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Holy Land, Israel, Dead Sea & Petra

14 Days/ 13 Nights

Package Overview

Explore Israel with Lori Snow and Beverly Marshall July 7-20, 2019. This trip is perfect for those wishing to have a life-changing spiritual experience! We will visit Galilee, have the opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan River and visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Agent Commission Starting At: $389.90

Package Pricing

Package starting at: $3899.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

July 7 - Depart Orlando airport on Lufthansa Airlines for Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Day 2

Tiberias – July 08

Welcome to the Land of Israel, the Promised Land where you will be met by your professional guide and driver. You will be driven from Tel Aviv to Tiberias and check-in your Golan Heights Hotel, the Golan. On route, you will begin to feel the significance of the ancient land we will be exploring while walking the footsteps of Jesus. After checkin, you will gather for a welcome dinner and brief history of this part of the country. (B)(D)

Day 3

Galilee – July 09

We begin the day with a ride to the Golan Heights to marvel at the spectacular view of the land that has been fought over for centuries and most recently between Israel and Syria. Then a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and a visit to Ginosar where we will see the remains of a fisherman’s vessel discovered on the shores, dating back to Jesus and the Apostles. We climb the Mount of Beatitudes, where we can appreciate the beautiful surroundings and views unchanged since the time that Jesus delivered the traditional Sermon on the Mount. Then we visit Tabgha, where Jesus fed 5,000 with a child’s bread and fish; and tour the chapel commemorating the primacy of Peter. We continue to Capernaum, where Jesus spent most of his ministry. We will view Peter’s house and the numerous churches that were built on top of it, as well as the ancient synagogue where Jesus preached. Crossing the Jordan River to the land of Gadarenes, we stop at Kursi where Jesus exorcised the demons in the Miracle of the Swine. After lunch we drive north to Caesarea Phillipi, known in the ancient world as Paneas, and today Banias, where Peter declared Jesus to be the Messiah, “And Jesus said thou art Peter upon this rock I will build my Church.” You will see the remains of the pagan site that existed at the time. Return to the hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight. (B) (D)

Day 4

Galilee – July 10

Exploring the Galilee, we drive through Cana of Galilee to Nazareth where we visit the Church of Annunciation and Mary’s Well. We continue to the Muhraka Monastery on Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged the prophets of Ba’al. Our next stop is Tel Megiddo or Armageddon, to view the valley and learn about the significance of this site for the end of days. Our final stop is Caesarea Maritima on the beautiful Mediterranean coast, built by King Herod. Here Cornelius was converted and Peter was imprisoned; we will see the Roman theater, aqueduct, and palace of King Herod, as well as a Byzantine church. We return to our hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight. (B) (D)

Day 5

Our way to Jerusalem – July 11

Check out of the Golan hotel and follow the southern coast of the Sea of Galilee to the River Jordan to the Yardenit Baptismal site. Each year they welcome over half a million tourists and pilgrims, who come to experience the tranquility and spiritual beauty of the waters in which Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. A Christian Pastor will be available to perform the Baptism for those interested in renewing their commitment and love for God. We continue to Beit Shaen built where the Jezreel Valley meets the Jordan Valley, and tour the extensive Roman-Byzantine remains of the city that was once a part of the Decapolis. Drive through the Judean Desert and enjoy a roadside of the Good Samaritan Inn. After a short stop at sea level for a panoramic view, we continue to Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Stop to see Zaccaheus’ Sycamore fig tree and drive to the Mount of Temptation where Jesus went for 40 days after his Baptism in the Jordan River. Visit the Mount of Ancient Jericho where 25 ancient cities were uncovered. Drive to Jerusalem’s Grand Court Hotel for dinner and overnight. (B) (D)

Day 6

Jerusalem - July 12

We start our odyssey in Jerusalem by entering the Old City through the St. Stephen’s Gate, also known as the Lion’s Gate. We visit the Pools of Bethesda and the Church of St. Anne, the Chapel of the Flagellation, the Gabbatha Pavement, and the Ecce Homo Arch. We follow many of the Stations of the Cross along the Via Dolorosa, and view the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We continue on foot to the Jewish Quarter, where we walk to the Cardo, view the “Wide” wall built by King Hezekiah to repel the Assyrians, and tour the Herodian mansions, home of some of the Priests of Jerusalem during Jesus’ time. As we approach the area of Mount Moriah, we will have a view of the Dome of the Rock, and the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall. Our final stop of the day will be the Ophel Archaeological Park and museum with the remains of the city streets that Jesus would have walked on, as well as some structures dating back to the time of King Solomon. Return to Jerusalem hotel for dinner and overnight. (B) (D)

Day 7

Jerusalem – July 13

This morning we visit the Israel Museum including the Dead Sea Scrolls housed in the iconic Shrine of the Book and the impressive model of Jerusalem from the second Temple Period. We view the Knesset, Israel’s parliament building, as we continue to Mount Scopus where we will view the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and continue to the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view over the city of Jerusalem. We stop at the Chapel of Ascension atop the Mount of Olives and descend the mountain to visit the Church of all Nations and the Garden of Gethsemane. We continue to the Kidron Valley where we will view the ancient tombs including those of Absalom, Zechariah, and James. Then we climb Mount Zion. Here we will visit the Room of the Last Supper as well as the burial tomb of King David before driving to the Garden Tomb where we view Calvary and participate in a community Communion Service. We complete our day by driving by Gogatha and back to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B) (D)

Day 8

Jerusalem & Bethlehem – July 14

We enjoy a beautiful drive from Jerusalem to Bethlehem where we will walk Manger Square to visit the Church of the Nativity, the oldest Church in the Holy Land. We will be able to admire the ancient limestone columns and remains of the mosaic floors. We then descend into the Grotto of Nativity, where a Silver Star in the floor marks the spot where Christ is believed to have been born. We then proceed to the Church of the Milk Grotto where the Virgin Mary nursed baby Jesus. We end our day with a drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (B) (D)

Day 9

Masada – July 15

Check out of Jerusalem hotel. We spend the day exploring and discovering the Judean Desert. We will pass the same route the pilgrimages have traveled for centuries to the Dead Sea, which is the lowest point on earth. Afterwards we continue down the Dead Sea Coastline to Masada, the table-top fortress built by King Herod as his summer palace and used by the Jewish Zealots for their last stand against the Roman Empire. Having toured the site, we will continue to the desert oasis of Ein Gedi, prominent in King Saul’s pursuit of the young David. Following lunch, you will have an opportunity to step into these mineral-rich salt waters and feel the ease of floating in the sea. Then we continue to Qumran where an ancient Jewish sect chose to live at the time of Jesus and where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. Check in to Dead Sea Hotel, David. Dinner and overnight. (B) (D)

Day 10

Day 10 – Dead Sea – Crossing the Jordan – July 16

We have a morning of leisure to have one more dip in the Dead Sea and check out of the hotel for the drive across the Allenby Bridge to Jordan. We will be met by a Jordanian customs agent to process our entrance into Jordan. After processing is complete, we will begin our journey with a city sightseeing tour of Amman tour before checking into the Geneva Hotel. (B) (D)

Day 11

Amman to Petra – July 17

Depart Amman for the drive through the desert to Petra. We will stop along the way in Madaba, Jerash Mt. Nebo, and Kerak and check in Petra Moon Hotel.Dinner and overnight. (B) (D)

Day 12

Petra – July 18

Full day touring the historic site of Petra (Including horseback ride through the Siq, a narrow gorge and the main entrance to Petra). Transfer back to Amman Hotel and dinner and overnight. (B) (D)

Day 13

Jordan – Tel Aviv – July 19

Check out Amman hotel, drive back from Jordan to Israel’s Ben Gurion airport for flight back to US.

Day 14

July 20

Arrive back in US full of memories of a lifetime.

Travel Insurance is required at additional cost, based on age and trip cost.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • All accommodations as described
  • Meals as described in itinerary

 Package Does Not Include

  • International air
  • Gratuities

 Package Notes

  • Economy air available at $1399 pp
  • Business class air available at $5199pp
  • Single Supplement $899
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14 Days/ 13 Nights Israel Vacation Package

General Information

  • Capital: Jerusalem
  • Government: United Parliamentary Republic
  • Currency: New shekel
  • Area:
  • Population: 8,900,000
  • Language: Hebrew
  • Religion:

    74.7% Jewish

    17.7% Muslim

    2.0% Christian

  • Electricity:
  • Calling Code: 972
  • Time Zone:

Points of Interest

  • Dead Sea
  • Bethlehem
  • Herod's Temple
  • Jewish Western Wall
  • Baptism Site in Jordan
  • Full day in Petra