DT2305
Magic Valley Bible Church
May 29 – June 17, 2023
$5,450

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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.

Covid Update: Israel is no longer requiring Covid vaccination or testing before or upon arrival.

Magic Valley Bible Church Israel/Jordan Tour Itinerary**

DAY 1 – May 29

Departing from Boise, Idaho (BOI) on United Airlines, the group will connect with an overnight flight to London, England (LHR).

DAYS 2-5 – May 30 – June 2

The group is scheduled to arrive at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) at 6:55AM. The activities for these days are arranged by Pastor Bear.

NOTE: The costs associated with London, including hotel, meals, transportation, entertainment, etc., are not included in the package price.

DAY 6 – June 3

Today is a transfer day. Departing from London (LHR) at 8:0AM, the group will arrive at TLV at 2:50PM.  The group will transfer to Jerusalem for a night’s rest before departing for Jordan.

After dinner, you will have a free evening to visit with friends at the hotel or wander in the Old City.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 7 – June 4

After and early breakfast, the group will transfer to the Allenby Border Crossing near Jericho. From Allenby, the group will head north the the Roman City of Jerash.

Overnight: Amman

DAY 8 – June 5

After breakfast the group will enjoy a city tour of Amman, then visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses was given a view into the Promised Land. Afterward, the group will visit Madaba, where a 6th-century AD map of the Holy Land was discovered in the floor of a Greek Orthodox church.

Overnight: Petra

DAY 9 – June 6

Today will be an extraordinary day as the group explores the ruins of Petra, the ancient capital of the Nabataean kingdom. The visit to Petra includes a horse ride for each participant. NOTE: Horse drawn carriage rides cost extra.

Overnight: Petra

DAY 10 – June 7

After breakfast, the group will transfer to the Allenby Border Crossing, then continue to the hotel in Tel Aviv.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY 11 – June 8

Free day in Tel Aviv. You may choose to visit the beach or a museum or catch up on sleep. It’s your choice.

Overnight: Tel Aviv

DAY 12 – June 9

Today begins the Israel portion of your study tour. You will begin the day at Caesarea, where Paul was imprisoned for two years and from where he sailed to Rome. Afterward, the group will visit Mt. Carmel (see 1 Kings 18) and Megiddo, which guards over the Valley of Armageddon. The afternoon will be spent at Nazareth Village, a first-century village that will provide a cultural experience of Galilean village life in the times of Jesus.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

Threshing wheat demonstration at Nazareth Village.

Threshing wheat demonstration at Nazareth Village.

DAY 13 – June 10

Tel Dan, where Jereboam set up his northern high place; Banias (Caesarea Philippi); and the Golan Heights fill the morning’s itinerary. During the afternoon the group will visit Bethsaida; Capernaum, Jesus’ ministry center in the Galilee, and sail across the Sea of Galilee.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

DAY 14 – June 11

After breakfast, the group will transfer to the Dead Sea by way of the Jordan River Valley. Along the way, stops include Mt. Arbel; Bet Shean, where Saul’s body was hung on the wall (1 Sam 31); and Qasr El Yehud, a suggested locaton for Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River. After arriving at the hotel, you may swim in the Dead Sea, the lowest body of water on the surface of the earth and where swimmer seem to float above the water.

Overnight: Dead Sea

Floating on the Dead Sea

Floating on the Dead Sea

DAY 15 – June 12

Today’s itinerary focuses on the Dead Sea Valley, including Masada, the ancient desert fortress of Herod the Great; Ein Gedi where David cut Saul’s garment (1 Sam 24); Jericho, where “the walls came tumbling down”; and Qumran, the site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

After dinner, Dr. Grisanti will provide an overview of Jerusalem’s Old City.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 16 – June 13

The day will start early with a visit to the Temple Mount, the most sacred area in the world for Jews and the third holiest for Muslims. Afterward, the group will visit a model of Old Testament Jerusalem; the Jewish Quarter; the Southern Wall excavations, and the City of David.

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

Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem

DAY 17 – June 14

We will spend the morning in the Shephelah, stopping at Beth Shemesh (events in Judges and 1 Samuel) and Azekah (overlooking the area of David and Goliath’s conflict). After lunch we will visit the Israel Museum, which hosts the Dead Sea Scrolls and a scale model of 1st Century Jerusalem.

After dinner you will visit the Western Wall tunnels.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 18 – June 15

After breakfast you will ascend the Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of Jerusalem and the Kidron Valley . Afterward, you will descend by foot to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was betrayed by Judas.

In the late morning and early afternoon we will visit the Herodium (one of Herod the Great’s fortresses), have lunch, and visit the Church of the Nativity. After returning to the Old City, we will walk to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Garden Tomb.

Overnight: Jerusalem

Jerusalem's Eastern Gate from the Mount of Olives

Jerusalem’s Eastern Gate from the Mount of Olives

DAY 19 – June 16

After a free morning (Dr. G may suggest some options), you will head to the Ben Gurion airport around 12:30 p.m. and you are scheduled to depart on a 4:40PM flight to London (LHR).

