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Dennis & Tonia Vary
10 Day Tour of Israel with Dennis & Tonia Vary


: Sea of Galilee boat ride, Beth She’an, Masada, Shrine of the Book and The Western Wall.
  • Current round-trip economy air fare from Raleigh/Durham to Tel Aviv on United Airlines. 
  • Current airport departure taxes, fuel surcharges, customs & security fees.
  • Superior First Class & Deluxe (4 & 5 star) hotel accommodations throughout (7 nights);
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, including St. Peter’s fish lunch, a special dinner in Migdal 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, including the Sea of Galilee boat ride, Masada and 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 and Holy Land Journal.
  • Single room supplement $1,550
  • Insurance: Travel, baggage, trip cancellation, etc.
  • Beverages with meals
  • Passports
  • Personal items and immunizations
Tiberias May 08-10, 2024 Caesar Hotel
Jerusalem May 11-14 , 2024 InbalHotel


*Please read the General Terms & Conditions for applicable Deposit, Cancellation and Refund information.

  • Air Transportation
  • Land Transportation and Transfers
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Baggage
  • Service Charges and Taxes
  • Not Included
  • Insurance
  • Important Passport Information
  • VISA
  • Deposits and Payments
  • Guests with Disabilities
  • Participating Air Carriers
  • Responsibility
  • Cancellations and Refunds
  • NOTE
Travel Insurance (Optional)
We strongly urge you to consider purchasing trip insurance.

This can protect you from unanticipated events while you are traveling, many with catastrophic financial effects. Most people cannot absorb this cost on their own, so why take a chance?
Wilcox acts as an agent for Allianz Travel Insurance and we will process the purchase of the insurance should you choose it. However, you are welcome to seek out other options that may be available. It is important to us that you are prepared and covered for any unforeseen circumstances that may arise.

As and agent for Allianz Travel Insurance we offer a special Group rate (applicable to all ages). It's important to note that for the exclusions for pre-existing medical conditions to be waived insurance  must be purchased prior to the balance due date. 
See below for cost details:

Double Occupancy: $440.00 Per person
Single Occupancy: $594.00 Per Person 

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Registration Form
You also have the option to submit your deposit and registration by mail. Simply click on the link below to download and print the registration form. Once completed mail to: 
Wilcox World Travel and Tours
International Group Tours Division
37 Maxwell Drive, Suite 2
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Day by Day Travel Itinerary
  • DAY 01 Tue . May . 07

    Today we depart Raleigh/Durham for our flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, with a connection in Newark.

  • DAY 02 Wed . May . 08
    We arrive into Tel Aviv early morning and proceed through passport control where we are welcomed by our Wilcox World Travel representative. After claiming our bags, our representative will lead us to the airport exit to meet our guide, board our bus, and begin our tour of The Holy Land. We drive north to the Sharon Plain on the Mediterranean coast where the baptism of the Gentiles began at Caesarea Maritima (Acts 10). Here we view the sunken harbor, the hippodrome, the theatre, and the Roman aqueduct. We then drive to Muhraka (“burnt offering”) on Mt. Carmel with a panoramic view of the Plain of Jezreel (Esdraelon-I Kings 18, the confrontation between Elijah and Jezebel with the prophets of Baal). On the way to Nazareth, we pass the ruins of Tel Megiddo (Armageddon, Revelation 16). In Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown, we visit the Church of the Annunciation. We continue to our hotel located on the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias.
  • DAY 03 Thu . May . 09
    After breakfast, we drive north toward the Golan Heights and experience spectacular views of the Sea of Galilee. We stop at the Mount of Beatitudes (Matthew 5-7) for a worship service. We then drive to Tel Hazor and observe the ruins of the largest Canaanite city of the Old Testament. We gaze toward Mt. Hermon in the distance. We travel to Dan where we combine a nature walk beside the upper Jordan River and a visit to more ancient ruins, including the Israelite high place that supported a golden calf (I Kings 12). Afterwards, we take a brief ride to the spring of Caesarea Philippi (Banias) where Peter confessed his recognition of Jesus as The Christ (Matthew 16). We visit the stunning remains of a first century AD palace belonging to Agrippa II. We continue our ride to an overlook for a glimpse of Damascus, Syria, 45 miles away. This evening we’ll enjoy a memorable dinner at the nearby Magdalena Restaurant.
  • DAY 04 Thu . May . 23
    Today we drive south to Beit She’an, one of the cities of the Decapolis, and visit the site of this magnificent Greek and Roman community. Here we can climb the tel and view the setting of the death of Saul (I Samuel 31). We survey the Roman and Byzantine ruins: the theatre, bathhouses, ancient restrooms, market areas, and colonnaded streets. Then, we drive back to the area just north of Tiberias to visit the newly discovered archeological site of the fishing village of Magdala. Here we view a first century synagogue typical of the various synagogues that dotted the Galilee region where Christ would have first preached. After a St. Peter’s Fish Lunch, we make our way to the Primacy of Saint Peter, a church that is thought to be the place where Jesus prepared breakfast for His disciples (John 21). We visit Capernaum, where Franciscan archaeologists believe they have uncovered the house of Peter (Mark 1 and 2). Next, we visit Tabgha where Christians have long remembered the feeding of the multitude (Mark 6). We visit the Yigal Allon Museum at Kibbutz Ginosar where we view “The Jesus Boat.” And at the end of the day, we cruise the Sea of Galilee in a wooden boat modeled after one from Jesus’ time (Matthew 8).
  • DAY 05 Sat . May . 11
    Today we drive south again toward Jericho. Along the way we visit a baptismal site on the Jordan River where John the Baptist most likely baptized Jesus. Entering Jericho, we stop for a brief look at a sycamore tree (Luke 19:1-8). We then visit the tel of this ancient, inhabited city. We view the mountain traditionally held as the Mount of Temptation (Matthew 4). Ascending the old Roman road along Wadi Qilt, we stop at an overlook to view St. George’s Monastery. From there we drive into Bethlehem for shopping. At the end of the day, we make our way to the top of Mt. Scopus and behold majestic Jerusalem. We proceed to our hotel to check in and overnight.
  • DAY 06 Sun . May . 12
    This morning we return to Bethlehem. We walk through the town making our way along its alleys and markets to the Church of the Nativity. We visit the Shepherds’ Field where the angels announced the birth of the Holy Child proclaiming: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace among men!” We ascend the Mount of Olives with the Old City tilted toward us. We then descend the Mount of Olives following the traditional Palm Sunday Road to Dominus Flevit (“The Lord Weeps”). As we make our way, we are reminded of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem (Luke 19). We view olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26) that are said to have existed during the time of Jesus. We visit the Church of All Nations. Then on to the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. This church stands over what is believed to be the house of Caiaphas where Jesus was kept prior to His crucifixion. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
  • DAY 07 Mon . May . 13
    After breakfast, we drive through Ein Gedi to visit the fortress of Masada rising 1,200 feet above the desert plain. We see the restoration efforts of the remains of buildings dating back to the fourth and fifth centuries AD. We then return to Ein Gedi and climb a mountain path to the waterfall where David may have hidden when he was running from Saul (1 Sam. 24). We make our way to Qumran, once home to a Hebrew sect known as the Essenes. Close by overlooking a cave, we see where a Bedouin shepherd discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1948. Afterwards, those who wish may enjoy a “float” in the Dead Sea! Then it’s back to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
  • DAY 08 Tue . May . 14

    After breakfast we begin our day at the Western Wall, Jerusalem’s holiest site. We walk through the Rabbinical Tunnel and examine two stone blocks each weighing about 600 tons. We visit the southern side of the Temple complex and examine ruins that include steps where we may be certain Jesus and the disciples walked. We then continue walking along the path to the City of David. The tour starts with a 10 minute 3-D movie. It gives a visual timeline of the geography of the City of David from the original settlement to the present day. Then descend into the ground to Hezekiah’s tunnel built somewhere near 700 B.C. and was needed to bring fresh water from outside the fortified City of David (from the Gihon Spring) to the inside (deposited into the Pool of Siloam) so that the city would have drinking water during any siege (the tunnel’s construction is referred to in Isaiah 22:9). As part of the tour, you can do the 40-minute walk in knee-high water from the Gihon Spring to the Pool of Siloam. We then drive to West Jerusalem passing by the Knesset to the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Israel Museum, including the outdoor model of Jerusalem as the city may have looked in 66 AD. We then drive west and stop at the nearby picturesque Ein Karem village located approximately 8 km southwest of Jerusalem. We visit the church of visitation is also known as the Church of the Magnificat (Mary's song in Luke 1:46-55), and St. John's Church before returning back to our hotel for dinner and overnight.  

  • DAY 09 Wed . May . 15
    We begin our day by ascending to the Temple Mount. Here we view the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the holiest sites of Islam. Just to the north we find the Pools of Bethesda (John 5) and St. Anne’s Church, perfectly preserved from the Crusader period with remarkable acoustics. We follow the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. We then walk through the Arab souks and exit the Old City from the Damascus Gate. We make our way to the Garden Tomb where we conclude our day with a communion service. In the evening we celebrate our tour with a Middle Eastern farewell dinner before driving to the airport for our flight home.
  • DAY 10 Thu . May . 16
    Today we arrive into Newark and return to our cities of origin.

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