DT2328 Israel Study Tour
Canton Baptist Temple
October 16-26, 2023
$4,665*

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All registrations for 2328 Canton Baptist are completed/submitted online via the secure online form linked below.NOTE: All participants must complete a registration form.

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.

As of March 1, 2022, Israel no longer requires visitors to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Professor Ray Adams from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO is the teacher for this study tour. He is entering his 44th year as an instructor at BBC and is always one of the students’ favorite professors.  In his teaching career, Professor Adams has taught Life of Christ, Old Testament Survey and History, Archaeology, Biblical Backgrounds, and other history courses. He has hosted and led over 20 tours to Israel and the Middle East.  He has worked on several archaeological digs in the Holy Land, including at the City of David, and brings that insight to his teaching.  Join Ray Adams as he teaches throughout this study tour.

DAY 1 – October 16

Departing from DTW, the group will connect with an overnight flight at YYZ (Toronto), then continue to Tel Aviv.

DAY 2October 17

You are scheduled to arrive in Tel Aviv in the afternoon and will transfer to your hotel in Netanya, on the coast of the Mediterranean.

Overnight: Netanya

Mediterranean sunset, Netanya, Israel.

DAY 3 – October 18

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 (Acts 26); Mt. Carmel, where Elijah challenged the prophets of Ba’al (I Kings 18); Megiddo, which guards over the Valley of Armageddon; and, finally Mount Arbel, the likely location of the Great Commission (Mt. 28:16-20). Finally, you will visit 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

DAY 4October 19

This day will be spent in the north. You will visit Tel Dan where you will see Jereboam’s altar (1 Kings 12) 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” (Mt. 16). Finally, you will return to your hotel by way of the Magdala, the home of Mary Magdalene.

Overnight: Sea of Galilee

DAY 5October 20

This promises to be a beautiful day as you focus on the ministry of Jesus. You will begin the day worshipping on the Sea of Galilee as you take a boat across the lake. Afterward, you will visit  Capernaum, Jesus’ ministry center in the Galilee; the Mount of Beatitudes, a suggested location for Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount; Tabgha, undoubtedly one of the popular fishing grounds of the disciples. After lunch, you will begin your journey south to the Dead Sea. The last stop in this region is at Bet Shean, an impressive Old Testament and New Testament city, where the Philistines hung King Saul’s body on the walls (I Samuel 31)

Overnight: Dead Sea

DAY 6 – October 21

You will begin the day with a cable car ride to the top of Masada, one of Herod’s many desert fortresses. Finally, your last stop in the Jordan River Valley will be at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. On the way up to Jerusalem, you will visit the Wadi Qelt, one of the main valleys on the east of Jerusalem and an ancient road between Jerusalem and Jericho.

Welcome to Jerusalem!

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 7October 22

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).

Overnight: Jerusalem

The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem image

The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

DAY 8 – October 23

Bring a bag today. You may want to gather some smooth stones in the Elah Valley, where David used his slingshot. You will also visit Bet Shemesh before ascending up to Bethlehem. In Bethlehem, you will visit the Shepherd’s Field, and another of Herod’s desert fortresses, Herodian. This is also where Herod was buried.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 9 October 24

The morning will be spent north of Jerusalem, visiting Shiloh, where the Ark of the Covenant rested for about 300 years; and Jacob’s Well (John 4) in Shechem. You will also see Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal, the mountains of the blessings and curses.

In the afternoon, you will be visiting the Israel Museum, which includes the Jerusalem Model and the Dead Sea Scroll exhibit at the Shrine of the Book.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 10October 25

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. In the afternoon, you will visit the Jewish and Christian Quarters in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Overnight: Jerusalem

DAY 11 – October 26

Bidding farewell to Jerusalem, you will transfer to Tel Aviv for your morning return flight home. Your flight is scheduled to arrive in Detroit at 7:29PM.

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

Covid-19 Travel Considerations:

Each participant is responsible to comply with all Covid-19 protocols published by the airlines and 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.

