Sun rays over the city of Jerusalem

  • October 18, 2021–October 30, 2021
  • Off Campus
  • $4,195 per person from Chicago, double occupancy

As of February 23, this tour is full. Wait list registrations are accepted via Witte Travel.


"In the Light of Jesus: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land" is planned as a “disciple’s pilgrimage,” following in the footsteps of Jesus not only to understand the Gospels and the early church in their historical, geographical, and cultural context, but also to increase our commitment to wholeheartedly respond to His invitation to “Follow Me.” It will focus on visiting New Testament sites in Galilee, along the Jordan Valley, and Jerusalem.


Sea of Galilee
Ein Gedi
Masada and Qumran
Yad Vashem

Be ready to walk and climb. Participants must be prepared to walk an average of five miles per day over hilly and uneven terrain. It may not be possible to see everything if you have difficulties with this. If you have any concerns or questions about this issue, please talk with Pastor Vanden Bosch.


Pastor Bill Vanden Bosch ’69
Lyn Vanden Bosch ’70
You may contact Bill directly with questions at or (616) 826-1927.

More information

Please see the complete tour brochure [PDF] for details. The price of $4,195 is based on double occupancy lodging and flights departing from Chicago; the supplement for single accommodations is $895. Transportation from West Michigan to Chicago will be provided for an additional fee. 

Optional travel protection is available through Travelex Insurance Services. See their website for an overview of what coverage is included or excluded related to COVID-19, and see the tour brochure for a link to the full policy.

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Calvin travel programs are open to all friends of Calvin: alumni and non-alumni, CALL members, parents and grandparents of current students, and any others interested in a Calvin-sponsored trip are welcome to participate. Explore other Calvin-sponsored trips, too.


Please register by Monday, July 5, 2021.


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