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8 Day Tour of the Holy Land

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Departs Mar 16, 2018 from New Orleans

Hosted By: Rob Wilton
Destination: Israel
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Highlights: Bethlehem, Capernaum, Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem, Jordan River
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Hosted by Rob Wilton

Dear Friends,

After taking several trips with Dr. Don Wilton and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to the incredible land of the Holy Scriptures, Israel has become one of my favorite places on earth. I am so excited to return and invite you for another life-changing tour on March 16, 2018.

On this trip I will teach from the Word of God alongside  as we will explore historical places like the Sea of Galilee, amazing biblical towns like Nazareth, and the beautiful city of Jerusalem. We will also enjoy some exciting adventures like a jeep safari in the Golan Heights and a hike up to Masada on the Dead Sea. I am so thankful to partner with Wilcox Travel as they will provide a first class travel experience. We will stay in some top rated hotels on the Sea of Galilee and in the heart of the Old City in Jerusalem. All of our transportation throughout the tour will be extremely comfortable and will serve to give each of us a great experience.

Will you join me for a spiritual adventure in the Holy Land? This trip will give you a historical perspective, a spiritual awakening, and an exciting adventure that will transform your faith forever. We are expecting an incredible interest in this tour, so reserve your spot today!

Sincerely,

Dr. Rob Wilton

 

8 Day Tour of the Holy Land

DAY 1 – FRI. MAR. 16 – Depart USA

DAY 2 – SAT. MAR 17 – ARRIVAL TEL AVIV / TRANSFER TO HOTEL

Welcome to Land of your Bible! We arrive in Tel Aviv, upon arrival we will meet our representative. Who will assist us through customs, then we will meet our local guide and driver and then we will head directly to our hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight.  NOTE: CHECK-IN ON SATURDAYS IS USUALLY 2 HRS AFTER SUNSET

DAY 3 – SUN. MAR 18 – CAESAREA / MT. CARMEL / MEGGIDO / NAZARETH / TIBERIAS

Start day with a visit to Caesarea, by the sea there we will visit the Crusader’ s castle, the Roman amphitheater. Then we will visit Mount Carmel to see the sites of Elijah’s triumph over the prophets of Baal and Lunch is. Then we continue to visit Meggido on the plain of Armageddon to see King Solomon’s Stables and water supply system. End of the day will visiting Nazareth the boyhood home of Jesus, to visit the Church if the Annunciation and Mary’s well we will also visit the museum. Check in at our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 – MON. MAR. 19 – SEA OF GALILEE / MT. OF BEATITUDES / CAPERNAUM / YARDENIT / TIBERIAS

Start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and we will see the Jesus boat museum which dates back to the time of Jesus. Then we will gather on the Mount of Beatitudes by Sea of Galilee. Lunch is where you can try St. Peter’s Fish. Then we will have visit Capernaum to see the remains of an early church, the remains of Peter’s house, and the ancient synagogue. End of the day will be visiting Yardenit baptismal site where we will have the opportunity to renew our baptism vows. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 – TUE. MAR. 20 – TIBERIAS / JERICHO / MASADA / QUMRAN / MT. SCOPUS / JERUSALEM

On this day we will have to check out early after breakfast, we start our day with travel through the Jordan Valley to Jericho one of the oldest cities in the world, en route we visit Bet Arabah where the Israelites crossed into the Holy Land and where Jesus was baptized at “Bethany beyond the Jordan” we will enter Jericho to see the excavations of the ancient walls, view the Mount of Temptation – Tel Jericho,  and see Elijah’s Spring. After lunch, we will travel to Masada truly a remarkable piece of history. Then we will travel to Qumran, to see the caves where they hid some of the Dead Sea Scrolls. End of the day will be to try a float in salty water in the Dead Sea. On the way we will visit Mt. Scopus and have an overlook. Dinner and overnight will be at Hotel in Jerusalem.  (B,L,D)

DAY 6 – WED. MAR. 21 – TEMPLE MOUNT / WESTERN WALL TUNNELS / SOUTHERN WALL EXCAVATIONS / BETHLEHEM / SHEPHERD’S FIELD / JERUSALEM

After breakfast, we will leave the hotel and the first step will be the Temple Mount we will ascend to the Temple Mt where the Holy Temples of Jerusalem stood and where our Lord main Jerusalem ministry has taken place. Then visit the Western Wall tunnels. Our next visit is the Ophel ridge at the southern western excavations of the Temple where we walk on the streets of Jerusalem where our Lord once walked then we see the southern gates of the Temple where Jesus taught at and so did Peter. Next Then we will have a short drive to reach Bethlehem, there we will visit the Manger Square and the Church of The Nativity. We will have some time for Souvenirs Shopping. We finish our day with a visit to Shepherd’s Field and Lunch. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 – THU. MAR. 22 – MT. ZION / MT. OLIVES / GETHSEMANE / VIA DOLOROSA / GARDEN TOMB / TRANSFER TO AIRPORT

In our last day in Jerusalem, after breakfast we will start our day of visiting Mt Zion to include the King David Tomb and Upper room. Then we will visit House of Caiaphas. Then we will visit Mt. Olives where we will see panoramic view of Jerusalem, where our guide will point the most important sites in Jerusalem. Continue to walk the Palm Sunday road where we will reach the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus had his agony and was betrayed. There we will pause for a prayer time in the garden later. Then we visit St. Anne the home of Virgin Mary and Pool of Bethesda where Jesus healed the paralytic. We will then walk the Via Dolorosa (Traditional 14 Stations of the Cross) we will visit Ecce Homo before reaching the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We will have lunch in the old city. Then we will visit the Garden Tomb a peaceful spot where we can remember Christ’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection, after that we will go to hotel for dinner and overnight. Then we will be transferred to airport for flights back home. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 – FRI. MAR. 23 – ARRIVE USA

General Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions are generic and not specific to any particular tour. In order to view the Terms and Conditions of a particular tour, please download the Tour Brochure or the Tour Registration Form. If none is available to download, please contact Wilcox World Travel and Tours (800-294-5269 or 828-254-0746) for details.

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 (tour participants without a roommate will have to pay the single room surcharge). 

Meals: Meals as per the itinerary. Coffee or tea included with breakfast only; all other beverages are extra.

Baggage: Specific baggage allowance is governed by each airline and is subject to change. 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 Access America. 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 more than six months beyond the departure date in order to travel with this tour.

VISAS: If a visa is required for travel to this destination, further information will be provided with your final documents. 

Deposits and Payments: A deposit of $300.00 per person is required immediately. 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 at time of booking 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. Each tour carries its own Terms and Conditions, which apply specifically to that tour.  In cases of conflict between the Terms and Conditions for a specific tour and those listed above, the Terms and Conditions for the specific tour will supersede those above.  To view the Terms and Conditions for a particular tour, please download the tour brochure.

Trip Includes

Current round trip economy air fare from New Orleans LA to Tel Aviv via Delta Air Lines.
Current airport departure taxes, fuel surcharges, customs & security fees.
First and superior first-class (3 & 4 star) hotel accommodations throughout (6 nights);

Tel Aviv 1 night Metropolitan Tel Aviv
Tiberias 2 nights Caesar Tiberias
Jerusalem 2 nights Dan Jerusalem

Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, including one St. Peter’s fish lunch and a farewell dinner.
Comprehensive daily sightseeing per itinerary by private deluxe motor coach with qualified driver and English-speaking, licensed guide/escort, who meets you upon arrival after clearing Israeli customs (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 and excursions, including the Sea of Galilee boat ride, Masada and the Western Wall Tunnel.
All transfers and porterage (one suitcase per person).
All tipping to hotel and restaurant personnel, porters, drivers, and guides.
Wilcox World Travel and Tours flight bag.
96 page “Pilgrim’s Guide to the Holy Land” book.

Trip Excludes

Single room supplement $ 590.00.
Insurance: Travel, baggage, trip cancellation, etc – cost $245.00
Beverages with meals.
Passports
Personal Items and Immunizations
Airfare also available from either Orlando, FL or Columbus, OH for additional $175 per person

Option
Price (per passenger)
BASE PRICE
$3,595.00
SINGLE ROOM
+$590.00
TRIP INSURANCE
+$245.00