“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.


  • $2,995 per person based on double occupancy. (Pastors only)
  • Single room supplement - $595
  • PAYMENT PLAN: $300 per person with registration to secure space
  • 50% of the total amount is due on or before January 1, 2022
  • Balance due on or before April 1, 2022


Flight information will be available 3 months before the return date. Please continue to check the itinerary on the website for updated flight information.

* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website.

June 21 - 30, 2022 21 Jun 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 on duty
  • Entrance fees to places of interests whilst on tour in Israel and Jordan
  • Israel departure tax 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Gratuities, For guide and driver
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is 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.
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: Tue, June 21

Departure from Washington, IAD

Day 2: Wed, June 22  Arrival, Jerusalem

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

• Dinner and overnight at hotel in Jerusalem

Day 3: Thu, June 23  Jerusalem, Bethlehem - “The Living Stones”

• Mount of Olives - panoramic view - Garden of Gethsemane

• Church of the Nativity • Meeting with IME leader

Day 4:Fri, June 24  Jerusalem, Jacob’s Well
• Wailing Wall - Temple Mount, Garden Tomb, Mount Gerizim

• Depart for Nablus, visiting Jacob's Well en route - Tiberias
Day 5:Sat, June 25  Nazareth, Tiberias

• Tiberias - Mount Carmel, Megiddo

• Meeting with IME ministry leaders in Nazareth

Day 6:Sun, June 26 Sea of Galilee
• Sea of Galilee - Boat ride

• Peters Primacy – Capernaum

• Magdala, Beatitudes, Yardenit “ Baptismal Site
Day 7:Mon, June 27 Jordan, Jarash

• Cross the border to Jordan

• Visit Jarash, known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of
Gerasa, just outside the modern city (includes the 2nd-century “Hadran’s
Arch” and the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis

Day 8: Tue, June 28 Amman, Meetings with local leaders
• Marka Church in the morning

• Meetings with IME and local church leaders
Day 9: Wed, June 29 Amman, Mt. Nebo
• Downtown Amman, Old City, and the Roman Theater

• Mt. Nebo, where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land

Day 10: Thu, June 30 Departure, Back to the US

Pickup point
Israel/Jordan View on Map