Israel,Jordan and Egypt (Dustin Wilson) Feb 8 – Feb 22, 2024


Day 1   Wed Feb 21 Depart Canada

Depart Winnipeg. Mealswill be served on board.

Overnight enroute

Day 2   Thu Feb 22 Arrive Israel - Biblical Garden and Elah Valley

Arrive Tel Aviv                                                                              

Upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport, you will be met by Smile and a Sunworld Tours representative and drive to the Biblical Garden of Neot Kedumim, where you will see many different trees mentioned in the Bible, an olive press, and a threshing floor. Enjoy a biblical lunch. Travel to the Elah Valley and then drive through Tel Aviv for a short view from Jaffa before traveling North to our hotel on the Mediterranean Coast.

Dinner and overnight in Netanya. 

Day 3  Fri Feb 23 Tel Aviv – Coastal Plain – Galilee

Drive along the ancient "Way of the Sea" to Caesarea to explore the ancient Roman ruins. Proceed to the Muhraqa, overlooking the Jezreel Valley and where we commemorate the battle of Elijah with the prophets of Baal. On to visit Megiddo, Armageddon, the Fortress City of King Solomon later built upon by King Herod.Visit Gideon’s spring by the Gilboa Mountains.  Continue to Mt. Precipice for a view of Nazareth.

Dinner and Overnight by the Sea of Galilee

Day 4   Sat Feb 24 Sea of Galilee – The Ministry of Jesus.

Visit Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Continue to visit the Site of Kursi. Continue to the Eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee to visit Hippos (Sussita). Visit Capernaum, and Magdala, and then enjoy a Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee with music and worship and end the day with a visit to the Ginosar Jesus Boat Museum.     

Dinner and Overnight by the Sea of Galilee  

Day  5   Sun Feb 25 Upper Galilee – Golan Heights

Travel up to the Upper Galilee to visit Tel Hazor and Tel Dan. Continue to the Banias Nature Reserve, site of the ancient Caesarea Philippi. End the day with a biblical hands on experience at Katzrin Talmudic Park.

Dinner and Overnight by the Sea of Galilee  

Day  6   Mon Feb 26 Jordan Valley – Bethlehem

We depart the Galilee and travel south along the Jordan River and Valley to visit Beit Shean, a magnificent ancient city of historical ruins from the Roman and Byzantine periods. Continue to view Jericho and Mt. Temptation and visit the Kaser El Yehud Baptism site on the southern tip of the Jordan River. Travel up to Jerusalem on the route pilgrims traveled throughout the centuries for a view of the Holy City of Jerusalem. Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

Day  7   Tue Feb 27 Bethlehem – Jerusalem

Start the day with a visit to Bethlehem to see Shepherd’s Field and the Church of the Nativity.   Continue to visit the site of Herodium.  Time for shopping at Machane Yehuda Market.

Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem


Day  8  Wed Feb 28 Jerusalem  

Start the day at the City of David, the oldest inhabited part of Jerusalem (the Canaanite Tunnels) and see the extensive excavations including the Pool of Siloam and Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Ascend the pilgrim road up to the walled Old City of Jerusalem to Visit Davidson Centre and see the Southern Wall Steps. View the Temple Mount and visit the Western Wall (add the West Wall Tunnel).  Explore the Jewish Quarter and the colorful alleys and markets. Time for shopping in the old city markets.    

Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

Day  9  Thu Feb 29 Jerusalem

Start the day at the Mount Olives to enjoy a view of the City of Jerusalem. Walk down the Palm Sunday path to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. Continue to the Christian quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem to walk along the Way of the Cross and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. End the day with a Tour and communion at the Garden Tomb. Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem

Day 10  Fri Mar 1 Dead Sea – Eilat  

This morning travel down to the Dead Sea Area via the Judean Wilderness. Visit Qumran, the center of the Essenes who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls. Float in the therapeutic, salt mineral water of the Dead Sea, the lowest area on earth. Visit Ein Gedi, the oasis where David hid from King Saul. Visit Masada, the fortress built by King Herod. Ascend by cable car to explore the excavations of the last stronghold of the Jewish Revolt against the Romans. Continue south to the Red Sea Resort town of Eilat. Dinner and Overnight in Eilat

Day  11   Sat Mar 2 Eilat – Optional Tour of Petra.

Free day to enjoy the resort of Eilat or enjoy a full day optional tour to the fantastic World Heritage site of Petra in Jordan.

Dinner and Overnight in Eilat

Day  12   Sun Mar 3 Eilat – Tel Aviv .

Depart Eilat to visit the Tabernacle in the Desert at Timna Nature Reserve, site of King Solomon’s Mines.

Travel north back to Tel Aviv via the Negev Desert and the city of Beer-Sheva to visit the new Abraham’s Well center and ancient Tel Beer Sheva.   . Dinner and Overnight in Tel Aviv

Day  13  Mon Mar 4  Home