Israel Adventure

with Jordan

07 January 2024
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Melbourne Surrey Hills or online March 1, 2023 7:30 pm RSVP


Are you up for an adventure? We are travelling to Israel and Jordan for an epic biblical adventure in January 2024.
We will (loosely) follow in the footstep of Jesus with some Old Testament crossovers along the way. The adventure is in travelling with like minded people (we welcome solo travellers, couples and groups of friends) and doing lots of walks, hikes and fun stuff as well as key Biblical sites.

To keep the costs down we are offering triple share rooms and staying in hotels that are located close to lots of cafe, shops and interesting places to hang at night. January is winter so it’s a great time to be travelling and of course it’s uni break & school holidays.

Adam Ch’ng is the Senior Pastor of Cross & Crown, a cross-cultural church in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
He previously worked as a lawyer and political adviser before studying theology at Ridley College.
Adam serves on the FIEC (Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches) Executive and The Gospel Coalition Australia Victoria Committees, and he has a heart to see people from every nation reached with the gospel.



Your adventure begins with your flight to Tel Aviv (if purchasing the airfare & tour package).

Included Meals: None

Our Emirates group flight arrives into Tel Aviv around 9.30am. On arrival you will be met at Ben Gurion Airport and transferred to hotel in Tel Aviv to drop off our bags. We will visit the old town of Jaffa, the port where Jonah sailed from, and see Simon the Tanners house.
Free time to wander around Tel Aviv before the hotel check in opens at 2pm
We will meet at 6pm for a welcome gathering and overview of the tour followed by dinner.

Hotel: Metropolitan Hotel, Tel Aviv

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This morning we checkout of our Tel Aviv hotel and start our day with a visit to Caesarea Maritima on the Mediterranean Sea. The showcase Roman port built by Herod the Great, figured centrally in both Jewish and Christian history. It will be chilly, but if you’re game you can swim the sea! Caesarea was the home of the four daughters of Philip (Acts 21:8-9).
Continue to Sepphoris, the ancient capital of Galilee, the traditional birthplace of Mary; Joanna, the wife of Cuza, might have lived here. Visit the restored theatre, the “Mona Lisa of Galilee” mosaic, the Nile House, the Cardo and the sixth-century synagogue that tells a story of redemption and reveals an unusual representation of Sarah.
We then take a short drive to Nazareth – most of the monuments in Nazareth, the town where Jesus grew up, are devoted to Mary and this is where the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38) took place. Visit the Nazareth Village for lunch and then learn about what daily life was like in Jesus’ day. On our way to Tiberias we will visit Sindyanna of Galilee where Jewish & Arab women work together producing Fair Trade products.
Check in to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

Hotel: Ron Beach Hotel, Tiberias

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Stay the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. During our time on the lake we will stop and ponder with a time of prayer, reflection & worship.
At Ginosar we will visit the Jesus boat museum that displays a recently excavated 1st century fishing boat. Continue to Tabgha, where the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 is said to have occurred. We then visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the sermon on the Mount for a time of prayer & praise in the stunning grounds and church.
We will have a traditional St Peter’s Fish lunch at a local restaurant (don’t worry if you don’t eat fish, there’s always an alternative). We then visit the ancient town of Capernaum where Jesus preached in the synagogue and visited the home of Simon Peter.
We will also visit Magdala, the home town of Mary Magdalene and spend some time reflecting on the women we have discovered so far. Enjoy a stunning view, with drinks & sunset over the Sea of Galilee from Mt Arbel before returning to the hotel.

HOTEL: Ron Beach Hotel, Tiberias

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Today we will visit Gamla, considered the Masada of the North. The ruins here include a 1st century synagogue that Jesus would have surely visited, as well as an olive press. The town was perched high on a hill relatively protected but the Romans still managed to take the city. It’s an epic hike to the site and an even more epic one to the Precipice.
As we farewell the Galilee we stop at Beit Shean (Scythopolis), an impressive Greco-Roman Old Testament city and continue to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.
Meet your homestay family and enjoy an evening with a Palestinian Christian family. Be sure to share photos of family & life at home, and a small gift from Australia for your host family.

HOTEL: Home stay, Bethlehem area

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Today we farewell our families and start the day with a visit to the Shepherd’s Fields. The church here has amazing acoustics, so a great spot to stop and sing. We then spend time with local Christian groups to learn about their work in local communities providing emergency relief, community development, and education for Palestinian communities. Travel to the Bethlehem Bible College for a lecture on the Christian response to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a light lunch at the bible college. Continue to the Church of the Nativity and afterwards shop for olivewood souvenirs. We then travel to Jerusalem and check in to our hotel.
At 4pm Selah has a fun, surprise activity for you - meet in the lobby and wear comfy clothes!
The hotel is located in a central part of town where you can explore after dinner with lots of cafes, bars, pool halls and fun stuff to do right outside your door. Tonight we visit the home of a local Jewish family and share in the Shabbat (means Sabbath) meal together. A real highlight of the trip.

HOTEL: Ibis City Centre Hotel or similar, Jerusalem

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We are introduced to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Walk down Palm Sunday Road and spend some time at the Garden of Gethsemane and the All Nations Church. We have booked a private space here for you to have some time conducting a private service – very special.
We continue to the enter the Old City through Lion Gate and walk through the Christian quarter to the Western Wall, a last remnant of the Second Temple, and as such, the holiest place in the Jewish world. Nearby we visit the Southern Wall Archaeological Park – a “still-life” of the original Herodian street. Finally we visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – the location of the tomb of Jesus and the site of the crucifixion. Time permitting we will do the Ramparts Walk for a great view form the top of the city walls.

HOTEL: Ibis City Centre Hotel or similar, Jerusalem

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Today an early start at the Temple Mount which now houses the Al Aksa Mosque and Dome of the Rock. Continue to the City of David and walk Hezekiah’s tunnel to the Pool of Siloam. We then spend a fun hour or so at the Temple Sifting Project (searching for treasure) before continuing to New Jerusalem to the Israel Museum. The Shrine of the Book and the Model of Second Temple Jerusalem are excellent sites to see as well as some free time exploring the archaeology department. If you are a major history nerd, you may want to stay on and get a taxi or tram back to the hotel in your own time.

HOTEL: Ibis City Centre Hotel, Jerusalem

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Jerusalem come at me! Today is yours to explore this incredible city as you like. You may want to go under the western wall into the tunnels, visit the Holocaust museum, hire a Segway to zip around the city or just hang in the Old City for shopping and food. There is a 700 year old tattoo parlour in the Old City - you could take a memory home that lasts a lifetime! (pre booking is recommended)

HOTEL: Ibis City Centre Hotel, Jerusalem

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Today we farewell Jerusalem, check out and travel south through the desert to Masada National Park ­ Herod’s magnificent fortress, with its palaces, bathhouses and ramparts was also the last stand of the Jews against the Romans. Enjoy a float in the Dead Sea before travelling south to Eilat, the resort town on the Red Sea. This town has lots of fun stuff, including swimming with dolphins (own expense). Check in to our resort style hotel for the night.

HOTEL: Astral Palma Hotel, Eilat

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If you are doing the Israel only portion of the tour, you will be driven by coach back to Tel Aviv airport (approx 6 hours) for your flight home.

This morning we cross the border into Jordan and continue to Wadi Rum for an action-packed day, starting with a jeep safari through the desert dunes, Lawrence of Arabia style.
Spend the night at the desert camp singing songs around an open fire under the stars (it might be chilly!)

HOTEL: Yasmina Luxury Camp,Wadi Rum

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Today we travel from Wadi Rum to Petra exploring the UNESCO World heritage site (one of the Seven Wonders of the World). You have all day to explore and hike as far as you can go.
Return to the hotel for dinner, before heading back to Petra for the incredible Petra at Night experience (Google Image it – amazing).

HOTEL: Petra Moon Hotel, Petra

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After breakfast we check out of our hotel and travel to north up the Kings Highway towards Amman, the Jordanian capital. On the way we will stop at Mount Nebo, the place where Moses finally saw the Promised Land. Bid farewell to this amazing place before we continue into Amman for a quick city tour and farewell lunchr before we go to the airport for our 6pm flight home.

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Welcome home!

Included Meals: None


  • Cosmopolitan Tel Aviv and old town Jaffa
  • Sea of Galilee including Capernaum, Magdala
  • Nazareth
  • Hike to ancient Gamla
  • Homestay in Bethlehem
  • Amazing Jerusalem for 3 days
  • Masada fortress and hike down the snake path
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Red Sea resort town of Eilat
  • Desert experience at Wadi Rum inlcdung jeep safari and overnight camp
  • Petra – UNESCO World Heritage site





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Option of land
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Option of upgrading
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Category Description Twin PP Single
Full tour (no airfares) Tour only $5,775 $7,575
Full Tour & Airfare ex Melbourne only SOLD OUT SOLD OUT
Israel only tour (not incl Jordan/airfares) $4,549 $6,010

This tour is now SOLD OUT.

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