Who Should Go on this Trip?
This is an amazing trip to the land of the Bible. This trip will turn your Bible reading from two dimensional to three dimensional! Our trip is geared to the Christian, but all are welcomed. You will learn and grow with an amazing group of people. We ask that everyone be of physical ability to participate in a moderately demanding tour—long flights, long tour days, and lots of walking. We don’t walk great distances all at once, but we average about 5 miles a day.
About This Tour
This tour is led by Pastor Gunnar Hanson and guided by Guy Lebovitz. It is a comprehensive tour that not only visits and teaches about the most visited parts of the Holy Land but also lesser seen aspects as well that give you a holistic experience of the land, people, history and culture. Touring in Israel is like nothing else! The complexity of issues here, like the history of this land, its holiness to the three monotheistic religions, today’s politics & the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, the variety of wildlife, landscape and nature, cultural life, archaeology, and much more. All of this makes a visit to Israel a very powerful one—both on the outside (knowledge, beauty, fun, etc.) and on the inside (spiritually, emotionally, etc.).
Tour highlights include:
Sea of Galilee
Mt. of Beatitudes
Jordan River Baptisms
Sea Of Galilee Boat Ride
Mt. of Olives
Garden of Gethsemane
Experience Israel during their Independence Day and Memorial Day.
About This Group
Pastor Gunnar Hanson is the lead pastor of Grace Point Church is located in Valley Center, California in rural San Diego county. He is married to his lovely wife Anna and they have four children. He has earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies, a Master of Divinity, and is All But Dissertation with his Doctor of Ministry. Prior to the ministry, he served as a Navy SEAL for 12 years. His unique background brings a unique perspective to the Middle East. Gunnar combines his international experience with his love of God to create a truly unique tour full of meaningful teaching, fun adventure and lifelong memories!
Guy Lebovitz and Gunnar have led multiple tours together as they share similar backgrounds in their respective military. Guy has been a licensed tour guide in the land of Israel since the year 2000 with a special emphasis in archeology. Guy is married and has two beautiful kids. They live in Kibbutz Harel, located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, not far from the place where David killed Goliath. There are few tour guides as passionate as Guy!
Pastor Gunnar Hanson
Point of Departure
- Single occupancy supplement applies. Land only, please inquire for more information.
*$250 non-refundable deposit required to hold your spot. 3% surcharge to pay by credit card.
Included in the Tour Price:
A double or triple occupancy room (additional charge for single occupancy).
All sightseeing and admissions, including a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, baptism in the Jordan
River, and floating in the Dead Sea.
A licensed, English-speaking driver and tour guide.
Buffet breakfasts and dinners throughout the tour, with table water and coffee or tea.
Our land agent will provide a full-size backpack to carry your daily items, a baseball-style cap,
and a map of Israel.
Not Included in the Tour Price:
Tips – Suggested amount per person for the duration of the trip is $140-210 (this is for the driver, guide, and hotel staff).
Transportation to and from Ben Gurion Airport will run between $50-$150 depending on how many people arrive with you. Immanuel Tours, through Pastor Gunnar, will make these arrangements for you.
Lunches, snacks and other foods not included in buffets provided at hotels.
All personal expenses (souvenirs, etc).
Airfare – We have learned over the years that it’s more affordable to book your own tickets directly online. If you need any help making your arrangements, Pastor Gunnar is more than happy to help you book good tickets.
Interested in joining Grace Point but not ready to register? Fill out your information and we will help you start your journey! (This is for information only. Please use link to registration form above if you are ready to secure position.)
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