October 26 - November 4, 2020

Metro Church

10-Day “In the Footsteps of Jesus” Tour in Israel

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DATES

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SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
10/26/20 - 11/04/20

Pastor TJ Dalisay

4-Star Accommodations

Land Only: $3,295
Land & Air: $4,695 - Washington Dulles Airport

+ $995

ITINERARY

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

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, Lunch, Dinner

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 ascend 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 and short hike up to Mt. Arbel for an incredible panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee area. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following breakfast, we travel north into the Golan Heights along the Banias River to the ancient site of Caesarea Philippi (Banias), 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 remains of the 5000-year old ancient city including the Canaanite Gate, the ritual site which recalls the sacrifice of golden calves during the reign of Jeroboam, and the beautiful Dan Springs fed by the snow from Mt. Hermon. Returning to the Sea of Galilee area, we enjoy a special “St. Peter’s Fish” lunch before going a short distance to Peter’s Primacy, the site of Jesus’s appearance after His resurrection and where He redeems Peter. We end our day at the Yardenit for baptisms in the Jordan River(white robes must be worn over clothing or swim suits for baptisms.Robe and towel are rented on site for $10).Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start our journey 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. We then enjoy a nature stop at Gideon’s Spring where Gideon chose his warriors based on how they drank water (Judges 7:1-8) saying “Those who lapped the water like dogs were left behind in historical obscurity and the 300 men who drank with a cupped hand went on to immortality”. Before arriving in Jerusalem, we visit the ancient city of Jericho for a look at the Mt. of Temptation – where Jesus was tempted by the devil. We soon make our ascent to the majestic city of Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 the 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 (“Behold the man”- John 19:5), and the ancient Cardo, reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which commemorates the hill of crucifixion and the tomb of Christ’s burial. 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, Lunch, Dinner

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, we are able to survey the ruins of the fortifications, waterworks, synagogue, temples and palaces. Continuing along the Dead Sea, we enjoy a short visit to the lovely Ein Gedi, the desert oasis where David hid from King Saul (1 Sam 24: 1-7). Our next stop will be 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. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Following breakfast, we depart the City of David to visit the excellent archeological remains from 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 water tunnel dug during the reign of King Hezekiah (2 Chron. 32:30) and remaining as one of the wonders of early engineering.The walk through the wet tunnel (or the dry tunnel) ends at the Pool of Siloam where Jesus healed the blind man by spitting on the groundBe sure to bring a flashlight and good water shoes with you should you choose to walk through the wet tunnel.  We conclude our day at the Garden Tomb for a time of worship, reflection and communion. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Breakfast

PRICING

Payment Info

PAYMENT SCHEDULEPASSENGERSPAYMENT
At the Time of RegistrationAll Passengers$400/person
100 Days Prior to the Departure DateAll PassengersFinal Tour Balance

MAIN TOUR

$3,295 (land only) - $4,695 (land and air)

Price Includes

  • Domestic and International airfare (coach) out of Washington Dulles (IAD)
  • Meeting at the Ben Gurion airport on arrival and departure
  • Ground transfer from the Ben Gurion Airport to the group’s Hotel
  • Ground transfer from the group’s hotel to the Ben Gurion Airport at the completion of the tour
  • All transfers & 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
  • 7 lunches and gratuity for lunches as indicated in the tour itinerary
  • Headset for each passenger
  • Bottled Water on board the tour bus
  • Porterage at hotels
  • Group Farewell Dinner

Price DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Domestic or International airfare for Land Only passengers
  • Hotel cost for any traveler arriving prior to OCTOBER 27, 2020  
  • Hotel cost for any traveler checking out of the hotel after 11:00 AM on NOVEMBER 4, 2020 
  • Optional Travel Protection Insurance  
  • Optional Sites not included in itinerary that have entrance fees
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal incidentals charged to hotel room
  • Single Supplement Fee of $995 per person for those wanting to room alone
  • Items of personal nature

INSURANCE

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. 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.

To view/download the Policy based on your state of residence, go to: http://policy.travelexinsurance.com/APGB-1217

The purchase of this product is not required in order to purchase any other travel product or service. Your travel retailer might not be licensed to sell travel insurance and will only be able to provide general information about the product. An unlicensed travel retailer may not answer questions about the terms and conditions of the insurance offered and may not evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance coverage. The products being offered provide insurance coverage that only applies during your covered trip. You may have insurance coverage from other sources that provide similar benefits but may be subject to different restrictions depending upon the coverage. You may wish to compare the terms of the travel policy offered through Travelex with any existing life, health, home and automobile insurance policies you may have. If you have questions about your coverage under your existing insurance policies, contact your insurer or insurance agent or broker. The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Consumers in California may also contact: California Department of Insurance Hotline 800.927.4357 or 213.897.8921. Travelex CA Agency License #0D10209. Consumers in Maryland may contact: Maryland Insurance Administration 800.492.6116 or 410.468.2340. All products listed are underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. MP4

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Insurance Rates

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

Rates are per traveler. Maximum trip length allowed is 364 days.

Plan Benefits Maximum Coverage Per Person (up to the limits below)
Trip Cancellation Up to 100% of Insured Trip Cost up to $15,000
Trip Interruption Up to 150% of Insured Trip Cost up to $22,500
Trip Delay $1,000 ($250/day)
Missed Connection $1,000
Baggage & Personal Effects $1,500
Baggage Delay $250
Emergency Medical Expense $50,000 ($500 dental sublimit)
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation $250,000
AD&D $10,000
Travel Assistance & Concierge Services** Included
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