Israel Tours and other Bible Land Tours of World of the Bible Ministries
June Israel Tour and Bible Land Tours
Dr. Randall Price will be making his 101st trip to Israel and the lands of the Bible, most of them guiding groups on tours of Israel, Jordan, and Turkey. He started the Tour part of his ministry after studying at the Hebrew University in Israel and seeing how it changed his perspective and realized a need for pastors in particular and believers in general to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the land of Israel and under-standing the Bible in the context of it's geographic and cultural setting. Our Israel tours are typically limited to one bus (50 people) to keep the tour personal and allow complete access to Dr. Price and his wife Beverlee during the tour. Occasionally, depending on the tour, this limit will increase beyond 50.
2017 Israel Adventure Tour itinerary is posted below. Downloadable brochure/registration forms below Itinerary !
Typical of the response to his study tour (we ask people to evaluate each tour) are these comments from people who wrote to him after returning from their Israel trip:
"I wouldn't trade the experience for anything! I'm thrilled to have finally gone to Israel, and I don't think anybody could have been better tour directors then Randall and Beverlee Price, nor could the tour sites themselves have been have been more appropriate and exciting."- Ron T., Lenexa, KS
"We just returned from the World of the Bible Study Tour hosted by Dr. Price and his wife Beverlee. We have been traveling to Israel for many years now with one of the leading ministries of the Southeast assisiting it in many ways and know Israel very well. Considering this knowledgeable background, we both have the utmost respect for Dr. Price and cannot say enough about his tours. They are professional, educational, informative, and the best planned itinerary we have ever had. Dr. Price and Beverlee are two of the most godly, pleasant down to earth couple we have ever met in any ministry. While Dr. Price took care of the daily tour affairs, Beverlee was constantly attending to everyone's needs. We have been exposed to a lot of other ministry tours and can in all honesty recommend World of the Bible Study Tours over all others. " - Bob & Beverly C., Sevierville, TN
Israel/Mt. Sinai Tour 2010
As a seminary student and a Christian interested in study of the written Word, I am thankful for all of the new images in my mind when reading the Bible. I will not easily forget my whole experience, but especially the time at Mount Sinai, Ein Gedi, Masada and Jerusalem. Those are among my favorites. I enjoyed every bit of it and definitely would recommend it to first-timers to Israel. I saw everything I could possibly want to have seen. One of the best parts of the trip were the people! The pilgrims and the tour leaders. Randall and Beverlee were enjoyable hosts and Kenny and Ovad really made the trip! Heather B.
Israel/Jordan Tour 2011
Arlin and I have been blessed to join many Christian tours (groups) over the years. Each one has provided a dimension to our lives. It is another blessing that everything written on your website about your tour is true. There is the dimension of fellowship and enrichment that cannot be described, only experienced by joining you. Thank you to your ministry for that. Arlin and Lois P., Fullerton,California
Israel/Petra Tour 2012
Our trip was perfect !!! I am a picky traveler .... I always told my husband we were travel snobs because we liked traveling in comfort, and this trip did not disappoint! My favorite part of the trip was Randall's scripture reading and mini sermons! I could not have gone with any other tour and had nearly the experience. The hotels were wonderful, the pace of the days was perfect, Kenny, our tour guide, was excellent, and our travel companions are my new friends :) Julaine C., Houston, TX
Israel/Jordan Tour 2013
The experience was wonderful. I have been to Israel 3 other times with other tour groups and this by far was the best tour! Randall and Beverlee were wonderful! Thank you both for making us feel welcomed and special. Jim and Kathy J. , Litella, GA
World of the Bible Summer Israel Tour 2017
Come Enjoy the Land of Israel Celebrating 50 Years of a Unified Jerusalem !
Israel North to South Adventure Tour June 8th - June 22nd, 2017
15 Days -Total Price* from Newark Liberty: $4499
*Total price includes United airfare from Newark Liberty, 4 and 5 star Hotels with half board (Breakfast and Dinner),and all Guide/Bus/Tips cost. Price given is cash price (payment by check). Credit Card can be accepted but with 3 percent upcharge.
Downloadable PDF brochure will be posted soon. Tour Term details are in brochure.
Please note that the WBM Israel tour has a very full schedule and sometime involves strenuous walking so be aware of these conditions and your physical capabilities.
ISRAEL NORTH TO SOUTH ITINERARY
Please note that due to local conditions changes may be made to the itinerary before or during the time of travel.
DAY 1 - Thursday, June 8 – Those traveling on our group flight please meet our tour group in NEWARK (EWR) by 8pm (if possible arrive by 7pm) at the United Airlines Group Reception Lounge (in terminal C, toward gate C120) for an orientation with Dr. and Mrs. Price and group escort for our 10:50pm departure on United Airlines to the land of Israel.
DAY 2 - Friday, June 9- Arrive TEL AVIV at 4:15pm, meet our guide Kenny Garon and driver Dudi Ya'acov and transport to JERUSALEM the holy city. Check-in to the Dan Jerusalem Hotel on MT. SCOPUS. Dinner and a good night’s rest!
DAY 3 - Saturday, June 10 – BETHLEHEM- We begin our day at the Jerusalem Assembly worshipping with fellow Israeli believers. Then Christmas comes early this year as this morning you enter BETHLEHEM. Climb the HERODIAN, the mountain-fortress of Herod the Great where the infamous king’s tomb was just excavated several years ago, then to the SHEPHERD’S FIELD (YMCA) to sing Christmas carols inside a shepherd’s cave (with manger outside!). Next we enter the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, the traditional birthplace of Jesus and site of Jerome’s translation of the Latin Vulgate. After time to shop at an OLIVE WOOD STORE we return to Jerusalem and overnight again at the Dan Jerusalem. Tomorrow will be a long pants days and no knees and shoulders exposed for the ladies.
DAY 4 - Sunday, June 11 - JERUSALEM - Today we begin our day at the WESTERN WALL TUNNELS that take us 50 feet below ground to follow the original ancient path of Jesus and His disciples. Next we ascend to the TEMPLE MOUNT to explore the ancient site of the Jewish Temples and present-day Islamic mosques. Next we enter the JEWISH QUARTER to see visit THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE where preparations are being made for a future Temple. Lunch will be in the Jewish Quarter. We then visit the Temple Mount Sifting Project to experience some real archaeological work in sifting soil removed directly from under the Temple Mount. Then we will visit the BURNT HOUSE to learn about the destruction of the Second Temple in A.D. 70. Afterward we visit a MODEL OF THE FIRST TEMPLE and the BROAD WALL (in the Jewish Quarter), the WESTERN WALL (in the Western Wall plaza), and the KOTEL EXCAVATIONS that reveal the second-century A.D. EASTERN CARDO. Overnight at the Dan Jerusalem. Place in the hotel TBA.
DAY 5 - Monday, June 12 - JERUSALEM - Our day begins visiting the MOUNT OF OLIVES for an overview of the history of JERUSALEM. Next we learn about all of ancient Israel’s history at the ISRAEL MUSEUM visiting the MODEL OF SECOND TEMPLE JERUSALEM and the SHRINE OF THE BOOK, the Museum of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Lunch at the museum coffee shop. Our afternoon takes us to DAVID’s CITY to see where Israel’s monarchy began. We will tour the remains of the FORTRESS OF ZION, AREA G - the excavations of the First Temple period city - WARREN’S SHAFT and the SPRING TOWER from the Jebusite & Canaanite periods, and then walk through either a Canaanite dry tunnel or the historical Israelite HEZEKIAH’S WATER TUNNEL. If you plan to do the wet tunnel please bring to the bus at the start of the day water shoes and a flashlight (or you can buy a flashlight at the David’s City gift shop when we enter the site). We conclude our day visiting the new excavations at the POOL OF SILOAM in the KIDRON VALLEY and walking up to the Second Temple period city via a newly excavated tunnel to tour the archaeological excavations related to the Second Temple at the SOUTHWESTERN WALL of the Temple Mount and the SOUTHERN STEPS as well as the excavations of Eliat Mazar of the FIRST TEMPLE PERIOD SOLOMONIC WALL in the OPHEL. Overnight at the Dan Jerusalem Hotel. You will need to pack to leave in the morning. Tomorrow is a shorts permitted day!
DAY 6 - Tuesday, June 13- COASTAL PLAIN - Following the Mediterranean Sea we arrive at CAESAREA MARITIMA, the Roman resort of officials such as Pontius Pilate and prison of the Apostle Paul. Our next stop is MEGIDDO (the name synonymous with “Armageddon”) to tour the ancient site. Next we go to the NAZARETH VILLAGE where we will experience a re-creation of daily life & customs in Jesus’ day! Overnight at the Caesar Premier hotel with access in the evening to the marina and shops situated beside the SEA OF GALILEE. Tomorrow will be a long pants day and no knees or shoulders exposed for ladies.
DAY 7- Wednesday, June 14 - GALILEE –Begin today with a BOAT RIDE ON THE SEA OF GALILEE in a replica of a first-century ancient fishing boat and a concert with Jewish believer and boat captain Daniel Carmel. Returning to shore, we will see a real first-century fishing boat (called “the JESUS BOAT”) that was discovered buried near the edge of the sea and is now located in the MAN IN THE GALILEE MUSEUM. Next we visit the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, the site of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and to TABGHA (Peter’s Primacy) where Jesus met the disciples after His resurrection. Then we visit CAPERNAUM, the synagogue where Jesus preached. Enjoy a special lunch on the Sea of Galilee at the Decks Restaurant. Return to the Caesar Premier beside the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight. You will need to pack to leave in the morning. Tomorrow is a shorts permitted day. Those planning to be baptized please wear swimwear and bring a change of clothes (there is a shower and change facility at the baptismal site).
