Destination: Israel, Jordan
Highlights: Mt. Carmel, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Petra, Mt. Nebo, Jordan River, Jericho, Bethlehem, Jerusalem
Travel Insurance is available. Rates shown below:
|Age | 0-55 | 56-60 | 61-65 | 66-70 |
|Cost | $314 | $343 | $378 | $431 |
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DAY 1 – MON. MAY 13 – DEPART USA
Today we depart Dallas/Ft. Worth for our overnight flight to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, Israel with a connection in Newark.
DAY 2 – TUE. MAY 14 – ARRIVE ISRAEL
Arrive Tel Aviv. You will meet your English speaking Tour Guide, after going through Passport Control, and collecting your luggage. You will be transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 3 – WED. MAY 15 – THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF JERUSALEM
Western Wall tunnel excavations | Temple Mount in Jerusalem | Jewish Quarter | (Lunch at Quarter Café) | Hezekiah’s Wall | The Herodian Museum | St. Peter Gallicantu (traditional House of Caiphas) | The Israel Museum / Shrine of the Book with the Dead Sea Scrolls/The Holy Land Model.
DAY 4 – THU. MAY 16 -THE OLD CITY
Southern Wall Excavations at Dung Gate | Mt. Zion | Coffee at Domitian Church | Upper City of David| Hezekiah’s Tunnel | Warren’s Shaft | Garden of Gethsemane | St. Stephen’s Gate | Pool of Bethseda Sisters of Zion (traditional site of Praetorium)| Via Dolorosa | Damascus Gate | Garden Tomb and Gordon’s Calvary.
DAY 5 – FRI. MAY 17 – BETHLEHEM / JERUSALEM
Excursion to Bethlehem | Shepherd’s Fields as viewed from the highway | Manger Square (Church of the Nativity and Jerome’s Cave) | Shopping. Restaurant in Jerusalem. View of Old City of Jerusalem from Mount of Olives | Orientation of Old City Gates (general drive through historic sites in city).
DAY 6 – SAT. MAY 18 – JERUSALEM / JERICHO /MASADA / TIBERIAS
Bethany | Jericho (OT/NT) | Qumran | Ein Gedi | Masada | Tiberias
DAY 7 – SUN. MAY 19 – TIBERIAS
Hazor | Mt. Hermon | Tel Dan Nature Walk | Caesarea Phillipi | Nimrod’s Castle | Tel Fakhr on Golan Heights | Chorazin.
DAY 8 – MON. MAY 20 – SEA OF GALILEE
View from Monastery at Mt. Carmel | Megiddo | Plain of Jezreel | Armageddon | Mt. Tabor | Cana | Beth Shean | Jordan River Baptismal Site | Capernaum | Private Boat Ride on Sea of Galilee
DAY 9 – TUE. MAY 21 – BORDER CROSSING /JORDAN / MADABA Today we tour Petra, the ancient Edomite and Nabatean capital, and “Rose Red City half as old as time.” We’ll see the spectacular “city of the dead,” with its famed gorge, ancient streets, temples, dwelling places and tombs carved in solid rock. Our visit includes a two-mile journey on horseback or a walk through the famous Siq (the natural gorge) to arrive at the Treasury. We can see Roman temple ruins of the Roman city, the Nabatean Judgement Hall, palace tombs, famous Urn Temple and the Roman Amphitheater. A climb of several hundred steps to the “high places” might appeal to the adventurous. Afterwards we travel to the Dead Sea for dinner and two overnights.
DAY 11 – THU. MAY 23 – DEAD SEA
Day of leisure at the Dead Sea.
DAY 12 – FRI. MAY 24 – JORDAN / BORDER CROSSING
Return to Tel Aviv | Visit to Tell el-Hamman Excavation Project | Jordanian Baptismal Site en route | Allenby Bridge Crossing | Pick up any sites remaining and shopping in Jerusalem | Farewell dinner last evening overlooking the Mediterranean| Note: Allenby Bridge closes at noon, get sightseeing in Jordan
DAY 13 – SAT. MAY 25 – TEL AVIV / USA
After breakfast we transfer to the airport for our return flight back to the USA. Arrive same day.
Terms & Conditions
Air Transportation: ARC/IATAN jet economy class, round trip from gateway city applicable on all IATAN and ARC carriers, based on the non-refundable fare. Tours must be fully paid for and tickets issued no later than 60 days before the tour’s departure date. If you cancel or change your reservation for any reason after tickets have been issued, a cancellation fee of 100% of the ticket price will be charged by the airline.Fuel Surcharges: We will review the air costs approximately 65 days before departure and notify you of any changes in air fuel surcharges or taxes. Deviations: Deviation requests should be in writing and will incur an additional service fee plus any applicable fare increases.
Land Transportation and Transfers: By private deluxe motor coach.
Accommodations: Tour prices are per person, based on two persons sharing double or twin-bedded rooms with private bathroom with tub or shower. Single rooms subject to availability and an additional cost of $1,635.00 (tour participants without a roommate will have to pay the single room surcharge). Hotels used are superior first class & deluxe category.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Coffee or tea included with breakfast only; all other beverages are extra.
Baggage: Subject to change, free baggage allowance is governed by the airline on which you are flying. Baggage allowance guidelines will be included in your final documents. Excess baggage will be charged at the established rates. Due to limited motor coach capacity we urge our tour members to carry
only one bag per person. Porterage for one checked bag is included in the tour price. Excess baggage charges from the airlines and motor coaches are the passenger’s responsibility and will be collected at time of handling.
Service Charges and Taxes: Those normally levied by hotels and restaurants are included and all departure taxes and tipping.
Not Included: Passport costs, and health documentation costs (when required); food and beverages (including coffee and tea) not usually included with regular table d’hote meals; optional sightseeing tours and excursions; accident, baggage and trip cancellation insurance; transporting and handling excess luggage; tips to persons rendering special services not specifically mentioned as included; items of a purely personal nature such as laundry, telephone and cable expenses, internet access, room service orders, etc.; transportation between hometown city and gateway city.
Insurance: Acting only as agents for suppliers, Wilcox World Travel and Tours, Div. of Wilcox Travel Agency, Inc., is not responsible for damage, loss, or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings, or for personal injury, accident and/or illness. For protection, it is important that you have adequate insurance
to cover these possibilities. We recommend Allianz Travel Insurance. Travel protection is available to all residents of the U.S. and Canada, and includes coverage for lost luggage, medical emergencies and more. Guests booking this tour have the option of purchasing cancellation protection in the
event they need to cancel their trip after making their reservations. This optional Guest Protection may be requested at time of booking and fee included with initial payment. Details will be provided with written confirmation of your tour reservation.
For tour participants 71 + years old, there will be an additional cost for insurance based on your age.
Important Passport Information: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member at a local passport office. Passports must have an expiration date beyond Nov. 09, 2019 in order to travel with this tour. If your expiration date is inside this date, you must renew your passport in order to participate.
VISA: A visa is not required for US citizens traveling to Israel. A visa is required for travel to Jordan and will be taken care of on behalf of the group. Make sure and forward your passport copy for processing.
Deposits and Payments: A deposit of $300.00 per person is required immediately. Installment payments are accepted and updated statements will be forwarded with each payment sent. The balance is due no later than 60 days prior to departure. Please check your statement for specific due dates.
Tour conditions and airfares are subject to Governmental, ARC/IATAN, and airline regulation requirements in effect on the date of and during the tour. All airfares and land rates are quoted in US Dollars and are based on tariffs and cost in effect December 2018 and are subject to change without notice. Land costs are based on group rates and final tour cost may be dependent on number of tour participants.
Guests with Disabilities: Please be aware that certain land tours may not be fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Wilcox World Travel and Tours must be notified of any special medical, physical or other requirements of passengers at the time of booking. Should a passenger require the assistance
of another to make this tour, it is the responsibility of that passenger to arrange for a companion to provide the assistance at all times and for the entire duration of the tour. Participating Air Carriers: The services of any ARC/IATAN air carrier may be used by Wilcox World Travel and Tours, Div. of Wilcox Travel Agency, Inc. for the air portion of these tours.
Responsibility: Your tour operator, Wilcox World Travel and Tours, Div. of Wilcox Travel Agency, Inc., an ARC/IATAN appointed agent, acts as agent for you in the making and securing of all arrangements for transportation, sightseeing, or for hotel accommodations for the tour. Wilcox World Travel
and Tours does not own, manage, control or operate any transportation vehicle, any hotel or restaurant, or any other supplier of services. All coupons, receipts and tickets are issued subject to the terms and conditions specified by the suppliers. Thus, by accepting the coupons and tickets and utilizing
the services, you agree that neither Wilcox World Travel and Tours nor any of its Tour Hosts or Representatives shall be liable for any loss, injury or damage to you or your belongings or otherwise in connection with any accommodations, transportation or other services, or resulting directly or indirectly
from any occurrences beyond its control including breakdown in equipment, strikes, theft, delay or cancellation of or changes in itinerary, or schedules, etc. Also, remember that travel documents are your responsibility as well as compliance with custom regulations. No employee of Wilcox World Travel
and Tours can change the terms under which you agree to take this tour. Airlines concerned are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time you are not on board the aircraft. The passage contract in use by the airline, when issued, constitutes the sole agreement between it and you.
Cancellations and Refunds: If a passenger cancels his/her tour membership up to 61 days prior to departure, there will be a cancellation fee of $250.00 to cover administration and communication costs. For cancellations within 60-46 days of departure date you will be subject to a 50% penalty or $250.00
whichever is greater. Cancellations within 45 days are subject to a penalty of 100% of tour price. All cancellation requests must be addressed to Wilcox Travel in writing. Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
NOTE: Wilcox World Travel and Tours reserves the right to cancel, withdraw, or change the tour, in part or whole, at any time. In the event of a change deemed necessary by Wilcox World Travel and Tours, the sole and exclusive obligation of Wilcox World Travel and Tours, Div. of Wilcox Travel Agency, Inc. is to refund monies recovered.