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11 DAYS HOLY LAND TOUR

Explore some of the world’s most sacred sites with the most trusted Christian Tour Leaders in Faith-Based Expeditions, You'll not only see what God did thousands of years ago but you will be a part of what God is doing in the Land today. From start to finish, we will work one-on-one with you, fashioning itinerary sites and customizing experiences that will be a perfect fit for your group.   (Day 1): Departure the US to Tel Aviv  (Day 2):​ Arrival Tel Aviv –  Transfer to hotel in Tiberias Meet your guide at the airport, drive to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.  (Day 3): Caesarea – Mt. Carmel – Megiddo – Nazareth – Sea of Galilee Start the day with a visit to Caesarea Maritima where we will visit the magnificent city with Roman, Byzantine, and Crusader ruins. Continue to visit Mount Carmel, Megiddo, and explore the Tel that goes back in history to 4000 BC, looking at ruins from the times of King Solomon and King Ahab. Overlooking the Armageddon Valley, Precede to Nazareth where we visit the church of the Annunciation to include the Archaeological garden. On to Sea of Galilee for dinner and Overnight  (Day 4): Sea of Galilee – Magdala  Start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Then we continue to visit the Jesus Boat Museum to visit a 2000-year-old boat from the time of Jesus. After that, we continue to visit Capernaum where we visit the remains of an ancient synagogue. We continue to visit Mt. of Beatitudes on the Sea of Galilee and Magdala. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.  (Day 5): Sea of Galilee - Jericho – Bethlehem – Shepherd field Check out of our hotel in Galilee and head south towards Jerusalem. drive through the Jordan valley, visit the baptismal site on the Jordan River at Bet Arabah also known as Qasr el Yahud which means the crossing place of the Jews; It was here where the Israelites crossed the river Jordan at the very same spot where the prophet Elijah was taken into heaven and where our Lord Jesus was baptized. On to visit Jericho where we visit Tel Jericho location of ancient Jericho at the time of Joshua, from where we will also have a view over the Judean wilderness and the Mt of Temptation. This afternoon we visit the Shepherd field where the Angels appeared announcing the good news about the birth of our Savior followed by the visit to the Church of the Nativity marking the birthplace of Christ. Check into your hotel for Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.  (Day 6): Temple Mt – Pools of Bethesda - Mt. of Olives – Israeli Museum  Start the day with a visit to Temple Mt, recalling Abraham brought his son Isaac as an offering to the Lord, it where King Solomon Temple stood later to be rebuilt by Ezra and Nehemiah, seeing the esplanade added by King Herod the Great. We will learn about jess teachings at the Temple which in a way formed the center for Jesus' ministry in Jerusalem. On we visit the nearby pools of Bethesda where Jesus healed the Paralytic and the nearby church of St Anne’s known for its acoustics to sing a hymn of praise. We precede to the Mt of Olives for a panoramic view over the city of Jerusalem, then we walk Palm Sunday road stopping at Dominus Flevit where Jesus wept the city from. On we carry on to visit the Israeli Museum to include the model city of Jerusalem as it looked in the 1st century AD and the Shrine of Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are on display. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight in Jerusalem  (Day 7): Mt Zion – Jewish quarter –Wailing Wall  Start the day at the Davidson center walking where Jesus walked on streets that are dating to the time of Christ, stand on the southern steps of the Temple where Peter preached and the first Christians were baptized. On Mt Zion visiting the upper room, then we precede through Zion gate to the Jewish quarter seeing the Roman-Byzantine Cardo, King Hezekiah broad wall, Hurva Synagogue, Golden Temple Menorah. This afternoon we visit the Wailing Wall Judaism Holiest place that will take us along the western wall of the temple seeing Herodian temple's magnificent architecture. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight in Jerusalem  (Day 8): Masada – Qumran – Dead Sea Full-Day Tour in the Dead Sea area - we will visit Masada, the fortress built by King Herod the Great and made famous by the Zealots in 73/74 AD with the stand-off against the Romans. Then we continue to visit Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and swim in the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.  (Day 9): Garden of Gethsemane –  Caiaphas House – Garden Tomb Start the day with a visit to the Garden of Gethsemane with some time for private prayer at Gethsemane private Garden. On across the Kidron to Caiaphas Palace where Peter denied Jesus three times, continue to visit Ecce Homo, biblical Gabbatha. Follow Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, walk through different quarters of Jerusalem, and then end the day at the Garden Tomb for visit and communion service. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.  (Day 10): Hezekiah’s Tunnel “The City of David” -  Yad Vashem  This morning we start the day visiting the City of David, seeing the possible finds of King David Palace, walk through Warren Shaft which might be the same pipeline that David men's climbed to take the city reaching King Hezekiah water tunnel which carries the water from the Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam or take the dry Canaanite tunnel reaching the watergate from the times of Ezra and Nehemiah leading into the pools of Siloam where Jesus sent the blind man to wash at. On to Yad Vashem Holocaust memorials for a visit to the site. This afternoon we drive to the Valley of Elah where the encounter between David and Goliath would have taken place. Back to the hotel in Jerusalem overnight.  (Day 11): Departure Tel Aviv to the US. We will arrive back in the USA the same day.   Contact us for a FREE Quote today! info@eliastours.com / 406.261.7791
Italy - Collection

Italy

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Italy's rich history and breathtaking landscapes with our Venice, Florence, and Rome Tours! Immerse yourself in the artistry of Florence, traverse the charming canals of Venice, and wander through the ancient wonders of Rome. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that combines cultural exploration with the allure of these iconic Italian cities. **Venice:** - Glide along the enchanting canals in a traditional gondola. - Explore St. Mark's Square and marvel at the intricate architecture of St. Mark's Basilica. - Immerse yourself in the rich history of the Doge's Palace. Indulge in authentic Venetian cuisine at a local osteria along the narrow alleys. - Visit the Rialto Market, where locals shop for fresh produce and seafood. - Attend a traditional Venetian mask-making workshop to immerse yourself in local craftsmanship. **Florence:** - Admire the iconic Florence Cathedral, known for its stunning dome designed by Brunelleschi. - Wander through the Uffizi Gallery, home to masterpieces by Michelangelo, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci. - Discover the charm of Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge lined with shops. Savor Tuscan flavors with a food tour through the San Lorenzo Market. - Take a leisurely stroll through Oltrarno, Florence's artsy district, and explore artisan workshops. - Attend a local wine tasting to experience the renowned wines of the region. **Rome:** - Visit the Colosseum, an ancient amphitheater that once hosted gladiator contests. - Explore the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, steeped in Roman history. - Stroll through Vatican City, including St. Peter's Basilica and the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel. Wander through Trastevere, a charming neighborhood loved by locals, known for its cozy cafes and vibrant atmosphere. - Join a cooking class to learn the secrets of Roman cuisine from local chefs. - Attend a local market, such as Mercato di Testaccio, to engage with daily life and taste authentic Roman street food.   We will Customize A special program to Italy for your group.    Contact us for a FREE Quote today! info@eliastours.com / 406.261.7791

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Born and raised in the Holy Land, I have been impacted by tourism all my life. As a 20th-century child of Bethlehem, I have seen the good and bad sides of tourism.  With three generations of family tradition, our customized journeys are carefully designed to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We are a trusted resource for curating packages for a wide range of groups such as congregations, seminaries, and synods. 

You'll not only see what God did thousands of years ago, but you will be a part of what God is doing in the Land today.

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