Quintessential Singer’s Trek to Holyland
Imagine following Jesus’ footsteps to historic sites where he walked, taught, and lived. Pat Boone Historic Pilgrimage tells the fascinating story of this entertainment icon’s affinity for the Holy Land.
If you’ve never been to Israel or this historic destination is on your bucket list, legendary singer, former teen idol, composer, actor, writer, television personality, motivational speaker and spokesman Pat Boone invited special travelers to join him on a 10-day “Historic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.” Boone has visited Israel more than 20 times and refers to this adventure as his last proposed trip there. Boone says his guests traveled “first-class in every way,” and had an opportunity to be part of “history in the making” in Jerusalem on May 14, when the U.S. Embassy is dedicated during the 70th birthday celebration of the modern state of Israel.
“We’ll be doing a TV special in the Roman amphitheater in Caesarea for national and international distribution,” Boone said via an email interview. “We and all our tour members will not only be there for the celebration of 70 years and God’s fulfilled promises to Israel, but we’ll also be in Jerusalem when the U.S. Embassy location is dedicated. WE’LL BE A PART OF HISTORY AS IT OCCURS.”
Boone and Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, an Israeli American rabbi and the founder and current president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews headquartered in Chicago and Jerusalem, along with other hosts, will lead the tours to the most significant places in Israel.
“The tour is a unique opportunity for Christians and Jews to follow Jesus’ path as brothers in our faith and the one GOD,” Mr. Boone explained. “Rabbi Eckstein is making sure that we will visit sites that are of particular interest to the Fellowship of Christians and Jews but also Jews will visit the sites that are of particular interest to we believers in Jesus as the Messiah.”
The “Historic Pilgrimage to the Holy Land” the trip featured days of breathtaking sightseeing with Mr. Boone and Rabbi Eckstein with spiritual guidance by Dr. Richard Lee, editor of The American Patriot’s Bible, a Rendition of The Exodus at Masada with details covering how the song was written; an opportunity to explore Israeli cuisine during the daily breakfasts and dinners (in Israel); roundtrip air transportation from New York City, NY (JFK) or Newark, NJ (EWR) Airports; Baptismal in the Jordan River; deluxe and first-class hotels; professional, English speaking Guides; deluxe land transportation via private motor coach (with Wi-Fi on the bus); tips, ($85) taxes, and fuel surcharge ($685) included; entrance fees to all sites along the journey; and a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and cable car ride up to Masada.
Many thanks to Pat Boone for graciously sharing his stories with me, not once but twice.
Read a companion story about Pat Boone’s longtime friendship with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein.