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West Coast Temple Cruise Tour

with Chad Hawkins 9 days from

$

1,499

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April 28-May 6, 2017 land only

Join celebrated temple artist and renowned author Chad Hawkins on this one of a kind temple tour up the beautiful West Coast. This spectacular cruise tour will start in San Diego working your way North to Vancouver. We will visit 5 LDS temples with the opportunity to serve at 4! Chad Hawkins has incredible stories of each temple he will share at these sites and on board the ship as well. He will hold seminars on sea days to educate and enlighten us and to bring the Temples of the world to life! Our cruise-tour starts in picturesque San Diego which includes the hotel and transportation up to LA where we’ll board the beautiful Norwegian Jewel for a 5 night cruise up the coast; from there we’ll extend our stay in beautiful Vancouver. The spring climate and scenery will delight those ready to wake up from a long winter. Chad has been to almost every Temple and has many stories to share with you. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, serve and relax.

Day 1: Friday – April 28, 2017 San Diego Welcome to San Diego! Our first destination is a city on the Pacific Coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. After our arrival the motor coach will meet us and we’ll be off to the Mormon Battalion Historic site. Here we will learn about the long march from Iowa to San Diego this group of men and women did and why it is so important. After a lunch stop in the Old Town area we’ll stop at the hotel to check in, get ready for our first opportunity to serve in the temple. You will marvel at this “fairy tale” temple with its stained glass wall of the West spire. Afterwards we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at our hotel. Day 2: Saturday – April 29, 2017 New Port - Los Angeles Today we’ll depart the hotel after breakfast and then we’ll be on our way to enjoy the second temple stop in New Port Beach. While we don’t serve at this temple, Chad will have many amazing stories to share. Have you ever wondered why the exterior was changed from white marble or granite to a more pink granite? Afterwards we are off to the Los Angeles where we’ll have the opportunity to serve in the 10th operating temple in the church. Did you know that there is a baseball field on the Temple grounds? After this visit we’ll have a dinner stop on the way to the hotel and rest of the evening is yours to enjoy! Day 3: Sunday – April 30, 2017 Board the Ship Today you will start your 5 day Pacific Coastal cruise onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Jewel. The ship will depart at 400pm and while sailing up the coast we will stop in San Francisco and Victoria British Columbia. On this beautiful ship you will have 16 dining options including a sushi bar, tepenyaki grill, tapas and churrascaria. Why not try something new! Day 4: Monday – May 1, 2017 Day at Sea Today you will enjoy one of Chad’s wonderful seminars at sea when he shares his incredible knowledge of Temples around the world. You can then enjoy the rest of your beautiful day at sea! Maybe you will decide to relax and unwind in the spa or spend some time in a sun lounge. So many things to choose from! Day 5: Tuesday - May 2, 2017 San Franisco Welcome to San Francisco, the city on the Bay! This exciting Port of Call is a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. It’s known for the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian homes. This


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special stop on our journey will include serving in the Oakland Temple. You will make your way down the Embarcadero and across the Bay Bridge while enjoying a beautiful view of the city. The Oakland Temple celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2014. Be sure to ask Chad about the story that includes then Apostle, Elder George Albert Smith and the inspiration he received while speaking with a local church leader while standing on a rooftop terrace of a hotel overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Depending on the time of our departure, we may get a bite to eat at the Temple cafeteria, but you will be back on the ship by dinner. Day 6: Wednesday - May 3, 2017 Day at Sea This will be a very different day at sea. Even though all aboard is 6pm on the Norwegian Jewell, the ship does not sail for Victoria until 1200am. However, this will give the group time to have another unforgettable seminal at sea with Chad. The ship does not dock in Victoria until 1200pm on May 4th. This leaves plenty of time for a morning get together. Chad may talk about how the exterior of the Accra Ghana Temple is made of Namibia Pearl Granite. He may tell you about how the moldings in the Temple were made of the native makore wood. How the furniture was handcrafted and how the art glass windows reflect the culture. He will have many exciting things to share about many Temples.

Tour Includes: • 5 day cruise onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Jewel • All meals and entertainment on board • Multiple LDS based lectures onboard • Round Trip airfare from Salt Lake City • Round Trip Transfers from airport to ship/ ship to hotel/hotel back to airport • 1 night Pre hotel stay in San Diego • 1 night Pre hotel stay in Los Angeles • 1 post night hotel in Vancouver with city tour • Visit to 5 Temples including serving in 4 • Meals off the ship as indicated in itinerary • Tour book & travel document package • All transportation Price does not include: • Optional shore excursions in Victoria, B.C. • Trip cancellation & trip interruption insurance • Gratuities for tours and cruise • Government fee’s and land taxes of $154.94 • Items of a personal nature • Meals not included in the itinerary Optional Pricing: • Outside Cabins: $1649.00 per person ** Ask about our Single/Share program Payment Terms • Deposit of $250.00 due at time of booking • Final payment due Feb. 9, 2017 • A minimum number of 32 passengers is needed for this tour to depart • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms

Day 7: Thursday - May 4, 2017 Victoria, B.C. After an inspiring and enlightening morning you will reach Victoria, British Colombia home of the famous Butchart Gardens. Although Victoria is in British Columbia, it feels more like England than Canada. The city was founded in the 1800s as a Hudson Bay Co. trading post and outpost of the British Empire, populated by settlers attracted to its mild climate. Historic Victoria boasts several grand buildings, lots of shops, and aesthetic touches reflecting its English heritage. Today, part of the city’s charm comes from old-world traditions juxtaposed with new-world experiences. There will be many shore excursions to choose from like Butchart Gardens, City Tours, and Whale Watching. Day 8: Friday - May 5, 2017 Vancouver Welcome to Vancouver, Canada! This city is known as Canada’s emerald jewel for its lush rain forests. On a clear day, from downtown you can see the Strait of Georgia’s blue-green waters, glacial fjords, islands, and mountains with snow caps and dense forests. After disembarking the ship we will join a sightseeing tour of this incredible city. We will be picked up at the pier and your driver/guide will give you a taste of the many wonderful things that Vancouver has to offer. This will include stops at Stanley Park, the emerald jewel in the heart of the city, Granville Island, a tiny peninsula that is the heart for delicious food and unique art, and Vancouver Lookout, where you’ll enjoy an incredible 360 degree aerial view of this ocean side city. All of this is just part of what we will get to enjoy! After the tour the motor coach will drop us off at our hotel and the night is yours to enjoy. Day 9: Saturday - May 6, 2017 Vancouver The last day of our trip will surely be a memorable one. Today we will be able to serve in the beautiful Vancouver Temple. After breakfast we will make our way to Langley British Columbia. Here we will find located on an elevated site near the Trans-Canada Highway the amazing site that was chosen by President Gordon B. Hinckley, the stunning Vancouver Temple. Ask Chad about how this site was chosen! After our Temple visit we will find our way back to the airport for our return flights back to our home cities.

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Springtime Nauvoo & Branson with Jay & Karen Osmond 9 days from

$

1,599

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May 24-June 1, 2017 land only

We invite you to join Jay and Karen Osmond on this LDS Church History tour that includes a fun musical stop in Jay’s performing stomping grounds and entertainment center of the Mid West, Branson, Missouri! This is a tour of a lifetime to travel with famed performer Jay Osmond and his special LDS historian and guest, BYU professor/author Alexander Baugh on a journey back in time to the days of Joseph & Emma Smith and the early Saints during our visit to Missouri, Nauvoo and Carthage. Our tour includes all admissions, all transportation, most meals, study material and so much more. This 9 day experience has all the not-to-be-missed experiences, sites and shows.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Kim Isom (801) 483-6155 kisom@morrismurdock.com

Day 1: Wednesday, May 24 Home City / Kansas City / Independence This morning we will depart to Kansas City. We will have a lunch stop before we travel over to the Independence side of town and start our trip into this history of our faith. Here we will explore Independence including the LDS Visitor’s Center with its interactive exhibits that will help bring the area to life. We will then visit the site that has been dedicated to a important future Temple. We will also then visit the Community of Christ (RLDS) Auditorium and temple. After a great Kansas City BBQ dinner we will check into our hotel for the night. Day 2: Thursday, May 25 Far West / Adam-ondi-Ahman / Liberty Our touring today will begin as we drive to Far West to see the Temple site and the corner stones that were placed along with the plaques that explain the history and the importance of this site. We will continue on to Adam-ondi-Ahman in Jackson County where some see simple farm land but is the site where many significant events have taken place and where important future events are still to occur. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch in this lovey area and on our way back to Kansas City will we visit historic Liberty Jail, the temple prison. It was here during the winter of 1838 that the Prophet Joseph Smith was imprisoned for four and one half months and received the 121st, 122nd and 123rd sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. Day 3: Friday, May 26 Travel to Branson, The Duttons, Six Today we head down to Branson, the live entertainment capital of Missouri! En route we’ll enjoy seeing the rich farming landscapes come alive in the spring weather as we travel to the Ozarks. Upon arrival we’ll have a lunch stop at Abbys Tourist Trap. Afterwards we will be totally entertained by the fabulous Duttons! As seen on NBC’s hit series “America’s Got Talent” and from their nationally broadcast television specials on PBS, this real family of singers, dancers and musicians is guaranteed to please all ages. With Mom on bass and Dad on guitar, the extraordinarily talented Dutton children weave their way through a two-hour masterpiece of musical surprises. The Duttons have toured the world over from the stages of Europe to the largest television network in China and received accolades with every performance. Says “All Roads Lead to Branson” magazine of this amazing family, “What’s winning the fans is their talent, their polished professionalism and the sincere, friendly goodwill and camaraderie that’s apparent to everyone who sees them.” Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner at the Uptown Café before we see the show SIX. SIX is a remarkable show featuring six real brothers that back in 1995 were blessed to turn their musical passion into a fulltime career, and have never looked back. They have shared the stage with Trisha Yearwood, Diana Ross, the Beach Boys, Olivia Newton John, Rod Stewart, the Doobie Brothers and many others. Their award-winning show has been featured on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines since 1998, and their ratings by its passengers are unrivaled. Singing songs from all genres, they are an a capella experience to always be remembered.


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Day 4: Saturday, May 27 Branson Bell Lunch Cruise, Moses, The Rick Thomas Magic Show This morning we’ll enjoy a relaxing breakfast at the hotel before we head down to Old Downtown Branson and visit Branson Landing before we board the Branson Bell Showboat for an lunch cruise and see the afternoon show called Country on the Lake on beautiful Lake Taneycomo. Afterwards we head to the Sight & Sound Theatre for their production of Moses! The greatest Biblical epic of the Old Testament comes to life on the Sight & Sound stage in Branson. The parting of the Red Sea ... the Burning Bush ... the Plagues ... the Ten Commandments. This incredible adventure is like none other for this is when God breaks into history and reveals who He is and that he has come to heal the brokenhearted and set the captives free! Dinner tonight is at Shorty Smalls and then we are off to the Andy Williams Theatre to be mesmerized by the amazing illusionist Rick Thomas! Few entertainers have succeeded in Las Vegas like Rick Thomas spending 15 years performing the most intriguing and innovative grand illusions in the world and now he brings his magic to the legendary theater in Branson. Day 5: Sunday, May 28 LDS Church Services, Branson City tour, Fireside This morning after breakfast we will attend the local LDS church house for our Sacrament meeting. Afterwards we will have a lunch stop in the historic downtown Branson area and then meet up with our local step on guide for a historical tour of the city including a visit to the amazing College of the Ozarks campus. This afternoon after an early dinner at the Country Buffet we will enjoy an evening fireside with Jay and Karen Osmond.

Tour Includes: • 8 nights hotel accommodations • Most meals as specified in the itinerary • Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach • Taxes and tipping on included on all services & provided meals • Tickets/admission to all LDS historical sights and shows • 5 Branson shows with prime seats • Private fireside with Jay & Karen Osmond • Optional session at the Nauvoo Temple Price does not include: • Airfare – Quotes available upon request • Meals not specified in itinerary B,L,D • Items of a personal nature • Trip cancellation and baggage insurance • Airline checked baggage fees • Bus Driver and Historian gratuities Optional Pricing: • Airfare additional (call for pricing) • Single price: $1959.00 ** Ask about our Single/Share program • Triple / Quad $1,499 Payment Terms • Deposit of $250.00 due at time of booking • Final payment due March 10, 2017 • A minimum number of 40 passengers is needed for this tour to depart • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Kim Isom (801) 483-6155 kisom@morrismurdock.com

Day 6: Monday, May 29 Happy Memorial Day Branson to Nauvoo We’ll have our last morning in the Ozarks as we board our luxury coach to continue the church history part of our tour. We’ll get to enjoy the scenery on the drive north and have some fun stops along the way to break up the drive time to Nauvoo. Upon arrival in Nauvoo we’ll enjoy dinner at the hotel followed by a group “Family Home Evening” to talk about the sites that await us in The City Beautiful. Day 7: Tuesday, May 30 Nauvoo “The City Beautiful” We will have our full buffet breakfast at the hotel this morning before we begin our adventure into Nauvoo. We will start at the LDS Visitors Center where we can enjoy the tribute Gardens with its many statues honoring women. We will view the new film Joseph Smith “Prophet of the Restoration” to get us ready to see the city our pioneer ancestors built from a swamp. After a lunch stop we will continue our tour at the Joseph Smith homestead, the Mansion House, the Red Brick Store, the gravesite of Joseph, Emma, Hyrum and other family members that are buried there. We will have time to walk the “Trail of Hope” and read excerpts from personal diaries of the Saints. Your understanding will increase as you read about the hard ships and struggles they went through. Tonight the balance of evening is at your leisure, we will have dinner at the hotel. This is a great time to take a walk down to the temple for some night photos. Day 8: Wednesday, May 31 Nauvoo -The City Beautiful Our day begins with a morning Temple Session for those who would like to attend. After the temple we will go back to the hotel to change our clothes and give you time to have lunch and shop. We will then meet and drive to the old pioneer cemetery where you can see the names and headstones of those who made it to Nauvoo, but not on with the Saints into the Salt Lake Valley. From here we will return to restored buildings of Old Nauvoo and you’ll have time to wander around and visit the different homes and building that have been restored. Places to make sure not to miss are Times and Seasons Office, the Browning Gun and Blacksmith Shop to only name a few and be sure to see the homes of Brigham Young, Wilford Woodruff and Heber C. Kimball!! Dinner tonight is at the famous Hotel Nauvoo, one of the best meals you will have on tour! Following dinner we will enjoy a fun musical production called “Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo Show” at the Seventies Hall with the senior missionaries. Day 9: Thursday, June 1 Nauvoo – Carthage – St Louis We bid farewell to Nauvoo as we travel the old road to Carthage, where we will view the production of the “Life of The Prophet Joseph Smith,” that is shown exclusively at the Visitor’s Center. At the conclusion of the production, we will tour the jail itself where the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred. You will never forget the feeling of love and sacrifice you feel as you enter the bedroom whose door still shows the actual bullet holes from the attack that ended Joseph and Hyrum’s lives. We now will follow with Mississippi River down south to the historical town of Hannibal to relive the life of Huckleberry Finn and enjoy the town that honors Mark Twain. After a quick lunch stop we will arrive into St Louis for our flights home with fond memories that will last a lifetime.


10 Days Church History Discovery Tour

Join Ronald and Kristen Bartholomew on this unforgettable tour to Palmyra, Harmony, Kirtland, Independence, and Nauvoo. The highlights of the tour are the Sacred Grove, Joseph Smith farm, the new Priesthood Restoration site, historic Kirtland village, the Kirtland temple, Independence, Liberty Jail, Far West, historic Nauvoo, and the Nauvoo temple to name a few. Ronald E. Bartholomew currently serves as an instructor at the Orem University Institute of Religion, where he teaches Christian history, LDS Church history, and courses on the standard works of the LDS Church. He received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Brigham Young University and a doctorate in sociology of education from the University of Buckingham in London, England.

Ronald E. Bartholomew

He has published scholarly articles in academic journals in the United States and Europe and has written several chapters in various published volumes. His research interests include nineteenth-century missionary work in Victorian England as well as assorted topics in ancient scripture and Church history.

May 31 - June 9, 2017

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Prices starting from

1964

Per Person/ Double Occupancy

Land Only

Includes:

• 9 nights hotel accommodations • Meals as specified in itinerary • Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach transportation • Taxes on included services • One-way airfare from Cleveland to Kansas City • Maid of the Mist boat ride in Niagara Falls • Meal gratuities Optional Pricing: • Airfare additional (call for pricing) • Single price: $2,435.00 • Triple/Quad price: $1,864.00

Call Dani Edmunds at:

801.483.6114 or 800.809.9910 dedmunds@morrismurdock.com $250 per person due at the time of booking. Final payment due March 31, 2017. Minimum of 29 passengers is needed for this tour to depart. Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms. Full tour and pricing details available at www.morrismurdock.com. Call for details.


Day 1 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 • Departure City/Palmyra We depart this morning for Rochester, NY. Upon arrival we will drive to our hotel in Palmyra, NY. We will get acquainted over dinner as we look forward to the trip ahead. Accommodations: The Palmyra Inn. Meals: (D) Day 2 - Thursday, June 1, 2017• Palmyra Early this morning we'll visit the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. We will also see the restored Joseph Smith Sr. home and farm including the restored log cabin where Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith. Next, we'll stop at the E. B. Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was printed, then see the grave site of Alvin Smith, eldest brother of Joseph Smith. After lunch we'll visit the Hill Cumorah and Visitors Center and then travel to Fayette, NY to the Peter Whitmer Farm where the church was organized on April 6, 1830. Accommodations: The Palmyra Inn. Meals: (B,L,D) Day 3, Friday, June 2, 2017• Harmony, PA Today we will visit the new Priesthood Restoration site in Susquehanna County, PA. We’ll see the new visitors center and meetinghouse, the reconstructed homes of Joseph and Emma Smith and Isaac and Elizabeth Hale, the woods where John the Baptist restored the priesthood, the baptismal site at the Susquehanna River, and the new statuary. Accommodations: Palmyra Inn. Meals: (B,D) Day 4, Saturday, June 3, 2017 • Palmyra/Niagara Falls/Kirtland Today we continue our journey to Niagara Falls, the oldest state park in the USA. We will board the Maid of the Mist boat which passes directly in front of the falls and enters Horseshoe Basin. This is a fun activity you dont want to miss! After free time for lunch and shopping we travel to Kirtland, OH. Accommodations: Holiday Inn. Meals: (B,D) Day 5, Sunday, June 4, 2017 • Kirtland Following Sacrament meeting we will see the Temple Quarry and have a picnic lunch. Next we will visit the Kirtland Temple. Relative to the meager resources of the Saints at the time, the Kirtland Temple is probably the most costly temple ever constructed by the church. We will spend the rest of the afternoon visiting the Morley Farm and the Historic Kirtland village including: the LDS Visitors Center, the Whitney Home and Store, the Johnson Inn, the Ashery, and Sawmill. Accommodations: Holiday Inn. Meals: (B,D)

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Day 6, Monday, June 5, 2017 • Hiram/Kansas City/Independence Early this morning we will depart for Hiram, OH to visit the John Johnson Farm. It was at the Johnson farm that Joseph Smith received the vision of the three degrees of glory. We'll end this side of our tour as we travel via Airplane to Kansas City. Upon arrival, we board our awaiting motor-coach and drive to the temple site in Jackson County and visit the Independence LDS visitors center. Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express. Meals: (B,D) Day 7, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Far West/Adam-Ondi-Ahman/Nauvoo We begin our day with a drive to Liberty to visit the jail where the Prophet Joseph spent several months while the Saints suffered severe persecution in Missouri. We will continue on to Far West to see the site of the temple and discuss the historic events that occurred here before the Saints were forced to leave Missouri. Our next stop is Adam-Ondi-Ahman and then we'll continue on our scenic drive to Nauvoo. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. Meals: (B,L,D) Day 8, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 • Nauvoo Today we will browse through the many restored homes and buildings that take you back to old Nauvoo when the saints were colonizing and expanding! You won’t want to miss the homes of Brigham Young, John Taylor, Heber C. Kimball, Lucy Mack Smith, and the Jonathan Browning Gun Shop. Our afternoon stops will also include the Joseph Smiths homestead, the grave sites of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum, the Mansion House, and the Red Brick Store. After dinner we will visit the Nauvoo visitors center and then enjoy the musical production "Rendezvous" at the Cultural Hall before returning to the hotel for the evening. Accommodations: The Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. Meals: (B,L,D) Day 9, Thursday, June 8, 2017 • Nauvoo/Carthage Our day begins with a temple session at the Nauvoo Temple. (Attendance at the Temple is optional and subject to the temple schedule). This afternoon we will visit the Pioneer Cemetery and then travel the old road to Carthage, where we will view a production of the Life of the Prophet Joseph Smith shown at the Visitors Center. Next, we'll tour the jail itself where the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred. Following dinner we’ll walk the Trail of Hope and read excerpts from personal diaries of the Saints. Your understanding will increase as you read about the hardships and struggles they went through. Accommodations: The Nauvoo Family Inn and Suites. Meals: (B,L,D) Day 10, Friday, June 9, 2017 • Nauvoo/Hannibal/St. Louis This morning we say farewell to Nauvoo. We continue to Mark Twains Hannibal on the Mississippi River where we’ll take a luncheon cruise on a riverboat. Following lunch, we'll depart for St. Louis, MO for our late afternoon flight home. Meals: (B,L)


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LDS Church History

with Dave & Bonnie Jacobs 6 days from

$

1,079

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June 19–24, 2017 land only

We know you’ll enjoy this wonderful opportunity to travel with family and friends on this unforgettable tour to Palmyra and Kirtland. The highlights of the tour are the Sacred Grove, Hill Cumorah, the new Priesthood Restoration site, Niagara Falls, Kirtland Temple, Historic Kirtland Village, and the John Johnson farm to name a few. Day 1: Monday, June 19 Departure Cities / Rochester, NY Airport / Palmyra We depart this morning for Rochester, NY. We’ll gather together this evening for a group welcome dinner with your tour director and discuss the exciting trip ahead. Accommodations: Palmyra Inn. (Meals: D) Day 2: Tuesday, June 20 Palmyra / Fayette This morning we’ll visit the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. We will also see the restored Joseph Smith Sr. home and farm including the restored log cabin where Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith. Next, we’ll stop at the E. B. Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was printed, then see the grave site of Alvin Smith, eldest brother of Joseph Smith. After lunch we’ll visit the Hill Cumorah and Visitors Center and then travel to Fayette, NY to the Peter Whitmer Farm where the Church was organized on April 6, 1830. Accommodations: Palmyra Inn. (Meals: B, D)

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Dani Edmunds (801) 483-6114 dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Day 3: Wednesday, June 21 Harmony, PA Today we will visit the new Priesthood Restoration site in Susquehanna County, PA. We’ll see the new visitor’s center and meetinghouse, the reconstructed homes of Joseph and Emma Smith and Isaac and Elizabeth Hale, the woods where John the Baptist restored the priesthood, the baptismal site at the Susquehanna River, and the new statuary. Accommodations: Palmyra Inn. (Meals: B, D) Day 4: Thursday, June 22 Niagara Falls / Kirtland As we travel this morning, Dave Jacobs will discuss other events that happened in the area such as the missionary journey of Samuel Smith


1-866-277-0900 and the conversion of Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball. Upon arrival in Niagara Falls we’ll board a Maid of the Mist boat from which we will view American and Horseshoe Falls up close. After shopping and lunch on our own we’ll continue our journey to Kirtland, Ohio. Accommodations: Holiday Inn.

Tour Includes: • Tour directors David and Bonnie Jacobs • Activities as specified in 6 Day itinerary • 5 night’s hotel accommodations • Ground transportation • Meals as indicated on the Itinerary. • Maid of the Mist boat ride at Niagara Falls • Entrance fee to the Kirtland Temple • Gratuities included for meals & bus driver Price does not include (for all tours): • Meals not specified in the itinerary • Items of a personal nature • Checked baggage fees • Baggage handling at the hotels • Airfare (you will have the option of purchasing group air from SLC when it becomes available.) Optional Pricing: • Double Occupancy - $1079 (land only) • Triple Occupancy - $1029 (land only) • Quad Occupancy - $979 (land only • Single occupancy - $1369 (land only) • Cash/check discount is $40 per person. Payment Terms • Deposit of $250.00 due at time of booking • Final payment due April 19, 2017 • Program based on a minimum of 29 travelers. • Surcharged may be assessed if number not met. • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms Additional Information: • Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting LDS Travel Study. • Morris Murdock Escorted Tours and Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study welcome everyone ages 8 and older.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Dani Edmunds (801) 483-6114 dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Day 5: Friday, June 23 Kirtland Our first stop today will be the Kirtland Temple. The cost of the Kirtland temple is estimated at about $40,000, which was a staggering sum for the 1830’s. Relative to the meager resources of the Saints at the time, the Kirtland Temple is probably the most costly temple ever constructed by the Church. Following our picnic lunch we’ll see the Stannard Stone Quarry and then the Morley Farm which became the gathering place and strong hold for the church members as they arrived in Ohio. The remainder of the afternoon will be spent at the Historic Kirtland village. These sites include; the LDS Visitor’s Center, the Whitney Store and Home, the Sawmill, Ashery and restored Johnson Inn. Accommodations: Holiday Inn. (Meals: B, L, D) Day 6: Saturday, June 24 Kirtland / Hiram / Cleveland Airport / Home This morning we will travel to Hiram, OH to the John Johnson Farm. At the John Johnson Farm we will discuss important events of this area that continued to shape the Restored Church. We conclude our tour with our afternoon flight home. (Meals: B) About Dave & Bonnie Jacobs: David taught for the LDS Church Education System for 39 years, 31 of those years being on the University Institute level. He holds a BS degree in Business Education from the University of Utah and a Master’s degree in Education Administration from Brigham Young University. He has held many different ward and stake callings. Bonnie attended Weber State University for two years. She, too, has held many church callings and has been a teacher of youth and adults, plus held leadership positions in the ward and stake. For the past 25 years they have escorted tours, fifteen of which have been for Morris Murdock Travel. Dave and Bonnie feel that it is an inspiration and testimony building experience to stand in those holy places where our former prophets once stood. They look forward to meeting new friends on these tours and enjoying the company of those that have traveled with them before. They always strive to have a fun, exciting and spiritual learning experience.


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Nauvoo Church History Tour with Tim Taggart 6 days from

$

1,085

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June 19-24, 2017 land only

Join Tim Taggart as you experience the spirit of Independence, Missouri; Liberty Jail, Far West, Adam-Ondi-Ahman, Carthage Jail, and Nauvoo. These unforgettable locations will become all the more colorful as you travel with a choice group of Latter-day Saints and your excellent Church History director and guide. This tour offers a DISCOUNT for those travelers paying with cash and includes all admissions, all transportation, many meals, study material and so much more. Day 1: Monday, June 19, 2017 Kansas City/Independence/Liberty Depart this morning for Kansas City. Upon arrival we will drive to Independence to visit the LDS visitors’ center and temple lot--the site where the first temple was commanded to be built in this dispensation. Following dinner we will travel to Liberty to visit the jail and visitors’ center. It was here during the winter of 1838-39 that the Prophet Joseph Smith was imprisoned. During his incarceration, he received Doctrine and Covenants, Sections 121-123. Overnight at the Hampton Inn. (D)

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Dani Edmunds (801) 483-6114 dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Day 2: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Richmond/Far West/Adam-ondi-Ahman/Nauvoo Following an early breakfast, we will drive along the beautiful banks of the Missouri River to Richmond to see the Three Witnesses Monument. We will then continue on to Far West to see the temple site and have a picnic lunch. Our next stop is Adam-ondi-Ahman. Following dinner we will continue our scenic drive to Nauvoo. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D) Day 3: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Nauvoo Today we will begin our tour of old Nauvoo. Among our stops will be the Joseph Smith Homestead, Mansion House, gravesites of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum, and the Red Brick Store. Next we will visit the brickyard, blacksmith shop, and the homes of Lucy Mack Smith, Heber C. Kimball, and Wilford Woodfruff. This afternoon we’ll visit the LDS visitors’ center


1-866-277-0900 and walk through the statuary park dedicated to women. Tonight we’ll enjoy a musical production at the Cultural Hall performed by missionaries. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D) Day 4: Thursday, June 22, 2017 Nauvoo Today you will have free time to visit historic Nauvoo including; the Riser Tin Shop, Scovil Bakery, Browning Gun Shop, Times and Seasons Print Shop, John Taylor Home, the Seventies Hall, Brigham Young home and the Family Living Center to name a few. Following dinner, we’ll see the “Sunset on the Mississippi” program and then we will walk the Trail of Hope and read excerpts from diaries of the Saints who joined the Mormon exodus from Nauvoo in 1846. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D) Tour Includes: • 5-night’s hotel accommodations • Meals as specified on itinerary (B,L,D) • Meal gratuities • Ground transportation via deluxe airconditioned motorcoach • Admissions & activities specified in itinerary • Church Historian Tim Taggart Price does not include (for all tours): • Group Airfare • Meals not specified in itinerary • Items of a personal nature • Trip cancellation and baggage insurance • Checked baggage fees • Bus Driver and Historian gratuities Optional Pricing: • Airfare additional (Call for rates) • Single price: $1,338 • Triple price: $1,035 • Quad price: $995 • Cash Discount $40 Payment Terms • Deposit of $250.00 due at time of booking • Final payment due April 19, 2017 • Program based on a minimum of 28 travelers. • Surcharged may be assessed if number not met. • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms Additional Information: • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms • Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting LDS Travel Study. • Morris Murdock Escorted Tours and Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study welcome everyone ages 8 and older.

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Day 5: Friday, June 23, 2017 Nauvoo/Carthage We’ll begin our day with a morning temple session at the Nauvoo Temple. There will also be an opportunity for the youth to do baptisms. (Attendance at the temple is optional and subject to the temple schedule.) This afternoon we will visit the pioneer cemetery and then depart for Carthage. Here we will tour the jail where the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred. Next we will travel to Quincy, IL and learn the history of how the Quincy community took in and helped hundreds of LDS refuges. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D) Day 6: Saturday, June 24, 2017 Nauvoo - Hannibal - Home As we say our farewell to Nauvoo, we continue on to Mark Twain’s Hannibal on the Mississippi River where we’ll take a luncheon cruise on a riverboat. Following lunch, we’ll drive to St. Louis for our evening flight home. (B,L) About Tim Taggart: Tim Taggart has been a pioneer in LDS travel pretty much from the beginning of the industry, traveling to the lands of the scriptures in the Middle East and Europe the first time in 1981 and conducting tours since 1983. He was born and grew up in Cache Valley, Utah and served his first mission in Australia. He received a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Utah State University with a career goal to become a master teacher’. He began his teaching career in the LDS Church seminary program, completing a master’s degree in instructional technology from USU at the same time. His teaching career changed course in 1982 when he and the family came to Salt Lake City to work for the Church producing media. The new focus was to teach through the technology of visual and audio media to a worldwide audience. Tim has retired as a director for the Audiovisual Department of the Church for which he worked for over 20 years. Over the course of his career he had the responsibility for production of General Conference, the Church Satellite System, film and video production, and global media. He also was in charge of overseeing the media for the international areas of the Church and worldwide language production. After serving as Stake President, he was called with his wife Gloria to serve as Mission President of the England Bristol Mission from 1997 to 2000. Since his retirement, he is currently teaching Religion to Adult Education classes. Tim has traveled to nearly every area of the world, professionally and as a tour guide. Needless to say he has a great love for travel, exploring the various regions of the world, learning of their cultures and photo journaling his experiences! His love of teaching has shown while he has conducted dozens of tours to Church History, Holy Land and Book of Mormon sites. He and his wife Gloria are the parents of two children and three grandchildren.


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Nauvoo Church History Tour with Kay Godfrey 6 days from

$

1,085

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June 19-24, 2017 land only

Join Tim Taggart as you experience the spirit of Independence, Missouri; Liberty Jail, Far West, Adam-Ondi-Ahman, Carthage Jail, and Nauvoo. These unforgettable locations will become all the more colorful as you travel with a choice group of Latter-day Saints and your excellent Church History director and guide. This tour offers a DISCOUNT for those travelers paying with cash and includes all admissions, all transportation, many meals, study material and so much more. Day 1: Monday, June 19, 2017 Kansas City/Independence/Liberty Depart this morning for Kansas City. Upon arrival we will drive to Independence to visit the LDS visitors’ center and temple lot--the site where the first temple was commanded to be built in this dispensation. Following dinner we will travel to Liberty to visit the jail and visitors’ center. It was here during the winter of 1838-39 that the Prophet Joseph Smith was imprisoned. During his incarceration, he received Doctrine and Covenants, Sections 121-123. Overnight at the Hampton Inn. (D)

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Dani Edmunds (801) 483-6114 dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Day 2: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Richmond/Far West/Adam-ondi-Ahman/Nauvoo Following an early breakfast, we will drive along the beautiful banks of the Missouri River to Richmond to see the Three Witnesses Monument. We will then continue on to Far West to see the temple site and have a picnic lunch. Our next stop is Adam-ondi-Ahman. Following dinner we will continue our scenic drive to Nauvoo. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D) Day 3: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Nauvoo Today we will begin our tour of old Nauvoo. Among our stops will be the Joseph Smith Homestead, Mansion House, gravesites of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum, and the Red Brick Store. Next we will visit the brickyard, blacksmith shop, and the homes of Lucy Mack Smith, Heber C. Kimball, and Wilford Woodfruff. This afternoon we’ll visit the LDS visitors’ center


1-866-277-0900 and walk through the statuary park dedicated to women. Tonight we’ll enjoy a musical production at the Cultural Hall performed by missionaries. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D) Day 4: Thursday, June 22, 2017 Nauvoo Today you will have free time to visit historic Nauvoo including; the Riser Tin Shop, Scovil Bakery, Browning Gun Shop, Times and Seasons Print Shop, John Taylor Home, the Seventies Hall, Brigham Young home and the Family Living Center to name a few. Following dinner, we’ll see the “Sunset on the Mississippi” program and then we will walk the Trail of Hope and read excerpts from diaries of the Saints who joined the Mormon exodus from Nauvoo in 1846. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D) Tour Includes: • 5-night’s hotel accommodations • Meals as specified on itinerary (B,L,D) • Meal gratuities • Ground transportation via deluxe airconditioned motorcoach • Admissions & activities specified in itinerary • Church Historian Tim Taggart Price does not include (for all tours): • Group Airfare • Meals not specified in itinerary • Items of a personal nature • Trip cancellation and baggage insurance • Checked baggage fees • Bus Driver and Historian gratuities Optional Pricing: • Airfare additional (Call for rates) • Single price: $1,338 • Triple price: $1,035 • Quad price: $995 • Cash Discount $40 Payment Terms • Deposit of $250.00 due at time of booking • Final payment due April 19, 2017 • Program based on a minimum of 28 travelers. • Surcharged may be assessed if number not met. • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms Additional Information: • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms • Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting LDS Travel Study. • Morris Murdock Escorted Tours and Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study welcome everyone ages 8 and older.

