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Discipleship @ Apostles 11-Day “Biblical Encounter” Tour in Israel

Dates/Prices:

4(+)-Star Accommodations
05/21/18 – 05/31/18
Land Only: $2,650.00
Air & Land: $3,797.00 – New York – JFK

Led by: Jimmy Goolsby and Mike Slaughter
Description:

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

Price Includes

  • International airfare departing out of New York, NY (JFK)
  • Superior 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.
  • 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.
  • 8 Lunch and gratuity for lunches.
  • Bottled water on board the motor coach.
  • Portage at hotels.
  • Farewell dinner

Price Does Not Include

  • Domestic and International airfare for Land Only travelers.
  • Any increase in airline taxes or Fuel Surcharge.
  • Hotel cost for passenger arriving prior to 1:00 PM on May 22, 2018. (official hotel check in time is 3:00 PM)
  • Hotel cost for passengers staying after 11:00 AM on May 31, 2018.
  • Additional cost imposed by our suppliers or Government VAT increase.
  • Optional Travel Protection Insurance.
  • Optional Sites not included in itinerary that have entrance fees.
  • All beverages including alcoholic beverages.
  • Personal incidentals charged to hotel room.
  • Single Supplement Fee of $995 per person for individuals requesting to room alone.
  • Items of personal nature.

Documents

Itinerary

Day 1
MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018

DEPART FROM THE USA TO TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Overnight flight from the USA to Tel Aviv, Israel
Day 2
TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2018

ARRIVAL IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Arrive in Tel Aviv. Tour group will be met at airport and assisted with arrival procedures. Overnight beside the beautiful Mediterranean Sea (dinner at hotel).

Dinner
Day 3
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2018

CAESAREA MARITIMA / MT. CARMEL / NAZARETH VILLAGE / MOUNT PRECIPICE / TIBERIAS (SEA OF GALILEE)

Today we depart for the Sea of 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). Paul was also imprisoned there before he went to Rome. We continue to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah prayed and God defeated 450 prophets of Baal with fire from heaven (1 Kings 18). We leave Mt. Carmel for our visit to the “Nazareth Village” – a recreated village offering detailed explanation of what life was like during the time of Jesus.  We end our day with a stop at Mount Precipice, the traditional site of the cliff that an angry mob attempted to throw Jesus off of after his bold proclamation in the Nazareth synagogue (Luke 4:16-30). We continue to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018

MOUNT ARBEL / CAPERNAUM / TABGHA / PETER’S PRIMACY / MT. OF BEATITUDES

We begin our special time in the Galilee, rich in memories of the life of Jesus, with a short drive to Mt. Arbel for an incredible panorama 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. From here we make a stop at Tabgha, the traditional site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes. We take a short walk to visit Peter’s Primacy – located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Next we ascend to the Mt. of Beatitudes where we enjoy time for spiritual reflection and enjoy the beautiful view of the Sea of Galilee. The group will have a special opportunity to walk down the Mt. of Beatitudes while listening to and reflecting on the message from the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5: 1-15). We return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Tiberias.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018

CAESAREA PHILIPPI / BOAT RIDE ON THE SEA OF GALILEE / MAGDALA

After breakfast, we head to the Golan Heights to visit Caesarea Philippi where Jesus asked His disciples “who do men say that I am?” (Mark 8: 27-30, Matt. 16:13). We return to the Sea of Galilee area to board a replica “Jesus Boat”, a fishing boat of the kind used by the disciples of Jesus, for our boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. We then head to Magdala – the birthplace of Mary Magdalene and a unique Holy Land site with a first century city where the Jewish residents gathered in a synagogue where Jesus visited and taught. We return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Tiberias.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018

JERICHO (INCLUDING CABLE RIDE TO THE ST. GEORGE MONASTERY ON THE MOUNT OF TEMPTATION) / BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN / JERUSALEM

Today we depart early from the hotel heading for Jerusalem. On our way, we will enjoy a stop at Jericho taking a cable car ride to visit the Monastery on the Mount of Temptation. We then visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan, believed to be the site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. There will be an opportunity for baptisms in the Jordan River. We then begin our ascent to the majestic city of Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018

MT. OF OLIVES / PALM SUNDAY ROAD / GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE / POOLS OF BETHESDA / WESTERN WALL / WESTERN WALL TUNNEL / BETHLEHEM

We begin our day on the beautiful Mt. of Olives to behold the breathtaking breathtaking view 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). We will visit the private area of the Garden of Gethsemane for a time of worship and private meditation. Entering the Old City of Jerusalem through the Lion’s Gate, we walk to the Pools of Bethesda, where Jesus healed a paralytic (John 5:1-15). We take a short walk for a visit to the Pavement (where Jesus stood while being tried by Pilate). We then walk to the Western (Wailing) Wall of Herod’s temple and the most holy site where Jews are permitted to pray. 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 site in all Islam). After visiting the Western Wall, we will enter the Western Wall Tunnel to walk along the entire length of the Western Wall. We return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. 


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8
MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018

MASADA / EIN GEDI / QUMRAN / 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 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, we will be able to survey the ruins of the fortifications, waterworks, synagogue, temples and palaces. Continuing along the Dead Sea, we enjoy the lovely Ein Gedi, the area where David hid from King Saul (1 Sam. 24: 1-7). We continue 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 swimsuit, towel (from the hotel), and water shoes as the bottom surface can be rough. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Jerusalem.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9
TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018

CITY OF DAVID INCLUDING HEZEKAIH’S TUNNEL / CHURCH OF ST. PETER IN GALLICANTU (CAIAPHAS HOUSE)

We begin our day at the City of David to see the archeological remains of David’s period and that of the Kings of Judah (2 Samuel 5: 8-10). We will have the opportunity to walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel, the 2,700-year old tunnel dug during the reign of King Hezekiah (2 Chron. 32:30) and remaining as one of the wonders of early engineering. The tunnel ends at the Pool of Siloam where Jesus healed the blind man. *A flashlight and good water shoes will be helpful should you choose to walk through Hezekiah’s tunnel. We end our day with a visit to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu (Caiaphas House), the site believed to be where Peter denied Jesus three times before the rooster crowed. Dinner and overnight in hotel.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018

SHRINE OF THE BOOK AND THE MODEL OF JERUSALEM DURING THE SECOND TEMPLE PERIOD / GARDEN TOMB / FREE AFTERNOON

Following breakfast, we drive to the Israel Museum to visit the Shrine of the Book, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed. Additionally, the 1:50 scale model of Jerusalem during the Second Temple Period, as the city would have appeared in Jesus’ time. Afterwards we visit Golgotha and the Garden Tomb for a time of quiet reflection, worship, and communion. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018

FLIGHT BACK TO THE USA

Following breakfast and check out procedure, we transfer to the Tel Aviv Airport for our return 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. 

Trip Cost

Plan Cost*

$1 – $500

   $59

$501 – $1,000

   $85

$1,001 – $1,500

 $155

$1,501 – $2,000

 $180

$2,001 – $3,000

 $300

$3,001 – $4,000

 $280

$4,001- $5,000

 $315

$5,001- $6,000

 $360

$6,001 – $7,000

 $410

$7,001 – $8,000

 $455

$8,001 – $9,000

 $505

$9,001 – $10,000

 $540

*Rates a Subject to Changes. Add $3/day for trips 31-120 days.

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

24 Hour AD&D

$25,000

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. 


Description of Coverage

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