Holy Land Tour
February 19 – 27, 2013
Tour Host: Pastor Jesus Jimenez
Tour Price: $3125 per person*
Price of tour includes: Hotel Accommodation for 6 nights in double room (single room additional charge), Roundtrip airfare from San Diego on Delta Airines, all airport transfers, 7 amazing days of guided sightseeing, all entrance fees to sites, special farewell dinner, tips to guide, bus driver and hotel staff, breakfast and dinner daily, tax and fuel surcharge at current rate ($650) and subject to be changed by the airline.
Not included: Beverages, lunches, travel insurance and personal expenses.
*Airline Taxes and Fuel Surcharges are included in the tour price. The current rate at time of booking – $650. This fee is set by the airline and Madison Tours has no control nor receives advance notice of changes. Due to fluctuating oil prices, the fee may change. The airline will only guarantee the fee about six weeks before departure. If the airlines impose an increase, the difference will be collected before departure.
Day 1, Tues, Feb 19 – Depart San Diego for our flight to Tel Aviv.
Day 2, Wed, Feb 20 -We arrive at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv in the late afternoon where we will be met by our representative and directed to our driver and our guide who will be with us on our journey through Israel. Time permitting, we will make a brief stop in Joppa, the site where Jonah set sail for Tarshish. We will transfer to the Kings Hotel in Netanya. After a delicious buffet dinner you can enjoy a walk along the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 3, Thurs, Feb 21 – We begin our day at Caesarea Maritima. Among the magnificent array of archaeological finds you will see well-preserved aqueducts and a beautiful example of the Roman Theatre and amazingly preserved hippodrome. We will visit Mt. Carmel, where Elijah held the triumphal contest with 450 prophets of Baal. We continue to Megiddo and see the site of 26 superimposed cities, the remains from Solomon’s days, and view the Plains of Jezreel where the final Armageddon will be fought. We will drive to Nazareth, the boyhood home of Jesus, and visit the Church of Annunciation, the traditional home of Mary where the angel Gabriel appeared. We continue to the Restal hotel in Tiberias near the Sea of Galilee.
Day 4, Fri, Feb 22 – We start today sailing across the Sea of Galilee in a replica boat of 2,000 years. We visit the ancient “Jesus” boat discovered in 1986. The construction of the b
oat is consistent with boats built from 100 BC to 200 AD. Next we travel to Capernaum where we see the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught, see the Apostle Peter’s home, and explore the archeological gardens. We will walk on the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount, and then visit Tabgah where Jesus fed 5,000. We drive to Banias, one of the headwaters of the Jordan River and site of ancient Caesarea Philippi. We end the day at the beautiful Yardenit baptismal site where you will have the opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan River.
Day 5, Sat, Feb 23 – We leave the Galilee area and drive down the Jordan Valley to explore the latest excavations at Beit Shean, revealing the remains of a Decapolis Capital, Israel’s largest excavation. It was on the walls of Beit Shean that the Philistines hung the bodies of King Saul and his sons after the crushing defeat on Mt. Gilboa. We will drive by Mt. Gilboa, site of Saul’s death, and visit the natural springs where Gideon brought ten thousand to be tested. We continue down the Jordan Valley, driving by Jericho and the Mount of Temptation and visit Qumran, the site of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery. You will then have an opportunity to “float” in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. We drive to Jerusalem and stop for a magnificent view of Jerusalem from Mt Scopus and offer a traditional blessing as was done during the time of Christ. We arrive at the Caesar Hotel in Jerusalem where we will stay for the remainder of the tour.
Day 6, Sun, Feb 24 – Today we begin at the Mt. of Olives where we will hear an explanation of the city, then walk down the Palm Sunday road to the Garden of Gethsemane. Then to Mt. Zion to visit the Church of St. Peter in Galacantu, Caiaphas’ House where Jesus was held before trial. We will visit the Upper Room and enjoy a time of worship. We will overview the new excavations of the City of David. Just outside the Old City Walls, lies the original Jerusalem. Recent excavations on this site have revealed the very walls, wells, and passageways where ancient Jerusalem unfolded. We end today in Bethlehem to see the Church of the Nativity, the traditional site of the birth of Jesus, and the Shepherds fields where the birth of Jesus was announced.
Day 7, Mon, Feb 25 -This morning we visit the Old City of Jerusalem. We begin at the Pools of Bethesda and enjoy a time of singing at the Church of St. Anne’s. We will walk through the Old City following the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepluchre, walk through the Old Arab markets, Jewish Quarters, see the ancient Roman Cardo, and visit the remains from Hezikiah’s Wall. Next visit the Western Wall for a personal time of reflection and prayer, and then walk through the Western Wall Tunnel to see remarkable underground excavation of ancient Jerusalem. We end our day in Jerusalem at the Davidson Center to enjoy a virtual tour of the Second Temple and explore the Southern Steps, the only entrance to the Temple during the time of Christ.
