Experience Israel Now

Apr 30 - May 11, 2023

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Trip Blog Posts

Day 09 - Jerusalem: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Saint Anne's, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb

posted on Wednesday May 10 2023 at 4:00 pm UTC

  Today’s blog post is written by Vanessa Martin, one of our travelers. Before the city began to stir on our last day in Jerusalem, our group gathered atop the Mount of Olives. We had the incredible view to ourselves, overlooking a grand view of Jerusalem. Scripture covering the...

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Day 08 - Jerusalem: City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Southern Steps, Israel Museum, Yad Vashem

posted on Tuesday May 09 2023 at 8:00 pm UTC

Today’s blog post was written by one of our travelers, Vanessa Martin. Day Eight of our tour was an emotional roller coaster. Pull down the lap bar, keep arms and legs in the car at all times! City of David - Where new discoveries are causing models to be reworked and documents of all kinds...

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Day 07 - Jerusalem: Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels, Herodium, Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Johnny's (shopping)

posted on Tuesday May 09 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

Today’s blog post was written by one of our travelers, Vanessa Martin Today was jam packed from start to finish. We began with a walking tour of the Jewish Quarter. Among other things, we saw the huge golden menorah that has been crafted per Old Testament tabernacle requirements (75 pounds...

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Day 06 - Galilee - Jerusalem: Beth Shean, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

posted on Monday May 08 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

  We began a memorable Sunday morning by leaving the Sea of Galilee. By nightfall, we were in Jerusalem!   Along the way, we had an amazing visit to Bet She’an. Part of our group even hiked from the “wide-gate” entrance into the ancient city. All of us had an extensive...

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Day 05 - Galilee: Mount Arbel, Tabgha, Capernaum, Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Ancient Boat, Galilee Boat Ride

posted on Saturday May 06 2023 at 8:00 pm UTC

  Today’s blog is written Vanessa Martin, one of our travelers. Of our days touring thus far, today we truly drank from the firehose!  Fascinating, intimidating, inspiring, breathtaking, reflective, and festive … emotions ran the gamut. Mt. Arbel - Spectacular...

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Day 04 - Galilee: Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Jordan River

posted on Saturday May 06 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

We started day 4 by visiting Katzrin, a first-century replica village. We dressed up in period costumes and learned what it was like to live in Bible times! We got the chance to crush olives, then got to make homemade pita bread and bake it. When it was ready, we ate it fresh with various toppings -...

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Day 03 - Negev: Ein Gedi, Qumran, Lower Jordan

posted on Friday May 05 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

And suddenly … it got hot. After a very pleasant first two days, the heat of Israel landed hard on our group. We hiked in 100-degreet heat in our final day in the Judean Wilderness/Dead Sea area.   The shady oasis of En Gedi provided the perfect setting to remember the story of David...

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Day 02 - Negev: Masada, Bedouin Experience, Camel Ride, Tel Arad, Dead Sea

posted on Thursday May 04 2023 at 12:00 am UTC

(Today’s blog post is written by Vanessa Martin, one of our travelers.) We hit the ground running and didn’t let up on our second day. Masada was amazing, bigger than life. Even though this fortress palace of Herod was previously in ruins, parts of it have been painstakingly restored....

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Day 01 - Shephelah: Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Beth Guvrin (Maresha)

posted on Tuesday May 02 2023 at 5:00 pm UTC

  Our “Experience Israel Now” tour of Israel started on a picture-perfect day in the land where David killed Goliath and found his song in a cave.   Tour guide Yehuda Ashkenazi, EIN founder Andy Cook and bus driver Igal Yechezkel greeted 53 other travelers Tuesday morning...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Apr 06 2023 at 2:05 pm UTC

Our trip will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground we'll post periodic updates and photos. Check back often or get update notifications using the subscribe options on this page. We'll be sharing our travel experiences online with you, our friends and family, to not only bring you along...

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