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Bible Land Exploration 2020

10 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $3098* Taxes & Fees Apply

On this 10-day exploration you will walk in the footsteps of Jesus from the northern parts of the Galilee – Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi – to the area around the Sea of Galilee to Bethlehem, Jericho and Jerusalem. Qumran, Masada and a visit to the Dead Sea are included in this unique itinerary. Your first night will be on the Mediterranean Sea in Netanya followed by nights in downtown Tiberias and in Jerusalem. Also included are visits to Yad Vashem (Holocaust History Museum) and the Israel Museum. Prices starting at $3098 based out of New York.  Enhance your journey by adding an optional extension - prices vary based on the departure date.  See the brochure for more information.

Special per Person Air Add-on Prices from Cities Near You on Select Dates

City Dates Price
Atlanta, GA 1/20, 1/27, 2/10, 3/2 $250*
Chicago, IL (ORD) 1/20, 1/27, 2/10, 3/2 FREE
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 1/20, 2/10, 3/2 $300*
Denver, CO 1/20, 1/27, 2/10, 3/2 $250*
Houston, TX (IAH) 1/20, 1/27, 2/10, 3/2 $300*
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 1/20, 2/10, 3/2 $250*
Newark, NJ 1/20, 1/27, 2/10, 3/2 FREE
Orlando, FL 1/27, 2/10, 3/2 $250*
Phoenix, AZ 1/20 $300*
San Francisco, CA 1/20, 1/27, 2/10, 3/2 $250*
Seattle, WA 1/20, 1/27, 2/10, 3/2 $300*
Tampa, FL 1/27, 2/10, 3/2 $250*
Washington, DC (Dulies/IAD) 1/20, 1/27, 2/10, 3/2 FREE

What’s Included

  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Live Audio Headsets
  • Study Guide

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight.

Day 2 Arrive in the Holy Land

Once you arrive, you will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Netanya to enjoy dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Caesarea by the Sea, Mount Carmel, Megiddo & Nazareth

Visit the Roman Aqueduct and Theatre at Caesarea, a center of early Christianity (Acts 10) and where Paul was imprisoned for two years (Acts 23: 22). View Mount Carmel and recall Elijah’s dramatic victory over the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18). Follow an ancient caravan route through the Jezreel Valley to Tel Megiddo, an exciting archeological dig with layers of twenty different cities, all built on top of each other. Conclude your day in Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Luke 26).

Day 4 Sea of Galilee

Pass through the Valley of the Doves and see Mount Arbel (Isaiah 9:2) on your way towards the Sea of Galilee. This was a major pathway in the time of Christ. He and his disciples passed through this valley as they walked through the Galilee. In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene (Luke 8:1-3), visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue. Enjoy lunch together before crossing the waters of the Sea of Galilee on a very special boat ride, complete with an onboard worship service. At Kibbutz Nof Ginosar, see the 2,000-year-old “Ancient Boat,” a rare example of the kind of boat in which Jesus might have sailed. Visit Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matt. 4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the text of the Sermon on the Mount that Jesus preached there (Matt. 5-7). Explore the Church of the Fish and the Loaves at Tabgha, traditional site of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10).

Day 5 Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights, Bethsaida & Jordan River

At the ruins of Tel Dan, see the altar built by King Jeroboam I (I Kings 12:25-30) and learn about where the “House of David” fragment from the First Temple Period was discovered. Continue on to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter told the Lord, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God!” (Matt.16: 16). A scenic drive along the Golan Heights will give you some beautiful views of Syria and Jordan, as well as, Israel. Remember your baptism at the Yardenit Baptismal site, where the Jordan River exits the Sea of Galilee on its journey southward (Matt. 3).

Day 6 Jericho, Qumran, Masada & the Dead Sea

Head to Jericho to visit the ruins of the ancient city Joshua conquered (Josh. 6:20). Off in the distance, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4:1). Stop in Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 by a Bedouin shepherd. Enjoy a visit to Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod that later became the final tragic stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. Ride the cable car to the top to explore the fortress and look down upon the remains of the Roman camps and siege ramp below. On the way to Jerusalem, stop at the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth, for an opportunity to take a quick dip in the mineral-laden waters.

Day 7 Bethlehem, Yad Vashem & Israel Museum

In Bethlehem, gaze out over Shepherds Field and visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace (Matt. 1: 18-25). Visit the Church of the Nativity, built above the cave and considered the world’s oldest functioning church (Matt. 1: 18-25). In Jerusalem, visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, with its poignant exhibits honoring the lives lost during the Holocaust. Explore the Israel Museum and its First Century Model of the City of Jerusalem. Another highlight is the museum’s Shrine of the Book exhibit showcasing the Dead Sea Scroll book of Isaiah.

Day 8 First Day in Jerusalem

Stand on the Mount of Olives for a remarkable view of Jerusalem (the Golden City); Jesus stood here before ascending into heaven forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1:9-12). In the Kidron Valley across from the walls of Jerusalem, pray as Jesus did in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt. 26:36). Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was questioned the night of His betrayal (Matt. 26:57). Recall the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14:12). Spend time in prayer at the Western Wall (the only remnant of the Second Temple of Jerusalem) and sit on the Teaching Steps where Jesus taught.

