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Journey through the Bible 2018 BOGO

11 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $2798* Taxes & Fees Apply

You will deepen your understanding of the Bible and Jesus’ life and ministry on this 11-day journey through the Holy Land. Pilgrims will spend 3-nights in Bethlehem and visit Jacob’s Well, Samaria, Nablus, Mt Gerizim, Qumran and other sites not available on other EO itineraries. You will have the option to learn more about contemporary life by sharing dinner in the home of a Palestinian Christian family. This journey also includes many sites in the Galilee and Jerusalem. Extensions are available so you can explore more in and around the Holy Land.

Domestic Airports that are eligible for the BOGO Offer

Atlanta $298 | Boston $198 | Charlotte $298 | Chicago $298
Cleveland $298 | Cincinnati $398 | Dallas/Ft. Worth $398
Denver $398 | Detroit $298 | Houston $398
Indianapolis $348 | Kansas City $398 | Los Angeles $398
Memphis $398 | Miami $298 | Minneapolis $398
Nashville $298 | New Orleans $298 | Orlando $298
Philadelphia $198 | Pittsburgh $248 | Phoenix $448
Raleigh/Durham $298 | St. Louis $298 | Salt Lake City $398
San Antonio $448 | San Francisco $398 | Seattle $398
Tampa $298 | Toronto $198 | Washington, D.C. (Dulles) $198

                        BOGO Offer Terms & Conditions

Domestic departure airports listed above are eligible for the Buy One, Get One offer. The
BOGO offer is combinable with the Early Registration discount offer, but cannot be combined
with any other promotion or discount. The BOGO offer expires at 6 months prior to the departure
date of the tour. Guests electing to take extensions and/or deviate their flights are ineligible for
the BOGO offer. All guests receiving the BOGO offer must pay their full deposit and additional
payments on time to remain eligible for the BOGO offer. Roommates that would like to take
the BOGO offer must register together. If two roommates are purchasing domestic flights from
different cities, the discount will be the lowest cost domestic airfare add-on price. If one of the
roommates cancels, the guests will lose their eligibility for the BOGO offer. Third & Fourth
guests in a room are not eligible for the BOGO offer. EO Tours retains the right to adjust your
departure date and will notify you at least 6 months prior if we are altering your travel date to
keep you eligible for the BOGO offer. Some air routing for the BOGO offer may be on European
or other international carriers. Routings may also be from Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington,
D.C. or other international gateways besides the New York area, and may require additional
overnights, multiple segments and extended layovers. Air carrier and flight schedule will be
confirmed by EO Tours and cannot be substituted. No recourse available for those who wish
to change or cancel their selected flight schedules. Additional luggage fees and other ancillary
charges imposed by the carrier will apply and can be found on the carrier’s website on or after
the release of the flight schedule. Offer is capacity-controlled and subject to modification,
reduction or withdrawal without notice.

 

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 journey begins as you depart the USA.

Day 2 Arrive in the Holy Land

Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Jericho and Qumran

Visit the baptismal site of Qasr el Yehud, where tradition says Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Travel to Jericho (the oldest city in the world) and visit the ruins of the ancient city conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:1, 2 & 20). In the distance, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1‐11). Continue to Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery. End your day with the opportunity to take a dip in the mineral‐laden waters of the Dead Sea.

Day 4 Herodion and Bethlehem

Explore one of the most exciting archeological digs in Israel the Herodion, the palace‐fortress and final resting place of Herod the Great. In Bethlehem, visit the cave where Jesus was born (Luke 2:1‐7) and the Church of the Nativity. Gaze out over the Shepherds’ Field, where angels first proclaimed the Good News.

Day 5 Caesarea, Mount Carmel and Tel Megiddo

Visit the Roman Aqueduct and Theatre at Caesarea, a center of early Christianity and where Paul was imprisoned for two years (Acts 10). View Mount Carmel, site of Elijah’s victory over the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18). Travel the ancient caravan route through the Jezreel Valley to Tel Megiddo, an exciting archeological dig with its layers of twenty different cities built on top of each other.

Day 6 The Galilee

Enjoy a scenic drive to Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee (Matthew 4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the text of the Sermon on the Mount that Jesus preached there (Matthew 5‐7). Experience a special onboard worship service as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves in  Tabgha, the traditional location of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10‐17). As you pray in the Chapel of the Primacy, remember how Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ three times (John 21).

Day 7 Cana, Nazareth, Samaria and Jacob's Well

Begin your day with a visit to Cana, the site of Christ's first miracle (John 2) before stopping in Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Continue past Tel Dothan, thought to be the place where Joseph found his brothers with their flocks (Genesis 37). Visit Samaria, the capital of the Northern Kingdom and home to Ahab and Jezebel. See Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim where the Israelites recited the blessings and curses of the Law. In modern day Nablus (ancient Shechem), see where the Samaritan woman encountered Christ (John 4) at Jacob's Well.

Day 8 Jerusalem

Stand on the Mount of Olives and enjoy a remarkable view of the Golden City of Jerusalem. Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from this place (Acts 1:9‐12). Walk to the Garden of Gethsemane and pray beneath the ancient olive trees (Matthew 26:36‐44). On Mount Zion, visit the Upper Room, revered as the site of the Last Supper (Mark 14:12‐26) and St. Peter in Gallicantu, the home of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was held after His arrest (Matthew 26:57).

Day 9 Jerusalem

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem along the Cardo, once the main street of the city. Explore the Davidson Center and the Southern Wall Excavations, including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. Remember how Jesus healed on the Sabbath when you visit the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1‐18). At Herod’s Antonia Fortress (Luke 23:1), see where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate. Walk the Via Dolorosa ("the Way of the Cross") and remember the Lord’s sacrificial love at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Share communion together at the Garden Tomb in celebration of His Resurrection.

Day 10 Ein Karem, Nebi Samuel, Emmaus, Valley of Elah

Travel to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and where Mary visited Elizabeth (Luke 1:26‐40). Visit Nebi Samuel, thought to be the burial place of the prophet Samuel. In Emmaus, recall how the resurrected Jesus appeared to two of His disciples (Luke 24:13‐35). Journey through the Valley of Elah, where David defeated Goliath (I Samuel 17).

Day 11 Return to the USA.

Depart Israel for USA

Departure Dates

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount