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.

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  •   TK   8     MO  18APR  IAD - IST   2315   1605*
  •   TK 788   TU   19APR  IST - TLV   1820  2020
  •   TK 785   TU   26APR  TLV - IST   1030   1250
  •   TK   7      TU  26APR  IST - IAD   1500  1905



  •   TK   6     MO 18APR  ORD - IST  2140  1610*
  •   TK 788   TU  19APR   IST - TLV    1820    2020
  •   TK 785   TU   26APR   TLV - IST    1030    1250
  •   TK   5     TU   26APR   IST - ORD  1415   1740

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

April 18-26, 2022 Available on request Holy Land

What is included in the tour

  • International Airfare
  • 7 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 in Private modern air-conditioned bus with WiFi

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Gratuities for guide and driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Your domestic flight 
  • 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.
  • PCR or other testing upon arrival and departure to and from Israel 
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.


DAY 1 - April 18    Departure from the USA 

DAY 2 - April 19    Arrival - Tiberias

  • Arrive in Tel Aviv, meet your guide, drive to Tiberias, have dinner, and overnight in Tiberias

DAY 3 - April 20   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 - April 21    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, Tabgha ( The Multiplication Church)

  • Capernaum 

  • Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberias

DAY 5 - April 22    Jacob's Well -  Bethlehem - (The Living Stones)

  • Jacob's Well ( The Samaritan Women) 

  • Meet with Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb and learn about the Palestinian Christians

  • Shepherd’s Field in Beit Sahour

  • The Church of the Nativity

  • Evening Walk in the old city of Bethlehem, (Free Time)

  • Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

DAY 6 - April 23    Dead Sea  - Jordan River - Qumran

  • St. George Monastery, Wad Qelt

  • Qumran, Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Floating in the Dead Sea

  • Jordan River, renewal of baptism

  • Jericho, View Mount of Temptation

  • Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

DAY 7 - April 24    Mount of Olives, Augusta Victoria Hospital, LWF -  Lutheran Church of the Redeemer

  • Sunday Worship with the local church

  • Panoramic view from the top of Mount of Olives

  • Dominus Flevit

  • The Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations

  • St. Peter in Galicantu (Caiaphas House)

  • Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem

DAY 8 - April 25    The Old City of Jerusalem -  Church of the Holy Sepulcher

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

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

  •  Meet with Bishop Azar (ELCJHL)

  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher

  • Free time in the Old City of Jerusalem 

  • Traditional farewell dinner and overnight in Bethlehem     

DAY 9 - April 26    Departure - Back to the 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.