Migdal, Tiberias, the Garden of Gethsemane, and much much more: Orson Hyde Garden and the BYU

Tours for Followers of the Church Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Day 1 – Jaffa (Joffa) – Caesarea – Mt. Carmel

We begin our day with a visit to ancient Jaffa, now a neighborhood in Tel-Aviv where Peter has a vision that will lead to his life as a missionary and where the prophet Jonah tries to flee the will of the Almighty. Next we visit Orson Hyde Square in the Israeli town of Netanya. Next stop is Caesarea National Park and visit the exact spot where the Roman governor Festus tries Paul. Next is Mt. Carmel where Elijah will have his epic contest with the priests of Baal.

Overnight Tiberias

Day 2 – Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and Armageddon

We begin the day with short cruise on the Sea of Galilee and have communion there. Next we visit the “Jesus Boat, oldest boat on display in the world from time of Jesus; Megiddo – biblical Armageddon. Visit Nazareth Village – a recreation of a small Jewish village in Galilee 2,000 years ago.

Overnight Tiberias







Day 3 – the Ministry in Galilee and the Golan Heights

Our first stop is Migdal: home of Mary Magdalena – the recently uncovered; Start the day with a visit to Mt. Tabor, site of the annunciation; Mt. Beatitudes: site to the Sermon of the Mount; Capernaum: the home base of Jesus’ ministry; Ceasarea Phillipi; Mt. Ben Tal on the Syrian – Israeli border.

Overnight Tiberias

Day 4 – The Jordan Valley and the Jordan River

Leaving Tiberias, we reach Bet Shean, the capitol of the Roman Decapolis, we then head south to the authentic Baptism site at Bethany on the Jordan. Afterwards, we visit Qumran, home of the Essenes who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Overnight Jerusalem







Day 5 – Jerusalem: the Old City

We begin with a visit to the Mt. of Olives Overlook of the Old City of Jerusalem for a truly spectacular view of the Old City. We then descend on Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane. We then move on to Lion’s Gate and enter Bethesda: the site of the healing of the paraplegic and home to a beautiful Crusader Church. We then walk the Via Dolorosa and see the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We end the day at the with prayer and worship at the Garden Tomb.

Overnight Jerusalem

Day 6 Our Jerusalem

We set off early to visit the Temple Mount afterwards we visit Orson Hyde Garden situated on the Mount of Olives and then join friends at the BYU Center there. After lunch it’s on to Bethlehem.

Overnight Jerusalem







Day 7 – Jerusalem

We visit Yad Vashem Museum of the Holocaust and learn about the darkest days of the Jewish people. Then on to the City of David and Hezekiah’s Tunnel where the bible comes alive. We end the day on Mt. Zion visiting Caiaphas’ Prison (St. Peter In Gallicantu) and the Room of the Last Supper over King David’s Tomb.

Overnight Jerusalem

Day 8 – Masada and the Dead Sea

Heading south, we visit Masada: the most awesome site in Israel where nearly 1,000 Jewish rebels kept the fires of revolt burning against Rome. Then we go toe Kibbutz Ein Gedi: the only botanical garden in a living community. We end the day with dip in the Dead Sea and that great mud!