WAITLIST ONLY – Israel 2023 | Old to New Testament Christian Study Pilgrimage | Matthew Weaver

With Author Matthew Weaver

From $5,999 per person

March 16-29, 2023

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Author Matthew Weaver

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Israel

TOUR OVERVIEW:

Explore the Holy Land of Israel on a unique Christian Study Pilgrimage with teaching by author Matthew Weaver!
Enjoy a guest visit with archeologist Eli Shukron for our City of David tour!


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Not only will you visit the celebrated traditional sites of Galilee, Jerusalem, Masada, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, Caesarea, Megiddo, Jericho, and Golan, but other exclusive teaching sites across the Holy Land! Few travelers have a chance to visit the original temple site at Shechem – positioned starkly between the Mountains of Blessings and Curses in Samaria. You will also visit Shiloh, see the newly discovered Pilgrim’s Path – an underground route that connects the City of David to the Temple Mount, see Shiloh – the most outstanding jewel of Biblical archeology, see Arad, Gilgal, Gath, Azekah and so much more! 

This Holy Land tour offers many more breathtaking destinations! This 14-day Holy Land tour, including round trip airfare from Cleveland, is $5,999 per person or $5,869 from Newark, or take the air credit and meet us in Tel Aviv. Enjoy this intensive Bible study tour with private teachings by author Matthew Weaver and stay in luxury and boutique hotels – including a stay on the Dead Sea at 5-star Herod’s Resort. Includes all breakfasts and dinners, all private buses/transportation, and exclusive site access. The itinerary focuses on in-depth Bible study, with free time for personal devotion

We will be joined by Jersusalem’s esteemed archeologist, Eli Shukron the afternoon we venture into the deepest underside of the City of David. You will also have the opportunity for an exclusive visit with IDF approval to visit Joshua’s Altar in Shechem.

If you are traveling alone, we can help match you with a roommate or you can pay a supplement for a private room. The single supplement add-on for a private room is $2,059.



Itinerary at a Glance:

March 16: Departure Flights.
March 17: Arrive Tel Aviv and begin your journey of Biblical proportions! The driving route to Be’er Sheva will be an amazing immersion. Dinner and overnight Be’er Sheva.
March 18: Morning in Be’er Sheva. Next, on to Arad – or the Wilderness of Judah, and head north to Masada. Optional climbing or cable car ride to the top of Masada. Dinner and overnight Herod’s Dead Sea resort.
March 19: Enjoy your morning on the Dead Sea and a dip in the amazing salt waters! Visit Ein Gedi, Qumran (Dead Sea Scrolls), and Jericho. Evening arrival in Jerusalem. Spend the next 4 nights at the luxury Mamilla Hotel.
March 20: Meet archeologist Eli Shukron for a private tour of Temple Zero in the City of David. Meander through the ancient city and its newly opened Pilgrim’s Path. Visit Archeological Park, Temple Mount, and hike to the Mount of Olives.
March 21: Start the morning with a spectacular view of the Old City from the Haas Promenade. Visit the Bema Seat at Herod’s Palace, Bonei Yerushalayim Garden, St. Peter in Gallicantu, Cardo with the Nea Church, Burnt House Museum, the Pool of Bethesda, St. Anne’s, Garden Tomb, and Damascus Gate.
March 22: Enjoy the sunrise on the Mount of Olives. Visit the Tomb of the Prophets, Garden of Gethsemane, and Bethlehem. Return to Jerusalem and have a free day inside the Old City.
March 23: Samaria. Experience the archeological site of Shiloh, Joshua’s Altar, the mounts of blessings and curses, Gerizim and Ebal, and finally Gilgal. Spend the next 4 nights at the Ramot Resort in Galilee.
March 24: Visit the rarely visited Gilgal Argaman, then off to Beit She’an, Megiddo, and Mount Carmel.
March 25: Tour the sites of the Synagogue of Magdala and Capernaum along the Sea of Galilee.
March 26: Morning view from Mount Arbel – great climb for those who are up to it. Enjoy a private cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Optional baptism in the Jordan River.
March 27: Visit Tel Hazor and Tel Dan. End our day at Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus spent time with his disciples.
March 28: Quiet morning – time of fellowship. Visit Mount Precipice, and the view of Megiddo, Armageddon, and the Biblical Heights. Next, see Caesarea Maritima and walk the streets of Jaffa. Dinner and overnight Leonardo Netanya.
March 29: Final breakfast together. Flights home.

