If you’re looking for more than a tour — a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience in the land of Israel — you’ve found it! The Israel Experience with Michael Rood is the ultimate Holy Land journey through time! You’ll see and learn more in the first few days than you will during a week or more with any other tour guide in the world… NO ONE knows Israel like Michael Rood!

Shalom! / The Israel Experience /

It’s time to prepare for another exciting tour to explore the Land of Israel with Michael Rood — “The Biblical Archaeologist!”

A most unique “biblical archaeologist” indeed, Rood’s dig site is the Bible, and his tools are research skills gained from decades of Biblical study and the unique experience of living in Israel, surrounded by authentic-yet-dismissed historic sites that hold archaeological proof of the Bible’s most fantastic stories.

This itinerary is packed with more action and adventure than you would have thought possible. There are many “A Rood Awakenings!” as we walk the land promised to the sons of Abraham – the land where Yahshua fulfilled his seventy-week ministry.



avatar.96All 50 spots are sold for this year’s tour — but there may be another way. Fill out this form and I’ll put you on our “reserve list”. If someone cancels, you could be on your way to Israel — and even if you don’t make it on this year’s tour, you’ll be the first to know about next year’s tour!

Analil Mora, Tour Coordinator


Itinerary / 12 Days /

Day 1

We depart from JFK, New York for our exciting adventure to Israel.

Day 2

We arrive in Israel around noon. After going through security and getting our luggage loaded on the bus, we journey up towards Jerusalem. Meanwhile, our guide gives us an introduction to this wonderful land. Michael Rood eagerly waits to meet us at the Mount of Olives where we will receive an introduction to the most special city on earth! Dinner and overnight at the Mount Zion hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 3

After a delicious breakfast in our hotel, we visit the area just outside the Temple Mount Wall, on the south and west sides. Here we see where the Temple Market used to be as well as the place of the priestly announcements. We also see several movies to help us understand what it was like in the past. We then proceed to go through the tunnels alongside the Temple Mount Wall. (This is the continuing wall of the “Wailing Wall”). After a delicious Israeli lunch, we explore Solomon’s Quarries from where the immense stone blocks were excavated for the Temple Mount Wall. We then visit the Garden Tomb. This has been declared a favorite place by many Israel visitors, and Michael will add stories that only Michael can tell!

Day 4

This morning we visit the Temple Mount, passing by the muslim mosques to the site where the Temple and its “Holiest of Holies” was located. We then walk to the Bethesada Pool where Michael shares some insights, followed by an unforgettable, tearful visit to Pilate’s Dungeon. We leave the Old City and make our way to the Tamuz Cave, where Michael teaches about the pagan customs that have become so infiltrated into the present day religions. After an israeli cultural lunch experience, we visit the City of David. We watch a 3-D movie that helps us understand Jerusalem history and then go down Warren’s Shaft. The ones who want to have the most fun can wade through the waist-deep Hezekiah’s tunnel, while the rest await them on dry ground at the excavated “Siloam’s Pool” where Michael is waiting to give a fascinating teaching. Dinner and Overnight at the Mount Zion hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 5

We start our day with a visit to the Israel Museum where we see an outdoor replica of Jerusalem as it was 2000 years ago. Mid-morning we start our drive out to the region of Samaria. We have lunch at a Samaritan restaurant where we enjoy the best falafel!! After lunch we go to Mount Gerizim – the site where the Blessings and Curses were spoken when Israel first came to the land. What a view! Then we drive to Shiloh – the site of the Tabernacle when the people of Israel first came to the Land. Overnight at the Mount Zion hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 6

Going through Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum – is a very sad and touching experience but has a hopeful ending! We say goodbye to Jerusalem and start our way to the east and south towards the plains of the Dead Sea. On our way we stop for lunch, traveling back to Abraham’s time, and enjoy a delicious meal as we overlook the valley. Oh yes, and everybody gets a chance to ride a camel!! When we have pulled ourselves back to the present, we get on the bus and drive down to the Dead Sea Valley, the lowest place on earth where people live. Our next site to visit is Qumran, where scrolls of the Scriptures have been found. We may also take some time for shopping here. We finish our day with what is a highlight for many — excavations at the dusty grounds of Gomorrah to collect some brimstone, witnessing history come alive in front of our eyes! Dinner and Overnight at the David Dead Sea Hotel.

Day 7

We enjoy a day of rest at the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is a must experience for all visitors in Israel and the shore is within an easy walk of the hotel. In the afternoon, we enjoy a teaching and time of sharing. Today we offer a brunch and dinner only (no lunch included). Dinner and Overnight at the David Dead Sea Hotel.

