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When Jesus walked here, he called for love of neighbor and enemy.

When you walk here, you get to practice.

Explore The Holy Land with Us

Some come for adventure. Some are fascinated by cultures, religions, and conflicts. Some come on pilgrimage, to walk where Jesus walked. Many come to explore the worlds of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. They are drawn to a Land full of history and memory, of prophets and miracles.

What draws you?

The Jews, Christians and Muslims you meet will deepen your understanding of the Middle East and the challenges Israelis and Palestinians face today. You will hear stories, shed tears, and discover that simplistic “pro-Israel” or “pro-Palestine” narratives don’t advance the cause of peace. In the Holy Land, the past helps us make sense of the present, while the present illuminates the past. Whether you are following ancient trails, listening to experts, or sipping coffee with friends, something will surprise you.

Program Details

Suggested length: 12 days

Size of group: 11-16 participants is the perfect size for easy travel, personal encounters, flexibility, and full participation.

Price: we’ll work out a price that comes with no surprises. It will include accommodations, tips, private ground transport (with AC), group transfer to and from the airport, entrance fees, briefings, guides, and most meals (some with local families). You will arrange your round-trip airfare to Tel Aviv and traveler’s insurance.

What to bring: walking shoes, layers, hat, swimsuit, water shoes or flip flops, refillable water bottle, day pack, small flashlight, notebook, adapter plug for recharging.

A Sample Itinerary

Bethlehem - 3 nights

Arrival Day
Airport transfer, Ben Gurion airport
Transfer to Bethlehem, check in
Welcome dinner & program notes

1 Day 1
Manger Square, Mosque of Omar, Nativity Church and grotto, Lunch in Manger Square
The Wall, Walled Off Hotel, Banksy Museum, Aida Refugee Camp
Dinner and Conversation at Casa Nova

2 Day 2
Worship at Christmas Lutheran Church
Tent of Nations with Daoud Nassar
Free time in Bethlehem Old City
Dinner and conversation with Mitri Raheb 

Jerusalem – 5 nights

3 Day 3
Checkpoint 300, Herodion (Herod the Great), Green Line, US embassy, Jerusalem Old City, Damascus Gate, Muslim Quarter, Via Dolorosa, American Colony Hotel and bookstore, Dinner in East Jerusalem

4 Day 4
Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif, Pool of Bethesda and St. Anne’s Crusader church, Ecce Homo: Lithostrotos, Hadrian’s arch, terrace, Lunch on Via Dolorosa, Christian Quarter walk, Holy Sepulchre Church, Jaffa Gate, Dinner at First Station

5 Day 5
Jordan Valley, Masada summit (ascend by cable car), Qumran (community of the Dead Sea Scrolls), Dead Sea swim

6 Day 6
Holocaust in contemporary Israel with Ophir Yarden, Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum
Lunch in Ein Kerem and Church of John the Baptist
Mahane Yehuda market, Mea Shearim encounter with the Orthodox

7 Day 7
Jewish Quarter walk, Christ Church museum, Roman Cardo, Kotel (Western Wall)
Lunch in Silwan with Palestian family, Pool of Siloam pool, Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit (Jesus Wept) Church, Garden of Gethsemane, Kidron Valley
Shabbat dinner with Jewish family

Nazareth – 4 nights

Accomodation: Al Hakim Guest House 

8 Day 8
Garden Tomb, Qalandia checkpoint to West Bank, Nablus Old City, Jacob’s Well, Balata refugee camp Qalandia checkpoint into the West Bank

9 Day 9
Church of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well, Roman Sepphoris excavations and Zippori ruins,
Conversation with Yohanna Katanacho, Dinner and Oud concert at Liwan Cafe

10 Day 10
Nazareth Village, Lunch with family at Cana, Cana Wedding church, Arbel Park and cliffs,
Dinner and presentation at Sindyana

11 Day 11
Capernaum (home of Peter), Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha (Multiplication of the Loaves), “Jesus Boat” at Kibbutz Ginosar, Magdala (home of Mary Magdalene),
Dinner in Tiberias, Sunset cruise on the Sea of Galilee

12Day 12 and Departure
Acco Old City (Crusader town), Jaffa Old City, Simon the Tanner’s house, beach, port
Group transfer to Ben Gurion airport, Tel Aviv

For advance reading, see Bruce’s book: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jesus.

Ready to craft your own itinerary?

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