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 Clark Anderson.  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 a Nile River Cruise, 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.
Max 40 people

MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED TO ATTEND THIS TRIP

 

Experience the best of the Holy Land!!!

 

Israel Tour: April 28 – May 6, 2022

 

Optional add ons:
Jordan Tour  – April 25 – 28, 2022
Egypt Tour – May 6 – 12, 2022

ISRAEL ONLY
Dates: April 28 – May 6, 2022
Fly into:
 Tel Aviv’s t (TLV) – Depart USA on April 27, 2022 arrive April 28, 2022
Fly out of: You will fly home from Tel Aviv (TLV) on April 28, 2022

JORDAN & ISRAEL:
Dates: April 25 – May 6, 2022
Fly into: 
Ammon (AMM) – Depart USA on April 24, 2022 arrive April 25, 2022
Fly out of: home from Tel Aviv (TLV) on April 28, 2022


ISRAEL & EGYPT:
Dates: April 28 – May 12, 2022
Fly into:
 Tel Aviv (TLV) – Depart USA on April 27 arriving TLV on April 28, 2022
Fly out of: Cairo (CAI) May 12, 2022
additional flight from TLV to CAI will need to be purchased


JORDAN, ISRAEL & EGYPT
Dates: April 26 – May 12, 2022
Fly into:
 Ammon (AMM) – Depart USA on April 25, 2022 arriving into AMM on April 26, 2021
Fly out of:  Cairo, Egypt (CAI) May 12, 2022
additional flight from TLV to CAI will need to be purchased


Tour is for 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 

  • Hotel Accommodations (in double occupancy rooms, additional cost if you would like your own room)
  • Touring with Clark Anderson
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Meals as indicated
  • Entrance fees & Activities
  • Transfer to airport on departure evening
  • Head sets for listening
  • Gratuities for tour guide

 

Jordan Portion

  • Jordan Visas, Boarder Fees & Departue Taxes
  • Hotel Accommodations (in double occupancy rooms, additional cost if you would like your own room)
  • Meals as indicated
  • All entrance fees to all sites on itinerary
  • Gratiuities for tour guide

 

Egypt Portion

  • Hotel Accommodations & 4-night Nile River Cruise (in double occupancy rooms, additional cost if you would like your own room)
  • 4 Night Nile River Cruise
  • 6 Days Touring
  • Egypt VISA, boarder fees & departure taxes
  • Meals as indicated (breakfasts and lunches plus dinners on cruise)
  • Transportation in deluxe air-conditioned coaches
  • Internal Flights (Cairo to Luxor & Aswan to Cairo)
  • All entrance fees to all sites on itinerary
  • Camel ride in Cairo (or horse cart)
  • Gratuities for tour guide & Nile River Cruise

 

Pricing

Pricing is per person based on double occupancy

Israel Tour: $2,605
Jordan Add on: $1,015
Egypt Add on: $2,840

FULL Itinerary: $6,450

Not Included in these rates

  • International flights
  • Flight from Tel Aviv to Cairo to continue on Egypt tour
  • Pre or Post hotel $$$ per night (double occupancy)
  • Travel Insurance (this is required contact Cheri’s Travel Spot for pricing)
  • Room Service
  • 2 Lunches and any additional drinks or snacks
  • Souvenirs or personal items
  • Tips for special services (estimate about $150)

Deposit of $500 due at time of booking
Final Payment is due by February 1, 2022

Any reservations made after Feb 1 full payment will be due at time of booking

3.5% credit card fee is charged if paying via PayPal or Credit Card
To avoid credit card pay via Venmo to @Cheri-Sandlin or
Zelle to cheri@cheristravelspot.com

Reservations are non refundable you can sell your spot to another person of the same gender
$200 name change fee and has to be changed at least 14 days before travel

Booking your Flights

Israel Only Tour:

  • Depart USA on April 27 flying into Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Int’l Airport (TLV)  make sure to arrive on April 28, 2022 anytime
  • Depart Israel Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Int’l Airport (TLV) on May 6, 2022 anytime

Jordan & Israel Tour:

  • Depart USA on April 24 flying into Ammon Airport (AMM) arrive on April 25, 2022 anytime
  • Depart Israel Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Int’l Airport (TLV) on May 6, 2022 anytime

Israel & Egypt Tour:

  • Depart USA on April 27 flying into Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Int’l Airport (TLV)  make sure to arrive on April 28, 2022 anytime
  • Depart Cairo Airport (CAI) on May 12, 2022 anytime

Jordan, Israel & Egypt Tour:

  • Depart USA on April 24 flying into Ammon Airport (AMM) arrive on Apri 25, 2022 anytime
  • Depart Cairo Airport (CAI) on May 12, 2022 anytime

 

Deposit is non refundable at time of booking and full trip is non refundable after final payment Feb 1, 2022
Reservations are transferable to another person of the same gender for a $200 fee.  

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

Israel Tour

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - Depart USA for overnight flight to Tel Aviv
Depart USA for your overnight connecting flight to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV)
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - Arrive in Israel
Today those participating in the Israel Only portion will fly from the USA to Tel Aviv. This evening we will meet the group coming from Jordan and enjoy some orientation activities at our hotel.

Hotel: in Jerusalem
Meals: Dinner

Friday, April 29, 2022 - Beginnings: Bethlehem / Jerusalem / Rampart
Today we begin our journey of retracing the Life of Christ chronologically. We will discuss Pre-Mortal Jesus and His unique role even before the Creation of the Earth. Later today we will visit Bethlehem, but first we will orient ourselves with the city of Jerusalem. We begin with a quick visit to the Israeli Museum which features the very impressive miniature model of the city of Jerusalem in Christ’s day; The Model City. Nearby is the Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem and we will make a memorable stop there before lunch. Next we will enjoy a refreshing walk through the flowing waters in Hezekiah’s Tunnel and then savor the sights and sounds of Jerusalem by walking on the Old City Walls of Jerusalem on the Rampart. This afternoon 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 will then visit 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’. This evening those interested will view how the orthodox Jews bring in the Sabbath at the Western Wall. 

Hotel: in Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Saturday, April 30, 2022 - Jerusalem Center / Mt of Olives / Bethesda
This morning we go the Mount of Olives and enjoy some ponder time in the Garden of Gethsemane in preparation for our Church services. Next we enjoy Sacrament Meeting 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 out of the Old City we will be introduced to the shopkeeper that makes LDS scripture covers, necklaces, etc. and also those interested can peruse olive wood carvings from the shopkeepers who have been making LDS Olive Wood pieces for over 40 years. We will enjoy some free exploration time in the Old City of Jerusalem before making our way back to our hotel. 

Hotel: in Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Sunday, May 1, 2022 - Jesus & Mary as Teens: Caesarea / Mt Carmel / Nazareth
Today we consider Jesus and Mary during their teenage years as we visit Nazareth and the surrounding area. Before heading up north we will first visit the place where Jews believe is the Center of the Universe and where the Spirit of the Lord resides. We first visit the Tunnels at the Western Wall, then we will go up on the Temple Mount and discuss the most coveted and complex piece of real estate in the world. Following this memorable visit we will drive up north to Caesarea which features the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. It also represents the spot where the first Gentile convert joined the Church and the Gospel spread to the outside 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. We conclude our visits today with a stop at Mount Precipice where we will have an amazing view of Nazareth, Mt Tabor and the surrounding area. Following our visit here we travel over to the Sea of Galilee. Checking into our hotel (Nof Ginosar) this evening is a pleasure as our rooms are only steps away from the Sea of Galilee.

Hotel: in Galilee
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Monday, May 2, 2022 - Beatitudes / Peter's Primacy / Magdala / Yardenit
Today we spend our day seeing the sights and sounds surrounding the Sea of Galilee. We begin with a visit to a beautiful overlook of the Sea of Galilee on Mount Arbel. Next we visit the Mount of Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount was delivered. Lunch is a unique experience where those interested can enjoy St. Peter’s Fish. Next we visit Peter’s Primacy where we will discuss John 21. Time permitting we will make a brief stop at Tabgha where Jesus fed the 5,000. This afternoon we will visit Magdala (birthplace of Mary Magdalene) followed by Yardenit at the Jordan River (Jesus’ traditional baptismal site). 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, Lunch & Dinner

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - Jesus' Ministry: Sea of Galilee / Capernaum / Dan
Today we explore more of the Galilee area where Jesus spent the majority of His ministry as well as some other significant scriptural sites. Our first adventure of the day is boarding a small fishing boat and crossing the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. On our way we cut the engines & have a short discussion. On shore we’ll visit the ancient site of Capernaum. 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 was promised to receive the Keys of the Kingdom and 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. We will enjoy our final evening at our hotel on the Sea of Galilee. 

Hotel: in Galilee
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 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. If possible we will visit Bethany and Lazarus’ Tomb (if we can obtain access).

Hotel: in Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 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 we conclude our Israel tour with one final visit to the Mount of Olives. From the Mt of Olives Jesus officially concluded His mortal ministry on that continent (Acts 1) and fittingly we will in similar fashion conclude our visits here as well.

Hotel: in Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Friday, May 6, 2022 - Fly home or Continue on to Egypt
Today we make our way to the airport where those returning home will begin their journey home and those continuing on to Egypt will fly to Cairo and continue their adventure.  

Meals: Breakfast

Jordan Add On

Sunday, April 24, 2022 - Depart from Home
Fly to Amman. (overnight on plane)
Monday, April 25, 2022 - Arrive in Amman, Jordan
Arrive in Amman, Jordan. We will transfer to our hotel to rest from our flights and prepare for our tour. (D)

Hotel: Amman
Meals: Dinner

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - Jerash / Castle / Little Petra / Petra
After breakfast, we will travel to the ancient city of Jerash where we can wander the ruins and imagine the chariot races of so long ago. After lunch near the ruins, we stop at the 12th century Al-Shawbak Castle built on a hill in the plain of Edom. Our day continues with a stop at Al Beidha, better known as Little Petra. In one of the buildings, we find remains of painted frescoes with birds, grapes and flowers. We end our day at Petra where we will check into our fascinating hotel—a converted Bedouin village where each room is unique.

Hotel: in a Bedouin Village
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 7 Wonder 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 enjoy a Bedouin dinner and either overnight in Wadi Rum. 

Hotel: Wadi Rum
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Thursday, April 28, 2022 - Mt Nebo / Cross the Border / Jerico
Today we make our way up north to visit Mt. Nebo where Moses looked over into the Promised Land and was buried or translated. After lunch we make our way to the Alanby Bridge where we cross into Israel and make our way to Jerusalem where we will overnight and also meet those coming for the Israel Portion of the trip

Hotel: Jerusalem
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Egypt Add On

Friday, May 6, 2022 - EGYPT Tour Begins / Fly to Cairo / Grand Egyptian Museum
This morning we take a short flight from TLV to Cairo. When we arrive if it is open and available we will visit the newly opened and anticipated Grand Egyptian Museum. This museum houses some of the most impressive items in the entire world, including all that was discovered in King Tut’s Tomb, a replica of the Rosetta Stone, as well as many mummies of Egyptian Pharaohs (including Ramses II—there is an extra charge to see the mummies). This museum is scheduled to open in 2022 and has been under construction for the past 20 years and cost over $795 million to build. If it is not open by the time we visit we will visit the classic Egyptian Museum in Cairo which has been in operation for decades. Time permitting we will make a quick visit to one of the largest mosques in the world; the Mohamed Ali Mosque.

Hotel: in Cairo
Meals: Dinner

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - Nile Cruise: Luxor East Bank / Karnak / Luxor Temple
This morning we take a short flight from Cairo to Luxor to board our 5-Star 4-night Nile Cruise! We have lunch on board before visiting the sites in Luxor on the East Bank. Our first site houses one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World (Colonnade) 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. This afternoon those interested can take an optional horse and buggy ride ($10) from the Karnak Temple over to the Luxor Temple where we will enjoy a visit to that impressive Temple. These structures are amazing and must be seen to be believed. Tonight, we can enjoy the optional evening spectacular Sound and Light Show at the Karnak Temple ($30) which narrates the story of the temple and the history of Thebes, or you can take an optional 2-hour horse cart tour through the city of Luxor ($20). We overnight in Luxor on our Nile Cruise Boat.

Hotel: on Nile River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - Nile Cruise: Luxor West Bank, Kings Valley / EDFU
This morning we will explore the sites in Luxor on the West Bank. The truly adventurous will start the day with an optional Hot Air Balloon ride with a view of the Valley of the Kings ($120). The regular tour starts with a visit to the Valley of the Kings. We will have entry into 3 of the famous tombs of kings (additional cost to visit tomb of Tut Ankh Amen-$15). 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. Time permitting we will make a quick stop at the Temple of Ramses III and visit also a shop that specializes in hand carved alabaster items. This afternoon we set sail on our Nile Cruise and sail to Edfu via Esna. We enjoy dinner and other activities on the Cruise Boat and overnight in Edfu. 

Hotel: on Nile River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Monday, May 9, 2022 - Nile Cruise: EDFU Temple / KOM OMBO / Sail to Aswan
This morning we will visit the most complete Temple in Egypt; the Edfu Temple. We then sail further south to Kom Ombo. Following lunch on our boat we will explore the Kom Ombo Temple which is the only double Temple in Egypt. This Temple is dedicated to Horus the falcon god and Sobek the crocodile. This evening we enjoy a Galabia Party on our Cruise. We overnight in Aswan 

Hotel: on Nile River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - Nile Cruise: Aswan / High Dam / Philae Temple
Today we explore the impressive sites in Aswan. We begin with the High Dam which was built in the 1970’s to increase the amount of hydraulic power in Egypt as well as regulate the flooding of the Nile and increase agricultural production. Next we visit one of the more beautiful Temples in Egypt; the Temple of Philae. This afternoon we will enjoy a Felucca ride on the Nile and enjoy our “Last Supper” on our Nile Cruise boat together. We overnight in Aswan.

Hotel: on Nile River Cruise Ship
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - Fly to Cairo: Pyramids & Sphinx / Sakkara / Papyrus
This morning we check out of our Nile Cruise Boat and make our way to the airport for our early flight from Aswan to Cairo. Today we enjoy a full day exploring 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). With our early flight we will have time to visit Sakkara which is the oldest of the pyramids in Egypt as well as a local Papyrus factory where they demonstrate how they make this ancient art. We overnight in Cairo and will enjoy our official “Last Supper” together as we prepare to make our voyage home early the next day. 

Hotel: in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Sunday, May 12, 2022 - FLY HOME

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

Hotel: None – Fly Home
Meals: Breakfast

Come Feel the Spirit in the Holy Land