Holy Land Trip — February 22 – March 2, 2024

Jordan Extension — March 2 – 5, 2024

Led by Pastor Phil Harris and Pat Bryant

Pastors Phil and Evie Harris

Pat and James Bryant

Join us as we visit the Holy Land!  On this unforgettable 10-Day Journey beginning February 22, 2024, your life will be greatly impacted, resulting in a new Spiritual awakening and awareness and leaving you with memories like no other excursion you have been on.

Tour with us through Israel, the land where the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob have played a central role in biblical and world affairs.  Israel is the only nation ever to have a covenant with God concerning them as a people and their land.

With our local guide we will visit the country’s most unmissable sites such as Nazareth – the childhood village of Christ, the Mt of Beatitudes, the city of Christ’s birth – Bethlehem, Old City Jerusalem, we’ll travel through the Judean hills to the Fortress Masada and swim in the Dead Sea.  Can you picture yourself in Caesarea, an ancient city built by King Herod the Great over 2000 years ago?  You’ll also sail in a boat on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus and his disciples fished, visit the tomb where Lazarus came forth, explore the tunnels under the Temple Mount, visit the pool of Siloam where Christ healed the blind man, enjoy walking on the panoramic Mt of Olives, pray in The Garden of Gethsemane, experience the Garden Tomb, and so much more.  We’ll be staying in luxury hotels and traveling in a luxury bus.

Review the complete itinerary below. For additional information or questions, contact tour coordinator, Pat Bryant at [email protected]

We look forward to having you with us on this incredible trip of a lifetime.  We promise that following this adventure, reading of your Bible will advance from black & white to high-definition color, and your life will never be the same!

Accept our invitation.

Pastors Phil and Evie Harris


Check back soon!

Hotels – Israel Portion

1 night
Haifa, Israel
2 nightsSea of Galilee, Israel
5 nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Hotels – Jordan Extension

1 night
Petra, Jordan
1 night
Dead Sea, Jordan
1 night
Tel Aviv, Israel

Itinerary – Israel Portion

Day 1 — Feb 22nd, Thu — DEPART FROM THE U.S.

Depart from the US to Tel Aviv.  Dinner and breakfast will be served during the flight.

Day 2 — Feb 23rd, Fri — ARRIVE TO ISRAEL

Our representatives will meet you and walk you through customs.  We’ll board our bus, then tour the charming alleys of the city of Jaffa and visit the square where the Church of Saint Peter resides. We will enjoy watching the sun set on the old city of Jaffa.

Dinner & overnight stay at our hotel in Haifa


After breakfast we’ll visit the following sites:

Caesarea to visit the Crusader Fortress built upon the ancient city of Caesarea, named after Augustus Caesar, who imposed the tax that brought Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem.  Here we will visit an ancient Roman Amphitheatre, where the group can experience the acoustics of a structure built in the days of Christ.

Mount Carmel where Elijah issued his challenge to the False Prophets.

Megiddo, Site of Armageddon.  We will see where generations of civilizations were destroyed and rebuilt over and over again. Somewhere between 28 and 32 times, cities would be renamed and rebuilt after being conquered. This city was a strategic location for going into battle.  King Solomon established it as a ‘chariot city’ and housed hundreds of horses. It’s also home to a 120-foot water shaft (which many of us toured) which connects the city to a spring outside the city gates.

Our next stop is Nazareth, the home of Jesus and where he spent his childhood. We will visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, which stands over the cave where the Angel Gabriel appeared before Mary to announce her conception of Jesus.

Onto Nazareth Village where we will have the opportunity to go back in time to the everyday life of the first century, the time of Jesus.

Dinner and overnight stay at our hotel in Tiberias


We’ll start our day in the upper Galilee, visiting Caesarea Philippi where Peter confessed Christ: “You are the Christ, the son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:15-16).

Complete with shops, marketplace, residential areas, and wharf, this is a city where Jesus himself visited and taught. Visit Capernaum, the town of Jesus. Visit the Church of Multiplication in Tabgha (where the Lord performed the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes). And visit the Mount of Beatitudes (where Jesus taught “The Sermon on the Mount”). We will continue to our baptism in the Jordan River, truly an unforgettable experience.

Dinner and overnight stay at our hotel in Tiberias


Today we will sail on the Sea of Galilee, and visit the museum of the ancient boat at Kibbutz Ginosar.

We will visit Magdala, with its first century synagogue, a complete first century city and remains of a once prosperous fish processing industry. Afterwards, we will bid farewell to the Galilee. Proceed to visit Gideon’s Spring – Ein Jezreel, where the Judge Gideon selected 300 warriors to go into the battle with him against the Midianites (Judge 7).

We will continue onto the Jordan Valley, and visit  Beth She-an, upon whose walls the Philistines nailed the head of King Saul after his defeat on Mount Gilboa. As we visit the city’s remains, we’ll not only learn about the dramatic end of the last war between King Saul and the Philistines, but also how the residents of Jabesh bravely removed the corpses of the King and his son from the wall of the city in order to burn them (1 Samuel 31).

 Pass by Jericho, the first city conquered by the Israelites in the Promised Land.

We proceed to Jerusalem to check into our hotel.

Dinner and overnight stay at our hotel in Jerusalem


Day 6 — Feb 27th, Tue — JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM

Our morning starts on the Mount of Olives with its breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem.  The day continues with visits to the sites that will helps us of understand the Lord’s prophecy about Jerusalem: The Chapel of Ascension, then onto the Chapel of Dominius Flevit, where Christ Prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem (Luke 18:41), the Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:39-53) and the Church of the Agony (Church of All Nations), the site where it is said that Judas betrayed Jesus. We will proceed to visit the sites on Mt. Zion: the Gallicantu Church, which was built over the ruins of the Palace of Caiaphas, the High Priest before whom Jesus was brought for trial (Mark 14: 53-65). We’ll visit the Tomb of King David and enter into the Upper Room – the site that commemorates Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. Afterwards, we will proceed to Bethlehem to see Shepherds’ Fields, and we will end our day by visiting the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, the birth place of Christ.

Dinner and overnight stay at our hotel in Jerusalem

Day 7 — Feb 28th, Wed — JERUSALEM – Layers of History, Temple Mount, Sound and Light Show

We will wake up early, have breakfast, we will start our day with an exciting tour to the site where much of the Bible was written, the City of David.  Here archeologists found King Hezekiah’s 2,700-year-old water tunnel, one of the wonders of early engineering, and the seal impression of Gemariah, son of Shaphan, possibly the scribe of King Zedekiah (Jeremiah 36:10). Continue to the Pool of Siloam where Christ healed the blind man by sending him to wash his eyes (John 9).  In the Jewish Quarter, we’ll explore the Roman Cardo, the Madaba Map, the Western Wall.  Proceed to the Davidson Center (with its amazing virtual model of the Second Temple).  We will visit the Temple Mount, and we’ll hear about the traders driven out of the Temple by Jesus (Luke 19:45-48).  Continue to Bethesda where Christ healed the paralyzed man (John 5).  Our journey through the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) stations will end by visiting the Church of Holy Sepulchre.

At night, we will enjoy the spectacular Sound and Light Show at the Tower of David in Jerusalem.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Jerusalem

Day 8 — Feb 29th, Thu — LAZARUS TOMB, DEAD SEA, MASADA

We’ll descend the Judean Hills on our way to the Dead Sea.  Our first stop today will be one of the St. George Monastery crosses, which offers an amazing view of the monastery.  This stop is important for understanding the water system used in the Judean Desert and monasteries.  We’ll continue to Qumran to hear the amazing story of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery. We will try to answer questions such as: Who wrote the scrolls?  Who were the Essenes?  How did they live and why there?  Then to Masada to learn about the dramatic story of almost one thousand men, women and children who chose suicide rather than becoming Roman slaves. We’ll visit the archeological finds and enjoy the palaces, bathhouses, walls and the remarkable view of the Dead Sea. We’ll proceed to swim and float in the Dead Sea, and to enjoy the sun and the famous mud.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Jerusalem


After breakfast, we will visit the Garden Tomb, for communion and reflection.

Then onto the Israel Museum to visit the miniature model of the city of Jerusalem as it appeared in the time of the Second Temple before the great rebellion and its subsequent destruction.  Afterwards, we will get to see the Shrine of the Book, which houses the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls.

We’ll drive by the Valley of Elah, where David fought Goliath. We’ll stop to read the story, and enjoy the beauty of the valley.

We will get to enjoy some shopping at the colorful markets of Jerusalem.

As we close our memorable tour to the Holy Land, we proceed to a local restaurant to enjoy our Farewell Dinner.

Afterwards, proceed to our hotel.

Overnight stay at our hotel in Jerusalem

Day 10 — Mar 2nd, Sat — FLIGHT BACK HOME

After an early breakfast, proceed to the airport for our flight back home to the USA.

We return home full of rich and unforgettable memories. A common refrain is heard — is the trip really over?  Can we start planning for our return visit?

NOTE:  The schedule is subject to change based on changes to flight schedules and/or local conditions.

Itinerary – Jordan Extension


Following breakfast and check out, we will drive to the border crossing with Jordan. Upon arrival at Allenby Bridge Border, our English-speaking representative on the Jordanian side will escort us to our driver. We will drive towards the South to visit Petra, the home of a World Wonder. After checking into our hotel, start our tour of Petra, the greatest attraction in Jordan. Petra was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabateans, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations of a commercial empire that extended up to Syria.  Later at night head back to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.

Dinner and overnight stay at our hotel in Petra

Day 11 — Mar 3rd, Sun — MOUNT NEBO, MADABA, DEAD SEA

After breakfast drive to Mt.​ ​Nebo​, where Moses viewed the Promised​ ​Land​. We will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Then to Madaba​, the Byzantine center of the master mosaics, where you will see the oldest surviving mosaic map of the Holy Land. Proceed to the Dead Sea, to a luxury hotel, where we can swim and float.

Dinner and overnight stay at our hotel at the Dead Sea


After a nice breakfast at the camp, early check-out, and get ready for departure. Drive to Allenby Bridge to cross back into Israel. Our Israeli representative will meet you on that side of the border, and escort you by private transportation to Tel Aviv.  Free time in Tel Aviv, where you can relax on the beach and enjoy your time in the market.

Dinner and overnight stay at our hotel in Tel Aviv


After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for our return flight back home to the USA.

We return home full of rich and unforgettable memories. A common refrain is heard — is the trip really over?  Can we start planning for our return visit?

NOTE:  The schedule is subject to change based on changes to flight schedules and/or local conditions.


Required:  Scan or take a picture (without flash) of the ID page of your passport (full page, all corners visible), then please send it to Michael at [email protected]

Note: Passport must be valid at least six months following end of tour.

Payment Details – Israel Portion

Israel Portion – Package price per person sharing double rooms: $4,395*

Israel Portion – Single Supplement (only for those who wish to reserve single rooms): $1,035

*Based upon a minimum of 20 full-paying participants

Payment Details – Jordan Extension

Jordan Extension – Package price per person sharing double rooms: $1,395**

Jordan Extension – Single Supplement (only for those who wish to reserve single rooms): $217

**Based upon a minimum of 10 full-paying participants

Terms of Payment – Israel Portion

Israel Portion – First Payment (1/3): $450 (non-refundable deposit) – Due by June 30, 2023

Israel Portion – Second Payment (2/3): $1,972.50 – Due by August 15, 2023

Israel Portion – Third Payment (3/3): $1,972.50 – Due by December 15, 2023

Israel Portion – Single Supplement: $1,035 – Due by December 15, 2023

Terms of Payment – Jordan Extension

Jordan Extension – First Payment (1/2): $250 (non-refundable deposit) – Due by June 30, 2023

Jordan Extension – Second Payment (2/2): $1,145 – Due by August 15, 2023

Jordan Extension – Single Supplement: $217 – Due by December 15, 2023

Methods of Payment

1) Credit Card, charged by Yael Adventures – Israel

2) PayPal (+2.1% PayPal fee)

Payments can be made at the bottom of this webpage.

Included in Package Price – Israel Portion

  • Round-trip Flights: Atlanta Tel Aviv Atlanta
  • 8 nights in hotel according to the program
  • Meet and assist upon arrival in airport
  • Buffet breakfast (daily)
  • Buffet dinner (daily)
  • 1 Lunch St. Peter’s Fish
  • Farewell dinner on the last night
  • Sound and Light show
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Deluxe motor coaches
  • Israeli qualified local tourist guide – English-speaking
  • Entrance fees to all locations mentioned above
  • Yael Group Kit – hat, map & bag
  • Name Tags

Excluded from Package Price – Israel Portion

  • Travel / Health Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Other things not mentioned in the program
  • Flight schedules are subject to change by the airlines
  • Covid-19 test (if required)
  • Tips to the driver and the local guide

Tips Guidelines:

  • Guide: $8 $10 per person per day
  • Driver: $3 $4 per person per day

Included in Jordan Extension Price

  • Change of the return flights
  • Transfer from hotel to Allenby Bridge and back
  • 3 overnights HB basis in Petra (Jordan), Dead Sea (Jordan), and Tel Aviv (Israel).
  • Buffet breakfast (daily)
  • Buffet dinner (daily)
  • English Speaking guide 3 days
  • New AC-WiFi Coach
  • Entrance Fees to sites mentioned on the program
  • Hotel porters
  • Departure Tax Allenby Bridge ($55)
  • Departure Tax Jordan ($15)
  • 2 Lunches in Jordan

Excluded from Jordan Extension Price

  • Travel / Health Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Other things not mentioned in the program
  • Flight schedules are subject to change by the airlines
  • Covid-19 test (if required)
  • Tips to the driver and the local guide

Tips Guidelines:

  • Guide: $8 $10 per person per day
  • Driver: $3 $4 per person per day

Travel Insurance

We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance to protect yourself against unforeseen events that may impact your travel plans, health, personal items, etc.

We recommend Travelex Travel Insurance.  To learn more and choose an insurance plan, please visit their website: https://www.travelexinsurance.com/   For extra coverage, the Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) upgrade can be added: https://www.travelexinsurance.com/travel-insurance/upgrades/cancel-for-any-reason

COVID-19 – Information / Requirements

All the necessary information about Israel’s travel requirements regarding Covid-19 can be found here:


As the situation is subject to change, we suggest checking back often.

Tour Cancellations

Yael Adventures will not be responsible for and will not refund any purchases not made through Yael Adventures, e.g., airline tickets. Cancellation according to state travel advisors and/or warnings, acts of war, acts of God, natural disasters, or other reasons that are out of Yael Adventures’ control, will not be eligible for any form of refund. For cancellations by a tour leader or by individuals who registered for a trip, refunds will follow the Cancellation Fees schedule posted below.

Cancellation Fees

  • $450 non-refundable registration fee 
  • For Jordan portion: an additional non-refundable $250 registration fee
  • 61-75 days before the departure day: 50% of total trip cost
  • 31-60 days before the departure day: 75% of total trip cost
  • 0-30 days before the departure day: 100% of  total trip cost

Tour Registration

To register for the tour (Israel portion), a deposit of $450 is required.  To also register for the Jordan Extension, after you add the Israel Portion deposit to your cart, you can click back to this page, to then add the additional deposit of $250 for the Jordan Extension to your cart. Online payments are available below.