Your Tour Host
Pastor Tim and Angela Stutler with special guest Reverend Jim Luther
12 Day Tour of Israel with Goodlettsville Church



Sea of Galilee boat ride, Masada and The Western Wall Tunnel and participation in a special Temple Mount Sifting Project.


** Final price and itinerary subject to change based on flight schedule, confirmation, and cost – available approx. Jan. 07, 2024. **
  • Current round-trip economy air fare from Nashville, TN to Tel Aviv on United Airlines
  • Current airport departure taxes, fuel surcharges, customs & security fees
  • Superior first-class (4 star) hotel accommodations throughout (9 nights);
  • Breakfast and dinner daily, including one St. Peter’s fish lunch and a special farewell dinner
  • Comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary by private deluxe motor coach with qualified driver and English-speaking, licensed guide/escort, who meets you upon arrival after clearing Israeli customs (as per itinerary) and stays with the group throughout until returning you to the airport for your flight to U.S.A.
  • Entrance fees to all sightseeing, including the Sea of Galilee boat ride, Masada and The Western Wall Tunnel and participation in a special Temple Mount Sifting Project.
  • All transfers and porterage (one suitcase per person)
  • All tipping to hotel and restaurant personnel, porters, drivers, and guides
  • Wilcox World Travel and Tours flight bag and Holy Land journal
  • Single room supplement $1,375.00.
  • Insurance: Travel, baggage, trip cancellation, etc.  
  • Beverages with meals and meals not specifically mentioned (lunches)
  • Passports
  • Personal Items and Immunizations
Netanya Nov. 16, 2024 Island Suites Hotel
Tiberias    Nov. 17-19, 2024   Caesar Hotel
Dead Sea Nov. 20, 2024 David Dead Sea Resort
Jerusalem    Nov. 21-24, 2024 Ambassador Hotel 


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Double Occupancy: $440 per person
Single Occupancy: $594 per person

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Day by Day Travel Itinerary
  • DAY 01 Fri . Nov . 15
    Today we depart Nashville for our flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, with a connection in Newark. 
  • DAY 02 Sat . Nov . 16
    After passport control and baggage claim you will meet your representative who will direct you to your guide. Board your bus and if time permits take a scenic drive through Jaffa, the oldest port in the world. Jonah set sail for Tarshish from Jaffa but was swallowed by a whale. Jaffa was also the home of Tabitha, who was raised from the dead by Peter. Peter had his vision here while lodging in the home of Simon the Tanner. It is also where King Solomon imported the cedars of Lebanon to build the Temple in Jerusalem. Time permitting, we walk through the Old City of Jaffa through the artist quarter. After the short tour you will drive through the modern city of Tel Aviv heading north to Netanya where you will check into your hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea for dinner and overnight
  • DAY 03 Sun . Nov . 17
    Today we begin where the baptism of Gentiles began at Caesarea Maritima. You will see the sunken harbor, the hippodrome, the theatre and the Roman aqueduct. Then drive to Muhraka ("burnt offering") on Mt. Carmel and have a short hike to Muhraka Church and go up to its roof to have a magnificent panorama of the Plain of Jezreel (Esdraelon). (Focus on I Kings 18, the confrontation between Elijah and the prophets of Baal.) After surveying the Plain of Jezreel we drive inland heading northeast to the Jezreel Valley (Esdraelon).  Next, you will drive to Nazareth and your first stop will be at Nazareth Village, a first-century farm and village presenting the life, times and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth for all the world. You will then spend some time getting acquainted with Jesus’ hometown, visiting its spring, where Mary would have done her family’s laundry, in the ancient village, to the Church of the Annunciation. Ascend Mount of the Precipice at the brow to an overlook surveying the Valley of Jezreel with a view of Mt. Tabor, the connection to the Carmel range and the relation to the town of Nazareth down the hill. Continue on to Cana, commemorating Jesus' transformation of water into wine. Drive down to Tiberias and check into your hotel for dinner and the next three overnights.
  • DAY 04 Mon . Nov . 18
    First thing in the morning you will take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. Drive up to the Mount of Beatitudes and hike down the hill to the lake and go to Tabgha where Christians have long remembered the first feeding of the multitude and nearby, the breakfast of John 21. Continue walking to nearby Capernaum where Franciscan archaeologists believe they have uncovered the house of Peter. Then drive to the northern end of the Sea of Galilee heading east and stop at Beth Saida, which is the fishing village of the Gospels. This village was the hometown of Peter, Andrew, and Philip. Here, as well as Capernaum and Chorazin, Jesus performed most of his miracles, healed a blind man, and cursed all three towns for their failure to repent. In Luke’s account, the feeding of the 5000 occurred in the area of Beth Saida. Continue driving around the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee heading south to Ein Gev where you can stop for a St. Peter's Fish lunch. After lunch drive further south to Kursi in the "Gergesa" of Matthew’s Gospel where the evangelist locates the miracle of the swine. Most likely, that is what early Christians were commemorating. Then drive full circle around the lake and stop at a location where the Jordan River exits south from the Sea of Galilee and heads down the Jordan Valley to the newly discovered and exciting archaeological site of the fishing Village of Magdala where you can see a first century synagogue typical of the various synagogues that dotted the Galilee region and where Christ would have first preached the gospel. Drive or hike up and end the day at the Mount Arbel, which affords a view over the Lake of Galilee and the main sites of Jesus' ministry. Drive down back to the city of Tiberias, to your base for dinner and overnight.
  • DAY 05 Tue . Nov . 19
    Ascend the Golan Heights today, the biblical Bashan and ancestral home of the half-tribe of Manassah and in Jesus’ day, part of the territory of Herod Philip. Stop for an overview of Gamla, also known as “Masada of the north” where you’ll hear a heroic story of the few against the many, as the raptors that are protected here soar overhead in these magnificent natural surroundings. Continue along Israel’s border with Syria and stop at the Kuneitra overlook. Visit Tel Dan, one of the most important biblical mounds in the country. Here archaeologists discovered an inscription with the words “House of David,” and you can see a gateway from the time of Abraham, as well as the High Place of Jeroboam and the Israelite gate. Continue to Caesarea Philippi, now known as Banias. Open your Bible among the ruins of pagan temples to consider the words Jesus spoke here: “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” (Matt. 16:13). As at Dan, you’ll also enjoy the natural beauty of Banias nestled on the flourishing banks of one the Jordan’s main tributaries.
  • DAY 06 Wed . Nov . 20
    Today you will drive down into the Jordan Valley and continue driving south to the strategic crossing point between the Jordan Valley and the Jezreel which is located in the city of Beth Shean (aka Scythopolis). Here, you can climb the Tel to view the setting of Saul’s death. You can then survey the magnificent Roman and Byzantine ruins: theater, bathhouses, ancient rest rooms, market areas, colonnaded streets. Continue south to Jericho. At Jericho, we visit the Tel of this oldest city and view the traditional mountain of Jesus’ temptation. You will then drive to the traditional Baptismal site at Qasr El Yehud where John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ. Here you can have the opportunity to renew your baptismal vows at the same spot. Drive further south to the Dead Sea and continue along the western shores of the Dead Sea to Ein Bokek and check into your hotel along the shores of the Dead Sea for some free time. Here we will have an opportunity to enjoy the surreal experience of floating in the salt-rich water, 400m (1,312 ft) below sea level! Don't miss the chance to have a mud bath in the world's richest source of natural salts.  Dinner and one overnight at the Dead Sea.
  • DAY 07 Thu . Nov . 21
    This morning the first stop will be at Masada. Take the cable-car to the top of Masada, scene of the epic stand by Jewish rebels at the end of the great revolt against Rome nearly 2,000 years ago. The new museum at the visitor’s center reveals the secrets of the daily life of the rebels, the story of the excavations. Descend back to the base by cable car and drive, the Nature Reserve of Ein Gedi. Enter the nature reserve of Ein Gedi, rich in flora and fauna, and hike to a lovely waterfall.  After this drive along the western shores of the Dead Sea north and stop at the ancient settlement of Qumran. Here you'll have the opportunity to view the many caves where approximately 900 parchment documents of religious significance were discovered - the fabled Dead Sea Scrolls. Connect with the Jerusalem/Jericho highway passing by the Good Samaritan Inn on the way. Ascending the Roman road along Wadi Qilt, stop for a look at the picturesque desert monastery of St. George’s built deep in the gorge of Wadi Kelt. Finally, atop Mt. Scopus, we behold majestic Jerusalem. Drive down to the city and check into your hotel for dinner and the next four overnights in Jerusalem.

