It has been said that a trip to Israel is spiritually more valuable than a year in seminary. It’s also been said that, in traveling to Israel, your Bible will change from black-and-white to full color, but it goes further than that… your Bible will now be read in 3D.
Won’t you come with us? Walk where Jesus walked… pray where Jesus prayed… weep where Jesus wept. Picture the Exodus as we travel in the desert. Rejoice with the Resurrection at an Empty Tomb. Receive Redemption at a beach on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. A trip of a lifetime? No… you will be back for many trips of a lifetime.
Israel - Off the Beaten Path
Nov 12 - 20, 2017
All spots filled! There are many paths in Israel. OFF THE BEATEN PATH will take in paths not found on “traditional” tours – yet they are important paths, ones that should be seen to take in the full breadth of Israel. Join Dan & Sharon Stolebarger and guide, Jane Ben-Ari as we give you a totally different type of experience. Included will be a geopolitical Jeep Tour on the Golan Heights – see for yourselves what is truly happening along this strategic border of Israel.
Starting at $2995pp
Nov 20 - 24, 2017
Join us on a tour of Petra! This tour can be a “stand alone” tour or you can add it to the "Israel - Off the Beaten Path" Tour, (Nov 12-20, 2017).
This journey starts in the southernmost tip of Israel, EILAT for two days, before arriving in PETRA for a guided tour and then plenty of time to choose your own adventure – riding camels, donkeys, hiking, or travel via animal up to the Monastery. With the hotel just across from the entrance, you can stay as long as you want...
Starting at $1699pp
Apr 22 - May 1, 2018
As we visit His Land we will spend time on the Sea of Galilee, visit the Garden Tomb, the Old City, the Garden of Gethsemane and oh so much more. A new addition is the optional GOLAN HEIGHTS JEEP TOUR, a geopolitical tour that takes you right up to the Syrian border. While we at Holy Ground invite you to be a part, we feel that ultimately it is God’s invitation to you to visit this Land that will truly transform your lives.
Starting at $2850pp
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Why Choose HGE?
- HGE offers intimate one-bus tours that emphasize a non-frantic but comprehensive tour package
- Unique opportunities to both serve and fellowship with the IDF (Israel Defense Forces)
- Our travelers get infected with the Israel virus; their lives are forever changed and their newfound love for both the Land itself, as well as the Israeli people, keeps bringing them back for repeat visits
- HGE leaders and guides are passionate and knowledgeable about both the Israel of the Bible as well as the Israel of today
- HGE desires to create an environment where our travelers can hear the song of the Land, the song of the people as well as the still small voice of God
Israel is not just another vacation or destination to check off the list. It is the most impactful place that a person can visit and it is only because I have been there that I say that. Prior to my first visit to Israel I was anxious and nervous because I didn’t know what to expect and was being questioned by many people as to whether or not I was in my right mind for going. I felt I might be making a mistake and thought maybe all the people questioning my sanity were right to do so. (more…)
Never having been to the Middle East, or really anywhere very far from home in the U.S., a couple of friends and I were intrigued with the thought of visiting the Promised Land. We saw a promotion to go with Dan and Sharon with an organization we knew through our study of God’s Word, and we were compelled enough to book a tour. As the date approached, the idea that sounded so good as “something to do someday”, was becoming a reality and I was growing increasingly hesitant (at best) and fearful (at least). (more…)
I would say that a spiritual trip to the land of Israel is a must for every believer. If you never travel anywhere else in the world and have only one trip overseas, there is no doubt in our minds it should be Israel. We've had the privilege of seeing the Land of the Bible with Dan, Sharon and Jane on 2 occasions in 2014 and 2015. In all honesty our lives have never been the same. (more…)
We have been blessed with three opportunities to be on tours in the Holy Land with groups arranged and led by Dan and Sharon Stolebarger. Each tour was different in content — all were superbly organized, starting with a smooth arrival process into Israel with a warm greeting on arrival. (more…)
If you are thinking of visiting Israel, Jordan or the biblical sites of Turkey, then think Holy Ground Explorations. Why? Because, who you travel with will profoundly influence what you experience in these unique lands. With Holy Ground Explorations, you will be treated to more than a rushed visit to the historical and biblical highlights. You will be more than just “one of many” on a bus tour. Because for the Holy Ground Exploration leaders, Dan and Sharon Stolebarger — it’s personal. That is their vision. (more…)
My time living in Israel has proven to be one of the most spiritual growth times of my life. I told someone after 30 days that I was so ready to come home, but enjoyed every day I was there including the last day in Jerusalem, I found myself wanting to soak up every place we went from day 1 to day 30. Even while we traveled in the vans, I never wanted to sleep or even doze for fear I might miss even the smallest site. Day after day I looked with wonder at God’s land and all the Jewish people we met. (more…)
As someone from the U.K. who has done numerous trips to Israel since 1988, I have yet to come across anything that could even come close to this one. Why? Well everything from the practical and organizational side, to the choice of sights and hotels is outstanding. But a tour is only ever going to be as good as its guide (and the coach driver) and this is where they excel. Absolutely head and shoulders above anything I’ve experienced!! (more…)
HGE can also create custom Israel excursions for your group, church, or organization. Contact us for details!