Tours

Holy Land Classic 2022 with Rev. Amy Persons

10 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $3698* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Rev. Amy Persons on a 10-day Holy Land Classic tour, starting at $3,698* with flights from New York, NY, $3,996* from Atlanta, GA, $4,046* from Pensacola, FL, or $4,096* from Panama City, FL departing on November 1, 2022. Visit places such as Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, Caesarea, Galilee, and much more!

 

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

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Nov. 1 - USA to the Holy Land

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

Day 2 Nov. 2 - 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 Nov. 3 - 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 Nov. 4 - 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 Nov. 5 - 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 Nov. 6 - 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 Nov. 7 - 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 Nov. 8 - Leisure Day (Masada/Dead Sea Option)

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 Nov. 9 - 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 Nov. 10 - 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 $898

Nov. 10-14, 2022

 

Nov. 10 – 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.

Nov. 11 – 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.

Nov. 12 – 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.

Nov. 13 – 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.

Nov. 14 – 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 $998

Nov. 10-15, 2022

 

Nov. 10 – Jerusalem to Egypt

Travel in the footsteps of the Holy Family as you travel along the ancient caravan route from Jerusalem to the Sinai desert. Cross the border and check in to your hotel for dinner and rest.

Nov. 11 – St. Catherine’s Monastery

Everyone will experience a visit to fortified St. Catherine’s Monastery, built in the 6th century, and one of the oldest working monasteries in the world with the world’s oldest continually operating library. Both the Codex Sinaiticus and Syriac Sinaiticus, important early Biblical manuscripts were discovered here. Even Muhammad found refuge here, and the site is sacred to all three monotheistic religions. Remember the story of Moses and the burning bush which tradition places inside the monastery. Continue to Sharm el Sheikh for dinner and overnight at your hotel located on the shores of the Red Sea.

Nov. 12 – Route of the Exodus

Trace the route of the Exodus along the eastern Sinai coast to Wadi Feiran where the Children of Israel withstood the Amalekites. Travel to Elim where the Children of Israel camped by the oasis of 70 palm trees. Your final stop of the day will be Marah by the Red Sea where the “waters were bitter.” Continue to Cairo for dinner and a two night stay.

Nov. 13 – Memphis, Saqqara, the Great Pyramids & the Sphinx

Travel south to view Joseph’s River and Lake, created by Joseph during the period of the seven years of famine. Visit a grain silo of the kind established under Joseph’s rule to store grain during the seven years of famine. Tour the rural region of traditional Egyptian farming and stop at an old corn water mill. Travel as Abraham did to Memphis (Biblical Noph) and on to Saqqara where you will see the Step Pyramid, world’s oldest stone structure. See the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

Nov. 14 – Cairo

This morning visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities to view the unique collection of Pharaonic art and the renowned treasures of King Tutankhamen. Tour the Old City and see the Citadel of Saladin, built in 1183 A.D., and view the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali. In Old Cairo, visit the Abu Serga Church built over the traditional site of the house where the Holy Family lived during their stay in Egypt. Prepare for your return flight home.

Nov. 15 – 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 $1998

Nov. 10-17, 2022

 

Nov. 10 – Jerusalem to Egypt

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

Nov. 11 – St. Catherine’s Monastery

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

Nov. 12 – 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.

Nov. 13 – 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.

Nov. 14 – 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.

Nov. 15 – 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.

Nov. 16 - 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.

Nov. 17 - 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. Tuesday, November 1, 2022
    From $3698* Register Now!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount