Journey Through the Bible with Bishop John Schol & the Greater New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conferences | Jan. 4, 2024

11 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $3398* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Bishop John Schol & the Greater New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conferences on a Journey Through the Bible starting at $3,398* from New York, Newark, & Philadelphia, departing on January 4, 2024. You will see Jericho, Qumran, the Dead Sea, Herodion, Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Shepherds’ Field, Caesarea, Mount Carmel, Tel Megiddo, Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee, Chapel of the Primacy, Magdala, Caesarea Philippi, Nazareth, Tel Dothan, Samaria, Mount Ebal, Mount Gerizim, Nablus, Jacob’s Well, Mount of Olives, Garden Tomb and 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
  • Guided Tours
  • Hotel Gratuities
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Live Audio Headsets
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Study Guide
  • Administrative fees

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 January 4 - USA to the Holy Land

Your journey begins as you depart the USA.

Day 2 January 5 - Welcome to the Holy Land

Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 January 6 - Jericho and Qumran

Visit the baptismal site of Qasr el Yahud, where tradition says Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Travel to Jericho (the oldest city in the world) and visit the ruins of the ancient city conquered by Joshua (Josh. 6:1, 2 & 20). In the distance, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt.4:1-11). Continue to Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery. End your day with the opportunity to take a dip in the mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea. Tonight, you will have the option to dine with local Palestinian-Christian families in Bethlehem.

Day 4 January 7 - Bethlehem

This morning, enjoy a tour and interact with students at the Hope Secondary School. In Bethlehem, visit the cave where Jesus was born (Matthew 1:18-25) and the Church of the Nativity. Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field, where angels first proclaimed the Good News. Spend time at the Bethlehem Bible College and meet Christians who descend from the first-century Christians and who are the living embodiment of our heritage in the land today.

Day 5 January 8 - Mount Carmel, Nazareth, Cana

View Mount Carmel, site of Elijah’s victory over the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18). Cross the Jezreel Valley and visit Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Continue to Cana, the site of Christ’s first miracle (John 2).

Day 6 January 9 - The Galilee

oy a scenic drive to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee (Matt.4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the text of the Sermon on the Mount that Jesus preached there (Matt. 5-7). Experience a special onboard worship service as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit the Church of the Loaves and Fish in Tabgha, the traditional location of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17). As you pray in the Chapel of the Primacy, remember how Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ three times (John 21). Conclude the day with a time of reflection in the Valley of the Doves.

Day 7 January 10 - Magdala, Tel Dothan, Samaria and Jacob’s Well

In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue. Continue past Tel Dothan, thought to be the place where Joseph found his brothers with their flocks (Genesis 37). Visit Samaria, the capital of the Northern Kingdom and home to Ahab and Jezebel. See Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, where the Israelites recited the blessings and curses of the Law. In modern day Nablus (ancient Shechem), see where the Samaritan woman encountered Christ (John 4) at Jacob’s Well.

Day 8 January 11 - Jerusalem

Stand on the Mount of Olives and enjoy a remarkable view of the Golden City of Jerusalem. Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from this place (Acts 1:9-12). Walk to the Garden of Gethsemane and pray beneath the ancient olive trees (Matt.26:36-44). On Mount Zion, visit the Upper Room, revered as the site of the Last Supper (Mark 14:12), and St. Peter in Gallicantu, the home of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was held after His arrest (Matt. 26:57).

Day 9 January 12 - Yad Vashem, Ein Karem, Emmaus

After breakfast, explore the poignant exhibits of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial. Travel to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and where Mary visited Elizabeth (Luke 1:26- 40). In Emmaus, recall that the resurrected Jesus appeared to two of His disciples (Luke 24:13).

Day 10 January 13 - Jerusalem

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem along the Cardo, once the main street of the city. Explore the Davidson Center and the Southern Wall Excavations, including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. Remember how Jesus healed on the Sabbath when you visit the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1). At Herod’s Antonia Fortress (Luke 23:1), see where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate. Walk the Via Dolorosa (“the Way of the Cross”) and remember the Lord’s sacrificial love at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Share communion together at the Garden Tomb in celebration of His Resurrection.

Day 11 January 14 - 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

January 14 - 18, 2024 • $998*

January 14 – 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 to check in for
dinner and overnight.

January 15 – 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.

January 16 – 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 cliffsides
of rose-colored rock. Return to your hotel at the Dead Sea for
dinner and overnight.

|January 17 – 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.

January 18 – 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. Thursday, January 4, 2024
    From $3398* Register Now!
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions.