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Celebration Church Expedition

Expedition ID: 22-04

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 Pastor Mike Day and Celebration Church  for this exciting eleven day expedition of Israel. 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.

And if eleven days in Israel isn't enough, you can include an additional four day extension in Jordan where you will get to explore sites such as Petra and Wadi Rum.

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Expedition ID: 22-04

Jerusalem

Capernaum

Masada

Nazareth

Included
 
  • 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

$3526
Land Only Starting at:
TBD
With Airfare 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 there to serve you throughout your expedition.

 
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Accomodations

Expedition Host

 

Mike is the founding pastor of Celebration Church in Hoschton, Georgia.  After earning his bachelor’s degree in accounting at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, he pursued his theological education at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he earned his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. in New Testament. 

 

Mike has over 40 years of pastoral ministry, having pastored churches in Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana and Georgia.  In addition to providing leadership at his church, Mike gave keynotes and worked as a leadership consultant for twenty years with a national firm that trained corporate leaders in manufacturing and healthcare. 

 

Mike is married to his college sweetheart, Leigh Anne. They have three adult children and one grandchild. 

Michael Day

 

Expedition Instructor

Marc Turnage

Marc Turnage holds an MA in Ancient Judaism and the Origins of Christianity from Jerusalem University College. He is currently finishing his PhD in the Land of Israel Studies Department at Bar Ilan University located in Ramat Gan, Israel, under the supervision of Professor Esther Eshel. Marc has taught graduate and undergraduate students at several universities in the United States and abroad. 

 

Marc moved to Israel to study because he felt that the issues of spatial, historical, cultural, and spiritual settings played a vital role in how we read the Bible. While studying in Israel, he fell in love with the lands of the Bible. He has been guiding groups through Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Italy for over twenty years. Marc is a highly sought-after guide and teacher and routinely trains and lectures local tour guides about guiding Christian groups. He is passionate about leading biblical tours that deliver the very finest experience and helping people understand how to read the Bible.

 

Marc has published widely for both academic and popular audiences. His most recent book, Windows Into the Bible, was named by Outreach Magazine one of its top 100 Christian living resources. Marc is a widely sought-after speaker, and a gifted teacher. He resides in Springfield, MO with his family.

 

 Expedition Itinerary - May 2-12, 2022

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Monday

May 2

 
  • Depart U.S.A

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Tuesday

May 3

  •  Arrival Tel Aviv

  •  Travel to Hotel By Bus  

  •  Dinner and Overnight on the Mediterranean coast

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Wednesday

May 4

  • Port-city of Caesarea  

  • Kefar Kedem 

  • Valley of Jezreel 

  • Nazareth  

  • Church of the Annunciation 

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Thursday

May 5

  • Travel to Ancient site of Dan 

  • Banias (ancient Caesarea Philippi) 

  • Mount Hermon 

  • Israel-Syrian Border in the Golan Heights 

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Friday

May 6

  • Yardenit – Jordan River Baptisim 

  • Almagor overlook of the Beitsaida Valley 

  • Chorazin 

  • Capernaum 

  • Magdala 

  • Museum at Kibbutz Ginnosar 

  • Evening boat ride on the Sea of Galilee 

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Saturday

May 7

  • Masada – palace-fortress of Herod the Great 

  • Qumran – caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered 

  • Visit and swim in the Dead Sea 

  • Overlook of the Wadi Qilt 

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Sunday

May 8

  • Israel Museum 

  • City of David – Old Jerusalem 

  • Bethlehem

  • Church of the Nativity

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Monday

May 9

  • Yad Vashem - Holocaust Memorial

  • Mahaneh Yehudah market

  • Free time to shop and explore the Old City

  • Visit the Shephelah hill country 

  • Ancient city of Lachish 

  • Elah Valley 

  • Ancient site of Beth Shemesh  

  • Nebi Samwil (overlook of biblical Gibeon) 

Tuesday

May 10

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Wednesday

May 11

  • Mt. of Olives   

  • Church of Dominius Flevit   

  • Garden of Gethsemane 

  • Kidron Valley    

  • St. Anne’s Church  

  • Pools of Bethesda   

  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher 

  • Temple Mount

  • Farewell Dinner 

  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight home OR overnight in Jerusalem if doing the Jordan Extension 

Thursday

May 12

  • Arrive in the U.S.A 

Jordan Extension Itinerary - May 12-15, 2022

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 Pastor Mike Day and Celebration Church  for this exciting eleven day expedition of Israel. 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.

And if eleven days in Israel isn't enough, you can include an additional four day extension in Jordan where you will get to explore sites such as Petra and Wadi Rum.

Land Only Starting at:
$2004
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Thursday

May 12

  • Breakfast at the hotel 

  • Depart Jerusalem for Aravah Border 

  • Meet Jordanian guide 

  • Wadi Rum 

  • Jeep and camel ride 

  • Dinner & overnight in Wadi Rum 

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Friday

May 13

  • Breakfast at the hotel  

  • Nabatean city of Petra 

  • Sandstone cliffs 

  • Dinner and Overnight in Petra 

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Saturday

May 14

  • Drive along Desert Highway 

  • Archaeological site of Al-Lagun  

  • Arnon Gorge 

  • Mount Nebo 

  • Maedeba 

  • Re-cross border back into Israel 

  • Dinner & overnight near Tel Aviv 

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Sunday

May 15

  • Breakfast at the hotel 

  • Transfer to Ben Gurion 

  • Depart for U.S.A

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