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Christian Cruise and Biblical Tour of Israel with Dr. Craig Evans

With Dr. Craig Evans


Sept. 28 – Oct. 11, 2019 | Rome Post-tour October 11-13

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Dr. Craig Evans


Israel, Mediterranean



You are invited to join top Biblical scholars as they examine the sights and impressive artifacts on a Biblical tour of Israel, focusing on both the Old and the New Testaments. You will have an opportunity to learn on-site from Dr. Craig A. Evans, a well-known scholar on the life of Christ, at the remote Golan and Galilean synagogues, where Jesus Himself taught. You will visit the place where the Dead Sea scrolls were found and have the curator himself, Dr. Adolfo Roitman, offer expert insights over dinner at the beautiful Jerusalem Waldorf Astoria. You will also be with Jerusalem’s premier archaeologist, Eli Shukron, in Israel, where he will explain the most important aspects of Biblical archaeology. In addition, during our stay in Galilee, we will get to stay at the all new boutique Sea of Galilee Hotel.

To top it off, Jerry Jenkins, bestselling author of the phenomenal Left Behind series, will join us in Israel. Dr. Evans and Jerry Jenkins will showcase their first novel in the new archaeology mystery series, Dead Sea Rising. There will be book-signings, Q&A, and the opportunity to suggest to the authors your ideas for future novels in the series.  This will be combined with both fellowship and compelling intrigue, under pastoral direction, surrounding Biblical truths.

Those joining us for the Rome trip extension will get to experience a stay at the luxurious Quirinale Hotel, set right in the middle of Rome’s Historic district .

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  • 6 days of a five-star cruise ship

  • 6 days in Israel

  • Private teachings aboard the ship with Dr. Craig Evans

  • Eight special dinners

  • All meals with the exception of three lunches

  • All port taxes

  • All transfers for those who use our group air

  • Optional reduced-price, round trip airfare from New York (Add-ons from some cities will be available)

  • Airport and airline taxes for those who use our group air

  • Ground transportation

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airplane flight wing
  • September 28, 2019
  • Departure
  • Guests will depart North America.

  • September 29, 2019
  • Sea of Galilee
  • Arrive in Tel Aviv at 4:00 PM. If we arranged your group air, you will be met at the airport, and we will transfer to our lake-front Galilee hotel. If we did not arrange your group air, make your way to the Sea of Galilee hotel anytime this afternoon for our dinner at 7:30 PM.

  • September 30, 2019
  • Synagogue visits
  • Full day in the Galilee! Jesus walked from synagogue to synagogue in the Galilee. We will have a day to absorb His teachings in these very synagogues. While at the site of Magdala, (one of the more recently made available to visit) we will receive an explanation and teaching by Dr. Evans. We will also visit Chorazin, our personal favorite, and Capernaum, plus the Mt. of Beatitudes and lunch along the Galilee. Tonight we will also have a festive, waterfront barbecue.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Umm El Kanatir Ancient Synagogue
  • October 1, 2019
  • Galilee sites
  • Another day visiting the sites where Jesus walked. Few visit these amazing synagogues. We will first see the beautiful site of Umm el Kanatir, then the synagogues of Gamla and Katzrin, drive through the Golan and visit the important Caesarea Philippi, which sits below Mount Hermon. Afterwards, we will visit the Old Testament site of Tel Dan. Return to our lovely lakeside hotel for dinner with Dr. Evans and archaeologist Eli Shukron.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Nazareth Empty Tomb
  • October 2, 2019
  • Nazareth
  • Today you have time for a quiet morning. We will then drive to Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home and stand at the overlook. From this site, we will also see the plains of Armageddon and Megiddo. Return for a Sea of Galilee cruise this afternoon. Dinner on the sea hosted by Dr. Jerry Jenkins and Dr. Craig Evans.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
View to Jerusalem old city. Israel
  • October 3, 2019
  • Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem! As we travel down the hill we will e will get our first glimpse of the amazing city of our God. Archaeologist Eli Shukron will give us a personal tour of the City of David, Area G, the Pool of Siloam, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, and the temple tunnels. You will also receive a presentation and teaching by Dr. Evans at the Southern Steps – which was the entrance most likely used by Jesus and the Apostles into the Temple area. Dinner this evening in Jerusalem at our beautiful hotel with our hosts, Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Evans, who will be speaking to us during dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Qumran, where Dead Sea Scrolls were found
  • October 4, 2019
  • Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran
  • This morning we visit the Dead Sea Scrolls at the unique Shrine of the Book, with time for a short visit at the Israeli Museum. Later, we visit Qumran and then lunch overlooking Shepherd’s Field and Bethlehem. We will have another fabulous dinner in Jerusalem, including a presentation by Dr. Adolfo Roitman, Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

  • October 5, 2019
  • Temple Mount and Pools of Bethesda
  • Today we visit Temple Mount, Pools of Bethesda, Archaeological Park. You will have time to have a quick lunch in the Old City and the Mt. of Olives. Board ship in Haifa, sailing away from Israel at 10 PM. We will have our first dinner aboard ship this evening. You can have your choice of joining us in the dining room, having room service or enjoying another dinner venue aboard ship. (The specialty restaurants are at an additional cost aboard ship). Relax and settle in!

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • October 6, 2019
  • Day at Sea
  • Day at sea to enjoy the ship’s facilities. You can join any of the conference sessions taking place from 8:30 AM-9:30 AM and 4:30 PM-5:30 PM with Dr. Evans and Pastor. We will also be showing newly-released documentary today in the ship’s auditorium. Dinner aboard the ship.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Chania Greece Old town stop on Greece and Israel cruise
  • October 7, 2019
  • Crete
  • We will visit Chania this morning together on a private walking tour. The quaint town on Crete has a beautiful waterfront and market. We will end our overview tour in the best area to enjoy a coffee and/or a cold drink on the waterfront, with time for shopping. Return to the ship. Afternoon is free. Dinner aboard the ship.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cruise Ship at Sunset
  • October 8, 2019
  • Day at Sea
  • Day at sea to enjoy the ship’s facilities. You may join any of the conference sessions taking place with Dr. Evans and Pastor. We will also be showing another documentary today in the ship’s auditorium. Dinner aboard the ship.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Malta City Scene at Sunset
  • October 9, 2019
  • Malta
  • Full day tour of Malta. Acts 27 and 28 will come alive for you. We travel to the beach to see St. Thomas Bay, which represents the sea patterns outlined in Acts. We will enter the cave underneath a church known as the traditional home of the Apostle Paul during his time on Malta. We will see an anchor that was found at the site at St. Thomas Bay that may have been from Paul’s shipwreck here. In addition you will see the fortifications and sites most associated with the Knights Templar. We will walk around the Medina and have time for lunch and shopping. Evening session after dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Christian Cruise Conference Ship
  • October 10, 2019
  • Day at Sea
  • Day at sea to enjoy the ship’s facilities. We will only have one session together today, and it will be at 10:30 AM. This is your last day to enjoy the spa, pools and facilities of our ship. We have dinner reserved for the entire group in the main dining room this evening.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
flight on airplane
  • October 11, 2019
  • Departure
  • Guests not taking the optional Rome tour return home today with transfers provided directly to the airport at approximately 7:00 AM. If you are making your own arrangement, you should schedule your flights after 10:30 AM.

  • Breakfast


Arch of Titus in Rome
  • October 11, 2019
  • Arrive in Rome
  • Arrive in Rome, disembark. We will visit Regola, known as the home church for the Apostle Paul. Regola is in the Jewish Grotto of Trastevere. Afterwards, we will check into our hotel and then visit the Mamertine Prison, which is the prison where both Peter and Paul imprisoned. This is also the prison where Paul was when he was taken to be beheaded. We will then visit Capitoline Hill in ancient Rome. Roman welcome by Dr. Evans at dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Rome Coliseum
  • October 12, 2019
  • Rome sites
  • Today, tour the Coliseum (which was funded from the theft of the implements and furniture stolen from the Temple in Jerusalem), the Arch of Titus (which reveals the theft of the implements) and the Forum. You will have time to walk up Palatine Hill to see the earliest surviving depiction of Christ’s crucifixion. Lunch in an area of nice shopping. In the afternoon, we will walk to the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. You can see much of the wealth of Rome surrounding the Spanish Steps. Farewell dinner this evening.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
airplane flight wing
  • October 13, 2019
  • Depart for home
  • We will be transferred to the Rome airport for our departure at approximately 6:30 AM.

  • Breakfast

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Dr. Craig A. Evans

BA, MA, MDiv, PhD, DHabil Author and Biblical Scholar, Houston Theological Seminary
Houston, TX

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Our Ship: The Celebrity Infinity

All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, interactive TV, radio and phone. All staterooms include: two twin beds that are convertible to queen-size (unless stated otherwise) and sitting area, private mini-bar, interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies, private safe, and dual voltage 110/220AC outlets.

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Balcony Run or House
After Dec. 15, 2018, $8,499, (Cabin size 170 – 191 square feet, plus balcony) Ocean View veranda cabin with no obstruction to block your view. Cabin assignments will be assigned when they come available and as late as day of departure if it is a guaranteed cabin. Cabins range in size from 170 to 191 square feet. Cabin categories assigned can be either 2A, 2B, C3 or C2. They are located on decks 6, 8 or 9.
Balcony Run or House
Price may increase after Dec. 15, 2018 (Cabin size 170 – 191 square feet, plus balcony) Ocean View veranda cabin with no obstruction to block your view. Cabin assignments will be assigned when they come available and as late as day of departure if it is a guaranteed cabin. Cabins range in size from 170 to 191 square feet. Cabin categories assigned can be either 2A, 2B, C3 or C2. They are located on decks 6, 8 or 9.
Cat 10
Inside Stateroom
Ocean View
Cat 7
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All I can say is AMAZING…FANTASTIC…UNBELIEVABLE and STUNNING! Every family member said it was our best trip yet, and we have had lots and lots of fantastic trips in the past 20 years!

Sunshine & Fred S.

Living Passages also facilitates all Koinonia House’s unique tours. The staff is always friendly and handles the myriad of complex travel details associated with large groups in the most professional manner. I cannot overstate how pleased I am with the service and professionalism of this outstanding organization.

Chuck Missler

Koinonia House

I loved it!  It truly was the adventure of a lifetime.  My son had a wonderful experience, too.  Thank you for making the trip kid-friendly!

Loretta & Jacob S.

Everything was wonderful, and first class. Hotels and ship were top of the line. Our Greek Orthodox guide, Sayat was fantastic. So much knowledge and history and enthusiasm! Pastor Lutzer’s teachings were much enjoyed and enlightening. Rebecca is a sweetheart.


I enjoyed this tour so much, that I’d like to do it again sometime, maybe in the Spring season. PS…our group enjoyed each others’ company so much that we are having a reunion party coming up on Monday the 21st!

Monica H.

To see Biblical sites in which Paul ministered as well as see sites of some of the churches of Revelation was an opportunity of a lifetime. The Bible teaching was absolutely outstanding. Of course, being on a sailing ship was delightful as well. I highly recommend a Footsteps of Paul.

Irma H.



1. Through the use of The Word, we trust that once…

Through the use of The Word, we trust that once you have returned from our Christian tours, you will have gained a deeper knowledge of the scriptures and the multiple layers of teaching and truths that are inside each.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

2. You can be assured an experience like our previous participants…

You can be assured an experience like our previous participants, who have gained an appreciation of how God uses everything for His glory and for the purpose of furthering knowledge and understanding. You will see this as you encounter the geology of the land, the geography where events actually occurred and the archaeology that may (or may not!) still exist. Furthermore, through the remaining people in the land, the practices still in place and demography that have endured.

Colossians 1:20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

3. Further, our assurance is received that through The Word…

Further, our assurance is received that through The Word; the teachings you will be exposed will solidify the truth which you and your family have been taught by seeing, touching and hearing the scriptures each day. We assert and firmly believe Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

4. You and your family will experience…

You and your family will experience the oneness of the body of Christ during our trip.