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Day 5: Friday, June 23, 2017 Nauvoo/Carthage We’ll begin our day with a morning temple session at the Nauvoo Temple. There will also be an opportunity for the youth to do baptisms. (Attendance at the temple is optional and subject to the temple schedule.) This afternoon we will visit the pioneer cemetery and then depart for Carthage. Here we will tour the jail where the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred. Next we will travel to Quincy, IL and learn the history of how the Quincy community took in and helped hundreds of LDS refuges. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D) Day 6: Saturday, June 24, 2017 Nauvoo - Hannibal - Home As we say our farewell to Nauvoo, we continue on to Mark Twain’s Hannibal on the Mississippi River where we’ll take a luncheon cruise on a riverboat. Following lunch, we’ll drive to St. Louis for our evening flight home. (B,L) About Tim Taggart: Tim Taggart has been a pioneer in LDS travel pretty much from the beginning of the industry, traveling to the lands of the scriptures in the Middle East and Europe the first time in 1981 and conducting tours since 1983. He was born and grew up in Cache Valley, Utah and served his first mission in Australia. He received a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Utah State University with a career goal to become a master teacher’. He began his teaching career in the LDS Church seminary program, completing a master’s degree in instructional technology from USU at the same time. His teaching career changed course in 1982 when he and the family came to Salt Lake City to work for the Church producing media. The new focus was to teach through the technology of visual and audio media to a worldwide audience. Tim has retired as a director for the Audiovisual Department of the Church for which he worked for over 20 years. Over the course of his career he had the responsibility for production of General Conference, the Church Satellite System, film and video production, and global media. He also was in charge of overseeing the media for the international areas of the Church and worldwide language production. After serving as Stake President, he was called with his wife Gloria to serve as Mission President of the England Bristol Mission from 1997 to 2000. Since his retirement, he is currently teaching Religion to Adult Education classes. Tim has traveled to nearly every area of the world, professionally and as a tour guide. Needless to say he has a great love for travel, exploring the various regions of the world, learning of their cultures and photo journaling his experiences! His love of teaching has shown while he has conducted dozens of tours to Church History, Holy Land and Book of Mormon sites. He and his wife Gloria are the parents of two children and three grandchildren.


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American Heritage &

LDS Church History Tour 15 days from

$

2,499

July 8-22, 2017 land only

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Hosted by Kay Godfrey

Day 1: Sat, July 8 Home Cities - Washington, D.C Our adventure begins as we arrive in Washington, D. C. At the airport we will meet up with other tour members and board our motor coach, our home for the next 2 weeks while we make our way to our hotel by way of the Washington DC Temple. If time permits we will attend a session at the temple for those who would like and the others can continue to the hotel to rest from your travels. Day 2: Sun, July 9 Washington, D.C.- Church Services For those interested we will attend a local sacrament meeting. Afterwards we will return to the hotel to change our clothes and then we take a ride along the Virginia countryside to Mount Vernon, home and burial place of George Washington. The evening is free for you to enjoy Arlington or to maybe take the Metro back to the Mall area for some nighttime viewing of the monuments. Day 3: Mon, July 10 Washington, D.C. Today we will cross the bridge into the capitol city to tour the great monuments, we’ll see the White House and many other well-known sights. Your afternoon and evening is free to visit the National Archives, the National Art Gallery or any of the thrilling Smithsonian Institute buildings including the new Space Museum. Tonight you can take the bus back to our hotel and plan to watch the firework display from the Arlington side of the Potomac or choose to stay at the Mall area and be a part of the celebration right in the heart of it.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Sarah Wangsgard (801) 483-6473 swangsgard@morrismurdock.com

Day 4: Tues, July 11 Washington, D.C. - Ft. McHenry - Philadelphia - NYC HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA! What an exciting time to be in DC! Today we visit Fort McHenry where the battle was fought that inspired Francis Scott Key to write our National Anthem. After participating in the morning flag ceremony we will continue to our nation’s first capital city of Philadelphia to tour Independence Hall and see the famed Liberty Bell. After lunch we will continue on to New York City and arrive with time for you to enjoy a free evening of your choice. You can plan a nice dinner, catch a Broadway show or attend the LDS Manhattan temple for a session. Day 5: Wed, Jul 12 New York Today we’ll have a 1/2 day bus tour of the Big Apple including the NY Stock Exchange, Trinity Church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Wall Street, the Top of Rock building, Radio City Music Hall, the United Nations, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Lincoln Center. The rest of the afternoon and evening are yours.


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You can choose to take time to rest, shop at Macy’s or Fifth Avenue shops or go over to Ellis Island. Tonight would be the night to plan a Broadway show if you. Day 6: Thur, Jul 13 New York - Boston See the country side come alive as we drive through Connecticut and Rhode Island. In history packed Boston, our special step on Historian will share sites such as the famous SS Constitution (Old Ironsides) the oldest U.S. Naval ship in service. We’ll stroll the Freedom Trail and see the Old North Church and Paul Revere’s statue. You’ll want to browse the quaint shops and choose a restaurant for some Boston clam chowder and seafood. Next we motor through the scenic, quiet New England countryside past Lexington and Concord where once the embattled farmer stood who fired the shot heard around the world. Day 7: Fri, Jul 14 Sharon, Vermont - Lebanon, New Hampshire Depart this morning from Boston for Sharon, Vermont - birthplace of the Prophet Joseph Smith. We will pass some historical sites along the way. At Sharon, we will stop and enjoy the peaceful woods and grounds and visit the Center, which is located on the site of Joseph’s birth. (Meal: CB,D)

Tour Includes: • Hotel accommodations in first class hotels or best available. • Morris Murdock escort and guides • Meals as outlined in itinerary: (CB) Continental Breakfast; (B) Breakfast; (L) Lunch; (D) Dinner • Ground transportation via air-conditioned motorcoach • Tips for local sight seeing guides and tours • All sightseeing and transfers as outlined • Name tags and travel documents Price does not include (for all tours): • Air transportation from your home town city to Washington DC/BWI Airport and return from St Louis, MO. • Group air from Salt Lake City TBA • Transportation not scheduled in itinerary • Meals other than those specified • Tipping for guide and bus driver • Personal expenses (phone calls, beverages, etc.) • Trip Cancellation insurance Optional Pricing: • $1969.00 Triple • $1799.00 Quad • $3199.00 Single *A minimum number of 30 passengers is needed for the advertised tour price. If enrollment falls under a additional supplement my apply if tour is operated Payment Terms • $250.00 Deposit due at time of booking • Final due 04 May 2017 • (Payment due in full if booking after May 4th) • Credit card fees are non-refundable Additional Information: • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms • Morris Murdock Escorted Tours and Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study welcome everyone ages 8 and older.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Sarah Wangsgard (801) 483-6473 swangsgard@morrismurdock.com

Day 8: Sat, Jul 15 Lebanon - Fayette - Palmyra - Hill Cumorah Pageant Today we’ll visit the town where the Church was organized in 1830, Fayette, NY before continuing to Pittsford, NY near the Hill Cumorah. Tonight we’ll enjoy the nation’s great Hill Cumorah pageant, “America’s Witness for Christ.” (Meal: CB) Day 9: Sun, Jul 16 Palmyra This morning we’ll visit the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that have taken place there. We will visit the Joseph Smith Sr. home, the Hill Cumorah and the Grandin Printing office where the first Book of Mormon was printed. (Meal: CB) Day 10: Mon, Jul 17 Palmyra - Niagara Falls - Kirtland Today we experience one of the wonders of the world - the mighty Niagara Falls Here we will have time to enjoy the sights and even take a boat ride behind the falls. After we leave the Falls we will get to then visit the Church’s first temple in Kirtland. Tonight we will also stop at the Isaac Morley Farm. (Meal: CB) Day 11: Tue, Jul 18 Kirtland - Kansas City and Independence Today we will visit the backwoods home of Father John Johnson where the Prophet Joseph Smith lived and received many revelations. This afternoon we arrive at the Cleveland airport for our flight to Kansas City to start the rest of our tour to see the LDS Visitors Center in Independence near the temple site in Jackson County. Following dinner we will drive to Liberty Jail where the Prophet Joseph spent several months while the Saints suffered severe persecution in Missouri. (Meal: CB) Day 12: Wed, Jul 19 Farwest/Adam-Ondi-Ahman/Hauns Mill/Nauvoo We begin our day by traveling to Far West to see the site of the temple and discuss historic events that occurred here before the Saints had to leave Missouri. Our next stop is Adam-Ondi Ahman where Adam and Eve lived after the Garden of Eden and then we’ll continue on our scenic drive to Nauvoo. Tonight we will get to see the British church history Pageant “Truth Will Prevail” (pending). (Meals: CB,L,D) Day 13: Thur, Jul 20 Nauvoo, The City Beautiful - Nauvoo Pageant Today we will discover Old Nauvoo as we explore the restored buildings there. We’ll visit Joseph Smith’s Mansion House, Nauvoo House and Homestead and other LDS sites like the Seventies Hall, Times and Seasons Office, and the Browning Gun and Blacksmith Shops. We’ll marvel at the Brigham Young, Wilford Woodruff and Heber C. Kimball homes, as well as the LDS Visitors’ Center and Gardens with the many statues honoring women. We will enjoy an incredible buffet dinner at the Nauvoo Restaurant then enjoy the Joseph Smith Pageant. (Meals: CB,L,D) Day 14: Fri, Jul 21 Nauvoo Our day begins with an optional early morning Nauvoo Temple visit. After the Temple we will go and visit the stone quarry and Pioneer Cemetery. Afterwards the afternoon is yours to spend shopping in the quaint stores on Mulholland or spending more time in the restored homes, seeing the performers at the provided shows and vignette’s provided. Tonight we will gather back together for dinner, a visit to the Trail of Hope and then to the Rendezvous in the Old Nauvoo show. (Meals: CB,L,D) Day 15: Sat, Jul 22 Nauvoo/Carthage/Hannibal/St. Louis This morning we head to Carthage Jail and pay tribute to Joseph and Hyrum as we recount the martyrdom. As we depart Carthage we get to enjoy a little Huckleberry Finn on the Mississippi River as we visit Hannibal, MO. including lunch on a Riverboat before finishing at the St. Louis airport for our flights home. (Meal: CB,L)


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7-Day Hill Cumorah

Pageant & Church History Tour 7 days from

$

1,399

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July 13–19, 2017 LAND ONLY

Directed by Bill Schaefermeyer Day 1: Thursday, July 13 Philadelphia Depart this morning for Philadelphia. On our way to dinner and our hotel, we’ll see our first glimpse of this historical city as we tie in the freedoms that made the Restoration of the Gospel possible. Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott. (D)

Join us on this unforgettable tour to the Palmyra and Kirtland Church History sites. The highlight of the trip will be the Hill Cumorah Pageant. Other experiences include the Peter Whitmer Farm, Sacred Grove, Palmyra & Kirtland Temples, Niagara Falls, Morley Farm, Whitney Store and the John Johnson Farm to name a few.

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Day 2: Friday, July 14 Philadelphia - Allentown Early this morning we begin our exciting tour of Philadelphia. We’ll see Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the grave site of Benjamin Franklin, the first bank of the United States, and Carpenter’s Hall. After free time for lunch we will see the Betsy Ross home, and see the new Philadelphia Temple. Next we will travel to Valley Forge. Accommodations: Wingate Hotel. (B,D) Day 3: Saturday, July 15 Harmony - Fayette - Palmyra Today we depart for Palmyra to witness the highlight of our tour, “The Hill Cumorah Pageant.” Enroute we’ll visit the Priesthood Restoration Site in Susquehanna County, PA. Here we will see the new visitor’s center and you will be able to explore the place where Joseph and Emma Smith lived from 1827 to 1830. Next we’ll travel to the Peter Whitmer Farm where the


1-866-277-0900 Church was organized on April 6, 1830. Tonight we see the Hill Cumorah and visitor’s center. Accommodations: Palmyra Inn. (B)

Tour Includes: • 6-night’s hotel accommodations • Meals as specified on itinerary (B,L,D) • Meal gratuities • Ground transportation via deluxe airconditioned motorcoach • All Admissions and activities as specified in itinerary Price does not include (for all tours): • Airfare (Call for group air add-on) • Meals not specified in itinerary • Items of a personal nature • Trip cancellation and baggage insurance • Checked baggage fees • Bus Driver and Historian gratuities Optional Pricing: • Airfare additional (call for pricing) • Single price: $1,875.00 • Triple/Quad price: $1,299.00 • Cash Discount: $50 Payment Terms • $250 per-person due at booking time • Final payment due May 7, 2017 Additional Information: • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms • Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting LDS Travel Study. There is a minimum amount of 29 passengers needed to operate this tour.

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Day 4: Sunday, July 16 Palmyra Following Sacrament meeting we’ll spend time in the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. Next we’ll visit the restored Joseph Smith, Sr. home and farm including the restored log cabin where the Smith family lived at the time of the first vision and angel Moroni’s visit to the Prophet. We’ll see the Palmyra Temple and talk about the importance of this modern-day temple in this historic and sacred place. Next, we’ll see the Grandin Printing Complex where the first Book of Mormon was printed and then the grave site of Alvin Smith, eldest brother of Joseph Smith. Accommodations: Palmyra Inn. (B,L,D) Day 5: Monday, July 17 Niagara Falls - Kirtland Today we continue our journey to Niagara Falls, the oldest state park in the USA. We’ll board the Maid of the Mist boat which passes directly in front of the falls and enters Horseshoe Basin. This is a fun activity you don’t want to miss! After free time for lunch and shopping we travel to Kirtland, OH. Accommodations: Holiday Inn. (B,D) Day 6: Tuesday, July 18 Kirtland This morning we’ll visit the Kirtland Temple. Relative to the meager resources of the Saints at the time, the Kirtland Temple is probably the most costly temple ever constructed by the Church. Next we’ll see the Temple Quarry and enjoy a picnic lunch. We will spend the afternoon visiting the Historic Kirtland village including; the LDS Visitor’s Center, the Whitney Home and Store, the Johnson Inn, the Ashery, and Sawmill. Accommodations: Holiday Inn. (B,L,D) Day 7: Wedneday, July 19 Hiram - Home We depart this morning for Hiram, OH to visit the John Johnson Farm. It was at the Johnson farm that Joseph Smith received the vision of the three degrees of glory. We conclude our tour with a late afternoon flight home and a better appreciation for the life of the Prophet Joseph and the early saints. (B)


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Nauvoo Church History Tour with Hank Smith 6 days from

$

1,149

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July 17-22, 2017 land only

Join tour director Hank Smith as you experience the spirit of Independence, Missouri; Liberty Jail, Far West, Adam-Ondi-Ahman, Carthage Jail, and Nauvoo. These unforgettable locations will become all the more colorful as you travel with a choice group of Latter-day Saints and an excellent Church Historian. Catch the vision of the Prophet Joseph Smith as you experience the trials, suffering and triumphs of the Church in Missouri and Illinois and learn about the exciting events in Church History. This tour offers a DISCOUNT for those travelers paying with cash and includes all admissions, transportation, many meals, study material and more. Day 1: July 17, 2017 Kansas City/Independence/Liberty Depart this morning for Kansas City. Upon arrival we will drive to Independence to visit the LDS visitors center and temple lot--the site where the first temple was commanded to be built in this dispensation. Following dinner we will travel to Liberty to visit the jail and visitors center. It was here during the winter of 1838-39 that the Prophet Joseph Smith was imprisoned. During his incarceration, he received Doctrine and Covenants, Sections 121-123. Overnight at the Hampton Inn in Kansas City. (D)

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Dani Edmunds (801) 483-6114 dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Day 2: July 18, 2017 Richmond/Far West/Adam-ondi-Ahman/Nauvoo Following an early breakfast, we will drive along the beautiful banks of the Missouri River to Richmond to see the Three Witnesses Monument. We will then continue on to Far West to see the temple site and have a picnic lunch. Our next stop is Adam-ondi-Ahman. Following dinner we will continue our scenic drive to Nauvoo. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D) Day 3: July 19, 2017 Nauvoo Today we will begin our tour of old Nauvoo. Among our stops will be the Joseph Smith Homestead, Mansion House, gravesites of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum, and the Red Brick Store. Next we will visit the brickyard, blacksmith shop, and the homes of Lucy Mack Smith, Heber C. Kimball, and Wilford Woodfruff. This afternoon we ’ll visit the LDS visitors center


1-866-277-0900 and walk through the statuary park dedicated to women. Following dinner we will go to the Nauvoo Country Fair. This is a favorite activity for young and young at heart. You will enjoy 20 different 1840 s style games and activities hosted by family cast members dressed in period costumes. Next we will see the British Pageant “Truth Will Prevail” which tells the history of early Mormonism in the British Isles. The faith, devotion, and sacrifice of the nineteenth-century British church members helped make possible the flourishing religious community that was established in Nauvoo. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D)

Tour Includes: • Hotel accommodations • Meals as specified on itinerary (B,L,D) • Meal gratuities • Ground transportation via deluxe airconditioned motorcoach • Admissions & activities specified in itinerary • Tour Director Hank Smith Price does not include (for all tours): • Group Airfare • Meals not specified in itinerary • Items of a personal nature • Trip cancellation and baggage insurance • Checked baggage fees • Bus Driver and Historian gratuities Optional Pricing: • Airfare additional (Call for rates) • Single price: $1,386 • Triple/Quad price: $1,049 • Cash Discount $40 Payment Terms • Deposit of $250.00 due at time of booking • Final payment due May 17, 2017 • Program based on a minimum of 29 travelers. • Surcharged may be assessed if number not met. • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms Additional Information: • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms • Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting LDS Travel Study. • Morris Murdock Escorted Tours and Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study welcome everyone ages 8 and older.

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Day 4: July 20, 2017 Nauvoo Today you will have free time to visit historic Nauvoo including; the Riser Tin Shop, Scovil Bakery, Browning Gun Shop, Times and Seasons Print Shop, John Taylor Home, the Seventies Hall, Brigham Young home and the Family Living Center to name a few. There will also be various performances during the day that you won t want to miss. Following dinner, we will see the Nauvoo Pageant which tells the story of early Latter-day Saint church members who, in 1839, fled to Nauvoo to escape religious persecution. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D) Day 5: July 21, 2017 Nauvoo/Carthage We wi ll begin our day with a morning temple session at the Nauvoo Temple. There will also be an opportunity for the youth to do baptisms. (Attendance at the temple is optional and subject to the temple schedule.) This afternoon we will visit the pioneer cemetery and then depart for Carthage. Here we will tour the jail where the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred. This evening we’ ll walk the Trail of Hope and read excerpts from diaries of the Saints who joined the Mormon exodus from Nauvoo in 1846. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D) Day 6: July 22, 2017 Hannibal - St. Louis As we say our farewell to Nauvoo, we continue on to Mark Twain s Hannibal on the Mississippi River where we’ ll take a luncheon cruise on a riverboat. Following lunch, we will drive to St. Louis for our evening flight home. (B,L) About Hank Smith: Dr. Henry Hank Smith grew up the son of a golf professional in sunny St. George, Utah. After earning a Bachelor s Degree from Dixie State University, he earned a Master s Degree in Business Administration from Utah State University. Most recently, Hank completed his PhD at Brigham Young University where he now works as an instructor. In addition to his work corporate training and education consulting, Hank enjoys speaking at assemblies for elementary, junior high, and high schools around the country. Hank has also authored many books and Audio CDs with Deseret Book and Covenant Communications and speaks for tens of thousands of youth and adults each year. Hank enjoys running marathons and eating lots of ice cream, which is why he runs marathons. Hank, his wife Sara, and their 5 adorable children currently live in Mapleton, Utah. Hank says that, “Sara is amazing, she knows everything about me and still loves me.”


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6-Day Hill Cumorah

Pageant & Church History Tour 6 days from

$

1,184

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July 17–22, 2017 LAND ONLY

Directed by Anthony Sweat Day 1: Monday, July 17 Home Cities - Buffalo, NY Airport - Palmyra Depart this morning for Palmyra, NY. We will get acquainted with our group at dinner as we look forward to the trip ahead. Accommodations: Palmyra Inn. (D)

Join Anthony Sweat on this unforgettable tour to the Palmyra and Kirtland Church History sites. The highlight of the trip will be attending the Hill Cumorah Pageant. Other highlights include the New Susquehanna Visitor’s Center, the Peter Whitmer Farm, Sacred Grove, Palmyra Temple, Niagara Falls, Kirtland Temple, Morley Farm, Whitney Store and the John Johnson Farm to name a few.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Dani Edmunds (801) 483-6114 dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Day 2: Tuesday, July 18 Palmyra - Fayette - Hill Cumorah Pageant Early this morning we will visit the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. Next we’ll see the restored Joseph Smith Sr. home and farm including the restored log cabin where Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith. Next, we will stop at the E.B. Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was printed. After lunch we’ll see the grave site of Alvin Smith, Joseph ’s eldest brother then we will travel to Fayette, NY to visit the Peter Whitmer Farm where the Church was organized on April 6, 1830. Tonight we’ll see the Hill Cumorah and witness the highlight of our tour, “The Hill Cumorah Pageant”. Accommodations: Palmyra Inn. (B,L) Day 3: Wednesday, July 19 Harmony, PA - Palmyra Today we will visit the new Priesthood Restoration Site in Susquehanna County, PA. We’ ll see the new visitor s center and meetinghouse,


1-866-277-0900 the reconstructed homes of Joseph and Emma Smith and Isaac and Elizabeth Hale, the woods where John the Baptist restored the priesthood, the baptismal site at the Susquehanna River, and the new statuary. Accommodations: The Palmyra Inn. (B,D)

Tour Includes: • 5-night’s hotel accommodations • Meals as specified on itinerary (B,L,D) • Meal gratuities • Ground transportation via deluxe airconditioned motorcoach • All Admissions and activities as specified in itinerary Price does not include (for all tours): • Airfare (Call for group air add-on) • Meals not specified in itinerary • Items of a personal nature • Trip cancellation and baggage insurance • Checked baggage fees • Bus Driver and Historian gratuities Optional Pricing: • Airfare additional (call for pricing) • Single price: $1584.00 • Triple/Quad price: $1084.00 • Cash Discount: $45 Payment Terms • $250 per-person due at booking time • Final payment due May 10, 2017 Additional Information: • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms • Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting LDS Travel Study. There is a minimum amount of 29 passengers needed to operate this tour.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Dani Edmunds (801) 483-6114 dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Day 4: Thursday, July 20 Mendon, NY - Niagara Falls - Kirtland This morning we’ll drive to Mendon, NY to see the Tomlinson Inn where Samuel Smith gave a copy of the Book of Mormon to Phineas Young, Brigham Young’s older brother. Then we continue our journey to Niagara Falls, the oldest state park in the USA. We’ll board the Maid of the Mist boat which passes directly in front of the falls and enters Horseshoe Basin. This is a fun activity you don’t want to miss! After free time for lunch and shopping we travel to Kirtland, OH. Accommodations: Holiday Inn. (B,D) Day 5: Friday, July 21 Kirtland Today we’ll visit the Kirtland Temple. Relative to the meager resources of the Saints at the time, the Kirtland Temple is probably the most costly temple ever constructed by the church. Next we’ll see the Temple Quarry and have a picnic lunch. We will spend the afternoon visiting the Historic Kirtland village including; the LDS Visitor’ s Center, the Whitney Home and Store, the Johnson Inn, the Ashery, the Sawmill, and the Morley Farm. Accommodations: Holiday Inn. (B,L,D) Day 6: Saturday, July 22 Kirtland - Hiram - Cleveland Airport We depart this morning for Hiram, OH to visit the John Johnson Farm. It was at the Johnson farm that Joseph Smith received the vision of the three degrees of glory. We conclude our tour with a late afternoon flight home. (B)

HOST ANTHONY SWEAT: Anthony Sweat is an Assistant Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University. He is the author of several books such as: Mormons, An Open Book and Why? Powerful Answers and Practical Reasons for Living LDS Standards. He received his PhD in education from Utah State University and is a regular speaker at various LDS conferences, including BYU Education Week and Especially For Youth. He and his lovely wife, Cindy, are the parents of seven children.


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LDS Fall Nauvoo

& Branson Escape Tour 8 days from

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1,499

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Sept. 9-16, 2017 LAND ONLY

Directed by Kay Godfrey Day One - Saturday Sept 9 Salt Lake/Kansas City/Independence/Liberty This morning we will depart to Kansas City. We will have a lunch stop before we travel over to the Independence side of town and start our trip into the history of our faith. We will tour the LDS Visitor’s Center with its interactive exhibits, then visit the site that has been dedicated to a important future Temple. We will also visit the Community of Christ (RLDS) Auditorium and temple. After a great Kansas City BBQ dinner we will check into our hotel. (D) The combination of LDS church history, the pleasant autumn temperatures and the exciting, fun filled entertainment of Branson is only one reason to consider taking this inspiring tour. Our 8 day experience is full up to the top with not-to-be-missed sites and shows. This will truly be a tour to remember and then REPEATED!

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Sarah Wangsgard (801) 483-6473 swangsgard@morrismurdock.com

Day Two - Sunday Sept 10 Liberty/ Far West/ Adam-ondi-Ahman/Nauvoo Our day begins with a drive to the Liberty Jail and Visitors’ Center where during the winter of 1838 the Prophet Joseph Smith was imprisoned for 4.5 months and received the 121st and 122nd sections of the Doctrine and Covenants. Our next stop is the Far West Temple Site to see the corner stones that were placed. We will stop in Hamilton to pickup box lunches and then on to Adamondi-Ahman. After our stop we will continue on to Hannibal, Missouri, where Mark Twain shared his love for this riverboat town and world. We will board the Mississippi Queen river boat to enjoy a dinner cruise on the Mississippi.. After a short drive up river we arrive in Nauvoo!! (B,L,D) Day Three - Monday Sept 11 Nauvoo “The City Beautiful” We will have a full buffet breakfast at the hotel before we begin our adventure into Nauvoo. We will start at the LDS Visitors Center where we can enjoy the tribute Gardens with its many statues honoring women. We will view the new film Joseph Smith, Prophet of the Restoration to get us ready to see the city our pioneer ancestors built from a swamp. After a lunch stop we will continue our tour at the Joseph Smith homestead, the Mansion House, the Red Brick Store, the gravesite of Joseph, Emma, Hyrum and other family members that are buried there. We will walk the “Trail of Hope” and read exerpts from Saints’ diaries. The evening’s remainder is at your leisure with dinner at the hotel. (B, D)


1-866-277-0900 Day Four - Tuesday Sept 12 Nauvoo “The City Beautiful” Our day begins with an optional Temple Session. We will go back to the hotel to change and give you time to have lunch and shop. We will then meet and drive to the old pioneer cemetery where you can see the names and headstones of those who made it to Nauvoo, but not on with the Saints into the Utah Valley. From here we will return to restored buildings of Old Nauvoo and you will have time to wander around and visit the different homes and building that have been restored. Dinner tonight is at the famous Hotel Nauvoo, one of the best meals you will have on tour. Following dinner we will enjoy a musical production called “Rendezvous” at the Cultural Hall before returning to the hotel. (B,D)

Tour Includes: • 7 nights hotel accommodations • 6 Branson shows with prime seats (Shows subject to change) • Deluxe heated/air conditioned motor coach • Meals as specified in the itinerary at the end of each day (B,L,D) • Optional session at the Nauvoo Temple • Taxes & gratuities for meals and hotel Price does not include (for all tours): • Airfare from your home city • Group air from SLC - $375 pp • Meals not included in itinerary • Travel insurance • Items of a personal nature Optional Pricing: • Airfare additional (call for pricing) • Single Occp $1899 • Triple Occp $1389 • Quad Occp $1319 Payment Terms • $250.00 Deposit due at time of booking • Final due July 1, 2017 (Payment due in full if booking after July 1) • Credit card fees are non-refundable Additional Information: • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms • Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting LDS Travel Study. There is a minimum amount of 25 passengers needed to operate this tour.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Sarah Wangsgard (801) 483-6473 swangsgard@morrismurdock.com

Day Five-Wednesday Sept 13 Nauvoo/Carthage/Branson/Million Dollar Quartet We bid farewell to Nauvoo and travel to Carthage to view the production “Life of The Prophet Joseph Smith” at the Visitor’s Center. Next we will tour the jail where Joseph and his brother Hyrum were martyred. Lunch will be en route then on to Branson, Mo, America’s #1 Entertainment destination. Dinner tonight will be at the famed Lamberts restaurant, “home of the throwed rolls”, REALLY! To start off our Branson entertainment we will see the Million Dollar Quartet, an all-new production. This Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed December 4, 1956 recording session where Sam Phillips, the Father of Rock ‘n Roll brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records, discovered them all. Featuring a treasure trove of the greatest rock ‘n roll including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, Sixteen Tons, Who Do You Love?, Great Balls of Fire, Ghost Riders, and Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On, Million Dollar Quartet captures the infectious spirit and thrilling sounds of a singular moment, one of the most memorable nights in music history. (B,D) Day Six-Thursday Sept 14 The Bretts, George Dyer & SIX This morning get ready for the Bretts Show at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater. With a dizzying array of awards and accomplishments over their 16-year career, this dynamic family produces a two-hour entertainment experience that combines the best in music, lighting, video, dance, comedy and genuine artistry. After lunch we are off to see George Dyer. Acclaimed by many as one of the finest tenors in the world, George Dyer adds a polished showmanship and audience connection that will make you feel as if you were on Broadway, in Las Vegas, or at the Met! Dinner tonight will be at Florentinas Ristorante and then we are off to see the group SIX. Dubbed “An Orchestra of Human Voices”, SIX combines the musical showmanship and boundless energy of six remarkable brothers. Their intense high-octane energy, electrifying stage presence, and powerhouse vocals combine to create a truly amazing entertainment experience. (B,D) Day Seven-Friday Sept 15 City Tour, Moses & the Hugh Brothers IT This morning we will spend seeing some of the spectacular sights this hidden city in the Ozarks has to offer. We will have a lunch/shopping stop before we have our next show. After lunch we will be entertained by the production of Moses at the Sight & Sound Theatre. Journey back through time and relive the golden splendor and pride of ancient Egypt, the poverty and oppression of the Hebrew slaves and the humble, broken man that God raised up to become their deliverer. This incredible adventure is like none other for this is when God breaks into history and reveals he has come to heal the brokenhearted and set the captives free! Dinner tonight is at the Hughes Brothers Theatre. After dinner you will enjoy the IT show by the Hughes Brothers. Incredible Harmonies, Entertaining Antics, Dynamic Dance, Soaring Instrumentals, Creative Production Numbers, and of course, Brotherly Love combine to make this one Huge Show! (B,D) Day Eight-Saturday Sept 16 Branson/Kansas City/Salt Lake City After breakfast this morning, we will board our motorcoach to travel back towards Kansas City with memories to last a lifetime. (B)


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Fall Conference Tour With Steven Kapp Perry 10 days from

$

1,955

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Sept. 20-29, 2017 LAND ONLY

Day 1: Wednesday, Sept 20 Home City/Rochester, NY/Palmyra We depart this morning for Palmyra, NY and get acquainted over dinner as we look forward to the trip ahead. Accommodations: The Palmyra Inn. Meals : Dinner

Join Steven Kapp Perry on this unforgettable tour to Palmyra, Kirtland, Independence, and Nauvoo. The highlights of the tour are the Sacred Grove, Joseph Smith farm, the new Priesthood Restoration site, historic Kirtland village, the Kirtland temple, Independence, Liberty Jail, Far West, historic Nauvoo, and the Nauvoo temple to name a few.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Dani Edmunds (801) 483-6114 dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Day 2: Thursday, Sept 21 Palmyra/Fayette This morning we’ll visit the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. Next we’ll see the restored Joseph Smith Sr. home and farm, including the cabin where Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith. Next we’ll stop at the E. B. Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was printed, then see the grave site Alvin Smith, eldest brother of Joseph Smith. After lunch we’ll visit the Hill Cumorah and Visitor’s Center and then travel to Fayette, NY to the Peter Whitmer Farm where the church was organized on April 6, 1830. Accommodations: The Palmyra Inn. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 3: Friday, Sept 22 Susquehanna, PA/Palmyra Today we will visit the new Priesthood Restoration site in Susquehanna County, PA. We will see the new visitor’s center and meetinghouse, the reconstructed homes of Joseph and Emma Smith and Isaac and Elizabeth Hale, the woods where John the Baptist restored the priesthood, the baptismal site at the Susquehanna River, and the new statuary. Accommodations: The Palmyra Inn. Meals : Breakfast, Dinner Day 4: Saturday, Sept 23 Palmyra/Niagara Falls/Kirtland Today we continue our journey to Niagara Falls, the oldest state park


1-866-277-0900 in the USA. We’ll board the Maid of the Mist boat which passes directly in front of the falls and enters Horseshoe Basin. This is a fun activity you don’t want to miss! After free time for lunch and shopping we travel to Kirtland, OH. Accommodations: Holiday Inn. Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Tour Includes: • 9 nights hotel accommodations • Meals as specified in itinerary • Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach transportation • Taxes on included services • One-way air from Cleveland to Kansas City • Maid of the Mist boat ride in Niagara Falls • Meal gratuities Price does not include (for all tours): • Airfare (Call for group air add-on) • Meals not specified in itinerary • Items of a personal nature ��� Trip cancellation and baggage insurance • Checked baggage fees • Bus Driver and Historian gratuities Optional Pricing: • Airfare additional (call for pricing) • Single price: $2,482.00 • Triple / Quad $1,895.00 • Cash Discount $65 Payment Terms • $250 per-person due at booking time • Final payment due July 20, 2017 Additional Information: • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms • Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting LDS Travel Study. There is a minimum amount of 29 passengers needed to operate this tour.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Dani Edmunds (801) 483-6114 dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Day 5: Sunday, Sept 24 Kirtland Following Sacrament meeting we’ll see the Temple Quarry and have a picnic lunch. We spend the rest of the afternoon visiting the Morley Farm, the Kirtland Temple, and the Historic Kirtland village. These sites include; the LDS Visitor’s Center, the Whitney Home and Store, the Johnson Inn, the Ashery, and Sawmill. Accommodations: Holiday Inn. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 6: Monday, Sept 25 Kirtland/Kansas City/Independence This morning we will depart for Hiram, OH to visit the John Johnson Farm where Joseph Smith received the vision of the three degrees of glory. Next we will fly to Kansas City. Upon arrival, we will drive to Independence to see the LDS Visitors Center near the temple site in Jackson County. Following dinner we’ll drive to Liberty and visit the Liberty Jail where the Prophet Joseph spent several months while the Saints suffered severe persecution in Missouri. Accommodations: Hampton Inn. Meals : Breakfast, Dinner Day 7: Tuesday, Sept 26 Far West/Adam-Ondi-Ahman/Nauvoo We begin our day by traveling to Far West to see the site of the temple and discuss the historic events that occurred here before the Saints were forced to leave Missouri. Our next stop is Adam-Ondi-Ahman to see where Adam and Eve lived after the Garden of Eden then we’ll continuing on our scenic drive to Nauvoo. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 8: Wednesday, Sept 27 Nauvoo This morning we’ll browse through the many restored homes and buildings in “Old Nauvoo”, including the homes of Brigham Young, John Taylor, Heber C. Kimball, Lucy Mack Smith, and the Jonathan Browning Gun Shop. This afternoon we will visit Joseph Smith’s homestead; the grave sites of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum; the Mansion House; and the Red Brick Store. After dinner we will enjoy the musical production “Rendezvous” at the Cultural Hall. Accommodations: The Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 9: Thursday, Sept 28 Nauvoo/Carthage Our day begins with an optional temple session at the Nauvoo Temple. Then we’ll visit the Pioneer Cemetery. This afternoon we’ll travel the old road to Carthage to view a production of the “Life of the Prophet Joseph Smith” at the Visitor’s Center. Next, we’ll tour the jail itself where the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum were martyred. After an early dinner we’ll walk the “Trail of Hope” and read excerpts from personal diaries of the Saints. Accommodations: The Nauvoo Family Inn and Suites. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 10: Friday, Sept 29 Nauvoo/Hannibal/St. Louis Airport/Home We continue on to Mark Twain’s Hannibal on the Mississippi River for a luncheon cruise on a riverboat. Following lunch, we’ll depart for St. Louis, MO for our afternoon flight home. Meals : Breakfast, Lunch


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Autumn in New England Tour

with Kay Godfrey 8 days from

$

1,490

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October 2–9, 2017 land only

This is one of Tour Director Kay Godfrey’s most beloved itineraries. In the fall the mountains in the eastern US burn with color so rich and beautiful you must see it in person at least once in your life. Combine that thrill with the spiritual side of an LDS church history tour as you learn about the Prophet Joseph’s early life in Sharon and Palmyra. See the sites that shaped a young man of faith into the prophet of the restored gospel. Join us on a picturesque tour including Maine, Vermont, and upstate New York. We will open this history to you in such a way that your love and testimony of the prophet will never be the same.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Dani Edmunds (801) 483-6114 dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Day 1: Monday, Oct 2 Departure City - Topsfield, MA Our journey begins as we fly to Boston, Massachusetts. Upon arrival we will board our motorcoach and travel to our welcome dinner and hotel. The balance of the evening will be at leisure. (D) Day 2: Tuesday, Oct 3 Topsfield - Boothbay Harbor, ME After breakfast we will tour various LDS Church history sites, including the Smith Family Homestead and Pine Grove Cemetery. Afterwards we begin our scenic drive to Boothbay Harbor, Maine where we will board the “Pink Lady” and enjoy a picturesque cruise near rocky shores, quiet coves, islands, lighthouses, and yachts at anchor in the busy marinas. Later this afternoon you will have time to wander and shop this quaint town before dinner. Meals: (B,D) Day 3: Wednesday, Oct 4 Boothbay Harbor, ME - West Lebanon, NH Our tour today includes a ride on the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, New Hampshire. On this hour excursion in vintage, restored coaches along the Pemigwasse River, we will see the spectacular fall foliage. Next we travel on to Franconia to visit the house that poet Robert Frost purchased after his 1915 return from England. This two-room home contains memorabilia that includes signed first editions of each of his books. Later this afternoon we will see various Church history sites such as the Smith home in Norwich, Vermont and the Smith homesite in West Lebanon, New Hampshire. Meal: (B, L) Day 4: Thursday, Oct 5 Sharon, VT & Burlington, VT Our touring today begins at the Joseph Smith Memorial in Sharon, Vermont, where Joseph Smith was born. Next we will see various Church history sites such as the Turnbridge Village Store, the Turnbridge covered bridge and Royalton, Vermont. The highlight of the day will be a dinner cruise on the Spirit of Ethan Allen III on Lake Champlain. Meals: (B,D) Day 5: Friday, Oct 6 Burlington & Bennington, VT - Binghamton, NY This morning we will depart for Binghamton, NY. Enroute we will visit the Battle of Bennington and the grave site of the poet, Robert Frost. We’ll continue on to Colesville,


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New York, where the first branch of the Church was organized. We will visit the Josiah Stowell home, Joseph Knight home and the Baptist Church. Meal: (B,D) Day 6: Saturday, 0ct 7 Binghamton - Fayette - Palmyra, NY After breakfast our day of touring will include the Palmyra Church Sites, the Susquehanna River and the new Priesthood Restoration sites; and the McKune Cemetery. We will see where Joseph and Emma Smith had their first home. Their first child was born there and much of the Book of Mormon was translated in this home. We will also see the Issac Hale Home and the McKune Family Cemetery. This afternoon we will see the Peter Whitmer Farm in Fayette where the Church was organized on April 6, 1830 near the site where the Three Witnesses had their manifestation. Then on to Palmyra to see the E.B. Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was printed and the grave site of Alvin Smith, eldest brother of Joseph Smith. Meal: (B,D)

Tour Includes: • 7 nights hotel accommodations • Meals as specified in itinerary • Sightseeing as outlined in itinerary • Deluxe motorcoach transportation • Taxes on included services • Meal gratuities that are included Price does not include: • Airfare - Please call for pricing • Items of a personal nature • Trip cancellation and baggage insurance • Checked baggage fees • Bus Driver and Historian gratuities Optional Pricing: • Double Occupancy $1,490 • Triple Occupancy $1,440 • Quad Occupancy $1,390 • Single Occupancy $1,932 ** Ask about our Single/Share program Payment Terms • Cash Discount $55 • Deposit of $250.00 due at time of booking • Final payment due Aug. 2, 2017 • A minimum number of 29 passengers is needed for this tour to depart • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Dani Edmunds (801) 483-6114 dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Day 7: Sunday, Oct 8 Palmyra, NY - Kirtland, OH Following sacrament meeting we’ll visit the sacred grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. Next we’ll tour the restored Joseph Smith Sr. home and farm including the log cabin where Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith and then we will see Hill Cumorah and Visitor’s Center. This afternoon we will travel to Kirtland, OH. Enroute we will see Niagara Falls. Meal: (B,D) Day 8: Monday, Oct 9 Kirtland, OH We will spend this morning visiting the Kirtland Temple, Morley Farm, and Historic Kirtland Village which includes the LDS Visitor’s Center, the Whitney Home and Store, the Johnson Inn, the Ashery, and the Sawmill. Our tour concludes with a greater appreciation of the life of the Prophet Joseph and all those who have made their mark in the early years of the Church. Meal: (B)


THE HOLY LANDS

Israel is regarded by Jews, Christians and Muslims as the biblical Holy Land. Its most sacred sites are in Jerusalem. Millennia-old monuments still sit along Egypt’s fertile Nile River Valley, including the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza and the Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs in Luxor. Jordan is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts and is home to the famed Petra. All of our in-depth Holy Land programs will teach cultural, political, geographical, geological, and other areas of learning specific to the sites visited. The tours are targeted to people who want a learning and spiritual element to their recreational travel. While our programs are fun and enjoyable, travelers carry away much more at the end of the tour.

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Early Spring Holy Land Tour with Joel Judd 11 days from

$

2,545

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March 30–April 9, 2017 land only

Come and see the Bible come to life with Joel Judd, former teacher at Jerusalem Center and retired Institute teacher! You will discover that there is a special spirit in the Holy land, and you will come home with a new appreciation for the many sacred events recorded in the Bible. You will experience the wonders of the Holy Land by visiting such sites as Caesarea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, Jericho, Masada, Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Yad Vashem, Bethlehem, the BYU Jerusalem Center, Gethsemane, the Garden Tomb, and more! To enhance your experience there is a Pre-tour option to travel to Jordan. Come and explore amazing Petra and other sites that tie into your Bible Studies.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

Days 1–2: Thursday & Friday, March 30-31 U.S.A. • Transatlantic Flight • Tel Aviv, Israel We will take a morning flight from our various U.S.A. homes and change planes at the JFK International Airport in New York. We will arrive in Israel the following afternoon at the Ben Gurion Airport—which is near New Testament Lydda, where Peter healed Aeneas. We will visit Jaffa, where Peter received the important revelation about taking the gospel to the Gentiles. We will check in to the Metropolitan Hotel in Tel Aviv, where we will have our group meeting before retiring for the night. Day 3: Saturday, April 1 Tel Aviv • Caesarea • Haifa • Muhraka • Nazareth We will drive through Tel Aviv, the largest Jewish metropolitan area in the world, and then north along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to the Roman New Testament seaside capital, Caesarea. Here in the ancient Roman Theater, we will study the biblical events that happened in this place. We will drive to the top of Mount Carmel to visit Muhraka, the traditional site of Elijah’s confrontation with the prophets of Baal, to enjoy a view of the Jezreel Valley and talk about the importance of this valley both anciently and now. Our next stop will be at tel Megiddo where important Old Testament history is recalled. At the lovely city of Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus, we will visit the Nazareth Village (developed to show life as it existed at the time of Jesus) and briefly reflect on His early life. We will then drive past ancient Cana toward the Sea of Galilee and check in to the Nof Ginosar Guesthouse for two nights. Day 4: Sunday, April 2 Sea of Galilee • Capernaum • Mount of Beatitudes • Tel Dan • Banias • Golan Heights Our day will begin with an exhilarating boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. Then we will visit Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ Galilean ministry, where He performed many miracles and gave many teachings, including His “Bread of Life” sermon. We will pass St. Peter’s Primacy on our way to the Mount of Beatitudes, where the important Sermon on the Mount will be discussed. We will pass Hazor on our way to Tel Dan, the ancient northern limits of Israel (“from Dan to Beersheba”), to enjoy a beautiful nature walk and to see this historic tel. We’ll continue on to Banias at the foot of Mount Hermon, which is ancient Caesarea Philippi, the site of Peter’s testimony of the Savior. This is where one of the sources of the Jordan River emerges from the foothills of Mount Hermon. We will then drive up on the Golan Heights—home of many Druze people as well as the scene of fierce fighting between Israel and Syria in 1967 and again in 1973—to enjoy a view of Mount Hermon near Har Bental. We will return to Nof Ginosar to enjoy dinner and an evening on the lakeshore. Day 5: Monday, April 3 Galilee • Mount Tabor • Beth Shean • Jericho Today begins with our first stop at Mount Tabor. From this high point we will discuss biblical events associated with Gideon, Deborah, King Saul, and the Savior’s


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Transfiguration and His visit to the village of Nain at the foot of Mount Moreh. Next we will see the impressive ruins of Beth Shean and experience the splendor of Roman life and Hellenistic culture. We will then continue south down the Jordan Valley and view the meandering Jordan River and the Jordan Plateau to the east with its interesting biblical history. We will stop at Qasr El Yehud, the possible site of Jesus’ baptism, and review some important scriptural events that took place in this area. Next we will visit the Old Testament site of Jericho before checking in to the Oasis Hotel for the night. Day 6: Tuesday, April 4 Jericho • Dead Sea • Masada • Ein Gedi • Qumran • Jerusalem A morning drive will take us south along the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Here we will take the cable car to the top of Masada to see the ruins of the palace-fortress built by King Herod and to recall the story of the Zealots’ last stand against the Romans. Before leaving this desert fortress, we will visit the museum at Masada’s base. As we drive north, we will stop for a quick float in the Dead Sea and lunch at Ein Gedi, one of the areas where David hid from King Saul. Then we’ll drive on to Qumran, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and discuss their importance on the way to Jerusalem. We will next enjoy a brief stop in the historic Judean Wilderness, where we will discuss the Savior’s forty-day experience and temptations. We will make a brief stop in Bethany and talk of events related to Jesus’ raising Lazarus from the dead. We will check in to the Olive Tree Hotel in Jerusalem for the remainder of our nights in Israel.

Tour Includes: • Deluxe motor coach transportation • Local guide • xperienced LDS Guide • Hotel accommodations in moderate 3 to 4 Star-class hotels • Sightseeing as outlined on the itinerary • Entrance fees and gratuities • All breakfasts and dinners in country Price Does Not Include: • Round-trip air from Salt Lake City���Tel Aviv @ $1745 • Additional possible airfare from cities other than Salt Lake City • Sightseeing not included on the itinerary • Additional hotel accommodations • Items of a personal nature (i.e., phone calls, room service, e-mails, etc.) • Additional travel insurance and cancellation waiver (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) • Lunches • Single supplement for Israel $3515 (for those with their own rooms) ** Ask about our Single/Share Program ** Payment Terms • $500 deposit is required at the time of booking. Payments by check will receive a $75 off per person discount • Final payment is due Jan 10, 2017 • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

Day 7: Wednesday, April 5 Jerusalem Our day in Jerusalem will begin on the Mount of Olives, where we can view and discuss the history of the Old City of Jerusalem. Then we will begin a walking tour of the Old City through the Dung Gate to visit the Holy Mount and to see the outside of the Dome of the Rock, built to honor Mohammed, Islam’s founder. Later we will stop at the Western Wall, where we will observe Jews as they participate in morning prayers and bar mitzvahs at Judaism’s holiest shrine. We will visit the Ophel to examine how it looked at the time of the Savior. In the afternoon we will visit the Jewish Quarter to see the Broad Wall and the Cardo. There will also be time spent in the Christian Quarter as we visit the major shrine of Christendom, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We will then proceed to the City of David to see the Jerusalem of Nephi’s time and walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel, a hydrological wonder of Isaiah’s time. We will also visit the true Pool of Siloam mentioned in John 9. Day 8: Thursday, April 6 Jerusalem • Bethlehem As the morning begins, we visit the Yad Vashem Memorial, the Holocaust museum, in West Jerusalem. We will drive by the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) on our way to visit the Israel Museum, including the famous Model City of Jerusalem and the Shrine of the Book (Dead Sea Scrolls display). In the afternoon we will travel to nearby Bethlehem, site of the Savior’s birth, and visit the Church of the Nativity. We will then visit Shepherds’ Field, overlooking Bethlehem, and review the biblical events connected with this area in a special late afternoon program before returning to the hotel for dinner. Day 9: Friday, April 7 Jerusalem • Footsteps of Jesus Today we will walk from the Mount of Olives down to Bethphage as we focus on the events of the last week of the Savior’s life, beginning with His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. We will proceed down the west side of the Mount of Olives and stop at a view point to discuss more of the Savior’s final week. We will continue to the Upper Room, a reminder of the Last Supper and the ordinance of the sacrament. At the foot of the Mount of Olives is Gethsemane, where the Savior’s suffering began in his great Atoning sacrifice. At St. Peter’s in Gallicantu, the possible site of the palace of Caiaphas, we will discuss Peter and the trials of Jesus. We enter the Old City through Lion’s Gate and go to the site of the Pool of Bethesda and the Church of St. Anne to discuss John 5. We will continue on to Golgotha, the place of the Crucifixion, and the Garden Tomb— where we will consider the final mortal events in Jesus’ life and His Atonement. Later we will return to the Western Wall in the late afternoon to watch the religious Jews welcome in the Sabbath. Following our experience at the Western Wall, we will return to the hotel for dinner. Day 10: Saturday, April 8 Jerusalem We will begin our Sabbath with a visit to the Orson Hyde Memorial Garden, where we will discuss the symbolism of Gethsemane and enjoy a view of Old Jerusalem. We will go early to the BYU Jerusalem Center and have sacrament meeting with the Jerusalem Branch in the center’s beautiful auditorium, with its spectacular view of the Holy City. The rest of the day will be open to prepare for our departure home. We will have our farewell meeting before leaving for the Ben Gurion airport for their flight home Day 11: Sunday, April 9 Jerusalem • Transatlantic Flight • U.S.A. We fly all night and arrive in New York to change planes in the early morning. This will involve going through customs. We will arrive home in the late morning.


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Ultimate Holy Land Tour with Scot & Maurine Proctor 13 days from

$

2,569

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April 14-26, 2017 land only

Day 1-2: Fri/Sat. April 14-15 Trans-Atlantic flight to Amman, Jordan Arrive at our lovely hotel and receive a welcome and attend out group orientation. Get a good night’s rest tonight!

Come join Meridian Magazine’s Scot and Maurine Proctor on an unforgettable journey that will make the scriptures come alive on the Ultimate Holy Land Tour. This is a unique tour you may not have seen offered before because in addition to seeing all the inspirational and historic sites you would want to see on a visit to the Holy Land, we are taking you to some places we find fun and unforgettable–places that most tour groups don’t get to go. After so much time in the Holy Land, we found some things we think are “not-tobe-missed” that most miss. And please consider adding the exciting Egypt PreTour to your adventure. Egypt is one of the most unique places on earth.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Sarah Wangsgard (801) 483-6473 swangsgard@morrismurdock.com

Day 3: Sun. April 16 EASTER SUNDAY - Mt. Nebo - Petra Traveling south from Amman we pass Mt. Nebo where, like Moses, we get a sweeping view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea to the Promised Land. Then we spend the day in Petra, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, where the Nabataeans carved magnificent buildings out of red sandstone, (You’ve seen it in the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie). We will walk through an immense crack in the stone along a pathway that will take you to Petra’s most impressive monument—the Treasury. You walk along the Street of Facades, see the Royal Tombs and more. We will talk about how the ancient prophets anticipated the coming of the Messiah. That night we dine and stay in the 7 Wonders Bedouin Camp where red cliffs soar and the stars shine. We eat and dance around the fire and feel a little like both Nephi and the Children of Israel. This is really unforgettable. (Here you may get a lesson in nighttime photography.) Day 4: Mon. April 17 Wadi Rum - Eilat - Dead Sea - Timna Valley Drive to Wadi Rum, associated with Lawrence of Arabia, where we will four-wheel out into the desert to see one of the most impressive desert landscapes in the world. The scenery here is almost beyond imagination! We then cross the border into Israel at Eilat and begin our journey north towards the Dead Sea. Here we stop at the ancient Timna Valley copper mines, which Nephi would have known, and see and tour the impressiveTabernacle in the Wilderness, which is a replica of the center of worship for Moses and the Children of Israel. Later this afternoon we float in the Dead Sea and demonstrate how you can do perfect water ballet without sinking! Stay that evening at the base of impressive Masada. Day 5: Tues. April 18 Masda - Qumran - Jericho - Beit Shean Sunrise hike up Masada. (It’s easy, but a Gondola is also available.) There’s nothing like seeing that sunrise over the Dead Sea. Masada was one of Herod’s grand palaces, but also the last stand of the Jewish resistance when they were overrun by the Romans in 73 AD. We visit Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, then drive through the wilderness of Judea to Jesus’s baptismal site on the Jordan River then past Jericho and the Mt. of Temptation. This afternoon we are reminded how the Romans lived during Jesus’ time as we visit Beit Shean, an impressive Roman city, which was one of the Decapolis where Christ’s apostles preached. Stay tonight by the Sea of Galilee at the unforgettable resort, Ein Gev. Day 6: Wed. April 19 Valley of the Doves - Mt. Beatitudes - Banias - Mt. Hermon Today we walk where Jesus walked in the Valley of the Doves, followed by a visit to the Mt. of Beatitudes where He gave his Sermon on the Mount and you will be able to see how he could address so many people at once. This is always a highlight of the tour. Then it is on to Banias, a place of natural beauty and a cascading waterfall. We come to the origins of the Jordan River. This is also the site of Caesarea Philippi, where Peter declared that Christ was the “Son of the living God.”


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We will also see Mt. Hermon, a candidate for the Mt. of Transfiguration. Stay at Ein Gev Day 7: Thur. April 20 Sea of Galilee - Capernaum - Mt. Arbell In first light we sail today where Jesus walked on the Sea of Galilee. We stop by the Boat Museum, to see a boat that was discovered from the time of Jesus. We next visit the newly excavated ruins of Magdahla where Mary Magdalene called home. Then it is on to the town where Peter lived and where Jesus ministered for three years, Capernaum. Here Christ performed so many miracles and taught in the synagogue. You can close your eyes and almost be in the scene at the healing of the daughter of Jairus. At St. Peter’s Primacy on the Galilee we remember both the miracle of the loaves and the fishes and also the resurrected Jesus preparing fish on the seashore for his hungry apostles. We will eat St. Peter’s fish today. Late this afternoon, we will go to the top of the Mt. Arbell, overlooking the Galilee for the best view in the region, a place so beautiful we made it the cover of one of our books. Stay at Ein Gev Day 8: Fri. April 21 Nazareth - Jezreel Valley - Mt. Tabor - Caesarea Maritima - Jerusalem We are on to Nazareth today, first to Mt. Precipice overlooking the Jezreel Valley. When the people of Nazareth rejected the Savior, this is where they tried to kill him. Below is also the scene of the last battle of Armageddon and to the east Mt. Tabor, another candidate for the Mt of Transfiguration. Then it is on to one of our favorite stops,Nazareth Village where you see what Nazareth would have looked like in the time of Christ, including villagers and shepherds who are dressed up as in the period to enhance the scene. Next, we go to Caesarea Maritima, which was once a grand Roman city with a beautiful aqueduct that is still standing. It is also the site of Paul’s trial before King Agrippa. Tonight we visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall and see how the Jews celebrate Shabbat. We stay tonight (for four nights) in Jerusalem. Stay at Olive Tree Hotel.

Tour Includes: • Meeting & assistance on arrival at Amman and departure at Ben-Gurion Airport by Amiel Tours representative, and local Jordan representative. • Travel Document package (lanyard & name tags, baggage tags, draw sting back pack & document holder) • Porterage at airport and hotels • Headset rental for tour • 10 overnights at itinerary mentioned hotels • 10 full days sightseeing as per your program • English-speaking guides (including the Proctors) throughout the entire tour • Luxury air-conditioned coach • Tips to native driver, Israeli guide, hotel and restaurant staffs • Departure tax Israel-Jordan per person • Credit card processing fee: $75.00 • Meal arrangement: Half Board including Israeli buffet breakfast and dinners at hotels daily + farewell dinner on departure day and St Peters Fish dinner at separate restaurant • Fees to Petra, Jeep in Wadi Rum, Timna Park includes tabernacle, Masada by foot (No cable car included–please inform if you want to use the cable car up), Qumran, Beit Shean, Banias, boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, ancient boat museum, Mt. Arbel, Nazareth Village, Caesarea, Israel Museum, Yad Vashem, City of David include Archeological experience, Davidson center. All relevant churches in Galilee and Jerusalem. Price does not include: • Expenses of a personal nature • Optional Egypt Pre-tour: April 9-13, $1899 pp • Meals & drinks other than mentioned above • Visa to Jordan if group stay 1 night: $60 pp • Airfare (Pricing may be obtained from SLC) • Travel insurance. • Single supplement (for those with their own room): TBA ** Ask about our Single/Share Program ** Payment Terms • Deposit of $500.00 due at time of booking • Final payment due 90 days prior to departure • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms

Day 9: Sat. April 22 Shabbat Shalom - BYU Jerusalem - Shepherd’s Fields - Church of Nativity Today we attend sacrament meeting at the unforgettable BYU Jerusalem Center. We will arrive early to see the magnificent views from the center. Following this, we will head to a wonderful lunch in Bethlehem’s Tent Restaurant. Then we see Shepherd’s Fields, where we celebrate Christmas once again. Next we visit the Church of the Nativity, which has been standing since 330 AD over a cave where many believe Christ was born. Tonight, when Shabbat is over, we visit Jimmy’s Olive wood shop to look for treasures. Stay at Olive Tree Hotel Day 10: Sun. April 23 Temple Mount - Pool of Bethesda - Antonia’s Fortress - Yad Vashem Arise early because we are going to the Temple Mount, a sacred place to Jews, Muslims and Christians, a place some believe is the very origin of creation. We will see the Dome of the Rock, Al Aqsa mosque and more. Then we go to the Pool of Bethesda, where Christ healed a paralytic man and to St. Anne’s Church where the acoustics make us all sound like angels when we sing. We will stop at Pilate’s Judgment Hall, Chapel of Flagellation and show you where Antonia’s Fortress was that housed the Roman soldiers who scourged Christ. We then follow the Via Dolorosa (the way of the Cross) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site believed by many Christians to be where Christ was crucified and resurrected. This afternoon we visit Yad Vashem, the vivid Holocaust museum, followed by a visit to the Dead Sea Scrolls Museum, and the Second Temple Model of Jerusalem. This gives you a picture of what Jerusalem once looked like and helps you understand today’s layout. Stay at Olive Tree Hotel. Day 11: Mon. April 24 Antiquities Day! - Mt. Scopus - City of David - Hezekiah’s Tunnel This is a favorite since you will do things you would never get to do. We begin on Mt. Scopus, just below the BYU Jerusalem Center, working with archaeologists to sift some layers of material that came from the Temple Mount looking for shards, pottery, coins etc. You will feel like an explorer and a treasure hunter all at once. Next we go to the City of David, the most ancient area of Jerusalem. We will walk through Hezekiah’s tunnel, one of the most outstanding engineering feats of the ancient world. Then we head to theArchaeological Park that is part of the temple complex where you will learn about the temple Jesus knew and walked on the very steps he walked on that once led into the temple. Finally, Joseph Zanbil, an antiquities dealer will teach us about the antiquities of Israel—how he has found them and what they are. This afternoon you’ll have free time to explore the Old City on your own. Stay at Olive Tree Hotel Day 12: Tue. April 25 Jerusalem - Mt. of Olives - Garden of Gethsemane - Upper Room - Garden Tomb Our last day in the Holy Land is the highlight of the tour. We start at the top of the Mt. of Olives and then walk down the route Jesus may have come on his last week. We have a special meeting in the Garden of Gethsemane and see olive trees that are at least one thousand years old. Then we visit the Orson Hyde gardens and talk about the dedication of Israel for the gathering of the Jews. Next, we visit the Upper Room, believed to have been built on the site of the Last Supper, then move to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, built on Caiaphas’s palace where Jesus was tried. Our tour is capped with a visit to the Garden Tomb where we will remember that “He is not here for he has risen.” Here will have a testimony meeting. We end with our final feast together and go on to the airport Day 13: Wed. April 26 Trans-Atlantic flight and arrive home.


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Spring Bible Lands Tour with Dean Garner 16 days from

$

2,615

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April 26-May 10, 2017 land only

Days 1–2: Wed. & Thur., April 26 & 27 U.S.A. • Atlantic Flight • Tel Aviv, Israel We will take early flights from our homes and change planes at JFK for our flight across the Atlantic, then arrive at the Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv the following afternoon. On our way north we will stop at King Herod’s Roman port city, Caesarea, where Paul was tried before being sent to Rome. We will visit Herod’s amazing aqueducts then arrive in Haifa to spend our first night at the Leonardo Hotel on the shore of the Mediterranean.

Come and see the Bible come to life with the help of director Dean Garner! You will discover that there is a special spirit in the Holy land and Italy, and you will come home with a new appreciation for the many sacred events recorded in the Bible. You will experience the wonders of the Holy Land by visiting such sites as Caesarea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, Jericho, Masada, Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Yad Vashem, Bethlehem, the BYU Jerusalem Center, Gethsemane, the Garden Tomb, and more! Come and explore amazing sites that tie into your Bible Studies.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

Day 3: Friday, April 28 Haifa • Muhraka • Megiddo • Nazareth This morning we visit the Old German Cemetery, where two LDS missionaries are buried. Following a view of Haifa, we travel to Mount Carmel to Kaiser’s Watch to recount the important LDS Church events which took place in this area and view the beautiful Baha’i temple. We will continue along Mount Carmel to Muhraka (traditional site of Elijah’s confrontation with the priests of Baal); here we will enjoy a magnificent view of the Jezreel Valley. We will travel through the Jezreel Valley to Tel Megiddo with its 22 levels of historical occupation. We will next drive up to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home. Here we will step back in time as we visit the Nazareth Village, a wonderful re-creation of the days of Jesus, then visit the Church of the Annunciation. We will pass ancient Cana on our way through Tiberias (originally built by Herod Antipas in honor of his Roman emperor) and pass Magdala, the home of Mary Magdalene on our way to the Ein Gev Holiday Village on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee, where we will spend the next three nights. Day 4: Saturday, April 29 Capernaum • Golan Heights The day begins with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. We will visit Capernaum, Peter’s home and headquarters for Jesus’ Galilean ministry. At the Mount of the Beatitudes we will discuss the Sermon on the Mount then enjoy sacrament meeting in upper Tiberias where the Church has dedicated a lovely home. We then drive along the the Sea of Galilee, passing the ruins of Hazor (an ancient Canaanite citadel conquered by Joshua), on our way to Tel Dan, Israel’s ancient northern limits. We will visit Banias, ancient Caesarea Philippi, at the foot of Mount Hermon. We then drive up to the Golan Heights, scene of fierce fighting between Israel and Syria in 1967 and 1973. We will pass ancient Bethsaida, home of Peter and Andrew then return to the Ein Gev to enjoy a quiet evening. Day 5: Sunday, April 30 Galilee • Mount Tabor Today we will arrive at Devaria village and take taxis to the top of Mount Tabor, traditional site of Christ’s transfiguration. From its heights we can see important New Testament sites. We will stop at Tel Jezreel, King Ahab’s winter palace. We will make other stops, including Nof Ginosar to see the remains of a boat dating to the New Testament time as we loop back to Ein Gev for a night’s rest. Day 6: Monday, May 1 Galilee • Beit Shean • Jericho • Qumran Leaving early, we will stop at the Jordan River, then heading south we make our way down the Jordan Valley and stop at Beit Shean, an exciting archaeological park where the bodies of Saul and Jonathan were hung on the wall for all Israel to see. Following the Jordan River, we will stop at the traditional baptismal (Bethabara) site of Jesus then stop at Old Testament Tel Jericho. We will finish the day’s touring with a stop at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We will stay the night at the lovely Oasis Hotel, just south of Jericho.


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Day 7: Tuesday, May 2 Dead Sea • Masada • Beersheba • Jerusalem Our travels will take us to Masada, the ancient mountaintop fortress built by King Herod. We will ride the tram to the top and explore the ruins, then have lunch before swimming in the Dead Sea. We will continue west to the home of the prophet Abraham, Be’er-Sheva. We will make our way north to the Valley of Elah, where David fought Goliath and stop at the ancient city of Beit Shemes. Our final destination today is Jerusalem and the Olive Tree Hotel. Day 8: Wednesday, May 3 Jerusalem • Bethlehem We will pass through an ultraorthodox community on our way to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial. We will pass the Knesset Building (Israel’s parliament) on our way to the National Museum, which includes the Shrine of the Book (the Dead Sea Scrolls) and the re-created Model City of Jerusalem. We will have lunch at Zion’s Square (a modern Israeli shopping mall), then continue to Bethlehem. We will see the Church of the Nativity, visit a grotto which overlooks a shepherds’ field, and discuss the wonderful event of the birth of Christ. This evening we will hold a special temple seminar. Day 9: Thursday, May 4 Jerusalem The day begins with a walk up to the Temple Mount atop Mount Moriah where Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice. It was also the site of the temples of Solomon and later Herod; today it is occupied by the magnificent Dome of the Rock and the El Aksa Mosque. Near the Western Wall, we tour the Hasmonian Tunnel, the Jewish Quarter to see Hezekiah’s Broad Wall, and the Roman Cardo, originally built by Rome’s emperor Hadrian. A great adventure will be had when we walk through the excavated City of David, including Warren’s Shaft, and Hezekiah’s Tunnel─the ancient water system carved in the time of Isaiah. We’ll continue to the Pool of Siloam then the evening will be free to enjoy Jerusalem’s night life.

Tour Includes: • Deluxe motor coach transportation • Experienced Tour Director • English speaking local guides • Accommodations in moderate-class hotels • Sightseeing as outlined on the itinerary • Entrance fees • Visa for Jordan • Gratuities • Breakfasts and dinners daily Price does not include: • Round-trip airfare from Salt Lake City–Tel Aviv–Amman–Salt Lake City @ $1,625pp • Additional possible airfare from cities other than Salt Lake City • Sightseeing not included on the itinerary • Additional hotel accommodations Items of a personal nature (i.e., phone calls, room service, internet, etc.) • Travel insurance and cancellation waiver • Lunches • Single supplement (for those with their own room): $3,435 ** Ask about our Single/Share Program ** Payment Terms • Deposit of $500.00 due at time of booking • Final payment due 90 days prior to departure • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms

Day 10: Friday, May 5 Old City of Jerusalem Today we will tread the footsteps of the Savior’s last 24 hours of His mortal ministry. We will begin with a visit to the Upper Room, where the sacrament was introduced. In the Garden of Gethsemane, centuries-old olive trees will remind us of our Savior’s suffering. We then return to Mount Zion, the traditional site of the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the Savior was illegally tried after His arrest. We enter Lion’s Gate and walk to the Pool of Bethesda area to discuss John 5 before going on to the general area of the Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was sentenced to be crucified. From there we will walk out the Damascus Gate to Golgotha─the place of the Crucifixion. Our day will conclude at the Garden Tomb, where the body of Christ was interred and from which He rose on that Easter Sunday so long ago. We will end the day at the Western Wall to participate in the ushering in of the Sabbath. Day 11: Saturday, May 6 Jerusalem We begin the Sabbath at the BYU Jerusalem Center, where we will attend services with the Jerusalem Branch. After an unforgettable sacrament meeting, we will visit the Orson Hyde Memorial Garden for a view of the Old City and then drive to Herodiom, one of the fortified sanctuaries of Herod the Great and the location of his final resting place. We will return to Jerusalem, where the rest of the day will be free. Day 12: Sunday, May 7 Jerusalem • Jerash • Petra We will begin our Jordan experience by traveling east, down through the Judean Wilderness past Jericho to the King Hussein Bridge, where we will cross the border into the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. We will turn north for a visit to Jerash, one of largest cities of the Decapolis, which has the most complete ruins of any Greek–Roman city in the world. We will stop to see the Jabbok Brook, the brook Abraham may have followed as he entered into Israel. This is also the site where Jacob wrestled with the angel. We then drive south along the general route of the Old Testament King’s Highway through the areas of Moab and Edom. We will check in to the Petra House Hotel in Petra for two nights. Day 13: Monday, May 8 Petra We will spend the day exploring through the impressive ruins of the rose-red city of Petra, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Our first view of the city will be the Treasury (as seen in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). We will see a beautiful Roman theater, the impressive Silk Tombs, and possibly the High Place or the Monastery, to mention just a few areas. We will return to our hotel for an early evening. Day 14: Tuesday, May 9 Medaba • Mount Nebo • Bethabara • Amman An early departure will take us north where we will stop at Medaba to view a mosaic map of the Holy Land from the time of the fifth century. We will continue north along the “King’s Highway,” as it was known in ancient times, through the heartland of ancient Moab and Edom. We will visit Mount Nebo to view the Dead Sea and Israel as Moses and Joshua would have seen them. We will stop at the baptismal site Bethabara, the traditional site of where Jesus was baptized of John, before going to Amman for dinner before proceeding to the airport for our night flight home.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

Day 15: Wednesday, May 10 Amman - Flights Home We will board our plane around 1:00 am in the morning for our flight to the U.S.A., arriving the next morning—taking with us never-to-be-forgotten memories and friendships.


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Spring Bible Lands Tour with Dr. Craig Ostler 15 days from

$

3,175

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May 5-19, 2017

land only - Jordan included Days 1–2: Friday and Saturday, May 5–6 U.S.A. • Transatlantic Flight • Israel We will take flights from our various home cities, change planes after a layover in New York City, and arrive the following afternoon at the Ben Gurion Airport. If time allows, we will visit the historic city of Jaffa, where Peter received the important revelation about taking the gospel to the Gentiles. Our drive takes us past Tel Aviv to our Hotel for the night on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in Netanya.

The scriptures come to life on this Holy Land tour with director Dr. Craig Ostler! Come and see the Bible come to life! You will discover that there is a special spirit in the Holy land, and you will come home with a new appreciation for the many sacred events recorded in the Bible. You will experience the wonders of the Holy Land by visiting such sites as Caesarea, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Mount Tabor, Jericho, Masada, Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Yad Vashem, Bethlehem, the BYU Jerusalem Center, Gethsemane, the Garden Tomb. Your tour will also include a visit to Jordan to explore the wonders of Petra and more!

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

Day 3: Sunday, May 7 Caesarea • Haifa • Muhraka • Galilee Our first visit will be to the Roman New Testament seaside capital, Caesarea. In the ancient Roman Theater, we will study the biblical events of Peter’s coming to Caesarea to meet with the Roman centurion Cornelius and his household and later of Paul’s defense before King Agrippa. On the way up the coast we will stop at an aqueduct from the time of King Herod and then proceed to Haifa where we will visit an historic cemetery to recount the experiences of the first LDS missionaries in the Holy Land. We will stop for a view of the Baha’i Gardens and then drive along the top of Mount Carmel. We will have lunch on our own at a Druze restaurant, and stop at Muhraka (traditional site of Elijah’s confrontation with the prophets of Baal), as we enjoy a view of the Jezreel Valley and discuss the importance of this valley’s past, present, and future. If we have time, we will visit Megiddo. After driving across the valley and past Nain, we will continue to the Sea of Galilee. We will then travel to our lodgings at Ein Gev Holiday Village on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Day 4: Monday, May 8 Sea of Galilee • Capernaum • Banias • Golan Heights Our day begins with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee to Nof Ginosar and a visit to a museum which contains an ancient fishing boat from the New Testament time period. As time allows we will visit the Valley of the Doves located beneath Mount Arbel. We next ascend to the Mount of Beatitudes, traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount. We will travel to Tabgha, where a mosaic commemorates the feeding of the five thousand with fishes and loaves, and St. Peter’s Primacy, commemorating the Savior’s commission to Peter to feed His lambs. After lunch we head to ancient Capernaum, Jesus’ home during His Galilean ministry. We will travel north to Banias, ancient Caesarea Philippi, at the foot of Mount Hermon, where Peter declared his testimony that Jesus was the Christ. On the Golan Heights we will stop at Mount Bental to view nearby Syria then return to our lodgings at Ein Gev. Day 5: Tuesday, May 9 Mount Tabor • Nazareth • Beit Shean We’ll begin our day traveling to the base of “a high mountain apart” (Matt. 17:1) and take taxicabs to the top of Mount Tabor, the probable site of Christ’s transfiguration. We will travel to the city of Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus, where we will visit the Nazareth Village (developed to show life as it existed at the time of Jesus) and briefly reflect on His early life. Next, we will visit the Church of the Annunciation, built over the traditional site of Mary’s home, and the Church of Joseph, built over the traditional site of Joseph and Mary’s home after they returned to Nazareth from Egypt. Last, we will visit Beit Shean, where King Saul’s body was hung on the wall by the Philistines, and learn of the Roman cities of the Decapolis, visited by the Savior in His mortal ministry. We will return to Ein Gev.


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Day 6: Wednesday, May 10 Bethabara • Masada • Dead Sea • Jericho In the morning we will drive down the Jordan River Valley and stop at Qasr El Yahud near New Testament Bethabara, site of the Savior’s baptism. We will then drive south along the Dead Sea to Masada, the ancient mountaintop fortress built by King Herod, and take the tram to the top, where we will explore the ruins of this historic site and have lunch. Following our visit to Masada, we will have one of the most unusual floating experiences of a lifetime at the Dead Sea. If time permits we will stop at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We will continue to visit the ancient site of the Old Testament city of Jericho, where we will stay overnight at the (Oasis hotel). Day 7: Thursday, May 11 Jericho • Bethany • Bethlehem • Jerusalem In the early morning we will visit the tel of Old Testament Jericho. We will then drive to Bethany, where we will visit the Tomb of Lazarus and the traditional site of the home where he lived with his sisters, Mary and Martha. We will continue to Bethlehem, where we will visit the Shepherds��� Field to contemplate the message given to the shepherds that the Messiah had been born in the City of David. We will have a traditional Palestinian lunch then have an opportunity to shop for olive wood and Bethlehem baby blankets. We will then visit the Church of the Nativity and Manger Square. Afterward, we will travel to Haas Promenade for an overlook of Jerusalem. We will check in to the Olive Tree Hotel for the remainder of our time in the Holy Land.

Tour Includes: • Deluxe motor coach transportation • English speaking local guides • Experienced Tour Director • Accommodations in moderate-class hotels • Sightseeing as outlined on the itinerary • Entrance fees • Group Visa in Jordan • Gratuities • Breakfasts and dinners on tour Price does not include: • Round-trip airfare from Salt Lake City–Tel Aviv–Amman–Salt Lake City @ $1,550 • Additional possible airfare from cities other than Salt Lake City • Sightseeing not included on the itinerary • Additional hotel accommodations • Items of a personal nature (i.e., phone calls, room service, internet, etc.) • Additional travel insurance and cancellation waiver • Lunches ** Ask about our Single/Share Program ** Optional Pricing: • $3175 double • $4155 Single • $75 cash discount Payment Terms • Deposit of $500.00 due at time of booking • Final payment due 90 days prior to departure • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

Day 8: Friday, May 12 Jerusalem • City of David • Old City of Jerusalem • Western Wall We will visit the Old Testament City of David with ruins from the time of the prophets Jeremiah and Lehi, then enter Hezekiah’s Tunnel and wade through this exciting third-of-a-mile historic marvel. We’ll see the Pool of Siloam, referred to in the account of the Savior healing the man born blind. At the foot of the Temple Mount we will visit the Davidson Archeological Center, where we see the ancient temple stones thrown over the Temple Mount onto the Roman road below and visit the ancient steps and gates that led to the temple. After lunch in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City, we will walk the Via Dolorosa (St. Anne’s Church and the Pool of Bethesda, Church of Condemnation, Ecce Homo arch, Nevsky Russian Church, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Church of the Redeemer). We will do the walk-and-shop through the Old City on our way back. In the evening at sundown you can welcome in Shabbat at the Western Wall. Day 9: Saturday (Shabbat), May 13 BYU Jerusalem Center • Garden Tomb We will begin this Sabbath Day attending sacrament meeting at the BYU Jerusalem Center. After lunch we will drive to an overlook of the Old City near the Seven Arches Hotel and then descend the Mount of Olives to visit the Orson Hyde Memorial Garden and review interesting LDS history related to this area before entering the Garden of Gethsemane. Our Sabbath will conclude at the Garden Tomb. Here we will see Gordon’s Calvary, a proposed site for Golgotha and the Savior’s crucifixion. Nearby we will see a rock-hewn tomb in a garden where here or somewhere nearby the body of Christ was interred and from which He arose on that glorious resurrection day. Day 10: Sunday, May 14 Jerusalem: Holy Mount • Mount Zion • Model City Early this morning we will enter the Old City through the Dung Gate to tour the Holy Mount or Mount Moriah—site of the temples of Solomon and Herod and location of the magnificent Dome of the Rock and the El Aqsa Mosque. We will visit St. Peter’s in Gallicantu, traditional site of Peter’s denial the Savior during Christ’s judgment by Caiaphas. We will walk to Mount Zion outside the Old City walls to visit the Upper Room and discuss the events of the Last Supper. We will have lunch then travel to the Model City, a scale model of Jerusalem at the time of the Savior. Day 11: Monday, May 15 Old City of Jerusalem Our final day in Jerusalem will be free for shopping, seeing sites around the city on our own, and packing for our departure. Optional places that you may wish to visit on your own include a view from the rooftops of the homes in the Old City; David’s Citadel Museum, the Rampart Walk around the walls of the Old City, the third Temple Institute, the Roman Cardo, Hezekiah’s eighth-centuryBC Broad Wall (built during the time of the prophet Isaiah), the Hurva Synagogue, or the four Sephardic synagogues with their Jewish traditions regarding Elijah’s return. Some may wish to visit Yad Vashem, which houses the Holocaust museum. Day 12: Tuesday, May 16 Madaba • Mount Nebo • Petra After breakfast we will cross in to Jordan and down to Mount Nebo, where Jehovah permitted Moses to view the land that he could not enter. We will visit the sanctuary there and the traditional “burial place” of Moses. From Mount Nebo, we will stop at Madaba, the Bronze-Age Byzantine city famous for its mosaics. We will travel south along the “Kings Highway,” as it was known in ancient times, through the heartland of ancient Moab (the ancient land of Moab—homeland of Ruth in the Old Testament) and Edom to Petra, where we will check into the (La Maison Hotel) for the night. Day 13: Wednesday, May 17 Petra • Amman We will spend several hours hiking through the impressive ruins of the ancient Petra, the ruined “rose-red city half as old as time.” This unique city, built out of sandstone, has beautiful temples and amphitheaters carved out of the cliffs which surround the hidden valley. The Nabataean rulers lived in Robin Hood-like isolation (robbing from the rich and giving to themselves). Our first view of the city will be the Treasury (seen in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). After we have explored Petra and had lunch we will drive to Amman, the capital of Jordan, where will stay the night. Day 14–15: Thursday and Friday, May 18-19 Return flights home Today we will visit a mosque, tour historical sites in Amman including the Citadel, the Amman Museum, and the downtown Roman theater. We will then have some free time to shop and enjoy the markets in Amman. Following dinner, we will say goodbye to Jordan and the Holy Land and travel to the Amman airport for our flight home.


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Insights from the Holy Lands

with Blair Van Dyke 17 days from

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June 2-19, 2017 land only

Days 1-2: Fri. and Sat., June 2-3 U.S.A. • Transatlantic Flight • Tel Aviv, Israel We will take morning flights from our various homes, change planes in New York City, and arrive the next afternoon in Tel Aviv. We will visit the ancient seaport of Jaffa, where Hiram shipped lumber for construction of the temple in Jerusalem and where Jonah fled from the Lord. This is also where Peter received a vision to take the gospel to all the world. We will then travel a short distance to the Metropolitan Hotel in Tel Aviv. After dinner you can relax or swim in the Mediterranean. Day 3: Sunday, June 4 Caesarea • Haifa • Megiddo • Nazareth • Sea of Galilee Our day begins at King Herod’s port city, Caesarea, where Paul was tried before being sent to Rome. We will visit the amazing aqueducts Herod built. We continue to Haifa for a breathtaking view of the city from Kaiser’s Watch to recount important Church events which took place here and view the beautiful Baha’i temple and gardens. We will visit the Old German Cemetery, where two LDS missionaries are buried. We will travel along Mount Carmel to Muhraka to discuss the prophet Elijah. Our next stop is at Tel Megiddo, with its 22 levels of historical occupation, before we cross the Jezreel Valley to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home. We will visit the Church of the Annunciation and the Nazareth Village, a re-creation of the area from Jesus’ day. We will drive to the Sea of Galilee and check in to the Ein Gev Holiday Village for four nights.

This wonderful tour with Blair Van Dyke will focus on the prophets as well as the ministry and teachings of Jesus Christ while you visit the sites where many of the sacred events recorded in the Bible took place. Along with this is the very interesting site of Petra in Jordan. Enjoy a spiritual and educational experience with a dynamic teacher.

Day 4: Monday, June 5 Capernaum • Banias • Golan Heights This morning begins with a stop at ancient Capernaum, Peter’s home and the headquarters for Jesus’ Galilean ministry. If we have time, we will stop at the ruins of Hazor, an ancient Canaanite citadel conquered by Joshua, then continue north to Tel Dan, the ancient northern limits of Israel. We will visit Banias, ancient Caesarea Philippi, at the foot of Mount Hermon. We drive up to the Golan Heights, home of the majority of the Druze population of Israel as well as the scene of fierce fighting between Israel and Syria in 1967 and 1973. We will return to the hotel for swimming and relaxing.

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Day 6: Wednesday, June 7 Kursi • Mount of Beatitudes • Bethsaida • Chorazin • Jericho Our first stop today will be Kursi, the traditional site where Jesus cast out legions of evil spirits into the bodies of nearby swine. We return to the north side of the Sea of Galilee to visit the Mount of Beatitudes, the traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount. Our next stop will be Bethsaida, home of Peter and Andrew. Our final destination is Chorazin, where we will explore the black basalt ruins, discuss the layout of the ancient synagogue, and consider teachings and miracles of Jesus in this village that ultimately rejected the Master. In the afternoon, we will drive down the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean, the most complete ruins in all Israel. Just east of the Roman and Byzantine ruins lies the Old Testament tel of Beit Shean. Here the bodies of Saul and Jonathan were hung on the wall. We continue south following the Jordan River to Jericho and check in to the Oasis Hotel for the night.

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Day 5: Tuesday, June 6 Nazareth • Mount Tabor • Galilee The day begins with a visit to the village of Devaria, where we will take taxis to the top of Mount Tabor, the traditional site of Christ’s transfiguration. We will next stop at Ein Herod, where the Lord separated Israel’s military forces for Gideon at the foot of Mount Gilboa. We make our way toward Tiberias, which was originally built by Herod Antipas in honor of his Roman emperor. We will stop to visit the Galilee Branch building, which is the only property the Church owns in Israel. We will take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee before returning to the guesthouse for a quiet evening on our own to enjoy the local color.

Day 7: Thursday, June 8 Dead Sea • Masada • Jerusalem Our morning travels will take us to the Old Testament Tel Jericho before heading south along the Dead Sea, 1,300 feet below sea level. Our first stop will be the ancient mountaintop fortress built by King Herod, Masada. We will ride the tram to the top and explore the ruins there. Our bus will then take us to the


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Dead Sea and one of the most enjoyable and unusual swimming experiences of a lifetime. We will also visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We drive to Jerusalem (the city of gold), where we will check in to the Leonardo Plaza Hotel for the rest of our nights in Israel. Day 8: Friday, June 9 Bethany • Bethlehem • Jerusalem The day begins in the ancient village of Bethany, where we will visit the Tomb of Lazarus and the traditional site of the home where he lived with his sisters, Mary and Martha. We next drive to Bethlehem to eat lunch on our own and to see the Church of the Nativity (traditional site of the birth of Jesus), visit a grotto which overlooks a shepherds’ field, and discuss the wonderful events of His birth. There will probably be some shopping time during the day. We will end the day at the Western Wall to watch religious Jews welcome in the Sabbath. Day 9: Saturday, June 10 Mount of Olives • BYU Jerusalem Center • Garden Tomb We begin this special Sabbath with a visit to the Mount of Olives to view the Old City and review its early history. Our next stop is at the beautiful BYU Jerusalem Center, where we will attend services with the Jerusalem Branch. After an unforgettable sacrament meeting, we will visit the Orson Hyde Memorial Garden for another view of the Old City, In the afternoon we will make our first visit to Golgotha and the Garden Tomb. Day 10: Sunday, June 11 Jerusalem • Yad Vashem • Model City Our Jerusalem experience continues as we pass through Mea Shearim (an ultraorthodox community) on our way to Yad Vashem, the sobering Holocaust memorial. We will pass the Knesset Building, where the Israeli parliament meets, on our way to the Israel National Museum, which includes the Shrine of the Book (the museum of the Dead Sea Scrolls) and the wonderfully re-created Model City of Jerusalem. The remainder of the day is free for shopping and visiting sites on our own.

Tour Includes: • Deluxe motor coach transportation • Local guides • Experienced LDS Tour Director • Accommodations in moderate-class hotels • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itinerary • Entrance fees • Gratuities • Breakfasts and dinners Price does not include: • Round-trip airfare from Salt Lake City–Tel Aviv–Rome–Salt Lake City @ $2,100 (airfare may become lower) • Additional possible airfare from cities other than Salt Lake City • Sightseeing not included on the itinerary • Additional hotel accommodations • Items of a personal nature (i.e., phone calls, room service, internet, etc.) • Trip cancellation/interruption coverage • Lunches Optional Pricing: • ISRAEL ONLY: $3365 Per person double occupancy • Triple occupancy - $4144.00 • Single supplement: $5535 (for those with their own rooms) • Single supplement- ISRAEL ONLY: $4600 (for those with their own room) Payment Terms • Deposit of $500.00 due at time of booking • Final payment due March 02, 2017 • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

Day 11: Monday, June 12 Jerusalem Today we visit the Mount Ophel area before we walk up to Mount Moriah where Abraham took Isaac as a sacrifice. It was also the site of the temples of Solomon and later Herod; today it is occupied by the magnificent Dome of the Rock and the El Aksa Mosque, making it the third most sacred site in all the world of Islam. After the Western Wall, we visit the Jewish Quarter to see Hezekiah’s Broad Wall, and stroll down the Roman Cardo, which was originally built by the emperor Hadrian. A great adventure awaits when we walk through the excavated City of David, including Warren’s Shaft, and Hezekiah’s Tunnel─the ancient water system carved in the time of Isaiah. We’ll continue to the Pool of Siloam then change into dry clothes for dinner. Day 12: Tuesday, June 13 Benjamin Plateau • Shephelah • Valley of Elah • Lachish We will begin our day on the Benjamin Plateau, where we will visit Nebo Samuel, where Solomon was promised wisdom by the Lord. On a clear day you can see the Mediterranean Sea and the Dead Sea. We will discuss King Saul’s rise to power and his tragic fall and rejection by Samuel and the Lord. We then drive down the Shephelah to Beit Shemesh (where the captured ark of the covenant was returned by the Philistines). Continuing south, we will stop in the Valley of Elah, where David slew Goliath. Finally, we will visit Lachish, the southernmost fortified city in ancient Israel. Depending on conditions and time, we hope to visit Hebron, where we will see the Tomb of the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their wives). We then return to Jerusalem to prepare for the final week of the life of our Lord. Day 13: Wednesday, June 14 Footsteps of Jesus We will begin in the Upper Room, where a Passover meeting was held with Jesus and the Twelve and the sacrament was introduced. In the Garden of Gethsemane, centuries-old olive trees will remind us of our Savior’s suffering and arrest. We will then return to Mount Zion, the traditional site of the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where the Savior was illegally tried. We enter Lion’s Gate, through which we walk to the Pool of Bethesda area to discuss the events in John 5, before going on to the general area of the Antonia Fortress, where Jesus was sentenced to be crucified. From there we will walk out the Damascus Gate to Golgotha─the place of the Crucifixion and conclude at the Garden Tomb, where the body of Christ was interred and from which He rose on that Easter Sunday so long ago. Day 14: Thursday, June 15 Tel Aviv • Rome, Italy We will have a short flight from Tel Aviv to Rome. From the airport we will travel to the LDS temple site to see the nearly completed structure and setting. If it is open, enjoying a session in the temple will be an option for those interested. Traveling to the heart of Rome, we will check into our hotel, freshen up, and experience the ruins of the Roman Forum. We will see the memorials of triumph, including the Arch of Titus, erected and named after the emperor who sacked Jerusalem and pillaged the Temple in A.D. 70. The 2,000-year- old depiction of the great menorah of the temple still rises clearly off the internal section of the archway. A statue of a young woman who converted to Christianity in the first century and whose name was scratched from the base of the sculpture to indicate nonexistence stands as a memorial to anyone willing to sacrifice all to follow the Master. We will finish our day at the Circus Maximus, where thousands of early Christians were martyred for their unwavering belief in Christ. This will be a sobering, yet memorable way to end our first day in Rome. Day 15: Friday, June 16 Vatican City • Journeys of Paul • Imprisonment We will visit the Vatican, the world’s smallest country. Among many things, we will see the museums, Michelangelo’s frescos in the Sistine Chapel, the Hall of Tapestries, St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Peter’s Square, and Michelangelo’s Pieta statue of Christ. After lunch we will travel about 40 miles outside Rome to the Appii Forum to discuss Paul’s journey, where he fearlessly faced imprisonment in order to preach to Caesar, to whom he had appealed his case (Acts 28:15). Nearby we will pass the Three Taverns, where Paul “took courage” to complete his mission, no matter the personal outcome (Acts 28:15). Continuing on to Rome, we will visit the “Liberty Jail” or “Carthage Jail” of Rome. The Mamertine Prison is the dark, filthy, mire-laden pit where tradition holds that both Peter and Paul were held prior to martyrdom. Day 16: Saturday, June 17 Ancient Rome We will begin our day at the Coliseum, one of the ten wonders of the world. From there we are walking distance to the Arch of Constantine, where we will discuss the conversion of the Roman emperor to Christianity and forever changing the footprint of Christianity. We will then go to St. Peter in Chains, a beautiful church that commemorates Peter’s binding for Christ. Our next stop will be the Pantheon, one of the architectural masterpieces of the ancient world and burial place of some of the great masters of western art. Our final stop will be the Cappuccine Crypt, where the bones of 4,000 monks are artfully displayed. Day 17: Sunday, June 18 Rome • U.S.A. We will bid a very early farewell to Rome as we depart for the U.S.A. from the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport—taking with us never-to-be-forgotten memories. We will arrive home in the early afternoon.


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Bring the Bible to Life Israel & Jordan Tour 16 days from Journey back to the Holy Land where the land echoes with the voices of Abraham, Moses, David and Elijah. 16 days to see and experience the places where Christ’s powerful teachings still permeate the land. You ll see the most incredible landscapes, one of the new 7 wonders of the world and the several of the most sacred spots on Earth, all in one tour. From the ancient Petra in Jordan to Masada, from the Sea of Galilee to the Red Sea, from the Mt. of Transfiguration to the Temple Mount, from Gethsemane to the Garden Tomb, we will see and feel it all. Come join acclaimed tour leader Tim Taggart on a tour that will entertain as well as educate. Tim s enthusiasm for the Holy Land is matched with his experience to make sure you get the very best experience possible. While other companies take 2 and 3 buses on their tours, ours has a 1 bus guarantee that ensures you have an intimate experience at the sites as well as your educator. It allows your group to bond as a family and make fast friends with those your traveling with. You will not come home wishing you had more. To complete the experience be sure to add on the Egypt post-tour to visit the ancient pyramids of Cairo (2000 years old when the boy Jesus visited), and the ancient temples of Luxor!

$

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Oct. 29-Nov. 12, 2017

land only - hosted by Tim Taggart Day 1/2 - Sun/Mon, Oct 29/30 Depart USA to Amman We will take flights from our various home cities, make transfers, and arrive the following day (October 30) at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, where we will be taken to our comfortable hotel for dinner and rest from our travels. (D) Day 3 - Tue, Oct 31 Amman, Mt Nebo & Madaba Today we will explore the City known in the Bible as Philadelphia. Traveling south we visit the mosaic city of Madaba, where the oldest map of the Holy Land exists on the floor of St. George’s Church. More mosaics can be seen in the Archaeological Park, which houses some masterpieces from Byzantine churches. We then journey to Mt. Nebo, the site where Moses looked over the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea before sending the Children of Israel across without him. Here you view 4th and 6th century Byzantine churches with wonderful mosaics. We then continue our journey to Petra and enjoy dinner tonight at our hotel. (B/D) Day 4 - Wed, Nov 1 Petra & Wadi Rum More than 2000 years ago the Petra area was settled by the Nabataeans who carved magnificent buildings in the sandstone. We begin our adventure with an optional horse ride, then walk through the Siq, an immense crack in the stone, to see at the end Petra’s most impressive monument: the Treasury. You walk along the Street of Facades, see the Royal Tombs, and Qasr al Bint. After lunch we will drive to the dramatic Wadi Rum to view the spectacular rock formations, canyons and Nabatean rock inscriptions. This landscape is reminiscent of Lehi’s family’s journey through this area. At the end of the day will cross the Israeli border to Eilat, a beautiful vacation town on the Red Sea. (B/D) Day 5 -Thursday, Nov 2 Eilat to Tel Aviv This morning you may choose to go for a swim in the Red Sea, walk along the beach or just sit and watch the sail boats in the harbor. We now journey North to Tel Aviv with stops along the way. The first is the Timna Mines and Park. These ancient mines were a source of silver and copper dating back to ancient times. There is some indication that Lehi and his sons may have been metalworkers and visited this site. Here we also visit a marvelous model Tabernacle based on the one revealed to Moses in the wilderness. After traveling north through Beersheba, we will visit Joppa, the site of Jonah’s departure, running away from his mission and the site of Peter’s vision which opened missionary work to the Gentiles. We will arrive to our hotel in Netanya, a beautiful resting point on the Mediterranean Sea for dinner. (B/D) Day 6 - Friday, Nov 3 Caesarea -Friday Nov 1 Mt. Carmel - Megiddo - Nazareth - Cana Enter Caesarea, remains of a city founded by Herod, residence of Pontius Pilate and a prison for Paul. Sit in the well-preserved amphitheater overlooking the blue sea and hear of Paul’s conversion of the Centurion. The scenery begins to change to the beautiful green pastures and high rolling hills of the Jezreel Valley as we approach Mt Carmel where the prophet Elijah and the priests of Baal contested their faith. Not far away is Megiddo, the tragic site of ancient bloody battles where nations were won and lost and where the great and terrible last battle of Armageddon will be fought. Next we will visit Nazareth and the historic re-creation Nazareth Village, a living presentation of the life and times of Jesus of Nazareth. (B/D) Day 7 - Sat, Nov 4

Sea of Galilee - Mount of Beatitudes - Capernaum


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We will attend Church at the Galilee Branch and learn about life as a member of the Church in Israel. The St. Peter’s fish lunch today is included and makes a great memory. This afternoon you will sail upon the Sea of Galilee to view the area of Jesus Christ’s early ministry. As the wind carries your boat, note the halo of mountains that surrounds its shores. The Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount is always a highlight to visitors. We will read the words of the greatest teacher of all time as He taught the greatest sermon of all time. We will end our day in Capernaum, where Jesus lived and recruited his first followers among the fishermen. The well preserved city will amaze you as you sit in the synagogue and imagine Jesus’ teaching and performing miracles in this important place. (B/L/D) Day 8 - Sun, Nov 5 Banias -Tel Dan - Golan - Tabgha We will visit Tel Dan National Park, which combines a lush nature reserve with a biblical archaeological experience. Banias is the site of ancient Caesarea Philippi, where Peter bore testimony of the Savior and Jesus said “Thou art Peter and upon this rock, I will build my church”. As we make our way back south towards the Sea of Galilee you will observe some of the rich farm land that has made Israel one of the leading agriculture leaders of the world. We will visit Tabgha, site of the miracle of the loaves and fishes. There is a beautiful Byzantine mosaic in the floor commemorating this miracle that you will not want to miss. (B/D)

Price includes: • Accommodations 4/5-star hotels • Meals as indicated in itinerary • Entrance fees and activities specified in itinerary • Hotel porterage - 1 bag per person • Whisper technology headsets during tour • Experienced US guide traveling and Services of a bilingual licensed Israeli tour guide • Transfers via deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches • Destination study and informational books • Travel Day Bag & Documents Price does not include: • Round-trip air from your home city. Group air from Salt Lake City is available for $1459 and other discounts apply from other cities • Tips & gratuities -$150 pp is paid in advance for your Israeli & Jordan guides and driver (required) • Items of a personal nature • Cancellation & Travel insurance *call for quote • Meals not specified in itinerary • Passport Price Details • Single rate $3799.00 • Ask about our Single/Share Program • Triple Rate some as double Payment Terms • $500 per-person due at booking • Final payment due August 19, 2017 Additional Information: • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Wendy Fracchia (801) 483-5285 wfracchia@morrismurdock.com

Day 9: Mon, Nov 6 Mt Tabor - Beit Shean Mount Tabor is traditionally known as the site of the transfiguration of the Savior, it is also the site where the ancient First Presidency received their endowment. You will enjoy the “thrill-ride” as you take the taxi ride up the mountain. At the summit, you will feel the peace and calm of the surrounding valley. We then travel to the ancient tel of Bet She’an, where 6,000 years of civilization unfold among the ruins. It is believed to be the very Bet She’an of the Old Testament where the former King of Israel, Saul, was fastened to the city wall by the conquering Philistines. Today we will also visit the Magdala Synagogue dating back to the Savior’s day, where a newly discovered stone portrays the symbols of the ancient temple.(B/D) Day 10: Tue, Nov 7 Bethabara - Qumran - Dead Sea Masada - Jerusalem Today we follow the Jordan River Valley to Bethabara where the Savior was baptized by John the Baptist. We then enter the strange desert of the Dead Sea. Once the Biblical Lands of Moab and Edom, the Dead Sea basin has been a refuge to prophets, zealots and outcasts throughout time. Buried in the beige limestone bluffs, the ruins of Qumran tell the story of the Essenes, a reclusive Jewish sect that buried the Dead Sea Scrolls. Further south lays Ein Gedi, the oasis where David hid from King Saul. From the desert floor, ascend by cable car to the spectacular cliff-top fortress of Masada, where a community of 960 Jews preferred death at their own hands to surrendering to the overwhelming Roman forces. While at the Dead Sea, you cannot miss the opportunity to dip in the buoyant waters and bathe in the wonderful medicinal mud at Kalia Beach! This evening we will journey to Jerusalem. (B/D) Day 11 - Wed, Nov 8 Western Wall Tunnels - Dome of the Rock - Old Jerusalem We begin our day with a tour of the tunnels beneath the Western Wall. Entering the oldest quarter of Jerusalem, follow the winding alleys and crowded streets to the Pools of Bethesda. We will discover the ancient city beneath the modern streets where the old paving stones are carved with Roman games at Antonia Fortress. We will visit Hezekiah’s “Broad Wall” that was near where Lehi and his family lived. We will also walk in the Old Quarter to the site believed to be the Room of the Last Supper. The quiet simplicity and elegance of this room helps one to focus on the words of Christ and the poignant last moments with his beloved disciples. Our last stop will be at the House of Caiaphas, which owns the dark dungeon that once imprisoned the Savior. To experience the cold dismal cells and feel the sorrow and grieving of such a place, brings understanding and gratitude to our hearts. (B/D) Day 12 - Thur, Nov 9 Western Wall Shepherd Field Bethlehem We will begin our day to a visit to the Temple Mount, one of the most sacred spots to three religions. This was the site of Solomon’s Temple then the massive Second Temple rebuilt by Herod. Revered and honored, the Jews wait for the day they will rebuild their third and final temple upon these sacred remnants. Today at the Western Wall we will see Jewish families rejoicing in the Bar Mitzvah celebration of their youth. We will also visit the archeological park located on the south side of the temple mount. After Lunch we will discover the treasures of the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, the site chosen to house the Dead Sea Scrolls. While we are there we will see the Holy Land Model, a unique scale model of Jerusalem at the time of Christ. One of the most memorable pages of Jewish history unfolds as we visit Yad Veshem, the official memorial to the six million Jews who perished in Holocaust. (B/D) Day 13 - Fri, Nov 10 Mount of Olives Gethsemane - Israel Museum -Yad Vashem This morning begins on the Mount of Olives on whose slopes the Garden of Gethsemane lies. Traveling south toward Bethlehem we will see the Herodium, built by Herod the Great as a fortress and palace as well his burial place. Music, bells and churches appropriately adorn the little town of Bethlehem for it was here that the Light of the World was given life. Near sunset we will gather on the Shepherd Field where Shepherds still tend their flocks overlooking Bethlehem just as they did over 2,000 years ago when the angel appeared bringing them glad tidings of great joy. We will sing beloved Christmas hymns and listen to the wondrous story - a moment not to be forgotten. (B/D) Day 14: Sat, Nov 11 Jerusalem Garden Tomb - Farewell Dinner We will enjoy Sacrament meeting at the BYU Jerusalem Center. After lunch we will Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditional site of the crucifixion and tomb. Next we will visit Golgotha, site of the crucifixion, and the Garden Tomb. Just around that hill is an old cemetery with an ancient tomb that once held the Savior’s mortal body and saw its glorious resurrection. There is a sign on the door of the tomb that says, “He is not here - for He is risen.” Tonight we will have a farewell dinner together as we prepare to leave the land we have grown to love. After clearing immigration and customs, you will transfer to the connecting gate for your flight back to Salt Lake City or continue on to Egypt. (B/D)


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2017 Israel Christmas Tour

with Craig Manscill 11 days from

$

1,899

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Dec.27-Jan. 5, 2017 land only

Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas in the Holy Land with tour director Craig Mancill. Your experience in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the Galilee area will give an added spiritual dimension to your holiday season and special memories that will last a lifetime! About Your Director: Craig Manscill served in the Ohio West Virginia mission and is married to Jana Hancey. They are the parents of eight children. He has been a religious educator for over 25 years with either the Church Educational System or most recently the Brigham Young University Religion Department. He received his undergraduate degree at Weber State College, and his Masters and Ph.D. from Brigham Young University. Brother Manscill enjoys gardening, the great outdoors, travel, and is an ultra distance runner. His hobbies include beekeeping, reading, and photography.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Wendy Fracchia (801) 483-5285 wfracchia@morrismurdock.com

Days 1 & 2: Tues-Wed, Dec 26-27 Home Cities / Tel Aviv / Joppa / Haifa Welcome to Israel! As you begin your journey in this ancient land, you will notice that the mountains have hidden secrets and the old ruins have legends. For 3,000 years on this small patch of land, men have toiled and battled; prayed and worshiped; and added their own small humanity to the history of this country. Listen, and let the land of Israel tell you the stories of its past. As we leave the airport we will see the modern city of Tel Aviv with its large buildings and bustling traffic. Sitting on the Mediterranean Sea, our hotel for the night will give you views of its beautiful sandy beaches and an opportunity to dip your toe in the water if interested. Departing the airport we dive right into the Bible starting at the ancient seaport town of Joppa and talk about Daniel and whale as well as a visit to the traditional site of Simon the Tanners house where Peters stayed and received the important revelation about teaching the Gentiles. Arrive to our hotel on the Mediterranean coast for dinner and rest. (D) Day 3: Thur, Dec 28 Caesarea / Mt. Carmel / Megiddo / Nazareth Enter Caesarea, remains of a city founded by Herod the Great, the residence of Pontius Pilate and a prison for Paul. Sit in the well-preserved theater overlooking the blue sea and hear the story of Peters vision of opening the Gospel message to the gentiles worldwide. You will hear for Sauls conversion on the road to Damascus. From here our scenery begins to change to the beautiful green pastures and high rolling hills of the Jezreel Valley as we approach Mt Carmel where the prophet Elijah and the priests of Baal contested their faith. Not far away is Megiddo, the tragic site of ancient bloody battles where nations were won and lost. Upon these same tragic fields, the great and terrible last battle of Armageddon will be fought. Journey next to Nazareth, the town where Jesus Christ spent his childhood, learned his earthly vocation as a stone mason and grew and waxed strong in spirit. While there we will visit a Nazareth Village of 2,000 years ago with its shepherds, carpenters and cloth makers. Tonight we stay on the shores of the Sea of Galilee!(B/D) Day 4: Fri, Dec 29 Caesarea Philippi (Banias) / Golan lookout point Caesarea Philippi is at the base of Mount Hermon, the highest peak in the Holy Land and one of the possible sites of the Saviors transfiguration. While here we will visit the Crusaders Castle, the remains of the area that they highly fortified during their time in Israel and hike down toward the springs which is one of the starts of the Jordan River. Also while in this area we will see many of the other important historical facts of this area and its modern day significance. From here we skirt the Golan boarder and see the remains of past wars and the security in place in today’s world. (B/D) Day 5: Sat, Dec 30 River

Mount of Beatitudes Tabgha / Capernaum / Sea of Galilee / Jordan


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Stand on the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the Sermon on the Mount. Visit Tabgha, a site dedicated to the miracle of the loaves and fishes and Capernaum, where Jesus lived and recruited his first followers among the fishermen. This is also the site of at least 14 of Christ miracles and one of the few sites where you literally walk in the sandals of the Savior. This afternoon you will sail upon the Sea of Galilee to view the area of Jesus Christ’s early ministry. As the wind carries your boat, note the halo of mountains that surrounds its shores. Our last visit will be at the Yardenit Baptismal Site on the banks of the Jordan River. It is here that people from around the world, representing diverse denominations, still come to be baptized. We will have a special opportunity this afternoon to become part of Israel as you perpetuate a life by planting a tree to thrive and become part of the land. (B/L/D) Day 6: Sun, Dec 31 Qumran / Masada / Dead Sea / Jerusalem Today we leave the fertile valleys of the Galilee, we enter the strange and barren desert of the Dead Sea. Once the Biblical Lands of Moab and Edom, the Dead Sea basin has been a refuge to prophets, zealots and outcasts throughout time. Buried in the beige limestone bluffs, the ruins of Qumran still tell the story of the essences, a reclusive Jewish sect that buried the now famous Dead Sea Scrolls. Further south lays Ein Gedi, the oasis where David hid from King Saul. From the desert floor, ascend by cable car to the spectacular cliff-top fortress of Masada, where a community of 960 Jews preferred death at their own hands to the indignity of surrender to the overwhelming Roman forces. While at the Dead Sea, you cannot miss the opportunity to enjoy a dip in the buoyant waters and cover yourself in the wonderful medicinal mud! Even Cleopatra sent her slaves to retrieve this magical mud in order to preserve her legendary beauty. This evening we will journey to the beloved city of Jerusalem to celebrate the bringing in of the New Year. (B/D)

Tour Includes: • Accommodations 4/5-star hotels • Meals as indicated in itinerary • Entrance fees and all activities as specified in itinerary • Airport & hotel porterage - 1 bag pp • Whisper technology headsets to be used throughout tour • Experienced US guide traveling and Services of a bilingual licensed Israeli tour guide throughout tour * Transfers via deluxe motor coaches * Destination study and informational book * Travel bag and Documents Price does not include: • Round-trip air from your home city **TBA** • Tips & gratuities ($125 pp) *required to be paid in advance • Items of a personal nature • Travel Insurance • Meals not specified in itinerary • Passport) Optional Pricing: • Single Occupancy-$2799.00 - Ask about our Single/Share Program • Triple Rate same as double • $75 Cash/check discount Payment Terms • Deposit is $500 per person at the time of booking • Final payment is due September 28, 2017

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Wendy Fracchia (801) 483-5285 wfracchia@morrismurdock.com

Day 7: Mon, Jan 1 Bethlehem Day Happy New Year Jerusalem style! This morning we will start in the little town of Bethlehem for it was here that the Light of the World was given life. Pilgrimages, sacred holidays, and festivities occur all year long to celebrate the birth of Christ. Tradition holds that the small humble caveinn with just a stable cave for lodging was located where the Church of the Nativity now stands. Shepherds still tend their flocks on the fields overlooking Bethlehem just as they did over 2,000 years ago when the angel appeared bringing them glad tidings of great joy. Gathered on these fields, we sing the beloved hymns and listen to the wondrous story - a moment not to be forgotten. We will continue on to see the Herodian, the This afternoon we will have the opportunity to do service for the people in Bethlehem. (B.D) Day 8: Tue, Jan 2 Western Wall / Antonios Fortress / Pool of Bethesda / Gethsemane / BYU Jerusalem Center The Western Wall is the most important site in all of Jewish civilization because these rough massive stones are all that is left of the great Second Temple. Here you will have the opportunity to approach the wall and contemplate those you love. Entering the oldest quarter of Jerusalem, follow the winding alleys and crowded streets to discover the ancient city beneath the modern streets where the old paving stones are carved with Roman games at Antonia Fortress, the location for the beating and trial of the Savior. The Pools of Bethesda are nearby. Learn about their importance and the lessons of selfless service rendered by the Savior. This afternoon we will see the stunnings view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives, the ancient olive trees in the gardens at Gethsemane and the BYU Jerusalem Center. (B/D) Day 9: Wed, Jan 3 – Free day to explore Today is a free day to catch up and relax a little. It’s usually a fun day for your to go and explore on your own or follow Kay Godfrey into the Old City. It is a great shopping day to find those treasures you’ve seen along the way and have those personal interactions with the culture of the city. We will have lots of suggestions to for you to make sure you have just the experience you are looking for making today your own personal experience. (B/D) Day 10: Thur, Jan 4 The Last Supper Room / Caiaphas House / Golgotha and the Garden Tomb / Depart for our Farewell Dinner/ Airport Today is our last day and it will be a very spiritual & sacred experience. We begin by visiting the traditional site of the Last Supper. Here the Savior expressed his love for his Apostles, sang with them and administered the sacrament Next, we will visit Caiaphas House, the High Priest who condemned Christ to death. See the original steps the Savior walked to and from Gethsemane. We then will go together to the Garden Tomb where many believe is the place of the Lords crucifixion (Golgotha), burial and resurrection is located. There we will sing together and remember the Resurrection as we visit the empty tomb. Tonight, we will have a farewell dinner together as we prepare to leave the land we have grown to love to travel back home. After clearing immigration and customs, you will transfer to the connecting gate for your flight back to Salt Lake City (B/D) Day 11: Fri, Jan 5 Arrive Home Arrive home with memories to last a lifetime!


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2017 CUBA CRUISE

COME MAKE HISTORY! 9 days from Join Scot and Maurine Proctor and be among the first U.S. travelers to sail to Cuba in over 50 years. This is truly a historic opportunity for travel to Cuba a chance to help build new bridges to a rich and vibrant culture that, until now, most U.S. travelers have only seen in photographs. As you join the first wave of U.S. travelers to Cuba by sea, you’ll feel the excitement in the air from the moment you step on board the ship. Cuban movies, Cuban music, Cuban cuisine - they’ll all be part of your outbound voyage, as you learn more about the remarkable people you’re about to meet. As you engage with the Cuban people, you’ll also experience the sights and sounds of their beautiful country, the Spanish and French colonial architecture, classic American cars, traditional Cuban music and dance, the coastal fortresses and tall cathedrals, and the cannons on San Juan Hill.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Sarah Wangsgard (801) 483-6473 swangsgard@morrismurdock.com

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2,759

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April 29-May 7, 2017 Cruise Only

Day 1 - April 29, 2017 MIAMI Welcome to Miami! You will be met and transferred to the hotel. Day 2 - April 30, 2017 BOARD the FATHOM ADONIA Welcome aboard the Adonia! The 704 passenger Adonia, refreshed in March 2016, will serve as a comfortable home base throughout your trip. With restaurants, lounges, pools, a spa, a state-of-the-art gym, and all the other amenities of a 21st-century passenger ship, you’ll never lack for opportunities to relax. On board, you’ll have a chance to learn some basic Spanish, see documentary films about everyday life in Cuba, and participate in other activities. Day 3 - May 1, 2017 HAVANA Your Cuba adventure begins with the flavors of Old Havana. After an authentic Cuban lunch, you’ll dive deep into the city’s 16th-century heritage with a walking tour of Old Havana. Visit San Francisco de Assisi Square to discuss the role of religion on the island with patrons of the square’s beautiful cathedral. Stumble upon the famous booksellers’ market in Plaza de Armas to explore literature and antiques with the local merchants and then have your fortune read by one of the many Santeros who have set up shop in Cathedral Square. Afterwards, visit with local artists at Taller Grafico Experimental, where you will learn about one of the world’s oldest printmaking techniques, known as grabado. After a day exploring and navigating the city, enjoy the option of a relaxing evening on the ship or experience one of the cities tropical Cabarets. Day 4 - May 2, 2017 HAVANA After lunch head out on a panoramic tour of the city up the famous Paseo del Prado and past Parque Central, where passionate baseball fans can be overheard debating greats, and the Gran Teatro de La Habana, home of the Cuban National Ballet, newly re-opened after a 2-year renovation. Enjoy views of the El Capitolio, currently under extensive renovations, and the scenic sights of the famed Reina Street where Art Nouveau buildings, colonial houses and Art Deco homes line the corridor. Stand in the Plaza de la Revolucion under the watchful eyes of colossal iron sculptures of Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos and talk to passionate Cubans about their


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national hero, Jose Marti, below the monument memorializing his commitment to the people of the island. A short drive from Plaza de la Revolucion, a local guide will share the stories and secrets of the 140-acre Cementerio de Cristobal Colon, whose central avenues, sculptural monuments and elaborate baroque-style mausoleums make this massive cemetery almost a city of its own. Peruse the halls of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, where you can feel the pride of the Cuban people emanating from the beautiful artwork adorning the walls. Enjoy a break from the sun inside the museum discussing this comprehensive collection with local art enthusiasts. During this part of the day you will visit local residents committed to neighborhood improvement projects. Visit the home of famed Cuban artist Jose Fuster, who has turned his entire neighborhood into a mosaic maze inspired by Picasso and Gaudi, or the community art project of Muraleando, taking a community workshop on one of Cuba’s many traditional art forms. Day 5 - May 3, 2017 CULTURAL IMMERSION AT SEA/TRAVEL TO CIENFUEGOS Explore cuisine as a window into the culture of the Cuban people. Immerse yourself in Cuba’s cinematic history, from the Golden 60’s to today. Learn more about Fathom’s vision and the cumulative impact from previous trips, and enjoy Cuban music and entertainment on deck. Day 6 - May 4, 2017 CIENFUEGOS It won’t take you long to see why the city’s historic center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. On your morning walk, you’ll visit a pharmacy, a market, and a local ration store, meeting local residents and learning about Cuba’s country-wide ration and dual currency systems. Your morning exploring Cienfuegos also includes a trip to Teatro Tomas Terry, where a special performance has been planned for Fathom’s travelers by renowned Cantores de Cienfuegos, with an opportunity to hear directly from the musicians about their lives, training and roles as music professors.

Price Does Not Includes: • Air from your home city to Miami (please call for quote - group air available from Salt Lake City) • Airline baggage fees if any applies • Optional Excursions in ports • Trip cancellation & trip interruption insurance • Gratuities • Government fee’s and taxes, Cuban visa $283 Optional Pricing: • Outside Cabin $3499 per person • Balcony Cabin $4099 per person Payment information: • $500 pp deposit at time of booking • Final Payment due January 23, 2017 • Terms & Conditions: MorrisMurdock.com/Terms

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Sarah Wangsgard (801) 483-6473 swangsgard@morrismurdock.com

Day 7 - May 5, 2017 SANTIAGO DE CUBA Your final port is Santiago de Cuba, capital of the Spanish colony of Cuba from 1522 until 1589 and still the island’s most important city after Havana. The watchtowers and cannons used in the Spanish-American war still protect and guard this port city. Your full day in Santiago de Cuba includes lunch in a local Paladar where the chef and staff will answer questions about the rich and colorful history of their city and their cuisine. After lunch, your tour continues with panoramic drives that provide views of the city s most famous attractions like San Juan Hill, Antonio Maceo Revolution Square, and the Plaza de Marte. Dive deep into the city s colonial past as you tour the UNESCO World Heritage site of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, a coastal fortress constructed in 1637 to protect Santiago de Cuba. Inside the fort, explore the country s most complete and best-preserved examples of SpanishAmerican military architecture and artifacts alongside local history enthusiasts. A short distance away from Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca lies the city center, with opportunities to see and discuss the Casa de la Trova, Parque Cespedes, or the Catedral de la Cuidad with local residents, and steps away is the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, where Cuban National Hero Jose Marti was laid to rest and where you can also witness the changing of the guard that protects his tomb. Before returning to the ship, you ll spend a portion of the day visiting a community arts centers dedicated to preserving the identity of Santiago s people. Some travelers will the learn about the importance of dance in Santiago at the Cutumba and Macumba, while some will be inspired by the voices of the Coro Madrigalista. Other travelers will visit one of the famous music clubs of Santiago where they will be welcomed in to learn more about the sounds unique to the eastern side of the island. Day 8 - May 6, 2017 CULTURAL IMMERSION AT SEA Most on-board activities will be not just a learning experience, but also a chance to explore your own depths. And a chance to spend some meaningful time with people who share your view of a world where everyone has the opportunity to reach their highest potential. Day 7 - May 7, 2017 MIAMI This morning the ship returns to Miami with memories to last a lifetime! Transfer from the Pier to the airport.


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visit us at www.ldstravelstudy.org Join celebrated temple artist and renowned author Chad Hawkins on this one of a kind temple tour up the beautiful West Coast. This spectacular cruise tour will start in San Diego working your way North to Vancouver. We will visit 5 LDS temples with the opportunity to serve at 4! Chad Hawkins has incredible stories of each temple he will share at these sites and onboard the ship as well. He will hold seminars on sea days to educate and enlighten us and to bring the Temples of the world to life! Our cruise-tour starts in picturesque San Diego which includes the hotel and transportation up to LA where we’ll board the beautiful Norwegian Jewel for a 5 night cruise up the coast; from there we’ll extend our stay in beautiful Vancouver. The spring climate and scenery will delight those ready to wake up from a long winter. Chad has been to almost every Temple and has many stories to share with you. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, serve and relax.!

West Coast Temples Cruise with Chad Hawkins 9 days from

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Day 1: Friday – April 28, 2017 Welcome to San Diego! Our first destination is a city on the Pacific Coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. After our arrival the motor coach will meet us and we’ll be off to the Mormon Battalion Historic site. Here we will learn about the long march from Iowa to San Diego this group of men and women did and why it is so important. After a lunch stop in the Old Town area we’ll stop at the hotel to check in, get cleaned up and then we’ll have our first opportunity to serve in the temple. You will marvel at this “fairy tale” temple with its stained glass wall of the West spire. Afterwards we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at our hotel. Day 2: Saturday – April 29, 2017 Today we’ll depart the hotel after breakfast and then we’ll be on our way to enjoy the second temple stop in New Port Beach. While we don’t serve at this temple, Chad will have many amazing stories to share. Have you ever wondered why the exterior was changed from white marble or granite to a more pink granite? Afterwards we are off to the Los Angeles where we’ll have the opportunity to serve in the 10th operating temple in the church. Did you know that there is a baseball field on the Temple grounds? After this visit we’ll have a dinner stop on the way to the hotel and rest of the evening is yours to enjoy!

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Day 3: Sunday – April 30, 2017 Today you will start your 5 day Pacific Coastal cruise onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Jewel. The ship will depart at 400pm and while sailing up the coast we will stop in San Francisco and Victoria British Columbia. On this beautiful ship you will have 16 dining options including a sushi bar, tepenyaki grill, tapas and churrascaria. Why not try something new!

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Day 4: Monday – May 1, 2017 Today you will enjoy one of Chad’s wonderful seminars at sea when he shares his incredible knowledge of Temples around the world. You can then enjoy the rest of your beautiful day at sea! Maybe you will decide to relax and unwind in the spa or spend some time in a sun lounge. So many things to choose from! Day 5: Tuesday - May 2, 2017 Welcome to San Francisco, the city on the Bay! This exciting Port of Call is a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. It’s known for the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and


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colorful Victorian homes. This special stop on our journey will include serving in the Oakland Temple. You will make your way down the Embarcadero and across the Bay Bridge while enjoying a beautiful view of the city. The Oakland Temple celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2014. Be sure to ask Chad about the story that includes then Apostle, Elder George Albert Smith and the inspiration he received while speaking with a local church leader while standing on a rooftop terrace of a hotel overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Depending on the time of our departure, we may get a bite to eat at the Temple cafeteria but you will be back on the ship by dinner. Day 6: Wednesday - May 3, 2017 This will be a very different day at sea. Even though all aboard is 6pm on the Norwegian Jewell, the ship does not sail for Victoria until 1200am. However, this will give the group time to have another unforgettable seminal at sea with Chad. The ship does not dock in Victoria until 1200pm on May 4th. This leaves plenty of time for a morning get together. Chad may talk about how the exterior of the Accra Ghana Temple is made of Namibia Pearl Granite. He may tell you about how the moldings in the Temple were made of the native makore wood. How the furniture was handcrafted and how the art glass windows reflect the culture. He will have many exciting things to share about many Temples.

Tour Includes: • 5 day cruise onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Jewel. • All meals and entertainment on board • Multiple LDS based lectures onboard • Round Trip Transfers from airport to ship/ ship to hotel/hotel back to airport • 1 night Pre hotel stay in San Diego • 1 post night hotel in Vancouver with city tour • Visit to 5 Temples including serving in 4. • Meals off the ship as indicated in itinerary. • Tour book & travel document package • All transportation Price does not include: • Optional shore excursions in Victoria,B.C. • Trip cancellation & trip interruption insurance • Gratuities for tours and cruise • Government fee’s & land taxes: $154.94 pp • Items of a personal nature • Meals not included in the itinerary Optional Pricing: • Outside Cabins - $1649.00 per person Payment Terms • Deposit of $250.00 due at time of booking • Final Payment due Feb. 9, 2017 • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms

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Day 7: Thursday - May 4, 2017 After an inspiring and enlightening morning you will reach Victoria, British Colombia home of the famous Butchart Gardens. Although Victoria is in British Columbia, it feels more like England than Canada. The city was founded in the 1800s as a Hudson Bay Co. trading post and outpost of the British Empire, populated by settlers attracted to its mild climate. Historic Victoria boasts several grand buildings, lots of shops, and aesthetic touches reflecting its English heritage. Today, part of the city’s charm comes from old-world traditions juxtaposed with new-world experiences. There will be many shore excursions to choose from like Butchart Gardens, City Tours, and Whale Watching. Day 8: Friday - May 5, 2017 Welcome to Vancouver, Canada! This city is known as Canada’s emerald jewel for its lush rain forests. On a clear day, from downtown you can see the Strait of Georgia’s blue-green waters, glacial fjords, islands, and mountains with snow caps and dense forests. After disembarking the ship we will join a sightseeing tour of this incredible city. We will be picked up at the pier and your driver/guide will give you a taste of the many wonderful things that Vancouver has to offer. This will include stops at Stanley Park, the emerald jewel in the heart of the city, Granville Island, a tiny peninsula that is the heart for delicious food and unique art, and Vancouver Lookout, where you’ll enjoy an incredible 360 degree aerial view of this ocean side city. All of this is just part of what we will get to enjoy! After the tour the motor coach will drop us off at our hotel and the night is yours to enjoy. Day 9: Saturday - May 6, 2017 The last day of our trip will surely be a memorable one. Today we will be able to serve in the beautiful Vancouver Temple. After breakfast we will make our way to Langley British Columbia. Here we will find located on an elevated site near the Trans-Canada Highway the amazing site that was chosen by President Gordon B. Hinckley, the stunning Vancouver Temple. Ask Chad about how this site was chosen! After our Temple visit we will find our way back to the airport for our return flights back to our home cities.


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PARIS TO NORMANDY

TREASURES OF FRANCE RIVER CRUISE 10 days from

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3,459

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May 4-14, 2017 Cruise Only

Hosted by Kay Godfrey

Join Kay Godfrey in France and experience history firsthand at the Normandy beaches, site of the Allied invasion on D-Day in 1944. Delight in the Gothic architecture of Rouen and lose yourself in Monet’s exquisite gardens at Giverny. Walk the cobblestone streets of provincial Vernon and discover the splendor of Paris, the world’s most romantic city. At the end of your cruise we’ll give you a chance to see the new LDS Paris temple expected to be completed the 1st part of 2017.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Sarah Wangsgard (801) 483-6473 swangsgard@morrismurdock.com

Days 1-2: Thur/Fri, May 4/5, 2017 Home Cities - Paris Depart the US to arrive into Paris, the romance capital of the world and transfer from the airport in Paris to your ship, the Kadlin Longship! After boarding you’ll have free time to explore Paris, or join our “welcome walk” to stretch your legs and get oriented. (D) Day 3: Sat, May 6 Paris (Le Pecq), France After breakfast, embark on a tour of this dazzling city and take in its most remarkable sights, including the iconic Eiffel Tower. You’ll also see the École Militaire, Orsay Museum and Latin Quarter and the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral. Then we’ll drive past the Louvre and Opera House and along the famed Champs-Élysées. Return aboard for dinner and start your cruise on the Seine this evening. (B, D) Day 4: Sun, May 7 Giverny & Vernon, France Arrive in Vernon before breakfast; take a short ride into the town of Giverny, where Claude Monet resided from 1883 until his death in 1926. Visit the beautiful gardens and charming stone farmhouse where he lived and worked; see the water garden with the recognizable Japanese bridge, water lilies, wisteria and azaleas that inspired many of his masterpieces. After lunch, spend some time with your Program Director in the provincial town of Vernon. Take a stroll to see the Maison du Temps Jadis (House of Past Times), Vernon’s oldest house, and the 11th-century Church of Notre Dame. Dinner is served aboard. (B, L, D) Day 5: Mon, May 8 Rouen, France Indulge in leisurely morning cruising along the Seine. You’ll spend the afternoon in the medieval city of Rouen, preeminent capital of Normandy. Begin with a walking tour through the center of Old Town, where you see the spectacular Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral, often painted by Claude


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Monet, and the famous Gros Horloge, a 16th-century astronomical clock. As you walk among the half-timbered storybook buildings, you’ll feel transported back through time; see the 14th-century courthouse where Joan of Arc was sentenced to death and the nearby Market Square where she was martyred. Take free time to discover more of Rouen or visit one of its museums of art or antiquities. Dine aboard or at a sidewalk café. Your ship remains docked overnight. (B, L, D)

Price Includes: • 8-day cruise with river-view stateroom • 2 nights Post cruise stay in Paris • 6 guided tours with audio headset • All meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties and including Welcome Cocktail Reception & Dinner • Complimentary soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch • Visit 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site • Culture Curriculum: Taste French cheeses, learn how to create your own tarte au citron; attend lectures on Jeanne d’Arc & French • Impressionists; learn to say a few words en Français; visit a local market • Day at the Paris LDS Temple Open House (if applicable) • All port charges • Deluxe motor coach transportation • Licensed Local guides • Experienced LDS Tour Directors Not Included: • Airfare from your home city to Paris Round trip, rates subject to availability call for pricing. • Any private sightseeing not on the itinerary • Tour gratuities • Items of a personal nature (e.g. phone calls, room service, internet, etc.) • Travel insurance (plans start at $35) • Meals not included in tour outline Optional Pricing: • Single Supplement/Private room ** Ask about our Single/Share Program ** Payment Terms Pricing: $500.00 pp deposit at time of booking Final Payment due Feb18th, 2017 This tour is based on a minimum/max of 35 passengers • Terms & Conditions: MorrisMurdock.com/Terms

Day 6: Tue ,May 9 Normandy Beaches, France After breakfast, begin your day tour to the historic beaches of Normandy. Drive past Gold Beach, Courseulles sur Mer and Juno Beach on your way to visit such World War II landmarks as Omaha Beach, the American Military Cemetery and the Arromanches Debarkment D-Day Museum. Alternatively, you may take a tour of Bayeaux, where you can admire the magnificent tapestry that chronicles the pre– Battle of Hastings events. Afterward, continue to Normandy’s coast and enjoy free time at Juno Beach after your museum visit; then visit the Pegasus Museum. Return to your ship for dinner and relax aboard, or take a stroll in Rouen. (B, L, D) Day 6: Wed, May 10 Les Andelys, France Enjoy a leisurely morning cruise to the small town of Les Andelys, known for its imposing castle, Château Gaillard, built in 1196 by Richard the Lionheart. After lunch, join a guided walk to this fatally flawed masterpiece of Middle Ages architecture. Return aboard for scenic cruising and dinner. (B, L, D) Day 7: Thur, May 11 Paris (Le Pecq), France After breakfast, disembark for a visit to Chateau de Malmaison, where Napoleon Bonaparte spent his final days in France. Along with the Tuileries, this elegant manor house, purchased by the emperor’s wife Josephine in 1799, served as the seat of Napoleon’s French government from 1800 to 1802. Or, join an optional tour to the luxurious Palace of Versailles, former home of Louis XIV. (B, L, D) Day 8: Fri, May 12 Paris, France After breakfast, disembark and we’ll be picked up by our coach and taken to our local hotel to enjoy a free day in Paris for you to enjoy as you’d like. Maybe time at the Louvre or other museums, a return to the Eiffel Tower or just walking and shopping along the Champs-Elysées. It’s your day in Paris! (B) Day 9: Sat, May 13 Paris LDS Temple (Based on speculation of temple open house dates which have NOT announce by the church. If the open house is not open during our visit other touring will be included). Today we will be taken out of the city, just north of Versailles to visit the brand new LDS temple. This new temple was announced in the fall of 2011 as the 1st in France and 1 of four temples built with no towers or spires. (B) Day 10: Sun, May 14 Paris - Home Cities This morning after breakfast we will be transported back to the airport for our flight home with memories to last a lifetime. (B)


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2-WEEK DANUBE & RHINE RIVER CRUISE 15 days from Spend 15 magical days along the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. From Holland’s windmill-studded tulip fields to Germany’s fairy-tale castles, from the engineering marvel of the Main-Danube Canal to the picturesque vineyards of Austria’s Wachau Valley, this epic voyage presents the highlights of Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungary. Savor a decadent Sachertorte in a Viennese cafe. Enjoy panoramic views of imperial Budapest. Along the way discover the legend of the Lorelei, the ancient art of glassblowing, the music of Mozart and more. We are excited to announce that Scot and Maurine Proctor, owners and publishers of Meridian Magazine as well as other ventures will also be joining this cruise. They will lecture on the relevant history of the areas visited as well as other LDS faith based topics for those who’d like to join. Unlike their deep-sea brethren, river cruises prefer to open the world to its patrons in the shadow of old European cities. The price you pay will cover just about everything including port charges, Wi-Fi, meals, lectures, activities and shore excursions. So, all you have to do is relax and enjoy a great journey.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Wendy Fracchia (801) 483-5285 wfracchia@morrismurdock.com

$

4,489

pp/dbl Land Only

July 10-24, 2017 Cruise Only

Hosted by Scot & Maurine Proctor Day 1: July 10, 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands Arrive in Amsterdam, then transfer to your ship.* After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or explore the city on your own. If your arrival schedule permits, you may wish to visit the Anne Frank House. (D) Day 2: July 11, 2017 Kinderdijk, Netherlands This morning we sail to Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a tour of this ingenious network of windmills and other flood management devices. You learn why the windmills were built and see how they work, plus you enter a working windmill for a tour of its mechanisms and living quarters. Return aboard for lunch and an enjoyable afternoon of Dutch diversions: sample handcrafted Dutch cheeses and jenever, a distilled juniper liquor, and try your hand at sjoelen (Dutch table shuffleboard). Dinner is served aboard; we cruise through the night. Day 3: July 12, 2017 Cologne, Germany Enjoy a morning tour of Cologne and visit to the Dom, Germany’s largest cathedral and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend the rest of the day exploring Cologne: there are Roman ruins, interesting neighborhoods and wonderful museums like the Fragrance Museum and the Chocolate Museum. Lunch and dinner are served aboard; we depart at midnight. Day 4: July 13, 2017 Koblenz, Germany & Middle Rhine Cruise past hilltop castles along the Rhine, stopping in Koblenz to visit Marksburg Castle, the only Rhine fortress never destroyed. After your tour, continue cruising this stunning stretch of the Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass the Lorelei Rock, which marks the river’s narrowest point and is named after the legendary Rhine maiden who lured sailors to their demise. Lunch and dinner are served aboard your ship. Day 5: July 14, 2017 Miltenberg, Germany The morning is spent sailing along the beautiful Main River as it winds its way through the Spessart region, home of the actual Snow White. After lunch, we stop in Miltenberg, known for its half-timbered houses and Germany’s oldest inn. Join our walking tour that concludes with free time for you to explore. Back on your ship, learn about the region’s glassblowing traditions during a live demonstration. We sail through the night to Würzburg.


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Day 6: July 15, 2017 Wurzburg, Germany Tour Würzburg’s Bishops’ Residenz, one of Germany’s largest and most ornate baroque palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then enjoy scenic afternoon cruising. Or, instead of touring Würzburg, join an optional full-day journey along Germany’s “Romantic Road” to Rothenburg, which features a turreted city wall and impressive Gothic and baroque architecture. Rejoin your ship for dinner. Day 7: July 16, 2017 Bamberg, Germany Sail through the morning; after lunch we visit Bamberg, with its medieval city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour includes a visit to the magnificent 11th-century cathedral, reworked in late Romanesque style in the 13th century, and the picturesque city hall built on a tiny island in the middle of a river. Take some free time to enjoy Bamberg and perhaps try some of the town’s distinctive smoke-flavored beer before returning aboard. Day 8: July 17, 2017 Nuremberg, Germany After breakfast, disembark in Nuremberg and visit the ruins of Zeppelin Field, the Nazi parade grounds of the 1930s; then see the Palace of Justice, site of the infamous Nuremberg Trials. Spend free time exploring Nuremberg’s Old Town, or join an optional World War II tour that includes the illuminating Documentation Center Museum. Day 9: July 18, 2017 Regensburg, Germany Arrive in Regensburg midday. After lunch, tour this wonderfully preserved medieval city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including structures dating back to Roman times. Discover many 13th- and 14th-century patrician houses and see the splendid St. Peter’s Cathedral. Visit the Alte Würstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen), Germany’s oldest restaurant. Dinner is served aboard before our evening departure. Price Includes: • 15-day cruise with river-view stateroom from July 10-24, 2017 • 12 enriching daily shore excursions led by friendly knowledgeable local guides utilizing a high-tech audio headset system (includes 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites) • Attentive service from award-winning, Englishspeaking staff, plus the personalized assistance of your on board Viking Concierge • Engaging cultural enrichment with lectures, craft demonstrations, performances, hands-on cooking classes, and much more • All on board meals created by Swiss-trained chefs featuring fresh ingredients, regional specialty options, and served in a variety of settings including al fresco dining (14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, and 14 dinners total) • Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks with on board dinner and lunch service; bottled water and complimentary cappuccino, coffee, and tea at 24-hour hot beverage bar In-room infotainment system features movies on demand, plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, and more • Complimentary internet service on board • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Champagne Reception • Welcome Cocktail reception Travel document kit including ticket wallet, bag tags, and destination booklet • All on board gratuities and port charges are covered in your package price Payment Terms Pricing: • $500.00 pp deposit at time of booking • Final Payment due July 24, 2017 • This tour is based on a mi/max of 30 passengers • Terms & Conditions: MorrisMurdock.com/Terms

Day 10: July 19, 2017 Passau, Germany Arrive this morning at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Your guided walk along the town’s narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. You’ll see the New Bishop’s Residence and visit the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its ornate interior. Inside, you are treated to a special concert played on the 17,000-pipe organ, considered Europe’s largest church organ.† Enjoy lunch aboard your ship, and return to the city for further exploration on your own before departing. We cruise through the night. Day 11: July 20, 2017 Melk & Krems, Austria After breakfast, visit the Melk abbey, a 900-year-old Benedictine monastery featuring Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture. Rejoin your ship; cruise through the spectacular Wachau Valley this afternoon. Before dinner, you have time to explore the time-honored town of Krems and see the Steiner Tor, the last remaining city gate, or sample some local vintages. Day 12: July 21, 2017 Vienna, Austria Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city’s baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephan’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Lunch is onboard. The rest of the day is yours to explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or you may take an optional tour to Schönbrunn Palace, the “Versailles of Vienna,” erected in 1778 and graced by a number of formal gardens, Grecian statuary, the world’s oldest zoo and Roman ruins. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. Day 13: July 22, 2017 Vienna, Austria Enjoy a day at leisure in Vienna. Perhaps see an unrivaled collection of Old Masters and other spectacular art treasures at the Museum of Fine Arts, or visit the Albertina, with the most valuable graphic arts collection in the world. Maybe ride the Riesenrad, the world’s oldest Ferris wheel, or go shopping for high-quality gifts inspired by the turn-ofthe-century arts movement. A cup of coffee or tea and a slice of exquisite sächertorte are a must for any afternoon in Vienna. Later, rejoin your ship and sail for Budapest. Day 14: July 23, 2017 Budapest, Hungary The Danube River divides Hungary’s capital city into the once separate towns of Buda and Pest. Explore both sides, starting with Pest’s National Opera House and historic Heroes’ Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch aboard your ship, with the rest of the day to explore on your own. Return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner. Day 15: July 24, 2017 Budapest, Hungary After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight.* Or, extend your journey with 3 nights in Prague, Czech Republic.


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ALASKA EXPLORER CRUISE

with Dave & Bonnie Jacobs 8 days from

$869

pp/dbl

September 1-, 2017

Come join one of our favorite tour guide teams, David and Bonnie Jacobs on this unforgettable Alaskan Explorer Cruise where together we’ll enjoy the wonders of the Yukon. No journey stays with you like an expedition through Alaska. From the blue ice of massive glacial fields to the stunning grandeur of the scenery and wildlife, everything in Alaska is big, bold and absolutely breathtaking, including the adventures. We’ll take care of all the planning and details. Bring the while family, it’s fun for all ages. Dave and Bonnie have been leading land and cruise groups for over 30 years. They love to play games and get the group involved together. Or, if you just want to enjoy all the ship has to offer, that is great too. This Cruise has something for everyone in the family. Great ship, great scenery and the BEST traveling companions!

Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Wendy Fracchia (801) 483-5285 wfracchia@morrismurdock.com

Airfare available from SLC - $275 pp Day 1 -September 1 SEATTLE Embark at 4:00 pm Welcome aboard Explorer of the Seas! Seattle is famously rainy and picturesque. It sits on Puget Sound against a spectacular mountain backdrop. You can soak up the city’s scene in one the many coffeehouses or head down to the lively Pike Place Market to feast on artisanal and local foods. After boarding the ship, tonight we will get together to share some laughs and get to know each other. Day 2 - September 2 AT SEA Whether you seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquility, our ships have it all. Try rock climbing, ice skating and surfing 200 feet above the waves. Melt away land-based stress with a spa massage, build a scrapbook of memories or simply relax poolside. Today we will have our 1st seminar but don’t worry; you won’t spend all day inside. Day 3 - September 3 INSIDE PASSAGE & Juneau + morning sailing Millions of years ago, southbound glaciers carved out the Inside Passage, leaving majestic fjords, islands and bays in their wake. Today, the spectacular views will leave a lasting impression on you. From the lush greenery of Tongass National Forest - the world’s largest and northernmost temperate coastal rainforest - to the brilliant blue glaciers, you’ll see jaw-dropping beauty everywhere you look. The incredible landscape of the Inside Passage is home to diverse wildlife - orca, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters and more - but the superstars of the area are the gentle giants who feed here every summer. Look out for the awesome acrobatics of breaching humpback whales. You’ll never forget the sight of these 40-ton beasts hurling themselves into the air, almost completely escaping the water. If you’re especially lucky, you could see them swimming together to create a bubble net, trapping and eating fish by the giant mouthful.


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In port 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Juneau, the capital of Alaska, was founded during a gold rush in 1880. Today, the former gold-mining town counts among its riches some of Alaska’s most spectacular scenery. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Juneau in the Alaska Panhandle, it faces the water from the mainland side of Gastineau Channel. Several magnificent fjords are located along the channel coast, and the majestic Mendenhall Glacier, a favorite of visitors, is nearby. When you’re in Juneau, you shouldn’t miss the amazing glacial landscape. The best view available is from the seat of a helicopter on one of the shore excursions, where you can watch for bear, mountain goats, and moose. Then, once you’ve landed, you might choose to do a once-in-a-lifetime dogsled ride. Day 4 - September 4 SKAGWAY, ALASKA - In port 7:00 am - 8:30 pm When gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory (just across the border from Alaska), it resulted in the historic Gold Rush of 1898. As thousands of gold-crazed adventurers sought the best starting point for their arduous trek, they found the deepest penetration possible by boat was at the northern tip of the Lynn Canal. This is how Skagway was born. You might choose to take the unforgettable journey aboard the “Scenic Railway of the World” and travel 20 miles from tidewater to the summit of the White Pass - a 2,865 foot elevation. Ride in vintage rail cars as you retrace the original route to the White Pass summit. This fully narrated tour features panoramas of mountains, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites. See the original Klondike Trail of ‘98 worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands of souls that passed this route in seek of fortune. Experience this unique railroad that symbolizes accomplishment in the adventure of pioneering - triumph over challenge.

Included: • 8 Day Cruise, inside cabin on the Explorer of the Seas • Meals and entertainment onboard • Group activities and seminars on board • Services of group leaders on board • Document Packages Not Included: • Round-trip air to Seattle from home city (Salt Lake City $275) • Government fees and taxes $195.12pp • Transfers to and from ship • Optional shore excursions in ports Payment Terms: • $2500 deposit due at time of booking • Full payment due June 19, 2017 • Terms: MorrisMurdock.com/terms

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Wendy Fracchia (801) 483-5285 wfracchia@morrismurdock.com

Day 5 – September 5 TRACY ARM FJORD, ALASKA from 7am - 12pm Nestled between 3,000-foot high granite walls, the narrow, twisting slice of ocean called Tracy Arm Fjord weaves through the Tongass National Forest for roughly 35 miles. The shore-line is spotted with waterfalls created by melting snowcaps and trees sprouting at odd angles from rocky outcroppings. You will have ample time to admire the landscape and perhaps catch sight of a few native animals as you cruise through this port. The Sawyer Glaciers at the end of Tracy Arm may not be the most famous glaciers in Alaska, but many visitors find them to be the most dramatic. Framed by mountains on either side, the glaciers are often bathed in a light mist that amplifies the blue hue of the ice Day 6 - September 6 At Sea Enjoy the day at sea with one of the many shipboard activities. Day 7 – September 7 VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA - In port 9am - 6pm Located on the southern tip on the island of Vancouver in British Columbia, the city of Victoria is probably best known for its mild climate and active outdoor lifestyle. (In fact, the city has been named the “fittest city” in Canada more than once.) As the capital of British Columbia, the city is very tourist-friendly. Among the many attractions for you to see are worldfamous gardens, its 150 years of British history, gourmet dining and fantastic shopping. In Canada, the Canadian dollar (CAD) is the official currency. Day 8 – September 8

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This morning the ship returns to Seattle with memories to last a lifetime. Our Optional transfer/post tour package will be a fun spin around the city. We’ll get a great aerial view from the famous Space Needle, a 650-foot structure left over from the 1962 World’s Fair and catch a glimpse the future of aviation technology at the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour. See the latest breakthroughs in in-flight entertainment and design your very own aircraft using high-tech aviation software. We’ll finish out afternoon with a stop at the great Pike Place market on our way back to the airport for a 6pm flight home.


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It’s more FUN in a group and Rod Arquette from KNRS 105.9/570AM and team wants to invite you to come have fun on a listeners trip this fall. We’ll visit and enjoy the fall colors in NEW YORK CITY, BOSTON, HALIFAX and many more beautiful and historic cities on this Canada New England Cruise. The great thing about going a cruise is being able to enjoy a feast of different landscapes, architectures, and people as you unpack once and have your “floating resort” traveling with you - and what a resort we have for you! The Anthem of the Seas, one of Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum Class ships is in itself, one of the destinations of this trip! You’ll experience upgraded cabins which features such items as the virtual balconies on the inside staterooms, real Broadway shows, iFLY skydiving, rock walls, Flowrider and water fountain/diving shows just to name a few. And the food is wonderful where you will have 15 dining options on board to experience. If you decide to leave the ship, you have 5 scenic ports to enjoy: Boston, Portland, Bar Harbor, Saint Johns and Halifax. As a group we will be offering a special group excursions at 3 of the 5 ports of call. The others are yours to enjoy as you wish. This cruise leaves from New York City, so of course we are offering you extra time to enjoy this amazing EPIC city in the fall. For an additional $989 we will offer an AIR INCLUSIVE pre/post cruise package in New York City. This cruise has something for EVERYONE!! Rod Arquette will entertain the group with stories of his years in broadcasting and lead us in some fun discussions about our upcoming news worthy events that will shape the future of our country.

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FALL FOLIAGE CANADA & NEW ENGLAND CRUISE WITH ROD ARQUETTE 11 days from

$

999

pp/dbl Land Only

Sept. 13-23, 2017 Cruise Only

Day 1: Sept. 13, 2017 Depart Salt Lake City/Home City to JFK, New York City Today you need to depart your home city to arrive into the JFK airport by 3p. Our transfer will take us to our hotel in the heart of Time Square, Manhattan to enjoy a night on the town! The evening is free for you to choose a play, dine dining or just people watching! All great activities in the Big Apple! Day 2: Sept 14, 2017 Enjoy your morning; board the Anthem of the Seas. This morning enjoy so free time to walk Central Park or maybe visit the LDS temple. We will have a private transfer to the ship late this morning. We’ll be on board for lunch and ready to enjoy all the mega ship “Anthem of the Seas” by Royal Caribbean has to offer! The Anthem of the Seas made her debut in Nov 2015. One of the 3 ”mega ships” from Royal Caribbean, she is as much the destination as the ports you’ll visit while sailing with her. From full Broadway shows to bumper cars & roller skates, cruisers of all ages will have lots to do and see while onboard! Tonight we’ll have a “get to know you gathering” on board after dinner. Day 3: Sept. 15, 2017 Fun day at Sea Whether you seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquility, our ships have it all. Try rock climbing, bumper cars and flying without having to leave the ship in our skydiving simulator. Melt away land-based stress with a spa massage, build a scrapbook of memories or simply relax poolside. Today we’ll have our 1st seminar with Rod Arquette this afternoon. Come and enjoy his fun stories of a life in broadcasting and maybe talk a little about the most recent current events! Day 4: Sept. 16, 2017 Boston, MA In the United States’ oldest city, colonial heritage is the backdrop for an inviting mix of culture and lively street life. See where Revolutionary history took place on a walking or trolley tour along Boston’s Freedom Trail.


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Private Group Boston Historical City Tour - enjoy our private group excursion to many of the historical sites in Boston with a local historian and spend time for lunch and shopping at the quant Faneuil Hall Marketplace Day 5: Sept. 17, 2017 Portland, Maine Portland’s heart is the lively Old Port of narrow cobblestone streets and restored brick warehouses filled with shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. The district has a working waterfront, too, where fishermen haul in the day’s catch. Day 6: Sept. 18, 2017 Bar Harbor, Maine A wealthy summer playground during the Gilded Age, Mount Desert Island welcomes visitors to its rugged beauty and serene parkland. The village of Bar Harbor offers shops, galleries, restaurants and historic architecture. Day 7: Sept. 19, 2017 Saint John, New Brunswick Although famous for the Reversing Rapids at the Bay of Fundy, Saint John is also home to splendid Victorian architecture, quaint shops and a vibrant arts scene. It is also a gateway to New Brunswick’s scenic villages and seascapes. Day 8: Sept. 20, 2017 Fun day at Sea Onboard, dining is about more than just food. Think ambiance, variety and the flexibility to decide when and what you savor. This afternoon we’ll enjoy another group seminar with Rod and Cindy Arquette. Price Includes: • 9 NIGHT cruise onboard mega ship, RCCL Anthem of the Seas • Meals and entertainment on board • Multiple onboard lectures and group activities with host Rod Arquette • Travel document package Price Does Not Include: • Gratuities for cruise and tours • Government fee’s and land taxes of $193.26 pp • Trip cancellation & trip interruption insurance • Items of a personal nature Special Air/NYC City Package - $989: • Round Trip nonstop airfare from SLC on Delta • Round Trip Transfers from airport to hotel/ hotel to ship/ship to tour to airport • 1 night Pre hotel stay in NYC at Time Square • Full day post cruise sightseeing day of New York City including ferry to Statue of Liberty, admission to 9/11 monument and many historic sights with private bus and guide Special Group Shore Excursions: • Boston – Historical Boston and surrounding area tour $75.00 • Saint John - Bay of Fundy Whale & Wildlife Watching Excursion $189.00 • Halifax – Best of Halifax and Peggys Cove Tour $74.00 Payment Terms Pricing: • $250.00 pp deposit at time of booking • Final Payment due June 16, 2017 • This tour is based on a mi/max of 32 passengers • Terms & Conditions: MorrisMurdock.com/Terms

Day 10: Sept. 22, 2017 Fun day at sea What haven’t you done onboard yet? Today’s your last day to take in all that it has to offer. Tonight we will gather together 1 more time as a group. Day 9: Sept. 21, 2017 Halifax, Nova Scotia Halifax was long defined by naval operations. The 18th-century Citadel still stands guard, but today overlooks a thriving city whose restored waterfront features historic architecture, shops, museums, bars, restaurants and more. Private Group Best of Halifax and Peggy’s Cove tour - On our 2nd private excursion we will see the highlights of Halifax that include Canada’s oldest Anglican Church, St Paul’s Church and the Grand Parade Square before we move over to the charming small fishing community of West Dover and then take in the amazing landscape of Peggy’s Cove. Day 11: Sept. 23, 2017 Arrival back at Cape Liberty – full day tour of New York City Today we have to bid farewell to our home on the seas and spend the day exploring our heritage in New York City. We’ll start our visit off with our private guide and take a ferry to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty. We’ll hear the amazing stories of her significance and what she stands for. From there we will have a sobering visit to the 9/11 Memorial and relive that tragic day that reunited a country in the face of terror. We will have time to visit the historic Central Park and see the many buildings that make New York City the capital of the World. We will make our way back to the airport for our night flight home.


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Baltic Temples Cruise With Chad Hawkins 12 days from

$

1,860

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Oct. 5-16, 2017 LAND ONLY

Come with us and enjoy the autumn season in Scandinavia and the Baltics. Visit 3 LDS Temples, St. Petersburg and many other timeless cities filled with culture, history and natural beauty. Our cruise tour is a great mix of history, art, faith building experiences and breathtaking scenery. Chad Hawkins, renowned LDS Temple artist invites you to explore this region and see 3 LDS temples - Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki. Other artistic highlights will be visiting the original Thorvaldsen Christus statue and many of Carl Bloch’s iconic original paintings of the Savior displayed in the amazing Frederiksborg Castle. Chad will create a special one-of –a-kind piece of artwork representing this memorable tour and everyone in the group will be presented with their own limited edition signed copy! If this area of the world is on your list of must does, there hasn’t been a better time than right now.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

Thurs Oct 5, 2017 Depart U.S for Copenhagen Today we will travel from the U.S. and fly all night to arrive into Copenhagen the next morning. Day 2: Fri. Oct 6, 2017 Copenhagen Welcome to Copenhagen! Scandinavia’s largest city is a treasure trove of art, history, architecture and modern design. You will enjoy its fairytale settings like palaces, castles and elegant gardens. After our arrival today we will spend the day touring this capital city which will include the iconic Little Mermaid statue in the harbor and the Copenhagen Cathedral which houses the original Thorvaldsen Christus that the LDS church has replicated for many LDS of its visitor centers across the world. The evening is yours to enjoy as wish to go out on the town or rest from your travels. Overnight in Copenhagen. Day 3: Sat. Oct 7, 2017 Copenhagen This afternoon we will board the Norwegian Getaway for our Scandinavian and Baltic Cruise. We will have a little get-together in the evening to get acquainted with each other on our group. Day 4: Sun. Oct 8, 2017 Warnemunde – Berlin, Germany It’s been more than two decades since the walls came down and Berlin became unified in many ways, including the pursuit of joy. Germany’s capital city is a city that balances cosmopolitan chic with a liberal undercurrent of creativity and cool. Famous historical landmarks include the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag . You are free to explore Berlin on your own. Shore excursion choices will be offered.


1-866-277-0900 Day 5: Mon. Oct 9, 2017 At Sea Today you will have a meeting with Chad to discuss the LDS Church in Scandinavia and the splendor of the art is this region. Enjoy your day at sea with the many amenities aboard the Getaway. Day 6: Tues. Oct 10, 2017 Tallinn, Estonia The capital of Estonia impresses cruise guests with its mixture of old houses and very modern boutiques. Journey inside the ancient stoned walls of Old Town to explore stunning Medieval landmarks like Toompea Castle or experience Tsar Peter I’s Kadriorg Palace, filled with art and surrounded by sculpted gardens and peaceful woodlands. You are free to explore Tallinn on your own. Shore excursion choices will be offered. Tour Includes: • 9 day cruise, inside cabin (based on double occupancy) on the Norwegian Getaway • Tour Director and artist Chad Hawkins • Lectures at sea featuring the LDS Church and famous artwork in Scandinavia • 1 Pre-night/ 1 post-night stay in Copenhagen including: 2 half-day tours in Copenhagen 2 nights hotel in Copenhagen • Breakfast daily • Round-trip airport/ port transfers Price does not include (for all tours): • Round-trip air to Copenhagen (TBA) • Port taxes and fees - $184.70 each • Optional 3 LDS Shore excursion package (Ports: Helsinki/ St. Petersburg/ Stockholm) - $450 each • Additional hotel, transfers or tours not included in the package • Trip cancellation/interruption coverage • Items of a personal nature (phone, internet, room service, etc). Optional Pricing: • Balcony Stateroom - $2300 pp double • Cash Discount - $55 each Payment Terms • $250 per-person due at booking time • Final payment due July 20, 2017 Additional Information: • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms • Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting LDS Travel Study. There is a minimum amount of 29 passengers needed to operate this tour.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

Day 7: Weds. Oct 11, 2017 St. Petersburg, Russia Elaborate palaces, grand churches, amazing estates, and gilded façades, St. Petersburg is rich in architectural masterpieces and artistic treasures. Enjoy the culture and grandeur of this historic city built by the tsars. We will be offering an optional private shore excursion. Day 8: Thurs. Oct 12, 2017 Helsinki, Finland Welcome to Scandinavia’s “White City of the North,” Helsinki keeps its historical roots intact. Discover the national pride of the Finnish people along with the Swedish and Russian legacy in this beautiful capital. Helsinki is filled with graceful architecture and monuments and surrounded on three sides by sea and tiny islands. We will be offering an optional privately guided LDS Shore excursion today to visit the Helsinki LDS Temple where you will be given some time to serve in the temple before seeing the city highlights such as Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, the Opera house and Finlandia house. The Temppeliaukio church is an impressive site being built into a rock wall. Day 9: Fri. Oct 13, 2017 Stockholm, Sweden Laced by an ingenious network of waterways and bridges strung between a freshwater lake and the sea, Stockholm is has gabled old townhouses that peer over cobblestone streets, while its magnificent 17th-century palace sits watching over the harbor. We will be offering an optional privately guided LDS Shore excursion today to visit the Stockholm LDS Temple where you will be given some time to serve in the temple before seeing the city. Afterwards we will see highlights of the city by such as the Royal Place and the Vasa Museum. Day 10: Sat. Oct 14, 2017 Cruising at Sea Today is another day to rest from your activities and relax on your day at sea. This afternoon we will again get together and talk about the history, architect and special stories of the LDS temples we saw and the Saints of these countries that are building their local Zion. Day 11: Sun. Oct 15, 2017 Copenhagen, Denmark Today after we leave our ship we will have a transfer waiting to take us on a tour of Frederiksberg Castle, the largest Renaissance Castle in Scandinavia which houses the Museum of National History. We will enjoy hearing from Chad Hawkins the artist perspective on the many iconic paintings of the Savior by Carl Bloch’s. We will visit the Copenhagen Temple grounds. This evening will be yours to enjoy. Day 12: Mon. Oct 16, 2017 Copenhagen, Denmark– Flight Home This morning we will board our flight for the return trip home to the U.S.A. Note: For those who wish to attend the Copenhagen Temple, you may wish to extend your time in Denmark a couple of extra days. (itinerary is subject to change)


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FALL MEDITERRANEAN & ISRAEL CRUISE 17 days from Fall is a wonderful time to travel and what a better way to see the Mediterranean than from the comfort of a cruise ship. Come with us on the beautiful Celebrity Constellation and visit the missionary sites in Turkey, walk in the footsteps of Christ in Israel and end in breath taking Rome. It has something wonderful to offer to everyone! There are so many highlights to this cruise tour it’s hard to not call this experience a life changer! As you take this time to learn and ponder on the Savior, his life and ultimate gift to us in these sacred places your spirit will be filled with love and gratitude. Visiting the sites of the Apostles missionary journeys will testify of the importance of the work that continues today. All of this concludes in the celebration of the highly anticipated temple opening in Rome. Our cruise tour price includes the cruise, special onboard seminars to enhance your experience, 1 night with tours in Athens and 2 night’s hotel and touring in Rome at the end of the cruise plus all your transfers!

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Wendy Fracchia (801) 483-5285 wfracchia@morrismurdock.com

$

2,499

pp/dbl Land Only

Oct. 29-Nov. 14, 2017 Cruise Only

Hosted by Kay Godfrey Days 1 & 2: Oct 29-30 USA to Athens Depart today from your home city and travel to Athens, Greece! Upon arrival we will board our bus for a city tour of Athens seeing the many city highlights before arriving to your hotel to rest from your travels. Day 3: Oct 31 Athens, Greece - Disembark Tour Athens and then board Celebrity Constellation. Today we’ll depart the hotel and head to the Acropolis to see the Parthenon and Mars Hill. We’ll hear of Paul’s sermon related in Acts 17 and enjoy the wonderful views of the city before we head to the port to board our home for the next 12 nights. Once on-board take time to relax and explore the ship and all it has to offer. Tonight we will meet as a group for the 1st time. Day 4: Nov 1 Ephesus, Turkey Kusadasi is your gateway to Ephesus, a city created by the Ionians in the 11th century B.C. and later expanded by the Romans. Now considered one of the grandest reconstructed sites in the ancient world, the region also hosted Cleopatra, Mark Antony, the Virgin Mary and John the Apostle. PRIVATE LDS SHORE EXCURSION: The ancient city of Ephesus is one of the most intriguing biblical cities. The great marble temple of Artemis was the pride and center of the city in that day and the ruins of it are one of the legendary Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. While Paul lived in Ephesus working with the congregation he apparently was organizing missionary activity into the hinterlands and was where he wrote the letter 1 Corinthians. Day 5: Nov 2 Rhodes Rhodes, the largest of the Dodecanese Islands, is truly a vacation destination with something for everyone: sunshine, spectacular beaches on the Aegean Sea, a medieval walled city, an ancient acropolis, and much more. In ancient times, the people of Rhodes chose Helios, the Sun, as their divine patron. With an average of three hundred plus days of sunshine a year, it’s safe to say that Helios continues to smile upon Rhodes today.


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Day 6: Nov 3 Fun day at sea Today we will meet to open our bibles and to talk about the exciting sights ahead. Day 7: Nov 4 Haifa, Israel PRIVATE LDS SHORE EXCURSION: After leaving the ship we will visit the Bahai Gardens in Haifa for a beautiful overview of the port and the countryside. We will travel east to the Galilee region and see where Christ started in ministry, called his apostles and performed many miracles. From the Mount of Beatitudes to shores of the Sea of Galilee and banks for the River Jordan, you will start to see the bible come alive before your eyes. Tonight we will return to the ship for dinner and a review of the new 2 days. Day 8: Nov 5 Ashdod, Jerusalem Israel PRIVATE 2 Day LDS SHORE EXCURSION: Today we travel to Jerusalem! In the next 2 days we will visit the sites of Christ’s birth, many miracles and his ultimate suffering in Gethsemane followed by his death and resurrection. There is so much to see we will stay in a hotel in the city to maximize our visit. After dinner we will make a special trip to the Olive wood stores for shopping. Lunch, dinner and hotel included in tour cost. Day 9: Nov 6 Ashdod, Jerusalem, Israel Today we will continue our exploration of Jerusalem if you’ve purchased our private package. If not, you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own. Day 10: Nov 7

Price Includes: • 12-day cruise onboard the Celebrity Constellation • All meals and entertainment on board • Multiple LDS based lectures onboard the ship • Round Trip Transfers from airport to ship/ship to hotel/hotel back to airport • 1 Night Pre tour in Athens with hotel and sightseeing • 2 Nights Post tour in Rome with hotel and sightseeing • Visit to the new LDS Temple site in Rome Tour • Audio hearing Sets • Tour book & travel document package Not Included: • Optional LDS Guided private shore excursions • Trip cancellation & trip interruption insurance • Gratuities for tours and cruise • Government fee’s and land taxes of $127.18 Optional Pricing: • Outside Cabins - $2,899.00 • Verandah Cabins - $3,799.00 (Better prices may be available at time of booking) • Note: Single/triple/quad cabins are based on availability and are subject to change. Rates will be quoted based on availability. Optional Cruise Add-On Options: • A. LDS Shore Excursions: ** (1) Ephesus, (2) Israel - 1 day in Galilee area and a 2 day tour in Jerusalem including an overnight in Jerusalem (see tour itinerary). Price Per person $499.00 based on a double for the overnight. • B. Excursion In Crete- $49.00 Each • C. Excursion in Malta with Lunch - $79.00 Each Payment Terms Pricing: • $500.00 pp deposit at time of booking • Final Payment due July 24, 2017 • This tour is based on a mi/max of 30 passengers • Terms & Conditions: MorrisMurdock.com/Terms

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Day 11: Nov 8 Chania, Crete, Greece Chaniá is the second largest city of Crete, and one of the most beautiful. It lies along the north coast of the island at the east end of the Gulf of Chaniá. Chaniá is the site of the ancient Minoan settlement the Greeks called Cydonia (Kydonia), which was mentioned in Virgil’s Aeneid. The site has been continuously inhabited from Neolithic times-at least 5000 years. The city’s rich history can be traced through historic buildings with Venetian, Turkish and Greek architecture. Day 12: Nov 9 Valletta, Malta (Arrive-5pm) Today, before we arrive into our next port we will meet again as a group for a spiritual devotional and talk more about the sites we’ve seen and will see in Malta regarding Paul’s journey to Rome. In 1528, Charles V of Spain granted the island of Malta to the Knights of the Order of St. John. Many impressive 16th-century limestone buildings and fortifications from the Knights have endured, helping make the city of Valetta simply magnificent to experience today. Day 13: Nov 10 Valetta, Malta (Depart-8pm) PRIVATE SHORE EXCURSION: Come and enjoy Malta’s many historic and panorama screens & medieval cities that makes this little island so popular with movie makers and tourist alike. We’ll see from afar the island Paul is believed to be ship wrecked on (Acts 27) and a beautiful Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Our excursion includes a wonderful lunch and visit to the artisan glass blowers shop. Day 14: Nov 11 Fun Day at Sea Today we will gather for discussion and study and review what to expect in ROME! Day 15: Nov 12 Civitavecchia - Rome, Italy (Arrive 5am) We will depart the ship and drive into ROME-The Eternal City. We will head over to the construction site of the Rome LDS Temple to see the progression of the building of this magnificent structure. Next, we will visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the breath taking Colosseum where we will have a guided tour around the most visited site in Rome. We will continue to the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Tonight you can choose many wonderful restaurants around the hotel for dinner (on own). Hotel Nord Nuova Roma/ Phone: +39 06 4885441 Day 16: Nov 13 Rome, Italy Today we leave our hotel to spend the Morning at the Vatican - Home of the Pope, St Peters Basilica and the Sistine Chapel as well as one of the best museums anywhere. Tonight you are on your own to enjoy the city on your last night. Day 17: Nov 14 Rome, Italy - Flight back to the States (Depart 6:45 am) This morning we will be picked up and returned to the airport for our flight home!


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CHRISTMAS IN GERMANY RHINE RIVER CRUISE 8 days from

$

2,039

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December 7-15, 2017

Immerse yourself in the joyful spirit of Germany’s Christmas markets during this 8-day cruise with Dave & Bonnie Jacobs. Delight your senses with the season’s delicate ornaments, handmade toys, and sweet cookies. This is Christmas at its most traditional, the perfect complement to exploring historic and architectural treasures from the soaring Cologne cathedral to Wurzburg’s baroque Bishops’ Residenz. And with festive onboard events, you’ll rejoice in the perfect holiday.

Hosted by Dave & Bonnie Jacobs

Browse endless colorful ornaments and handmade toys as the aroma of spicy glühwein fills the air. Delve into Nuremberg’s World War II history at the former Nazi Rally Grounds and Palace of Justice. Tour Würzburg’s Bishops’ Residenz, with its massive staircase and frescoed ceiling by Tiepolo. Follow the “Romantic Road” through storybook villages to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. For eight days, you will cruise the Rhine and Main between Nuremberg and Cologne, where Christmas markets add to a holiday spirit brimming with good cheer.

Day 3: Sat, December 9 Cologne, Germany Experience one of Germany’s most celebrated cities during a walking tour today. Stroll through the Old Town past Great St. Martin Church, and spend some time inside Cologne’s Dom, a remarkable Gothic cathedral whose construction began in 1248 and was only completed in 1880. There’ll also be time to browse the countless stalls of Cologne’s Christmas market, spread at the foot of the cathedral. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Return on board for dinner.

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Days 1-2: Thur/Fri, December 7/8, 2017 Home Cities - Cologne Depart the US to arrive into Cologne, home to one of the world’s finest cathedrals. Transfer from the airport to embark your ship. After boarding, relax and get settled in, or spend some time on your own exploring the city, a stunning blend of modern plazas, ancient Roman ruins and, of course, cologne boutiques. After dinner, relax and enjoy musical entertainment in the Lounge.

Day 4: Sun, December 10 Koblenz, Germany & Middle Rhine Scenic Cruising This morning, explore Koblenz on your own. This traditional German country town rests at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Its lively Christmas markets, cobblestone streets, wood-beamed houses adorned with flowers, ancient market square and medieval churches recall the fairy-tale Germany of old. Later, enjoy scenic cruising along the Middle Rhine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This picturesque stretch is flanked by steeply sloping vineyards, splendid castles and dramatic rocky banks. You will pass by the famed Lorelei Rock, whose legendary maiden mesmerized sailors with her song. Day 5: Mon, December 11 Miltenberg, Germany If you wish, join an optional full-day excursion to Heidelberg, home to Germany’s oldest university, founded in 1385. Tour the imposing red sandstone ruins of Heidelberg Castle, originally built in the 13th century. Your guided walk ends at Heidelberg’s Old Town and marketplace, where you can explore the city’s festive Christmas market. Shop for special gifts, sample scrumptious local treats or treat yourself to lunch at a local café. Or remain on board and


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visit us at www.mmetours.com enjoy scenic cruising along the Main River. Arrive in Miltenberg in the afternoon and disembark for a walking tour. This enchanting riverside village is brimming with charm, its cobblestone streets lined with medieval houses and flower-bedecked balconies. Return on board for dinner.

Price Includes: • 8‐day cruise with river‐view stateroom • Scenic cruising on the Middle Rhine • 5 guided tours with audio headset • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Enjoy a holiday music perfomance; attend lectures on holiday traditions in Europe & the Main‐Danube Canal • Holiday baking demonstration. • Wine/beer/soft drinks/ with lunch & dinner on board • All taxes and fees associated with land cost • Document package with travel bag •** Escorted at 20 passengers** Not Included: • Airfare from your home city to Cologne, ***Book by the end of February and get air and transfers for $495 including tax. • Any private sightseeing not included on the itinerary • Tour gratuities • Items of a personal nature (e.g. phone calls, room service, internet, etc.) • Travel insurance (plans start at $35) • Meals not included in tour outline Optional Pricing: • French Balconies and Balcony cabins available – call for pricing • Single Supplement/Private room •** Ask about our Single/Share Program ** Payment Terms Pricing: • $500.00 pp deposit at time of booking • Final Payment due Feb. 28, 2017 • This tour is based on a min/max of 20 passengers • Terms & Conditions: MorrisMurdock.com/Terms

Day 6: Tue ,December 12 Würzburg, Germany After breakfast, disembark for a full day amid the charms and exquisite architecture of Bavaria. Journey to Würzburg,beautifully restored after heavy damage during World War II. During your visit, tour the Bishops’ Residenz, a magnificent baroque palace with many paintings and frescoes. Built in 1744 for the prince-bishop, it features a sweeping staircase and spectacular ceiling frescoes by Tiepolo. If you wish, trace the “Romantic Road” to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Stop for a hearty lunch in a local restaurant, then explore this medieval town with its joyful Christmas market. Rothenburg is also home to the German Christmas Museum, open all year, and you’re invited to try the local pastry, the Schneeball (snowball). Rejoin your ship for dinner. Day 7: Wed, December 13 Bamberg,Germany Sail through the morning; after lunch, we visit Bamberg, with its medieval city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour includes a visit to the magnificent 11th-century cathedral, reworked in late Romanesque style in the 13th century, and the picturesque city hall built on an island in the middle of a river. We remain docked well into the evening, so feel free to walk around Bamberg or visit its traditional Christmas markets, especially beautiful when lit up after dark. You can also follow Bamberg’s popular “Route of Nativity Scenes” to view diverse crèche displays at a few dozen churches, museums and other public spaces. Day 8: Thur, December 14 Nuremberg, Germany Arrive in Nuremberg during a leisurely breakfast. Take a tour of the city’s most prominent landmarks, and delight in the iconic Christmas market in Old Town’s Main Market Square. Browse booths with colorful ornaments, handmade gifts and sweetsmelling treats; there is no better place to shop for wooden toys and nutcrackers, and you may even spot the golden curls of the Christkind, an angel who brings children toys. Taste the traditional lebkuchen (gingerbread), savory bratwurst and glühwein (hot spiced wine); chances are you’ll hear carolers harmonizing a favorite holiday song. Lunch and dinner are served aboard; you can come and go as you please. Day 9: Fri, December 15 Nuremberg, Germany After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight (B)


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Land of the Incas

Peru & Chile with Brad Wilcox 10 days from If you’ve been dreaming about visiting Machu Picchu and learning about the Incan Empire, don’t miss this opportunity to travel with Brad & Debi Wilcox to Peru and then on to Chile to visit this lovely country where Brad served at Mission President. Your visit will bring you to Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Santiago, Valparaiso and Isla Negro. You will visit Colonial cities, quaint villages, mighty ruins and two LDS Temples. This will be a trip to remember! Do you want to further your adventures? Then consider our PostTour to Easter Island! Come and visit the “Remotest Island on Earth” and learn of the mysterious Moai Statues that cover the island and how the ancient civilization almost diminished. This island is highly listed on peoples “Bucket List”.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

$

2,399

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July 1-10, 2017 land only

Hosted by Brad Wilcox

BYU professor, CES instructor, author, and LDS lecturer Day 1: July 1, 2017 Home Cities - Lima, Peru USA to Lima This morning will be depart in the morning and fly all day and arrive into Lima late in the evening. After clearing customs we will transfer to the hotel in Lima for the night. Day 2: July 2, 2017 Lima - Cusco After breakfast we will board an early morning flight to Cuzco- the ancient capital of the Incas. We will travel to the Sacred valley of the Incas and visit “Temple of the Sun” Coricancha and the “Red Fortress” at Puka Pukara with its many rooms, walls and towers. Next we ill explore the mighty Sacsayhuaman Fortress. You will be amazed at its stone work construction and size! Tonight we will overnight in Urubamba Valley. (B,L) Day 3: July 3, 2017 Cuzco, Peru Early in the morning we will visit Pisac Market where you can meet the locals who are selling their handicrafts, fresh fruits and vegetables. You will find beautiful Alpaca textiles, paintings, carvings, jewelry and musical instruments. We will then visit Ollantaytambo. After lunch we will continue on and take the scenic rail ride through the countryside to Aguas Calientes. Here you will see meandering rivers, towering mountains and a glimpse of the ancient Inka Trail which still attracts hikers every day. We will spend the night outside of Machu Picchu for the evening. (B/L) Day 4: July 4, 2017 Machu Picchu - Cusco Today early in the morning we will take the 30-minute bus shuttle to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas”. Discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911 it is easy to see why it is now one of the NEW Seven Wonders of the World! We will enjoy lunch at the Belmont Sanctuary Lodge and then transfer to the train station were we will begin our journey back to Cusco for the evening. (B/L)


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Price includes: • Accommodations in moderate class hotels • Experienced Tour leader • English Speaking local guides • Train ride on the Vistadome to Machu Picchu • Deluxe motor coach transportation • Sightseeing as outlined on the itinerary • Entrance fees including Machu Picchu • Roundtrip transfers hotels to airport • Meals as indicated on the itinerary: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, BL=Box Lunch and D=Dinner Price does not include: • International flight to Peru and Chile, plus fights within Peru and to Santiago. Rates TBA • Tipping of 125.00 per person • Meals not included on tour • Additional hotel nights or sightseeing tours • Optional Travel Protection policy - starting from $35 • Items of a personal nature (room service, phone calls, internet, etc.) Optional Easter Island Extension: • 3 nights/ 4 days $1399 per person, based on double occupany Air Price - TBA • Group transportation • Moderate hotel accommodations • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner/show • Experienced English speaking guide • Entrance fees to sites and National Parks Payment information: • Deposit due at time of booking $500.00 p/p • Final payment due April 2, 2017 * Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting LDS Travel Study. There is a minimum amount of passengers needed to operate this tour. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Prices and itineraries are subject to availability and may change without notice.

