Overview

Revs. Randy and Karen Booth are pleased to invite you to join their 6th pilgrimage to the Holy Land in March 2023. 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!

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PRICING:

  • $3,500 per person based on double occupancy - space is limited
  • Land arrangements only:  $2,450 (if you wish to book your own flight)
  • Single room supplement: $890
  • Deposit: $300 per person with registration to secure space
  • Balance due on or before December 1, 2022
  • 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:

 

  1 TK   6     SU  12MAR  ORD-IST   2240 1655*

  2 TK 788   MO 13MAR  IST-TLV     1820 1920 

  3 TK 791   WE  22MAR  TLV-IST    100 0415 

  4 TK 185   WE  22MAR  IST-ORD   730 1110 

* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website.

March 11 - 21, 2023 Available on request Holy Land
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare from Chicago, IL. - 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
  • All the key sites from Jesus’ life are visited in mostly chronological order from his birth in Bethlehem, to his early life and ministry in Nazareth and the Galilee, to his final week in Jerusalem, and his post-resurrection appearance in Emmaus. 
  • A manageable-size group and 9 full days of touring allow for a slower pace with plenty of time for learning and personal devotion.
  • Meeting missionaries from the Free Methodist Church helps us to understand the joys and challenges of local Christian believers, the “living stones” of Israel and Palestine. 
  • And there are special activities that many other tours don’t include: shopping at a Fair-Trade Cooperative in Bethlehem, riding a camel to an authentic Bedouin meal at Genesis Land/Abraham’s Tent, touring the recreated homes, shops and synagogue at Nazareth Village, learning more about ancient fishing methods at the Anchors Museum of Kibbutz Ein Gev and searching for archeological treasure at the Temple Mount Site-Sifting Project. 
Itinerary

                                         

                                     DAILY ITINERARY
                              Compass Church Janesville

                                   March 11 – 21, 2023

 

Days 1:  – Departure from Chicago, IL

Days 2: Arrival Tel Aviv – Netanya

  • Arrival Tel Aviv

  • Overnight Netanya

Day 3: Caesarea Maritima – Nazareth – Cana

  • Caesarea Maritima
  • Nazareth, Nazareth Village, Basilica of the Annunciation, and St. Joseph’s Church
  • Synagogue Church and souk 
  • Cana 
  • Dinner and overnight in Tiberias
  • 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
  • Dinner and overnight Tiberias
  • 1 st evening Bible study/debrief 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

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 
  • Overlook on Mt. Scopus, Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

Day 7: Bethlehem – Shepherd field – Mt of Olives

  • Pools of Bethesda
  • An early visit to the Church of the Nativity 
  • Beit Sahour: Shepherd’s Fields
  • Mt. of Olives: Overlook, Palm Sunday Walk, Dominus Flevit – Gethsemane
  • Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem
  • Meeting room for Bible study after dinner

Day 8 Wadi Qilt – Qasr el Yahud - Masada – Qumran 

  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Wadi Qelt 
  • Qsar al Yehud
  • Qumran, Masada 
  • Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

Day 9: Temple Mt – Wailing Wall – Davison Centre – Mt. Zion – Israel Museum – Yad Vashem

  • An early visit to Temple Mount – Wailing Wall
  • Ophel Gardens and Triple Gate Steps (Davidson Centre) – Upper Room – Jewish quarter
  • Israel Museum – Yad Vashem
  • Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem
  • Meeting room for Bible study

Day 10 : Gethsemane - St Peter in Galicantu – Lithos- stratos – Via Dolorosa – Holy Sepulcher - Garden Tomb

  • Gethsemane - Galicantu
  • Lithos - Stratos
  • Via Dolorosa – Holy Sepulcher
  • Garden Tomb for visit and Communion service
  • Dinner and overnight Jerusalem

Day 11 : – Wednesday – Departure
Transfer to Airport for your departure flight from Ben Gurion Airport

 

 

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