As a pastor taking his first group to the Holy Land, I was so thankful to have the Travel with Friends team helping me every step of the way. They were amazing from the day that we picked the date to the day we returned. We loved the support staff, the guides, the accommodations and the travel arrangements. Highly recommended!
HOLY LAND TOUR
Israel & Petra Jordan
Join Hosts Dr. Brad & Dr. Bart Kelly for the Trip of a Lifetime
- Airfare from group departure city
- All Transfers
- Baggage Handling
- Breakfast & Dinner Daily
- Entrance Fees to all Sites
- Itinerary as per Description
- Premium Accommodations
- Professional Tour Guides
- Transportation by Deluxe Motor Coach
Day 1 Depart USA
Relax and rest on your flight from the USA.
Day 2 Arrive In Israel / Caesarea Maritima / Mt. Carmel
You will be landing at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. We begin our day along the coastal plain and the Mediterranean Sea to Caesarea. This ancient port was built by Herod the Great. We will tour the fortress used by the Crusaders. It was here that the first Gentile, Cornelius the Centurion, and his household were baptized. Proceed to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal. Then to Hiafa for dinner and overnight on the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 3 Haifa / Megiddo / Nazareth
Today will include an astonishing panoramic view of the port of Haifa, Baha’i Terraces and visit the Stella Maris Monastery, Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon. Our journey leads on to Nazareth where Gabriel announced to Mary she would give birth to the Messiah and was the childhood home of Jesus. We proceed to Tiberias and the lovely shore of the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Galilee / Boat Ride / Jordan River Baptism
oday will include the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount; Peter’s Primacy where Jesus asked Peter 3 times “Do you love me? Then feed my sheep”. We will visit Capernaum, where Jesus performed many miracles. Also included, is a delicious St. Peter’s Fish luncheon, a meal you will never forget. Plus, we will cruise on the Sea of Galilee and then travel to the Jordan River for baptism. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Day 5 Beit She’an / Qumran / Jerusalem
This morning our journey takes us to the Jordan Valley to visit Beit She’an, one of the Decapolis cities where the biggest remains of a complete Roman city are found. We continue on to Qumran were the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered including the book of Isaiah. Then we travel north to the Holy City of Jerusalem. You will begin to experience the sights, and sounds of the Old City. As time permits we will visit the Upper Room, David’s Tomb, and the House of Caiaphas. Tonight, we will enjoy dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 6 Jerusalem / Bethlehem / Jerusalem Old City / Garden Tomb
For days 6 and 7, we will visit : Bethlehem, the site of the Church of the Nativity, (the birth place of Christ) and the Shepherd’s Fields where the Angles appeared to the shepherds on the night of Christ’s birth * The Mount of Olives and descend on foot down the Hosanna Trail to the Garden of Gethsemane. * We will travel back 2000 years as we take a walking tour of the old city of Jerusalem, seeing the Lions Gate, the old Crusaders Church of St Anne, the Pool of Bethesda and the remains of Antonia Fortress - the site of the trial of Jesus. We will walk the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. * In the Jewish Quarter, we go to The Wailing Wall ( Western Wall ) and view Mount Moriah which is called the Temple Mount. * Together we enjoy a visit to the Garden Tomb and experience a service including Communion. These will truly be memorable days! Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem each day.
Day 8 Jericho / Ein Gedi / Dead Sea / Jordan
Today we will travel to Jericho, the oldest known inhabited city in the world. Also, we will see Ein Gedi, a natural oasis in the desert; swim in the Dead Sea and enjoy the rejuvenating minerals. Early evening, we will cross over into Jordan for dinner and overnight in Aqaba.
Day 9 Petra
Today we will visit Petra, the ancient hidden city. Petra is the place where many Bible prophecy scholars believe God will prepare to house all of the people of Israel that flee the Anti-Christ (Rev. 12:6). Petra is also one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. After this, we travel to our hotel in Aqaba for overnight and dinner.
Day 10 Eilat Aquarium / Tel Aviv / Farewell Dinner
Today we begin by crossing back into Israel and visiting the Eilat Aquarium. This will give you a first-hand look at the underwater of the beautiful Red Sea. Afterwards, we will begin our travel to Tel Aviv and during this time our guide will be pointing out many historical and biblical areas. A wonderful farewell dinner will await us in Tel Aviv and then transfer to the airport for our travel home.
Day 11 Return to USA
Cash/check discount price - $4,450
I had a most wonderful trip, accompanied by 15 new friends from South Dakota led by Pastor Rooney, 4-13 Feb 20. Because I was a VERY late add-on to their trip, I dealt with 4 people from Friends and each was OUTSTANDING. However, the STAR who deserves special note is Kelsie Vail, the Air Specialist: she was able to save me over $1,700.00 on my upgraded seating [disabled Vet with BAD back]. She was incredibly personable, professional, and simply "down-home" friendly, genuine, and nice!! The trip was a true "bucket-list" adventure, walking where Jesus walked, preached, and performed miracles [I was overwhelmed many times and want to visit Israel again!]. The sights were amazing; the bus was quite comfortable; and our Tour Leader ("Charlie") and bus drivers were extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and Safety-conscious. Truly the VERY BEST overseas tour I have ever taken! Thank you, Friends, and especially VP Mitch Jensen and Kelsie Vail for all the pre-trip information, help overcoming flight delay/change, and post-trip timely assistance. They will NOT let you down! Shalom!
The faces of Friends www.TravelWithFriends.com, BTR (Bill), Claudia and Charlie Dajani. An amazing experience that could only be possible with this team! From the first of booking our trip through to seeing us off at the ticket counter for our return trip back to the states. I absolutely recommend going to Israel and doing it with Friends travel. Charlie, you are amazing. Charlie’s extensive knowledge, humor, care of the group and individuals, mapping and juggling of sites to make it seamless and timely was a true treasure. Outstanding job!!!!! You all helped make this an experience to remember, share and HIGHLY recommend! ❤️