Israel is the setting for thousands of years of biblical history. This is the place where past, present, and future intersect. In addition to visiting the main Biblical and historical sites, Covenant Journey also includes modern Israel with expert speakers in government, national security, military, the Middle East, education, business and technology, and a rare experience to meet a Holocaust survivor.
Although the itinerary is subject to change, each tour usually includes the following sites:
1. The Galilee and Tiberius Region
- A boat cruise on the Sea of Galilee
- Capernaum – where Jesus performed most of his ministry
- The Mount of Beatitudes
- Baptism in the Jordan River (for those wanting to be baptized)
- Nazareth – the small community where Jesus was raised as a young child
- Magdala – the home town of Mary Magdalene and the site of a First Century meeting place or synagogue
2. Northern Israel
- A visit to the strategic Golan Heights where you can see the nearby Syrian and Lebanese Borders
- Caesarea Philippi – where Peter declared Jesus to be Messiah
- Walk on Mount Megiddo, better known by the name, Armageddon
- Spectacular ancient ruins
- Mount Carmel – where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal
- Caesarea Maritima – a stunning archeological site on the Mediterranean Sea developed by Herod the Great, where the Apostle Peter learned the Gospel was going to the Gentiles and where the Apostle Paul appealed his case to Caesar
3. The Judean Desert
- Masada – an important place in Jewish history on the coast of the Dead Sea where the Jewish people last stood before the final conquest of the Roman Empire
- Qumran – the important site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947
- Hike Ein Gedi, where David took refuge when he was pursued by King Saul
- Float in the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth
- Jerusalem is an adventure and is full of amazement!
- Visit the City of David and walk through an ancient water tunnel
- Pray at the Western Wall
- Visit the Mount of Olives
- Meditate in the Garden of Gethsemane
- Explore many other places of incomprehensible significance including The Upper Room, the home of Caiaphas, the high priest, the Pools of Bethesda, Antonia Fortress, the Praetorium, the Via Dolorosa, and The Garden Tomb.
- In Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, you will also encounter Israel’s modern history and national life as you visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum, meet with a Holocaust survivor, and receive expert briefings from leaders in government, national security, and the Israel Defense Forces, and business and technology. Your group will include no more than 40-55 people. We encourage participants to interact with one another and the people and places of Israel.
CLIMATE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: During a typical Covenant Journey 10-day tour with 8 to 9 days in Israel, the group will walk on average a total of 35 to 50 miles, go up and down many steps, and, depending on the time of the year, experience weather ranging from a winter cold to a summer heat between 70 to 110 degrees. The walking and weather vary from day to day. An air conditioned luxury bus provides ground transportation to the various locations. Participants are expected to have the physical capacity to keep up with the group.