ADU Study Tour

Events Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Sunday, May 06, 2018
12:00 am

When reading the Scriptures, did you ever wish you could visit the sites where some of its stories took place? Nothing can ever give more insight into the Bible and its messages than a personal trip to the Bible lands. We invite you to travel with us in the footsteps of Jesus to see, to hear, to taste, and to experience the places where the prophets and the apostles lived and worked. This type of trip can also be an eye-opening experience for a study of world religions, such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

TOUR COST

$2,760 + international airfare. Additional fee of $1,000 for ADU students who register for 6 credits of religion. Minimum 20 participants and double hotel room occupancy.

CLASS REGISTRATION

To earn up to 6 credits, register for two of the following classes in Spring 2018: RELB 103-Tour Introduction to the Bible (3 credits); RELT 368-Tour World Religions for the Healthcare Professions (3 credits); RELB 379-Tour Lessons on Living: Biblical Perspectives (3 credits).

PAYMENTS

Sign up by making the first payment of $800 by December 1, 2017. Full payment of the balance will be due on February 1, 2018. All payments should be made through ADU Finance Office.

CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. Cancellations after March 1, 2018 will result in a partial refund only.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

As part of the tour costs, we will be purchasing basic travel insurance for each person on the tour. If you want you may purchase additional coverage on your own.

DISCLAIMER

The tour is subject to safe travel conditions in both countries.

INT’l AIRLINE TICKETS

Purchase by yourself the int’l ticket based on the flight schedule that will be emailed to you. If you travel separately from the group, you are responsible for the transport between airports and hotels. For lodging outside of the group travel dates, make your own arrangements.

CONTACT INFO

Zdravko & Bozana Stefanovic, (407) 702-9923
Zdravko.Stefanovic@adu.edu; ADU Office: GE#107

Tour Itinerary

  1. Tuesday April 24, 2018 – Departure from Orlando (MCO).
  2. Wednesday April 25 - Arrive in Athens, Greece and transfer to the hotel. See the change of the guards in front of the Greek Parliament. Free time in Athens.
  3. Thursday April 26 – Visit the ancient Acropolis and its museum. Stand on Areopagus where the Apostle Paul addressed the group of Greek philisophers. Shop in the famous section in Athens called Plaka. Stroll by the Temple to Zeus. Overnight in Athens.
  4. Friday April 27 - Leave for Meteora and make a stop by Thermopylae Battle Monument. Overnight in Kalambaka.
  5. Sabbath April 28 – Tour the spectacular monasteries in Meteora built my the ancient monks on the “columns of the sky.” Return to Athens for overnight.
  6. Sunday April 29 – Visit the ancient city of Corinth with the ruins of Acrocorinth in the background. Tour the ruins of the temple to Apollo and the Bema where the Apostle Paul spoke. Stop on the way by the Corinth Canal. Return to the hotel in Athens.
  7. Monday April 30 – Fly to Tel Aviv. In Galilee visit Mount Carmel and the Church of Annunciation. Overnight in Nazareth.
  8. Tuesday May 1 - Sail on the Sea of Galilee. See the remains of Peter’s house in Capernaum. Visit the Church of Beatitudes. Tour the historic Nazareth village and enjoy a meal from Jesus’ time.Travel to Jerusalem through Jordan Valley.
  9. Wednesday May 2 – Explore Jerusalem’s most sacred sites, the Temple Mount and Via Dolorosa and the Chruch of the Holy Sepulcher. Free time in Old Jerusalem.
  10. Thursday May 3 - Visit Masada, King Herod’s desert fortress and Qumran, the site of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. Stop by Ein Gedi and float in the Dead Sea.
  11. Friday May 4 - In Jerusalem, visit the Mount of Olives and Gethsemane. Tour the Israel Museum and stop by the Great Synagogue. Welcome the Sabbath at the Western Wall.
  12. Sabbath May 5 - Worship by the Garden Tomb. Explore Bethlehem and enjoy the “best falafel” in town. Transfer to the airport in Tel Aviv.
  13. Sunday May 6 – Arrival in Orlando (MCO).

An unforgettable, life-changing experience!