Come see the land of the Bible . . .
This unique tour has a special emphasis on connecting the Bible and its lands to life.
Just imagine walking on the stones of the Temple Mount where Jesus walked. Picture exploring the very places where our Lord lived and ministered—all with Bible in hand.
To get a taste of what you’ll experience, glance through the itinerary below. You will never be the same!
Perfect for someone returning to Israel—or for the first-timer who wants to experience the Holy Land in a unique and fulfilling way.
✔ This exclusive tour promises a personal, curated experience. We’ll explore sites that larger groups just can’t see.
✔ This journey is designed with you in mind, transforming the foreign places of the Bible into familiar friends.
✔ You’ll discover how each site fits the biblical story every time the bus stops—all with your Bible in hand.
I invite you to join me for this life-changing journey through the land of the Bible.
See the Land with Bible in Hand
On this tour, we will connect the Bible and its lands to your life every time we stop—and all along the way.
✔ You will learn the Word of God right where it happened—with Bible in hand. After seeing where Jesus ministered, you will never read your Bible the same way again!
✔ I have invited our Israeli guide to offer cultural and historical connections as he travels with us.
✔ We’ll travel the land in a climate-controlled deluxe motor coach.
“Wayne had told us: ‘After a trip to Israel, you'll never read the Bible the same again.’ That has been so true! Being able to visualize the setting now and understand the time and distance relationships as we read the Bible has really made our Bible study much richer. Wayne’s devotions at each biblical site carried us to the heart of God and in turn, our love for God deepened enormously. Truly, this was a trip of a lifetime!”
Greg and Diane Pihl—Aubrey, Texas
See the places you will go . . .
Your 12-Day Itinerary
Glance over the itinerary and see for yourself...
After your journey to biblical Israel, you will never be the same!
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Depart for Israel
We depart for our overnight flight to TEL AVIV, embarking on our life-changing journey!
Friday, February 9, 2024
Arrive in Israel, the Mediterranean Sea
We will be met at Ben Gurion International Airport in TEL AVIV and assisted through customs, introduced to our guide and driver, and travel to the West Lagoon Hotel in Netanya for a delicious dinner and a well-deserved rest, overlooking the MEDITERRANEAN SEA.
Saturday, February 10, 2024
Caesarea, Mt. Carmel, Megiddo, Ein Harod, Tel Jezreel, Mount Gilboa
This morning, we begin our tour of biblical sites at CAESAREA BY THE SEA, where Peter proclaimed the Good News to the Roman Centurion (Acts 10). We will also explore MEGIDDO and MT. CARMEL, where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). Then we drive to EIN HAROD, the spring where Gideon chose his 300. Afterwards, we will visit TEL JEZREEL, the city of Ahab and Jezebel. The final site for the day is a stunning overlook from MOUNT GILBOA, where King Saul died. After dinner we arrive late at the Sofia Hotel in Tiberias by the Sea of Galilee for overnight.
Sunday, February 11, 2024
Capernaum, Mt. Arbel, Mt. of Beatitudes, Primacy of Peter, Sea of Galilee
We begin our day at MT. ARBEL and see the SEA OF GALILEE from a one-of-a-kind perspective. Then, we proceed to CAPERNAUM, Jesus’ base for His ministry. Then we make our way to Chorazin, one of the cities Jesus cursed for not repenting. At the MT. OF BEATITUDES, we’ll revisit the Lord’s Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). Next, we’ll visit the CHURCH OF THE PRIMACY OF PETER, where Jesus called Peter and later restored him. Then, we see the newly discovered site of MAGDALA, and the synagogue where likely Jesus taught. We’ll experience the ANCIENT BOAT MUSEUM and conclude our day by taking a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Monday, February 12, 2024
Bethsaida, Tel Dan, Banias, Caesarea Philippi, Switzerland Forest
This morning, we begin at BETHSAIDA where Jesus healed a blind man. Then, we drive north through the Huleh Valley and pass the Old Testament site of HAZOR. At TEL DAN, we’ll see the altar of Jeroboam and the ancient gates of the city. After arriving at CAESAREA PHILIPPI, we’ll stand in the pagan Roman worship center and recall Peter’s profession, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” We end the day overlooking of the Sea of Galilee at the SWITZERLAND FOREST. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Beit Shean, Mount Gerizim, Shiloh, Michmash, Jordan River, Dead Sea
Today we begin by heading south to BEIT SHEAN, one of the best-preserved cities of the Decapolis and where King Saul and his sons were hung from the city walls after being killed by the Philistines. We’ll drive to the top of MOUNT GERIZIM and overlook ancient SHECHEM, the site where Abraham, Jacob, Joshua, and Jesus came. Then we visit Old Testament SHILOH, where the Tabernacle stood for centuries and where the Prophet Samuel grew up. We make a stop at the JORDAN RIVER and see the location where Jesus was baptized. Afterwards, we make our way to the DEAD SEA (the lowest spot-on earth) to the Herod’s Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran
After breakfast we travel along the shore of the Dead Sea toward MASADA, where we ascend by cable car to King Herod’s amazing fortress. From here, we head to TEL ARAD, the southern fortress of Judah where a forbidden high place was found. Our next stop is EIN GEDI where David hid from King Saul. We continue north to QUMRAN, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. We return to the Herod’s Hotel for a FLOAT IN THE DEAD SEA before dinner and overnight.
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Lachish, Beit Guvrin, Beit Shemesh, Elah Valley, Nebi Samuel, Jerusalem
This morning we drive to TEL LACHISH, the site of the Assyrian victory during the days of King Hezekiah. From there, we travel north to BEIT GUVRIN, we will visit the MARESHA CAVES with hundreds of bell-shaped caves caused by ancient quarrying. This area was the hometown of the Prophet Micah. Then we drive to BEIT SHEMESH, where the Ark of the Covenant was returned (1 Samuel 6). Next, we travel to the ELAH VALLEY to see where David fought Goliath (1 Samuel 17). Afterwards we visit the hill of NEBI SAMUEL to see a spectacular overlook of the Central Benjamin Plateau. Finally, we arrive in the Holy City of JERUSALEM and proceed to the beautiful Inbal Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Friday, February 16, 2024
Mt. of Olives, Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane, Israel Museum, Holocaust Museum, Western Wall Tunnel Tour
After breakfast, we drive to the top of the MOUNT OF OLIVES and walk down to the DOMINUS FLEVIT CHURCH and consider why Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Then we will enjoy a private section of the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE and contemplate Jesus’ pleading in prayer with the Father. Next, we will visit the ISRAEL MUSEUM and its model of 1st-century Jerusalem—as well as key biblical finds in archaeology. Afterwards, we visit YAD VASHEM, ISRAEL'S HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM. Finally, we will have a tour of the WESTERN WALL TUNNEL. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Saturday, February 17, 2024
St. Peter in Gallicantu, Upper Room, Jewish Quarter, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Tower of David, Free Time
We begin our day with the roosters at the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, the traditional house of Caiaphas where Peter denied Christ. Next, we stop at modern Mount Zion and the site of the UPPER ROOM where Jesus shared the Last Supper with His disciples. We’ll walk to the JEWISH QUARTER and see the ancient CARDO and HEZEKIAH'S BROAD WALL. We proceed toward the most sacred of Christian sites, the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER—the location where Jesus died and rose again. Afterwards, we’ll visit the Museum at the TOWER OF DAVID. After some free time in the Old City, we will return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
Sunday, February 18, 2024
Temple Mount, Pools of Bethesda, St. Anne's Church, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Southern Steps, Garden Tomb
We begin our day atop the TEMPLE MOUNT, where Jesus taught and where the Jewish Temples stood. We'll make our way past Lion’s Gate to sing in ST. ANNE'S CHURCH, beside the POOLS OF BETHESDA, where Jesus healed a lame man. Afterwards, we proceed to the CITY OF DAVID and venture through HEZEKIAH'S TUNNEL. (Bring a small flashlight or head lamp and water shoes to walk through the tunnel. Or you can stay dry and walk through the Canaanite Tunnel.) Time permitting, we will visit the POOL OF SILOAM, where Jesus healed the blind man. We’ll walk on the SOUTHERN STEPS OF THE TEMPLE MOUNT—the very steps that Jesus climbed. We end our day with a communion service at the GARDEN TOMB. We will enjoy a farewell dinner before transferring to the airport for our return flight home.
Monday, February 19, 2024
The all-inclusive cost of $6148 includes round-trip airfare, deluxe motor coaches, first-class hotels, guided sightseeing, entrance fees to all sites, breakfast & dinner daily, all tips and taxes. Early-bird pricing is available! You'll only need to cover lunch each day.
Space is limited so save your spot now...
For more information, contact Wayne Stiles or call Imagine Tours at (863) 709-9208.
What Others are Saying...
Watch testimonials from those who have taken the tour.
"As first-time visitors to the Holy Land, we truly appreciated Wayne’s teaching style that connected the historical and biblical references at each of the significant locations. His insights into Scripture gave us ‘food for thought’ and brought the Bible to life. It was an unforgettable journey! We are grateful to have shared it with Wayne and Cathy." —Bill and Bev Hanna, Oxford, Connecticut
"Our favorite moments included looking across the Jezreel Valley to Nazareth and Nain and Mt Tabor. I marvel at Wayne’s insight and knowledge. Talk about a man who can lift details off the pages of Scripture while standing on the sites! And Cathy was such a shepherd, caring for us with such love and grace. What a dynamic duo! We had often heard that a trip to Israel was life-changing. On our tour to the Holy Land, and through Wayne's solid, practical devotionals, the Scriptures became alive and real—right before my eyes. Life-changing indeed!"—Jim and Lillian Moneyhun, Greenwood, South Carolina
"My trip to Israel has endless memories, thanks to Wayne and Cathy. Wayne read from the Bible about each site and then added his own words about the events that took place there. Cathy was so good about answering endless questions and making sure everyone was doing okay." —Gail Livermore
"Our trip to Israel was a life-changing experience! Wayne’s teaching was clear, concise, and applicable. He helped us build the bridge between the Scriptures and the location we were visiting." —Don and Margaret Lacefield, Plano, Texas
"Wayne's teachings on our tour of the Holy Land were a highlight. Each devotional was rooted in the biblical history of the site we were visiting and as Wayne shared from a Scripture passage related to the site, history came alive.
Even though the biblical stories were usually very familiar to me, Wayne almost always brought out fresh perspectives that blessed and challenged me spiritually."—Linda Jones
"We had the great pleasure of going to Israel with a group from across the US and several countries. One of the most informative and enjoyable parts of the trip was the Bible teaching offered by Wayne Stiles at our tour stops. Wayne's impressive knowledge of the geography of Israel, in addition to his obvious love and understanding of the Old and New Testament stories associated with our stops, really brought the Bible to life. His warm and gentle spirit enhanced our journey."—Jerry and Vera Greene, Columbus, Ohio
"On my fourth tour of Israel, it was a blessing to be on the bus with Wayne and Cathy Stiles. Each day was exciting! Walking (or climbing) to the places Jesus walked, and hearing Wayne's teaching and reading relative scriptures was emotionally exhilarating. Wayne knows the land! It was not a vacation, but a trip that renewed me like nothing else . . . and left me with a hunger for more. I plan to go back again, and hope that Wayne and Cathy will be my bus leaders. Thanks, Wayne and Cathy!"—Peggy Allen, Weems, Virginia
"Wayne and Cathy are a delightful, caring couple who made my trip to Israel both enjoyable and memorable. His communication style is relaxed, and it's easy to grasp the power of the biblical moments at each site."—Nan McCullough
"Wayne made the trip to Israel so much more meaningful and brought the bible alive with the devotionals he gave. I certainly recommend him as a Bible teacher for a trip to Israel."—Marvel Haynes
"Wayne added a dimension and depth of knowledge and Cathy exuded warm compassion, for which I am grateful! Wayne and Cathy were a valuable enhancement to my Holy Land experience"—June Gong Chin
"What privilege to travel with Cathy and Wayne Stiles through Israel! At every site Wayne used scripture to bring history to life in a clear, yet profound way. I hope one day to return with them." —Bonnie Campbell
"We were privileged to have had Dr. Wayne Stiles as our teacher during our Israel tour. Wayne’s insight and teaching about many of the sites was invaluable. He shared the scripture that was relevant for each site and “tied” it all together. Our local guide provided a lot of history and current events but Wayne made the Scripture come alive as we sat and walked where Jesus walked and preached. It all seamed so real and relevant. We would urge everyone to go to Israel and we could not recommend anyone any more highly than Wayne Stiles to lead you through the Promised Land."—David & Cheryl Ratcliff, Bulverde, Texas
"Experiencing the land of the Bible was a great blessing. But traveling with Wayne and Cathy Stiles was the icing on the cake. Wayne provided outstanding devotionals and connected the places, events, and history with the Scriptures, showing their relevance for our lives."—Wayne and Debbie Moore, La Porte, Indiana
"Wayne Stiles combines a passion for the land of Israel with a depth of biblical knowledge that inspires and informs. I have had the privilege of traveling to Israel on several occasions with Wayne, and I can tell you firsthand—what you will experience is much more than a casual "fly-over" view of the holy land. You won't simply learn ABOUT the land—you will EXPERIENCE the land, its history, and its people. If you long for more than head knowledge—if you want heart knowledge that will challenge you to follow in the footsteps of our Lord, then let Dr. Stiles guide you on this tour of a lifetime."—Dr. Reg Grant
About Your Tour Guide
Dr. Wayne Stiles has served in fulltime Christian ministry for more than 30 years, effectively using writing, teaching, music, video, and leadership as the means of creatively communicating the life-changing truths of God’s Word.
A veteran traveler to Israel, he has taught and written extensively on the devotional benefits of the Holy Land on his popular blog, in his books, as well as in dozens of articles for the Jerusalem Post. Wayne earned his masters and doctoral degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary. He also served in the pastorate for 14 years in the church he helped to plant, and he served as an Executive Vice President at Insight for Living Ministries for 12 years.
Wayne has helped lead many tours to numerous biblical sites in Israel, Jordan, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, and Italy. Wayne and his wife Cathy have been married thirty-one years and have two adult daughters.
Wayne’s passion is to help connect the Bible and its lands to life, showing the practical application of God’s Word in lives that display God’s grace.