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July 5 - Day 5: Cuzco - Lima This morning we will return to Lima. Today we will visit the Main Square where Lima was founded as “The City of the Kings” in 1535. We will see many areas of this Colonial City including the Cathedral and networks of catacombs at Saint Francis’ church. We will have free time in the afternoon to attend an optional session at the Lima Peru Temple. In the evening you may wish to visit the local handicraft market for last minute souvenirs. The evening is free to enjoy as we will overnight in Lima. (B/L) July 6 - Day 6: Lima, Peru - Santiago, Chile Today you will fly from Lima to Santiago, Chile. Chile is a country with great diversity! The Atacama Desert is the driest spot on Earth and in Patagonia you are practically at the end of the world! In the afternoon we will begin our tour of Chile’s capital with a drive through the main business district of Providence on our way to the city center. On arrival we first visit the Presidential Palace, seat of power and ceremonial center of the city. We can walk through the impressive building’s exterior sections, which often house art or other exhibitions relating to aspects of Chilean life. From there it is a short ride to the Main Square or Plaza de Armas. Nearby we will visit the Pre-Columbian Museum. We leave the downtown area to drive to Cerro San Cristobal, which overlooks the entire city. From there we enjoy a view of Santiago, before returning to the hotel. (B) July 7 - Day 7: Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso After breakfast we will travel through the countryside past quaint villages and vineyards to the coastal cities of Viña del Mar & Valparaíso. These areas are built on hills painted with colors. We will enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant overlooking the Pacific. We will overnight in Viña del Mar for Check-in at Marina del Rey Hotel. Evening is at your leisure. (B/L) July 8 - Day 8: Santiago This morning we will enjoy an (optional) day of attendance at the Santiago de Chile LDS Temple. The Santiago Temple was dedicated on Sept.15,1983 and rededicated on Mar.12, 2006. It is the 24th operating temple,the first temple in Chile and the first Spanish speaking temple. Next we will visit the handicraft market at Los Dominicos. For those who do not want to visit the Temple there are handicraft markets, museums and other sites to enjoy in Santiago. Your evening is at leisure. Overnight in Santiago. (B) July 9 - Day 9: Isla Negra After breakfast we will visit the beach town of Isla Negra and tour Casa de Isla Negra, the House and museum of Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda. Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. Neruda, a lover of the sea and all things maritime, built the home to resemble a ship with low ceilings, creaking wood floors, and narrow passageways. Afterwards, we will continue to the traditional quaint town of Pomaire, to enjoy the blooming pottery industry and local handicrafts of this small community. Lunch is included at a local restaurant. We will return in the late afternoon to Santiago. The evening is at your leisure. Overnight in Santiago. (B/L) July 10 - Day 10: Santiago - USA Today is a free day in Santiago until our late night return flight to the USA. You may wish to revisit some of the sites of the city or do last minute shopping at the Santa Lucia handicraft market.(B) EASTER ISLAND OPTION: July 10 - Day 10: Santiago - Rapa Nui/Easter Island This morning depart Santiago for Rapa Nui - the most remote island in the world! Discovered by Dutch explorers on Easter Sunday the island has been known as Easter Island. Overnight in Hanga Roa. July 11 - Day 11: Rapa Nui - Orongo Village After breakfast,enjoy a half-day tour of Orongo village, overlooking Rano Kau volcano, whose crater is filled with a freshwater lake. July 12 - Day 12: Rapa Nui - Moai Route Today visit Vaihu with its enormous fallen statues, the ruins of Akahanga, the Rano Raraku volcano and the spectacular Poike crater. Continue to Anakena for some beach time. Late afternoon return to your hotel for a farewell dinner/show. Overnight at Hotel Taha-Tai.(B/L/D) July 13 - Day 12: Rapa Nui - Moai Route Enjoy a half-day tour visiting Ahu Akivi, then continue with a visit to the Ana Pepahu caverns, the quarry of Puna Pau and Ahu Tahai. You will then transfer to Mataveri airport. Flight to Santiago then to the USA. (B)


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American Freedom & Civil War Tour 9 days from

$

1,799

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September 20-28, 2017

land only - Allan Gunnerson

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Sept 20, 2017 Home cities to Philadelphia Meet your hosts at the Salt Lake City or Philadelphia airport. We will board a motor coach and travel to our hotel for the evening at in Philadelphia. Upon arrival, if there is any free time in the evening, we will visit the new beautiful Philadelphia Temple.

Come along on a trip with educator Allan Gunnerson and his wife Vicki through American History this fall and enjoy the beautiful weather & colors this area has to offer. We will be exploring battlefields, presidential homes, monuments and more that speak to us about the foundation of our country and the freedoms we enjoy. You will enjoy stories from our past that help you understand the people who lived and shaped our modern country.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

Day 2: Sept 21, 2017 Philadelphia - Gettysburg This morning we will visit Independence Hall where both the United States Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were adopted on July 4, 1776 and see the infamous Liberty Bell with its distinctive crack. We will board a motor coach and travel through lovely Amish country and stop for lunch to enjoy the atmosphere in this area. We will continue on to our hotel for the evening at the Comfort Suites in Gettysburg. We will get acquainted tonight at our group dinner at General Pickett’s Buffet. We will spend 2 nights here. Day 3: Sept 22, 2017 Gettysburg Today will be spent at Gettysburg National Military Park. We will have time to explore the museum, informational movie and visitor center. Our guide will tell of events that happened in this area as we make various stops around the battlegrounds of Gettysburg where the Union was saved and stand on ground where thousands gave their lives. If time allows, we may take a short trip to the Eisenhower farm to view the President’s home that gives insight into his down to earth lifestyle. That evening we will enjoy the quaint town of Gettysburg. Day 4: Sept 23, 2017 Gettysburg - Harper’s Ferry - Fredericksburg After breakfast at the hotel we will travel to Harper’s Ferry, with a short stop at Antietam where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers join. Thomas Jefferson said it was worth a trip from Europe just to see the beauty of Harper’s Ferry. We will stroll along the streets and visit the shops while taking a step back in time. We then move on to the Manassas National Battlefield Park to review the two Bull Run battles. The Henry Hill Visitor Center on site contains interesting Civil War information. We will conclude the day by traveling to Fredericksburg for a 2 night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn.


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Price includes: • Accommodations in moderate class hotels. • Experienced Tour Escort and guides • Local historian guides • Meals as outlined in itinerary: (B) Breakfast;(D) Dinner • Ground transportation via motorcoach • Tips for any local historian and bus drive • Sightseeing & transfers as outlined in itinerary • Entrance fees • Travel documents Price does not include: • Air transportation from your home town city to Washington DC/BWI Airport round trip • Group air from Salt Lake City - $TBA • Meals other than those specified • Personal expenses (phone calls, beverages, etc.) • Travel insurance - available from as low as $35 Optional Pricing: • Single occupancy rate - $TBA (for those with their own room) • Ask for triple or quad rate Payment information: • Deposit due at time of booking $250.00 p/p • Final payment due July 20, 2017 * Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting LDS Travel Study. There is a minimum amount of passengers needed to operate this tour. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Prices and itineraries are subject to availability and may change without notice.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

Day 5: Sept 24, 2017 Monticello Today we will spend the day traveling to Monticello to enjoy the beauty of Thomas Jefferson’s world. We will learn of his life and marvel at the setting of his home and plantation. Next we will visit Montpelier to see where James Madison lived on his 2,650 acre estate. Day 6: Sept 25, 2017 Fredricksburg - Mount Vernon - Washington, D.C. We will spend the morning in the area known as the Fredericksburg National Military Park where four major Civil War battles took place and the area changed hands between the Union and Confederacy 7 times during the War. Over 100,000 lost their lives here during the 4 years of the war. It is also the place which Washington called “the place of my growing infancy” and the cherry tree legend originated. In the afternoon we head north toward Washington DC and stop at Mount Vernon where we will be inspired by the home of George and Martha plus the great museum and educational center on site. The mansion has been restored to appear as it was the last year of Washington’s life. We will also see the grounds and out buildings plus his tomb. We finish the day with a short trip into Washington DC. We stay in the DC area for the last 3 nights at the Holiday Inn Arlington. Day 8: Sept 27, 2017 Washington, D.C. This morning we will start the day at the Capitol Building and also see the Library of Congress. Next we will make our way over to the National Mall area. Here you will get to decide how to spend your time at the Smithsonian Museums or museums in the area. Day 7: Sept 26, 2017 Washington, D.C. - Arlington Today we will enjoy our Nation’s Capital, Washington, DC! We will visit many breathtaking monuments dedicated to some of our great presidents and war memorials that honor our many war heroes and veterans. You may become overwhelmed with the pride and remembrance you may feel at these places we will visit. Next, we will go to Arlington Cemetery and view the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the final resting place for President John F. Kennedy. Next we will visit Ford’s Theater. This is the place of President Lincoln’s assassination, and we will learn about that event and how it affected our nation’s history. Later in the afternoon we will see the majestic National Cathedral. This beautiful church, built in 1907, has long played an important role in our nation’s history. Day 9: Sept 28, 2017 Washington, D.C. Today after breakfast, we bid farewell to Arlington to see the last of our highlights of our Nation’s Capital. Our first stop will be at the beautiful L.D.S. Washington D.C. Temple. Dedicated in 1974, the temple was the first L.D.S. temple built in the Eastern United States and at a height of 288 feet, it is the tallest temple in the L.D.S. Church! Next, we will visit the U.S. Naval Academy. Founded in 1845, the entire campus is a National Historic Landmark and home to several historic sites and monuments. Our last stop will be at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. This is the birth place of our National Anthem. The visit will emote our patriotic feelings and will deepen with the presentation at the Fort. We will then continue back to the Washington Dulles International Airport for our flights home and memories to last a lifetime! (B)


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CHRISTMAS IN Branson, Missouri 6 days from

$

1,299

pp/dbl cash discount available

November 27-December 2

Come and start the magical Christmas season with us in BRANSON. With the holiday music, bright lights and holiday festivities of the city you won’t be able to help but get carried in the excitement of it all. Our tour features the 10 of the BEST headlining shows Branson has to offer and includes the meals at some of the most fun and beautiful restaurants the area has to offer. This will truly be a tour to remember and then REPEATED. CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Sarah Wangsgard (801) 483-6473 swangsgard@morrismurdock.com

land only + 10 Branson Shows

Directed by Jack Marshall Day 1: Nov. 27 Home City to Kansas City - Hughes Brothers The day will start by boarding your flight to Kansas City. Upon arrival you will transfer to Branson and check into the hotel - The Savannah House. The dessert bar is open every night for your convenience. This evening we will have dinner at Lamberts - The home of the thrown rolls!! Really!! After dinner we will see the Hughes Brothers. They have performed together for over 25 years. The brothers impressive dance moves, amazing instrumentals, and spot-on harmonies promise to deliver an unbelievable musical experience. Their Christmas show is filled with love, music, laughter, and family traditions. A living nativity, homemade cookies, and even Santa will be present to tell his story of the true meaning of Christmas and it’s symbols. (D) Day 2: Nov. 28 Branson - Shoji, Moses, Duttons This morning, we will see the famous Shoji Tabuchi. You will get to meet all the Tabuchis - Shoji, wife Dorothy, & daughter Christina - as you experience the blazing violins, stunning harmonies, and world-class choreography of this musical extravaganza. After a lunch break we will be totally entertained by the production of Moses at the Sight & Sound Theatre. The parting of the Red Sea ... the Burning Bush ... the Plagues ... the Ten Commandments ... finally ... the greatest Biblical epic of the Old Testament comes to life on the Sight & Sound stage in Branson, MO - Moses! Not only will you be completely immersed in the spectacular, epic events of the story, but you will experience the humanity of Moses and the children of Israel as they struggle for faith, freedom and belonging. After Dinner we are off to see The Dutton s. Their Christmas show is an exciting colorful extravaganza of Christmas cookies, toy soldiers, the Wizard of Oz, Jingle Bells, the honoring of the birth of the Christ Child and so much more. This show will absolutely delight


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everyone. From beginning to end, it is like sitting around the Christmas tree opening gifts. As each new act of the show unfolds and entertains there is an excitement and anticipation for what is coming next. (B,D)

Included: • 5 nights hotel accommodations at the 4 star Savannah House • Deluxe motor coach • Breakfast and dinner daily with warm dessert waiting for you upon your return to the hotel at night! • Guided city tour of old and new Branson • Taxes & gratuities for meals & hotel • 10 AMAZING shows with prime seats: The Hughes Brothers, Shoji Tabuchi, Moses, The Duttons, Million Dollar Quartet, SIX, George Dyer, the Osmond Brothers & Lennon Sisters and the Bretts Not Included: • Airfare to Kansas City from your home city. Group air available out of Salt Lake - Price TBA • Lunches • Travel insurance • Items of a personal nature Optional Pricing: • Triple Rate is $1219.00 • Quad rate is $1169.00 . Single Rate is $1569.00 Payment Terms: • Deposit of $250.00 due at booking • Final payment due Oct 7th, 2017 • Tour price is based on 25 travelers. • www.MorrisMurdock.com/terms

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Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Sarah Wangsgard (801) 483-6473 swangsgard@morrismurdock.com

Day 3: Nov. 30 Free morning, Afternoon Show, Million Dollar Quartet This morning is yours to choose. You can either sleep in, go to a near by church service. You will enjoy an afternoon show. Tonight after dinner, we are off to see the Million Dollar Quartet. The MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is an all-new production, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the Father of Rock 2n Roll brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought together the four, future rock and roll legends. The four legends-to-be united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time. Featuring a treasure trove of the greatest rock 2n roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these music legends, including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, Sixteen Tons, Who Do You Love?, Great Balls of Fire, Ghost Riders, and Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On, Million Dollar Quartet captures the infectious spirit and thrilling sounds of one of the most memorable nights in music history.(B,D) Day 4: Nov. 31 Branson - Morning Area Tour, George Dyer, Six After breakfast this morning settle in for a tour of the breathtaking sights and scenery of Branson. Our local guide will give you all the information you need about this city that is as rich as its Ozark Mountain culture. This afternoon we are off to see George Dyer. George Dyer is known for his strong tenor talent and will impress Branson visitors with a unique blend of classical music favorites for an entertaining production. After dinner we are off to see the group SIX. Dubbed An Orchestra of Human Voices, SIX combines the musical showmanship and boundless energy of six remarkable brothers. Their intense high-octane energy, electrifying stage presence, and powerhouse vocals combine to create a truly amazing entertainment experience.(B,D) Day 5: Dec 1 Branson - The Bretts, Andy Williams Christmas show(starring the Osmond Brothers and Lennon Sisters) The morning we will spend with the Brett Family. You will fall in love with this experience.. Brett Family Show combines all of the charisma, harmonies and talent of the original Brett Family Show with the cheer of the holidays during. During this special performance the Brett’s share some of their favorite Christmas carols while keeping focus on the true meaning of the season. After Dinner we are off to see the Andy Williams Christmas Spectacular. Starring The Osmond Brothers and The Lennon Sisters, with awardwinning Illusionist Rick Thomas, plus all the variety that made Andy s show so spectacular. The Christmas Spectacular also includes the Lennon granddaughters, the Andy Williams Ballroom Champions, The Moon River Orchestra and much more, plus a tribute to Andy, the man who started it all! (B,D) Day 6: Dec 2 Branson to Home City This afternoon we will transfer to the airport to fly home with the spirit of Christmas in your heart and ready to share with it your family back home. (B)


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CHRISTMAS IN Branson, Missouri 6 days from

$

1,299

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Dec 1-6, 2017

Come and start the magical Christmas season with us in BRANSON. With the holiday music, bright lights and holiday festivities in the city you won’t be able to help but get carried in the excitement of it all. Our tour features 10 of the BEST headlining shows Branson has to offer. It includes meals at some of the most fun and beautiful restaurants the area has to offer. This will truly be a tour to remember and then REPEATED.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Sarah Wangsgard (801) 483-6473 swangsgard@morrismurdock.com

land only + 10 Branson Shows

Directed by Tim Taggart Day 1: Dec 1 Home City to Kansas City - Hughes Brothers The day will start by boarding your flight to Kansas City. Upon arrival you will transfer to Branson and check into the hotel - The Savannah House. The dessert bar is open every night for your convenience. This evening we will have dinner at Lamberts - The home of the thrown rolls!! Really!! After dinner we will see the Hughes Brothers. They have performed together for over 25 years. The brothers impressive dance moves, amazing instrumentals, and spot-on harmonies promise to deliver an unbelievable musical experience. Their Christmas show is filled with love, music, laughter, and family traditions. A living nativity, homemade fudge, and even Santa will be present to tell his story of the true meaning of Christmas and it’s symbols. (D) Day 2: Dec 2 Branson - Shoji, Moses, Duttons This morning, we will see the famous Shoji Tabuchi. You will get to meet all the Tabuchis - Shoji, wife Dorothy, & daughter Christina - as you experience the blazing violins, stunning harmonies, and world-class choreography of this musical extravaganza. After a lunch break we will be totally entertained by the production of Moses at the Sight & Sound Theatre. The parting of the Red Sea ... the Burning Bush ... the Plagues ... the Ten Commandments ... finally ... the greatest Biblical epic of the Old Testament comes to life on the Sight & Sound stage in Branson, MO - Moses! Not only will you be completely immersed in the spectacular, epic events of the story, but you will experience the humanity of Moses and the children of Israel as they struggle for faith, freedom and belonging. After Dinner we are off to see The Dutton s. Their Christmas show is an exciting colorful extravaganza of Christmas cookies, toy soldiers, the Wizard of Oz, Jingle Bells, the honoring of the birth of the Christ Child and so much more. This show will absolutely delight


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everyone. From beginning to end, it is like sitting around the Christmas tree opening gifts. As each new act of the show unfolds and entertains there is an excitement and anticipation for what is coming next. (B,D)

Included: • 5 nights hotel accommodations at the 4 star Savannah House • Deluxe motor coach • Breakfast and dinner daily with warm dessert waiting for you upon your return to the hotel at night! • Guided city tour of old and new Branson • Taxes & gratuities for meals & hotel • 10 AMAZING shows with prime seats: The Hughes Brothers, Shoji Tabuchi, Moses, The Duttons, Million Dollar Quartet, SIX, George Dyer, the Osmond Brothers & Lennon Sisters and the Bretts Not Included: • Airfare to Kansas City from your home city. Group air available out of Salt Lake - Price TBA • Lunches • Travel insurance • Items of a personal nature Optional Pricing: • Triple Rate is $1219.00 • Quad rate is $1169.00 . Single Rate is $1569.00 Payment Terms: • Deposit of $250.00 due at booking • Final payment due Oct 2, 2017 • Tour price is based on 25 travelers. • www.MorrisMurdock.com/terms

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Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Sarah Wangsgard (801) 483-6473 swangsgard@morrismurdock.com

Day 3: Dec 3 Free morning, Afternoon Show, Million Dollar Quartet This morning is yours to choose. You can either sleep in, go to a near by church service. You will enjoy an afternoon show. Tonight after dinner, we are off to see the Million Dollar Quartet. The MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is an all-new production, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the Father of Rock ‘n Roll brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. On December 4, 1956, a twist of fate brought together the four, future rock and roll legends. The four legends-to-be united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time. Featuring a treasure trove of the greatest rock ‘n roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these music legends, including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, Sixteen Tons, Who Do You Love?, Great Balls of Fire, Ghost Riders, and Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On. Million Dollar Quartet captures the infectious spirit and thrilling sounds of one of the most memorable nights in music history. (B,D) Day 4: Dec 4 Branson - Morning Area Tour, George Dyer, Six After breakfast this morning settle in for a tour of the breathtaking sights and scenery of Branson. Our local guide will give you all the information you need about this city that is as rich as its Ozark Mountain culture. This afternoon we are off to see George Dyer. George Dyer is known for his strong tenor talent and will impress Branson visitors with a unique blend of classical music favorites for an entertaining production. After dinner we are off to see the group SIX. Dubbed An Orchestra of Human Voices, SIX combines the musical showmanship and boundless energy of six remarkable brothers. Their intense high-octane energy, electrifying stage presence, and powerhouse vocals combine to create a truly amazing entertainment experience.(B,D) Day 5: Dec 5 Branson - The Bretts, Andy Williams Christmas show(starring the Osmond Brothers and Lennon Sisters) The morning we will spend with the Brett Family. You will fall in love with this experience. The Brett Family Show combines all of the charisma, harmonies and talent of the original Brett Family Show with the cheer of the holidays during. During this special performance the Brett’s share some of their favorite Christmas carols while keeping focus on the true meaning of the season. After Dinner we are off to see the Andy Williams Christmas Spectacular. Starring The Osmond Brothers and The Lennon Sisters, with award-winning Illusionist Rick Thomas, plus all the variety that made Andy s show so spectacular. The Christmas Spectacular also includes the Lennon granddaughters, the Andy Williams Ballroom Champions, The Moon River Orchestra and much more, plus a tribute to Andy, the man who started it all! (B,D) Day 6: Dec 6 Branson to Home City This afternoon we will transfer to the airport to fly home with the spirit of Christmas in your heart and ready to share with it your family back home. (B)


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Come experience many of the mustsee sites in South America. Hosted by local guides, this tour includes a Galapagos Island Cruise, sites in Ecuador and a visit to Peru - including Machu Picchu! This tour will give you many unforgettable memories.

ECUADOR, PERU WITH GALAPAGOS CRUISE 12 days from

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3,720

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Multiple Departures

hosted by local guides & specialists Day 1: Lima, Peru Upon arrival into Peru you will transfer from the airport to your hotel. Day 2: Lima - Cusco, Peru After your flight to Cusco, you will enjoy a city tour in the ancient capital city of the Incan Empire! It includes the main square, cathedral and Koricancha, a famous temple dedicated to the sun. Overnight in Cusco. (B) Day 3: Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco Today you will have a guided visit to Machu Picchu,�Lost city of the Incas.� This UNESCO World Heritage Site was built in the classical Incan style, with polished dry-stone walls fitted with masterful precision. Its primary buildings are the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun and the Room with Three Windows. Overnight in Cusco. (B/L) Day 4: Cusco-Lima- Quito, Ecuador Today you will fly Cusco to Lima and then into Quito, Ecuador. Transfer to the hotel and overnight.(B) Day 5: Quito After breakfast enjoy a Colonial city tour with its bustling streets and squares in the largest historical old town in the Americas. This city is a multi-ethnic, artistic and cultural heritage destination. Ovenight: Quito. (B)

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

Day 6: Quito - Peguche - Cotacachi - Karanki Today you will visit the village of Petuche with its traditional looms and Andean instruments. Next, you will go to Magdalena, once home to Atahulpa, the last of the Incan emperors. The Karanki community inhabit a paradise lost in time amongst llamas, condors, peaceful lagoons and the slopes of Imbabura Volcano. This is a perfect area to admire their embroidery work, harvesting and shepherding. You will overnight in this mountain town. (B/D)


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Price includes: • SAMPLE PRICE FOR CRUISE/TOUR IS $3720 (per person based on double occupancy) • Peru tour to include Cuzco and Machu Picchu • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu • Train ride on the Vistadome to Cusco • 3-night deluxe Galapagos Island Cruise • Air Ticket to Galapagos • Roundtrip transfers to ship and airport • Shore excursions on cruise • Moderate to First class hotels on tour • Galapagos Islands National Park Fee • Transit Card fee • Cruise fuel surcharge fee • English Speaking local guides • Sightseeing as outlined on the itinerary • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner and all meals on cruise • 8-night accommodation in first class hotels • Quito Colonial City Tour • Otavalo Indigenous Market with Karanki Magadelena Community in Ecuador Price does not include: • Flight into Lima and out of Quito plus fights within Peru and Lima to Quito • Tipping on cruise and to local tour guides • Meals not included on tour • Additional nights or sightseeing tours not included • Beverages on cruise • Items of a personal nature (room service, phone calls, internet, etc.) • Medical Coverage and Trip Interruption coverage Optional pricing: • Cruise upgrades or extended cruise nights Payment information: • Deposit due at time of booking $500.00 p/p • Final payment due 90 days prior to departure

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

Day 7: Magdalena Karanki - Salinas After breakfast you will visit the Otavalo market where the handicraft fairs can be found, then drive to Ibarra to take the train that crosses mysterious tunnels through the mountains, astonishing bridges spanning wide gullies and a unique biodiversity. You will arrive in the Afro-Ecuadorian community of Salinas whose inhabitants are well-known for their agricultural activity. You will return to Quito and overnight. (B/L) Day 8: Galapagos Cruise on M/Y Coral I & II or M/V Galapagos Legend This morning you will take a flight to the Galapagos. You will board your allinclusive 3-night cruise. Only a special few have he chance to travel to this paradise on Earth, sailing on a small charming ship with nautical wood and brass interior with wide outer decks and sea view cabins, Jacuzzi or pool and much more. Overnight on ship. (B/L/D) Day 9: Galapagos Islands While on your 3-night cruise multilingual naturalist guides will lead your daily shore excursions twice a day to a place unlike any other, full of wildlife and lectures explaining the geology, history, evolution, flora and fauna of the islands. Today you will see a variety of animals, including the prehistoric iguanas, giant tortoises and many exotic birds. Over-night on the ship.(B/L/D) Day 10: Galapagos Islands You will enjoy beautiful landscapes of volcanoes, lava cones and magma flows with many different type of plant life. (B/L/D) Day 11: Galapagos Islands On your cruise you will be able to swim and snorkel any time of the year in the warm clear waters of the beaches among tropical fish, Manta rays, sea lions, swordfish, sea turtles and other marine life. What an awesome experience! (B/L/D) Day 12: Quito Today is the end of your Galapagos adventure where you will transfer back to Quito and your returning flight home. (B) *Itinerary is subject to change


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LONDON TO PARIS TOUR WITH KAY GODFREY 6 Nights from

$

1,659

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Apr. 26-May 4, 2017 Join Kay Godfrey on this wonderful tour of France and England! Why visit just one great city when you can explore TWO iconic capital cities in Europe – and the Paris Temple open house! Enjoy a captivating experience that reflects centuries of history, imagination and culture. London and Paris compete for your attention as you enjoy the highlights of both cities. Come let us take the hassle out of travel and leave all the details to us. On this tour you’ll stay in well located hotels in each city while accompanied by an expert Tour Director as well as local guides who will bring these destinations and must see attractions to life. This tour includes the best of London and Paris on this leisurely tour. All of the top sights are included as well as plenty of free time for your own discoveries. In London we’ll see Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey just to name a few. We’ll cross the English Channel on the high-speed Eurostar Train and start the 2nd part of the tour in Paris. On our tour you’ll see the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Champs-Elysees and the iconic Versailles Palace.

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Days 1/2: Wed/Thur, Apr 26 & 27 Home Cities - London Today we will depart from the state and arrive into London on Thursday the 27th. Upon arrival at the airport we’ll clear customs and hit the road running! We will be met by Panoramic Tour of London including Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, and Piccadilly Circus. We’ll arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon. This evening you will have a welcome dinner in a traditional London Pub. (D) Day 2: Fri, Apr 28 London Our first stop will be Westminster Abbey, architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries. The Abbey also presents a unique pageant of British history – the shrine of St Edward the Confessor, the tombs of kings and queens, and countless memorials to the famous and the great. It has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066 and for numerous other royal occasions including the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997. After the Abbey it will be time to catch a boat from the Embankment pier for a cruise on the Thames. As the boat sails down the Thames, you will have a fantastic view of London’s famous landmarks from the river, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the famous Gherkin Tower and London Bridge. Later, you will visit the Tower of London. Work commenced on this riverside fortress 900 years ago, and the structure we see today was completed in the 14 Century. The Tower was the refuge of Richard II during the Peasants’ Revolt, the prison of Sir Thomas More, Sir Walter Raleigh and the future Queen Elizabeth I, and the execution place of Lady Jane Grey (British sovereign for 9 days) and Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s second and fourth queens. (B) Day 3: Sat, Apr 29 London Today we’ll have time to enjoy a half day excursion to Windsor. Windsor Castle is one of the three official residences of the Queen, which has been home to the Sovereign for over 900 years. The Castle is the largest


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inhabited castle in the world and the oldest in continuous occupation. The imposing towers and battlements of the Castle loom large from every approach to the town, creating one of the world’s most spectacular skylines. No other royal residence has played such an important role in the nation’s history. Return to central London in the early afternoon. The rest of the day will be at leisure for shopping and sightseeing in the city. (B)

Price includes: • Deluxe/Air Conditioned motor coach transportation • Licensed Local guides & an experienced LDS Tour Directors • 3 nights Hotel accommodations in London deluxe-tourist class hotels • 4 nights Hotel accommodations in Paris deluxe-tourist class hotels • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itinerary • Breakfast daily and 2 group dinner • Entrance fees to all noted locations and museums • Vox Audio system headsets throughout tour • Document package Price does not include: • Airfare from your home city to London and return from Paris. Air based on availability call for pricing. • Any private sightseeing not included on the itinerary • Tour gratuities • Items of a personal nature (e.g. phone calls, room service, internet, etc.) • Travel insurance (plans start at $35) • Meals not included in tour outline Optional pricing: • Single Supplement/Private room $2699 •** Ask about our Single/Share Program ** Payment information: • Deposit due at time of booking $500.00 pp • Final Payment due January 18th, 2017 • This tour is based on a minimum/max of 35 passengers

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Kim Isom (801) 483-6155 kisom@morrismurdock.com

Day 4: Sun, Apr 30 London - Paris This morning after breakfast we’ll transfer to St Pancras station for the Eurostar train to Paris. On arrival in Paris we’ll be met by our local guide and enjoy a panoramic city tour of Paris including many sites such as the Place de le Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and The Louvre Museum. Before transferring to your hotel you will take the lift to the viewing platform at the Tour Montparnasse. From here you will have a magnificent view over Paris and can see many of the iconic monuments of Paris, including the Eiffel Tower. Built in 1887, the Eiffel Tower is still the tallest structure in Paris, equivalent to an 81-storey building. (B) Day 5: Mon, May 1 Paris Today we will be taken out of the city, just north of Versailles to attend the open house of this brand new LDS temple. The Paris temple was announced in the fall of 2011 as the first in France and 1 of four temples built with no towers or spires. Latter today you will have free time to explore the city at your leisure. (B) Day 6: Tue. May 2 Paris This morning you will visit The Château de Versailles.When the château was built, Versailles was a country village, but it is now a suburb of Paris. From 1682, when King Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in 1789, the Court of Versailles was the center of power in ancien Régime France. Highlights include the Hall of Mirrors, site of the signing of the treaty that ended World War I and also offers a beautiful view over the gardens, and The King’s State Apartments – bedrooms of both King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. Return to central Paris where the rest of the day will be at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. This evening we will have a farewell dinner in a typical Parisian restaurant. (B) Day 7: Wed, May 3 Paris Today we will enjoy a full day tour of Paris including visits to The Louvre and Notre Dame. The Louvre Museum is one of the oldest, largest, and most famous art galleries and museums in the world. The building was previously a royal palace, and is famous for holding several of the world’s most prestigious works of art, such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne Madonna of the Rocks, and Alexandros of Antioch’s Venus de Milo. The Notre Dame Cathedral is a Gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in Paris, with its main entrance to the west. It is still used as a Roman Catholic cathedral and is the seat of the Archbishop of Paris. Notre Dame de Paris is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. It was restored and saved from destruction by Viollet-le-Duc, one of France’s most famous architects. After our touring today we will enjoy a lovely farewell dinner in a local restaurant. (B/D) Day 8: Thur, May 4 Paris - Home Cities Today after breakfast we will be transferred to the airport for your flight home with many new friends and memories to last a lifetime.


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British Church History Tour

with Scot & Maurine Proctor 11 days from

$

3,259

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June 27-July 8, 2017 land only

If you are interested in learning about the early saints of the LDS Church or visiting the lands of your ancestors, then this tour is for you! Come join Meridian Magazine’s Scot and Maurine Proctor for the Ultimate British Isles Church History and Literary Tour. This is a oncein-a-lifetime experience. Along with the Proctors, our tour will include renowned British expert Peter Fagg as your local guide. He will be bringing you the most amazing tour offered for LDS British Church History and Literary Treasures of Great Britain. For those visiting your British roots, bring along your own family history. As you visit or pass by your ancestral villages and towns, your photographs will come to life for new memories you had never had before.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock LDS Travel Study Karen Gerlach (801) 483-6152 kgerlach@ldstravelstudy.com

Day 1: Tue June 27 Edinburgh, Scotland Today we will depart the U.S and fly overnight to Edinburgh, Scotland. Day 2: Wed June 28 Edinburgh, Scotland Welcome to Scotland. Edinburgh, the ‘Athens of the North’, is the second most visited destination in Britain after London and we spend three nights here enjoying its many splendor’s. We begin our adventure with a visit to Calton Hill. We see impressive monuments and important government buildings, learn of fire festivals, “Edinburgh’s shame”, and Old Observatories but best of all we gain a great outlook over Edinburgh, Leith & Firth of Forth. We begin our first LDS segment of the tour with a climb to Arthur’s Seat to relive Orson Pratt’s Scottish mission and learn of the first Scottish missionary efforts of Alexander Wright and Samuel Mulliner. We fill our lungs with fresh Scottish air to share some ‘Scottish’ hymns and learn why this is the birthplace of the Articles of Faith. After booking into our hotel we venture out on foot into the Old Town. Weaving in and out of the Royal Mile we get our first taste of Britain’s literary greatness with a visit to the Writer’s Museum to view artifacts belonging to the great Scottish writers Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. We also find the humble beginnings of the Harry Potter phenomena and the charm of Greyfriars Bobby. Later on in the evening, dinner will be on your own. Overnight in Edinburgh. We will do research and let you decide on which hotel you would like to use in Edinburgh. Day 3: Thu June 29 Edinburgh, Scotland We begin today by exploring the imposing Edinburgh Castle with its Crown Jewels, Stone of Scone, prisons, war memorials, State Rooms and King James Bible beginnings. Lunch will be on your own. You may want to shop for some kilts, bagpipes and tartan galore! In the afternoon, we will walk down the Royal Mile pass St Giles Cathedral and learn of Covenanters, John Knox and the Scottish Reformation. You get to spit on the pavement (should you feel the urge), puzzle over the Scottish Parliament building, and then run for sanctuary. Our afternoon ends with a visit to Holyrood Palace – still a Royal Palace and full of royal splendor, intrigue and scandal! We also get to grips with all those Queen Mary’s and the Scottish monarchy. This evening we descend with our costumed guide underneath the streets of Edinburgh to find a warren of hidden streets frozen in time since the 17th Century – a mysterious and fascinating adventure. (D) Day 4: Fri June 30 Stirling, Scotland This morning we will have breakfast and then take the scenic 1 hour drive to visit Stirling Castle. Its striking location was the constant battle ground between England and Scotland for centuries. We learn of the exploits of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce in the Battle of Stirling Bridge and the Battle of Bannockburn. Witness how James V changed the Royal Palace into a public relations masterpiece with carvings and the Stirling Heads showing his divine right to rule. We also discover the story of the unicorn tapestries, the lost football and why Scot Proctor’s ancestor was locked away in this castle – an event that changed the course of their history. Next we will visit Roslyn Chapel - a “medieval treasure in stone”. Founded in 1446 this quaint little church, with intricate carvings and intriguing legends, came to the mass public’s attention due to Dan Brown’s book – The Da Vinci Code. The mystery of what is in those sealed crypts continues to create speculation, but the pure skill of these master masons is what keeps people coming back. For dinner this evening we will enjoy a Taste of Scotland - an unmissable evening of Scottish music, costume, bagpipes, fiddles and dance in the magically historic setting of Prestonfield House. Day 5: Sat July 1 Lake District, England This morning we say good-bye to Scotland as we make your way into England. Today we will embark on a day of scenery and inspiration driving through the famous Lake District. We learn about the saving of the Doctrine and Covenants, the contribution of Shakers & Quakers, the Romney connection, William


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Wordsworth’s attack, and Ruskin’s words of wisdom. Our first stop is Dove Cottage where Britain’s best loved poet William Wordsworth began his married life, where three of his children were born, and where some of his best poetry was written. The museum next door is full of original artifacts and manuscripts. We also find a link with Goldilocks and the three bears and a recital that will change the way you see that story forever. After lunch (on your own) our next stop is Hill Top Farm – the home of Beatrix Potter. This tiny farm house is a delightful time capsule particularly when you start to match the drawings from her stories with actual locations. We then take a cruise on Lake Windermere, the largest of all the Lakes, followed by a trip on a steam train. As we head south we pass through the John Taylor sites where he was born, christened, worked and lived and get to see their last home before the whole family immigrated to Canada. We finish the day with a surprising American connection. We will enjoy dinner at a delightful country pub and will overnight in Chorley. Day 6: Sun July 2 Preston, England After breakfast we will attend Sacrament near the Preston Temple. Our tour will follow in the footsteps of the first LDS missionaries to Britain and discover Joseph Smith’s dentist, the cursed stone, the 1842 riot, the powerful Reverend Wilson, Heber C. Kimball’s amazing prophecy, LDS shorthand, and the Deseret Alphabet. We visit all of the well-known sites including their lodgings (where evil spirits attacked), the River Ribble (where the first British baptisms took place), the Vauxhall Chapel Site (where they first preached) and the cockpit site (where the first British Conference was held in 1837). We will enjoy dinner and overnight in Chorley.

Tour Includes: • Deluxe motor coach transportation • Local guide and LDS British Church Historian • Hotel accommodations in moderate-first class hotels • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itinerary • Entrance fees • Gratuities for Meals, local guide and bus driver • All breakfasts and dinners where indicated Price does not include: • Round-trip air out of New York City @ $1325.00 (lower fare may become available) • Additional possible airfare from cities other than Salt Lake City • Sightseeing not included on the itinerary • Additional hotel accommodations Items of a personal nature (i.e., phone calls, room service, internet, etc.) • Travel insurance starting as low as $35.00 (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) • Gratuities to Tour Hosts Scot & Maurine Proctor • Meals not covered on program Single supplement $4020 (for those with their own room) Optional 2-Nights in London: $475 pp/dbl • 2-nights hotel stay in London with breakfast daily & airport transfer • $650 single occupancy • 7/8/17: Full day of sightseeing which includes viewing Big Ben, House of Parliament, Westminster Abby and Buckingham Palace. Next you will go inside St. Paul’s Cathedral and The Tower of London • 7/9/17: Half-day tour of Windsor Castle. Remaining of the day is free. Perhaps catch a show on London’s West End Theater District • 7/10/17: Return to the airport Payment Terms • Deposit is $500 per person at the time of booking • Final payment is due March 29, 2017 • $75 cash discount for deposit and final payment made by check

Day 7: Mon July 3 Liverpool, England This morning we will continue on to Liverpool. Liverpool served as the arrival point for hundreds of missionaries and the departure point for thousands of emigrants as they gathered to Zion throughout the 19th century. We take a tour around this famous city which, besides its LDS history, has had a long association with America (including slaves, cotton, Beatles and the claim that the first and final acts of the American Civil War took place here!). We visit the beautifully restored Albert Docks where we learn more about the life of an emigrant see the Sea Trek monument and discover a host of famous LDS names. Next we drive through the beautiful English countryside and visit the Roman settlement of Ribchester where, on the banks of the River Ribble we hear of secret baptisms and a raging bull. We visit tiny villages and a castle town - all of which have LDS tales to tell. We find the delightful villages of Chatburn and Downham and relive one of the most touching encounters of Heber C. Kimball’s missionary labours. We even have time to go Hobbit hunting and find out the origin of Sherlock Holmes. Tonight we dine in the shadow of Pendle Hill at The Calf’s Head with a traditional English Roast Dinner and desserts to die for. In the evening we will enjoy a Ghost Walk in Whalley under the direction of our delightful top hatted English gentleman Simon Entwistle. Day 8: Tue July 4 The Cotswalds, England In the heart of the Potteries we visit Gladstone Pottery Museum. Experts give live demonstrations of bone china flower making, pot throwing, and hand painting. We learn how Wilford Woodruff’s china gift for his Phoebe was not quite as perfect as he had hoped, and how this area was the springboard for the United Brethren story we experience tomorrow. Visit William Shakespeare’s birthplace & Ann Hathaway’s Cottage to capture the life and times of the Great Bard. We drive through the Cotswolds – famous for its rural nature and warm, limestone buildings – to find the historic village of Broadway. For dinner, we will dine at the 17th Century Great Hall Restaurant in the Lygon Arms – one of England’s most celebrated inns. Overnight at Broadway. Day 9: Wed July 5 Northampton, England We begin to discover sites made famous by Wilford Woodruff and the United Brethren. We visit Benbow’s farm, Castle Frome, and Ledbury to meet the likes of the pioneers John & Jane Benbow, and William Carter – Utah’s first ploughman. We will have lunch (on your own) in the medieval market town of Ledbury. During our visit we will learn of a Civil War battleground, wattle and daub, the Dymock Poets and the strained family relations of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. We follow in the footsteps of Wilford Woodruff, Willard Richards and Brigham Young to the top of the Herefordshire Beacon for a very important meeting. We meet up with the likes of Thomas Kington – the head of the United Brethren, William Pitt, the musical convert, James Palmer, a remarkable missionary, and many others. Included is a special visit to the restored Gadfield Elm chapel Britain’s first LDS owned meeting place and an iconic symbol of the United Brethren’s story. We cross over into Wales and take the beautiful Wye Valley and learn about Offa’s Dyke and briefly stop at Tintern Abbey immortalised in Wordsworth’s poem. The next two nights we stay at the Celtic Manor, set in 2,000 acres of panoramic parkland and the perfect place for our exploration of Wales. Day 10: Thu July 6 Wales, England Today we venture into Wales to experience beautiful Welsh valleys, coal mines and a walk through centuries of Welsh history. We also experience the impressive missionary activities of Dan Jones as he fulfils Joseph Smith’s final prophecy that he would live to fulfil his mission to his homeland. Here in South Wales thousands of Welsh families converted and emigrated bringing with them their love of the Gospel and powerful singing voices. We will visit Big Pit National Coal Museum – a World Heritage Site. Descend 300 feet underground to experience a real coal mine with a real coal miner. This was the backdrop for “How Green Was my Valley”. We will continue one to St Fagins National History Museum. Visit the whole of Welsh history in one spot! Over 40 original buildings from throughout the nation has been carefully reconstructed and preserved allowing us to walk through the wide spectrum of Welsh history. One of Europe’s leading open-air museums and Wale’s most popular heritage attraction. We will have dinner at a Celtic Manor Restaurant and overnight in Newport. Day 11: Fri July 7 Oxford, England This morning after breakfast at the hotel we will visit Blenheim Palace. This home is the absolute pinnacle of an English stately home – includes an exhibition on Winston Churchill who was born here. In the Afternoon we will make a stop in Oxford. This tour winds its way through the streets of Oxford, through stately colleges and grassy meadows, to discover some of the Noble and Great Ones. We track the history back to the beginnings of Oxford, to the time of the miraculous Frideswide, and then build layer upon layer of famous name after famous names including Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey, Lewis Caroll, C.S. Lewis, John Ruskin, Thomas More, Samuel Johnson and many more. We learn the history behind the iconic images of the Radcliffe Camera, the Divinity School, Bodleian Library, and the Ashmolean Museum and discover the influential John Wycliffe and his nemesis Richard Fleming, the tragic ending of the Oxford Martyrs, and the founding of Wesley’s Holy Club. For dinner, we will eat in Café Below - the atmospheric thousand year old crypt of St Mary le Bow in the City of London. We dine beneath the famous Bow Bells which have a tale or two to share about Cockney’s and Dick Whittington. Tonight, we will spend our last night in England at our hotel in London. Day 12: Sat July 8 Heathrow Airport - Home Cities After breakfast we will travel the Heathrow Airport. After having a wonderful experience in the United Kingdom we will return to the U.S.


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SOUND OF MUSIC TOUR

WITH JENNY OAKS BAKER & KURT BESTOR Spend an unforgettable 12 days touring with award-winning musicians and composers Jenny Oaks Baker and Kurt Bestor and experience the magnificent cities of Munich, Salzburg, Innsbruck, and Vienna. Besides the indepth city sightseeing we’ll do in these main cities, our tour highlights include a guided visit of King Ludwig s fairy tale castle, Neuschwanstein, we’ll visit the medieval town of Oberammergau to see the famous site of the original Passion Play and see sites where many of the beloved scenes from Sound of Music were filmed. This tour will be not only a Romantic s dream, but the trip of a lifetime for any music and history enthusiast.

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Days 1 & 2: Sat/Sunday - June 10-11 U.S.A. - Transatlantic Flight - Munich, Germany Welcome to Munich! Our tour director will greet us at the airport as we will hit the road running with a panorama tour of the city to get acquainted with the city that is called Germany’s “Secret Capital”. After a lunch stop we will arrive at our hotel to rest from our travels. Tonight we will gather together for a welcome dinner so we can all get to know each other and talk about the exciting sites ahead of us. (B,D) Day 3: Monday, Jun 12 Munich Our 1st stop will be to the Olympic Stadium to tour the site of the 1972 Games. We will ride the elevator to the top of Olympic Tower and look down at Munich from 190 metres up! From here you will be able to not only have beautiful aerial view of the city but if the weather is good you can see all the way to the Alps! After a lunch stop will have a walking tour of the city center. Originally surrounded by a series of Medieval walls, you still enter Old Town through the mighty city gates where you’ll experience great shopping mixed with historic beers halls, amazing museums and even a royal palace. Free time after! (B) Day 4: Tuesday, Jun 13 Oberammergau, Neuschwanstein, Seegeld As we depart Munich we drive into the countryside to visit the medieval town of Oberammergau where they have been performing Christ Passion Play since 1634 after they made a vow with God to spare the town from the plague. You will see the famous village and theater along with the quant Bavarian homes unique to this town. Next we will visit the fairy tale castle in Neuschwanstein, inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s castle at Disneyland. We then continue into the Alps to the picturesque town of Seefeld. (B,D) Day 5: Wednesday, Jun 14 Innsbruck This morning after breakfast we will take the short drive into Innsbruck


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and spend the day exploring this impressive city. Set amongst the gorgeous Nordkette mountain range, Innsbruck has been home to two Winter Olympics Games and is still the location for many major sporting and cultural events. It offers a range of historical sights, scenic vistas and Olympic attractions, as well as charming boutiques and atmosphere. Our tour will include the Imperial Apartments at the Royal Palace and the historic Court Church, a gothic church in the Old Town section of Innsbruck built in 1553 that holds a remarkable collection of German Renaissance sculptures. (B)

Price includes: • Deluxe/Air Conditioned motor coach transportation • Licensed Local guides • Experienced Tour Directors • 9 nights Hotel accommodations in 4 Star deluxe-class hotels • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itinerary • Breakfast daily and 1 group dinner • Entrance fees to all noted locations Price does not include: • Airfare from your home city to Munich and return from Vienna. Air based on availability call for pricing. • Any private sightseeing not included on the itinerary • Tour gratuities • Items of a personal nature (e.g. phone calls, room service, internet, etc.) • Travel insurance (plans start at $35) • Meals not included in tour outline Optional pricing: • Single Supplement/Private room $2699 •** Ask about our Single/Share Program ** Payment information: • Deposit due at time of booking $500.00 pp • Final Payment due March 18th, 2017 • This tour is based on a minimum/max of 40 passengers

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Day 6: Thursday, Jun 15 Berchtesgaden - Salzburg Today we travel east now to Austria! While we enjoy the majestic scenery during our restful commute we will learn more about the history of this region, especially as we make a stop in Berchtesgaden, home of the German Reichskanziel during WWII. We’ll visit the “Eagles Nest”, a gift to Hitler on his 50th birthday. Settled atop a ridge on the Kehlstein Mountain it is now a beautiful scenic stop. We finish our journey today in Salzburg. (B,D) Day 7: Friday, Jun 16 Salzburg We start today with a walking tour Salzburg where we’ll see the garden of Mirabell (Sound of Music sight), the house where Mozart was raised as well as the house where he was born on the shopping street of Getreidegasse. We’ll continue to the Salzburg Dome Cathedral, St Peters Monastery, Residenz Square where some of the scenes from the Sound of music we filmed along with other important sights in the city. This afternoon after lunch we will travel the country side seeing many sights made famous by the Sound of Music movie including Schloss Leopoldskron, the Trapp family home, Hellbrunn Gardens to the gazebo and the original Villa Trapp, where the family really lived from 1923-1928. Tonight after dinner we will return to Marabell Palace for a Mozart concert. (B) Day 8: Saturday, Jun 17 Mondsee - Melk - Vienna Today we depart Salzburg visit the town of Mondsee sitting on the shore of a lake and the home of the Abbey used for the wedding church in the movie. We then continue to Melk to visit the world famous Abbey which crowns a rocky bluff overlooking the Danube more than 150 ft above the river. It is known as the highest achievement of the Baroque style of architecture in Austria. We are then off to Vienna for dinner and our overnight. (B,D) Day 9: Sunday, Jun 18 Vienna Today, for those who’d like we will attend a local sacrament meeting and then the rest of the day will be free for you to enjoy your choice of any number of museums, art galleries or many other activities. (B) Day 10: Monday, Jun 19 Touring Vienna and area The capital of Austria sitting on the bank of the Danube River, known for Art, music and its historical importance will be the last stop on our historical tour. Today we start with a panorama city tour learning about its history and significant home, government buildings and palaces. This afternoon we will tour The Hofburg Palace including the imperial apartments, the Sisi Museum and see the Imperial Silver Collection. (B) Day 11, Tuesday, Jun 20 Day touring in Vienna Today we enjoy a guide tour of Schoenbrunn Palace. This magnificent focus of court life during its prime was originally commissioned to be hunting lodge. Today this magnificent palace is still a place of political influence. Our tour will encounter 40 different rooms throughout that will bring its history come alive for us. This afternoon will be free for you to enjoy the city at your leisure, go shopping and have a lovely dinner at a local restaurant. You may choose to do an OPTIONAL dinner concert tonight at Schoenbrunn Palace. (B) Day 12, Wednesday, June 21 Return flight home This morning after breakfast we will make our back to the Vienna airport for our flights home with full hearts and memories to last a life time. (B)


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VIETNAM, CAMBODIA & the Riches of the Mekong 16 days from

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Join Tim Taggart on this exotic and unforgettable journey to Vietnam, Cambodia & Riches of the Mekong river cruise. Your journey begins in Vietnam’s bustling capital, Hanoi, followed by an excursion of breathtaking Ha Long Bay for an overnight sojourn. A short flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia, brings you to the gateway of the ancient Khmer empire. Spend three days touring the temples of Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before embarking your Mekong cruise on Tonle Sap Lake. During the cruise your will see ancient temples, mist-covered mountains, a Buddhist monastery,and colorful floating markets as you cruise through two of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful countries. You will conclude your cruise in lively Ho Chi Minh City, with a two-night stay.

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Dani Edmunds (801) 483-6114 dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Includes Airfare from Las Vegas Day 1 October 3, 2017 - ARRIVE IN HANOI, VIETNAM Welcome to Vietnam’s capital city, known for its graceful colonial architecture, frenetic streets, and verdant parks and temples. After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the day is yours to explore. Day 2 October 4, 2017 - HANOI Morning sightseeing will take you to some of Hanoi’s most famous historical and cultural sites, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, One-pillar Pagoda and The Temple of Literature. You will also visit the infamous prison that American POWs sarcastically dubbed the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War. In the afternoon, experience an authentic rickshaw ride in the Old Quarter, followed by a traditional water puppet show. (B) Day 3 October 5, 2017 - HANOI - HA LONG BAY OVERNIGHT JUNK After breakfast, leave Hanoi behind and take a scenic ride to one of Vietnam’s most renowned locations, Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board a traditional wooden Junk to spend the night - a once-in-alifetime experience and an AmaWaterways exclusive. After visiting a floating village, enjoy an onboard dinner set against the Bay’s magnificent scenery and dramatic limestone cliffs and rock formations. (B,L,D) Day 4 October 6, 2017 - HA LONG BAY - HANOI - SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA This morning, your Ha Long Bay Junk continues its scenic cruising with breakfast onboard. Late morning, disembark the ship and transfer to Hanoi Airport with lunch en route. A short flight will take you to Siem Reap in Cambodia, the gateway to Angkor, the former capital of the Khmer empire and one of the most renowned archeological sites in Southeast Asia. (B,L) Day 5 October 7, 2017 - SIEM REAP - ANGKOR After breakfast, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the Angkor Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Highlights include Angkor Thom, the newly restored Baphuon Temple, Terrace of the Elephants, and the Terrace of the Leper King. You will also see the Bayon Temple, best known for its gigantic smiling stone faces. Visit nearby, Ta Prohm, known as the Kingdom of Trees. This afternoon, travel through the rural countryside to visit the pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei, the


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“jewel of Khmer art.” Tonight, you will enjoy a special Apsara Dancing Show at your hotel, featuring local Cambodian/Khmer folk dancers. (B,D) Day 6 October 8, 2017 - SIEM REAP - ANGKOR This morning you will visit the most iconic of all Angkorian temples, Angkor Wat. This intricate and massive temple complex was built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century to honor the Hindu god, Vishnu. The temple stands as a masterpiece of Khmer architecture. The afternoon is freetime. (B,D) Day 7 October 9, 2017 - SIEM REAP - PREK KDAM - KAMPONG CHHNANG Board your river cruise ship at Prek Kdam on the Tonle River. Meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Kampong Chhnang. (B,L,D)

Included: • Tour Director Tim Taggart • Air from Las Vegas • Meals included in the itinerary (B,L,D) • 2 nights accommodation in Hanoi at the Sofitel Legend Metropole • Overnight stay onboard a traditional wooden Junk in Ha Long Bay • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Siem Reap at the Sofitel Royal Angkor • 7 nights cruise in an outside cabin • Life enriching tours and excursions. • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise. • Complimentary soft drinks during cruise • Bottled water in every stateroom • Welcome & Farewell Dinners • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) at the Sofitel Plaza Saigon • Onboard special highlights & entertainment • Non-Smoking environment. • All Transfers with cruise & air package • Port Charges Not Included: • Visa’s into Vietnam and Cambodia • 7 night Cruise Gratuities (Recommended $84 per person) • Local Tour Guide Gratuities • Tour Director Gratuities • Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance • Items of a personal nature • Checked baggage fees Optional Cabin Pricing: Cat. C is $6,776 Cat. B is $7,337 Cat. A is $7,618 Cat. Suite is $8,085 Cat. Luxury Suite is $9,300 Payment Terms: • $400 deposit due at time of booking • 2nd Payment due February 1, 17 • Full payment due July 1, 2017 • Terms: MorrisMurdock.com/terms

CONTACT INFO: Morris Murdock Escorted Tours Dani Edmunds (801) 483-6114 dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Day 8 October 10, 2017 - KAMPONG CHHNANG - KOH CHEN After breakfast, a local boat will take you into the lakeside wetlands that form the mouth of the Tonle Sap River. Enjoy the stunning variety of bird life and be on the lookout for the traps used to catch fish in this area - some are over a halfmile long! In the afternoon, take a walk to the Koh Chen village. You will also visit home workshops specializing in silversmithing and copper-smithing. (B,L,D) Day 9 October 11, 2017 - OUDONG-KAMPONG TRALACH-PHNOM PENH This morning you will transfer to Oudong and tour a monastery to receive a special Buddhist blessing. In Kampong Tralach, you will enjoy an oxcart ride through the rice paddies surrounding a small village. Later, your ship will depart for Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, where a walking tour will give you an introduction to the city. Your tour includes a stop at Wat Phnom. Return to the ship for dinner and an onboard performance presented by local children. (B,L,D) Day 10 October 12, 2017 - PHNOM PENH This morning you will take an excursion to Cambodia’s infamous Killing Fields and also visit the Khmer Rouge’s grim Tuol Sleng S21 detention center (Genocide Museum). After lunch, your tour explores the city, famous for its French colonial architecture, busy cafés and colorful nightlife. Visit the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. An overnight on the waterfront provides an opportunity to dine on your own in a nearby restaurants, if you so choose. (B,L,D) Day 11 October 13, 2017 - PHNOM PENH - TAN CHAU, VIETNAM Spend the day cruising the Mekong River and crossing the border into Vietnam. Your vessel moors at the small town of Tan Chau, Vietnam. (B,L,D) Day 12 October 14, 2017 - TAN CHAU - SA DEC This morning, you’ll visit Tan Chau, a small Mekong River town unspoiled by tourism. You will have the opportunity to take one of two tours this morning. Your first option is to take a traditional xe-loi (tri-shaw) ride around the town, with stops at a silk-making workshop and another that produces rattan mats and slippers. Alternatively, you will take a boat ride through the narrow channels of the Mekong River to several scenic locations, including a small village known as Evergreen Island. This afternoon, your ship cruises to Sa Dec. (B,L,D) Day 13 October 15, 2017 - SA DEC - XEO QUYT - CAI BE Board a local boat for Sa Dec to tour the town where French writer Marguerite Duras spent many years in her youth. Then board a motor coach for Xeo Quyt, once used as a base during the French and U.S. wars and now an important ecological site. After lunch, a local boat will take you to Cai Be’s spectacular floating market. This evening, enjoy a festive Farewell Dinner on board. (B,L,D) Day 14 October 16, 2017 - HO CHI MINH CITY - DISEMBARKATION Your cruise comes to an end as the ship docks at My Tho Port followed by a transfer to nearby Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Explore such landmarks as the former Presidential Palace, the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum, known for its vast collection of artifacts from the Vietnam War. Finish with a visit to the Ben Thanh Market one of the oldest and most iconic structures in Ho Chi Minh City. (B,L) Day 15 October 17, 2017 - HO CHI MINH CITY Today is free to explore on your own, perhaps venturing to nearby shops and markets for mementos of your Southeast Asia adventure. (B) Day 16 October 18, 2017 - DEPART HO CHI MINH CITY Bid farewell to Ho Chi Minh City and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)


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INDEPENDENT AFRICA Zimbabwe & South Africa 9 days from

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Hosted by Local Guides Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town Welcome to South Africa! You will be met upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport by our representative, who will assist with your luggage, and transfer to your hotel. You will be mesmerized by the beautiful bay surrounded by the amazing Table Mountain. Today you will rest from your travel so you can start your explorations tomorrow.

Journey to the southern tip of Africa to discover a country that defies comparison. No other destination offers such a spectacular combination of scenery, cities and amazing animal sightings. One day you re out on the savanna, spying on leopards and lions; the next, you re sipping a cool drink and feeling the breeze off the Indian Ocean. Truly an experience like non other, and must see in your life. This tour has guided experiences each day with licensed English speaking well trained guides who will make sure you see everything you need to see to make this tour the ultimate experience you dreamed of.

Day 2: Table Mountain & Cape Town City Tour This morning you will be escorted to the foot of Table Mountain. Table Mountain is one of the official New 7 Wonders of Nature, following a lengthy international voting process. You can get to the top of Cape Town’s most famous icon in just five minutes by taking a cable car up, or spend the better part of your day hiking it. Table Mountain is known for its rich biodiversity and is home to over 1,500 species of plants (more than the number found throughout the entire British Isles), most of them fynbos, which forms one of the world’s six plant kingdoms all on its own. At its highest point, Table Mountain reaches 1,085m (3,560ft) and affords views all the way to Robben Island and beyond. Next you will proceed to the Castle of Good Hope and the South African Museum. Day 3: Cape of Good Hope tour Our journey to Cape Point takes us along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road. We pass the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their soft white sand and assure blue water. The formidable 12 Apostles Peaks rise above the road on one side, while sheer cliffs and incredible rock formations drop into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other side. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity. We arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its imposing Sentinel. Optional Visit Seal Island or shop for souvenirs at the craft market at the harbour. Our tour


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continues over Chapman s Peak which offers amazing photo opportunities, and onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. This area is home to many different species of buck and birds, the Cape Mountain Zebra, and mischievous baboons. Take the funicular to the lighthouse and visit Boulders Beach to see the African penguins before arriving at the naval base of Simons town. With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers, a fitting end to a day.

Included: • Road Transfer from Cape Town Airport to Cape Town city bowl hotel • 3 nights accommodation at Southern Sun Waterfront on a bed and breakfast basis in Cape Town • Tours or sightseeing in Cape Town • Road transfer from Cape Town city bowl hotel to Cape Town International Airport • Transfers to & from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport • 2 nights accommodation at Jock Safar Lodge on a full board basis (all meals and two game drives daily) • 1 nights accommodation at the D’Oreale Grande at O.R. Tambo Airport on a bed & breakfast basis including shuttle transfers • Airport transfers in Victoria Falls • 2 nights at The Victoria Falls Hotel on a bed & Breakfast basis Not Included: • All flights and airport taxes • Porterage and gratuities • Personal Extras Meals and drinks other than those included in this itinerary • Visa Costs (please check this prior to travel) • Additional tours and excursions Payment Terms: • $500 deposit due at time of booking • Full payment due 45 days prior to your departure. • Terms: MorrisMurdock.com/terms

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Day 4: Cape Town to Kruger National Park You will be transferred to Cape Town Airport to check in for your onward flight to Johannesburg. (Flight not included) Upon arrival in Johannesburg, connect to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (flight not included). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the lodge. The rest of the day will be at leisure until you join the evening game viewing drive. You will spend the next 2 nights at the 5 star Jock Safari Lodge on a Full Board basis (all meals and two game viewing activities daily). Day 5: 2 Game drives in Kruger Park Today you will have the opportunity to enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive inside Kruger National Park. Set against a backdrop of lush green mountainous vegetation, the natural design and architecture of Mabula Private Game Lodge falls softly on the eye as it superbly blends in with the natural surroundings. Upon arrival, the spacious, uncluttered, elegantly furnished lounge and reception area immediately set a relaxed and inviting tone. Exclusive accommodation in air-conditioned luxury thatched chalets with en-suite bathrooms have been designed to offer guests complete comfort and relaxation in this beautiful natural setting. . Day 6: Kruger National Park to Johannesburg The morning we will start early for our game drive. Try to spot The Big Five for the last time before we return to the concrete jungle via flight back to Johannesburg for an eye opening tour of the Soweto Township. Soweto is a sprawling cluster of townships on the south-western flank of Johannesburg. Soweto was created in the 1930s and with a population of over 2 million, the township is the biggest black urban settlement in Africa with a rich political history. Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum in Orlando West, built in memory of the people who died on 16 June 1976. Nelson Mandela’s humble little house, now called the Mandela Family Museum. The museum, a house comprising four interleading rooms, contains a rather eclectic assortment of memorabilia, paintings and photographs of the Mandela family as well as a collection of honorary doctorates bestowed on Nelson Mandela from universities and institutions around the world. Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s house and the Sisulu residences are in the same neighborhood. Tonight you will stay in the heart of the thrilling city of Johannesburg. Day 7: Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Today we will be transferred back to the O.R. Tambo International Airport for a flight to Victoria Falls. Guests will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel to relax and enjoy the amazing views of the Zambezi River. Day 8: Tour of Victoria Falls & Zambezi River Cruise The morning is devoted to exploring the Victoria Falls from different vantage points. The falls have been described as one of the world’s natural wonders, and few who have seen its imposing grandeur have not stood in awe. Afterwards some time is provided for relaxation, then guests are met during the afternoon for a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. The views of the surrounding wilderness areas and glimpses of different mammals as they come to the water’s edge for a drink, remind us of an Africa’s primal draw. Day 9: A Fond Farewell... You will be transferred to Victoria Falls Airport to check in for your return flight to Johannesburg (flight not included).


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Independent Classic China - 6 nights with optional Hong Kong extension: Choose your own dates on this independent Classic China tour. Visit all of the major sites of Beijing and Xi’an with your own private guide. Walk on the Great Wall, marvel at the Terra Cotta Warriors.

INDEPENDENT BEIJING & XI’AN, CHINA TOUR 6 Nights from

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Hosted by Local Guide Day 1 - Salt Lake City - Beijing Depart Salt Lake City to Beijing Day 2 - Beijing Upon arrival you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Day 3 - Beijing Today you will walk on the 98- acres of Tiananmen Square. We will then visit the Imperial Palace (Forbidden City) and its palace museums. First built in the 15th century, the Imperial Palace was the residence of the emperors of the Ming and Quing Dynasties. (B,L,D)

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Day 4 - Beijing Today we will visit the Olympic Village, and have a photo shoot with the Bird Nest Stadium and Water Cube Aquatic center. We will then take you to the Great Wall of China, which was first built during the 5th century BC and meanders across the earth for 3,700 miles. Over 300,000 people labored more than 30 years to accomplish the task. This afternoon you will visit the Underground Palace, and underground tomb of one of the Ming Emperors, and the “Sacred Way of the Animals,” which guards the tomb. Tonight enjoy the brilliant Martial Arts Kung Fu spectacular. (B/L/D)


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Price includes: • 4 Star accommodations • Meals indicated in itinerary • English-speaking guide and driver • Meals indicated on itinerary • Domestic flights within China Price does not include: • International Round-trip Airfare to China • Taxes & fuel surcharges • China Visa • Passport • Meals not indicated on itinerary • Items of personal nature • Trip cancellation & baggage insurance • Tips & gratuities Optional pricing: • Hong Kong Extension: $389.00 p/p based on double occupancy. Enjoy 3 nights in Hong Kong, you will enjoy a half day Hong Kong Island tour, including Aberdeen, Victoria Peak and Stanley Market. Flights from China to Hong Kong are seperate. Payment information: • Deposit due at time of booking $500.00 pp

Day 5 - Beijing Morning is a time for contemplation and for exercise. You will visit China’s most photographed building this morning, the Temple of Heaven, where you can join the Chinese people in their morning exercise. This afternoon experience a very enjoyable bicycle rickshaw of a “Hutong” - one of Beijing’s traditional old neighborhoods. (B/L/D) Day 6 - Beijing - Xi’an Today we will transfer from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Xi’an. Xi’an served as the capital of eleven dynasties. Afterward we will visit the 1,000 year old Wild Goose Pagoda and Shaanxi Provincial Museum. (B/L/D Day 7 - Xi’an Today we will visit the life-sized Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, buried for over two thousand years with the First Emperor of China - Qingshihuang. This evening you will enjoy a dumpling banquet followed by a very colorful Tang Dynasty Show. (B/L/D) Day 8 - Xi’an - Salt Lake City Today you will bid farewell to the fascinating country of China and its people. After breakfast you will transfer to the airport and check-in for your international flight. (B)

OPTIONAL HONG KONG TOUR: Day 1 - Arrive Hong Kong Transfer to Hong Kong Hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure. Day 2 - Hong Kong Today you will enjoy a half day Hong Kong Island tour which includes Aberdeen, Victoria Peak and Stanley market. (B)

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Day 3 - Hong Kong Free time at leisure or join the optional tour. (B) Day 4 - Hong Kong Departure Depart Hong Kong for flight home. (B)


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