Graeme Lienert 2018 Holyland Tour

October 29th-November 8th, 2018

Come Celebrate 70 Years Back in the Land! (1948–2018)

Who Should Go on this Tour?

  • All ages welcome!
  • This tour is will be from an evangelical perspective, exploring the land and culture and how it pertains to evangelical beliefs.
  • Best suited for those who would like to have fun and fellowship while experiencing the Holy Land!

About This Tour

Graeme Lienert has joined with Immanuel Tours to present a world class Holy Land tour, designed to bring you a spectacular and unique experience! 

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Tour Highlights Include:

  • Jerusalem
  • Mount of Olives
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Jericho
  • Tel Aviv
  • Caesarea
  • Much more. See the itinerary below for more details of our adventure to come!

Point of Departure

You are free to join the group from anywhere in the world, however you will be responsible for arriving to the airport in time for group transfer or for arrangements to join the group later (costs for individual transport not included in tour costs). 

About This Group

Graeme Lienert, the son of a Lutheran minister was trained as a Commander in Anti Terrorism and served over 40 years in the West Australian Police Force achieving the rank of Assistant Commissioner. He was awarded the Australian Police Medal for Distinguished Service. Since retiring in 2009, Graeme has made frequent journeys to Israel to pursue his interest in the history, architecture and spirituality of this fascinating country. As a member of the International Police Association, Graeme visited the Holy Land region and established relationships with many local security operators. This relationship has strengthened with his continued visits personally and whilst accompanying tour groups who have the need to visit areas that are considered non mainstream tour locations. Participants are amazed and thankful they were with a person of such standing and local knowledge. Graeme has added skills in public policy, management, overseas delegation, cross cultural relations and media interaction. Your experience will be highlighted by the knowledge that your safety will be the last thing on your mind whilst traveling with Graeme.

Along with Graeme, you will be lead by Tour Manager and registered Guide with Israel’s Ministry of Tourism, Gale Mashaich. Gale has been leading groups of Pilgrims throughout the Holy Land for many years. She is internationally recognized for her knowledge of local issues and is well acquainted with the history of modern and biblical Israel. Gale travels widely, to share her understanding of the Holy Land and what it means to Pilgrims.

The Itinerary 

Monday, October 29

Arrive Israel – Ben Gurion International Airport – Ariel Arrive Ben Gurion Airport 07:30 am where we are met and assisted by our Israeli representatives and tour guide. Transfer to our Ariel Hotel for a welcome drink and check-in. We have time to walk through the biblical gardens surrounding our hotel, which is located at the very heart of Samaria with a spiritual connection to biblical history. Dinner. Overnight Ariel (D)

Tuesday, October 30

Caesarea Maritima, Haifa, Harduf Kibbutz, Tiberius Check out from our Ariel hotel to visit Caesarea Maritima, the once Roman Capital of Israel, and then to Haifa where we enjoy a breathtaking view of Haifa overlooking the exquisite gardens dominated by the golden dome of the Bahai Faith. We visit Harduf an organic Kibbutz and then continue to Tiberius to follow the Jesus trail. Overnight Tiberius (BD)

Wednesday, October 31

The Pilgrim Shrines – Sea of Galilee – Golan Heights Follow in the footsteps of Jesus along the shores of the Galilee where Jesus gathered his disciples and performed many of his miracles. We visit the Pilgrim Shrines at Tabgha, the Primacy of Peter, the Mount of The Beatitudes and Capernaum the ancient Town of Jesus. Ascending Israel’s mountainous region we visit the Golan Heights. Overnight Tiberius (BD)

Thursday, November 1

Cana – Nazareth – Yardenit Today begins with a boat ride on the Galilee, then visit the Wedding Church in Cana, where Jesus’ first public miracle of turning water into wine occurred. Drive to Nazareth to the Church of the Annunciation, then Mount Precipice – the Mount of the Leap, where worshippers threatened to throw Jesus from the cliff. Return to the Galilee and visit Yardenit a baptismal site on the River Jordan. Overnight Tiberius (BD)

Friday, November 2

Jerusalem – Mount of Olives – Gethsemane Having checked out of our Tiberius hotel we drive to Jerusalem to ascend the Mount of Olives for a majestic view of ancient and modern Jerusalem, the centre of the Biblical world. We walk down Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane. This evening we experience a Shabbat Meal in a Jewish home. Overnight Jerusalem (BD)

Saturday, November 3

Jericho – Dead Sea We travel to Jericho the first town conquered by Joshua (Josh. 6:1-24) and ascend the Mount of Temptation where the Devil tempted Jesus (Mt 4:8). Continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Here we have time to relax and bathe in the Sea’s therapeutic waters, and take a leisurely moment to float in this amazing historical sea. Overnight Jerusalem (BD)

Sunday, November 4

Jerusalem – Old City Tour – Western Wall Our walking tour of the Old City begins after joining fellow Christians for Divine service at the Church of The Redeemer Jerusalem. Following in the footsteps of Jesus, we visit the room of the Last Supper (Mk 14:12- 26), and walk through the Jewish Quarter along the Cardo to the Western Wall, the most Holy Shrine of the Jewish people. We visit the Church of The Holy Sepulcher. Overnight Jerusalem (BD)

Monday, November 5

Today we travel to Bethlehem to visit Shepherds Field where “the shepherds were thought to have watched their sheep by night” (Lk 2:8), then visit the Church of the Nativity (Mt. 2:1) where Jesus was laid in a manger. We return to Jerusalem to visit the Garden Tomb. Overnight Jerusalem (BD)

Tuesday, November 6

Ein Kerem – Yad Vashem – Dead Sea Scrolls – Hezekiah Tunnel We commence our day at Ein Kerem, where Christian tradition places the birth of John the Baptist (Lk 1:5-24, 39-66), and drive to Yad Vashem a moving and impressionable memorial for the victims of the Holocaust. We continue to the Israeli Museum and enter the Shrine of the Book to view the Dead Sea Scrolls. At the City of David we walk through the historic Hezekiah Tunnel (Kgs 20:20), after which we have free time to explore the Old City. Overnight Jerusalem (BD)

Wednesday, November 7

After checking out of our Jerusalem hotel, we drive to Tel Aviv and visit Sarona the once home of the Templers, then to the historical and biblical Port of Jaffa. Here we walk to the House of Simon the Tanner, where Peter had his vision (Acts 10:1-22) and St Peter’s Church (Acts 9:36-43). Farewell Dinner and overnight in Tel Aviv (BD)

Thursday, November 8th

Free time in Tel Aviv for last minute shopping or a dip in the Mediterranean Sea. Our guide will be on hand to provide directions. Transfers to Ben Gurion airport.


Deluxe Holy Land Tour

$309000*Land Only, Based on Double Occupancy

Included in the Tour Price:

 •  Meet and assist in Tel Aviv • 11 days of sightseeing as per itinerary • Specialist Israeli tour guide Gale (English and Hebrew) • Accommodation 3-4 star hotels with meals (Breakfast, Dinner as indicated BD) • Luxury air conditioned motor coach throughout • Entrance fees – Historical sites, Museums, Parks, Masada Cable car, Boat-ride, etc • Gratuities • Pilgrim Certificate, map, hat and back pack.

Tour Exclusions:

Travel Insurance – Mandatory, if you are not choosing option offered by Olive Tree Travel – a copy of your policy is required • Drinks with meals • Lunches • Individual activities on free days • Individual Airport Transfers apart from the group • Any other service not mentioned

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