Join Pastors Adam Butler and Ann Fenlason on a life-changing trip to the Holy Land! Having both traveled to the Holy Land separately before, we are looking forward to returning and leading a group together!
This is a trip that will inspire, captivate, challenge, and move you. Scripture will come to life as you see the land of God’s people and walk the streets and paths of Jesus. History will become lived experience as we interact with Jewish people and Palestinian Christians alike. We will find moments of prayer and worship along the way. All in all, we are confident this will be a trip that will help you grow in faith and gain an understanding of the role these holy sites play in the religious life of so many.
Tour departs on October 9, 2023 and returns on October 19, 2023
Departure airport: Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
$4,390.00 per person based on double occupancy - book now as space is limited!
Single room supplement - $995.00
Land only (if booking your own flights) - $3,190.00 (airfare credit $1,200.00)
$300.00 per person with registration to secure space
$1,000.00 of the total amount is due on or before May 20, 2023
Balance due on or before August 20, 2023
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DL 2023 09OCT MSP-ATL 7:10AM 10:46AM 09OCT
DL 248 09OCT ATL-TLV 2:40PM 9:15AM 10OCT
AF 975 19OCT TLV-CDG 7:50AM 11:40AM 19OCT
DL 139 18OCT CDG-MSP 3:40PM 6:15PM 19OCT
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What is included in the tour
- Airfare from Minneapolis, MN. - Other cities available
- 9 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.
Trinity Lutheran - Long Lake
October 9 – 19, 2023
Day 1, Oct 9: Departure from the USA
Depart Minneapolis, MN. for your overnight flight to the Holy Land. Meals will be served on board.
Day 2, Oct 10: Arrival, Tel Aviv
We arrive at Ben Gurion airport and depart northward to our hotel for one night in the coastal area near Tel Aviv to start off the journey of visiting the Holy Land. The remainder of the day is free to walk along the Mediterranean, relax and dine in our hotel in Tel Aviv.
Day 3, Oct 11: Mt. Carmel, Caesarea – Nazareth – Cana – Tiberias
After breakfast, we will travel by private motor coach along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea, where the Gentiles first heard the Good News from Peter and were baptized. We’ll see the Roman Amphitheatre and aqueduct. Visit Mount Carmel, Muhraqa the Place of Fire, and consider the contest between the Prophet Elijah and the false prophets of Baal (I Kings 18), discussing the reasons why the Prophet chose that place for the contest, and the lessons we learn from the story. Afterward, we will go to Nazareth where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, we will also visit the Church of St. Joseph. We end our day with a visit to Cana of Galilee where Jesus performed his first miracle, Drive to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
Day 4, Oct 12: Caesarea Philippi – Golan Heights – Mt. Arbel – Valley of Doves – Sea of Galilee. We will start our day with a visit to Caesarea Philippi at the sources of the river Jordan where Peter confessed that Jesus is the Messiah, then we would return to the Sea of Galilee via the Golan Heights with a stop overlooking the Road to Damascus. On to Mount Arbel lookout overlooking the ancient road from Nazareth to Galilee with a possible hike on a part of Jesus Trail. We will then carry on to the Valley of the Doves and travel along the ancient road that leads from Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee along the Via Maris. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Day 5, Oct 13: Sea of Galilee – Magdala - Capernaum - Mount of Beatitudes
We will start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, followed by a visit to the Ancient Boar Museum that houses a 2000-year-old fishing boat found buried in mud on the shores of Galilee The boat provides a good example of how fishing boats looked like during the time of Jesus. Then we will visit Magdala, the hometown of Mary Magdalene, and see the 1st-century synagogue, which is the oldest synagogue discovered on the shores of Galilee with a stone-carved replica of the Temple and Menorah. We will then take a short drive to Capernaum, the biblical village and hometown of Jesus. Capernaum is closely associated with Jesus and His ministry as described in the Synoptic Gospels. There we will see the house of the mother-in-law of Peter and an ancient synagogue that dates back to the time of Jesus and where much of His teaching took place. St. Peter’s fish At noon, we will drive to Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus fed the crowd of 5,000. We will then visit the site known as “Peter’s Primacy” where Jesus appeared to His disciples for the third time after His Resurrection. Later we will continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, the scene of Jesus’ great Sermon on the Mount. We will enjoy the view of the enchanting gardens and reflect on Jesus’ sermon. We will also have time for prayer and reflection (Worship Service) Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Day 6, Oct 14: Jordan Valley - Beit Shaean - Shepherds Field - Bethlehem
After breakfast, we will drive through the Jordan valley, on to Bethlehem to visit Shepherd's fields where the angels appeared to the shepherds announcing the birth of Our Lord. These fields are also the setting of the Book of Ruth. After lunch, we will travel to the Church of the Nativity and view the place where Our Lord was born. check-in at our hotel, dinner, and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7, Oct 15: Mt. of Olives – Mt. Zion
We will start our day at a panoramic view from the top of Mount of Olives then we continue to the Church of the Ascension and the Church of the Pater Noster, and down to Dominus Flevit and St. Magdalene Church. Pray at the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the Church of All Nations. In the afternoon, we visit. St. Peter in Galicantu where Jesus was denied by St. Peter. Then we will visit the Upper Room, the place of the Last Supper, and King David’s Tomb. Back to our hotel for dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 8, Oct 16: Wadi Qelt ’ST George Monastery” - Baptismal site - Qumran - Dead Sea - Masada This morning we depart Bethlehem, traveling along the Judean wilderness where Jesus fasted for 40 days, l along the ancient road passing the good Samaritan inn. Reaching Wadi Qelt we enjoy a view of St George’s Monastery nestled in the wilderness. Carry on along the ancient road reaching Jericho passing along Herod’s Winter Palace where the infamous King died in the year 4 BC. Prior to visiting Jericho, we head to visit Bet Arabah where John baptized Jesus. The site is also known as the “Place of Crossing”. The Israelites. From Bethabara we will drive to the city of Jericho. We will see Tel Jericho, the old town of Joshua, and see the excavations of the ancient city, view the Mount of Temptation will also be in sight. We will then drive to Qumran and visit the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were accidentally found and the buildings that formed the public canter of the Essenes. Then we will proceed to the Dead Sea where we can enjoy a dip in the relaxing and healing waters of the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 9, Oct 17: Temple Mt – Pool of Bethesda – Jerusalem - Yad Vashem
This morning after breakfast, drive to visit the Temple Mount, where the Jewish temple stood until its destruction in 70 A.D, and see the Dome of the Rock, a possible location of the Holy of Holies. On to visit St Anne’s church and a visit to nearby Pools of Bethesda where the healing at the pool took place. Next, We will visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, for a needed reminder of what the Jews suffered during WWII. dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 10, Oct 18: Via Dolorosa – Holy Sepulcher – Jewish Quarter – Wailing Wall – Davidson Center We will walk the Via Dolorosa, the traditional path that Jesus walked from the Antonia Fortress to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher visiting Golgotha and the Empty Tomb. We will visit the Jewish Quarter and go to the Western Wall, a section of the Western retaining wall of the Temple Mount, and Judaism’s holiest site. we visit the Southern Wall Excavation The southern western. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 11, Oct 19: Departure Tel Aviv to the US.
- Departure checks out and departs our hotel for our return home. We will arrive on the same day.
NOTE: The schedule is subject to change, due to various factors, and at your Tour Leaders and Guide’s discretion.