JOIN US IN ISRAEL IN 2021
Walk where guys like Abraham, Moses, and David walked. Breath in the air from a boat on the Sea of Galilee. Touch the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Hear the hustle of old city of Jerusalem as the words of scripture come to life in front you. Let's take a journey!
So when are we going?
The trip dates are roughly October 16-31, 2021. These may be modified slightly to accommodate travel and hotel bookings.
What's the format of the trip?
Rather than a pure sight-seeing trip complete with selfies and souvenirs, we opted for an immersive study tour. Each location we visit will be steeped in making the pages of the Bible come alive through the various events that happened there, the culture surrounding those events, and the teachings of Jesus that 1st century ears would have heard at the locations we visit. You'll never see the Bible the same again.
Who is our Tour Guide?
Yoni Gerrish is the director of Jerusalem Cornerstone Foundation, a biblical tour program that uses its profits to serve the needy in Israel. He's a wonderful Christian man, husband and father of four children. He currently lives in Jerusalem. (Learn more about JCF here.)
What do we get to see?
This schedule will probably change a bit as we get closer to the dates, but it will give you an idea of what we're up to. We'll also get to attend church at Nazareth Church of the Nazarene. Here's a tentative schedule for our trip:
Saturday outbound flights – Most likely from San Francisco with United (non-stop to TLV)
Afternoon arrival in Tel Aviv and transfer to Be’er Sheva
World of Abraham, Wilderness of Zin and overnight on the edge of the Ramon Crater
Wilderness hike (Nabatean trail), option to snorkel in the Red Sea. Overnight on the Red Sea (Eilat)
Day-trip to Petra and second overnight in Eilat
Timna with Tabernacle, continue to Dead Sea for overnight
Judean Wilderness (Masada, En Gedi, Qumran, Jericho and to the Med. coast for overnight)
Coastal Plains, Carmel, Jezreel, Nazareth
Upper Galilee and Golan (Caesarea Philippi)
Around the Sea of Galilee
Jordan Valley to Jericho and up to Jerusalem
Jerusalem the capital city – and some of the ‘environs’
Jerusalem the Holy
Jerusalem that Jesus Knew and possible late evening airport transfer
Home (Depending on flight, we may not arrive home until 10/31)
Airfare to and from Israel, airport transfers, hotels, entrance fees, luxury coach bus, border crossing fees, tips, & breakfast and dinner in Israel.
What's Not Included?
Lunches, extra drinks, & travel insurance.
What's the Cost?
$4000-5000. (50 people max) As we settle on airfare, group size, and hotel fees the price will firm up. You can make payments to the church to chip away at the cost.
$300 deposit* required to reserve your spot.
*After 10-1-2019 this is non-refundable.
What if I have more questions?
Contact Matt Garner at 209-267-1307 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.