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The Point Church 9-Day “Biblical Encounter” Tour in Israel

Dates/Prices:

4-Star Accommodations
02/20/19 – 02/28/19
Land Only: $2,060.00

Led by: Pastor Gabriel Turner
Description:

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!  

Price Includes

  • 4 Star hotel accommodations
  • Meeting at the Ben Gurion Airport on arrival and departure
  • Ground transfer from Ben Gurion Airport to the group hotel in Tel Aviv
  • Ground transfer from the Jerusalem Hotel to the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv at the conclusion of the tour.
  • All transfers on sightseeing day
  • 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
  • Headset for each traveler
  • Group Farewell Dinner

Price Does Not Include

  • Domestic or International airfare
  • Any additional cost imposed by our suppliers or Government VAT tax increase
  • Fuel Surcharge imposed by the airlines
  • Hotel cost for any traveler arriving prior to 1:00 PM on FEBRUARY 21, 2019
  • Hotel cost for any traveler staying after 11:00 AM on FEBRUARY 28, 2019
  • Lunch and gratuities for lunch unless indicated in the itinerary
  • Optional Travel Protection for tour attendees  
  • Optional Sites not included in itinerary that have entrance fees
  • All beverages including alcoholic beverages
  • Personal incidentals charged to hotel room
  • Bottled water on board the motor coach
  • Single Supplement Fee of $895 per person for those requesting to room alone or if a roommate cannot be assigned

Documents

Itinerary

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019 – DEPART FOR TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

DAY 2: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019 – 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, FEBRUARY 22, 2019 – 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, FEBRUARY 23, 2019 – CAESAREA PHILIPPI / CAPERNAUM / TABGHA (PETER’S PRIMACY) / BOAT RIDE ON THE SEA OF GALILEE / RIVER JORDAN (FOR BAPTISMS)
Following breakfast, we depart for 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 for a visit to Capernaum (Mark 1: 31-38), the base of Jesus’ early ministry, the home of Peter, and the site of many healings. We take a short ride to Tabgha – the traditional site of the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes and then to Peter’s Primacy – located on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. From here 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 end our day at the Yardenet (a baptism location on the River Jordan) for baptisms. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019 – MT. ARBEL / JERUSALEM
Following breakfast, we check out of the hotel and head to Mt. Arbel for teaching and a time of reflection. From here we begin our journey south to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2019 – TEMPLE MOUNT / WESTERN (WAILING) WALL / VIA DOLOROSA / CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER / POOLS OF BETHESDA / MT. OF OLIVES / GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE
Following breakfast, we begin our day with a visit to the Temple Mount, a 35-acre temple area purchased by King David (2 Samuel 24:18-25) in the Old City of Jerusalem. On this site now stands the golden Dome of the Rock (the third holiest shrine in all Islam) and the El-Aksa Mosque. We walk to the most holy site of the Jewish people, the Western (Wailing) Wall of Herod’s temple. 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. We then depart for 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). Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2019 – BETHLEHEM / SOUTHERN STEPS / WESTERN WALL TUNNEL / CHURCH OF ST. PETER IN GALLICANTU (CAIAPHAS HOUSE)
We begin our day with a visit to Bethlehem. We pass by Rachel’s tomb on the outskirts, and visit the Church of the Nativity and Shepherd’s Field. We return to Jerusalem to stand on the original steps “Southern Steps” where Jesus walked as he entered the Temple area. We then visit the Western Wall Tunnel and 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 3 times before the rooter crowed. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2019 – CITY OF DAVID AND HEZEKAIH’S TUNNEL / GARDEN TOMB / FREE AFTERNOON
Following breakfast, we visit the City of David and Hezekiah’s tunnel. Following this visit, we enjoy the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and Communion. The rest of the day is free. Return to the hotel to rest, go back to the Old City for shopping or site-seeing on your own or visit Yad Vashem-the Holocaust Memorial. Farewell dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019 – CHECK OUT OF THE HOTEL / TEL AVIV AIRPORT
Hotel check out by 11:00 AM. Transport to Tel Aviv airport for return flight to the US.

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

 

 

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

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.

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