There is no experience quite like it! A Holy Land tour is an unforgettable experience. It is also the greatest Bible learning experience in the world.

May 28 – June 8, 2024

All inclusive price of $5,350! See bottom of the page for details.

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Our Itinerary:

May 28, 2024 (Wednesday) – Departure from the USA

Economy airfare from Houston is included! Other departure cities available, though there may be a

May 29, 2024 (Thursday) –

We arrive in Amman in the evening and will head to our hotel for a relaxing night of rest!

May 30, 2024 (Friday) –

After breakfast, we will drive to Jerash, a city located in northwestern Jordan. Jerash is home to the ruins of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, which was one of the most important cities in the Roman province of Arabia. The city was at the height of its power during the 1st century AD and is known for its well-preserved temples, theaters, and public buildings. Highlights of the site include the Temple of Artemis, the Forum, and the Oval Plaza.

From Jerash, we will continue our journey to Madaba, a city located in central Jordan. Madaba is famous for the Madaba Map, a mosaic map of the region dating back to the 6th century AD. The map is preserved in the floor of the Greek Orthodox Basilica of Saint George and depicts the Holy Land and other regions of the Middle East. The map is a unique and important historical artifact that offers insight into the geography and history of the region during the Byzantine period.

After visiting Madaba, we will proceed to Mt. Nebo, a mountain located in western Jordan. According to the Bible, Mt. Nebo is the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land before he died. The mountain offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, including the Dead Sea, the Jordan River, and the city of Jericho. At the summit of the mountain, we can visit the Memorial Church of Moses, which houses a collection of Byzantine and early Islamic mosaics.

Finally, we will conclude our day with dinner and an overnight stay in Petra, a historic city located in southern Jordan. Petra is known for its impressive rock-cut architecture and ancient monuments, including the famous Treasury building. The city was established in the 4th century BC by the Nabataean people and was an important center of trade and commerce in the ancient world. Today, Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Middle East.

May 31, 2024 (Saturday)

One of the highlights of our bus tour will be a visit to Petra, an ancient city located in southern Jordan. Petra was once a bustling Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, and was an important crossroads for trade between Arabia, Egypt, and Syria-Phoenicia. Today, it is one of the most famous and impressive archaeological sites in the world.

The most iconic feature of Petra is the dramatic rock-cut temple/tombs, which were carved into the sandstone cliffs by the Nabataean people over 2,000 years ago. To reach these structures, visitors must make their way through a natural winding rocky cleft known as the Siq. The Siq is a narrow, winding gorge that leads to the main entrance of the ancient city, and is lined with towering cliffs and intricate carvings.

After our visit to Petra, we will continue our journey to the Araba border control and cross into Israel. Our destination for the evening will be Eilat, a resort city located on the shores of the Red Sea. Eilat is known for its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and world-class diving and snorkeling opportunities. It’s also a great place to experience the unique culture and history of Israel, with plenty of restaurants, museums, and other attractions to explore.

We will enjoy a delicious dinner in Eilat and spend the night in one of the city’s many comfortable hotels. This will be an unforgettable day of our bus tour, filled with incredible sights and experiences that will stay with us for a lifetime.

June 1, 2024 (Sunday)

Our tour will start at Timna Park, an incredible desert setting located in southern Israel. The park is famous for its rich history and geology, as well as its stunning natural beauty. Timna Park is home to a life-size replica of the Biblical Tabernacle, which has been constructed to give visitors a sense of what the ancient sanctuary may have looked like. The park also contains a number of other interesting historical and geological features, including ancient copper mines, towering sandstone formations, and colorful rock formations.

From Timna Park, we will continue our journey to Ein Avdat, a breathtaking natural oasis located in the heart of the Negev desert. The canyon is characterized by its deep, narrow shape, which was carved over millions of years by water flowing from the Ein Avdat spring. The waterfall that tumbles down the canyon wall is a stunning sight to behold, and the pools at the bottom of the canyon are a popular spot for wildlife, including ibex and other animals, to come and drink.

