Tours

Journey Through the Bible 2021

11 days
The Holy Land
Starting from $3148* Taxes & Fees Apply

This updated and new itinerary will deepen your understanding of the Bible and Jesus’ life and ministry. This 11-day journey through the Holy Land features 3-nights in Bethlehem and visit Jacob’s Well, Samaria, Nablus, Mt Gerizim, Qumran and other sites not available on other EO itineraries. This journey also includes many sites in the Galilee and Jerusalem. Extensions are available so you can explore more in and around the Holy Land. Prices starting at $3,148* based out of New York.

Special Per Person Air Add-On Prices from Cities Near You on Select Dates

  • Atlanta, GA  |  $250*
    1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9
  • Boston, MA  |  FREE
    1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9
  • Charlotte, NC  |  $150*
    1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16
  • Chicago, IL (O’Hare/ORD)  |  FREE
    1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX   |  $300*
    1/19, 3/2, 3/9
  • Denver, CO  |  $250*
    1/19, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9
  • Detroit, MI  |  $250*
    1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16
  • Houston, TX (IAH)  |  $300*
    1/19, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)  |  $250*
    1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9
  • Newark, NJ  |  FREE
    1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9
  • Orlando, FL  |  $250*
    1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9
  • San Francisco, CA  |  $250*
    1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9
  • Tampa, FL  |  $250*
    1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount. Includes Fuel Surcharges, Transfers and Taxes (subject to change).

What’s Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Guided Tours
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Study Guide

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

Your journey begins as you depart the USA.

Day 2 Arrive in the Holy Land

Arrive in Tel Aviv and transfer to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Jericho and Qumran

Visit the baptismal site of Qasr el Yahud, where tradition says Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Travel to Jericho (the oldest city in the world) and visit the ruins of the ancient city conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:1, 2 & 20). In the distance, you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11). Continue to Qumran, site of the Dead Sea Scroll discovery. End your day with the opportunity to take a dip in the mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea.

Day 4 Herodion and Bethlehem

Explore one of the most exciting archaeological digs in Israel, the Herodion, the palace-fortress and final resting place of Herod the Great. In Bethlehem, visit the cave where Jesus was born (Luke 2:1-7) and the Church of the Nativity. Gaze out over the Shepherds’ Field, where angels first proclaimed the Good News.

Day 5 Caesarea, Mount Carmel and Tel Megiddo

Visit the Roman Aqueduct and Theatre at Caesarea, a center of early Christianity and where Paul was imprisoned for two years (Acts 10). View Mount Carmel, site of Elijah’s victory over the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18). Travel the ancient caravan route through the Jezreel Valley to Tel Megiddo, an exciting archaeological dig with its layers of twenty different cities built on top of each other.

Day 6 The Galilee

Enjoy a scenic drive to Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee (Matt. 4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the text of the Sermon on the Mount that Jesus preached there (Matt. 5-7). Experience a special onboard worship service as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit the Church of the Fish and the Loaves in Tabgha, the traditional location of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10-17). As you pray in the Chapel of the Primacy, remember how Peter professed his devotion to the risen Christ three times (John 21). In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue.

Day 7 Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Golan Heights & Bethsaida

At the ruins of Tel Dan, see the altar built by King Jeroboam I (I Kings 12:25-30) and learn about where the “House of David” fragment from the First Temple Period was discovered. Continue on to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter told the Lord, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God!” (Matt.16: 16). A scenic drive along the Golan Heights will give you some beautiful views of Syria and Jordan, as well as Israel. Stop at Bethsaida, where Jesus chose five of His disciples, before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 Cana, Nazareth, Samaria and Jacob’s Well

Begin your day with a visit to Cana, the site of Christ’s first miracle (John 2) before stopping in Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Continue past Tel Dothan, thought to be the place where Joseph found his brothers with their flocks (Genesis 37). Visit Samaria, the capital of the Northern Kingdom and home to Ahab and Jezebel. See Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim where the Israelites recited the blessings and curses of the Law. In modern day Nablus (ancient Shechem), see where the Samaritan woman encountered Christ (John 4) at Jacob’s Well.

Day 9 Jerusalem

Stand on the Mount of Olives and enjoy a remarkable view of the Golden City of Jerusalem. Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from this place (Acts 1:9-12). Walk to the Garden of Gethsemane and pray beneath the ancient olive trees (Matthew 26:36-44). On Mount Zion, visit the Upper Room, revered as the site of the Last Supper (Mark 14:12-26) and St. Peter in Gallicantu, the home of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was held after His arrest (Matthew 26:57).

Day 10 Jerusalem

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem along the Cardo, once the main street of the city. Explore the Davidson Center and the Southern Wall Excavations, including the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. Remember how Jesus healed on the Sabbath when you visit the Pool of Bethesda (John 5: 1-18). At Herod’s Antonia Fortress (Luke 23:1), see where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate. Walk the Via Dolorosa (“the Way of the Cross”) and remember the Lord’s sacrificial love at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Share communion together at the Garden Tomb in celebration of His Resurrection.

