Tours

Journey Through the Holy Land with Pastor Dave Vasquez 2021

12 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $4326* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Pastor Dave Vasquez on a 12-day Journey Through the Bible, starting at $4,326* from Los Angeles, CA, departing on October 12, 2021. Visit places such as Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem, Mount of Olives, Western Wall, 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
  • International Airfare

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 October 12 – Depart USA

Depart on your international overnight flight.

Day 2 October 13 – Arrive in the Holy Land

Transfer from the airport to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 October 14 – Caesarea Maritima, Aruna Pass, Megiddo and Mount Carmel

Begin your time in Israel at Caesarea Maritima and stand in the place where it is believed Paul addressed King Herod 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. Travel to Aruna Pass that connects the coastal plain with the Jezreel Valley. Continue to Megiddo, where Solomon and other Israeli kings had a major center for commerce and military protection. Look out from Mount Carmel where Elijah defeated the priests of Baal (1 Kings 18). Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 October 15 – Nazareth and Cana

Leave the Mediterranean behind this morning as you cross the Jezreel Plain to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus (Matthew 2:23). Explore the Nazareth Village, a living presentation of the life, times, and teachings of Jesus. Visit the chapel of the Virgin, and then look out from the Place of the Precipice, where an angry crowd from the synagogue attempted to throw Jesus off a cliff (Luke 5:28-30). Walk to the Wedding Church in Cana, the place of Jesus’ first miracle (John 2). Check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 October 16 – Northern Israel – Mount Arbel, Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights and the Jordan River

This morning you’ll look out over the Sea of Galilee from Mount Arbel. Travel north to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter proclaimed, “You are the Christ” (Matthew 16). Return to the Galilee through the Golan Heights to better understand their strategic importance. Look out over from Mount Bental towards Damascus. Finish your day at the banks of the Jordan River where you can be baptized. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 October 17 – Boat ride on the Sea, Jesus Boat, Mount of Beatitudes, Chapel of the Primacy, Capernaum, Valley of the Doves, Magdala

With Bible in hand, you’ll cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee by boat. Along the way, enjoy a special onboard worship service. See a 2,000 year old sailing vessel that was discovered and preserved at kibbutz Nof Ginosar. This rare find is the type of boat which Jesus and the disciples would have used. Overlooking the Sea of Galilee is the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7). You’ll also visit the Chapel of the Primacy where three times Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ (John 21). Next, travel to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry. Visit the synagogue on the site where Jesus taught (Matt. 4). Walk a portion of the trail of the Valley of the Doves, a passage Jesus and the Disciples would have taken from Nazareth to the Galilee. Visit the Archaeological site at Migdal, where early church mosaics have been unearthed in the hometown of Mary Magdalene. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 October 18 – Beit Shean, Gideon’s Spring, Samaria, Jacob’s Well

Start the day in Beit Shean, a city continuously inhabited for over 5,000 years. This is the city where Saul and his sons’ bodies were hung from its walls (1 Sam. 31). The uncovered ruins date back to the Greek / Roman city that was part of the Decapolis of Jesus’ day. Continue on to Ein Harod (Judges 7:1), the spring where Gideon gathered his men to fight the Midianites. Visit Samaria, the capital of the Northern Kingdom, and home to Ahab and Jezebel. See Sychar, home of Jacob’s Well, where Jesus encountered the Samaritan woman (John 4). Check in to your Bethlehem hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 October 19 – Bethlehem, Herodion, Israel Museum

In Bethlehem visit the cave where Jesus was born and the church that has been constructed on the site (Matthew 1: 18 -25; Luke 2: 1 -7). Nearby, you will view Shepherds’ Field where the Good News was first heard. Visit the Herodion, the fortified palace and final resting place of Herod the Great. Walk the museum and grounds of the First Century Model of Jerusalem and the Shrine of the Book where portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls are on display at the Israel Museum. Check in to your Jerusalem hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 9 October 20 – Masada, Qumran, Dead Sea, Jericho

Visit Masada, Herod’s mountaintop fortress which became the last stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. Ride the cable car to the top to explore. Peer down upon the remains of the Roman camps and siege ramp below. Walk the remains of an ancient community near the shores of the Dead Sea at Qumran. In the caves near here, Bedouins discovered what became known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. You’ll stop at the shores of the Dead Sea for a quick dip in the salt and mineral-laden waters. Continue to Jericho to view the ruins of the city conquered by Joshua (Josh. 6). Visit a sycamore tree to reflect on the meeting of Jesus and Zacchaeus (Like 19). Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 10 October 21 – Temple Mount, Bethesda, Antonia Fortress, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam

Conditions permitting; walk the Temple Mount. View the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-31) where Jesus performed the Sabbath healing. 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 reflect on His sacrificial love at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Wander through the excavations of the City of David. Explore Hezekiah’s Tunnel, an amazing engineering feat that was dug from each end and met in the middle! Walk the steps to the Pool of Siloam, recently uncovered at the foot of the City. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 11 October 22 – Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Kidron Valley, Southern Wall Excavations, Western Wall, Mount Zion, Caiaphas’ House, Garden Tomb

Stand on the Mount of Olives for a remarkable view of the “Golden City” of Jerusalem. Here, Jesus stood before ascending into heaven forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1: 9 -12). Enter the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus went to pray after the Last Supper and was arrested (Matt. 26: 36 -56). Walk the Kidron Valley and hear of it’s rich history. Explore the Southern Wall Excavations, including the Hulda Steps and the many Mikvahs at the foot of the steps. Say a prayer at the Western Wall. Beneath the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, you can walk through some of the ancient rooms of the house belonging to Caiaphas the High Priest. Many believe that Jesus was held overnight here before His crucifixion (Luke 22). Your day culminates at the Garden Tomb as you celebrate the glory of the Lord’s Resurrection. Prepare for your return flights.

Day 12 October 23 – Return to USA

Return home with memories of the people and places of the Holy Land.

Enhance Your Journey

Wonders of Petra & the Dead Sea Starting from $998

October 23 - 26, 2021

October 23 – Mt. Nebo & Madaba

 This morning you will journey across the Allenby Bridge. Stop in 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. End your day at the shore of the Dead Sea and check in to your hotel.

October 24 – Petra

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. Return to your hotel at the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight.

 October 25 – Jerash

Explore 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. 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.

October 26 – 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, October 12, 2021
    From $4326* Register Now!
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount