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9-Day “Highlights of Israel” Tour

Look into the lives and the land of those who have built the powerful foundation of faith that you stand upon today. Taste and See that the Lord is good as you journey through the Promised Land recalling the life, ministry, and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Itinerary

SATURDAY – DEPART THE USA FOR ISRAEL

SUNDAY – ARRIVE IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Upon arrival to airport meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Tel Aviv for an overnight. 

Dinner

MONDAY – TEL AVIV / BE’ER SHEBA / MASADA / DEAD SEA AREA  

Leave Tel Aviv and travel via Ashdod – Ashkelon to Beersheba, a short visit to the Negev capital. Continue via Arad to Masada. Ascend by cable car to the fortress, which was the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans. Visit the excavations, Herod’s palaces, the synagogue, bathhouse, etc.  Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Roman camps and the Dead Sea. Descend for a possible “float” in the in the salty water of the world’s lowest place. Via Ein Gedi & Kalya, proceed to Jerusalem for overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner

TUESDAYJERUSALEM (SIGHTSEEING THE NEW CITY)

Drive to Mt’ Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Continue to Yad Vashem (the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. Afternoon drive to the   picturesque village of Ein Karem (the birth place of John the Baptist) . Return to Hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

WEDNESDAY – JERUSALEM (Old City) / BETHLEHEM

Walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City: the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall, the Temple area; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Drive to Mt. Zion and visit the Tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey.  Afternoon, continue to Bethlehem* to visit the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner

THURSDAY – BEIT SHE’AN / TIBERIAS / GALILEE AREA

Leave Jerusalem, and drive north via Jericho*, the oldest city in the world. Through Jordan Valley and the new settlements to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautiful preserved Roman City.  Proceed to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum , to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to a Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner

FRIDAY – UPPER GALILEE / GOLAN HEIGHTS / NAZARETH

Drive to the Golan Heights. Visit the former Syrian fortifications, and the Druze villages, Via Banias, source of the Jordan River. Proceed via the Hula Valley to Safed, city of the Kabala, to visit a synagogue and the artists’ colony and then to Nazareth to visit the Christian Holy Sites. Return to the Kibbutz hotel for overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner

SATURDAY – ACRE / HAIFA / TEL AVIV

After Breakfast drive west to Acre for a visit of the old, famous Crusader stronghold and medieval fortifications. Continue to Haifa, sightseeing tour of Haifa, including the Bahai Shrine, Persian Garden and Mount Carmel for a panoramic view of the city and the bay. Proceed along the cost  to Caesarea to visit the Roman Theater and the Crusader fortress. End the day with  a short city tour of Tel Aviv-Jaffa and overnight. 

Breakfast, Dinner

SUNDAY – AIRPORT TO CATCH DEPARTING FLIGHTS BACK HOME

Breakfast and transfer to the airport for departure, or extension tour to Jordan.

Breakfast

**Site under the Palestinian Authority Jurisdiction.   Visit subject to situation.

Insurance Info

Optional Travel Protection Information

We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your trip investment! We realize that overseas travel is expensive, and while we do all that we can to ensure a safe and flawless trip, there are circumstances that cannot be controlled. Consider Travel Protection for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. Faith Based Expeditions offers a travel protection plan, 360 Adult Group Comprehensive, provided by Travelex Insurance Services.

**If interested, you must purchase the protection plan at or before your final trip payment for the group plan. If you decide that you’re interested in purchasing a protection plan after your final trip payment is made, we can offer you an individual plan.

Trip Cost

Plan Cost*

$1 – $500

   $50

$501 – $1,000

   $75

$1,001 – $1,500

 $105

$1,501 – $2,000

 $137

$2,001 – $3,000

 $187

$3,001 – $4,000

 $248

$4,001- $5,000

 $313

$5,001- $6,000

 $373

$6,001 – $7,000

 $435

$7,001 – $8,000

 $498

$8,001 – $9,000

 $559

$9,001 – $10,000

 $621

 

Plan Benefits

Maximum Coverage Per Person (up to the limits below)

Trip Cancellation

100% of Insured Trip Cost

Trip Interruption

150% of Insured Trip Cost

Trip Delay

$1,000

Missed Cruise Connection

$1,000

Baggage & Personal Effects

$1,500

Baggage Delay

$250

Emergency Medical & Dental Expenses

$25,000

Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation

$150,000

Travel Assistance & Concierge Services**

Included

This is a brief description of benefits. For a summary of the plan details on benefits, coverages, limitations and exclusions, please view the Description of Coverage.  **Travel Assistance & Concierge Services are provided by the designated provider as listed in the Description of Coverage. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio; NAIC #10952 307701.

This plan provides insurance coverage for your trip that applies only during the covered trip.  You may have coverage from other sources that provides you with similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon your other coverages.  You may wish to compare the terms of this policy with your existing life, health, home and automobile policies.  If you have any questions about your current coverage, call your insurer, insurance agent or broker.   The purchase of this plan is not required in order to purchase any other travel product or service offered to you by your travel retailer. 

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