Your Holyland Tour 2020

Who Should Go on this Trip?

  • 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! 
Custom Group Tours

About This Tour

While many tours offer you parts the Holy Land, Your Holy Land Tours offers you the very best and most comprehensive tour-of-a-lifetime, helping you to make the most of your tour and in the most comfort possible, providing those who join the tour with only the finest accommodations.

Wine Tasting

Tour highlights include: 

  • Special Concerts
  • Wedding Renewal
  • Archaeology dig
  • Night bike ride around the Old City
  • Boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
  • Bathing in the Dead Sea
  • Wine tasting at Golan Winery
  • Visit the Shrine of the Book, the museum where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept.
  • Walking in Jesus’ footsteps at sites such as; Palm Sunday Road, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Garden Tomb and many others.
  • Petra visit for those who choose to add the trip extension.
  • See the included daily itinerary for these and many more tour destinations!

Point of Departure

This tour leaves from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona.

About This Group

Mark and Cindy Brannon’s love for Israel started over 28 years ago. They found themselves  journeying to the Holy Land several times a year. Several friends asked to join them on one of the life changing experiences. The trip changed others lives, deepened their love of the Bible and Yeshua the same impact it had on them and their family. They decided to begin hosting tours to Israel in 2012. Since then, they have helped hundreds of believers discover Israel and make their bible come alive.

“We love the Lord above all things and feel called to educate people on the Old Testament foundations for our New Testament faith. As Christians, we have always felt a deep connection with Israel and the Jewish people and we feel that – until you experience Holy Land personally and in the flesh – you will not understand the true depth of your Hebraic Faith and the richness of our Judeo-Christian heritage.

After traveling around the world and seeing many different countries and experiencing a variety of cultures, we honestly feel that there is no place on earth like Israel. The truth of the Bible – God’s Holy Word – and its rich history will be laid out before your eyes. Many people often forget that Jesus was, in fact, Jewish! We will walk the streets He walked, see the synagogue in which He first preached, and where He made the ultimate sacrifice and redeemed us for our sins.

Our prayer for this tour is that you will return and share what you have seen, heard, and how much you have learned with fellow believers so that they also may understand the Hebrew Bible in its original context.Our heart is this: that you be blessed according to what the Scriptures say about those who bless Israel, ’I will bless those who bless you … and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Gen 12:3. We are so excited to have you, are praying for you, and are thrilled to have you join us for this trip of a lifetime!

We hope to see you next year in Jerusalem!

Mark and Cindy Brannon

The Itinerary 

March 4

Welcome to Israel!

Morning flight arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. After border formalities we meet with the Immanuel
Tours representative and proceed to the bus, where we shall meet Ilan the tour guide and David the bus driver. We will start the tour with a visit to Old Jaffa (New Testament Joppa). Stop for a panoramic view over Tel Aviv before we drive on to the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight. Orientation meeting will be held after dinner.

March 5

March 5

Check out after breakfast and start the tour witha drive along the coastal plain to Caesarea. Here we will visit the 1st century synagogue and the bird mosaic and other archaeological excavations . We will visit Mt. Carmel and on to Megiddo – Armageddon. We drive on to the Mt. Precipice the mountain from which the Nazareth people were trying to push Jesus after he infuriated them with his sermon, declaring himself as the Messiah (Luke 4). Our last site for the day will be at Sepphoris “The Jewel of Galilee”. Sepphoris is “perched like a bird” on a 400 foot hill that overlooks the Bet Netofa Valley and helps to explain its other Hebrew name, Zippori (bird). We continue to the drive to Upper Galilee where we will check in to Hagoshrim Hotel for dinner and overnight.

March 6

We will start the day with a visit to Tel Dan and Caesarea Philippi (Banias). We continue to Gamla, the Land of the Giants on the Golan Heights. Enjoy a visit to the Olive factory before we will experience a Druze Lunch and continue to the Golan Winery for wine tasting. Mt. Bental with a view to Kuneitra in Syria. We drive back to the Hagoshrim Hotel for the Shabbat Dinner and overnight.

March 7

After breakfast we check out of the Kibbutz Hagoshrim hotel and drive along the Hula Valley to Chorazim , a town rebuked by Jesus for its lack of faith . We drive on to Bethsaida, hometown of Apostle Peter and Andrew (John 1:44; Mark 6:45 ; 8:22). We drive on around the Sea of Galilee to Kursi, the “Land of the Gardarenes” , located on the Golan Heights slopes. It was here that Jesus cured two madmen, (Matthew 8:28-32). From here we drive along the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. In New Testament times this city became one of the 10 cities of the Decapolis (Matthew 4:25; Mark 5:20; Mark 7:31). We end this day with a visit to Ein Harod, Gideon’s Spring, where Israel’s first king, Saul, and his son Jonathan fell in battle to the Phillistines, around 1010 BC (1 Samuel 31). It was at the waters of Ein Harod that Gideon collected his people, in accordance with God’s command (Judges 7:7). We drive back to the Rimonim Galei Kinneret Hotel , located right by the Sea of Galilee. Check in for dinner and overnight.

March 8

Today we will focus on sites around the Sea of Galilee, rich in memories of the three years of Jesus’ Ministry around its shores. After breakfast we will have a a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Kibbutz Ginosar. Here we will visit the Jesus Boat Museum. From here we drive to Mt. Beatitudes , the site of the Sermon on the Mount. Drive on to Tabgha with the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes. Continue to Capernaum, where Jesus dwelt after he left Nazareth and did many signs and wonders, to visit the ancient synagogue and the nearby House of Peter. Drive to Magdala, the birthplace and home of Mary Magdalene (Luke 8:1-2). We end this day at the Yardenit Baptismal Site. Before we return to the hotel we will visit kibbutz Kinneret to the Dates Factory. Dinner and overnight at the Rimonim Galei Kinneret Hotel.

March 9

Check out of hotel after breakfast. Our first stop will be at Jericho, where the “walls came tumbling down.” Jericho is most remembered for Israel’s first conquest when entering the Promised Land. Joshua led Israel and God brought the walls down . It was from Jericho that Elijah crossed the Jordan and went to heaven in the chariot (2 Kings 2). Jesus healed two blind men when leaving Jericho (Mark 10:46). We will visit the glass store before we continue to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. After lunch we drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to the Herods Hotel. Enjoy this beautiful hotel and make sure to pre-book one of their SPA treatments. Or you may enjoy a float in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight.

March 10

After breakfast we check out of the hotel and drive to Massada fortress . Visit Ein Gedi Desert Oasis. We will enjoy a 2 hour 4×4 Jeep ride. The route will begin along the Good Samaritan hills, taking a sharp turn eastward toward the Og valley and its aweinspiring canyons. A breathtaking and challenging riverbed ride will then lead participants to the “cave” (an ancient cistern). A series of exciting obstacles will lead us down into the canyon bed, and en route we will pass along fortifications dating back to time periods ranging from the Crusades to the Six-Day War. One of the most breathtaking viewpoints in the northern Judean Desert, from which one can see the northern Dead Sea, Jericho, the Hurkanya Valley and Muntar Mountain. We will continue in the direction of a Jahalin tribe Bedouin encampment. Now we start our ascent to Jerusalem. Our first stop will be to the Israel Museum where we will visit the Shrine of the Book and the Holy Land Model of Jerusalem in miniature the way it was in Jesus’ times. Check in to the Inbal Hotel for dinner and overnight.

March 11

We start this morning on top of Mt. of Olives where we will have a majestic view over all of ancient and modern Jerusalem, the center of the biblical world. We will walk down the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane (private garden) . We drive on to Herodion, located south of Jerusalem on the edge of the Judean Desert. This site is one of the most fascinating antiquities sites in the country. It was built by King Herod as a combined palace and powerful fortress. We continue to Bethlehem, the royal city of David, where Jesus was born (Luke 2). Return to the Inbal Hotel for dinner. Evening excursion: New night show (King David) at the David Citadel.

March 12

arly morning visit to the Temple Mount. This is followed by a visit to the Western Wall Tunnels and the Temple Institute and the Cardo for shopping. Enjoy lunch at the Quarter Café. Afternoon visit to the Davidson Center with the South Walls archaeological park. End this day with a visit to the City of David with Hezekiah’s Tunnel and Pool of Siloam Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. Optional: Night bike ride around the Old City Walls.

March 13

Full day tour to Samaria . We will travel through the land of the Tribe of Benjamin. Our first stop will be at Beit El where Jacob said “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the House of God and this is the gate of Heaven” (Genesis 28:17). We arrive at ancient Shilo which held a central place in the biblical history of the children of Israel 369 years and was the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant until the death of Eli the High Priest. Next we visit Mt. Gerizim, the Mount of Blessing, which is sacred to the Samaritans. Return to the Inbal Hotel for dinner. This is the Eve of the Shabbat. We will visit the Western Wall and take part in the welcoming of the Shabbat. Dinner and overnight at the Inbal Hotel.

March 14

After an Early breakfast we start this day with a visit to the Old City through the Lions Gate and visit the Pools of Bethesda, Fortress of Antonia at Ecce Homo, Holy Sepulchre with the roof top of the Ethiopian Monks. We will visit Mt. Zion with the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, the House of Caiaphas (John 18:19-27), where Jesus was interrogated by the High Priest. Next we will visit the Room of the Last Supper and the Tomb of King David. We end this day with a visit to the Garden Tomb and Gordon’s Golgotha where we will have communion. Evening : drive to the Notre Dame Rooftop Restaurant- Wedding Vows Renewal and special dinner. We return to the Inbal Hotel for overnight.

March 15

After breakfast we start the day with a visit to Yad Vashem Memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. From here we continue to Khirbet Hanut (“ruins of the rest place”) was a station along the ancient road ascending from the valley of Elah. This road was part of the Roman road from the coast city of Ashkelon, via Beit-Guvrin, to Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Sections of the Roman road, named “Caesar Way”, can be seen along the modern road, carved into the rock. On this road Apostle Phillip met the Ethiopian Eunuch who had been seeking God through the Scriptures. We arrive at Beit Guvrin where we will take part in an archaeological dig. We end this day with a drive to the Elah Valley where David killed Goliath (1 Samuel 17). Visit the excavation site of the fortified city , Queiyafa, where gates and artifacts dating to the time of David (around 1000 B.C.) were unearthed. Return to Jerusalem. This evening we will have the FAREWELL DINNER in a private dining room at the Inbal Hotel.

March 16

Eilat Group: Check out of the Inbal hotel. Our first stop today will be at the Friends of Zion Museum. We now Depart Jerusalem to Eilat. On the way we will stop by the Pillar of Salt reminding us of Lot’s wife. Continue along the Arava Road to the Timna Park with the Model of the Ark of the Covenant and King Solomon’s Copper mines. Check into hotel Herods , Eilat . After dinner we will enjoy a Yacht Cruise on the Red Sea.

March 17

After an early breakfast we will drive to the border crossing between Israel and Jordan . After border formalities we will drive to Petra to explore the magnificent red rock “lost city” with its Treasury, ruins , tombs , temples , Roman theatre & street facades. The “Rose City half as old as time”. Lunch is included. We return to Eilat in the evening for dinner and overnight.

March 18

Check out of hotel after a late breakfast Drive via the Ramon Crater and visit Kibbutz Sde Boker with the Grave of Ben Gurion (Israel’s first Prime Minister) . From here we drive via Beersheba to the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv in the early evening . Here we will get some rooms for freshening up before we have dinner. After dinner we drive to Ben Gurion Airport to catch our homebound night flight.


Included in the Tour Price:

  • Round-trip international flights from the departure airport (usually JFK in New York), along with all taxes and fuel surcharges (subject to change).
  • A double or triple occupancy room (additional charge for single occupancy).
  • All sightseeing, admissions and motor-coach transportation on the tour itinerary, including a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, baptism in the Jordan River, and floating in the Dead Sea.
  • A licensed, English-speaking driver and Messianic believing tour guide.
  • Buffet breakfasts and dinners throughout the tour, with table water and coffee or tea. The Petra extension includes Breakfast, lunch and dinner, but not drinks, for the one day we visit Petra.
  • An all-inclusive tip fund for the guides and drivers, hotel staff, and included meals.
  • In Israel only, our land agent will provide a full-size backpack to carry your daily items, a baseball-style cap, and a map of Israel.

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