From the snowy crest of Mount Hermon to the salt shores of the Dead Sea, Israel is the place where cultures meet and have met for over 5,000 years. Enjoy the warm welcome of the Israeli peoples, indulge in the delectable cuisines that have grown out of the Levant, and experience the historic traditions and religions that live side by side in the Holy Land.
Many standard tours of Israel visit a few ancient sites and many Byzantine churches, but they ignore the recent history and current politics of the land. This is unfortunate, as part of what makes Israel so extraordinary is its uninterrupted history of relevance from ~3000 BC to today. This tour brings Amanda’s latest nonfiction book, The Red-Haired Archaeologist Digs Israel, to life!
On the RHA’s Tour of Israel, you’ll visit Jerusalem, Capernaum, and Nazareth. You’ll tour the restored ruins of Beer Sheva, Masada, and Megiddo, and picnic on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. But you’ll also learn how archaeologists’ work teaches us the real history of the entire region and see two of today’s disputed territories:
The Red-Haired Archaeologist’s Tour of Israel helps you to better understand Israel as it has existed throughout time, and as it thrives today. Click on the itinerary tab to read all the details!
And just for fun, upon arrival you’ll have a care package with some useful gifts from our Israeli tour operator (Immanuel Tours) and some RHA swag from Amanda that you can’t get anywhere else!
Abel Martinez is the founder of AM Israel Tours. He is a Jewish believer who considers Israel his real home and desires that others experience this magnificent country, people, and culture. Abel has a background in event planning and accounting, and he has taken hundreds of people to Israel since 2006. He previously was the travel manager for Zola Levitt Ministries where he organized and led numerous trips. Abel will join us as the tour leader and has already coordinated the site visits, hotels, flights, and all the other details so that those experiencing this amazing journey to Israel experience a worry-free and unforgettable trip.
Amanda Hope Haley is a lover of the Bible–its God, its words, its people, and its history. She writes, speaks, and podcasts as the Red-Haired Archaeologist, bringing readers and listeners along on her journeys to understand artifacts that can contextualize Scripture. She has a bachelor of arts in Religious Studies from Rhodes College and a master of theological studies in Hebrew Scripture and Interpretation from Harvard University. She contributed to The Voice Bible as a translator, writer, and editor; and she has been a content editor and ghost writer for popular Christian authors. Amanda and her husband, David, live in Tennessee with their always-entertaining basset hound, Copper—the other redhead in the family.
Copper the basset hound travels the world with his friend, Amanda, while she digs on archaeological sites. On this trip to Bethlehem, the ancient city where Jesus was born, this adventurous dog follows his nose to an ancient stone manger. There he meets a new friend who tells him all about life in first-century Judaea and the night a special baby was born in the house Amanda’s excavating.
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Join Copper as he learns the history of the first Christmas!