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Journey Through the Bible with Rev. Becky Stockdale, Pastor Kevin Dotts & Rev. Dawn Blundell | January 16, 2024

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

Join Rev. Becky Stockdale, Pastor Kevin Dotts & Rev. Dawn Blundell as we Journey Through the Bible, starting at $3398* from New York, NY, departing on January 16, 2024. Journey to places such as Jericho,  Qumran, Bethlehem, the Shepherds’ Field, Caesarea, Mount Carmel, Herodion, Tel Megiddo, Galilee, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Church of the Fish and the Loaves in Tabgha, the Chapel of the Primacy, Magdala, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights, Bethsaida, Cana, Nazareth, Samaria, Jacob’s Well, Mount Eba, Mount Gerizim, Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Upper Room,  and much more!

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$50 Register by June 16, 2023
$25 Register by July 16, 2023
Full deposit required. Savings are deducted from the balance.

 

 

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
  • 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 16 - USA to the Holy Land

Your journey begins as you depart the USA.

Day 2 January 17 - Welcome to the Holy Land

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

Day 3 January 18 - 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 (Joshua 6:1, 2 & 20). In the distance, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11). Continue to Qumran, the 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.

Day 4 January 19- Herodion and Bethlehem

Explore one of the most exciting archaeological digs in Israel, the Herodion, the palace-fortress and final resting place of Herod the Great. In Bethlehem, visit the cave where Jesus was born (Luke 2:1-7) and the Church of the Nativity. Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field, where angels first proclaimed the Good News.

Day 5 January 20 - Caesarea, Mount Carmel and Tel Megiddo

Visit the Roman aqueduct and theatre at Caesarea, a center of early Christianity and where Paul was imprisoned for two years (Acts 10). View Mount Carmel, the site of Elijah’s victory over the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18). Travel the ancient caravan route through the Jezreel Valley to Tel Megiddo, an exciting archaeological dig with its layers of twenty different cities built on top of each other.

Day 6 January 21 - The Galilee

Enjoy 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). In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue.

Day 7 January 22 - Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi and Golan Heights

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.

Day 8 January 23 - Cana, Nazareth, Samaria and Jacob’s Well

Begin your day with a visit to Cana, the site of Christ’s first miracle (John 2), before stopping in Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). 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 at Jacob’s Well (John 4).

Day 9 January 24 - 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 (Matthew 26:36-44). On Mount Zion, visit the Upper Room, revered as the site of the Last Supper (Mark 14:12-26) and St. Peter in Gallicantu, the home of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was held after His arrest (Matthew 26:57).

Day 10 January 25 - 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: 1-18). 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 26 - 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 $1098

Jan. 26-30, 2024 | Starting at $1,098*

A minimum of 8 travelers are necessary to operate the extension

January 26 – Jerash
This morning you will journey across the Allenby Bridge on your way to Jerash, one of the best-preserved 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 Amman to check in for dinner and overnight.

January 27 – Madaba & Mount Nebo
Begin your journey south toward Petra today. 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 at your hotel. 

January 28 – 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.

January 29 –  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 30 – Return to the USA

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion. A minimum of 8 travelers are necessary to operate the extension.
$138 for tips & taxes are charged separately (subject to change).
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions.

Departures dates for Wonders of Petra & the Dead Sea extension
January 9, 16, 30
February 13, 20
March 5
April 2
May 14
June 4
July 16
September 3, 17
October 22, 29
November 12, 26
December 3

Nile Cruise Starting from $2898

Jan. 26 - Feb. 4, 2024 | Starting at $2,898*

A minimum of 10 travelers are necessary to operate the extension

January 26 – Jerusalem to Egypt
Travel in the footsteps of the Holy family as you travel along the ancient caravan route from Jerusalem to the Sinai desert. Cross the border and check in to your hotel at Sharm el Sheik for dinner and rest.

January 27 – St. Catherine’s Monastery
This morning, you can opt to climb Mount Sinai, where tradition says that Moses received the Ten Commandments. Everyone will experience a visit to the fortified St. Catherine’s Monastery, built in the 6th century, and one of the oldest working monasteries in the world with the world’s oldest continually operating library. Both the Codex Sinaiticus and Syriac Sinaiticus, important early Biblical manuscripts, were discovered here. Even Muhammad found refuge at the monastery, and the site is sacred to all three monotheistic religions. Remember the story of Moses and the burning bush that tradition places inside the monastery. Continue to Sharm el Sheikh for dinner and overnight at your hotel on the shores of the Red Sea.

January 28 – Free day in Sharm el Sheikh
Enjoy a free day to relax in your resort by the beach in Sharm el Sheik.

January 29 – Luxor
This morning, fly to Luxor and transfer to your Nile cruise ship. Ancient Thebes served as the Egyptian capital during the New Kingdom and the time of Moses. Visit the magnificent Temple of Luxor with its avenue of sphinx statues and mighty monumental columns. Continue to the Karnak Temple, which took over 2,000 years to build and is the largest religious building ever constructed, and see the famed Hypostyle Hall, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III, the temple of Amon, the Granite Scarabeus and the Sacred Lake. Dinner and overnight on board.

January 30 – Valleys of the Kings & Queens & Esna
This morning, enjoy the sunrise over the Nile River before your visit to the Valley of the Kings. Tombs were constructed here for the kings and powerful nobles of Egypt for nearly 500 years. The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. See the Colossi of Memnon, made of sandstone brought from Gabal El Silselah. Each colossus, including the pedestal and the crown, is about 21 meters tall and represents King Amenhotep III. See the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of only a handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all the female pharaohs. Enjoy lunch onboard as you sail through the Esna locks. The ship arrives in Edfu this evening. Dinner and overnight on board.

January 31 – Edfu 
Visit the Edfu Temple on the west bank of the Nile. Dating to the Ptolemaic period, the temple was dedicated to the worship of the god Horus, represented as a falcon. It is one of the most beautiful Egyptian temples, distinguished by its huge splendid structure blending Pharaonic and Greek architecture. Enjoy scenic cruising to Kom Ombo and visit the Kom Ombo Temple. Built on a hillside, this temple was constructed in the Ptolemaic Roman era for the worship of the gods Haroeris and Sobek. It is noted for the relief engravings on its walls which show ancient surgical tools, bone saws and dentistry tools. Nearby, view the three mummified crocodiles in Hathor’s chapel. Dinner and overnight on board.

February 1 – Aswan
Cruise to Aswan, where you will sail on a smaller boat across the Nile to visit the temples at Philae, including the Temple of Isis, one of the greatest Temples in Egypt, occupying a quarter of the island. Next, visit the High Dam, one of the most outstanding architectural achievements of the twentieth century. It was constructed to replace the old Aswan dam built in 1902. The 3600-meter-long dam was constructed to protect Egypt from the floods as well as provide irrigation and electricity to its citizens. View the Unfinished Obelisk made of red granite brought from the quarries of Aswan. Lunch and dinner onboard.

February 2 – Egyptian Museum, the Great Pyramids & the Sphinx
Depart Aswan by plane and head to Cairo. Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities to view the unique collection of Pharaonic art and the renowned treasures of King Tutankhamun. Continue to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

February 3 – Cairo
Tour the Old City and see the Citadel of Saladin, built in 1183 AD, and view the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali. In Old Cairo, visit the Abu Serge Church built over the traditional site of the house where the Holy Family lived during their stay in Egypt. Enjoy some time to rest as your prepare for your return flight home.

February 4 – Return to the USA

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion. A minimum of 10 travelers are necessary to operate the extension.
$168 for tips & taxes are charged separately (subject to change).
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions.

Departures dates for the Nile Cruise extension
January 9, 16, 30
February 13, 20
March 5
April 2
May 14
June 4
September 3, 17
October 22, 29
November 12, 26

 

Cairo & the Route of the Exodus Extension Starting from $1298

January 26-31, 2024 |Starting at $1,298*

A minimum of 10 travelers are necessary to operate the extension

January 26 – Jerusalem to Mount Sinai
Travel in the footsteps of the Holy Family as you travel along the ancient caravan route from Jerusalem to the Sinai desert. Cross the border and check into your hotel for dinner and rest.

January 27 – St. Catherine’s Monastery
This morning, you can opt to climb Mount Sinai (conditions permitting), where tradition says that Moses received the Ten Commandments.  Everyone will experience a visit to fortified St. Catherine’s Monastery, built in the 6th century and one of the oldest working monasteries in the world with the world’s oldest continually operating library.  Both the Codex Sinaiticus and Syriac Sinaiticus, important early Biblical manuscripts, were discovered here.  Even Muhammad found refuge at the monastery, and the site is sacred to all three monotheistic religions. Remember the story of Moses and the burning bush, which tradition places inside the monastery. Continue to Sharm el Sheikh for dinner and overnight at your hotel located on the shores of the Red Sea.

January 28 – Route of the Exodus
Trace the route of the Exodus along the eastern Sinai coast to Wadi Feiran, where the Children of Israel withstood the Amalekites. Travel to Elim, where the Children of Israel camped by the oasis of 70 palm trees. Your final stop of the day will be Marah by the Red Sea, where the “waters were bitter.” Continue to Cairo for dinner and a two-night stay.

January 29 – Memphis, Saqqara, the Great Pyramids & the Sphinx
Tour the rural region of traditional Egyptian farming. Travel as Abraham did to Memphis (Biblical Noph) and on to Saqqara, where you will see the Step Pyramid, the world’s oldest stone structure. See the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

January 30 – Cairo
This morning, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities to view the unique collection of Pharaonic art and the renowned treasures of King Tutankhamun. Tour the Old City and see the Citadel of Saladin, built in 1183 AD, and view the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali. In Old Cairo, visit the Abu Serga Church built over the traditional site of the house where the Holy Family lived during their stay in Egypt. Prepare for your return flight home.

January 31 – Return to the USA

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion. A minimum of 10 travelers are necessary to operate the extension.

$158 for tips & taxes are charged separately (subject to change).
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions.

Departures dates for Cairo & the Route of the Exodus Extension
January 9, 16, 30
February 13, 20
March 5
April 2
May 14
June 4
September 3, 17
October 22, 29
November 12, 26
December 3

Bethlehem Jubilee extension Starting from $1198

January 25 - 30, 2024 | $1198
 
Thurs., Jan. 25 | Transfer to Bethlehem​ ​ 
Finish your last day of touring with your group before continuing on to Bethlehem.
 
Fri., Jan. 26 | Bethlehem Day & Sound & Banquet 
Join us for a mission-minded morning in Bethlehem where we’ll come alongside local efforts and witness those representing the hands and feet of Jesus in this politically tense city. Then set off on your touring options. After touring, gather back together in the evening for an exquisite banquet in Bethlehem!  
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. 
 
Iconic Track: 
Explore the Church of the Nativity, built around 326 A.D. Throughout the millennia; its façade has changed from the original cave where Jesus was born to the Crusader design visitors see today. East of the city lies the traditional location for Shepherd’s Field, where angels appeared to simple herdsmen “keeping watch o’er their flocks by night.” Even today, shepherds lead their flocks to this area for grazing. Then stand on the Mount of Olives. Enjoy a remarkable view of the "Golden City" of Jerusalem. This marks the final place Jesus stood before ascending into heaven forty days after His resurrection. 

Holy Land Uncovered: 
Wander through the City of David excavations; walk the steps to the Pool of Siloam; explore Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Dive into local archaeological digs before heading to the Old City of Jerusalem, ancient yet beautifully preserved with narrow, cobbled streets and enchanting porticos.  

Life Today in an Ancient Land: 
Step into the land’s current issues when you visit the Walled Off Hotel. This Banksy-designed art hub sits right next to Bethlehem’s Wall, erected to regulate Palestinian entrance into Israel. Enjoy a local food experience and enter the refugee camp in Bethlehem to explore the hard world of these social outcasts.  

Adventurous Pathways:  
Visit a local Bedouin camp and learn about the ancient nomadic tribes that settled the region. Enjoy their rich hospitality and delicious meals. This is a remarkable chance to contemplate the life and faith of the patriarchs, like Abraham and Moses. Then finish your touring with a visit to the Herodion, the fortified palace and final resting place of Herod the Great.  
​  
Sat., Jan. 27 | Touring Options​, Evening Concert  
Enjoy morning and afternoon touring options in and around Jerusalem before a beautiful evening concert.  
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. 

Iconic Track: 
Enjoy a visit to Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod the Great. Hear about the final, tragic battle of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. The cable car ride provides an excellent perspective, especially of the Roman camps and siege ramp remains below. Visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Before heading back to the hotel, stop off at the Dead Sea.  

Holy Land Uncovered: 
Enjoy exploring the Shephelah, a lowland between the coastal plain and the high central hills of Judea and Samaria. Full of rocky plateaus and hilly swells, the Shephelah appears consistently in the Scriptures during the Israelites’ conquest and settlement of the land and has been critically significant ever since.  

Life Today in an Ancient Land: 
Tour Tel Aviv, a wealth of discoveries both contemporary and ancient! Meaning ‘Hill of Spring,’ today’s Tel Aviv lives up to its name. It offers a well-spring of creativity, dazzling spectacles, shimmering skyscrapers, delicious food, and something new around every corner! No wonder it’s known as the Manhattan of the Mediterranean! Enjoy a market tour, a walking tour of Neve Tzedek, and Rothschild Blvd. 

Adventurous Pathways: 
Hike the Wadi Qelt, the backdrop for several Biblical narratives, including David’s flight from Absalom, Zedekiah’s flight from the Babylonians, the story of the Good Samaritan, and Jesus’s walks from Jericho to Jerusalem. Afterward, drive back to town and enjoy the Old City of Jerusalem. 
 
 
Sun., Jan. 28 | Touring Options, Sound & Light Show Spectacle​ 
Continue enjoying your Jubilee-exclusive touring options before a celebratory Sound & Light Show! 
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.  

Iconic Track: 
Explore the history of Jerusalem during your city tour and visits to world-renown museums. Since its inception in 1953, Yad Vashem has documented the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust period, preserving their memory and stories. Each of the six million victims holds a place within these sobering grounds. Continue to the Israel Museum, which contains the Shrine of the Book and a scaled model of ancient Jerusalem. Beyond that, enjoy extensive ethnography collections, fine art, artifacts, rare manuscripts, and sculpture.  

Holy Land Uncovered: 
Visit Samaria, established as the capital of the Northern Kingdom by Omri, Israel’s sixth king. Excavations in the region give testimony to Ahab and Jezebel’s reign as well as the Baal worship they established. Many other interesting historical sites cluster in this area, like the Hellenistic Tower, the remains of Herod the Great’s Temple, and more. Visit Shiloh, where the Tent of Meeting was established during Joshua’s days as leader of Israel. Joshua cast lots and apportioned the land to the tribes of Israel in this area. 

Life Today in an Ancient Land: 
Enjoy the best Israeli flavors during your Machane Yehuda Market and food tour! Peruse new stalls and long-time, generational ones. Hear stories of legacy and friendship as aromas and sounds surround you. Learn about the wide variety of fresh ingredients within Israeli cuisine. Watch locals create delicious foods. Then dive into the fun yourself with your own challah making class! End the afternoon strolling the Market at Ben Yehuda Street. 
 
Adventurous Pathways:  
Hike Israel’s crater lands. The cliffs overlooking miles of low desert land offer breathtaking views. The overlooks give a perfect setting for prayer and reflection. Then hike the almost 2-mile path within Ein Avdat National Park. This easy and interesting trail provides amazing nature views and animal sightings. Keep your eyes peeled for gazelle, ibex, eagles, and more! (Lunch included.) 
 
 
Mon., Jan. 29 | Breakfast, Special Communion at the Garden Tomb​, Touring Options
Join your fellow travelers for a farewell breakfast before gathering to take communion at the Garden Tomb this Sunday morning. Continue your touring the area with our 50th-year special touring tracks. 
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. 
 
Iconic Track: 
Take time to reflect on the miraculous reality of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb, a beautiful, peaceful area located just a few blocks north of the Old City. Then soak in the week’s experience while you wander the Old City. Finish up any last-minute shopping and absorb the aura of this ancient land before getting ready to head home. 

Holy Land Uncovered: 
Take time to reflect on the miraculous reality of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb, a beautiful, peaceful area located just a few blocks north of the Old City. Then take hold of history, quite literally, at Emek Tzurim, where you get to be the archaeologist! Arrowheads, coins, mosaic pieces, and more have been found at the dig site. What could you uncover?! 

Life Today in an Ancient Land: 
Take time to reflect on the miraculous reality of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb, a beautiful, peaceful area located just a few blocks north of the Old City. Walk through sites and sounds of the Old City, like Tower of David Museum, the Herodion Palace, the Armenian Quarter, Jewish Quarter, and Burnt House (Wohl Archaeological Museum).  

Adventurous Pathways: 
Take time to reflect on the miraculous reality of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb, a beautiful, peaceful area located just a few blocks north of the Old City. Then hike a portion of the trail from Jerusalem to Emmaus. ​ 
 
Tue., Jan. 30 | Return  
Return home full of joy and hope in what faith-based travel can do! 

 
 
Thurs., Jan. 25 | Transfer to Bethlehem​ ​ 
Enjoy the morning on your own before continuing to Bethlehem.
 
Fri., Jan. 26 | Bethlehem Day & Sound & Banquet 
Join us for a mission-minded morning in Bethlehem where we’ll come alongside local efforts and witness those representing the hands and feet of Jesus in this politically tense city. Then set off on your touring options. After touring, gather back together in the evening for an exquisite banquet in Bethlehem!  
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. 
 
Iconic Track: 
Explore the Church of the Nativity, built around 326 A.D. Throughout the millennia; its façade has changed from the original cave where Jesus was born to the Crusader design visitors see today. East of the city lies the traditional location for Shepherd’s Field, where angels appeared to simple herdsmen “keeping watch o’er their flocks by night.” Even today, shepherds lead their flocks to this area for grazing. Then stand on the Mount of Olives. Enjoy a remarkable view of the "Golden City" of Jerusalem. This marks the final place Jesus stood before ascending into heaven forty days after His resurrection. 

Holy Land Uncovered: 
Wander through the City of David excavations; walk the steps to the Pool of Siloam; explore Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Dive into local archaeological digs before heading to the Old City of Jerusalem, ancient yet beautifully preserved with narrow, cobbled streets and enchanting porticos.  

Life Today in an Ancient Land: 
Step into the land’s current issues when you visit the Walled Off Hotel. This Banksy-designed art hub sits right next to Bethlehem’s Wall, erected to regulate Palestinian entrance into Israel. Enjoy a local food experience and enter the refugee camp in Bethlehem to explore the hard world of these social outcasts.  

Adventurous Pathways:  
Visit a local Bedouin camp and learn about the ancient nomadic tribes that settled the region. Enjoy their rich hospitality and delicious meals. This is a remarkable chance to contemplate the life and faith of the patriarchs, like Abraham and Moses. Then finish your touring with a visit to the Herodion, the fortified palace and final resting place of Herod the Great.  
​  
Sat., Jan. 27 | Touring Options​, Evening Concert  
Enjoy morning and afternoon touring options in and around Jerusalem before a beautiful evening concert.  
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. 

Iconic Track: 
Enjoy a visit to Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod the Great. Hear about the final, tragic battle of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. The cable car ride provides an excellent perspective, especially of the Roman camps and siege ramp remains below. Visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Before heading back to the hotel, stop off at the Dead Sea.  

Holy Land Uncovered: 
Enjoy exploring the Shephelah, a lowland between the coastal plain and the high central hills of Judea and Samaria. Full of rocky plateaus and hilly swells, the Shephelah appears consistently in the Scriptures during the Israelites’ conquest and settlement of the land and has been critically significant ever since.  

Life Today in an Ancient Land: 
Tour Tel Aviv, a wealth of discoveries both contemporary and ancient! Meaning ‘Hill of Spring,’ today’s Tel Aviv lives up to its name. It offers a well-spring of creativity, dazzling spectacles, shimmering skyscrapers, delicious food, and something new around every corner! No wonder it’s known as the Manhattan of the Mediterranean! Enjoy a market tour, a walking tour of Neve Tzedek, and Rothschild Blvd. 

Adventurous Pathways: 
Hike the Wadi Qelt, the backdrop for several Biblical narratives, including David’s flight from Absalom, Zedekiah’s flight from the Babylonians, the story of the Good Samaritan, and Jesus’s walks from Jericho to Jerusalem. Afterward, drive back to town and enjoy the Old City of Jerusalem. 
 
 
Sun., Jan. 28 | Touring Options, Sound & Light Show Spectacle​ 
Continue enjoying your Jubilee-exclusive touring options before a celebratory Sound & Light Show! 
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem.  

Iconic Track: 
Explore the history of Jerusalem during your city tour and visits to world-renown museums. Since its inception in 1953, Yad Vashem has documented the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust period, preserving their memory and stories. Each of the six million victims holds a place within these sobering grounds. Continue to the Israel Museum, which contains the Shrine of the Book and a scaled model of ancient Jerusalem. Beyond that, enjoy extensive ethnography collections, fine art, artifacts, rare manuscripts, and sculpture.  

Holy Land Uncovered: 
Visit Samaria, established as the capital of the Northern Kingdom by Omri, Israel’s sixth king. Excavations in the region give testimony to Ahab and Jezebel’s reign as well as the Baal worship they established. Many other interesting historical sites cluster in this area, like the Hellenistic Tower, the remains of Herod the Great’s Temple, and more. Visit Shiloh, where the Tent of Meeting was established during Joshua’s days as leader of Israel. Joshua cast lots and apportioned the land to the tribes of Israel in this area. 

Life Today in an Ancient Land: 
Enjoy the best Israeli flavors during your Machane Yehuda Market and food tour! Peruse new stalls and long-time, generational ones. Hear stories of legacy and friendship as aromas and sounds surround you. Learn about the wide variety of fresh ingredients within Israeli cuisine. Watch locals create delicious foods. Then dive into the fun yourself with your own challah making class! End the afternoon strolling the Market at Ben Yehuda Street. 
 
Adventurous Pathways:  
Hike Israel’s crater lands. The cliffs overlooking miles of low desert land offer breathtaking views. The overlooks give a perfect setting for prayer and reflection. Then hike the almost 2-mile path within Ein Avdat National Park. This easy and interesting trail provides amazing nature views and animal sightings. Keep your eyes peeled for gazelle, ibex, eagles, and more! (Lunch included.) 
 
 
Mon., Jan. 29 | Breakfast, Special Communion at the Garden Tomb​, Touring Options
Join your fellow travelers for a farewell breakfast before gathering to take communion at the Garden Tomb this Sunday morning. Continue your touring the area with our 50th-year special touring tracks. 
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. 
 
Iconic Track: 
Take time to reflect on the miraculous reality of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb, a beautiful, peaceful area located just a few blocks north of the Old City. Then soak in the week’s experience while you wander the Old City. Finish up any last-minute shopping and absorb the aura of this ancient land before getting ready to head home. 

Holy Land Uncovered: 
Take time to reflect on the miraculous reality of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb, a beautiful, peaceful area located just a few blocks north of the Old City. Then take hold of history, quite literally, at Emek Tzurim, where you get to be the archaeologist! Arrowheads, coins, mosaic pieces, and more have been found at the dig site. What could you uncover?! 

Life Today in an Ancient Land: 
Take time to reflect on the miraculous reality of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb, a beautiful, peaceful area located just a few blocks north of the Old City. Walk through sites and sounds of the Old City, like Tower of David Museum, the Herodion Palace, the Armenian Quarter, Jewish Quarter, and Burnt House (Wohl Archaeological Museum).  

Adventurous Pathways: 
Take time to reflect on the miraculous reality of the resurrection at the Garden Tomb, a beautiful, peaceful area located just a few blocks north of the Old City. Then hike a portion of the trail from Jerusalem to Emmaus. ​ 
 
Tue., Jan. 30 | Return  
Return home full of joy and hope in what faith-based travel can do! 

Departure Dates

  1. Tuesday, January 16, 2024
    From $3398* Register Now!
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions.