Join EO Tours on our Holy Land FAM Tour 2020! This familiarization tour from January 6-13 will allow you to experience places such as the city of Bethlehem, the Western Wall, and the Sea of Galilee. Pricing for this 8 day tour starts at $1598* for host and Clergy.
*Pricing reflects a 4% cash discount
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare from NY
- Live Audio Headsets
- Study Guide
- International Airfare
Day 1 January 6 - Depart USA
Depart the USA aboard your transatlantic flight. En route, enjoy delicious meals.
Day 2 January 7 - Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport
You’ll be met and transferred to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 3 January 8 - Bethlehem
View 3,000 years of history from the Haas Promenade. Travel to Bethlehem where you will touch the place where it is traditionally believed Christ was born. Stand among the ancient mosaics in the Church of the Nativity. Overnight in Jerusalem. Time permitting, visit the Bethlehem Bible College and meet Christians who descend from the first century Christians and who are the living embodiment of our heritage in the land today.
Day 4 January 9 - Jerusalem - Old City
Visit the 2nd Temple Model of Jerusalem. Say a prayer at the Western Wall. View the Temple Mount and its excavations. Visit the Davidson Center for a tour of the Temple in Jesus’ day. Stand on the Teaching Steps where Jesus once taught his disciples at the Temple. Walk through the new excavations of Ophel, the Jebusite City conquered by David. The group will join in a communion service in the Garden Tomb. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 5 January 10 - Jerusalem and the Mt. of Olives
Visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. Stand atop the Mt. of Olives and view both Jerusalem and the Kidron Valley. Walk the Palm Sunday Path to the Dominus Flevit Chapel where Jesus wept over the city. Continue your walk along the Palm Sunday Path to the Garden of Gethsemane. Travel to the Baptismal Site at Kasr el Yehud, the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 6 January 11 - Jerusalem Old City, Jericho, Qumran
Walk the Via Dolorosa, which marks Christ’s path to the cross. Sing atSt. Anne’s Crusader Church and visit the Chapel of Flagellation. Stop at Herod’s Antonia Fortress where Jesus stood silent. Light a candle in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, stations 10-13, the traditional site of Jesus’ death. Visit Qumran to view the caves and the remains of the Essene community. Journey to Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world, layered with history since the eighth millennium BCE before returning to Jerusalem. Overnight in Tiberias.
Day 7 January 12 - The Galilee
Ride a boat across the Sea of Galilee. See the remains of a boat that dates back to Jesus’ time. Share in devotions at Capernaum where Jesus taught and worshiped. Stand on the Mt. of Beatitudes. Visit nearby Tabgha where you will be reminded of the Miracle of the Fish and the Loaves when you see the 4th century mosaic under the church altar. Time Permitting, visit Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, and see a recently discovered first-century synagogue. Enjoy a final dinner before your transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the USA.
Day 8 January 13 - Return to the USA.
Return to the USA
January 6, 2020