The Family Teams Israel tour is a completely unique experience because it combines two life-changing experiences into one.
You will have a faith-building encounter with the land of the Bible, where you'll walk in the footsteps of Jesus in Galilee, discover the roots of our faith in Jerusalem, and deepen your relationship with God as you travel throughout the Holy Land.
And, at the same time, you'll see firsthand the way family is done in a culture that has been building multigenerational families for centuries.
This means you will not only walk where Jesus walked; you'll also have a Sabbath dinner in the home of an Orthodox Jewish family and learn from local Messianic, multigenerational families living in the heart of Israel.
Along the way, we will lead you through the many lessons we've learned from our time in Israel and with Jewish people, sharing the ways we have applied these lessons to our family.
Please note: we no longer offer the land + air option. You will be responsible for booking your own flights to and from Israel.
Jeremy and April Pryor met in Jerusalem as students in 1997. Ever since then, they’ve been studying and teaching about modern Israel, ancient Hebrew culture, and the tools modern Christians families can learn from the Jewish people. The Pryor family has lived in Jerusalem for several years and now frequently travel to Israel with groups to introduce more families to the wonder and life-changing wisdom of the biblical paradigm of family. In addition to the Pryors, each tour will have a licensed Israeli tour guide who is fluent in both English and Hebrew and very knowledgeable concerning both the biblical and modern history of Israel.
Jeff and Alyssa Bethke live in Maui, HI with their 3 kids Kinsley, Kannon, and Lucy. They are the other half of Family Teams and will be joining in different capacities on some of the Family Teams Israel tours! While the Pryors and the certified Israeli guide will be doing most of the structured teaching and touring, for the trips the Bethkes are along for, they will be joining in on the activities, teaching as well, and taking on various other hosting responsibilities. Please note: the Bethkes will not be joining the tour in January 2024.
Great question! Here are the general next steps.
Upon paying the deposit to reserve your spot ($1000 deposit, $500 of which is non-refundable), our team will be in contact to gather all the information necessary from you (full name, birthday, passport number, etc.). A deposit is required for each member of your party.
We invoice you for the remaining balance, due 150 days before the tour.
Note: You are responsible for booking your own flights. Many passengers choose to arrive before or leave after the tour dates to get some extra time in Israel. The tour begins the evening of January 8, 2024, and ends the afternoon of January 14, 2024.
We will continue to send information as we lead up to our departure to Israel. Our main goal is to make you feel informed, welcomed, excited, and prepared to be on the trip!
We meet in Israel and get the party started! We can't wait!
Led by: The Pryor family + a licensed Israeli guide.
Accommodations: 6 nights at 4 star hotels.
Meals: 9 meals included (6 breakfasts + 3 dinners).
Transportation: Air-conditioned modern motor coach.
Yes. In order to enter Israel, travel medical insurance is mandatory. All foreign nationals wanting to visit Israel must provide proof of a travel medical insurance policy with coverage for COVID-19 treatment. As an option, we offer travel insurance through our tour company, Gate 1.
Option 1: Have a guide from our group meet you at the airport (additional cost).
Option 2: Pay a taxi or car service to drive you to the hotel from the airport.
Yes, it is possible to bring kids on the tour. Tickets for kids are the same cost as adults. If you are interested in bringing young children under 8 years old please reach out to us at [email protected] and tell us about your situation, as we can only approve young children on a case by case basis.
No, they are reasonable and are most often at a food court where you can buy a meal for less than $10 USD
It’s generally a good idea to exchange about $100 USD per person for Shekels in case you want cash for buying lunches, snacks or other items. The best place to do this is usually at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. If you are with the group or are being met by a guide we will show you the exchange location and wait for you there while your money is exchanged.