Don Beesley

Don and Annette Beesley are so excited to have the opportunity to travel with you. They have been directing tours together for thirty years. Whether overseas or in the states, they love taking people to new and exciting places and watch them experience it for the first time. Their travels have taken them to many wonderful and exciting places all over the world.

Don is a retired educator with a doctorate in Education from the University of Southern California. He also has degrees from the University of Utah as well as Brigham Young University.

Don Beesley is a retired institute instructor and director who had taught with the Church Educational System for almost four decades. He taught at the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for a year in 1991–92 and during the 1996 spring term and the 2000 summer term. He has been the director of numerous tours to the Holy Land for BYU Travel Study and LDS Travel.

Dr. Beesley is eager to share his experiences in the Holy Land with others. His familiarity with the area, his love for the people, and his enthusiasm for teaching are clear as he helps tour members gain new insights and a better understanding of the scriptures by visiting historical sites of the Holy Land and feeling the Spirit there. The experiences of teaching, bearing testimony, and hearing testimonies of others borne at especially significant sites highlight each of his tours.

Brother Beesley is accompanied on his tours by his wife, Annette, who assists with lectures and assures the comfort and well-being of the tour participants. Brother and Sister Beesley have seven children and twenty-nine grandchildren. Don and Annette have been married for 57 years.

"We agree with President Kimball that visiting the Holy Land will literally change one’s life. And I do not believe anybody goes to the Holy Land by chance."

Don Beesley's Current Tours:


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2022 American Heritage & Early LDS Church History Tour with Tim Taggart from 2,079
2022 American Heritage & Early LDS Church History Tour with Tim Taggart

DestinationWashington, D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; New York City, NY Boston, MA; Sharon, VT; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration11 days 10 nights

2022 American Heritage & LDS Church History Tour with Kay Godfrey from 2,739
2022 American Heritage & LDS Church History Tour with Kay Godfrey

DestinationWashington, D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; New York City, NY Boston, MA; Sharon, VT; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration15 days 14 nights

2022 Autumn in New England Tour with Kay Godfrey from 1,699
2022 Autumn in New England Tour with Kay Godfrey

DestinationBoston, MA; Boothbay Harbor, Maine West Lebanon, NH; Sharon, VT; Binghamton, NY Fayette: Palmyra, NY; Kirtland, OH;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration9 days 8 nights

2022 Best of Israel Holy Land Tour with Scot and Maurine Proctor from 2,988
2022 Best of Israel Holy Land Tour with  Scot and Maurine Proctor

DestinationTel Aviv; Nazareth; Galilee; Masada; Jerusalem;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration12 days 11 nights

2022 Bringing the Bible to Life Jordan and Israel Tour with Tim Taggart from 3,449
2022 Bringing the Bible to Life Jordan and Israel Tour with Tim Taggart

DestinationAmman, Jordan; Petra, Jordan; Tel Aviv; Caesarea; Sea of Galilee; Mt. Tabor; Masada;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration16 days 15 nights

2022 British Church History Tour with Scot & Maurine Proctor from 3,119
2022 British Church History Tour with Scot & Maurine Proctor

DestinationEdinburgh, Scotland; Stirling, Scotland; Lake District, England; Preston, England; Liverpool, England; The Cotswalds, England; Northampton, England; Wales, England;

Category:  Europe

Duration11 days 10 nights

2022 British Isles Cruise with Anthony Sweat from 1,759
2022 British Isles Cruise with Anthony Sweat

DestinationUnited States Amsterdam, Netherlands; Day at Sea Inverness, Scotland Glasgow, Scotland; Belfast, Northern Ireland Holyhead, Wales; Cork, Ireland

Category:  Cruises

Duration15 days 14 nights

2022 Church History Tour with Barbara Morgan Gardner from 2,179
2022 Church History Tour with Barbara Morgan Gardner

DestinationPalmyra, NY; Fayette, NY Susquehanna River; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; St. Louis, MO; Nauvoo, IL; Carthage, IL;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration9 days 8 nights

2022 Church History Tour with Gerrit Dirkmaat from 1,579
2022 Church History Tour with Gerrit Dirkmaat

DestinationBaltimore, MD; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration7 days 6 nights

2022 Ecuador & Galapagos Islands, Return to Paradise from 4,450
2022 Ecuador & Galapagos Islands, Return to Paradise

DestinationQuito, Ecuador; Otavalo, Ecuador; Papallacta, Ecuador; Yacuma Ecolodge, Ecuador; Galapagos Islands;

Category:  South America

Duration15 days 14 nights