2020 Holy Land & Petra Tour

With Masada, Dead Sea, Qumran & Petra Excursions

April 16 - 27

$4,685

*500 Deposit Required with Registration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details and Itinerary

 

*We will launch this trip from New York City. Our pre-tour reception will consist of specific guide and tour information, a welcoming reception and dinner, going over some safety regulations, team intro time, and an evening Worship Service.

 

Join us for a groundbreaking, life-altering pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Petra, Jordan. This isn't just a typical Holy Land tour...our team will experience heartfelt devotionals, worship, and teachings throughout the trip. Many guided tours to Israel are just that...guided tourist tours to see the sites. We've taken what we deem the "Best Of" and created an authentic experience that, as a Christian, opens your eyes to the powerful significance of the Old Testament and what it was like in the days of Jesus.

 

We'll walk the same deserts and valleys, worship as we take a boat ride in the Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked on water, have ceremonial baptisms in the river Jordan where God opened the heavens and said, "This is my Son, whom I love: with him I am well pleased." Our team will enjoy a quiet time in the garden of Gethsemane, take communion together at the garden tomb, trek through Hezekiah's tunnel, visit Peter's home and the place where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish...and so much more, all at a pace that works best for our team! 

Our team will enjoy amazing food and unique restaurants, 4 - 5 star accommodations, a deluxe air-conditioned motor coach, time to relax and sip coffee at a cafe in Jerusalem, time to truly experience the "Yard Vashem" Holocaust museum and be awed by the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Israel Museum, the world's most comprehensive collections of archaeology of the Holy Land.

This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime journey...Never has the time been so right to visit Israel and see for yourself the Promise Land!

We'll spend hours each day hiking the landscapes of this beautiful country. Along the way we will hear teachings that masterfully weave together the Old and New Testament, Jewish traditions, Greek and Roman history, all with a "Jesus" worldview. By the end of our trip, our hearts and minds will forever reflect on the amazing friendships made, sites encountered up close and personal, and the feeling of awe, grace, and gratitude after experiencing the very sites and land that birthed the beginning of our faith in Christ! 

You'll have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and be stirred in your heart as the Bible stories come alive right before your eyes.​..So get ready as we prepare to embark on the ultimate "Jesus" journey together!

 

 

What’s Included:
• Round-trip international flight from NYC, to Tel Aviv, ground transportations to Jordan (Visa's included)

• Hotel Accommodations and Special dinner in NYC

• 9-Day private and guided tour and sightseeing (deluxe air-conditioned motor coach)

• All entrance fees to all the sites and special excursions
• All Accommodations, 4 & 5 star accommodations for the entire Tour (Price based on double occupancy)
• All transportation, airport transfers, and ground transportation.
• Daily quality meals (3 per day)

• Special 3 night, 2 day Petra, Jordan Excursion

• Trip t-shirt

What’s Not Included:
• Domestic flight from your hometown to NYC
• Passport. Apply for your passport no later than March 1, 2020 (Unless you pay to expedite)
• Snacks in all transit airports and Souvenirs

 

 

2020 Basic Trip Itinerary

( Subject to change...A comprehensive itinerary will be sent 30 days prior to the trip.)

 

Team Devotionals & Amazing Worship throughout the trip!

 

We try to avoid any changes, but occasionally a door may open or close that causes us to alter our schedule or accommodation. (Usually it's for the better!)...A final itinerary will be sent 30 days prior to the trip.

Thursday, April 16: NYC, NY.
Once you arrive, our airport greeting team will meet you at the airport and later that evening our team will have a special team welcome reception, dinner, and special worship service and team meeting.

DINNER AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD - NYC

 

Friday, April 17: Depart NYC and Arrive in Tel Aviv, Israel

 

DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD - 4 & 5 star accommodations throughout the trip.

 

Saturday, April 18: Day 1  

Our group will be greeted by our friend and English speaking Israeli licensed tour guide. We'll travel to the coastal area in Tel-Aviv visiting Joppa Sea port, where Jonah fled from the Lord's command to go to Nineveh and Peter stayed at Simon the Tanners home. We'll continue on to Caesarea, where the Gentiles first heard the news of Messiah from Peter and then followed in baptism. We’ll view the Roman Amphitheater and aqueduct still in pristine condition after several thousands of years. Next, we head north to visit Mount Carmel where Elijah hid from King Ahab; travel through the Jezreel Valley to Megiddo (the Armageddon battle field of Revelation) During the tour, our Guide will speak about the "Christian" and the Biblical importance of everything we are visiting.

Overnight: Tiberias

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD 

 

Sunday, April 19: Day 2 

We awake on the Sea of Galilee, enjoying an incredible Israeli breakfast and proceed to board a sailing boat as we worship on the Sea of Galilee. We’ll also enjoy hearing the story of Peter walking on water come to life. Docking in Capernaum we will visit the ancient synagogue and Peter’s home. There is no doubt that the foundation stones of this ancient synagogue were in full use at the time of Jesus. Afterwards, we'll travel to the site where Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish. (Tabgha) and visit the Mount of the Beatitudes which overlooks the beautiful Sea. Walking to the bottom of the hill we'll view where Jesus commissioned Peter. This was a favourite spot for fishermen from nearby Capernaum, and its beach was familiar to Jesus and his disciples. It is easy to imagine Jesus speaking from a boat in one of the little bays, with crowds sitting around on the shore. The day ends at the Jordan River where we'll have "optional" ceremonial baptisms for those who would like to experience being baptized at the site Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. We'll also have a time of worship together in the river. Returning to the hotel  for another beautiful Israeli dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD:

 

Monday, April 20: Day 3 

After Breakfast, we'll begin our day traveling to Golan Heights for a visit to the Bentel outpost which overlooks Syria and Mt. Hermon. Nearby we will visit Tel Dan where the Israelites began to worship pagan gods and fell into great sin. Traveling back to Galilee we can see the sea from the Decapolis; traveling southward to Beit-Shean/Scythopolis which is one of the most incredible archeological sites in Israel. We'll drive and then hike to St. Georges Monastery, the amazing cliff-hanging and oldest monastery in the world,  As we travel south we will follow the Jordan Valley as we see for ourselves the incredible agricultural restoration of the land of milk and honey. As we begin to near the Dead Sea we drive past the ancient city of Jericho, noted to be the oldest city in the world, then finally descend to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea. We will have time for a Dead Sea  float before enjoying our dinner in the Dead Sea hotel.

