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Holy Land "Bucket List" Tour
~2024 Israel & Petra, Jordan~ 

May 22- June 6, 2024

Cost: $5,275

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details and Basic Itinerary

After registering and securing your spot a with a $100 deposit, we will email you a Holy Land guide that will provide you with all the information about this trip, a payment plan, packing list, and FAQs regarding most questions asked about our time there. 

Join us for a core-shaking, groundbreaking, life-altering trip to Israel. Our team will experience the same deserts, streams and valleys that Jesus, Moses, Jacob, Elijah, Paul, Mary and the disciples walked themselves, centuries ago. This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime journey. 

 

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, our Savior and Redeemer! 

 

This isnt just a typical Holy Land tour, our team will experience heartfelt devotionals, worship, and daily teachings from our trip Director, Guide, and each other. You'll have the opportunity to be ceremoniously baptised in the Jordan river, walk in the footsteps of Jesus, enjoy "family-style" dinners, and be stirred in your heart as the Bible stories come alive right before your eyes.

 

So get your sandals ready as we prepare to embark on the ultimate "Jesus" journey together!

 

What’s Included:
• Round-trip international flight from NYC, to Tel Aviv

• 8-Day private and guided tour and sightseeing (Delux air-conditioned motor coach)

• All entrance fees as per Holy Land tour intinerary
• All Accommodations, (3, 4, and a 5-Star) (Price based on double occupancy)
• 3-Day Petra Excursion (Guided)
• All transportation, airport transfers, and ground transportation.
• Amazing daily quality meals (3 per day). We'll dine at restaurants the majority of time & skip the tour group food!

• Trip t-shirt

• Medical Emergency Insurance

• Free Day Excursions

• Museums (2) These are world-class museums! 

 

 

What’s Not Included:
• Domestic flight from your hometown to NYC
• Passport and Visa's
• Snacks in all transit airports

• Guide and Driver gratuities

• Souvenirs

 

 

 

2024 Basic Trip Itinerary

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

* Each day we try and start or end with a quiet time, relevant devotional, and prayer/worship.

 

 

Wednesday, May 22: Arrive NYC.

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, special worship service and meeting.

DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

 

Thurs/Fri, May 23-24: Depart NYC to Tel Aviv, Israel.

Arrive in Israel. The moment we walk into the airport we'll begin to feel the excitement increase as we suddenly realize we’re going to walk the land of The Bible, the land where Jesus walked. Our group will be greeted by our personal Israeli licensed tour guide, who will be our personal host. We will then be transferred to our hotel. After settling in, we'll travel to the coastal area in Tel-Aviv and enjoy a light day of touring, visiting Joppa Sea port and tanners home. Afterwards, we head to our hotel to rest, relax and have dinner and an evening devotional and some worship time.

Overnight: Mediterranean Shores

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

Friday, May 25: Day 2 of Tour.

We start this day at Caesarea, where the Gentiles first heard the news of a 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 prophecy where 20 levels of previous civilizations have been unearthed). We continue driving through the areas of Cana and Nazareth, where Jesus spent most of His childhood, we proceed to visit Nazareth Village, here, we are taken back in time as we walk through the environment Jesus grew up in. 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

 

Saturday, May 26: Day 3 of Tour

We awake on the Sea of Galilee, enjoying an incredible Israeli breakfast then a short travel to visit the Valley of The Doves, next, we proceed to view an ancient fisherman’s boat by a Kibbutz on the sea, known as the Jesus Boat. Afterwards, we board a sailing boat on the Sea of Galilee where we’ll enjoy hearing the words of the Scriptures 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 of the multiplication of loaves and fishes and the Mount of the Beatitudes which overlooks the beautiful Sea. Walking to the bottom of the hill we'll view St. Peter’s House. Finally, the day ends with a ceremonial baptism service for those that would like to be baptized or re-dedicated in the Jordan River. Returning to the hotel for another beautiful Israeli dinner and overnight. After dinner, we gather around for a time of testimonies and worship together.

Overnight: Tiberias

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

Sunday, May 27: Day 4 of Tour

This morning we 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. This is the city where the Philistines hung the bodies of Saul and his sons who were killed on Mt Gilboa (I Samuel 31:10-12). When Jesus walked here it was named Scythopolis, one of the chief cities of the Decapolis. 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 spa, a Dead Sea ‘swim’ and float before enjoying our dinner in the Dead Sea hotel.

Overnight: Dead Sea

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

Monday, May 28: Day 5 of Tour

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. Finally, we begin our trip up the mountain to Jerusalem, the City of Gold! 

 

Overnight: Jerusalem 

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

Tuesday, May 29: Day 6 of Tour

We begin our day by 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 according to Daniel and Revelation. We'll walk the "old" city of David and many more archeological sites. We'll visit the upper room and then stop for some ice-cream in the main "modern" promenade. Tonight we eat out at one of Jerusalem's many wonderful and scenic restaurants. Evening free time to walk around. 

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

Wednesday, May 30: Day 7 of Tour

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. This is probably one of the more memorable and emotional times as we remember that night when Jesus prayed, ‘let this cup pass from me’. Walking among these ancient olive trees, reading the scriptures, we'll take some time for a little personal journal time. Entering the Old City through Stephen’s Gate we will visit the Pool of Bethesda and St. Ann’s Church; Antonio’s Fortress 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 eat out at one of Jerusalem's many wonderful and scenic restaurants. Evening free time to walk around. 

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

Thursday, May 31: Day 8 of Tour

Today is our final day in the land of the Bible. After breakfast, we visit the house of Caiaphas where Jesus was whipped, spat upon and let down into the pit. Next, we 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 which was for the common people, the Priests and Levites entered on the higher eastern side of the mount. Parts of the stairs leading to the Temple Mount as well as some of the purification pools can be viewed. 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 around for communion in the garden and a time of worship before returning to the city center for dinner.

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: Jerusalem, TBD

Friday, June 1: Petra 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 with a swim in the pool.

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

 

Saturday, June 2: Petra 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. Their history goes back long before the Crusaders; the earliest remains are Iron Age, shortly after the Exodus, when this was part of Moab and its doom was prophesied by Isaiah (16:7), who mentions its ‘raisen-cakes’, presumably a local specialty. 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 by way of camel 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, TBD (The Jordan side)

 

Sunday, June 3: Petra Excursion

We will have a late check-out so you can enjoy a swim in the infinity pool, have a "Dead Sea Mud" massage in the spa, or rest and relax at the incredible Dead Sea. We will have mid-afternoon departure for our transfer across the border to Israel and continue to Jerusalem.

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: Jerusalem, TBD

Monday, June 4: Jerusalem

Holocaust and Israel Museum Day

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: Jerusalem, TBD

 

Wednesday, June 5 Tel Aviv

Explore the resort town of Tel Aviv, it's beautiful boardwalk , piers, and golden, pristine beaches to enjoy. Tons of shops for souvenirs and great restaurants!

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: Tel-Aviv, TBD

 

Thursday, June 6: Depart for NYC. Shalom!

Dinner & Team Debrief. Overnight

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER. ACCOMMODATIONS: TBD

 

Friday, June 7:  All team members travel home.

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