Tour Highlights

    Holy Land Pilgrimage for Episcopal Clergy hosted by Reverend Canon David Johnson

    Included in the price:

  • Round-trip from Atlanta (includes fuel surcharges and taxes)
  • 5 nights in superior tourist class hotels
  • 5 breakfasts and 6 dinners
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Airport-hotel transfers
  • Hotel taxes & baggage handling
  • Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Services of a Professional Tour Escort
  • Not Included:

  • Optional Insurance (recommended)
  • Single Supplement
  • Tips – Approximately $150 per person
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Contact Info:

    The Reverend Canon David H. Johnson 116 Cedar Pointe • Fairhope, AL 36532-3380
    Email: canonjohnson@gmail.com • Phone: 601-622-7888

    Itinerary

    Extensions

    Day 1 – ATLANTA

    Depart from a Atlanta to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Dinner and breakfast are served on board.

    DAY 2 – GALILEE

    Upon arrival at the Tel Aviv airport, we transfer to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight. Already we begin to feel the spirit of this land enchanting us, as we will be visiting sites from the Bible and share the experience of walking in the footsteps of Jesus. (D)

    DAY 3 – GALILEE

    Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee to Ginnosar where we visit the fi shermen's boat found here that dates to Jesus' time , continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. On to Tabgha, site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes and to Capernaum, the center of the Lord's early ministry. Drive along the lower Galilee mountains to Sepphoris, a bustling city at Jesus' time, and then to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation and St. Joseph's Church. We continue on to Tiberias for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

    DAY 4 – JERUSALEM

    This morning we drive to Mount Carmel to visit the Carmelite Monastery at Muhkraka, the location of Elijah's altar. We continue via the Valley of Armageddon to the excavation of Tel Megiddo and drive along the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea to visit the Roman theater and aqueduct. We ascend the Judean Hills to arrive at the Holy city of Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

    DAY 5 – JERUSALEM

    Departing Jerusalem, we travel to the shores of the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth to Qasr al Yahud, the traditional baptismal site of Jesus. Continue along the shore to Masada, the Herodoan fortress where the Jewish Zealots held off the armies of the Roman Empire before choosing suicide over surrender. Continue to Ein Gedi, where King David found shelter from the wrath of King Saul. After lunch, we enjoy a short “fl oat “ on the Dead Sea. Continue to Qumran where in 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in cave. Afterwards we return to Jerusalem. (B,D)

    DAY 6 – JERUSALEM

    We travel to the Old City, through St. Stephen's Gate to the Pool of Bethesda, the Chapel of the Flagellation, and the Ecce Homo Arch. We are guided through the recently-opened Western Wall Tunnel. View the Gabbatha pavement then proceed to the Temple area and Mt. Moriah to visit the Western Wall, the Ophel archaeological park, where we see the Pinnacle and visit the new visitors' center dedicated to research of the Biblical Temple. Continue through the Bazaar to the last stations of the Via Dolorosa and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest site in all of Christianity. In the afternoon drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, the Milk Grotto and the cave of St. Jerome. (B,D)

    DAY 7 – JERUSALEM

    Drive to Mount Scopus to view the impressive home of the Hebrew University. Then drive to the Mt. of Olives for an outstanding view of Jerusalem. We walk down the Mount of Olives to visit the Garden of Gethsemane, and Church of All Nations, and see the Kidron Valley. We continue past the Knesset and the Israel Museum. Next we visit the recently constructed Model of Ancient Jerusalem and briefl y visit the Shrine of the Book, the home of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Time permitting, visit the recently excavated archaeological site in the Jewish quarter- the Cardo, the “Wide” wall built by King Hezekiah and the Herodian mansion. Enjoy a farewell dinner before being transferred to the airport. (B,D)

    DAY 8 – JERUSALEM

    Depart Tel Aviv and arrive in Atlanta the same day.

    * (B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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    Reverend Canon David Johnson - 8 Day Holy Land Pastor FAM 
    2019 Dates & PricesLand OnlyAir & Land
    Feb 11N/A$2398

    * Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information: Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included in the package price and are subject to change until time of ticketing.


    Entry Requirements:
    US citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates.

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