  • DAY 08 Fri . Nov . 22
    Today you will start on the Mt. of Olives with the Old City tilted toward us. After an orientation, descend the traditional Palm Sunday Road to Dominus Flevit ("The Lord weeps"), remembering Jesus’ entry. Continue down to Gethsemane with a visit to the garden and the church where you will have some quiet time. Then drive through the Kidron called the Valley of Jehosafat, where God will judge the nations of the world.  Another name for the valley is the Vale of the King; it was once intensely cultivated, and the revenues went to the king. Zechariah’s Tomb, named after a First Temple priest, the Tomb of the Sons of Hezir, a Second Temple-era priestly family, and Absalom’s Tomb. The conical-roofed Absalom’s Tomb received its name because the Bible says this rebellious son of David built a monument here so he would be remembered. Absalom was eventually killed by his father’s men; Jerusalemites of old would bring their sons to pelt the tomb with stones and recall the fate of rebellious offspring. Continue driving to the church grounds called Peter in Gallicantu, which affords the best view of early Jerusalem from the west. Here, the Assumptionist Fathers propose, was the house where the High Priest Caiaphas interrogated Jesus. We drive to a hilltop for a view of Bethlehem, noting its relation to the rest of the central mountain range, including Jerusalem, as well as to the desert and the area of ancient Moab. This is Herodium, the palace set in a conical mountain built by Herod to mark his tomb. Note the juxtaposition of the two Kings of the Jews. The King Herod buried in great opulence and the King of the Jews born in a humble manger in Bethlehem sitting in the background of the Herodium.  Driving south to the Bethlehem region, passing Rachel’s Tomb on the outskirts of Bethlehem, you will go to Shepherds’ Fields. You will then visit Bethlehem, where you will walk through its alleys and markets to the Church of the Nativity.
  • DAY 09 Sat . Nov . 23
    Early this morning we’ll visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, then return to the hotel for breakfast. Afterwards we transfer to St. Stephen's Gate where we first encountered Saul as a persecutor of the first believers. Just inside the gate, you will find the Pools of Bethesda and St. Anne’s Church, which has remarkable acoustics, and which has been perfectly preserved from the Crusader period. Then follow the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa). From there you will walk through the Arab Souks, past the Armenian Quarter and exit the Old City through the Mt Zion Gate to visit the Upper Room and King David’s Tomb on the grounds of Mt. Zion. From there, take the bus to the Garden Tomb where you will end your tour with a special visit and the possibility of having a private communion on its grounds. The balance of the day is free. Return back to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
  • DAY 10 Sun . Nov . 24

    After breakfast you will begin your day with joining the Temple Mount Sifting Project for a couple of hours duration. Then you will walk to the Ophel and examine the ruins near the south side of the Temple complex, including steps where you may be certain that Jesus and the disciples walked. You may then descend the slope of the first Jerusalem (“City of David”) to the Gihon spring and proceed through Hezekiah’s tunnel, which led the water to a pool where city dwellers of old were safe from the Assyrian arrows.  At the Pool of Siloam, John 9 records the healing of the blind man by putting mud on his eyes and asking him to wash them away. You will then drive to the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Israel Museum, including the outdoor model of Jerusalem as the city may have looked in 66 AD. Return to your hotel for dinner. This evening we have a special treat, walking through underground tunnels to see the remnants of the Temple Mount of Jesus' day that enables us to examine the length of the outer Herodian Temple wall, mostly preserved in mint condition, including two stone blocks each weighing about 600 tons. Return back to the hotel for the overnight.

  • DAY 11 Mon . Nov . 25

    First thing this morning, you will transfer to Jaffa Gate. Just inside the gate, you can visit the Museum at the David Citadel and the nearby newly discovered excavations at Kishle. It is thought that the remains are those of Herod's palace. You will then take the ramparts walk on the Old City Walls from Jaffa Gate to the Western Wall. Descend from the Old City Wall and walk up to the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. Walk up to the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site of Islam, located on the traditional site of the ancient Temple Mount. Spend some time walking around the Jewish Quarter. Walk along the Cardo, the ancient Roman road; View the Broad Wall. While in the Jewish Quarter take the opportunity to visit the Temple Institute, the Herodion Mansion. This evening we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner before we drive back down to the airport for our late evening check-in for our flight home.

  • DAY 12 Tue . Nov . 26
    Today we arrive back in the USA on our flight from Tel Aviv.

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