Israel Adventure Tour

13 Day Introductory Israel Tour 2 – June 17th-29th, 2023

 

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13 Day Israel Adventure Tour 2 Itinerary – June 17th – 29th, 2023

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Please note that due to local conditions changes may be made to the itinerary before or during the time of travel.

Day 1

Saturday, June 17th  – Those traveling on our group flight please meet our tour group in New York-JFK by 8:00 pm (if possible arrive by 7:00 pm at latest) at the El AL Airlines gate (in terminal 4) for an orientation with group escort for our 11:50 pm departure on EL AL airlines to the land of Israel. You will receive dinner after take-off and breakfast before landing. There will also be juice, water, and snacks provided during the flight.

Day 2

Sunday, June 18th – Arrive TEL AVIV at 5:20pm, meet Dr.Price and our guide Michael Schneider and bus driver and transport to Jerusalem . Check-in to the Dan Jerusalem Hotel. Dinner and a good night’s rest!

 

Day 3

Monday, June 19th  – JERUSALEM – a historical and prophetic overview of the Holy City. Following this we have the opportunity to find remains from the Temple periods at the TEMPLE MOUNT SIFTING PROJECT. Learn about all of ancient Israel’s history at the ISRAEL MUSEUM visiting the MODEL OF SECOND TEMPLE JERUSALEM and the SHRINE OF THE BOOK, the Museum of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Next we tour the ARCHAEOLOGICAL WING of the museum, focusing on the archaeological evidence for the Bible.  Return to the Dan Jerusalem Hotel.

 

Day 4

Tuesday, June 20th   – JERUSALEMToday we begin our day at Next we ascend to the TEMPLE MOUNT to explore the ancient site of the Jewish Temples. We visit the WESTERN WALL where you can say a prayer or place a written prayer in the crevice of the wall. Next we go under the Temple Mount through the WESTERN WALL TUNNELS that take us on the original ancient path of Jesus and His disciples. Then we enter the JEWISH QUARTER to see visit THE TEMPLE INSTITUTE where preparations are being made for a future Temple. Next we will visit the BURNT HOUSE to learn about the destruction of the Second Temple in A.D. 70. We conclude our day at YAD VASHEM for a somber remembrance of those who died in the Holocaust. Overnight at the Dan Jerusalem.

 

Day 5

 Wednesday, June 21st JERUSALEM –We begin our day at DAVID’s CITY to see where Israel’s monarchy began. We will tour the remains of the FORTRESS OF ZION, AREA G– the excavations of the First Temple period city – WARREN’S SHAFT and the SPRING TOWER from the Jebusite & Canaanite periods, and then walk through either a Canaanite dry tunnel or the historical Israelite HEZEKIAH’S WATER TUNNEL.  We next visit the new excavations at the POOL OF SILOAM in the KIDRON VALLEY and walking up to the Second Temple period city via the PILGRIM’S WALK TUNNEL to tour the archaeological excavations related to the Second Temple at the SOUTHWESTERN WALL of the Temple Mount and the SOUTHERN STEPS as well as the excavations of the FIRST TEMPLE PERIOD SOLOMONIC WALL in the OPHEL. We then return to the Dan Jerusalem Hotel.

 

Day 6

Thursday, June 22nd  – COASTAL PLAINFollowing the Mediterranean Sea we arrive at CAESAREA MARITIMA, the Roman resort of officials such as Pontius Pilate and prison of the Apostle Paul. Our next stop is MEGIDDO (the name synonymous with “Armageddon”) to tour the ancient site. Next we go to the NAZARETH VILLAGE where we will experience a re-creation of daily life & customs in Jesus’ day! Overnight at the Caesar Premier hotel with access in the evening to the marina and shops situated beside the SEA OF GALILEE.

 

Day 7

Friday, June 23rd  – GALILEE– Begin today with a BOAT RIDE ON THE SEA OF GALILEE in a replica of a first-century ancient fishing boat and a concert with Jewish believer and boat captain Daniel Carmel. Returning to shore, we will see a real first-century fishing boat (called “the JESUS BOAT”) that was discovered buried near the edge of the sea and is now located in the MAN IN THE GALILEE MUSEUM. Next we visit the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES, the site of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and to TABGHA (Peter’s Primacy) where Jesus met the disciples after His resurrection. Then we visit CAPERNAUM, the synagogue where Jesus preached. We finish the day at new excavations at MAGDALA. Enjoy a special dinner on the Sea of Galilee at the Decks Restaurant.

 

Day 8

Saturday, June 24th  – GALILEE –We journey to the GOLAN HEIGHTS to see the archaeological site of TEL DAN with a gate from Abraham’s time and the high place of Jeroboam and CAESAREA PHILIPPI (palace of Herod Philip and Temple of Pan. We end our day at the Jordan River for a baptismal service at YARDENIT.

Day 9

Sunday, June 25th   – JORDAN VALLEY/JUDEAN DESERT- Next we visit BETH-SHEAN, one of the largest archaeological sites in Israel with Egyptian, Philistine, and Roman remains. We then stop at JERICHO where the Israelites trusted God for the first victory in the promised land. Lunch at Jericho. We then drive to EIN BOQEK to check-in to the beautiful Daniel Dead Sea Hotel. Leisure time to enjoy the amenities of the hotel’s spa (optional), the immense swimming pool or experience floating in the DEAD SEA at the hotel’s private beach. Dinner and overnight.

Day 10

Monday, June 26th   – JUDEAN DESERT- Begin the day at MASADA, site of the Jewish People’s final stand against the Romans in A.D. 73, ascending by cable cars to see the remains of Herod’s palatial fortress. We then drive to EIN-GEDI (a modern nature preserve) where David hid from Saul and composed some of the psalms. Optional climb to NAHAL DAVID (upper waterfall). We then drive to QUMRAN, site of the community that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls and of Dr. Price’s excavations on the southern plateau and have a late lunch. We end our day back in Jerusalem and the Dan Jerusalem Hotel.

 

Day 11

Tuesday, June 27th  – BETHLEHEM– Christmas comes early this year as this morning you enter BETHLEHEM. Climb the HERODIAN, the mountain-fortress of Herod the Great where the infamous king’s tomb was just excavated several years ago, then to the SHEPHERD’S FIELD (YMCA) to sing Christmas carols inside a shepherd’s cave (with manger outside!). Next we enter the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, the traditional birthplace of Jesus and site of Jerome’s translation of the Latin Vulgate. After time to shop at an OLIVE WOOD STORE we return to Jerusalem and overnight again at the Dan Jerusalem

 

Day 12

Wednesday, June 28th  –JERUSALEM– We begin the day at the MOUNT OF OLIVES and again walk down the “disciples path” to DOMINUS FLEVIT, the place where Christ wept over Jerusalem and to the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE where He prayed. We then visit CAIAPHAS’ HOUSE, the home of the high priest that presided over the Jewish trial of Jesus. We continue on, walking the VIA DOLOROSA, Jesus’ path to the cross. Entering at St. Stephen’s Gate, with a visit to St. Anne’s Crusader Church and seeing the POOL OF BETHESDA. Continuing on the Via Dolorosa we come to the Church of the Flagillerium and ending at the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE, the traditional site of the crucifixion and tomb of Jesus. We continue our reflection on the sufferings of the Savior with a climax at the GARDEN TOMB with a COMMUNION SERVICE. Enjoy a farewell dinner at the Na’ura Restaurant in ABU GOSH (biblical Kiryath Yea’arim) and then to Ben-Gurion airport for a 1:00 am flight on the 29th to the USA on EL AL.

 

Day 13

Thursday, June 29th  – The group, after boarding a 1:00am EL AL flight, arrives at New York-JFK at 5:50 am, transfers to domestic flights for home with your wonderful memories of the land of Israel!

 

You are signing up for the Introductory Tour 2 for June 17th through June 29th, 2023 at $5149*/ One Form per person / $500 Deposit per person(couples/families can send a combined check): Send Check made out to World of the Bible Ministries to PO Box 827, San Marcos, TX, 78667-0827 . Fill in form online and press submit at the bottom of the form.

Tour Information

Tour Cost

Israel Adventure Study Tour  – June 17th – June 29th, 2023

13 Days – Price from New York-JFK : $5149

*Total price includes EL AL airfare from New York-JFK (Please note EL AL group air is limited and is first come first serve . If group air is unavailable we can guide you for the personal booking of flights to get you to Israel about the same time as the group air and you will pay WBM a Land Only price of $3633), 4 star Hotels with half board (Breakfast and Dinner),and all Guide/Bus/Tips cost.  Single supplement is $1060 for the June tour. Price given is cash price (payment by check). Credit Card can be accepted but with 3 percent upcharge.

 

NOTE: A travel insurance medical policy covering Covid care is required by Israel and not included in pricing. You can get an idea of of “medical only” policy cost or a total travel insurance policy by doing an estimate from https://worldtrips.com .  Choosing trip cancellation insurance along with the medical policy raises insurance costs significantly. For full trip cancellation insurance see also https://worldnomads.com (under 70) or https://insuremytrip.com for  all ages.

You should sign up for a policy within two weeks of registration for best coverage.

Trip Payment, Cancellation & Refund

$500 per person deposit due upon registration, payment in full is due by March 30th. Cancellations in writing and confirmed by phone (512-557-3140) received on or before March 30th will receive a full refund less $100 cancellation per person and administrative fee. Cancellations in writing after full payment will be subject to refunds based on the refund/credit policies of the respective airline carriers and ground operators to which payments for services have been paid. In most cases a percentage of monies may be debited by these providers. Interruption of trip for any reason will be subject to regulations imposed by respective providers. World of the Bible Tours, and Trans-Global Travel assume no responsibility for refunds on any unused portion of the trip. Trip Insurance is recommended for protection in case of cancellation issues. Payment of deposit is indication of agreement with all the tour terms listed.

Meals

Meals are half-board (breakfast and dinner) daily within the hotels or guest houses, or outside restaurants as scheduled by the Tour Director. Lunch is not included, although time for a brief lunch break will be provided. At such times all food and beverage purchases are the sole responsibility of the participant. Missed meals (for whatever reason), substitution meals, and additional food and all beverage purchases at scheduled meals, room service, food items in store in the room, etc. are the sole responsibility of the participant. Snacks or meals at any time on the tour or in transit to the tour are the participant’s responsibility.

Tips for Services and Porterage

Tips to the bus driver, the tour guide, hotel staff, restaurants and miscellaneous people are included in the package price. Generally, this tip amount, which is specified on the Registration form, is paid with your final payment as Dr. Price tips for the whole group. Porterage is provided for one bag only between designated carriers upon arrival at foreign destination hotels. Excess luggage should follow the recommended tip schedule of $1 per bag. Each participant is responsible for their own luggage to and from tour arrival and home departure airports. Weight allowances vary with airlines and each participant is responsible for obtaining correct information from their carrier and for paying excess pounds. Carriers are now typically charging $100 for the second checked bag either way.

Responsibility

World of the Bible Tours, Trans-Global Travel, its tour hosts, and any other sponsoring organizations, designated persons, airlines and their representatives, act only in the capacity of agents for passengers in matters relating to all means of conveyance, lodging, and all other services in relation to tourism domestic and foreign, and as such hold themselves free of responsibility for any damages from any causes whatsoever and assume no liability for any injury, delay, loss, or accident occasioned by equipment defect, fault or negligence of any person(s) or company entrusted with fulfilling the services and/or arrangements of the tour. We furthermore accept no responsibility for inconveniences or expenses caused by delays, changes of any kind, or other conditions that may affect the passenger in any way. We reserve the right to change any tour arrangement should conditions warrant (based on the judgment of the tour operators) and will attempt to substitution of equal value (as is possible in the estimation of the tour director). We also reserve the right to decline, accept or retain any person as a member of the tour for any reason. In such cases refund for the unused portion of the tour will be made according to the refund policy as set forth in this document. We are also not to be held responsible for any event, act or omission occurring while passengers are under the control of scheduled or unscheduled conveyances. The passage contract in use by such carriers shall constitute the sole contract between these carriers and the purchaser(s) and/or passenger(s) of this tour. These terms and conditions apply from the moment of registration and payment of deposit and remain in effect until the conclusion of the tour and return to Newark or other International departure point.

Accommodations

Accommodations in Israel are in four- or five-star hotels. All rooms are double occupancy. Triple occupancy is possible at a reduced charge but is not necessarily recommended. Single Occupancy rooms are available at the additional rate specified on the Registration form. Participants who join the tour without a roommate will have a roommate assigned. In the event that no roommate is available before the final payment is due the participant must pay the single supplement rate. Any substitutions or alteration of these arrangements during the tour due to personal preference and other reasons are the sole responsibility of the participant.

Insurance

Insurance is not included for any losses whatsoever. Please purchase your own insurance for trip cancellation, life and health, and any other coverage required (there are several tour insurance web sites to compare prices at).

Other Expenses

Costs and tips to porters, taxi drivers, and restaurant wait staff for personal services are not included in the group tipping program, beverages not included with meals (bottled & mineral water, coffee & tea [included at breakfast only], soft drinks, laundry, personal items, and other conveyance fares not specified as a part of the tour package, or any other item or expense not detailed in the terms above are also the sole responsibility of the tour participant.

Transportation

Transportation is usually provided by our agent Trans-Global Travel or their agents. Tour rates usually include international air transportation between New York-JFK and Tel Aviv (except for fuel surcharge subject to change) but can be modified to Land Only rate if requested or required if group air requirements are not met (flights purchased by participant(s) under Land Only arrangement are their sole responsibility), transfer to and from the airport, conveyance within countries, between hotels and tour sites by bus.

Domestic Air fares from home cities to New York-JFK are the sole responsibility of each Participant except when included with additional cost by mutual agreement prior to final payment.

Prepare For Your Tour

Included in the tour costs is our extensive TOUR PREPARATION TIPS, a 26-page PDF guide with all the information you need  to get ready for your Israel tour and our exclusive Pilgrims Journey to Israel tour journal with site pages that allow for personal recording of thoughts and history notes and has as much scripture in full pertaining to the sight as possible. It also has space opposite each site page to put two 4″x6″ photos or postcards.

Additional recommendations available for purchase:

The Stones Cry Out (book) introduces you to the places and personalities involved in revealing biblical history. Read about and see exclusive photos of the sites you will visit on our tour. Many charts and diagrams also help you get a grasp of the various historical time periods and new archaeological discoveries.

The Stones Cry Out DVD takes you on an archaeological journey hosted by Dr. Price letting you preview many of the places you will experience on the tour.

Our WORLD OF THE BIBLE TOUR MANUAL, a two-volume 1,000 page, illustrated guidebook compiled by Dr. Price is available on CD as a PDF as an optional resource to help you maximize your tour (only available after registration)!

It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Randall was an excellent teacher, but he was also a humble servant who looked out for us and took really great care to meet all our needs. Amazing, life changing trip!

Andy and Anne W.

The experience was wonderful. I have been to Israel 3 other times with other tour groups and this by far was the best tour! Randall and Beverlee were wonderful! Thank you both for making us feel welcomed and special.

Jim and Kathy J.

Whenever someone asks me about my visit to Israel, I tell them, “It was wonderful. I would go back in a heartbeat. And I wouldn’t go back with any other tour group!” World of the Bible plans a breath-taking tour and I cannot thank you enough for the trip.

Anna S.