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
This is a special FAM offer for South Carolina Sr. Pastors and Official Church Leadership to Travel Ten Days in Israel with Dr. Gary Hollingsworth, Executive Director-Treasurer, South Carolina Baptist Convention and Dr. Tony Crisp, President True Life Concepts Ministry and TLC Holyland Tours.
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.
Pastors, if you will take a trip within 18 months and take at least 20 passengers, TLC Holyland Tours will credit this FAM (and estimated fuel cost, but not including a single supplement if utilized) totaling $2,500 to your group’s cost!!
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.
7 nights hotel accommodations on HB*
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
In Addition, included in the price:
**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.
Trip Highlights Include:
- Sea of Galilee
- Baptismal in the Jordan
- Caesarea Philippi
- Golan Heights
- Caesarea Maritima
- Dead Sea
- Ein Gedi
- Ancient Shiloh
- David’s City
- and much, much more!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO NOTE:
- 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 October 11, 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 October 1, 2019.
- Today you will leave the United States on a trans-continental flight to Tel Aviv, Israel. .
- 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 your climb through the lower Galilean Mountains to the childhood home of Jesus, Nazareth. 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.
- 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 and then finish the day with the opportunity to be baptized 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 and reflect on what you are already experiencing; walking where Jesus walked.
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.
- Gideon Springs | Bet Shean | Jerusalem – Mount of Olives
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.
- Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 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
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.
- Arrive in the USA
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.