Event Description:
This is a 15-day pilgrimage to Israel with many points of emphasis. We have designed this trip to help you better understand the Bible; deepen your personal relationship with the Lord; introduce you to the culture and cuisine in Israel, and introduce you to new friends. There will be teachings on the Bible and the history and archaeology of Israel at every site. We will go to well-known sites as well as some not-so-well-known ones, and will see some of the recent archaeological work that is being done to uncover the history and culture of the Bible. We also try to make sure the tour gives people a real “hands-on” experience of Israel,  so there will be opportunities to swim in the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea and walk on the land.

More than “just a tour,” we want this trip to be a “pilgrimage,” that is, a time to go deep with the Lord and connect with him in the heart as well as the mind. Our desire is that pilgrims on this tour grow in their knowledge of the Bible, but also in their personal relationship and commitment to God and the Lord Jesus. This will be a time to gain significant personal insights, acquire and clarify one’s personal vision and goals, and receive answers to prayer.

Dates and Times:
November 2 – 16, 2019. An extension to Jordan and Petra is available. See “Extension” below.

Cost:
The cost of the tour is $3,984. This will include travel to and from Israel from the gateway city in the USA (likely New York or Chicago), required entry fees and tips, and breakfast and dinner.

The cost does not include travel between your home and the gateway city in the USA, or lunches. It also does not include any extras such as snacks, bottled water, alcohol, souvenirs, or tips to hotel staff for extra services you may want.  

Itinerary:
A proposed itinerary of the sites we will visit can be requested from STF. However, it often happens in Israel that itineraries get changed for many different reasons.

Hotel accommodations:
The cost of the tour is based on double-occupancy hotel accommodations (two people to a room). A “single supplement” cost of $1,027 is available at an increased rate for people who wish to have their own room.

Extension: For people who are interested we are also offering a 3-day extension to Jordan and Petra. The cost of the extension is $1,067, and the single supplement cost is $220.

Fitness:
Part of the wonderful experience of this tour is that we walk through the archaeological sites and are “on the soil” on which the great people in the Bible walked. No one needs to be an Olympic runner to enjoy this tour, but people on the tour should be comfortable managing their own luggage, getting on and off a bus and walking up and down stairs (there are a lot of stairs in Israel), and walking through archaeological sites where the ground is up and down hill and often uneven.

How to Register:
If you are interested in joining us for the 2018 Bible Lands Tour, or finding out more about it, contact John Schoenheit: Phone: 888-255-6189  Email: [email protected]