Hosted by Pastor Steve Shively

February 27 – March 8, 2023

Experience this inspiring Refuge Church of Atascadero Israel Tour and be transformed. Return home with a greater understanding of God’s word and a place in your heart for Israel bigger than you imagined. Enjoy the country’s beautiful landscapes as you visit some of the most notable sites you’ve read about in the bible: Jerusalem, the Garden of Gethsemane, Jaffa (Joppa), Caesarea, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Gideon’s Spring, Magdala, Capernaum, Ein Gedi, Tabgha, the Sea of Galilee, the Valley of Elah,Bet She’an and more, plus numerous historical and cultural sites along the way!




Flight from USA to Tel-Aviv.


Upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport, you will be assisted with customs and immigration along with the transfer of luggage before boarding your motor-coach for a drive to Jaffa, one of the oldest cities in the world. Drive to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Dinner and overnight: hotel in Tel Aviv


After breakfast, drive along the Sharon Plains to Caesarea, the seat of the Roman Procurator of Judea at the time of the Christ and the site where Peter converted the centurion Cornelius. This fortified harbor city was built 2000-years-ago by King Herod the Great. View the ruins of Roman, Byzantine and Crusader times. Explore the Roman Theater and the Aqueducts. A drive up to Mt. Carmel will bring us to the site where Elijah challenged and defeated the 450 prophets of Baal. Continue to Megiddo, the Fortress City of King Solomon, later built again by King Ahab. The books of Daniel and Revelation will come alive as we study about the final Battle of Armageddon while viewing the Plains of Jezreel. Drive through Nazareth, the home of Joseph and Mary and through the city of Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed his first miracle (John 2: 1-11): turning jars of water into wine. Drive to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight: hotel in Tiberias.


The day starts with a drive to the Mt. of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. Drive along the Hula Valley to Tel Dan and visit the remains of the city. Continue on to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter made his confession of faith to Jesus. Via a ride through the Golan Heights we return to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, the area where Jesus spent his years of ministry. See the ruins of Capernaum, the town where Jesus made his home after leaving Nazareth. View the remains of the ancient synagogue, in which he may have preached, and the house of Peter. After a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and a visit to the "Jesus Boat" in Kibbutz Ginosar, visit Tabgha, where the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes took place. End the day with a visit to Magdala. Dinner and overnight: hotel in Tiberias.


This morning you will have an opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan River (optional).  Then, depart Tiberias and drive to Bet She'an. Recent excavations have unveiled the impressive ruins of the country’s largest city in the Roman and Byzantine periods, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 749 AD. Continue on to Ein Harod – Gideon's Spring. The tour continues through the Jordan Valley past Jericho, believed to be the world’s oldest walled city. This was the first city taken by Joshua when the Hebrews returned from Egypt – 'and the walls fell down'. It was also the site of the Mount of Temptation (Mark 1:13). Drive to Jerusalem, pass the traditional site of the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Enter the city of Jerusalem in the traditional way and view the city from Mt. Scopus. Dinner and overnight: hotel in Jerusalem


After breakfast we'll ascend the Mount of Olives (Matthew 24:3, Luke 21:37) for a breathtaking panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem. Walk along the Palm Sunday Way to the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46, Luke 22:39-45, Mark 14:32-42) where Jesus spent the last night before he was arrested. Visit the Church of All Nations. Walk along the “last way” to Mt. Zion. Cross the Kidron Valley and see the tombs of Absalom, Zachary and James. Visit the City of David and the Pool of Siloam. In the afternoon, drive out of Jerusalem to Beit Shemesh and the Elah Valley, where David fought Goliath. Return to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight: hotel in Jerusalem.


