Dr. David & Heidi Bybee

Dear Friends in Chirst,

Please pray about joining my wife, Heidi, and me for a spiritually deepening tour of Holy Land. We plan on visiting many sites, where our Lord Jesus lived and walked and taught: Galilee, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Deep Sea, Capernaum, Nazareth, The Rabbi’s Tunnel, as well as other sites including a visit to the Holocaust Memorial.

I hold a doctorate in practical theology, have pastored churches for more than 30 years and formerly lived in Israel (during the 1973 war). Heidi will enhance the tour with some singing/music. This trip will be truly life changing and inspirational. I believe we will all enjoy our customized experienced by:

  • Having a very fun, casual/free time exploring the old city of Jerusalem
  • Worshipping and celebrating the Lord’s Supper at the Garden Tomb
  • Having lunch at a messianic Kibbutz
  • Visiting a Jewish Community and hearing from the Israeli News Service (from personal Jewish friends)

Please read the brochure and consider this life changing journey to the Holy Land with me and Heidi.

Dr. David and Heidi Bybee

Christ Chapel Lake Havasu City Arizona
Christ Chapel Lake Havasu City Arizona

June 6 and 7 – USA to the Holy Land

Your pilgrimage begins as you depart the USA on an overnight flight. You will be welcomed at the Tel Aviv airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel to enjoy dinner before retiring for the evening.

June 8 – The Galilee

Worship as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. Visit Capernaum, center of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee, and visit synagogue built on the site where Jesus taught (Matt.4:13, 23). On the Mount of Beautitudes, contemplate the “Sermon of the Mount” (Matt. 5-7). Explore the Church of the Loaves and Fish at Tabgha, traditional site of the feeding of the 5,000 (Luke 9:10). See the Chapel of Primacy, where Peter professed his devotion three times to the risen Christ (John 21). 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.

June 9 – Nazareth, Tel Megiddo & Caesarea

This morning we travel to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matthew 2:23). Look out over Tel Megiddo (Armageddon), to view one of the most important archaeological sites in Israel. Today’s last stop is Caesarea, a center of the early Christians where an angel visited Cornelius, the first Gentile believer (Acts 10), and where Paul was imprisoned for two years before appealing to Caesar. Travel to Beit Shean, where the Philistines hung Saul and his son Jonathan on the city walls. Continue to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

June 10 – Jericho, Qumran & Mount of Olives

As you stop in Jericho to view the ruins of the city conquered by Joshua (Joshua 6:1, 2, 20), in the distance you can also see the traditional site of the Temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11). Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947. End your day with a group picture taken from the Mount of Olives, where Jesus ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9-12).

June 11 – Jerusalem, Herodium & Bethlehem

Visit the Herodian National Park for a special service. The Herodium is the fortified palace and final resting place of Herod the Great. In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace and see the Church of Nativity constructed over the site (Matthew 1:18-25). Gaze out over Shepherds’ Field before returning to Jerusalem. Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and envision the scenes of the night before Jesus’ crucifixion (Matthew 26:36 – 44). Continue to Mount Zion to visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas, where Jesus was questioned in the night of His betrayal (Matthew 26:57). Meditate on the events of the Last Supper as you visit the traditional location of the Upper Room (Mark 14:12-26).

June 12 – Jerusalem & the Old City

Walk the Cardo, the ancient main street of the Old City. Explore ancient Jerusalem at the Teaching Steps and the Western Wall. View the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus performed the Sabbath miracle (John 5: 1-31). Sing a hymn in the Church of St. Anne and experience its rich acoustics. Visit Herod’s Antonia Fortress, where Jesus appeared before Pontius. This afternoon we will drive south of Jerusalem to spend some time with our friends and learn more of life in the Holy Land at the Herodium.  Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

June 13 – Masada/Dead Sea

Today, you will visit Masada and the Dead Sea. Ascend by cable car to Masada, Herod’s legendary mountaintop fortress, which became the last desperate stronghold of the Jewish Zealots against the Romans. We will stop at Ein Gedi to see the caves where David hid from Saul. You can still look down to 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.

June 14 – Jerusalem

Today is a free day to explore Jerusalem and see some of the sights you have not seen with your tour leader. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

June 15 – Jerusalem/Transfer to Airport

Travel to Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist and where Mary visited Elisabeth (Luke 1:26-40). Explore to poignant exhibits of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial. Visit the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion. Dinner and transfer to the airport for departure.

June 15 – Return to the USA or begin an Extension.

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Jerusalem Extended Stay

June 16 – 19, 2022 ○ $398*

Feb. 10-13 – Extend your stay in the heart of Jerusalem with extra nights at your hotel, daily breakfast included at your hotel! You are on your own to enjoy sightseeing, meditation, reflection & renewal. Feb. 13 – Return to USA

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

Taxes, tips & fees for extensions are charged separately.

Starting at

$3,798* from New York

$4,246* from Phoenix

$4,296* from Las Vegas

Basic Tour & Guided Sightseeing
Round-Trip International Airfare
Additional baggage & optional fees may apply; see fine print for details
Fuel Surcharges and Government Taxes Subject to change
Admin. Fees, Entry Fees, Hotel Gratuities & Program Fees
Daily Breakfast & Dinner, “One lunch at Finnish Kibbutz,” Deluxe Motorcoaches
First Class Hotels & much more!
*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount