Location: Israel and Petra, Jordan
Single supplement if rooming alone is an additional $1170.
|Knoxville’s Tyson McGhee (TYS)||Tel Aviv (TLV)||March 9, 2020||March 21, 2020||United Airlines|
First Timers to Israel will travel with Dr. Chris Stephens and Level two alumni will travel with Dr. Tony Crisp. Participants will study together at many stops throughout most days!
Additional “surprise sites” will be included in this exciting group!! Package includes costs associated with the day trip to Petra, Jordan including border crossing exit/entrance fees, Visa, and a flight from Eilat to Tel Aviv on the final day before departing for the USA!
Experience a thirteen day Trip of a Lifetime in Israel! Pricing and itinerary based on proposed flight schedules. Itinerary may change once flights are booked.
*BASIC PRICE INCLUDES:
*(**price is based on double occupancy in a twin-bedded room and economy class seating. Price does NOT include $250 Trip Tips and an estimated $710 Airport departure tax/fuel surcharge) Balance for all due in full by December 5, 2019. Late registration begins December 6 and includes a $150 late registration fee – all due in full at the time of registration.
Estimated Round trip airfare from Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) to Tel Aviv (TLV) on United Airlines.
**(Airfare does NOT include airport departure taxes/fuel surcharges which will be billed as TLC Holyland Tours is billed by the airline closer to the time of departure. Currently $710.)
**All accommodations are based on HB. (HB is half board and includes full Israeli breakfast and set menu dinners in the evenings. There is an extra charge for coffee, tea or other beverages not included in the menu of the day.) Also includes a fish lunch in Galilee and a farewell dinner.
Ten (10) full days of sightseeing in the most modern, deluxe, air conditioned coach bus available with services of a top-class Government Licensed Guide. (based on available flight schedules)
Full entrance fees to all sites included in per person price.
One suitcase per person at airports and hotels
Service charges and government taxes
Meeting assistance and transfers on arrival and departure
Complimentary Premium TLC Travel Package! (Includes luggage tags, journal/pen, identification and passport lanyard, pilgrim certificate, backpack, hat and map)
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Any expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, souvenirs, or other incidentals
• Visa costs where applicable
• Anything not specifically mentioned as “included”
• Airport departure tax and/or fuel surcharge (estimated $710; to be billed as TLC is billed – due on receipt)
• Trip tips of $250 (will be billed before departure)
Passport to Israel Color Edition:
A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Holy Land
Authored by Dr. Tony Crisp
This Manuscript is under revision and not currently available.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO NOTE:
Mon. Mar. 09
Tues. Mar. 10
Arrive in Israel / Caesarea / Mt. Carmel / Tel Megiddo /Jezreel Valley / Nazareth overlook / arrive on Sea of Galilee | Dinner & overnight in the Galilee
The day begins with a drive up the coast to the ancient port city of Caesarea Maritime where the ancient harbor, hippodrome and great theatre stand. The events of Acts 12 took place there. Close by you will see the aqueducts built by Herod the Great and then view the Valley of Armageddon from the heights of Mt. Carmel where Elijah slew the prophets of Baal. Descending from there you will visit Megiddo, Solomon’s Ancient chariot city, view Ahab’s water tunnel, cross the entire Jezreel Valley and begin the climb through the lower Galilean Mountains to Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus. You then go to your wonderful resort on the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight.
Wed. Mar. 11
Sea of Galilee / Boat Ride and time of worship / Jesus Boat / Mount of Beatitudes / Tabgha / Capernaum / Lunch by the Sea / Baptism in the Jordan | Dinner and overnight in the Galilee
When you awake you can walk the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee and watch the sunrise before breakfast. You will enjoy a boat ride and time of worship on the Sea and sail to Nof Ginnosar to view an ancient boat. You will follow the footsteps of Christ as you visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, ancient Capernaum, Tabgha, and then have the opportunity to eat St. Peter’s fish at a nearby restaurant. After lunch if you desire, you may be baptized in the Jordan River. Returning to your resort you can rest, have dinner, walk the shoreline and enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Thur. Mar. 12
Tel Dan / Nature Reserve/ Mt. Bental / Caesarea Philippi / Northern Golan Heights / Final overnight, Galilee
Today you visit the beautiful northern mountains of Israel. A city gate from the time of Abraham is at Tel Dan along with an altar from the days of the divided kingdom. Walking through the incredible nature reserve at Dan you will see waterfalls, lush greenery, and beautiful clear rushing water and the beginnings of the Dan River, which joins other sources to form the Jordan. You will climb to the site of Peter’s confession of Christ at Caesarea Philippi and hear about “the Gates of Hell.” Traversing the Golan Heights you can stand at an ancient volcano, and hike to the top of Bental with a view of Damascus. Today you will become familiar with the strategic importance of the region in ancient times and today.
Fri. March 13
Harrod (Gideon) Spring / Bet Shean / Ascend to Jerusalem./ Mount of Olives / arrive in Jerusalem for overnight
Awake for your last view of the Sea of Galilee before beginning the drive to Jerusalem. Traveling alongside the Gilboa Mountain Range you will visit Harrod’s Springs and see where Gideon tested his men. Before going down the Jordan Valley you will visit Bet Shan. Though not mentioned in the New Testament, it is the best preserved Roman City of that time. After a lunch break you will enjoy the route the pilgrim’s would have taken as they made their way to the great feasts of Israel. Passing by ancient Jericho, you begin the climb to the breathtaking city of Jerusalem where you will stand on the Mount of Olives overlook to view the city. It is the place that God loved like no other; where he put His Name, where Jesus walked, taught, died, and rose again… Jerusalem. You will check into your hotel, have dinner, and enjoy your first night in the beautiful city of Jerusalem.
Sat. Mar. 14
Qumran / Ein Gedi / Masada / Dead Sea (float) / Wadi Kelt / overnight Jerusalem
You will spend an exciting morning descending to the Plains of Jericho, then on to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. You will visit Qumran, the center of the Essenes, where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, continuing south, you will see where the ibex roam at Ein Gedi, David’s hideout from Saul. A short drive away you will be at Masada, the mountain-top fortress where the last zealots against Rome defended their freedom, and at the end, took their own lives rather than be taken as slaves. It is a heroic story many do not know. Before returning to Jerusalem, there will be a stop at the Dead Sea where you may float in the waters if you like, then you will once again follow that ancient pilgrim’s path to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Sun. – Tues., Mar. 15 -17 JERUSALEM!
These days are spent in and around Jerusalem, the ancient capital. Once you arrive, before disembarking each afternoon, you will hear the next day’s itinerary. Listed below are just a few of the things we will see and experience together!
Shepherd’s Fields Gordon’s Calvary Robinson’s Arch Street Market Jaffa Gate
Mt. of Olives Damascus Gate St. Stephen’s Gate Arab Quarter Mt. Scopus
Rabbinical Tunnel Tomb of Absalom Dome of the Rock Garden Tomb Knesset
Place of the Pavement Tomb of Zechariah Southern Steps Kidron Valley Mt. Zion
Holocaust Museum House of Caiaphas Western Wall Temple Mount Jewish Quarter
Valley of Gehenna Palm Sunday Road Israel Museum Roman Cardo Zion’s Gate
Pools of Bethesda Garden of Gethsemane
and Much, Much MORE!
Final night in Jerusalem…
Sat. Mar. 21 – Arrive in USA
You will have memories that will last a lifetime and hopefully, will make plans to bring others back with you to experience together the place God loves like no other, the land of Israel. Blessed traveling from all of us at TLC Holyland Tours. Thank you for the privilege of helping you make this life-changing journey.