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journey and explore the land of the bible

These will be life-shaping days as we experience many of the places where Jesus walked and ministered throughout His life on Earth. The Passion Holy Land Tour is set apart from other trips because it includes special worship moments and teaching from the Passion team throughout the day along with expert guides. This is a unique experience!

During our time in Israel, we will visit sites such as Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, the Mount of Olives, the Dead Sea, the Valley of Elah and so many more.

You are invited to join us as we journey and explore the land of the Bible. We are confident that this experience will deepen your walk with Jesus and transform the way you read Scripture and worship.

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Hosted by
Pastor Louie & shelley giglio

Pastor Louie and Shelley, together founded Passion Conferences in 1997, uniting college-aged people in events around the globe—most recently gathering students at Passion 2022 in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Pastor Louie is the Visionary Architect and Original Visionary of the Passion Movement, comprised of Passion Conferences, Passion City Church, Passion Publishing and sixstepsrecords, and the founder of Passion Global Institute. Shelley is the Chief Strategist, Director of Label Operations and Artist Management for sixstepsrecords, co-founder of the Passion Movement, and leads The GROVE, a gathering for the Women of Atlanta.

pricing & packages
Select your Experience

All pricing options include the following:

  • Worship Moments with Passion

  • Onsite teachings by the Passion Team

  • Professionally guided touring of the Holy Land

  • Sailing on the Sea of Galilee

  • Accommodation in middle-class hotels including porterage

  • Daily buffet-style breakfast and dinner at the hotels

  • Daily lunches on route

  • All entrance fees, gratuities, and taxes

  • Air-conditioned transportation by deluxe coach

  • Access to tour information on the custom Passion Holy Land app

  • Airport shuttle bus transfer for arrival and departure

  • International round-trip group airfare available for additional cost

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Standard
pricing starts at:

$3,998

Experience the Holy Land with Passion.

Included in the Standard Package:

Our standard package includes accommodations in middle-class hotels including porterage. Meals are included throughout our time together with breakfast and dinner available at the hotels and daily lunches on route. While on route, air-conditioned transportation by deluxe coach will be available. The standard package also includes airport shuttle bus transfer for arrival and departure.

deluxe
pricing starts at:

$5,998

Experience the Holy Land with upgraded amenities and accommodations as well as exclusive moments with the Passion team.

All Standard Package items PLUS:

  • 5 Star hotel accommodations(based on double occupancy)

  • Transportation by VIP coach

  • Small group touring experience (40 persons or less per coach)

  • Unique dining experiences in local restaurants

  • Unique dinner experience with the Passion team

  • Sunset small group sailing on Sea of Galilee

itinerary

on the journey

Garden of Gethsemane
Western Wall
mount of beatitudes
Capernaum
Jerusalem
valley of elah
Sea of galilee
Cesarea Philipi
mount carmel
itinerary
What to expect

You are about to embark on an incredible journey, encountering the people, sites, culture, and history of the Scripture in a completely new way.

The goal of these days is to let your eyes rest on the very places where Jesus lived and traveled, to soak in the beauty and to stand in awe and wonder of our God. We want you to experience the Word.

Each moment will build upon the other and culminate into what could be the most significant trip of your lifetime. Embrace the journey!

*SAMPLE ITINERARY – SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Day 1: march 6
Arrival day

Breathe it in. You’ve arrived in the Holy Land. Over the next week, around every corner, scripture will come to life. What you once read in black and white, will now be in full color as you stand in the very places where these historic moments occurred. After your arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, you will drive north along Israel’s coastal plains and enjoy stunning views of the Mediterranean, enjoy a relaxing dinner and check into your hotel. Get some rest, your week is just beginning.

day 2 - 4: march 7 - 9
The sea of Galilee and the Jezreel Valley

The Galilee region was the center of Jesus’ ministry. This is the land where Jesus grew up, showed his power in miracles and where he called the disciples to follow him.

Today, this region of the Holy Land is still very untouched and looks much like it would have in the days of Jesus. During your time in Galilee, you will follow in Jesus' footsteps while soaking in the beauty of the land, watching the sunset on the surrounding hills, and walk quaint towns and powerful historic sites that bring the Bible to life.

You will sit on hillsides where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, visit Capernaum and Magdala, and worship on a wooden boat as you sail the very waters that Jesus walked upon. You will also get to experience the Jezreel Valley, which has a long and varied history throughout both the Old and the New Testaments.

Possible Sites:
Mount of Beatitudes
Capernaum
Boat ride Sea of Galilee
Mount Arbel
Magdala
Caesarea Philippi
Mount Precipice / Nazareth Lookout
Panoramic view over the Jezreel Valley/ Valley of Armageddon
Mount Carmel

day 5-7: March 10 - 12
Jerusalem

There is nowhere in the world like Jerusalem. History is found in every crevice of this ancient city where three of the world’s major religions overlap. The Bible has nearly 800 references to Jerusalem - called “the City of our God” (Ps. 48:1,8) Jesus traveled here as a child to worship in the Temple, and it was here as an adult that He preached and healed the hurting. Ultimately, it was here in Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected!

For the Believer, your time in this ancient city will light up your heart and set your faith on fire as the story of scripture comes into clear view. You will explore the four quarters of the walled city, wander through the alleyways that kings and prophets once walked and kneel in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus also prayed. You will have time to visit the colorful markets and the ancient Roman roads now filled with shops brimming with Middle Eastern artistry and discover first-hand the collision of Jerusalem’s unique mix of past and present, ordinary and extraordinary.

Possible Sites:
Mount of Olives
View over the Temple Mount and the Old City
Garden of Gethsemane
The Pools of Bethesda at the complex of the St. Anna Church
The Praetorium, Pilate’s Palace
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Western Wall
Southern Temple Steps
Hulda Gates, Entrance gates to the Temple

Coastal plains

The Apostle Paul was imprisoned in Caesarea Maritima and eventually sailed to Rome from this port, taking with him the Gospel message that would reach the world.  Explore the wonders of the past once built along these shores by King Herod, a great builder of the ancient world.

Possible Sites:
Caesarea Maritima
Via Maris – “the Way of the Sea”

Judean Desert and Dead Sea

The Judean Desert known as the wilderness is bordered by mountains in the west and the Dead Sea to the east and is drastically different than the Galilee region. The desert has provided a refuge and hiding place, solitude and isolation to many including David as he fled from Saul and is the backdrop for many of the psalms he penned. It was here in the wilderness that Jesus fasted for 40 days, and John the Baptist lived and began his ministry.

You will travel on to Masada, float in the mineral rich water of the Dead Sea and visit the excavation site of the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

Possible Sites:
Masada
Dead Sea
Qumran

Valley of Elah

In the time of the Judges and the Kings, the Valley of Elah formed the border between the Israelite cities in the Judean mountains and the Philistines in the plain. The young shepherd David began his military career in the Valley of Elah, by defeating the Philistine champion Goliath with a well-aimed stone from a slingshot. Here in this valley Goliath met his match!

DAY 8: March 13
departure day

The Passion Holy Land Experience is coming to a close but we pray you are heading home with a full heart, a new nearness to Jesus, and a deep appreciation for the unchanging and powerful Word of God.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can register for the Passion Holy Land Tour?

The Passion Holy Land Tour is open to everyone! You are not required to be a US citizen to register.

How can I register for the Holy Land Tour?

Registration for the Tour is done entirely online. You can register here.

What documentation is necessary for travel to Israel?

A valid passport through September 23, 2023, with at least one blank page is required to participate in the Holy Land Tour. There are no exceptions to this policy as it is required by the Israeli government. Although there is not a minimum requirement required by the Embassy of Israel, airlines may decline boarding if a traveler has less than six months validity on his or her passport. A travel visa is not required. To read more about traveling to Israel, please click here.

How is lodging determined?

Registration pricing is based on 2 people per room / double occupancy. If you are traveling alone, you will have the option to book your own room at a higher package price or be placed with a roommate at no additional cost.

What are the dates for the Passion Holy Land Tour?

The Passion Holy Land Tour will take place from March 6, 2023, through March 13, 2023. In order to arrive in Israel in time for the start of the tour group flights will depart on March 5, 2023. You will be in-country from March 6 through March 13. Group flights will depart after 1:00a on March 13.

What are the payment deadlines?

