Your Tour Host
Hope Community Church with Skip Allen, Rick Hamrick, and Jeremy Peeler
10 Day Tour of Israel with Hope Community Church



Mt. Carmel, Sea of Galilee Boat Ride, Masada & the Western Wall

  • Current round-trip economy class air fare from Charlotte, NC to Tel Aviv on United Airlines
  • Current airport departure taxes, fuel surcharges, customs & security fees
  • Superior first-class (4 star) hotel accommodations throughout (7 nights)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily including a 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 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
  • Single room supplement $950.00.
  • Insurance: Travel, baggage, trip cancellation, etc.
  • Beverages with meals 
  • Passports
  • Personal items and immunizations
Tiberias Jan. 28-30, 2025 Sofia Hotel
Jerusalem Jan. 31-Feb.03, 2025 Ambassador Boutique


*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)

**Please note that Allianz is currently not allowing the sale of group policies for travelers to Israel. Please reach out to us if you are interested in purchasing once available. 

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:

If you are interested in purchasing travel insurance please reach out to us for specific details. However, please make note of the disclaimer below from Allianz when considering whether you wish to purchase at this time:
 "The Israel-Hamas war is a known event as of October 7, 2023.  Please note that benefits apply only for covered reasons indicated in your plan documents, and all plans have an exclusion for losses resulting directly or indirectly from war, acts of war, and known or foreseeable events.  If you are planning to travel to Israel or the surrounding areas, please be advised that any loss or other claims directly or indirectly related to war, any act of war, or any known or foreseeable event are not covered under your travel insurance plan. Please refer to your plan documents for details on your benefits and the terms, conditions, and exclusions that apply."
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 Mon . Jan . 27
    Depart USA
    Today we depart for our overnight flight to Tel Aviv, Israel, arriving at Ben Gurion Airport.
  • DAY 02 Tue . Jan . 28
    Arrive in Israel / Coastal Plain, Jezreel Valley and Galilee
    We arrive in Tel Aviv this 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. We drive north to the Sharon Plain on the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea Maritima where the baptism of the Gentiles began. Here we view the sunken harbor, the hippodrome, the theater, and the Roman aqueduct. We then drive to Mt. Carmel where Elijah’s confrontation with the prophets of Baal took place. We enjoy a panoramic view of the Jezreel Valley through which we will drive on our way to Nazareth. In Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home, we visit the Church of the Annunciation, and Mount of Precipice, a likely place from which, at one point, the townspeople attempted to throw Jesus over. We continue to our hotel located on the Sea of Galilee in Tiberias.
  • DAY 03 Wed . Jan . 29
    Upper Galilee
    We begin today by driving north toward the Golan Heights and experience spectacular views of the Sea of Galilee. We stop at the Mount of Beatitudes to begin our tour with a reading of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. We then drive to Tel Hazor and observe the ruins of the largest city of the Old Testament. From here we gaze toward Mt. Hermon in the distance. We travel to Dan where we combine a nature walk beside the upper Jordan River with a visit to more ancient ruins, including the Israelite high place that supported a golden calf. Afterwards, we take a brief ride to the spring of Caesarea Philippi where Peter confessed his recognition of Jesus as The Christ, and we visit the stunning remains of a first century palace belonging to Agrippa II. We continue our ride to an overlook from which we can view the city of Damascus, Syria, some 45 miles away.  We end our day with a spectacular drive through the Golan Heights, back to our hotel in Tiberias.
  • DAY 04 Thu . Jan . 30
    Around the Sea of Galilee
    Today we begin with a cruise on the Sea of Galilee in a wooden boat modeled after boats from Jesus’ time.  We then visit churches in Tabgha including The Church of the Multiplication where Christians have long-remembered Jesus’ feeding of the multitude, and The Primacy of Saint Peter Church which is situated on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and thought to be where, after his resurrection, Jesus prepared breakfast for his disciples and commissioned Peter. After a St. Peter’s Fish Lunch (included), we make our way to Capernaum where Franciscan archaeologists believe they have uncovered Peter’s house. We end our day at a baptismal site on the Jordan River where we will observe the ordinance of baptism for all who wish to participate, weather permitting.  Overnight at our hotel in Tiberias.
