Israel Trip


MAY 5-19, 2018 (ISRAEL | May 5-16; GREECE | MAY 16-19)

There is nothing like a trip to Israel where you follow the steps of Christ’s life. You get to stand under the olive trees where Jesus prayed, cross the Sea of Galilee where Jesus taught and calmed the storm, see Jesus’ birth place and home town, travel the same road the Good Samaritan took to Jericho, walk through Jerusalem and reflect on Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Traveling to Greece allows us to follow in the steps of the Apostles who spread the gospel around the World. To stand on Mars Hill where Paul preached in Athens, to see Ephesus and Corinth where he pastored for over a year, and many more will change the way you read your bible!

This trip will move us forward in our journey with Christ, giving us a whole new perspective as we’re taken back to the events recorded in the Bible. There is something for everyone - inspiration, exploration, a deeper understanding of the Bible, worship, relaxation and a wonderful time together.

On our first trip to Israel, Lori and I had the privilege of traveling with Dr. Barry Beitzel and his wife Carol. It was a trip of a lifetime! We hope you’ll join us for this amazing opportunity – it won’t disappoint.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Marc Maillefer


INFO MEETING - Saturday, September 16, following service.





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MAY 5-6
Travel (Chicago – Tel Aviv Airport)
Seasons on the Sea Hotel

MAY 7-9
Travel to Galilee - Sites of Interest:
Caesarea Maritima, Mt. Carmel, Valley of Jezreel, Church of the Beatitudes, Sea of Galilee, Golan Heights, Mt. Hermon, Arbel Pass, Tiberias, Capernaum
Ein Gev Holiday Village

MAY 10-14
Travel to Judea and on to Bethlehem, just like Jesus did - Sites of Interest:
Beth-shan, Mt. Gilboa, Jordan Valley, Jordan River, site of Jericho, Qumran (where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered), En-gedi, Dead Sea, En Bokek, Masada, Bethany, St. George’s Monastery, Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Kidron Valley, Gihon Spring, En-rogel fountain. Hinnom Valley, Bethlehem, Judean Wilderness, Herod’s Tomb, Wailing wall, Warren’s Arch, El-Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock, Pool of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Old City Walls, Holocaust Museum, Citadel of David, Garden Tomb, New Testament Zion, Warren’s Shaft
Daniel Dea Sea Hotel
Jerusalem Dan Panorama Hotel

MAY 15
Bid Jerusalem farewell -- Travel to Tel Aviv - Sites of Interest:
Mediterranean Sea, Elah Valley, Beth-shemesh, site of Joppa
Tel Aviv Dan Panorama Hotel

MAY 16 (for those headed home)
Travel (Ben Gurion International Airport - Chicago)

MAY 16-18
Arriving at Athens International Airport:
Athens, Greece National Archaeological Muesum, Plaka, Saronic Gulf, Corinthian Canal, Aegean Sea, Adriatic Sea, Corinth, Temple of Apollo, Agora, Greek Theater, Roman Odeion, Judgment Seat, Erastos pavement and inscription, Cenchreae, Acropolis, Parthenon, Temple of Athena Nike, Erechtheion, Karyatides Figures, Acropolis Musuem, Aeropagus (Mars Hill), Theater of Dionysos, Agora, Stoa, Temple of Hephaestus, Odeion of Herod Atticus, Arch of Hadrian, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Parliament House, Panathenaic Stadium
Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel

MAY 19
Travel (Athens International Airport - Chicago)
Leaving everyone with many fond memories of your time in these portions of the Biblical world!


Lead Pastor Marc Maillefer, and his wife Lori, are looking forward to a return trip to Israel. Marc has served at Door Creek Church for the past ten years and will lead the group in times of devotion and worship throughout the trip.

Barry Beitzel is Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of the widely acclaimed Moody Atlas of Bible Lands. He has also published in National Geographic, Biblical Archaeologist and the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. Beitzel and his wife Carol have led more than 30 tours to the Middle East.



Estimated Cost:

$4,000 per person/Israel only

$750 per person/Greece add on

(Based on 40+ participants)

ALL INCLUSIVE:  Includes double occupancy hotel accommodations (single accommodations additional cost), airline fees and transfers, breakfasts and dinners, luxury air-conditioned bus, entrance fees, taxes, tips and porters.

For more information, contact Melanie at   or 608.222.8586, ext. 225. Book soon! Space is limited. Open the brochure here.

INFO MEETING - Saturday, September 16, following services.