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For a long time, I have wanted to be able to lead you on a tour to Israel.   There simply is nothing like being there!  Photos and videos cannot do justice to what you experience by being in a three-dimensional experience of being where it all happened.  

I have deliberately structured this tour to focus on the life and ministry of Jesus.  While all of Israel is exciting to see, both past and present, I wanted you, as a follower of Christ, to see and experience for yourself what it looked like for God to become man, and dwell among us.  You will gain insights not available anywhere else, your faith will be strengthened, and your love for Him will be greatly deepened as you see the sites of His life, death, and resurrection up close and personal.

We have worked hard to make this trip as affordable as possible while still giving you a quality experience.  We have picked June as our travel month for the optimal weather window. We have been able to secure flights lower than originally expected.  We have taken out some of the less essential sites both to allow you greater reflection on the life of Jesus, and to keep the costs down.  

I have traveled all over the world, but I’ve always said, “If you can only visit one place, visit Israel.”  I hope you can come with us in 2020.

-Pastor Chuck Warnock

Date

Program

       Overnight
June 8
Day 1
Monday

Depart Dallas for your flight to Israel!

En route
June 9
Day 2
Tuesday

Upon arrival in Tel Aviv (UA 954, at 7:55pm), your guide will meet you at the airport. Transfer to your hotel near the Mediterranean for a good night’s rest!

Tel Aviv
June 10
Day 3
Wednesday

Tour Joppa, where Simon Peter had the vision of the unclean animals, and Tabitha was raised from the dead. Travel north to the Israel College of the Bible and ONE FOR ISRAEL for a brief tour and welcome. Have lunch with the faculty and staff (included). Visit Caesarea where Peter preached to Cornelius (Acts 10) and Paul gave his defense before Roman governors (Acts 24-26). Ascend to Mt. Carmel to visualize the story of Elijah and the Prophets of Baal.

Nazareth
TBA
June 11
Day 4
Thursday
Visit sites connected with the ministry of Jesus around the Sea of Galilee,such as the Mount of Beatitudes and Tabgha, where we’ll remember the breakfast on the beach following the resurrection (John 21) and the feeding of the 5000 (Matt. 14). Sail on the Sea of Galilee. View the remains of the 1st Century AD fishing boat that has become known as the “Jesus Boat”.  Visit Capernaum, a Jewish fishing town which became Jesus’ ministry base.  In the afternoon tour Nazareth Village, a reenactment of village life in Nazareth at the time of Yeshua. Pass through Cana (the first miracle, John 2).
Sea of Galilee
Ginosar Village or similar
June 12
Day 5
Friday
Visit the northern border, with a stop at Tel Dan, one of the two alternative sites of worship built by King Jeroboam, where there is a view into Lebanon. Tour Caesarea Philippi (Matt 16:13ff) and then ascend the Golan Heights to the border with Syria. Sea of Galilee
Ginosar Village or similar
June 13
Day 6
Saturday

Follow the Jordan River south, stopping close to the spot where Jesus was baptized (Qasr el-Yehud). Have lunch at Qumran, a briefly tour the area in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Then UP TO JERUSALEM! Enjoy a panoramic view from Mount Scopus and then travel south to visit Bethlehem, including a shepherd’s cave and a visit to one of Bethlehem’s famous olive wood shops.

Jerusalem
Prima Royale or similar
June 14
Day 7
Sunday

Explore Jerusalem’s earliest layers of its history, by visiting the City of David, including the 3-D audio visual, Warren’s shaft, Hezekiah’s water tunnel (optional) and the Pool of Siloam (John 9). Continue to the Southwall Excavations (Davidson Center) with the streets and steps of the time of Jesus. Tour the Mount of Olives, and walk down the “Palm Sunday Road” stopping at the Church of Jesus’ Weeping (Dominus Flevit) and the Garden of Gethsemane (Private Garden). Continuing to the Church of Peter in Gallicantu, a proposed site for Jesus’ trial before Caiaphas, Attend Worship service at King of Kings Congregation.

Jerusalem
Prima Royale or similar

June 15
Day 8
Monday

Ascend to the Temple Mount, today the site of the Islamic Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque. Pray at the Western Wall and then explore the underground excavation along the face of Herod’s temple platform (Western Wall Tunnels). Enjoy a guided tour through the Old City including the Pools of Bethesda (John 5), Hezekiah’s “Broad Wall” (Isaiah 22:9) and the Byzantine Cardo. After lunch visit the archaeology under the Jewish Quarter (Herodian Mansions). You’ll have some free time for relaxation, shopping or visiting other sites of interest in the Old City. Then end our time in Jerusalem with a tour of Gordon’s Calvary where we’ll share communion together at the Garden Tomb. Enjoy a farewell dinner together before transferring to the airport for your flight home (UA 955, 12:55 am)

Overnight flight
June 16
Day 9
Tuesday

Arrive home.

*Itinerary subject to change. Land tour is directed by Israel College of the Bible Tours.

AIRFARE: $1167

6 DAY TOUR: $1990

TOTAL: $3157

 Flights
 Airport meet and greet for the group
 A special commemorative tour guide/journal allowing you to learn ahead of time about the sites you will be visiting as well as a place to record your insights and observations.
 Headsets to hear the guide in busy public places
 Arrival & departure group transfers
 accommodation in double rooms (extra cost for single rooms)
 Israeli breakfast and dinner daily
 Special meals: fish lunch by the Sea of Galilee and lunch at Israel College of the Bible
 6 touring days with a professional and licensed English speaking guide
 Air conditioned luxury tourist bus as per program
 Entrance fees to sites mentioned in itinerary
 Porterage at airport and hotels
 Tips and gratuities for guide, driver & hotel staff

o Travel Insurance according to age for entire tour, including airfare rates if applicable
o Medical Insurance for travel in Israel
o Passport and visa fees (if applicable)
o Meals and other expenses not mentioned specifically in the itinerary (lunches, special meals, etc.)o sodas and alcohol with meals
o All expenses of a personal nature

The Deposit of $300 is required to secure registration (nonrefundable) for land
portion, and to secure airfare ($90 nonrefundable after March 25).
100% of airfare will be charged if cancelation occurs 30 days or less,
Last registration by March 1, 2020. Final payment is due: April 1, 2020
25% of total land tour cost will be charged if cancellation occurs
60-30 days prior to departure
50% of total tour cost will be charged if cancellation occurs
29-15 days prior to departure
100% of total tour cost will be charged if cancellation occurs less than
15 days prior to departure

We highly recommend that you to purchase travel insurance for your trip to Israel. Travel insurance usually covers your expenses in case of cancellation due to health and other issues. In addition, participants should purchase medical insurance valid for travel to Israel*. ICB Tours shall not be liable or responsible for any injury, sickness, loss or damage to any person or property as a consequence of natural disasters, strikes, civil other factors over which the company has no control and cannot influence to change them. ICB Tours offers no coverage or compensation of any kind in cases stated above, nor for cancellations or inability to travel.

* Feel free to contact us if you would like recommendations on travel and medical insurance.

Travelling in Israel requires each participant to be in good health and be able to walk, as many sites are unfortunately not accessible to people in wheelchairs or those who have difficulty walking. If there are any issues pertaining to your health or physical fitness, we ask that you consult with us prior to registration.

CONTACT INFO

Call: 903.757.7791; 3500
Email: bradf@wearencc.com