Israel Tour with Amy Fennimore & Moye Stauffer - May 2025

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Dear Friends,

Amy and Moye invite you to join us in celebrating the Jewish roots of our faith in Jesus Christ, God’s son, Yeshua the Messiah. We’ll visit Bethlehem where He was born; we’ll sail on the Sea of Galilee where He stilled the storm; and pray in the Chapel of the Beatitudes, where Jesus preached His Sermon on the Mount. We will view Golgotha where He died; and we’ll celebrate the Lord’s Supper outside the empty Garden Tomb! You can even be baptized in the Jordan River if you choose to.

We will see the locations of stories from the Old Testament and learn how geography is still shaping modern Israel. Our tour will enhance our biblical knowledge so that we will forever after read Scripture with different eyes.

All this will be done in warm fellowship with other believers from many parts of the United States. We’ll sing praises to the Lord every day as we travel through the land of the Bible, and of course, we will also laugh a lot!

We promise you an unforgettable journey that will deepen your faith and increase your joy. Don’t miss this special pilgrimage with us.

Blessings and love to you,
Amy West Fennimore & Moye West Stauffer

What's Included

Our tours are all-inclusive. Always.

All-Inclusive Pricing
Handpicked Hotels
Entrance Fees
Guided Tours
Gratuities & Tips
Deluxe A/C Buses
Portable Listening Devices
Fuel Surcharges
Buffet Breakfasts & Dinners
International Airfare


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Day by Day

  • 1
    Newark / Tel Aviv

    Our journey begins as we board our overnight flight to Tel Aviv, the largest city in Israel. Meals served on board.

  • 2
    Tel Aviv / Netanya

    Upon arrival in Tel Aviv we are met by our guide who will be with us for the time we are in the Holy Land. Board our bus and proceed to the city of Netanya on the Mediterranean and to our hotel, where we check in for dinner and overnight.

  • 3
    Caesarea / Megiddo / Nazareth / Tiberias

    This morning we proceed to Caesarea, capital of the Roman procurators of Judea. We visit the Roman port, Crusader’s Moat, Roman theater and aqueduct. We continue to Muhraka on Mount Carmel, where Elijah challenged Baal’s priests.

    This afternoon, after an optional Middle Eastern lunch at a Druse restaurant, we proceed to Megiddo to visit the excavations that unearthed 20 different civilizations. This is Michener’s “The Source”. We continue down the road to Nazareth, boyhood home of Jesus, where we go to the lookout and view the entire valley. Time permitting, we will stop at Harod, the spring of Gideon. Then it’s on to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight at our hotel.

  • 4
    Dan / Caesarea Philippi / Magdala

    “The Head of all those Kingdoms” (Joshua 11:10) The Sources of the Jordan. This morning our drive takes us to the northern limits of Jesus’ travel as we cross the River Hatzbani to Dan. Here we combine a nature walk beside the Upper Jordan with views of the ancient ruins, topped by the Israelite high place that supported a golden calf (1 Kings 12). Then a short drive to Banias (Caesarea Philippi), dedicated to Pan the Greek god of pastures, flocks and shepherds; here Peter made his great profession of faith and recognition of Christ Jesus (Matthew 16). Driving along the foot of Mount Hermon, we ascend onto the Golan Plateau for a magnificent view of upper Israel. On our return we stop at Chorazin and then on to Magdala, one of the oldest synagogues dating back to the first century AD. This home of Mary Magdalena was also the fishing center where Peter would have brought his catch to be sold or processed. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • 5
    Arbel / Sea of Galilee / Mount of Beatitudes / Bethsaida

    We begin the day with a drive to Mount Arbel where we climb to the top for the most fantastic view of the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias you could ever imagine. From here we’ll be able to see the Sea of Galilee plus Tiberias, Magdala, Capernaum, Bethsaida, the Mount of Beatitudes, and more. It will be the most breathtaking view of the tour. We then take a relaxing boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. We stop in the middle of the sea for a time of worship and hearing the Word. We dock at Ginossar where we view the New Testament boat found below the waters of the Galilee. This boat dates from the time of Jesus. Then we continue to Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, and Capernaum. After lunch, we visit Bethsaida, the home of Peter, Andrew, James and John. Our last stop today is at the River Jordan, then we return to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

  • 6
    Beit She’an / Dead Sea

    This morning we travel via the Crusader fortress of Belvoir along the Rift Valley to Bet Shean, where King Saul and his sons were pinned to the walls. It became the Decapolis Capital and was traveled by Jesus and known as Scythopolis. We see the ancient theater, Circus Maximus, and Cardo Maximo.

    We head down the Jordan River road and enter the Judean wilderness. We pass by the Dead Sea for a swim or a spa as travelers 2,000 years ago would do before heading to our hotel dinner and overnight.

  • 7
    Dead Sea / Masada / Jericho / Jerusalem

    This morning we have some time for a swim in the Dead Sea or a mud bath that cleanses many skin disorders. We then drive to Masada and ascend by cable car to the magnificent ruins of the fortress where, from 70 to 73 AD, Jewish defenders made their last stand in the Judean revolt against Rome. We see the remains of storehouses, cisterns, and a sixth-century Byzantine church. Continuing alongside the Dead Sea, 1300 ft. below sea level -- the lowest spot on earth -- we stop at Ein Gedi. Here we have time to walk to the waterfalls that David would have used while he was fleeing from Saul.

    This afternoon we proceed to Qumran and the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We travel to Jericho, the world’s oldest city. Then we head up to Jerusalem where we enter the Golden City for a panoramic view. We continue to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • 8
    Mount of Olives / Garden of Gethsemane / Shepherds’ Fields / Bethlehem

    “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace.” (Luke 19:42) Our drive this morning takes us past the Chapel of Ascension and Paternoster to the Mount of Olives for an orientation view of Jerusalem and the opportunity of a group photograph overlooking Jerusalem. We then walk the traditional Passion Walk. We descend to the church known as Dominus Flevit (“Our Lord Weeps”). After viewing the Golden Gate, we walk downhill to Gethsemane, where have a private visit of the Garden with time to meditate on the Gospel text before visiting the Church of All Nations. We enter the Old City and make our way to the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, before we proceed to the Jerusalem Archeological Park where we see the Steps that entered the temple and the Southern Wall. It was here that Jesus would have taught the disciples. We see a video that shows the temple as it was at Herod’s (or Jesus’) time.

    “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord”. (Luke 2:10-11). This afternoon we drive south to one of the possible sites for Shepherds’ Fields. We continue into Bethlehem itself, walking through the restored old town to the Church of the Nativity and visiting the manger and see the cave of St. Jerome. We drive back to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

  • 9
    Jerusalem / Western Wall Tunnel / Wohl Archaeological Museum / Yad Vashem / Shrine of the Book

    This morning we board our bus for our exciting tour to the famous Western Wall Tunnel. Here we enter by the Western Wall Plaza and go down to the foundation of the Second Temple. We see a model that demonstrates where we are in location to the Temple in the time of Christ. We continue along the tunnel as we proceed to the Gateway of the Priests entry to the Holy of Holies. We continue to the Wohl Archaeological Museum, considered to be one of the most fascinating Jerusalem museums. Here we see the remains of six houses from the Herodian period, excavated in 1967. In Temple times, this part of the city was home to wealthy priestly families.

    This afternoon we head to Yad Vashem and see the Museum of the Holocaust. Continue to Shrine of the Book and the model city of Jerusalem at the time of the Second Temple. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • 10
    Old City / Southern Wall / Via Dolorosa / Garden Tomb

    Before breakfast have your bags outside your door; we are going home! After breakfast we transfer to the Dung Gate, where we walk up to the Western Wall Judaism’s holiest site. We ascend to the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site of Islam, located on the traditional site of the ancient Temple Mount. It is believed that here is where the Temple once stood. Just to the north we find the Pools of Bethesda (John 5) and St. Anne’s Church, perfectly preserved from the Crusader period – with remarkable acoustics. We then follow the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) through the bazaars as far as the Holy Sepulcher. From there we walk through the Christian Quarter along the Arab Souks and past the Armenian Quarter.

    This afternoon we exit the Old City at Mount Zion to the grounds of a church called Peter in Gallicantu, which affords the best view of early Jerusalem from the west. (Here, the Assumptions Fathers suggest, was the house where the High Priest Caiaphas interrogated Jesus.) From there we board our bus and transfer to the Garden Tomb where we end our day with a special visit and the possibility of having a private communion on the grounds outside the city walls. After dinner we return to the airport where we board our flight home.

  • 11

    This morning we arrive back in the USA, reveling in our unforgettable experiences in the Holy Land. Our hearts are full; we walked in the footsteps of Jesus, and we will never be the same (Numbers 6:24–26).

Departure Date
May 14 - May 24, 2025
Price / Person
Tour Number: 250530

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