Duration: 11 DAYS – Tuesday, February 25 to Friday, March 6, 2020 •
HOSTS: Pastor Dannie Williams and Dr. Tony Crisp
Single supplement if rooming alone is an additional $758.
||Tel Aviv (TLV)
||Feb. 25, 2020
||Mar 6, 2020
Tour the Holy Land with Dannie Williams, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lyons, Georgia, and Dr. Tony Crisp, President of TLC Holyland Tours!
Experience the trip of a lifetime for 11days 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 $695 Airport departure tax/fuel surcharge) Balance for all due in full by Nov. 21, 2019.
Estimated Round trip airfare from Atlanta (ATL) 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 $695.)
Hotels or similar
3 nights Ein Gev Holiday Resort, Sea of Galilee on HB**
5 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.
Nine(9) full days of sightseeing in the most modern, deluxe, air conditioned coach bus available with services of a top-class Government Licensed Guide.
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 $695; to be billed as TLC is billed – due on receipt)
• Trip tips of $250 (will be billed before departure)
• Cost of trip insurance and passport
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!
A deposit of $500 (per passenger) is required at the time of registration to hold a space, and may be paid by credit card on our website via PayPal. $175 is nonrefundable for any reason. Installment option information will be included in the welcome packet sent following registration. The balance is due in full by Nov. 21, 2019. (Credit cards accepted ONLY for online deposit.) Please read cancellation penalties and dates on page 4 of the brochure. A scan of your passport photo page and medical insurance card must be submitted by Nov. 21, 2019.
Note: If you are registering your spouse, please fill out a separate registration form with his/her name as the registrant. If you are paying with PayPal, you will have to submit a separate deposit for your spouse.
(Itinerary can change based on final flight schedule and conditions on the ground. TLC Holyland Tours reserves the right to change the order of sites seen.)
11 Day Tour if morning landing and evening departure
3 nights Sea of Galilee, 5 nights Jerusalem (8 overnights, 9 touring)
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Today you will leave the United States on a trans-continental flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. Your flight departs late in the afternoon and arrives in Israel the morning of the next day.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Arrive in Israel | Caesarea Maritima | Mt. Carmel | Valley of Armageddon | Megiddo | Nazareth | arrive on the Sea of Galilee
You begin the day by driving up the coast to the ancient port of Caesarea Maritima. You will see the ancient capital of the Romans in Palestine with the great theatre, hippodrome and harbor. The events of Acts 12 took place here; the Apostle Paul’s imprisonment, his bringing the gospel to the house of Cornelias, and the occasion of Herod being struck by worms in the theatre. A short distance away you will see the incredible aqueducts built by Herod the Great and a later period Crusader fortress nearby. After a short drive along the coast you begin the climb up the Carmel Mountains to the heights of Mt. Carmel where Elijah slew the prophets of Baal. The view of the Valley of Armageddon will take your breath away as you recall the prophecies of Revelation and the end time events that will take place in that vast plain. You will descend into the valley and visit Megiddo, Solomon’s ancient chariot city where you will view “Ahab’s Water Tunnel” the hidden water source of the Israelites during the days of the divided kingdom. You cross the entire valley and begin the climb through the lower Galilean Mountains to Nazareth, the childhood home of Jesus. Leaving Nazareth you drive through the place of the villages of His day such as Cana, where He turned the water into wine. Finally, you arrive at your beautiful hotel on the shore of the Sea of Galilee where you will have dinner and spend the first of three nights.
Thursday, Feb. 27
Sea of Galilee | Jesus Boat | Mount of Beatitudes | Tabgha | Capernaum | Lunch by the Sea | Baptism
You will wake to a breath-taking sunrise on the Sea of Galilee. After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride and time of worship on the Sea of Galilee as you sail to Nof Ginnosar in a replica of an ancient boat. The authentic 2,000-year-old boat of antiquity dates to the time of Christ. You will follow the steps of Jesus through the Galilee region as you visit the Mt. of Beatitudes and ancient Capernaum, Tabgha and the ancient fisherman’s landing called the “Primacy of Peter.” You will enjoy lunch by the Sea of Galilee where you will have an opportunity to eat “St. Peter’s fish,” tilapia, caught fresh out of the waters of the Galilee. The group will complete the day with the opportunity for baptism in the Jordan River. After this wonderful day, you can once again relax at your hotel on the Sea of Galilee. After dinner you may enjoy looking out over this beautiful lake to reflect on what you are already experiencing; walking where Jesus walked.
Friday, Feb. 28
Tel Dan | Bental | Dan Nature Reserve | Caesarea Philippi | Northern Golan Heights
The beautiful northern mountains of Israel await you today. At Tel Dan, there is a city gate from the time of Abraham along with an altar from the days of Israel’s divided kingdom. You will 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 see the second source of the Jordan River at Banias. You will hear an explanation of Israel’s incredible history from 1948 until the present 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.
Saturday, Feb. 29
Gideon Springs | Bet She\an | Wadi Qelt | Ascend to Jerusalem
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.
Sunday, March 1
Qumran | Ein Gedi | Masada | 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 you will continue south to the desert where ibex roam at Ein Gedi, David’s hideout from Saul. Leaving there you go 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 when ascending to Jerusalem and retire to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
Monday-Thursday, February 2-5, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Jerusalem!
These final days are spent in and around the environs of the capital of ancient and modern day Israel – Jerusalem! Once you arrive in Jerusalem, before disembarking each afternoon you will hear the next day’s itinerary. However, listed below you will find just some of the places you will see and experience together during these days:
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 City of David Ancient Shiloh
and Much, Much MORE!
You will complete your tour of Israel on the last afternoon, at Calvary and the Garden Tomb. After that awesome experience you share a sumptuous Farewell Dinner before departing for Tel Aviv for a late night departure to the USA.
- Friday, February 6
With memories that will last for a lifetime and with plans to return and bring others back to experience God’s Holy Land – Israel! Blessed traveling from all of us at TLC Holyland Tours!