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INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:

  • Round-Trip Airfare from Cleveland or Newark [Included]

  • Teaching by Author Matthew Weaver

  • Teaching by Eli Shukron at the City of David

  • Luxury & Boutique Hotel Accommodations

  • Private Transportation

  • Private Tour Guides

  • Exclusive Site Access

  • All Entrance Fees

  • Most Meals (Indicated on Itinerary)

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MAIN ITINERARY

Departure on Airplane
  • March 16
  • Departure Flights
  • Depart Cleveland 4:40PM on United Airlines and transfer to Newark. Depart Newark at 9:45PM. You may also take the air credit and arrange your own airfare.

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  • March 17
  • Arrive Tel Aviv and begin your journey of Biblical proportions! The driving route to Be’er Sheva will be an amazing immersion. Dinner and overnight Be’er Sheva.
  • Arrive in Tel Aviv at 4:10PM where you will be met, luggage loaded, and begin your journey of Biblical proportions! The driving route to Be’er Sheva will be an amazing immersion. You will drive via Gezer where 3,000 years of Biblical battles have taken place, come into the valley of Azekah – destroyed by King Sennacherib and where the arena of David and Goliath was located, and Gath – the home of Goliath and the giants. Gath was also important because it was the home where the Ashdodites once conveyed the Ark of the Covenant. This evening you will arrive at precious Be’er Sheva for dinner and overnight. Leonardo Hotel Be’er Sheva.

  • Dinner

beer sheva israel
  • March 18
  • Morning in Be’er Sheva. Next, on to Arad – or the Wilderness of Judah, and head north to Masada. Optional climbing or cable car ride to the top of Masada. Dinner and overnight Herod’s Dead Sea resort.
  • This morning you will see the unique square of Be’er Sheva and gain an understanding of Abraham’s time here. It is here he sent Hagar into its wilderness, and it is also here that Isaac’s well of Sibah was dug. Next, on to Arad – or the Wilderness of Judah. The Wilderness here will surprise you.  Begin to head north to visit Masada. You will have an opportunity to climb Masada if you wish, and then cable car back or take the cable car round-trip.  Memories of Masada will last a lifetime. It is here that you will explore the mountain fortress that was built by King Herod, with an astonishing history of the Jews. Arrive at the beautiful Herod’s Dead Sea resort on the Dead Sea for an amazing dinner and overnight.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Dead Sea Israel unsplash
  • March 19
  • Enjoy your morning on the Dead Sea and a dip in the amazing salt waters! Visit Ein Gedi, Qumran (Dead Sea Scrolls), and Jericho. Evening arrival in Jerusalem. Spend the next 4 nights at the luxury Mamilla Hotel.
  • Enjoy your morning on the Dead Sea and a dip in the amazing salt waters! We will depart the hotel and make our way to Ein Gedi, which is where David hid from King Saul.  Next, we visit the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found – Qumran. Continue our drive along the Dead Sea and come into Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Discuss its proximity to Joshua, Jesus, and the prophets. This evening we come into Jerusalem, the City of Our God!  Spend the next 4 nights at the luxury Mamilla Hotel, located right at Jaffa Gate and the Mamilla Mall. Dinner and overnight.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Archaelogy Old City Jerusalem unsplash
  • March 20
  • Meet archeologist Eli Shukron for a private tour of Temple Zero in the City of David. Meander through the ancient city and its newly opened Pilgrim’s Path. Visit Archeological Park, Temple Mount, and hike to the Mount of Olives.
  • Sumptuous breakfast and head out to the jewel of Jerusalem, the City of David. The order of the day may change as we will be meeting Eli Shukron for a private tour of Temple Zero while inside the City of David. Meander through the ancient city and its newly opened Pilgrim’s Path. Come out near Davidson Center and visit Archeological Park, one of the finest viewpoints in all of Israel. Next, we approach Temple Mount. It is without a doubt the most important archaeological site in the world. It is the center of monotheism, a place sacred to believing Jews and Muslims, and a focal point of Jesus’ ministry. It has been and will continue to be a focal point in the coming climax of activity.  Walk the corners of it, including the viewpoint of the Eastern Gate. Energy permitting – those up for it will hike to the Mount of Olives this afternoon. Mamilla Hotel and dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

