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Ray Adams

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DAY 1 – December 2

Departing from MIA, the group will fly directly to Tel Aviv.

DAY 2December 3

You are scheduled to arrive in Tel Aviv in the the afternoon and will transfer to your hotel in Tiberias, on the Sea of Galilee.

On the way, you will are scheduled to visit Caesarea, where Paul almost persuaded Agrippa to be a Christian and Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged the prophets of Ba’al

You will enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

DAY 3 – December 4

Today, you will visit Megiddo, which guards over the Valley of Armageddon; Gideon’s Spring (Judges 6-8), Sephoris, Kfar Kedem for lunch. After lunch, you will review Bible history with a view over the Nazareth Ridge before visiting 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 4December 5

This day will be spent in the north. You will visit Hazor, the major security post in the north of ancient Israel; and Dan, where you will see Jereboam’s altar and a rare mud brick gate from the time of Abraham. Continuing north, you will visit Banias Falls before arriving at 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 where you will visit Nimrod’s Castle, then Korazin and the Arbel Cliff around the Sea of Galilee.

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

DAY 5December 6

This promises to be a beautiful day as you spend the morning focusing on the ministry of Jesus. The day will begin with an early boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. After arriving back on shore, you will visit Capernaum, Jesus’ ministry center in the Galilee, the Mount of Beatitudes, and Tabgha.

After lunch, you will begin your journey to Jerusalem. Along the way, you will visit Bet Shean, where Saul’s body was hung; Qasr al-Yahud, a possible location of Jesus’ baptism; Wadi Qelt, and the Mount of Olives.

Overnight: Jerusalem

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

DAY 6December 7

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 to the Holy Sepulchre. Afterward, you will visit the Southern Wall excavations, then the Jewish Quarter for lunch.

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

DAY 7December 8

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 8December 9

 

Overnight: Jerusalem

The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

DAY 9December 10

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 10December 11

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 11December 12

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: $2800* – 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 posted price is the “cash discount” price and reflects a 4% discount. The “cash discount” price must be paid by check/money order. Only deposits for the “cash discount” offer may be paid by credit card.

The regular price is $2917 and may be paid by credit card.

INCLUDED IN PRICE: DT1917 is a ground-only  package that includes double-occupancy* accommodations in superior to deluxe hotels, entry fees, guides, drivers, breakfast and dinner buffets, one lunch at Kfar Kedem, climate controlled buses, porterage, taxes and tips.

Air transportation is not included in this package. Each participant is responsible to make his/her own transportation arrangements.

*A single room requires a supplement of $900.

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.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A $300 deposit is due by June 21, 2019. Fifty percent (50%) of the tour price must be paid by July 26, 2019, 130 days prior to departure. The final balance must be paid by October 4, 2019, 60 days prior to departure. Late payments will incur a $25 non-refundable late fee and may cause forfeiture of reservation.

TOUR PRICE: $2800* – 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 posted price is the “cash discount” price and reflects a 4% discount. The “cash discount” price must be paid by check/money order. Only deposits for the “cash discount” offer may be paid by credit card.

The regular price is $2917 and may be paid by credit card.

INCLUDED IN PRICE: DT1917 is a ground-only  package that includes double-occupancy* accommodations in superior to deluxe hotels, entry fees, guides, drivers, breakfast and dinner buffets, one lunch at Kfar Kedem, climate controlled buses, porterage, taxes and hotel tips.

Air transportation is not included in this package. Each participant is responsible to make his/her own transportation arrangements.

*A single room requires a supplement of $900.

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.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A $300 deposit is due by June 21, 2019. Fifty percent (50%) of the tour price must be paid by July 26, 2019, 130 days prior to departure. The final balance must be paid by October 4, 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: Although Discipleship Travel LLC is not arranging air transportation for this group, the scheduled activities may be effected by airline scheduling changes or cancellations.

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 or missed activities resulting from such delays. Discipleship Travel LLC recommends travel interruption insurance.

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.

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
90-60 days prior to departure $1500 cancellation fee
Less than 60 days prior to departure No refund

NOTE: Tour packages are transferable.

PASSPORTS: All participants must have a valid passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond their return date. Any participant that intends to travel on a non-USA passport, assumes the responsibility 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 AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

Discipleship Travel LLC is acting as a mere agent for suppliers in selling travel-related accepting services, or in accepting reservations or bookings for services that are not directly supplied by Discipleship Travel LLC (such as air and ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, tours, cruises, etc.). Discipleship Travel LLC, 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 does not guarantee any of such supplier’s rates, bookings, reservations, connections, scheduling, or handling of baggage or other personal effects. Discipleship Travel LLC 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. Traveler assumes complete and full responsibility for, and hereby releases the agents of Discipleship Travel LLC, 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.

In consideration of the inherent risks associated with international travel, and as part payment for the right to participate in such activity or the services arranged for me by Discipleship Travel LLC or their agents, I hereby assume all of the above risks and voluntarily release Discipleship Travel LLC, their agents and assigns, and do hereby discharge, waive and relinquish any and all actions or causes of action for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death occurring to myself arising as a result of participating in such activity or activities incidental thereto, wherever or however the same may occur and for whatever period said activities may continue, and I do for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, and assigns hereby release, waive, discharge, and relinquish any action or cases of action, aforesaid, which may arise for myself and for my estate, and voluntarily agree that under no circumstances will I, or my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, prosecute, present any claim for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death against Discipleship Travel LLC their employees and/or agents (including travel agents) for any of said causes of actions, whether the same shall arise by the negligence of any of said persons or otherwise. IT IS MY INTENTION BY THIS INSTRUMENT TO EXEMPT AND RELIEVE DISCIPLESHIP TRAVEL LLC, THEIR EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR WRONGFUL DEATH CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE.

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

 

The cancellation policy for the DT 19017 Ray Adams Tour 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
$500 cancellation fee
90-60 days prior to departure $1500 cancellation
Less than 60 days prior to departure No refund

NOTE: Tours are 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.

 

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

Unfortunately, Discipleship Travel LLC is not able to ticket participants of this group.

 

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.

Taxes are included. Tips are not included.

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.

I highly recommend Dr. Craig Dunning to lead your next trip to Israel. His expertise and knowledge made my trip, truly a trip of a lifetime. I appreciate his knowledge and ability to explain thousands of years of history in an easy to understand and cohesive manner. Going to Israel is the closest you can come, here on earth, to your faith being made sight as you stand where Jesus stood, walk where the prophets walked and worship where the first Christians worshiped. This trip was the best decision I could have made for my personal spiritual growth. I gained a greater understanding of the geography and context of the Bible after a few days in the country than I had in years of study. The trip is well worth the time and money. You will not find a better value in terms of price and quality of trip.

Dr. Brady Blevins, D.Min

Watchman Fellowship

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.