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Elevate Church Invites you to join a 9-Day “Biblical Encounter” Tour in Israel


4-Star Accommodations
11/17/17 – 11/25/17
Land Only: $1,998.00

Led by: Pastor Colby Atkins

Receive a $100 per person “EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT” if registered by MARCH 1, 2017

Price Includes

    • 4 (+) and 4 Star hotel accommodations.
    • Meeting at the Ben Gurion Airport on arrival.
    • Ground transfer from the Ben Gurion Airport to the group hotel.
    • Ground transfer from the hotel to the Ben Gurion Airport 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.
    • Porterage at hotels.

      Price Does Not Include

          • US Domestic or International airfare for Land Only travelers.
          • Hotel cost for any traveler arriving prior to 3:00 PM on Novembr 18, 2017Hotel Check in time is at 6:00 PM due to this date falling on the Jewish Shabbat.
          • Increase in VAT Taxes imposed from the Israeli Government.
          • Lunch and gratuities for lunch unless indicated in the itinerary.
          • Single Supplement Fee of $650 per person if rooming alone of if a roommate can not be found.
          • Optional Travel Protection Insurance.
          • Optional Sites not included in itinerary that have entrance fees.
          • All beverages including alcoholic beverages.



              Day 1: Friday, November 17, 2017 – Depart USA for Israel 

              Day 2: Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 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.


              DAY 3: Sunday, November 19, 2017 – Caesarea maritima / Megiddo / Mt. Carmel / Nazareth Village / 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) and then to Mt. Carmel, where Elijah prayed and God defeated 450 prophets of Baal with fire from heaven (1 Kings 18).  We end our journey at the “Nazareth Village”, a re-created village offering detailed explanation of what life was like during the time of Jesus.  Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

              Breakfast, Dinner

              DAY 4: Monday, Novmber 20, 2017 – Caesarea Philippi / Capernaum / Tabgha / Peter’s Primacy / Mount of Beatitudes / Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee

              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).  Returning to the Sea of Galilee area, we visit Capernaum (Mark 1: 31-38), the base of Jesus’ early ministry, the home of Peter, and the site of many healings. We then take a short ride to Tabgha, the traditional site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and Peter’s Primacy, located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. We head 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. In late afternoon, we take a ride on the Sea of Galilee aboard a replica “Jesus Boat”, a fishing boat of the kind used by the disciples of Jesus. We return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

              Breakfast, Dinner

              DAY 5: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – Mt. Arbel / Beit She’an / Bethany Beyond the Jordan / Jerusalem 
              After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and begin our day with a short hike up to Mt. Arbel for a panoramic view high of the entire Sea of Galilee area. We depart this area heading south toward Jerusalem.  On our way, we enjoy a visit to 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 begin our journey to Jerusalem with a stop at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the site believed to be where John the Baptist baptized Jesus for those who want to get baptized. We then begin our ascent to the majestic city of Jerusalem to our hotel for dinner and overnight.  

              Breakfast, Dinner

              DAY 6: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 – Mt. of Olives / Palm Sunday Road / Garden of Gethsemane / Old City / Garden Tomb
              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 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 Sepulcher. We finish our day with a visit to Golgotha and the Garden Tomb for a time of quiet reflection, worship, and communion.  Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. 

              Breakfast, Dinner

              DAY 7: Thursday, November 23, 2017 – Ein Gedi / Qumran, /Masada / 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 stop at 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 are able to 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, Dinner

              DAY 8: Friday, November 24, 2017 – Bethlehem / Western Wall / Southern Steps
              Following breakfast we drive to Bethlehem visiting 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). We return to the Old City to visit the most holy place 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. We make a short visit to the Southern Steps where Jesus would walk on when visiting the Temple of His time. We head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

              Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

              DAY 9: Saturday, November 25, 2017 –Check out of the hotel / Flight back to the USA
              We check out of the hotel and head to the Tel Aviv Airport to catch our flight back to the USA. 




              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


              $501 – $1,000


              $1,001 – $1,500


              $1,501 – $2,000


              $2,001 – $3,000


              $3,001 – $4,000


              $4,001- $5,000


              $5,001- $6,000


              $6,001 – $7,000


              $7,001 – $8,000


              $8,001 – $9,000


              $9,001 – $10,000



              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


              Missed Cruise Connection


              Baggage & Personal Effects


              Baggage Delay


              Emergency Medical & Dental Expenses


              Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation


              Travel Assistance & Concierge Services**


              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.