A $150 deposit is due at the time of registration for Standard and Deluxe Land Only packages. If you are adding flights to your registration package, an additional deposit of $150 is due at the time of registration. There are a few other add-on opportunities, depending on which package you decide, on that also require deposits.

We require that 50% of your balance be paid by October 22, 2022. The balance must be paid in full by January 6, 2023, which is 60 days prior to departure. You are welcome to make payments at any time through your user account. The credit card used for your deposit payment will be charged automatically on the dates provided if the correct amount is not received by 11:59p EST on each of the days listed in the payment schedule. Please note that all payments made are nonrefundable.

How will transportation work while touring in Israel?

Air-conditioned transportation will be available by bus to and from the airport, hotels, and sites. The Standard package includes transportation by deluxe coach. The Deluxe package includes transportation by VIP luxury coach. You will have access to free Wi-Fi on most buses. Please note that not all tour buses will be equipped with restrooms. We will stop throughout the tour for restroom breaks, but it is possible to go a few hours without access to a restroom.

Can I choose a roommate?

You can request your roommate at the time of registration or later through your registration account. Please keep in mind that requests can only be guaranteed when registrations are booked together as a 2 guest registration. For additional questions and requests, please contact us here.

Is there a minimum age to participate?

The Passion Holy Land Tour is recommended for adults age 18 and older. Please keep in mind that registration pricing for minors is the same as adults and a signed letter of consent will be required. Please also note that children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. The content, travel, schedule, and groups are best suited for high school students or older.

How do I make payments after I pay the deposit?

Once you complete your registration, you will be asked to claim your Passion Holy Land user account from RegFox. You will be able to make payments at any time through your account, as well as update your personal information.

Am I required to purchase travel insurance?

Travel insurance is not required but is strongly recommended. We encourage you to consider travel insurance to cover any unexpected costs incurred before or during your trip. A travel insurance plan can help to protect your trip investment with coverages related to flight delays, travel injuries and illnesses, unpredictable weather, lost or delayed baggage, and more. To read about the benefits and see the purchase options, click here.

Do I need to know my roommate when I book?

If you want to book your package requesting a roommate and you don’t know the name of your companion, you can leave that selection blank. If you want to book a 2 guest package and you do not know the name of your companion, please contact us here.

Are children able to register for the Tour?

The Passion Holy Land Tour is designed to deepen your faith as you experience the land of the Bible. We will have very full days that can consist of up to 2-3 miles of walking per day. The schedule doesn’t provide for much flexibility, as we want to make the most of our time together. Because of this, we recommend that you wait to bring your children until they are in high school for the best experience possible.

Are check payments accepted?

Check payments are not accepted for the Holy Land Tour. Payments can be made anytime through your user account. Please contact us here with any further questions.

What medical preparations do I need to take?

There are no specific immunizations or medications that are recommended or required for travel to Israel, but you are welcome to connect with your primary care physician regarding their recommendations for you individually. Please keep in mind that you can buy the equivalent of most standard over-the-counter medicines in Israel.

We would also encourage you to inform your health insurance provider that you will be traveling out of the country and to determine your coverage and medical care options while in Israel.

Why is the price for 1 guest higher than for 2 or more?

Lodging is based on double occupancy, the rate to register as a single guest is higher because you will receive your own room. If you would like to be placed with a roommate, you can indicate this preference on the registration form.

Are international attendees able to register for the Tour?

You do not have to live in the United States in order to join the Tour. If you are joining us from outside of the United States, you will need to purchase your own flights as our offered flight itineraries only include domestic departures from the United States. Please plan to arrive in Tel Aviv on March 6 by 6p so that you can join the group for travel from the airport. Your departure flight should be on March 13 from Tel Aviv at any time after 2:00a.

Can I switch package types once I register?

Yes, you can switch your package type once you register as long as space permits in the Tour. Please note that once you switch your package type, you may not be able to switch back should you change your mind. Please contact us here if you would like to make changes to your reservation.

Are there a COVID-19 requirements?

It is not required to present a negative COVID-19 test result for entry and Israel does not require COVID-19 vaccinations for entry.

If I purchase a single guest package, can I add a roommate after I have registered?