DAY 8- Thursday, June 15 – GALILEE –This morning we journey to the GOLAN HEIGHTS to see the archaeological site of TEL DAN with a gate from Abraham’s time and the high place of Jeroboam and CAESAREA PHILIPPI (palace of Herod Philip and Temple of Pan. We end our day at the Jordan River for a baptismal service at YARDENIT.
DAY 9 - Friday, June 16 – JORDAN VALLEY/JUDEAN DESERT/EILAT- Begin our day at BETH-SHEAN, one of the largest archaeological sites in Israel with Egyptian, Philistine, and Roman remains. We then drive south through the Jordan Valley to modern JERICHO, site of the destruction of the city of Jericho by Joshua. Then we drive south to Eilat to and check into the beautiful Leonardo Hotel. Evening at leisure to enjoy the seaside night or stroll around the bazaars nestled around the Red Sea.
DAY 10 – Saturday, June 17 – EILAT/JUDEAN DESERT - We begin our day driving to Timna Park and see the WILDERNESS TABERNACLE, a full-scale replica of Israel’s first sanctuary in the desert and then see Solomon’s Pillars. then we return to EILAT and our afternoon takes us to the MARINE OBSERVATORY to see the exotic aquatic life of the coral reefs. Next, optional swim or snorkel in the RED SEA. We return to the beautiful Leonardo Hotel. Evening at leisure to enjoy the seaside night or stroll around the bazaars nestled around the Red Sea.
DAY 11 - Sunday, June 18 - EILAT/DEAD SEA – We drive North to EIN BOQEK to check-in to the beautiful David Dead Sea Hotel. We have leisure time to enjoy the amenities of the hotel’s spa (optional), the immense swimming pool or experience floating in the DEAD SEA at the hotel’s private beach. We have a delicious evening buffet.
DAY 12 - Monday, June 19 - JUDEAN DESERT- Begin the day at MASADA, site of the Jewish People’s final stand against the Romans in A.D. 73, ascending by cable cars to see the remains of Herod’s palatial fortress. We then drive to EIN-GEDI (a modern nature preserve) where David hid from Saul and composed some of the psalms. Optional climb to NAHAL DAVID (upper waterfall). We then drive to QUMRAN, the community that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls and of Dr. Price’s excavations on the southern plateau and have a late lunch. We end the day in Jerusalem and check into the Dan Jerusalem.
DAY 13 - Tuesday, June 20 – JERUSALEM – We begin the day with a reflective visit to YAD VASHEM. Next we return to the MOUNT OF OLIVES and walk down “disciples path” to DOMINUS FLEVIT, the place where Christ wept over Jerusalem and to the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE where He prayed. We then visit CAIAPHAS’ HOUSE, the home of the high priest that presided over the Jewish trial of Jesus.
DAY 14 - Wednesday, June 21 – Today we walk the VIA DOLOROSA, Jesus’ path to the cross. Entering at St. Stephen's Gate, with a visit to St. Anne's Crusader Church and seeing the POOL OF BETHESDA. Continuing on the Via Dolorosa we come to the Church of the Flagillerium and the LITHOSTROTHOS ending at the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE, the traditional site of the crucifixion and tomb of Jesus. We continue our reflection on the sufferings of the Savior with a climax at the GARDEN TOMB with a COMMUNION SERVICE under the olive trees. We have a special FAREWELL DINNER at an exclusive Israeli restaurant and then to BEN-GURION Airport for your security check-in and 11:55 P.M.
Day 15- Thursday, June 22 - Group arrives at Newark at 4:20am, transfer to domestic flights for home with your wonderful memories of the land of Israel!
Downloadable Brochure and Registration Form - Revised Brochure Coming soon
Included in the tour costs is our exclusive Pilgrims Journey to Israel tour journal with card stock site pages that allow for personal recording of thoughts and history notes and has as much scripture in full pertaining to the sight as possible. It also has space opposite each site page to put two 4"x6" photos or postcards. See sample here.
The Stones Cry Out (book) introduces you to the places and personalities involved in revealing biblical history. Read about and see exclusive photos of the sites you will visit on our tour. Many charts and diagrams also help you get a grasp of the various historical time periods and new archaeological discoveries.
The Stones Cry Out DVD/Video takes you on an archaeological journey hosted by Dr. Price letting you preview many of the places you will experience on the tour.
World of the Bible Tours (WBT) is the tour ministry division of World of the Bible Ministries. WBT organizes and conducts inspirational study tours to the Bible lands to give Christians a firsthand and life-changing experience with the living world of the Bible.
Our tours are completely customized, personally hosted and instructed by Dr. Randall Price, include international airfare, deluxe coach, first-class hotels, meals, special dinners, cultural events, government-licensed guides, tips, taxes, and porterage.
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