Tour Type : Religious Tours
USA - Tel Aviv - Caesarea - MT.Carmel - Megiddo - Tiberias - Sea Of Galilee - Golan Heights - Northern Galilee - Jordan Valley - Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Jerusalem - Jewish Quarte - Masada - Dead Sea - Qumran - Jerusalem - Old City - Christian Quarter
Depart from JFK for Tel Aviv. Meals on board, relax and enjoy the on-board entertainment.
Arrive at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. Welcome by our guide to the Land of the Bible and escort us throughout our stay in Israel. Israeli guides are legendary for their knowledge and dedication. Faith Holidays guides are specially selected and are experts in giving the best information, guidance with top care to all our clients. Details will be explained onsite giving information about their relationship to the religion, history, archaeology, culture, and modern life in Israel.
Time permitting, visit Old Jaffa, the traditional home of Simon the Tanner and the port from which Jonah sailed.
Dinner and overnight at our hotel on the coast.
Refreshed from a good night’s sleep, you may wish to stroll the beach before a full Israeli Buffet Breakfast. Today we pass through the fast-growing towns and farms of the Plain of Sharon en route to Caesarea, site of major events in the lives of Peter and Paul. We drive through the Jezreel Valley and visit Mt. Carmel and the place where Elijah slew the prophets of Baal. It’s on to Megiddo, inspiration for James Michener’s The Source and prophesied site of Armageddon. Archaelogical digs reveal 20 layers of civilization, including fortifications of King Solomon and the water tunnel of King Ahab. Megiddo provides a magnificent view of the fertile Jezreel Valley at the crossroads of the ancient Via Maris. Continue through the rolling hills of Galilee, past Nazareth and Cana, with a stop at Zippori.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
A day to remember all our life, literally walking in the footsteps of Jesus, swaying in the most memorable boat ride on the Sea of Galilee in a replica of the ancient wooden boat used in Jesus’ day. Visit an ancient boat believed to be from Jesus’ time, found in the Sea of Galilee in 1986. Later walk into old Capernaum with the ancient synagogue, then on to the site of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes (Tabgha), the Sermon on the Mount, and the Mount of Beatitudes. Unforgettable opportunity for a lunch of St. Peter’s fish. Visit the Jordan River in the evening and be blessed with the opportunity for a baptismal service.
Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Tiberias.
After Breakfast visit Caesarea Phillipi (Banias Spring) where Peter confessed, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God” (Matthew 16:16). Visit Tel Dan and the headwaters of the Jordan River. On to Hazor, originally conquered by Joshua in the 13th century BC. King Solomon began reconstruction here, and King Ahab erected a magnificent palace here as well. Return via the Golan Heights and the Damascus Road to experience the importance of Golan to Israel.
Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.
Drive along the Jordan Valley to Beith She’an to see the expansive excavations taking place at this ancient Roman Decapolis city. Visit the ancient walled city of Jericho. It’s now time to “go up” to Jerusalem. Enter the city as pilgrims did since ancient times to fulfill the words of the prophet, “I was glad when they said unto me: ‘Our feet shall stand within thy Gates, O Jerusalem’” (Psalm 122:1-2). Proceed to visit Bethlehem to see Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity, and also view the Shepherds’ Field and the Fields of Boaz and Ruth.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
After Breakfast proceed to visit the Temple Mount where Abraham was to sacrifice Isaac. See the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque that now stand there. Also see the important excavations taking place at the Western Wall. Later visit the reconstructed Jewish quarters and walk through the Cardo, the original Roman Street, before seeing the amazing remains of the massive wall built by King Hezekiah. Then off to the City of David, visit Hezekiah’s tunnel! Those who wish may walk through the tunnel. See the Pool of Siloam. Then off to visit the Shrine of the Book and the Model of Jerusalem to see the city as it was during His time. End the day with a tour of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Depart to Masada, overlooking the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on Earth, by cable car to visit the remnants of Herod’s Palace and where in 73 AD the Zealots made their last stand against the might of Rome. Visit Ein Gedi, fabled Spring of David, and proceed to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947. Time permitting, we will go for a swim, rather a “float,” in the salted waters of the Dead Sea. Return to Jerusalem.
Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Start the day with a magnificent view of the Old City from the top of the Mt. of Olives. Take the “Palm Sunday Walk” to the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of All Nations, and drive across the Kidron Valley. Enter the Old City through St. Stephen’s Gate (Lions’ Gate) to the Muslim Quarter, visit Pilate’s Judgment Hall and the Ecce Homo Arch. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, into the Christian Quarter, and see the Stations of the Cross. End the afternoon at Golgotha and the empty Garden Tomb. Enjoy the final evening of the tour with a farewell dinner and presentation of Pilgrim Certificates.
Overnight in Jerusalem.
After Breakfast transfer to the airport. Departure with wonderful memories of a visit to the Land of the Bible!
A non-refundable deposit of $750.00 per person has to be paid in 2 weeks. Balance amount should be paid 60 days prior to departure. The passengers are fully responsible for any illness and injuries occurred during the travel. Taking a travel insurance policy before the tour is highly recommended
Please read the Terms and conditions of travel and agree in the Booking form before submission, as your booking is subject to the terms listed below. A contract is entered into once your travel agent or Faith Holidays receives your signed booking form and deposit, and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by Faith Holidays
A deposit of $750 per person is required to secure reservations, which will be applied to the price of the tour. Additional deposits may be required. The balance of the cost must be paid 90 days before you travel. Payments must be paid to the order of ‘Faith Holidays Inc.” If the final balance is not received on time Faith Holidays reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled by you and cancellation charges may be applied. If you book your travel within 90 days of departure, the full amount must be paid at booking.
All prices quoted include a 4 % discount for payment by cash, check and Money order.
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A valid US passport is required for US Citizens. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond completion of travel. Visas may be required and for US Citizens we will furnish the relevant details after receipt of your booking deposit and confirmation of your booking. Non US citizens should consult with appropriate Consulates and Embassies. It is the responsibility of the individual traveler to secure proper documentation prior to joining the tour. It is the responsibility of the Traveller to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the US State Department’s travel website @ www.travel.state.gov or by phone at 1-888-407-4747. In the event of an active State Department. Should the Traveler choose to travel notwithstanding any travel advisory or Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location/s of the trip, the traveler is subject to be responsible for all risk of personal injury, death, or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.
Our tours are planned in advance and changes may be unavoidable due to circumstances amounting to “Force Majeure” or similar reasons beyond our control, such as delays in departures on travel booking or closure of a hotel, strikes, riots, natural occurrences, decisions by State Government or Tourist Organizations altering the itinerary, the duration of time spend in a city or even omitting a city or part of the itinerary due to a local situation. In such cases we will offer comparable alternative arrangements. If any of the circumstances listed above occur during the course of the tour, we reserve the right to alter the schedule itinerary accordingly and no compensation will be paid.
We will make every reasonable effort to provide you with the booked tour arrangements but minor changes may occur. If they are significant we shall, if possible inform you or your travel agent before departure. In the event of such amendment being made, you will be liable for any cancellation/retention charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by Faith Holidays and their agents in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Please note that Faith Holidays will not be liable to reimburse additional expenses undertaken by the client in preparation for the tour. These include and are not limited to international tickets, used mileage awards and fees, cost of visas, immunization etc.
Tour prices are based on US dollars (Unless otherwise noted) and exchange rates in effect. They are subject to variation if there are increases due to governmental actions, additional taxes, exchange rates, increases in scheduled airfare or increases in fuel surcharges. Any increase in the original tour price will be notified to you at least 90 days before departure. If you make your booking within 90 days of departure surcharge will be included in your invoice. Faith holidays will absorb an amount equivalent to two percent of tour price. Any surcharge will not exceed 10 percent of the listed tour price. If you settle the final balance by the due date we will absorb any price increases after that due date. In return for this commitment, we are unable to make any refund or reduce any other costs should the value of the US dollar improve against the currencies used. For scheduled group departures, it may be necessary to re-cost your tour due to low number of participants. You will be contacted 90 days prior to your departure date and advised should a supplementary fee apply. If all group members accept the increased cost the tour will operate as scheduled. However, if the supplement is not accepted by you then you will be entitled to full refund of all monies paid or a transfer to another tour.
Faith Holidays makes arrangements with airlines, hotels and other independent parties to provide you with the travel services you purchase. We do not own or operate any of the accommodations, transport or other facilities used in connection with our tours. We therefore cannot accept liability for negligence of the staff of these organizations. These parties are independent suppliers over whom we have no direct control. Faith holidays is not liable in the event of any failure by any person or company to render any transportation, accommodation or other travel service to be provided on the journeys, or for expenses incurred due to delays caused by weather, strikes, war, civil disturbances, natural disasters, flight delays, government actions, mechanical failures or any acts of God.
Faith Holidays cannot assume any responsibility for flight delays, cancellations or missed connections and is not liable for any expenses or consequences resulting therefrom, and such expenses shall be borne by the client. When you travel with an airline the Conditions of Carriage of that airline will apply. These conditions are subject to International Agreements and may limit or exclude liability.
The participant waives any claim against Faith Holidays for any damage to, or loss of, or injury to, or death of, due to any act, or negligence of any airlines, surface transportation companies, hotels or any person rendering any of the services or accommodations included. Faith Holidays cannot be held responsible for any claim, losses, damages for delay of baggage or other properties, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset and disappointments, distress or frustrations, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of any party providing services. We do take all responsible steps to insure that organizations providing service maintain standards, which are acceptable within the norm in each locality. The participant assumes the risks and understands that all travel has inherent risk that may result in injury or death and that participation in activities, including but not limited to driving, hiking, walking on uneven surfaces, riding on rough roads, rafting, boating, canoeing, riding in helicopters, on trains, in boats, swimming, surfing, horseback or camel riding, and any other activities. The information contained in this brochure has been compiled with all reasonable care, is accurate to best of knowledge and is given in good faith. Faith Holidays highly recommend you to purchase Travelers insurance to protect your travel investment. Without insurance in case of incident, you may have to pay out of pocket for medical evacuation, medical care or other large expenses.
All services are subject to the laws of the countries in which these services are rendered. Venue for all claims or disputes shall be exclusively in whose courts using NYC law, shall have exclusive jurisdiction. Damage claims against Faith Holidays shall be limited to the value of the particular item in dispute and not for any incidental, consequential, or special damages. Faith Holidays assumes responsibility for representations it makes, but not for those made by others and including, but not limited to, any employee of Faith holidays or independent travel agent. Payment for reservations on any Faith Holidays travel arrangements shall constitute consent to all the provisions in the Booking Terms & Conditions published herein and is binding on all travel participants.
If you wish to cancel your travel arrangements, you must notify Faith Holidays in writing by letter, fax or email to Faith Holidays. Please note deposits are non-refundable. Please state the reason for cancellation as your reason for cancellation may be covered by insurance policy under their covered reasons. If notification of cancellation is received more than 90 days before departure you will only lose your deposit. For notification received within 90 days of departure, cancellation charges are as follows:
|Cancellation charges per person.|
|No of days of departure||Charges|
|91+ days before departure||Deposit Non- refundable|
|90-31 days before departure||Penalty 50 %|
|30- Day of Departure||Penalty 100%|
(Airline and Cruise Penalties not part of the above percentages. There is no exception to cancellation fees)
Cancellations received Fridays for tour departures that Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) will be treated as day of departure cancellation. We cannot give any allowance for meals, rooms, excursions, etc. not taken, when these are included in the price of the program.