Experience Israel Tour
June 5 – June 15
June 5-15, 2023
Hosted by Robert J. Morgan in conjunction with TriStar Tours
$4,248 per person from New York
JUNE 5: NEW YORK/TEL-AVIV
We depart late in the afternoon on EL AL’s non-stop flight to Tel-Aviv. Full service on board.
JUNE 6: CAESAREA/SEA OF GALILEE
Upon arrival in Israel, we’ll be met by our bus, guide, and tour representative. We’ll drive up the Mediterranean coast to the fabulous aqueduct & seaport ruins of Caesarea by the Sea, home of Pontius Pilate, Philip, Cornelius, and Paul during his imprisonment in Acts 23-26. If time permits, we’ll visit Mount Carmel, then we’ll travel over the hills into Galilee for supper and overnight in our hotel on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.
JUNE 7 NORTHERN ISRAEL
Today we’ll tour sites in Northern Israel including Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi (Banias) at the headwaters of the Jordan River, the Mount of Beatitudes commemorating where Jesus gave His Sermon on the Mount, Capernaum & Magdala. We’ll also have a night-time service onboard a boat on the Sea of Galilee.
JUNE 8: GALILEE
After breakfast we’ll take a non-strenuous climb to the summit of Mount Arbel, visit Nazareth & Mt. Precipice as well as an old synagogue, Megiddo, then on to the Jordan River for baptisms at Yardenit. Back to the hotel for our last night in Tiberias.
JUNE 9: JORDAN VALLEY
We’ll depart after breakfast for Beit She’an & Gan HaShlosha for a refreshing swim. Afterward we’ll travel through the Jordan Valley to Jericho. Then we’ll travel toward Jerusalem, stopping briefly at the Wadi Kelt to the overlook of St. George. Overnight in Jerusalem.
JUNE 10: JERUSALEM & BETHLEHEM
After breakfast we’ll worship together on the Mount of Olives, walk down the Palm Sunday road and visit the traditional Garden of Gethsemane, drive to Bethlehem & visit Shepherd’s Field, then travel to the Valley of Elah where David & Goliath met. Overnight in Jerusalem.
JUNE 11: JERUSALEM
We’ll start our day on Temple Mount, then visit the Western Wall, the Southern Steps of the Temple & Davidson Archeological Park. Then we’ll travel to the Israeli Museum with it’s fabulous model of Jerusalem, the Dead Sea Scrolls & other archaeological artifacts.
JUNE 12: SAMARIA
This morning we’ll be making a special trip to Samaria, traveling to Shiloh & Mt. Gerizim (the home of Samuel, Eli, & the Tabernacle) & to a Samaritan village where sacrifices are still made to this day. Overnight in Jerusalem.
JUNE 13: JERUSALEM & MASADA
We’ll start the day with a moving visit to the Garden Tomb. Then we’ll board the bus & head down to Masada, another of Herod’s palaces & the location of a Roman seige that tragically ended in a mass suicide of the Jewish occupiers. Afterwards we’ll visit Qumran & stop at the Dead Sea for a float in its’ buoyant waters.
JUNE 14: JERUSALEM AT YOUR LEISURE
You’ll have all day on your own. If you haven’t visited the American Colony (founded by Horatio Spafford – “It is Well With My Soul”) you might want to consider it. A group usually visits Hezekiah’s Tunnel, & there will be plenty of time to shop in the Old City. After dinner we’ll board a bus back to Tel Aviv.
JUNE 15: TEL-AVIV/JFK
We’ll say goodbye to Israel and catch an after-midnight flight back to JFK, full of memories, increased knowledge of the Bible and beautiful pictures to share with family and friends!
- 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.
- There may be an additional fee of $42/person for a Covid test (PCR), if required.
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$898 in Israel. 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 $105 for taxes and $120 for tips due with your final payment. Additionally, you may purchase trip insurance through TriStar in the amount of $326.
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 5, 2022 will entitle the passengers to a $100 Super Saver Discount or December 5, 2022 to a $50 Early Bird Discount.
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 responsibility 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, negligence 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.
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