Sitting Under the Vine & Fig Tree

Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the Lord Almighty has spoken.

~Micah 4:4

Maraba! Hello! Join pastors Tim Keyl, Wendy Anderson, and Scott Howard on a life-transforming New England Synod Companion Trip to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land (ELCJHL). Our theme is Sitting Under the Vine and Fig Tree, an image of peace and unity among nations found in Micah 4.

The journey will accomplish three things:
• Meeting our Lutheran sisters and brothers of the ELCJHL
• Visiting the holy sites from the Bible in Palestine, Israel, and Jordan
• Learning about and witnessing what is happening in Israel and Palestine



  • $3,990 per person based on double occupancy - space is limited
  • Single room supplement: $990
  • PAYMENT PLAN: $300 per person with registration to secure space
  • Balance due on or before November 20, 2022 
  • If you prefer to pay 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: 4941 Chalden LN, NE Marietta, GA 30066
  • Download the Registration Form


LX 053  02FEB 4 BOS - ZRH   955P  1110A 03FEB  
LX 252  03FEB 5 ZRH - TLV   1220P 510P 03FEB  
LH 693  15FEB 3 AMM - FRA   240A  625A 15FEB 
LH 422  15FEB 3 FRA - BOS   1050A 130P 15FEB  

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


February 2-15, 2023 Available on request HOLY LAND

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare from Boston, MA - Other cities available
  • 13 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 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.

                                          DAILY ITINERARY
                             PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND

                                                Feb 2-15, 2023

Day 1, Feb 2: Departure from the USA
Depart Boston for your overnight flight to the Holy Land. Meals will be served on board.

DAY 2, Feb 3: Upon arrival in Tel Aviv,                                                                                                                                     

Meet your guide and driver and transfer to Bethlehem for hotel checking.

DAY 3, Feb 4: Augusta Victoria Hospital - Dead Sea - Qumran

  • Tour Augusta Victoria Hospital  
  • Drive to Wadi Qelt and visit the St George Monastery
  • To Qumran and then to the Dead Sea and Jericho 
  •  Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem 

DAY 4, Feb 5 : Lutheran Church of the Redeemer - Meet Bp. Ibrahim Azar

  • Worship in the morning at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 
  • Meet with the local Pastor Fursan Zumot 
  • Tour of the old city of Jerusalem
  • Meet Bp. Ibrahim Azar 
  • Dinner and Overnight in Bethlehem

DAY 5, Feb 6:  Jerusalem  - Mt. of Olives - Western Wall 

  • Mt. of Olives; Dominus Flevit, Pater Noster,Garden of Gethsemane; Church of All Nations 
  • Lunch with Young Adults in Global Mission 
  • Western Wall; Mt. Zion; St. Peter in Gallicantu; Dormition Abbey
  • Overnight in Bethlehem 

DAY 6, Feb 7: Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity  - Shepherd’s Field

  • Visit Environmental Education Center, Beit Jala  
  • Bethlehem—Church of the Nativity 
  • Shepherd’s Field then chance for shopping
  • Meet Pastor Munther Isaac - Lutheran Church of Beit Sahour 
  • Dinner and Overnight in Bethlehem  

DAY 7, Feb 8: Lutheran School of Hope 

  • Lutheran School of Hope and Church in Ramallah, Meet with Local Pastor
  • Lunch at the School 
  • Dinner with the Local Pastor and members of the congregation. 
  • Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

DAY 8, Feb 9: Hebron - Bethlehem 

  • Hebron: Mosque and Synagogue
  • World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Tour 
  • Visit the Glass factory 
  • Visit Dar al-Kalima School 
  • Meet with Dr. Nuha Khoury at Dar al-Kalima University College. 
  • Banksy hotel  
  • Overnight in Bethlehem

DAY 9, Feb 10: Galilee - Caesarea - Nazareth

  • Leave to Galilee via the Coastal plains to visit Caesarea by the Sea then to Sepphoris 
  • Nazareth
  • Dinner and overnight in Nazareth

DAY 10, Feb 11: Mt. of the Beatitudes - Capernaum - Sea of Galilee 

  • Mt. of the Beatitudes, Mensa Christi 
  • Multiplication of Loaves Eucharist at a Multiplication of Loaves Chapel  
  • Capernaum Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee 
  • Dinner and overnight in Nazareth

DAY 11, Feb 12: Jordan - Petra 

  • Pack and bring luggage to the bus for the next two nights in Jordan 
  • Crossing at the Alenby Bridge Jordanian 
  • Meet at Alenby Bridge Border after visa formalities transfer to Bethany and beyond. 
  • Afternoon Mosaic Pilgrimage map in Madaba
  • Dinner and Lodging: Petra

DAY 12, Feb 13: Petra 

  •  All-Day Tour in Petra 
  •  Dinner and Lodging in Wad Rum

DAY 13, Feb 14: Wadi Rum -  Back to Amman

  • Breakfast, transfer to visit Wadi rum with lunch (Jeeps & Camels)
  • Afternoon transfer to Amman Cham Palace hotel for dinner and overnight
  • Meet with local Pastor at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church then attend service

DAY 14, Feb 15: Departure

  • Arrive home today enriched with your discoveries Of faith and friendship in the holy land. (meals In-flight)
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