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 13
Continue from your Jordan: Petra & Wadi Rum tour
Depart for Israel. Overnight on the trans-Atlantic flight.
Thursday / May 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
Monday/ May 18
Tuesday/ May 19
Wednesday/ May 20
Thursday/ May 21
Friday/ May 22
|HEADLINERS: D. Kelly Ogden, Ph.D.|
D. Kelly Ogden has taught courses in Hebrew, Old and New Testament, writings of Isaiah, the Bible as literature, history of the ancient Near East, biblical and modern geography of the Holy Land, Pearl of Great Price, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants. He is the author or co-author of several books, including “The Holy Land – A Geographical, Historical, and Archaeological Guide to the Land of the Bible”, “Where Jesus Walked – The Land and Culture of New Testament Times”; “Jerusalem, The Eternal City”; “Discovering the World of the Bible”;and “The President and the Preacher – Memoirs of a Mission President and Companion”. He has served as President of the Jerusalem Branch in Israel, President of the Chile Santiago East Mission, and President of the Guatemala Missionary Training Center.
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 D. KELLY OGDEN|
|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 13, 2020 (nonrefundable)
- $30.00 per person after deposit is received
- $500 per person after February 13, 2020
- 100% cancellation penalty after final payment on March 13, 2020
***PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED and must be valid through November 2020***
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.