Overview

Join Rev. Todd Milner for a unique and meaningful pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Our tour will include visits to Biblical and historical sites, worship opportunities, learning about our relationships with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and Holy Land, connections with Lutheran World Federation through Augusta Victoria Hospital, as well as hearing first hand the stories of the living stones, the people of the land.  We hope you can join us for this unique travel experience.

PRICING:

  • $3,290 per person based on double occupancy - space is limited
  • Land arrangements only:  $2,100 (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 
  • 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 Elias Nawawieh if you have any questions at 406-261-7791 - info@eliastours.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.

January 9 – 18, 2023 09 Jan HOLY LAND
Inclusions/Exclusions
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare from Cleveland, OH - Other cities available
  • 8 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

"Not only will be visiting the biblical sites, But we will meet and connect with the locals"  The living Stones

 

Itinerary

                                         

                                DAILY ITINERARY
                 Providence Lutheran Church - ELCA

                             January 9 – 18, 2023

 

Day 1 Jan 9 (MON):  Departure from Cleveland, OH
• Depart on your overnight flight - meals are served on board
Day 2 Jan 10 (TUE):  Arrival, Tiberias

• Arrive in Tel Aviv, meet your guide, drive to Tiberias via coastal plains
• Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberias 
Day 3 Jan 11 (WED): 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 Jan 12 (THU): Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee

• Tabgha, site of the multiplication of the loaves and fish
• The Mount of Beatitudes - Sermon on the Mount ( Communion Service)
• Enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
• St. Peter’s Primacy
• Capernaum 
• Magdala
• Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberias 
Day 5 Jan 13 (FRI):  Jericho - Jordan River - Bethlehem 

• 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 6 Jan 14 (SAT): Jordan Valley - Jacob's Will - Dead Sea

• Jacob's Will

•  St. George Monastery

• Float on the Dead Sea

• Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

Day 7 Jan 15 (SUN): Old City of Jerusalem - Christmas Lutheran Church

• Sunday worship at the Christmas Lutheran Church, Bethlehem • 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
• Overnight in Bethlehem
Day 8 Jan 16 (MON): 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 - Dinner with Local families • Free time in Bethlehem

Day 9 Jan 17 (TUE): Mt. of Olives -  Augusta Victoria Hospital, LWF - Caiaphas House

• 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 Peter 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 Jan 18 (WED): Departure Tel Aviv to the US. Or take the post-tour extension to Jordan.

 

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

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