Steve Wiggins invites you to take a life-changing journey with him to The Holy Land,

October 24th - November 2nd, 2022. 

While traveling through Israel, you will visit historic sites where Jesus lived & ministered and experience places where miraculous stories of the Bible took place. 

Tour Dates

October 24, 2022 - November 2, 2022

This tour is a private luxury experience with only 16 participants. Included in your cost are all ground transportation, 5-star upscale hotels, 3 delicious meals per day, exciting excursions, knowledgeable Bible teachers, a Christian-Jewish Israeli tour guide, and all taxes & tips.  Your hotel accommodations are beautiful premium rooms/suites, and evening dinners are upgraded dining experiences.

As of May 21, 2022, there are no required tests or vaccines to enter Israel. As of June 12, the CDC no longer requires any testing to board the flight back to the US and enter the US.

Please arrange your flights through kelly@jacksontravel.com (541-779-5525).

For additional information, you can review the tour itinerary and FAQ below. 

Tour Costs

$7,147.00 per person / double occupancy

$9,647.00 per person / single traveler

We’ve made traveling to Israel an easy and affordable experience. There are two ways of paying for your trip.

Pay in full, or take advantage of the no-interest, monthly payment plan.

 

The monthly payment plan is easy to set up – pay a $150 deposit per person, and the rest of the balance

is divided evenly over the remaining months. If you have any questions about payment options,

don't hesitate to get in touch with a PREMIER Reservation Specialist, at 1-800-889-5265

 

Monthly, No-Interest Payments are Available.


(INCLUDES HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS, GROUND TRANSPORTATION, GUIDED TOURS,
MOST MEALS, ALL ENTRANCE FEES, AND GRATUITIES.)

 
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Steve Wiggins is a five-time Grammy Award nominee. For his band Big Tent Revival, Steve penned ten #1 radio singles, including Two Set of Joneses, Choose Life, and WWJD.

 

Following his time as a recording artist, Steve became a pastor and has served on the staff of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, Greg Laurie’s Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, and most recently at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Steve is the founder of Living Room Study and Groundworks Ministries, both discipleship ministries that focus on Biblical literacy. Having written a chapter-by-chapter devotional of the entire Bible, Steve is the daily content provider and weekly teacher for various Bible studies, including the Bible Museum on The Square’s Bible Study on the Square and Bellevue Baptist Church’s Bible Challenge.  The goal of Steve’s ministry is to elevate the faith of program participants by leading them to a comprehensive knowledge of the entire Bible.

 

Steve has also provided the content for The Hope Challenge, the 90 Day Gospel Challenge, and Pocket Testament League’s 21 Day Challenge. 

His article Building A Culture of Worship was published in Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary’s The Journal.

 

Steve, his wife Misti, and their family currently live in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Learn more about Groundworks Ministries

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DAY 1: Monday - Oct 24, 2022

  • Arrive Ben Gurion airport Tel Aviv mid-morning

  • Lunch at "Old Man & the Sea" – Jaffa

  • Tour of Old Jaffa & Gate of Faith at Peak Park

  • Check-in Hilton Tel Aviv

  • Dinner at "Cairo" - The Sorona Market Tel Aviv

  • **Overnight at Hilton Tel Aviv

DAY 2: Tuesday - Oct 25, 2022

  • **Check out of Hilton Tel Aviv

  • Caesarea Maritima

  • Mount Carmel

  • Lunch at Tamar Carmel

  • Megiddo 

  • Mount Precipice

  • Check-in U Boutique Kenneret, Tiberias

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • **Overnight at U Boutique Kenneret, Tiberias

DAY 3: Wednesday - Oct 26, 2022

  • Visit to Israeli Army base at the Lebanese border

  • Caesarea Phillipi

  • Lunch on the go

  • Mt. Hermon (with Cable car)

  • Dinner at the "Moshbutz Steak House" on the Golan Heights

  • **Overnight at U Boutique Kenneret, Tiberias

DAY 4: Thursday - Oct 27, 2022

  • Magdala

  • Capernum

  • Mount of Beatitudes

  • Lunch at Decks, Tiberias

  • Sea of Galilee Boat Ride

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • **Overnight at U Boutique Kenneret, Tiberias

DAY 5: Friday - Oct 28, 2022

  • **Check-out of U Boutique Kenneret

  • Beit Shean

  • Qumran

  • Lunch at "Restaurant Canaanite" 

  • Qasr el Yahud/Betharaba/Jordan River Baptisms

  • Shabbat dinner at the hotel

  • **Overnight Milos Dead Sea Hotel

DAY 6: Saturday - Oct 29, 2022

  • Masada (with Cable Car)

  • Ein Gedi

  • Lunch on the go

  • Early return to the hotel to enjoy the Dead Sea!

