HOLY LAND SUMMER
May 19-31, 2023 (13 days)
$6,199 per person from Baton Rouge
Led by Doug Beauchamp with Dr. Wayne Barnes
*All dates and pricing are approximate and subject to change per supplier and airline
Price is per person & includes airfare, fees, taxes and fuel surcharges (approximately $800 and subject to change), superior first-class hotels, full sightseeing, 2 meals per day (full breakfast and dinner daily), 1 lunch, transfers, taxes and tips, including driver and guide (more than $700). Not included are tips for personal services (meals on your own, maid service, etc.). Single Supplement – $975*
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Day 1 - Friday, May 19 - Depart Baton Rouge for an overseas flight.
Day 2 - Saturday, May 20 - Tel Aviv – Evening arrival in Tel Aviv. Overnight on the Mediterranean coast.
Day 3 - Sunday, May 21 - Sea of Galilee – Motor coach north along the Mediterranean Sea to visit Caesarea where Paul was a prisoner. Visit Elijah’s Mt. Carmel and the ancient fortress of Megiddo. Cross the Armageddon Valley and visit Nazareth, boyhood home of Jesus. Journey through Cana to Tiberias, located on the shore of the beautiful Sea of Galilee, our home for two nights.
Day 4 - Monday, May 22 - Sea of Galilee – We take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee and visit Mt. of Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Hermon, Jordan River headwaters and Capernaum, the focal point of Jesus’ Galilee ministry.
Day 5 - Tuesday, May 23 - Jerusalem -Morning baptism in the Jordan River for those who desire. Down the Jordan Valley and visit Beth Shan excavation. Continue on to visit ancient Jericho. Then up the Jericho Road to Jerusalem.
Day 6 - Wednesday, May 24- Jerusalem – (The order of what we see while in Jerusalem may be altered). Visit the Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, and Garden Tomb. Afternoon visit to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus, and Shepherd’s Field.
Day 7 - Thursday, May 25 - Jerusalem – Drive down the Jericho Road to the Dead Sea. Visit the site of Dead Sea Scrolls Cave, and top of fortress Masada. We visit in and around the Temple Mount and Dead Sea Scrolls Museum.
Day 8 - Friday, May 26 - Jerusalem - Visit the Old Walled City, Temple area, Wailing Wall, Pilate’s Judgment Hall, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Pool of Bethesda and the Upper Room.
Day 9 - Saturday, May 27 - Jerusalem - More sightseeing. Afternoon sightseeing includes modern Tel Aviv and the ancient port of Joppa, where Jonah sailed away & where Peter had his rooftop vision. Shopping time in the Old City.
Day 10 - Sunday, May 28 - Morning departure to the Jordan River Crossing. Visit the Bethany baptism site. View the Holy Land from the top of Mt. Nebo, as Moses did. Special lunch. Overnight in Petra.
Day 11 - Monday, May 29 - Full day of sightseeing in Petra, one of the great wonders of the world. Overnight in Petra.
Day 12 - Tuesday, May 30 - Today we head back to Amman. Day rooms in Amman for evening rest.
Day 13 - Wednesday, May 31 - Early morning flight for home, arriving in Baton Rouge early evening.