Next, we will experience the unique feeling of floating on the water of the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is known for its incredibly high salt content, which makes it one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world. This high salt content also makes it easy to float on the surface of the water, an experience that many visitors find unforgettable. The Dead Sea is also famous for its therapeutic properties, and visitors can take advantage of the many spa and wellness facilities in the area.

We will end the day with dinner and an overnight stay at the Dead Sea, which is one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in Israel. The area is home to a number of luxurious hotels and resorts, as well as a variety of restaurants, shops, and other attractions. Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind, or explore the unique natural beauty of the region, the Dead Sea is sure to be an unforgettable part of our tour.

June 2, 2024 (Monday)

Today, we will start the day at Masada, an ancient fortress built by King Herod on a natural plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. The fortress was the site of a famous siege by the Roman Empire in the 1st century AD, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can explore the ruins of the fortress and learn about its fascinating history, as well as enjoy stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape.

After Masada, we will drive north to Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, a beautiful oasis located in the heart of the Judean desert. The reserve is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including rare species of plants and animals. This was the place where David chose to seek refuge from King Saul, and visitors can explore the same lush valleys and refreshing waterfalls that he would have encountered.

Continuing our journey, we will visit Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. The scrolls are a collection of Jewish texts that were hidden in caves near Qumran around 2,000 years ago, and offer important insights into the history and culture of the region during the Second Temple period. Visitors can see the caves where the scrolls were found, as well as learn about the significance of the scrolls and their impact on scholarship.

On our way to the Sea of Galilee, we will stop in Jericho, which is believed to be the oldest city in the world. The city is mentioned in the Bible as the “City of Palm Trees,” and visitors can explore its ancient ruins and learn about its rich history and cultural significance.

Finally, we will conclude our day with dinner and an overnight stay at the Sea of Galilee. The Sea of Galilee is a beautiful freshwater lake located in northern Israel, and is an important site in Christian history. Visitors can enjoy the tranquil beauty of the lake and its surroundings, as well as explore the many historical and cultural sites in the area. This will be an unforgettable day of our tour, filled with incredible sights and experiences that will stay with us for a lifetime.

June 3, 2024 (Tuesday)

We will start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, a beautiful freshwater lake located in northern Israel. The lake is an important site in Christian history, and is the place where Jesus walked on water and performed other miracles. Visitors can enjoy the tranquil beauty of the sea and its surroundings from the water and take in the stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys.

After our boat ride, we will visit Capernaum, a small fishing village located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Capernaum was an important center of activity during the time of Jesus, and is home to a number of historical and religious sites. Visitors can explore the ruins of an ancient synagogue, as well as the home of St. Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples.

Next, we will visit the Mount of Beatitudes, a hill located near the Sea of Galilee where Jesus is believed to have delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and its surroundings from the top of the hill, as well as visit the Church of the Beatitudes, which commemorates Jesus’ famous sermon.

Continuing our journey, we will visit Caesarea Philippi, an ancient city located near the foot of Mount Hermon. The city was an important religious center during the time of Jesus, and is home to a number of interesting historical and archaeological sites, including an ancient temple dedicated to the god Pan.

Our last stop before returning to the hotel will be the Jordan River, a significant site in Christian history and the place where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Visitors can experience the tranquil beauty of the river and its surroundings, and take part in a baptismal ceremony if desired.

Finally, we will conclude our day with dinner and an overnight stay at the Sea of Galilee. This will be an unforgettable day of our tour, filled with incredible sights and experiences that will stay with us for a lifetime.

June 4, 2024 (Wednesday)

Today, we will start our journey in Nazareth, the cradle of Christianity and the place where, according to tradition, the angel Gabriel told Mary that she would conceive by the power of the Holy Spirit. Nazareth is also the place where Jesus spent his childhood and youth, and is home to a number of important religious sites, including the Basilica of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. Visitors can explore the historic streets of Nazareth, learn about its rich cultural heritage, and immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of this unique city. However, due to time, we will likely only see the “Brow of the Hill,” an important Biblical spot.

Next, we will visit Megiddo, an ancient city located in northern Israel. Megiddo was an important center of activity during the Bronze Age and the Iron Age and is mentioned in Egyptian writings from the 15th century BC. According to the Christian Book of Revelation, Megiddo is also the site of the final battle between good and evil, and is forecast to be the location of Armageddon. Visitors can explore the ruins of the ancient city, including its impressive fortifications and underground water systems.

After Megiddo, we will stop by an old tomb dating back to the first century, where visitors can learn about ancient burial practices and customs. From there, we will continue our journey to Mt. Carmel, a mountain range located in northern Israel. Mt. Carmel is known for its religious significance, as it is the site where the Prophet Elijah is believed to have defeated the prophets of Ba’al. Visitors can explore the impressive monastery located on the mountain, as well as take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Finally, we will visit Caesarea Maritima, a Roman city located on the Mediterranean coast of Israel. Caesarea was an important center of activity during the Roman period, and is home to a number of impressive historical and archaeological sites, including a Roman amphitheater, a hippodrome, and a harbor. Visitors can explore the ruins of the ancient city, learn about its fascinating history, and take in the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.

We will conclude our day with dinner and an overnight stay in Jerusalem, one of the most famous and historically significant cities in the world. This will be an unforgettable day of our tour, filled with incredible sights and experiences that will stay with us for a lifetime.

June 5, 2024 (Thursday)

Today, we will begin our exploration with a visit to the Israel Museum, which houses the “Shrine of the Book,” a special wing dedicated to the display of the Dead Sea Scrolls and artifacts from the ancient Near East. These age-old documents provide a fascinating glimpse into past civilizations and the history of the Jewish faith. The museum is also home to an extensive collection of art, archaeology, and Judaica that will undoubtedly captivate you.

Within the museum complex, we will walk through a strikingly detailed model of the city of Jerusalem as it would have looked in the Second Temple Period. This meticulously crafted replica helps visitors visualize the grandeur and significance of the city during that era.

Our journey then takes us to the City of David, an ancient settlement located outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. This archaeological site is of great importance and visitors can explore the ruins of the ancient city, soak up its rich history, and sense the unique ambiance of this historical locale.

We will then proceed to the Southern Stairs, which once served as the main entrance to the Temple during the Second Temple Period. Here, you will learn about the Temple’s historical importance and explore the imposing remnants of this ancient structure.

In the afternoon, a short drive will bring us to Bethlehem, a city of monumental significance just outside Jerusalem. We’ll first visit Shepherds’ Field, the site where it is believed the Angel of the Lord announced Jesus’ birth to the shepherds. The tranquil beauty of the field, coupled with its spiritual importance, makes for a profound visit.

We’ll then proceed to the Church of the Nativity, one of the world’s oldest and most renowned churches. This sacred site is traditionally accepted as the birthplace of Jesus. Visitors can admire its impressive architecture, learn about its rich history, and absorb the cultural and religious significance it embodies.

We will conclude our day with dinner and an overnight stay in Jerusalem, a city rich with history and culture. This promises to be an unforgettable day of our tour, filled with remarkable sights and experiences that will leave lasting impressions.

June 6, 2024 (Friday)

Today, we will start our day at Mount of Olives, one of the most famous and historically significant sites in Jerusalem. The Mount offers a stunning view over the Old City of Jerusalem, and visitors can take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. We will walk the Palm Sunday Route down to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus is believed to have prayed before his arrest and crucifixion. The garden is a peaceful and tranquil place, and visitors can explore its lush greenery and beautiful flowers.

At the bottom of the Mount of Olives is the Kidron Valley, a deep and narrow valley that separates the Mount from the Temple Mount. The valley is home to three extraordinary tombs, including the tomb of Absalom. Visitors can explore the impressive architecture and design of the tombs, and learn about their rich history and cultural significance.

Next, we will visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, an impressive church located on the eastern slope of Mount Zion. The church is built on an almost sheer hillside, and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The site is also believed to be the scene of Peter’s disgrace in the courtyard of the high priest Caiaphas.

We will then walk along the Via Dolorosa, the traditional route taken by Jesus on the way to his crucifixion. The route ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, one of the most famous and significant religious sites in the world. The church is believed to be the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection, and visitors can explore its impressive architecture and design, as well as learn about its rich history and cultural significance.

Finally, we will end our day at the Garden Tomb, a tranquil and peaceful site located just outside the walls of the Old City. Visitors can take time for worship and communion, and explore the serene beauty of the garden.

We will conclude our day with dinner and an overnight stay in Jerusalem, one of the most famous and historically significant cities in the world. This will be an unforgettable day of our tour, filled with incredible sights and experiences that will stay with us for a lifetime.

June 7, 2024 (Saturday)

Today, our tour group will have a free day to enjoy the markets and museums of Jerusalem at their leisure. This is a great opportunity to explore the unique culture and history of the city, and to experience the vibrant atmosphere of its bustling streets and markets. Participants are free to choose which locations they would like to visit, with entry fees not included in the tour price.

Some popular options for today’s free day include the Mahane Yehuda Market, one of the oldest and largest markets in Jerusalem, and the Israel Museum, which houses a vast collection of archaeological artifacts and works of art. Other popular attractions include the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Tower of David Museum, or just stroll through the old city’s Jewish quarter.

Our team will be happy to provide recommendations for must-see attractions, as well as tips on how to navigate the city and make the most of your free day. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique culture and history of Jerusalem, and to create unforgettable memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Summary

Date Location
May 28 Departure from USA
May 29 Amman, Jordan
:May 30 Jerash, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Petra
May 31 Petra (morning), Eilat, Israel (evening)
June 1 Timna Park, Dead Sea
June 2 Masada, Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, Qumran, Jericho
June 3 Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Caesarea Philippi
June 4 Nazareth, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima
June 5 Israel Museum, City of David, Bethlehem
June 6 Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Kidron Valley, Via Dolorosa, Garden Tomb
June 7 Free day for shopping
June 8 Depart for home

Please note that while this itinerary is our guide, unforeseen circumstances such as weather, traffic, or closures of certain sites may require changes to the itinerary. Our team will make every effort to ensure that any necessary changes do not significantly impact the overall experience of the tour.

Payment Schedule

  • Option 1: Check or Money order
    • Deposit – $1,000 – Due 15 days after you register.
    • Payments of any amount can be made anytime.
    • Balance Due – Due 45 days prior to departure.
  • Option 2: Credit or Debit Card.
    • Incurs an additional fee.
    • Deposit – $1,000 – Due 15 days after you register.
    • Payments of any amount can be made anytime.
    • Balance Due – Due 45 days prior to departure.
  • Option 3: 12-month payment plan
    • Pay $455 for 12-months, auto-deducted from your checking account or debit or credit card.
    • No deposit. The $455 per month payment is inclusive of deposit.
    • No credit check!

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Airfare Information

Travel is included from Houston.  Upgrades from economy to premium economy or business class are available and will be discussed prior to securing your ticket.

Travel Protection

The government of the State of Israel now requires that you have a travel policy for medical insurance. In addition, many travelers desire reimbursement coverage in case they are unable to go.

After registration, you will receive a proposal from Travel Insured International for travel protection. This proposal will be for full coverage, including reimbursements. If you prefer medical coverage only (at a much reduced rate), you can let us know. And we will always be available to discuss your options in detail.

You can also shop around and buy your insurance from any provider. You just need to make sure it has coverage for COVID-19 medical care.

Holy Land Tour Safety

If you’ve ever been on a Holy Land tour, you know that safety is only a concern before the tour begins. After the first day, every traveler feels safe, secure, and comfortable with their surroundings. Our DPH Holy Land Tour will use the expert services of EDI Travel of Israel for our guide, buses, and driver. EDI is experienced in Christian travel to Israel and Jordan, and safety is their number one concern. If at any time prior to the tour DPH or EDI considers the trip unsafe, the trip will be canceled and you will be refunded any previously contributed payments through your travel insurance, and no further payments will be required. EDI is in touch with Israel Department of Tourism on a constant basis and is very aware of any problem areas in Israel. These areas, if any, will be avoided.

What do you need to travel?

You will need a passport with six months before expiration. No visa is required for travel to Israel. Jordan requires an entry visa, which will be purchased upon landing at the airport, for approximately $55. NOTE: travelers flying on non-USA passports may need additional documentation for travel and entry. It is the responsibility of the traveler to secure these documents.