12 Day Pilgrimage of Discovery to the Holy Land From Detroit, MI (DTW) February 24 - March 07, 2023 led by Pastor Jonathan Heierman

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Day 1: Friday: February 24th, 2023  Departure from the USA

  • Depart the USA.
  • AC 8774               DTW - YYZ                  2:15pm- 3:28pm
  • AC 080                YYZ - TLV                    4:50pm- 10:15am  next day

Day 2: Saturday: February 25th, 2023.     Arrival in Tel Aviv. 

  • Arrive at Ben Gurion airport.
  • Meet your guide & driver, and transfer to Bethlehem.
  • Lunch in Jaffa.
  • Visit John the Baptist nativity.
  • Dinner & overnight at a hotel in Bethlehem

Day 3: Sunday: February 26th, 2023.  Bethlehem

  • Visit the Shepard’s Field /Beit Sahour.
  • Worship at the Beit Sahour Lutheran Church.
  • Visit the Church of Nativity.
  • Visit the Herodian.
  • Dinner with Christian families in Bethlehem or Beit Sahour.
  • Overnight at a hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 4: Monday: February 27th, 2023.  Jericho, Dead Sea

  • Visit Masada.
  • Visit Qumran with lunch.
  • Floating in the Dead Sea.
  • Baptism site (Jordan River).
  • Visit Jericho, Zacchaeus tree old city and view mount of Temptation.
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Bethlehem.

Day 5: Tuesday: February 28th, 2023.  Ramallah

  • Depart the hotel to Ramallah.
  • Visit Yad Vashem the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem.
  • Visit the Evangelical Lutheran School & church of Hope
  • Visit Taybeh village and the Taybeh brewery.
  • Drive to Galilee.
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tiberius.

Day 6:  Wednesday: March 1st, 2023.  Golan Heights, Sea of Galilee. 

  • Caesarea Philippi.
  • The Mount of Beatitudes.
  • Walk along the shore between Tabgha & Capernaum.
  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy a meal of “St. Peter’s fish.
  • Tabgha, St. Peter’s Primacy. Capernaum.
  • Dinner & overnight at hotel in Tiberius.

Day 7: Thursday:  March 2nd, 2023.  Nazareth, Cana, Mount Tabor

  • Hike Mount Arbel
  • Cana of Galilee.
  • Mount Tabor
  • Nazareth, Basilica of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Church.
  • Visit the Orthodox church – Mary’s Well.
  • Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Tiberias

Day 8: Friday: March 3rd, 2023.   Mount Carmel, Coastal Plains

  • Mount Carmel, the church of Prophet Elijah, Haifa.
  • Caesarea Maritima.
  • Drive to Jerusalem.
  • Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Jerusalem

Day 9: Saturday: March 4th, 2023.   Jerusalem

  • Panoramic view from the top of Mount of Olives.
  • Walk the Palm Sunday Path, The Garden of Gethsemane, and the Church of All Nations.
  • Anne’s Church, the Pools of Bethesda. Walk the Via Dolorosa.
  • Holy Sepulcher.
  • Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Jerusalem

Day 10: Sunday: March 5th, 2023.  Jerusalem.

  • Worship at the Redeemer Church (Arabic congregation) in the Old City.
  • Meet with Pastor Fursan and Bishop Azar.
  • Family visits with members of Redeemer Church.
  • Free time in the Old City of Jerusalem.
  • Farewell dinner at the Grotto restaurant overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem

Day 11: Monday: March 6th, 2023.  Jerusalem.

  • Walk to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall
  • Visit the Dome of the Rock and El-Aqsa Mosque.
  • Visit Augusta Victoria hospital complex, and meet with the ELCJHL representative.
  • Davidson Center, the Southern steps.
  • Zion, St. Peter in Gallicantu.
  • Communion at the Garden Tomb.
  • Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Jerusalem.

 Day 12 Tuesday: March 7th, 2023. Departure or Jordan

  • Departure to the airport for your return flight or take the optional extension to Jordan.
  • AC 081                TLV - YYZ        11: 55am – 5:00pm
  • AC8777               YYZ - DTW        8: 30pm – 9:45pm  


Optional Jordan Extension  March 07 - 10, 2023 $890.00 Per Person

Day 12: Tuesday, March 7th, 2023. Jordan, Wadi Rum

  • Check out, and depart the hotel for Allenby Bridge.
  • Cross to Jordan.
  • Meet your guide at Allenby Bridge after visa formalities transfer to visit Wadi Rum Desert.
  • Enjoy a 4x4 Bedouin Jeep ride for 2 hrs, lunch, and transfer to Petra.
  • Dinner and overnight at Bedouin tents in Wadi Rum.

Day 13: Wednesday, March 8th, 2023.      Petra

  • Transfer for a full-day tour of Petra with lunch.
  • Transfer to Amman.
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel in Amman.

Day 14: Thursday, March 9th, 2023.  Amman

  • Transfer for a full-day tour of Amman city.
  • Madaba, Mt. Nebo.
  • Visit the Lutheran Church in Amman.
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel in Amman.

Day 15: Friday, March 10th, 2023.  Amman Departure

  • Transfer to Queen Alia Airport for Departure.

Trip date: February 24 - March 07, 2023
Departure City:  Detroit, MI (DTW) (Other departure cities available) 
Package Price:  $3,990.00   (Based on double occupancy)

Optional Jordan Extension: March 07 - 10, 2023 $890.00 Per Person

Single supplement: $850.00 (Private room)

The package price includes the following:

  • Round trip airline tickets
  • All taxes, fees, and surcharges
  • Hotels on Half board Basis: 10 nights (open buffet breakfast, open buffet dinner)
  • Air-conditioned bus in Israel
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meeting and assistance at Arrival – Ben Gurion Airport
  • Porterage is included in all hotels
  • Whispers devise during the whole trip
  • Communion service
  • Porterage at airport
  • Special dinner at oriental restaurant with folklore show
  • Lunch Daily

The package price should not include the following: 

  • Soft drinks and Alcohol
  • Gratuities for guide/driver
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned above

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