B.A.S.E. Tour of Israel

April 23rd - May 4th, 2023

Experience Israel with expert insights from our guides and teachers: Bob Cornuke, Ido Garfinkel and Ron Matsen. After each full day, you can enjoy great food and excellent hotels.

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Bob Cornuke

Bob Cornuke

Chairman of the Bible Archaeology, Search & Exploration (BASE) Institute. Bob has been called the “Real Indiana Jones” by many. His recent book Temple is causing a stir among serious Biblical scholars around the world.

Ido Garfinkel

Ido Garfinkel

Born and lived in Jerusalem all his life, Ido knows and loves the city very much. Apart from a guide, he is also a student of the Bible and geography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Ron Matsen

Ron Matsen

President and Director of Koinonia House and Koinonia Institute. Ron has been a pastor and an expositional teacher of the Bible for over 30 years. He has a keen understanding of Israel and its role in Bible history and prophecy.

About This Tour

We know that, for many, this is the trip of a lifetime, so we work hard to give you the best possible tour. We use the authority of the Bible, honest discussion about the sites we visit, and all the support we can provide to help you along the way.

This BASE Tour is distinctive because it offers:

  • More experts on the Bible, archaeology, and history than any other tours we know
  • More authentic sites, rather than traditional ones
  • More discussions of controversies concerning the Land and the Bible, such as how the Bible is used by archaeologists, dating methods, and the theories about the location of the Second Temple, Golgotha, etc.


Each tour takes advantage of opportunities that arise once we are actually in Israel. Here is a list of some of the sites on our itinerary.

In the north we will visit Caesarea Maritima, Tel Megiddo, Gideon Springs, the Ancient Boat Museum, Magdala, Mount of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Tel Hazor, Tel Dan, Caesarea Phillippi, Mount Bental, and a place where you can be baptized in the Jordan River.

After Galilee, we will see Hammat Tiberias Synagogue, Beit She’an, and Bethel. In the Valley of Elah (think David and Goliath) we will visit an active excavation and have the archaeologist tell us about his important findings at Khirbet Qeiyafa.

In Jerusalem, we investigate the Western Wall, the City of David excavation, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, the Pool of Siloam, Kidron Valley, and other recent discoveries. We will also visit the Mount of Olives, the Garden Tomb, and the Shrine of the Book.

Those are only some of the great places we plan to visit, and you may be even more excited about some of those other ones (like Temple Zero and a site discovered and registered with the Antiquities Authority by Koinonia House and B.A.S.E Institute).

This truly is an extraordinary opportunity to learn and grow closer to the Lord.

Download Full Itinerary (PDF - 2.4MB)

Tour Prices

To secure your place on the tour, complete the registration and include a US$500 deposit for the tour, accept the terms and policies, and have, or get, a valid passport. (Deposits are for each person.) Full details are in the policy documents.

Tour of Israel: US$4,450

Land Package Only. Tour includes itinerary of carefully selected sites, licensed guide (Ido Garfinkle), teachers Ron Matsen and Bob Cornuke, top rated hotels (double occupancy), porterage, breakfast and dinner buffets, a special lunch, and a farewell dinner, all tips, all site entrance fees, and transportation to tour stops in a deluxe, air-conditioned coach.

Single Supplement: US$1,386

This supplemental payment is required if you do not wish to share a room, or there is not another person available to share your room.

We will help people connect with others who want to share a room.

Pre-Tour Room: US$125 per person, per night, double occupancy. Single occupancy is US$250 per night (w/ breakfast and dinner buffets)

Some people want to arrive a day or two before the tour begins. We will arrange for a room at the hotel where everyone will meet on Sunday. (Dependent on availability)

For further queries, please email our Tour Coordinator Tim Tyler at timt@khouse.org.
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Church leaders–contact us about the generous support we can provide your church when you have ten or more people joining you for the tour. Seeing Israel together gives members an even deeper experience in the Land, and builds a strong, enduring bond between them. Write to timt@khouse.org to find out how we will support you and your group all along the way. This is a “church program” that’s undoubtedly well worth the effort!