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Israel Tours and other Bible Land Tours of World of the Bible Ministries





June Israel Tour and Bible Land Tours

Dr. Randall Price has made over 80 trips 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.

Note: The June 7- 18 or 24, 2014 Israel/Greece Tour Itinerary is after Israel Tour comments below.

The second Israel Only Tour June 28th-July 9th is posted below first Tour!


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:

Israel/Jordan Tour 2007

"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


Israel Tour 2008
"Words hardly suffice for telling how great the trip was. I really like the fact that Randall was able to get us to places that others don't usually get to see" - Bill S., Ft. Worth, TX

"THE MOST AMAZING THING I EVER DID!!!!!!!!!" - Charlotte B., Spring, TX

Israel/Jordan Tour 2009

"The trip to Israel went beyond any so called high expectations that I had. Going to Israel gave the Bible new dimensions for me. I called my daughter and told her I am sending her to Israel next year" - Bob B. , Philippi, WV

"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
 
WOW!  What and exciting tour of Israel and Jordan.  Randall and Beverlee did an awesome job of taking care of all of our group and making sure we saw as much as possible.  We enjoyed it so much and wish everyone could take this trip.  This was our fifth trip to Israel and it was the best!  Love and thanks to the Prices for a job well done! -
Owen and Betty H., Aiken SC

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
 
This trip was truly “a longing fulfilled” (see Proverbs 13:12 NIV).   It was an exciting, packed, stimulating, and spiritually enriching experience for everyone!  The tour more than lived up to its goal of “seeing the Bible in living color.”  Everyone on the trip, myself certainly included, gained an astonishing amount of information and insight from Dr. Price and our tour bus leader (who was affectionately known to us as “Uncle Kenny”).  It will take some time to fully process and reflect on all we learned, heard, saw, and experienced in Israel. Kathy R., Hamilton,VA

Israel/Jordan Tour 2013
I want to thank the Price's, Kenny, and David for the wonderful experience of a life-time.  Jan and I could not be more joyous about the experience and truly believe it will be personally beneficial in my opportunities to teach and preach.  The trip was the perfect combination of the spiritual, educational, and physical.  The enthusiasm and patience of the leadership on this tour was outstanding.  When you blend all the personalities, spiritual maturity, and expectations present in the tour and really consider how well everything was conducted and accommodated - it is remarkable.  The trip far-exceeded Jan and I's personal expectations, and will always be at the top of our treasured memory possessions.  Jim B., San Antonio, TX

Whenever someone asks me about my visit to Israel, I tell them, "It was wonderful. I would go back in a heartbeat. And I wouldn't go back with any other tour group!" World of the Bible plans a breath-taking tour and I cannot thank you enough for the trip. Anna S., Lynchburg, VA


World of the Bible Summer Israel Tours



Incredible Israel Tour June 7th-18th, 2014-12 Days -Total Price* from Newark Liberty: $3999

with optional Greece Extension June 18th-24th - 7 Days: $1496 (Total Price* $5495)


THIS TOUR IS FULL

*Total price includes United or EL AL airfare from Newark Liberty, 4 and 5 star Hotels with half board(Breakfast and Dinner), and all Guide/Bus/Tips cost

Due to local conditions changes may be made to the itinerary before or during the time of travel.

Downloadable PDF brochure and registration form after this itinerary.

DAY 1 - Saturday, June  7 - Meet our tour group in Newark for a late night (10:55pm United Airlines-Israel Only, 11:30pm El AL Israel/Greece) departure on for our flight to the land of Israel.

DAY 2 - Sunday, June 8- arrive TEL AVIV at 4:45pm and then it’s up to JERUSALEM the holy city and a drive around the city walls. Check-in to the Dan Jerusalem

DAY 3 - Monday, June 09 - JERUSALEM - Visit the MT OF OLIVES for an overview. Next we learn about Israel’s history at the ISRAEL MUSEUM visiting the MODEL OF SECOND TEMPLE JERUSALEM, the SHRINE OF THE BOOK, the museum of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the ARCHAEOLOGICAL WING with finds that reveal Israel’s past. We end the day with a reflective visit to YAD VASHEM,  the Israel memorial to the Holocaust. Return to the Dan Jerusalem.

