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Word of Life Church

Holy Land Pilgrim Tour 2023

Visit the Land of the Bible with Pastor Brian & Peri Zahnd March 21-30, 2023

Registration opens June 1, 2022 at 8AM central time. 

COST
$2895 per person - double occupancy for registrations received before September 1, 2022
$2995 for registrations received after September 1, 2022
Now includes NINE nights hotel and eight days touring!

Tour officially starts at 8AM Wednesday, March 22, and includes lodging March 21.
Shared gratuity of $95 has been added to the total registration cost.
Extra days or nights can be booked with the travel guide.

Receipt and acceptance of registrations will be confirmed via email.

Price Includes LAND ONLY—AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED

We will help you make airfare purchases if needed. Most people traveling from America will need to fly Monday to arrive Tuesday.

INCLUDES
 + Nine nights hotels
 + Pre-tour night in Tel Aviv just a few blocks from the Mediterranean beach
 + 3 nights on the Sea of Galilee
 + 5 nights in Jerusalem
 + Breakfast and dinner buffets daily
 + Trip is all inclusive except for airfare and lunches while touring

ADDITIONAL INFO
$950 Single supplement for private room. An effort can be made to find a suitable roommate for anyone registering alone, but the supplement will apply if we are unable to do so.

SPACE IS LIMITED and we expect it to fill quickly! A non-refundable deposit of $500 holds your spot.

A waiting list will be created once this trip fills up. 

Second payment of $1000 due September 15, 2022
Payment in full due January 15, 2023
Contact us for more information at .



HOLY LAND 2023 TENTATIVE ITINERARY

Wednesday, March 22
The tour officially begins at 8AM when we will 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 challenged the prophets of Baal. Visit Megiddo (Armageddon) with its 26 layers of civilization, including Ahab’s water tunnel. Overnight in Tiberias on the beautiful Sea of Galilee.

Thursday, March 23
Visit Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus, and churches there. 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.

Friday, March 24
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.

Saturday, March 25
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. Check into our Jerusalem hotel and settle in for five days.

Sunday, March 26
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 Jerusalem.

Monday, March 27
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. We’ll cross the Kidron Valley and enter the Old City through St. Stephens Gate where we’ll visit the pools of Bethesda and the beautiful Crusader Church of St. Anne, Ecce Homo, and the Lithostrotos. In the afternoon, we’ll visit Mount Zion, including the Upper Room, the House of Caiaphas, and Dormition Abbey. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Tuesday, March 28
Today we’ll explore the Jewish Quarter and the Cardo, the heart of the Old City. Visit the famous Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Christian Quarter. Visit the Southern Stairs and the Western Wall and walk through the Rabbinic Tunnel. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Wednesday, March 29
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 30
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 check out of the hotel in the morning, leave their bags at the desk, and enjoy a free day in Jerusalem, departing for the airport in the evening. Keep in mind it’s an hour to the airport and airlines request you arrive three hours in advance of your flight, so a flight shortly after midnight would require you to leave for the airport around 8PM.

Registration opens June 1, 2022 at 8AM central time. 

Click here to go to our registration page.