Peggy and Kerry Jensen
Traditions of Christ in the Holy Land Tour “This was truly great, once in a lifetime experience on many levels. The company works hard to ensure our safety, comfort and experience.”
Rich and Dallas Harris
We went on the Legacy Tours Humanitarian trip with our son Andrew this last summer to the Dominican Republic. It was a fantastic experience. John Bytheway was on the trip and joined us at meals and many of the service projects and activities. John did some excellent devotionals each night and gospel power point presentations that were very insightful, moving and entertaining.
Mark our tour guide was great. He really made sure everyone was involved and having a great experience. The resort we stayed had had great food and a lot of variety. Carlos was one of our native guides and was very friendly and caring and helped with the service projects. We assisted at a chocolate factory, helped build water filters and helped with laying concrete in a home.
Most of the service projects were done in the morning and then in the afternoon we would do other activities like swimming, basketball, soccer, play in the ocean, kite flying, etc. It was a great experience for our son Andrew who was preparing for a mission to Brazil and he got to experience a country similar to his mission in many ways. Thank you Legacy Tours and Travel for a great experience!
We went to the Dominican republic with legacy tours this summer. It was one of the best trips our family has ever been on. We got to see and do some things that we never would have been able to do as regular tourists. Mark and Bailey were great at communicating the schedule. We didn’t have to worry about food preparation or shopping for it. It was fun meeting and traveling with other members of the group.
The devotionals at night were a great way to end the day. When I travel, I don’t like to feel like I’m just one of the mass of tourists who all do the same things. With legacy it made for a very unique experience. We interacted with the locals on a level that most never get to do.
Bill and Rita T
Bob and Naomi J
Loren and Mary E.
I just spent the last 16 days with the most amazing people in a most amazing place. We traveled through the Holy Land on a pilgramicdge of learning and experiences regarding Jesus Christ. We swam in the Sea of Galilee, and visited the places where Christ performed most of his miracles. We hiked Hezekiah’s Tunnel, floated in the salty Dead Sea, experienced the celebrations of Shivah and Bar mitzvahs at the West/Whaling Wall at Temple Mount, and walked the wall around old Jerusalem.
I walked the streets of Bethlehem and sat on the hill looking over the Shepherd’s fields, then stood in that places that “tradition” says Jesus Christ spent his last days, including the Garden of Gethsemane, the house where the last supper took place, the garden tomb, and Calvary. Our group hiked many places including Masada, Petra, Mount of the Beatitudes and Mount Tabor, then visited Wadi Rum where we stayed in Bedouin tents and rode camels. I cannot even begin to express my feelings regarding these places.
Every little detail and all arrangements were made for us, and the itinerary maximized our time at the sites. Thanks Legacy Tour Travels for the most memorable experiences.
Norman and Mary Ann
Thank you for all the planning and preparing that went into such a successful Church History Tour for us all! Thank you for sharing your passion in life with others – it was a joy to travel with Legacy Tours!It was great just to show up and be taken care of! We loved the nice accommodations you arranged, and the meals you purchased along the way were appreciated. There were extra touches you made that the normal traveler wouldn’t know about, like dinner with the Amish and a lecture by Karl Anderson!
The highlight of the trip for us was Nauvoo. We’ve wanted to go to the Nauvoo Temple since it was dedicated and this tour provided the perfect opportunity to do that and much, much more! It was our dream come true!We enjoyed the pageants and the church history sites, and are savoring the memories and the feelings we had as we walked where the prophet walked and visited places we have read about. Even the bus ride was fun! The many hours on the bus seemed to fly by as we were learning and laughing as we traveled.
Joe did a great job preparing us to visit the places we stopped at along the way. His research and study were evident as he taught us. And, of course, having the Bytheways was a definite bonus to the trip! It was fun traveling with a celebrity! His firesides were fabulous! Your promise of “meaningful travel with educational, recreational and spiritual experiences” was met!
Paul and Phyllis
Gayle & John Broberg
Kent & Penny Larsen
Book of Mormon 8 Day Evidence Tour
This was a remarkable adventure. It was overwhelming at times. One participant described it as “drinking from a fire hydrant.” The evidence is stunning and profound, it is irrefutable.
My spiritual testimony of the Book of Mormon is greatly enhanced by the physical evidence of the existence of this promised lane. To walk the land of the ancient inhabitants, to see their mounds, rivers and artifacts is a sacred experience. We will be eternally grateful for the experience.
Matt & Lori Henderson
Randy and Cathy Musick
A few years ago, my husband John and I were fortunate enough to go on a Book of Mormon Evidence Tour. It was a memorable, mind expanding, enjoyable experience! We were surprised to see just how many artifacts are in museums, such as breastplates arm and head shields and other things dating back to Book of Mormon times. As we stopped at various places, the geography of the Book of Mormon became real. Many mounds, including temple and burial mounds are still visible.
The spirit was evident at many places, especially the springs where the Waters Of Mormon were possibly located. The Bountiful Temple location was also a beautiful and peaceful spot. Rod Meldrum was well prepared and very informative. We can’t wait to go again and bring some of our friends and family!
Book of Mormon Evidence Tour
“A perfect balance of archeaology and spirituality.” (Kels Goodman)
[Legacy Tours has] exceeded my expectations! From start to finish-unbelievable!! Great! I can’t wait to bring more of my family and friends on the jouney.” (RSC)
“I loved being in the Great Circle where Jesus (possibly) stood. The feelings were humbling. I loved, loved, loved being able to throw the atl atl, where I could actually do something the Nephites did.” (SN)
“This was an incredible experience for me. My testimony is strengthened and I am more determined to study more.” (K. Barnwell)
“Rod and Wayn are walking encyclopedias wtih credible knowldege and inspiration. I am blessed to have spent time with them. They are pioneers that are dedicated to spreading their knowledge to the world. ” (Lee Humrich)
“A+. Just a great experince all around. I hope to bring my famiiy members next time- and most definitely I am planning on a next time! Thanks for the great opportunity.” (Tamie Eastman)
Comments from our John Bytheway Family Tour
“We had a tremendous experience! The friendships we made we will cherish. Every day we thought, “this can’t get any better” but it did. We would do it again in a heartbeat! (Tom and Ellen Thomas)
“Wonderful experinece, well planned went all too fast!” (KE)
“We would recommend Legacy Tours, hope to travel with them again, excellent interaction with all the guests, very full days – never a dull moment. ” (Jarmons)
“Super! John was real treat inthe inofrmation he provided, especially the evening side chats.” (VA)
“This has been a spiritual journey and a wonderful one. ” (SV)
Comments from June Book of Mormon Evidence Tour
“We got our money’s worth and made some good friends. I wish I could come again. It was wonderful!” (LHP)
“It was everything I hoped it would be and better. It will bring a new prespective each time we read the Book of Mormon in the future. I wish all our children and friends could experience this tour.” (John and Susan Iverson)
“We had reveiwed all the DVD’s prior to the trip. Visiting the sites and feeling the spirit in each place firmed our testimonies that the Heartland model is correct. “
“This was the best tour I’ve ever been on in my life. I’ve traveled extensively and this takes the cake. My life will never be the same, nor my testimony of the turth of these things more sure. ” (CH)
DeAnn and I had a great time Our perception of the Book of Mormon will be forever enhanced. Truly we believe that the Promised Land is this land. It was in the time of the Nephites and the Adamites, and now.” (DeeRay and DeAnn Olson)
Comments from July 13 Day Church History and Book of Mormon Evidence Tour
“Rod and Wayne were excellent guides – even better than we ever thought possible – all day long and into the evening.” (Whitlocks)
“Amazing! My 2nd trip!” (Tina Koivu)
“Rod and Wayne are both so knowledgeable, warm and accommmodating. Their testimonies just shine.” (Marilyn Nunez)
From July 2015 Church History and Book of Mormon Pageant Tour
“This was an excellent tour! We would highly recommend it to anyone else. Rod is fun and entertaining as well as extremely knowledgeable.” (Fred and Peggy Ash)
“I would do this again! It was wonderful to go to places where my ancestors helped establish the church and listen to the stories of their faith. They knew where the Book of Mormon took place!” (Marie Bryant)
“I have a better appreciation of the Book of Mormon. Just knowing where the Nephites and Lamanites lived and fought their battles has brought a new excitement to reading this sacred book of scriptures.” (Marilyn Watson)
“This trip, although looked forward to was far more than we expected.” (W. Shaffer)
“Fab trip-great learning experience-great tour guide.”
From October 2015 Church History and Book of Mormon Evidence Tour
“This was our 2nd tour of the Book of Mormon Heartland sites. We combined it this year with church history, the spiritual experience was even better this year!” (William and Jane Haynes)
“I am so glad I was directed by the spirit to come. It was inspred from Heavenly Father.” (J.T.)
“I had several ah-ha moments. Every place was simply a priviledge to visit and enjoy the spirit. We are definitely Heartlanders and plan on doing our part to spread the word.” (James and Barbara Peterson)
“The tour was much more than I expected. It was very spiritual and empowering. I’m so excited to reread the Book of Mormon.” (Leslie Ramey)
“This is the tour that I’ve been waiting for forever; loved it!” (Joan Turner)
“I loved knowing we were where the Savior, Adam, Joseph, Lamanites, Nephites and Jaredites were. It was awesome.” (Charles and MaryLee Richards)
From September 2014 Book of Mormon Evidence Tour
“I cannot wait to read the Book of Mormon with a new outlook. I am so excited!” (Mary Lou Ruesch)
“The trip really opened my eyes – will never read the Book of Mormon the same again. So glad I came!” (William and Jane Haynes)
“Like the approach of patience in spite of [the guides] enthusiasm about the truth. We have to be Christian and kind with the truth. Awesome.