Join Pastor Doug and Dawnette Harris
as they journey through the Holy Land
June 4 – 14, 2019
$3950

DAY 1 – June 4

Departing from IAH, the group will connect with an overnight flight to Tel Aviv.

DAY 2 – June 5

You are scheduled to arrive in Tel Aviv in the the afternoon and will transfer to your hotel in Netanya, on the coast of the Mediterranean.

After dinner, you will have a free evening to visit with friends at the hotel or walk along the beach.

Overnight: Netanya

Mediterranean sunset, Netanya, Israel.

DAY 3 – June 6

Today, you will make your way to the Sea of Galilee. Along the way, you will visit Caesarea, where Paul almost persuaded Agrippa to be a Christian; Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged the prophets of Ba’al; Megiddo, which guards over the Valley of Armageddon; and, finally the Nazareth Village, a first-century village that will provide a visual and cultural experience of village life in the times of Jesus.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

Craig Dunning teaching at the Nazareth Ridge

DAY 4 – June 7

This day will be spent in the north. You will visit Mount Hermon and see and raft on the headwaters of the Jordan River. At Dan, you will see Jereboam’s altar and a rare mud brick gate from the time of Abraham. Next, you will drive up to Caesarea Philippi where Peter made his confession, “Thou art the Christ, the son of the living God.” Finally, you will return to your hotel by way of the Golan Heights you

After a buffet dinner you will be free to visit the lake shore or hang out around the hotel and talk with others about the day’s activities.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

Rafting on the Jordan River

DAY 5 – June 8

This promises to be a beautiful day as you focus on the ministry of Jesus. You will visit Capernaum, Jesus’ ministry center in the Galilee, worship on the Sea of Galilee as you take a boat across the lake to a St. Peter’s Fish lunch. After lunch, you will visit the baptismal area at the Jordan River, then finish the day’s study tour by getting an overview of Jesus’ Galilean ministry from Mt. Arbel.

Some will choose to hike down the cliff, others will choose the bus ride down. After a buffet dinner you will be free to visit the lake shore or hang out around the hotel and talk with others about the day’s activities.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

Baptismal Service at the Jordan River

DAY 6 – June 9

On today’s itinerary are Bet Shean, the city where King Saul’s body was hung by the Philistines; Gideon’s Spring, where Gideon selected his small army; Mt. Gerezim, where the Samaritans still worship; and Shiloh, the primary worship center of ancient Israel prior to Solomon building the first temple.

Overnight: Jerusalem

New Testament Bet Shean (foreground); Old Testament Bet Shean (background)

DAY 7 – June 10

A very early start will take you to Beth Shemesh, Azekah, and the Elah Valley. Bring a bag to gather some smooth stones as souvenirs.

The afternoon will include stops at Qumran the Dead Sea and Jericho.

Overnight: Jerusalem

A beach at the Dead Sea

DAY 8 – June 11

An early breakfast will get you ready for a wonderful day in Jerusalem, the Holy City. You will ascend the Temple Mount, the most sacred area in the world for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims. You will visit the Pool of Bethesda (Jn 5) and walk a portion of the Via Dolorosa. You will visit the Western Wall and the Southern Wall excavations. You need water shoes to end the day with a walk through Hezekiah’s Tunnel. This 1750 feet long water channel takes you under the City of David to the Pool of Siloam (Jn 9).

Overnight: Jerusalem

The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

DAY 9 – June 12

Today will be a special day. You will begin the day that the the day the Holocaust Museum. Afterward, you will visit the Shepherd’s Fields and eat lunch in Bethlehem.

After lunch, you will return to Jerusalem to visit the Jewish and Christian Quarters.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Shepherd tending sheep near Bethlehem

DAY 10 – June 13

After breakfast you will ascend the Mount of Olives for an overview of Jerusalem, the Kidron Valley and the Eastern Gate. Afterward, you will descend by foot to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was betrayed by Judas, then to the Garden Tomb to remember the burial and resurrection of Jesus.

After lunch, you will have free time to see new things, revisit previous sites, shop, or prepare your things for your return flight.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s Eastern Gate from the Mount of Olives

DAY 11 – June 14

After breakfast you will say goodbye to Jerusalem and transfer to Ben Gurion Airport for your return flight, bringing back to Houston with memories that you will cherish forever.

** The above itinerary is subject to change based on local conditions, which may include, but is not limited to weather, crowds, and security matters.

TOUR PRICE: $3950* – Each registered participant agrees to pay the tour price indicated on the tour brochure (DT1901) in a single payment OR in payments that correspond to the payment schedule provided below.

A Ground-Only package is available for $2950. This package includes everything the full-package includes except airfare. Ground-Only participants must provide their own transportation, and it must be coordinated with the group’s Tel Aviv arrival and departure.

INCLUDED IN PRICE: coach airfare from/to IAH, double-occupancy* accommodations in superior to deluxe hotels, entry fees, guides, drivers, breakfast and dinner buffets, one lunch at the fish restaurant, climate controlled buses, porterage, taxes and tips (hotel staff, drivers, and guides).

*A single room requires a supplement of $850.

NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR COST: Lunches (except as designated above), a la cartebeverages at buffets (e.g., soft drinks and alcohol), daily water or snacks, souvenirs or personal expenses, any expenses resulting from illness or accident, passport costs, or any other expenses not specifically mentioned as included in the tour brochure or web page, or any other services not specifically mentioned as included in the tour brochure or web page.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A deposit of $300 must be submitted by October 15, 2018. Fifty percent (50%) of the tour price must be paid by January 25, 2019, 130 days prior to departure. The final balance must be paid by April 5, 2019, 60 days prior to departure. Late payments will incur a $25 non-refundable late fee and may cause forfeiture of reservation.

Discipleship Travel LLC recommends that each traveler purchase a travel insurance policy that will sufficiently cover any medical emergencies that may arise. Participants may purchase at additional cost a variety of travel insurance policies that cover trip interruption, lost luggage, and medical emergencies. Purchase insurance within 15 days of tour registration and receive additional benefits.

To compare policy benefits or to purchase insurance click on the Travel Guard banner below.

TOUR PRICE: $3950* – Each registered participant agrees to pay the tour price indicated on the tour brochure in a single payment OR in payments that correspond to the payment schedule provided below.

The price listed in this brochure is based on current airline transportation and fuel surcharge taxes ($442) and US dollar exchange rates known at time of booking and are subject to change without notice. Discipleship Travel LLC regrets that should any of these costs change, a surcharge may be added to the cost of each participant’s tour. Notification of any such changes will be provided prior to travel.

A Ground-Only package is available for $2950. This package includes everything the full-package includes except airfare. Ground-Only participants must provide their own transportation, and it must be coordinated with the group’s Tel Aviv arrival and departure.

INCLUDED IN PRICE: coach airfare from/to IAH, double-occupancy* accommodations in superior to deluxe hotels, entry fees, guides, drivers, breakfast and dinner buffets, one lunch at the fish restaurant, climate controlled buses, porterage, taxes and tips (hotel staff, drivers, and guides).

*A single room requires a supplement of $850.

NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR COST: Lunches (except as designated in this brochure), a la carte beverages at buffets (e.g., soft drinks and alcohol), daily water or snacks, souvenirs or personal expenses, any expenses resulting from illness or accident, passport costs, or any other expenses not specifically mentioned as included in the tour brochure or web page, or any other services not specifically mentioned as included in the tour brochure or web page.

MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS: The minimum number of participants for this tour is twenty (20). In the case that twenty (20) participants fail to register and/or make final payment, the group may be canceled by Discipleship Travel LLC and all payments, less a $100/per person handling fee, will be returned. Alternatively, Discipleship Travel LLC and the group leader may agree on a supplement to be paid by each participant to continue with the tour even though there are less than twenty (20) participants. If the group fails to be viable, Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible for, nor will Discipleship Travel LLC reimburse any expenses incurred by participants in preparation for the tour.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A deposit of $300 must be submitted by October 15, 2018. Fifty percent (50%) of the tour price must be paid by January 25, 2019, 130 days prior to departure. The final balance must be paid by April 5, 2019, 60 days prior to departure. Late payments will incur a $25 non-refundable late fee and may cause forfeiture of reservation.

ITINERARY CHANGES: The related itinerary is subject to change according to local conditions, which may include, among other things, weather, security and crowd considerations. If an itinerary change necessitates extra overnights, each participant will be responsible for the added costs.

AIRLINE TICKETS and FLIGHT TIMES: All flight times are subject to change by the airlines without advance notice. Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible for such changes or delays and does not reimburse expenses resulting from such delays. Discipleship Travel LLC recommends travel interruption insurance.

DEVIATIONS & CHANGES: Requests for deviations from the group’s flight itinerary are subject to availability and space plus an applicable airfare surcharge, and a $300 deviation fee per person. To enable finalizing of group arrangements, requests and changes are not accepted less than 90 days prior to departure.

INSURANCE: Discipleship Travel LLC recommends that each traveler purchase a travel insurance policy that will sufficiently cover any medical emergencies that may arise. If a traveler does not have sufficient insurance coverage, that traveler will be personally responsible for his/her own medical expenses and Discipleship Travel LLC assumes no liability for any such expenses.

Discipleship Travel LLC offers at additional cost a variety of travel insurance policies that cover trip interruption, lost luggage, and medical emergencies. Purchase insurance within 15 days of tour registration and receive additional benefits.

To compare policy benefits or to purchase insurance click here or on the Travel Guard banner below.

CANCELLATIONS: All cancellation notices must be received in writing at:

809 E. Roubidioux St.
Nixa, MO 65714

Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible for cancellation notifications that are not delivered, delayed, or otherwise mishandled by the US Postal Service or any other courier service.

Date of Cancellation Refund Policy
Up to 121 days prior to departure $200 cancellation fee
120-91 days prior to departure $500 cancellation fee and
any airline penalties
90-60 days prior to departure $1500 cancellation fee and
any airline penalties
Less than 60 days prior to departure No refund

NOTE: Tours are non-transferable.

PASSPORTS: All participants must have a valid passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date. Any participant that intends to travel on a non-USA passport, should contact Discipleship Travel LLC to determine if an entry visa is required prior to arrival in Israel. The Government of Israel provides visa information here.

It is the responsibility of each participant to obtain and maintain a valid USA passport. Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible to secure a passport for participants, nor for the validity of currently held passports.

Participants that do not have a valid USA passport, should apply for one immediately. It generally takes 8-12 weeks to receive/renew a passport.

Information about passports is available at http://www.travel.state.gov.

PHOTOGRAPHY: By registering for this tour, participants give Discipleship Travel LLC permission to use and publish photographs in which they may be included for the use of promotion, print, editorial, advertising or other related purposes. Additionally, by registering for this tour, participants specifically release Discipleship Travel LLC from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE: Due to airline contracts, bus size, and included porterage, are allowed one checked bag, not to exceed 62 inches (length plus width plus depth) and 50 lbs. Participants may also bring one small carry-on item. Participants should consult the airline’s international baggage regulations as restrictions frequently vary by airline and may change without notice.

CONSUMER DISCLOSURE NOTICE

PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE. IT CONSTITUTES PART OF YOUR CONTRACT FOR TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES. PLEASE CHECK YOUR DOCUMENTS WHEN YOU RECEIVE THEM. CALL THE TRAVEL AGENCY IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. MOST GROUP OR DISCOUNT FARES INVOLVE RESTRICTIONS. CHANGING CARRIERS OR FLIGHTS COULD RESULT IN THE AIRLINE DEMANDING AN INCREASED FARE. CHECK WITH THE AIRLINE OR THE TRAVEL AGENCY BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES.

Discipleship Travel LLC, an independent travel associate of Incentive Connection Travel Inc is acting as a mere agent for suppliers (identified on the accompanying travel documents) in selling travel-related accepting services, or in accepting reservations or bookings for services that are not directly supplied by Discipleship Travel LLC and/or Incentive Connection Travel Inc (such as air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, cruises, etc.). Discipleship Travel LLC and/or Incentive Connection Travel Inc, therefore, shall not be responsible for breach of contract, failure to comply with any laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or any intentional or negligent actions or omissions on the part of such suppliers, which result in any loss, damage, delay, inconvenience or injury to travelers or travelers’ companions or group members. Unless the term “guaranteed” is specifically stated in writing on your tickets, invoice, or reservation itinerary, Discipleship Travel LLC and/or Incentive Connection Travel Inc do not guarantee any of such supplier’s rates, bookings, reservations, connections, scheduling, or handling of baggage or other personal effects. Discipleship Travel LLC and/or Incentive Connection Travel Inc shall not be responsible for any injuries, damages, or losses caused to any traveler in connection with terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside the control of Discipleship Travel LLC and/or Incentive Connection Travel Inc. Traveler assumes complete and full responsibility for, and hereby releases the agents of Discipleship Travel LLC and/or Incentive Connection Travel Inc from, any duty of checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of each destination, and all safety and security conditions of such destinations, during the length of the proposed travel. By embarking upon his/her travel, the traveler voluntarily assumes all risks involved in such travel, whether expected or unexpected. Traveler is hereby warned of the above risks as well as possible travel industry bankruptcies and medical and climatic disruptions, and the possibility traveler may be unable to travel as scheduled because of personal emergency. Traveler is advised to obtain appropriate insurance coverage against these risks; information is available through Discipleship Travel LLC regarding travel insurance. Traveler’s retention of tickets, reservations, or bookings after issuance shall constitute a consent to the above and an agreement on his/her part to convey the contents hereto to his/her travel companions or group members.

Payment of deposit or fees, in whole or part, for this tour signifies full understanding and acceptance of the above-mentioned conditions.

Discipleship Travel LLC recommends that each traveler purchase a travel insurance policy that will sufficiently cover any medical emergencies that may arise. Participants may purchase at additional cost a variety of travel insurance policies that cover trip interruption, lost luggage, and medical emergencies. Purchase insurance within 15 days of tour registration and receive additional benefits.

To compare policy benefits or to purchase insurance click on the Travel Guard banner below.

The cancellation policy for the Central Baptist Church Israel Tour (1901) is as follows:

CANCELLATIONS: All cancellation notices must be received in writing at:

809 E. Roubidioux St.
Nixa, MO 65714

Date of Cancellation Refund Policy
Up to 121 days prior to departure $200 cancellation fee
120-91 days prior to departure
xx
$500 cancellation fee and any
airline penalties
90-60 days prior to departure
xx
$1500 cancellation fee and any
airline penalties
Less than 60 days prior to departure No refund

NOTE: Tours are non-transferable.

 

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Discipleship Travel LLC recommends that each traveler purchase a travel insurance policy that will sufficiently cover any medical emergencies that may arise. Participants may purchase at additional cost a variety of travel insurance policies that cover trip interruption, lost luggage, and medical emergencies. Purchase insurance within 15 days of tour registration and receive additional benefits.

To compare policy benefits or to purchase insurance click on the Travel Guard banner below.

Can I get a single room?

Yes, there are a limited number of single rooms available. However, there is a single supplement fee of $850 required for a single room.

What is the difference between a full package and a ground only package?

The only difference between the two is that the full-package provides group airfare while the ground-only package requires the participant to provide his/her own flight arrangements. This difference is reflected in the price.

If I am flying with the group, can I upgrade my ticket or confirm specific seats on my flights?

It is possible to upgrade to extra legroom seats, but only if such seats are available at the time of ticketing. The cost for upgrading your seat depends on the particular seat selected and will be provided at the time of booking.

Can Discipleship Travel LLC help me make my own flight arrangements?

If you want to purchase your own flight Discipleship Travel LLC can certainly help you with those arrangements. Please contact Craig Dunning at any of the contact points provided in the box at the top right of this page.

If you want to use miles to obtain your own flight, you must deal directly with your airline’s reward department.

What should I keep in mind if I make my own flight arrangements?

The most important consideration is that you must coordinate your arrival and departure with those of the group. You must be at the airport to meet the group at the designated time of arrival. The bus will not wait for you to arrive. This may mean that you have to arrive in Israel a day earlier than the group or arrange your own transportation to meet up with the group. In that case, Discipleship Travel LLC can help you reserve a hotel room, but you will be responsible for the extra costs involved. Likewise, if you do not transfer to the airport with the group for your departure flight, you will be responsible for all extra costs related to staying longer in Israel and/or getting to the airport.

When should I purchase airline tickets?

In order to avoid penalties and fees imposed by the airlines should changes occur, Discipleship Travel LLC recommends waiting to purchase your airfare until the minimum number of participants (20) have registered for this tour. Discipleship Travel LLC will notify all ground-only participants when minimum participation has been reached. Participants who do not participate in the group airfare arrangements bear all financial responsibilities related to providing their own airfare, and Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible, nor will Discipleship Travel LLC reimburse such participants for any losses they incur should the group become unviable for any reason.

When should I arrive into Tel Aviv?

This information will be provided by January 1, 2019.

When should I depart from Tel Aviv?

This information will be provided by January 1, 2019.

What is the baggage allowance?

Participants are allowed one (1) checked bag and one carry-on at no additional cost. The checked bag may weigh up to 50 pounds and measure 62 inches (L+W+D). The carry-on can measure up to 45 inches (L+W+D). Baggage restrictions can vary by airline. Therefore, it is important to verify the specific airline’s baggage regulations before you get to the airport.

What are our accommodations?

*Hotels are subject to change without notice

What is the Cancellation Policy for this tour?

To review the Cancellation Policy for this tour, please go to the cancellations policy tab. Also, see the terms and conditions tab.

All tips and taxes are included. A generous tip for drivers, guides, and servers is included in the tour price, but if you appreciate the service provided you are certainly welcome to leave an additional tip on the table or add to the amount provided for the guide and driver at the end of the trip.

What out-of-pocket expenses should I expect?

Lunches will be approximately $20 each day. Soft drinks and ice cream cost about $2-3 each. Bottled water is $1-3, and will be available on the bus each day. You can spend from $1 to thousands on souvenirs and collectibles. If you are interested in visiting the diamond factory, please inform your guide so that he can make arrangements.

How much walking will we be doing?

The average day includes approximately 3-5 miles of walking. This is not done in a single walk; rather it is done in small increments throughout the day, and you will have opportunities to rest along the way. Please begin preparing for this element of the tour now. Start by doing small walks, then slowly build up your distance. Also, include some inclines (hills or stairs) in your routine.

Other questions?

Please contact Craig Dunning at any of the contact points provided in the box at the top right of this page.

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Discipleship Travel LLC recommends that each traveler purchase a travel insurance policy that will sufficiently cover any medical emergencies that may arise. Participants may purchase at additional cost a variety of travel insurance policies that cover trip interruption, lost luggage, and medical emergencies. Purchase insurance within 15 days of tour registration and receive additional benefits.

To compare policy benefits or to purchase insurance click on the Travel Guard banner below.