Experience the Holy Land, See Young Life in Action
Friday, March 3 - Saturday, March 11
Friends and Alumni of Young Life are invited to experience the riches of the Holy Land — Israel and Palestine — and see Young Life ministry in action. On this trip, you will encounter the Holy Land with biblical, historical, and cultural insight provided by experienced tour guides and scholars. In addition, your passion for Young Life will be stirred. You will gain unique visibility into a growing Young Life ministry in the Holy Land that is reaching teenagers, and communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ in this special part of the world. The ministry of Young Life thriving in the land of Our Lord — what could be more exciting?
Our experienced team will lead approximately 20-30 people through this experience of a lifetime. Trip hosts include Michele Sbrana, director of Young Life Expeditions, her husband, Tony Sbrana, a Young Life veteran and pastor, Hunter and Laurie Lambeth, Young Life Middle East directors, and Holy Land scholars from Twin Tours, Andre and Marie Mubarek. We will travel on a Wi-Fi connected coach and stay at high-rated hotels on this nine-day adventure.
Follow in the footsteps of Jesus
Engage with local Young Life staff and ministries
Visit key Biblical sites — Galilee, Capernaum, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Dead Sea, Bethlehem and more
Enjoy regular Biblical teaching and cultural insights
Experience local cuisine and community meals
Make new friends and grow in your faith and love of Young Life.
FULL - Register today to get the last two spots!
Dates: March 3-11, 2017
Cost: $3,350* (per person, double
occupancy; additional $760 for single-occupancy rooms)
ground transportation, cultural activities and tour guides, daily breakfast,
dinner, some lunches, ﬁne hotel accommodations, travel insurance, all Nps,
donation to Young Life Middle East camp scholarships. Does not include flights from
U.S. to Tel Aviv, cancellation insurance and some lunches.
Expeditions can assist with ﬂights via trusted travel agents.
How to Register
Please REGISTER HERE for the trip and select trip code – XIL06 Holy Land Encounter.
Deposits of $750 per person are due at time of registration and refundable until
Nov. 1, 2016, less processing fees. Send deposit payable to:
(Attn: XIL06 – Holy Land Encounter)
P.O. Box 1293
Danville, CA 94526
- Group minimum is 15 people. If the minimum isn’t
met by Nov. 1, the trip may be canceled (deposits can be refunded if
- Maximum of 30 people so make sure to get your
deposits in early.
- Trip Cancellation Insurance is highly recommended
and can be purchased here. Our complimentary travel insurance covers trip
delays, lost luggage, emergency medical or security evacuations.
- Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Expeditions oﬃce at 888-963-4443.
- Note — it will say you're paying for a Latin America/Caribbean camp trip — this is correct. Really!
Life Expeditions’ preferred travel agents are available to assist you in your
travel or you can make your own arrangements. We request that your ﬂight arrive
in Tel Aviv between 1 and 4 p.m. on March 3 and depart late in the evening on
March 11 or just after midnight. Delta, United and US Air’s daily ﬂights
follow this schedule.
(Schedule subject to change.)
- Arrive in Tel Aviv, meet hosts and tour guides
Drive by coach to Tiberius, learn its culture and history
Check in at The Rimonim Hotel (three-night stay)
Enjoy delicious welcome dinner
Tour Nazareth Village with traditional lunch
Visit Mount Precipice for special teaching
See other historical Nazareth sites
Visit Israel Country Directors Hunter and Laurie Lambeth’s home and Young Life club
Meet Young Life leaders and kids
Enjoy dinner and fellowship at The Rimonim Hotel
Visit Mount of Beatitudes
Visit the Peter Primacy church where Jesus restored Peter
Visit Jesus’ home base of Capernaum
Enjoy a traditional local lunch
Board wooden boat replica for ride on the Sea of Galilee, proceed to the Ancient Boat Museum
Conclude day with baptism at Yardenit (also known as the Jordan River) for anyone who wishes to be baptized
Enjoy dinner and fellowship at The Rimonim Hotel and hear from one of several local ministries
Check out of The Rimonim Hotel
Travel to Nablus to hear teachings at Jacob’s Well
Travel to Zababdeh village in the West Bank and meet with our local Young Life staﬀ and volunteer leader
Enjoy a brief Young Life club and tour the Palestine village (if time allows)
Travel to Jerusalem and visit Mount of Olives to behold the breathtaking panorama of the Holy City
Walk to the holiest site in the Jewish world, the Western Wall of Herod's temple
Tour the Old City and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Commence three-night stay at the Mount Zion Hotel in Jerusalem with dinner and a relaxing evening
Pray in the Garden of Gethsemane, experience the Garden Tomb with communion and worship
Dine for lunch in the Old City
Visit the Israel Museum and the Holocaust Museum, Yad Vashem
Enjoy dinner and time together processing the day at the Mount Zion Hotel
Travel to Bethlehem to experience the Shepherd's Field, Church of the Nativity, and the Bethlehem Bible College
Visit Young Life Capernam’s House of Hope
Visit Separation Wall and then visit Murad resort in Bet Sahur where Young Life hosts camps
Enjoy final dinner at Mount Zion Hotel in Jerusalem
Check out of Mount Zion Hotel Hotel, depart Jerusalem, travel the Good Samaritan route into Judean Wilderness
Visit Masada, ascending the desert mountains by way of cable car to the fortress built by King Herod
Survey ruins, synagogue, temples, and palaces
Travel to Qumran and settlement of ﬁrst century sect known as the Essenes, authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Check into Hod Hotel Resort and Spa at Ein Bokek on the Dead Sea, visit hotel’s spat theorem pools and dip in the Dead Sea at sunset
Enjoy dinner and time together of fellowship and worship
Enjoy exploration options, including the oasis of En Gedi and hikes to the waterfall
Eat lunch at Kfar Hanokdim with an optional traditional camel ride
Enjoy some down time by the pool and a day of leisure
Enjoy dinner, fellowship, and teaching at the Hod Hotel Resort and Spa
Depart the Dead Sea after breakfast and visit seaside district of Jaﬀa for a day of exploration of the markets, lighthouse, museums, and other great sights in this seaport village
Enjoy delicious seafood dinner at one of Jaﬀa’s wonderful restaurants for our ﬁnal evening together
Travel to Tel Aviv airport for the late evening ﬂights back to the United States
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