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2019 Rock City Church 9-Day “Biblilcal Encounter” Tour in Israel

Dates/Prices:

4(+)-Star Accommodations
11/19/19 – 11/27/19
Land Only: $2,630.00
Air & Land: $4,445.00 – Columbus, OH

Led by: Rock City Pastor
Description:

Encounter the power and presence of Christ as you travel His homeland recalling His ministry, His miracles, in the Galilee and in Jerusalem.  Experience 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!

Price Includes

  • ESTIMATED: Domestic and International airfare (coach) out of Columbus, OH 

**Pricing for round-trip airfare from Columbus, OH will not be available until late DECEMBER 2018. In DECEMBER 2018, we will update the website to reflect the any price change, if needed, for the LAND AND AIR COMBINATION price. Those who have registered as LAND AND AIR COMBINATION will be notified if any change is done to the AIR AND AIR COMBINATION price to give you the option to change your registration to LAND ONLY, if you want to secure your own air.

  • 4 (+) Star hotel accommodations.  
  • Meeting at the Ben Gurion Airport on arrival and departure
  • Ground transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to the group’s Tel Aviv hotel upon arrival
  • Ground transfer from the Jerusalem Hotel to the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv at the end of the tour
  • All transfers on sightseeing days
  • Gratuity for driver, guide and hotel staff
  • Luxury air-conditioned motor coach
  • Entrance fees for sites indicated in the Itinerary
  • Daily buffet breakfast and dinner in hotels as indicated in the itinerary
  • 6 lunches and gratuity for lunches
  • Porterage at hotels
  • Bottled water on board the motor coach while touring
  • Group Farewell Dinner

Price Does Not Include

  • Domestic or International airfare for Land Only travelers
  • Hotel cost for any passenger arriving prior to 10:00 AM on November 20, 2019
  • Staying after 11:00 AM on November 27, 2019
  • Any additional cost imposed by our suppliers or Government VAT tax increase
  • Lunch and gratuities for lunch unless indicated in the itinerary
  • Optional Travel Protection Insurance
  • Optional Sites not included in itinerary that have entrance fees
  • All beverages including alcoholic beverages (excluding bottled water on board the motor coach while touring)
  • Personal incidentals charged to hotel room
  • Single Supplement Fee for individuals requesting to room alone or if a roommate cannot be assigned
  • Items of personal nature

Documents

Itinerary

DAY 1: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019 – DEPART USA FOR TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 20, 2019 – JERUSALEM
Tour group will be met at the Tel Aviv airport and assisted with arrival procedures and ground transfer to the group hotel. Welcome dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Dinner

DAY 3: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019 – MT. OF OLIVES / PALM SUNDAY ROAD / GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE / WESTERN (WAILING) WALL / VIA DOLOROUS / POOLS OF BETHESDA
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, we walk to 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. 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 will end our day with a visit to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, the site of the house of Caiaphas, and where three times, Peter denied Christ. A full and enlightening day! Dinner and overnight in hotel in Jerusalem.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019 – MARY’S SPRING / VALLEY OF ELAH / YAD HASHMONA / BETHLEHEM (OPTIONAL VISIT)
After breakfast, we visit Mary’s Spring where tradition tells us that here the virgin Mary stopped to drink while visiting John the Baptist’s parents. We travel on to the Valley of Elah, where the famous biblical battle between young David and the Giant Goliath took place. We will enjoy a stop at Yad Hashmona Biblical Gardens for a better understanding of the life and times of Jesus. We end our day with a visit to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. In Bethlehem, we will tour the Church of the Nativity and Shepherd’s Field, where the angel of the Lord proclaimed the Good News of the birth of the Savior (Luke 2: 8-18). Bethlehem is an optional visit. Those

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 – 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 from hotel. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2019 – 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 to God to defeat 450 prophets of Baal with fire from heaven (1 Kings 18). We end our day with a stop at Mt. Arbel. A short easy hike will take us to the top of Mt. Arbel.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: MONDAY., NOVEMBER 25, 2019 – BOAT RIDE ON THE SEA OF GALILEE / PETER’S PRIMACY / CAPERNAUM / GOLAN HEIGHTS / CAESAREA PHILIPPI / MT. OF BEATITUDES
We begin our day with a drive up to the Golan Heights 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 return to the Sea of Galilee for a boat ride on a wooden “Jesus Boat”, a fishing boat of the kind used by the disciples of Jesus. Today we also enjoy visits along the Sea of Galilee to Peters Primacy – where Jesus reinstated Peter as chief among the Apostles (John 21:1-12) after His resurrection and 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 at the Mt. of Beatitudes where we enjoy time for prayer and meditation as we reflect on Jesus’ teachings from the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5: 1-15). Dinner and overnight in Tiberius.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019 – BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN (FOR BAPTISMS) / GARDEN TOMB
Following breakfast, we head south toward Jerusalem, visiting the Jordan River site known as “Bethany Beyond the Jordan”- the site believed to be where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Near here, it is believed that Joshua led the Israelites across the Jordan to the Promised Land (Joshua 3:14-16). Baptism for those desiring. (White robes must be worn over swim suits for baptisms. Robes are rented on site for approximately $10). We ascend to Jerusalem ending our day at the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2019 – 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.1813Plan 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.  

Contact us to purchase.

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

The purchase of this product is not required in order to purchase any other travel product or service. Your travel retailer might not be licensed to sell travel insurance and will only be able to provide general information about the product. An unlicensed travel retailer may not answer questions about the terms and conditions of the insurance offered and may not evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance coverage. The products being offered provide insurance coverage that only applies during your covered trip. You may have insurance coverage from other sources that provide similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon the coverage. You may wish to compare the terms of the travel policy offered through Travelex with any existing life, health, home and automobile insurance policies you may have. If you have questions about your coverage under your existing insurance policies, contact your insurer or insurance agent or broker. The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Consumers in California may also contact: California Department of Insurance Hotline 800.927.4357 or 213.897.8921. Travelex CA Agency License #0D10209. Consumers in Maryland may contact: Maryland Insurance Administration 800.492.6116 or 410.468.2340. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. MP4

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