The 2019 Trip is planned for Jan 8-16, 2019!

Download the 2019 Brochure here

Note: The trip is priced out of JFK in New York for $2,588. This price includes buffet breakfasts and buffet dinners for all but one night of travel. It includes round-trip flights between New York and Tel Aviv, lodging in Israel, all travel and transfers in Israel

Learn more about Dr. Mark Ziese at his website.






Payment Amount Payment Due Dates & Notes
$300 Registrations received by 07/11/18
*Additional $300 deposit due 07/12/18
$600 Registrations received between 07/12/18 – 09/24/18
$1,200 2nd Deposit Amount.  All guests must have $1,800 on their account by 09/25/18 to be ticketed
$1,800 Registrations received between 09/25/18 – 10/24/18 must pay the full deposit amount and may be subject to a late registration fees
Full Payment Final Payment is due on 10/25/18.  If paid after the due date, a late payment fee of $100 will be assessed


To help prepare ourselves from a physical, mental, & equipment break-in standpoint; please review Mark’s years of experience Preparation List on his website:

And we are planning the following group hikes here in Memphis (Note:  You do not have to be registered or even interested in attending the Israel hike to participate in the following – come join us for fun, fitness, & fellowship!):

Date    Distance    Anticipated Time    Location    Special Notes   
July 14 @ 9am    3 Miles    1 to 1.7 Hours    The Old Cordova Country Club Golf Course
 (i.e. our ‘backyard’)
   Start @ Back of Church and walk the outer
cart path around the golf course – Map
August 18 @ 9am    3 Miles   1 to 1.7 Hours    Same as above     same as above   
Septembr 15    5 Miles    1.7 to 2.8 Hours   

The Old Cordova Country Club Golf Course
(i.e. our ‘backyard’)

   Start @ Back of Church and walk the outer
cart path including side holes & parking lot – Map
October 6    7 Miles    2.3 to 3.9 Hours    TBD     trail only   
November 10    10 Miles    3.3 to 5.6 Hours    TBD     trail only   
December 15    10 Miles    3.3 to 5.6 Hours    TBD     trail only   


Photo’s from Preparation Hikes:



While not the same group/trail we’ll be following – this Guide Book has a great deal of good information in planning/preparing for the trip (click on the book image for more information):












Jesus Trial 2019 – Daily Itinerary & Plan

Day Number Plan Tour Hotel
Jan 8
Day 1
  • Depart USA
Jan 9
Day 2
  • Arrive Tel Aviv Airport
  • Travel 35 miles to hotel
  • Group dinner & stroll on Mediterranean Beach
  Netanya Seasons
Jan 10
Day 3
  • Travel by bus to sites
Kibbutz Lavi
Jan 11
Day 4
  • Hike Nazareth to Mash’had (8.3miles)
Kibbutz Lavi
Jan 12
Day 5
  • Hike Kibbutz Lavi to Mt. Arbel (12.9miles)
Kibbutz Lavi
Jan 13
Day 6
  • Hike Wadi Hammam (below Nebi Shu’eib) to Magdala (2.4 miles) 
  • Hike Church of the Primacy to Capernaum (1.6 miles)
Tiberias Casa Nova
Jan 14
Day 7
  • Travel 113 miles to Jerusalem
Olive Tree 
Jan 15
Day 8
  • Travel 7 miles to Bethlehem
  • Travel 40 miles to Tel Aviv Airport
Jan 16
Day 9
  • Fly back to USA




If you have any questions, answers, or thoughts – please contact Dave Simmons