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Celebrations in the Holy Land Jerusalem | Jan 24, 2024

7 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $3298* Taxes & Fees Apply

Join us on a 7-day Celebration in the Holy Land Jerusalem, starting at $3,298* from New York, NY departing on January 24, 2024. Journey to places such as Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Garden Tomb, Masada, and much more!

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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
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Study Guide
  • Administrative fees

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

† If air purchased through EO.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Wed., Jan. 24 | Departure

Depart the USA on your international flight to Israel.

Day 2 Thurs., Jan. 25 | Arrive in Jerusalem

Arrive at the airport in Tel Aviv. Then, transfer to Jerusalem and settle into your hotel and join us for a welcome dinner.

Dinner, and overnight in Jerusalem.

Day 3 Fri., Jan. 26 | Bethlehem & 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. 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 Jerusalem.

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 Shepherds’ Field, where angels appeared to simple herdsman “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, and 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.

Day 4 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 Jerusalem.

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

Day 5 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 Jerusalem.

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.

Day 6 Mon., Jan. 29 | Farewell Breakfast, Special Communion at the Garden Tomb, Touring Options,

Join us for a grand farewell breakfast! Then, take communion with us at the Garden Tomb this Sunday morning. Continue your touring of the area with our 50th-year special touring tracks.

Breakfast, Dinner, and overnight in Jerusalem.

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.

Day 7 Tue., Jan. 30 | Return

Return home full of joy and hope in what faith-based travel can do!

Enhance Your Journey

TURKEY Starting from $1498

January 19 - 25, 2024

 

DAY 1, Thurs. Jan. 19 | Departure
Depart the USA on your international flight to Turkey.

DAY 2, Fri., Jan. 20 | Arrive in Turkey
Arrive in Izmir and transfer to your hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Izmir.
DAY 3, Sat., Jan.21 | Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis
Tour three of the seven churches of the Revelation today as you visit Pergamum, Thyatira, and Sardis. In Pergamum, take in its ancient Acropolis, towering above the town below. Thyatira, mentioned in the Bible as a trading post, is still known today for its beautiful Persian rugs. And in Sardis, view the remains of the Temple of Artemis, the Royal Road, and its synagogue.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Izmir.
DAY 4, Sun., Jan. 22 | Ephesus
Long ago, Ephesus was a bustling port town of approximately 250,000 people. Stand amazed at its spectacular layout. The excavated, wide, graceful streets leading toward imposing ruins make it easy to see how vast and grand the city once was. View the library and the huge agora. Visit the Basilica of St. John and enjoy its commanding view of the area. At the Museum of Ephesus, relish artifacts and sculptures found in the ancient city.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Pamukkale.
DAY 5, Mon., Jan. 23 | Hierapolis, Laodicea, Colossae
Delve into Turkey’s inner Aegean region with a visit to Hierapolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded during the Hellenistic period as a control point for trading routes, it later became home to many Roman temples. Take your time discovering the many wonders: the colossal Necropolis, Roman-style amphitheaters, Cleopatra’s Pool, and the spectacular thermal pools, which cascade down cliffside facings like magical clouds. In fact, the Turkish people have dubbed the site “Pamukkale,” which means “cotton castle.” Tour Laodicea and look out over narrow valleys and quaint rivers. Its acres of ruins include a major stadium and columned streets. Colossae has less to offer than the other cities today as far as visible ruins go, but its importance within the formation of the Scriptures remains. After your day of touring, take a late-night flight from Denizli into Istanbul.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.
DAY 5, Tue., Jan. 24 | Istanbul
Enter magical Istanbul, boasting connections to Ottoman and Byzantine cultures. Its Golden Horn serves as the primary inlet for the Bosphorus River, and its famous Blue Mosque holds exquisite turquoise-colored Iznik tiles. Continue to Hagia Sophia, one of the largest Christian churches ever built. Today, it stands as if untouched by time. Similarly, sixth-century underground cisterns bespeak a bygone era while modern trends continually nudge the city forward. Visit the Hippodrome and the City Walls, each built by Constantine. The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate has acted as a spiritual nucleus for the Greek Orthodox Church ever since the 17th century. Then, join the crowds at the Grand Bazaar, still a prime commercial hub after five centuries. Peruse the jewelry, rugs, lamps, spices, and more!
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 6, Wed., Jan. 25 | Join Main Group
Fly out of Istanbul and join many other EO guests for Celebrations in the Holy Land!

