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Expedition ID: 23-03.3


March 16 - 26, 2023


Do you ever feel confused when you read the Bible?  Do you feel like you are missing things the author intended for you to understand? Would you like to gain clarity and confidence reading the Bible? Would you like to encounter God in the lands of the Bible?


Accompany Bridgit Melton on this exciting eleven day expedition of Israel as we Journey through the Bible. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus as you explore the lands where He and the disciples walked. Explore sites familiar from the Scriptures, such as Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee, and many more. 

Join us as we use the world of the Bible to help you understand the words of the Bible.

This is an Open Expedition that anyone is welcome to join.


Expedition ID: 22-10.1





  • Hotels (+ breakfast and dinner)

  • All entrances per itinerary

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Biblical Expeditions Expert Instructor

  • AC Luxury Tour Bus

  • Hotel City Taxes

  • All tips (guides, hotels, and drivers)

  • Biblical Expeditions trip devotional and learning resources

Land Only Starting at:

All expeditions include our industry-first unique concierge service. This service ensures your expedition operates at the highest level of service throughout the trip. Forgot something? Have a craving for something sweet? Looking to go into town after a day of touring? Have dietary restrictions? Our concierge is on hand throughout your entire trip ensuring your needs are met every step of the way. Our concierge's work directly for us and are there to serve you throughout your expedition.

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Expedition Host

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Bridgit Melton-Williams

My name is Bridgit Melton-Williams. I am a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the wife of David Williams since 2/22/22, and the mother of a 12yo daughter, Alivia. 

I have traveled to Israel twice with the hosts of our local Christian radio station.  In 2017 I thought it was a one in a lifetime opportunity. I fell in love with the country and the people and the experiences and couldn't wait to go back and learn more.  The opportunity came again in 2019 and I jumped at the chance to go again.  Now it's 2022 and I want to go back again and share the experience with my husband.  How many people can say they've floated on the Sea of Galilee, were baptized in the Jordan River, and walked where Jesus walked.  I've done these things and it changed my life in ways I can talk about for hours.  I want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to experience the life changing events that I've experienced and that is why I am organizing this trip.  


Expedition Instructor

Dr. Tracy Paino is filled with passion, humor, and a sense of adventure which bring life to his speaking and teaching.  Dr. Paino strived to be intentional, relational, and missional in his years as a youth pastor, church planter, pastor, college professor, dean, and motivational speaker.  He has traveled the world inspiring students, teachers, congregations, pastors, schools, and leaders in well-known companies such as 3M, General Mills, IKEA, and Jenny-O.  Fifteen years in pastoral ministry, over twenty years in higher education, a two-year stint as a national ministry representative for a missions organization that helps meet the physical and spiritual needs of children in poverty-stricken areas of the world.

One of his many passions is to challenge people to go deeper in their faith, to make the Bible come alive, and to serve as a teaching guide for trips to the land of the Bible. He enjoys opening up new paths of insight into the Bible and the Christian faith using the context of biblical history, language, culture, and spirituality. High School students, College students, pastors, church leaders, and people from all walks of life benefit from his unique style of combining these elements with a pastoral approach while using the geographical and archeological realities of the biblical setting.


His educational background includes a B.A. from Evangel University (Springfield, MO) in Biblical Studies, a Masters of Divinity from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, a Doctor of Ministry from Bethel University (St. Paul, MN), and post-doctoral work in Biblical Languages, Biblical Geography, and Ancient Judaism.  Along with his wife, Debbie, he resides in Apple Valley, MN. They have two daughters, one son, and their families which include seven gorgeous granddaughters.   As a self-diagnosed adrenaline “junkie” he participates in many different outdoor activities like biking, climbing, hiking, skiing, and camping.  He enjoys traveling and continues to be a contributing professor and teacher on trips to Israel, Jordan, and other biblical locations. This unique combination of pastoral, biblical, and recreational acumen gives a sense of adventure to all of his teaching, guiding, and leadership


Tracy Paino


Expedition Itinerary - March 16 - 26, 2023


March 16

  • Depart USA

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•  Arrival Tel Aviv
•  Travel to Hotel By Bus
•  Dinner and Overnight on the     

    Mediterranean coast


March 17


March 18


•  Port-city of Caesarea
•  Mount Caramel

•  Nazareth

•  Church of the Annunciation​

•  Jezreel Valley


March 19


•  Dan

•  Banias, Ancient Caesarea Philippi
•  Golan Heights

•  Mount Hermon


•  Almagor
•  Beitsaida Valley
•  Chorazin
•  Baptism In The Jordan River
•  Capernaum

•  Magdala
•  Museum at Kibbutz Ginnosar

•  Evening boat ride on the Sea of Galilee


March 20

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March 21


•  Masada
•  Qumran

•  Wadi Qilt Overlook

•  Visit and swim in the Dead Sea



March 22


•  Israel Museum
•  City of David
•  Bethlehem

•  Church of Nativity

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•  Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial
•  Mahaneh Yehudah Market 

•  Free time to explore Jerusalem and

    shop the Old CIty


March 23


•  Shephelah

•  Elah Valley

•  Beth Shemesh

•  Nebi Samwil

•  Gibeon


March 24

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March 25

  • Mount of Olive
  • Dominus Flevit
  • Garden of Gethsemane
  • Jaffa Gate
  • Pools of Bethesda
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Temple Mount
  • Western Wall
  • Farewell Dinner 
  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight home


March 26

  • Arrive in USA

***Please note Visits, excursions, mentioned in the program are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances