Overview

The Holy Land – captivating, perhaps confusing, and central to the Abrahamic faiths. We are drawn to it and want to explore the place where Jesus lived, but we are not sure how.

We’ll begin our time in Galilee and then visit ancient sites from the Old and New Testaments,  This trip will offer new insight into the land and its people: the past, present, and future of the place where Jesus lived and did his ministry. Our hope is that all participants will find a deeper connection to the roots of Christianity and gain greater insight and understanding of the current situation in the Holy Land.

PRICING:

  • $3,290 per person based on double occupancy - space is limited
  • Single room supplement: $650
  • PAYMENT PLAN: $300 per person with registration to secure space
  • $1,000 an additional payment is due on or before January 20, 2022
  • Balance due on or before April 20, 2022 
  • 3-Days Jordan Extension $690
  • 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

FLIGHT SCHEDULE:

Flight information will be available 3 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 23 – July 3, 2022 23 Jun HOLY LAND
Inclusions/Exclusions
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Airfare from Denver, CO 
  • 9 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
  • Lunches
  • Personal expenses
  • 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

This trip's tour leaders are: Rev. Joel and Sonja Pancoast, Zion Lutheran Church - Loveland, CO; and Rev. Chad Kohlmeyer, Atonement Lutheran Church - Boulder, CO

Itinerary

                                          DAILY ITINERARY
                    10 - DAY PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND

                                       June 23 – July 3, 2022

June 23: Departure from the USA

  •  Depart Denver, CO for your overnight flight to the Holy Land. Meals will be served on board.

June 24: Arrival, Tiberias.

  •  Arrive in Tel Aviv, meet your guide, drive to Tiberius via coastal plains.
  •  Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberius.

June 25: Nazareth, Cana, Mount Tabor.

  •  Mount Tabor, Cana of Galilee
  •  Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church, Mary’s well.
  •  Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberius.

June 26: Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee.

  • Sunday worship and Communion at the Mount of Beatitudes.
  • Caesarea Philippi.
  • Tabgha, site of the multiplication of the fishes and the loaves.
  • Enjoy a meal of “St. Peter’s fish” and a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. St. Peter’s Primacy,
  • Capernaum
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberius.

June 27: Megiddo, Coastal Plains.

  • Megiddo, Mount Carmel. Caesarea Maritima
  • Dinner and overnight at Paradise hotel in Bethlehem.

June 28: Dead Sea Area

  • Hike along Wadi Qelt to St. George of Choziba Monastery into to Jericho.
  • Visit Jericho, Zacchaeus tree old city and view mount of Temptation.
  • Renewal of baptism at the Jordan River.
  • Qumran, site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

June 29: Shepherd’s Field, Bethlehem

  • Shepherd’s Field in Beit Sahour.
  • Visit the Lutheran Evangelical School in Beit Sahour
  • The old city of Bethlehem, The Church of the Nativity, Visit Herodium.
  • Dinner and overnight at in Bethlehem.

June 30: Mount of Olives/ Mount Zion

  • Worship at Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Carrie Ballenger and YAGM (Young Adult in

      Global Mission) Then will be meeting with Bishop Azar, Bishop of the ELCJHL.

  • Visit Augusta Victoria, meet with the Representative of Lutheran World Federation.
  • Panoramic view from the top of Mount of Olives.
  • Ascension Hill on the Mount of Olives, The Church of Pater Noster, Dominus Flevit.
  • The Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations. Mt. Zion and the Cenacle.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

July 1: Old City of Jerusalem

  • The Western Wall and the Temple Mount, view of the Dome of the Rock and El-Aqsa Mosque.
  • St. Anne’s Church, the Pools of Bethesda. Walk the Via Dolorosa ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
  • Free time in the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

July 2: Old City of Jerusalem / Garden Tomb

  • Visit the Holocaust Museum
  • Worship at the Garden Tomb
  • Free time in the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

July 3: Departure Tel Aviv to the US. Or take the post-tour extension to Jordan.

  • Departure checks out and departs our hotel for our return home. We will arrive on the same day.

Optional Post Tour extension to Jordan:

July 4:   Jordan –  Mt. Nebo - Petra

After breakfast, we will depart to cross the border to Jordan. We visit Mt. Nebo, the place where prophet Mousa (Moses) gazed over the Promised Land before he died. We will visit an old monastery, overlook the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and parts of the Holy Land. Then we continue to drive towards Petra for a traditional Bedouin Dinner & overnight.

July 5: Full day Petra – Amman
After breakfast, we will visit the Site of Petra  2000 years old Nabatean city that was highlighted in the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”. We will walk through the narrow passageway up to the treasury a massive royal tomb carved out of the solid rock. If time permits we will visit the Traditional Tomb of Aaron (Moses's brother). Afternoon we have a transfer to Amman for dinner and overnight.

July 6:  Amman – Jarash
After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit Jarash, north of the capital Amman. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, it’s known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa (one of the cities of Decapolis). These include the 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis, and the huge Forum’s oval colonnade.
We then proceed to Amman to meet with and pray with, the local ministry leaders. We will check into our hotel, have dinner, and overnight in Amman.
July 7:  Arrive USA

This morning will have breakfast then transfer to the airport for your flight back to the
The USA.

Pickup point
Directions.
HOLY LAND View on Map