Worthy Ministries invites you to our annual REAL ISRAEL TOUR!

April 19-30, 2023

Shalom Friends! We are super excited to invite you to join us in 2023 for one of our annual REAL ISRAEL Tours! Here’s what makes our tours special…

We are Believers. We are Israelis. We speak the language. We know the country. We will take you on a powerful, well-balanced tour. Since we live in Israel, we know the best places to go and just how to take good care of you! We opt out of the typical sales stops and replace them with opportunities to meet Israelis and get a feel for the Real Israel. We put our whole heart and soul into all the planning and preparation and pray for provision for each person who needs to be there! With us, you will experience the amazing historical, biblical, and modern sites all over the Land. Your faith will be strengthened, and the words we read in Bible will come alive as we stand in the very places these things happened… or have yet to happen! You’ll relax at the Dead Sea Spa on the shores of the Salt Sea, enjoy the delicious cuisine of the Middle East, go on camel rides in the Negev Desert, experience ancient Bedouin hospitality, take part in baptism at the Jordan River, look out into the sunset on a boat ride on the Galilee. You will take in the sights and, smells, and tastes of Jerusalem’s outdoor food market, you will participate in hands-on ministry with Israelis, new immigrants, and Holocaust Survivors. You will visit our home and other Israeli homes. We will take some time to go where the locals go! You will also join in power-packed worship and solid teaching; you will experience the PEOPLE and the CULTURE of this beautiful Land! This will be a LIFE-ALTERING trip, a mission trip of sorts,  as well as a vacation! You can ask anyone from our former Worthy Israel Tours, we treat our tours like family, and we truly do become family! Many from past tours are still in touch and have made lifetime friendships! We always pray that God will make a way for the exact people who need to join us, so we are standing in faith for all the finances and provisions for you to be able to make it, God willing! They say a week in Israel is like a YEAR of bible school…. so let’s DO THIS! Come experience the REAL ISRAEL with us as your personal hosts! We look forward to hanging out with you!

Love, George and Baht Rivka Whitten
Worthy Ministries

Our all-inclusive Land Package price includes the following:

Beautiful 4/5 star Israeli hotels

One of the best tour guides in the country

All transportation by luxury tour bus 

All site and attraction entrance fees

Extravagant buffet breakfasts and dinners

All taxes, tips, fees, and a bunch of extras! Space is limited, and $200 holds your spot!


The following is our tentative schedule:

Day 1 – Wednesday, April 19th, 2023: Flight to Tel Aviv, Israel

Day 2– Thursday, April 20th, 2023: Arrival at TLV/Dead Sea/Spa/Worship/Orientation

Upon arrival, you will gather your luggage, and we will meet at the cafe right outside of customs (as you walk through the exit, the cafe will be on your right). You will have received name tags in your mailbox before you leave so that you can wear them and identify one another when you get there. Once we are all gathered, we will all go together to our luxury tour bus and be off to the Negev Desert and the amazing shores of the Dead Sea (biblically called the Salt Sea, in Hebrew, Yam ha MEH-lach). The indoor spa is open until about 7 pm, and we will have free use of the various pools, saunas, and steam rooms for some Rest and Relaxation! We can also go for a night or early morning swim in the Dead Sea– it is an amazing experience, weather permitting. All types of massages and treatments are available for an additional cost. Dinner with the group will be at 8 PM, and then we will have a time of worship and orientation.  (Leonardo Club)

Day 3 – Friday, April 21st, 2023: Spa/Bedouin Experience/Camel Riding/Whitten Home/Shabbat Dinner

This morning you will experience the amazing-ness of Israeli breakfast. You can take a morning float in the Salt Sea or take advantage of the spa amenities before we trek together to the Judean Wilderness – to a Bedouin tent at K’far Hanokdim. We will experience Bedouin hospitality, a light lunch, and a camel ride into the Negev hills. From there, we will take a short drive to the city of Arad to a powerful site not many know about called the Fountain of Tears. In the afternoon, we will go to George and Baht’s home for a time of refreshments and gift wrapping for our Holocaust Survivor Outreach Concert later in the week. We may stay for Shabbat Dinner and worship at the Whittens or have Shabbat Dinner together at the hotel (TBD).  (Leonardo Club)

Day 4 – Saturday, April 22nd, 2023: Masada/Ein Gedi/Jerusalem

After breakfast (and maybe one last float), we will check out of our hotel, and drive to Masada, the last Jewish stronghold to fall into Roman hands during the great Jewish revolt. Next, we will visit Ein Gedi, where David hid from King Saul. We will then make our way up to Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) by way of Qumran, where the Dead Sea was discovered. Just before checking in at our hotel, we will stop on Mt. Scopus for a beautiful view of the Old City and a time of worship and prayer. After dinner, we can all trek down to the famous Ben Yehuda Street and Kikar Tzion to experience the Jerusalem nightlife, shop, and try a unique, delicious Israeli dessert many foreigners don’t know exist!  (Leonardo)

Day 5 – Sunday, April 23rd, 2023: Model of Jerusalem/Israel Museum/Jewish Quarter/Via Dolorosa/Western Wall/Rabbi’s Tunnels

We begin the day with a visit to a magnificent model of Jerusalem, depicting how it looked in Yeshua’s day. Here we will have a good introduction to her history and her design. We will also have a short visit to the Shrine of the Book to see the Dead Sea Scrolls. The afternoon will be dedicated to the Jewish quarter in the old (walled) city. This visit will include the Cardo and the Herodian Villas, where we will learn about the Sadducees- it will help us understand the Jewish mindset and know how to pray for the Jewish people more effectively. After lunch, we will walk parts of the Via Dolorosa to the pools of Beth Chasdah, where we will discuss the healing of the paralytic, again from a first-century Jewish perspective. We will then continue with a visit to the Western Wall and, lastly, through the amazing Rabbi’s Tunnels underneath.  (Leonardo)

Day 6 – Monday, April 24th, 2023: FOZ/Knesset/Shuk/Zedekiah’s Cave 

Today we will start with a visit to visit the incredible FOZ Museum. Next, we will visit the Israeli Parliament (Knesset). We will then have a tasty Yemenite lunch at the home of  Baht’s father as he tells us about Yemenite culture and his incredible life. Afterward, we will experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Shuk Machane Yehuda (Jerusalem’s famous outdoor food market). Time and energy permitting, we will finish this day with a visit to Zedekiah’s Cave by the Damascus Gate.  (Leonardo)

Day 7 – Tuesday, April 25th, 2023:  Mt. of Olives/Gethsemane/Caiafa’s house/Garden Tomb

Our last day in Jerusalem will start with the magnificent, iconic scenery of Jerusalem, from the Mount of Olives. There, we will have a time of worship and deep insight (and some awesome pic opportunities)! From there, we will follow our Savior’s footsteps down to Gethsemane, where we will discuss the terrible trial He endured, and from there, to the place He was thought to be held during that terrible Passover night – Caiafa’s house. We will conclude with worship and communion at His crucifixion site, the Garden Tomb.  (Leonardo)

Day 8 – Wednesday, April 26th, 2023: Baptism site, Quasar El Yahud, Bethshean, Sea of Galilee

Today we leave Jerusalem on our way to where most of Yeshua’s ministry took place, the Galilee Region. Our first visit will be where John the Baptist immersed people and where Yeshua Himself was immersed by him (Quasar El Yahud), and where you will have an opportunity to do that as well. We will continue with a beautiful drive through the Jordan Valley to the ruins of the ancient city of Bethshean. We will then check in to our hotel and relax on the beach or swim in the Sea, weather and time permitting.   (Leonardo Plaza)

Day 9 – Thursday, April 27th, 2023: Magdala/Mount of Beatitudes/Capernaum/Boat on Galilee and Worship 

Today we will deal with Yeshua’s ministry around the Sea of Galilee. Sites will include Magdala, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Capernaum. We will let God’s Word become alive while literally walking in Yeshua’s footsteps. We will finish the day with an amazing Boat Ride and worship on the Sea of Galilee. On a number of afternoons and evenings, we plan to have special visitors or serving opportunities with Holocaust survivors and new immigrants, as well as others, but these will be announced closer to the time. (Leonardo Plaza)

Day 10 – Friday, April 28th, 2023: Dan/Caesarea Philippi/Golan Heights/Mt.Bental 

Today, we are going to explore the upper regions of Galilee and the Golan Heights. We will start our day with a visit to the ancient city of Dan, where we will study both the archeological as well as the spiritual, and very symbolic aspects of this beautiful nature reserve. We will continue with a visit to Caesarea Philippi (Banias), where we will look at Peter’s confession through first-century Jewish eyes.  We will continue with a beautiful lookout point on the Golan Heights (Mt. Bental) – Overlooking the Israeli Syrian Cease Fire Line, where we will discuss Paul’s experience on the road to Damascus, as well as the incredible history of Israel’s wars. (Leonardo Plaza)

