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**Back to the Bible invites you to join a 10-Day “Biblical Encounter” Tour in Israel


Dates/Prices:

4(+)-Star Accommodations
04/18/18 – 04/27/18
Land Only: $2,270.00

Led by: Pastor Ron Moore
Description:

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

Price Includes

      • 5 & 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 conclusion 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.
      • Porterage at hotels.
      • Group Farewell Dinner

          Price Does Not Include

              • Domestic or International airfare
              • Any additional cost imposed by our suppliers or Government VAT tax increase.
              • Hotel cost for any traveler arriving prior to 1:00 PM on APRIL 19, 2018Hotel Check in time is at 3:00 PM.
              • Lunch and gratuities for lunch unless indicated in the itinerary.
              • Optional Travel Protection Insurance for the main tour attendees. 
              • Optional Sites not included in itinerary that have entrance fees.
              • All beverages including alcoholic beverages.
              • Personal incidentals charged to hotel room.
              • Single Supplement Fee for those requesting to room alone or if a roommate cannot be assigned.
              • Items of personal nature.

                  Itinerary

                  • A $95 per person “Late Registration Fee” will apply to any one registering after the Final Payment Due Date of JANUARY 9, 2018.
                  • A “Late Payment Penalty” of $95 per person may be applied to all registrants who have not paid their tour balance by the Final Payment Due Date of JANUARY 9, 2018.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                    Day 1
                    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018

                    DEPART USA FOR TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

                    Overnight Flight to Tel Aviv, Israel
                    Day 2
                    THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

                    ARRIVAL IN TEL AVIV

                    Arrive in Tel Aviv. Tour group will be met at airport and assisted with arrival procedures. Dinner and overnight beside the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.

                    Dinner
                    Day 3
                    FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

                    CAESAREA MARITIMA, MEGIDDO / MT. CARMEL / TIBERIAS (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). Dinner and overnight in Tiberias on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.

                    Breakfast, Dinner
                    Day 4
                    SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018

                    NAZARETH VILLAGE / MT. OF BEATITUDES / CAPERNAUM / BOAT RIDE ON THE SEA OF GALILEE / MT ARBEL

                    We begin our special time in the Galilee, rich in memories of the life of Jesus, with a short drive to Nazareth to visit “Nazareth Village” – a re-created village offering detailed explanation of what life was like during the time of Jesus. Leaving Nazareth, we soon ascent to the Mt. of Beatitudes where we enjoy time for spiritual reflection and meditation as we reflect on Jesus’ teachings from the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5: 1-15) and enjoy the beautiful view of the Sea of Galilee. We continue along the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum (Mark 1: 31-38), the base of Jesus’ early ministry, the home of Peter, and the site of many healings. In the afternoon, we board a replica “Jesus Boat”, a fishing boat of the kind used by the disciples of Jesus, for our ride on the Sea of Galilee. Our day ends with a short ride up to Mt. Arbel for an incredible panorama view of the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

                    Breakfast, Dinner
                    Day 5
                    SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018

                    GOLAN HEIGHTS / CAESARA PHILIPPI / TEL DAN / AFTERNOON FREE

                    After breakfast we travel north into the Golan Heights to view the Galilee from a special lookout. We 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 take walk to the beautiful nature reserve of Tel Dan (named for the tribe of Dan) where we will see the gate of Jeroboam and then we take a short walk to a new discovery known as the “Abraham Gate” believed to be from the time of Abraham. We enjoy a special “St. Peter’s Fish” lunch before heading back to our hotel for a free afternoon to relax. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

                    Breakfast, Dinner
                    Day 6
                    MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018

                    BEIT SHE’AN / BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN / JERUSALEM

                    We start our journey early today to Jerusalem with a brief stop at Beit She’an, one of the best- preserved Decapolis Roman cities. In Beit She’an, the bodies of King Saul and his sons were hung from the city walls (1 Samuel 31:10-12) after the Philistines defeated them. From here we travel to Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the site believed to be where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Here is where baptisms can take place for those who desire to be baptized in this special location. We then begin our ascent to the majestic city of Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

                    Breakfast, Dinner
                    Day 7
                    TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018

                    MASADA / EIN GEDI / QUMRAN / DEAD SEA (TO FLOAT ON THE DEAD SEA)

                    Leaving Jerusalem this morning, we meander through the Judean desert and along the western shore of the Dead Sea. Our first visit is to Masada, the fortress built by King Herod and site of the last Jewish resistance against the Romans in 73 AD. Ascending Masada by cable car, you will be able to survey the ruins of the fortifications, waterworks, synagogue, temples and palaces. We pass by the lovely Ein Gedi, the area that David hid from King Saul (1 Sam 24: 1-7) onto our way to Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were written over 2000 years ago and discovered in 1947. 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 (ok to borrow from hotel). Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

                    Breakfast, Dinner
                    Day 8
                    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2018

                    MT. OF OLIVES / PALM SUNDAY ROAD / GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE / WESTERN (WAILING WALL / CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE / SOUTHERN STEPS / BETHLEHEM

                    We begin our day on the beautiful Mt. of Olives to behold the breathtaking panorama of the Holy City. Our pilgrimage will proceed down the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane with its ancient olive grove, and the Church of All Nations, 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 (Wailing) Wall of Herod’s temple. Beyond the wall lies the 35-acre Temple area purchased by King David (2 Samuel. 24:18-25). 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 (Way of the Cross) the road which Jesus walked after being sentenced by Pontius Pilate– including St. Anne’s Crusader Church, 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, and the ancient Cardo, reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. As we leave the Old City, a short walk takes us to stand on the original steps that Jesus walked as he entered the Temple area (the Southern Steps). We end our day with a visit to Bethlehem seeing the Church of the Nativity-the birthplace of our Lord and Shepherd’s Field where the angel of the Lord proclaimed the Good News of the birth of the Savior (Luke 2:8-18). Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

                    Breakfast, Dinner
                    Day 9
                    THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018

                    THE CITY OF DAVID INCLUDING HEZEKIAH’S TUNNEL / GARDEN TOMB / FREE AFTERNOON

                    Following breakfast we depart for our day in the City of David to experience the excellent archeological remains from David’s period and that of the Kings of Judah (2 Samuel 5: 8-10). We will enjoy a fun and enlightening walk (potentially wet!) through Hezekiah’s Tunnel, the 2,700 year old water tunnel dug during the reign of King Hezekiah (2 Chron. 32:30) and remaining as one of the wonders of early engineering ending at the Pool of Siloam where Jesus healed the blind man by spitting on the ground. Be sure to bring a flashlight and good water shoes with you, as you will get wet walking through the tunnel should you choose to do so. We then drive to the Garden Tomb for a time of worship, reflection and communion. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. **
                    (a special donation will be collected which is used to support the expenses of the Garden Tomb operation)

                    Breakfast, Dinner
                    Day 10
                    FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018

                    FLIGHT TO USA

                    We check out of the hotel and head for the Tel Aviv Airport for our flight back to the USA.

                    Breakfast

                    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

                       $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

                     

                    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

                    $50,000

                    Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation

                    $250,000

                    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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