sea of Galilee by boat and enjoy Saint Peter’s Fish, depending on the weather.
Sunday, February 21
After breakfast, we will make our way to the Dead Sea, stopping at the ruins of Bet Shean, Ein Gedi and the Jordan River (Betabara) near Jericho and Masada, where we will be able to celebrate baptisms. Next we’ll have the opportunity to visit and float in the Dead Sea before returning to our hotel.
Monday through Friday, February 22-26
After breakfast, we continue our way to Jerusalem. Throughout these days, we will visit the Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Pond of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Atrium of the Praetorium, High Room, House of Caiaphas, Bethlehem of Judah, Mount Zion, Museum of the Holocaust (Yao Vashem), the Ruins of the City of David, and much more depending on the weather. We’ll end each day with dinner.
Saturday, February 27
We return to our homes and families with many stories and experiences of Israel for our life and to share with our church and ministries.