Holy Land 2024 with Pastors Phil & Jannette Derstine | April 30, 2024

10 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $4598* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Pastors Phil & Jannette Derstine for Holy Land 2024 starting at $4,598* from New York on April 30, 2024. You will see Caesarea, Meggido, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Kibbutz Nof Ginosar, the Mount of Beatitudes, the Jordan River, Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights, Masada, the Dead Sea, Qumran, Herod’s Antonia Fortress, Yad Vashem, the Garden Tomb and Much more!

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
  • Administrative Fee
  • $75 Masada/Dead

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 April 30 – Depart the USA

Today, we depart from the United States and fly to Tel Aviv, Israel. Meals will be served in flight.

Day 2 May 1 – Arrive in Israel

Arrive in Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. After securing our luggage, we will check into our Tel Aviv hotel and enjoy dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Day 3 May 2 – Caesarea, Meggido, Nazareth

Travel to Caesarea by the Sea on the Mediterranean coastline. It was here that Cornelius the Centurion and his household were saved and baptized (Acts 10), and it was also where Paul made his defense before Festus and King Agrippa prior to his final journey to Rome (Acts 25 & 26). Visit Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon (Revelation 16). Visit Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2: 23). Arrive at Tiberias for check-in, dinner, and stay for the next three nights.

Day 4 May 3 – The Galilee

Cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee aboard a Kinnereth sailboat. Along the way, participate in a special onboard worship service. Travel to Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee. Visit the synagogue standing on the site where Jesus taught (Matt. 4:13, 23). At Kibbutz Nof Ginosar, you’ll learn about the “ancient boat”, a rare example of the kind of boat in which Jesus would have sailed. Recall the Sermon on the Mount at the Mount of Beatitudes (Matt. 5-7). Have lunch in a Bedouin tent. Remember the Baptism of Jesus as well as your own at the Jordan River.

Day 5 May 4 – Golan Heights

Visit Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus traveled with His disciples and where Peter made his great confession to Jesus, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matt. 16: 16). Visit with local believers as we travel through the strategic Golan Heights. Worship at our Prayer House overlooking the Sea of Galilee before returning to your hotel.

Day 6 May 5 – Masada & Qumran

Visit Masada and the Dead Sea. Masada was Herod’s mountaintop fortress and the last stronghold of the Jewish Rebellion against the Romans. It was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001. End your day with a quick dip in the salt and mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea. Travel to Qumran, the site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery, and discuss the mysterious community of the Essenes. Jesus traveled the nearby Roman road, the setting of His parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 30 -36).

Day 7 May 6 – Bethlehem & Jerusalem

In Bethlehem, you’ll visit the cave revered as the place of Jesus’ birth (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. Stand atop the Mount of Olives, where Jesus ascended into heaven forty days after his resurrection. (Acts 1: 9-12). Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion (Matt. 26: 36-44). Visit the Haas Promenade and enjoy a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was questioned and accused of blasphemy (Matt. 26: 57-65). Stand in the Upper Room, where you can see the Last Supper come to life (Mark 14: 12-26).

Day 8 May 7 – Jerusalem & the Old City

Visit the only remnant of the Second Temple of Jerusalem, Western Wall and sit on the Teaching steps believed to be where Jesus would teach. Follow the Herodian Support Wall and walk on first-century pavement in the Rabbi’s Tunnel. 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. Walk the Cardo, the main street of the Old City. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23: 1-11). Enjoy a farewell dinner this evening at the hotel.

Day 9 May 8 – Jerusalem

Visit Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial. Your final destination allows time of reflection at the Garden Tomb. Celebrate the exhilaration of the resurrection and partake in communion. Enjoy shopping and an afternoon at leisure in the Old City before preparing for your return flight.

Day 10 May 9 – Return to the USA or enjoy the Greek Isle extension

Return to the USA or enjoy the Greek Isle extension

Enhance Your Journey

Journeys of Paul & Greek Isles Cruise extension Starting from $2248

May 9-14, 2024 • $2,248*

A minimum of 10 travelers are necessary to operate the extension

May 9 – Tel Aviv to Athens
Fly from Tel Aviv to Athens. Check into your hotel for dinner and overnight.

May 10 – Embark in Pireaus & Mykonos
Board the ship and sail the blue waters of the Aegean Sea. In the evening, you will arrive at the world-famous Greek Island of Mykonos, where gleaming, white-washed buildings seem to climb atop each other to reach the azure sky. *Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celestyal Cruise Line and are not included.

May 11 – Ephesus & Patmos
This morning, you arrive in Kusadasi, Turkiye, and journey to Ephesus, where the apostle Paul spent three years of his ministry. He planted a church here and later wrote to them in his Epistle to the Ephesians. Many of the ruins of Ephesus (known as “the marble city”) have been restored to show the city as it was in the apostle Paul’s time. Visit the agora and imagine where Demetrius, the silversmith, sold his silver shrines of the Greek goddess Artemis. Stroll through the great theater where Paul witnessed faithfully for Christ. Not far away is the stadium where chariot races took place and gladiatorial combats were held. Tradition has it that the Apostle Paul himself fought here against wild beasts. Visit the ruins of St. John’s Basilica, where early Christian tradition tells us the “disciple whom Jesus loved” was buried. View one of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World”, the ruins of the Temple of Diana (Artemis) before setting sail for the Island of Patmos to visit the Monastery of St. John, high on the mountain overlooking the entire island. Walk down to the Grotto of the Apocalypse and the caves where it is believed that the exiled Apostle John lived and was inspired by God to write the Book of Revelation as well as other letters to the early church.

May 12 – Crete & Santorini
Dock this morning in Crete’s port of Heraklion, just three miles away from the fantastic ruins of the Palace of Knossos. Discovered in 1899 and partially reconstructed, the elaborate palace is believed to be the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos and the seat of ancient Minoan culture. Disembark at Santorini, one of the most beautiful of the Greek islands, where picturesque, whitewashed villages topped with brilliant blue domes stand in stark contrast to the sheer drop cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea. The island itself perches on the edges of a volcano whose eruption 3,500 years ago is thought to have led to the collapse of the Minoan civilization. *Shore excursions today will be booked directly through Celestyal Cruise Line and are not included

May 13 – Athens
Enjoy the rich architectural splendor of the ancient city of Athens as your guide introduces you to the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, the Parthenon and the Erectheum. Stand on Mars Hill as the Apostle Paul did when he proclaimed, “I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you” (Acts 17:23). As you stroll the agora (ancient marketplace and center of Athenian public life), recall that this was where the Apostle Paul preached “Jesus and the resurrection” (Acts 17:18) to the skeptical Athenians. Also see the House of Parliament, the Presidential Palace and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This afternoon is free to explore Athens on your own or enjoy an optional journey to Sounion to visit the famous Temple of Poseidon (additional $75). Dinner and overnight is spent in Athens.

May 14 - 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, April 30, 2024
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