Bible Lands

The Bible Lands program is an educational travel experience that is open to learners of all ages. Our goal is to offer a rich learning experience that will fill your imagination with visions of the past by providing a geographical and historical context for the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. This can be a complicated affair, since the Bible spans several thousand years and just as many miles—from Italy to Iran, Turkey to Ethiopia, and everywhere in between.

While participants will not visit all of the lands mentioned in the Bible during their travels—just imagine how long that would take!—the program involves travel to many biblically-significant sites and historical locations in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Past programs have included visits to Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Greece, and Italy. Participants who join us in January 2018 will travel throughout Israel and Palestine, visiting some of the most significant sites recorded in the Bible. The May 2018 program will include a full tour of Greece—from Athens to Thessalonica, with a cruise of the Greek islands—as well as visits to Ephesus and Rome. Check out the itineraries and travel brochures below!

Western Wall

Download the brochure for the January 2018 Bible Lands program.

Download the application for the January 2018 Bible Lands program.

The brochure and application for the May 2018 Bible Lands program will be made available in September 2017.

For more information about the Bible Lands program, including information about costs and payments, visit the FAQs or contact the FHU Abroad Office at fhuabroad@fhu.edu.

January 2018 Program Itinerary

Tuesday, January 2 – Depart U.S. for Tel Aviv (optional transfer from Henderson to Nashville airport)

Wednesday, January 3 – Arrive in Tel Aviv; Qumran, Dead Sea
Overnight in Ein Bokek

Thursday, January 4 – Masada, Jericho, Jordan River baptismal site; transfer to Tiberias
Overnight in Tiberias

Friday, January 5 – Banias, Tel Dan
Overnight in Tiberias

Saturday, January 6 – Sea of Galilee: Yigal Allon Museum, boat ride on Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes
Overnight in Tiberias

Sunday, January 7 – Nazareth (worship with Church of Christ), Sepphoris, Megiddo, Caesarea Maritima; transfer to Jerusalem
Overnight in Jerusalem

Monday, January 8 – Jerusalem: Shrine of the Book, Model of Jerusalem, Mount of Olives, Gethsemane
Overnight in Jerusalem

Tuesday, January 9 – Jerusalem: Old City, Temple Mount, Western Wall, Pool of Bethesda, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, shopping in Old City
Overnight in Jerusalem

Wednesday, January 10 – Bethlehem, Garden Tomb, City of David, House of Caiaphas, Upper Room
Overnight in Jerusalem

Thursday, January 11 – Transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport, return to U.S.

May 2018 Program Itinerary

Saturday, May 19 – Depart U.S. for Athens (optional transfer from Henderson to Nashville airport)

Sunday, May 20 – Arrive in Athens; Athens city tour; worship with Omonia Church of Christ
Overnight in Athens

Monday, May 21 – Transfer to Piraeus, begin Aegean cruise; Mykonos
Overnight onboard ship

Tuesday, May 22 – Kusadasi/Ephesus, Turkey; Patmos
Overnight onboard ship

Wednesday, May 23 – Rhodes, Acropolis of Lindos
Overnight onboard ship

Thursday, May 24 – Heraklion, Crete; Santorini
Overnight onboard ship

Friday, May 25 – Arrive at Piraeus; transfer to Thessaly; Meteora
Overnight in Thessaloniki

Saturday, May 26 – Thessaloniki, Philippi, Kavala/Neapolis
Overnight in Thessaloniki

Sunday, May 27 – Thessaloniki, Berea; transfer to Athens
Overnight in Athens

Monday, May 28 – Athens, Corinth, Mycenae
Overnight in Athens

Tuesday, May 29 – Fly to Rome; Colosseum, Catacombs
Overnight in Rome

Wednesday, May 30 – Vatican
Overnight in Rome

Thursday, May 31 – Transfer to Fiumicino Airport, return to U.S.