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Short Tours & Co-Sponsored Events

Holy Land Tours

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Columbus Travel in Bountiful, Utah has teamed with the International Travel Studies Institute to offer 10-14 day tours to the Holy Land including Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, and Egypt.

October 2018 Holy Land Tour, "In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Prophets"

Shepherds' fields, Bethlehem

 Journey was recently completed with 47 participants who arrived October 24 in the Holy Land and returned  after 10 days on November 4, 2018 .  Dann and Shirley Hone directed this tour.  Highlights of their journey may be viewed at the bottom of this page in video.

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March 2019 Holy Land Tour, "In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Prophets"

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 This tour was recently completed with 47 participants and departed March 20, returning March 31, 2019.  Larry Gelwix and Dann Hone directed this educational short tour.  The price for land only was $2595 per person.   The brochure with itinerary and information  may be downloaded as shown below.

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April 2019 Holy Land Tour, "In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Prophets"

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 This tour  was recently completed  with 39 participants and departed April 3, returned April 14, 2019.  Larry Gelwix and Dann Hone directed this educational short tour.  The price for land only was $2595 per person.   The brochure with itinerary and information  may be downloaded as shown below. 

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JUNE 2019 HOLY LAND TOUR, "In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Prophets"

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 Just opened January 2019 -- SPACES AVAILABLE!  Due to the number of requests, Columbus Travel and the ITS Institute announce another popular 12-day program to the Holy Land.  Early reservations are encouraged as these tours tend to fill-up fast. The program departs June 12, returning June 23, 2019.   Larry Gelwix and Dann Hone will direct this educational short tour.  The price for land only is $2595 per person.   The brochure with itinerary and information  may be downloaded as shown below.  

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September 2019 Holy Land Tour, "In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Prophets"

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 This tour is full with 47 participants and departs September 18, returning September 29, 2019.   Larry Gelwix and Dann Hone will direct this educational short tour.  The price for land only is $2595 per person.   The brochure with itinerary and information  may be downloaded as shown below. 

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2020 Holy Land Tours, including Jordan & Egypt

Co-sponsored with Columbus Travel, Bountiful, Utah

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 With the very popular Holy Land itinerary to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, an option to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan  has been added.  The Jordan tour option will include  Amman, Petra, Jerash, Mt Nebo, Madaba, Karak, and Macharaeus. 

Holy Land Private & Family Groups, 2019-2020

October 2018 Intensive Explorations in the Holy Land on Camel Trek in the Negev Desert near Sinai.

Individually organized Family and Private groups may be arranged through the International Travel Studies Institute.  These programs may be organized directly by International Travel Studies Institute or co-sponsored by Columbus Travel.  For Information please contact ITS Institute by email/ or phone: travelstudiesinstitute@gmail.com 

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mobile phone (801) 636.8593

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March 2020 Holy Land Tour, "In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Prophets" & Jordan Option

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Faculty: Larry Gelwix and Dann Hone 

Jordan Option:  March 16-19, 2020 

Israel/P.A.: March 18-29. 2020

Price for land only is TBA 

(2019 Price  $2595)

The itinerary download is below. 

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April 2020 Holy Land Tour, "In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Prophets" with Jordan Option

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Faculty: Larry Gelwix and Dann Hone 

Jordan Option:  April 20-23, 2020 

Israel/P.A.:  April 22 – May 3, 2020 

Price for land only is TBA 

(2019 Price  $2595)

The itinerary download is below. 

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May 2020 14-Day Egypt - Jordan Tour with Nile Cruise

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Faculty: Larry Gelwix and Dann Hone  

Egypt: May 3-12 , 2020

4-Day Nile Cruise May 7-10), 2020

Jordan: May 12-17, 2020 

Price for land only is TBA

The itinerary download is below. 

Major sites include:  Cairo, Saqqara, Memphis, Giza, Egyptian Cairo Museum, Khan Khalil Bazaar, Old Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise: Aswan to Luxor, Jordan: Petra, Mt Nebo, Madaba, Karak Castle, Macharaeus, Amman, Al-Maghtas (Bethabara), Pella, Umm Quais (Gadara), Irbid, Jerash, and Penuel

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October 2020 Holy Land Tour, "In the Footsteps of Jesus and the Prophets" & Jordan Option

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 Faculty: Larry Gelwix and Dann Hone  

Jordan Option: October 19-22 , 2020

Israel/P.A.: October 21 – 31 , 2020

 Price for land only is TBA 

(2019 Price  $2695)

The itinerary download is below. 

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October 2018 Holy Land Tour Video

Check out this great video of the October-November 2018 Holy Land Tour with Columbus Travel and Dann Hone

Tour Hosts -- Travel with Larry and Dann

Larry Gelwix

Larry D. Gelwix

 For 28 years Larry Gelwix has served as host of the syndicated “Travel Show” radio broadcast and is known to listeners as the “Getaway Guru”. Larry is one of the leading Holy Land tour organizers having arranged travel for thousands of visitors to Israel, Egypt, and the Middle East. As a tour host and former LDS mission president, Larry brings a unique dimension to understanding the life of Christ and our road to discipleship. For 36 years Larry served as the volunteer Head Coach of the Highland Rugby Team. The team’s success caught the attention of Hollywood which produced “Forever Strong”, a major motion picture which tells the true-life story of Coach Gelwix and the Highland team. Larry was also the subject of a 2012 documentary entitled “Larry Gelwix: No Regrets”, which won an Emmy Award and has aired on national television. A popular convention, seminar, and fireside speaker, Larry has addressed groups across the country and around the world. Larry Gelwix currently serves as CEO of Columbus Travel®, Bountiful, Utah. 

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Dann W Hone

  

Dann W Hone is one of the founding members of the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and held virtually every position at the Center, including Academic Coordinator where he was responsible for training and teaching all Jerusalem Center faculty in history, archaeology, geography, and scriptures. His studies include 13 modern and ancient languages and scripts. Dann lived in Israel for over 9-years and received his graduate degree in Biblical History from the Jerusalem University College. A published author, Dann has written study guides and books on the Near East and

recently finished volumes one and two of a seven volume Scriptural Reference and Exploration series on “scriptural manners and customs.” Dann is an emeritus administrator/faculty of the Jerusalem Center/Ancient Scripture at BYU. After thirty years at BYU, he entered back into teaching as an adjunct faculty in the Department of History and Political Science at Utah Valley University. He currently serves as the Managing Director and faculty for the International Travel Studies Institute.

Recent 2018 Lectures om sites with Columbus Travel's October Holy Land tour: