Join Bishop Harvey & the Louisiana Conference on this exciting Holy Land Journey tour starting at $2,698* from New Orleans, $2,896* from Baton Rouge and $2,946* from Lafayette, Shreveport or Monroe. The tour departs on January 22, 2018!
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Domestic Airfare
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- Live Audio Headsets
- Study Guide
- International Airfare
Day 1 Depart the USA
Day 2 Arrive & Transfer to Bethlehem
Day 3 Kings of Israel
Begin your touring in the Holy Land by visiting the Herodion, the fortified palace and final resting place of Herod the Great. In Bethlehem, gaze out over Shepherds Field, and visit the Church of the Nativity, where the cave revered as Jesus birthplace resides in the worlds oldest functioning church (Matthew 1:18-25). Overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 4 The Wilderness Experience
Visit Kasr el Yehud, the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. Stop in Jericho, the oldest known inhabited city in the world. Visit the ruins of the ancient city, which was conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:1,2,20) and see parts of the ancient city walls which have been uncovered. From Jericho you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4: 1-11) and the Judean wilderness. Visit Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery, to discuss the mysterious community of Essenes who once lived on the shores of the Dead Sea. Stop briefly at the Shores of the Dead Sea for a quick dip in the salt and mineral-laden waters. Overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 5 Jesus' Ministry in the Galilee
Explore the Church of the Fish and the Loaves at Tabgha, traditional site of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Visit Capernaum, center of Jesus ministry in the Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:13, 23). Cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee on a very special boat ride, complete with an onboard worship service. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 6 Jesus in Jerusalem
Day 7 The Week that Shook the World
Stand atop the Mount of Olives as Jesus did and enjoy a remarkable view of the "Golden City" of Jerusalem. Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives (Acts 1:9-12). Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26) among olive trees in the Kidron Valley across from the walls of Jerusalem. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5:1-31). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne, known for its amazing acoustics. Visit Herods Antonia Fortress where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:1-11). Walk the Via Dolorosa, the Way of the Cross, and stand in reverence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Your final destination allows time for reflection at the Garden Tomb. Enjoy dinner tonight before transferring to the airport for your return flight.