Tour Information

We know that, for many, this is the trip of a lifetime, so we work hard to give you the best possible experience from beginning to end. This tour is distinctive because it offers:

  • More experts on the Bible, archaeology, and history than any other tours we know.
  • More authentic sites, as opposed to traditional ones.
  • More discussions of controversies concerning the Land and the Bible, such as how the Bible is used by archaeologists, dating methods, and the theories about the location of the Second Temple, Golgotha, Mt. Sinai, etc.

Package Includes:

  • 11 nights in top-rated hotels
  • 11 days of touring, plus 1 arrival day
  • Israeli breakfast and dinner buffets
  • Three special lunches
  • Full color guidebook by Koinonia House
  • All entrance fees
  • Luxury air-conditioned motor coach
  • Baggage handling for one bag
  • All gratuities and taxes for the above

Not included (but we do guide you):

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Single occupancy or pre-tour rooms


Here are some of the sites on our itinerary.

In the north we will visit Caesarea Maritima, Tel Megiddo, Gideon Springs, the Ancient Boat Museum, Magdala, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Tel Hazor, Tel Dan, Caesarea Phillippi, Mount Bental, and a place where you can be baptized in the Jordan River.

In the Jordan Valley, we will see Beit She’an and Tel Jericho. In the Valley of Elah (think David and Goliath) we will visit an important excavation and have the archaeologist in charge, Dr. Yosef Garfinkel (head of Archaeology at Hebrew University), tell us about his important findings at Khirbet Qeiyafa. 

In Jerusalem, on September 25, we will observe Yom Kippur in Israel. We will also investigate the Western Wall, the City of David excavation, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, the Pool of Siloam, the Pilgrim Road, and the Kidron Valley. Other sights will be the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Pool of Bethesda, the Temple Mount, and the Davidson Center Archaeological Park. We will also visit the Mount of Olives, the Garden Tomb, and the Shrine of the Book.

We will descend well below sea level to the Dead Sea. There we will find Masada, Ein Gedi, and Qumran. There will be time to float in the Dead Sea.

Those are only some of the great places we plan to visit; we didn't even mention the Herodium or Mount Gerazim.

This truly is an extraordinary opportunity to learn and grow closer to the Lord.

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Tour Leaders

Ron Matsen

President and CEO of Koinonia House and Koinonia Institute. Ron has been a pastor and an expositional teacher of the Bible for over 30 years. He has a keen understanding of Israel and its role in Bible history and prophecy.

Bob Cornuke

Chairman of the Bible Archaeology, Search & Exploration (BASE) Institute. Bob has been called the “Real Indiana Jones” by many. His recent book Temple is causing a stir among serious Biblical scholars around the world.

To secure your place on the tour:

  • Complete the registration section below, including a deposit.
  • Send a copy of your passport to Koinonia House. (See Terms document, below, for details.)

If you aren't ready to register now but want to stay in touch or for further queries please email our tour coordinator, Tim Tyler: [email protected].

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  • Land Package Only. Tour includes itinerary of carefully selected sites, licensed guide, teachers Ron Matsen and Bob Cornuke, top rated hotels (double occupancy), porterage, breakfast and dinner buffets, three special lunches, and a farewell dinner, all tips, all site entrance fees, and transportation to tour stops in a deluxe, air-conditioned coach.

  • NOTE: Koinonia House provides a way for interested parties to make contact. You are free to conduct whatever level of screening you wish to do. If there is no suitable match, the single occupancy charge will apply.

  • This supplemental payment is required if you do not wish to share a room or there is not another person to share your room, regardless of the reason.

If you require changes to the above options after completing your registration, please email our Tour Coordinator Tim Tyler at [email protected].

Availability and prices will be confirmed with you before charges are added to the account.
US$250 per night for double occupancy.
US$215 per night for single occupancy
Breakfast and Dinner buffets are included.


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