2203 Griffin and Susie Jones
Israel/Jordan Tour
May 19-30, 2022

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To register, please download, complete and mail the registration form and a check to the address at the top right of the form. NOTE: All participants must complete a registration form.

All communication for this group tour is via email. It is important for all participants to subscribe at the link to the right.

Covid-19 Travel Considerations:

Each participant is solely and personally responsible for compliance or non-compliance with all Covid-19 protocols established by the airlines and/or any relevant governments. Because the Covid-19 protocols are fluid, regularly changing according to current conditions, Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible for any changes to protocols by any authorities or any losses incurred by a participant as a result of Covid-19 protocols or Covid-19 illness.

Israel currently requires all visitors to have already received the Covid-19 vaccine.

DAY 1 – May 19**

Departing from Odessa (MAF) on United Airlines, the group will connect with an overnight flight to Tel Aviv (TLV).

DAY 2 – May 20

The group is scheduled to arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) at 2:00PM. After gathering the luggage and getting the bus loaded, the group will transfer to the hotel on the Mediterranean Sea.

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

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

Mediterranean sunset, Netanya, Israel photo

Mediterranean sunset, Netanya, Israel.

DAY 3 – May 21

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

Threshing wheat demonstration at Nazareth Village.

Threshing wheat demonstration at Nazareth Village.

DAY 4 – May 22

This day will be spent in the north, traveling all the way to the border with Lebanon. On today’s itinerary are Hazor, Solomon’s northernmost fortefied city; Dan, considered the northern boundary of Israel (i.e., “from Dan to Beersheba”), where Jereboam built an altar and golden calf; the headwaters of the Jordan River, which include the Dan, Banias, and Hatzbani Rivers;  Caesarea Philippi where Peter made his confession, “Thou art the Christ, the son of the living God”; and the Golan Heights.

After 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 – May 23

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, the Mount of Beatitudes, 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.

After 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 image

Baptismal Service at the Jordan River

DAY 6 – May 24

Today, you will cross over the border into Jordan. After clearing the border, you will visit Madaba to see a 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Afterward, you will visit Mount Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land before his death.

Overnight: Petra

DAY 7 – May 25

The day will start with a fascinating visit to Petra, the Hidden City built in the desert cliffs by the Nabateans. After lunch, you will transfer to the Dead Sea resort hotel where you can visit and float in the Dead Sea. You will also be able to use the spa facilities at the hotel.

Overnight: Dead Sea

DAY 8 – May 26

A late checkout will allow you to use the spa or visit the Dead Sea. After lunch, you will cross the border back into Israel. Depending on how long it takes to cross the border, you will visit Qumran, the community that wrote and hid the Dead Sea Scrolls and/or Jericho, where the walls came tumbling down. You will get your first view of Jerusalem as you approach the city over the Mount of Olives.

After dinner you will be free to take a taxi downtown for ice cream/coffee or hang out around the hotel and talk with others about the day’s activities.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Floating on the Dead Sea

Floating on the Dead Sea

DAY 9 – May 27

This morning you will head west of Jerusalem to the Elah Valley where David defeated Goliath. Make sure to bring your bag to gather some smooth stones as David did (1 Sam 17). Afterward, the group will visit the Israel Museum, which houses the Dead Sea Scroll exhibit as well as the reproduction model of 1st Century Jerusalem. Finally, you will visit Mount Zion and the Christian Quarter.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 10 – May 28

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 begin preparing your things for your return flight.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 11 – May 29

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 1st Century Pilgrim Walk. 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-foot long water channel takes you under the City of David to the Pool of Siloam (Jn 9).

After dinner, you will transer to Ben Gurion International Airport for your return flight.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem image

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

DAY 12 – May 30

An early morning flight will bring you home with memories of a lifetime.

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

DT2203 Griffin and Susie Jones Israel/Jordan Tour

TOUR PRICE: 

$5000* – Full Package (Cash/Check Payment)
$3400* – Ground-Only Package (Cash/Check Payment)

The Full Package originates and ends in Odessa, Texas (MAF). A limited number of air deviations may be available.

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.

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 $1000. 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 or services not specifically mentioned as included in the tour brochure or web page.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A deposit of $300 must be submitted by October 1, 2021. Fifty percent (50%) of the tour price must be paid by January 9, 2022, 130 days prior to departure. The final balance must be paid by March 5, 2022, 75 days prior to departure. Late payments will incur a $25 non-refundable late fee and may cause forfeiture of reservation.

DT2203 Griffin and Susie Jones Israe/Jordan Tour

TOUR PRICE:

$5000* – Full Package
$3400* – Ground-Only Package

The Full Package originates and ends in Odessa, Texas (MAF). A limited number of air deviations may be available.

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.

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 $1200. 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 or services not specifically mentioned as included in the tour brochure or web page.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A deposit of $300 must be submitted by October 1, 2021. Fifty percent (50%) of the tour price must be paid by January 9, 2022, 130 days prior to departure. The final balance must be paid by March 5, 2022, 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 paying 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 $200/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, crowd, health or security considerations. If an itinerary change necessitates extra overnights, each participant will be responsible for any additional 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 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 131 days prior to departure $0 cancellation fee
130-91 days prior to departure $500 cancellation fee and
any airline penalties
90-75 days prior to departure $1500 cancellation fee and
any airline penalties
Less than 75 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 their 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, losses or changes 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 such 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 by Discipleship Travel LLC or their agents, the traveler hereby assumes all of the above risks and voluntarily releases Discipleship Travel LLC, their agents and assigns, and does hereby discharge, waive and relinquish any and all actions or causes of action for personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death occurring to the traveler 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 does for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators, and assigns hereby release, waive, discharge, and relinquish any action or cases of action, aforesaid, which may arise for the traveler and his/her estate, and voluntarily agrees that under no circumstances will he/she, or his/her heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, prosecute, present any claim for financial or personal injury, property damage, or wrongful death against Discipleship Travel LLC their employees and/or 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 THE TRAVELERS INTENTION BY THIS INSTRUMENT TO EXEMPT AND RELIEVE DISCIPLESHIP TRAVEL LLC, THEIR EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM LIABILITY FOR FINANCIAL or PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR WRONGFUL DEATH CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE.

 

 

The cancellation policy for the Boehmer Family Israel Tour (DT2111) 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 131 days prior to departure $0 cancellation fee
130-91 days prior to departure $200 cancellation fee and any
airline penalties
90-75 days prior to departure $500 cancellation fee and any
airline penalties
Less than 75 days prior to departure No refund

NOTE: Tours are non-transferable.

DT2203 Griffin and Susie Jones Israe/Jordan 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 $1200 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.

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.

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.

The group is scheduled to arrive at TLV at 14:00 (2:00PM) on May 19, 2022.

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 United Airlines 140 at 14:00 (2:00PM) on May 25, 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 possibly 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 United Airlines 141, scheduled to depart at 00:55 (12:55AM) on May 30, 2022

. 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 9:00PM, arriving at the airport about 10:00PM. Currently, passengers are required to be at the airport 3 hours prior to their flight’s scheduled departure, but the time may be increased to 4 hours to accomodate health concerns. Discipleship Travel LLC will follow the directions of the airport authorities and the Ministry of Health guidelines when scheduling the group’s departure to the airport for their return flight.

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.