The Bible Study
The Bible Study
Have you ever longed to walk where Jesus walked?
To see the Garden of Gethsemane where he struggled?
To stand in the very place where Jesus preached the Beatitudes?
Imagine what it would feel like to stand near the Garden tomb just before Easter next year. . .
At The Brand Sunday, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to connect with Scripture in a real, tangible way. So we’ve partnered with an organization that knows the Holy Land better than anyone and handcrafted a 10-day experience that will elevate your relationship with the Word to new heights.
Don’t let anything keep you from taking this opportunity to see the Bible come to life. You’ll experience the majesty and reality of Scripture in a way you never have before.
Flights: You will be responsible for booking your own airfare. The flight information and instructions will be emailed to you when available.
Lunches: The tour bus will be stopping at restaurants daily but meal costs are up to you.
Tips: We will collect $200 cash per person at our orientation meeting on the night that we arrive in Israel. This will cover tips for hotel staff, bellmen, front desk, housekeeping, kitchen staff, waiters/waitresses, bus driver, and our Israel tour guide.
Price is based on double occupancy - If traveling alone, you can room with someone else or pay for a single room (extra cost for private room is $1,500).
Passport: Your passport expiration date must be at least 6 months from the date of our return. If your passport expires within 90 days of our scheduled return date, Israel will not allow you to enter the country. Please check the expiration date on your passport now and apply for a renewal if it doesn't meet the requirements.
We will be flying out of JFK (New York City) on a non stop flight. Please book the following flights if you plan on flying over as a group. You can also meet us at the Tel Aviv airport if you plan on flying a different airline.
Departure: AA146 12:35am - 5:15pm March 21, 2022
Return: AA145 12:50am - 7:00am March 29, 2022
IMPORTANT*** We will be flying out the night of March 20th BUT the flight technically flies out early morning on the 21st at 12:35am and lands in Israel the afternoon of March 21st. We will fly out late evening the night of March 28th BUT the flight technically flies out early morning on 29th! So just make sure you're booking the correct days!
Trip Payments: You will receive an automated email on your payment due date. That email will have a link for you to make your payment. If you would like to make any additional payments before or after a due date please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
After arriving in Israel, we will spend our first night at a beautiful hotel on the Mediterranean Sea. The following morning, we will begin the ground portion of our tour by visiting Caesarea by the Sea and Mt. Carmel.
Then we will travel through the hills of the Galilee region, staying at a beautiful resort hotel right by the Sea of Galilee. There, we will experience a boat ride and visit other amazing sites such as the synagogue in Capernaum, the Mt. of Beatitudes, the Golan Heights, and more.
After spending two nights in the Galilee region, we will make our way to the desert with a private jeep tour, where we will enjoy a camel ride and spend one night in a Bedouin tent.
From there, we will begin our journey to Jerusalem, staying at the beautiful Inbal hotel.
Once in Jerusalem, we will be visiting the following places: Masada, Ein Gedi, Dead Sea, Qumran, Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, City of David, Mt. Zion, Jewish Quarter of Old City, Western Wall, Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial Museum, Lion’s Gate, Pool of Bethesda, Golgotha, Garden Tomb, the Elah Valley (where David killed Goliath), and more.
This is only a partial list of the major sites that we will be visiting. Please understand that our schedule for visiting specific places is subject to change due to weather or congestion in certain areas. We will see all of the above sites, but we may adjust the timing of those visits.
If you have any physical disabilities with walking long distances or hiking, please note that a few sites may be difficult to experience fully.
What are the Covid restrictions in Israel?
As of right now Israel is not requiring proof of vaccination to enter the country but asking for testing upon arrival and departure from the Tel Aviv airport. (Updated 03/30/22)
Is it safe to travel to Israel?
This is, by far, the most common question asked. Since tourism is one of Israel’s most prominent industries, news agencies and/or people who may be opposed to Israel can paint Israel in such a way as to persuade potential travelers to stay away. The reality on the ground is that it is statistically safer to travel to Israel than it is to travel to some inner cities in the US. And, the most common comment that we receive when the trip is over is that people couldn’t believe how safe they felt in the Holy Land. Obviously, Israel is in the Middle East and the political situation over there will remain tense until the Lord returns*.
*If, for any reason, the US State Department issues a travel advisory to Israel AND our agents who live in Israel agree, we will reschedule a trip if it is deemed unsafe to travel there due to political tension.
Will there be time to shop?
Yes, there will be plenty of time to shop. We know the best places that give you the best prices and we will do our best to steer you away from the places that like to take advantage of tourists.
How much money should I bring?
We recommend carrying no more than $200 cash with you. Most places that we visit will take credit cards and there are also cash machines that will take your debit card and give you shekels (the Israeli currency) in return.
Do you provide travel insurance?
No, we don’t provide travel insurance and we leave that up to the individual traveler if they are interested in obtaining that for themselves. We strongly recommend it and our friends at TravelEx have some affordable policies.
What kind of clothing do you recommend packing?
We encourage people to pack modestly. There will never be a time where you have to ‘dress up.’ While touring, it’s perfectly fine to wear shorts and a t-shirt. Jeans are acceptable everywhere we go. There are some sites that require that everyone wears pants and shirts with sleeves and we will let you know which ones they are so that you can dress appropriately on that day. The most important thing to pack is a pair of comfortable walking shoes as we do a lot of walking in the Land.
Will there be baptisms in the Jordan River?
Yes, we will stop at the Jordan River and those that would like to be baptized will have the opportunity.
What do we do in the evenings?
Each evening is absolutely free. After dinner each evening, you are free to do whatever you’d like. When in Jerusalem, we’re walking distance from the Old City and when in the Galilee area, we’ll be close to the shore of the Sea of Galilee. You’ll be free to walk on the seashore or walk to nearby Tiberias and experience Israeli nightlife.