Guided by Dr. and Mrs. Arthur A. Just
Dr. Just is chairman and professor of Exegetical Theology, and half-time missionary to Spain and Latin American where he teaches at the new seminary in the Dominican Republic every fall quarter. Together, he and his wife Linda will lead the tour. This will be their 16th tour, and their 2nd to the Holy Land.
The Holy Land
Walk in the Footsteps of Jesus
10 Days: February 23- March 4, 2019
Visiting Haifa, Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem
Only $3,599 per person from Chicago
(Tour price is $2,899 plus $700 in taxes and surcharges)
- Round trip airfare from Chicago.
- $700 government taxes/airline surcharges.
- Accommodations at first class/select hotels based on two persons sharing in twin-bedded rooms with private bath.
- Breakfast and dinner daily.
- Comprehensive sightseeing throughout.
- Services of our finest English-speaking local guides.
- Automatic $100,000 Flight Insurance policy. (Subject to policy terms and limitations)
- All admission fees, porterage, hotel taxes and service charges.
Your Day To Day Itinerary
Chicago/Across the Atlantic
Saturday, February 23
Begin your exciting journey as you depart from Chicago on board your overnight transatlantic flight to the Holy Land.
Arrive Tel Aviv
Sunday, February 24
Arrive in Tel Aviv where you will be met and escorted to your waiting motor coach for the transfer to your hotel in the Tel Aviv area. Your exciting journey to the Land of the Bible begins.
Monday, February 25
Drive north to Caesarea to view the ruins of the Crusader’s fortress and moat and sit in the great Roman amphitheater. Continuing along the coast, you will see the aqueduct that carried water from Mt. Carmel to Caesarea. On to Megiddo located on the Plain of Esdraelon. Visit the museum and ruins of the city and Solomon’s Stables. Continue to Haifa where you will ascend Mount Carmel for a magnificent view of the sea and harbor. See the Carmelite Monastery and Elijah’s Cave as well as the Bahai temple with its lovely Persian gardens. Proceed to Tiberias for the night.
Tuesday, February 26
Cross the Sea of Galilee by boat to Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee. Visit the ruins of a second century synagogue. Continue to Tabgha, site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. Then on to the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the famous Sermon on the Mount and chose the Twelve Apostles. Return to Tiberias for the night.
Wednesday, February 27
Depart via Tabgha and Magdala to Cana, site of Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine. Proceed to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus. Here you will visit the Church of the Annunciation and the winding streets of the Old City. Proceed via the Jordan Valley and Beit Shean to Jerusalem and your hotel.
Thursday, February 28
Proceed on a walking tour of the Old City of Jerusalem. Enter St. Stephen’s Gate. Visit St. Anne’s Church and the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed the crippled man. Continue to the Temple area. See the Dome of the Rock, the El Aqsa Mosque and the Wailing Wall. Exit via the Dung Gate to St. Peter’s in Gallicantu. View the Valley of Gehenna and the Pool of Siloam.
Enter Herod’s Gate to the Roman Praetorium, beneath the Sisters of Zion Convent and the Ecce Homo Arch. Follow in the footsteps of Jesus as you walk the Via Dolorosa, the traditional way of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Leave the Old City through the Damascus Gate. End your inspiring visit at the Garden Tomb, believed by many to be Golgotha.
Friday, March 1
Drive to the top of the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. Visit the Chapel of the Ascension and the Church of Pater Noster. Descend the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane and walk along the ancient olive trees, viewing the Kidron Valley. Visit the Church of All Nations on the Rock of Agony. Ascend Mount Zion to see the Upper Room, traditional site of the Last Supper. Drive to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity, see the Manger where Jesus was born and Shepherd’s Field.
Time to shop for wood carvings before returning to Jerusalem.
Drive to Bethany to visit Lazarus’ Tomb and the village of Mary and Martha. Then on to Biblical Jericho, believed to be the oldest city in the world. View Elisha’s Spring and the Mount of Temptations. Continue to the Dead Sea, 1,288 feet below sea level, site of ancient Sodom and Gomorrah. Stop at the Caves of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered and visit the excavations. On the east side of the Dead Sea are the Moab Mountains and Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land. Continue to the citadel stronghold of Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress where 967 zealots made their last stand against Rome in 73 A.D.
Sunday, March 3
Late morning check out from your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure for shopping and exploring the city on your own until it is time to transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to Chicago.
Monday, March 4
Your exciting adventure in the Holy Land is over as you arrive back home in Chicago.