Independent Holy Land

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Destination Tel Aviv; Caesarea; Capernaum; Nazareth; Jerusalem; Bethlehem; Masada; Amman, Jordan; Cairo;
Duration 8 days 7 nights
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The scriptures come to life - on a Holy Land tour! Often times, Morris Murdock Escorted Tours & LDS Travel Study will not have a tour that will match with your travel schedules. Now you can discover the Holy land on your own! Tour sizes are small to give you a personalized experience in Israel. We can offer the most guaranteed tours to the Holy land. Private, detailed itineraries for individuals, couples and families can be arranged! It is easy and it is safe! Come and experience the adventure and beauty of the Holy Land.

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Karen Gerlach, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6152
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Sample Itinerary Days 1-2:

Tel Aviv

Depart the U.S.A and travel all night long. Upon arrival in Tel Aviv and after clearing customs, private transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv for the evening.

Sample Itinerary Day 3:

Caesarea - Megiddo - Haifa - Acre

Following a delicious Israeli buffet breakfast (which you will enjoy each morning prior to departing for your day of touring), depart Tel Aviv. Drive north along the coastal plain to Caesarea (Acts 9.30 Acts 10 24-48), capital of Judea under the Romans. Visit the excavations of this ancient city, the Roman theatre and aqueduct. Continue to Megiddo (1 Kings 4.28, 9,15, 2 Kings 23,29 & Revel. 16.16), identified as the site of Armageddon. Visit the archaeological excavations at Megiddo, including the well-preserved water supply system. Drive to the beautiful port city of Haifa, nestled on the Mediterranean Sea, for a panoramic view of the Bahai gardens and Haifa Bay. From Haifa continue to Acre (Micah 1.10), capital of the Crusaders for more than a century. Visit the ancient city and harbour before continuing eastwards across the plains of the Galilee to Kibbutz hotel Lavi , not far from the Sea Of Galilee for dinner and overnight.

Sample Itinerary Day 4:

Tiberias - Capernaum - Banias

After a short tour of the Kibbutz grounds we take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum (Matt. 4.13 13.54, 17.24, Luke 7, Mark 1.2, John 4.46-54). Visit the remains of the 2nd century synagogue. Proceed to Tabgha (Matt. 13, Mark .33-45, & John 21), the site of the miracle of fish and loaves, and visit the Church of Multiplication with its 4th century mosaic floor. Continue to the Mount of the Beatitudes (Matt. 5,6,7,8), where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Drive to the Banias Spring and Waterfall (Matt. 16.13 and Mark 8.27), where Jesus was recognized as The Messiah by His Disciples. Tour the Golan Heights, with its valleys, grazing land and snow capped mountains. Return to Kibbutz Lavi for dinner and overnight.

Sample Itinerary Day 5:

Nazareth - Beit Shean

Begin the day with a drive to Nazareth (Luke 1.26, 4.16-29, Matthew 2.23) via Cana of Galilee (John 2.1-11). In Nazareth, we shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s well. Next on our program is the Jordan River and the Baptismal site Yardenit. Continue to Beit Shean, one of the ancient Decapolis cities (Mark 5.20, 7.31), and visit the Roman theatre. This is the city where Saul and his son Jonathan were nailed to the walls (1st Samuel 31.10). Judges 1.27 also mentions Beit Shean. Continue south along the shores of the River of Jordan. Passing Jericho, we proceed westward and climb to the Golden City of Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Sample Itinerary Day 6:

Old City of Jerusalem

Today we visit the Old City of Jerusalem. Our appreciation of this Golden City begins with a panoramic view from the Mount of Olives, overlooking the walls of the old city and the ancient Jewish cemetery. Visit the Church of All Nations. Proceed to Mount Zion to see the tomb of King David and the nearby Room of the Last Supper (Mark 14.13, Luke 22. 10-38, Matt 26 17-29, Acts 1.13 and Acts 2 the Pentecost). Enter the Old City to begin exploring the wonders of Jerusalem. Walk through the Cardo, the main street of Jerusalem 2000 years ago. View the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (Matt. 27. 33-57, 28.10). No visit to Jerusalem is complete without a walk through the colorful Arab bazaar (a chance to test your negotiating skills). Visit the Garden Tomb. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Sample Itinerary Day 7:

Jerusalem - New City and Bethlehem

Today’s program is dedicated to the new city of Jerusalem. Visit the model of ancient Jerusalem .Continue to Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Enter the site by walking along the Street of the Righteous Gentiles, dedicated to the non-Jews that risked their lives in order to save their Jewish neighbours. Continue to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptists (Luke 1.39-80). This Spanish style church and Mary’s well is where Mother Mary met her cousin Elizabeth. Proceed to Bethlehem * to visit the Church of the Nativity. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Sample Itinerary Day 8:

Qumran - Masada - Dead Sea

Drive through the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found in 1947 by a Bedouin boy. Visit the ancient city of Qumran and drive along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Ascend Massada by cable car and visit the food storeroom, water irrigation system and Herod’s Palace. Time and weather permitting we will have an opportunity to float on the Dead Sea waters. Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Sample Jordan Extension:

Visit the capital city of Amman, the impressive Roman ruins of Jerash, Mt. Nebo - where Moses looked over the promised land over the Jordan River, Madaba and the mosaic relief map of the Holy Land and the awesome ruins of the rose colored city of Petra!

Sample Egypt Extension:

Visit the capital city of Cairo, the impressive Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, ancient capital of Memphis and the Cairo Museum to view the treasures of King Tut's tomb. In Luxor, enter the Valley of the Kings and the Temples of Karnak and Luxor!

SAMPLE ISRAEL TOUR includes:

  • Transfer from Tel Aviv airport to hotel
  • 1 night in Tel Aviv
  • 2 nights in Galilee
  • 3 nights in Jerusalem
  • Local Christian Guide
  • Sightseeing as outlined on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Return transfer from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv airport

Not Included:
For ALL tours:

  • Round-trip airfare (rate depends on travel dates)
  • Lunches
  • Tips, gratuities,visa's, border fees or departure taxes
  • Items of a personal nature (beverages, room service, internet, phone calls, etc)
  • Travel Insurance and cancellation waiver

Optional Pricing:

  • Ask about Triple occupancy rates

Payment Terms:

  • $500 deposit is due at the time of booking
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure