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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with East Central Synod of Wisconsin

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with East Central Synod of Wisconsin

March 15 to March 23, 2021

Deadline to register September 1, 2020


Join Bishop Gerald Mansholt -and your fellow ECSW Lutherans- for a special synodical group pilgrimage to the Holy Land!

Planned stops include Nazareth, Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, Jordan River Baptismal Site, Dome of the Rock, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Mount of Olives, Bethlehem with optional homestay, and more. We’ll also break bread with local religious and community leaders, peace-builders, and community members, including from partner ministries of the Evangelical Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and Lutheran World Federation. And for three days, we’ll experience MEJDI’s UN award winning Dual Narrative touring program, with Israeli and Palestinian guide in dialogue on contested issues and sites.

Click here for a detailed tour itinerary (also located at the bottom of this page).

Optional Post-Trip Extension to Jordan (March 23 – March 26, 2021)

There is an Optional Jordan Extension tour from March 23 – March 26, 2021.
Click HERE for itinerary details and pricing information.
Please make sure to register for this portion of the tour by completing the Traveler Information Form or emailing

Preferred deadline to register for the extension tour is September 1, 2020.

Want to learn more about MEJDI Tours? Check out this four minute TED talk by the founder of MEJDI in which he outlines the history and philosophy behind the company.

Before you Register:

  • Read through the Terms and Conditions
  • If you are registering for more than one person, please email Shannon Okuonghae ( with the following information for each traveler:
    • Name (First and Last)
    • Email (If they would like to receive pre-trip communication from us)
    • Phone Number
    • If you are requesting single or double rooms. There is a single room supplement fee of $650 as the tour price is based on double occupancy in a hotel room.

*Pricing varies based on number of participants:

30-34 Paying Participants: $2290 per person
25-29 Paying Participants: $2365 per person
20-24 Paying Participants: $2460 per person

$2,460* per person

Trip Includes

  • 8 nights’ accommodation, double occupancy, at the following hotels or similar: Ruth Daniel (Jaffa), Beatitudes Pilgrim House (Galilee), Holy Land (Jerusalem)
  • Private bus transportation and driver
  • 1 group arrival and 1 departure airport transfers (transfer times TBD)
  • Meals listed in the itinerary: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 8 dinners
  • 2 MEJDI-Trained Guides (1 Palestinian, 1 Israeli)
  • All speakers and entrance fees listed in the itinerary
  • Customary tips for guides, drivers, and hotel staff
  • Dedicated pre-trip customer service and on-ground support

Trip Does Not Include

  • Travel Insurance-HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • Single Room Supplement of $650 (limited availability)
  • International Airfare
  • Individual airport transfers outside of the group transfers
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section