Overnight: London

NOTE: The costs associated with London, including hotel, meals, transportation, entertainment, etc., are not included in the package price.

DAY 20 – June 17

Your are schedule to depart London (LHR) at 11:25AM and arrive at San Francisco (SFO) at 2:05PM. After clearing customs, you will prepare for your flight to Boise (BOI), which arrives at 9:28PM.

** 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.
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DT2305 Magic Valley Bible Church London, Israel, Jordan Study Tour

TOUR PRICE: 

$5450 – Full Package
$3750* – Ground-Only Package

The Full Package originates and ends at Boise, Idaho (BOI).

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, and tips (hotel staff, drivers, and guides in Israel).

† A single room requires a supplement of $1150. 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.

NO expenses related to visiting London are included in the full or ground-only package price. Additionally, the border fees related to entering/exiting Jordan (approximately $75) and tips in Jordan (hotel staff, drivers, and guides) are NOT included in the full or ground-only package price. The suggested amount for tips in Jordan are about $5/per day for the guide and driver ($20 per person).

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A deposit of $300 must be submitted by November 5, 2023. Fifty percent (50%) of the tour price must be paid by January 19, 2023, 130 days prior to departure. The final balance must be paid by March 20, 2023, 70 days prior to departure. Late payments will incur a $25 non-refundable late fee and may cause forfeiture of reservation.

Discipleship Travel LLC recommends travel interruption insurance.

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

To compare policy benefits or to purchase insurance click on the Travel Guard banner below.

DT2305 Magic Valley Bible Church Israel, Jordan Study Tour

TOUR PRICE: 

$5450 – Full Package
$3750* – Ground-Only Package

The Full Package originates and ends at Boise, Idaho (BOI).

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, and tips (hotel staff, drivers, and guides in Israel).

† A single room requires a supplement of $1150. 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.

NO expenses related to visiting London are included in the full or ground-only package price. Additionally, the border fees related to entering/exiting Jordan (approximately $75) and tips in Jordan (hotel staff, drivers, and guides) are NOT included in the full or ground-only package price. The suggested amount for tips in Jordan are about $5/per day for the guide and driver ($20 per person).

The suggested amount for tips in Jordan are about $5/per day for the guide and driver ($20 per person).

PAYMENT SCHEDULE: A deposit of $300 must be submitted by November 5, 2023. Fifty percent (50%) of the tour price must be paid by January 19, 2023, 130 days prior to departure. The final balance must be paid by March 20, 2023, 70 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. However, any registered participant that fails to make final payment will be bound by the normal schedule and rate of cancellation penalties. 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: No deviations or changes are available for this group’s itinerary.

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 121 days prior to departure $0 cancellation fee
120-91 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

*Airline penalties refers to any cancellation fee(s) imposed by the airline and/or any fund not recovered from the airline. According to the specific airline contract, cancellations may result in a credit or travel voucher from the airline, depending on the date of cancellation. Travel credits/vouchers can be used in the future according to the conditions established by the airline.

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.

Discipleship Travel LLC recommends travel interruption insurance.

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

To compare policy benefits or to purchase insurance click on the Travel Guard banner below.

 

The cancellation policy for the Magic Valley Bible Church Israel/Jordan Study Tour (DT2305) is as follows:

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 $0 cancellation fee
120-91 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

*Airline penalties refers to any cancellation fee(s) imposed by the airline and/or any fund not recovered from the airline. According to the specific airline contract, cancellations may result in a credit or travel voucher from the airline, depending on the date of cancellation. Travel credits/vouchers can be used in the future according to the conditions established by the airline.

NOTE: Tours are non-transferable.

 

Can I get a single room?

Yes, there are a limited number of single rooms available. However, there is a single supplement fee of $1150 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 Craig Dunning via email.

If you want to use miles to obtain your own flight, you must deal directly with your airline’s reward department.

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  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.

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 arrive into Tel Aviv?

The group is scheduled to arrive at 2:50PM on June 3, 2023. Ground-only participants should make arrangeements to meet the group at Ben Gurion Airport at that time or make their own way to the Jerusalem hotel. The bus will not wait for late-arrivals. If anyone misses the bus, they will be responsible for any costs related to meeting the group.

When should I depart from Tel Aviv?

This group is scheduled to depart at 4:40PM on June 16, 2023. Ground-only participants are welcome to ride the bus to the airport or they may make their own transfer arrangements at their own cost. Hotel rooms will be available until 10:00AM on June 16, 2023.

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 accomodations*?

  • Jerusalem (1 night)
  • Amman (3 nights)
  • Tel Aviv (2 nights)
  • Sea of Galilee (2 nights)
  • Dead Sea (1 night)
  • Jerusalem (4 nights)
  • *Hotels are yet to be determined and 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 above. Also, see the terms and conditions tab.

Are tips included?

All tips and taxes are included. A generous tip for drivers, guides, and hotel 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.

Other Questions?

Please contact Craig Dunning via email or at (682) 227-0175.

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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.

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