Overnight: Dead Sea

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: Dead Sea, David Hotel

Tuesday, April 21: Day 4 - Dead Sea & Jordan

Today begins with a cable car ride to the top of Masada, where our guide will unfold to us the history of the famous zealot stand; We continue to Ein Gedi where David hid from Saul in the caves of the mountains, and where God defeated Israel’s enemies by praise and worship led by King Jehoshaphat. We proceed to the Qumran Caves where the famous Dead Sea scrolls were discovered.  Afterwards we"ll travel to the Jordan side of the Dead Sea.

Overnight: Dead Sea (Jordan Side) 

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS TBD: Dead Sea, Marriott Hotel (The Jordan side)

Wednesday, April 22: Day 5 - Petra, Jordan Excursion

After crossing the border, we drive to JERASH to visit the incredible Roman city built over 2000 years ago. Travel to MADABA, the Biblical Medeba for a visit to a church built over the 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Drive on to MT. NEBO to view the mountains of ISRAEL and the PROMISE LAND as Moses did just before he died. 

Continue south for dinner and overnight on the Dead Sea. Relax in one of the amazing infinity pools overlooking the Dead Sea. (The Jordan side)

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: Dead Sea, Marriott Hotel (The Jordan side)

Thursday, April 23: Day 6 - Petra, Jordan Excursion

Leaving the Dead Sea, travel on the Kings Highway, the path of Moses and the children of Israel on their way to Canaan Land. Drive toward Kerak via Wadi, El Mujib, the Grand Canyon of the MiddleEast. View the magnificent Crusader fortresses. Continue on to Petra for a day of touring the Red Rock City, considered to be the eighth wonder of the world, a complete city carved in colored sandstone. Enter the Nabatean city of Petra on foot, camel, horseback or horse-drawn carriage as we experience the breathtaking Treasury, the Palace of Justice and other amazing and spectacular sites. After passing back through the Siq, the natural gorge, we'll board the coach to return to our hotel on the Dead Sea.

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: Dead Sea, Marriott Hotel (The Jordan side)

Friday, April 24: Day 7 - Jordan to Jerusalem

We begin our day by traveling from Jordan to Jerusalem and visiting one of the most controversial sites. It’s here that the first and second temples stood and where the third Temple is yet to be built which will usher in the final days of prophecy. The day starts with a panoramic view of the Temple Mount, Mount Moriah, Dome of the Rock as we stand on top of the Mount of Olives, then a short walk down the mountain to the Garden of Gethsemane, where we'll have a quiet time as we remember that night when Jesus prayed, ‘let this cup pass from me."  Entering the Old City through Stephen’s Gate we will visit the Pool of Bethesda and St. Ann’s Church (the childhood home of the Mary, mother of Jesus.); Antonio’s Fortress (a military barracks built by Herod the Great, and the pit where Christ may have suffered. Walking the Via Dolorosa, we’re reminded of the price Jesus paid for all of us; arriving at the Wailing Wall and the Kotel Tunnels reflecting the Second Temple era. Tonight we will have dinner in Jerusalem. 

Overnight: Jerusalem

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS TBD:  Jerusalem

 

Saturday, April 25: Day 8 - Jerusalem

After another great Israeli buffet breakfast, we visit the house of Caiaphas where Jesus was whipped, spat upon and let down into the pit. and enter the City of David as our guide recounts the early city of Jerusalem when King David ruled; viewing the pool of Siloam and even travel through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. We visit the southern wall of the Temple Mount excavations, this is the general area where Jesus would have driven out the money changers. The south eastern pinnacle is said to be where Jesus was tempted to throw Himself down when tempted by the Enemy. The ending of the day is the Garden Tomb where we’ll enjoy a visit to Calvary, the garden, and the empty tomb. We will gather together for communion in the garden, a devotional, and a time of worship. Afterwards we'll walk through the streets of Jerusalem, see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (the oldest Christian church in Jerusalem, commissioned by Constantine in 326 AD) it's markets, stopping to buy a few souvenirs, and have some coffee before returning to the hotel for dinner.

 

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS TBD:  Jerusalem

 

Sunday, April 26: Day 9 - Jerusalem

Museum Day: A short ride to the Israel Museum will unveil the artifacts of the Dead Sea Scrolls among other amazing antiquities as well as a walk through a detailed model of first century Jerusalem. We'll eat lunch at the museum and then visit the powerful Holocaust Museum and Memorial. We return to the hotel and walk to the city center of Jerusalem for a wonderful dinner.

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS TBD:  Jerusalem

Monday, April 27: Depart for NYC. Shalom!

Special Team Dinner, Team Meeting, Worship, and Final Team Debriefing.

DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

 

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD - 4 & 5 star accommodations throughout the trip. 

 

Tuesday, April 28: All team members depart home.
 

Health

 

Talk to your doctor about any prescriptions you are currently taking or should take in case you get sick, and also about any vaccinations you may need.

 

See Center for Disease Control and Prevention requirements for Isreal