After breakfast depart from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea and see Masada. Ascend Masada by cable car. Masada is the site of the most dramatic act in Jewish History. Explore the ancient excavation of Herod’s Palaces, the bathhouse, the storerooms, the ramp, and the oldest synagogue in the world. Continue to Ein Gedi, an oasis on the Dead Sea shore. Near the 200-meter-high waterfall is a cave where David had his famous meeting with King Saul (First Samuel 24: 1-23). A walk around the reservation confirms that Ein Gedi is one of the most beautiful reservations in the world. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Qumran, where the 2000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls were found. In the afternoon enjoy a "float" on the Dead Sea. Return to Jerusalem.  Dinner and overnight: hotel in Jerusalem.


After breakfast drive to Mt. Moriah (Luke 2:46-48, John, 8:1-11, Mark 13:1-2, Matthew 27:51). Walk up to the Temple place and view the Dome of the Rock and the El Aqsa Mosque. In the Jewish Quarter visit the Western Wall, one of last remnants of the second Jewish Temple, the Davidson Center (Southern Wall excavations) and the Rabbinical Tunnel. Continue to St. Anne’s Church, which is a fine example of Crusader architecture, and the Pools of Bethesda. At the City of David visit the Pool of Siloam & Hezekiah's Tunnel. If time permits, visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas and the Church of Peter in Gallicantu (Matthew 26:31-35). This is the place where Peter denied the Lord three times. Dinner and overnight: hotel in  Jerusalem.


After breakfast visit the Menorah at the Knesset (Israel Parliament). Visit the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book (where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Bar Kokhba letters are exhibited) and the Holy Land Model. Continue to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum. End the day at the Garden Tomb. Farewell dinner. Overnight: hotel in Jerusalem.


Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA. Arrive the same day.

*Subject to Change*


Refuge Church of Atascadero Israel Tour

This custom designed Refuge Church of Atascadero Israel tour, led by Pastor Steve Shively, is sure to inspire you. Learn about the roots of your faith, where Jesus was born and ministered to God's chosen. Spend time fellowshipping with other believers as you draw near to God. The impact of this trip will be with you forever.


Jaffa, Caesarea, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Olives, Jordan River, Mount of Beatitudes, the Old City of Jerusalem, Capernaum, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Masada, City of David, Mount Scopus, Bet She’an, Caesarea Philippi and many more.

Among other amazing sites, visit the Western Wall, the Davidson Center, Yad Vashem, Garden Tomb, the 1st Century boat at Kibbutz Ginosar, St. Anne’s Church, the Israel Museum, the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu and the house of the High Priest Caiaphas.

Features Included in the Refuge Church of Atascadero Israel Tour

  • Round trip airfare: LAX / TLV / LAX
  • Airline taxes & surcharges (currently $700 – to be adjusted at time of ticketing)**
  • Hotel accommodations in Israel as follows:
    • Tel Aviv – Leonardo Art Hotel*
    • Tiberias – Leonardo Hotel*
    • Jerusalem – Leonardo Hotel*
  • Breakfast & dinner daily at hotels
  • Meeting & assistance at the airport upon arrival & departure
  • Licensed English-speaking guide throughout
  • Round trip transfers: Airport/Hotel/Airport
  • Touring in a deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all included sites
  • Porterage, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Tips to guide, driver & hotel staff
  • Head-sets
  • Farewell Dinner

Features Not Included in the Refuge Church of Atascadero Israel Tour

  • Extra meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Any Covid related testing
  • Travel insurance – (highly recommended & available at an additional cost)
  • Anything not mentioned as included
*Or similar
** At time of writing, subject to change – any changes will be billed at time of ticketing. Please see our terms and conditions for additional info.


Air/Land Package

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Deposits and Payments

A deposit of $350.00 is required with each reservation by October 27, 2022 to guarantee booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure. All checks should be made payable to Coral Travel & Tours, Ltd.

Tour Arrangements

Air –  Air arrangements are included in most group tours. Air is available to individual travelers upon request.

Land –  All packages including overnight hotel stays are quoted based upon double occupancy sharing a twin or double room with private facilities. Coral Travel & Tours, Ltd. does not arrange sharing for individual travelers. Single rooms are available at additional cost. Coral Travel & Tours, Ltd. reserves the right to substitute hotels based upon availability when necessary. Sightseeing and entrance fees are included as per itinerary. Individual passengers and passengers arriving independently from a scheduled group are responsible for their own transfers.

Not Included

Gratuities, airport taxes and transfers (unless specifically included in certain group tours), optional tours, charges for passports, vaccinations and inoculations, excess baggage charges, accident, trip cancellation and baggage insurance, telephone and cable charges, laundry, meals not specified in the itinerary, liquor, items of a personal nature and any items not specifically listed as included.

Cancellation Penalties

All cancellations must be in writing

  • Up to 100 days prior to departure date $75.00 cancellation fee
  • From 99-61 days prior to departure date $250.00 cancellation fee
  • From 60-46 days prior to departure date $350.00 cancellation fee
  • From 45 days prior to departure date and on – full cancellation fee (100%)


You will be required to provide Coral Travel & Tours with a copy of your passport with final payment. Please Note: The State of Israel requires that your passport have an expiration date not less than 6 months after your date of arrival in Israel. There is no visa requirement for citizens of the United States traveling to Israel. Other nationals should contact their consulate for visa information. For other destinations please contact Coral Travel & Tours, Ltd. Coral Travel & Tours does NOT process visa applications. No inoculations are currently required for travel to Israel. Please contact public health authorities for further information or other destinations.

Fuel Surcharge

Please note fuel surcharges are set by the airline and Coral Travel & Tours has no control over nor receives advance notice of changes. Due to fluctuating global oil prices, the fee may change. The airline will only guarantee the fee at time of ticketing. If the airline imposes an increase, the difference will be the responsibility of each traveler and will be collected prior to departure.

Insurance Note

Travel Insurance is Highly recommended, See attached information. The Exclusion for Pre – Existing Condition will be waived i9f premium is received at the time of orwithin 14 days of the initial deposit/payment for the trip. See Travel Insurance Certificate for complete details. Travel Insurance Benefits are administered by :Trip Mate, Inc. (in CA, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency). 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO, 6411, 1-800-888-7292.


Suitcases: 1 per person, not to exceed 50 lbs. for 1 bag. Each can measure up to 62 linear inches (length + height + width). Carry On Luggage: 1 per person, not to exceed 11 lbs. Each can measure up to 45 linear inches (length + height + width).


Any change in the basic program will result in the charge of $150 per change per person plus any additional charges that may apply for revised air or land arrangements.


CORAL TRAVEL & TOURS LTD. (CORAL), and/or its agents and their representatives abroad, act only as agents for the tour participants in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, touring, restaurants, or any other services in connection with the itinerary. They will exercise reasonable care in making such arrangements. However, they do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity to person or property because of any act or default of any hotel, carrier, restaurant, company, or person rendering any of the services included in the tours. The tickets, coupons, tariffs, rules or contracts currently in use by any carrier, hotel, restaurant, or other contractor rendering services shall constitute the sole contract between such contractor and the tour participants. CORAL, and/or its agents and their representatives abroad, accept no responsibility for any damage, delay, or injury due to sickness, pilferage, labor disputes, machinery breakdown, government restraints, hostile acts, terrorism, weather, acts of God, or any other cause beyond their personal control. CORAL, and/or its agents and their representatives abroad are not responsible for loss of or damage to your luggage, accidents en route, or ill health which may require travelers to miss parts of the tour or to return home without the group. No carrier shall be responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time tour participants are not on board its own conveyance. The tour programs are planned in advance. If between planning time and the actual tour operation, circumstances beyond control require changes, CORAL, and/or its agents and their representatives abroad reserve the right to vary itineraries and substitute components of tour programs. In the event it becomes necessary or advisable for any reason whatsoever to alter the arrangements of the itinerary, such alterations may be made without penalty to the operators. The right is reserved to accept or refuse any person as a member of the tour.

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