Join Bishop Ken Carter & the Florida Conference for 10 days in the Holy Land, departing February 4, 2020. Prices start at $3,498* from Tampa, Orlando, Fort Myers, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, W. Palm Beach, & Jacksonville, FL. You can also fly from Tallahassee, FL for $3,698*.
*All prices reflect 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
- Study Guide
- International Airfare
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 to the Holy Land by our airport representative and transferred to your hotel where you will enjoy dinner before resting.
Day 3 Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Nazareth, Mount if Precipice
Journey to Caesarea by the Sea and stand in the place where it is believed Paul addressed King Herod and Festus (Acts 25, 26). This port city reveals many extensive remains of the theater and other sites, including a Roman aqueduct along the Mediterranean shore. Continue on your journey to Mt. Carmel where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). Biblically, Mt. Carmel is referenced most often as a symbol of beauty and fertility. To be given the "splendor of Carmel" was to be blessed indeed (Isa 35:2). Travel the ancient caravan route to Tel Megiddo where 20 different cities lie superimposed upon each other. Visit Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus (Matthew 2: 23) and the Mount of Precipice, where Luke describes how Jesus was rejected by those in the synagogue after He taught them. Filled with anger they "led Him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast Him down headlong" (Luke 4: 29).
Day 4 The Galilee
This morning, pray and sing hymns as you cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee by boat. See a 2,000 year-old sailing vessel that was discovered and preserved at kibbutz Nof Ginosar. This is a rare find of the kind of boat Jesus and the disciples would have used to cross the sea and fish. Visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves, at Tabgha, the traditional location for the feeding of the 5000 (Luke 9:10-17). At the Mount of Beatitudes read the sermon on the mount (Matt. 5-7). Next, travel to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry. Walk the streets of Chorazim, listed as a "city of woe" by Jesus (Matthew 11). Not far away is Bethsaida where Jesus chose five of His disciples (Matt. 4: 18-21; John 1: 39-51). End your day remembering Jesus’ Baptism at the Jordan River.
Day 5 Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Hermon, Golan Heights
Visit the ancient remains of Tel Dan and the altar built by King Jeroboam I (I Kings 12:25-30). Journey to Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus traveled with His disciples and where nearby Peter made his great confession to Jesus, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God" (Matt. 16:16). See Mount Hermon and travel through the Golan Heights and better understand their strategic importance to the security of Israel.
Day 6 Masada, Qumran, Jericho
Enjoy a visit to Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod and famous as the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. Ride the cable car to the top to explore the fortress. Peer down upon the remains of the Roman camps and siege ramp below. On the way back to Jerusalem, stop at the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth, where those who desire may take a quick dip in the mineral-laden waters. 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. From Jericho, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4: 1-11). Even today, the road from Jericho to Jerusalem twists for miles as it climbs from below sea level into the Judean mountains. Jesus traveled the nearby Roman road, the setting of His parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 30-36).
Day 7 Bethlehem, Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday Walk, Israel Museum
In Bethlehem visit the cave where Jesus was born and the church that has been constructed on the site (Matthew 1: 18-25; Luke 2: 1-7). Nearby, you will view Shepherds’ Field where the Good News was first heard. 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). Walk the Palm Sunday Road, down the Mt. of Olives. Stop en-route at Dominus Flevit Church, a great view and excellent place to sing. Understand better 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 houses 10,000 years of archeological artifacts. Also visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Book of Isaiah, discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls, is displayed.
Day 8 Temple Mount, Davidson Center, Southern Steps, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre
See the Temple Mount, once the site of the Temple of Solomon. Visit the only remnant of the Second Temple of Jerusalem, the Western Wall and sit on the Teaching steps believed to be where Jesus would teach. Learn about present and past excavation work at the Davidson Center. Walk the Via Dolorosa, "the Way of the Cross," and stand in reverence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Day 9 Yad Vashem, Mt. Zion, Garden Tomb
Visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial. Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas where Jesus was questioned (Matt. 26: 57-65). The Last Supper comes to life as you visit the Upper Room (Mark 14: 12-26). Your final destination allows time for reflection at the Garden Tomb.
Day 10 Extension or Return Home
Enjoy an extension or return home on your international flight.
Enhance Your Journey
Wonder of Petra & Dead Sea $898
Feb. 13 Cross the Allenby Bridge into Jordan. Visit Jerash. Overnight in Amman.
Feb. 14 Visit Mt. Nebo & Madaba. Overnight in Petra or at the Dead Sea.
Feb. 15 Explore Petra. Travel to the Dead Sea area for a late dinner and overnight.
Feb. 16 Free Morning at the Dead Sea. Cross border back into Israel. Dinner in Jerusalem.
Feb. 17 Return to USA.
Cairo & the Route of the Exodus $998
Feb. 13 Follow the Ancient Caravan Route to Mount Sinai.
Feb. 14 Visit the Monastery of St. Catherine before continuing to Sharm el Sheik for dinner and overnight.
Feb. 15 Stop at Wadi Feran, Elim and Marah by the Red Sea on your way to Cairo. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.
Feb. 16 Visit Memphis & Saqqara. View the Step Pyramid, the Great Pyramids at Giza and the majestic Sphinx today. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.
Feb. 17 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.
Feb. 18 Return to USA.
Nile Cruise $1898
Feb. 13 & 14 Same as Cairo & the Route of the Exodus.
Feb. 15 Fly to Luxor and board your Nile cruise boat. You will visit Luxor and Karnak Temples late this afternoon.
Feb. 16 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.
Feb. 17 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.
Feb. 18 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.
Feb. 19 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.
Feb. 20 Return to USA.
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