Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Biblical Jordan

February 19, 2014

with Peter Lillback, Gregory Beale, and Iain Duguid

Join host Rev. Dr. Peter Lillback on a trip to Israel and Jordan! This trip, arranged by Connoisseurs Tours, will take place from October 19th to the 31st. Joining Dr. Lillback will be Drs. Gregory Beale, professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, and Iain Duguid (M.Div. '89).

Space is limited—sign up today!

To reserve a space on this unique trip, download and print the PDF brochure, fill out the form on page 7, and mail in your reservation to Connoisseurs Tours, One Tiffany Place, Savannah, GA 31406. You may also reserve a space online by filling out this form (name of the tour: "Westminster Theological Seminary Pilgrimage to the Holy Land") or by calling Connoisseurs Tours at 1-800-856-1045.

Peter LillbackFrom President Lillback:

Our pilgrimage will take place October 19th – 31st, 2014.  We will have almost two weeks to take in the history and traditions of this ancient and sacred land. We will see places in Jordan like Mt. Nebo, the place of Jesus’ baptism on the Jordan River, (believed to be the original Baptismal site by most Biblical and Archeological Scholars). We will visit Jerash (a Decapolis city and one of the most complete Roman ruins in the world), The Dead Sea, and Petra - a World Heritage Site, an amazing site for all who experience it. In Israel, we will start in Caesarea Maritima, a completely man-made harbor city of Roman times where Paul argued his defense before King Agrippa. We will stay in Tiberius right on the Sea of Galilee, and visit Cana, the Crusader’s Acre, and Nazareth.  We will sail on the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. We will see all the places in Israel that are at the heart of our faith: Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Tabor, Bethlehem, and of course, Jerusalem, where we will have our longest stay, based at a wonderful hotel just outside the walls of the Old City.

Our journey is designed for you to experience Israel in an affordable yet comfortable way.  All arrangements are being made by Connoisseurs Tours, a company that has been hosting tours for seminaries for over 35 years. They have an excellent reputation for comprehensive care of their clients.  They will guide us through each step of our tour from the moment we pick up the phone until we return home. 

Once you arrive in Tel Aviv, everything is included such as all meals, entrances, transportation, lectures, and special features. We will stay in lovely comfortable hotels; The Seasons in Netayna, The Ron Beach in Tiberias, The Marriott Dead Sea, The Movenpick Petra, and the St. George in Jerusalem. The cost of the tour is $2,895.00 per person, not including airfare. (Connoisseurs Tours will provide a group air schedule with the lowest fare and most convenient schedule for us.)

Click here to see a PDF brochure with the complete itinerary and information about this exciting opportunity.  We have a limited number of places on the tour and anticipate that those places will go quickly! If you have any questions please contact Kathryn Waller at Connoisseurs Tour, 1-800-856-1045 or send her an email at

I hope you will come along on this exciting journey to Israel and experience for yourself the Holy Land and Holy City of Jerusalem!

In Christ’s Service,

Peter Lillback