In September of 2019, we hosted an 8 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 June 8, of 2021 and going through June 17th of 2021. This trip will be a Loaded "Holy Land Classic" 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, David Aarons. I have used David many times on my previous tours,
and I can assure you that you will benefit from his vast knowledge of both the Bible and history as well. 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
$3,896.00. 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 mailto:email@example.com. Please join us on this incredible spiritual journey.
June 8 & June 9 - 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.
June 10 - Jesus' Ministry in the Galilee: Today, will will journey around 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. Recall
Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist at the Jordan River. Spend overnight in Tiberius.
June 11 - Cana, Nazareth, Tel Megiddo and
Caesarea Maritima: Visit the Franciscan Wedding Chapel in Cana, the site of Jesus' first
miracle before continuing on to Nazareth, Jesus' bothood home (Matthew 2:23). Look out over Tel
Megiddo (the Valley of Armageddon) to view one of the important archaeological sites in Israel. Today's last
stop is Caesarea Maritima, a center of early Christians where the angel visited Cornelius, the first Gentile
believer (Acts 10), and where the Apostle Paul was imprisoned for two years before appealing to Caesar. Spend overnight in
June 12 - Jericho, Qumran, and the Mount of Olives:
Today, will will journey south along the Israeli -
Jordan border to Jericho. There we will view the ruins of the city conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:1; 2, 20).
You will be able to see the traditional site of the Mount of Temptation, where the devil tempted Jesus (Matthew 4: 1-11).
we will then drive alongside the Dead Sea as we travel to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered
in 1947. We will end our day as we journey up to Jerusalem, and once there, we will have a group picture taken from the
Mount of Olives, overlooking the Kidron Valley and the Old City. We will
stay at our hotel in Jerusalem for overnight.
June 13 - Jerusalem and Bethlehem: We begin our day with a visit to Bethlehem where we will visit the cave revered
as the birthplace of Jesus and see the Church of the Nativity constructed on the site (Matthew 1: 18-25).
Gaze out over Shepherd's Fields where the angels appeared to the shepherds and announced the birth of the
Christ child. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before the crucifixion
of Jesus (Matthew 26: 36-44). Continue to Mount Zion to visit the house of Caiaphas, where Jesus was
questioned the night of his betrayal (Matthew 26: 57). Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional
site of the Upper Room (Mark 14: 12-26). Spend
overnight in Jerusalem.
14 - Jerusalem and the Old City: Today, we will enjoy a spectacular visit of the Old City.
Enter the ancient city through St. Stephen's Gate and view the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed
the Sabbath miracle on the lame man (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. Take a moment to pray at the Western Wall and
then have a devotion on the Teaching Steps which led into the temple. Overnight in
June 15 - Leisure Day (Masada/Dead Sea Option): Today, you have free time to explore on your own, or you may choose to visit Masada and the Dead Sea
(small additional charge). Ascend by cable car to Masada, Herod's legendary mountaintop fortress
which became the last desperate stronghold of the Jewish Zealots against the Romans. You can still look down on the
remains of the Roman camps and the seige ramp below. End your day with a dip in the salt and mineral laden waters of
the Dead Sea. Overnight in Jerusalem.
June 16 - Jerusalem: Travel
to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and where Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1: 26-40).
Explore the poignant exhibits of Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocausr Memorial. Finish your tour of the Holy
Land with a moving visit to the Garden Tomb, for a time of reflection and communion.
June 17 - Return to the USA: Return home with great memories of your Holy Land Pilgrimage.
GROUP AT NIMROD'S CASTLE ON MT HERMON