|**ROUND TRIP FROM
|Tel Aviv (TLV)
||Feb. 4, 2020
||Feb. 13, 2020
Tour the Holy Land with Dr. Tony Crisp!
Duration: 10 days, Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: Israel – Price: $3,150*
**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.
There is room for 20 on the mid-sized group. Late registration begins Nov. 2 with a $150 late registration fee – all due in full at the time of registration.
*BASIC PRICE INCLUDES:
*price is based on double occupancy in a twin-bedded room. Airfare is economy class seating.
Round trip-airfare from Charlotte (CLT) to Tel Aviv (TLV) does not include airport departure taxes/fuel surcharges, estimated to be $695.
7 Nights Accommodations:
1 night Ramada, Hadera Beach on HB**
3 nights Ein Gev Holiday Resort Sea of Galilee on HB**
3 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) 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”
• Trips Tips of $200 to be billed before departure
• Airport Departure Tax/Fuel Surcharges of $695 to 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.
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.
- Friday, February 7
Sea of Galilee | Jesus Boat | Mount of Beatitudes | Tabgha | Capernaum | Lunch by the Sea | Baptism in the Jordan
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.
- Sat., Feb. 8: Tel Dan | Bental | Dan Nature Reserve | Caesarea Philippi | Northern Golan Heights
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. 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: Bet Shan | Wadi Qelt | 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 will pass by Harrod’s Springs 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, time premitting, you will stop at Wadi Qelt, the “Valley of Shadow of Death” before 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.
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: 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. 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 Jersualem, 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 Jersualem for dinner and overnight.
- Tuesday, Feb. 11: Jerusalem
Early wake-up call | Temple Mount | Pools of Bethesda | St. Anne’s Church | Western Wall | Davidson Center | Southern Steps | City of David
This morning you rise early to visit the most sacred place on earth, Mt. Moriah. You will visit the Temple Mount and the centuries old “Dome of the Rock” built 688 – 691 A.D. You will visit the Western Wall then visit the Davidson Center, and see the ancient Roman Cardo, Robinson’s Arch and the ancient Southern Steps. You visit the Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed an invalid man and visit St. Anne’s Church nearby. The afternoon will be spent visiting the excavations of ancient City of David, before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
- Wednesday, Feb. 12: Jerusalem
Early wake-up call | Ancient Shiloh | Place of the Pavement | Via Dolorosa | Garden Tomb | Gordon’s Calvary
Travel to Ancient Shiloh, the site of the Capital of Israel and central place of worship where the Tabernacle was for 369 years; the home of the prophet Samuel.Upon returning to Jerusalem, you go to the Sisters of Zion (Ecce Homo) to the Place of the Pavement at the Fortress of Antonia, the sea of the Romac Procurator where the public trial of Christ, his condemnation and scourging would have taken place. You will then make your way along the Via Doloros and Calvary to the nearby Garden Tomb, where you will end this final day of touring. The group 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.