Visit the Land of the Bible with Brian & Peri Zahnd March 11-19, 2020
$2500 per person - double occupancy for registrations received before
September 1, 2019
$2600 for registrations received after September 1, 2019.
Receipt and acceptance of registrations will be confirmed via email
Price Includes LAND ONLY—AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED
We will help you with airfare purchases, and strongly recommend that you arrive a day ahead so that you can be rested when the tour begins at 8AM on Wednesday morning.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sadot Hotel for Tuesday, March 10, the closest and easiest to reach from the airport. Let us know if you want to reserve.
* 3 nights on the Sea of Galilee
* 2 nights in Bethlehem
* 3 nights in Jerusalem
Breakfast and dinner daily.
Trip is all inclusive except for airfare and lunches while touring.
$1000 Single supplement for private room
$95 gratuities added to final cost
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Registrations received after our bus is filled will be put on a waiting list.
Non-refundable deposit of $500 holds your spot.
Second payment of $750 due October 15, 2019
Payment in full due January 15, 2020
Questions? Contact Peri Zahnd at
HOLY LAND 2020 TENTATIVE ITINERARY
Wednesday, March 11
The tour officially begins at 8AM when we will gather at the Sadot Hotel, near Ben Gurion Airport, and depart Tel Aviv. Travel to Caesarea Maritime, the ruins of the luxurious residence of Pontius Pilate, including a theater and hippodrome. See the Roman aqueducts along the Mediterranean. Continue to Mount Carmel, where Elijah faced down the prophets of Baal. Visit Megiddo with its 20 layers of civilization, including Ahab’s water tunnel. Overnight in Tiberias on the beautiful Sea of Galilee.
Thursday, March 12
Visit new excavations at Magdal, home of Mary Magdalene and a first century synagogue. Take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and see the Jesus boat, a first-century boat that was buried in mud for 2,000 years. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes and the mountain called Arbel. We’ll overnight again in Tiberias for a total of 3 nights in the same hotel.
Friday, March 13
Visit Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus. Visit Peter’s Primacy, the beach where Peter encountered the risen Christ, and Capernaum, the ministry headquarters of Jesus, including the ruins of Peter’s mother-in-law’s house and the synagogue where he performed miracles. You’ll have a chance to experience a pilgrim’s baptism in the Jordan River. Overnight in Tiberias.
Saturday, March 14
Check out of the hotel and travel south to Beit Shean, one of the most incredible archaeological excavations of recent years. Travel on to Bethlehem and explore the city, including a visit to the Church of the Nativity. Overnight in Bethlehem Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday, March 15
Today we’ll visit the mysterious Judean desert. Ride a cable car to King Herod’s mountaintop fortress at Masada, where Jews fleeing the destruction of Jerusalem in the first century survived for three years surrounded by the Roman Tenth Legion. We’ll also have an opportunity to float in the Dead Sea. Overnight in Bethlehem.
Monday, March 16
Check out of the hotel and travel to Jerusalem, where we’ll see the Old City from the Mount of Olives, then walk down to the Garden of Gethsemane and the beautiful Church of All Nations. Visit the Southern Stairs and the Western Wall and walk through the Rabbinic Tunnel. Overnight in Jerusalem, for a total of three nights.
Tuesday, March 17
Today we’ll explore the Jewish Quarter and the Cardo, the heart of the Old City. Visit the pools of Bethesda, the beautiful Crusader Church of St. Anne, Ecce Homo and the Lithostrotos. Visit the famous Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Christian Quarter. Visit Mount Zion, including the Upper Room and the House of Caiaphas. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Wednesday, March 18
In the morning, we’ll visit the Garden Tomb and take communion together. In the afternoon, there will be an optional visit to the Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem, a “must see” for anyone who has not already been there. Otherwise, the afternoon is free to explore the city on your own. In the evening we will have a special farewell dinner. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Thursday, March 19
The tour officially concludes with the farewell dinner on Wednesday night, and it’s time to make our way back home. We will help arrange for transfer to the airport but at your own expense. Many people choose to take an evening flight out of Tel Aviv and have free time in Jerusalem during this day. Keep in mind it’s an hour to the airport and airlines request you arrive three hours in advance of your flight. There is also a block of rooms reserved at our Jerusalem hotel for those who wish to extend their time there—prices available upon request.