Don Beesley

Don and Annette Beesley are so excited to have the opportunity to travel with you. They have been directing tours together for thirty years. Whether overseas or in the states, they love taking people to new and exciting places and watch them experience it for the first time. Their travels have taken them to many wonderful and exciting places all over the world.

Don is a retired educator with a doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California. He also has degrees from the University of Utah as well as Brigham Young University.

Don Beesley is a retired institute instructor and director who had taught with the Church Educational System for almost four decades. He taught at the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for a year in 1991–92 and during the 1996 spring term and the 2000 summer term. He has been the director of numerous tours to the Holy Land for BYU Travel Study and LDS Travel.

Dr. Beesley is eager to share his experiences in the Holy Land with others. His familiarity with the area, his love for the people, and his enthusiasm for teaching are clear as he helps tour members gain new insights and a better understanding of the scriptures by visiting historical sites of the Holy Land and feeling the Spirit there. The experiences of teaching, bearing testimony, and hearing testimonies of others borne at especially significant sites highlight each of his tours.

Brother Beesley is accompanied on his tours by his wife, Annette, who assists with lectures and assures the comfort and well-being of the tour participants. Brother and Sister Beesley have seven children and twenty-nine grandchildren. Don and Annette have been married for 57 years.

"We agree with President Kimball that visiting the Holy Land will literally change one’s life. And I do not believe anybody goes to the Holy Land by chance."

Don Beesley's Current Tours:


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2022 American Heritage & Early LDS Church History Tour with Tim Taggart from 2,079
2022 American Heritage & Early LDS Church History Tour with Tim Taggart

DestinationWashington, D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; New York City, NY Boston, MA; Sharon, VT; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration11 days 10 nights

2022 Autumn in New England Tour with Kay Godfrey from 1,699
2022 Autumn in New England Tour with Kay Godfrey

DestinationBoston, MA; Boothbay Harbor, Maine West Lebanon, NH; Sharon, VT; Binghamton, NY Fayette: Palmyra, NY; Kirtland, OH;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration9 days 8 nights

2022 Best of Israel Holy Land Tour with Scot and Maurine Proctor from 2,988
2022 Best of Israel Holy Land Tour with  Scot and Maurine Proctor

DestinationTel Aviv; Nazareth; Galilee; Masada; Jerusalem;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration12 days 11 nights

2022 Bringing the Bible to Life Jordan and Israel Tour with Tim Taggart from N/A
2022 Bringing the Bible to Life Jordan and Israel Tour with Tim Taggart

DestinationAmman, Jordan; Petra, Jordan; Tel Aviv; Caesarea; Sea of Galilee; Mt. Tabor; Masada;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration16 days 15 nights

2022 Egypt Discovery Tour including Nile Cruise with Tim Taggart from 2,449
2022 Egypt Discovery Tour including Nile Cruise with Tim Taggart

DestinationCairo; Nile River;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration8 days 7 nights

2022 Fall Conference Church History tour with Tim Taggart from 2,179
2022 Fall Conference Church History tour with Tim Taggart

DestinationPalmyra, NY; Fayette: Susquehanna River; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; Independence, MO: Adam-ondi-Ahman Nauvoo, IL; Carthage, IL;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration10 days 9 nights

2022 Fall Foliage Canada and New England with Doug Wright from 699
2022 Fall Foliage Canada and New England with Doug Wright

DestinationBoston, MA; Portland, Maine; Day at Sea - Atlantic Saint John, New Brunswick; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Bar Harbor, Maine;

Category:  Cruises

Duration8 days 7 nights

2022 Fall Holy Land Scripture Discovery Tour with Joel Judd from 3,598
2022 Fall Holy Land Scripture Discovery Tour with Joel Judd

DestinationTel Aviv; Haifa; Sea of Galilee; Galilee; Jericho; Jerusalem; Nebi Samwil Bethlehem;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration14 days 13 nights

2022 Holy Land Tour with Ron Bartholomew from 2,790
2022 Holy Land Tour with Ron Bartholomew

DestinationTel Aviv; Caesarea; Capernaum; Galilee; Mt. Tabor; Masada; Jerusalem; Bethlehem;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration12 days 11 nights

2022 Magic of Ireland Tour with Mark Faldmo from 2,479
2022 Magic of Ireland Tour with Mark Faldmo

DestinationDublin, Ireland Killarney, Ireland Cliffs of Moher, Ireland Galway, Ireland

Category:  Europe

Duration8 days 7 nights