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Join Diocesan Bishop & Elect Lady Benson and the Southern California

District Council for an 11 Day Holy Land Pilgrimage

The point of contact will be Dr. Shepherd-Calvin email

$100.00 deposit is due when application is submitted (non-refundable) Final payment date - Thursday Feb 15, 2024 

Last day to cancel for refund - Wednesday, Feb 28th 2024 

New Regular Season Quotes for

APRIL 1 through APRIL 11, 2024 per 1 Bus:

20 - 24 Guests - Double Occupancy - $2,472.00 per person

25 - 29 Guests - Double Occupancy - $2,375.00 per person

30 - 34 Guests - Double Occupancy - $2,360.00 per person

35 - 39 Guests - Double Occupancy - $2,317.00 per person

40 - 49 Guests - Double Occupancy - $2,234.00 per person

Single Supplement - $1,231.00 per person

Day 1: Depart from USA

Your adventure begins with your flight to Tel Aviv.

Included Meals: None


Day 2: Arrive in Tel Aviv

Arrive at Ben Gurion International airport, meeting and

assistance by our representative.

Enjoy a welcome lunch in Jaffa.

Visit the Yitzhak Rabin center.

Check in to Tel Aviv Hotel

Included Meals: Lunch I Dinner


Day 3: Jaffa- Caesarea-Mt. Carmel-Megiddo -Tiberias

Following a tasty Israeli breakfast drive to Jaffa, the oldest port

in the world. Continue to Caesarea (Acts 8:40; 9:30) from

where the Apostle Paul sailed to Rome. Extensive ruins of the

Roman aqueduct and amphitheater built by King Herod remain.

Visit Mt Carmel Mountain, where Elijah confronted the false

prophets of Baal (I Kings 18: 17-46) and enjoy Droze

hospitality at a nearby village. Stop at Megiddo (Revelation

16:13-16) where it is believed that the Armageddon will begin.

Drive via Nazareth and Cana (where Jesus performed His first

miracle by turning water into wine) to the Sea of Galilee.

Check in to hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.

Included Meals: Breakfast I Lunch I Dinner

Day 4: Caesarea Philippi - Golan Heights -

Katzrin ancient village - Sea of Galilee

Begin the day with buffet breakfast and then drive up into the

Golan Plateau to the foothills of Mt. Hermon where you will

find the source of the Jordan River at Caesarea Philippi (Luke

9:28-50, Banias) where Peter made his great confession of faith.

See the Golan Heights and touch on the geopolitics of the area.

Enter the Talmudic Village of Katzrin where you will see a

replica of an ancient village and learn more about how people

lived at that time. Visit Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5: I -7)

the location of the Sermon on the Mount. Stop at Capernaum

(Luke 431-41) and see the ancient synagogue where Jesus

preached. Continue to Tabgha (Mark 6:30-44) and see the

mosaic depicts the miracle of the loaves and fish. Enjoy a boat

ride on the Sea of Galilee.

Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Included Meals: Breakfast I Dinner


Day 5: Yardenit - Beit She'an - Harod Spring

After breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to visit the

Yardenit on Jordan River for a time of spiritual blessing and an

opportunity for baptismal remembrance. Then heading south to

view among one oflsrael's most impressive ruins, those found

in Beit She'an (Matthew 19:1). Excavators have discovered 18

successive towns featuring black and white stones, marble

columns, mosaics, and a 6,000 seat Byzantine amphitheater.

Day 6: Jerusalem

Begin the Mt. of Olives - one of the most prominent sites in the Jerusalem vicinity mentioned in the Holy Scriptures where you will be able to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Old City. Stop at Dominus Flevit Chapel and enter the Garden of Gethsemane alongside the Church of All Nations.

Optional – enjoy private prayer in the Garden of Gethsamne. Continue to the City of David, a location that has been used throughout the history of Jerusalem as a means to smuggle in and out of the city, particularly during sieges. The Tunnel emerges at the excavated Pool of Siloam, where ancient pilgrims washed and refreshed themselves from a long journey before continuing to the Temple for worship.

Visit the Western wall tunnels.

Enter via Lions Gate to the Old City: Pool of Bethesda, Ecce Homo, Stations of the Cross, Church of Holy Sepulcher, Jewish Quarter, Western Wall

Return to your hotel.

Included Meals: Breakfast | Dinner


Day 7: Masada - Ein Gedi - Qumran - Dead Sea

Following breakfast, this morning we drive to visit the fortress

Masada, rising 1,200 feet above the desert plain. See the

restoration efforts of remains of buildings dating back to the

fourth and fifth centuries AD. Proceed to Ein Gedi ( 1 Samuel

23 :24-29) and David's Waterfall. It is mentioned several times

in the Book of Psalms, the place where King David hid from

King Saul. We than continue to visit Qumran, where the Dead

Sea Scrolls were found by a Bedouin shepherd in 1948, before

we visit (tomorrow) the Shrine of the Book.

Swim & "float" at the Dead Sea before heading home.

Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Included Meals: Breakfast I Dinner

Day 8: Free day in Jerusalem

Enjoy the day for self-explore Jerusalem. Included Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 9: Tel Shilo – Herodion - Bethlehem

After breakfast, out first visit is at Shilo, the first resting place of the Holy Ark after entering Israel. (Josh 18 - 21, Judges 18:31). Visit the archeological site where the tabernacle believed to be housed and view a movie about biblical Shiloh. We then proceed to Beth El (Gen 28), where Jacob, while fleeing from the wrath of his brother Esau, fell asleep on a stone and dreamed of a ladder stretching between Heaven and Earth, thronged with angels. On to visit Mt. Herodion, a partly

man-made mountain, on which are the remains of Herod's splendid palace, bath house, and fortifications, including a double fortification wall and sturdy towers. King Herod built it. See the theater, and Harod’s Tomb. We shall end our in Bethlehem, where we’ll visit the Sheppard’s Fields and Church of nativity.

Dinner and overnight Jerusalem. Included Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 10: Yad Vashem – Israel Museum – Jerusalem old city – Garden Tomb

Begin the day at Yad Veshem- Holocaust Memorial Museum and continue to the Israel museum - Shrine of the Book and the Model of the 2nd temple.

At Mount Zion we visit the Coenaculum – Room of the Last Supper, and Tomb of David; the Church of St. Peter in Galicantu, where Peter denied Christ three times before the cock crowed – also known as the House of Caiaphas, where Jesus was brought after his arrest.

End the day with a visit to The Garden Tomb, a highlight of our tour where we enjoy time of worship and communion.

Return to hotel farewell dinner. Included Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 11: Transfer to Tel Aviv airport for your flight

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