Have you ever wanted to visit the Holy Land?  Walk where Jesus walked?  Come experience Israel on this guided tour of the
Holy Land  lead by Dr. Clark D Anderson EdD.  Witness the Mount of Olives, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, the Upper Room where the Savior held the Last Supper, and other amazing spots in Israel.  Want even more extend your trip and join us
in Jordan for Petra and Wadi Run and also Egypt for the Red Sea, Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Cairo, the Sphinx and pyramids. This is a trip of a lifetime.  Come explore the Holy Land with other LDS Singles.

 

Experience the best of the Holy Land!!!

 

Israel Tour: April 24, 2020 – May 2, 2020

Optional add ons:
Jordan Tour  – May 2 – May 4, 2020
Egypt Tour – May 4 – May 10, 2020

Fly into: Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) – Depart USA on Thursday April 23, 2020 arriving into TLV on Friday, April 24, 2020 by 4:30pm
Israel Only depart:  May 2, 2020 from Tel Aviv (TLV) anytime after 2:00pm
Optional Add on Jordan depart: May 4, 2020 from Ammon, Jordan (AMM) anytime after 6:00pm
Optional Add on Jordan & Egypt depart: May 10, 2020 from Cairo, Egypt (CAI) anytime tour ends late the night before.
Ages:  All Ages

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Some of the AMAZING things this trip has to offer

It’s more just an adventure to the Holy Land

When you join Cheri’s Travel Spot on this amazing Holy Land Adventure you will have the opportunity to experience Israel, Jordan & Egypt with a LDS Tour Guide.

Israel Portion

  • 8 Hotel Nights (in double occupancy rooms, additional cost if you would like your own room)
    5 Nights Jerusalem & 3 Nights Sea of Galilee
  • 8 Days of Touring with Dr Clark D Anderson EdD
  • Sabbath Day Worship with the Jerusalem Branch at the BYU Jerusalem Center
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Sea of Galilee Boat Ride
  • Hezekiah’s Tunnel
  • Dead Sea Float
  • Breakfast & Dinner daily
  • Airport Transfers to and from Hotel
  • Sabbath Day Transfers to BYU Jerusalem Center
  • Head sets for listening comfort to Live Commentary & Sacred Music

Jordan Portion

  • 2 Nights Accommodations (in double occupancy rooms, additional cost if you would like your own room)
    1 Night city of Petra & 1 Night Wadi Rum in Bedouin Tents
  • 3 Days Touring with Dr Clark D Anderson EdD
  • Entrance to Petra
  • Jeep Safari in Wadi Rum

Egypt Portion

  • 6 Nights Accommodations (in double occupancy rooms, additional cost if you would like your own room)
    1 Night South Sinai, 2 Nights Sharma (5 Star Resort at the Red Sea), 1 Night Luxor & 2 Nights Cairo
  • 3 Days Touring with Dr Clark D Anderson EdD
  • Hike Mount Sinai
  • 2 Days at the Red Sea (optional ATV adventure and snorkeling additional fees apply)
  • Flight to Cairo & Luxor
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Pyramids & Sphinx

 

Pricing

Pricing is per person based on double occupancy

Israel Tour: $2350
Jordan Add on: $1050
Egypt Add on: $1950
FULL Itinerary: $5350

Not Included in these rates

  • International flights
  • Pre or Post hotel $$$ per night (double occupancy)
  • Gratuities for guides and porters
  • Travel Insurance (this is required contact Cheri’s Travel Spot for pricing)
  • Room Service
  • Lunches and any additional drinks or snacks
  • Souvenirs or personal items

 

Deposit is $500 and due at time of booking
Final Payment is due by March 1, 2020

3.5% credit card fee is charged if paying via credit card
To avoid credit card pay via Venmo to @Cheri-Sandlin

Deposit is non refundable if cancelled before March 1, 2020.  After March 1, 2020 full reservations are non refundable.

Booking your Flights

Israel Only Tour:

  • Depart USA on April 23 flying into Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Int’l Airport (TLV)  make sure to arrive on April 24, 2020 by 4:30pm
  • Depart Israel Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Int’l Airport (TLV) on May 2, 2020 anytime after 2:00pm
  • Depart Ammon Airport (AMM) on May 4, 2020 if you are doing the Jordan Add on anytime after 6:00pm
  • Depart Cairo Airport (CAI) on May 10, 2020 if you are doing the Egypt Add on anytime (tour ends late on the 9th)

Deposit is non refundable at time of booking and non refundable after final payment date
but are transferable to another person of the same gender for a $100 fee.  

This getaway is not a church sponsored event but LDS Standards are expected to be maintained.

