Our Holy Land Tours are our family specialty! We have been learning about, studying, and orchestrating impactful Holy Land Tours for over forty years! The things that separate us from others is our group size (we keep them small and personal), our tour options (we are the only ones who climb Mt Sinai), and the personalized nature of the Tour experience. We are the ma & pa shop of Holy Land Tours. We give you that very personal touch, go the extra mile, do extra, give you that individual attention that makes all the difference in your Holy Land experience. Don’t take our word for it, ask those who have gone with us over the decades: TESTIMONIALS
Our father A. Gary Anderson was director at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies on two separate occasions which allowed the entire Anderson Family two entire semesters to learn about the culture, history, language, and ways of the Middle East. This was only a beginning for our involvement and study of Jerusalem and its surroundings. Two of the Anderson boys; Clark & Ron would follow their father professionally in teaching Seminary and Institute and would continue on the tradition of directing Tours to the Holy Land. Twenty-five years ago the Anderson brothers launched its maiden voyage tour to Israel under the name Shalom Tours. It was a smashing success and as the Tour experience improved and refined itself in impact the name was changed to its current name, Anderson Tours.
Dr. Clark D. Anderson EdD is the original founder and director of the organization. Over the past 25 years he has organized and directed over 80 educational tours around the world. He has now directed 50+ tours to the Holy Land, 30+ Church History Tours, 20+ Humanitarian trips around the world. Dr. Ronald D. Anderson PhD was also very instrumental in the origins and early development of the tours. Ron has a PhD in ancient Hebrew, taught at BYU-Idaho Religion Faculty for decades, and has also been a director at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies and is currently retired. Anderson Tours now enjoys decades of exceptional service and has a profound reputation and experience that adds tremendously to the impact of the trip. It is not just a tour or trip, it is our passion and it shows in all we do!
Our Holy Land experience and Tour Itinerary has been carefully crafted and developed for over 4 decades now and we feel strongly that it is the very best on the market. We have learned the dos and don’ts’s and how to maximize each day and every site visited, in what order, and what and how to present on site. We realize that your experience in the Holy Land may be a ‘one and only’ for you and we want you to have THE very best experience possible!
One of the reasons people choose to travel with Anderson Tours are the Tour extension options that we offer. We offer the options of visiting Petra, Mt. Sinai, the Red Sea, the wonders of Egypt, and Rome! Our first tour extension option is a visit to one of the newly voted ‘Wonders of the World’, Petra, Jordan and also includes reliving and retracing the first part of the Book of Mormon as we travel on the same route that Lehi and family took as they left Jerusalem. This is a magnificent experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list. We are currently the only company that make the effort to travel to and climb Mt. Sinai. This is something every pilgrim should do as part of their Holy Land pilgrimage and is always one of the highlights for our participants. What a powerful experience to climb up this ancient Temple! Included in this portion is some time snorkeling and deep sea diving in the Red Sea which is one of THE very best places to do so in the World. Lastly we offer an unparalleled experience of exploring the ancient ruins and Temples in Egypt. This experience will forever change your personal Temple experience. The Andersons have made Temples and Egyptian Temples a focus of their expertise and deliver an unparalleled experience in Egypt that is sure to enhance and strengthen your conviction of the Temple Endowment and its origin and impact. You will not get the same experience with any other group! Years of study in Egypt has led to the insights we are able to provide! Many of our groups choose to spend a few days in Rome. This unique city is phenomenal to visit at the end of the Holy Land Tour and Egypt experience. There are 13 Egyptian obelisks in Rome and that chapter of early Christian history is fascinating to experience on the heels of the Holy Land Tour.
There never has been a better time to visit the Holy Land! It is safe and if it’s on your bucket list you should strongly consider doing it while it is still possible!
We invite you to join us for the unparalleled and unique Holy Land experience that Anderson Tours delivers. We promise you will never read the scriptures the same again and you will return transformed by the power of place. Each Tour is carefully crafted in order for you to maximize your sacred visit and pilgrimage to the Holy Land! No one provides a better experience! We humbly guarantee it!
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