14 Day Tour of Italy Jordan & Israel

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Departs Oct 10, 2017 from Cleveland, OH

Hosted By: Rev. Robert Fetterhoff
Destination: Israel & Jordan
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Highlights: Israel, Jerusalem, Jordan, Jordan River, King's Highway, Mt. Nebo, Petra
24th Annual Comprehensive Biblical Tour of the Holy Land
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Hosted by Rev. Robert Fetterhoff

Dear Friends,
I invite you to join us for 24th Biblical tour of the Holy Land.   In many ways, this is the most comprehensive tour you can experience because it not only features the great sites of Israel – but also many in Jordan – and even Rome!  Our tour features some unique places often missed my other groups and outstanding hotels.

Few experiences can accelerate your understanding of the Scriptures like this trip. It will bring alive your personal study of the Bible.
I encourage you to register early to reserve your spot and take advantage of discounts available to you.

I look forward to seeing you in Israel!

Pastor Bob Fetterhoff

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14 Day Tour of Italy Jordan & Israel

DAY 1 – TUE. OCT. 10 – DEPARTURE FROM USA

We begin our tour of a lifetime with a late morning departure from Cleveland to Newark. We connect with other travelers in Newark for our late afternoon departure for Rome Fiumicino airport via United Airlines.

DAY 2 – WED. OCT. 11 – ARRIVE ROME / COLISEUM / ROMAN FORUM / MAMERTINE PRISON / ARCH OF TITUS

We are served dinner and breakfast on our overnight flight and arrive Rome early morning.  We enjoy the “glory that was Rome” as we tour some of the famous landmarks like the Coliseum, the Forum, the Mamertine prison & Arch of Titus before we head for dinner and overnight at the beautiful Westin Excelsior Hotel in Rome

DAY 3 – THU. OCT. 12 – VATICAN MUSEUM / ST. PETER’S BASILICA / TREVI FOUNTAIN

We begin our full-day of touring this great city by a stop at the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel, where we see works by Rembrandt & Michelangelo.  We marvel at the majesty of St. Peter’s Basilica, then turn our attention to the Trevi Fountain before we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4 – FRI. OCT. 13 – DEPART ROME FOR AMMAN, JORDAN

Following a late wake-up call, our Royal Jordanian flight departs for Amman in the early afternoon.  Upon arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport, we will be met by our agent who assists us through customs and security.  We will transfer by private motor coach to our hotel in Amman for dinner and overnight at the Marriott Hotel in Amman

DAY 5 – SAT. OCT. 14 – PHILADELPHIA / MADABA / MT. NEBO / KING’S HIGHWAY TO PETRA

We begin the day with an overview of Philadelphia, one of the cities of the Decapolis.  We drive to Madaba for a look at the ancient 6th Century map of Jerusalem; then on to Mt. Nebo, where Moses looked into the Promised Land.  Following lunch we head down the King’s Highway where we overnight at Movenpick Hotel in Petra.

DAY 6 – SUN. OCT. 15 – PETRA / AQABA BORDER CROSSING

In the morning we walk to the Siq of Petra, “the rose red city half as old as time.”  This ancient Edomite and Nabatean capital is an amazing example of prophecy.  We’ll see the Spectacular “city of the dead,” with its famed gorge, ancient streets, temples, dwelling places and tombs carved in solid rock.  Our visit includes a one-mile journey on horseback or a walk through the famous Siq (the natural gorge) to arrive at the Treasury.  We visit Roman temple ruins of the Roman city, the Nabatean Judgement Hall, palace tombs, and the Roman Amphitheater. Following our morning visit, we head to Aqaba for the border crossing, then to Herod’s Palace Hotel in Eilat for dinner and overnight.

DAY 7 – MON. OCT. 16 – WILDERNESS TABERNACLE / MASADA / EIN GEDI / DEAD SEA

We begin the day with a marvelous visit to the Wilderness Tabernacle in Timna where we learn how Jesus fulfilled the sacrificial system described in Leviticus.  We move on Masada. that rises majestically from along the Dead Sea where Jewish zealots met their fate against the Roman army.  Then we head to Ein Gedi where David hid from King Saul (1 Samuel 24) before we return to float in the Dead Sea near Herod’s Hotel at Ein Bokek. 

