2025 Celebrate the Holy Land Tour with Steven Kapp Perry

Dates February 15–26, 2025
Destination Tel Aviv; Caesarea; Mt. Tabor; Banias; Capernaum; Qumran; Jerusalem; Bethlehem; Gethsemane;
Duration 12 days 11 nights
Price From 3,149

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Come join Steven Kapp Perry and let Israel come alive for you as you travel your own personal journey through the Holy Land!

Israel means much to many, and different things to different people. Whether looking for answers to life's challenges or to solidify your testimony of Christ's life and the atonement, a visit to the Holy Land will change you forever. Walking in the footsteps of the Savior will bring you peace, hope, and understanding. You can bring your scripture study to life as you visit sites such as the Garden of Gethsemane, Bethlehem, Qumran & Masada, Caesarea, the Mount of Beatitudes & many important sites on the Sea of Galilee to name a few.

Now is the time to visit Israel and have the experience of a lifetime.

*Please note, due to the nature of this tour, you must be able to climb stairs and walk unassisted at a moderate pace. You will walk an average of 4-6 miles each day. The days are full of touring from breakfast to dinner time with "down time" only in the evening.

Tour ID #9225B15

A CASH DISCOUNT of $100.00 per person applies for all payments made by check or an electronic bank transfer after the deposit

To Book This Tour, contact your favorite Morris Columbus Travel advisor or the Group Tour Manager listed below:

Questions? Contact:

Dani Edmunds, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6114
Email Dani Edmunds

Day 1: Saturday, February 15, 2025
Day 1: Saturday, February 15, 2025

Depart USA to Tel Aviv

Today we board our flights and make our way to Israel. Travel safe!

Meals : In-flight
Day 2: Sunday, February 16, 2025
Day 2: Sunday, February 16, 2025

Tel Aviv - Netanya

Welcome to Israel! As you begin your journey in this ancient land, you will notice that the mountains have hidden secrets and the old ruins have legends. For 3,000 years on this small patch of land, men have toiled and battled; prayed and worshiped; and added their own small humanity to the history of this country. Listen and let the land of Israel tell you the stories of its past. Tonight, we will gather at the hotel for dinner and if time permits, we’ll enjoy an evening stroll on the beach.

Meals : Dinner
Day 3: Monday, February 17, 2025
Day 3: Monday, February 17, 2025

Caesarea - Mt. Carmel - Megiddo

And on the morrow, they entered into Caesarea; Cornelius thy prayer is heard." Enter Caesarea, remains of a city founded by Herod, residence of Pontius Pilate and a prison for Paul. Sit in the well-preserved amphitheater overlooking the blue sea and hear the story of Paul's conversion of the Centurion. The scenery begins to change to the beautiful green pastures and high rolling hills of the Jezreel Valley as we approach Mt Carmel where the prophet Elijah and the priests of Baal contested their faith. Not far away is Megiddo, the tragic site of ancient bloody battles where nations were won and lost. Upon these same tragic fields, the great and terrible last battle of Armageddon will be fought.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Tuesday, February 18, 2025
Day 4: Tuesday, February 18, 2025

Mt. Tabor - Nazareth - Beit She’an

"And he lifted up his hands and blessed them while he blessed them; he was carried up into heaven." Mount Tabor is one of the mountains traditionally claimed to be the site of the transfiguration of Jesus Christ. You will thrill to the almost hair-raising taxi ride up the mountain, but once at the summit, you will feel the peace and calm of the surrounding valley. We journey next to Nazareth, the quaint town where Jesus Christ spent his childhood, learned his earthly vocation as a carpenter and grew and waxed strong in spirit. We will visit a recreated town from Christ's time and visit with the villagers to learn what life was like for the Jesus as a boy. This afternoon we will travel to the ancient tel of Bet She'an, where 6,000 years of civilization seem to unfold among the ruins. It is believed to be the very Bet She'an of the Old Testament where the former King of Israel, Saul, was fastened to the city wall without his head by the conquering Philistines.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Wednesday, February 19, 2025
Day 5: Wednesday, February 19, 2025

Banias - Sea of Galilee - Jordan River

Besides a place of great natural beauty Banias is the site of ancient Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus demanded to know of His disciples who people were saying He was. As we make our way back south towards the Sea of Galilee you see to see some of the rich farmland that has made Israel on of the leading agriculture leaders of the world. This afternoon you will sail upon the Sea of Galilee to view the area of Jesus Christ's early ministry. As the wind carries your boat, note the halo of mountains that surrounds its shores. Our last visit will be at the Yardenit Baptismal Site on the banks of the Jordan River. It is here that people from around the world, representing diverse denominations, still come to be baptized.  

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Thursday, February 20, 2025
Day 6: Thursday, February 20, 2025

Mount of Beatitudes – Tabgha - Capernaum - Magdala

The Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount is always a highlight to visitors. Here you can see how it was possible to Jesus to teach the multitude all at the same time. From here we will visit Tabgha, site of the miracle of the loaves and fishes. There is a beautiful Byzantine mosaic in the floor of this miracle that you will not want to miss. Next, we visit Capernaum, where Jesus lived and recruited his first followers among the fishermen. The well-preserved city will amaze you as you sit in the synagogue and imagine Jesus' teaching and performing miracles for the masses. Our last stop will be Magdala. Here one can find a first century synagogue, a complete first century city, and remains of a once prosperous fish processing industry.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Friday, February 21, 2025
Day 7: Friday, February 21, 2025

Bethabara - Qumran - Dead Sea - Masada - Jerusalem 

As we leave the fertile valleys of the Galilee, we enter the strange and barren desert of the Dead Sea. Once the Biblical Lands of Moab and Edom, the Dead Sea basin has been a refuge to prophets, zealots, and outcasts throughout time. Our first stop is Bethabara the site where the Savior was baptized by John the Baptist. Buried in the beige limestone bluffs, the ruins of Qumran still tell the story of the essences, a reclusive Jewish sect that buried the now famous Dead Sea Scrolls. From the desert floor, ascend by cable car to the spectacular cliff-top fortress of Masada, where a community of 960 Jews preferred death at their own hands to the indignity of surrender to the overwhelming Roman forces. While at the Dead Sea, you cannot miss the opportunity to enjoy a dip in the buoyant waters and bathe in the wonderful medicinal mud! Even Cleopatra sent her slaves to retrieve this magical mud to preserve her legendary beauty. This evening, we will journey to the beloved city of Jerusalem.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Saturday, February 22, 2025
Day 8: Saturday, February 22, 2025

Sacrament Services at the BYU Jerusalem Center - Bethlehem

Shabbot Shalom - This is the official Jewish greeting on the Sabbath, and we have a great day planned. This morning begins with sacrament services at the BYU Jerusalem Center. Next travel to Bethlehem to enjoy lunch in a Bedouin Tent restaurant overlooking the shepherds’ field. We gathered on these fields, we sing the beloved hymns and listen to the wondrous story - a moment not to be forgotten. Shepherds still tend their flocks on the fields overlooking Bethlehem just as they did over 2,000 years ago when the angel appeared bringing them glad tidings of great joy. Music, bells, and churches appropriately adorn the little town of Bethlehem for it was here that the Light of the World was given life. Pilgrimages, sacred holidays, and festivities occur all year long to celebrate the birth of Christ. Tradition holds that the small humble inn with just a stable for lodging was located where the Church of the Nativity now stands.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Sunday, February 23, 2025
Day 9: Sunday, February 23, 2025

Western Wall - Dome of the Rock Old City - Old Jerusalem

The Western Wall is the most important site in all Jewish civilization because these rough massive stones are all that is left of the great Second Temple. Revered and honored, the Jews wait and hope for the day they will rebuild their third and final temple upon these sacred remnants. Above the wall is Mount Moriah where the Islamic shrine, the Dome of the Rock, is located. Entering the oldest quarter of Jerusalem, follow the winding alleys and crowded streets to the Pools of Bethesda and learn about their importance. We will discover the ancient city beneath the modern streets where the old paving stones are carved with Roman games at Antonia Fortress. Located in the old quarter of Jerusalem is the site believed to be the Room of the Last Supper. Devoid of gilded statues or ornate chapels, the quiet simplicity and elegance of this room helps one to focus on the words of Christ and the poignant last moments with his beloved disciples. Our last stop will be at the House of Caiaphas, which owns the dark and sad dungeon that once imprisoned the Savior. To experience the cold dismal cells and feel the sorrow and grieving of such a place, brings understanding and gratitude to our hearts.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Monday, February 24, 2025
Day 10: Monday, February 24, 2025

