Holy Land 2025
New! Tour Dates: March 19-28, 2025
click HERE for trip information
click HERE to download trip brochure with itinerary, cost and registration information
click HERE to download bulletin insert (half-sheet) COMING
click HERE to register on-line
Trip Coordinator: Velma Merritt (North Nixa Baptist Church)
email: velmam44@yahoo.com; phone: (417) 714-4218. Get to know Velma at www.velmamerritt.com
Trip Host: Dr. Phillip Shuford, Director of Missions, Tri-County Baptist Association
email: phillip@tcsba.com; phone: (417) 725-8825
Trip FAQs:
What is the cost of the trip? $4,611 from Dallas (based on a minimum of 20 participants)
How do I sign up?
On-line: click here
Download and print the trip brochure, and fill out the registration information. Pay the $500 deposit to secure your place on the trip.
Is a deposit required? $500 per person
Are meals included in the cost? Breakfast and dinner are included. Lunch is on your own (approximately $15/day)
What other expenses should I plan for? Minimum of fifty $1 bills (for water on bus)
Will I need to exchange currency. No. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted (NOT Discover Card, travelers checks or personal checks.)
Is cell phone service widely available? Check with your carrier.
Is electrical service 110 volts? No. Electricity in Israel is 230 Volts. If you travel to Israel with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
Do you recommend trip insurance? Yes! See the trip brochure for more information.
What if I have to cancel? See the trip brochure for more information.
Is there a minimum age? 12 years old.
What clothing should I pack? Comfortable clothes and shoes (you will be walking a lot)
Is it safe? Velma Merritt says, “I’ve been to Israel many times and have never felt unsafe.”
What will we see?
JERUSALEM: Mt. Scopus | Chapel of the Ascension | Passion walk | Dominus Flevit (our Lord weeps) | Golden Gate | Gethsemane | Church of All Nations | Old City | Western Wall | Jerusalem Archaeological Park | Southern Temple Steps | Temple Mount | Dome of the Rock | Bethlehem | Shepherd’s Fields | Church of the Nativity | Cave of Jerome
Al-Aqsa Mosque (on Temple Mount) | Pools of Bethesda | Pilate’s Judgment Hall | Chapel of Flagellation
Via Dolorosa (way of the cross) | Church of Holy Sepulcher | Cardo Maximo | Peter of Gallicantu |
Garden Tomb | Rabbi Tunnel | Temple Mount Sifting Project | Yad Vashem (Holocaust museum) 
GALILEE AND THE GOLAN: Sea of Galilee | Dan | Banias (Caesarea Philippi) | Mount Hermon | Golan Heights | Chorazin | Magdala | Nof Ginosar | Capernaum | Tabgha | Mount of Beatitudes | Bet Shean | Jordan River | Cana of Galilee | Nazareth and Nazareth Village | Mount of the Precipice | Valley of Jezreel | Mt. Carmel | Caesarea Maritima
JUDEA: Masada | Dead Sea (swim) | Ein Gedi | Qumran | Jericho | Elisha’s Spring |
We will also drive by many area sites  |  NOTE: We will NOT be touring near Gaza