11 Days in the "Footsteps of Jesus"- Journey to the Holy Land - January 28 - February 07, 2025 from Newark, NJ (EWR) with Bishop Tracie Bartholomew and New Jersey Synod of the ELCA
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Day 1: Departure from USA
Depart for your overnight flight to the Holy Land. Meals will be served on board.
Day 2: Arrival Hotel Transfer
Arrive at Tel Aviv Airport meet your guide at the Airport, and drive to your Hotel in Galilee for dinner and overnight in Tiberius. (D)
Day 3: Nazareth/ Cana/Mount Tabor
Start our visit to the Church of Annunciation and Cana of Galilee, with the opportunity to renew marriage vows. A visit to Mt. Tabor, the Mt of Transfiguration follows. Dinner and overnight in Tiberius. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Golan Heights/ Sea of Galilee
On a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee, we will celebrate Holy Communion. We will visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the church of Multiplications of Fish & Loaves, and Capernaum, then drive to Golan Heights to visit Caesarea Philippi. Dinner and overnight in Tiberius. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Haifa/ Caesarea
Depart the Galilee area via the coastal plains, visit Meggido, then drive to Stella Marris at Mount Carmel to visit the church of Prophet Elijah, after lunch we continue south to visit Caesarea Maritima, and from there we continue our way to Jerusalem. Continue to Bethlehem through Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Shepherd’s Field/ Bethlehem
Start the day with worship with the local ELCJHL congregation. Visit the shepherd’s field, the church of Nativity, the old city of Bethlehem, and Mount Herodian. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Bethlehem, ELCJHL School
Today we will visit the local ELCJHL school. In the afternoon we will visit the Tent of Nations, have lunch, and chance for planting trees. Visit the Walled off hotel, and walk the Bethlehem Refugee Camp. Optional dinner with local Christian families or dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Mount of Olives/ Mount Zion
Start our day visiting Augusta Victoria hospital and Lutheran World Federation on top of Mount of Olives, Walk the Palm Sunday Path, the church of Gethsemane, and the Kedron Valley. Visit the last Supper room, Mount Zion, Saint Peter in Gallicantu, and the Shrine of the Book & Model of Jerusalem time of Jesus. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem (B, L, D)
Day 9: Old city of Jerusalem
Visit the Wailing Wall, Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock & Al Aqsa Mosque, then visit the church of St. Anne and the pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, and Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We will meet with ELCA and ELCJHL leaders. We will enjoy some free time in Jerusalem. Dinner at a Tent restaurant and enjoy traditional Palestinian folklore music and dance, overnight in Bethlehem. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Dead Sea area
Full Day Tour in the Dead Sea area, River Jordan, Qumran, and float in the Dead Sea, view the Good Samaritan Inn, St. George in the Judean Wilderness. Visit the old city of Jericho Elisha Spring and view Mount Temptation Monastery. Chance to meet with the ELCA YAGM (Young Adults in Global Mission). Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. (B, L, D)
Day 11: Departure
After breakfast, we will transfer to the airport for our flight home. We will arrive home on the same day. (B)
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Trip date: January 28 - February 07, 2025
Departure City: from Newark, NJ (EWR)
Package Price: $4190
Single Room: (Private Room) $850.00
The package price includes the following:
- Flight tickets.
- Meet & Assist at Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival and departure.
- Round-trip bus transportation Church/Airport/Church
- Three nights’ accommodation in Tiberius in double occupancy with breakfast, and dinner.
- Six night’s accommodation in Bethlehem in double occupancy with breakfast, and dinner
- Nine days sightseeing in a modern air-conditioned private bus.
- English-speaking government-licensed Christian guide on duty.
- Entrance fees to places of interest whilst on tour in the Holy Land.
- Special dinner at oriental restaurant with folklore show.
- Honorariums for speakers
The package price does not include the following:
- Soft drinks.
- Tips for Guide, Driver, and hotels.
- All Personal Expenses.
- Travel Insurance.
Notes: All prices are in US Dollars based on per person in a double room, Pax rooming alone is subject to a single supplement, and the maximum capacity of the bus is 50Pax. All prices are VAT inclusive.