Christian Holy Land Tour
With Justin Peters and Pastor Jim Harris
10 Days from $4,399 per person
Nov 10-20, 2018
Justin Peters and Pastor Jim Harris
Join Justin Peters and Pastor Jim Harris on this Christian Holy Land tour to see the best of Israel, with leisure time and special moments built in, to make the most of visiting the land of the Bible. All our visits and stops will be geared toward easy walking and accessibility, with options, for those who want to do some further exploration, to take special visits lead by our experts!
The total cost of the Israel tour is $4,399. The tour includes round-trip airfare from New York (Newark) with add-ons from other cities. It includes hotels for the duration of your tour, all transportation, most meals (excludes some lunches), all entrance fees, teachings, and fuel surcharges. Mobility challenged? Special opportunity for up to 3 participants who use a mobility application*.
- Nov 10
- Depart Newark or home airports
Flight departs New York (Newark) at 10:30PM, so flights from all US cities can generally get to Newark in time for this flight. (Please consult with us prior to booking your connection).
- Nov 11
- Overnight Mediterranean Sea
Arrive in Tel Aviv at 6:40PM, transfer to Mediterranean Sea facing hotel for dinner and overnight.
- Nov 12
- Caesarea Maritima, Megiddo, Nazareth, overnight on the Sea of Galilee
Breakfast and praise and worship together at the beach. We depart the hotel for our first visit, Caesarea Maritima. Visit the expansive theatre and harbor. Drive to Megiddo where we will visit the ancient tell and see the museum. Those who want to walk through the Megiddo tunnel can do so. Afterwards, we visit Mount Precipice overlooking Nazareth – this is the sight where Jesus’ townspeople were said to have wanted to destroy him. We arrive at the Nazareth Village for lunch and an amazing demonstration of life during Christ’s time. Arrive at our Israeli Kibbutz on the Sea of Galilee.
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Nov 13
- Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, fish lunch, Galilee visits
Breakfast. First stop is the Mount of Beatitudes where you will have time for a private teaching in your own garden area. Drive down to Capernaum to visit Peter’s mother-in-law’s house and visit the village. We will pass by Chorazin, and visit Tabgha – the site of the multiplication of fishes. We stop for a lunch of Peter’s fish. After lunch, we visit the famous Jesus Boat and then enjoy a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee together. Dinner at the kibbutz. Time this evening for praise and worship on the beach.
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Nov 14
- Hazor, Tell Dan, Banias, Katzrin, Golan Heights
Breakfast. This morning we visit Hazor and the top of the tell where we can see Mount Hermon. We then enter Dan (Psalm 42) via the lovely boardwalk and nature reserve. After our visit at Tell Dan, we come to Banias. This is where Peter announced his belief. We will have a picnic here in the lovely garden setting. Drive on to Katzrin Talmudic Village and then a spectacular view from Mount Bental in the Golan. We will have a coffee in the clouds as we survey Syria below. Return to our hotel for dinner.
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Nov 15
- Beth Shean, Jericho, Dead Sea
Breakfast. Today we leave the Galilee and see the substantial archeological site of Beth Shean. It was the wall of this city that King Saul was hung. You will visit the Temple of Dionysus and Beit Alpha Synagogue. Afterwards, we drive into the banana plantation and spring fed ancient ruins of Jericho. Arrive our Dead Sea resort hotel late this afternoon, in time for a good soak and relaxation in the mineral rich lake and pools.
- Breakfast, Dinner
- Nov 16
- Masada, Qumran, Ein Gedi, Jerusalem!
Breakfast. You have time this morning to enjoy the pools or spa again. You will have a choice this morning, early birds can hike up Ein Gedi, or the main group can have a more leisurely breakfast and depart the hotel at 10:30AM for our cable car trip to the top of Masada. Once at the top we will have a tour. You will have time to grab a gyro or falafel for lunch with a spectacular view! Afterwards, we ride down together and arrive at the site of Qumran. Here we will learn of the Essenes and how the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and kept safe for us to treasure! We will be able to reach Cave 4 and have a great teaching onsite. We drive past the site of Ein Gedi where we will learn of how David spent his time hiding in these caves. Oh Jerusalem! Coming into the city we will stop at Mount Scopus for a brief orientation of what is before us. Check into our hotel, home for the next 4 nights.
- Breakfast, Dinner
- Nov 17
- Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Western Wall, Bethlehem, City of David
Breakfast. Start our day on the Mount of Olives for a fantastic teaching. Those who are brave can have a photo taken on a camel. Optional walk down Palm Sunday Road, and then we all enter the Garden of Gethsemane. We will have private worship time here. Rejoin the bus and arrive at the Dung Gate.
We enter the Old City of Jerusalem and visit the Western Wall (with private moments of prayer) and parts of the Davidson Center.
We will drive outside the city and stop at Hass Promenade for a spectacular view of Jerusalem. We will have a lunch in the hills of Bethlehem, in a beautiful Bedouin tent atmosphere. Our next stop – the Shepherds Fields of Bethlehem. For those who want to do a bit of walking they can visit a cave called the Christmas cave. It is an authentic replication of the animal enclosure from Christ’s time. We will have time for shopping and then return to Jerusalem for the evening.
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Nov 18
- Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, Cardo, Jewish Quarter, Ramparts, Archeological Park and Southern Steps
Breakfast. Early birds will go to the entrance at Jaffa Gate and walk the ramparts of the city. At 9:00AM we meet as a group to visit Temple Mount. We will walk around the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque. After this amazing visit, we come out into the Pools of Bethesda for a private teaching. Afterwards, we will sing together at lovely St. Anne’s. We then go into the area known as the traditional site of the Via Dolorosa. From this area we will have free time for lunch. Those of you who wish to stay in the central area, can enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and shop during your free time. Those who wish to explore an archeological area will enter down the stairs into what is called Archeological Park and the Southern Steps. We meet the group again and visit the lovely Cardo in the Jewish Quarter and see the Broad Wall, we exit Zion Gate and return to the hotel for the night.
- Nov 19
- Israel Museum, Garden Tomb, farewell dinner
Breakfast. Drive to the Israel Museum. We will have a guided tour inside the Museum and we will have a detailed explanation of the Model of Jerusalem. You will have plenty of time to visit the various antiquities that are divided out by period. Enjoy lunch on your own at one of the museum’s restaurants. We return to the hotel for a rest this afternoon. There is an optional tour that goes into the belly of the City of David and into the wet Hezekiah’s Tunnel. If you opt for this visit, we will collect you with the rest of the group at 3:15PM. Together, we will celebrate communion at the quiet Garden Tomb. Farewell dinner tonight and we depart at 7:30PM and transfer to the Tel Aviv airport for our 11:45PM departure to New York’s Newark airport.
Pastor, Justin Peters Ministries
As an itinerant preacher, Justin is committed to the expositional preaching of God’s Word. Expositional preaching, if done correctly, rightly robs the preacher of any personal agenda he may have. Both the content and direction of the sermon are dictated by the text. Justin has a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages (M.Div/B.L.) and Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree from Southwestern Baptist Theology Seminary. He has preached and taught at churches, Bible conferences, and seminaries across the United States and in 20 countries. Though far from his only interest, Justin is probably most well known for his seminar entitles “Clouds Without Waters: A Biblical Critique of the Word-Faith movement.” Justin and his wife, Kathy, make their home in Sandpoint, Idaho and are members of Kootenai Community Church. He may be contacted at his website www.justinpeters.org.
Pastor Teacher, Heritage Bible Church
Jim Harris is the Pastor of, Heritage Bible Church in Boise, Idaho. He is also the author of The Antioch Initiative training program for Russian Pastors through Slavic Gospel Association. Jim is a Bible teacher on Heritage Bible Radio and has served as a pastor in California and Idaho since 1971. He also taught Bible and Theology at The Master’s College, 1986-90. Jim and his wife Marsha have one adult son.
Through the use of The Word, we trust that once you have returned from our Christian tours, you will have gained a deeper knowledge of the scriptures and the multiple layers of teaching and truths that are inside each.
Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
You can be assured an experience like our previous participants, who have gained an appreciation of how God uses everything for His glory and for the purpose of furthering knowledge and understanding. You will see this as you encounter the geology of the land, the geography where events actually occurred and the archaeology that may (or may not!) still exist. Furthermore, through the remaining people in the land, the practices still in place and demography that have endured.
Colossians 1:20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
Further, our assurance is received that through The Word; the teachings you will be exposed will solidify the truth which you and your family have been taught by seeing, touching and hearing the scriptures each day. We assert and firmly believe Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
You and your family will experience the oneness of the body of Christ during our trip.