Yes, you can add a roommate to your registration, which would lower your overall cost. You can add your roommate through your user account. Any rooming and roommate changes must be made by January 1, 2023.

Am I required to participate in the entire Tour?

The Passion Holy Land Tour is designed as a journey, so the best experience for you will be to stay for the whole time. However, we do understand the possibility of needing to adjust your schedule. Please note that if you arrive late or leave early, we will not be able to assist with ground transportation to and from the airport. We are also unable to offer partial discounts based on an abbreviated tour schedule should you need to arrive late or leave early. Please contact us directly for more information.

Are registrations cancellable or transferrable to another individual?

All deposits and other payments made are non-refundable. However, for registrations of two or more deposits and payments are transferrable for a $100 fee for the first guest in your group, and a $50 fee for the second and third guests in your group. If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact us here.

Do I need to bring any special clothing or other items?

We will provide a list of recommended items to all trip participants before March. We recommend wearing long pants and bringing a jacket each day, as some holy sites will have stricter clothing requirements (arms and legs covered). Please plan to bring comfortable shoes or sneakers, as there will be a lot of walking.

Am I required to participate in all scheduled activities?

We believe that you’ll have the best experience if you plan to participate in each of the planned activities with your group. However, if you prefer to schedule an alternate activity at some point during the trip, you are welcome to do so. Please keep in mind that transportation and other accommodations will be your responsibility if you choose to divert from the group.

Can my friends/family and I book different flights and still be in the same touring group?

While in the Holy Land we will be divided into multiple Passion Holy Land touring groups for the duration of the tour. All groups will have the same experience. These groups are generally based on inbound flight arrival times. If you are organizing your own flights, we recommend selecting flights with similar arrival times as your friends. We will do our best to honor all group placement requests, but it is not guaranteed that we will be able to place you in the same group should you arrive at a different time.

The best way to ensure that you and your friends will be placed in the same touring group is to sign up under one reservation with the same package type and flight selection. Participants must have the same package type in order to be in the same group.

What will the weather be like?

We expect daily temperatures in March to range from 60-70°F. Please note that several sites are located outside with full exposure to the sun, so we recommend bringing sunscreen.

Are there any meetings prior to departing for the Holy Land Tour?

Because we will have attendees joining us from all over the United States, we will not be hosting predeparture meetings. We will provide all attendees with helpful scriptures and resources in the months leading up to the trip to help prepare for our time together in the Holy Land.

How much walking do I need to be prepared for?

Most activities will include walking so participants will be walking approximately 2-3 miles per day. We would recommend wearing comfortable shoes or sneakers each day. Most walks will be lightly to moderately strenuous and there will be breaks throughout the day as you travel to and from sites.

How safe is traveling to Israel?

While Israel is a very safe country to visit and tour, your safety is a top priority. We take all necessary safety precautions, including remaining in contact with local law enforcement throughout the trip. Please visit the U.S. Department of State’s website for all current information on traveling to Israel.

What time zone is Israel in?

Israel Standard Time (IST) is the standard time zone in Israel. It is 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Can I drink tap water in Israel?

Tap water is safe to drink in Israel, but bottled water will also be available.

Will there be access to Wi-Fi?

Yes, you will have access to free Wi-Fi on the buses and in some hotels. Many cafes and restaurants also offer complementary Wi-Fi. Some hotels will have Wi-Fi available for hotel guests at customary prices.

Will I be able to use my cell phone while in Israel?

Please check with your phone service provider to determine if you will need to purchase an International plan to use your phone in country. You can also find international plan information online for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

Which credit cards are accepted?

You can use your debit or credit card to obtain shekels at ATMs throughout Israel. You can also use American Express, MasterCard and Visa cards at most Israeli hotels, restaurants and stores.

Will I need to bring a power adapter?

Almost all hotel rooms are equipped with hairdryers, and all have shaver sockets. For other appliances, Israel's electricity is 220V A/C, single phase 50-cycles; 110V-220V transformers can be used. Israeli outlets have three prongs, but European two-prong adapters usually work. Please click here for an option found on Amazon.

Experience
the land
of Jesus

March 6 - 13, 2023

Join us for a one-of-a-kind journey through Israel hosted by Louie and Shelley Giglio and the Passion team.

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