Day 8

After loading our bags on the coach, we visit Masada, where we ascend by cable car to the famous fortress hilltop where the Jewish zealots confronted the Roman army. We then start our way north to Tiberius. On our way, we stop at a traditional baptismal site, where you can first touch the Jordan River. We continue our way north up the Jordan Valley to Bet Sean, an important city of the Decapolis, now partly excavated. Before we arrive at Tiberius, and depending on the group’s energy and the weather, we offer a hike up to Mt Arbel where you can appreciate an amazing perspective of the whole “Sea of Galilee” area. In the evening, we have an invited guest speaker and then go out for an optional, fun “Coffee with Rood”! Dinner and Overnight at the Caesar Premier hotel in Tiberius overlooking the beautiful Sea of Galilee.

Day 9

This morning we go to Chorazin, a place where we see the example of a “Moses seat” and Kefar Nahum (Capernaum), where we can appreciate the partly excavated village, including the remains of a synagogue. Our morning follows with a highlight for many people, a fun sail on the Sea of Galilee in a wooden boat. After a “fish lunch” we visit another “city of the Decapolis” east of the Sea of Galillee. Many people go to Israel wanting to experience a mikveh (baptism) in the Jordan River. We search out a non-touristic, natural place for this. (There are very basic changing rooms, but no lockers nor hair dryers. Towels are provided.) Dinner and Overnight at the Caesar Premier hotel.

Day 10

Every day is so filled with excitement that when you think you could not possibly be any more thrilled about what you’re doing, you keep on discovering and learning more. This day we load our bags and drive to northern Galilee up through the Golan Heights. At Mount Benthal, we learn about some of Israel’s modern-time war history and have a great view of the neighboring countries. We briefly visit Banias, the place where Yeshua asked his disciples if they knew who he is. After a delicious fish lunch, we start our way south again, arriving at Nazareth, where we experience a village as it used to operate – complete with donkeys, oil press, traditional dress, synagogue and much more! In the evening we gather to reflect on the events of the tour. Dinner and Overnight of our last night on tour, in Caesarea Maritima.

Day 11

After a big, final Israeli breakfast, we load our bags on the bus and visit Caesarea, an ancient city with amazing discoveries situated on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea! In the afternoon we go to the Ayalon Institute, to learn one part of the fascinating story how young people helped their nation survive in the pre-independence days. After this, we drive to Jaffa, where we take a walk among the ancient small streets of the city, the place where Jonas left from in a hurry when he was evading the Creator’s calling. Michael gives his last teaching of the tour, with his unique sense of humour. To finish off our grand tour, we go to the Tel Aviv Independence Hall, where we relive the story of the birth of this nation. After a big, delicious dinner, we head to the airport in time for our flight home.

Day 12

Our flight departs Israel minutes after midnight and we arrive at the JFK airport around 5:50 AM. (It is advisable to leave two hours connection time for your domestic flight.) Our hearts and minds are full of all the memories and lessons we have accumulated during this brief stay in Israel. Don’t be surprised if nobody believes you when you tell them all that you did in these few days! We hope to see you back in Israel before long!





Reserve your spot with $500. Final Balance is due by February 29, 2016.

Save $100 when you register between November 1 and December 31, 2015.

$4900 – This price is per person, based on double occupancy (meaning you will share the hotel room with one other person) and includes airfare from JFK, New York to Tel Aviv, Israel — see the “Included In The Price” section below for details.


Except for $500, your total is refundable up until December 31 2015. After February 15, 2016, no portion of your total is refundable.

Included In The Price

1. Round trip Airfare from JFK, New York to TLV, Israel.

2. The price includes your whole Israeli experience (according to itinerary), including all tips to guide, driver, hotels, restaurants. It does not include any personal costs like telephone, gifts, laundry, your drinks and snacks between meals, and drinks other then what is served at buffets.

3. If you decide to purchase your own flight, match the arrival to Israel as well as the departure as closely as our group flight as possible. Any expenses incurred in transportation to meet with the group as well as return to the airport when it does not coincide with the group’s schedule, will be yours.

4. Ask us about our recommendation for an insurance package.

5. If you find the tour to be a great blessing for you, there will be an opportunity to share a VOLUNTARY contribution and/or your tithes to Michael Rood and his ministry.

If you would like a single occupancy room, add $885 to the above price. Many people request room partners. Feel free to request this and we will put you with someone else whenever possible. HOWEVER, IF YOU SNORE, PLEASE REQUEST A SINGLE ROOM.

Flight Information / JFK to TLV

Below you will find the information for our International flight Schedule to and from Israel, so that you can look for your best domestic flight.

If at all possible, allow at least 1.5 hours, preferrably even two hours, before Flight Departure Time in New York, as well as on your return for your layover and connection to your domestic flight.


New York Airport Code:


Departure To Israel:

– April 3, 2016

– Flight information TBA

Departure Back To New York:

– April 14, 2016

– Flight information TBA

Important Things To Consider

Dates: April 3-14, 2016

Passport: You must have a passport that does not expire before November 2016.

Physical Condition: Being in good physical condition is required for this tour. You need to be able to walk and/or be on your feet for several hours at a time, especially in Jerusalem.

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