AN EXTRAORDINARY SACRED JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME IN THE HOLY LAND!

HOLY LAND TOUR
The Secrets of Our Past,
The Promise Of our Future

December 6-21, 2023

Gregg Braden will return in 2023 to lead a new tour of the Holy Land.
Gregg is the sole presenter and leader throughout the tour, and will be with the group everywhere we go!

Over two thousand years ago the ancient Essenes (the mysterious sect known in Egypt as theraputae for their advanced knowledge of the human body) left a sacred library of scrolls hidden in the caves above the Dead Sea—the Dead Sea Scrolls. With text written on parchment, papyrus and incised onto thin sheets of copper, many of the scrolls were sealed in clay vases that preserved and protected them until they were discovered by a young shepherd in 1947. What happened next, as the saying goes, is history.

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls has been controversial from the day they were recognized – they represent the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Torah, and the Christian Old Testament, written in the original wording, rather than the later versions that were altered. Today, over seventy years after their discoveries, the mysteries remain: Who created the scrolls? Where did the information they contain originate? And perhaps most importantly, what do these ancient scrolls mean for us today?

The Dead Sea Scrolls is only one of the mysteries you’ll explore on Gregg Braden’s Holy Land Tour: The Secrets of Our Past, The Promise Of our Future. On this journey, you’ll explore the mysterious history that is common to the world’s three major religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity. The key to unlocking these holy land mysteries is to understand time itself, and what the cycles of past mean in our lives today. Through daily seminars and outdoor on-site lectures Gregg Braden will share discoveries seldom seen in mainstream media to give meaning to the events in the world and in our lives today.

From the northern parts of the holy land and its sacred sites on Mount Carmel and the prophet Elijah, to the shores of the Sea of Galilee and the holy sites of Jesus and Mary Magdalena, to the powerful cliff-side Greek Orthodox monasteries in the Judean desert, the Dead Sea, Masada, the caves of Qumran, Ein Gedi nature oasis and its marvels, to three days of exploring the prominent mosques, synagogues, temples and archeological sites in the Holy City of Jerusalem and a special tour of the Dead Sea Scrolls Museum (including the best preserved and most-intact of all scrolls, Great Isaiah Scroll) and so much more, this multisensory tour program is designed to be an exploration and a pilgrimage, as well as a profound journey of a lifetime.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to join New York Times Bestselling author Gregg Braden as he shares leading-edge discoveries that give new meaning to the mystery of the Holy Land and to your spiritual evolution.

This pilgrimage/journey/exploration is your opportunity to:

  • Explore and experience the key archaeological sites found throughout the Holy Land, including UNESCO (United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural) Heritage Sites!
  • Daily orientations and expertly presented seminars for the daily excursions!
  • See for yourself the 66 chapters, written in 54 columns of the Great Isaiah Scroll, the most intact of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the prophecies that it contains!
  • Visit ancient cities, villages, monasteries, churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, shrines, sites, mountains, valleys, seas, cultures, traditions, markets and much, much more! View our itinerary
  • Gregg will personally lead this group through a powerful synthesis of easy-to understand science, spirituality and the wisdom traditions of the past, all in a safe and responsible learning environment. This is a multi-sensory program designed to find new meaning for us on a personal level and renewed hope for the positive new world that is emerging before our eyes!
  • All of this as we travel with professional Israeli tour guides in deluxe tour coaches and comfort, sleep in highly rated hotels and dine on delicious authentic foods in full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

ITINERARIES:

December 6-21, 2023 – Holy Land Tour with Gregg Braden
December 6-26, 2023 (Includes Christmas in Jerusalem & Bethlehem)
December 27-31, 2023 – The Lost City of PETRA Tour
December 31, 2023 – January 2, 2024 – Jerusalem New Year Celebration

ITINERARY: December 6-21, 2023 – Holy Land Tour with Gregg Braden

DEPARTURE to Israel – Dec. 4 or 5, 2023*

Departures traveling from USA and other far away destinations
Depart for Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv and arrive the next day. (D)
*Note: For some flight itineraries and depending on your location in the world, you may need to depart for Israel on Dec. 4 in order to arrive on Dec. 6. Please check your air itinerary carefully, before booking your flight to Israel.

Pre-Arrival Day: Tuesday Dec. 5, 2023 - recommended for long distance travelers – additional pre night hotel cost will apply (see here)


Day ONE: Wednesday Dec. 6, 2023 – Arrival Day

Tel Aviv

Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel Check-In time from 15:00 (3:00 PM) TRANSFER TO OUR HOTEL >
COVID-19: Travel restrictions to Israel »

Overnight in Tel Aviv (D)

Day TWO: Thursday Dec. 7, 2023

WELCOME MEETING & ORIENTATION

Overnight in Tel Aviv (BLD)

Day THREE: Friday Dec. 8, 2023

Tel Lachish, Beit Guvrin National Park, Valley of Elah

The Dead Sea

Overnight at the Dead Sea (BLD)

Day FOUR: Saturday Dec. 9, 2023

Masada National Park

The Dead Sea, Float in the Dead Sea & Beach time

Overnight at the Dead Sea (BLD)

Day FIVE: Sunday Dec. 10, 2023

Ein Gedi National Park, Qumran

The Judaean Desert Hills, Qumran National Park – Dead Sea Scroll Caves
Float in the Dead Sea & Beach time

Overnight at The Dead Sea (BLD)

Day SIX: Monday Dec. 11, 2023

Judaean Desert

Wadi Qelt, St. George’s Monastery
Float in the Dead Sea & Beach time

Overnight at The Dead Sea (BLD)

Day SEVEN: Tuesday Dec. 12, 2023

Qasr al-Yahud

Beit She’an National Park

Overnight at the Sea of Galilee (BLD)

Day EIGHT: Wednesday Dec. 13, 2023

Mount TaborChurch of the Transfiguration

Mount Precipice, Nazareth & Basilica of the Annunciation, Mary’s Well

Overnight at the Sea of Galilee (BLD)

Day NINE: Thursday Dec. 14, 2023

Mount of Beatitudes, TabghaChurch of the Multiplication, Church of the Primacy of St. Peter, Capernaum – Synagogue, House of Peter, Mitzpe HaShalom (Peace Vista) Golan Heights

Overnight at the Sea of Galilee (BLD)

Day TEN: Friday Dec. 15, 2023

Yardenit Baptism Site

Magdala – Port of Magdalene, Home of Mary Magdalene – Chapel, Sea of Galilee Boat Tour

Overnight at the Sea of Galilee (BLD)

Day ELEVEN: Saturday Dec. 16, 2023

Safed/Mount Canaan – The ancient center of Jewish mysticism (The Kabbalah)

Overnight at the Sea of Galilee (BLD)

Day TWELVE: Sunday Dec. 17, 2023

Deir Al-Mukhraqa Carmelite Monastery, Mount Carmel

Stella Maris Monastery & The Grotto of Elijah, (The summit of Mount Carmel)

The Bhahi Gardens

Caesarea National Park

Overnight at Jerusalem (BLD)

Day THIRTEEN: Monday Dec. 18, 2023

Jerusalem, Mount of Olives

Church of Dominos Flevit, Church of Mary Magdalene, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of all Nations

Tomb of the Virgin Mary

Church of Saint Anne, Pools of Bethesda

Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Western Wall, Western Wall Tunnels

Overnight at Jerusalem (BLD)

Day FOURTEEN: Tuesday Dec. 19, 2023

Ein Karem, Church of the Visitation, Church of St. John the Baptist

Shrine of the Book (houses the Dead Sea Scrolls) & Israel Museum

Overnight at Jerusalem (BLD)

Day FIFTEEN: Wednesday Dec. 20, 2023

Temple MountDome of the Rock, Al-Aqsa Mosque

Jewish quarter, Four Sephardic synagogues, Hurva Synagogue, City of David, Siloam tunnel, Old City market

Overnight at Jerusalem (BLD)

Day SIXTEEN: Thursday Dec. 21, 2023

DEPARTURE from Israel (B) Hotel Check-Out time 10:00 AM

OR continue the Holy Land experience by celebrating an unforgettable Christmas in Jerusalem & Bethlehem!

Overnight at Jerusalem (BLD)

Note: Gregg Braden may not be staying for this portion of the tour.

Day SEVENTEEN: Friday Dec. 22, 2023

Benedictine Monastery of Abu Ghosh (St. Mary of the Resurrection Abbey) and Abu Ghosh

Overnight at Jerusalem (BLD)

Day EIGHTEEN: Saturday Dec. 23, 2023

Armenian Quarter, St. Mark Monastery, Cathedral of St. James, Mount Zion, Upper Room / The Last Supper
Via Dolorosa – 14 stations of the Cross, Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Overnight at Jerusalem (BLD)

Day NINETEEN: Sunday Dec. 24, 2023

Celebrate Christmas Evening Mass in Bethlehem!

Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Church of St. Catherine, Fields of the Shepherds

Overnight at Jerusalem (BLD)

Day TWENTY: Monday Dec. 25, 2023

Merry Christmas Festive Lunch Celebration!

Overnight at Jerusalem (BLD)

Day TWENTY-ONE: Tuesday Dec. 26, 2023


DEPARTURE from Israel (B) Hotel Check-Out time 10:00 AM

OR continue the Holy Land experience by traveling to The Lost City of Petra in Jordan on Wednesday!

Overnight at Jerusalem (BLD)

Special Tour to Petra with Elan Cohen


Day TWENTY-TWO: Wednesday Dec. 27, 2023


DEPARTURE by group bus from Israel – Arrive at Amman, Jordan

Tour to Mount Nebo and Madaba City

Overnight at Amman (BLD)

Day TWENTY-THREE: Thursday Dec. 28, 2023


Day One – Tour of Petra

Overnight at Petra (BLD)

Day TWENTY-FOUR: Friday Dec. 29, 2023


Day Two – Tour of Petra

Overnight at Petra (BLD)

Day TWENTY-FIVE: Saturday Dec. 30, 2023


DEPARTURE: Depart from Amman Airport back home (B)

OR Continue to Jerusalem by group bus from Petra, Jordan – Arrive at Jerusalem (BLD)

Overnight at Jerusalem (BLD)

Day TWENTY-SIX: Sunday Dec. 31, 2023


DEPARTURE from Israel (B) Hotel Check-Out time 10:00 AM

OR Celebrate The New Year in Jerusalem! Tour Program TBA

Overnight at Jerusalem (BLD)

Day TWENTY-SEVEN: Monday Jan. 1, 2024


Celebrate The New Year in Jerusalem! Tour Program TBA

Overnight at Jerusalem (BLD)

Day TWENTY-EIGHT: Tuesday Jan. 2, 2024


DEPARTURE from Israel (B) Hotel Check-Out time 10:00 AM

HIGHLY RATED HOTELS

Carlton Tel Aviv Hotel – Dec. 6-8 (check-out), 2023
David Dead Sea Resort & Spa – Dec. 8-12 (check-out), 2023
Magdala Sea of Galilee Hotel & Sofia Sea of Galilee Hotel – Dec. 12-17 (check-out), 2023
Inbal Jerusalem Hotel – Dec. 17-21 (check-out), 2023
Christmas Celebration: Inbal Jerusalem Hotel – Dec. 21-26 (check-out), 2023
Hotel in Amman – Dec. 27-28 (check-out), 2023
Mövenpick Resort Petra – Dec. 28-30 (check-out), 2023
King Solomon Jerusalem Hotel – Dec. 30-31 (check-out), 2023
New Year Celebration: King Solomon Jerusalem Hotel – Dec. 31, 2023-Jan. 2 (check-out), 2023

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:


Holy Land Tour – December 6-21, 2023

  • Deluxe bus tour
  • Entry to parks & sites
  • All lectures, activities and meditations
  • Accommodation: hotels for 15 nights (From Dec. 6-21, 2023)
  • Meals per Itinerary: 15 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches, 15 Dinners
  • Festive Farewell Dinner in Jerusalem (Dec. 20, 2023)
  • Gratuities to tour guides & bus drivers

Holy Land Tour – December 6-26, 2023
(Includes Christmas in Jerusalem & Bethlehem)

  • Deluxe bus tour
  • Entry to parks & sites
  • All lectures, activities and meditations
  • Accommodation: hotels for 20 nights (From Dec. 6-26, 2023)
  • Meals per Itinerary: 20 Breakfasts, 19 Lunches, 20 Dinners
  • Festive Farewell Lunch in Jerusalem (Dec. 25, 2023)
  • Gratuities to tour guides & bus drivers

The Lost City of PETRA Tour – December 27-31, 2023
(Includes Christmas in Jerusalem & Bethlehem)

  • Deluxe bus tour
  • Entry to parks & sites
  • All lectures, activities and meditations
  • Accommodation: hotel for 5 nights (From Dec. 26-31, 2023)
  • Meals per Itinerary: 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Festive Farewell Dinner in Petra (Dec. 29, 2023)
  • Gratuities to tour guides & bus drivers

New Year Celebration in Jerusalem – December 31, 2023 – Jan 2, 2024

  • Deluxe bus tour
  • Entry to parks & sites
  • All lectures, activities and meditations
  • Accommodation: hotel for 2 nights (From Dec. 31, 2023 – Jan 2, 2024)
  • Meals per Itinerary: 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Festive Lunch in Jerusalem (Dec. 29, 2023)
  • Gratuities to tour guides & bus drivers

TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare to and from Israel
  • Travel Insurance (Cancellation and Medical Insurance)
  • Transportation on arrival/departure – to and from airport/hotel
  • Visa and/or passport charges
  • Charges for personal services (ie laundry, drinks, telephone calls, personal clothing)
  • Extra meals not included in the itinerary
  • Gratuities to waiters, porters, hotel and restaurant staff – at your discretion
  • Any item that is not specified as being included

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