The Holy Land:
Past, Present, and Future
June 8-18, 2019
A Letter from Johnny & Elizabeth:
Out of all the nations we’ve explored over the years, Israel has definitely been one of our favorites. It’s been a dream of ours to host a group in Israel; to share this life-changing experience with other reformers. Unlike other tours, we wanted to design a trip with plenty of sightseeing, but also enough time for you to explore some optional additional sights at your own pace as you encounter the glory of God in the original Promised Land. We think there’s no better time to host this getaway than June 2019, in honor of Johnny’s 60th birthday.
Another unique part of this trip that we are so excited to share with you all will be a 3-night worship and prophetic conference in Jerusalem: Understanding Israel’s Role in Reformation. During these three days buses will provide transport to optional museums and Old Jerusalem so you can explore on your own. We can’t wait to share this trip of a lifetime with each of you!
- Roundtrip Air Transportation from Listed U.S. Cities*
- Lodging in Luxurious Hotels
- Private Motor Coach with free wi-fi
- Taxes Fuel Surcharge ($710) & Tip ($95) Included
- Local Tour Guide & Teaching from Johnny & Elizabeth
- Entrance fees to all sites on itinerary
- Breakfast & Dinner Daily
*Land only travelers will be responsible for own airfare
DAY 01, JUNE 8: USA / TEL AVIV. Tour members will depart from selected city of origin. Dinner and breakfast will be served in-flight.
DAY 02, JUNE 9: TEL AVIV. Upon our arrival at the Tel Aviv airport we will be met and transferred to our hotel in a suburb of Tel Aviv - situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Dinner will be served at our hotel. Weather permitting, we suggest a walk after dinner on the beach.
DAY 03, JUNE 10: THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA - CAESAREA - MOUNT CARMEL - HAIFA - PLAIN OF ARMAGEDDON - NAZARETH - CANA - TIBERIAS. After a good nights rest and a hearty breakfast, we begin the thrilling journey following in the footsteps of Jesus. At Caesarea by the sea we visit the Crusader's Castle, the Roman Amphitheater and water duct, and the port from which the Apostle Paul sailed to Rome. We continue northward along the Mediterranean coast to Mount Carmel where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal by the Brook Kishon. After Haifa, we view Megiddo and the Plain of Armageddon, Jezreel and Esdraelon. Visit Nazareth and Cana. Eastward, we arrive in Tiberias for dinner and overnight at our hotel and get our first glimpse of the beautiful Sea of Galilee.
DAY 04, JUNE 11: TIBERIAS / CAPERNAUM / CAESAREA PHILLIPI / MT. HERMON / GOLAN HEIGHTS. This day will be an exciting day in the Galilee area. We will depart from the Roman hot springs resort city of Tiberias via a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum (John 6:24) to visit the ancient ruins of the first century synagogue where Jesus preached (Matt. 4:13-17). Then on to the Mt. of Beatitudes
where Jesus preached the "Sermon on the Mount" (Matt. 5-7) and to Tabgha - the chapel dedicated to the multiplication of the loaves and fishes - (Mark 6:34-44). Stop for a St. Peter’s Fish Lunch (included). We will then proceed to upper Galilee and the site of Peter's confession (Matt. 16:16) at Caesarea Phillipi and to Mt. Hermon (Psalm 89:12) the probable site of the Transfiguration (Matt. 17:1-8) and the present day Golan Heights where Israel, Lebanon and Syria come together. We will follow the fresh mountain waters of Mt. Hermon to the Sea of Galilee and to the outlet passage at the southern tip of the Sea.
DAY 05, JUNE 12: NAZARETH / JERICHO / JERUSALEM. Early morning departure from our hotel. We will stop at the beautiful Pilgrims Park at the Jordan River (where anyone who wants to can partake in an optional baptism). We continue past Bethshean and then south through the Jordan Valley to ancient Jericho and a commanding view of the Mt. of Temptation (Matt. 4:1-11) and Elisha's Fountain. We proceed to the Dead Sea for an optional dip and if time allows, we will also visit Qumran. Then up to Jerusalem through the Judean wilderness. Overnight at our hotel in the Holy City of Jerusalem.
DAY 06, JUNE 13: JERUSALEM. This exciting day will begin with a drive to Mt. Scopus and the Mt. of Olives (Matt. 24:3) for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem, visiting the Chapel of the Ascension, the Church of Pater Noster and the Dominus Flevit. Walk along Hosanna Road to the Gethsemane to visit the Church of All Nations which stands on the Rock of Agony where Jesus was betrayed by Judas (Matt. 26:36-57). See the Pillar of Absalom, the Eastern (Golden) Gate and the Pinnacle of the Temple. We then drive to Mt. Zion where we visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu on the site of Caiphas' House, the Room of the Last Supper (Luke 22:14-20) and the Tomb of King David. End the day with a service at the Garden Tomb.
DAY 07, JUNE 14: JERUSALEM. Today is a day of leisure for exploring on our own. For the next 4 days of free time, buses will provide transport to optional museums (at your own expense) and Old Jerusalem so you can explore on your own, at your own pace.
DAY 08, JUNE 15: JERUSALEM. Today is a day of leisure for exploring on our own. In the evening, we will all meet for our conference in the hotel.
DAY 09, JUNE 16: JERUSALEM. Today is a day of leisure for exploring on our own. Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant to celebrate Johnny’s Birthday. In the evening, we will all meet for our conference in the hotel.
DAY 10, JUNE 17: JERUSALEM. Today is a day of leisure for exploring on our own. In the evening, we will all meet for our conference in the hotel. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
DAY 11, JUNE 18: JERUSALEM / TEL AVIV / NORTH AMERICA. We have an early morning departure from Jerusalem to the Tel Aviv Airport for our return.
Land & Air - Departing From:
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas $3,998
Land Only $2,448
(travelers responsible for booking and paying for own airfare)
The next step to join us:
Deposit - $ 300 (due with registration)
2nd Payment Due: January 9, 2019
Full Payment Due: March 25, 2019
Land only travelers are responsible to provide their flight schedule to The Quest Travel Group. Upon request, they will be provided with the group’s air schedule. Please direct all questions to: Quest Travel Group TOLL FREE: 1(800) 769-9466 ATLANTA: (404) 467-8041 www.QuestTravelGroup.com
IMPORTANT PASSPORT INFORMATION: Your passport must be valid until at least DECEMBER 30TH, 2020. Application forms are available at your local Passport Office. Any required visas will be processed for US citizens only. Non-US citizens are
solely responsible for obtaining any required visas. Rates based on double-occupancy, the airline tax and fuel surcharge ($710.00) and currency exchange rate (s) at the date of quotation to your host. Subject to change up to 30days prior to departure.