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Holy Land Classic 2019 Wednesday Departure

10 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $3598* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us on this 10-Day journey where you will visit all the major sites, such as the Sea of Galilee, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jordan River, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and more with prices starting at $3,598* with International Airfare out of New York.  Enhance your journey by adding an optional extension. 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

 

 

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Border Taxes
  • 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
  • Learning Opportunities
  • Live Audio Headsets
  • Overseas Transfers
  • 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

You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel to enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.

Day 3 The Galilee

Worship as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5‐7). Explore the Church of the Fish and the Loaves at Tabgha, traditional site of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10‐17). See the Chapel of the Primacy, where Peter professed his devotion three times to the risen Christ (John 21). In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first‐century synagogue. Recall Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist at the Jordan River.

Day 4 Cana, Nazareth, Tel Megiddo & Caesarea

Visit the Franciscan Wedding Chapel in Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle, before continuing on to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Look out over Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. Today’s last stop is Caesarea, a center of the early Christians where an angel visited Cornelius, the first Gentile believer (Acts 10), and where Paul was imprisoned for two years before appealing to Caesar.

Day 5 Jericho, Qumran & Mount of Olives

As you stop in Jericho to view the ruins of the city conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:1, 2, 20), in the distance you can also see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1‐11). Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. End your day with a group picture taken from the Mount of Olives, where Jesus ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9‐12).

Day 6 Jerusalem & Bethlehem

In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace and see the Church of the Nativity constructed over the site (Matthew 1:18‐ 25). Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field before returning to Jerusalem. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion (Matthew 26:36 ‐ 44). Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was questioned the night of His betrayal (Matthew 26:57). Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14:12‐26).

Day 7 Jerusalem & the Old City

Walk the Cardo, the ancient main street of the Old City. Explore ancient Jerusalem at the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5:1‐18). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne and experience its rich acoustics. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus appeared before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:1), and follow in Christ’s steps on the Via Dolorosa ("the Way of the Cross"). At the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, take time to reflect on His sacrificial love.

Day 8 Leisure Day (Masada/Dead Sea Option)

Today you have free time to explore on your own or you may choose to visit Masada and the Dead Sea (additional charge). Ascend by cable car to Masada, Herod’s legendary mountaintop fortress which became the last desperate stronghold of the Jewish Zealots against the Romans. You can still look down on the remains of the Roman camps and the siege ramp below. End your day with a dip in the salt and mineral‐laden waters of the Dead Sea.

Day 9 Jerusalem

Travel to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and where Mary visited Elisabeth (Luke 1:26‐40). Explore the poignant exhibits of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial. Visit the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion.

Day 10 Return to the USA

Return to the USA or Enjoy an Extension.

Enhance Your Journey

Jerusalem Extended Stay $298

Day 10-13 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.

 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount

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

Wonders of Petra & Dead Sea $848

Day 11 - Cross the Allenby Bridge into Jordan. Visit Mt. Nebo & Madaba. Overnight in Petra or at the Dead Sea.

Day 12 - Explore Petra. Travel to the Dead Sea area for a late dinner and overnight.

Day 13 - Journey through Jerash, and then recross the border into Israel. Enjoy dinner before transferring to the airport for your return flight home.

Day 14 - Return to USA.

 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount

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

Nile Cruise $1798

Day 10 - Fly to Cairo and enjoy dinner and an overnight here.

Day 11 - Fly to Luxor and embark on your Nile Cruise before lunch; visit the Temples of Luxor & Karnak.

Day 12 - Visit the Necropolis of Thebes, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Sail to Esna and cross the Nile locks.

Day 13 - Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu; sail to Kom Ombo and see the Temple to Sobek & Haroeris before sailing to Aswan.

Day 14 - Disembark the cruise in Aswan; visit the High Dam of Aswan and the Temple of Philae before flying to Cairo. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Day 15 - Visit the Egyptian Museum, the Giza Pyramids & the Sphinx. Enjoy a tour of Old Cairo before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight. overnight in Cairo.

Day 16 - Fly from Cairo to Tel Aviv and prepare for your return journey to the USA.

Day 17 - Return to USA.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount

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

Departure Dates

  1. October 16, 2019
  2. October 23, 2019
    From $3598* Registration Closed
  3. October 30, 2019
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount