Optional Travel Protection Plan
We highly recommend that all travelers consider purchasing travel insurance. 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. However, with travel insurance, your travel investment can be protected!
THESE PLAN COSTS ARE BASED ON A “GROUP PLAN” WITH A MINIMUM OF 10 PASSENGERS WHO PURCHASE THE INSURANCE PLAN FROM FAITH BASED EXPEDITIONS. FOR FURTHER DETAILED INFORMATION OF THE COVERAGE, PROVISIONS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS GO TO WWW.FAITHBASEDEXPEDITIONS.COM AND SELECT THE “TERMS AND CONDITIONS” TAB. INDIVIDUAL (NON-GROUP) INSURANCE PLANS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
THIS IS A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PLAN. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, ASK FOR THE DESCRIPTION OF COVERAGE WHICH FULLY DETAILS THE COVERAGES, PROVISIONS, AND LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS OF THE PLAN OFFERED AND IS AVAILABLE TO YOU, UPON REQUEST, AT ANYTIME.
This plan does not cover a loss that results from an illness, disease, or other condition (of you, an Immediate Family Member, Traveling Companion or Business Partner), event or circumstance which occurs at a time when this plan is not in effect for you.
TRAVEL INSURANCE BENEFITS (other policies/coverage available at varying cost)
|Trip Cancellation||Total Trip Cost|
|Trip Interruption||Total Trip Cost|
|Trip Delay||$150/day up to $750|
|Accident & Sickness Medical Expense||$10,000|
|Baggage & Personal Effects||$1000|
|24 hour LiveTravel Assistance||Included|
Conditions and Limitations: Certain exclusions and limitations apply and are detailed in the Description of Coverage which will be included with your confirmation invoice and is also available to you, upon request, at any time prior to your purchase of the plan. Some exclusions are (but not limited to): any sickness or condition that existed during the 60 days prior to the effective date of the coverage,* suicide, normal pregnancy, war or any act of war, hostilities between nations (whether declared or not); civil war; civil disorders or riot; mental or nervous disorders. Coverage includes the following trip cancellation/interruption (but not limited to): 1) cancellation by an airline, cruise line, or tour operator due to strike, mechanical breakdown or weather that causes complete cessation of services. or 2) cancellation or interruption of your trip or your traveling companion’s due to: a documented traffic accident while en route to departure; jury duty; destruction of your residence by a natural disaster; or a documented theft of passports or visas. A Traveling Companion is defined as a person booked to share accommodations in the same room or cabin with you during your trip. Sickness or Injury claims must require care by a Physician and must commence while this plan is in effect for you. Plan is designed by Travel Guard
|Day 1||Monday, March 31, 2014 - Depart USA for Israel||Overnight flight to Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Day 2||Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 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. (D)|
|Day 3||Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - Caesarea, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Tiberias (Sea of Galilee)||Today we depart for the Galilee enjoying stops at the extensive ruins of Caesarea, 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. (B,D)|
|Day 4||Thursday, April 3, 2014 - Galilee, Nazareth Village, Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum, Jordan River||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 on the Jordan River with an opportunity for baptisms. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. (B,D)|
|Day 5||Friday, April 4, 2014 - Golan Heights, Caesara Philippi, Tel Dan, Beit She’an, Jerusalem||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 will enjoy a short hike through the beautiful nature reserve of Tel Dan (named for the tribe of Dan) where we will see the gate of Jeroboam and Gideon Springs- truly this area is a feast for the mind and senses! Heading toward Jerusalem, 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. We then ascend to the majestic city of Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. (B,D“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord.’ Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.” (Psalm 122:1-2 NASB)|
|Day 6||Saturday, April 5, 2014 - Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday Road, Garden of Gethsemane, Jewish Quarter, Southern Steps, and 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 shrine 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. 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. (B,D)|
|Day 7||Sunday, April 6, 2014 - in Gedi, Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea||Leaving Jerusalem this morning, we meander through the Judean desert and along the western shore of the Dead Sea. The 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. (B,D)|
|Day 8||Monday, April 7, 2014 – The City of David including Hezekiah’s Tunnel, The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, Upper Room||The City of David including Hezekiah’s Tunnel, The Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, Upper Room After breakfast we visit the City of David-excellent archeological remains of David’s period and that of the Kings of Judah (2 Samuel 5: 8-10), and a 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. We will additionally enjoy a visit to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu, the site of the house of Caiphas and where three times, Peter denied Christ and the Upper Room where Jesus and His disciples partook of their Last Supper together. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (B,D) **A flashlight and good water shoes will be helpful should you choose to walk through Hezekiah’s tunnel. (B,D)|
|Day 9||Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Israel Museum including the Shrine of the Book and the Model City, Garden Tomb||Following breakfast and check out procedures, 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, as the city would have appeared in Jesus' time, will fascinate you! Afterwards we visit Golgotha and the Garden Tomb for a time of quiet reflection, worship, and communion. Following the visit to the Garden Tomb, we will head toward Tel Aviv with dinner enroute before heading to the airport for your late night flight home. (B,D)|
|Day 10||Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Continue flight to USA||Overnight flight back to the USA|