|Tel Aviv||Dec. 28, 2023||Herods Hotel|
|Tiberias||Dec. 29-31, 2023||Ramot Nofesh|
|Jerusalem||Jan. 1-4, 2024||Ramada Hotel|
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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:
Based on Double Occupancy: $403.00 Per person
Including Cost of Single Supplement: $477.00 Per Person
*Once purchased premium is non-refundable.
Please note: Israel is currently requiring all tourists to have insurance that includes medical coverage for Covid.
Israel Gov. Link: https://www.gov.il/en/departments/news/border_closing_coronavirus_14062020
After breakfast, we drive down into the Jordan Valley and head to Jericho. We then travel to the nearby Qasr El-Yahud, the site where tradition holds that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. We then head towards the Dead Sea to Qumran, the settlement of the Essenes. They were the first century sect who authored the Dead Sea Scrolls. From here, we head to Ein Gedi where David hid from King Saul. We then travel south along the western shore of the Dead Sea toward Masada where we ascend by cable car up to King Herod’s astonishing fortress. Afterwards, we make a special stop at the Dead Sea (the lowest spot on Earth) for a short swim or float. We retrace our steps back driving north along the western shores of the Dead Sea heading back to Jerusalem and passing by the Good Samaritan Inn on the way.
This morning we drive to Mamre, recalling God’s three-person visit with Abraham there (Genesis 18), and then to nearby Hebron. From the hill of the ancient city, we shall be able to understand why it became the capital of Judah. We take a close-up view of the fully preserved Herodian structure (same design as the Temple periphery) honoring the graves of the patriarchs and matriarchs. We then drive down to the Shephelah: the low hills between the mountain and the coast. Here we visit Maresha (aka Beth Guvrin), from which we can see the entire Judaean range to the East as well as Lachish, Gath and the Philistine cities to the West. We explore the intricate caves of Hellenistic Maresha. Then we drive Khirbet Kiyafa overlooking the Elah Valley. We then drive north for a stop in the Valley of Elah, where David encountered Goliath (I Samuel 17). After reliving this story, we head up the historic Beth Horon Road (Joshua 10:10) to the Benjamin Plateau, passing ancient Gibeon and returning to Jerusalem for our farewell dinner and overnight.