GENERAL ITINERARY

Sample Itinerary

Israel is the setting for thousands of years of biblical history. This is the place where past, present, and future intersect. In addition to visiting the main biblical and historical sites, Covenant Journey also includes modern Israel with expert speakers in government, national security, military, the Middle East, education, business and technology.

Itinerary Collage

Although the itinerary is subject to change, each tour usually includes the following sites:

The Galilee and Tiberius Region

  • Capernaum – where Jesus performed most of his ministry
  • Sea of Galilee boat cruise
  • The Mount of Beatitudes
  • Tabgha – the traditional site where Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and fish
  • Magdala – the hometown of Mary Magdalene and the site of a First Century meeting place or synagogue
  • Baptism in the Jordan River (for those wanting to be baptized)

Northern Israel

  • Golan Heights – where you can see the Syrian and Lebanese Borders
  • Caesarea Philippi – where Peter declared Jesus to be Messiah
  • Dan – one of the most northern cities of the twelve tribes that fell into paganism
  • Mount Carmel – where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal
  • Caesarea Maritima – a stunning archeological site on the Mediterranean Sea developed by Herod the Great, where the Apostle Peter learned the Gospel was going to the Gentiles and where the Apostle Paul appealed his case to Caesar
  • Walk on Mount Megiddo, better known by the name, Armageddon
  • Beit She’an – spectacular ancient ruins and one of the ten cities known as the Decapolis

The Judean Desert

  • Masada – an important place in Jewish history on the coast of the Dead Sea where the Jewish people last stood before the final conquest of the Roman Empire
  • Qumran – the important site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947
  • Hike Ein Gedi – where David took refuge when he was pursued by King Saul
  • Float in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth

Jerusalem

  • Jerusalem is an adventure and is full of amazement!
  • Pray at the Western Wall
  • Visit the Mount of Olives
  • Meditate in the Garden of Gethsemane
  • City of David – where King David established Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and where you can walk through one of the ancient tunnels
  • Visit the Upper Room and the House of Caiaphas, the high priest at the time of Jesus
  • Pools of Bethesda – where Jesus healed the paralyzed man
  • Pool of Siloam – where Jesus healed the man born blind,
  • Antonia Fortress – also known as the Praetorium and Ecce Homo, where Jesus appeared before Pontius Pilate
  • The Via Dolorosa – where Jesus carried the cross to His Crucifixion
  • The Garden Tomb
  • In Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, you will also encounter Israel’s modern history and national life as you visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum, and receive briefings on geopolitical issues, national security, the Israel Defense Forces, business, and technology. Your group will include no more than 40-50 people on the bus. We encourage participants to interact with one another and the people and places of Israel.



CLIMATE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: During our typical tour of Israel, the climate varies based on the season and the amount of walking and the surface the of terrain also vary based on the sites. Participants are expected to have the physical capacity to walk on uneven surfaces, walk up and down steps, and to keep up with the group. An air-conditioned bus provides ground transportation to the various locations we visit.



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