Tours

Holy Land 2022 with Rev. Dr. Derrick L. Doherty

12 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $3998* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Rev. Dr. Derrick L. Doherty on a 12- Day Holy Land, starting at $3,998* with flights from New York, NY departing on November 2, 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
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Overseas Transfers
  • Study Guide
  • Visas (U.S. Citizens)

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Nov. 2 - Depart the USA

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

Day 2 Nov. 3 - Arrive in Tel Aviv

You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative. Check into your Galilee hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Nov. 4 - The Galilee

With your Bible in hand, cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee aboard a Kinnereth Sailing Company boat. Along the way, you will enjoy a special on board worship service. You’ll arrive in Capernaum, where Jesus chose to center his ministry. Afterward, walk a portion of the Jesus Trail in the Valley of the Winds and Doves along the route Jesus took from Galilee to Nazareth. Travel to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached to the people (Matt. 5-7). You’ll visit nearby Primacy of St. Peter and Tabgha, where you will see the famous fourth-century mosaic of the fish and the loaves. Visit Kibbutz Nof Ginosar and learn about the “Ancient Boat”, a rare and excellent example of the kind of boat in which Jesus would have sailed.

Day 4 Nov. 5 - Caesarea Maritima, Mount Carmel, Cana, Nazareth, Sepphoris, Megiddo

Journey to Caesarea by the Sea and stand in the place where it is believed Paul addressed King Agrippa 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. Look out over the Valley of Jezreel from the heights of Mount Carmel, where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). Visit the Franciscan Wedding Chapel in Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle, before continuing on to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Visit Sepphoris, the cosmopolitan Roman capital of Galilee until Herod Antipas built Tiberias. It is heralded as the traditional birthplace of Mary. Look out over Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel.

Day 5 Nov. 6 - Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Bethsaida, Magdala

At the ruins of Tel Dan, see the altar built by King Jeroboam I (I Kings 12:25 -30) and learn about where the “House of David” fragment from the First Temple Period was discovered. Continue on to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter told the Lord, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God!” (Matt. 16:16). A scenic drive along the Golan Heights will give you some beautiful views of Syria and Jordan, as well as Israel. Walk the streets of Bethsaida, one of the “cities of woe” mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 11 and where Jesus chose five of His disciples (Matt. 4:18 -21; John 1:39-51). On the Sea of Galilee, near the base of towering Mount Arbel, lie the ruins of the ancient city of Magdala..

Day 6 Nov. 7 - Jordan River Valley, Qasr El Yehud, Jericho, Mount of Temptation, Mount of Olives

Bid the Galilee farewell as you travel south along the Jordan River. Visit the Baptismal Site at Qasr el Yehud, where many believe that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist (John 1). Continue to Jericho, the oldest known inhabited city in the world. Visit the ruins of the ancient city, which was conquered by Joshua (Josh. 6: 1, 2, 20), and see parts of the ancient city walls that have been uncovered. From Jericho, see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4: 1 -11). Finish the day looking out over Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.

Day 7 Nov. 8 - Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Shepherds’ Field, Olive Wood Factory and shop, Jerusalem, Upper Room, Caiaphas’ House

In Bethlehem, gaze out over Shepherds’ Field and visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace (Luke 2:1- 20). Visit the Church of the Nativity, built above the cave and considered the world’s oldest functioning church (Luke 2). Afterward, visit the Nissan Brothers woodworking shop and store. Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was questioned the night of His betrayal (Matt. 26:57). Recall the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14:12 -26).

Day 8 Nov. 9 - Jacob’s Well, Ein Karem, Israel Museum, Free Time in Old City or optional visit to Yad Vashem

See Sychar, home of Jacob’s Well, where Jesus encountered the Samaritan woman (John 4). Travel to Ein Karem, the village where John the Baptist was born and the Virgin Mary visited Elisabeth prior to our Lord’s birth (Luke 1:26 -40). Explore the Israel Museum and its First Century Model of the City of Jerusalem. Another highlight is the museum’s Shrine of the Book exhibit showcasing the Dead Sea Scroll book of Isaiah. Enjoy time in the Old City to explore and shop on your own or visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, with its poignant exhibits honoring the lives lost during the Holocaust.

Day 9 Nov. 10 - Temple Mount, Southern Wall Excavations, Western Wall, Jewish Quarter, Cardo, City of David Excavations (Hezekiah’s Tunnel), Pool of Siloam

Walk the Temple Mount (conditions permitting), once the site of the Temple of Solomon (II Chronicles 3) and home to the Dome of the Rock. The Southern Wall Excavations of the Temple Mount, including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall, are a must see. Enter the Old City and walk along the Cardo, the ancient main street. Wander through the excavations of the City of David. Walk the steps to the Pool of Siloam, recently uncovered at the foot of the City. Explore Hezekiah’s Tunnel, an amazing engineering feat that was dug from either end and met in the middle! Stand on the steps of the Pool of Siloam, where Jesus healed the blind man (John 9).

Day 10 Nov. 11 - Day on Own – Optional Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea Day

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 11 Nov. 12 - Pool of Bethesda, St. Anne’s Church, Antonia Fortress (Sisters of Scion), Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb

View the Pool of Bethesda, where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5: 1-31). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne, known for its amazing acoustics. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23: 1 -11). Walk the Via Dolorosa, “the Way of the Cross,” and stand in reverence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Complete your day with reflection at the Garden Tomb.

Day 12 Nov. 13 - Return to USA or enjoy an extension

Return to USA or enjoy an extension.

Enhance Your Journey

Cairo & The Route of The Exodus Starting from $1398

Nov. 13-18, 2022

Nov. 13 – Jerusalem to Egypt
Caravan Route from Jerusalem through the Sinai; Transfer to hotel for overnight.
Nov. 14 – St. Catherine’s Monastery
View Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine’s Monastery; Stay in Sharm el Sheikh overnight.
Nov. 15 – 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.
Nov. 16 – Memphis, Saqqara, the Great Pyramids & the Sphinx
See Joseph’s River and Lake. Tour the rural region of traditional Egyptian farming and stop at an old corn watermill. Visit Memphis (Biblical Noph) and Saqqara. See the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Stay in Cairo for dinner and overnight.
Nov. 17 - Cairo
Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Tour the Old City, and see the Citadel of Saladin. View the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali and visit the Abu Serga Church.Prepare for your return flight home.

Nov. 18 - Return to the USA

 

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount

Departure Dates

  1. Wednesday, November 2, 2022
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*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount