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.
Sep 15 - 24, 2019
ISSACHAR – going deeper, below the surface, designed for those who want to know more about both the Israel of Today and the Israel of the Bible. Having conducted well over 30 tours, Dan and Sharon Stolebarger, founders of HGE, have become well connected in the land and want to provide you a more in-depth experience in Israel, bringing to you a prestigious cast of Guest Israeli Speakers, along with activities not found on a “regular” tour.
Starting at $3100pp
Rock Church - Israel Tour
May 20 – 29, 2020
Join some of the ROCK pastors along with Dan and Sharon Stolebarger (Holy Ground Explorations) for an unforgettable sojourn to the Land of ISRAEL! That’s right … ISRAEL!!! This will be a time when the black and white words of your Bible turn into LIVING COLOR! Optional – Jesus Trail Extension – May 29 – June 4, 2020
Starting at $2950pp
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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!