Holy Land Experience
November 7-16, 2023
“We love God’s Word, and the story of Israel and God’s relationship with the Israelites makes up a gigantic part of Scripture. That means it’s not only a treat to visit the Holy Land; it’s also a great way to understand God better and rejuvenate your relationship with Him. To walk where Jesus walked and to stand in the land so central to all of Scripture is a special opportunity to strengthen your faith by physically seeing places you’ve only read about in the Bible.”
7 & 8 – Tuesday/Wednesday – Travel to Israel
9 – Thursday – The Galilee
10 – Friday – Caesarea, Tel Megiddo, Nazareth (Mount Precipice), & Cana
11 – Saturday – Gideon’s Spring, Bet Shean, Jordan Valley, Jericho
12 – Sunday – Bethlehem & Jerusalem
13 – Monday – Jerusalem & the Old City
14 – Tuesday – Masada/Qumran/Dead Sea
15 – Wednesday – Jerusalem
16 – Thursday – Return to U.S.A.
YOUR ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICE INCLUDES:
Basic Tour & Guided Sightseeing
Round-trip International Airfare (where applicable)
Fuel Surcharges and Government Taxes(Subject to change)
Admin. Fees • Entrance Fees
Breakfast & Dinner Daily
Guides • Deluxe Motorcoaches • Hotels
*leaving from CVG
• $300.00 – First Deposit Due Upon
• $1,500.00 – Second Deposit Due –
July 25, 2023
• $Balance – Full Payment Due –
August 24, 2023
November 7 & 8 – USA to the Holy Land
Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight. You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative and transferred to your
hotel to enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.
November 9- The Galilee
Worship as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5-7). Explore the Church of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha, the traditional site of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17). See the Chapel of the Primacy, where Peter professed his devotion three times to the risen Christ (John 21). Recall Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist at the Jordan River.
November 10 – Caesarea, Tel Megiddo, Nazareth (Mount Precipice), & Cana
Today’s first stop is Caesarea, a center of the early Christians where an angel visited Cornelius, the first Gentile believer (Acts 10), and where Paul was imprisoned for two years before appealing to Caesar. Continue on to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23), and stand on the Mount Precipice where it is believed the locals attempted to throw the Lord off a cliff after preaching in His hometown synagogue. Look out over Tel Megiddo (Armageddon) to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. Drive through Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle, before returning to Tiberias.
November 11 – Gideon’s Spring, Bet Shean, Jordan Valley, Jericho
Start the day at Gideon’s Spring where the Lord assisted Gideon in selecting His 300 men for battle. Continue to Bet Shean, a city continuously inhabited for over 5,000 years. The uncovered ruins date back to the Greek/Roman city that was part of the Decapolis of Jesus’ day. See colonnaded streets with marble sidewalks, Roman public baths, and a theater. Travel south through the Jordan Valley, driving through Jericho, the city conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:1, 2, 20). In the distance, you can also see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11). Continue through the Judean Wilderness arriving at the capital city of Jerusalem where you can take time to view the city before arriving at your hotel for check-in, dinner, and overnight.
November 12 – Bethlehem & Jerusalem
Begin your day with a group picture taken from the Mount of Olives, where Jesus ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9-12). Walk the Palm Sunday Road, pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion (Matthew 26:36 – 44). Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was questioned on the night of His betrayal (Matthew 26:57). Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14:12-26). In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace and see the Church of the Nativity constructed over the site (Matthew 1:18-25). Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field before returning to Jerusalem.
November 13 – Jerusalem & the Old City
Walk the remains of the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem during the Roman occupation. Explore ancient Jerusalem at the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5:1-18). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne and experience its rich acoustics. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus appeared before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23:1), and follow in Christ’s steps on the Via Dolorosa (“the Way of the Cross”).
November 14- Masada/Qumran/Dead Sea
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. Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. End your day with a dip in the salt and mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea.
November 15 – Jerusalem
Visit Ein Karem, believed to be the hometown of John the Baptist. Explore the poignant exhibits of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial. End the day with a moving visit to the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion.
November 16 – Return to the USA
Sounds like a rewarding trip but do you still have questions? Schedule a time to talk with host Joey Santos by clicking here: