Israel Open Expedition
Expedition ID: 21-11
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 us on this exciting ten 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.
Join us as we use the world of the Bible to help you understand the words of the Bible.
Expedition ID: 21-11
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:
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 are there to serve you throughout your expedition.
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.
Expedition Itinerary - October 13 - 22, 2021
• Arrival Tel Aviv
• Travel to Hotel By Bus
• Dinner and Overnight in the Negev
• En Avdat
• Wilderness of Zin
• Tel Arad
Visit the Shephelah hill country
Ancient city of Lachish
Ancient site of Beth Shemesh
Nebi Samwil (overlook of biblical Gibeon)
• Port-city of Caesarea
• Mount Caramel
• Valley of Jezreel
• Church of the Annunciation
• Beitsaida Valley
• Baptism In The Jordan River
• Museum at Kibbutz Ginnosar
• Evening boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
• Visit and swim in the Dead Sea
• Wadi Qilt Overlook
• Israel Museum
• City of David
• Church of the Nativity
Mount of Olives
Garden of Gethsemane
St. Anne’s Church
Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for departure flight home
Arrive in USA