Day 11 Return to the USA or Enjoy an Extension

Catch your flight home or continue your tour on an optional extension.

Enhance Your Journey

Nile Cruise Extension Starting from $2498

Day 11 – Fly to Cairo
This morning depart Jerusalem for Tel Aviv and fly to Egypt. Upon arrival you will be welcomed to Cairo by your local guide. Enjoy dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

Day 12 – Embark in Luxor
This morning fly from Cairo to Luxor (ancient Thebes), which served as the Egyptian capital during the New Kingdom and time of Moses.  Visit the magnificent Temple of Luxor with its avenue of sphinx statues and mighty monumental columns. Continue to the Karnak Temple which was built over 2,000 years and is the largest religious building ever constructed. See the famed Hypostyle Hall, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon, the Granite Scarabeus and the Sacred Lake. Board your Nile cruise ship and enjoy dinner.

Day 13 - Valleys of the Kings & Queens & Esna
This morning enjoy sunrise over the Nile River before your visit to the Valley of the Kings. Tombs were constructed here for the kings and powerful nobles of Egypt for nearly 500 years. The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis. See the Colossi of Memnon, made of sandstone brought from Gebel El Silsila. Each colossus, including the pedestal and the crown, is about 21m tall and represents King Amenhotep III. See the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of only a handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all the female pharaohs. Sail to Esna, enjoying afternoon tea before visiting the Temple of Khnum. Dinner & overnight on board.

Day 14 - Edfu & Kom Ombo
Visit the Edfu Temple on the west bank of the Nile. Dating to the Ptolemaic period, the temple was dedicated to the worship of the god Horus represented as a falcon. It is one of the most beautiful Egyptian temples, distinguished by its huge splendid structure blending Pharaonic and Greek architecture. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Kom Ombo Temple. Built on a hillside, this temple was constructed in the Ptolemaic Roman era for the worship of the gods Haroeris and Sobek. It is noted for the relief engravings on its walls which show ancient surgical tools, bone saws and dentistry tools. Nearby, view the three mummified crocodiles in Hathor’s chapel.

Day 15 - Aswan
Set sail on a smaller boat across the Nile to visit the temples at Philae including the Temple of Isis, one of the greatest temples in Egypt occupying a quarter of the island. Next, visit the High Dam, one of the most outstanding architectural achievements of the twentieth century. It was constructed to replace the old Aswan dam built in 1902. The 3600 meter long dam was constructed to protect Egypt from the floods as well as provide irrigation and electricity to its citizens. View the Unfinished Obelisk, made of red granites brought from the quarries of Aswan. After exploring Aswan, fly to Cairo to check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 16 - Cairo
This morning visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities to view the unique collection of Pharaonic art and the renowned treasures of King Tutankhamen. Afterwards, visit the Pyramids of Giza, constructed over 1,000 years before the birth of Moses. See the Great Sphinx and have the opportunity to ride a camel in the desert near the Pyramids. Tour the Old City and see the Citadel of Saladin, built in 1183 A.D., and view the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali. In Old Cairo, visit the Abu Serga Church built over the traditional site of the house where the Holy Family lived during their stay in Egypt. Prepare for your return flight home.

Day 17 - Return to USA

Available Dates
January 19
March 2
May 25

*All prices are "starting from prices" and reflect a 4% cash discount. Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately. Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.
 

Jerusalem Extended Stay Starting from $498

Extend your stay in Jerusalem with extra nights at your hotel, bed & breakfast included! You are on your own to enjoy sightseeing, meditation, reflection & renewal. 

Available Dates
January 12, 19
February 2, 16

*All prices are "starting from prices" and reflect a 4% cash discount. Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion. Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately. Extended Stay available January - February Departures.

Wonders of Petra & the Dead Sea Extension Starting from $998

Day 11 – Jerash
This morning you will journey across the Allenby Bridge on your way to Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman cities in the world. Stroll through the oval piazza and wander along colonnaded streets etched by the wheels of ancient chariots. Stand in the grand theatre where an onstage whisper can be heard in the top row. Continue to your hotel to check in for dinner and overnight. 

Day 12 – Madaba & Mt. Nebo
Travel to Madaba, the City of Mosaics, to visit the Church of Saint George with its sixth-century, Byzantine, mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites. Continue to Mount Nebo, where Moses caught a glimpse of the Promised Land (Deut. 34).  On a clear day, you can see all the way across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.  

Day 13 – Petra
Explore the city of Petra. Its entrance passes through a long, narrow gorge known as the Siq and can only be accessed by carriage, horseback or on foot. Once inside the city, marvel at the intricate detail of a city that was cut into the cliff sides of rose-colored rock. Return to your hotel at the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight.

