Israel Tour 2023
Experience a land like no other - Israel! We have meticulously designed a trip to deepen your understanding of Biblical truth and grow your love for Jesus. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, culture, and breathtaking landscapes of the Holy Land - Galilee, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Caesarea Maritima, Masada, the Wilderness, Jersusalem, and so much more. Swim in the Dead Sea. Feel the wind during a boat ride tour on the Sea of Galilee. Explore Hezekiah's tunnel, constructed some 800 years before Christ. Stand before the crumbled walls of Jericho. Hear the rushing waters of the Jordan River and so much more. Book Now To Experience this once-in-a-lifetime tour!
Be a part of this incredible itinerary that combines fellowship and comfort as we learn the Word and grow to love Jesus more deeply.
- Pastor Dan Miller
Pastor Dan Miller
Pastor Dan Miller was part of the core group that started Grace Fellowship in 2003. He has taught on the life of Christ for over 30 years and taught at sites around Israel on a prior trip. Dan is our primary teaching pastor, leads the staff, and oversees the vision for our disciplemaking philosophy of ministry. Dan has been married to Vicki for over 30 years and together they have seven children and one grandchild.
Dan Becker lived in Israel for a period of time as part of a team doing excavation near the Dead Sea. One of the joys of Dan’s life was to take his family for an extended time in Israel in order to retrace the events of Biblical history. Dan is also the founder and President Emeritus of the Personhood Alliance, a steadfast proponent of personhood across the world through political action and the writing of two books on the subject.
NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and your tour guide’s discretion.
[Included Meals: B=Breakfast / L=Lunch / D=Dinner. ALL other meals are the responsibility of the traveler.]
Sunday, November 19
Depart Atlanta at 2:00 pm.
Monday, November 20
Arrive Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport this morning (9:15 AM). Visit the ancient port of Jaffa, and then drive by Ziklag on the way to the Valley of Elah, where the story of David and Goliath took place. You will also see the mound and gates of Lachish or Arad (time permitting). Arrive at our lovely hotel, the new Kedma Sde Boker on the edge of the Wilderness of Sin. Enjoy the majestic desert vistas and pools. Dinner at the hotel. [D]
Tuesday, November 21
After breakfast, we depart for THE “Grand Canyon of Israel”, Mitzphe Ramon. We then arrive at the site of Timna and visit Solomon’s Mines and the Egyptian Temple of Hathor. Next, we will learn about the Tabernacle in the Desert and have lunch at a desert outpost. Our next stop is one of the most unique places on earth – the Dead Sea. You will arrive in time to jump into your swimsuit and float in this unique mineral-based sea. Dinner and overnight. [B/D]
Wednesday, November 22
This early morning we take the cable car to the top of Masada. Here we will have an expansive view of Jordan, Mount Nebo, the Mediterranean Sea, and even the Judean Hills. Afterward, we have a visit of Qumran where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls and the mysterious Copper Scroll was found. We will have lunch at Qumran today. Then just a few miles down the same road, we will see the palms of Ein Gedi. We will pass Beit Shean and will stop, time permitting at the wall where King Saul was nailed. Arrive at the Sea of Galilee this evening and overnight. Our scenic youth hostel is overlooking the Sea of Galilee. [B/L/D]
Thursday, November 23
Thanksgiving Day: Today we visit the Northern Kingdom of Israel and the Golan Heights. Visit Tel Dan and see the Gate of Abraham. Afterward, we will visit Caesarea Philippi (Banias) where Peter said to Jesus, “You are the Christ!” We will also stand at the overlook and see into Syria – even seeing the city of Damascus from military outpost at Kuneitra. Have lunch in a special village beneath Nimrod’s Palace. Time permitting, we will visit Kursi where Jesus met the man of Gadarene. [B/L/D]
Friday, November 24
Today will be an amazing day as we walk in the footsteps of The Lord Jesus Christ! Stand on a hilltop that may very well be the place where Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount. Just as the scripture says, Jesus walked from synagogue to synagogue – we arrive at the synagogue of Chorazin. Come down the hill into Bethsaida – the new dig where Peter’s home is reputed to have been found. Then a visit to Capernaum and the home of Peter’s mother-in-law. Afterward, we have fish lunch on the shores of the Galilee, drive to Magdala to see the newly opened ancient synagogue. Drive to the Jesus boat and hear the amazing story of how they found this fishing boat kept intact in the mud of the Galilee. From here we have an early evening boat cruise on the Sea of Galilee. [B/L/D]
Saturday, November 25
Depart the Sea of Galilee this morning and drive to Mount Precipice where you will be standing over the Plain of Megiddo and Armageddon. Afterward, we have an instructional visit at Nazareth Village. Lunch and then drive towards the Mediterranean Sea to our long-awaited visit of Caesarea. On our way, we will be driving along the Carmel Ridge. It was on this long ridge, Elijah called down fire to defeat the gods of Baal. We will arrive at Caesarea Maritima and begin our visit to the aqueduct, with a walk along the beach. We will then see the remains of Herod’s palace and the most likely prison cell from the time of the Apostle Paul’s incarceration before being taken to Rome for his final writings and ultimate death. Arrive in Jerusalem this evening. [B/L/D]
Sunday, November 26
Today we visit the pearl of Israel – the City of David. We will learn of the importance of its discovery, visit Hezekiah’s Tunnel, the Pool of Siloam. Afterward, we will visit the steps that Jesus walked up that we fondly call the Southern Steps. From here we will visit the mikvah’s where our fellow brothers and sisters in Jesus were baptized in the Book of Acts. We will visit Archaeological Park and see the Trumpeting Stone and then the famous Western Wall. From here we will visit a special dig site from King Solomon’s stables (located at Emek Tzurim Valley). When departing we will stop atop Mount Scopus for a view and then have a special visit. We will have private time together in a rarely used garden in Gethsemane where we will have praise and worship as the sun begins to set. [B/D}
Monday, November 27
This morning we begin with visiting Temple Mount and Antonio Fortress. We then spend time at the Pools of Bethesda and will have an opportunity to sing at St. Anne’s. We will have free time for lunch in the Christian Quarter. We will stop adjacent to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Next, we visit the Jewish Quarter and the Cardo, passing the beautiful gold menorah and Broad Wall. We end our day with communion together in the precious Garden Tomb. [B/D]
Tuesday, November 28
Israeli Museum – the home of Israel’s greatest archaeological treasures, Model of Herodian Jerusalem – a model of Herodian Jerusalem as it looked at the time of Christ, Shrine of the Book – a section of the Israel Museum housing the Dead Sea Scrolls and Yad Vashem – Israel’s memorial to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust.) Gloria [B/D]
Wednesday, November 29
Today we leave Jerusalem via the Bethany-Jericho Road. Stop at Jericho. A short hop to the Jordan for a baptismal service. Drive to Samaria where we will visit Shechem and stand beside Mount Ebal and Mount Gerazim (the Blessings and the Cursings). We then drive to Shiloh and visit the site where the tabernacle stayed (369 years) during the time of the Judges. [B/L/D]
Thursday, November 30
Pass Rachel’s tomb on the way through Bethlehem. Stop at the (Shepherd’s fields) Cave by the Old YMCA, lunch in a Bedouin Tent; Herodium; Jerusalem (back for the afternoon/evening in Jerusalem.) Gloria [B/L/D]
Friday, December 1
Free Day in Jerusalem (Suggested sites: Catholic/Orthodox Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Excavations under the Wailing Wall (must be booked before the trip), Zedekiah’s Caverns, Actual Third Temple display of Temple furnishings [Ark, Candlestick, Table of Showbread, etc.] . . . shopping, shopping, shopping . . . Gloria [B/D]
Saturday, December 2
Early departure (11:55 AM), arriving back in Atlanta late afternoon (5:55 PM) . [B]
Cost and Flight Info
$4,895 per person based on double occupancy
Price includes airfare
Single room supplement - $1095
$500 per person with registration to secure space
50% of the total amount is due on or before June 19, 2023
Balance due on or before September 19, 2023
DL 248 19NOV ATL TLV 0200P 0915A 20NOV
DL 249 02DEC TLV ATL 1130A 0555P 02DEC
* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website.
Yes, the Standard Tour includes round-trip, economy-class airfare from the international departure city listed in the itinerary. Group airfares are based on contracted rates and are highly restrictive. Seats will be assigned by the airline at check-in, and specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Upgrades such as Comfort, Premium, Business, or First Class are not available with the standard tour.
Participants who wish to upgrade or purchase a specific seat should choose the Land Only option when registering. Participants are responsible for providing frequent flyer numbers, TSA PreCheck, and Global Entry information upon check-in. Group fares do not permit schedule deviations.
Participants who wish to deviate from the group schedule should choose the Land Only option.
Participants who wish to arrange their own air should choose the Land Only option. $1000 will be deducted from the standard tour price when selecting this option. Participants arranging their own air should notify Signature Tours prior to the second payment date listed on the payment schedule. Transportation to and from the airport/hotel can be arranged by Signature Tours for Land Only passengers.
The group will be met by a Signature Tours representative and transferred to the hotel/airport.
Signature Tours will supply our guests with superior first-class hotels throughout the trip. The price is based on two people per room with a private bath and shower. Your hotels have been carefully selected and include the Gloria Hotel inside the Walled Old City of Jerusalem, the mountaintop Poriya Hostel in the Galilee, the new Kedma Sde Boker on the edge of the Negev– the beachfront King David Hotel on the Dead Sea.
A limited number of single rooms are available at additional supplement prices. Signature Tours and/or the group leader will make every attempt to pair single participants requesting a roommate. However, the single supplement fee will be charged for each person occupying a single room, whether by choice or circumstance.
Breakfast and dinner are provided at the hotel daily. Lunch is provided most days as noted in the itinerary.
Entrance fees to all places of interest listed in the itinerary as well as an expert English-speaking guide are included in the Standard Tour price.
See the airline carrier’s website for airline-specific baggage restrictions and requirements. Any fees for additional baggage beyond the standard airline allowance will be the responsibility of the individual.
Service charges are added to the bill as required by hotel management. Taxes are imposed by national and/or local governments and/or administrations from the date listed on this brochure. Tips, taxes, and airport taxes ARE INCLUDED in the selling price.
Excess baggage fees, passport fees, visa fees, food or drink items not listed on the regular table menu for included meals, and items of a personal nature such as room service, laundry, etc are not included. Also, any service not indicated in the itinerary and/or the above list of included features are not included.
Passports must be valid with an expiration date at least six months beyond the return home date of the tour. If you do not have a valid passport or need to renew your passport before the trip, enter “RENEWING” or “APPLIED FOR” when completing registration.
This tour requires a substantial amount of walking. Many of the sites are not accessible by wheelchair, and the uneven terrain is not feasible for rollators. Signature Tours reserves the right to refuse individuals who may require special attention beyond what the tour guide and tour host can provide.
The $500 per person deposit is nonrefundable. Other payments exceeding the $500 per person are refundable in full up to sixty days prior to departure. After this date, refunds for unused accommodations and services will be limited to the amount received from and/or credited by all carriers, sightseeing operators, and hotels.
Travel Insurance is not included in the purchase price. For your convenience, we offer travel insurance through Travelex Insurance Services. For more information and rates, please review the product flyer or Click Here to enroll in the plan.
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