Israel Tour

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - Depart USA for overnight flight to Tel Aviv

Depart USA for your overnight connecting flight to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV)

Friday, April 24, 2020 - Arrive Tel Aviv

You need to arrive into Tel Aviv by 4:30pm. We will be departing the airport at 5:30pm and go directly to the Mount of Olives for a view of ‘the Golden City’.  If you arrive early you can be pick you up at the hotel, if you arrive after 4:30pm we will arrange transportation to the hotel for you.

Hotel: in Jerusalem
Meals: Dinner

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - Jerusalem Center/Mt of Olives (Bethesda)

This morning we enjoy Church Services at the remarkable BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. The view of Jerusalem during our Service is inspiring. On our way to lunch we will wander down the Mt. of Olives and pass thousands of Jewish graves, including those of the Biblical Prophets; Haggai, Zechariah, & Malachi. We make a brief stop at the ‘Teardrop Church’ and then enjoy lunch in a unique local place near the Old City. We will then visit St. Anne’s which is the ancient site for the Pool of Bethesda. As we make our way back to the hotel we will be introduced to the shopkeeper that makes LDS scripture covers, necklaces, etc. and after dinner those interested can peruse olive wood carvings from the shopkeepers who have been making LDS Olive Wood pieces for over 30 years. We enjoy a relaxed evening and overnight in Jerusalem.

Hotel: in Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Sunday, April, 26, 2020 - Beginnings: Bethlehem/Temple Mount/Museums

Our morning begins with a visit to the place where Jews believe is the Center of the Universe and where the Spirit of the Lord resides with a visit to the Tunnels at the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. We view the Dome of the Rock, the Wailing Wall, etc. and discuss the past, present and future of that significant site for all three major religions: Jews, Muslims, & Christians. Next we will visit the unique historical museums in Jerusalem. The Israeli Museum displays the Dead Sea Scrolls and also features the very impressive miniature model of the city of Jerusalem in Christ’s day; The Model City. We conclude our museum visits with the sobering Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem. Time permitting we will enjoy the sights and sounds of Jerusalem by walking on the Old City Walls of Jerusalem on the Rampart. Next we will cross through ‘The Wall’ (20’ cement wall that separates Israel and Palestinian controlled land) and visit the traditional birthplace of the Savior in Bethlehem (Church of the Nativity). We conclude our day by visiting a local Shepherds’ Field near Bethlehem where we will review the account of the humble beginnings of the Saviors Life. In this setting we will review the Saviors Birth as well as consider Jesus as the ‘Good Shepherd’.  We again overnight in Jerusalem.

Hotel: in Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Monday, April 27, 2020 - Jesus/Mary as a Teenagers: Nazareth (Caesarea)

Today we consider Jesus and Mary during their teenage years as we visit Nazareth and the surrounding areas. We will drive up north and our first stop features the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and represents the spot where the first Gentile convert joined the Church and the Gospel spread to the world. Paul was imprisoned for 2 years here and also departed for his 4 historic missionary journeys. We will view the ancient theater and aqueducts before making our way north to Mount Carmel. On Mt. Carmel is a great view of the Jezreel Valley (Valley of Armageddon). From this vantage point we will discuss Armageddon, the 2nd Coming and the future of this Holy Land as well as reenact the remarkable story of Elijah and the Priests of Baal. Following lunch, near Carmel, we travel to Nazareth and from Mount Precipice we will have an amazing view of Nazareth, Mt Tabor and the surrounding area. We then drive around the Sea of Galilee to our Hotel. Checking into our Hotel this evening is a joy. Every room is only steps away from the shore of the Sea of Galilee. This evening you can enjoy a quiet, relaxing evening strolling on the Sea shores, or taking a dip in the Sea, etc.

Hotel: in Galilee
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - Jesus' Ministry: Galilee (Capernaum/Beatitudes)

Today we explore the Galilee area where Jesus spent most of His ministry. We begin by boarding a small fishing boat and exploring the Sea of Galilee as we cross to Capernaum. On our way we cut the engines & review some of the scriptural accounts that take place on the Sea. On shore we visit Capernaum which He called ‘His own City’ as well as the Mount of Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount was delivered. For lunch those interested can have St. Peter’s Fish from the Sea! This afternoon we’ll visit Peter’s Primacy where the historic conversation took place between the resurrected Jesus and Peter in John 21. Our final site of the day will be a visit to Magdala (birthplace of Mary Magdalene) where there is a brand new church with stunning murals and a portion of the Church dedicated to Women in Jesus Life. Our final stop of the day will be the traditional site of Jesus Baptism at Yardenit at the Jordan River. We again enjoy another relaxing evening by the Sea of Galilee.

Hotel: in Galilee
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - Jesus' Ministry: Galilee (Mt. Arbel/Transfiguration)

Today we explore more of the Galilee area where Jesus spent the majority of His ministry as well as some other significant scriptural sites. We begin with a beautiful view of the Sea by taking a short hike to Mt Arbel. From here you can view the entire area. Next we will drive to the very north border of Israel where we will look over into Lebanon and Syria. We will enjoy a short nature hike to view the ancient city and alter at Tel Dan. Our next stop is at Banias, the ancient site of Caesarea Philippi where Peter is declares as ‘the Rock’. As we bus our way home we will travel on the Golan Heights where we can look over into Syria. From here we also have a great view of Mt. Hermon (Mount of Transfiguration) and will reflect on the remarkable experiences there! This evening will be our final opportunity to enjoy the evening views of the Sea of Galilee and surrounding cities at night.

Hotel: in Galilee
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - Jesus' Final Days: Bethany (Lazaru's Tomb/Dead Sea)

Today we visit and consider the events leading up to the death of the Savior and the final days of His mortal ministry. As we make our way back to Jerusalem we pass through the Green Line and parts of the West Bank and will take this opportunity to discuss the current political situation, borders, and history. As we pass Bet She’an we will consider the ‘Fall of Saul’. We drive by Jericho and then make a stop at the Jordan River (Children of Israel River Crossing and Jesusbaptismal site). Following lunch we will enjoy a quick visit to Qumran (discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls) and also have the unique experience of taking a float in the Dead Sea. You cannot sink! From here we make our way up to Jerusalem. We will visit Bethany and Lazarus’ Tomb and conclude our day with a unique walk through the flowing waters in Hezekiah’s Tunnel. We overnight in Jerusalem.

Hotel: in Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Friday, May 1, 2020 - Jesus' Final Hours: The Passion of the Christ

Today is one of our most significant as we venture through the wonders of the ‘Eternal City’ and retrace the events and sites of the final moments of the Saviors Life! We begin in the Upper Room where the Savior held the Last Supper. From here we trace His steps to the Garden of Gethsemane (Church of all Nations). We next visit Caiaphas’ Palace (St. Peter of Gallicantu) where Jesus went before the Sanhedrin and where Peter allegedly denied Christ thrice. Following lunch we enjoy a stop at the Antonio Fortress (Jesus before Pilate) and from here we will follow the Via Dolorosa (or Path of Suffering), the path Jesus carried His cross to Golgotha. Next we will reflect on the burial & resurrection of the Savior as we visit the two possible sites for Golgotha & Calvary. First we visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher [believed site for many Christians] and then the Garden Tomb [where others feel is the true site]. We will discuss the crucifixion and resurrection of the Savior and the majesty of the final moments of His mortal ministry! This evening those interested will view how the orthodox Jews bring in the Sabbath at the Western Wall. We overnight in Jerusalem.

Hotel: in Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - Mt of Olives End of Israel Tour

Today we conclude our Jerusalem and New Testament portion of our tour and consider the Me…Here…Now of all we have experienced. From the Mt of Olives Jesus officially concludes His mortal ministry on that continent (Acts 1) and fittingly we will in similar fashion conclude ours as well. Those continuing on will head southward and begin the Book of Mormon/Old Testament focus and portion of our tour while the others will make their way to the airport and begin their journey home.

Tour ends at 10:00am

If you are continuing onto Jordan see details under the Jordan add on section.

Hotel: None – Your flight back home must leave after 2:00pm
Meals: Breakfast

Jordan Add On

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - BofM Beginnings: Wilderness (Timnah/Petra) - JORDAN OPTION


Following our Mt of Olives visit those continuing on into Jordan and Egypt will depart Jerusalem and go ‘down by the borders near the shore of the Red Sea’ (1 Nephi 2:5) just as Lehi and his family. As we do so we will be traveling on the road from ‘Jerusalem to Jericho’ and will reflect on a certain parable (Luke 10). On the way we pass Qumran (discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls) and stop for a picture of the natural spring and waterfall at Ein-Gedi (where David hid from King Saul) and where we most always see ibex. We visit the majestic Masada and gondola to the top and reflect on its remarkable story. On our way to the Israeli/Jordanian border we enjoy a brief stop at Timnah where we will view a replica of the ancient Tabernacle built by Moses in the wilderness. We will also discuss Sodom & Gomorrah as we drive through that remains of those ancient cities. We cross the border and make our way up to the fascinating city of Petra, Jordan where we will overnight.

Hotel: in Petra, Jordan
Meals: Dinner

Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 7 Wonders of the World: Petra, Jordan/Wadi Rum

This morning we explore Petra, one of the newly voted “7 Wonders of the World.” We will walk down the narrow canyon to the breathtaking view of the Treasury, Petra’s most famous landmark. You will have time to visit this fascinating city carved from the cliffs of the canyon and experience some of the best ruins found anywhere in the world. Petra was once a great commercial empire with a long history, it is best known today as the lost city in the Indiana Jones Movie, The Last Crusade. Following lunch we will venture out into the wilderness and enjoy a Jeep Safari ride into the beautiful desert and conclude the experience by spending the night in tents in Wadi Rum at a bedouin camp.

