Experience the Holy Land with Eric & Kelly Dykstra departing on January 24, 2022. This unique itinerary includes visits to Masada, a spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod and a visit to Petra, Jordan, also called the "Rose City." Pricing starts at $4,847* from Minneapolis, MN. *All prices reflect...Read More

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  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • First Class Hotels
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Guided Tours
  • Learning Opportunities
  • Live Audio Headsets
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Select Lunches
  • Study Guide
  • Visas (U.S. Citizens)
  • International Airfare

^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply. If air purchased through NTS.

Experience the Holy Land with Eric & Kelly Dykstra departing on January 24, 2022. This unique itinerary includes visits to Masada, a spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod and a visit to Petra, Jordan, also called the "Rose City."  Pricing starts at $4,847* from Minneapolis, MN.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount

 

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Daily Itinerary

Jan. 24 – Depart USA to Tel Aviv

Day 1 Jan. 24 – Depart USA to Tel Aviv

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an... Read More
Jan. 25 – Arrive in Tel Aviv

Day 2 Jan. 25 – Arrive in Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! Arrive at Ben Gurion International... Read More
Jan. 26 – Caesarea by the Sea, Magdala, Capernaum, Boat Ride, Primacy of Peter, Mt. of Beatitudes

Day 3 Jan. 26 – Caesarea by the Sea, Magdala, Capernaum, Boat Ride, Primacy of Peter, Mt. of Beatitudes

After a delicious buffet breakfast, travel to Caesarea by... Read More
Jan. 27 – Korazim, Bethsaida, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Bental, Yardenit

Day 4 Jan. 27 – Korazim, Bethsaida, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Bental, Yardenit

Visit Korazim, the town cursed by Jesus because He did... Read More
Jan. 28 – Beit Shean, Shiloh, Jericho

Day 5 Jan. 28 – Beit Shean, Shiloh, Jericho

Start the day in Beit Shean, a city continuously... Read More
Jan. 29 – Masada, Ramon Crater, Timna, Elat

Day 6 Jan. 29 – Masada, Ramon Crater, Timna, Elat

Enjoy a visit to intriguing Masada, the spectacular... Read More
Jan. 30 – Petra

Day 7 Jan. 30 – Petra

Visit the famous city of Petra. Dating to around 300 BC,... Read More
Jan. 31– Underwater Observatory, Beach, Beer Sheva, Valley of Elah

Day 8 Jan. 31– Underwater Observatory, Beach, Beer Sheva, Valley of Elah

Explore the fascinating Underwater Observatory before... Read More
Feb. 1 – Mt. of Olives, Chapel of Ascension, Garden of Gethsemane, Bethlehem, Herodian

Day 9 Feb. 1 – Mt. of Olives, Chapel of Ascension, Garden of Gethsemane, Bethlehem, Herodian

Stand on the Mount of Olives as Jesus did and enjoy a... Read More
Feb. 2 – Temple Mount, Wohl Museum, Southern Steps, Wailing Wall, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam

Day 10 Feb. 2 – Temple Mount, Wohl Museum, Southern Steps, Wailing Wall, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam

This morning stand atop the Temple Mount, once home to... Read More
Feb. 2 – Temple Mount, Wohl Museum, Southern Steps, Wailing Wall, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam

Day 11 Feb. 2 – Temple Mount, Wohl Museum, Southern Steps, Wailing Wall, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam

This morning stand atop the Temple Mount, once home to... Read More
Feb. 3 – Upper Room, Pool of Bethesda, Old City, Jewish Quarter, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb, Gordon’s Calvary

Day 12 Feb. 3 – Upper Room, Pool of Bethesda, Old City, Jewish Quarter, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb, Gordon’s Calvary

Stand in the Upper Room, revered as the place of the Last... Read More
Feb. 4 – Return to USA

Day 13 Feb. 4 – Return to USA

Return home with a transformed faith and memories to last... Read More

Day 1 - Jan. 24 – Depart USA to Tel Aviv

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight to Tel Aviv. Meals served in flight.

Day 2 - Jan. 25 – Arrive in Tel Aviv

Welcome to Israel! Arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport and be transferred to your hotel for check-in, dinner and a good night’s sleep.

Day 3 - Jan. 26 – Caesarea by the Sea, Magdala, Capernaum, Boat Ride, Primacy of Peter, Mt. of Beatitudes

After a delicious buffet breakfast, travel to Caesarea by the Sea on the Mediterranean coastline. It was here that Cornelius the Centurion and his household were saved and baptized (Acts 10), and this is also where Paul made his defense before Festus and King Agrippa prior to his final journey to Rome (Acts 25-26). Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to the recently excavated site of Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene. Explore the 2,000-year-old remains of Capernaum (Luke 4) and stand in the ancient synagogue built where our Lord ministered. Worship as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. If time permits, see the Chapel of the Primacy, where Peter professed his devotion three times to the risen Christ (John 21) and visit the peaceful Mount of Beatitudes that overlooks the Sea of Galilee. On this hill, Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7).

Day 4 - Jan. 27 – Korazim, Bethsaida, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Bental, Yardenit

Visit Korazim, the town cursed by Jesus because He did mighty works there and they repented not (Matt. 11: 21). Walk the streets of Bethsaida, one of the "cities of woe" mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 11 and where Jesus chose five of His disciples. Continue to Tel Dan, one of ancient Israel’s boundary markers - "From Dan to Beersheba," and journey to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter proclaimed that Jesus was the Messiah. Look out over the Damascus Road from Mount Bental. Travel to Yardenit and recall Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist at the Jordan River.

Day 5 - Jan. 28 – Beit Shean, Shiloh, Jericho

Start the day in Beit Shean, a city continuously inhabited for over 5,000 years. Here Saul and his sons’ bodies were hung from the walls of the city after their defeat on Mt. Gilboa (1 Sam. 31). The uncovered ruins date back to the Greek / Roman city that was part of the Decapolis of Jesus’ day. See colonnaded streets with marble sidewalks, Roman public baths, and a theater. Visit Shiloh the newly refurbished and rebranded Tel of Shiloh, where the archeological remains of the Tabernacle Lie. Journey to Jericho (considered the oldest city in the world) to visit the ruins of the ancient city conquered by Joshua (Josh. 6:1). From Jericho, in the distance you can see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matt.4:1).

Day 6 - Jan. 29 – Masada, Ramon Crater, Timna, Elat

Enjoy a visit to intriguing Masada, the spectacular mountaintop fortress built by Herod that later became the final tragic stronghold of the Jewish rebellion against the Romans. Ride the cable car to the top to explore the fortress and look down upon the remains of the Roman camps and siege ramp below. Head to Maktesh Ramon, the world’s largest "erosion cirque," a geological feature of Israel’s Negev desert located at the peak of Mount Negev. You’ll travel south through the Negev to Timna. Travel to your hotel in Elat on the Red Sea.

Day 7 - Jan. 30 – Petra

Visit the famous city of Petra. Dating to around 300 BC, it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Its entrance passes through a long, narrow gorge known as the Siq and can only be accessed by carriage, horseback or on foot. Once inside the city, marvel at the intricate detail of a city that was cut into the cliff sides of rose-colored rock.

Day 8 - Jan. 31– Underwater Observatory, Beach, Beer Sheva, Valley of Elah

Explore the fascinating Underwater Observatory before spending time at the beach. Continue to Beer Sheva, where Abraham lived and dug seven wells. Visit the Valley of Elah where David defeated Goliath against all odds.

Day 9 - Feb. 1 – Mt. of Olives, Chapel of Ascension, Garden of Gethsemane, Bethlehem, Herodian

Stand on the Mount of Olives as Jesus did and enjoy a remarkable view of the "Golden City" of Jerusalem. View the Chapel of the Ascension commemorating how Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1). Enter the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus went to pray after the Last Supper and was arrested (Matt. 26). Cross the border into Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus (Luke 2). Visit the Church of the Nativity, the oldest continuously functioning church in the world. See the cave where tradition holds Jesus was born, and look out on the Shepherds’ Fields, where angels spread the Good News. Also visit the Herodion, the fortified palace and final resting place of Herod the Great.

Day 10 - Feb. 2 – Temple Mount, Wohl Museum, Southern Steps, Wailing Wall, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam

This morning stand atop the Temple Mount, once home to the Jewish Temple (conditions permitting). See the Wohl Archaeological Museum & the rediscovered Herodion Quarter lying several meters beneath street level. Among the excavation is the Palatial Mansion, which also has signs of fire damage as well as mosaic floors and ritual baths. Explore the Southern Wall Excavations, including the Hulda Steps and the many Mikvahs at the foot of the steps. Pray alongside the Jewish faithful at the Wailing Wall. Outside of the city walls, visit the City of David, where you see the Gihon Spring, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, and the Pool of Siloam.

Day 11 - Feb. 2 – Temple Mount, Wohl Museum, Southern Steps, Wailing Wall, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam

This morning stand atop the Temple Mount, once home to the Jewish Temple (conditions permitting). See the Wohl Archaeological Museum & the rediscovered Herodion Quarter lying several meters beneath street level. Among the excavation is the Palatial Mansion, which also has signs of fire damage as well as mosaic floors and ritual baths. Explore the Southern Wall Excavations, including the Hulda Steps and the many Mikvahs at the foot of the steps. Pray alongside the Jewish faithful at the Wailing Wall. Outside of the city walls, visit the City of David, where you see the Gihon Spring, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, and the Pool of Siloam.

Day 12 - Feb. 3 – Upper Room, Pool of Bethesda, Old City, Jewish Quarter, Church of Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb, Gordon’s Calvary

Stand in the Upper Room, revered as the place of the Last Supper (Mark 14). Enter the Old City via the Lion’s Gate and view the Pool of Bethesda (John 5) where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle. Explore the Old City and Jewish Quarter. Visit the Church of Holy Sepulchre before continuing to the Garden Tomb & Gordon’s Calvary where you can celebrate the empty grave and our risen Savior! Transfer to the airport.

Day 13 - Feb. 4 – Return to USA

Return home with a transformed faith and memories to last a lifetime!

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Departure Dates

Monday, January 24, 2022
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