Advent in the Holy Land Bishop Farr & the Missouri Annual Conference | Nov 28, 2023

10 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $3646* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Bishop Farr & the Missouri Annual Conference on an Advent in the Holy Land tour, starting at $3,646* from St. Louis, $3,746* from Kansas City, or $3,946* from Springfield, departing on November 28, 2023. You will see Galilee, Capernaum, Kibbutz Nof Ginnosar, the Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, the Church of the Loaves and Fish, the Chapel of the Primacy, Chorazin, River Jordan, Nazareth, Megiddo, Jericho, Qumran, Bethlehem, Shepherds’ Field, Haas Promenade, Mount Moriah, the Mount of Olives, Chapel of the Ascension, Mount Zion, House of the High Priest Caiaphas, the Upper Room, Garden Tomb, and so much more!

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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
  • Hotel Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • Live Audio Headsets
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Study Guide
  • International Airfare
  • Administrative Fees

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 November 28 - USA to the Holy Land

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

Day 2 November 29 - Welcome to the Holy Land

Our airport representative will welcome you to the Holy Land and transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy dinner before you rest.

Day 3 November 30 - The Galilee

With Bible in hand, cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee. Along the way, participate in a special onboard worship service. Travel to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee. Visit the synagogue, which stands on the site where Jesus taught. Recall his teaching and preaching the gospel of the kingdom (Matt.4:13, 23). At Kibbutz Nof Ginnosar, you’ll learn about the “ancient boat,” a rare example of the kind of boat in which Jesus would have sailed. Travel to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached to the people (Matt. 5-7). At Tabgha, the traditional location for the calling of the disciples and the feeding of the 5000, you’ll visit the Church of the Loaves and Fish (Luke 9:10-17). You’ll also visit the Chapel of the Primacy, where three times Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ (John 21). Journey into the city of Chorazim, where Jesus pronounced his woe on them. It has remained uninhabited to this day. At the River Jordan, you can remember your baptism in the Yardenit Baptismal Site.

Day 4 December 1 - Nazareth, Megiddo, and Caesarea

Visit Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2: 23). Travel the ancient caravan route to Tel Megiddo, where 20 different cities lie superimposed upon each other. Visit the Roman aqueduct and theatre at Caesarea, a center of the early Christians. Here, Cornelius became the first Gentile convert to the new religion (Acts 10), and Paul was imprisoned before being taken to Rome for trial.

Day 5 December 2 - Jericho, Qumran, and Bethlehem

Travel to Jericho and visit the ruins of the ancient city, which was conquered by Joshua (Josh. 6: 1, 2, 20). From Jericho, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4: 1-11). Even today, the road from Jericho to Jerusalem twists for miles as it climbs from below sea level into the Judean mountains. Jesus traveled the nearby Roman road, the setting of His parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 30-36). Travel to 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. In Bethlehem, you’ll visit the cave revered as the place where Jesus was born (Matt. 1: 18 - 25; Luke 2: 1- 7). The church, which was constructed on the site, is the world’s oldest functioning church. Nearby, you’ll view Shepherds’ Field, where the Good News was first heard.

Day 6 December 3 - Jerusalem

Visit the Haas Promenade and enjoy a panoramic view from the south of Jerusalem, the Old City walls, and the Mount Moriah hill, where God commanded Abraham to offer Isaac as a burnt offering (Gen. 22: 2, 4). View the Kidron Valley and the Valley of Gehenna. Stand atop the Mount of Olives as Jesus did and enjoy a remarkable view of Jerusalem's “Golden City”, including the Temple Mount and Dome of the Rock. Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives (Acts 1: 9 - 12). Visit the Chapel of the Ascension. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane as Jesus prayed (Matt. 26: 36 - 44). Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was imprisoned for a night (Matt. 26: 57 - 65). Stand in the Upper Room, revered as the place of the Last Supper (Mark 14: 12 - 26). View the site of King David’s Tomb.

Day 7 December 4 - Jerusalem & the Old City

Visit the Southern Wall Excavations of the ancient Temple, including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. Visit the Dome of the Rock. Walk the Cardo, the ancient main street of the Old City. Once lined with shops, it is now partially restored. View the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-31), where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle, and sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne. 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. Visit the Israel Museum to see the Shrine of the Book and second-century model of Jerusalem.

Day 8 December 5 - Masada and Dead Sea Tour

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. After lunch, you’ll stop at the shores of the Dead Sea for a quick dip in the salt and mineral-laden waters.

Day 9 December 6 - Jerusalem

Travel to Ein Karem, the birthplace of John the Baptist and where the Virgin Mary visited Elizabeth (Luke 1: 26-40). Time permitting, you will visit Yad Vashem. Worship and celebrate communion at the Garden Tomb, possible site of the garden of Joseph of Arimathea and experience the reality of the Resurrection. Your afternoon is free for exploring.

Day 10 December 7 - 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 extension Starting from $998

Dec. 7 - 11, 2023 • $998*

A minimum of 8 travelers are necessary to operate the extension

December 7 – 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.

December 8 – 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 cliffsides of rose-colored rock. Travel to your hotel at the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight.

December 9 – Madaba & Mount 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.

December 10 – Free Morning at the Dead Sea
Enjoy a free morning at your hotel. Cross the border back into Israel and enjoy dinner in Jerusalem. Afterward, you will travel to the airport in Tel Aviv to begin your journey home.

December 11 – Return to the USA

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions

Nile Cruise Extension Starting from $2698

Dec. 7 - 13, 2023 • $2,698*

A minimum of 10 travelers are necessary to operate the extension

December 7 – Fly to Cairo
This morning, depart Jerusalem for Tel Aviv and fly to Egypt. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed to Cairo by your local guide. Enjoy dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

December 8 – Luxor & Karnak
Fly from Cairo to Luxor. See the Temple of Luxor, the Karnak Temple and the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. Board your Nile cruise ship and enjoy dinner.

December 9 – Valleys of the Kings & Queens & Esna
Visit the Valley of the Kings the Colossi of Memnon and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Sail to Esna to see the Temple of Khnum. Dinner & overnight on board.

December 10 – Edfu & Kom Ombo
Today, visit the Edfu Temple. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Kom Ombo Temple nearby. Dinner & overnight on board.

December 11 – Aswan
See the Temples at Philae, including the Temple of Isis. Tour the High Dam at Aswan and the Unfinished Obelisk. After exploring Aswan, fly to Cairo to check into your hotel for dinner and overnight.

December 12 - Cairo Explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Great Sphinx. 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.

December 13 - Return to the USA

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions

Departure Dates

  1. Tuesday, November 28, 2023
    From $3646* Register Now!
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions.