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Dr. Steve Campbell 05.01.2024

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12 Days
Availability : May 1 - 12, 2024
Dallas/Fort Worth
Israel
Max People : 12

Tour Host, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Steve Campbell

“Walking Where Jesus Walked”

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE ITINERARY
The itinerary outlined below is tentative. We will try to see all the things indicated, but some sites may have to be deleted due to time constraints. Also, we may see some of the sites in a different sequence.
ITINERARY
FLIGHT SCHEDULE
HOTELS
INCLUDES
EXCLUDES
INSURANCE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Day 1 РWednesday, May 1  DEPARTURE
Depart Dallas this morning for Tel Aviv via Newark. We will change planes in Newark for our final leg to Tel Aviv.

Day 2 – Thursday, May 2 TEL AVIV
Arrive in Tel Aviv 9:55am. Upon arrival in Tel Aviv
, we will have to clear customs and immigration. We will meet your guide and go by van to Tel Aviv. We will proceed to the City of Jaffa. After a walking tour of Jaffa, we will go to the hotel in Tel Aviv. Then you can rest!

Meal: D

Day 3 – Friday, May 3CAESAREA / MOUNT CARMEL / JEZRELL VALLEY
We will go to Caesarea Maritima, beautiful city of Haifa, Akko, Mt. Carmel, and Jezreel Valley then to Tiberias and Sea of Galilee. Hotel in Tiberias.

Meal: B, D

Day 4 -Saturday, May 4 CAESAREA PHILLIPPI / MT. HERMON / GOLAN HEIGHTS
Caesarea Phillippi, Mt. Hermon, Lebanon border, Golan Heights, Syrian border, Mt. Bernal, Valley of Tears. Overnight in  Tiberias.
Meal: B, D    
 
Day 5 – Sunday, May 5 GALILEE AREA
BRING YOUR BATHING SUIT TODAY!¬†This will be a day of sites that were important in the life of Jesus. We will begin the day with a cruise on the¬†Sea of Galilee. We will sail from¬†Tiberias¬†to Kibbutz Ginosar, located on the northwest shore of the sea. We will see the famous ‚ÄúJesus Boat‚ÄĚ that is housed in a special museum at the kibbutz. Our next stop will be the¬†Hill of the Beatitudes. We will then proceed to the site of¬†Korazin. After lunch we will visit Capernaum, the town that served as the headquarters for Jesus‚Äô ministry.¬†Tabagna¬†and¬†Bethsaida. We will conclude the day with a baptismal service at Yardenit, located on the¬†Jordan River.¬†Overnight in¬† Tiberias.
Meal: B, D
 
Day 6 – Monday, May 6 TIBERIAS TO JERUSALEM
We will check out of our hotel in¬†Tiberias¬†and head to¬†Gideon Springs. Then in¬†Nazareth¬†we will visit the¬†Church of the Annunciation and the Church of St. Joseph. These churches are located over the traditional site where Mary and Joseph lived. We will also visit the traditional site of the¬†synagogue of Nazareth where Jesus preached His first sermon. From¬†Nazareth¬†we will drive across the¬†Valley of Armageddon¬†to the Tell of¬†Megiddo, the ancient fortress city that guarded the approach to the valley. We will tour the Tell, including its fascinating water tunnel. After eating lunch at the¬†Megiddo¬†cafeteria, we will proceed back across the¬†Valley of Armageddon¬†to the¬†Jordan River¬†Valley where we will begin to follow the course of the¬†Jordan River¬†south into¬†Jericho. En route we will stop to walk through the incredible excavations at¬†Beit Shean. This is the city where the body of King¬†Saul¬†was nailed to the walls. It is the largest excavation in the land of¬†Israel. We will conclude the day by driving south along the¬†Jordan¬†River¬†to¬†Jericho¬†(under Palestinian occupation), and then we will make our ascent to the city of¬† Jerusalem¬†‚Äúthe¬†City of the Great King!‚ÄĚ (Psalm 48:2). We will spend our time in¬† Jerusalem. This first night you may want to walk to the heart of new¬†Jerusalem¬†located on Ben Yehuda Street where you can mingle with Israelis who are shopping and eating ice cream at sidewalk cafes. Overnight in¬†Jerusalem

Meal: B, D

Day 7 – Tuesday, May 7 MOUNT OF OLIVES / OLD CITY
We will drive to the top of the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking panoramic view of Jerusalem. We will then stroll down the mount, pausing en route at a lovely chapel called Dominus Flevit. This chapel marks the traditional site where Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem. Across the road from Dominus Flevit we will visit a Jewish cemetery and learn about Jewish burial customs. We will then continue walking down the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane and then visit the Church of All Nations. From Gethsemane we will proceed to St. Stephen’s Gate where we will enter the Old City. We will visit the Pool of Bethesda and the Crusader Church of St. Anne. We will then begin our walking tour along the Via Dolorosa, following the traditional path of Jesus from Pilate’s palace to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher (the traditional Catholic site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus). When we finish our walk on the Via Dolorosa, we will proceed to the Jaffa Gate where we will board our van and drive to the south side of Jerusalem to Ramat Rachel Kibbutz where we will eat lunch. After lunch, we will return to the Old City and tour Mount Zion where we will visit the Zion Gate, the Upper Room, the Tomb of David, and Dormition Abbey Church. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Meal: B, L, D

Day 8 – Wednesday, May 8 DEAD SEA / MASADA

BRING BATHING SUIT TODAY! We will get an early start for the Dead Sea. Our route will take us back down the main highway to Jericho where we will turn south and start driving along the shore of the Dead Sea. This is the lowest point on the surface of the earth. We will pass Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and proceed on to Masada. We will ascend to the top of Herod’s fortress of Masada by cable car and spend considerable time walking around this remarkable site with its fantastic view of the Dead Sea. En route back to Qumran, we will make a stop to view the site of En Gedhi (the oasis where David often hid). We will eat lunch at Qumran and then tour the archeological site. Then we will go for a swim in the Dead Sea, an experience you will never forget! The evening will be free for you to visit Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Meal: B, D
 
Day 9 – Thursday, May 9 MOUNT HERZL / TEMPLE MOUNT
We will spend the morning at the Temple Mount, visiting the Western Wall, the Southern Wall excavations and tunnel, and the top of the Temple Mount. We will then proceed to the City of David, Pool of Siloam and tunnel. After lunch, we will visit the Holocaust Museum and tour the grounds. From there we will go to the Jerusalem Museum where we will see the Dead Sea Scrolls and visit an amazing model ofJerusalem in the First Century. We will conclude the day with a walk through the Mount Herzl Cemetery where we will visit the tomb of Theodor Herzl, the tombs of the Prime Ministers, and the grave of Yoni Netanyahu, one of Israel’s greatest military heroes. Overnight in Jerusalem.

Meal: B, D

Day 10 – Friday, May 10 FREE DAY
You will have a free day exploring Jerusalem. You will be given a list of options for the day. You might want to begin the day by walking the walls of the Old City, beginning at the Jaffa Gate and ending at the Damascus Gate. Other things you can do include visiting the King David Hotel and the YMCA tower, both of which are located near our hotel. Or, you may want to go back to Ben Yehuda Street to do some shopping or to eat some ice cream at the outdoor cafes. You can, of course go shopping in the Old City in both the Christian and Jewish Quarters. You can explore the Cave of Zedekiah that runs beneath the Old City. You can visit the Citadel Museum at the Jaffa Gate which presents the history of Jerusalem. Your lunch is not provided on this day. You should probably plan to eat lunch somewhere in the Jewish Quarter or at the fantastic new Mamilla Shopping Mall, located just outside the Old City at the Jaffa Gate. For those interested, we might be able to arrange for you to take a taxi to Bethlehem. Overnight in Jerusalem..

Meal: B, D

Day 11 – Saturday, May 11 GARDEN TOMB / JERUSALEM
Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum). We end our day at the  Garden Tomb before returning to our hotel.
Meal: B, D
 
Day 12 – Sunday, May 12 HOME
We will arrive in Washington Dulles where we will go through passport and customs controls. We will then make our connections to our flights home. Then to Dallas! You may sleep when you get home!
  • May 01 ~ UA 1353 ¬† ¬† DFW ‚Äď EWR ¬† ¬†10:27A-2:45P
  • May 01 ~ UA 084 ¬† ¬† ¬†EWR ‚Äď TLV ¬† ¬† ¬†4:30P-9:55A +1
  • May 12 ~ UA 073 ¬† ¬† ¬† TLV ‚Äď IAD ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†12:20A-5:25A
  • May 12 ~ UA 2314 ¬† ¬† IAD ‚Äď DFW ¬† ¬† ¬† 8:30A-10:37A

+1=Next Day

Flight schedule subject to change until tickets are issued

Departure & Return Location: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Departure Time: 3 hours before flight time

 

Group Travel and Seat Assignment Information

All group seating is assigned by the airline and are under airport control.  Group seats assigned by the airline cannot be changed through Discovery Cruises and Tours.  However, you may address your seating at the airport on check-in.  (Please note that if you contact the airline prior to your departure date, they will refer you back to DCT.  As previously stated, we cannot make any changes to the group seats assigned by the airline.)

Your airline ticket receipt will be issued electronically by the airline and then emailed to you by DCT.  When you arrive to the airport, please be prepared to present a passport to an airline representative to receive your boarding pass.

Prices quoted are per person and in US dollars and are based upon fares and costs in effect at the time of publication

Whenever possible, DCT obtains price guarantees from suppliers; however, depending upon the strength of the US dollar and price fluctuations of oil, gas and other costs, published rates are subject to change without notice

AIR TRANSPORTATION

Jet economy class on United Airlines

12 seats confirmed (additional seats may be at a higher airfare)

Tickets must be finalized 45 days prior to departure

Tickets cannot be changed once issued

Travelers may arrange their own air and pay the ground only price
(*Travelers doing their own air MUST meet the group at the airport or hotel)

AIRPORT TAXES AND FUEL

$725 (actual cost as of 09/15/2023)

Taxes/fuel surcharges may change without notice; any increase will be billed to the traveler and must be paid prior to departure

HOTELS

Four & five star hotels throughout

Prices based upon two persons sharing a two-bed room

Single rooms are subject to availability for an additional cost of $1450

If a traveler doesn’t designate a roommate and Discovery Cruises and Tours is unable to do so, or if a roommate cancels before departure, the passenger will be required to pay the supplemental charge; the traveler may be billed after the final payment date if necessary

MEALS

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

SIGHTSEEING

Local transportation via deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach

The services of an English-speaking Israeli guide

Entrance to sites on the itinerary are included in the tour price

TIPS

TIPS: $192 for personal tips to guides, drivers and others rendering special services.

‚Äď Passport costs

‚Äď Accident and baggage insurance

‚Äď Transporting and handling excess luggage

‚Äď Optional tours and excursions not mentioned in this itinerary

*In the event it becomes necessary to overnight material due to late receipt of registration or final payments, traveler will be billed for these charges.

Acting only as agents for suppliers, Discovery Cruises and Tours is not responsible for damage, loss, or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings, or for personal injury, accident and/or illness. For your own protection, it is important that you have adequate insurance to cover these possibilities. You should carry proof of insurance in the event you need medical attention while in Israel. For optional insurance please contact Mission Safe here to go directly to their website.

PASSPORT: A valid passport is required to leave the USA and must be obtained in person by each tour member. No visas are required for Israel. It should be valid for a minimum of six months after your return date or you will be denied boarding.

REGISTRATION & DEPOSIT: A deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of registration.   The deposit may be charged to your VISA or MasterCard. Registrations received inside ninety (90) days must be accompanied by full payment. A late registration may result in an additional fee for airfare depending on the airline and seat availability.

PAYMENTS: Final payments should be made payable and received via mail to…

Discovery Cruises and Tours

P.O. BOX 2148

Hurst, TX 76053

Final payments MUST be received ninety (90) days prior to departure.  Payments received inside ninety (90) days will be assessed an $80 late payment fee. NOTE:  All reservations not fully paid by the ninety-day deadline are subject to cancellation, for which Tour Operator is not to be held 

AIRLINE SEATS: Seats without a deposit must be released 100 days from departure. If you cancel your seat with DCT in writing within the 100 days there is a penalty of $100 per person.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If a traveler cancels their tour for any reason, the following cancellation frees will apply:

TIMEFRAME

CANCELLATION FEE PER PERSON

DATE CALCULATOR

Registration – 91 days prior to departure

$200

90 – 75 days prior to departure

$500

74 – 59 days prior to departure

25% of tour cost

58 – 30 days prior to departure

50% of tour cost

29 days or less prior to departure

NO REFUND

All cancellation requests must be sent in an email to contact@dcttravel.com.

NOTE: Trip cancellation and interruption insurance is available through Misson Safe, and other vendors, and is highly recommended.

TOUR OPERATOR RESPONSIBILITY

Discovery Cruises and Tours (Tour Operator) agrees to arrange for the tour described in this brochure. This represents the entire agreement between the passenger and his agent, the Tour Host, the Tour Operator and its agents. Except as stated herein, no person is authorized to cancel, modify, or vary the tour arrangements or to make any representation of warranty concerning the tour. Except for the willful negligence of its direct employees, the Tour Operator assumes no liability or responsibility for any injuries, damages occasioned by circumstances beyond the control of Tour Operator, or by any person for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to default or omission of and by any third party providing services or facilities related to or included in this tour or any part thereof, or in arranging for the same, or the acts or omissions of the Tour Host.  Tour Operator reserves the right to refuse or revoke travel to anyone who is deemed incapable of group travel per the sole judgment of Tour Operator.  Due to circumstances beyond the Tour Operator’s control, the sequence of touring sites may occasionally need to be altered. The airlines or cruise 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 airlines and cruise lines, and the passenger or purchaser of this tour and/or passage and Tour Operator assume no liability or responsibility in connection therewith. Also, the Tour Operator WILL NOT BE responsible for: (a) flight schedule changes, mechanical breakdowns, government actions, weather, acts of God, acts of war or aggression, whether declared or undeclared, hijackings, or other circumstances beyond its control, including any connecting flights that may be missed as a result thereof (participants should consider the possibility of delays when arranging connecting flights); (b) the failure to follow instructions, including but not limited to check-in and check-out times and baggage handling; and, (c) charges incurred relating to single room/stateroom requirements either by the passengers themselves or their assigned roommates. Payment of the deposit or any partial or full payment for a reservation constitutes consent to all provisions listed in this brochure.

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