“I can’t often say to someone, with confidence, that this experience will radically change your life. In this case, however, I am confident that the people and sites on this trip will be used by the Spirit to transform the way you view the Bible, the people of the Middle East, and the harvest at hand. I will be honored to share this holy experience with you.” 


Rev. Dr. Blake Wood

Rev. Dr. Blake Wood served in the Middle East (Jordan, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Syria, and Egypt) from 2001 – 2011. His ministry involved church planting, pastoral training, and micro-enterprise for refugees. He founded Impact Middle East (impactmiddleeast.org) and serves as the chairman of the board of IME today.  In addition to his continued involvement in the Middle East, Blake pastors Faith Community Church in Harrisonburg, VA.  Blake’s leadership of this tour will enable you to experience the modern ministry context, in addition to the Biblical historical sites, in a unique way.


  • $3,490 per person based on double occupancy. 
  • Single room supplement - $795
  • PAYMENT PLAN: $300 per person with registration to secure space
  • $1000 of the total amount is due on or before January 20, 2023
  • Balance due on or before April 20, 2023
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June 20 - 30, 2023 Available on request Israel/Jordan

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare from Washington DC, (IAD)
  • Meet & assist at Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival and departure from
    Amman, Jordan
  • Accommodation in Tiberias, Jerusalem, and Amman in double occupancy with breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Eight days of sightseeing in modern air-conditioned private bus
  • English speaking government licensed Christian guide
  • Entrance fees 
  • Israel departure tax 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Gratuities for guide and driver  (Guide $6-7/day; Bus driver $4-5/day)
  • Personal Expenses
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is required and not included in the purchase price. For your convenience, we offer travel insurance through *Travelex Insurance Services. For questions, quotes, or to purchase travel insurance, visit Travelex Insurance or call (800) 228-9792 and use the code 26-0057 for Elias Tours.
  • PCR Tests 
What makes this tour special

Not only will we visit all the major biblical sites but we will make personal connections, and pray with local believers, both Jewish and Arab.


Day 1: June 20.   Depart USA from IAD

Day 2:  June 21    Arrival, Jerusalem

• Arrive in Tel Aviv, meet your guide, drive to Jerusalem

• Dinner and overnight at hotel in Jerusalem

Day 3:  June 22    Jerusalem, Bethlehem - “The Living Stones”

• Mount of Olives - panoramic view - Garden of Gethsemane

• Church of the Nativity • Meeting with IME leader

Day 4:  June 23    Jerusalem, Gerizim

• Wailing Wall, Temple Mount, Garden Tomb

• Depart for the north via Gerizim, overnight in Nazareth

Day 5: June 24     Nazareth, Tiberias

• Nazareth in the morning, meet and pray with national leaders

• Depart for Sea of Galilee

Day 6:  June 25    Sea of Galilee

• Sea of Galilee - Boat ride

• Peter's Primacy – Capernaum

• Magdala, Beatitudes, baptisms at "Yardenit" Baptismal Site

Day 7:  June 26  Jordan

• Cross the border to Jordan

• Mt. Nebo, on to Petra for overnight

Day 8:  June 27    Petra, Amman, Mission prep

• Tour Petra, head back to Amman

• Meet ministry leaders in the evening and get prepped for the next day

Day 9: Wed, June 28   Amman - Serve

• Serve refugees alongside Jordanian ministry leaders

• Worship with Middle Eastern Christians in the evening

Day 10: June 29   Amman - Serve in AM, 

• Serve refugees alongside Jordanian ministry leaders

• Depart for the USA from Amman in the evening

Day 11: June 30 Departure back to the US



Tour Location
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