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 15
Continue from your Jordan: Petra & Wadi Rum tour
Depart for Israel. Overnight on the trans-Atlantic flight.
Thursday / May 16
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 17
Saturday / May 18
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 19
We begin our day onboard a replica of an ancient fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee. Our next stop is the Magdala Center where we explore a 1st century synagogue. Next is the Church of the Primacy of Peter followed by Capernaum—where Jesus lived and recruited His future apostles. After a delicious lunch of St. Peter’s Fish, we arrive at the beautiful ruins of Bet She’an where King Saul and his sons were hung from the walls. We end our day at our hotel in Jericho our home for the next two nights. (B, L, D)
Monday / May 20
Tuesday / May 21
Our first stop of the day is the Mount of Olives overlook for an excellent panoramic view of this incredible city. Next we visit Garden of Gethsemane (and Orson Hyde Park if you want to walk UP the hill) and the Church of All Nations. Here we walk among ancient olive trees and feel the spirit of that sacred area. At the amazing Jerusalem Archaeological Park, we see the ancient steps leading to the temple mount that Christ must have tread. After time for lunch and shopping, we then head to the Old City and enter the Room of the Last Supper where we recall the poignant last moments of Christ with His beloved disciples. Our next stop is the House of Caiaphas where Jesus was imprisoned before His final day in mortality. We drive through Mea Shearim, the ultra-orthodox Jewish neighborhood. After arriving at our hotel in Jerusalem for the next two nights, we enjoy dinner followed by an opportunity to explore on our own. (B, D)
Wednesday / May 22
Thursday / May 23
Friday / May 24
Arrive back home.
|HEADLINER: Eric Huntsman, Ph.D.|
Eric D. Huntsman is a Professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, where he also directs the Ancient Near Eastern Studies Program in the Kennedy Center for International Studies. Professor Huntsman and his family lived in the Holy Land from 2011-2012 while he was teaching at the BYU Jerusalem Center. He was a coauthor of Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament in 2006 and has since published three books for Latter-day Saint audiences that seek to bring biblical scholarship to a broader LDS audience: God So Loved the World (Deseret Book, 2011) on the Passion narratives; Good Tidings of Great Joy (Deseret Book, 2011) on the Infancy narratives; and The Miracles of Jesus (Deseret Book, 2014). His latest publication for an LDS audience is Worship: Adding Depth to Your Devotion (Deseret Book, 2016). A former bishop, he currently serves as an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple and sings with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
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.)
Single Supplement is $500.
Space is limited to 46 so BOOK NOW!
|Lectures with BRENT TOP|
|Escorts DIANE (President of Cruise Lady) OR 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 due at registration
- Final Payment due February 15, 2019 (nonrefundable)
- $30.00 per person after deposit is received
- $500 per person after February 15, 2019
- 100% cancellation penalty after final payment on March 15, 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.