Seattle Presbyterian Churches Holy Land Tour

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SEATTLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES HOLY LAND TOUR

Join Bellevue Presbyterian Church and University Presbyterian Church on this eye-opening spiritual pilgrimage to the Holy Land, including people and places in Israel and the West Bank. Discover the powerful connection between faith and practice, spirituality and action, while exploring the land of the Bible. From the glittering golden domes and contested Holy Sites of Jerusalem; to the stark natural beauty of the Near Eastern landscapes; to the rich history of people, cultures and communities committed to peace in the midst of violent conflict. Learn from both Israeli Jewish and Palestinian guides and guests, who will create opportunities to learn and discuss religious, political, and economic issues facing the region.

Facilitated by professional conflict resolution specialists and religious leaders, this inspirational trip explores the Biblical themes of reconciliation and social justice. Share in fellowship with local Christians, meditate on mountaintop outlooks, and build relationships with local families from the country’s diverse Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities, in a tour that tackles the difficult questions of how Christ calls us to respond in a broken world.

The goal of this trip is to not only provide a life changing travel experience through the opportunity to participate in a spiritual pilgrimage to the Holy Land; but also that every participant could learn more about the ministry engagement of Bellevue as they seek to develop ministry partners in Israel and the Palestinian territories. In addition, the hope is that participants will return with enriched perspectives about the lives of Israelis and Palestinians, but also that travelers might consider engaging in peacebuilding efforts and constructive advocacy once they return back to the United States.

Check out the detailed tour itinerary (also located at the bottom of this page).

Visit all the must see sites, while being guided , by an Israeli and a Palestinian, in an immersive travel experience that takes you behind the doors of mosques, churches, and synagogues, through the halls of Palestinian and Israeli government, into active dig sites, and into the homes of Arab, Jewish, and Druze locals.

Our trained guide-facilitators will help open a conversation, answer difficult questions, model friendship through respectful dialogue and disagreement, and give travelers an opportunity to encounter new voices and perspectives.

Check out the detailed tour itinerary (also located at the bottom of this page).

Check out a four minute TED talk by the founder of MEJDI in which he outlines the history and philosophy behind the company.

 

Optional Post-Trip Extension Tour of Northern Israel(October 23 – 25)

Check out the detailed tour itinerary (also located at the bottom of this page).

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TRIP INCLUDES
7 nights’ hotel accommodation based on double occupancy at the following hotels or similar: St. George Landmark Hotel (Jerusalem), Jacir Palace (Bethlehem), Daria Kibbutz Hotel (Sea of Galilee)
5 days with 1 Mejdi-trained Guide
3 days with 2 Mejdi-trained Guides (Dual Narrative)
Bus for 8 days, including: 1 group airport transfer upon arrival & 1 group airport transfer upon departure
Water on bus
Honorarium for speakers listed in the itinerary
Entrance fees for sites listed in the itinerary
On the ground advocacy expertise of Kyle Cristofalo
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
Customary tips for drivers, guides, and hotel staff
Dedicated customer service representatives in the US and in Jerusalem
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TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE
International Airfare
Travel Insurance-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Covid testing and any necessary self quarantine
Single Room Supplement fee: $765
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Airport transfers outside of scheduled group transfers
Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section

All the trips we take are educational and geared towards cultural immersion, and that’s true of MEJDI. But none are so first hand and intentionally personal as the MEJDI tour guides are.

You come away hopeful because the tour guides can have such different backgrounds and experiences and opinions and still respect each other, And, they introduce you to groups that are working to spread that throughout the world.

Kim

Happy Customer
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Do not book your flight until you receive the tour confirmation email from us. This tour requires a minimum number of travelers to run and we will send out the tour confirmation (and update this note on the webpage) as soon as we have met that number.

Pricing Tier

30-34 paying participants – $2,690 per person

25-29 paying participants – $2,750 per person

20-24 paying participants – $2,825 per person