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    Rev. Bronos & The Church of the Ascension - 10 Day Holy Land with Optional Jordan Extension

    Early Bird Discount:

    $100 for all deposits received any timebefore February 1, 2021.
    If that date is missed $50 discount for all deposits received anytime before May 1, 2021.

    Tour Prices:

    Base Tour: $3,598.00 per person based on double occupancy
    Optional Jordan Extension: $898.00 plus $62.00 for Border Taxes & Visa Fees per person based on double occupancy
    Land Only Price: $2398.00 + transfers & tips per person based on double occupancy


  • Round-trip from Orlando Gateway (includes fuel surcharges and taxes)
  • 7 nights accomodations: 3 nights Maagan 4 nights Grand Court
  • 7 breakfasts and 8 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)
  • Tips – to be collected by tour host before departure
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Israel Single Supplement - $800.00
  • Jordan Single Supplement - $250.00
  • Hosted by the Church of the Ascension

    4950 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., • Orlando FL 32819 • Phone: (407) 876-3480
    For information about the tour, please contact the Church office by phone
    OR Rev’d Sarah Bronos by email at



    Day 1 – ORLANDO

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


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


    We start our day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Visit Ginnosar to view the fishermen's boat, found on these shores, dating back to Jesus' time. We continue to the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount to reflect on the serene beauty and the event that took place here. On to Tabgha, site of the Miracle of the Fishes and Loaves and the Feeding of Five Thousand, to see the chapel built over the rock commemorating the primacy of Peter. We then visit Capernaum, the city of Jesus and Peter to see the house of Peter and an ancient synagogue, where Jesus preached and gathered his disciples. We then drive across the Jordan River via the land of Gaderenes. In the afternoon we drive north to Caesarea Phillipi, now called Banias, where Peter made his confession of faith, and identified Jesus as the Messiah. And Jesus said “thou art Peter upon this rock I will build my church”. Matt.16-17-18. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


    Today take a scenic drive past Cana of Galilee to Nazareth to visit the Church of the Annunciation and Mary's Well. On to Muchraka, the location of Elijah's altar during his confrontation with the false prophets of Baal. Continue through the Valley of Armageddon to the excavation site at Tel Megiddo. On to Caesarea, built by Herod the Great in 22 B.C. Visit the Roman Theater, the Aqueduct and Herodian Port. It was here that Cornielius was baptized by Peter (Acts 10:24-28) and Paul was brought to trial (Acts 25). Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


    This morning our first stop is in the ancient city of Magdala, home town of Mary Magdalene, Here we find a complete first century town and synagogue where it is believed that Jesus himself visited, taught and preached at this synagogue. The church called Duc in Altum in Latin “ Launch into the deep “ (words of Jesus in Luke5:4, fishers of men) and it honors the women of the Gospels. Continue to Yardenit, the Baptismal Site on the Jordan River. We continue to the old Roman city of Beit Shean to visit the impressive Roman ruins. From here we drive down the Jordan Valley bypassing Jericho, on our way to Bethlehem. We will have time for lunch (on your own) and shopping. Visit the Church of Nativity, the Milk Grotto and Shepherds' Field. Proceed to our hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


    This morning we enter the Old City through St. Stephen's Gate visiting the Pool of Bethesda, the Chapel of the Flagellation, and the Ecce Homo Arch. Continue through the Bazaar to the last stations of the Cross Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Gabbatha pavement. Continue to the Jewish Quarter visiting the Cardo, the “Wide” wall built by King Hezekiah and the Herodian mansion. We continue to the Temple area and Mt. Moriah, to see the Dome of Rock, visit the Western Wall, the Ophel Archaeological park and Museum. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)

    DAY 7 – MASADA

    This morning we drive past the Inn of the “Good Samaritan” to arrive at the shores of the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth. We drive along the Dead Sea to Masada, the 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 (on your own), we will have the opportunity to enjoy a short “float” in the Dead Sea. On to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 in a cave and then return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B,D)


    Full day of leisure to pursue personal interests, or to shop. (B,D)

    DAY 9 – TEL AVIV

    Drive by the Knesset to the Israel Museum, visiting the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed and see the model of Jerusalem at the time of the Second Temple. Drive to Mount Scopus to view the impressive home of the Hebrew University and to the Mount of Olives for an outstanding view of Jerusalem. Visit the Chapel of the Ascension, Garden of Gethsemane, and Church of All Nations before driving along the Kidron Valley seeing the Tombs of Absalom, Zechariah and James. We continue to Mount Zion to visit the Room of the Last Supper and King David's Tomb. We end our day with a visit to the Garden Tomb where we have an orientation beside Calvary and also where our Communion service will be held. (Mark 15 42:47) Enjoy a farewell dinner before being transferred to the airport. (B,D)

    DAY 10 – ORLANDO

    Today our journey ends with good memories as we head home. Arrival the same day.

    ****Or extend your journey with a 4 Day Jordan Extension****


    We begin the day by driving south to the Jordan Valley and the Allenby Bridge. Here we make the crossing from Israel to Jordan. After border formalities, we meet our Jordanian guide and bus and drive to Mt. Nebo to stand where Moses stood and viewed the Holy Land (Deut. 34). Here you can take in a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. We continue to Macherus, one of Herod's palace-fortresses. It was here where John the Baptist was beheaded (Mark 6). In the late afternoon, we drive south down the Desert Highway to Petra, where we spend the night. We arrive at our hotel and enjoy a late dinner together.(B,D)

    Day 11 - PETRA/DEAD SEA

    We arrive this morning at the entrance of Petra and spend the entire day within this redrose ancient city. We are in the heart of the Seir Mountains, Land of Edomites, mentioned in the Bible in Genesis. These mountains house the Aaron Peak, the highest in Petra and the burial place of Moses' brother Aaron. A walk through the Siq, the main entrance to Petra, brings us to the first monument “The Treasury” “Al-Khazneh” a dramatic site. This well-preserved monumental tomb appears in the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” A walk further down through the outer siq with all of its tombs and burial chamber brings us to one of the largest theaters in Jordan. A 3000-seat theaterfrom the early first century is carved in the Sandstone Mountains at the bottom of the High Place of Sacrifices Mountain. Apparently some sacrificial rituals had taken place here. From here we walk uphill to the Royal Tombs for a great view of the lower part of Petra with all its Roman remains. There will be the option to walk to the “Monastery” of Petra and/or the High Place. We depart Petra to the Dead Sea for dinner and overnight.(B,D)


    We start our way back to the USA by crossing the Allenby Bridge and transferring to the Tel Aviv International Airport, with sightseeing along the way, for our flight home. (B)


    We arrive back in the U.S.A. After going through U.S. Customs, we board our domestic flight home.

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


    Rev. Bronos: The Church of the Ascension - 10 Day Holy Land with Optional Jordan Extension 
    2021 Dates & PricesLand OnlyAir & Land
    Nov 01$2398$3598

    * 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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