2025 ISRAEL TRIP:
"PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD TRIP"
JUNE 2-11 / 2025
BRIDGES FOR PEACE ISRAEL 2025
Tuesday, June 3
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, we'll be served dinner and breakfast on the plane. Our land agent and guide will be there to meet us, assisting with arrival procedures. We'll drive to Caesarea, a city built by Herod the Great in 22 B.C. There, we'll explore the Roman Theater, the Aqueduct, and Herodian Port. This location holds significance as it's where Peter baptized Cornelius (Acts 10:44-48), and Paul faced trial (Acts 25). We'll then proceed to our hotel, Nof Ginosar, situated on the stunning shores of the Sea of Galilee, for dinner and an overnight stay. (D)
Wednesday, June 4
Our day begins with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, followed by a visit to the Ancient Boat Museum. We'll continue to Magdala, an ancient Jewish city on the Sea of Galilee's shore. Our journey then takes us to the Mount of Beatitudes, where the Sermon on the Mount took place, offering a serene setting for reflection. Capernaum, the city of Yeshua and Peter, will be our next stop, where we'll see Peter's house and the ancient synagogue where Yeshua preached and gathered his disciples. Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of the Fishes and Loaves and the Feeding of Five Thousand, is also on our itinerary. The day concludes back at the hotel for dinner and rest.
Thursday, June 5
After an early departure from Tiberias, we'll pause at Cana of Galilee, where couples can renew their wedding vows. Our journey then takes us to Tel Dan and Banias (Caesarea Philippi). Driving along the Golan Heights, we'll visit the ancient site of Beit Saida before returning to Nof Ginosar for dinner and overnight.
Friday, June 6
After breakfast, we'll stop at the Yardenit Baptismal site on the Jordan River. We'll then travel south through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean, where impressive Roman ruins await. Moving through the Judean mountains, we'll reach Jerusalem and pause at Mount Scopus for a panoramic view of the city. Our accommodation for the night will be at the Dan Hotel, where dinner and rest await.
Saturday, June 7
The day begins at Mount Olives, where we'll walk down the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane for communion. Our path takes us through Kidron Valley, passing the Tombs of Absalom, Zechariah, and James. We continue to Mount Zion to visit the Room of the Last Supper, the House of Caiaphas, and King David's Tomb. The day also includes visits to the Garden Tomb and Gordon's Golgotha before returning to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Sunday, June 8
After breakfast, we'll visit the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as an intricate model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. Driving to the Dead Sea, the Earth's lowest point, we'll explore Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Our route takes us to the mountain fortress of Masada, reached by cable car, to delve into its history as the site of the last Jewish resistance against the Romans in 73 AD. A chance to bathe in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea follows, before returning to Jerusalem for dinner and rest.
Monday, June 9
Our day includes a visit to the City of David, where we'll explore Hezekiah's Tunnel and the Pool of Siloam. The Davidson Center is next on our list before we proceed to the Jewish Quarter in the Old City. Here, we'll visit the Temple Institute and Herodian Mansion before returning to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Tuesday, June 10
With a late check-out from the hotel, our day begins with a visit to the Friend of Zion Museum, followed by a drive past the Knesset. Exploring the captivating Jewish Quarter in the Old City, we'll also have free time to savor its essence. The journey culminates with a FAREWELL DINNER before we depart for Ben Gurion Airport for our late-night flight back to the USA