In November of 2018, we hosted a 10 day trip to the Holy Land through
Educational Opportunities Tours. It was a fantastic opportunity to see the land where Jesus walked, and the Patriarchs
of the Bible lived. The past came alive as we walked in the places from the Bible of both the Old and New Testaments.
Our guide, Mike Libdeh, was absolutely wonderful. His knowledge and expertise of the land and its history
in relationship to the Bible was outstanding. Also, our bus driver Halil, added so much to this pilgrimages by taking
us to some new places that were not even on our intenerary. If you have been thinking of making a pilgimage to
the Holy Land, I would like to invite you to come along with us. We will be making another great Holy Land trip, beginning
on September 10th of 2019 and going through September 17th of 2019. This trip will be a customized "Bible Land Discovery" pilgrimage. This will
be an incredibly emlightnimg tour of Israel. It is a journey that every Christian should make.
Don't miss out on this incredible pilgrimage. During this pilgrimage, we will journey many of the greatest Biblical
sites in Israel from the Galilee in the north to the Dead Sea in the south. Our guide on this exciting journey will
be my long-time friend, and Bible Scholar, Mike Libdeh. He will make the Bible "come alive"
on this Spiritual Journey of a Lifetime. Be sure to bring your Bible, as well as your camera, and prepare to receive
the memories that you will cherish forever!! The price for this trip, including round-trip airfare between
Nashville, Tn, and Tel Aviv, Israel, first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, deluxe motorcoaches, profesional
guides, and entrance fees to sites visited is only around $2,996.00. This is an incredible value!! DON"T
BE FOOLED by many of the so-called discount Holy Land Tours. You don't want to invest your money to
travel over 7,000 miles away only to find yourself in 2nd class accomodations and tiny tour buses, seeing only a smattering
of the sites that you could be enjoying. Educational Opportunities is a first class Chistian Travel agency with over 40
years of experience in Christian Holy Land travel. I have personally been taking or leading trips with Educational Opportunities
for over 15 years, and have found them to be the very best value in the industry. If you would like to
request a complete information packet, you may contact us through e-mail at email@example.com. Please join us on this incredible spiritual journey.
DAY 1 & DAY 2 - USA
to the HOLY LAND: Your spiritual pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on
an overnight flight. You will be welcomed to Tel Aviv, Israel by our airport representative and transferred to your
hotel. Enjoy dinner before you rest overnight in your hotel in Bethlehem..
DAY 3 - The Kings of Israel: Begin your tour in the Holy Land, by visiting Herodian, one
of the fortified palces and final resting place of Herod the Great. In Bethlehem, you will be able to gaze out over
Shepherds' fields, view the caves used as sheepfolds, and sing a song in the church there. After lunch, we will
visit the Church of the Nativity, where the cave revered as the birthplace of Jesus resisdes in the world's oldest functioning
church (Luke 1). Spend overnight in Bethlehem.
DAY 4 - The
Wilderness Experience: Begin your day from Bethlehem by going down the mountain to 1300 feet below
sea level in the Judean Desert by the Dead Sea. You will begin your day's activities by visiting Masada, another one of Herod
the Great's mountaintop fortresses, and the place of the Jewish Zealots last stand against Rome in 72 AD. You will see
En Gedi, where David hid from King Saul, and visit Qumran, the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery, and discuss the mysterious
community of the Essenes who once lived here by the shores of the Dead Sea. You will stop briefly by the
Dead Sea for a quick dip in the salt and mineral laden waters. You will visit Kasr el Yehud, the traditional site of
the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. You will close out your day by a stop in Jericho, the oldest inhabited city
in the world. Visit the ruins of the ancient city, which was conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6: 1-20). From Jericho
you can see the traditional site of the temptation of Jesus (Mathew 4: 1-11). Spend overnight in Bethlehem.
Day 5 - Jesus' Ministry in
the Galilee: Today,
will will journey north to the Sea of Galilee. On the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, we will explore the
church of the Loaves at Tabgha, the traditional sight of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9: 10-17). On the Mount of Beatitudes,
contemplatethe "Sermon on the Mount" (Matthew chapters 5-7). Visit Capernaum, Center of Jesus' ministry in
the Galilee, and visit the synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matthew 4: 13,23). Cross the waters of the
Sea of Galilee on a very special boat ride, complete with an onboard worship service. Stop by the Valley of the Wind
and Doves, at the base of Mount Arbel and walk on the remains of the old Roman road that linked the Sea of Galilee to the
Mediterranian coast and take a moment to contemplate the times that Jesus and his disciples took this very journey.
In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first century synagogue. Travel to Jerusalem for
Day 6 - Jesus in Jerusalem: We begin our day with a visit to Mount Zion and stand in the Upper Roomk (John 13),
near the traditional site of the Last Supper (Mark 14). Visit the City of David and view the archaeolgical excavations
revealing the original palace of King David. View the watercourse that Joab and David's men used to enter the city
of Jebus and conquer it. View Hezekiah's tunnel that was built to supply Jerusalem with water. Walk through some
of the ancient rooms of Caiphas the High Priest's house beneath the Church of St. Peter in Galicantu, where Jesus was brought
following his capture in the Garden of Gethsemane, and held overnight before his crucifixion (Luke 22). Take time to
pray at the Western Wall. View the ancient Cardo and see the damage done by the stones thrown down to the street below from
the destruction of the temple under Titus in 70 AD. Meditate as you sit on the Teaching Steps where Jesus once taught. Spend overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 7 - The Week That Shook the World: Stand atop the Mount of Olives as Jesus did and enjoy a remarkable view of the "Golden City"
of Jerusalem. Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives (Acts 1: 9-12).
Take time to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26) among the ancient olive trees there. Look across the Kidron
Valley to the walls of Jerusalem. Enter the ancient city and view the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath
miracle (John 5: 1-18). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne, known for its amazing acoustics. Visit Herod's Antonia
Fortress where Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate (Luke 23: 1-11). Walk the Via Dolorosa, "The Way of the
Cross" and stand in reverence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Your final destination allows time for reflection
at the Garden Tomb. Enjoy dinner tonight before transferring to the airport for your return flight.
Day 8 - Return
Home: Arrive back at home with a new understanding of the Bible the Holy Land, and the
life of Jesus.
GROUP AT NIMROD'S CASTLE ON MT HERMON