DAY 4 - Tuesday, June 10- JERUSALEM - Today we enter the TEMPLE MOUNT, site of the Jewish Temple to walk on the ancient platform and see the Dome of the Rock. We then visit the WESTERN WALL where you can say a prayer and place a written prayer in the crevices of the wall. Next we walk the WESTERN WALL TUNNEL which allow us to “walk where Jesus walked” on the original street beside the Temple Mount. After lunch we go to DAVID’s CITY to see the recently excavated remains of the palace and WARREN’S SHAFT and SPRING TOWER from the Jebusite & Canaanite periods, and to walk through HEZEKIAH’S WATER TUNNEL. We conclude our day visiting the new excavations at the POOL OF SILOAM where you will be walking on the same stones that Jesus walked on.  We then walk up the newly opened tunnel to the Southern Wall excavations area and explore the TEMPLE MOUNT EXCAVATIONS and see a fulfilled prophecy of our Lord.. Return to the Dan Jerusalem. 

DAY 5 - Wednesday, June 11 - COASTAL PLAIN - Following the Mediterranean Sea we arrive at CAESAREA, the resort of Roman officials such as Pontius Pilate and prison of the Apostle Paul. Our next stop is MEGIDDO to tour the ancient site and see the vast valley with the name synonymous with Armageddon. Next it is to NAZARETH, and Nazareth Village, a recreation of life at the time of Jesus. We end our day in the 2,000 year-old city of TIBERIAS. Overnight at the Caesar Premier Hotel situated beside the sea.

DAY 6 - Thursday,  June 12 - GALILEE – Begin the day with a visit to the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES site of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Then proceed to TABGHA (Peter’s Primacy) where Jesus met the disciples after His resurrection. Then visit CAPERNAUM, and the synagogue where Jesus preached.  It’s on to see the JESUS BOAT, a 2,000 year old fishing boat and take our own BOAT RIDE on the sea of Galilee. We journey on 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. Return to the Galilee and then return to the Caesar Premier Hotel beside the Sea of Galilee.

DAY 7 - Friday,  June  13- JORDAN VALLEY/JUDEAN DESERT- Begin our day with a baptismal service at YARDENIT and then travel to BETH-SHEAN, one of the largest archaeological sites in Israel with Egyptian, Philistine, and Roman remains. We then drive to JERICHO  QUMRAN, site of the community that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls and of Dr. Price’s excavations on the southern plateau. Then it’s back to Jerusalem to check-in to the Dan Jerusalem Hotel and have leisure time to enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool and a delicious evening buffet.

DAY 8 - Saturday, June 14 - JUDEAN DESERT- We begin the day at MASADA site of the Jew’s final stand against the Romans in AD 73, ascending by cable cars to see the remains of Herod’s palatial fortress and visit the Masada Museum, then its on to EIN-GEDI where David hid from Saul and composed some of the Psalms. We end our day with a stop at the DEAD SEA for an opportunity to try the water at the lowest place on the surface of the Earth. Return to the Dan Jerusalem.

DAY 9 - Sunday, June 15  - JERUSALEM- We start the day in the JEWISH QUARTER to see the TEMPLE INSTITUTE, where preparations are being made for a future Temple, the FIRST TEMPLE MODEL, the BROAD WALL of Nehemiah and the BURNT HOUSE (an actual excavated house from the 70 AD destruction of Jerusalem). Then we enter the famed OLD CITY at Jaffa Gate to experience the colorful shuks (shops) that wind their way through the historic Christian Quarter. Two hours will be given for free time shopping and strolling. Return to the Dan Jerusalem.

DAY 10 - Monday, June 16- BETHLEHEM - 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 go back to Jerusalem and return to the Dan Jerusalem.

DAY 11 - Tuesday, June 17- JERUSALEM - Begin today at CAIAPHAS’ HOUSE and then walk the VIA DOLOROSA, Jesus’ path to the cross, visiting St. Anne's Crusader Church and passing by the POOL OF BETHESDA, ending at the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE, the traditional site of the crucifixion and tomb of Jesus. Next we return to the MT 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. Next we reflect on the sufferings of the Savior climax at the GARDEN TOMB with a COMMUNION SERVICE under the olive trees.  We then have a special FAREWELL DINNER at an exclusive Israeli restaurant and then to BEN-GURION Airport for your security check-in and 11:55pm flight to the United States. Greece Extension group returns to Dan Jerusalem at approximately 9 PM

DAY 12 - Wednesday, June 18th - Arrive at Newark at 4:15am and make connections for your flight home with wonderful memories of the Holy Land.

Greece Extension (and Greece Only)

DAY 10 - Monday, June 16th- Greece Only -
Meet the Greece Only group for a 1:33 pm flight on EL AL to Tel Aviv.

DAY 11 - Tuesday, June 17th- Greece Only - Greece Only group arrives 7:00am at Ben Gurion, then transfers to Dan Jerusalem Hotel. Free day in Jerusalem starting about 9am (taxi or walk down to the old City or other sites, or swim and relax at the hotel). Meet Randall and Beverlee at 9pm for Greece orientation.