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • **Overnight Milos Dead Sea Hotel

DAY 7: Sunday - Oct 30, 2022

  • **Check out of Milos Dead Sea Hotel

  • Jeep tour to the Mt. of Scapegoat

  • "Valley of the Shadow of Death" Outlook (Wadi Kelt)

  • Judean Desert Lunch at Genesis Land

  • Shepherd Fields overlook in Jerusalem

  • Check-in Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem

  • Dinner at the hotel

  • ** Overnight Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem

DAY 8: Monday - Oct 31, 2022

  • Mount of Olives

  • Garden of Gethsemane/Church of All Nations

  • Western Wall - Davidson Center/Southern Steps 

  • Lunch in the Jewish Quarter

  • Yad Vashem

  • Dinner out in Jerusalem

  • **Overnight Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem

DAY 9: Tuesday - Nov 1, 2022

  • St. Anne's Church/Pools of Bethesda

  • Via Dolorosa/Praetorium/Tower of David

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre

  • Lunch in the Old City

  • Caiaphas' House (Wohl Museum)

  • Garden Tomb

  • Dinner on Mamilla Hotel Rooftop

  • **Overnight Mamilla Hotel Jerusalem

DAY 10: Wednesday - Nov 2, 2022

  • Friends of Zion Museum

  • FREE TIME in Jerusalem

  • Lunch on your own

  • Farewell Dinner at Mamilla Rooftop

  • Pack up & transfer to Ben Gurion Airport Tel Aviv

  • Late evening departures to US

 

What are the COVID restrictions in Israel?

As of May 21, 2022, there are no required tests or vaccines to enter Israel. As of June 12, the CDC no longer requires any testing to board the flight back to the US and enter the US.

 

What is included in this trip to the Holy Land?

This is a luxury "boutique" experience.  All ground transportation, 5-star hotels, 3 meals per day, excursions, teachers, tour guides, taxes and tips are included.  Your flight will be purchased separately and arranged through Premier Israel.   

When should I book my flight to arrive/depart?

We recommend you follow the arrival and departure guidelines set by Premier Israel.  Flight arrangements can be provided for you through Premier Israel.​

Who is invited to go on this trip?

Anyone from anywhere can go with us! We are limiting this trip to 16 participants.

Is There a Minimum (or Maximum) Age to Participate?

No, but we recommend this trip for those no younger than middle school and for those who can easily handle walking approximately 1-2 miles a day, some of which is on unpaved paths and up and down centuries old streets in the Old City of Jerusalem. (Please note that children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.)

Am I Required to Purchase Travel Insurance?

Travel insurance is not required but is strongly recommended. Your travel insurance can be provided through Premier Israel.

 

What Documentation Is Necessary for Travel to Israel?

A valid passport with an expiration date no less than 6 months after the return date of the trip is required. There are no exceptions to this policy. A travel visa is not required.

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What Kind of Weather Should I Expect?

Average high temperatures in October range from the mid-70s to mid-80s, with little precipitation.  

 

How Safe Is Traveling to Israel?

While Israel is a very safe country to visit and tour, your safety is a top priority. We use various measures to ensure the safety of participants, but we also encourage participants to take precautions they normally would when traveling to another city or country.

 

Will I Get Any Pre-Trip Preparation Info and Recommended Reading Materials?

Yes. Beginning a month before we leave, you'll be provided with a weekly scripture and prayer guide, packing recommendations and suggested reading material.

Feel free to get a head start now!

*If you're interested in getting excited about the trip, read Finding Jesus in Israel by Buck Storm.

*If you're interested in digging into the Jewish/Old Testament foundations of the Christian faith, read The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi by Robby Gallaty 

*If you're interested in better understanding the complexities and challenges of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, read Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi.

*We also highly recommended that you watch HOPE IN THE HOLY LAND: Delving Beneath the Surface of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, an award-winning documentary co-created & produced by Justin Kron, the Steve Wiggins' dear friend and brother in Yeshua.

 

Whom Do I Contact If I Have Questions?

*Misti Wiggins at mwiggins@GroundworksMinistries.com

Premier Call Center: 800-889-5265

 
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