1913 Crossway Baptist Church

Crossway Baptist Church
Dr. Michael Grisanti
September 19-27, 2019
Price: $2,550

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Tour Itinerary**

DAY 1 – September 19


Sunset over the Mediterranean, Netanya, Israel

Each participant should schedule their arrival in Israel to meet at the Gilgal Hotel in Tel Aviv by 6PM.

NOTE: In order to arrive in time, you must schedule your departure from the USA no later than September 18, giving close attention to arrival times in Israel.

Overnight: Tel Aviv


Today, you will make your way to the Sea of Galilee. Along the way, you will visit Caesarea, where Paul almost persuaded Agrippa to be a Christian; Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged the prophets of Ba’al; Megiddo, which guards over the Valley of Armageddon; Jezreel, the home of Ahab and Jezebel; and, finally the Nazareth Village, a first-century village that will provide a visual and cultural experience of village life in the times of Jesus.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

DAY 3 – September 21

Aerial view of Capernaum. ©2018 Craig Dunning

This day will be spent in the north. You will visit Tel Dan and see Jereboam’s altar and a rare mud brick gate from the time of Abraham. Next, you will drive up to Caesarea Philippi (Banias) where Peter made his confession, “Thou art the Christ, the son of the living God.” Returning by way of the Golan Heights you will stop at Bethsaida and Capernaum, Jesus’ Galilean ministry headquarters. Finally, you will see the ancient boat at Nof Ginnosar before sailing across the Sea of Galilee to end the day.

After a buffet dinner you will be free to visit the lake shore or hang out around the hotel and talk with others about the day’s activities.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

DAY 4 – September 22

Heath Johnson of Paris, Texas laughs at the sensation of floating in the Dead Sea. (Photo: ©2015 Craig Dunning)

Heath Johnson of Paris, Texas laughs at the sensation of floating in the Dead Sea.

You will begin the day overlooking the Sea of Galilee from the Arbel Cliff. On your way to the Dead Sea, you will visit Bet Shean, the city where Saul’s body was hung on the wall, and Qasr el Yehud, a possible location of Jesus’ baptism. After arriving at your hotel, you will be able to float in the Dead Sea.

Overnight: Dead Sea


A very early start will take you through the Dead Sea Valley, including stops at Masada, the En Gedi, Qumran, and Jericho before arriving in Jerusalem.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 6 – September 24

Dome of the Rock

Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, Jerusalem

An early breakfast will get you ready for a wonderful day in Jerusalem, the Holy City. You will ascend the Temple Mount, the most sacred area in the world for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims. A visit to the Old Testament Jerusalem Model will help you understand the history and development of Jerusalem during the OT period. You will spend time in the Jewish Quarter, at the Southern Steps Excavations, and the City of David, which includes a walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. This 1750 feet long water channel takes you under the City of David to the Pool of Siloam (Jn 9).

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 7 – September 25

You will spend the morning in the Shephelah, the foothills west of Jerusalem. Stops include Tel Bet Shemesh and Tel Azekah.

In the afternoon, you will be back in Jerusalem visiting the Israel Museum, which includes the Jerusalem Model and the Dead Sea Scroll exhibit at the Shrine of the Book.

Overnight: Jerusalem


View of the Eastern Gate and Temple Mount across the Hinnom Valley from the Mount of Olives.

View of the Eastern Gate and Temple Mount across the Hinnom Valley from the Mount of Olives.

Today will be a special day. After breakfast you will ascend the Mount of Olives for an overview of Jerusalem, the Kidron Valley and the Eastern Gate. Afterward, you will descend by foot to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was betrayed by Judas.

In the afternoon, you will visit Bethlehem and the Herodium, Herod the Great’s final resting place. Finally, you will visit the Garden Tomb to finish your Holy Land Visit.

After your farewell dinner you will have time to prepare your things for a morning return flight.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 9 – September 27

You will say goodbye to Jerusalem and have an early morning transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your return flight with memories that you will cherish forever.

NOTE: All participants will have access to a hotel room until 10:00AM September 27. You may schedule your return flight from late evening September 26 through September 27. All participants will need to check out of the hotel by 10:00AM on September 27, 2019.

** The above itinerary is subject to change based on local conditions, which may include, but is not limited to weather, crowds, and security matters.


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