Biblical Archaeology Israel Tour 2020 | Frank Turek & Eli Shukron

With Frank Turek & Eli Shukron

From $4,299 per person

September 9-17, 2020 | Optional Pre-Tour: Dead Sea at Herod’s Resort (September 6-10, 2020)

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Frank Turek & Eli Shukron

Location:

Israel

TOUR OVERVIEW:

Israel Tour with Frank Turek and Eli Shukron Dates: September 9-17, 2020

Optional Pre-Tour: September 6-10, 2020


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 relaxing pre trip where you can spend time together on the remarkable Dead Sea at Herod’s resort September 6-10, 2020, for those with extra time and a desire to rest prior to the exhilarating touring that we have in store for you.  We have hand selected the resort and the rooms.  The rooms are their luxury rooms on the main level with private access to your own pool area.  It will be a fun time of fellowship!  There are beautiful Negev walking trails, the spa, hammam’s and of course soaking in the Dead Sea and their various thermal pools.  The meals at Herod’s are simply amazing.   After all the stress of these past months, it will be a nice way to unwind and enjoy some laughter and relaxation.   The extension is $1,099 per person sharing a double.  All meals are included.

“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:

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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 the Dead Sea at Herod’s Resort

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PRE-TRIP EXTENSION

flight on airplane
  • September 6
  • Depart USA
  • Depart USA

  • September 7
  • Tel Aviv. Herod’s Dead Sea
  • Arrive in Tel Aviv, at 5:35PM (or as close to if arranging your own air). Driving from the airport we will travel to the five star Dead Sea resort – Herod’s.  On arrival we have an amazing dinner. [D]

  • Dinner

Sunrise Over Dead Sea and Desert Wadi of Nahal Dragot
  • September 8
  • Free day on the Dead Sea
  • Sleep in!  You will wake up to your own plunge pool just off your room.  Your room is on the beach level so you can walk right out and enjoy the beautiful ambience of the Dead Sea.  Today you can unwind and enjoy the pools and spa or hammam if you wish.  The little village is also within walking distance and there are beautiful walks in the Negev as well.  Breakfast and a full dinner is included this evening with the group.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

  • September 9
  • Negev, Masada
  • Another day to enjoy sleeping in.  At 10:00AM, we will have a tour of Masada by taking its cable car.  From here we will have views of Mount Nebo, Horeb and beyond.  We will grab a casual lunch while at the site.  Return to the hotel late this afternoon in time to enjoy another dip in their thermal pools and the Dead Sea.  Dinner together again at our lovely hotel. [BLD]

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • September 10
  • Avdat, Arad Temple – “House of Yahweh”, Qumran, Jordan River, 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 Qumran where we will be able to visit the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls. After Qumran we may stop at Ein Gedi (time permitting) prior to a visit to the River Jordan.  Next we will be arriving to meet the rest of the group at your our beautiful home for the next few nights – Setai on the Sea of Galilee. Join the group for dinner. [D]

  • Dinner

MAIN ITINERARY

flight on airplane
  • September 9
  • 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
  • September 10
  • 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

  • September 11
  • 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

  • September 12
  • 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
  • September 13
  • 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
  • September 14
  • 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
  • September 15
  • 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
  • September 16
  • 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 September 17. (BLD)

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

flight on airplane
  • September 17
  • 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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