Overview

I am delighted to invite you to an incredible journey to the lands of the Bible. We will “Walk Where Jesus Walked.” We will see the Bible unfold right before our eyes with the backdrop of spectacular sites. Our understanding and faith will grow as we study God's Word together, right on location. As we follow in the footsteps of Jesus, we will observe the disciple-making model He left for us to follow. Seeing the depths of history in each location will give us a better grasp of Scripture. As it says in Psalm 84:5 (NLT), “What joy for those whose strength comes from the LORD, who have set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.”

Dr. Mark Alan Williams

PRICING:

  • $4,190 per person based on double occupancy - book now as space is limited
  • Single room supplement - $990
  • Land Only $2,990
  • 3-Days Jordan Extension $890
  • PAYMENT PLAN: $500 per person with registration to secure space
  • $1,000 of the total amount is due on or before May 1, 2022
  • Balance due on or before August 1, 2022
  • If you prefer to register by mail, please enclose a copy of your passport and a deposit of $500.00 per person made payable to Elias Tours and mail to: 4941 Chalden Ln NE   Marietta, GA 30066
  • Download the Registration Form

 FLIGHT SCHEDULE:

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.

For more information, contact DJJ at service@djjministry.org or (760) 659-0355

 

October, 17-27, 2022 17 Oct Israel
Inclusions/Exclusions
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare from and back to LAX
  • 10 nights in hotel (double occupancy) - The hotels are 4-star
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Dally 
  • Entrance fees to all places of interest listed in your itinerary, and the services of an English-speaking guide 
  • Transportation by modern coach bus as well as the transport to and from Tel-Aviv airport 

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Gratuities, For guide and driver
  • 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.
Highlights
What makes this tour special

Here are some of the many sites we will visit which are part of our Discipleship Journey with Jesus lessons: 

  • Golgotha
  • The Garden Tomb
  • The Jordan River
  • The Sea of Galilee 
  • Bethlehem
  • Nazareth
  • The Wailing Wall 
  • The Upper Room 
  • The Garden of Gethsemane
  • And many more...
Itinerary

Monday - Oct 17 (Day 1): Departure from LAX to Tel Aviv

Tuesday - Oct 18 (Day 2): Arrival Tel Aviv - Transfer to the Dead Sea             

Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the Dead Sea area.

Wednesday - Oct 19 (Day 3): Free day 

Free day at the Dead Sea - Breakfast and dinner at hotel included. Possible trip to Jacob’s well and lunch offsite.

Thursday - Oct 20 (Day 4): Dead Sea - Masada - Ein Gedi - Qumran - Jericho - Sea of Galilee 

This morning we will travel to the rock fortress of Masada, which was the Zealots’ last stronghold against Rome. We will then proceed to Ein Gedi, where David spared the life of King Saul and enjoy a panoramic view of the desert oasis of David’s valley where he hid. We’ll proceed to Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Then we’ll visit Jericho, including Tel Jericho, where the ancient city stood at the time of Joshua. We’ll view the Mt. of Temptation and enjoy a panoramic tour of Jericho. Then to dinner at our hotel in Tiberias.

Friday - Oct 21 (Day 5): Sea of Galilee - Tel Dan - Capernaum

After breakfast, we’ll experience an unforgettable boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. While on the boat, we will pause for a brief worship service and remember the miracles our Lord performed in this area. On to Tel Dan at the source of the River Jordan. We’ll explore the ruins of the ancient city of Dan, including Jeroboam’s high place, the Israelite city gates, and the 3,800-year-old Abraham gate. Return to the Sea of Galilee region. In the afternoon, we visit Capernaum, Jesus’ hometown, the Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus multiplied the fish and loaves, and Peter’s Primacy Church in Tabgha. Time will be provided to reflect and worship on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Dinner at the hotel.

Saturday - Oct 22 (Day 6): Megiddo - Nazareth - Cana - Baptismal Site 

This morning we depart for Megiddo, whose history goes back to 3,000 BC, seeing ruins from the times of King Solomon, King Ahab, and a view over the valley of Armageddon. On to Nazareth for a visit to Nazareth Village, a model village of how Nazareth would have looked in Jesus’ time. Then to Cana of Galilee for a visit and renewal of wedding vows. We end the day at the Yardenit baptismal site on the banks of the River Jordan, where those who wish to can be baptized. Dinner at our hotel in Tiberias.

