Evangelist Al Gist and wife Sandy

 "Walking Where Jesus Walked"
 "The Trip of a Lifetime"

Evangelist Al Gist and wife Sandy

  12 Exciting Days in Israel!
 February 24 - March 6, 2020
 $4970 from Houston
$3590 Ground Cost



DAY 1: - DEPARTURE: Depart Houston to Tel Aviv via Frankfurt on Lufthansa 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 make a short stop at Joppa before proceeding 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, Valley of Armageddon and Nazareth to visit the Synagogue church. We arrive in Tiberias at our hotel overlooking the Sea of Galilee. (B, L, D)

DAY 4: - SEA OF GALILEE / CAPERNAUM / CAESAREA PHILIPPI: This morning we cross the Sea of Galilee by boat landing at Kibbutz Nof Ginosar where we will view the ancient “Jesus Boat”. We continue to Tabgha and the Mt. of the Beatitudes before arriving at Kibbutz En Gev for a lunch of St. Peter’s fish. Later, we will visit Capernaum with its ancient synagogue then to Chorazim. We conclude our day with baptism in the Jordan River. Overnight Tiberias. (B, L, D)

DAY 5:- CAESAREA PHILIPPI / KUNEITRA: This morning we travel to Gamla, the site of a Jewish city founded in the 2nd century, then we visit El Rom OZ77 movie about the battle at the Valley of Tears in the YOM KIPPUR WAR and Caesarea Philippi, the Golan Heights and view Mt. Hermon before visiting Tel Dan. We then visit Kuneitra, a city in ruins 40 miles from Damascus, Syria’s capi-tal. This is a ghost town from which 30,000 Syrians fled the Israeli army in 1967. Overnight in Tiberias. (B, L, D)

DAY 6: - BET SHEAN / EN HAROD / DEAD SEA: This morning we start early traveling south through the Jordan Valley to the city of Bet Shean. We then visit Gideon's Spring at En Harod and a visit at Kasr El Yehud, the baptismal site of Jesus in the Jordan River before continuing south along the shore of the Dead Sea on the lowest road in the world. We arrive at a beautiful Dead Sea hotel for the balance of the day to relax at the hotel pools, Dead Sea spa, mineral pools or to enjoy other spe-cial services. Overnight at the Dead Sea. (B, L, D)

DAY 7: - MASADA / QUMRAN / JERUSALEM: This morning we start early to Masada, truly a re-markable piece of history. We then view Ein Gedi before proceeding to Qumran, the site where a Bedouin shepherd found the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947. We continue up to the Holy City of Jerusalem! Enter His gates with gladness! Overnight in Jerusalem. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: - JERUSALEM / MOUNT OF OLIVES / GETHSEMANE / OLD CITY: Today we drive to the top of the Mount of Olives for a view of Jerusalem before taking the Palm Sunday pathway to Dominus Flevit, the place Jesus wept over Jerusalem. We continue down the mountain to the Garden of Gethsemane and have a very special time of prayer and worship in a private garden. After lunch, we visit the Israel Museum with the Model City and the Dead Sea Scrolls. We end the day at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum. (B, L, D)

DAY 9:- OLD CITY / WAILING WALL / TEMPLE MOUNT: We start the day with a visit to the Temple Mount where the first two Jewish temples stood. We walk through the Old City visiting the Lion's Gate, the Pool of Bethesda, the Church of St. Anne, and Antonia’s Fortress where we stand on the actual pavement stones where Jesus was judged by Pilate. After lunch, we visit Friends of Zion Museum and Mahane Yehuda open-air Market. (B, L, D)

DAY 10: - OLD CITY / SOUTHERN WALL EXCAVATIONS: This morningwe visitthe Zion Gate, Temple Institute, the Jewish Quarter, Southern excavations of the Second Temple period. We end the day at the House of Caiaphas where Jesus was held His last night before His crucifixion. (B, L, D)

DAY 11: - JERUSALEM / GARDEN TOMB: This morning we visit the Garden Tomb for an exciting time of prayer and worship. After lunch, we visit the Valley of Elah where David slew Goliath and time permitting, the ancient city of Emmaus.

DAY 12: - TEL AVIV / HOME: We depart TelAviv for our flight to Houston via Frankfurt.

(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.



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.
Via jet economy class on Lufthansa German Airlines (25 seats confirmed - any additional seats may be at a higher cost). Tickets must be completed 45 days prior to departure. Tickets cannot be changed once issued. NOTE: Passengers may arrange their own air & pay the ground price. Passengers doing their own air MUST meet the group at the airport or hotel.
An individual change in the return date that is a deviation from the basic group itinerary will NOT be allowed.

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 $1370. 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.)
Three meals daily: breakfast, lunch and dinner upon arrival in Israel.

SIGHTSEEING: Local transportation is by deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach. The services of an English-speaking Israeli guide, entrance fees to places visited on sightseeing described in this itinerary are included in tour price.

AIRPORT TAXES/FUEL: $780 (actual cost as of 4/18/19) NOTE: (Taxes/Fuel Surcharges may change without notice. Any increase will be billed to the passenger and must be paid prior to departure.)

TIPS: of $168 to guides, drivers and others rendering special services.   


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.  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.


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.


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 or MasterCard. 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.


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.

Flight Schedule
(Subject to change until tickets are issued)

FEB 24 LH441 IAH/FRA 4:10P-8:50A+1
FEB 25 LH686 FRA/TLV 10:10A-3:15P
MAR 06 LH695 TLV/FRA 8:00A-11:40A
MAR 06 UA047 FRA/IAH 1:50P-6:15P

Discovery Cruises and Tours
PO Box 2148 Hurst, TX. 76053
Phone: 817-595-2700


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