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You can connect to the Aglow family every moment as we walk the Holy Land each day, beginning with the first day of our tour, April 20, through our last day on April 28. Follow the journey by subscribing to the trip posts on the website.

NOTE: Itinerary is Subject to Change

Tuesday, April 18

  • Depart New York, NY (NYC) for your flight to Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Those from other nations depart per your own itinerary.

Wednesday, April 19

  • Tour participants arrive in Tel Aviv

Thursday, April 20

  • We begin our first full day in Israel with an Opening Session at the hotel with a message from our President, Jane Hansen Hoyt.
  • We will then visit Independence Hall where, on the 14th of May in 1948, David Ben Gurion read Israel’s Declaration of Independence, celebrating the restoration of the first nation in history to become a nation again 2,000 years of ceasing to exist.
  • Then we will visit historic Jaffa, where Peter received the revelation that God accepted Gentiles into belief in Yeshua, as Messiah. There will be time to visit the many eclectic shops also found in Jaffa.
  • Groups will make staggered visits to the Palmach Museum, which tells the story of the Israel Defense Force before and leading up to the creation of the State of Israel.
  • At the end of the day we will all meet together on the Mediterranean shore at the Café London for dinner.

Overnight: Tel Aviv, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Friday, April 21

  • After breakfast, our first stop will be Caesarea on the Mediterranean coast, which was a center for early Christians. Here Cornelius the Centurion and his household were saved and baptized (Acts 10), and it was also here that Paul made his defense before Festus and King Agrippa prior to his final journey to Rome.
  • Then we will travel to Mt. Carmel where Elijah issued his challenge to the false prophets. Your bus captains will lead a prayer time on the roof at Mt. Carmel where you will have a wonderful view of the Jezreel Valley (Valley of Armageddon).
  • After lunch, we will travel to Megiddo, also known as Armageddon, a fortress and city built by King Solomon. In the New Testament, it is the site of the “final battle.”

Overnight: Tiberias, Israel
Meals: Dinner

Saturday, April 22 – Shabbat

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • We will board the buses at 8:00am sharp, to visit and tour Midgal, birthplace of Mary Magdalene.
  • From there we will go to the Sea of Galilee for a boat ride with worship and singing aboard a replica of the boats used by the disciples.
  • Sailing across to Ginosaur, we will visit the ancient “Jesus Boat” – the remains of a 2,000-year-old boat that was discovered in 1986. This boat was used at the time of Jesus and his disciples.
  • After lunch, we will visit the Mount of Beatitudes (Matt. 5-8), where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount.
  • We will end our day at the 2,000-year-old remains of Capernaum (Matt. 4:13 13:54, 17:24, Luke 7, Mark 1:2, John 4:46-54). Here we can stand in what is left of the synagogue in which Jesus ministered. It was from this city that Jesus did most of his Galilean ministry, where he performed many miracles, and where Peter's mother-in-law lived and was healed.

Overnight: Tiberias, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Sunday, April 23

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • (Be sure to bring your bathing suit today if you are going to be baptized or rededicated in the Jordan River.)
  • We will drive up to the northern border between Israel and Lebanon and visit with the soldiers that guard this important border. Remember to bring your gifts for the soldiers.
  • We will continue on to visit Banias – ancient Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus said to Peter, “On this rock I will build my Church.”
  • We will conclude the day with a visit to Yardenit – the wonderful baptismal site on the Jordan River.
  • We will then return to our hotel for dinner.

Overnight: Tiberias, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Monday, April 24

  • After breakfast, we will gather in groups for the two tour selections.
  • One group will travel to the lowest spot on earth, the Dead Sea.
  • Once there, via cable car, we will ascend to the summit of the fortress of Masada.
  • We will also visit the Ein Gedi Oasis before travelling on to the Dead Sea. Bring your bathing suit and water shoes if you plan to experience the water, as the shore is rocky and the mud in the sea is sticky. Remember not to shave. Sunscreen and hats are recommended. Drink lots of water as the desert is very hot and dry and you can become dehydrated without even feeling thirsty. You can shop at the Ahava store and bring home wonderful products made from the Dead Sea.
  • The other tour option is to visit Tzipori (a village and archeological site), Bet Shean (an ancient city that was once part of the Decapolis), and Gideon’s Spring (where Gideon gathered his men before fighting the Midianites, Judg. 7).

Evening: A dinner meeting and briefing with Brigadier General Ilan Sabag.
Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Tuesday, April 25

  • In the morning, we will drive to the Mt. of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane.
  • Then to the Old City and a visit to the Upper Room.
  • After lunch, alternate groups will visit the Temple Institute and the Jewish Quarter, with time to experience both.

Evening: We will enjoy a dinner meeting with Asher Intrater and a team from Revive Israel.
Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Wednesday, April 26

  • After breakfast, we will travel to Mt. Scopus where we will commission all who have completed their Watchmen on the Wall seminar.
  • Then the group, along with the newly commissioned Watchmen, will go up to The Ramparts, the actual wall around the Old City, to take part in a time of targeted prayer.
  • We will also view the excavations and the Southern Steps of the Temple Mount.
  • We will visit the Western Wall (bring your prayers written on small pieces of paper to place into the wall).
  • Our day ends with staggered entrances into the memorable Chain of Generations exhibit and Virtual Reality experience.

Evening: A Farewell Gala
Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Thursday, April 27

  • After breakfast, we will tour the Friends of Zion Heritage Center in Jerusalem, followed by visits to the Christian Quarter.
  • After lunch in the Old City, we will visit the Garden Tomb, sharing Communion and time for quiet meditation.
  • We will return to the hotel for the balance of the day in preparation for those traveling home tonight.

Overnight: Jerusalem, Israel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Friday, April 28

  • Return flights home.

Meals: Breakfast