Hotel: Wadi Rum – bedouin camp
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Monday, May, 4, 2020 - JOURNEY HOME

 

Those not participating in the Egypt Option will take a shuttle up to the airport in Amman, Jordan and begin their journey home! Tour Ends at 1pm and it’s a 2 hour ride to the airport your flights need to be after 6:00pm

Those continuing on to the Egypt portion see details in Egypt Add On section.

Hotel: Flights home need to be booked for after 6:00pm from AMM
Meals: Breakfast

Egypt Add On

Monday, May 4, 2020 - Egypt: Sinai/Living the Old Testament - EGYPT OPTION Begins

Those continuing on to the Egypt portion of the tour will cross 2 borders and make their way down to St. Catherine’s in Egypt. We will orient ourselves to our current surroundings (Red Sea) and review the account of the Exodus as we bus our way through the Sinai to our Hotel (Morganland Village) which is near the base of “Mt. Moses”. We will enjoy a relaxing evening reviewing the scriptural account of Moses and the Children of Israel in preparation for our climb up the ancient temple….Mt Sinai.

Hotel: Sinai
Meals: Dinner

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - Living The Old Testament: Mt Sinai/Red Sea

We arise very early and enjoy a moonlight hike up Mount Sinai (Camels are available for those interested in the adventure). On top we will enjoy the sunrise and a very special meeting before making our descent. Once off the mountain we will bus our way to one of the very best locations for snorkeling and deep sea diving in the world…Sharm El Sheikh (Ras Mohammed). Arriving at this luxurious resort is a very welcomed experience following our early morning hike. We will enjoy all the amenities and comfort of this 5-star resort for the next day and a half. There will time for deep sea diving, snorkeling, swimming, reading, spa treatments, relaxing, etc. We overnight in Sharm.

Hotel: in Sharm
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - Red Sea

This morning we will continue to enjoy the Red Sea. Those who desire can enjoy some of the world’s best snorkeling & deep sea diving and those who are not interested in getting in the water can relax at the resort hotel which has several beautiful pools, a lazy river, spa options, para-sailing, boat adventures, etc. This afternoon those interested can participate in a 4 wheeling experience in the Sinai desert. Other options include a visit to Naama Bay for some shopping and night life, or one can enjoy retiring early and other various options at the resort. We once again overnight in Sharm.

Hotel: in Sharm
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Thursday, May 7, 2020 - Temples: Luxor & Karnak

This morning we take a short flight from Sharm to Luxor. We will first enjoy lunch and then begin our exploration of Luxor where over 60% of the world’s ancient ruins are located. Today we will explore the sites on the East Bank of the river Nile. Our first site is one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World and is also one of the largest temple structures in the world; the Karnak Temple. You will truly be amazed at this 64 acre temple. Following dinner we will enjoy an evening visit to the impressive Luxor Temple. These structures are amazing and must be seen to be believed. You might even enjoy these experiences more than the Pyramids in Cairo! We overnight in Luxor.

Hotel: in Luxor
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Friday, May 8, 2020 - Pearl of Great Price: Valley of Kings/Temples

This morning we will explore the sites on the West Bank where we will visit one of the most intriguing spots in the world; the “Valley of the Kings” (burial spot for the Egyptian Pharaohs & Queens). You will marvel at the similarities in Egyptian and LDS beliefs and rituals! We will next take pictures of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Collosi of Memnon & Nobels as well as Pit Tomb #33 where the Book of Abraham in the Pearl of Great Price was discovered. We will next explore the Temple of Ramses III. Alabaster is mined near Luxor and we will visit a shop that specializes in hand carving alabaster items. This evening we will take a short flight to Cairo and overnight.

Hotel: in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 7 Wonders of the World: Pyramid & Sphinx

Today we enjoy a full day touring the sites in Cairo! We begin with the splendor of the famous Pyramids & Sphinx. Those interested can go inside the Pyramid as well as take a camel ride (these have a small extra cost). From here we will make a visit to the Egyptian Museum and explore all the unique items there (including a Rosetta Stone replica and the opportunity to view real live mummies as well as King Tut items). This afternoon we will visit one of the largest mosques in the world; the Mohamed Ali Mosque. This evening we will enjoy our ‘last supper’ together with a short program followed by a short rest in our hotel rooms before making our way to the airport to begin our journey home.

Hotel: in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Sunday, May 10, 2020 - FLY HOME

We hope you had a wonderful time in Egypt.  Your flight can depart anytime today. There is no touring today.

Hotel: None – Your flight back home leaves anytime today.
Meals: Breakfast

Feel the Spirit in the Holy Land

"Every Latter-day Saint, who can afford it, should travel to the Holy Land, it will change your life." - Spencer W. Kimball