Day 8, Tues, Feb 26 - A later start this morning as you prepare for your flight home before visiting the areas of New Jerusalem. First we drive by the Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, and then visit the Israel Museum and see the Holy Land Model, a miniature replica of Jerusalem during the time of Christ where an excellent perspective of the city can be seen and the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book. We will end our time in Jerusalem at one of the sites believed to be the burial site of Jesus, the Garden Tomb. Here we take time to be refreshed with worship and communion. Leaving Jerusalem, we will stop at the Elah Valley, the site of David and Goliath. Enjoy a delicious farewell dinner as we say good-bye to Israel and transfer to the airport for our late night departure from Ben Gurion Airport.
Day 9, Wed, Feb 27 – We depart Tel Aviv just after midnight and arrive home with life changing memories of our Journey through the Land of the Bible.
Terms and Conditions: Reservation is made with a $500 deposit per person. All rates are in US dollars, per person, double occupancy. Unless passenger has a preferred roommate, MTT (Madison Tours and Travel) will make every effort to assign a suitable roommate. MTT is not responsible for, nor does it guarantee the finding of a roommate. If no roommate is available for placement, the applicable single room supplement will apply. Tour price is based on a minimum number of passengers. Should the minimum number not be met, tour price would be subject to change. The tour price reflects a discount for purchases paid by cash or check. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted as a convenience to our customers and are subjected to a 3% non-refundable convenience fee. Fuel Surcharge: Fuel Surcharge is included in the tour price at the current rate at time of booking. The airline will not guarantee the amount until ticketing. This fee is set by the airline and MTT has no control nor do we receive advance notice on any changes. MT
T reserves the right to amend your tour price if necessary. Cancellations: Full refund, less $100 handling fee, will be made up to 120 days before departure: 119-60 days, $350; 59-30 days, 50% of tour price; less than 29 days, non-refundable. All applicable airfare and overseas operation cancellation fees will be added to the above. All cancellations must be submitted in writing and will take effect upon date of receipt by MTT. Unused portions of the tour costs are not refundable. Travel Insurance: We strongly advise cancellation insurance, which may grant full refund in case of illness or unforeseen events. Travel insurance also covers emergency medical expenses, trip interruption or missed connection and baggage delay. You will find policy details and coverage in the insurance brochure that will be sent to each passenger after the initial deposit and registration has been received, or you may visit www.madisontravel.com for more information. Not included in tour price: Travel Insurance, excess baggage charges, meals other than those provided for, items from hotel room, mini-fridge, telephone calls, laundry, bottled water, liquors, after dinner coffee
or tea, personal items, US Customs & Immigration fee, if any, anything not mentioned as included and anything of a personal nature. Please Note: A $50 charge per person, per change will be assessed for any deviation from the prepared tour itinerary. No changes accepted within 30 days of departure. A $50 late fee will apply for registering within 60 days of departure. The fare is based on advance purchase excursion rates. The services of any IATA or ARC carrier may be used in conjunction with the tour. MTT act only in the capacity of agents for all vendors. By acceptance of tour membership, the tour member agrees that neither the tour operator, nor any of its employees or affiliates shall be liable for any strikes, riots, terrorism, wars, epidemics, quarantines, medical or customs regulations, improper visas, passports or other travel documents, defaults, delays, loss or damage resulting from negligence of any vendor. By embarking upon this tour, the traveler voluntarily assumes all risks of damage or loss involved, expected or unexpected. Tour operator reserves the right to refuse any person, before, or during the tour, and to make any changes to the tour should circumstances warrant.
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Tour Price: $3125* per person
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alomón, la tierra de los relatos del evangelio de Jesús y de ver la historia milagrosa de las luchas y las glorias de la nación moderna.
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Precio del tour incluye: Hotel Alojamiento por 6 noches en habitación doble (precio de la habitación individual adicional), pasaje aéreo de ida y vuelta desde San Diego, todos los traslados, los 7 días increíbles de guiado, todas las entradas a los sitios, cena especial de despedida, consejos para guiar, conductor del autobús y el hotel personal, el desayuno y la cena todos los días de pago de impuestos, y el combustible a la tasa actual ($ 600) y están sujetos a ser cambiados por la compañía aérea.
No incluye: Bebidas, comidas, seguro de viaje y gastos personales.