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Experience Israel Tour 2024
June 27, 2023 – July 7, 2023
June 27-July 7, 2024
Hosted by Robert J. Morgan in conjunction with TriStar Tours
$5,198 per person from New York
JUNE 27: NEW YORK or NEWARK/TEL-AVIV
We depart late in the evening on EL AL’s non- stop flight to Tel-Aviv. Full service on board.
JUNE 28: JERUSALEM
Upon arrival in Israel, we’ll be met by our bus, guide, and tour representative. We’ll drive to Jerusalem, check into our hotel and enjoy our first meal together before turning in for the evening.
JUNE 29: JERUSALEM
Today we’ll start the day at the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Eastern Gate, then follow the Palm Sunday Road to the Garden of Gethsemane. After lunch we’ll travel to Bethlehem, then after dinner we’ll enjoy “The Night Spectacular” presentation at the tower of David.
JUNE 30: JERUSALEM
We will start the day early at Temple Mount, followed by a tunnel tour under the Western Wall. Next we’ll walk where Jesus walked on the Southern Steps then visit the Temple Institute. After lunch we’ll visit the Israel Museum.
JULY 1: GALILEE
We’ll depart for the region of Galilee after breakfast, stopping at the fabulous ruins of Caesarea, then Mt. Carmel and Nazareth. We’ll check into our hotel, Nof Ginosar, where we’ll sleep for the next two nights.
JULY 2: GALILEE
After breakfast we’ll visit an ancient boat that dates back to the time of the disciples, then on to Capernaum, Jesus’s home base during His earthly ministry. Then we’ll travel to the Mount of Beautitudes before heading to the town of Magdala. After lunch we’ll journey to Yardenit where we’ll celebrate the ordinance of baptism for anyone wishing to be baptized in the Jordan River. After dinner we’ll share the wonderful experience of a nighttime boat ride on the Sea of Galilee!
JULY 3: JORDAN
We’ll pack up and say goodbye to Nof Ginosar, board our bus and travel to the Sheik Hussein Bridge, where we’ll cross into Jordan.
We’ll stop at Mt. Nebo to share Moses’s view of the Promised Land, then travel to Madaba to enjoy some amazing ancient mosaics! After that we’ll visit Machareus, the site of John’s beheading. Then we’ll transfer to Petra and stay overnight in Old Village Petra.
JULY 4: PETRA
After breakfast we’ll spend the entire day touring the ancient ruins of Petra. These dazzling ruins will amaze you, so bring your best Indiana Jones game for this spectacular tour. We’ll transfer to Amman and spend the night in the Le Royal Amman hotel.
JULY 5: JORDAN VALLEY
After breakfast, we’ll travel back to Israel and traverse the Jordan Valley, where we’ll see the site of the discovery of the first Dead Sea Scrolls, followed by either a swim in the Dead Sea or a hike to some beautiful falls at Ein Gedi, then on to the Valley of Elah where David and Goliath battled. We’ll stay overnight in Jerusalem.
JULY 6: JERUSALEM
We’ll start the day with a moving visit to the Garden Tomb where we’ll observe communion together and where Pastor Morgan will lead in us a very special worship service. You’ll have the rest of the day to shop in the Old City, slog through Hezekiah’s Tunnel, or visit any of a number of other great places in the area. We’ll enjoy our last dinner together before boarding our bus and heading back to Tel Aviv for our flight home.
JUNE 7: HOME!
We’ll depart from Tel Aviv, taking with us many wonderful memories and insights into
- Sometimes while on the tour we have to tweak the itinerary slightly depending on conditions on the ground such as crowds, traffic or unexpected interruptions.
- Pastor Morgan will provide short Bible teaching segments at the major sites as well as commentary on the bus to make the trip biblically informative and inspirational. Our Jewish guide will provide background information and freely answer questions.
- Please submit a copy of your passport with your final payment.
PLEASE READ THE TOUR CONDITIONS CAREFULLY, SINCE ENROLLMENT AND PAYMENT FOR THE TOUR CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TOUR CONDITIONS.
AIR TRANSPORTATION: Transportation is in economy class on a regularly scheduled IATA Airline. Fare is based on GROUP/APEX as applicable for groups flying together for an entire itinerary.
LAND TRANSPORATATION: As specified in each itinerary, land transportation is by modern, air-conditioned buses designed especially for sightseeing. The cost of the land arrangements, as outlined in this itinerary, is based on a busload ranging from 20 – 50 people.
HOTELS: First-class hotels, twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. Limited single rooms are available at an extra charge of $1148. Single rooms have to be requested and confirmed prior to departure.
MEALS AND SIGHTSEEING: Your tour includes breakfast and supper daily. Also included is local transportation by bus or local conveyance as indicated, the service of an English-speaking guide and the fees to places visited on sightseeing tours, as indicated in this itinerary.
OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES: Not included are excess baggage fees, items of a personal nature such as laundry, after dinner coffees, tips for personal favors, lunch each day (average $18/day) & souvenirs/gifts. Also,there will be an additional $110 for airport taxes and $140 for tips due with your final payment. Additionally, you may purchase trip insurance through TriStar (approx. $366).
DEPOSITS AND FINAL PAYMENTS: There is total protection on your funds. All monies will be held in an escrow account. A deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking in the form of a check or money order only. Payment for the tour must be made to TriStar Tours/Escrow Account by the passenger through the Tour Host, who is the passenger’s agent for the collection and remittance for payment. No other person is authorized to request, receive, or collect payments. Final payment is due no later than 90-days prior to departure. If payment is received within 30-days of departure, please include $75 late fee. Returned checks are subject to an administrative fee of $35.
SPECIAL INCENTIVES: A deposit of $500 received by TriStar Tours no later than October 27, 2023 will entitle the passengers to a $100 Super Saver.
CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS: Requests for a refund must be in writing. Refunds will be issued within 45-days of receipt of written notice. For all cancellations up to 90-days prior to departure, for whatever reason, there will be an administrative fee of $250 per person to cover handling fees. For cancellations 89-60 days prior to departure a $350 fee per person, 59-45 days prior to departure a $450 fee per person and within 45-days of departure full cancellation will apply. For trip cancellation insurance and Travel Protection Plan, please check with your group leader.
ADDITIONAL CHARGES: If you return individually and not with the group, there is a $150 surcharge, plus any applicable airfare differential for the deviation.
RESPONSIBILITY: The tour operator agrees to arrange for the tour described in this brochure, which represents the entire agreement between the passenger and his agent, the Tour Host and TriStar Tours. No changes or deviations are effective unless approved in the writing and signed by an authorized officer of the tour operator. Except as stated herein, no person is authorized to cancel, modify, or vary the tour arrangements or to make any representation or warranty concerning the tour. Except for willful negligence of its direct employees, the tour operator assumes no liability or responsiblity for any injuries, damage or loss of property, accident, delay, changes in schedules or itineraries, inconveniences, accident or illness, or irregularity or incidental damages occasioned by circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator, or by any person or reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to default or omission of any common or private carrier or default, negiligence or omission of any third party providing services or facilities related to or included in this tour or any part thereof for arranging for the same, or the acts or omission of the Tour Host. The airlines and steamship lines are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board planes, ships or conveyances. The passenger contracts, in use by the airline and steamship lines or other lines involved, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airline, ship line and the passenger of purchaser of this tour and/or passenger and the tour operator assumes no liability or responsibility in connection therewith.