Trip to Israel

Led by Pastor Randy Ellis

Dates: January 20–28, 2024

Dear Group Members, 

First we want to thank you for joining our trip , Due to the current situation in israel , together with your group Leader Pastor Randy Ellis, we have decided to postpone your trip to January 2025, With the same rates and terms.

Here is the link with  the new dates in January 2025
Password: jan2025

For  new registration after December 07th, 2023 please  register and pay on new website

For those who registered for January 2024 trip and moved to January 2025

  1. Third payment will be on the new website on November 15th , 2024
  2. If you wish to cancel we will follow our cancellation policy according to January 2024 Trip
  3. For those who wish to claim it from their insurance we will provide the letters If you cannot claim it from your insurance we can provide a credit voucher with a full amount that you have paid , it can be use in the future for any of our trips, the voucher is valid for two years till december 01st 2025 ,you can use it or give it to any of your family members.
    If there is price difference between the tours you will pay the supplement.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us [email protected]

we are looking forward to host you with us again!

Thank you,

Yael Group Team

Shalom Friends,

You are invited on the trip of a lifetime as we journey through the Holy Land with North Etowah Baptist Church! We will walk where Jesus walked, taught, and was crucified. However, more remarkable still, we will see where he rose again! We will visit the Jordan river and have an opportunity to be baptized where Jesus was baptized and take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Speaking of seas, we will also visit the Mediterranean Sea and have an opportunity to swim in the Dead Sea (The lowest point on Earth.) We will also have a chance to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and visit the Mount of Olives. This trip will change how you read the Bible, and from personal experience, I can say it will be a life-changing journey.

Our friends from Yael have arranged for our church family to have this experience. We will be on the ground for seven incredible days. I will be leading this trip during the winter of 2024. I hope you will join me!

Pastor Randy Ellis

Terry Ellis-Senior Pastor
North Etowah Baptist Church
[email protected]

Pastor Randy Ellis


Sea of Galilee2 nights
Nazareth1 night
Jerusalem4 nights


(Check back soon!)

General Itinerary

Day 1 – January 20th – Sat – Depart from USA

Depart from the US to Tel Aviv.  Dinner and breakfast will be served during the flight.

Day 2 – January 21st –  Sun – Arrive in Israel

Our representatives will meet you and walk you through customs.  We’ll then drive you to the hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight stay.


 On this day, we will sail on the Sea of Galilee, visit the museum of the ancient boat at Kibbutz Ginosar, then onto visit Magdala, with its first century synagogue, a complete first century city and remains of a once prosperous fish processing industry. Complete with shops, marketplace, residential areas, and wharf, this is a city where Jesus himself visited and taught. Visit Capernaum, the town of Jesus, visit the Church of Multiplication in Tabgha (where the Lord performed the miracle of the Loaves and Fishes), and visit the Mount of Beatitudes (where Jesus taught “The Sermon on the Mount”).  We’ll continue to Caesarea Philippi where Peter confessed Christ: “You are the Christ, the son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:15-16).  We will continue to a baptism in the Jordan River, truly an unforgettable experience. Dinner and overnight stay in Tiberias.


After breakfast, we’ll start our day with a visit to Cana, where the Lord preformed the Wedding Miracle. Then we’ll visit the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth. Proceed to Beth She-an, upon whose walls the Philistines nailed the head of King Saul after his defeat on Mount Gilboa. As we visit the city’s remains, we’ll not only learn about the dramatic end of the last war between King Saul and the Philistines, but also how the residents of Jabesh bravely removed the corpses of the King and his son from the wall of the city in order to burn them (1 Samuel 31).  Then on to Gideon’s Spring, where the Judge Gideon selected 300 warriors to go into the battle with him against the Midianites (Judge 7). Return to our hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 – January 24th – Wed – TEL MEGIDDO, MT. CARMEL, CAESAREA, JAFFA

We’ll visit one of the most amazing water systems found in the archeological site of Tel Megiddo.  From here we’ll observe the Valley of Armageddon (Revelation 16:14-16).  We’ll visit Mount Carmel where the biblical story of the confrontation between Prophet Elijah and the Ba’al prophets took place, and overlook the Jezreel Valley. We’ll continue to Caesarea, a Roman city with many archeological findings such as theater, the public bath, the hippodrome, and the city gate. We’ll enjoy the new exhibitions of the city which date to Roman Times.  In the afternoon, we’ll tour the charming alleys of the city of Jaffa and visit the square where the Church of Saint Peter reside. We will enjoy watching the sun set on the old city of Jaffa. We’ll drive to dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

Day 6  – January 25th – Thu – JERUSALEM, BETHLEHEM

Our morning starts on the Mount of Olives with breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem. The day continues with visits to the sites that will helps us of understand the Lord’s prophecy about Jerusalem:  the Chapel of Ascension then onto The Chapel of Dominius Flevit, where Christ Prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem (Luke 18:41), the Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:39-53) and The Church of the Agony (Church of All Nations), the site where it is said that Judas betrayed Jesus. We will proceed to visit the sites on Mt.  Zion: the Gallicantu Church which was built over the ruins of the Palace of Caiaphas, the High Priest before whom Jesus was brought for trial (Mark 14: 53-65). We’ll visit the Tomb of King David and enter into the Upper Room – the site that commemorates Jesus’ last meal with his disciples. Afterwards, we will proceed to Bethlehem to see Shepherds’ Fields, and we will end our day by visiting the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, the birth place of Christ.  Dinner & overnight stay in Jerusalem.

Day 7 – January 26th – Fri –  JERUSALEM OLD CITY   

Our day will begin with an exciting tour to the site where much of the Bible was written, the City of David.  Here archeologists found King Hezekiah’s 2,700 year-old water tunnel, one of the wonders of early engineering, and the seal impression of Gemariah, son of Shaphan, possibly the scribe of King Zedekiah (Jeremiah 36:10). Continue to the Pool of Siloam where Christ healed the blind man by sending him to wash his eyes (John 9).  In the Jewish Quarter, we’ll explore the Roman Cardo, the Madaba Map, the Western Wall and the Davidson Center (with its amazing virtual model of the Second Temple). On the Temple Mount we’ll hear about the traders driven out of the Temple by Jesus (Luke 19:45-48), explore the Dome of the Rock and other famous buildings.  We’ll visit the Kotel Tunnels – ancient tunnels and passageways.

Continue to the Pool of Bethesda where Christ healed the paralyzed man (John 5).  Our journey through the Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) stations will end by visiting the Church of Holy Sepulchre. We’ll walk through the old city market through the Damascus gate.  Afterwards, we will take communion in the Garden Tomb.  Dinner and overnight stay in Jerusalem.

Day 8 – January 27th – Sat – QUMRAN, MASADA, DEAD SEA

We will start our  journey to the dead sea we will ascend Judean Hills. Our first stop today will be next to one of the St. George monastery crosses, which offers an amazing view over the monastery.  This stop is important for understanding the water systems of the Judaean Desert monasteries.  We’ll continue to Qumran to hear the amazing story of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.  We will try to answer questions like: Who wrote the scrolls? Who were the Essenes?  How did they live and why there?  Continue to Masada to learn about the dramatic story of almost one thousand men, women and children who chose to die as a free people, rather than to become Roman slaves.  We’ll visit the archaeological findings and see the palaces, bathhouses, walls and the amazing views of the Dead Sea. We will proceed to bathe in the Dead Sea and to enjoy the sun and the famous mineral-rich mud. We will have our Farewell ceremony at the hotel.

Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 9 – January 28th – Sun – DEPARTURE FROM ISRAEL

We transfer to the airport for our flight back to the US.

We return home full of rich and unforgettable memories. A common refrain is heard — is the trip really over?  Can we start planning for our return visit?

Note: Schedules and/or local conditions may change while touring. Program is subject to change based on the flight schedule.


Required:  Scan or take a picture (without flash) of the ID page of your passport (full page, all corners visible), then please send it to Michael at [email protected].

Note: Passport must be valid at least six months following end of tour.

Payment Details

Package price per person sharing double rooms: $4,250

Single Supplement: $833

Terms of Payment

First Payment (1/3): $450 (first non-refundable deposit) – Due by March 5, 2023

Second Payment (2/3):  $1,900 – (50% of remaining balance) – Due by June 20, 2023

Third Payment (3/3):  $1,900 – (100% of remaining balance) – Due by November 15, 2024

Single Supplement: $833 – Only for those who wish to reserve single rooms – Due by November 20, 2023

Methods of Payment:

1) Credit Card, charged by Yael Adventures – Israel

2) PayPal (+2.1% PayPal fee)

Payments can be made at the bottom of this webpage.

Included from Package Price

  • Flights – Atlanta – Tel Aviv – Atlanta
  • 7  nights in hotels according the program
  • Meet & Assist upon arrival in the airport
  • Buffet breakfast (daily)
  • Buffet dinner (daily)
  • 1 lunch – St Peter’s fish
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Deluxe motor coaches
  • Israeli qualified local tourist guide – English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to all locations indicated above in the program
  • Yael Adventures kit – hat, map, and bag

Excluded from Package Price

  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Other things that not mentioned in the program
  • Changes in itinerary might be made depending on the airlines changes in flight
  • Tips to guide and driver

Tips Guidelines:

  • Guide – $8-10 per person per day
  • Driver – $3-4 per person per day

Travel Insurance

We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance to protect yourself against unforeseen events that may impact your travel plans, health, personal items, etc.

We recommend Travelex Travel Insurance.  For more information, please visit their website:

COVID-19 – Information / Requirements

All the necessary information about Israel’s travel requirements regarding Covid-19 can be found here:

As the situation is subject to change, we suggest checking back often.

Tour Cancellations

Yael Adventures may decide to cancel the tour for any reason. In such a case, Yael Adventures will be responsible to provide a full refund. Yael Adventures will not be responsible for and will not refund any purchases not made through Yael Adventures, e.g., airline tickets. Cancellation according to state travel advisors and/or warnings, acts of war, acts of God, natural disasters, or other reasons that are out of Yael Adventures’ control, will not be eligible for any form of refund. For cancellations by a tour leader or by individuals who registered for a trip, refunds will follow the Cancellation Fees schedule posted below.

Cancellation Fees

  • $450 non-refundable registration fee
  • 61-75 days before the departure day: 50% of total cost
  • 31-60 days before the departure day: 75% of total cost
  • 0-30 days before the departure day: 100% of  total cost

Tour Registration

To register for the tour, a deposit of $450 is required.  Online payments are available below.