Tours

The Best of the Holy Land with Girlfriends in God

10 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $3498* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith, and Mary Southerland for a trip overseas to the Holy Land. Get to know the lands surrounding you at one of our many stops, including the Dead Sea, Masada, and Bethlehem. Your husbands are welcomed to join as well. Departures will be on March 16, 2021. Prices start at $3,498* including flights from New York. There will be an additional fee for other city departures.

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

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

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Tuesday , March 16, 2021 – USA to the Holy Land

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

Day 2 Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – USA to the Holy Land

You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Netanya to enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.

Day 3 Thursday, March 18 – Samaria and Jacob’s Well, Cana, Nazareth

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

Day 4 Friday, March 19 – The Sea of Galilee

Begin your day watching the sunrise on the Sea of Galilee from Mount Arbel. Visit Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene (Luke 8:1-3). See the recently discovered first-century synagogue. Enjoy lunch before crossing the waters of the Sea of Galilee on a veryspecial boat ride, complete with an onboard worship service. Visit Capernaum, the 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 text of 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 9:10-17). End your day with an opportunity for baptism in the waters of the Jordan River (Matt. 3). Return to your Tiberias hotel for overnight.

Day 5 Saturday, March 20 – Qumran, Masada & Ein Gedi

Stop in Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 by a Bedouin shepherd. Enjoy a visit to Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod and the final tragic stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. Ride the cable car to the top and look down upon the remains of the Roman camps. Journey to the oasis of Ein Gedi, where David and his men sought refuge from Saul (1 Sam. 23). Overnight at your hotel on the shore the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth.

Day 6 Sunday, March 21 – Dead Sea & Jerusalem

This morning take some free time to enjoy your Dead Sea Hotel. Continue to Jerusalem and ascend the Mount of Olives for your first view of Jerusalem (the Golden City); Jesus stood here before ascending into heaven forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1:9- 12). End your day with a visit to the the Garden of Gethsemane for a special time of prayer (Matt. 26:36). Check in to your Jerusalem hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 Monday, March 22 – Bethlehem

This morning, visit Bethlehem. Gaze out over Shepherds’ Fieldand visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace (Matt. 1:18-25, Luke 2:1-7). Visit the Church of the Nativity, built above the cave and considered the world’s oldest functioning church. Return to Jerusalem and enjoy an afternoon free to explore on your own. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 8 Tuesday, March 23 – Jerusalem & Bedouin Dinner

Visit the Western Wall and tour the Western Wall Tunnels (if available). Walk the Temple Mount (conditions permitting), once the site of the Temple of Solomon (II Chronicles 3). See where Jesus healed on the Sabbath at the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-31). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne. Walk the Via Dolorosa (“the Way of the Cross”) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (John 19), built over the traditional sites of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. At the Garden Tomb, share communion together and experience the reality of the Resurrection (John 20). Tonight enjoy a special dinner in a Bedouin Tent in Genesis Land.

Day 9 Wednesday, March 24 – Jerusalem then Return to the USA

Your morning is free to stroll the streets of Jerusalem. Tonight, transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on your Egypt extension.

Day 10 Thursday, March 25 – Arrive Home

Arrive home with new friendships made and memories to last a lifetime!

Enhance Your Journey

CAIRO & THE ROUTE OF THE EXODUS Starting from $1398

March 25-30, 2021

March 25: Follow the Ancient Caravan Route to Mount Sinai.

March 26: Visit the Monastery of St. Catherine before continuing to Sharm el Sheikh for dinner and overnight.

March 27: Stop at Wadi Feiran, Elim and Marah by the Red Sea on your way to Cairo. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

March 28: Visit Memphis & Saqqara. View the Step Pyramid, the Great Pyramids at Giza and the majestic Sphinx today. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

March 29: 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.

March 30: 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 Starting from $2298

March 25 - April 1, 2021

March 25-26: Same as Cairo & the Route of the Exodus.

March 27: Fly to Luxor and board your Nile cruise boat. You will visit Luxor and Karnak Temples late this afternoon.

March 28: 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.

March 29: Explore the Temple of Horus in Edfu this morning. Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple there shared by the gods Sobek & Haroeris this afternoon. Sail to Aswan this evening.

March 30: Disembark your Nile Cruise boat in Aswan this morning. Visit the High Dam of Aswan and the Granite Quarry nearby to see the unfinished obelisk. Explore the Temple of Philae before flying to Cairo for dinner and overnight.

March 31: 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.

April 1: 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. Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount