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Holy Land 2018

April 2-13, 2018
$4,690 from Baton Rouge
Escorted by Dr. Wayne Barnes,
Pastor Emeritus, First Baptist Zachary
$200 Deposit
Final Payment Date Feb. 2
Itinerary & Registration

Your Personal Invitation

Dear Friends:

This is your personal invitation to join me in an exciting and inspirational tour of the Bible land. Included are all the important Biblical sights.

From my many previous trips to Israel, I can promise you a heartwarming experience greater than you would ever have imagined. Bible reading and study will never be the same for you after personally seeing all the Biblical sights. At least once in your life, you should walk where Jesus walked. You will never regret it.

Ongoing news about Israel may give you some concern. The sad truth is if you wait until there is total peace to go to Israel, you will probably never get to go. Tour groups can now see all the Biblical sights.  Do I think it is safe to go?  Yes, safer than here.  I have been to Israel 45 times before and never once felt threatened.

I hope you will look at the itinerary to see all the exciting things we will do.  Please come go with me to the land of Jesus and walk where Jesus walked.

-Wayne Barnes

*Passport or Passport Card required.


Your Itinerary

Day 1, Mon., Apr. 2 - Depart Baton Rouge for overseas flight.

Day 2, Tues., Apr. 3 – Amman, Jordan – Early evening arrival in Amman, Jordan. Transfer to our hotel for overnight. Time is 8 hours ahead of Central Time.

Day 3, Wed., Apr. 4 – Nazareth – Motorcoach across the Jordan River. Visit ancient Jericho, the oldest city in the world and where Joshua “fought the Battle of Jericho”. Then up the Jordan Valley to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus and our home for 2 nights.

Day 4, Thurs., Apr. 5 - Nazareth – We take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee and visit Mt. of Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Hermon, Jordon River headwaters and Capernaum, focal point of Jesus’ Galilee ministry.

Day 5, Fri., Apr. 6 - Caesarea – Morning baptism in the Jordan River for those who desire. Tour Nazareth, boyhood home of Jesus. Cross the Armageddon Valley. Visit ancient fortress of Megiddo and Elijah’s Mt. Carmel. Overnight in Caesarea by the Sea.

Day 6, Sat., Apr. 7 – Jerusalem – Morning tour of biblical Caesarea where Paul was a prisoner and Cornelius was converted. See the aqueduct. Along the Mediterranean Sea to Tel Aviv and ancient port of Joppa where Jonah sailed away and where Peter had his rooftop vision. Visit the Valley of Elah, where David slew Goliath. On to Jerusalem, our home for 4 nights.

Day 7, Sun., Apr. 8 – Jerusalem – (The order of sightseeing in Jerusalem may be altered). Enjoy a spectacular view of Jerusalem
from the top of Mt. of Olives, walk down Palm Sunday Road and visit the Garden of Gethsemane. Afternoon visit to Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus, and Shepherd’s Field.

Day 8, Mon., Apr. 9 – Jerusalem - Visit the Old Walled City, Temple area, Wailing Wall, Pilate’s Judgment Hall, Via Dolorosa,
Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Pool of Bethesda. Visit in and around the Temple Mount and Dead Sea Scrolls Museum. Visit the Garden of Gethsemane, the crucifixion site and Garden Tomb. Share in a special Lord’s Supper (communion) service.

Day 9, Tues. Apr. 10 – Jerusalem – Dead Sea – Down the Jericho Road to the Dead Sea. Tour the top of amazing Masada Fortress
Palace of Herod. Visit the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls Cave. Time for a swim (float) in the Dead Sea.

Day 10, Wed., Apr. 11 - Jerusalem– More touring in the Jerusalem area.

Day 11, Thurs., Apr. 12 - Morning departure to the Jordan River Crossing. Visit beyond Bethany baptismal site. View the Holy Land from the top of Mt. Nebo, as Moses did. Day rooms in Amman for early evening rest.

Day 12, Fri., Apr. 13 – Early morning flight for home, arriving Baton Rouge in the afternoon.


Single Supplement: $975


What's Included:

  • Price is per person, double occupancy and includes airfare, fees, taxes and fuel surcharges (approximately $800 and subject to change)
  • First class hotels
  • Two meals per day (full breakfast and dinner)
  • One special lunch
  • Baggage handling
  • Taxes and tips including tips for guides, escort and driver

TERMS & CONDITIONS: $200 per person required to reserve space, refundable until Feb 2, 2018 when full payment is due. Make check payable to ZACHARY TRAVEL CENTER and mail to 5145 Main St., Suite E, Zachary, LA  70791. All payments are non-refundable after final payment date. 3% surcharge on credit card payments.