Your Tour Host
Pastor Emeritus Jay & Mary Ruth Wolf
9 Day Tour of Israel


: Sea of Galilee Boat Ride, Beth She'an, Western Wall Tunnel, Masada and the Israel Museum.

  • Current round-trip economy air fare from Atlanta to Tel Aviv via Delta Air Lines
  • Current airport departure taxes, fuel surcharges, customs & security fees.
  • Superior first class & deluxe (4 & 5 star) hotel accommodations throughout (7 nights);
  • Breakfast and dinner daily, including one St. Peter’s fish lunch, lunch in Sebastia 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 $1,375
  • Insurance: Travel, baggage, trip cancellation, etc.
  • Beverages with meals and meals not specifically mentioned (lunches)
  • Passports
  • Personal Items and Immunizations
Tel Aviv Sep. 14, 2023 Herods Tel Aviv
Tiberias Sep. 15-16, 2023 Sofia Hotel
Jerusalem Sep. 17-20, 2023 Ambassador Boutique


*$150 Discount for payment by check.

**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
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: $367.00 Per person
*Including Cost of Single Supplement: $477.00 Per Person  

Please note: Israel is requiring  all tourists to have travel insurance that includes medical coverage for 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, Att: Ivania Escalante
37 Maxwell Drive, Suite 2
Hendersonville, NC 28791
Day by Day Travel Itinerary
  • DAY 01 Wed . Sep . 13
    Today we depart Atlanta for our overnight non-stop flight to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • DAY 02 Thu . Sep . 14
    After clearing customs, we will be met by our guide who will take us on a scenic drive through Jaffa, the oldest port in the world. Jonah set sail for Tarshish from Jaffa but was swallowed by a whale. We walk through the artist Quarter in the Old City of Jaffa and visit Simon the Tanner’s house where Peter had his vision of the unclean animals. After lunch, we then drive through the modern city of Tel Aviv to our hotel for dinner and overnight overlooking the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • DAY 03 Fri . Sep . 15
    We begin where the baptism of Gentiles began at Caesarea Maritima (Acts 10). We include the sunken harbor, the hippodrome, the theatre and the Roman aqueduct. Then we drive to Muhraka (“burnt offering”) on Mt. Carmel, with a panorama of the Plain of Jezreel (Esdraelon). Continue to Megiddo for the background to Ar-mageddon. After surveying the Plain of Jezreel, we proceed to Nazareth, visiting part of the ancient village and enjoying a view of Mt. Tabor. We go on to Cana, commemorating Jesus’ transformation of water into wine. We end the day at the Arbel cliff, which affords a view over the Lake of Galilee and the main sites of Jesus’ ministry. We have dinner and overnight on the Sea of Galilee.
  • DAY 04 Sat . Sep . 16
    We drive along the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum, where we visit the synagogue and the place where early Christians remembered Peter’s house. We continue to Tabgha (short for Heptapagon, “seven springs”) to view the mosaics in the Church of the Loaves and Fishes. Ascending the Mt. of Beatitudes, we listen to Jesus’ teachings. On an ancient trade route, we pass Hazor and then go on to Dan. Here we do a nature walk and visit the high place where Jeroboam son of Nebat set up a golden calf. After a St. Peter’s Fish Lunch, we continue to Caesarea Philippi (Banias), where Peter answered Jesus’ question, “Who do you say that I am?” Our route then takes us over the Golan Heights, skirting Mt. Hermon, with a view toward Damascus. We end the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee.
  • DAY 05 Sun . Sep . 17
    Today we visit three major sites: Beth She’an, Ein Harod and Jericho. We drive down into the Jordan Valley to the strategic crossing point between the Jordan Valley and the Jezreel which is located in the city of Beth She’an (aka Scythopolis). Here, we will climb the Tel to view the setting of Saul’s death. We then survey the magnificent Roman and Byzantine ruins: theatre, bathhouses, ancient rest rooms, market areas, colonnaded streets. Then (conditions permitting) we drive through the Dotan Valley, where Joseph’s brothers threw him into a cistern. At Nablus (Shechem), we visit the mound of the ancient city where Joshua renewed the covenant. We stop at nearby Jacob’s Well, site of Jesus’ conversation with a Samaritan woman. We’ll have lunch at the Samaria Restaurant in Sebastia. We then drive through the lovely valley of Bidan and down Wadi Fariah, the pass through which Jacob (and probably his grandfather before him) entered the promised land. We continue east back to the Jordan Valley and then south to Jericho where we visit the Tel of this oldest city and view the traditional mountain of Jesus’ temptation. Ascending the Roman road along Wadi Qilt, we stop for a look at St. George’s Monastery. Finally, atop Mount Scopus, we behold majestic Jerusalem where we will have dinner and spend the next four nights.
  • DAY 06 Mon . Sep . 18
    Today we will start on the Mt. of Olives with the Old City tilted toward us. After an orientation, we descend the traditional Palm Sunday Road to Dominus Flevit (“The Lord weeps”), remembering Jesus’ entry. We continue down to Gethsemane with a visit to the garden and the church where we will have some quiet time. We then drive to the church grounds called Peter in Gallicantu, which affords the best view of early Jerusalem from the west. Here, the Assumptionist Fathers propose, was the house where the High Priest Caiaphas interrogated Jesus. Driving south to the Bethlehem region passing Rachel’s Tomb on the outskirts of Bethlehem, we go to Shepherds’ Fields. We then visit Bethlehem, where we will walk through its alleys and markets to the Church of the Nativity. We drive back to West Jerusalem passing by the Knesset the Israeli Parliament on our way 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.
  • DAY 07 Tue . Sep . 19
    fter breakfast you will begin your day with a walk on the Ramparts from Jaffa Gate to Dung Gate. Just inside the Gate, we walk up to the Western Wall, the holiest Jewish site. We then enter the Western Wall tunnel that enables us to examine the length of the outer Herodian Temple wall, mostly preserved in mint condition, including two stone blocks each weighing about 600 tons. Next, we exit Dung Gate reboard our bus and drive to Bethany the home of Martha and Lazarus. From there we drive through the Judean desert to Qumran. Here we view Cave #4, which contained the greatest quantity of Dead Sea scrolls. We continue south to Masada where we take the cable car to the top, visiting Herod’s Mountain bunker and the last stronghold of the Jewish revolt against Rome (66-73 AD). After floating in the Dead Sea (at minus 1390 feet, as low as you’re ever likely to get), we enter the nature reserve of Ein Gedi, rich in flora and fauna, and walk to a lovely waterfall. Next, we’ll stop at Bethabara where John baptized those who came to him. This is also known as “Bethany beyond the Jordan” and is near the area where the children of Israel crossed intto the Promised Land. Return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
  • DAY 8 Wed . Sep . 20
    We transfer to Dung Gate where just inside, we take the time to examine the ruins near the south side of the Temple complex, which includes steps where we may be certain that Jesus taught, and He and his disciples walked. We then walk up to the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site. We view the Dome of the Rock and the al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site of Islam, located on the traditional site of the ancient Temple Mount. Just to the north we find the Pools of Bethesda and St. Anne’s Church, which has remarkable acoustics, and which has been perfectly preserved from the Crusader period. We then follow the Way of the Cross (Via Dolorosa) back as far as the Holy Sepulcher. From there we walk through the Arab Souks, past the Armenian Quarter and exit the Old City through the Mt Zion Gate to visit the Upper Room and King David’s Tomb on the grounds of Mt. Zion. From there we take the bus to the Garden Tomb where we end our tour with a special visit and the possibility of having a private communion on its grounds. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure to catch up on any missed sightseeing or souvenir collection. This evening we’ll enjoy a Middle Eastern farewell dinner at our hotel in Jerusalem for our final night.
  • DAY 9 Thu . Sep . 21
    Early morning airport transfer for our flight home from Israel, arriving the same day.

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