Tours

Holy Land Classic 2018 with Rev. Erik Mays

10 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $3496*

Join Rev. Erik Mays on this exciting 10-Day journey where you will visit all the major sites, such as the Sea of Galilee, Mt. of Beatitudes, the Jordan River, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and more with prices starting at $3,496* from Atlanta. Tour departs on November 6, 2018. Enhance your journey by adding one of the optional extensions.

 

What’s Included

  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • Live Audio Headsets
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Study Guide
  • International Airfare

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Depart the USA

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

Day 2 Arrive in Israel

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 (Matt.4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the "“Sermon on the Mount”" (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). 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, 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 (Josh. 6: 1, 2, 20), in the distance you can also see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 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 (Matt. 1: 18-25). Gaze out over Shepherds' Field before you returning to Jerusalem. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus'’ crucifixion (Matt. 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 (Matt. 26: 57). Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14: 12).

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: 1-31). 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 or Enjoy an Extension

Return to the USA or Enjoy an Extension

Enhance Your Journey

Cairo & the Route of the Exodus $848

Day 10 Follow the Ancient Caravan Route to Mount Sinai.

Day 11 Visit the Monastery of St. Catherine before continuing to Sharm el Sheik for dinner and overnight.

Day 12 Stop at Wadi Feran, Elim and Marah by the Red Sea on your way to Cairo. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Day 13 Visit Memphis & Saqqara. View the Step Pyramid, the Great Pyramids at Giza and the majestic Sphinx today. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

Day 14 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 15 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 $1698

Day 10 ‐11 Same as Cairo & the Route of the Exodus.

Day 12 Fly to Luxor and board your Nile cruise boat. You will visit Luxor and Karnak Temples late this afternoon.

Day 13 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 14 Explore the Temple of Horus in Edfu this morning. Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple there shared by the gods Sobok & Haroeris this afternoon.Sail to Aswan this evening.

Day 15 Disembark your Nile Cruise boat in Aswan this morning. Visit the High Dam of Aswan and the Granite Quarry nearby to see the unfinshed obelisk. Explore the Temple of Philae before flying to Cairo for dinner and overnight.

Day 16 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 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. November 6, 2018
    From $3496* Register Now!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount