2019 Summer in the Bible Lands with Allan Gunnerson

Dates June 21–July 1, 2019
Destination Petra, Jordan; Sea of Galilee; Nazareth; Masada; Jerusalem;
Duration 12 days 11 nights
Price From N/A

Religious Focus:

Sightseeing:

Activity Level*:


Welcome to an unforgettable experience! Immersing yourself in the spirit of the Holy Land with Tour Director Allan Gunnerson will help provide a greater appreciation of the numerous sacred sites and events as recorded in the Bible. The focus of our tour will be on the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. We will visit many sacred, traditional areas of Jerusalem (Mt. of Olives, Lazarus’ Tomb, Gethsemane, Golgotha, Holy Sepulcher), Galilee, Nazareth, Masada, the Dead Sea, and Bethlehem. We are confident you will sense an increased love for and knowledge of the Scriptures and strengthen your testimony and conversion to our Savior, Jesus Christ.

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Karen Gerlach, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6152
Email Karen

Day 3: Sunday, June 23

Mount Nebo • Petra

This morning we drive south through the ancient region of Moab and stop at Mount Nebo before continuing on to the ruins of Petra, where we either take horses (half the distance) or walk to the ruins of this “rose-red city half as old as time.” This wonder of the ancient world, built out of sandstone by the Nabataeans, has beautiful temples and amphitheaters carved out of the cliffs which surround the hidden valley. We visit the Treasury and other sites as time allows. We check in to the Hayat Zaman Hotel for the night.

Day 4: Monday, June 24

Jerash • Sea of Galilee

We begin our day by traveling along the highlands of Gilead, first arriving at the Jabbok River that crosses the territory of Gilead. It was here that Jacob wrestled with the angel and was given the name Israel. We continue northward until we arrive at the ancient Greek–Roman city of Jerash. Jerash was a part of the Decapolis, was second in size to Damascus, and is known as the “City of a Thousand Pillars.” It is one of the most complete ruins of any Greek–Roman city in the world. We continue north, cross the border into Israel, and onto the Sea of Galilee, where we check in to Ein Gev Holiday Village for three nights.

Day 5: Tuesday, June 25

Mount Tabor • Nazareth • Mount Carmel • Caesarea

We begin the day by visiting Mount Tabor, where we take taxis to the top for a discussion of the Transfiguration. From there we drive through the hills of Galilee as we journey to Nazareth, where we visit the Nazareth Village and discuss the early life of Jesus. After crossing the historic Jezreel Valley, we travel up to Mount Carmel to Muhraka, the traditional site of Elijah’s confrontation with the prophets of Baal, enjoying a sweeping view of the Jezreel Valley. From there we travel through the hills and then down the Mediterranean coast to discover Caesarea, where we discuss the Apostles Peter and Paul and their relationship to Roman leaders who lived there. We end our day by returning to our hotel by the Sea of Galilee.

Day 7: Thursday, June 27

Jordan Valley • Qasr el Yahud • Masada • Jericho • Jerusalem

Today we travel south down the Jordan Valley and discuss biblical history as we ride. We arrive at Qasr el Yahud to discuss important biblical events that occurred there and then continue south along the Dead Sea to Masada to see the museum and take the tram up to the fortress where we recall a tragic event in Jewish history. We drive past the site of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, and stop at Jericho for a view of its Old Testament ruins. We continue our drive through the Judean wilderness and along the Wadi Kelt on our way to Jerusalem. We have our first glimpse of Jerusalem as we drive to the Olive Tree Hotel for the rest of our nights in Israel.

Day 10: Sunday, June 30

Jerusalem

We visit the Old City for a tour of the Rabbinic Tunnel and the Holy (Temple) Mount or Mount Moriah, ancient site of the temples of Solomon and Herod, now occupied by the magnificent Dome of the Rock and El Aksa mosques. This is where Gabriel opened the New Testament and where the Savior did most of His teaching when He was in Jerusalem. In the afternoon, we have some time for shopping before ending the day with a visit to the City of David and walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel, a water system dating back to the time of Isaiah. We also view the Pool of Siloam before returning to the hotel to change clothes. After dinner, those who choose to may spend more time shopping.

Day 12: Tuesday, July 2

Jerusalem • U.S.A.

In the very early morning, we depart Jerusalem for Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv for our return flight to the U.S.A., arriving home sometime in the afternoon.

Price includes:

  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • Local guides
  • Hotel accommodations in moderate-class hotels
  • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Minimum travel insurance
  • All breakfast and dinner meals on the land portion

Price does not include:

  • Round-trip air from Salt Lake City–Amman–Tel Aviv or Cairo–Salt Lake City $TBA
  • Additional possible airfare from cities other than Salt Lake City
  • Sightseeing not included on the itinerary
  • Additional hotel accommodations
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g., phone calls, room service, e-mails, etc.)
  • Additional travel insurance and cancellation waiver
  • Lunches except where noted
  • Single supplement: Jordan and Israel $920; Egypt option $160

Payment options:

  • $500 Deposit is due at the time of booking
  • Final payment is due on March 02, 2019
  • Payments made by check or electronic account bank transfer will qualify for a $75 off per person cash discount

Other pricing:

  • Triple occupancy - Same as Double
  • Single supplement - $3720.00 * Ask about our Single Share option