I am overjoyed to be able to embark on another adventure to the Holy Land in 2023.  It has been three years now since my wife Dámaris and I led a group to Palestine; we had hoped to return sooner, but as with everything else our trip was delayed because of the pandemic.  Now we are excited to finally be able to return!   This will be a fast-paced trip that will include many of the famous sites in the Holy Land, connected to Jewish, Christian, and Muslim heritage, and we will have the opportunity and pleasure to learn about the ministries of the Lutheran Church in the Holy Land and their partners.  We will also get to meet and connect with the "living stones", spend time with the people living there currently, and learn about the current-day struggles that are ongoing.  In this way, we will bring the past and present together as we grow in faith, knowledge, and love, and build relationships that can bring mutual transformation.  With joy, we invite you to join us on this pilgrimage!  

-Pastor Nate Allen



  • $3,390 per person based on double occupancy - space is limited
  • Single room supplement: $690
  • 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 March 20, 2023 
  • Register by mail? please enclose a copy of the 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 us if you have any questions at 406-261-7791 - info@eliastours.com


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 12 - 21, 2023 Available on request

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare from LAX, CA - 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 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.

                                 DAILY ITINERARY
        St. Paul Lutheran Church
 - Holy Land Pilgrimage


Day 1:  Departure from LAX, CA
• Depart on your overnight flight - meals are served on board

Day 2:  Arrival, Tiberias
• Arrive in Tel Aviv, meet your guide, drive to Tiberias via coastal plains
• Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberias 

Day 3: Carmel, Tabor, Nazareth, Cana
• Mount Carmel
• Mount Tabor – the Transfiguration
• Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, Mary’s Well
• Cana of Galilee
• Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberias

Day 4: Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee
• Caesarea Philippi
• Tabgha, site of the multiplication of the loaves and fish
• The Mount of Beatitudes - Sermon on the Mount 
• Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
• St. Peter’s Primacy
• Capernaum
• Magdala
• Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberias 

Day 5: Jordan Valley - Jacob's Well - the Dead Sea
• St. George Monastery
• Jacob's Well
• Float on the Dead Sea
• Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

Day 6: Bethlehem  - Jordan River - Jericho
• View mount of Temptation
• Jordan River - Remembering our baptism
• Church of the Nativity
• Shepherd’s Field in Beit Sahour
• Dinner at a local restaurant at Beit Sahour
• Overnight in Bethlehem

Day 7: Bethlehem, The Living Stones

• Visit Dar Al Kalima College and the Culture Center
• Meet with Rev. Mitri Raheb - learn about the Palestinian Christians
• Visit the Lutheran School in Beit Sahour
• Free Time in Bethlehem

Day 8: Old City of Jerusalem, Redeemer Lutheran Church

• Sunday worship at the Redeemer Lutheran Church - Old City - Jerusalem
• Meet Bishop Azar (ELCJHL)
• St. Anne’s Church, Pools of Bethesda, Walk the Palm Sunday Path
• The Western Wall and Temple Mount, visit of the Dome of the Rock
• Church of the Holy Sepulcher, free time
• Dinner with Palestinian Christian families
• Overnight in Bethlehem

Day 9: Mt. of Olives -  Augusta Victoria Hospital, LWF

• Augusta Victoria to witness the work of the Lutheran World Federation in health and education
• 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
• Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu
• Farewell dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

Day 10: Departure Tel Aviv to the US. 


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