 

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.

GREECE Starting from $1198

January 19 - 25, 2024

 

DAY 1, Thurs. Jan. 19 | Departure
Depart the USA on your international flight to Greece.
DAY 2, Fri., Jan. 20 | Arrive in Thessaloniki
Arrive in Thessaloniki and transfer to your hotel.

Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.
DAY 3, Sat., Jan. 21 | Amphipolis, Philippi, Neapolis
Follow the apostle’s footsteps and visit Amphipolis, a major stop along the Via Egnatia. Continue to Philippi, which hosted the first European conversion story. Told in Acts 16, Lydia, a seller of purple goods, heard and believed the Gospel as presented to her by Paul. View the Roman-era crypt thought to have served as a prison for the Apostle Paul. Explore Philippi’s famous Acropolis, marketplace, the Basilica of Paul, and theater. Then, visit nearby Neapolis, which once served as a port city for ancient Philippi. Paul and Silas landed here twice during their journeys.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Thessaloniki.
DAY 4, Sun., Jan. 22 | Veria & Thessaloniki
Tour two cities whose faiths were compared in Acts 17. Veria (Berea) held Christians of noble faith who examined the Scriptures daily. This quaint foothill city was once one of the most important cities in ancient Macedon. Though initially full of animosity towards the Gospel, Thessaloniki’s church body received two of Paul’s letters. These days, visitors can see St. George’s Basilica, built over the traditional location of the synagogue where Paul once preached. Along the Via Egnatia stands the Galerius Arch, built to commemorate the Roman emperor’s visit to the city. Neapolis also holds St. Sophia and St. Demetrios, basilicas erected in honor of early martyrs.
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Kalambaka.

DAY 5, Mon., Jan. 23 | Delphi & Meteora
Journey to Delphi, the religious center of ancient Greeks. Ancient Greeks were so devoted to its lore that they marked the city with a conical stone, representing a navel and displaying what they believed to be the earth’s center. Nearby, the sacred Via Egnatia leads to the Athenian treasury, the theater, and the Temple of Apollo. With so many pagan ruins in the area, it’s easy to relate to Paul’s missionary challenges in Macedonia. Travel to the heavenly countryside of Meteora. Paul trekked this rough terrain that later became home to the clifftop monasteries seen today. Thirteenth-century monks sought refuge in cliffside caves before looking to higher ground for sanctuary.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Athens.
DAY 6, Tue., Jan. 24 | Athens & Corinth
Enjoy the rich architectural splendor of ancient Athens, including the world-renowned Acropolis, the Propylaea, the Parthenon, and the Erectheum. Stand on Mars Hill as the Apostle Paul did. Stroll the agora, the ancient marketplace, and center of Athenian public life. See the House of Parliament, the Presidential Palace, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Then, journey to Corinth, where the Apostle Paul met fellow tentmakers Aquilla and Priscilla. Crispus (chief ruler of the synagogue) and many other Corinthians believed, were baptized, and established the church at Corinth, to whom Paul later wrote two letters. Discover the Archaeological Museum, marketplace, and temples. Stand on the Bema, where the Apostle Paul stood before Gallio to face charges brought against him by the Jews.
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Athens.

DAY 7, Wed., Jan. 25 | Join Main Group
Fly out of Athens and join many other EO guests for Celebrations in the Holy Land!

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

 

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.

GALILEE Starting from $698

January 21 - 25, 2024

 

DAY 1, Sat., Jan. 21 | Departure
Depart the USA on your international flight to Israel.
DAY 2, Sun., Jan. 22 | Arrival
Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to your hotel the Galilee.

Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
DAY 3, Mon., Jan. 23 | Sea of Galilee
In Nazareth, walk the paths of Jesus’ childhood, where He played, grew up, and worked. When he began His active ministry, He centralized it in Capernaum. Visit the synagogue that stands where He taught and recall His words regarding the Kingdom of Heaven. Remember Jesus’ most famous sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes as you gaze out over the Sea of Galilee. Take a boat ride across the water accompanied by a special onboard worship service and explore the new excavations in Magdala before relaxing in Israel’s beautiful wine country.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
DAY 4, Tue., Jan. 24 | Northern Galilee
Journey to the northernmost boundary marker of ancient Israel, Tel Dan, established by King Jeroboam I. Next to it lies the Golan Heights, a plateau bordering four of Israel’s neighbors. Learn about the political issues regarding this area. Come to Caesarea Philippi, where between monolithic pagan idols, Peter declared, “You are the Messiah.” Venture into Bethsaida, where Jesus called five of His apostles. Then, enjoy a baptismal ceremony at the Jordan River, Yardenit entrance.
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

DAY 5, Wed., Jan. 25 |Central Galilee
Recall Jesus’ first miracle as you visit Cana before heading to Megiddo, the plains of which once held King Solomon’s (and other kings’) commercial trade posts and strategic military points. Wander the layers of ruins and note the numerous kingdoms that vied over the land known as Valley of Armageddon. Continue to the magnificent ruins of Beit Shean, where Saul and Jonathan’s bodies were hung. Then, journey on to Bethlehem to join the main group.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

 

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.

EGYPT Starting from $2298

January 30 - February 7, 2024

 

DAY 7, Tue., Jan. 30 | Transfer to Sharm el-Sheikh
Drive from Jerusalem to Sharm el-Sheikh and transfer to your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Sharm el-Sheikh.
DAY 8, Tue., Jan. 31 | Route of the Exodus
Journey to Cairo via the Route of the Exodus.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Cairo.
DAY 9, Wed., Feb. 1 | Old Cairo & Mummies Hall
Tour the Old City, built in 1183 AD, and catch a glimpse of Abu Serga Church, constructed where most experts believe Mary, Joseph, and newly born Jesus lived during their time of refuge in Egypt. Visit the crown jewel of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Mummies Hall. Several royal mummies are on display, including several Ramses, Thutmose III, Amenhotep III, and more!

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Cairo.
DAY 10, Fri., Feb. 2 |Nile Cruise
Fly from Cairo to Aswan and embark on your Nile Cruise. Visit the Aswan High Dam, a mark of pride for the locals, the Agha Khan Mausoleum, the Granite Quarries, where you can see the unfinished obelisk, and the Temples of Philae, where you will visit the Great Temples of Isis and Hathor.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight on the ship.
DAY 11, Sat., Feb. 3 | Kom Ombo
Sail to Kom Ombo and tour the only temple dedicated to opposing gods – Sobek, the crocodile-headed god of the underworld, and Haroeris, the winged god of the sky.
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight on the ship.

DAY 12, Sun., Feb. 4 | Edfu & Luxor
Venture to one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, originally dedicated to the god Horus. The Edfu Temple illustrates Horus’s avenging anger towards Seth, who killed Horus’s father, Osiris. Then, sail to Esna, cross the Nile Locks, and make your way to Luxor. The magnificent Temple of Luxor awaits, with its avenue of sphinx statues and monumental columns. Continue to the Karnak Temple, built over 2,000 years ago. Karnak Temple is the largest religious construction to date. Then behold the famous Hypostyle Hall, Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Thutmose III, the temple of Amon, the Granite Scarabaeus, and Sacred Lake.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight on the ship.
DAY 13, Mon., Feb. 5 | Valley of the Kings & Queens
Traverse the Necropolis of Thebes, a vast burial city located on the West Bank of the Nile. Visit the Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, Valley of the Kings, and nearby Valley of the Queens. Fly from Luxor to Cairo and transfer to your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Cairo.
DAY 14, Thu., Feb. 6 | Pyramids, Giza, New Museum
Today offers a full spectrum Egypt experience. Visit iconic pyramids, including the Pyramids at Giza. This complex of ancient monuments represents the only remaining pyramids from the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Contrast the old with the new as you tour Egypt’s latest achievement – the Grand Egyptian Museum or GEM. Brand new to the global scene, it is one of the largest museums in the whole world. Its exterior features a shimmering wall made of pure alabaster. While you gaze at the sheer magnitude of the structure, reminisce on the costly perfume contained in alabaster that Mary poured over Jesus before his death.
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight in Cairo.

DAY 15, Tue., Feb. 7 | Return
Fly out of Cairo and return home filled with life-changing memories!

 

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. Wednesday, January 24, 2024
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