DAY 8 – TUE. OCT. 17 – QUMRAN / JERICHO / MT. GERAZIM / NABLUS

After breakfast we head for Qumran, the location for the most significant archeological discovery of the 20th Century – the Dead Sea Scrolls.  We enjoy lunch in Jericho, home of Joshua’s first conquest in the Promised Land (Joshua 6).  In the afternoon we head to Jacob’s well at Nablus and Mt. Gerazim, the home of Samaritan worship to learn the background of the conversation of Jesus in John 4.  Then we move to the shores of the Sea of Galilee for dinner and overnight at the Leonardo Plaza Hotel in Tiberias

DAY 9 – WED. OCT. 18 – SEA OF GALILEE / BOAT RIDE / CAESAREA PHILIPPI / CAPERNAUM / MIGDAL / MT OF BEATITUDES

Our morning begins with a peaceful boat ride on the Sea of Galilee where we recall many of the miracles Jesus performed on and around this site. We drive into the Golan Heights to Caesarea Philippi, the picturesque location for the declaration of Peter in Matthew 16.  Following lunch, we turn our attention to the ministry of our Lord described in the Gospels with visits to the hometown of Jesus -Capernaum, Migdal, the home of Mary Magdalene, and the Mount of Beatitudes before returning to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 10 – THU. OCT. 19 –  BEIT SHAN / BAPTISM / NAZARETH / MEGIDDO

Nothing is more beautiful than sunrise over the Sea of Galilee!  After breakfast, we head south along the Jordan Valley to the incredible ruins of Beit Shan, featuring eighteen layers of civilization where Saul and his sons were nailed to the city wall (1 Samuel 31). We depart for Gan Hashlosha, near Gideon’s Spring, which feeds the Jordan for our baptism.  Later we head for Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus to see the Church of the Annunciation & the Church of Mary’s Well.  After lunch we turn our attention to the ancient Tel of Megiddo where we learn about its 30 layers of civilization. Then we return to Tiberias for dinner and overnight at our hotel.

DAY 11 – FRI. OCT. 20 – CAESAREA BY THE SEA / JERUSALEM / HOLOCAUST MUSEUM / WESTERN WALL FOR SHABBAT

We begin the day with a drive past the Carmel mountain range, where Elijah fought the prophets of Baal (I Kings 18:1-40), to Caesarea by the Sea. This ancient seaport, built in honor of Caesar Augustus by Herod the Great, was the Roman capital in the Holy Land for nearly 500 years. We view the majestic ruins of this great site and the nearby Roman aqueduct.  Then we head for Jerusalem, the City of Peace, where we turn our attention to Yad Vashem, the Jewish Holocaust museum, which reminds us of the atrocities of World War II.  We enjoy lunch then head to the Old City and the Western Wall to welcome the Sabbath before we head to our hotel for dinner and overnight at the Leonardo Plaza Hotel.

DAY 12 – SAT. OCT. 21 – MT OF OLIVES / GARDEN OF GESTHEMANE / CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER / HERODIAN / SHEPHERDS’ FIELDS

The Mt. of Olives reminds us of the ascension of our Lord and His glorious return (Zechariah 14).  We walk down the hillside retracing the steps of Palm Sunday to the Garden of Gesthemane where Jesus agonized about Calvary.  We walk the Via Dolorosa retracing the steps of Jesus on the way to the cross as we make our way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.  We then head for King Herod’s man-made fortress, the Herodian.  We enjoy a quick lunch overlooking the Shepherds’ Fields in Bethlehem before we head to the Church of the Nativity followed by shopping in Bethlehem.  We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 13 – SUN. OCT. 22 – TEMPLE MOUNT / TEMPLE TREASURES INSTITUTE / GORDON’S CALVARY & THE GARDEN TOMB              

We begin the day with a visit to the Temple Mount, home of the temples of Solomon and Herod.  Today it’s the location for the Dome of the Rock, the Mosque of Omar, built in the 6th Century.  We enjoy a visit to the Temple Treasures Institute to learn about Jewish preparation for construction of the third temple.  We enjoy lunch in the Old City, then conclude our time in Jerusalem with a moving visit to Gordon’s Calvary and the Garden Tomb, where we celebrate communion and remember the death and resurrection of our Lord.  We enjoy a farewell dinner at the Ambassador Hotel before a late-night departure from Tel Aviv.

DAY 14 – MON. OCT. 23 – ARRIVE USA

Our non-stop flight to Newark provides dinner and breakfast in route before we arrive in the US and clear customs filled with memories of a lifetime and renewed passion to study the Scriptures.

Air Transportation: ARC/IATAN jet economy class, round trip from gateway city applicable on all IATAN and ARC carriers, based on the non-refundable fare.  Tours must be fully paid for and tickets issued no later than 60 days before the tour’s departure date.  If you cancel or change your reservation for any reason after tickets have been issued, a cancellation fee of 100% of the ticket price will be charged by the airline. Fuel Surcharges: We will review the air costs approximately 65 days before departure and notify you of any changes in air fuel surcharges or taxes.  Deviations:  Deviation requests should be in writing and will incur an additional service fee plus any applicable fare increases.

Land Transportation and Transfers: By private deluxe motor coach.

Accommodations: Tour prices are per person, based on two persons sharing double or twin-bedded rooms with private bathroom with tub or shower.  Single rooms subject to availability and an additional cost of $1,688.00 (tour participants without a roommate will have to pay the single room surcharge).  Hotels used are superior first class and deluxe category.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner daily.  Coffee or tea included with breakfast only; all other beverages are extra.

Baggage: Subject to change, free baggage allowance is governed by the airline on which you are flying.  Baggage allowance guidelines will be included in your final documents.  Excess baggage will be charged at the established rates. Due to limited motor coach capacity we urge our tour members to carry only one bag per person.  Porterage for one checked bag is included in the tour price. Excess baggage charges from the airlines and motor coaches are the passenger’s responsibility and will be collected at time of handling.

Service Charges and Taxes: Those normally levied by hotels and restaurants are included and all departure taxes and tipping.

Not Included: Passport costs, and health documentation costs (when required); food and beverages (including coffee and tea) not usually included with regular table d’hote meals; optional sightseeing tours and excursions; accident, baggage and trip cancellation insurance; transporting and handling excess luggage; tips to persons rendering special services not specifically mentioned as included; items of a purely personal nature such as laundry, telephone and cable expenses, internet access, room service orders, etc.; transportation between hometown city and gateway city.

Insurance: Acting only as agents for suppliers, Wilcox World Travel and Tours, Div. of Wilcox Travel Agency, Inc., is not responsible for damage, loss, or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings, or for personal injury, accident and/or illness. For protection, it is important that you have adequate insurance to cover these possibilities. We recommend Allianz Travel Insurance.  Travel protection is available to all residents of the U.S. and Canada, and includes coverage for lost luggage, medical emergencies and more.  Guests booking this tour have the option of purchasing cancellation protection in the event they need to cancel their trip after making their reservations.  This optional Guest Protection may be requested at time of booking and fee included with initial payment. Details will be provided with written confirmation of your tour reservation.

Important Passport Information: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member at a local passport office. Passports must have an expiration date beyond Apr. 24, 2018 in order to travel with this tour. If your expiration date is inside this date, you must renew your passport in order to participate.

VISA: A visa is not required for US citizens traveling to Italy or Israel, however, a visa IS required for travel to Jordan and the cost has been included in your tour price.  Further instructions will be provided approximately 90 days prior to your departure.

Deposits and Payments: A deposit of $300.00 per person is required immediately.  Installment payments are accepted and updated statements will be forwarded with each payment sent.  The balance is due no later than 60 days prior to departure. Please check your statement for specific due dates. Tour conditions and airfares are subject to Governmental, ARC/IATAN, and airline regulation requirements in effect on the date of and during the tour.  All airfares and land rates are quoted in US Dollars and are based on tariffs and cost in effect Feb. 2017 and are subject to change without notice.  Land costs are based on group rates and final tour cost may be dependent on number of tour participants.

Guests with Disabilities: Please be aware that certain land tours may not be fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Wilcox World Travel and Tours must be notified of any special medical, physical or other requirements of passengers at the time of booking.  Should a passenger require the assistance of another to make this tour, it is the responsibility of that passenger to arrange for a companion to provide the assistance at all times and for the entire duration of the tour.

