Revs. Randy and Karen Booth are pleased to invite you to join their 6th pilgrimage to the Holy Land in June 2024. Each of them has over 30 years of ministry experience preaching and teaching, so they promise that the Bible will become a “pop-up book” of scenes and experiences you’ll never forget. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the places where Jesus was born, lived, ministered, died, and rose again. It’s the spiritual adventure of a lifetime!



  • Trip departs on June 8, 2024 and returns on June 18, 2024 

  • Departure Airports: Chicago ( ORD) 


  • $3,790.00 per person based on double occupancy - space is limited!

  • Single room supplement - $790.00

  • Land only (if booking your own flights) - $2,640.00 (airfare credit $1,150.00)


  • $300.00 deposit per person with registration to secure space

  • $1,000.00 of the total amount is due on or before January 5, 2024

  • Balance due on or before March 10, 2024


  • Registering online? Click the "BOOK NOW" button and fill out the online form; you can pay by check or with a credit card.

  • Registering by mail? Please download and complete the registration form (both the personal information page and the terms and conditions page signed at the bottom) with a copy of your passport and a deposit of $300.00 per person made payable to Elias Tours and mail to: 4941 Chalden Ln NE, Marietta, GA 30066

  • Download the Registration Form

  • Please contact karenbooth@compassjvl.com if you have any questions about the Tour. 


Flight information will be available 6 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 8 - 18, 2024 08 Jun Holy Land

What is included in the tour

  • Round trip airfare from Chicago
  • 8 nights double-occupancy hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily (except for dinner on our final day in Tel Aviv)
  • Authentic Biblical-style Lunch at Nazareth Village
  • Entrance fees to all itinerary sites
  • Services of a licensed English-speaking guide and driver
  • Ground transportation in Israel by modern coach bus

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Lunches, except for Nazareth Village
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • 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.


What makes this tour special

A medium-sized group and 8 ½ full days of touring allow for a slower pace with plenty of time for learning and personal devotion. 

All the key sites from Jesus’ life – Bethlehem, Nazareth, the Galilee, Samaria, Jerusalem, and Emmaus – are done in mostly chronological order. Plus, a fun day exploring the area of the Dead Sea, including a “swim” in its salty water. 

Lots of special activities that many other tours don’t include: 

  • visits to the recently excavated archeological sites of Einot Amitai (stone purity vessel factory) and El Araj (Bethsaida)
  • an authentic Biblical-style meal at the open-air museum of Nazareth Village
  • an excursion to “the other side” of the Sea of Galilee where Jesus’ cast out a man’s Legion of demons into a herd of swine
  • the Samaritan Museum and Jacob’s Well near Nablus
  • lessons about the history of the Tabernacle at Tel Shiloh
  • and the beautiful Chagall stained-glass windows of the Twelve Tribes at Hadassah Hospital.

Meeting with Free Methodist Church missionaries will help us understand the joys and challenges of local Christian believers, the “living stones” of Israel and Palestine.



                                     DAILY ITINERARY
                              Compass Church Janesville

                                   June 8 – 18, 2024


Day 1: Departure from Chicago, IL

Days 2: Arrival Tel Aviv – Nazareth
Arrival Tel Aviv
Caesarea Maritima
Overnight Nazareth

Day 3: Nazareth – Cana
Nazareth: Basilica of the Annunciation, and St. Joseph’s Church
Synagogue Church and souk
Authentic 1st Century Biblical lunch and tour of Nazareth Village
Einot Amitai archeological site/stone vessel factory
Dinner and overnight in Nazareth
Evening meeting with local Free Methodist missionaries

Day 4:  Sea of Galilee - Mt. Beatitudes - Capernaum
Mt. Beatitudes, Tabgha and Primacy of Peter, Capernaum, Magdala,
Yigal Allon Museum/Jesus Boat
Out-of-pocket St. Peter’s fish lunch
Dinner and overnight Tiberias
1st evening Bible study after dinner

Day 5: Caesarea Philippi - Sea of Galilee
Bethsaida, Banias
Kursi and Hippos/Sussita
Kibbutz Ein Gev – Anchors Museum
Boat ride on the lake back to Tiberias
Dinner and overnight Tiberias
Optional evening visit to a Diamond Center

Day 6: Samaria - Jacob’s Well
Transit to Jerusalem through Samaria
Nablus: Church of Jacob’s Well, Mt. Gerizim, Samaritan Museum
Tel Shiloh
Taybeh: Parable House
Scenic overlook of Old City Jerusalem
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

Day 7: Bethlehem – Shepherds Fields – Mt of Olives
An early visit to the Church of the Nativity
Beit Sahour: Shepherd’s Fields
Israel Museum: Shrine of the Book and Model of Jerusalem
Mt. of Olives: Overlook, Palm Sunday Walk, Dominus Flevit
Garden of Gethsemane and Church of All Nations
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem
2nd Bible study after dinner

Day 8: Wadi Qilt – Qasr el Yahud - Masada – Qumran – Dead Sea
Wadi Qilt
Qasr el Yahud baptismal site
Qumran, Masada
Float in the Dead Sea
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem
Returning pilgrims can opt-out of a free day in Bethlehem

Day 9: Temple Mt – Western Wall – Ophel Gardens – Mt. Zion – Via Dolorosa
An early visit to Temple Mount – Western Wall
Ophel Gardens and Triple Gate Steps (Davidson Centre)
Walk through the Jewish Quarter to Mt. Zion: Upper Room/St Peter in Gallicantu
Pools of Bethesda
Via Dolorosa and Lithostratos
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem
3rd Bible study after dinner

Day 10: Garden Tomb – Yad Vashem – Ein Kerem – Emmaus - Jaffa

Garden Tomb for visit and Communion service
Yad Vashem and Hadassah Hospital (Chagall Windows)
Lunch and shopping in Ein Kerem
Al Qubeiba site of Emmaus
Walking tour of Old City Jaffa
Out-of-pocket celebratory dinner in Jaffa
Late evening airport check-in for an overnight flight home

Day 11: Departure from Tel Aviv - Chicago



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