Israel Tour (December 31, 2018 – January 9, 2019)

Follow their exploration throughout Israel!

Day 1

Day 1

Arriving in the Holy Land

It’s been a long journey since we began our trek to Israel. Our flight left the U.S in 2018 and landed in Tel Aviv in 2019! No doubt jet lag has already set in, but I can’t think of a more exciting way to begin the new year! Thirty-nine of us will be spending the next nine days in the Holy Land. This week, we will...

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Day 2

Day 2

Sea of Galilee & Mount of Beatitudes

The sunrise this morning revealed the breathtaking Sea of Galilee right behind our hotel. Jesus did the majority of His ministry here - some say as much as 90 percent. We spent our day on the sites surrounding this water. We're told in Matthew 4:19...

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Day 3

Day 3

Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights, & More

We began our day by trekking north from the Sea of Galilee. We visited the ancient city of Dan, where we saw the palace where one of the golden calves were located in Old Testament days (1 Kings 12:25-33). While in Dan, we also visited Abraham’s gate...

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Day 4

Day 4

Gideon's Spring & Bethlehem

Today we made our way from Tiberias along the Sea of Galilee to Jerusalem. We made several stops along the journey that have significance in both New and Old Testament stories. Our first stop was at Gideon's Spring....

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Day 5

Day 5

Jerusalem & Mount of Olives

We woke up this morning in Jerusalem! Traveling across the Mount of Olives is so surreal. On our first stop, we got a breathtaking view of the city. After a quick group photo and a frigid camel ride, we walked...

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Day 6

Day 6

Western Wall & Ancient City

We began our day at the southern steps that led in to the temple at Jesus’ time. It's said that Jesus entered through the South Entrance when He arrived on Palm Sunday. As we sat..

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Day 8

Day 7

Ein-Gedi & The Dead Sea

Today we began our journey at the site of Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan river. This river is the border between Israel and Jordan and both sides are currently being protected by military presence. While at the river, we read the account of Jesus’ baptism...

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Day 8

Day 8

Temple Mount & Garden Tomb

We began our last morning here in Israel walking past the Western Wall one final time as we approached the Temple Mount on Mount Moriah. This is the spot where Solomon built the Temple (2 Chronicles 3:1) and the Holy of Holies was kept. But if you look even further back in time, you’ll see that...

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