The trip of a lifetime, a pilgrimage to Israel. We are thrilled to announce this extraordinary visit to the Holy Land to honor the legacy of Luis Palau hosted by PALAU the Movie.
Wednesday, April 15
This is the day that we begin our journey to the Promised Land!
Thursday, April 16
Arrive Tel Aviv, Israel and travel through the Valley of Armageddon where the final battle will take place before the Lord will return to bring redemption and everlasting peace! Arrive at the beautiful Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight.
Friday, April 17
Awake to an inspirational view of the Sea of Galilee. Travel around the Lake to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. Here we will have a time of reflection on these life changing principals. Continue to Capernaum, which was the center of Jesus ministry and where we will see the remains of the synagogue that he taught in. See an ancient 2,000 year- old -fishing boat uncovered in the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Visit the new excavations of Magdala, birthplace of Mary Magdalene. Continue to the Jordan River where you will have the opportunity to be baptized. Experience Shabbat Dinner. Overnight Galilee.
Saturday, April 18
This morning we will travel the strategic Golan Heights (Biblical Bashan) to Northern Galilee. Visit the beautiful nature reserve of Tel Dan, one of the sources of the Jordan River. Walk along the Dan River and see ancient ruins which include the Gate of the City of Dan from the time of Abraham. We will then visit Caesarea Philippi, where Peter first spoke of his belief in Jesus as Messiah and where King David may have written Psalm 42. Take a Boat Ride at sunset across the Sea of Galilee with an evening of entertainment and worship. Overnight in Galilee.
Sunday, April 19
This morning we will make our way through the Jordan Valley passing Mt. Gilboa, where King Saul and Jonathan fell in battle. Pass Jericho and the Mt. of Temptation traveling through the Judean Desert to the lowest spot on earth, The Dead Sea. Stop at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Continue to Masada for a magnificent view and walk through the Herodian ruins. View Mt. Nebo, where Moses saw the Promised Land. Pass En Gedi, where David hid from Saul. At last, we ascend the Judean Mountains and prepare our hearts for our triumphal entry to His beloved city, Jerusalem. Overnight Jerusalem.
Monday, April 20
Begin the day at Jaffa Gate, where we will walk through the picturesque cobblestone ways of Jerusalem’s Old City. Visit the Jewish Quarter of the Old City where we will view the ancient Roman Cardo and the Broad Wall. Visit the Temple Institute, where we will see articles of worship that have been prepared for the Third Temple and hear about worship during the time of the First and Second Temples. Visit and pray at the Western Wall. See the Southern Excavations and the Southern Steps of the Temple. Overnight Jerusalem.
Tuesday, April 21
Start the day with a magnificent view of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount from the Mt. of Olives. Here Jesus ascended into heaven and will return with power and glory! Walk down the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane. Visit the House of Caiaphas on Mt. Zion, where Jesus spent His last night imprisoned. Visit Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Overnight Jerusalem.
Wednesday, April 22
Begin the morning at the City of David archaeological excavations where David conquered the city from the Jebusites. Walk the Via Dolorosa, the way of the cross to the Pools Bethesda. Stop for a view of Bethlehem. After lunch we will have an amazing experience to study the Scriptures with an orthodox rabbi. Rooftop dinner overlooking the Old City. Overnight Jerusalem.
Thursday, April 23
In the morning visit Golgotha and the Garden Tomb for communion service. Drive through the Ella Valley, where David slew Goliath. Stop at the ancient port city of Caesarea, where the gospel first went out to the gentiles and where Paul was imprisoned. Visit the ancient Roman Amphitheater before stopping for a cappuccino along the Mediterranean Sea. Have our final farewell dinner at ancient Jaffa, where Jonah set out on his journey. We then transfer to the airport for departure back to the U.S.
Friday, April 24