BBC Spring Break 2021
Prof Adams and
Prof Dunning

$3500 Full or
$2300 Ground-Only

DAY 1 – March 12

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

DAY 2 – March 13

You are scheduled to arrive in Tel Aviv in the morning and will transfer to your hotel on the Sea of Galilee. On the way to the hotel, we will visit Caesarea, where Paul was imprisoned for 2 years and almost persuaded Agrippa to be a Christian; and Mount Carmel, where Elijah challenged the prophets of Ba’al (I Kings 18).

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

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

DAY 3 – March 14

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.” After rafting on the Jordan River, you will return to your hotel by way of the Golan Heights.

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 4 – March 15

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; see where Jesus reconciled with Peter (Jn 21); and worship on the Sea of Galilee as you take a boat across the lake. After a St. Peter’s Fish lunch break, you will have the option to visit and hike down the Mt. Arbel or visit the baptismal site at the Jordan River.

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 5 – March 16

Today, you will visit Gideon’s Spring, where Gideon reduced the number of his soldiers (Jdg 7); Megiddo, which guards over the Valley of Armageddon. The afternoon will be spent at Nazareth Village, a first-century village that will provide a traditional meal and visual and cultural experience of village life in the times of Jesus. Finally, we’ll head down the Jordan River Valley to Masada.

Overnight: Masada

Threshing wheat demonstration at Nazareth Village.

Threshing wheat demonstration at Nazareth Village.

DAY 6 – March 17

On today’s itinerary are Masada, the ancient desert fortress of Herod the Great; Ein Gedi where David cut Saul’s garment (1 Sam 24); Qumran, the site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and fianlly, we will float on the Dead Sea.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Floating on the Dead Sea.

Floating on the Dead Sea.

DAY 7 – March 18

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 8 – March 19

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 visit the Jewish and Christian Quarters in the Old City.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Jerusalem's Eastern Gate from the Mount of Olives

Jerusalem’s Eastern Gate from the Mount of Olives

DAY 9 – March 20

We’ll begin the day with visits to Yad ve Shem, the holocaust memorial and the Israel Museum, which hosts the Dead Sea Scrolls and a scale model of 1st Century Jerusalem. The afternoon will bring us to Bethlehem.

Overnight: Bethlehem

 

DAY 10 – March 21

Today is your final day. You will visit Shiloh, where the Ark of the Covenant rested for 300 years. On the way back to the hotel we will have stops at Bet Shemesh and the Elah Valley. Make sure to bring your bag to gather some smooth stones as David did (1 Sam 17).

After dinner, we will make our way back to Ben Gurion airport for our overnight return flight to SGF.

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

Riding a camel on the Mount of Olives

Riding a camel on the Mount of Olives

DT2106 BBC Israel Study Tour

TOUR PRICE: 

$3500* – Full Package (Cash Payment)
$2300* – Ground-Only Package (Cash Payment)

The Full Package originates and ends in Springfield, MO.

The Ground-Only 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.

*The posted prices are “cash discount” prices, which provide a 4% discount. The regular, non-discounted, prices are $3650 (full) and $2400 (ground-only). Credit card payments are accepted for any regularly priced package. Credit card payments are accepted via telephone only. Call 682.227-0175.

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE: coach airfare, double-occupancy† accommodations in superior to deluxe hotels, entry fees, guides, drivers, breakfast and dinner^ at the hotels, climate controlled buses, porterage, taxes and tips (hotel staff, drivers, and guides).

† A single room requires a supplement of $850. Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible to provide a roommate. Each participant is responsible to provide their own roommates.

^ All meals are prepared in industry regulated kitchens that are licensed by the appropriate health boards, but Discipleship Travel LLC neither gurantees nor represents that in-flight and/or hotel meals will meet specific allergy or dietary restrictions of any participant.

NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR COST: Lunches, a la carte beverages at meals (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 September 1, 2020. Fifty percent (50%) of the tour price must be paid by November 2, 2020, 130 days prior to departure. The final balance must be paid by December 27, 2020, 75 days prior to departure. Late payments will incur a $25 non-refundable late fee and may cause forfeiture of reservation.

LIMITED SPACE: Space is limited for this study tour, so register now!

DT2106 BBC Israel Study Tour

TOUR PRICE:

$3500* – Full Package
$2300* – Ground-Only Package

The Full Package originates and ends in Springfield, MO.

The Ground-Only 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.

*The posted prices are “cash discount” prices, which provide a 4% discount. The regular, non-discounted, prices are $3650 (full) and $2400 (ground-only). Credit card payments are accepted for any regularly priced package.

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 ($140) 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 and must be paid prior to travel.

INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE: coach airfare, double-occupancy† accommodations in superior to deluxe hotels, entry fees, guides, drivers, breakfast and dinner^ at the hotels, climate controlled buses, porterage, taxes and tips (hotel staff, drivers, and guides).

† A single room requires a supplement of $850. Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible to provide a roommate. Each participant is responsible to provide their own roommates.