DAY 12 – Wednesday, June 18th THESSALONIKI - Morning flight for all going to Thessaloniki, Greece where we start with an orientation tour of the town that held the church of the Thessalonians that Paul wrote to encourage and comfort with the hope of Jesus return. Overnight in Thessaloniki.

DAY 13 - Thursday, June 19thPHILIPPI – We go to Philippi where Paul encouraged by letter the Philippian church of that day in the unity of the brethren.  Visit the town of Kavala and then overnight again in Thessaloniki.

DAY 14 - Friday, June 20th - THESSALONIKI - Continue with tour of THESSALONIKI where we will tour the places Paul lived and preached.  The walls where Jason’s home was located, the AGORA where Paul preached, the Jewish Quarter, St Demetrious Basilica, St. Sophia and time permitting the Catacombs.  We then visit Beria where Paul complemented the Bereans for their careful searching of the Scriptures concerning what he had preached.  It is then on to Athens to overnight.

DAY 15 - Saturday, June 21st   - ATHENS - We begin the day at the ACROPOLIS and MARS HILL where Paul confronted the idolatry that provoked him in Athens, We then visit the Athenian National Museum which contains many wonders of the ancient Mediterranean world.  We then visit the famous Plaka, for some shopping opportunities. 

DAY 16 - Sunday, June 22nd -CORINTH/ATHENS - We take a morning drive to visit Corinth, the town that had the most troubled church of Paul's journeys. We then return to Athens for leisurely evening.

DAY 17 - Monday, June 23rd- ATHENS - We take a morning flight to Tel Aviv with a half day tour and a farewell dinner at a great restaurant then take the El Al Tuesday12:35 am flight back to the USA.

DAY 18- Tuesday, June 24 - Arrive at Newark at 5:45am and make connections for your flight home with wonderful memories of the Holy Land and Greece.

This tour will fill up fast!   Please email wbmadmin@itouch.net or call 512-396-3799 to be for a tour brochure. Or just print out the PDF version below if the links are active.

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Israel/Greece (June 7th-18th or June 7th-24th) Tour Brochure in PDF Format

Tour Brochure and Registration form ($500/person registration fee (Fifteen Hundred after January 30th) required with application to hold registration)


Greece Only - Israel Tour Alumni Only Please (June 16th-24th) Registration Form in PDF Format

Registration form ($500/person registration fee (Fifteen Hundred after January 30th) required with application to hold registration)



Included in the tour costs is our exclusive Pilgrims Journey to Israel tour journal which is a mid size binder 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.


Israel Adventure Tour June 28th -July 9th, 2014
12 Days -Total Price* from Newark Liberty: $4413

THIS TOUR IS FULL

Preferred registration period ends no later then March 30th, more costly registration possible after this date but not guaranteed.

*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).

Due to local conditions changes may be made to the itinerary before or during the time of travel.

Downloadable PDF brochure and registration form after this itinerary.


DAY 1 - Saturday, June 28th - Meet our tour group in Newark for a 10:55pm departure on United Airlines for our flight to the land of Israel.
 
DAY 2 - Sunday, June 29th - Arrive TEL AVIV (4:25pm) and drive to JERUSALEM and around the ancient walls of the city. Check into the beautiful Dan Jerusalem and have a wonderful meal and get a good night’s rest before the adventure really gets going!
 
DAY 3 - Monday, June 30th JERUSALEM- Our morning takes us to the MT OF OLIVES for an overview. Next we learn about Israel’s history at the ISRAEL MUSEUM visiting the MODEL OF SECOND TEMPLE JERUSALEM, the SHRINE OF THE BOOK, the museum of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the ARCHAEOLOGICAL WING with finds that reveal Israel’s past. We then have a reflcctive visit to YAD VASHEM, the holocaust memorial.   Return to the to the Dan Jerusalem.
 
DAY 4 –Tuesday, July 1st – Today we enter the TEMPLE MOUNT, site of the Jewish Temple to walk on the ancient platform and see the Dome of the Rock. We then visit the WESTERN WALL where you can say a prayer and place a written prayer in the crevices of the wall. Next we visit the JEWISH QUARTER to see the TEMPLE INSTITUTE, where preparations are being made for a future Temple, the FIRST TEMPLE MODEL, the BROAD WALL and the BURNT HOUSE (an actual excavated house from the 70 AD destruction of Jerusalem). In the afternoon we explore the TEMPLE MOUNT EXCAVATIONS and see a fulfilled prophecy of our Lord. Next we walk the WESTERN WALL TUNNEL which allow us to “walk where Jesus walked” on the original street beside the Temple Mount. Return to the Dan Jerusalem.  
 
DAY 5 - Wednesdayy,  July  2nd - COASTAL PLAIN/GALILEE – Start the day following the Mediterranean Sea we arrive at CAESAREA, the resort of Roman officials such as Pontius Pilate and prison of the Apostle Paul. Our next stop is MEGIDDO to tour the ancient site and see the vast Jezreel valley with the name synonymous with Armageddon. After lunch, we to travel to NAZARETH, Jesus’ childhood home and visit Nazareth village, a recreation of life during the time of Jesus. We then travel to the 2,000 year-old city of TIBERIAS. Overnight at the Caesar Premier hotel situated beside the sea.
 
DAY 6 - Thursday,  July 3rd - GALILEE -We begin the morning at the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES site of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Then proceed to TABGHA (Peter’s Primacy) where Jesus met the disciples after His resurrection. Then we visit CAPERNAUM, and the synagogue where Jesus preached. We then see the JESUS BOAT, a 2,000 year old fishing boat and take our own BOAT RIDE on the sea of Galilee. We journey on 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 then go for a baptismal service at YARDENIT and return to the Caesar Premier beside the Sea of Galilee.
 
DAY 7 - Friday, July 4th – JORDAN VALLEY/JUDEAN DESERT- We start the day at the south end of the Galilee area at BETH-SHEAN, one of the largest archaeological sites in Israel with Egyptian, Philistine, and Roman remains. We then drive to JERICHO where the walls collapsed for the army of Israel under Joshua. We drive southwest of Jerusalem to QUMRAN, site of the community that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls and of Dr. Price’s excavations on the southern plateau We then proceed to EIN BOQEK by the southern end of the Dead Sea to check-in to the beautiful  Isrotel Hotel (the better one).
 
DAY 8 - Saturday, July 5th - JUDEAN DESERT- Begin the morning at EIN-GEDI where David hid from Saul and composed some of the Psalms. Next we drive to MASADA, site of the Jew’s final stand against the Romans in AD 73, ascending by cable cars to see the remains of Herod’s palatial fortress and visit the Masada Museum.  We then return early afternoon to the Isrotel Hotel for 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 and a delicious evening buffet.
 
DAY 9 - Sunday, Jujy 6th - JERUSALEM - We start late morning at the Temple Mount Sifting Project to hopefully find artifacts from soil removed from under the Temple Mount.  After lunch we go to DAVID’s CITY to see the recently excavated remains of the palace and WARREN’S SHAFT and SPRING TOWER from the Jebusite & Canaanite periods, and to walk through HEZEKIAH’S WATER TUNNEL. We conclude our day visiting the new excavations at the POOL OF SILOAM where you will be walking on the same stones that Jesus walked on.  We then walk up the newly opened tunnel to the Western Wall area. Check into the Dan Jerusalem.
 
DAY 10 - Monday, July 7th - BETHLEHEM - 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 go back to Jerusalem and return to the Dan Jerusalem.

DAY 11 - Tuesday, July 8th - JERUSALEM
- Begin today at CAIAPHAS’ HOUSE and then walk the VIA DOLOROSA, Jesus’ path to the cross, ending at the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE, the traditional site of the crucifixion and tomb of Jesus. Next we return to the MT 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. Our reflection on the sufferings of the Savior climax at the GARDEN TOMB with a COMMUNION SERVICE under the olive trees. Special FAREWELL DINNER at an exclusive Israeli restaurant and then to BEN-GURION Airport for your security check-in and 11:10 P.M. flight to the United States.

DAY 12 - Wednesday, July 9th -
Arrive at Newark at 4:20am and make connections for your flight home with wonderful memories of the Holy Land.


June 28-July 9th Tour Brochure and Registration form ($500/person registration fee (Fifteen Hundred after January 30th) required with application to hold registration)


Included in the tour costs is our exclusive Pilgrims Journey to Israel tour journal which is a mid size binder 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 Perfect Way to Prepare for Your Tour

 

 

The Stones Cry Out by Randall PriceThe 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.


In operation since 1982, World of the Bible Tours has provided thousands of pastors and laymen with a new awareness of the stage upon which the biblical drama unfolded. Special tours to new archaeological sites, lectures by leading political & religious figures, worship services with Israelis, and on-site dramatic recreations are unique features of our tours, all complemented by our thoroughly biblical-practical and devotional emphasis.

 


Our
WORLD OF THE BIBLE TOUR MANUAL, a two-volume 1,000 page, illustrated guidebook compiled by Dr. Price, and TOUR TIPS, a 30-page trip preparation guide, are available as optional materials to help you maximize your tour!

 

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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