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GENERATIONS: 
NCC Family Israel Expedition

Expedition ID: 23-03.3

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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 National Community Curch 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.

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Expedition ID: 22-10.1

Jerusalem

Bethlehem

Masada

Galilee 

Included
 
  • Hotels (+ breakfast and dinner)

  • All entrances per itinerary

  • Local English speaking guide

  • Biblical Expeditions Expert Instructor

  • Biblical Expeditions Private Concierge

  • AC Luxury Tour Bus

  • Hotel City Taxes

  • All tips (guides, hotels, and drivers)

  • Biblical Expeditions trip devotional and learning resources

$3,790
Land Only Starting at:
Concierge
Concierge

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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Accomodations
Host

Expedition Host

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Nina Schmidgall

TBD

Instructor

Expedition Instructor

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.

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Marc Turnage

Itinerary

Expedition Itinerary - June 18-28, 2023

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  Sunday 
June 18

 
  • Depart USA

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

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  Monday 
June 19

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  Tuesday
 
June 20

•  Beersheva

•  En Avdat
•  Wilderness of Zin

•  Kefar HaNokdim Bedouin camp

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  Wednesday 
June 21

 

•  Shephelah hill country

•  Elah Valley
•  Beth Shemesh

•  Ne'ot Kedumim Preserve

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  Thursday
 
June 22

 

•  Port-city of Caesarea
•  Kefar Kedem

•  Nazareth

•  Church of the Annunciation​

•  Jezreel Valley

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  Friday
 
June 23

 

•  Katzrin
•  Beitsaida Valley
•  Chorazin
•  Capernaum

•  Museum at Kibbutz Ginnosar

•  Evening boat ride on the Sea of Galilee

 

•  Masada
•  Qumran

•  Wadi Qilt Overlook

•  Visit and swim in the Dead Sea


 

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  Saturday
June 24

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  Sunday 
June 25

 

•  Israel Museum
•  City of David
•  Jerusalem Sifting Project

•  Southern Entrance to Temple

•  Nebi Samwil 

•  Gibeon

•  Bethlehem

•  Church of the Nativity

•  Free time to explore Jerusalem

    and shop the Old City

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  Monday
 
June 26

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  Tuesday 
June 27

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

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  Wednesday
 
June 28

 
  • Arrive in USA

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

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