|**ROUND TRIP FROM
|Tel Aviv (TLV)
||Feb. 4, 2020
||Feb. 13, 2020
||TO BE QUOTED
Tour the Holy Land with Pastor Dean Herman!
Tour: 5 POINT CHURCH, EASLEY, SC
Duration: 10 days, Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: Israel – Price: $4,500*
**Price includes Accommodations, entrance fees, round-trip airfare including domestic flight and airport departure tax/fuel surcharges, and trip tips.
Single supplement if rooming alone is an additional $555.
This will be a mid-sized group so space will be limited. Itinerary based on proposed flight schedules. Itinerary may change once flights are booked. Late registration begins Nov. 2 with a $150 late registration fee – all due in full at the time of registration.
*CURRENT BASIC PRICE INCLUDES:
*price is based on double occupancy in a twin-bedded room. Airfare is economy class seating.
$200 Trip Tips
Round trip-airfare from Charlotte (CLT) to Tel Aviv (TLV) including airport departure taxes/fuel surcharges.
8 Nights Accommodations:
1 additional night on HB: location pending
3 nights Ein Gev Holiday Resort Sea of Galilee on HB**
4 nights Dan Jerusalem Hotel, Jerusalem on HB**
**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.
Eight (8) full days of sightseeing in the most modern, deluxe, air conditioned coach bus available with services of a top-class Government Licensed Guide. (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)
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”
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.
Trip Highlights Include
- Sea of Galilee
- Baptismal in the Jordan
- Caesarea Philippi
- Golan Heights
- Caesarea Maritima
- Dead Sea
- Ein Gedi
- Ancient Shiloh
- City of David
- and much, much more!
(TLC Hoiyland Tours or it’s representative, reserves the right to change the order of the itinerary based on flight schedules or conditions on the ground.)
- Tuesday, February 4: Depart USA
- Wed., Feb. 5: Arrive in Israel | Drive to your hotel on the Mediterranean Sea
You will be met by a representative to assist the group through customs and provide transfer to your hotel. You will check in, have a lovely dinner overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and then get a good night’s rest.
- Thurs., Feb. 6: Caesarea Maritime | Mt. Carmel | Valley of Armageddon | Megiddo | Nazareth | Arrive on the Sea of 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.
- Fri., Feb. 7: Sea of Galilee | Jesus Boat | Mount Arbel
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. Following this morning of worship you will drive to the top of Mount Arbel where the incredible view of the Sea of Galilee and surrounding areas will take your breath away. There are caves dug into the slopes of Mount Arbel where Jews hid out during wars against the Greeks and then the Romans. You may view the ruins of an ancient synagogue and you may see hyrax and conies! Returning to your resort you can rest, have dinner, walk the shoreline and enjoy a good night’s sleep.
- Sat., Feb. 8: Dan Nature Reserve | Caesarea Philippi | Gamla
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 will visit Gamla, an ancient Jewish city. During the Great Revolt, Gamla was an important rebel stronghold. It stands a symbol of heroism today for the modern state of Israel and is an important archaeological site. You will retire to your resort on the Sea of Galilee for a final evening, have dinner, walk the shore, and overnight.
- Sun., Feb. 9: Travel to Jerusalem | Mount of Olives overlook of Jerusalem
Awake for your last view of the Sea of Galilee before beginning the drive to Jerusalem. Traveling alongside the Gilboa Mountain Range you may see Harrod’s Springs where Gideon tested his men. Before going down the Jordan Valley you will pass by Bet Shan, 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.
Depending on routes and sites chosen today and tomorrow, you may be exploring the desert area around the Dead Sea. You could spend time descending the Plains of Jericho, then on to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. Qumran, the center of the Essenes, where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered is in this region. The oasis of Ei Gedi where David hid from Saul, and where the ibex roam today is nearby. A short drive away is 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.
Whatever route is chosem on this day, you will pass by ancient Jericho, and 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.
These final 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 some of the sights you will experience together.
Shepherd’s Fields Gordon’s Calvary Robinson’s Arch Street Market Jaffa Gate
Garden of Gethsemane 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 Shiloh
Valley of Gehenna Palm Sunday Road Israel Museum Jewish Quarter City of David
Pools of Bethesda Mt. of Olives Roman Cardo Zion’s Gate
and Much, Much MORE!
- Monday, Feb. 10: Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday Road, Garden of Gethsemane, St. Peter in Gallicantu, Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, US Embassy
This day could potentially be spent traveling from the Mount of Olives down the Palm Sunday Road to view or spend time in the Garden of Gethsemane before traversing the Kidron Valley to view St. Peter in Gallicantu. The afternoon will likely be spent learning about the events of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem, then seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls and model of ancient Jerusalem at the Israel Museum, with an opportunity to stop for photos at the new US Embassy. You will return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
- Tuesday, Feb. 11: Jerusalem
Temple Mount | Pools of Bethesda | St. Anne’s Church | Wailing Wall | Davidson Center | Southern Steps | City of David | Shopping
- Wednesday, Feb. 12: Jerusalem
Ancient Shiloh (10:00am) | Place of the Pavement | Via Dolorosa | Gordon’s Calvary | Garden Tomb (3:00pm) | Farewell Dinner | drive to the airport for a late night departure
This morning you will check out of your lovely hotel and set out for the last full day of touring. You will end that incredible day at Calvary and the Garden Tomb. You will experience a sumptious farewell dinner before departing for Tel Aviv for a late night flight to the US.
- Thursday, Feb. 13: Arrive in the 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.