Tours

Bible Land Discovery with Rev. Rick LaDue | Feb. 26, 2024

8 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $3248* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Rev. Rick LaDue on a Bible Land Discovery starting at $3,248* from Rochester on February 26, 2024. You will see the Herodion, Bethlehem, Shepherds’ Field, the Church of the Nativity, Kasr el Yehud, Jericho, Qumran, the Dead Sea, the Church of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha, the Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, Magdala, Mount Zion, the Upper Room, Caiaphas’ the High Priest’s house, the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, the Teaching Steps, the Mount of Olives, and much more!

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
  • Guided Tours
  • Hotel Gratuities
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • International Airfare
  • Administrative Fee

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 February 26 - Depart the USA

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

Day 2 February 27 - Arrive & Transfer to Bethlehem

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 February 28 - Kings of Israel 

Begin your tour in the Holy Land by visiting the Herodion, the fortified palace and final resting place of Herod the Great. In Bethlehem, gaze out over Shepherds’ Field and visit the Church of the Nativity, where the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace resides in the world’s oldest functioning church (Matt. 1: 18-25). Overnight in Bethlehem.

Day 4 February 29 - The Wilderness Experience

Visit Kasr 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 (Josh. 6: 1,2,20), and see parts of the ancient city walls that have been uncovered. From Jericho, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt.4: 1-11) and the Judean wilderness. Visit Qumran, the site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery, to discuss the mysterious community of the 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 5 March 1 - Jesus’ Ministry in the Galilee 

Explore the Church of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha, the traditional site of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matt. 5-7). Visit Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matt.4:13, 23). Cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee on a very special boat ride, complete with an onboard worship service. In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue.  Overnight in Jerusalem. 

Day 6 March 2 - Jesus in Jerusalem

Visit Mount Zion and stand in the Upper Room (John 13), near the traditional site of the Last Supper (Mark 14). Walk through some of the ancient rooms of Caiaphas’ the High Priest’s house beneath the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu.  Here, Jesus was held overnight before His crucifixion (Luke 22). Visit the Temple Mount, once the site of the Temple of Solomon. Take time to pray at the Western Wall. Sit on the Teaching Steps where Jesus once taught.

Day 7 March 3 - The Week That Shook the World

Stand atop the Mount of Olives as Jesus did and enjoy a remarkable view of the “Golden City” of Jerusalem. Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives (Acts 1: 9-12). Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26) among olive trees in the Kidron Valley across from the walls of Jerusalem. 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. Your final destination allows time for reflection at the Garden Tomb. Enjoy dinner tonight before transferring to the airport for your return flight.

Day 8 March 4 - Return Home

Arrive home with a new understanding of the Bible, the land, and the life of Jesus! 

Enhance Your Journey

JORDAN EXTENSION Starting from $848

March 4 - 6, 2024 | Starting at $848*

March 4 – Cross border, Mount Nebo

This morning, you will journey across the Allenby Bridge on your way 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.

March 5 – Petra
Begin your journey south toward 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 cliffsides of rose-colored rock. Travel to your hotel at the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight.

March 6 – Return home from Amman

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
$158 for tips & taxes are charged separately (subject to change).
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions.

Departure Dates

  1. Monday, February 26, 2024
    From $3248* Registration closed
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions