New Life Group B: Israel Expedition

Expedition ID: 21-04


March 1 - 9, 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 9-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.


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:
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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 - February 15 - 25, 2021


March 1

  • 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 & Overnight at Leonardo Plaza Netanya


March 2

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Port-city of Caesarea

  • Mount Caramel

  • Valley of Jezreel

  • Nazareth

  • Church of the Annunciation

  • Dinner & overnight on the Sea of Galilee


March 3

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Travel to Ancient site of Dan

  • Banias (ancient Caesarea Philippi)

  • Mount Hermon

  • Israel-Syrian Border in the Golan Heights

  • Dinner & Overnight on the Sea of Galilee


March 4

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • 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

  • Dinner and Overnight on the Sea of Galilee


March 5

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Travel from the Galilee to the south

  • 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

  • Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem


March 6

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Visit the Shephelah hill country

  • Ancient city of Lachish

  • Ancient site of Beth Shemesh

  • Nebi Samwil (overlook of biblical Gibeon)

  • Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem


March 7

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Israel Museum

  • City of David – Old Jerusalem

  • Bethlehem

  • Church of the Nativity

  • Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem


March 8

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Visit Yad Vashem (memorial to the Holocaust)

  • Lunch at Maheneh Yehudah market

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

  • Dinner and Overnight in Jerusalem


March 9

  • Breakfast at the hotel & check out

  • 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

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

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