Tours

Holy Land Classic with Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Carlson 2021

10 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $3996* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Rev. Dr. Marcus J. Carlson on a 10-day Holy Land Classic tour, starting at $3,996* with flights from Ft. Wayne, IN. Visit places such as Galilee, Jerusalem, Garden Tomb, Western Wall, Cana, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Mount of Olives, and much more! This tour departs on October 18, 2021.
 

*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

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 Transfers
  • Study Guide
  • Visas (U.S. Citizens)
  • International Airfare

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 October 18 - USA to the Holy Land

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

Day 2 October 19 - Arrive in Tel Aviv

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 October 20 - 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 (Matthew 4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the "Sermon on the Mount" (Matthew 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). 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 October 21 - Cana, Nazareth, Tel 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 October 22 - Jericho, Qumran & Mount of Olives

As you stop in Jericho to view the ruins of the city conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:1, 2, 20), in the distance you can also see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 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 October 23 - Jerusalem & Bethlehem

In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace and see the Church of the Nativity constructed over the site (Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 2:1-7). Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field before returning to Jerusalem. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion (Matthew 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 (Matthew 26:57). Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14:12-26).

Day 7 October 24 - 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 5:1-18). 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 October 25 - Leisure Day (Masada/Dead Sea Option- additional charge)

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 October 26 - Jerusalem

Travel to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and where Mary visited Elizabeth (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 October 27 - Return to the USA or Enjoy an Extension

Return to the USA or Enjoy an Extension.

Enhance Your Journey

Wonders of Petra & the Dead Sea Starting from $1098

October 27 - November 1, 2021

October 27 – Free Day

Enjoy a free day in Jerusalem to explore on your own, or just relax at your hotel. Breakfast and dinner are included in your hotel stay.

October 28 – Jerash

This morning you will journey across the Allenby Bridge on your way to Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman cities in the world. Stroll

through the oval piazza and wander along colonnaded streets etched by the wheels of ancient chariots. Stand in the grand theatre where an onstage whisper can be heard in the top row. Continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

October 29 – Petra

Begin your journey south towards Petra today. Explore the city of Petra. Its entrance passes through a long, narrow gorge known as the Siq and can only be accessed by carriage, horseback or on foot. Once inside the city, marvel at the intricate detail of a city that was cut into the cliff sides of rose-colored rock. Travel to your hotel at the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight.

October 30 – Madaba & Mt. Nebo

Travel to Madaba, the City of Mosaics, to visit the Church of Saint George with its sixth-century, Byzantine, mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites. Continue to Mount Nebo, where Moses caught a glimpse of the Promised Land (Deut. 34). On a clear day, you can see all the way across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

October 31 – Free Morning at the Dead Sea

Enjoy a free morning at your hotel. Cross the border back into Israel and enjoy dinner in Jerusalem. Afterwards, you will travel to the airport in Tel Aviv to begin your journey home.

November 1 – Return to USA

 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount. Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately.

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Nile Cruise Extension Starting from $2098

October 27 - November 4, 2021

October 27 – Free Day

Free Day in Jerusalem.

October 28 – Jerusalem to Egypt

Caravan Route from Jerusalem through the Sinai; Transfer to hotel for overnight.

October 29 – St. Catherine’s Monastery

View Mt. Sinai; St. Catherine’s Monastery; Sharm el Sheikh overnight.

October 30 – Luxor & Karnak.

Fly from Sharm el Sheikh to Luxor; Temple of Luxor; Karnak Temple; Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. Board your Nile cruise ship and enjoy dinner.

October 31 – Valleys of the Kings & Queens & Esna

Valley of the Kings; Colossi of Memnon; Temple of Queen Hatshepsut; Sail to Esna; Temple of Khnum; Dinner & overnight on board.

November 1 – Edfu & Kom Ombo

Edfu Temple; Enjoy lunch on board as you sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Kom Ombo Temple nearby; Dinner & overnight on board.

November 2 – Aswan

Temples at Philae including the Temple of Isis; The High Dam at Aswan; The Unfinished Obelisk; After exploring Aswan, fly to Cairo to check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

November 3 - Cairo

Egyptian Museum of Antiquities; Pyramids of Giza; Great Sphinx; Tour the Old City and see the Citadel of Saladin; View the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali; Visit the Abu Serga Church; Prepare for your return flight home.

November 4 - Return to USA

 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount. Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately.

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Cairo & the Route of the Exodus Starting from $1098

October 27 - November 2, 2021

October 27 – Free Day

Enjoy a day at leisure in Jerusalem.

October 28 – Jerusalem to Egypt

Caravan Route from Jerusalem through the Sinai; Transfer to hotel for overnight.

October 29 – St. Catherine’s Monastery

View Mt. Sinai; St. Catherine’s Monastery; Sharm el Sheikh overnight.

October 30 – Route of the Exodus

Trace the route of the Exodus along the eastern Sinai coast to Wadi Feiran, Elim & Marah by the Red Sea. Continue to Cairo for dinner and overnight.

October 31 – Memphis, Saqqara, the Great Pyramids & the Sphinx

Joseph’s River and Lake; Tour the rural region of traditional Egyptian farming and stop at an old corn water mill; Memphis (Biblical Noph) and Saqqara; The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx; Cairo for dinner and overnight.

November 1 - Cairo

Egyptian Museum of Antiquities; Pyramids of Giza; Great Sphinx; Tour the Old City and see the Citadel of Saladin; View the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali; Visit the Abu Serga Church; Prepare for your return flight home.

November 2 - Return to USA

 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount. Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately.

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Departure Dates

  1. Monday, October 18, 2021
    From $3996* Register Now!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount