Dr. Kenneth Bruce 10-Day Journey to the Holy Land, March 19 – 28, 2023
- Duration: 10 Days
- Location: Jerusalem
- Product code: Bruce23
A Special Invite from Dr. Kenneth Bruce
Kristy and I invite you to join us for a 10-day exploration of the Holy Land. We will travel through the Land of Promise and walk in the very places where Jesus walked. You will experience areas such as the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Olives, and Jerusalem. This will be a spiritual journey that will change your life forever. Join us as the Scriptures come to life!
Dr. Kenneth Bruce
March 19 – 28, 2023
DAY 01: BEGINNING OF OUR TOUR Depart Atlanta for Tel Aviv.
DAY 02: INTO THE LAND OF THE BIBLE Arrive in Tel Aviv where you will be met at the airport for transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Netanya.
DAY 03: CAESAREA/MEGIDDO/MAGDALA Drive north along the Mediterranean coast to gorgeous Caesarea Maritima. Visit the Roman theater as well as Herod the Great’s seaside palace and its ruins. Continue to Mt. Carmel where Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal. Proceed to Megiddo “Armageddon”, a very important strategic point on the Via Maris connecting Egypt and Damascus. Journey to Mt. Precipice where you will have a panoramic view of Nazareth, Cana, and the Jezreel Valley. Visit Magdala, the birthplace of Mary Magdalene where ruins from a first-century synagogue and fishing village have been uncovered. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. Lunch provided.
DAY 04: SEA OF GALILEE/UPPER GALILEE The morning begins on the calm surface of the Sea of Galilee, cruising toward Capernaum. Upon landing, visit the town where Jesus started His ministry and performed several miracles. Among the ruins, see the house of Peter and the location of the synagogue where Jesus taught. Continue to Tabgha, the site of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish and the Primacy of Peter where Jesus appeared to his disciples after the resurrection. Drive to the top of the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee and the surrounding area. In the afternoon, journey to the Golan Heights in Upper Galilee. Visit the sources of the Jordan River at Caesarea Philippi and Tel Dan. The day concludes at Yardenit where you will have a chance to be baptized in the Jordan River like Jesus. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. Lunch provided.
DAY 05: SAMARIA/JACOB’S WELL/JERUSALEM – Leave Tiberias and travel south along the Jordan River. Visit Beit She’an, the leading city in the Decapolis and place where the Philistines hung the bodies of King Saul and his sons on the city walls. Enjoy a scenic drive through the heart of Samaria to the city of Nablus. Stop by Jacob’s Well where Jesus asked a Samaritan woman for a drink. Enjoy a traditional Palestinian lunch and then hike to the remains of the palace of the northern kings of Israel. Begin the journey south to Jerusalem taking time to enjoy a captivating view of the Holy City from Mount Scopus. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. Lunch provided.
DAY 06: MOUNTAINS OF JERUSALEM/BETHLEHEM Begin the day on the Mount of Olives at the Chapel of Ascension. View the Kidron Valley and take in the spectacular views of the Temple Mount. Follow the Palm Sunday path stopping at Pater Noster, Dominus Flavit, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Church of All Nations. Drive south to the little town of Bethlehem for a visit to the Church of Nativity and the caves where Jerome translated the Bible into Latin. Visit the Shepherd's Fields with views of the Fields of Boaz and Ruth. Proceed to Herodian, Herod’s mountain hideaway. Journey to the Valley of Elah where David defeated Goliath. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. Lunch provided.
DAY 07: JERUSALEM, THE HOLY CITY Step into history as you enter the Old City of Jerusalem. Stroll along the narrow streets experiencing the blend of several cultures revealed in the colorful bazaars, fragrant spices, and distinct neighborhoods as you make your way to the Temple Mount where Solomon's Temple was built on Mount Moriah. Visit the Dome of the Rock enclosing the Rock of Sacrifice and the Mosque of Al Aksa. Enjoy lunch in the old city and take some time to shop for souvenirs, jewelry, and ancient coins. In the afternoon, visit the Church of Saint Anne, the Pool of Bethesda, Lithostrotos, Pilate's Judgment Hall, and Antonia Fortress. Follow the Via Dolorosa with its culmination at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Finish the day with a poignant visit to the Garden Tomb where a communion service will be held. Return to the hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
DAY 08: MASADA/JERICHO/DEAD SEA – Travel along the ancient “Bloody Way” into the wilderness of the Judean Desert. Visit Wadi Qelt and view the Valley of the Shadow of Death from the high cliffs. Hike to David’s Waterfall at the lush oasis of En Gedi. See the caves of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a shepherd boy. Proceed to Masada, the desert fortress built by Herod the Great and used by Jewish zealots as a stronghold during the revolt. Enjoy lunch in Jericho and see the ruins and excavations of the ancient city. View the Mount of Temptation where Jesus was tempted by Satan. Enjoy a beautiful drive along the shores of the Dead Sea and stop at the lowest point on earth to float in the healing, mineral-rich waters. Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. Lunch provided.
DAY 09: NEW JERUSALEM Begin at Mount Zion with a visit to the Upper Room, the presumed Tomb of King David, and the House of Caiaphas where Jesus spent his last night on earth before his crucifixion. Visit the Shrine of the Book, home of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. Examine an expansive model of Jerusalem as it was laid out during the time of Christ. In the afternoon visit the Western Wall, the Southern Steps, and see remnants from the days of the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem.
DAY 10: TEL AVIV/USA Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport for your return flight home with your luggage packed with keepsakes and your heart full of memories from the journey of a lifetime!
NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and your tour guide’s discretion.
- $4,695 per person based on double occupancy. Book now as space is limited.
- Single room supplement - $995
- $500 per person with registration to secure space.
- 50% of the total amount is due on or before October 19, 2022
- Balance due on or before January 19, 2023
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AIR: Includes roundtrip from departure city in the USA and return. Flights are subject to airline schedules and may change without notice. Upgrades can be requested after booking and are subject to availability from the airline. Seat selections are available only at check-in for most group bookings.
GROUND/TRANSFERS: Transfers and ground transportation to\from airport/hotel by Deluxe Air-conditioned motor coaches. Land only passengers responsible for transportation to and from the airport/hotel.
HOTELS: Superior First Class hotels throughout. Priced on the basis of two persons sharing a room with a private bath and shower.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A limited number of single rooms are available at additional supplement prices. Signature Tours and/or the group leader will make every attempt to pair single participants requesting a roommate. However, the single supplement fee will be charged for each person occupying a single room, whether by choice or circumstances.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner daily. Lunch is provided most days as noted in the itinerary. Other days, the cost is typically between $15 and $20 per lunch.
SIGHTSEEING: As and wherever indicated on the itinerary, including the services of English-speaking guides as well as entrance fees to all places of interest listed in your itinerary.
PORTERAGE: Fees and charges for the porterage of one piece of baggage per person not to exceed 50lbs, in connection with all transfers and at airports throughout the entire itinerary are included. In addition to one checked bag, each traveler is also allowed one personal item such as a purse, briefcase, book bag, or small backpack. See carrier website for airline-specific baggage restrictions and requirements.
SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES: Service charges as required by hotel management and taxes as imposed by national and/or local governments and/or governments and/or administrations (wherever these are normally added to the bill.) on the date of this brochure are included.
OTHER: Tips, taxes, and airport taxes ARE INCLUDED in the selling price.
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