Overview

We will begin our time together in Galilee, visiting ancient sites from the Old and New Testaments. Not only the history of God’s work in these places, but God’s work in the current Holy Land, and what the future holds as Jesus lives and calls for ongoing ministry. We provide a deeper connection to the sources of our faith by interacting with the religions and cultures in this fascinating Holy Land.

PRICING:

  • $1,495 per person based on double occupancy. (Pastors Only)
  • $1,995 - Spouse 
  • Single room supplement - $695
  • PAYMENT PLAN: $300 per person with registration to secure space.
  • 50% of the total amount is due on or before August 1, 2021
  • Balance due on or before November 1, 2021

 FLIGHT SCHEDULE:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (IAD)

  •  TK 8       10JAN    IAD-IST   1125P  500P  *11JAN 
  •  TK 788   11JAN    IST-TLV    615P  720P 
  •  TK 785   18JAN    TLV-IST   1015A  135P 
  •  TK 7       18JAN    IST-IAD    330P  645P 

CHICAGO (ORD) 

  •  TK  6      10JAN   ORD-IST   940P  500P  *11JAN 
  •  TK 788   11JAN   IST-TLV     615P  720P 
  •  TK 785   18JAN   TLV-IST    1015A  135P 
  •  TK 5       18JAN   IST-ORD   300P  545P 

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

​* This trip is Full - if you are interested to be on the waiting list or have any questions please contact us at  info@eliastours.com | 406-261-7791

January 10-18, 2022 Available on request Holy Land
Inclusions/Exclusions
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare
  • 8 nights in 4-star hotels
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner 
  • Entrance fees to all places of interest listed in your itinerary, and the service of an English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned bus with WiFi

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Your domestic flight to Chicago or Washington DC Airports 
  • 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.
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Not only the major biblical sites but personal connections with the locals
  • Unlike other Holy Land tour organizers, we focus on bringing Scripture to life through first-hand experiences in the places where the stories actually happened
  • You will be traveling with Pastor Joel Pancoast (Zion Lutheran Church - Loveland, CO), Pastor Steve Easterday-McPadden (First United Methodist Church Grand Junction), and Elias Nawawieh

Elias Nawawieh a Palestinian Christian, born and raised in Bethlehem, has been leading and organizing church groups in his homeland since 2010, hosting more than 500 pilgrims each year. Rather than just seeing holy sites from a tour bus in a hurried manner, we offer a more personal experience for our travelers. We focus on meeting local leaders and spending time with local families - connecting with the "Living Stones"  Most other tours only focus on the past. Our travelers come away from our tours with a broader perspective of what the Holy Land was and continues to be today.

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Jan 10    Departure from the USA 

DAY 2 - Jan 11    Arrival, Tiberias

  • Arrive in Tel Aviv, meet your guide, drive to Tiberias, dinner, and overnight at a hotel in Tiberias

DAY 3 - Jan 12   Nazareth, Cana

  • Mount Carmel, Elijah's confrontation with the false prophets of Baal (I Kings 18)

  • Meet with Elias Chacour, "Author of Blood Brothers"

  • Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation

  • Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberias

DAY 4 - Jan 13    Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee

  • Caesarea Philippi

  • The Mount of Beatitudes, communion at the site of Sermon on the Mount 

  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee

  • Capernaum

  • Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberias

DAY 5 - Jan 14    Bethlehem, The Living Stones

  • Meet with a local leader and learn about the Palestinian Christians

  • Shepherd’s Field in Beit Sahour

  • The Church of the Nativity

  • Walk in the old city of Bethlehem, free time

  • Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

DAY 6 - Jan 15    Dead Sea Area, Jordan Valley

  • St. George Monastery, Wad Qelt

  • Qumran, historical site

  • Floating in the Dead Sea

  • Jordan River, renewal of baptism

  • Jericho, View Mount of Temptation

  • Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

DAY 7 - Jan 16    Mount of Olives, Augusta Victoria Hospital, LWF

  • Sunday Worship with the local church

  • 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

  • Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

DAY 8 - Jan 17    Old City of Jerusalem

  • The Western Wall and Temple Mount, view of the Dome of the Rock,  El-Aqsa Mosque

  • St. Anne’s Church, Pools of Bethesda, Walk the Via Dolorosa (Palm Sunday Path)

  • Redeemer Lutheran Church, opportunity to meet with Bishop Azar

  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher

  • Free time in the Old City of Jerusalem (if time permits)

  • Traditional farewell dinner and overnight in Bethlehem     

DAY 9 - Jan 18    TEL AVIV/USA

  • Breakfast, Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport for your return flight home with luggage packed with keepsakes and your heart full of memories!

  • NOTE: The schedule is subject to change due to various factors and your tour guide and tour leader's discretion.

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