PAYMENT POLICY AND PRICING

Discipleship Travel LLC publishes the cash/check discount price for tours. As a convenience to traveler’s, Discipleship Travel LLC offers the option to pay fees by credit/debit card or ACH (eCheck) via the company website (https://discipleshiptravel.com/payments/). By selecting credit/debit card or ACH payment, the traveler agrees to pay the additional fees associated with this service. A credit/debit card payment requires an additional fee of 3% of the payment amount + $0.30 transaction fee. An ACH payment requires an additional fee of 1% of the payment amount + $0.26 transaction fee. The traveler agrees to check the box on the payment portal that includes the additional fee at the time of payment or the traveler will be billed by Discipleship Travel LLC.

All traveler fees must be paid prior to travel.

The full-package price for this group is $4,665 (cash/check). The ground-only price for this group is $3,366 (cash/check). The single supplement fee is $1,100.

The Full Package begins/end at Detroit Airport (DTW).

The Ground-Only package includes everything the full-package includes except airfare. Ground-Only participants must provide their own transportation to/from Israel, and must be coordinated with the group’s Tel Aviv arrival and departure.

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

◇ Seat upgrades may be available at an extra-charge.

† A single room requires a supplement of $1,100. 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 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 deposit of $300 must be submitted by February 18, 2023. Fifty percent (50%) of the tour price must be paid by June 29, 2023, 130 days prior to departure. The final balance must be paid by August 2, 2023, 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!

 

PAYMENT POLICY AND PRICING

Discipleship Travel LLC publishes the cash/check discount price for tours. As a convenience to traveler’s, Discipleship Travel LLC offers the option to pay fees by credit/debit card or ACH (eCheck) via the company website (https://discipleshiptravel.com/payments/). By selecting credit/debit card or ACH payment, the traveler agrees to pay the additional fees associated with this service. A credit/debit card payment requires an additional fee of 3% of the payment amount + $0.30 transaction fee. An ACH payment requires an additional fee of 1% of the payment amount + $0.26 transaction fee. The traveler agrees to check the box on the payment portal that includes the additional fee at the time of payment or the traveler will be billed by Discipleship Travel LLC.

All traveler fees must be paid prior to travel.

The full-package price for this group is $4,665 (cash/check). The ground-only price for this group is $3,366 (cash/check). The single supplement fee is $1,100.

The Full Package begins/end at Detroit Airport (DTW).

The Ground-Only package includes everything the full-package includes except airfare. Ground-Only participants must provide their own transportation to/from Israel, and must be coordinated with the group’s Tel Aviv arrival and departure.

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

◇ Seat upgrades may be available at an extra-charge.

† A single room requires a supplement of $1,100. 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 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 deposit of $300 must be submitted by February 18, 2023. Fifty percent (50%) of the tour price must be paid by June 29, 2023, 130 days prior to departure. The final balance must be paid by August 2, 2023, 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-five (25). In the case that twenty-five (25) participants fail to register and/or make final payment, the group may be canceled by Discipleship Travel LLC and all payments, less a $150/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.

PASSPORTS

All participants must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond their return date. Any participant that intends to travel on a non-USA passport, is solely responsible for knowing and meeting the entry requirements for their destination country. The Government of Israel provides visa information here.

Each participant is solely responsible to obtain and maintain a valid passport. Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible to secure a passport for participants, nor for verifying the validity of currently held passports.

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 without financial compensation. 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, participants are allowed one checked bag, not to exceed 62 inches (length plus width plus depth) and 50 lbs. Participants may also bring one carry-on item and one personal item. Participants should consult the airline’s international baggage regulations as restrictions frequently vary by airline and may change without notice.

CANCELATION REFUND POLICY

The following cancellation/refund policy applies to 2328 Canton Baptist:

Cancellations up to 131 days prior to group departure will receive a full refund less a $100 processing fee.

Any cancellation between 130-91 days prior to group departure will receive a full refund less a $500 penalty plus any airline penalties.**

Any cancellation between 90-75 days prior to group departure will receive a full refund less a $1500 penalty plus any airline penalties.**

Any cancellation less than 75 days prior to group departure will receive 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.

Tours are not transferable.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

The registered traveler is responsible to comply with all Covid-19 protocols/regulations published by the airlines and any relevant government authorities regardless of the timing of said protocols. Covid-19 protocols are fluid, regularly changing according to current conditions. Therefore, Discipleship Travel LLC is not responsible for any changes to protocols by any authorities, any additional fees/costs, or any losses (financial or otherwise) incurred by the traveler as a result of Covid-19 protocols or Covid-19 illness.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The traveler assumes all responsibility for knowing about and  meeting the entry requirements for their destination whether those requirements are related to entry visas, vaccination(s), insurance, travel documents or any other entry requirement(s) established by the host country.

TRAVEL INSURANCE NOTIFICATION

Discipleship Travel LLC strongly encourages the traveler to obtain appropriate travel insurance coverage against the risks inherent in travel. However, the traveler is not obligated to purchase travel insurance in order to purchase this tour package.

Discipleship Travel LLC is not a seller of travel insurance and does not advise the traveler regarding specific insurance needs. The traveler should request policy information or clarification from a licensed seller of travel insurance.

In the tour documents (e.g., the group webpage and invoice) and in various locations at the company website, Discipleship Travel LLC provides Internet links to a travel insurance provider (AIG: Travel Guard) that offers a variety of travel insurance policies. See https://discipleshiptravel.com. The aforementioned links are a service to our clients and should not be considered a mandate to purchase travel insurance from the linked provider.

Discipleship Travel LLC receives a referral commission if travelers purchase a travel insurance policy from any of the referral links provided by Discipleship Travel LLC.

LEGAL JURISDICTION

As a condition of purchasing a tour package from Discipleship Travel LLC, the traveler agrees that the legal jurisdiction for any disputes between the traveler and Discipleship Travel LLC is the Christian County Circuit Court, Ozark, Missouri.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY

Discipleship Travel LLC acts 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, supplier 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 the traveler or the traveler’s companions or group members. Unless the term “guaranteed” is specifically stated in writing on the traveler’s 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, pandemics, local laws, climatic conditions, abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside the control of Discipleship Travel LLC. The 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.

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 the traveler by Discipleship Travel LLC or their employees and/or agents, traveler hereby assumes all of the above mentioned risks as well as any other risks related to international travel and does hereby voluntarily release Discipleship Travel LLC, their employees and/or 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 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, the traveler’s 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 the traveler’s estate, and voluntarily agrees that under no circumstances will the traveler, or the traveler’s 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 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 TRAVELER’S 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 THE NEGLIGENCE OF ANYONE NOT EMPLOYED BY DISCIPLESHIP TRAVEL LLC.

 

 

The cancellation policy for the Canton Baptist Israel Tour (DT2328) is as follows:

CANCELLATIONS: All cancellation notices must be received in writing at:

809 E. Roubidoux St.
Nixa, MO 65714

Date of Cancellation Refund Policy
Up to 131 days prior to departure $100 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

*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 $1,100 required for a single room for the Israel itinerary.

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 from CLE 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 in Israel and departure from Israel with those of the group. You must be at the airport in Tel Aviv 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 severeal hours – or even 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 Tel Aviv at 2:25PM on October 18, 2023. Participants making their own travel arrangements need to schedule their arrival at Tel Aviv by the time the group flight arrives. The bus will not wait for participants who are not at the airport when the bus has been loaded for departure from the airport, generally 1 hour after group arrival. If a participant is not at the airport when the bus departs, that participant is responsible to make their own arrangements to meet the group at the hotel in Galilee.

When should I depart from Tel Aviv?

The group is scheduled to depart Tel Aviv at 6:15AM on October 27, 2023. The bus will leave the hotel at approximately 2:15AM on October 27, 2023. Those making their own travel arrangements may ride the bus to the airport with the group or arrange their own transportation to the airport. The hotel rooms will be available for group participants until 10:00AM on October 27, 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 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.

 

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.

Other questions?

Please contact Discipleship Travel LLC.

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