Day 11– Saturday, April 29th, 2023: Megiddo/Mt.Carmel/Jaffa/Farewell Dinner 

Today, we will drive through Cana, where Yeshua performed His first miracle, and stop for a scenic view of His hometown Nazareth. On our way, we will visit the ancient city of Megiddo (Armageddon). There, we will talk about end-time events and the role of God’s people in this very important time. Next will be Mount Carmel, where we will discuss Elijah’s encounter with the false prophets. Next, we will stop at Caesarea by the Mediterranean, where we will consider Peter’s vision and the importance of this ancient city. Lastly, we will drive to the city of Jaffa, where we will stroll its beautiful ancient streets and discuss the story of Jonah and Peter. We will end our tour with a farewell dinner at an outdoor restaurant on Tel Aviv’s Banana Beach, right on the Mediterranean.

Day 12 – Sunday, April 30th, 2023: Late Night Flight Home  


Land Package, $3600 per person, includes the following:

All Hotels: Nine nights Israeli 4-star or higher accommodations are based on double occupancy (an additional fee of $1300 can be added if you would like your own room). We will do our very best to pair you up with another traveler, but it‘s always best to bring someone you know!

Meals: Extravagant Israeli-style breakfast and dinner buffets daily.

Tips: All gratuities, taxes, and fees.

Touring: All transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach bus with WIFI, along with all sight and attraction entrance fees and extra goodies, and one of the TOP tour guides in Israel.

Price does NOT include:

Airfare: Everyone will purchase his/her own tickets and meet the tour at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. You must arrive in Israel at specific times, and it can be confusing with time changes, etc. Please read the directions below very carefully, and feel free to call us for help or use our recommended travel agents and insurance plans. (If you are planning to come to Israel earlier, you will be expected to meet us at Ben Gurion Airport at the given time).

Passport Application Fees: A valid passport is required to participate in this tour. PLEASE NOTE: A PASSPORT IS CONSIDERED NOT VALID IF IT EXPIRES WITHIN SIX MONTHS FROM THE TOUR DEPARTURE DATE.

Trip Cancellation and Medical Insurances: Insurance to cover trip cancellations, interruptions, property, and health insurance may be purchased.  If you don’t know where to get travel insurance, this is a company we’ve used in the past.  [ The Preferred Policy with the Quarantine or Extended Stay Rider is what we recommend.  ]

Lunch: Participants should budget $10-$15 per lunch meal daily (or honestly, just bring some snacks with you from home because breakfast and dinner are enormous)!

Soft drinks and alcohol: are not provided with dinner but can be purchased in the dining room with cash or charged to your room. Bottled water is available for purchase on the bus and at sights and attractions. 

Bottled Water: can be purchased on the bus or at local vendors.

$200 (nonrefundable) immediately to hold your spot.
$1700 by January 5, 2023 (plus single room fee if it applies)
$1700 by March 5, 2023.

Cancellation Policy:

Initial $200: nonrefundable
80 days prior to departure: full refund – less $50 service fee.
60 to 79 days prior to departure: full refund – less $100 service fee.
30 to 59 days prior to departure: full refund – less $200 service fee.
29 days prior to departure: no refund

Payments can be made:

By Credit Card: (add 3% fee) Call 410-972-8988

By Check to:

Worthy Ministries:
PO Box 78758
Nashville TN 37207

By Zelle: donations@worthyministries.com

Please make checks to Worthy Ministries and CLEARLY mark Worthy Israel Tours in the Memo. Please also call to let us know it’s in the mail at 610-624-4091 to make sure we are looking out for it.

Please follow these directions very closely and make sure to pay attention to dates and times THOROUGHLY before purchasing tickets: Your flight must arrive in Tel Aviv NO LATER THAN 11:00 AM on April 20th. Our Bus will leave for the Dead Sea between 1-2 PM. Your return flight must leave Israel AFTER 11:30 PM on April 29th

Again, we are happy to help! We are looking forward to seeing you and experiencing the REAL ISRAEL together!!

Please follow these directions closely. Each individual traveler must print out, fill and sign by hand the following Registration Form and General Terms and Conditions, and then scan or take a clear picture and email them to george [@] worthyministries.com

Registration Forms: General Terms and Conditions| Registration Form

Call with any questions or save your spot on the tour– 410-972-8988 (Baht Rivka)