More than three decades ago now, Deb and I and our kids took a long trip out west. We traveled thousands of miles and often drove much of a day to see just one monument, or site, or National Park. It was a great trip, but the driving was very tiring, as the USA is so very large!

When we visit Israel though, the only long travel day takes place while journeying to Israel itself. Once in country, the sites are so numerous and so geographically accessible, that our days are not filled with traveling, but rather with experiencing these amazing places. Our schedule each day will be fluid as variables can develop that will help us see more, experience more and maximize our time. Below though you will see what a typical day will look like, as well as what our tentative overall planned schedule is.

Typical Day

  • 7:00 am – Breakfast Buffet
  • 7:45 am – Board Bus
  • Noon – Lunch
  • 4:30 pm – Back to Hotel
  • 6 pm – Dinner Buffet
  • Evenings – Free and Explore
1 Sun, Nov 5, 2023 Arrive in Tel Aviv; drive to Herzliya (or arrive earlier if you would like) Herod, Herzliya
2 Mon, Nov 6, 2023 Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Nazareth, Cana, etc. Magdala, Migdal
3 Tues, Nov 7, 2023 Sea of Galilee Boat, Capernaum, Ginosaur, Migdal, Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, etc. Magdala, Migdal
4 Wed, Nov 8,2023 North to Golan, Naot, Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Katzrin, Olive Oil Factory, Baptisms, etc. Magdala, Migdal
5 Thurs, Nov 9, 2023 Beth Shan, Mt. Gilboa, Shiloh, Up to Jerusalem, etc. Prima Kings, Jerusalem
6 Fri, Nov 10, 2023 Jerusalem — Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Walk the Walls, The Shook, Bethlehem, etc. Prima Kings, Jerusalem
7 Sat, Nov 11, 2023 En Gedi, Masada, Dead Sea, etc. Prima Kings, Jerusalem
8 Sun, Nov 12, 2023 Jerusalem — Model, Western Wall, St. Anne’s, Cardo, Pool of Bethesda, Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, Laser Light Show, etc. Prima Kings, Jerusalem
9 Mon, Nov 13, 2023 Jerusalem — Path of Christ – Upper Room, House of Caiaphas, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb, etc. Prima Kings, Jerusalem
10 Tues, Nov 14, 2023 Your day (explore the old city; take a jeep trip into the desert; see the museums, go shopping, etc.) Prima Kings, Jerusalem
11 Wed, Nov 15, 2023 Flight Home (or continue on with personal plans) Plane