Join JJ, Sharon, and others from South Tampa Fellowship on the journey of a lifetime as we explore the land of the Bible. On May 1-10, 2024, we will follow in the footsteps of Jesus and his disciples as we travel through the Holy Land, where our Messiah lived and worked miracles. Watch the Scriptures come to life as we visit places like Bethlehem, Jericho, the Mount of Olives, the Sea of Galilee, and Jerusalem. Float in the Dead Sea, discover Masada, and gaze upon the Valley of Armageddon. This trip will be an incredible spiritual experience that will forever change how you read, study, and understand the Scriptures. Spots are limited, so reserve yours today!

Trip Cost & Deadlines

TRIP COST: $4565 (per double occupancy)/ $7560 (per single)
The price difference is based on hotel accommodations.

PETRA ADD-ON: Additional $600-650 (per double occupancy)/ Additional $800-850 (per single)
The price difference is based on hotel accommodations.

OCTOBER 31, 2023: Deadline for a minimum trip non-refundable deposit of $500 to hold a seat. (Your spot on the trip is not secure until you pay this deposit).

JANUARY 15, 2024: Deadline for paying 50% of the trip cost.

FEBRUARY 29, 2024: Deadline for TOTAL payment. Additionally, a copy of each traveler’s passport must be turned in at this time.

Group Meetings

September 10, 2023: Interest Meeting

Ballast Point Campus | 5 PM
Registration opens

October 1, 2023: Follow-up Questions Meeting

Ballast Point Campus | 5 PM
General Q&A

February 6. 2024: Travel Group Meet & Greet

Ballast Point Campus | 5 PM
More information about travel and clothing requirements.

March 15, 2024: Travel Group Rally

Winston’s House | 5 PM
Time devoted to fellowship and Q&A.

General Trip Itinerary

Itinerary – subject to change according to flight arrival & departure times, inclement weather, security concerns, and the wishes of the group.

Day 1 –  Wednesday (May 01, 2024): Arrival in Israel

  • Twins Tours guide & driver meet the group in the airport arrivals hall
  • Drive to Tel Aviv and check into Hotel

Day 2 – Thursday (May 02, 2024): The. Coastal Plain

  •  Caesarea MaritimaThe Biggest Roman City
  • Visit Caesarea’s ancient water aqueduct along the beach
  • Megiddo 
  • Carmel – The Contest of Elijah with the False Prophets

Day 3 – Friday (May 03, 2024): Lower Galilee & Nazareth

  • Mount Arbel– panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee region
  • Sepphoris- The capital of Galilee
  • Nazareth Village
  • Mount Precipice View

Day 4 – Saturday (May 04, 2024 )Around the Sea of Galilee

  • Mt. of Beatitudes- Sermon on the Mount
  • Tabgha – Church of Primacy of St Peter & Lakeshore
  • Capernaum- Jesus’ second hometown 
  • Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee
  • Magdala – First Century Synagogue
  • Baptismal Site at the Jordan River

Day 5 – Sunday (May 05, 2024) The Golan Heights

  • Metulla-  Overview The Borders with Lebanon
  • Tel Dan- Biblical Old Testament Dan
  • Caesarea Philippi- Biblical first-century Pagan City
  • Har Bental- Overview The Borders with Syria
  • Wine Tasting 

Day 6- Monday (May 06, 2024 ) The Judean Desert

  •  Qumran– Learning about the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Masada  Cable Car- The Stronghold
  • Ein Gedi- Hiding place of King David
  • Floating at the Dead Sea (Neve Midbar Beach)
  • Jericho Overview

Day 7 – Tuesday (May 07, 2024) The Judean Hills

  • A stop outside Bethlehem Praying for Samuel anointed King David
  • Israel Museum- Model of Jerusalem before its destruction
  • Church of Nativity – a church built over the birthplace of Jesus
  • Shepherds Fields- where the angels announced the birth of Jesus

Day 8 – Wednesday (May 08, 2024) The Old City Jerusalem

  • The City of David
  • Hezekiah Tunnels + Pools of Siloam
  • Jewish Quarter
  • The Southern Steps
  • Western Wall 

Day 9 – Thursday (May 09, 2024) The Mountains of Jerusalem

  • Temple Mount
  • Mount of Olives – Overlook of the City of Jerusalem
  • Dominus Flevit Church – Jesus weeping in Jerusalem
  • Garden of Gethsemane – Private Garden
  • Garden Tomb – Communion
  • Yad Vashem – Holocaust Memorial Museum

Day 10 – Friday (May 10, 2024) Last day in Jerusalem

After Breakfast, Check Out from the Hotel in Jerusalem

  • Pools of Bethesda”– where Jesus healed a paralytic (John 5:1-15).
  • Antonia Fortress (Praetorian)– Jesus stood before Pontius Pilate
  • The Via Dolorosa – Walk along the crowded market streets
  • Holy Sepulcher church – Traditional site of Calvary/ Golgotha
  • Free Time/ Old City Markets
  • Meet at Christ Church
  • Farewell Dinner on the Roof of the Notre Dame Hotel Rooftop

Petra Trip

 This is an add-on at the beginning of the trip (April 28-May 1).

Sunday (April 28, 2024) – Arrive in Israel

The group arrives and checks in for one night in Jerusalem (on their own). Some people like to arrive two days earlier to get over jet lag.

Monday (April 29, 2024 ) – JORDAN: MT. NEBO / PETRA, JORDAN
This morning, we depart Israel for Jordan via the Allenby Bridge.  We will be met and assisted through the border crossing.  We travel to Mt. Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land and where today we enjoy a breathtaking view of Israel and the Jordan River.  Following this visit, we continue to Machaerus (Mukawir), where we view the ruins of the fortress of Herod the Great and where John the Baptist was beheaded by his successor, Herod Antipas.  The rest of the day, we head straight to Petra.

Tuesday (April 30, 2024) – PETRA
After breakfast, we walk over to the entrance to Petra, a 2000-year-old Nabatean city.  Walking about a mile and a half through the narrow cliffs, we enter the impressive city of Petra.  We take as much time as needed to visit all of Petra.  When ready, we head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Petra.

Wednesday (May 01, 2024) PETRA / Galilee
This morning, we travel back to the border crossing, where our agent will meet and assist us in checking in one night in Tel Aviv – Meet with all of the group at Dinner Time.

Travel Notes

All travelers are responsible for covering their travel accommodations in/out of Israel. The trip cost covers travel once in the country. Please note there is a team dinner on May 10, and the airport is one hour from Jerusalem. Experience would suggest travelers shouldn’t plan to fly out before 11 pm, May 10th.

If Petra is added to the trip’s beginning, travelers are responsible for Hotel accommodations on April 28.