Israel Tour 2021 | Apologia & Doug Powell

With Apologia & Doug Powell

From $3,599 per person

March 23 – April 1, 2021

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Apologia & Doug Powell

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Israel

TOUR OVERVIEW:

Explore the Holy Land of Israel on a unique Bible study tour in 2020 with apologist Doug Powell of Apologia and archaeologist Eli Shukron!


Apologia and Christian apologist Doug Powell invite you to join an incredible teaching itinerary that will also be led by Jerusalem’s premier archaeologist, Eli Shukron. This is your opportunity to see Israel’s most authentic Biblical sites.

Not only will you visit the celebrated traditional sites of the Galilee, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Masada, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea and Golan, but other exclusive teaching sites across the Holy Land! Few travelers have a chance to visit the original site at Bet Shemesh – where most recently, a table was found that is to have held the Ark of the Covenant. With Eli, you will see the under belly of the City of David and its greatest mystery – the standing stone of what he calls Temple Zero. He will also take you to the newly discovered Pilgrims’ Pathway and you will be able to get your hands dirty at the Temple Mount Sifting project. On top of that, you will see the Pool of Siloam that was discovered by Eli himself and we have many more breath-taking sites for you as well.

This Holy Land tour begins at $3,599 per person and includes roundtrip airfare from New York / JFK. Enjoy a 10-day Bible study tour with private teachings by Apologia’s Doug Powell while staying in hand-selected smaller boutique hotels and resorts across Galilee, Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. Includes most meals, all private buses / transportation and exclusive site access. The itinerary focuses on in-depth Bible study with free time for personal devotion. You can take the group air add-on from New York that is included, or take an air credit of $1,045 and book your own airfare round-trip to Israel. If you are traveling alone, we can help match you with a roommate or you can pay a supplement for a private room.


Itinerary at a Glance:

March 23: Depart New York
March 24: Arrive in Tel Aviv, then on to Jerusalem!
March 25: Visit the prophetic Temple Mount, Western Gate from the inside, Pool of Bethesda, Jewish Quarter and the Cardo, and the Western Wall.
March 26: City of David, Pool of Siloam, Pilgrim’s Pathway, the drainage tunnels, Archaeological Park and ending at the Southern Steps. Bethlehem for lunch. Visit the caves at Shepherd’s Field.
March 27: Christian Quarter through Jaffa Gate. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and its tombs. Participate in Eli’s Temple Mount Sifting project. Visit a non-touristic tomb.
March 28: Depart Jerusalem, drive to Jericho to see Rahab’s Wall, Qumran and lunch, then Masada. Arrive at the Dead Sea.
March 29: Depart the Dead Sea late morning and visit Bet Shemesh, then on to the Sea of Galilee and Nazareth Village.
March 31: Hazor, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan. Druze lunch. Beautiful drive past the Carmel Ridge to Joppa. Dinner.
April 1: Arrive back in New York.

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INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:

  • Round-Trip Airfare from New York [Included]

  • Teaching by Doug Powell & Apologia

  • Private Transportation

  • Luxury & Boutique Hotel Accommodations

  • Exclusive Site Access

  • Private Tour Guides

  • All Entrance Fees

  • Most Meals (Indicated on Itinerary)

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MAIN ITINERARY

Plane Wing Pink and Purple Clouds Itinerary
  • March 23
  • Depart New York
  • You can choose to fly with the group from New York/JFK, or you can arrange your own airfare from your home city

  • Dinner

Jerusalem Old City at Sunset
  • March 24
  • Arrive in Tel Aviv, then on to Jerusalem!
  • Arrive in Tel Aviv in the early evening. You will be met and transferred to Jerusalem! Our lovely hotel is located inside the Old City in the Jewish Quarter. We will have our first dinner together.

  • Lunch, Dinner

The Dome of the Rock in the Old City of Jerusalem in Israel
  • March 25
  • Visit the prophetic Temple Mount, Western Gate from the inside, Pool of Bethesda, Jewish Quarter and the Cardo, and the Western Wall.
  • Visit the terrace above the breakfast room at your leisure this morning! Oh Jerusalem! From our hotel you will have a lovely vantage point of the inside of the Old City and the Dome of the Rock. We leave the hotel and first visit the prophetic Temple Mount. From inside the mount we will be up close to the Golden Gate which is equally prophetic. As we exit, we will visit the Pool of Bethesda – one of the sites of Jesus’ healing ministry. We move on to the Jewish Quarter. At this historic area we will visit the important Cardo and see the Burnt Wall. After our time here we will end our day at the Western Wall.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Olive Trees in Shepherds Field in Bethlehem Israel
  • March 26
  • City of David, Pool of Siloam, Pilgrim’s Pathway, the drainage tunnels, Archaeological Park and ending at the Southern Steps. Bethlehem for lunch. Visit the caves at Shepherd’s Field.
  • Our own archaeologist will lead us into the City of David. The importance of this new discovery will take far more room than we have to explain. We will have the amazing opportunity to go with Eli to the bottom of the city where the standing stone of Melchizedek was found. Next, we get to have a time of precious worship at the Pool of Siloam and then the newest discovery – Pilgrims’ Pathway. In leaving the City of David we will walk through the tunnels that carried the precious blood of the Temple sacrifices directly into the Archaeological Park and the corner stones of Temple Mount. We end this overwhelming morning at the Southern Steps. It is these steps that Jesus and the apostles all used. Bethlehem for lunch. Visit the caves at Shepherd’s Field.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

View of Jerusalem's Entry Gate with Temple Mount in Background
  • March 27
  • Christian Quarter through Jaffa Gate. Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and its tombs. Participate in Eli’s Temple Mount Sifting project. Visit a non-touristic tomb.
  • Have an early morning coffee on the roof and a quiet time of your own! After breakfast, we walk through the Christian Quarter. We will visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and its tombs and have a fun lunch in this lively and colorful marketplace. After lunch on your own, we will have an activity that we can really get our hands into! Eli has invited us to participate in his Temple Mount Sifting project. Time permitting, he will take us to a non-touristic tomb.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Sunrise Over Masada Ruins of King Herods Palace in Judaean Desert
  • March 28
  • Depart Jerusalem, drive to Jericho to see Rahab’s Wall, Qumran and lunch, then Masada. Arrive at the Dead Sea.
  • Depart Jerusalem and we drive into the oldest city in the world – Jericho. While we are here, Eli will give us exciting insight into how the spies arrived and you will be able to see a remnant of Rahab’s Wall. Drive on to Qumran, followed by lunch, then Masada. Arrive at the Dead Sea. Amazing dinner and views from our beautiful 5-star resort – Herod’s.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sea of Galilee Kinneret Landscape
  • March 29
  • Depart the Dead Sea late morning and visit Bet Shemesh, then on to the Sea of Galilee and Nazareth Village.
  • Beautiful, large breakfast. Enjoy a swim in the mineral waters. We will depart the Dead Sea late this morning and visit Bet Shemesh. Bet Shemesh is an important site as we retrace our steps from our previous days. We drive along the Judean Hills, passing the Jordan River at times, and then coming to Nazareth. We will visit Nazareth Village and have a wonderful description of the times of Jesus. Arrive at Nazareth Village and our lakeside hotel, Magdala Hotel.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Capernaum City Ruins in Israel
  • March 30
  • Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee cruise, Peter’s fish lunch, the synagogue at Magdala.
  • Enjoy a private time on the water this morning. After breakfast we depart for Capernaum. Jesus spent more time at Capernaum than any other place in the Galilee. Next, we have praise and worship on the Mount of Beatitudes. We have a lunch on the sea of Peter’s fish. Next, drive to the Jesus Boat to hear the story of how they found this ancient boat. We board our boat and have a special cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Return to the hotel and visit the site of the synagogue at Magdala.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Caesarea-Philippi
  • March 31
  • Hazor, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan. Druze lunch. Beautiful drive past the Carmel Ridge to Joppa. Dinner.
  • Hazor will be an amazing site! You will actually see the Biblical burnt walls. We then meander our way through the Golan Heights to the important place of Caesarea Philippi. Our lunch today is hosted by a unique people group known as the Druze. They are said to follow Jethro of Midian. Next, we will visit the horned altar and Abraham’s Gate at Tel Dan. We have a beautiful drive past the Carmel Ridge to Jonah’s Joppa. This historic Mediterranean-based city has magnificent views of the sea. We have dinner together and then check into the airport for our overnight flights back to the USA.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Plane Wing Golden Clouds Itinerary
  • April 1
  • Arrive back in New York
  • Arrive back in New York.

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Doug Powell

Doug Powell

Author & Musician, Apologia
North Carolina


Doug Powell is the author of the bestselling Holman Quicksource Guide to Christian Apologetics, the iWitness series of books & apps, and is a contributor to the Apologetics Study Bible, Apologetics Study Bible for Students, and the WorldView Study Bible. As a musician, he has released nine albums, performed on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and contributed two songs to the latest Alan Parsons album. He has a MA in Apologetics from Biola University.

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