Day 9 Second Day in Jerusalem

Walk the Temple Mount (conditions permitting), once the site of the Temple of Solomon (II Chronicles 3) and home to the Dome of the Rock. See where Jesus healed on the Sabbath at the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-31), Walk the Via Dolorosa ("the Way of the Cross") to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (John 19), built over the traditional sites of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. At the Garden Tomb, share communion together and experience the reality of the Resurrection (John 20). Prepare for your return flight home this evening.

Day 10 Return to USA

Return home on your international flight.

Enhance Your Journey

Wonders of Petra & the Dead Sea $998

Day 10 - Free day in Jerusalem. Breakfast & Dinner included at your hotel.

Day 11 - Cross the Allenby Bridge into Jordan. Visit Jerash. Overnight in Amman.

Day 12 - Visit Mt. Nebo & Madaba. Overnight in Petra or at the Dead Sea. 

Day 13 - Explore Petra. Travel to the Dead Sea area for a late dinner and overnight. 

Day 14 -  Free Morning at the Dead Sea. Cross border back into Israel. Dinner in Jerusalem.

Day 15 - Return to USA

*Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

*Pricing and availability are subject to change. All prices include a 4% cash discount. Click register now for the date in which you are interested to see the actual availability and price of the extension for that specific departure date.

Cairo & the Route of the Exodus $1098

Day 1  - Free day in Jerusalem. Breakfast & Dinner included at your hotel.

Day 2 - Follow the Ancient Caravan Route to Mount Sinai. 

Day 3 - Visit the Monastery of St. Catherine before continuing to Sharm el Sheik for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 - Stop at Wadi Feran, Elim and Marah by the Red Sea on your way to Cairo. Dinner and overnight in Cairo. 

Day 5 - Visit Memphis & Saqqara. View the Step Pyramid, the Great Pyramids at Giza and the majestic Sphinx today. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Day 6 - See King Tut's Treasures and explore the Egyptian Museum. View the Citadel of Old Cairo and stop at the Coptic Church. This evening you will sail the Nile on an authentic Egyptian Felucca. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Day 7 - Return to USA

*Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

*Pricing and availability are subject to change. All prices include a 4% cash discount. Click register now for the date in which you are interested to see the actual availability and price of the extension for that specific departure date.

Nile Cruise Extension $1998

Day 10 - Free day in Jerusalem. Breakfast & Dinner included at your hotel.

Day 11 - Follow the Ancient Caravan Route to Mount Sinai. 

Day 12 - Visit the Monastery of St. Catherine before continuing to Sharm el Sheik for dinner and overnight.

Day 13 - Fly to Luxor and board your Nile cruise boat. You will visit Luxor and Karnak Temples late this afternoon. 

Day 14 - Visit the Necropolis of Thebes before exploring the Valleys of the Kings & Queens. See the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Sail to Esna and cross through the Nile locks, before sailing to Edfu.

Day 15 - Explore the Temple of Horus in Edfu this morning. Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple there shared by the gods Sobek & Haroeris this afternoon. Sail to Aswan this evening.

Day 16 - Disembark your Nile Cruise boat in Aswan this morning. Visit the High Dam of Aswan and the Granite Quarry nearby to see the unfinished obelisk. Explore the Temple of Philae before flying to Cairo for dinner and overnight.

Day 17 - See King Tut's Treasures and explore the Egyptian Museum. Visit Saqqara. View the Great Pyramids at Giza and the majestic Sphinx today. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Day 18 - Return to USA

*Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

*Pricing and availability are subject to change. All prices include a 4% cash discount. Click register now for the date in which you are interested to see the actual availability and price of the extension for that specific departure date.

3 Night Jerusalem Extended Stay $398

Extend your stay in the heart of Jerusalem. You are on-your-own to enjoy sightseeing, meditation, reflection and renewal. Hotel, buffet breakfasts & dinners are included.

*Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

*Pricing and availability are subject to change. All prices include a 4% cash discount. Click register now for the date in which you are interested to see the actual availibillity and price of the extension for that specific departure date.

Hiking in the Holy Land Extension $1198

Day 10 - Free day in Jerusalem. Breakfast & Dinner included at your hotel.

Day 11 - Hike from Nazareth to Sepphoris (5 Miles). Travel to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight. 

Day 12 - Hike from Kibbutz Lavi to Moshav Arbel (8-10 miles). See the Horns of Hittim & Nebi Shweib (sacred Druze site). Return to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight.

Day 13 - Hike from Mount Arbel to Capernaum (10 Miles). See stunning views of the Sea of Galilee, Wadi Hamam, Sapir, Tabgha, the Church of St. Peter's Primacy and Capernaum. Dip your feet in the Sea of Galilee and rest before returning to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight. 

Day 14 -  Enjoy a Day of Rest or join the optional Horseback Riding & Kayak trip ($100 additional). Dinner at Kibbutz Lavi.

Day 15 - Return to USA 

*Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

*Pricing and availability are subject to change. All prices include a 4% cash discount. Click register now for the date in which you are interested to see the actual availibillity and price of the extension for that specific departure date.

Departure Dates

  1. January 20, 2020
  2. January 27, 2020
  3. February 10, 2020
  4. March 2, 2020
  5. March 16, 2020
  6. April 27, 2020
  7. May 11, 2020
  8. June 8, 2020
  9. September 1, 2020
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount