New Life Group A: Israel Expedition

Expedition ID: 21-04


June 18-28, 2021





Do you ever find the Bible difficult to understand at times? Do you feel overwhelmed trying to study the Bible, or that your missing out on what the Bible is saying? Do you desire to have a deeper relationship with God?


Join us for this 11-day journey to Israel and see how entering the world of the Bible, looking at it within its contexts, transforms your ability to understand and study the Bible. Explore sites like Beersheva, the Elah Valley, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, and Jerusalem. Experience the Bible within its world, and see how it transforms your understanding of the Bible and enables your growth as a disciple.

And if Israel just isn't enough, you can add an optional 4 day extension into Jordan for some spectacular sights.

Expedition ID: 21-04


Elah Valley



  • Hotels (+ breakfast)

  • 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:
with Airfare Starting at:

All expeditions included 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


Expedition Host



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Tour 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.


Tour Itinerary - June 18-28, 2021


June 18

  • Depart USA.

  • Welcome to Israel!

  • Representative will meet you in the arrival hall to assist with luggage  

  • Meet Guide and transfer to your hotel for check in

  • Dinner and overnight at hotel


June 19


June 20

  • Port-city of Caesarea

  • Mount Caramel

  • Valley of Jezreel

  • Nazareth

  • Church of the Annunciation

  • Travel to Ancient site of Dan

  • Banias (ancient Caesarea Philippi)

  • Mount Hermon

  • Israel-Syrian Border in the Golan Heights


June 21


June 22

  • Yardenit –  get baptized in the Jordan River

  • Almagor overlook of the Beitsaida Valley

  • Chorazin

  • Capernaum

  • Magdala

  • Museum at Kibbutz Ginnosar

  • Evening boat ride on the Sea of Galilee


June 23

  • 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


June 24


  • Israel Museum

  • City of David – Old Jerusalem

  • Bethlehem

  • Church of the Nativity


June 25

  • Visit Yad Vashem (memorial to the Holocaust)

  • Lunch at Maheneh Yehudah market

  • Free time to shop in the Old City and wander through Jerusalem


June 26

  • Visit the Shephelah hill country

  • Ancient city of Lachish

  • Ancient site of Beth Shemesh

  • Nebi Samwil (overlook of biblical Gibeon)


June 27

  • Mt. of Olives  

  • Church of Dominius Flevit  

  • Garden of Gethsemane

  • Kidron Valley 

  • St. Anne’s Church

  • Pools of Bethesda  

  • Jaffa Gate

  • Byzantine Cardo (Jerusalem Walls) 

  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher

  • Temple Mount

  • Farewell Dinner

  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight home or overnight in Jerusalem before departing for Jordan


June 28

  • Arrive in USA.

Jordan Extension Tour Itinerary - June 27 - July 2, 2021


June 27

  • Depart USA. (For those participating in Group B)


June 26


June 28

  • Welcome to Israel!

  • Representative will meet you in the arrival hall to assist with luggage  

  • Meet Guide and transfer to your hotel for check in


June 29

  • Breakfast at the hotel 

  • Depart Jerusalem for Aravah Border 

  • Meet Jordanian guide 

  • Wadi Rum 

  • Jeep and camel ride 

  • Dinner & overnight in Wadi Rum 


June 30

  • Breakfast at the hotel  

  • Nabatean city of Petra 

  • Sandstone cliffs 

  • Dinner and Overnight in Petra 


July 1

  • Drive along Desert Highway 

  • Dana 

  • Umm ar-Rasas 

  • Archaeological site of Al-Lagun  

  • Arnon Gorge 

  • Mount Nebo 

  • Maedeba 

  • Re-cross border back into Israel 

  • Dinner & overnight near Tel Aviv 


July 2

  • Breakfast at the hotel 

  • Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport 

  • Depart for U.S.A

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

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