Join Dr. Curt Dodd
"Walking Where Jesus Walked"
"The Trip of a Lifetime"
10 Exciting Days in Israel! Plus an Exciting option to Athens, Greece
DAY 1: DEPARTURE: Depart Omaha to Tel Aviv via Chicago & Vienna on United & Austrian airlines.
DAY 2: TEL AVIV / NETANYA: Shalom! We arrive in HIS LAND. Upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, we will be met and assisted to our motor coach. We proceed to our hotel on the shores of the Mediterranean. (D)
DAY 3: CAESAREA / MEGIDDO /TIBERIAS: Today’s sites include the ancient seaport and Roman theater at Caesarea, Mount Carmel, Megiddo and the Valley of Armageddon. We arrive in Tiberias at our hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee.(B, L, D)
DAY 4: SEA OF GALILEE / CAPERNAUM / CAESAREA PHILIPPI: Today we cross the Sea of Galilee by boat landing at Kibbutz Nof Ginosar where we view the ancient Jesus Boat. We continue to the site of Peter’s restoration and the Mt. of the Beatitudes before arriving at Kibbutz En Gev for a lunch of St. Peter’s fish. Later we visit Capernaum, Jesus’ ministry base with its ancient synagogue. Time permitting, we will travel north to CaesareaPhilippi and the mouth of the Jordan River. We end our day at the baptismal site on the Jordan River. If you desire to be baptized, please bring a swimsuit.(B, L, D)
DAY 5: GIDEON’S SPRING / JERUSALEM: This morning we travel south to Gideon’s Spring at En Harod. We then go up to the Holy City of Jerusalem! Enter HIS gates with gladness! Time permitting, we will overview Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives before arriving at our hotel.(B, L, D)
DAY 6: JERUSALEM / MOUNT OF OLIVES / GETHSEMANE / OLD CITY: We begin our day on the top of the Mt. of Olives before taking the Palm Sunday path to the Garden of Gethsemane. We have a very special prayer service in a private garden next to Gethsemane. Later we enter the Old City through the Lion’s Gate and visit the famous Church of St. Anne with its rich, deep acoustics and the Pool of Bethesda. We continue to the Sisters of Zion Convent to visit the site of Pilate’s Judgment Hall/Antonio Fortress. We continue to the house of Caiaphas. (B, L, D)
DAY 7: OLD CITY / SOUTHERN WALL EXCAVATIONS: Today we visit the Jewish Quarter, Wailing (Western) Wall and Temple Mount where we view the Dome of the Rock, the Al Aksa Mosque and the site where The Temple once stood. We also visit The City of David and view a special movie before ending our day at the Western Wall Tunnel.(B, L, D)
DAY 8: MASADA / QUMRAN / DEAD SEA: We depart Jerusalem and proceed through the Judean Wilderness to Qumran, the site where a Bedouin shepherd found the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947. We travel south along the shore of the Dead Sea on the lowest road in the world to Masada, truly a remarkable piece of history. En Gedi, a beautiful oasis on the shores of the Dead Sea is our last stop before returning to Jerusalem.(B, L, D)
DAY 9: GARDEN TOMB: Today we visit the Garden Tomb for an exciting time of praise and worship. We will view Golgotha and then tour the Garden itself with a visit to the empty tomb. Time permitting, we may visit additional sites before returning to our hotel to freshen up and have dinner.(B, L, D)
DAY 10: HOME: We depart our hotel very early this morning for our flight to Frankfurt. After a plane change, we continue on to Chicago & Omaha. We will return with memories and new friends to last a lifetime and beyond!
$1045 Per Person Plus Tips
(based on a minimum of 10 pax)
DAY 10: JERUSALEM / ATHENS: This morning we depart Jerusalem for our flight to Athens. On arrival, we will be met and assisted to our motor coach. We will have a panoramic view of Athens with a stop at Panathinaikos Stadium where the first modern Olympic games took place. We drive past the Academy, the University and the Parliament with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On the slopes of the Acropolis we will visit the Areopagus on Mars Hill, site of Paul’s address to “the men of Athens” about their “unknown God (Acts 17). We will also see the Parthenon. We then proceed to our hotel. (B, D)
DAY 11: ATHENS / CORINTH: This morning after breakfast, we head to Corinth where Paul lived and preached. We will stop at Cachraee, the port where Paul docked and sailed to Ephesus. Afternoon back to Athens. (B, D)
DAY 12: ATHENS / HOME: This afternoon we depart Athens for our flight to Munich, we continue on to Omaha via Chicago. We will return with memories and new friends to last a lifetime and beyond! (B, D)
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Please Note-If A Passenger Is Unable to Get on And Off the Bus and Walk Without the Assistance of Another Individual, The Passenger Must Bring Someone with Them to Assist Them.
NOTE: The actual daily itinerary is subject to adjustment at the discretion of the tour operator.
INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
PRICE: Prices quoted are CASH prices per person and in US dollars and are based on fares and costs in effect at the time of publication. Whenever possible, DC&T obtains price guarantees from suppliers. However, depending upon the strength of the US dollar and the fluctuating nature of oil, gas and other costs, published rates are subject to change without notice. CREDIT CARDS may be used for DEPOSIT ONLY. Final payment must be made by personal check, cashier check, money order or cash.
HOTELS: Four & Five Star hotels throughout. Prices are based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room with private bath. Single rooms are subject to availability for an additional cost of $980 on the basic / $190 for Athens option. If a passenger cannot supply a roommate and Discovery Cruises and Tours is unable to do so, or your roommate cancels before departure, the passenger will have to pay the supplemental charge. (You may be billed after the final payment date for single room accommodations as necessary.)
SIGHTSEEING: Local transportation is by deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach. The services of an English-speaking Israeli gu
AIRPORT TAXES/FUEL: $630 (actual cost as of 4/16/18) NOTE: (Taxes/Fuel Surcharges may change without notice. Any increase will be billed to the passenger and must be paid prior to departure.)
NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
Passport costs; food and beverages (including coffee and tea) not usually included with regular meals; optional tours and excursions not mentioned in this itinerary; accident and baggage insurance; transporting and handling excess luggage; personal tips to guides, drivers and others rendering special services. Tips of $140 for the basic and $50 for the Athens option will be included on final invoice. In the event it becomes necessary to overnight material due to late receipt of registration or final payments, traveler will be billed for these charges.
FOR YOUR PROTECTION
INSURANCE: Acting only as agents for suppliers, Discovery Cruises and Tours is not responsible for damage, loss, or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings, or for personal injury, accident and/or illness. For your own protection, it is important that you have adequate insurance to cover these possibilities. You should carry proof of insurance in the event you need medical attention while in Israel. Upon receipt of your statement, via an email, the link for optional insurance will be provided.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
PASSPORT: A valid passport is required and must be obtained in person by each tour member. No visas are required for Israel. A valid passport is required to leave the USA. It should be valid for a minimum of SIX MONTHS after your return date; you will be denied boarding if your passport is not valid for SIX MONTHS beyond your return date.
REGISTRATION & DEPOSIT: A deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of registration. The deposit may be charged to your VISA, MasterCard or AMERICAN EXPRESS. Registrations received inside ninety (90) days must be accompanied by full payment. A $30 LATE REGISTRATION fee will be assessed.
PAYMENTS: After you have registered for a tour, you will receive an invoice with final payment amount and date due. Final payments should be made payable to DISCOVERY CRUISES AND TOURS and must be received ninety (90) days prior to departure. Final payments received inside ninety (90) days will be assessed a $30 LATE PAYMENT fee. NOTE: ALL reservations not fully paid by the ninety-day deadline are subject to cancellation, for which Tour Operator is not to be held responsible.
AIRLINE SEATS: Seats without a deposit must be released 100 days from departure. If you cancel your seat with DC&T in writing within the 100 days there is a penalty of $100 per person.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
If a passenger cancels his/her tour membership for any reason up to 90 days prior to departure, there will be a cancellation fee of two hundred dollars ($200) to cover administrative and communication costs. For cancellations from 90-75 days prior to departure there will be a cancellation fee of $500. Cancellations received 74-59 days prior to departure: penalty is 25% of tour cost; 58-30 days: penalty is 50% of tour cost; NO REFUND for cancellations within twenty-nine (29) days of departure -- trip cancellation and interruption insurance is available and is highly recommended. All cancellation requests must be addressed to Discovery Cruises and Tours in writing. Phone calls for cancellations cannot be accepted.
Discovery Cruises and Tours (Tour Operator) agrees to arrange for the tour described in this brochure. This represents the entire agreement between the passenger and his agent, the Tour Host, the Tour Operator and its agents. Except as stated herein, no person is authorized to cancel, modify, or vary the tour arrangements or to make any representation of warranty concerning the tour. Except for the willful negligence of its direct employees, the Tour Operator assumes no liability or responsibility for any injuries, damages occasioned by circumstances beyond the control of Tour Operator, or by any person for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to default or omission of and by any third party providing services or facilities related to or included in this tour or any part thereof, or in arranging for the same, or the acts or omissions of the Tour Host. Tour Operator reserves the right to refuse or revoke travel to anyone who is deemed incapable of group travel per the sole judgment of Tour Operator. Due to circumstances beyond the Tour Operator’s control, the sequence of touring sites may occasionally need to be altered. The airlines or cruise lines are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board planes, ships or conveyances. The passenger contracts, in use by the airlines and cruise lines, and the passenger or purchaser of this tour and/or passage and Tour Operator assume no liability or responsibility in connection therewith. Also, the Tour Operator WILL NOT BE responsible for: (a) flight schedule changes, mechanical breakdowns, government actions, weather, acts of God, acts of war or aggression, whether declared or undeclared, hijackings, or other circumstances beyond its control, including any connecting flights that may be missed as a result thereof (participants should consider the possibility of delays when arranging connecting flights); (b) the failure to follow instructions, including but not limited to check-in and check-out times and baggage handling; and, (c) charges incurred relating to single room/stateroom requirements either by the passengers themselves or their assigned roommates. Payment of the deposit or any partial or full payment for a reservation constitutes consent to all provisions listed in this brochure.
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