  • DAY 05 Fri . Jan . 31
    Lower Galilee and Samaria
    Our day begins with a sunrise worship service overlooking the Sea of Galilee toward the Golan Heights, then breakfast before leaving Tiberias. We drive south to Beit She’an, one of the cities of the Decapolis, and visit the site of the magnificent community with its Roman and Byzantine ruins including a theater, bathhouses, ancient restrooms, market areas and colonnaded streets. Next, we enjoy a scenic drive into Samaria where we visit Sebastia, believed by some to be the burial place of John the Baptist. Farmers here are still uncovering Roman glass as they plow their fields. Also in Samaria, we visit the Greek Orthodox church in the town of Nablus (ancient Shechem). This modern-day church stands over Jacob’s well. We then head further south to Jericho, the oldest continually populated city on earth. We visit the Tel of this ancient city and view the mountain traditionally held as the Mount of Temptation. At the end of the day, we make our way to the top of Mt. Scopus (Lookout) and behold majestic Jerusalem. We check in to our hotel in Jerusalem.
  • DAY 06 Sat . Feb . 01
    The Judean Wilderness and The Negev
    We drive south through the wilderness to visit the fortress of Masada rising 1,200 feet above the desert plain. We see the restoration efforts of buildings dating back to the fourth and fifth centuries AD. We then head back north and visit Ein Gedi and climb a path to a waterfall where David may have hidden when he was running from Saul. We make our way to Qumran once home to the Hebrew sect known as the Essenes. We can look over to a cave where a Bedouin shepherd discovered the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1948. Afterward, those who wish may enjoy a “float” in the Dead Sea, weather permitting, then back at our hotel.
  • DAY 07 Sun . Feb . 02
    The Outskirts of Jerusalem
    We begin our day in some fields outside Bethlehem where the angels announced the birth of Jesus. Several caves, used by shepherds to shield their animals at night, dot the landscape.  We then travel to Bethlehem to visit the church of the nativity. We descend a narrow flight of steps into the grotto, or cave, in which Jesus was born and laid in a manger. We visit the area of the Pool of Siloam and Hezekiah’s Tunnel/Canaanite Tunnel and learn about the ancient tunnels that brought water to Jerusalem. As we head back into Jerusalem we stop at the Israel Museum, home of the Shrine of the Book which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls.  Also, we view an outdoor scale model of Jerusalem as the city may have looked in 66 AD.  We overnight at our hotel in Jerusalem.
  • DAY 08 Mon . Feb . 03
    Outside the City Walls
    We drive to the top of the Mount of Olives with its breathtaking view of Jerusalem and begin a descent down the traditional Palm Sunday pilgrims’ road.  We stop first at Church of Pater Noster (Our Father) and then Dominus Flevit Church (Our Lord Weeps). We view olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane that are said to have existed during the time of Jesus, as well as the Church of All Nations which stands over the rock believed to be the place Jesus prayed in agony just before being arrested. We drive across the Kidron valley and visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu (Cock Crow). This church stands over what is believed to be the house of Caiaphas where Jesus was kept prior to his crucifixion. We then visit the southern side of the temple mount and examine ruins that include steps where we may be certain Jesus and his disciples walked as they entered the temple complex. We visit the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site and then walk through the Rabbinical Tunnel along the western wall and view two stone blocks each weighing around 600 tons. Overnight at our hotel in Jerusalem.
  • DAY 09 Tue . Feb . 04
    Inside the City Walls
    Today we ascend the Temple Mount and view the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the holiest sites in Islam.  Just to the north we visit the Pools of Bethesda 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 Gordon’s Calvary and the Garden tomb where we complete our tour. We celebrate with a Middle Eastern farewell dinner at our hotel before driving to the airport for our flight home.
  • DAY 10 Wed . Feb . 05
    Arrive USA
    Today we arrive in Newark and return to our cities of origin.

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