Today you’re heading up to Jerusalem! But before you leave the Sea of Galilee area, begin the day with an inspiring visit to Yardenit, the baptismal site located at the Jordan River on the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee.
Driving south along the Jordan Valley your next stop will be the ancient city of Beit She'an. On the walls of this once-powerful city that controlled the gateway to the land of Israel the Philistines hung the bodies of Saul and his three sons, whom they had defeated in battle on nearby Mount Gilboa. You can climb to the top of the huge mound of biblical antiquities, and see many magnificent remnants of this city that was the capital of the Decapolis cities where the Gospels say the fame of Jesus spread during his public ministry.
Continue down the Jordan Valley, seeing Jericho, and the Mountains of Ammon and Moab in Jordan, as you ascend through the Judean Desert to the Holy City.
Before heading to your hotel in Jerusalem, stop for your first moving view of the Holy City from Mount Scopus, and open your Bibles to read “Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem (Psalm 122:2) and others of the Psalms of Ascent.
Overnight in Jerusalem