Holy Land Tour - July 2023

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Join us on a unique Holy Land Tour that includes the highlights from the Bible and other famous historical places, and incredible feats of ancient architecture, like Petra!  The Holy Land is a place that is best experienced with knowledgeable guides who know how to customize the tour to your specific travel objectives. Gusto Trips specializes in Middle East Travel. We are based in Minneapolis, but work closely with our dynamic local friends in Jordan, Israel, and Palestine to make sure every detail is perfect. At the core of our company is a commitment to provide transformative life-changing travel experiences, so we are happy to offer a variety of experiences that allows exposure to the proper degree of religion, history, politics, and/or authentic service projects/missions trips.

Travel with MJ is partnering with Gusto Trips to lead a one-of-a-kind tour to the Holy Land. We are excited to team up and bring you to these incredible places.

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Itinerary - Holy Land Tour: Israel, Palestine & Jordan

**9 days 8 nights (10 days, 9 nights including flights)

The itinerary below is customizable and subject to change.

  • Sleep on plane
  • Arrival in Amman International Airport
  • Met by our staff and private transfer to hotel
  • Visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land before he died. Then to Madaba to visit the Monastery of St. George, which contains a unique mosaic Map of the Holy land, believed to be the oldest of its kind
  • Head back to hotel for Dinner and overnight
  • Harir Palace Hotel in Amman or similar
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Drive to Petra
  • Walk (or ride horseback) through the incredible canyon Siq / Lost city of Petra to reach the Treasury (UNESCO World Heritage Site and 1 of the 7 Wonders of the World)
  • Explore the tombs and other marvels carved into the cliffs, ambitious hikers can reach the monastery or have tea on the top of the mountains with bedouin residents
  • Dinner and back to hotel
  • Hotel in Petra
  • Breakfast at hotel and check out
  • Visit little Petra
  • Transfer to Wadi Rum Desert.
  • Camel Trek and Jeep tours to see the incredible desert and rock formations
  • Dinner at the camp
  • Stay overnight in Bedouin camp
  • Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum
  • Breakfast at camp
  • Transfer to Sheik Hussein Bridge and cross into Israel.
  • Visit Yardenit (Jordan River) where St. John baptized Jesus
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Visit Jericho & Mt. of Temptation
  • Continue to Bethlehem for overnight
  • Check in to Hotel and overnight
  • Paradise Premium Hotel in Bethlehem or similar
  • Breakfast Buffet at the Hotel
  • Start in Old City Jerusalem – Visit St. Anne’s Church, Bethesda Pool, and walk the Via Dolorosa stopping for explanation at each station that the Bible mentions about Jesus path carrying the cross to Golgotha – ending on Mt. Zion in the most holy and impressive church on earth (The Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus was crucified, died and rose from the dead.)
  • Lunch in the Old City
  • Head back to Bethlehem to visit the Church of the Nativity Basilica and Grotto where Jesus was born
  • After stop at Lazarus Tomb and the Shepherd’s Field where the angels announced the birth of Christ.
  • Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem
  • Optional: visit the Room of the Last Supper, King David’s Tomb, St. Peter Gallicantu and Dormition Abbey… or extra free time in Jerusalem or Bethlehem
  • Return to hotel for dinner and overnight
  • Paradise Premium Hotel in Bethlehem or similar
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Tour Mount of Olives, panoramic view of Old City
  • Visit Ascension Chapel, where Jesus ascended into heaven; and Pater Noster Church, site where Jesus taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer; Dominus Flevit Church; and Church of Ascension
  • Walk the Palm Sunday Route to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus was arrested, and the Church of all Nations, see the Rock of Agony where Jesus prayed before his arrest.
  • Visit the Temple Mount, Western “Wailing” Wall, Haram el Sheriff and Al Aksa Mosque.
  • Head back to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight.
  • Paradise Premium Hotel in Bethlehem or similar overnight.
  • Breakfast Buffet at Hotel and check out
  • Drive NW 2 hours stopping in Haifa, overlooking beautiful Bahaii gardens/shrine, and Stella Maris Church of Mt. Carmel
  • Visit the Roman ruins, theater, and aqueduct of Caesaria, see the remains of Herod the Great’s palace on the coast. – Also where Paul was imprisoned.
  • Proceed to Jaffa; visit city where Jonah set sail from
  • Drive to Ein Karem for St. John’s  Church and Church of Visitation site where Virgin Mary visited Elizabeth
  • Nazareth Church of Annunciation
  • Visit Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed his first miracle
  • for hotel check in, dinner and overnight.
  • Ramada hotel or similar
  • Breakfast Buffet at hotel and check out
  • Drive to Capernaum, fishing village town where Jesus lived after leaving Nazareth. Tour ancient synagogue where he taught.
  • Stop in Tabgha where the miracle of the Multiplication of loaves and fishes took place
  • Private cruise on Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on water
  • Drive to Mount of Beatitudes, this is the site of the Sermon on the Mount and St. Peter’s Primary Church, See the remains of St. Peter’s House
  • Lunch menu – try St. Peter’s fish sourced from Sea of Galilee
  • Then to Mt. Tabor to see the Basilica of Transfiguration
  • Dinner and overnight at hotel in Nazareth
  • Ramada hotel or similar
  • Breakfast at hotel and check out
  • Transfer to airport of choice: Tel Aviv or Amman (Return flight)

Payment Information

$2,490 price per person
+$365 single supplement

Rates include:

  • Private transportation in deluxe air-conditioned coach
  • Meet and assist guide at all airports and all borders
  • 4 nights Bethlehem
  • 2 nights Nazareth
  • All throughout English Speaking Tour Guide
  • All entrance fees and attractions as per tour itinerary.
  • Boat Ride at the Sea of Galilee
  • Departure tax (Jordan + Israel)
  • Accommodation 1 night in Amman
  • Accommodation 1 night in Petra
  • Visa free

Rates exclude: International Airfares; Travelers Insurance/Medical Insurance;  Personal expenses;  Drinks during meals; Lunches; Cable Car Jericho; Any Other services not mentioned; Tipping at hotels check in /out, guide, drivers, etc.

A deposit of $500 is due when you decide to book your tour.

We can Book RT Multi-city Flights Upon Request: $1,100 – $1,500 depending on airport and date.

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About Your Guides

Bryce Bohne, Founder, CEO & Guide of Gusto Trips

Growing up in Minnesota, Bryce Bohne was taught from an early age that connecting with international friends is an excellent opportunity to broaden one’s own perspectives on life. As a 14-year-old he set out to visit some relatives in Guatemala and Mexico. Through this cultural exchange (and many others that followed) he developed:

  1. a hunger for exploration and service.
  2. a passion to learn about diverse peoples and cultures.
  3. a unique confidence that comes from real life experience.
  4. Since 2000 Bryce has visited over 95 countries—formally studying in Chile, Egypt, Jerusalem (Israel/Palestine), Russia, Thailand, USA, and Uzbekistan, and teaching in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Morocco, Nigeria, the Philippines, Switzerland, and USA.

After 12 years in the classroom, Bryce took a leave of absence to dedicate more time to his greatest passion — planning and leading international tours for students and teams of any focus or age. Bryce has successfully organized over 50 international experiential-learning trips for individuals and large groups.

Meredith standing at the Erectheum

Meredith Jenkins, Europe Specialist at Sioux Empire Travel

Meredith is an experienced traveler, having performed throughout France, England, and the USA with musical ensembles, sailed through the Greek islands, studied in Greece and Italy, and traveled on her own, domestically and abroad. Passionate about travel and excited to share these incredible experiences with others, Meredith decided to become a travel agent. 

Meredith specializes in creating specific tours that fit your needs, including island travel, historical tours, and excursions throughout the country. By partnering with Bryce, she is hoping to bring new wonderful opportunities to the Sioux Empire including group and educational tours.

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