This is the trip you always dreamed of . . .
The scriptures will come alive for you as you read them and learn about their history in the actual places where they took place. You will have insights and understanding like never before.
You will be traveling with others who share similar beliefs and you will hear from top LDS scholars. It is the spirit and feelings you get in these sacred sites that you will always remember, and that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
Wednesday / May 1
Continue from your Jordan: Petra & Wadi Rum tour
Depart for Israel. Overnight on the trans-Atlantic flight.
Thursday / May 2
Arrive in Tel Aviv. Transfer to the hotel and spend the evening on our own preparing for our amazing experience. Later that night, Cruise Lady will hold a “Welcome to Israel” meeting to go over the itinerary and meet everyone else in the group.
Friday / May 3
Today we travel back in time to Caesarea and recall the stories of Paul preaching the gospel in the King’s Court. Hear again the words of King Agrippa to Paul, “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.” Not far away, the road rises to Muhraqa (Mt. Carmel), site of the prophet Elijah’s contest of faith with the priests of Baal. After a lunch stop at a local Druze Restaurant, we head to Sepphoris and marvel at the beautiful mosaics. We continue on to Nazareth, the quaint, sacred town where Jesus Christ “grew and waxed strong in spirit…” In Nazareth we explore the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s carpentry shop, and The Synagogue Church. Our last stop is Mt. Precipice, where, in addition to enjoying the spectacular view, we discuss the transfiguration. We end our day at our hotel by the shores of Galilee, our home for the next two nights. (B, D)
Saturday / May 4
This morning we walk a short distance in the Valley of the Doves to experience the trail of Jesus in a way that is authentic. We then visit Tabgha, the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, and view a 5th Century Byzantine mosaic floor. Next we visit the Mount of Beatitudes. Hear again the words Jesus offered as He taught the “Sermon on the Mount.” We will pass Tel Hazor and Tel Dan on our way to the Banias Waterfall. Our lunch stop will be at a unique Lebanese restaurant near the gate into Caesarea Philippi. After lunch we enter Caesarea Philippi, where the Savior asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” We then drive to Mt. Bental which offers a gorgeous and sweeping view north to Mt. Hermon and the road to Damascus. We drive by Bethsaida—home of Peter, Phillip, and Andrew before returning to our hotel. After dinner, we enjoy an inspiring devotional. (B, D)
Sunday/ May 5
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Friday/ May 10
|HEADLINER: Brent Top, Ph.D.|
Brent L. Top is the Dean of Religious Education at BYU and a professor of Church History & Doctrine. He has authored or co-authored 20 books and numerous articles on doctrinal, historical, scriptural and sociological subjects. He and his family lived in the Holy Land when Dr. Top taught at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near-Eastern Studies. He has traveled extensively in the Holy Land and has led several tours. From 2004-2007, he served as president of the Illinois Peoria Mission. Brent currently serves as president of the Pleasant Grove Utah East Stake. He and his wife, Wendy, have four children and 17 grandchildren.
TOUR COST: $2148 per person based on double occupancy.
(Price is for Cash or Check payment. Price for Credit Card payments is $2212 per person, plus reservation fee)
Single Supplement is $500.
Space is limited to 46 so BOOK NOW!
|Lectures with BRENT TOP|
|Escorts DIANE (President of Cruise Lady) & LARRY LARSEN|
|Meals as indicated|
|Transportation in Deluxe Coaches|
|Bilingual Israeli Guide|
|Use of a Listen Technologies receiver to listen to the guide’s narrative and instructions above the background noise|
|Entrance Fees & Activities|
|Transfer to Airport on departure evening|
|Meals on arrival day and some lunches as indicated|
|Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Tel Aviv (taxi fare is around $50.00)|
|Trip Cancellation Protection|
|Gratuities ($105 per person to be paid with final payment)|
|Optional extra night hotel in Jerusalem to enjoy one more day at your leisure|
- Deposit of $500 per person
- Final Payment due February 1, 2019 (nonrefundable)
- $30.00 per person after deposit is received
- $500 per person after February 1, 2019
- 100% cancellation penalty after final payment on March 1, 2019
***PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED and must be valid through November 2019***
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the nature of this tour you must be able to climb steps and walk briskly unassisted.
Please note that minor changes to the itinerary may occur due to local conditions and to better accommodate our group.