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Travel: Israel

Pilgrimage to Israel • In the Light of Jesus
March 11–23, 2013

Led by Pastor Bill Vanden Bosch '69 & Lyn Vanden Bosch '70

Thank you for such a great response. This trip is full and registration is closed. See you on another great travel adventure!

Please note: this trip will again be offered again March 17-29, 2014. Contact to be put on a list to receive more information!

"In the Light of Jesus" is planned as a “disciple’s pilgrimage.” Visit sites from Jesus’ life and ministry in Galilee, in the Jordan Valley and in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and along the way grow in faith and in following Him.

Since a number of sites in Israel are only fully accessible on foot, participants must be prepared to walk an average of five miles per day. If you have specific questions or concerns regarding this, please feel free to contact us.

Trip Highlights

We will visit the following places/see the following sites:

  • Caesarea
  • Nazareth
  • Philippi
  • Dan
  • Mount of Beatitudes
  • Jordan River
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Jericho
  • Jerusalem
  • Bethlehem
  • Judean Desert
  • Qumran


For complete tour itinerary, see the tour brochure (.pdf).

See the Vanden Bosch's site for information and photos from past tours—this tour will be similar to their past tours. Pastor Vanden Bosch is also happy to answer questions. Contact him:

Bill Vanden Bosch
(616) 826-1927 (cell)
(231) 452-6101 (home)

Calvin travel programs are open to Calvin alumni and friends: non-alumni spouses, Calvin parents, and any friends of Calvin are welcome to participate.

Thank you!

Read the blog from our trip!

More information

Bill Vanden Bosch
(616) 826-1927 (cell)
(231) 452-6101 (home)

Tour brochure (.pdf)

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Please note: this trip will again be offered (tentatively) March 17-29, 2014. Contact for more information.

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