Tour: South Carolina Pastor’s FAM Tour 2020 with Tony Crisp
Duration: 10 days January 14 – 23, 2020
• Dr. Gary Hollingsworth, Host | Dr. Tony Crisp, Teaching Pastor
The opportunity for this Familiarization Tour for Senior Pastors or Official Church Leadership desiring to lead a trip through Israel with the help of TLC Holyland Tours and visiting Israel for the first time, is possible through the joint effort of TLC Holyland Tours, Immanuel Tours our partner in Israel, and numerous other service providers. Our goal is to help pastors learn about and experience all Israel has to offer with the expectation they will commit under God, to do their very best to schedule, book, and take a group to Israel within 18 months of return to the USA through TLC Holyland Tours.
Due to new requirements for a FAM tour by hotels in Israel, spouses are not invited to participate on this special FAM.
Round Trip International airfare**, direct to Tel Aviv,
from an International Departure point in the US (pending)*
**The estimated airport departure tax/fuel surcharges of $701 are not be included in the basic cost, but will be billed before departure. This cost is subject to change up to the time of ticketing.
3 Nights Nof Ginosar, Sea of Galilee on HB
4 Nights Dan Jerusalem, Jerusalem on HB
*HB is half-board: Full Israeli buffet at hotels for breakfast and dinner.
Single Supplement is an additional $350
**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.) This also includes a fish lunch in Galilee and a farewell dinner.
Seven to Eight (7 – 8) full days of sightseeing in the most modern, deluxe, air conditioned coach bus available with services of a top-class Government Licensed Guide. (The number of touring days is dependent upon available flight schedule)
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)
Trip tips of $200 are being sponsored by TLC Holyland Tours and donating partners
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 $200 (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:
Tel Dan | Bental | Dan Nature Reserve | Caesarea Philippi | Northern Golan Heights
The beautiful northern mountains of Israel await you today. A city gate from the time of Abraham can be seen at Tel Dan, along with an altar from the days of Israel’s divided kingdom. You will also get to walk through an incredible nature reserve at Dan where you will see the beginnings of the Dan River which joins with other streams to form the Jordan River. The water is crystal clear and pure. You will see a gorgeous waterfall as the headwaters of the Jordan River cascade into a beautiful mountain stream. Your next stop will be the site of the Apostle Peter’s confession of Christ at Caesarea Philippi. You will also see the second source of the Jordan River at Banias. Israel’s incredible history from 1948 until the present will be explained like never before as you stand upon the heights of the extant volcano peak. You can see the Golan Heights spanning from the Northern border to the Sea of Galilee and learn about the strategic importance this region has played and will continue to play to the nation of Israel. After your day in the mountains you will retire to your hotel on the Sea of Galilee for a final evening.
This morning you leave the beautiful Sea of Galilee, following alongside the Gilboa mountain range. At Harrod’s springs you will see where Judge Gideon tested his men before the battle with the Midianites in the valley between Gilboa and Mt. Moreh. From there you will visit the last site before your journey down the Jordan Valley, Bet Shan. While not mentioned in the New Testament, it is an Old Testament city and the best preserved Roman city from that period in Israel today. You will have lunch, a break and then onward to Jerusalem. After passing by ancient Jericho the climb to Jerusalem begins while viewing scenery and traveling the same route the ancient pilgrims would have taken as they made their journey to Jerusalem for the great feasts of Israel. Today you finally arrive in the City of God, the City of David and the ancient and modern capital of Israel, Jerusalem. Your heart will leap with emotion as you stand on the overlooks of the Mount of Olives and see the breathtaking Mountain of Moriah. It is there where Abraham was to offer Isaac, Solomon built the first temple, and where Jesus walked, taught, died, rose again and will one day return in great glory! This is only the beginning. You check into your hotel, have dinner and enjoy your first night in your lovely hotel in Jerusalem.
Qumran | Masada | Ein Gedi | Dead Sea
You will spend an exciting morning descending to the Plains of Jericho; then on to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth; and Qumran, the center of the Essenes. Qumran is home of the ancient caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. From there, we will continue south to the desert where ibex roam at Ein Gedi, David’s hideout from Saul. Then we go on to the mighty fortress Masada, the last stronghold and stand of the zealots against Rome, on the edge of the barren Negev Desert. Masada is a symbol of courage and perseverance for the Jewish people, where 960 Jewish defenders organized their last resistance to the roman conquerors and took their own lives rather than surrender into slavery. Those who wish to do so may swim (float) in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. You will then follow the ancient path the pilgrims followed ascending to Jerusalem and retire to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Shepherd’s Fields Gordon’s Calvary Robinson’s Arch Street Market
Garden of Gethsemane Damascus Gate St. Stephen’s Gate Arab Quarter
Rabbinical Tunnel Tomb of Absalom Dome of the Rock Garden Tomb
Place of the Pavement Tomb of Zechariah Southern Steps Kidron Valley
Holocaust Museum House of Caiaphas Western Wall Temple Mount
Valley of Gehenna Palm Sunday Road Israel Museum Jewish Quarter
Pools of Bethesda Mt. of Olives Roman Cardo Zion’s Gate
Mt. Zion Knesset Mt. Scopus Jaffa Gate
Ancient Shiloh, David’s City and much, much MORE!
We complete our tour of Israel on the last afternoon, at Calvary and the Garden Tomb. After that awesome experience we share a sumptuous Farewell Dinner before departing for Tel Aviv for a late night departure to the USA.