Join Bishop Harvey and the Louisiana Annual Conference on a 10 day Holy Land, starting at $2,998* from New Orleans, $3,298* from Baton Rouge & Lafayette, or $3,248* from Shreveport & Monroe, LA departing on January 24, 2022. Journey to places such as Bethlehem, Mt. Carmel, Galilee, Cana, Nazareth, Jerusalem, and much more!
- 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
- Guided Tours
- Overseas Transfers
- Study Guide
- Visas (U.S. Citizens)
- International Airfare
Day 1 Jan. 24 - USA to the Holy Land
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight.
Day 2 Jan. 25 - 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 Jan. 26 - The Wilderness Experience
Visit Qasr el Yehud, the traditional site of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. Stop in Jericho, the oldest known inhabited city in the world. Visit the ruins of the ancient city, which was conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:1,2,20) and see parts of the ancient city walls which have been uncovered. From Jericho you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4: 1-11) and the Judean wilderness. 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. Stop briefly at the Shores of the Dead Sea for a quick dip in the salt and mineral-laden waters. Overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 4 Jan. 27 - 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). Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field, explore Bethlehem Bible College and meet Christians who descend from the first century and who are the living embodiment of our heritage in the land today Visit Hope Secondary School and hear a presentation of their ministry. Overnight in Bethlehem. Optional dinner in Christian homes in Bethlehem area (additional $39)
Day 5 Jan. 28 - Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo
Today you’ll make your way from the shores of the Mediterranean to the shore of the Sea of Galilee. Start your day at Caesarea Maritima, the coastal city built by Herod the Great. Explore the extensive ruins including the massive theater and aqueduct. Stand atop Mount Carmel where Elijah called down fire from heaven to defeat the prophets of Ba’al. Vist Tel Megiddo, a remarkable site where the remains of 20 cities lie superimposed over one another. Overnight in Tiberias.
Day 6 Jan. 29 - Sea of Galilee
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). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5-7). Visit Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:13, 23). Cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee on a very special boat ride, complete with an onboard worship service. At Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue. Overnight in Tiberias.
Day 7 Jan. 30 - Cana, Nazareth, Tel Dothan & Samaria
Visit the Franciscan Wedding Chapel in Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle, before continuing on to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Continue past Tel Dothan, thought to be the place where Joseph found his brothers with their flocks (Genesis 37). Visit Samaria, the capital of the Northern Kingdom and home to Ahab and Jezebel. See Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim where the Israelites recited the blessings and curses of the Law. In modern day Nablus (ancient Shechem), see where the Samaritan woman encountered Christ (John 4) at Jacob’s Well. Evening optional Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David (additional $20).
Day 8 Jan. 31 - Jerusalem
Stand on the Mount of Olives and enjoy a remarkable view of the Golden City of Jerusalem. Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from this place (Acts 1:9-12). Walk to the Garden of Gethsemane and pray beneath the ancient olive trees (Matt.26:36-44). On Mt. Zion, stand in the Upper Room, also known as the Cenacle, which is the traditonal site of the Last Supper. Visit St. Peter’s Church in Gallicantu, built over the ruins of the House of Caiaphas, the high priest, where some say Jesus was questioned on the night of His betrayal. Optional traditional dinner in Jewish homes (additional $55).
Day 9 Feb. 1 - Jerusalem & the Old City
Walk the Cardo, the ancient main street of the Old City. Visit the Davidson Center where the Southern Wall Excavations of the ancient temple including the Southern Steps are. 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). 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. Visit the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion.
Day 10 Feb. 2 - Return to the USA or Enjoy the Petra Extension
Return to the USA or Enjoy the Petra Extension.
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The Wonders of Petra & The Dead Sea Starting from $998
February 2 - 7, 2022
Feb. 2 – 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.
Feb. 3 – 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.
Feb. 4 – 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.
Feb. 5 – 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.
Feb. 6 – 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.
Feb. 7 – 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.
Monday, January 24, 2022From $2998* Register Now!