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PRICING:

  • $3,490 per person based on double occupancy - space is limited
  • Single room supplement: $790
  • Deposit: $300 per person with registration to secure space
  • An additional $1,000 payment is due on or before January 20, 2023
  • Balance due on or before April 1, 2023
  • Register by mail?  Please enclose a copy of your passport and a deposit of $300.00 per person, made payable to: Elias Tours. Mail to: Elias Tours; 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.

June 1 - 10, 2023 Available on request Holy Land
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare from Minneapolis, MN. - Other cities available
  • 8 nights in 4-star hotels (Double Occupancy)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, 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
  • 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.
Itinerary

                                         

                                  DAILY ITINERARY
                 Embodied: Women in the Holy Land

                                 June 1 – 10, 2023

 

Day 1: Departure from Minneapolis, MN 

Day 2: Arrival in Tel Aviv – Tiberias
Welcome to the Land of your Bible! We arrive in Tel Aviv, upon arrival we will meet our representative who will assist us through customs, then we will meet our local guide and driver, and we will transfer to our hotel on Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight.
Day 3:  Theme – Mary of the mother of Jesus - Caesarea - Mount Carmel
After breakfast at our hotel, we will begin our tour of the Holy Land with a stop at Caesarea by the Sea. We’ll visit the Crusaders’ castle, the Roman theater, the seaport from which Apostle Paul sailed to Rome, and the Roman aqueduct system. We’ll continue along the coast to Mount Carmel to see the site of Elijah’s triumph over the prophets of Baal  Drive to Bethlehem of Galilee, the beautiful German Templar village, where you will see the beautiful stone houses of the German colony, and the courtyards adorned by large trees. Visit the spice farm, We then travel to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus, to visit the oldest of the churches of the Annunciation. Here in Nazareth, we meet Mary a teenage girl that the Angel of God told her of a unique role she would play in God’s story. Proceed to our hotel in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 - Theme: Mary called the Magdalene - Sea Of Galilee – Capernaum 
After breakfast, we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee and remember the many miracles our Lord performed in this area. We’ll dock at Nof Ginossar to visit the ‘Jesus Boat’ museum to see a boat that dates to the time of Jesus. Then we visit Magdala the hometown of Mary Magdalene seeing the first-century Synagogue, a villa which could have been the house of Joanna and Susana. End the tour of Magdala with a visit to the church “Duc in Altum’ and see the main basilica dedicated to the women of the Bible and the women of the world. we will stop at the Primacy of Peter where Jesus commanded Peter to “Feed my sheep”. Then we’ll proceed to Capernaum to see the remains of an early church, the ruins of Peter’s house, and the ancient synagogue. After a delicious St. Peter Fish lunch, we’ll then travel to Mount of Beatitudes. Dinner and overnight Tiberias Tonight enjoy some wine tasting at the nearby Scottish hospice.

Day 5 – Theme: Faith of a Widow - Nain – Kfar Kedem 
After breakfast, we travel across Galilee visiting Mt Tabor. It was on this mountain that Deborah the prophetess lead Barak of Naphtali and the Israelites in their war against Sisera commander of Jabins Army and on this mountain, she revealed that the fate of Sisera won’t be at the hand of a man but rather at the hand of women which was fulfilled later when Jael would end the life of Sisera. It was on the Mountain where Jesus's transfiguration took place, and the Glory of God was revealed in Infront of the eyes of the three disciples. Our next stop will be the town of Nain where we meet the Widow who lost her only Son. Jesus's passion for the suffering of the widow brought back to life her only so. This miracle mirrors the Shunamite widow from the time of the prophet Elisha whose only son was brought back to life at Shunem, located just located on the other side of the mountain from where Nain stood.  we will travel to Kfar Kedem (which means the Ancient Village) where you can live the sense of what it was like in the Holy Land during biblical times and experience the hands-on that transport guests to live in a Jewish village in the Galilee two thousand years ago You can ride donkeys across the rolling hills that Abraham rode. Take in the scents that Jacob smelled tending Laban& flocks. Hear the words of the prophets as they thresh grain, press oil from fresh olives, and wine from fresh grapes while dressed like times of old. After this enjoyable experience, you will head back to your hotel for dinner and overnight. 

Day 6 – Theme: Women at the well, Jacob’s Well – Bethabara  – Dead Sea Swim - S.George Monastery
This morning we will leave the Galilee area and start with a visit to Jacob’s Well, here is about the story of Jacob, Rachel, Leah, and the drama of Dinah’s rape. It was by this well that the Samaritan woman asked Jesus for a drink. We will travel through the Jordan Valley to Bethabara on the Jordan river, Jesus’ baptismal site. On to Jericho, one of the
oldest cities in the world. Visit Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world, and visit Tel Jericho where we hear about the story of Joshua's conquest of the city and the heroic act of Rehab, view the Mountain of Temptation, and see Elijah’s spring. Then we will go to the northern shores of the Dead Sea, and enjoy a dip in the unique water of the Dead Sea. On to Bethlehem dinner and overnight Bethlehem. 

Day 7 – Theme: Elizabeth & Mary - Mt. of Olives - Road to Emmaus - Bethlehem 
We will start the day with a visit to the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking view of the city of Jerusalem. While we are here, our guide will point out all the important sites of Jerusalem then walk Palm Sunday Road stopping at Dominus Flevit to reflect on Jesus's Triumphal entry into the Holy City. Live a description of Palm Sunday as the women came down dancing from the Jerusalem Temple to the foot of the Mt of Olives meeting the pilgrims who would have come to the feast. We then visit Ein Kerem – the birthplace of John the Baptist. Here we meet Elizabeth faithfulness is meant to draw our minds back to Sarah and the thousands of years during which Israel waited for the Messiah to come.  Afternoon, we will visit Bethlehem and the Shepherd’s Field the place where the Shepherd saw the star of the nativity For dinner we will gather at one of the local restaurants for a presentation and dinner with Chefs for Peace. We will assist them while preparing the meal. Overnight at Hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 8 - Theme: presentation at the Temple -  St. Anne & Pool of Bethesda - Southern Wall excavations
This morning after breakfast our first stop will be the Temple Mount we will ascend to the Temple Mt where the Holy Temples of Jerusalem stood and where our Lord's main Jerusalem ministry has taken place. Walk with Mary & Joseph carrying baby Jesus for his presentation at the Temple. On to visit the Pools of Bethesda and the nearby St Ann’s Church traditional birthplace of Mary and home of Anne, On to Visit Mt Zion to include King David Tomb
and Upper room. Our next visit is the Ophel ridge at the southern western excavations of the Temple where we walk on the streets of Jerusalem where our Lord once walked. Then we see the southern gates of the Temple where Jesus taught and so did Peter. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. 

Day 9 – Theme: Women at the foot of calvary - Gethsemane – House of Caiaphas – Holy Sepulcher 
On our last day in Jerusalem, after breakfast, we will start our day by visiting the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus had his agony and was betrayed. then we will visit the House of Caiaphas, where Peter denied Christ three times. Walk the Via Dolorosa and visit the church of the Holy Sepulcher where we can remember Christ’s crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. Afternoon at leisure walking along with the spice markets and Bazaars of the Old city. Join a local chef for a cooking class learning how to prepare Falafel & Humus and enjoy some of what your hands would prepare for lunch. After that, we will go to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

Day 10 – Departure
After a great Journey and unforgettable moments in the Holy Land, we will check out from
our Hotel, and head to Ben Gurion Airport for flights back home.

 

NOTE: The schedule is subject to change, due to various factors, and at your Tour Leaders and Guide’s discretion.