Sunday - Oct 23 (Day 7):  Magdala - Mt Carmel - Caesarea - Jerusalem 

After breakfast, we’ll start the day with a visit to Magdala, the hometown of Mary Magdalene, then proceed to Mt. Carmel, where the encounter between the prophet Elijah and the prophets of Baal took place. Then on to Caesarea Maritima, where we will see the magnificent Roman, Byzantine, and Crusader ruins. We proceed to Jerusalem and check into the hotel and refresh before departing to the King of King's Community Church for evening service. Dinner at the hotel in Jerusalem. 

Monday - Oct 24 (Day 8): Israel Museum - Bethlehem - Shepherd’s Field

After breakfast, we will start the day with a visit to the Israel Museum, where we see the model of the city of Jerusalem, showing how it would have looked in the 1st century A.D. and the Shrine of the book where the Dead Sea scrolls are on display. Then to Bethlehem to visit Shepherd’s Field. Next to the Church of the Nativity, which was built over the birthplace of Jesus. Dinner at the hotel.

Tuesday - Oct 25 (Day 9): Temple Mount - Pools of Bethesda - the City of David - Jerusalem

We will start the day visiting the Old City of Jerusalem and embark on an exciting walking tour, entering the old city through the Dung Gate. From there, we ascend the Temple Mount, where the Jewish temple stood until its destruction in 70 A.D. Then, we will visit the Crusader church dedicated to St. Anne and the nearby Pool of Bethesda. Then we will visit the Jewish quarter, seeing the Roman cardo, King Hezekiah’s Broad Wall, and the Temple Menorah, leading us to the Wailing Wall. On to visit the Davidson Centre, the Western Wall excavations, and the southern steps that led into the Temple of Jerusalem, also known as the teaching steps where Jesus prayed, ending the day with a visit to the City of David. Dinner at the hotel in Jerusalem. 

Wednesday - Oct 26 (Day 10): Mt of Olives - Gethsemane - Caiaphas House - Via Dolorosa - Garden Tomb

Start the day with a visit to the Mt. of Olives, where we stop for a panoramic view over Jerusalem, and our tour guide will point to the most important sites in Jerusalem. On to visit the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus endured His agony and was betrayed. There we will pause for a prayer time in the garden. Then, we will visit the House of Caiaphas, where Peter denied Christ three times. After that, we will visit Mt. Zion, where we stop at the Upper Room and King David's Tomb. That afternoon we will see the Lithostrotos “judgment pavement,” where Jesus stood before Pilate, then we’ll walk along the Via Dolorosa leading to the Garden Tomb. On this peaceful spot, we remember Christ’s crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. Dinner at the hotel. 

Thursday - Oct 27 (Day 11): Departure Tel Aviv to the US. Or take the post-tour extension to Jordan.

 

*Optional Post Tour extension to Jordan:

Thursday - Oct 27 (Day 11): Jordan - Mt. Nebo - Petra

After breakfast, we will depart to cross the border to Jordan. We will visit Mt. Nebo, where the prophet Mousa (Moses) gazed over the Promised Land before he died. We will visit an old monastery, overlook the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and parts of the Holy Land. Then we continue to drive towards Petra for a traditional Bedouin Dinner.

Friday - Oct 28 (Day 12): Full day Petra - Amman

After breakfast, we will visit Petra, a 2,000-year-old Nabatean city, highlighted in the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” We will walk through the narrow passageway to the treasury; a massive royal tomb carved out of solid rock. If time permits, we will visit the traditional Tomb of Aaron (Moses's brother). In the afternoon, we transfer to the hotel in Amman for dinner. 

Saturday - Oct 29 (Day 13) - Amman - Jerash

After breakfast, we will visit Jerash, north of the capital Amman. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, it is known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa (one of the cities of the Decapolis). These include the 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis, and the huge Forum’s oval colonnade. We then proceed to Amman to meet and pray with local ministry leaders. We will check into our hotel, have dinner in Amman.

Sunday - Oct 30 (Day 14) - Arrive USA

This morning we will have breakfast and then transfer to the airport for our flight back to the USA.