CALENDAR

 What is the difference between Session 1 and Session 2 

Both sessions are virtually the same. The lecture topics and some of the field trip sites differ so as not to be too repetitive for those attending both excavation sessions. 

  SESSION 1: June 14-28  
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
        (JUNE 13) JUNE 14 JUNE 15
 

 

 

 

DEPART
USA

SESSION 1

Arrive Israel
Arrive Tel Aviv hotel

FIELD TRIP

Mount Arbel
el-Araj

PM: Orientation 

          Overnight 
Tel Aviv
Overnight
Migdal
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
JUNE 16 JUNE 17 JUNE 18 JUNE 19 JUNE 20 JUNE 21 JUNE 22

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM
Excavation 

FIELD TRIP
Chorazin
Capernaum
Kursi

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

PM: Lecture

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

PM: Tiberias 

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

PM: Lecture

FIELD TRIP

Gamla
Umm el-Kanatir
Yodefat

FREE DAY

Shabbat

(Optional) Jordan River Rafting

Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
JUNE 23 JUNE 24 JUNE 25 JUNE 26 JUNE 27 JUNE 28  

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM
Excavation 

FIELD TRIP
Josephus' Fortified Cities

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

FIELD TRIP
Geography of the Gospels
Magdala

5-6 PM Pottery Washing

PM: Tiberias

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

PM: Lecture

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

PM: Meeting

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

2:30 PM All participants transfer to Jerusalem

SESSION 1
Departure Day

 

Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
 Overnight
Jerusalem
   

 

  SESSION 2: June 28-July 12  
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
        (JUNE 27) JUNE 28 JUNE 29
 

 

 

 

DEPART
USA

SESSION 2

Arrive Israel
Arrive Tel Aviv hotel

FIELD TRIP

Mount Arbel
el-Araj

PM: Orientation 

          Overnight 
Tel Aviv
Overnight
Migdal
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
JUNE 30 JULY 1 JULY 2 JULY 3 JULY 4 JULY 5 JULY 6

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM
Excavation 

FIELD TRIP
Chorazin
Capernaum
Kursi

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

PM: Lecture

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

PM: Tiberias 

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

PM: Lecture

FIELD TRIP

Gamla
Umm el-Kanatir
Yodefat

FREE DAY

Shabbat

(Optional) Jordan River Rafting

Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
JULY 7 JULY 8 JULY 9 JULY 10 JULY 11 JULY 12  

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM
Excavation 

FIELD TRIP
Josephus' Fortified Cities

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

FIELD TRIP
Geography of the Gospels
Magdala

5-6 PM Pottery Washing

PM: Tiberias

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

4-5 PM Pottery Washing

5-6 PM Pottery Reading

PM: Lecture

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

Jordan Swim

PM: Meeting

EXCAVATION

6 AM-12 PM Excavation 

2:30 PM All participants transfer to Jerusalem

SESSION 2
Departure Day

 

Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
Overnight
Migdal
 Overnight
Jerusalem
   

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Testimonials

  • "First of all, the trip was wonderful. I realize more and more how much of a gift it was since arriving home. It was a true blessing to have someone of the caliber of Steve leading it. While I have no criticisms, I would like to share how my mindset changed during the trip. Prior to arrival, I thought the journey would impact me more spiritually. In fact, my experience evolved into a history lesson where I become somewhat disconnected from the sites on a spiritual level. I was a little concerned with myself not having that spiritual impact. Mentioning this mind set to one of my fellow travelers, she stated she felt the same way but was not concerned as God is everywhere and Christianity is not really fueled by locations, but rather by the Spirit. That statement really hit home at the time and provided me a sense of peace. I stopped worrying about the spiritual side and just let the trip unfold. Looking back, the true blessing was the trip and the lessons grounded in the Bible for me. I know more now about the land of Jesus, the terrain and distances involved. It has made my Bible study come more alive as I can now place all of the locations. That takes sort of the "logical" mystery out of the Bible for me, and I can better focus on the spiritual side. Since coming home, I found myself more at a sense of peace than before on many levels. The mere act of such a travel experience -- I had never gone any farther than Mexico -- combined with the Bible history lesson broadened my mind and soul. The trip continues to grow on me since arriving home. For me, now is the time of spiritual fulfillment. In a few years, I hope to take my wife and would not hesitate -- in fact would seek out -- an Emmaus trip. Thanks and God Bless."
    T.H., Israel Trip