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9-Day “In the Lands of the Bible” Tour in Israel

Encounter the power and presence of Christ as you travel His homeland recalling His ministry, His miracles, and His love in the Galilee, in Jerusalem, Look into the lives and the land of those who have built the powerful foundation of faith that you stand upon today.  May this journey strengthen your foundation of faith for years to come!  

Itinerary

DAY 1: MONDAY – DEPART USA FOR TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

DAY 2: TUESDAY – JERUSALEM
Arrive into Tel Aviv and transfer to our hotel in Jerusalem

Dinner

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY – MT. OF OLIVES / PALM SUNDAY ROAD / GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE / / VIA DOLOROUS / POOLS OF BETHESDA / GARDEN TOMB
After breakfast, we proceed to the beautiful Mt. of Olives with the breathtaking panorama backdrop of the Holy City. Our pilgrimage today will proceed down the Old Palm Sunday Road (Mark 11:1-11) to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus spent His last hours and where tradition holds that Jesus prayed on the night of His betrayal (Matt. 26:36, John 18:1). Entering the Old City of Jerusalem through the Zion Gate, From the temple area, we make our way along the Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross), the road which Jesus walked after being sentenced by Pontius Pilate. We will have stops at the Pools of Bethesda, where Jesus healed a paralytic (John 5:1-15), the Pavement (where Jesus stood while being tried by Pilate), Ecce Homo Arch (Behold the Man), where Pilate ordered Christ to be brought forth to the Jews (John 19:5), and the ancient Cardo. We end our day with a visit to the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: THURSDAY – WESTERN (WAILING) WALL / WESTERN WALL TUNNEL / DAVIDSON CENTER / VALLEY OF ELAH
After breakfast, we go through the Dung Gate to visit the most holy site of the Jewish people-the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) of Herod’s temple. Beyond the wall lies the 35-acre temple area purchased by King David (2 Sam. 24:18-25) where Jesus was taken as a young boy, and about which Jesus Christ prophesied its destruction (Mark 13:1-2). On this site now stands the golden Dome of the Rock (the third holiest shrine in all Islam) and the El-Aksa Mosque. Nest we visit the Western Wall Tunnel. Before departing the Old City, we make a stop at the Davidson Center. Next, we travel to the Valley of Elah, where the famous biblical battle between young David and the Giant Goliath took place. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: FRIDAY – MASADA / EIN GEDI / QUMRAN / FLOAT IN THE DEAD SEA
Leaving Jerusalem this morning, we meander through the Judean Desert and along the western shore of the Dead Sea. Stops today include the lovely Ein Gedi- where David hid from King Saul (1 Sam.24: 1-7) and Qumran – where the Dead Sea scrolls were written over 2000 years ago and discovered in 1947. Continuing south, we enjoy a visit to Masada, the fortress built by King Herod and site of the last Jewish resistance against the Romans in 73 AD. Ascending the area by cable car, visitors can survey the ruins of the fortifications, waterworks, synagogue, temples and palaces. We conclude the day with a relaxing float in the healing waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. Please be sure to bring water shoes, as the bottom surface can be rough, swimsuit, and towel. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: SATURDAY – CAESAREA MARITIMA / MT. CARMEL / MEGIDDO / MT. ARBEL / TIBERIUS (SEA OF GALILEE)
Today we depart for the Galilee enjoying stops at the extensive ruins of Caesarea Maritima, an ancient port city, built by King Herod and later becoming the seat of government of the Roman governors, and where Peter proclaimed the Good News to the Roman centurion (Acts 9 & 25). We continue to Megiddo (the valley of Armageddon) & Mt. Carmel, where Elijah prayed and God defeated 450 prophets of Baal with fire from heaven (1 Kings 18). We then journey to Mt. Carmel where Elijah prayed and God defeated 450 prophets of Baal with fire from heaven (1Kings 18). We then travel to Tiberius with a stop at Mt. Arbel for a beautiful view of the Galilee. Dinner and overnight in Tiberius on the Sea of Galilee.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: SUNDAY – CAESAREA PHILIPPI / PETER’S PRIMACY / CAPERNAUM / BOAT RIDE ON THE SEA OF GALILEE
We begin our day with a 2hr drive to the Golan Heights and continue along the Banias River to the ancient site of Caesarea Philippi, where Jesus asked His disciples “who do men say that I am?” (Mark 8: 27-30). We then head back to the Sea of Galilee for a visit to Peters Primacy. Then we head to Capernaum (Mark 1: 31-38), the base of Jesus’ early ministry, the home of Peter, and the site of many healing events. We end our day with a boat ride on a wooden “Jesus Boat”, a fishing boat of the kind used by the disciples of Jesus, for our ride on the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight in Tiberius.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: MONDAY – CITY OF DAVID AND HEZEKIAH’S TUNNEL / ST. PETER IN GALLINCANTU AND THE HOUSE OF CAIAPHAS / BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN FOR BAPTISMS
Following breakfast, we visit to the City of David and Hezekiah’s tunnel. Then we pr a visit to the Jordan River baptismal site known as “Bethany Beyond the Jordan”, believed to be the site where John the Baptist baptoceed to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. the house of Caiaphas. We will end our day withized Jesus. A full and enlightening day! Arrive at the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: TUESDAY – TEL AVIV AIRPORT
Following breakfast, we transfer to the airport to catch our flight back to the USA.

Breakfast

Insurance Info

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.

For your convenience, Faith Based Expeditions offers a travel protection plan, 360°Adult Group Premier, provided by Travelex Insurance Services. 

Trip Cost

Plan Cost*

$0

   $37

$1 – $500

   $68

$501 – $1,000

   $99

$1,001 – $1,500

 $137

$1,501 – $2,000

 $177

$2,001 – $3,000

 $239

$3,001 – $4,000

 $316

$4,001- $5,000

 $397

$5,001- $6,000

 $472

$6,001 – $7,000

 $550

$7,001 – $8,000

 $629

$8,001 – $9,000

 $706

$9,001 – $10,000

 $783

$10,001 – $11,000

$887

$11,001 – $12,000

$970

$12,001 – $13,000

$1,053

$13,001 – $14,000

$1,136

$14,001 – $15,000

$1,219

 Rates are per traveler. Maximum trip length allowed is 364 days.

 

Plan Benefits

Maximum Coverage Per Person (up to the limits below)

Trip Cancellation

Up to 100% of Insured Trip Cost up to $15,000

Trip Interruption

Up to 150% of Insured Trip Cost up to $22,500

Trip Delay

$1,000 ($250/day)

Missed Connection

$1,000

Baggage & Personal Effects

$1,500

Baggage Delay

$250

Emergency Medical Expense

$50,000 ($500 dental sublimit)

Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation

$250,000

AD&D

$10,000

Travel Assistance & Concierge Services**

Included

Please note: This plan may not be purchased after you have made final payment for your covered Trip. 

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For questions regarding benefits or coverages, please contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888-574-7026 and reference plan number APGB-1217.

To view/download the Policy based on your state of residence, go to: http://policy.travelexinsurance.com/APGB-1217

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