Overview

The Holy Land – captivating, perhaps confusing, and central to the Abrahamic faiths. We are drawn to it and want to explore the place where Jesus lived, but we are not sure how.

We’ll begin our time in Galilee and then visit ancient sites from the Old and New Testaments,  This trip will offer 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.

PRICING:

  • $3,290 per person based on double occupancy - book now as space is limited
  • Single room supplement: $650
  • $300 per person with registration to secure space
  • $1,000 of the total amount is due on or before January 20, 2022
  • Balance due on or before April 20, 2022

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 20-29, 2022 20 Jun Holy Land
Inclusions/Exclusions
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare from Chicago O'Hare airport
  • 9 nights in hotel (double occupancy). The hotels are 4-star
  • Breakfast and Dinner Dally 
  • 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
  • Lunch
  • Personal Expenses
  • 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.
Itinerary

June 20: Departure from the USA - Chicago 

  •  Depart Chicago for your overnight flight to the Holy Land. Meals will be served on board. check-in at least 3 hours ahead of time.

June 21: Arrival, Tiberias.

  • Arrive in Tel Aviv, meet your guide, drive to Tiberius via coastal plains.
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberius.

June 22: Nazareth, Cana, Mount Tabor.

  •  Mount Tabor, Cana of Galilee
  •  Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, Mary’s well.
  •  Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberius.

June 23: Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee.

  •  Caesarea Philippi.
  •  Tabgha, site of the multiplication of the fishes and the loaves, The Mount of Beatitudes.
  •  Communion at the Mount of Multiplication.
  •  Enjoy a meal of “St. Peter’s fish” and a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. St. Peter’s Primacy,
  •  Capernaum
  •  Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberius.

June 24: Megiddo, Coastal Plains.

  •  Megiddo, Mount Carmel. Caesarea Maritima
  •  Dinner and overnight at Paradise hotel in Bethlehem.

June 25: Dead Sea Area

  •  Hike along Wadi Qelt to St. George of Choziba Monastery into Jericho.
  •  Visit Jericho, Zacchaeus tree old city and view mount of Temptation.
  •  Renewal of baptism at the Jordan River.
  •  Qumran, site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  •  Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

June 26: Shepherd’s Field, Bethlehem

  •  Shepherd’s Field in Beit Sahour.
  •  Visit the Lutheran Evangelical School in Beit Sahour
  •  The old city of Bethlehem, The Church of the Nativity, Visit Herodium.
  •  Dinner and overnight at in Bethlehem.

June 27: Mount of Olives/ Mount Zion

  •  Worship at Redeemer Lutheran Church 
  •  Visit Augusta Victoria, meet with the Representative of Lutheran World Federation.
  •  Panoramic view from the top of Mount of Olives.
  •  Ascension Hill on the Mount of Olives, The Church of Pater Noster, Dominus Flevit.
  •  The Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. Mt. Zion and the Cenacle.
  •  Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

June 28: Old City of Jerusalem

  •  The Western Wall and 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 ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
  •  Free time in the Old City of Jerusalem.
  •  Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

June 29: Old City of Jerusalem / Garden Tomb

  •  Worship at the Garden Tomb
  •  Free time in the Old City of Jerusalem.
  •  Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

June 30: Departure

  •  Departure checks out and departs our hotel for our return home. We will arrive on the same day.
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Holy Land