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Biblical Archaeology Israel Tour 2020 | Frank Turek & Eli Shukron

With Frank Turek & Eli Shukron

From $4,299 per person

April 26 – May 4, 2020 | Optional Pre-Tour: Har Karkom (April 23-27, 2020)

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Tour Leaders:

Frank Turek & Eli Shukron

Location:

Israel

TOUR OVERVIEW:

Join Frank Turek on a landmark Christian Israel tour in 2020 with archaeologist Eli Shukron. Explore the latest exclusive finds in Biblical archaeology!

Join apologetics teacher Frank Turek for an exceptional trip to Israel! Although Frank has led groups to Israel before, this journey has been specially crafted to highlight the newest archaeological discoveries which further confirm the inerrancy of the Bible. The itinerary is designed for astute travelers and discerning Bereans fascinated by revelatory discoveries confirming the life and ministry of Jesus. Explore the Holy Land’s most authentic sites and examine the latest unearthed artifacts with Israel’s premier Biblical archaeology and antiquities expert, Eli Shukron. Stay in extraordinary hand-selected hotels accentuating the environment’s natural ambiance and serene vistas. Space on this adventure is limited to a group in one bus. The total price including 5-star/5 diamond hotels, transportation, all teachings, meals as noted, and all entrance fees is only $4,299 per person! We have an air add-on from New York/JFK or we can also arrange airfare from other cities.

Additionally, we have organized a remarkable pre-trip extension on April 23-27, 2020, for those with extra time and an aspiration for intrepid edification. Staying in the Negev desert at the new Six Senses boutique hotel provides exclusive access to the sacred site of Har Karkom, where a four-wheeled adventure will unveil recent archaeological discoveries and rare ancient etchings on an unparalleled expedition filled with superb teaching and spiritual fellowship. The optional 3-night extension requires 4.5 hours of hiking in one day in order to observe the site. However, the main trip does not require any hiking or any extensive walking, and will include a maximum of 9 city-blocks of walking total in one day.

For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. — Lk 8:17



“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” — Da 12:4



TOUR MAP:

Israel with Frank Turek 2020 map

INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:

  • Guiding by world-renowned archaeologist and professional guide – Eli Shukron

  • On-site teaching from Christian apologist – Frank Turek

  • Stays at the breathtaking, waterfront Setai hotel in Galilee and the historic Waldorf Astoria in Jerusalem

  • Exclusive highlight lunch stop at the garden where John the Baptist lived

  • Visit to the unique ‘Temple Zero’ discovery in the City of David

  • Visit to the Israeli Museum and the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book

  • Visit to Beit Shemesh where Eli Shukron will lay out the path that the Ark of the Covenant followed before it was brought to Zion.

  • Optional air add-on from New York (JFK)

  • Optional pre-tour visits to Har Karkom, the Negev desert, Masada, Arad, and more!

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PRE-TRIP EXTENSION

flight on airplane
  • April 23
  • Depart USA
  • Depart USA

  • April 24
  • Tel Aviv. Six Senses Shaharut – in the Negev Desert.
  • Arrive in Tel Aviv, at 5:10PM (or as close to if arranging your own air). Driving from the airport we will travel along the Dead Sea for the full length of the body of water – seeing Moab in the distance. We are heading to the newest, most anticipated, boutique hotel in the Mediterranean: Six Senses Shaharut – in the Negev Desert. Bedouin outdoor dinner. (D)

  • Dinner

  • April 25
  • Four wheel adventure to Har Karkom.
  • Depart this morning for an incredible four-wheel adventure. This extension will involve a full day of adventure including hiking on a gentle sloped terrain, but it will be rocky. We are traveling the Biblically – less explored area of the Negev, famous for the drawings and archeology of Har Karkom. We will be exploring this site with Eli Shukron on a super desert adventure. Stop for an outdoor lunch in the desert. (BLD)

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • April 26
  • Negev
  • Enjoy the Negev today and unwind to discuss the amazing site, unseen by so many Biblical scholars! The 58-room, luxury lodge has a Turkish hammam, camel farm, hiking, pools, mountain biking, an outdoor cinema under the stars and amazing views with a commanding desert atmosphere. (BD)

  • Breakfast, Dinner

  • April 27
  • Avdat, Arad Temple – “House of Yahweh”, Masada, Sea of Galilee
  • Depart the desert today. Pass the pristine gorge at Ein Avdat, stop at the Temple and standing stone of Arad where the name “House of Yahweh” was found. Arad was sacked by Nebuchadnezzar II. The standing stone will have significance once we are in Jerusalem. Return along the Dead Sea, we stop for lunch at Masada and go up the cable car for its expansive views all the way to Mount Nebo, Horeb and beyond! After Masada, we drive so close to Qumran we can see the caves, and then see the palm trees of Ein Gedi. Skirt the Jordan River and arrive at our beautiful home for the next few nights – Setai on the Sea of Galilee. Join the group for dinner. (D)

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

MAIN ITINERARY

flight on airplane
  • April 26
  • Depart USA
  • Flights depart New York/JFK, or your home cities with some business class rates available.

A docked boat on the Sea of Galilee in Israel
  • April 27
  • Tel Aviv. Setai hotel – Sea of Galilee.
  • Arrive in Tel Aviv. Overnight at the beautiful Setai Hotel on the Sea of Galilee. Enjoy its serene, lakefront vistas. (D)

    (Incl. Meal: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

  • Dinner

  • April 28
  • Capernaum, Beth Saida, Road to Damascus, Umm El Kannatir (Jesus synagogue), Golan Heights, Tal Saki bunkers (and hill from Yom Kippur war), Mitzpe Asaf, Sea of Galilee.
  • Capernaum, Beth Saida, Road to Damascus overview, newly opened Umm El Kannatir (Jesus synagogue), drive through the Golan Heights, Tal Saki bunkers (and hill from the Yom Kippur war). Visit Mitzpe Asaf, enjoy an elegant dinner at a Galilee restaurant before returning to the Setai Hotel. (BD)

  • Breakfast, Dinner

  • April 29
  • Mount Arbel, Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee cruise, lunch, Jesus boat, Nazareth Village, Valley of Armageddon and Megiddo. Setai.
  • Traverse Mount Arbel, teaching and time to walk around the Mount of Beatitudes, enjoy a lakeside fish lunch, relaxing on a Sea of Galilee private cruise and visit the Jesus boat. Partake in an afternoon of learning at Nazareth Village and then visit the archaeological site that is called Jesus’ boyhood home. At the end of the day, view the Valley of Armageddon and Megiddo. Return to Setai Hotel. (BLD)

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overlook of the Valley of Sorek
  • April 30
  • Megiddo. Megiddo prison, Mount Carmel, hills of Judah sites, Valley of Sorek (Sampson), Beit Shemesh, Bethel, Stone of Abel, Jerusalem! Waldorf Astoria.
  • Depart our quiet Galilee hotel, Setai, skirt the Mount Carmel range where Elijah called down fire, drive the side roads of the hills of Judah, with a very special lunch and visit to a locked garden where John the Baptist lived, stop at the Valley of Sorek (Sampson) and then see Beit Shemesh – where Eli Shukron will lay the groundwork for the Ark of the Covenant before it entered Zion and the City of David. Visit Bethel, where Jacob laid his head and saw the gates of heaven open. Time permitting, today we will see the remnants of where the Stone of Abel (Book of Samuel) resided – and then we arrive at the jewel – Jerusalem! Dinner at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria this evening. (BLD)

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Temple-Mount-Jerusalem-Israel
  • May 1
  • City of David, Pilgrim’s Road, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Temple Zero, Pool of Siloam, Gihon Spring, Temple tunnels, Archeological Park, Trumpeting Stone, Southern Steps, Western Wall. Waldorf Astoria.
  • Experience Jerusalem, the City of David, with the newly discovered Pilgrim’s Road that led to the Temple Mount, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Temple Zero, the Pool of Siloam, the Gihon Spring, the ancient sewage tunnels of the Temple, Archeological Park, the Trumpeting Stone, the Southern Steps and its mikveh’s from the time of the miracles of Acts and the Western Wall. Local Five-Star restaurant dinner tonight. (BLD)

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Jerusalem Golden Gate on a clear sky day
  • May 2
  • Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, garden visit, Palm Sunday Road, Temple Mount Sifting Project-Solomon’s Stables, Christian Quarter, traditional Via Dolorosa and Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Jewish Quarter, the Cardo and Garden Tomb. Special dinner.
  • We start our morning on top of the Mount of Olives, with an optional walk down Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane. Simple praise and worship in a secluded setting, from Palm Sunday Road we will walk through the Temple Mount Sifting Project to Solomon’s Stables, with lunch in the Christian Quarter with free time for shopping. You can walk the traditional Via Dolorosa with all its shops and see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Visit the Jewish Quarter, the Cardo, the solid gold menorah created by the Temple Institute and then we will end with communion together at the Garden Tomb. Dinner at a local five-star restaurant. (BD)

  • Breakfast, Dinner

The city of Jerusalem seen through a window, facing Temple Mount on a Holy Land tour
  • May 3
  • Temple Mount, Antonia Fortress, Pool of Bethesda, St. Anne. Bethlehem, tented barbeque, Shepherd’s Field from Herodium tel. Israeli Museum, Dead Sea Scrolls and the Shrine of the Book. Jaffa Gate, Mamilla. Waldorf Astoria.
  • Temple Mount, Antonia Fortress, Pool of Bethesda, St. Anne. Drive to Bethlehem for an authentic barbecue and drive up the mount of Herodium to look onto the expansive Shepherd’s Field. We will visit the Israeli Museum and the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book, plus have a unique teaching by Eli at the Old City scaled model. Enjoy Jaffa Gate and the Mamilla area adjacent to our hotel before dinner. Dinner in the hotel together. Tonight, you can have the latest check-out of the hotel and we will depart for airport at 7:30PM. Flights will leave at either 11:30PM back to the USA, or very early the morning of May 4. (BLD)

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

flight on airplane
  • May 4
  • Arrive back in the USA
  • Arrival home today or you can also be transferred to Herod’s Dead Sea for 1 or 2 nights as well. From here, tours leave twice a day if you would like to take a Masada tour. (B)

  • Breakfast

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Israeli Archaeologist Eli Shukron

Eli Shukron

Archeologist & Israeli Guide,
Jerusalem, Israel


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Speaker and author Frank Turek

Dr. Frank Turek

Speaker and Award-Winning Author, CrossExamined
Washington, D.C.


Dr. Frank Turek is a dynamic speaker and award-winning author or coauthor of four books: Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to make their Case, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, Correct, Not Politically Correct and Legislating Morality. As the President of CrossExamined.org, Frank presents powerful and entertaining evidence for Christianity at churches, high schools and at secular college campuses that often begin hostile to his message. He has also debated several prominent atheists including Christopher Hitchens and David Silverman, president of American Atheists.

Frank hosts an hour-long TV program each week called I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist that is broadcast Wednesday nights on DirecTV Channel 378 (the NRB Network). His radio program called CrossExamined with Frank Turek airs on 186 stations every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. eastern and is available continuously on the free CrossExamined App.

A former aviator in the US Navy, Frank has a master’s degree from the George Washington University and a doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He and his wife, Stephanie, are blessed with three grown sons.

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