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 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
  • Biblical insights and topical briefings from Ron Matsen and Bob Cornuke.
  • Israeli breakfast and dinner buffets
  • Three special lunches
  • Full color guidebook by Koinonia House
  • All entrance fees
  • Luxury air-conditioned motor coach (wi-fi, USB charging)
  • 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, Golan Heights, 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, we will 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 Gethsemane, 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. We will also stop for a Dead Sea Float experience. 

Those are not all of the great places we plan to visit; we didn't even mention the Herodium or Temple Zero.

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

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Is It Safe In Israel?

On October 7, 2023 Jewish people in Israel were viciously attacked. As you know, Israel declared war after that against Hamas. Obviously, this raises a lot of questions about any travel in Israel and we would like to address some of them.

 Koinonia House (K-House) has not canceled reservations for this tour. It is possible that by that time the war will have ended and the risk of any trouble during a tour would be greatly reduced. We hope that’s the case because we would love to be your host in Israel, but also because traveling would be supportive for the Jews and Palestinians there–for both their morale and economy.

 How would K-House determine when it’s safe to go? We will consider the US State Department’s Travel Advisory Level, statements from the Israeli government, current flight schedules, as well as assessments from our contacts in Israel. If the US Travel Advisory is “Level 3: Reconsider travel,” as it is now, we would not go. Usually, the advisory is “Level 2: Exercise increased caution.”

 We will assess the situation before we begin paying vendors for the tour. We want to be certain that the situation is realistically safe while there is still time for a full refund if we need to cancel.

We invite you to prayerfully consider joining us and assure you that if we cancel the tour, you will receive a full refund.

 Please pray for the Israelis (Jewish and Arab people) as well as those in the surrounding nations. Nearly all of them do not believe in Jesus, and the majority even reject the God of Abraham. They need Him now more than ever! Pray for their eyes and ears to be opened and for wisdom from God. May His mercy be conspicuously visible once again.

Tour Expansion: The Last Days of the Exodus

We expect to offer this week in Jordan prior to the Israel Tour. Arrangements have not been finalized yet, so reservations are not available right now.

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

Founder 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.

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Traveler's Information

  • October 27 - November 7, 2024
    This is a tour package; flight information is covered elsewhere.

    Room Arrangements

    • Selecting this option adds your first name and email address to the list of people looking for a roommate. This will be shared with others of the same sex on the list.

    • This is an additional charge made by the hotel.

    • Availability and prices will be confirmed with you
      before charges are added to the account.

      US$230 per night for double occupancy.
      US$210 per night for single occupancy
      Breakfast and Dinner buffets are included.


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    Terms & Conditions

    There are details about the tour in the Terms and Conditions that you will want to know. Please read the document and check the box below if you agree. 

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    If you prefer, you can mail a copy to us at:  
    K-House Tours, PO Box D, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-0347

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    We recommend you wait to purchase airfare until three to five months before departure. 
    Begin to monitor the price for your preferred flight at five months; normally there is a drop in price after that point.

    Departure flights from Israel should leave at 10:30 PM or later on Nov. 7.

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