Departs Nov 17, 2017 from New Orleans
|Hosted By:||Rob Wilton|
|Tour Type:||HolyLand Tour|
|Highlights:||Bethlehem, Capernaum, Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem, Jordan River|
- Tour Host
Hosted by Rob Wilton
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 November 17, 2017.
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!
Lead Pastor / Vintage Church
Chaplain / New Orleans Saints
FRIDAY – Day 1 – (Nov 17): Depart USA
SATURDAY – Day 2 – (Nov 18) Arrival Tel Aviv – Caesarea – Mt. Carmel – Tiberias
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 the we will begin our tour starting in Caesarea, by the sea there we will visit the Crusader’ s castle, the Roman amphitheater. After lunch in Caesarea, then we will visit Mt. Carmel. Then we will go to Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
SUNDAY – Day 3 – (Nov 19): Mt. Beatitudes – Nazareth – Meggido
On this day we will start our day with a visit to Mt. Beatitudes. After this visit, we then continue to Nazareth the boyhood home of Jesus, to visit the Church if the Annunciation and Mary’s well we will also visit the museum. We will have lunch at Nazareth. After Nazareth we will visit Meggido on the plain of Armageddon to see King Solomon’s Stables and water supply system. After Megiddo we will have a hike at Arbel with a stunning view followed by Horse Riding starting at Korazin.
MONDAY – Day 4 (Nov 20): Sea Of Galilee – Boat Ride – Capernaum
After breakfast, we will start our 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 visit Capernaum. After that we will have St. Peter’s Fish lunch in Tiberias. Then we will have the option of walking the trail at Jilabon waterfalls or a Jeep Safari in the Golan Heights.
TUESDAY – Day 5 (Nov 21): Jericho – Qumran – Masada – 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 Qumran, to see the caves where they hid some of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Then we will visit Masada truly a remarkable piece of history (entrance & cable car is included). Then we will leave the Jericho area and start ascending towards Jerusalem. On the way we will visit Mt. Scopus and have an overlook. Dinner and overnight will be at Hotel in Jerusalem.
NOTE: OPTIONAL TRIP TO HIKE MASADA
WEDNESDAY – Day 6 (Nov 22): Temple Mount – Western Wall Tunnels – Southern Wall Excavations – Bethlehem – Shepherd’s Field
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 will be Southern Wall excavations. 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.
THURSDAY – Day 7 (Nov 23): Mt. Zion – Mt. Olives – Gethsemane – St. Anne – Via Dolorosa – Holy Sepulchre – 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. Later on we will visit 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 and Pool of Bethesda. We will visit the Antonia Fortress, site of Pilate’s Palace. We will pass many of the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross on Via Dolorosa there we will visit Ecce Homo church. 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 later an evening transfer to the airport for flights back home.
FRIDAY – Day 8 (Nov 24): Arrive USA
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 $560.00 (tour participants without a roommate will have to pay the single room surcharge). Hotels used are superior first class category.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch 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 May 25, 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 Israel.
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 Dec. 2016 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 round trip economy air fare from New Orleans LA to Tel Aviv via United Airlines.
Current airport departure taxes, fuel surcharges, customs & security fees.
Superior first-class (4 star) hotel accommodations throughout (6 nights);
Tiberias 3 nights Kibbutz Nof Ginosar
Jerusalem 3 nights Gloria Hotel
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, Western Wall Tunnel, Arbel entrance, Horseback riding and Jeep Safari.
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.
$125.00 DISCOUNT IF PAID BY CHECK
Single room supplement $ 560.00.
Insurance: Travel, baggage, trip cancellation, etc – cost $243.00
Beverages with meals, or meals not specifically mentioned on itinerary (lunches).
Personal Items and Immunizations
Price (per passenger)