Israel & JordanA Once in a Lifetime tour of Israel! 11 day tour - May 19, 2023
This once in a lifetime tour of Israel will visit many sites that other tours miss, some even leave off Bethlehem.
Our special Holy Land Tour includes all of the important sites in Israel such as Jerusalem, Garden Tomb, Galilee, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, Christ’s baptismal site and more. It also includes Petra in Jordan.
This once in a lifetime tour will visit many sites that others are not able to see when they go to Israel. For example, we visit the Beit Lehi excavations, located a short distance down from Jerusalem. This is where caves were discovered with writings on the inside walls. It was determined that the writings were by a prophet in hiding that dates at approx. 600 BC. The Arabs have considered the hill above the cave to be a sacred place. As they put it – “before Mohamed there was a great prophet named Lehi and he taught from that hill.” Even the archaeologists in Jerusalem now call the area Beit Lehi. We do not know if this is our Lehi, but we do know this will be a huge highlight as you visit an active archaeological dig. The excavations are on an army base. Only those excavating and Fun For Less Tours have been given permission to go onto the site. click to view a video on the Lehi excavations
NOTE: The excavations are now far enough along, there are stairs into the underground excavations.
Visiting the Holy Land is a life-changing experience. You will never read the scriptures in quite the same way after walking in the footsteps of prophets, apostles, and the Savior. The men and women whose stories have inspired us since childhood come to life in a manner that is remarkable and penetrating. When Jesus walked to Emmaus with two of his disciples they later remarked, “Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?” We feel confident you too will feel the power of the Bible’s familiar stories as you experience the sights and sounds of the land that gave to us our shared spiritual heritage. After visiting the lands of the scriptures you will always feel a certain unique homesickness for them and a longing to return.
Package Price Includes:
- 4-star deluxe hotels in Israel.
- 5-star luxury hotel in Jordan.
- Special Guest Educators in Israel: Dr. S. Michael Wilcox.
- The best in guides and bus drivers!
- All land taxes and booking fees.
- All transfers, buses and entrance fees.
- Petra in Jordan: Voted as one of the 7 Wonders of the World!
- Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.
- Breakfast & Dinner throughout your stay in Israel.
- Important sites in Israel & Jordan.
- The Beit Lehi excavations.
- Fun For Less Tours staff throughout your tour – “We don’t send you, we take you.”
- “Whisper Perfect” headset receivers. Everyone on this tour will have their own individual “whisper perfect” headset receiver. You will be able to hear every word clearly spoken by our guides and educators, even when you step away from the group to take that important picture.
- Not included in our package is the option to purchase our group airfare.
Package Price: $*
**Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy.
Does not include international airfare to and from
the Middle East, visas and tips.
Our journey today takes us north of the Sea of Galilee. We begin by visiting Capernaum where so many wonderful events and teachings of the Savior took place. We then stop at the Mount of Beatitudes where we will ponder the great truths delivered by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. Driving to the far north of Israel we will pass the Canaanite city of Hazor on our way to Tel Dan. Here Jeroboam erected a golden calf for the Israelites to worship, marking the beginning of the events that would end with the “lost ten tribes.” The restored walls and gates give us an excellent idea of the fortifications Joshua had to face as he conquered the land. We will visit Banias, known as Caesarea Philippi in the days of Jesus where he asked his disciples, “Whom do ye say that I am?” At the end of the day, we will return to our hotel in Galilee. Our day would not be complete without a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee where we will discuss Jesus walking on the water and stilling the storm.
Day 6: May 24: Nazareth – Galilee
This morning we will travel to the top of Mt Carmel where Elijah had his historic confrontation with the priests of Baal with its dramatic conclusion. We travel on to Nazareth, home of the Savior for thirty years of his life. Our day ends with a sweeping view of the Jezreel Valley from Nazareth dominated by Mt. Tabor where we will discuss the transfiguration of the Savior. Deborah and Barak gathered their forces at Mt Tabor and defeated Sisera’s iron chariots. We will also visit today the Arbel Cliff for a fantastic overview of the Sea of Galilee.
Day 7: May 25: Caesarea – Bethlehem – Jerusalem
This morning we will head to the Mediterranean Sea where our focus now shifts to the Apostles Peter and Paul as we discover Caesarea. Here the Roman centurion, Cornelius, became the first gentile convert to Christianity and Paul related his account of his vision on the road to Damascus to King Agrippa. We will visit the picturesque old Roman aqueduct and let you wade in the Mediterranean Sea. We conclude our visit to Caesarea at the Roman theatre, and Hippodrome where chariot races were held. We will then visit Bethlehem remembering the wondrous account of the Savior’s birth as recorded in Matthew and Luke and retold each Christmas as we walk through the Church of the Nativity and sing Christmas Carols. There will be time to shop in the best Olive Wood store in Israel, Nissan Brother in Bethlehem.