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James and Kathy MacDonald are heading back to Israel for another faith-changing, soul-charging trip! Join us from November 7-16, 2018 as we unwrap pieces of biblical history together in the heart of the Holy Land.

experience scripture in a new and powerful way as it comes to life in front of you.

Our great God became Man and changed everything. Come experience the trip of a lifetime with us

Listen to and learn from God’s Word on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus called His disciples.

Walk through the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus spent His last night on earth.

Rejoice with us at the Empty Tomb, where the King of Kings triumphed over death forever!

Let God breathe new life into your faith.

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From the Sea of Galilee to the Garden of Gethsemane, we’ll We will follow the footsteps of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. As often as I've had the privilege to go, I come back changed... every time. James MacDonald

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1
Departure
Wednesday, Nov. 7
Depart Chicago / Atlanta / New York to Tel Aviv
Day 2
Day 2
NETANYA
Thursday, Nov. 8
Shabbat Shalom! We arrive in His land this afternoon. Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, we will be met and assisted through customs and to our motor coach. We will proceed to our hotel on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Day 3
Day 3
CAESAREA / MEGIDDO / TIBERIAS
Friday, Nov. 9
Today’s sites include the ancient seaport and Roman Theater at Caesarea. We travel southwest to the Valley of Armageddon and Megiddo. We arrive in Tiberias at our hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
Day 4
Day 4
SEA OF GALILEE / CAPERNAUM / CAESAREA / PHILIPPI
Saturday, Nov. 10
We begin our day with a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee landing at Kibbutz Nof Ginosar where we view the ancient Jesus Boat. We will continue to the Mt. of the Beatitudes before enjoying a lunch of St. Peter's fish. Later we visit Capernaum, Jesus' ministry base with its ancient synagogue. Time permitting, we will travel to Caesarea Philippi and the mouth of the Jordan River. We will end our day with an exciting baptismal service at the Jordan River. If you wish to be baptized, please bring a swimsuit. The Sabbath will begin this evening and you will notice some changes as everything closes a little early and remains closed until sundown Saturday.
Day 5
Day 5
JERICHO / DEAD SEA
Sunday, Nov. 11
This morning we travel to Jericho, City of Palms and after lunch continue south through the Jordan Valley to the shores of the Dead Sea to the beautiful David Dead Sea Resort & Spa for the balance of the day to relax at the hotel pools, Dead Sea spa, mineral pools or to enjoy other special services. Spa information available online https://www.david-deadsea.com
Day 6
Day 6
MASADA / QUMRAN / JERUSALEM
Monday, Nov. 12
We start our day at Masada, truly a remarkable piece of history. We proceed to Qumran, the site where a Bedouin shepherd found the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947. We then go up to the Holy City of Jerusalem! Enter HIS gates with gladness! Time permitting we will overview Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives before arriving at our hotel. Following dinner you will have the option to visit Ben Yehuda Street for fun and shopping.
Day 7
Day 7
JERUSALEM / MT. OF OLIVES / GETHSEMANE
Tuesday, Nov. 13
We begin our day on the top of the Mt. of Olives before taking the Palm Sunday path to the Garden of Gethsemane. We will have a very special prayer service in a private garden next to Gethsemane. Later we enter the Old City through the Lion's Gate and visit the famous Church of St. Anne with its rich, deep acoustics and the Pool of Bethesda. We continue to the Sisters of Zion Convent to visit the site of Pilate's Judgment Hall/Antonio Fortress. We continue to the house of Caiaphas. On our way back to our hotel we will stop at a local souvenir shop on the Mt. of Olives.
Day 8
Day 8
NEW CITY / OLD CITY / SOUTHERN WALL EXCAVATIONS
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Today we visit the Jewish Quarter, Wailing (Western) Wall before continuing to the Southern Steps and the City of David where we will view a special movie before returning to our hotel. Following dinner there will be an option to view a beautiful and informative sound and light show just inside the Jaffa Gate.
Day 9
Day 9
ISRAEL MUSEUM / GARDEN TOMB
Thursday, Nov. 15
Today we visit the Israel Museum and the Garden Tomb for an exciting time of praise and worship. We will view Golgotha and then tour the Garden itself with a visit to the empty tomb. Time permitting we may visit additional sites before returning to our hotel to freshen up and have dinner before checking out. We arrive at the airport for our overnight flight home.
Day 10
Day 10
HOME
Friday, Nov. 16
We return with memories and new friends to last a lifetime and beyond. This officially ends the Walk in the Word tour with James and Kathy. You may wish to stay and take advantage of the Jordan/Petra extension option below.

Jordan/Petra

EXTENSION OPTION. Led by Dr. Gary Frazier - Discovery Cruises & Tours

Day 10
Day 10
JERUSALEM / JORDAN
Friday, Nov. 16
The extension option begins this morning as we depart Jerusalem and cross into Jordan via the Allenby bridge. We visit Mt. Nebo and see the location where Moses had his first view of the “Promised Land.” We then continue to Madaba where we will see the most famous mosaic map of Egypt & Palestine with a detailed map of Jerusalem. We then check into our hotel on the Dead Sea.
Day 11
Day 11
PETRA
Saturday, Nov. 17
This morning we depart our hotel and travel south to the rose-colored rock city of Petra, the 8th wonder of the world. We will spend the day exploring this magnificent site and return to our hotel for the night.
Day 12
Day 12
JORDAN / TEL AVIV
Sunday, Nov. 18
This afternoon we depart Jordan via the Allenby bridge into Israel. We then travel to Tel Aviv and check-in to our hotel for the night.
Day 13
Day 13
TEL AVIV / HOME
Monday, Nov. 19
This morning we depart our hotel very early for our flight home.

Pricing

$4279

INCLUDED

Tours, hotels, meals, ground transportation and airfare from Chicago.

+ $140 tips includes tour and airfare from Chicago
+$1199

Jordan and Petra Extension

+$60 tips
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Recommended to plan for an additional $20 per day for beverages and snacks.

Deposit | $500 | Remaining balance due 60 days from departure

*Prices quoted are in US Dollars and based on fares and costs in effect at the time of publication. Published rates are subject to change without notice. Please contact the Walk in the Word Ministry Services Center for more information at (888) 581-WORD (9673).

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