^ All meals are prepared in industry regulated kitchens that are licensed by the appropriate health boards, but Discipleship Travel LLC neither gurantees nor represents that in-flight and/or hotel meals will meet specific allergy or dietary restrictions of any participant.

NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR COST: Lunches, a la carte beverages at meals (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 September 1, 2020. Fifty percent (50%) of the tour price must be paid by November 2, 2020, 130 days prior to departure. The final balance must be paid by December 27, 2020, 75 days prior to departure. Late payments will incur a $25 non-refundable late fee and may cause forfeiture of reservation.

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.

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 any additional costs.

STUDENT STUDY TRIP: This trip is a student study trip, which provides additional restrictions in certain conditions like

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 120 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.

To compare Travel Guard 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 November 11, 2020 $0 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.

LEGAL JURISDICTION: The participant agrees that Christian County Circuit Court (110 W Elm St #202, Ozark, MO 65721) will serve as the legal jurisdiction for any disputes between participant and Discipleship Travel LLC.

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 conditions.

 

The cancellation policy for the BBC Spring Break Israel Tour (DT2106) 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 November 11, 2020 $0 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.

DT2106 BBC Israel Study Tour

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 a 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 us.

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?

The group is scheduled to arrive in Israel via Delta Airlines 232 at 09:45AM on March 13, 2021. The bus will depart for the Galilee as soon as the luggage is loaded. While it is possible to get to the hotel in Tiberias on your own, it is a complicated process for a tourist. The mid-day taxi fare from the Ben Gurion Airport to the hotel is approximately $200. Additionally, meeting the group at the hotel means that you would also miss the sites scheduled for the day of arrival.

If you can not arrive by the time the group is scheduled to arrive, a better option is to schedule your arrival for the day before. We can help you make hotel arrangements and coordinate your arrival at the airport to meet the group.

When should I depart from Tel Aviv?

The group’s return flight is Delta Airlines 235, scheduled to depart at 11:45PM on March 21, 2021. Those arranging their own air transportation are welcome to return to the airport with the group.

The best option is to schedule a departure flight around that time or a bit later than the group’s flight. The group will leave for the airport about 7:30PM, arriving at the airport about 8:00PM. Passengers are required to be at the airport 3 hours prior to their flight’s scheduled departure, but there are suggestions that the time may be increased to 4 hours to accomodate health concerns.

If your flight requires you to be at the airport before the group is scheduled to be there, we can help you arrange transportation to the airport. However, there will be an additional cost for getting to the airport on your own.

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?

What is the Cancellation Policy for this tour?

To review the Cancellation Policy for this tour, please go to the CANCEL tab. Also, see the CONDITIONS tab.

Are all tips and taxes included?

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.

It is a good idea to train in the shoes you intend to wear in Israel. Do not make the mistake of breaking in new shoes on the tour.

Other questions?

Please contact Discipleship Travel LLC.

A donor has made it possible for Discipleship Travel LLC to apply a $300 scholarship to the accounts of active or retired missionaries; and BBC faculty, staff, and students who are employed or enrolled at BBC at the time of the trip.

Scholarships are not automatic. The following conditions apply for BBC faculty and students:

1. Faculty may be full-time, part-time, or adjunct. BBC staff may be full-time or part-time. Students must have full-time enrollment status.

2. Scholarships are available only to faculty, staff, or students who register for the full package. Ground-Only registrations will not qualify for a scholarship.

3. Scholarships are available only to those visiting Israel for the first time.

4. Students must participate in all preparatory meetings/lectures for the trip to qualify for the scholarship. Professor Ray Adams will be the final arbiter of whether the student has sufficiently participated in the required preparatory meetings/lectures. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in preparatory meetings/lectures.

5. The scholarship will be applied as the final payment for the trip. All other financial obligations must be arranged by the recipient before the scholarship is applied.

6. The scholarship can not be combined with any other discounts or travel vouchers provided by Discipleship Travel LLC.

7. In the case of trip cancellation – for any reason – the scholarship is not refundable to the student/staff/faculty.

8. Scholarships are not transferable.

The following conditions apply for missionaries.

1. Missionaries may be retired or currently employed as full-time missionaries who are approved by the BBFI or other Baptist groups.

2. Scholarships are available to missionaries for either Full or Ground-Only registrations.

3. Scholarships are available only to those visiting Israel for the first time.

4. Missionaries are encouraged to participate in preparatory meetings/lectures when possible.

5. The scholarship will be applied as the final payment for the trip. All other financial obligations must be arranged by the recipient before the scholarship is applied.

6. The scholarship can not be combined with any other discounts or travel vouchers provided by Discipleship Travel LLC.

7. In the case of trip cancellation – for any reason – the scholarship is not refundable to the recipient.

8. Scholarships are not transferable.

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. Depending on the specific policy, participants who purchase insurance within 15-21 days of tour registration will receive additional benefits.

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