Overview

Ah’lan wa Sah’lan! In Arabic, this phrase means “Welcome!” and is often used as an invitation. We would like to offer you that invitation now to join us on a journey to the Holy Land.

We’ll begin our time in Galilee and then visit ancient sites from the Old and New Testaments throughout Palestine and Israel. This trip will offer us new insight into the land and its people: the past, present, and future of the place where Jesus lived and did his ministry. We will include visits to Lutheran schools, churches, and programs in the Holy Land Our hope is that all participants will find a deeper connection to the roots of Christianity and gain greater insight and understanding of the current situation in the Holy Land.

 

PRICING:

  • $3,390 per person based on double occupancy - space is limited
  • Land arrangements only:  $2,200 (if you wish to book your own flight)
  • Single room supplement: $690
  • Deposit: $300 per person with registration to secure space
  • An additional $1,000 payment is due on or before July 20, 2022
  • Balance due on or before October 20, 2022 
  • Registering by mail? Please enclose a copy of the photo page of your passport and a deposit of $300.00 per person made payable to Elias Tours and mail to: Elias Tours  4941 Chalden Ln NE   Marietta, GA 30066
  • Download the Registration Form

  • Contact Dr. Rod if you have any questions - rodschofield93@gmail.com

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.

February 13 - 24 , 2023 Available on request HOLY LAND
Inclusions/Exclusions
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare from Chicago, IL - Other cities available
  • 10 nights in 4-star hotels (double occupancy)
  • Breakfast and dinner daily 
  • Entrance fee to all sites
  • All ground transportation in a private tour bus

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunch
  • 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

We’ll begin our time in Galilee and then visit ancient sites from the Old and New Testaments throughout Palestine and Israel. This trip will offer us new insight into the land and its people: the past, present, and future of the place where Jesus lived and did his ministry. Our hope is that all participants will find a deeper connection to the roots of Christianity and gain greater insight and understanding of the current situation in the Holy Land.

Itinerary

                                         

                                           DAILY ITINERARY
                            Educational Tour of the Holy Land

                                           February  -  2023

 

Day 1 Feb 13: Departure from the USA.

Day 2 Feb 14:  Arrival in Tel Aviv. Arrive at Ben Gurion airport 

  • Meet your guide and driver, transfer to Tiberias.

  • Caesarea Maritima, Mount Carmel, the church of Prophet Elijah.

  • Dinner and overnight at Golan hotel in Tiberius.

Day 3 Feb 15: Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights.

  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. (Tiberius - Ginosar)

  • Caesarea Philippi. Overlook Syrian borders.

  • Capernaum

  • Dinner and overnight at Golan hotel in Tiberius.

Day 4 Feb 16:  Nazareth, Sea of Galilee.

  • Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church.

  • The Mount of Beatitudes. Tabgha, St. Peter’s Primacy, Capernaum.

  • Dinner and overnight at Golan hotel in Tiberius.

Day 5 Feb 17:  Hebron - Tombs of the Patriarchs

  • Visit Ibrahim Mosque, Tombs of the Patriarchs.

  • Meet with CPT (Christian Peace Makers).

  • Lunch in the old city of Hebron

  • Visit the Walled Off hotel, Walk-in Bethlehem

  • Dinner and overnight at Manger Square hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 6 Feb 18: Bethlehem -The Living Stones 

  • Refugee Camp in Bethlehem.

  •  Visit a Ephrata Settlement.

  • Tent of Nation with Lunch.

  • Free time in Bethlehem

  • dinner and Overnight at Manger Square hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 7 Feb 19: Dead Sea - Jericho - Qumran

  • View Wadi Qelt view the Valley of Shadow of Death.

  • Visit the School of Hope in Ramallah

  • Baptism site (Jordan River).

  • Lunch at Qumran overlooks the Qumran caves.

  • Floating in the Dead Sea.

  • Dinner and overnight at Gloria hotel in Jerusalem

Day 8 Feb 20: Jerusalem - Redeemer Lutheran Church

  • Worship at the Redeemer Church in the Old City.

  • Meet with Bishop Azar. 

  • The Western Wall, Holy Sepulcher.

  • Free Time in the old city, Jerusalem.

  • Dinner and overnight at Gloria hotel in Jerusalem

Day 9 Feb 21:  Jerusalem.

  • Walk to the Temple Mount, view of the Dome of the Rock and El-Aqsa Mosque.

  • St. Anne’s Church, the Pools of Bethesda. Walk the Via Dolorosa.

  • Mt. Zion, St. Peter in Gallicantu.

  • Dinner and overnight at Manger Square hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 10 Feb 22:  Jerusalem - Augusta Victoria hospital (LWF)

  •  Visit Augusta Victoria hospital complex.

  •  Visit the LWF Vocational Training Center, followed by lunch.

  • Panoramic view from the top of Mount of Olives.

  •  Palm Sunday Path, The Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations.

  • Dinner and overnight at Manger Square hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 11 Feb 23: Bethlehem -  Church of Nativity - Shepard’s Field

  •  Visit Beit Sahour Lutheran Church And the School (P. Ashraf ) 

  •  Visit Talitha Kumi School 

  •  Visit the Shepard’s Field /Beit Sahour, communion service. 

  •  Visit the Church of Nativity

  •  Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Overnight at Manger Square hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 12 Feb 24:  Departure. Arrive Home, USA

 

NOTE: The schedule is subject to change due to various factors and your tour Leader and guide’s discretion.

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