Your Tour Host
Pastor John Mark Brown / Brushy Fork Church
11 Day Tour of Israel with Pastor John Mark Brown

Highlights

: Sea of Galilee boat ride, Beth She’an, Masada, Shrine of the Book and The Western Wall.

Please Note: Tour price of $4,380 applies to participants making final payment by check. Participants making all payments by credit card will have a Tour price of $4,505.
INCLUDED
 
  • Current round-trip economy air fare from Charlotte, NC to Tel Aviv on American Airlines
  • Current airport departure taxes, fuel surcharges, customs & security fees.
  • Superior first-class (4 star) hotel accommodations throughout (8 nights);
  • Breakfast and dinner daily, including one St. Peter’s fish lunch and a special 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 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 and Holy Land Journal.

NOT INCLUDED
  • Single room supplement $1,100
  • Insurance: Travel, baggage, trip cancellation, etc.
  • Beverages with meals and meals not specifically mentioned (lunches)
  • Passports
  • Personal Items and Immunizations
ACCOMMODATIONS
 
LOCATION
DATES
HOTEL
Netanya June 21, 2022 Ramada Hotel & Suites
Tiberias June 22-24, 2022 Caesar Hotel
Jerusalem June 25 -28, 2022 Olive Tree Hotel




 
TOUR PACKAGES PER PERSON
TOUR PACKAGES PER PERSON PRICE
$4380

*Note that Tour Price of $4,380 is for participants paying by check. Participants paying by credit card will have a tour cost of $4,505.

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

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • 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
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:

Regular Tour Price: $295.00 Per person
Including Cost of Single Supplement: $388.00 Per Person  

Please note: Israel will require all tourists to have travel insurance that includes coverage for lockdown, isolation quarantine, and  hospitalization as a result of Covid.

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
1550 Hendersonville Rd Suite 214
Asheville, NC 28803
Day by Day Travel Itinerary
  • DAY 01 Mon . Jun . 20
    DEPART USA
    Today we depart for our overnight flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, arriving at Ben Gurion airport.
  • DAY 02 Tue . Jun . 21
    ARRIVE TEL AVIV / NETANYA
    We arrive at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport this afternoon where we are met by our Wilcox Tours’ agent. After passport control and baggage claim we will meet our guide, board our bus and if time permits drive along a scenic drive through Jaffa, the oldest port in the world. Jonah set sail for Tarshish from Jaffa but was swallowed by a whale. Jaffa was also the home of Tabitha, who was raised from the dead by Peter. We then drive through the modern city of Tel Aviv north to Netanya where we check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.
  • DAY 03 Wed . Jun . 22
    THE SHARON PLAIN AND GALILEE
    We begin where the baptism of Gentiles began at Caesarea Maritima. Where the baptism of the Gentiles began at Caesarea Maritima (Acts 10). There 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). We make our way towards the ruins of Tel Megiddo Park, we stop at Mt. Precipice (Armageddon, Revelation 16). We continue to our hotel located on The Sea of Galilee in Tiberias.
  • DAY 04 Thu . Jun . 23
    TIBERIAS / UPPER GALILEE
    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 visit Katzrin ancient village and Synagogue before making our way to Tel Hazor, the largest Canaanite city of the Old Testament. We head towards Dan where we combine a nature walk beside the upper Jordan River and visit ancient ruins, including the Israelite high place that supported a golden calf (I Kings 12). A short drive takes us to the spring of Caesarea Philippi (Banias) where Peter confessed his recognition of Jesus as Christ (Matthew 16).  There we visit the stunning remains of a first century AD palace belonging to Agrippa II. We look toward Mt. Hermon and stop at an overlook for a glimpse of Damascus, 45 miles away. We then drive through The Golan Heights to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
  • DAY 05 Fri . Jun . 24
    TIBERIAS / BEIT SHE’AN / THE SEA OF GALILEE
    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 may choose to 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 rest rooms, market areas, and colonnaded streets. After a St. Peter’s Fish lunch, we make our way to The Primacy of 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). Then on to Tabgha where Christians have long remembered the feeding of the multitude (Mark 6). Next, we visit the newly discovered and exciting archeological site of the fishing Village of Magdala where we can see a first century synagogue typical of the various synagogues that dotted the Galilee region and where Christ would have first preached the gospel.  We’ll have the opportunity to see the “Jesus Boat” in the Yigal Alon Museum at Kibbutz Ginosar, one of several communal farms in Israel. And at the end of the day, we cruise The Sea of Galilee in a wooden boat modeled after one from Jesus’ time (Matthew 14). We disembark within walking distance of our hotel.
  • DAY 06 Sat . Jun . 25
    THE JORDAN RIVER/ JERICHO / JERUSALEM
    Today we drive south toward Jericho. Along the way we visit a baptismal site on The Jordan River where John the Baptist most likely baptized Jesus, here you will have the opportunity to be baptized. As we enter the town of 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 Jesus’ temptation. Ascending the old Roman road along Wadi Qilt, we stop at an overlook to view St. George’s monastery. From there we drive to Bethlehem where we visit the Franciscans Field and Nativity Cave. At the end of the day we make our way to the top of Mt. Scopus and behold majestic Jerusalem. We then proceed to our hotel to check in and overnight.
  • DAY 07 Sun . Jun . 26
    MOUNT OF OLIVES / GETHSEMANE
    On the Mount of Olives (smile for your group photo) we visit the Church of Ascension. We also visit the Paternoster Church, where the Lord’s Prayer is written in 35 languages (the site where Jesus taught his disciples the Lord’s Prayer). We walk down the Palm Sunday Road to the arden of Gethsemane, and the Church of All Nations. Nearby we visit the Tomb of Mary nearby. On Mt. Zion we visit the Coenaculum - Room of the Last Supper, and Tomb of David; the Church of St. Peter in Galicantu, where Peter denied Christ; three times before the cock crowed - also known as the House of Caiaphas, where Jesus was brought after his arrest. Those that choose to do so can walk Hezikiah’s tunnel. In the Valley of Kidron we will see the Pool of Siloam where Jesus healed a blind man. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
  • DAY 8 Mon . Jun . 27
    MASADA / EIN GEDI / QUMRAN / THE DEAD SEA
    After breakfast, we drive through Ein Gedi to visit the fortress Masada rising 1,200 feet above the desert plain. We see the restoration efforts of 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 Samuel 24). We make our way to Qumran, once home to a Hebrew sect known as the Essenes. Close by in a cave is 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 9 Tue . Jun . 28
    JERUSALEM / THE ANCIENT COUNTRYSIDE
    After breakfast we begin our day at The Burnt House before making our way to 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 drive to The Shrine of The Book and view The Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient artifacts, and an outdoor model of Jerusalem as the city may have looked in 66 AD--built to scale! We then enjoy a spectacular, scenic drive to Samaria. There we visit Sebastia, believed by some to be the burial place of John the Baptist. Farmers in Sebastia are still uncovering Roman glass as they plow their fields. In Samaria we, also, visit a Greek Orthodox church in the town of ancient Shechem (now Nablus). This modern-day church is built over Jacob’s Well. We then return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
  • DAY 10 Wed . Jun . 29
    THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM
    We begin our day by ascending to The Temple Mount. There 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) back as far as 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 enjoy a Middle Eastern farewell dinner at the hotel before driving to the airport for our flight home.
  • DAY 11 Thu . Jun . 30
    ARRIVE USA
    Today we arrive into Newark and travel back to our cities of origin.
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