Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost for the trip?

There is a price cost difference depending on where you fly from.

  • $3,998* from Chicago
  • $4,398* from Des Moines

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

What does this price include?

Your all inclusive price includes:

  • Basic Tour & Guided Sightseeing
  • Round-Trip International Airfare from Chicago or Des Moines*
  • Fuel Surcharge and Government Taxes(subject to change)
  • Admin. Fees, Entrance Fees, Hotel Gratuities & Program Fees
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • Deluxe Motorcoaches
  • First Class Hotels & much more!

Travel Protection Plans are available for purchase (See brochure).

*Additional baggage and optional fees may apply. The prices, which are subject to change, is based on a minimum participation in the tour of 30 travelers paying these prices. A fewer number of passengers may result in an increase in the price. The price also reflects a 4% cash or check discount. Please refer to the payment terms in the fine print of the brochure for more information.

What information do I need to know about passports, itineraries, etc.?

  • Passport information must be submitted to our office no later than November 7, 2020. Failure to provide your passport information to our office by this date may result in change fees or denial of travel.
  • 105 days prior to your trip, you will be contacted to re-confirm your itinerary, travel arrangements, and registration information during the preliminary check-in process for your trip.
  • For more details, see the Israel Tour Registration page.

Israel Tour Itinerary

*Note: The itinerary includes updates that are not in the printed brochures.

February 20-21 – USA to Amman

  • Your journey begins as you depart the USA.
  • Arrive in Amman and transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

February 22 –  Mt. Nebo, Madaba, Bethany Beyond Jordan, and Dead Sea

  • Visit Mount Nebo, where Moses caught a glimpse of the Promised Land (Deut. 34). On a clear day, you can see all the way across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
  • Visit Bethany beyond the Jordan.
  • Enjoy an opportunity to take a dip in the mineral laden waters of the Dead Sea.
  • Check in to your Dead Sea hotel for dinner and overnight.

February 23 – Petra

  • Travel south from Amman for a visit to the city of Petra. Its entrance passes through a long, narrow gorge known as the Siq and can only be accessed by carriage, horseback, or on foot.
  • Once inside the city, marvel at the intricate detail of a city that was cut into the cliff sides of rose-colored rock.
  • Return to Dead Sea for overnight.

February 24 – Cross Into Israel to Galilee

  • Cross the Allenby Bridge into Israel.
  • Visit Beit Shean.
  • View the Jordan Valley as you journey to Mount Arbel with its stunning panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee, where most of Jesus’ ministry took place.
  • Enjoy beautiful Capernaum, the center of Jesus’ ministry, and visit the synagogue located on the site where Jesus taught (Matt. 4:13, 23).
  • In Magdala, once home to Mary Magdalene, visit a recently discovered first-century synagogue.
  • Check in to your Galilee hotel for dinner and overnight.

February 25 – Galilee

  • Visit Chorazim, the town cursed by Jesus because He did mighty works there and they “repented not” (Matt. 11:20-21).
  • Walk the ancient remains of Tel Dan and see where the alter built by King Jeroboam I once stood (1 Kings 12).
  • Visit Caesarea Philippi, where Peter told the Lord, “You are the Christ!” (Matt. 16).
  • Sail across the Sea of Galilee and experience a special onboard worship service.
  • On the Mount of Beatitudes, contemplate the “Sermon on the Mount” (Matt. 5-7).
  • Return to your Galilee hotel for dinner and overnight.

February 26 – Nazareth, Megiddo, and Caesarea

  • This morning, visit Nazareth, Jesus’ boyhood home (Matt. 2:23)
  • Travel the ancient caravan route through the Jezreel Valley to Tel Megiddo, an exciting archaeological dig with its layers of twenty different cities built on top of each other.
  • Visit the Roman Aqueduct and Theatre at Caesarea, a center of early Christianity and where Paul was imprisoned for two years.
  • Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

February 27 – Jordan River Valley and Masada

  • Ascend by cable care to Masada, Herod’s legendary mountaintop fortress which became the last desperate stronghold of the Jewish Zealots against the Romans.
  • Journey to the oasis of Ein Gedi, where David and his men sought refuge from Saul (1 Sam. 23)
  • Continue to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947.
  • Check in to your Jerusalem hotel for dinner and overnight.

February 28 – Jerusalem

  • Explore Hezekiah’s Tunnel, an amazing feat that was dug from both ends and meets in the middle! (Note: Those who are claustrophobic may want to meet the group at the other end of the tunnel!)
  • Visit the Wailing Wall and continue on a walk through the Western Wall Tunnels along the foundations of the Temple Mount built by Herod.
  • Wander the streets of the Jewish Quarter and explore the Cardo, the ancient marketplace still alive with shops.
  • Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

March 1 – Yad Vashem, Mount of Olives, and Bethlehem

  • Explore the poignant exhibits of Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial.
  • Walk to the Garden of Gethsemane and pray beneath the ancient olive trees (Matt. 26:36-44).
  • Be inspired by the breathtaking beauty of Jerusalem (“the Golden City”) as you stand on the Mount of Olives, the place from which Jesus ascended into heave forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1:9-12).
  • In Bethlehem, visit the cave revered as Jesus’ birthplace and see the Church of the Nativity constructed over the site (Matt. 1:18-25).
  • Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

March 2 – Jerusalem

  • This morning, conditions permitting, stand on the Temple Mount where the Jewish Temple once stood and the Dome of the Rock now stands.
  • Visit the Garden Tomb for a time of reflection and communion.
  • Walk the Via Dolorosa, ” The Way of the Cross,” and stand in reverence at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
  • Visit the Southern Wall Excavations of the Temple, including the Teaching Steps.
  • Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

March 3 – Return Home

Return Home to the U.S.

Questions?

We would love to help!

Please contact Briana Harrier.