Please note: due to global uncertainties, we will revisit the scheduling of this tour in midsummer 2020.
Join Pastor James and Kathy MacDonald on this 10-day tour of the Holy Land, November 6-15, 2020.
Under the teaching of Pastor James and Dr. Gary Frazier, the pages of Scripture will come alive as you experience them afresh ‘on location’ — where biblical history was made.
If you have never journeyed to the Holy Land, this may be your year!
Pastor James and Kathy have led Bible-teaching tours across Israel for more than a decade — and they’re excited to return again this fall with Dr. Frazier and Discovery Tours. Options are all inclusive (airfare from Chicago, lodging, meals, transportation, tour guides), or ground only (book your own airfare, with all previous included).
Get ready to lift your voice to the Savior on the Mount of Olives, looking over the Shepherd’s Field, standing within feet of the empty tomb, as gifted artists lead us in meaningful worship. And prepare to deepen your faith as you experience the unfolding of God’s Word like never before…
Reserve your place on this life-changing adventure.
DAY 1: DEPARTURE: Depart Chicago to Tel Aviv via Vienna on Austrian Airlines.
DAY 2: TEL AVIV / NETANYA: Shalom! We arrive in the Holy Land. Upon reaching Ben Gurion Airport, we proceed to our hotel on the shores of the Mediterranean.
DAY 3: CAESAREA / MEGIDDO / TIBERIAS: Today’s sites include the ancient seaport and Roman theater at Caesarea, Mount Carmel, Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon. We arrive in Tiberias at our hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
DAY 4: SEA OF GALILEE / CAPERNAUM / CAESAREA PHILIPPI: We cross the Sea of Galilee, then onto the site of Peter’s restoration and the Mt. of the Beatitudes – followed by Capernaum, Jesus’ ministry base with its ancient synagogue. Time permitting, we’ll travel to Caesarea Philippi and the mouth of the Jordan River baptismal site.
DAY 5: GIDEON’S SPRING / JERUSALEM: We travel south to Gideon’s Spring at En Harod, then up to the Holy City of Jerusalem and enter the Lord’s gates with gladness! Time permitting, we’ll overview Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives.
DAY 6: JERUSALEM / MOUNT OF OLIVES / GETHSEMANE / OLD CITY: We begin on the top of the Mt. of Olives before taking the Palm Sunday path to the Garden of Gethsemane. Later we enter the Old City, visit the Church of St. Anne and the Pool of Bethesda, then continue to the site of Pilate’s Judgment Hall/Antonio Fortress, and the house of Caiaphas.
DAY 7: OLD CITY / SOUTHERN WALL EXCAVATIONS: We visit the Jewish Quarter, Wailing (Western) Wall and Temple Mount. We also visit the City of David and the Western Wall Tunnel.
DAY 8: MASADA / QUMRAN / DEAD SEA: We depart Jerusalem and proceed through the Judean Wilderness to Qumran, where a Bedouin shepherd found the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947. We travel south along the shore of the Dead Sea on the lowest road in the world to Masada. En Gedi, a beautiful oasis on the shores of the Dead Sea is our final stop before returning to Jerusalem.
DAY 9: GARDEN TOMB: On our last day, we visit the Garden Tomb for teaching and worship. After viewing Golgotha, we tour the Garden and visit the empty tomb.
DAY 10: HOME: We depart early for Vienna, then continue on to Chicago, with memories and new friends to last a lifetime and beyond!
Notes: Itinerary is subject to adjustment at the discretion of tour operator. Tour requires extensive walking; passengers who are unable to board/exit a bus and walk unassisted, must travel with an assistant.