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  • March 21
  • Start the morning with a spectacular view of the Old City from the Haas Promenade. Visit the Bema Seat at Herod’s Palace, Bonei Yerushalayim Garden, St. Peter in Gallicantu, Cardo with the Nea Church, Burnt House Museum, the Pool of Bethesda, St. Anne’s, Garden Tomb, and Damascus Gate.
  • Start the morning with a spectacular view of the Old City from the Haas Promenade. Visit the revered and preserved stone pavement called the Bema Seat at Herod’s Palace. Also visiting Bonei Yerushalayim Garden where the crowds yelled for the release of Barabbas. Next, visit a precious church that was built over the house of Caiaphas to document Peter’s 3-time denial of Christ as told throughout the gospels, including Mathew 26:69-75. The name of the church is St. Peter in Gallicantu. Then the Cardo with its important floor and its remnants of the Nea Church. We will visit the Burnt House Museum which is rarely visited, and walk to the site of the miracle of the Pool of Bethesda. After teaching at the pool, we will enjoy a time of worship at an architecturally pleasing church called St. Anne’s. Visit the ancient road, and then we will have a time of praise and worship at the Garden Tomb. Share communion and then walk to the impressive Damascus Gate which is directly opposite the Jaffa Gate where our hotel is. The Damascus Gate is the entrance to the Islamic Quarter of Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

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  • March 22
  • Enjoy the sunrise on the Mount of Olives. Visit the Tomb of the Prophets, Garden of Gethsemane, and Bethlehem. Return to Jerusalem and have a free day inside the Old City.
  • Early departure from the hotel for sunrise on the Mount of Olives. Visit the Tomb of the Prophets and then the ancient Garden of Gethsemane. Late this morning we drive to the precious town of Bethlehem to visit a simple cave above the sheepfolds. Return to Jerusalem and have a free day inside the Old City. There are so many things to do inside and nearby. For the energetic, you can buy a ticket and walk the ramparts around the Old City with spectacular views of all the quarters, you can haggle and barter with the many shopkeepers, enjoy some of the smaller museums inside the Old City Walls or enjoy the luxurious Mamilla Mall adjacent to your hotel. There is also Yad Vashem Museum and the Israeli Museum that can be taken in this afternoon.  Rejoin the group for dinner at the hotel tonight.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

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  • March 23
  • Samaria. Experience the archeological site of Shiloh, Joshua’s Altar, the mounts of blessings and curses, Gerizim and Ebal, and finally Gilgal. Spend the next 4 nights at the Ramot Resort in Galilee.
  • Interesting day today as we depart for Samaria.  Even today, the area is still considered home to the Samaritans, and they stand firmly on their entire genealogy dating back to Adam. Our first stop today is the active archeological site of Shiloh. Today there will be a lot of learning as to the process of modern-day archeology. Shiloh was the central sanctuary of the Israelites during the time prior to Saul and David, and therefore prior to Solomon’s First Temple in Jerusalem being built. Next, our goal is to visit Joshua’s Altar. The altar stone is located in a contested area of Samaria so we will do all we can to visit this site. Next, we visit the mounts of blessings and curses, Gerizim and Ebal. Off to Gilgal. Gilgal is significant in the Bible as serving as a place of memorial for the Israelites, to remind them of what God had done. In Joshua 4:19-20, after miraculously crossing the Jordan River into the Promised Land, the Israelites set up twelve stones taken from the river, representing the twelve tribes, to serve as a reminder to the children of Israel. End this evening in Galilee at the Ramot Resort.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Beit Shean Israel
  • March 24
  • Visit the rarely visited Gilgal Argaman, then off to Beit She’an, Megiddo, and Mount Carmel.
  • Visit Beit She’an today, which contains 18 levels of occupation over 4,000 years.  It is one of the most impressive sites in all of Israel. Continue our drive to the site of Megiddo, also an impressive site best known for its Tel Megiddo of Joshua 12:21. Also visit Mount Carmel and see the memorial to Elijah where he called fire down. Return to our lovely resort – Ramot for dinner and overnight.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Capernaum Israel unsplash
  • March 25
  • Tour the sites of the Synagogue of Magdala and Capernaum along the Sea of Galilee.
  • On the shores of the Sea of Galilee is an impressive set of remains of the Synagogue of Magdala. Next, visit the site of Capernaum, where Jesus spent much of his time in ministry. It is also here at Capernaum that many of the stories of his life took place. You will have time to walk the seaside where the disciples spent much of their time, and be able to see the site of Peter’s mother-in-law’s home. Leaving Capernaum, we will pass by the synagogue of Chorazin as mentioned by Christ and Kursi on the Sea of Galilee which is the place of the miracle of the swine jumping into the sea after Jesus commanded them to come out of the demonized man. Return to our lovely resort for dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Mount Arbel Israel unsplash
  • March 26
  • Morning view from Mount Arbel – great climb for those who are up to it. Enjoy a private cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Optional baptism in the Jordan River.
  • Morning view from Mount Arbel – great climb for those who are up to it. Come down the mountain and enjoy a time of praise and worship on the sea of Galilee on our own cruise. Those who wish to be baptized today will do so in the Jordan River. Enjoy some quiet time this afternoon before dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner

Caesarea by the Sea Israel
  • March 27
  • Visit Tel Hazor and Tel Dan. End our day at Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus spent time with his disciples.
  • Visit Tel Hazor today and be astonished at the preservation of Biblical history! Continue on to Tel Dan. At Tel Dan you will see Abraham’s Gate which is very impressive, you will be able to walk through the quiet waters of Dan and sit in the area of worship that was created against God’s command. We will end our day at Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus spent time with his disciples. It is here at the place of the gods where Jesus asked, “Who do you say that I am?”, and Peter replied, “You are the Christ”. What an amazing place of beauty and truth is in this place. We will have an incredibly scenic drive as the sun begins to set over the Galilee early this evening.

  • Dinner

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  • March 28
  • Quiet morning – time of fellowship. Visit Mount Precipice, and the view of Megiddo, Armageddon, and the Biblical Heights. Next, see Caesarea Maritima and walk the streets of Jaffa. Dinner and overnight Leonardo Netanya.
  • Sleep in this morning and enjoy some time of fellowship with a great view. After we depart the hotel, we will visit Mount Precipice, with is also called the Nazareth jumping spot to the locals. This site is where Jesus had disappeared in the crowds as they meant to throw him off the cliff outside of Nazareth. The view here of Megiddo, Armageddon, and the Biblical Heights will stir your soul. After lunch, have a visit to Caesarea Maritima – the site where the Apostle Paul was imprisoned prior to his final journey to Rome. We will also walk the streets of Jaffa and learn of Jonah’s time nearby and of course Peter’s visions from this place. Arrive for our final night of rest at the Leonardo Netanya – known for its large Mediterranean views. Dinner and overnight.

  • Dinner

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  • March 29
  • Final breakfast together. Flights home.
  • After a final breakfast together, we will leave our hotel at around 8:30AM. Feel free to wake up early and take a nice walk along the promenade. Our flight will arrive at Newark at 5:05PM and change aircraft, arriving in Cleveland at 11:45PM.

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Matthew Weaver

Author, Bible Truth Project
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Matthew Weaver is an author, singer-songwriter, and biblical adventurer. He lives in the United States with his wife and two children. Matthew’s heart for the middle east began eleven years ago after his first trip to Israel. This began a passion and motivation to explore and study the land, people, and history of the biblical world.

The focus of his trips is discipleship, to follow in the footsteps of the biblical figures, to learn from their lives and embrace their heritage.

When you understand Israel, the Bible will come to life. It is Matt’s goal for everyone to experience that same moment when biblical text becomes a personal revelation. Join him as he explores the land of the Bible for an unforgettable experience.

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