Holy Land Travel / Bright Stars Trips

Come and See with Bright Stars of Bethlehem Trips

Bethlehem and Holy Land Tour

June 9, 2017 – June 20, 2017

Trip cost: $3035.00

Spend time in the birthplace of Jesus, explore sites such as Manger Square, Church of the Nativity, the Shepherds Fields, Solomon’s Wells, the Herodian and so much more. Exclusively for travelers on this trip, we will have opportunity to sing in several cathedrals throughout the Holy Land.

Join your hosts Dr. Les Schmidt and Rev. Mark Schulz for this amazing journey. Encounter the land of the Bible in multiple ways with several opportunities of planned and spontaneous singing:

Visits to traditional sites associated with the Bible.

Learn more of what it means to be a Christian in a multi-faith context while living in occupation.

Learn more about the unique and exciting ministries of Bright Stars of Bethlehem.

Tenative Itinerary

Friday, June 9 – Depart Kansas City for Tel Aviv

Saturday, June 10 – Arrive Tel Aviv, bus to Bethlehem, Dinner and rest.

Sunday , June 11 – Worship at Christmas Lutheran Church, lunch, tour Manger Square, Church of the Nativity, Milk Grotto and shopping.

Monday , June 12 –Solomon’s Wells, Herodian, Shepherd’s Fields, lunch at the Grotto, Separation Wall, Refugee camp, free time, dinner with Ajyal (retired group), worship in the Cave.

Tuesday, June 13 – Presentation of Diyar Program, Tour school, University, Wellness Center, etc.  Depart for Jerusalem, Bethany and Lazarus’ Tomb, Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, Dinner and overnight inside old city walls of Jerusalem

Wednesday, June 14 – Inside old City Walls, Bethesda, Ecce Homo, Via Doloroso, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Golgatha, Garden Tomb, Museum, and Western Wall. Overnight inside the old city Walls.

Thursday, June 15– Early AM departure for Masada, Qumron, Dead Sea, Ceaserea.  Overnight near Ceaserea.

Friday, June 16 –  Mt. Carmel, Carmelite Monestary, Nazareth, Cana. Overnight in Tiberias

Saturday, June 17 – Mt. of Beatitudes, Fishes and Loaves, Primacy of Peter,  Caparnaum.  Museum, and boat on the Sea of Galilee – Worship onboard boat, Dinner and stay in Tiberias

Sunday, June 18 – Cross over to Jordan, Madeba (Church of the Map),  Baptismal Site, Macherus (John the Baptist), Mt. Nebo, Petra overnight

Monday, June 19 – Petra all day.  Return to Aman for late night departure home

Tuesday, June 20 – Return Home


Tour Expense:

The anticipated cost for this trip is $3035.00 for a single and $2595.00 for a double. This does not include airfare of approximately $1500-$1800. For best airline rates, please contact Dr. Les Schmidt as soon as you have reserved your spot. He will assist you in the purchase of the tickets. The cost for reserving your spot on this exciting trip is $250 (non-refundable).


* As there may be some meals and incidentals along the way, you may want to budget an additional $400 to cover these costs. Tips for tour guides and other group leaders are included in the ground fees.

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