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Here are some of the places we will visit on the trip
Caesarea Maritime

Herod built this city and Paul was imprisoned here. The theater, forum, and aqueducts are incredible.

Mount Carmel

You will stand on the mountain where Elijah called fire down from heaven and look out over the Jezreel Valley where some of the world’s greatest battles were fought.

Caesarea Philippi

Jesus took his disciples here in order to say, “I will build my church…” And once you see what’s really here, it will make a huge impact on your faith.


This is the hometown of Jesus, where he based his ministry. It’s mentioned in the Gospels 16 times.

The Sea of Galilee

We’ll take a boat ride on the water where Jesus walked.

Mount Arbel

Many believe this is the place where Jesus went after he fed the 5,000 and the place where Jesus watched the disciples during a storm in Matthew 14. The view here is incredible.

Peter's Primacy

Stand on the shore of the Sea of Galilee at the place where many people believe Jesus restored Peter to ministry. You can read about it in John 21.


This ancient fortress was built by Herod the Great and was laid siege by the Roman Empire around the time the temple was destroyed. To this day, Israeli soldiers say “Masada will never fall again” at this site when they take their vows.

The Dead Sea

At nearly 1,000 feet below sea level, it’s the lowest place on earth. Nothing lives in the salty water. It’s so salty, you’ll float.

The Mount of Olives

From the Mount of Olives, you can look across the Kidron Valley to the city of Jerusalem. It’s where Jesus ascended back to heaven and is one of the most amazing sites in the Holy Land.

The Garden of Gethsemane

We will be at the place where Jesus prayed “not my will but yours be done.” Many of the olive trees here are ancient.

The Garden Tomb

See what some say is the actual “hill of the skull” and the place where Jesus was buried. It’s a special place and we’ll celebrate communion here as a group.

Trip Details and Cost

We depart Atlanta on the afternoon of December 3, 2019 and land in Tel Aviv the following day.  Our guide and driver will meet us at the airport and will stay with us the entire trip. We will return to Atlanta on December 13, 2019 in the evening.

The total cost of the trip for a Church Fuel member pastor is $1,785 based on double occupancy.  You can upgrade to a single room for $590.  You can bring a spouse or an additional person from your church for $2,065. This trip includes the following:

  • Round-trip airfare from Atlanta to Tel Aviv on Turkish Airlines.
  • Hotels in Tel Aviv, Tiberias, and Jerusalem.
  • Breakfast and dinner each day.  Israeli-style buffet breakfast and dinner at the hotels, plus a few other meals are included.
  • You will also have one free day in Jerusalem where you can explore parts of the city on your own, revisit your favorite locations or see other sites.
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned, wi-fi equipped charter bus.
  • All taxes and tips are built into the trip cost and there are no hidden fees.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is the deposit and final payment.

You can reserve your spot with a $500 non-refundable deposit. We will send an invoice for the final payment, which is due by August 1, 2019.

Can I bring a second person from my church?

Yes. A second pastor from the same church or your spouse may travel with you for $2,065.

Do I have to be a pastor to go on this trip?

We do have a few limited spots for friends and family who are not pastors. The cost for non-pastors is $4042 per person based on double occupancy. Send us an email for information.

Is it safe to visit Israel?

When you talk to people who have visited Israel, they will tell you they felt completely safe the entire time. Remember, tourism is a top five industry for this entire region. We’ll be traveling to common sites in a large group with an experienced guide.

What is included in the cost?

Flights from Atlanta, hotels in Israel, charter bus transportation for the duration of your trip, breakfast and dinners on most days, taxes and tips. You are responsible for lunch and spending money.

How much spending money will I need?

Lunch will cost you $10-$15 per day, and you’ll want to bring money for souvenirs and gifts.

Are there any personal requirements?

You don’t need any vaccinations to visit Israel. You do need a valid US passport that’s good through May of 2020. You should also be able to comfortably walk 3-5 miles without assistance.

What are the hotels in Israel like?

The rooms can be compared to a Hampton Inn or Marriott in the states. They have large restaurants and lobbies, wi-fi, and lots of amenities. You’ll be comfortable.

Am I sharing a hotel room?

Pricing is based on double occupancy. If you'd like a room to yourself, the single supplement fee is $540.