Participating Air Carriers: The services of any ARC/IATAN air carrier may be used by Wilcox World Travel and Tours, Div. of Wilcox Travel Agency, Inc. for the air portion of these tours.

Responsibility: Your tour operator, Wilcox World Travel and Tours, Div. of Wilcox Travel Agency, Inc., an ARC/IATAN appointed agent, acts as agent for you in the making and securing of all arrangements for transportation, sightseeing, or for hotel accommodations for the tour.  Wilcox World Travel and Tours does not own, manage, control or operate any transportation vehicle, any hotel or restaurant, or any other supplier of services.  All coupons, receipts and tickets are issued subject to the terms and conditions specified by the suppliers.  Thus, by accepting the coupons and tickets and utilizing the services, you agree that neither Wilcox World Travel and Tours nor any of its Tour Hosts or Representatives shall be liable for any loss, injury or damage to you or your belongings or otherwise in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services, or resulting directly or indirectly from any occurrences beyond its control including breakdown in equipment, strikes, theft, delay or cancellation of or changes in itinerary, or schedules, etc.  Also, remember that travel documents are your responsibility as well as compliance with custom regulations.  No employee of Wilcox World Travel and Tours can change the terms under which you agree to take this tour.  Airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time you are not onboard the aircraft.  The passage contract in use by the airline, when issued, constitutes the sole agreement between it and you.

Cancellations and Refunds: If a passenger cancels his/her tour membership up to 61 days prior to departure, there will be a cancellation fee of $250.00 to cover administration and communication costs. For cancellations within 60-46 days of departure date you will be subject to a 50% penalty or $250.00 whichever is greater. Cancellations within 45 days are subject to a penalty of 100% of tour price. All cancellation requests must be addressed to Wilcox Travel in writing. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.

NOTE:  Wilcox World Travel and Tours reserves the right to cancel, withdraw, or change the tour, in part or whole, at any time.  In the event of a change deemed necessary by Wilcox World Travel and Tours, the sole and exclusive obligation of Wilcox World Travel and Tours, Div. of Wilcox Travel Agency, Inc. is to refund monies recovered.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

 

Current economy air fare from Cleveland OH to Rome, Italy, returning from Tel Aviv via United Airlines, with a connection in Newark.

Current one way air fare from Rome to Tel Aviv via Royal Jordanian Airlines.

Current airport departure taxes, fuel surcharges, customs & security fees.

Jordanian departure tax and Jordanian visa.

Superior first class & deluxe (4 & 5 star) hotel accommodations throughout (11 nights);

 

Rome                 2 nights               Westin Excelsior

Amman               1 night                Amman Marriott

Petra                   1 night                Petra Movenpick

Eilat                    1 night               Herod’s Palace

Dead Sea            1 night                Herod’s Dead Sea

Tiberias              3 nights               Leonardo Plaza

Jerusalem           2 nights               Leonardo Plaza

 

Breakfast and dinner daily, including a special Farewell Dinner.

Comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary by private deluxe motor coach with qualified driver and English-speaking, licensed guides/escorts, who meets you upon arrival at each port of entry: Italy, Jordan & Israel (as per itinerary) and stays with the group throughout until returning you to the airport for your flight to U.S.A.

Entrance fees to all sightseeing, including Colosseum and Roman Forum, Mamertine Prison, Vatican Museum, Petra, Sea of Galilee boat ride, Masada and Western Wall Tunnel.

Tips for hotel and restaurant personnel, porters, drivers, and guides.

All transfers (one suitcase per person).

Whispers head-sets in Italy and Israel.

Wilcox World Travel and Tours flight bag and 96-Page Pilgrim’s Guide to the Holy Land.

 

$200 DISCOUNT IF PAID BY CHECK

 NOT INCLUDED

 

Single room supplement $ 1,688.00.

Insurance: Travel, baggage, trip cancellation, etc. – $456.00

Beverages with meals, or meals not specifically mentioned on itinerary.

Passports

Personal Items and Immunizations

Option
Price (per passenger)
BASE PRICE
$6,879.00
SINGLE ROOM
+$1,688.00
TRIP INSURANCE
+$456.00