Join Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr. and the Great Plains Conference on Holy Land 2020! From January 28th through Febuary 6th experience places such as the Jordan River, the Dome of The Rock, Poll of Bethesda, and much more. Pricing for this 10 day tour starts at $3,398* including flights from Kansas City, MO.
*Pricing reflects a 4% cash discount
- 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
- Guided Tours
- Learning Opportunities
- Live Audio Headsets
- Study Guide
Day 1 January 28 - USA to the Holy Land
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight.
Day 2 January 29 – Arrive in Holy Land
You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Tiberias to enjoy dinner and a good night’s rest.
Day 3 January 30 - Galilee
Today you will walk along the Dove’s Valley Path from the lower to the upper Galilee. At Kibbutz Nof Ginosar, you’ll learn about the “Ancient Boat,” a rare example of the kind of boat in which Jesus would have sailed. 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). Walk the streets of Bethsaida, one of the “cities of woe” mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 11 and where Jesus chose five of His disciples (Matt. 4:18-21; John 1:39-51). Overnight in Tiberias.
Day 4 January 31 - Megiddo, Nazareth, Sepphoris, Mt. Carmel & Caesarea
Look out over Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. Visit Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23), and see the Church of the Annunciation. Visit Sepphoris, the cosmopolitan Roman capital of Galilee until Herod Antipas built Tiberias. It is heralded as the traditional birthplace of Mary. Continue north along the Mediterranean coastline to Mt. Carmel where Elijah defeated the priests of Baal (1 Kings 18). Wander through the Roman aqueduct and theater at Caesarea, a center of early Christianity. Here, Cornelius became the first Gentile convert to the new covenant (Acts 10) and Paul was imprisoned before being taken to Rome for trial (Acts 23). Overnight in Tiberias.
Day 5 February 1 - Bethlehem, Jordan River, Jericho & Qumran
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. Remember your baptism at Qasr el Yahud baptismal site on the Jordan River. 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. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 6 February 2 - Jerusalem
Visit the Temple Mount, once the site of the Temple of Solomon. See the Dome of The Rock. Say a prayer at the Western or “Wailing” Wall, a section of Herod’s Temple Mount retaining wall adjacent to the former Holy of Holies. Walk the Cardo, the ancient main street of the Old City and explore ancient Jerusalem at the Rabbi’s Teaching Steps. Stand on 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). Walk the Palm Sunday Road down the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane. Continue to Mount Zion to visit St. Peter’s Church in Gallicantu, built over the ruins of the House of Caiaphas, the high priest, where Jesus was tried (Luke 22:54-71). See the dungeon where Jesus was beaten and imprisoned and the courtyard where Peter betrayed his Lord. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7 February 3 - Jerusalem & the Old City
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 at Gabbatha, the Pavement. Walk the Via Dolorosa, “the Way of the Cross,” and reflect on His sacrificial love at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Your day culminates at the Garden Tomb as you celebrate the glory of the Lord’s Resurrection. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 8 February 4 - Jerusalem
Learn about the Jerusalem of Jesus’ day with a look at the First Century Model of the City of Jerusalem, now housed at the Israel Museum. The museum itself contains 10,000 years of archeological artifacts, as well as the Shrine of the Book exhibit that displays the Dead Sea Scroll containing the book of Isaiah. Continue to modern Jerusalem and visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, with its poignant exhibits honoring the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust. Walk the road of Emmaus where Jesus, after His resurrection, met two of His disciples who did not recognize Him until He later broke bread with them (Luke 24:13-35). Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 9 February 5 - Dead Sea and Masada
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. Have dinner at your hotel in Jerusalem before transferring to the Tel Aviv Airport to begin your journey home.
Day 10 February 6 - Return to USA
Return to USA
January 28, 2020From $3398* Register Now!