Holy Land with Rev. Derrick Doherty | Nov. 3, 2025

12 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $4348* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join Rev. Derrick Doherty on a Holy Land tour starting at $4,348* from Newark on November 3, 2025. You will see The Galilee, take a Boat Ride, Capernaum, Valley of the Wind and Doves (Jesus Trail), Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Primacy of Peter Chapel, Jesus Boat at Nof Ginosar, Caesarea Maritima, Mount Carmel, Cana, Nazareth, Sepphoris, Megiddo, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Bethsaida, Jordan River, Qasr El Yehud, Jericho, Mount of Temptation, Dead Sea, Mount of Olives, Temple Mount (Conditions Permitting), Southern Wall Excavations, Western Wall, Cardo, the City of David Excavations (Hezekiah’s Tunnel), Pool of Siloam, 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
  • Live Audio Headsets
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Study Guide
  • International Airfare
  • Administrative Fee

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 November 3 - Depart the USA

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

Day 2 November 4 - Arrive in Tel Aviv/ Transfer to Tiberias

You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative. Check into your Galilee hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 November 5 - The Galilee: Boat Ride/ Capernaum/ Valley of the Wind and Doves (Jesus Trail)/ Mount of Beatitudes/ Tabgha/ Primacy of Peter Chapel/ Jesus Boat at Nof Ginosar

With your Bible in hand, cross the waters of the Sea of Galilee aboard a Kinnereth Sailing Company boat. Along the way, you will enjoy a special onboard worship service. You’ll arrive in Capernaum, where Jesus chose to center his ministry. Afterward, walk a portion of the Jesus Trail in the Valley of the Winds and Doves along the route Jesus took from Galilee to Nazareth. Travel to the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus preached to the people (Matt. 5-7). You’ll visit nearby Peter’s Primacy and Tabgha, where you will see the famous 4th-century mosaic of the fish and the loaves. Visit Kibbutz Nof Ginosar and learn about the “ancient boat”, a rare and excellent example of the kind of boat in which Jesus would have sailed. Visit, near the base of towering Mount Arbel, the ruins of the ancient city of Magdala and the first-century synagogue there.

Day 4 November 6 - Caesarea Maritima/ Mount Carmel/ Cana/ Nazareth/ Sepphoris/ Megiddo

Journey to Caesarea by the Sea and stand in the place where it is believed Paul addressed King Agrippa and Festus (Acts 25, 26). This port city reveals many extensive remains of the theater and other sites, including a Roman aqueduct along the Mediterranean shore. Look out over the Valley of Jezreel from the heights of Mount Carmel, where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). Visit the Franciscan Wedding Chapel in Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle, before continuing on to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Visit Sepphoris, the cosmopolitan Roman capital of Galilee until Herod Antipas built Tiberias. It is heralded as the traditional birthplace of Mary. Look out over Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel.

Day 5 November 7 - Tel Dan/ Caesarea Philippi/ Bethsaida

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 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. Stop at Bethsaida, where Jesus chose five of His disciples. Walk the streets of Bethsaida, one of the “cities of woe” mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 11 and where Jesus chose five of His disciples (Matt. 4:18 -21; John 1: 39 -51).

Day 6 November 8 - Jordan River/ Qasr El Yehud/ Jericho/ Mount of Temptation/ Dead Sea/ Mount of Olives

Bid the Galilee farewell as you travel south along the Jordan River. Visit the baptismal site at Qasr el Yehud, where many believe that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist (John 1). A baptism renewal service will be held there. Continue to 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, see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt. 4: 1-11). Enjoy a dip in the salt and mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea. Finish the day looking out over Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives.

Day 7 November 9 - Temple Mount (Conditions Permiting)/ Southern Wall Excavations/ Western Wall/ Cardo/ City of David Excavations (Hezekiah’s Tunnel)/ Pool of Siloam

Walk the Temple Mount (conditions permitting), once the site of the Temple of Solomon (II Chronicles 3) and home to the Dome of the Rock. The Southern Wall Excavations of the Temple Mount, including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall, are a must-see. Enter the Old City and walk along the Cardo, the ancient main street. Wander through the excavations of the City of David. Walk the steps to the Pool of Siloam, recently uncovered at the foot of the City. Explore Hezekiah’s Tunnel, an amazing engineering feat that was dug from either end and met in the middle! Stand on the steps of the Pool of Siloam, where Jesus healed the blind man (John 9).

Day 8 November 10 - Bethlehem: Church of the Nativity/ Shepherds’ Field/ Olive Wood Factory and Shop

In Bethlehem, gaze out over Shepherds’ Field and visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace (Luke 2:1- 20). Visit the Church of the Nativity, built above the cave and considered the world’s oldest functioning church (Luke 2). Afterward, visit the Nissan Brothers woodworking shop and store. Visit Bethlehem Bible College and enjoy a small tour there.

Day 9 November 11 - Day on Your Own/ Optional Masada, Qumran & the Dead Sea ($80 additional)

Today, you have free time to explore on your own, or you may choose to visit Masada and the Dead Sea (additional charge). Ascend by cable car to Masada, Herod’s legendary mountaintop fortress, which became the last desperate stronghold of the Jewish Zealots against the Romans. You can still look down on the remains of the Roman camps and the siege ramp below.

Day 10 November 12 - Bethany/ Valley of Elah/ Emmaus/ Beersheba/ Hebron (if available)

Visit Bethany, the home of Lazarus, Mary, and Martha. Here, Jesus visited on several occasions and raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11). Stop at the Valley of Elah, where David defeated Goliath (I Samuel 17. Walk the ruins of Emmaus, where Jesus appeared to two travelers on the evening of the resurrection (Luke 24). Proceed to Beersheba, meaning well of swearing, the place where Abraham and the Philistine king, Abimelech, made a covenant (Gen. 21: 22, 31). Conditions permitting, continue to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Abraham paid 400 shekels to purchase the cave as a place of burial for his wife, Sarah (Genesis 23).

Day 11 November 13 - Pool of Bethesda/ St. Anne’s Church/ Antonia Fortress (Sisters of Scion)/ Via Dolorosa/ Church of the Holy Sepulchre/ Garden Tomb

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. Complete your day with reflection at the Garden Tomb.

Day 12 November 14 - Return to the USA or Continue on your Egypt Extension

Return to the USA or Continue on your Egypt Extension

Enhance Your Journey

Egypt Extension Starting from $2598

November 14 - 21, 2025 • $2598*

November 14 – 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 into your hotel for dinner and rest.

November 15 – St. Catherine’s Monastery
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 here, 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.

November 16 – 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.

November 17 – Flight to Luxor
This morning, fly from Cairo to Luxor, ancient Thebes, which 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 was built over 2,000 years and is the largest religious building ever constructed, and see the famed Hypostyle Hall, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon, the Granite Scarabeus and the Sacred Lake. Check into your Luxor hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

November 18 – Luxor
This morning enjoy 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. Fly back to Cairo for dinner and your overnight stay.

November 19 – Memphis, Saqqara, the Great Pyramids & the Sphinx
Travel south 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.

November 20 – 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 A.D., 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.

November 21 – Return to the USA

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Departure Dates

  1. Monday, November 3, 2025
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