Israel Museum - Davidson Center Archaeological Park – City of David – Hezekiah’s Tunnel - Free Time in the Old City

Discover the treasures of the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, the site chosen to house the Dead Sea Scrolls. This unique building is shaped like the ancient pottery in which the precious scrolls lay hidden for thousands of years. While we are there, we will get to see the Holy Land Model, a unique scale model of Jerusalem at the time of Christ. The model visually explains the layout of the ancient city as well as the design and magnitude of the Second Temple. Next, we visit the Davidson Center Archaeological Park at the base of the Temple Mount to visit the Southern Steps of the 2nd temple. Our last stop will be at the City of David to explore the ancient waterway of Hezekiah’s Tunnel! When Jerusalem was preparing defenses against the approaching Assyrian army in the 8th century B.C.E., King Hezekiah decided to protect the water source by diverting its flow deep into the city with an impressive tunnel system. This engineering feat was accomplished by digging a 1,750-foot tunnel into the mountain we can explore today. Later this afternoon will be free time to go back into the Old City to revisit sites or to finish shopping for treasures to take home.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11: Tuesday, February 25, 2025
Day 11: Tuesday, February 25, 2025

Mount of Olives - Gethsemane - Depart from Airport

This morning we stop at the Mount of Olives overlook for an excellent panoramic view of the incredible city. Next, we make our way down to Orson Hyde Park and then visit the Garden of Gethsemane. Here we walk among ancient olive trees and feel the spirit of that sacred area. We then visit the Church of All Nations and stop at the Grotto of Gethsemane. Our final stop is the beautiful Garden Tomb, believed by some to be the site of Jesus’ burial. Next to the Garden, there is a limestone hill which many revere as Golgotha, site of the crucifixion.

Tonight, we have a farewell dinner together as we prepare to leave the land we have grown to love. After dinner we drive to the airport for our evening flight home and memories to last a lifetime.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12: Wednesday, February 26, 2025
Day 12: Wednesday, February 26, 2025

Arrive at Home Cities

Welcome home!

Meals : In-flight

Highlights of the Tour:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour!
  • Morris Murdock LDS tour Director for the whole trip along with local guides
  • VERY INCLUSIVE rate - tour, transportation, tips for Israeli guide and driver, & taxes, breakfast & dinner daily - All you pay for is lunches & souvenirs!
  • We include all tipping for hotels and restaurants where meals provided
  • Licensed, insured, and bonded travel agency with 60 years of experience!! It matters who you travel with!

Price Includes:

  • Accommodations- tourist class 4/5-star hotels
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Entrance fees and all activities as specified in itinerary
  • Hotel porterage - 1 bag per person
  • Whisper technology headsets to be used throughout tour
  • Experienced LDS guide traveling and Services of a bilingual licensed Israeli tour guide throughout tour
  • Minimum prepaid gratuities for your Israeli guide and driver
  • Transfers via deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches
  • Group transfers
  • Destination study and informational book
  • Travel bag and Documents

Not Included:

  • Round-trip air from your home city
  • Additional transfers when not arriving or departing with group
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not specified in itinerary

Pricing Options:

  • Double Occupancy - $3,149 per person
  • Single Occupancy - $4,024 per person (limited space available)
  • Triple Occupancy - $3,149 per person
  • Quad Occupancy - please call for pricing

Payment Terms:

  • The deposit is $500.00 per person due at booking
  • Final payment due November 16, 2024
  • Cash Discount of $100 per person (please inquire for more details)

Tour ID #9225B15

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