Day 14 –  Free Morning at the Dead Sea
Enjoy a free morning at your hotel. Cross the border back into Israel and enjoy dinner in Jerusalem. Afterwards, you will travel to the airport in Tel Aviv to begin your journey home.

Day 15 – Return to USA

Available Dates
January 12, 19
February 2, 16
March 2, 9
April 27
May 11, 25
June 8

*All prices are "starting from prices" and reflect a 4% cash discount. Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately. Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Hiking in the Holy Land Extension Starting from $1098

Day 11 – Hike from Nazareth to Sepphoris (5 Miles)
Today explore the Old City of Nazareth and hike approximately 8km to Sepphoris. Visit Sepphoris, the cosmopolitan Roman capital of Galilee until Herod Antipas built Tiberias. It is heralded as the traditional birthplace of Mary and possibly where Joseph and a young Jesus labored. Travel to Kibbutz Lavi for overnight.

Day 12 – Hike from Kibbutz Lavi to Moshav Arbel (8-10 miles)
After breakfast, depart Kibbutz Lavi and walk across the expansive fields to the Horns of Hattin, a double-peaked volcanic structure, where Saladin defeated the Crusader forces in a decisive battle in 1187. After enjoying the spectacular views, continue down the ancient volcano to Nebi Shu’eib, the Druze shrine to Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses. Explore the shrine before continuing through the former Arab village of Hittin deserted during the Israel War of Independence in 1948. Admire the olive trees as you make your way to Moshav Arbel and the ancient 4th-century synagogue. After almost 10 miles of hiking, return to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight.

Day 13 – Hike from Mount Arbel to Capernaum (10 Miles)
Begin your final day of hiking at the summit of Mt. Arbel where you will enjoy the stunning view of the Sea of Galilee and its many coastal towns and villages. Descend Mt. Arbel into Wadi Hamman, otherwise known as the Valley of the Doves, and certainly an area where Christ and the disciples would have walked on their way to Nazareth. Continue to Tabgha and Capernaum as you complete the final section of the Jesus Trail and almost 10 miles. Dip your feet in the Sea of Galilee and rest before returning to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight.

Day 14 – Day of Rest
Enjoy a day of rest or join the optional Horseback Riding & Kayak trip (additional charge). Dinner at Kibbutz Lavi.

Day 15 - Return to USA

Available Dates
March 9
April 27
May 11

*All prices are "starting from prices" and reflect a 4% cash discount. Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately. Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

Cairo & the Route of the Exodus Extension Starting from $998

Day 11 – Jerusalem to Mount Sinai
Travel in the footsteps of the Holy Family as you travel along the ancient caravan route from Jerusalem to the Sinai desert. Cross the border and check in to your hotel for dinner and rest.

Day 12 – St. Catherine’s Monastery
Everyone will experience a visit to fortified St. Catherine’s Monastery, built in the 6th century, and one of the oldest working monasteries in the world with the world’s oldest continually operating library.  Both the Codex Sinaiticus and Syriac Sinaiticus, important early Biblical manuscripts, were discovered here. Even Muhammed found refuge here, and the site is sacred to all three monotheistic religions. Remember the story of Moses and the burning bush which tradition places inside the monastery. Continue to Sharm el Sheikh for dinner and overnight at your hotel located on the shores of the Red Sea.

Day 13 – Route of the Exodus
Trace the route of the Exodus along the eastern Sinai coast to Wadi Feiran where the Children of Israel withstood the Amalekites. Travel to Elim where the Children of Israel camped by the oasis of 70 palm trees. Your final stop of the day will be Marah by the Red Sea where the “waters were bitter.” Continue to Cairo for dinner and a two night stay.

Day 14 – Memphis, Saqqara, the Great Pyramids & the Sphinx
Travel south to view Joseph’s River and Lake, created by Joseph during the period of the seven years of famine. Visit a grain silo of the kind established under Joseph’s rule to store grain during the seven years of famine. Tour the rural region of traditional Egyptian farming and stop at an old corn water mill. Travel as Abraham did to Memphis (Biblical Noph) and on to Saqqara where you will see the Step Pyramid, world’s oldest stone structure. See the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

Day 15 – Cairo
This morning visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities to view the unique collection of Pharaonic art and the renowned treasures of King Tutankhamen. Tour the Old City and see the Citadel of Saladin, built in 1183 A.D., and view the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali. In Old Cairo, visit the Abu Serga Church built over the traditional site of the house where the Holy Family lived during their stay in Egypt. Prepare for your return flight home.

Day 16 – Return to USA

Available Dates
January 12
February 16
March 9
May 11
June 8

*All prices are "starting from prices" and reflect a 4% cash discount. Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately. Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

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