Calvary Chapel Oklahoma City Israel Tour
With host Pastor Ken Merrihew
MAY 30 – JUNE 8, 2017
This Calvary Chapel Oklahoma City Israel Tour with Pastor Ken Merrihew offers you the trip of a lifetime. It’s an opportunity to visit many of the most significant places you’ve read about in the Bible: Jericho, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Carmel, Bet She’an, the Old City, the Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Western Wall, the Garden Tomb, Yad Vashem, the Israel Museum and many more. This journey has the power to transform your walk with Jesus. Space is limited so sign up now!
DAY 1 – TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017
USA / TEL AVIV
Flight from USA to Tel-Aviv.
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
ARRIVAL / JAFFA / TEL AVIV
Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel-Aviv. You will be met and assisted by a Coral Travel & Tours representative inside the terminal. Meet your guide and drive to Jaffa. Jaffa, considered one of the oldest port cities in the world was known as Joppa in the bible, the place where the prophet Jonah set sail for Tarshish. Jaffa is also associated with the deeds of the Apostle Peter. Transfer to your hotel in Tel Aviv for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 – THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017
CAESAREA / MOUNT CARMEL / MEGIDDO / SEA OF GALILEE
After a short drive through Tel Aviv, Israel’s modern metropolis, travel through the Sharon plain to Caesarea, the seat of the Roman Procurator of Judea at the time of the Christ, and the site where Peter converted the centurion Cornelius (Acts 10:24). This fortified harbor city was built 2000-years-ago by King Herod the Great. View the ruins of Roman, Byzantine and Crusader times. Explore the Roman Theater and the Aqueducts. Continue to Mt. Carmel, to the “Mukhraka,” the site where Elijah challenged and defeated the 450 prophets of Baal (King 18:20). Continue to Megiddo, the Fortress City of King Solomon, later built again by King Ahab. The books of Daniel and Revelation will come alive as we study about the final Battle of Armageddon, while viewing the plains of Jezreel. Drive through Nazareth, the home of Joseph and Mary and through the city of Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed his first miracle (John 2: 1-11): turning jars of water into wine. Drive to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 4 – FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017
SEA OF GALILEE
The day starts with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. At Kibbutz Ginosar visit the “ancient boat” believed to be from Jesus’ time. Continue on to Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-12). Visit Tabgha and St. Peter’s Primacy. Continue to Capernaum, the town Jesus made his home after leaving Nazareth. Capernaum is the place where Jesus recruited the first of His disciples (Matthew 4:13, Luke 4:31-37, Matthew 8:14-17, Mark 2:1-12, Matthew 8:5-13, Mark 5:21-43, Matthew 11:23-24). Visit the excavation of the ancient synagogue and the house of the Apostle Peter. For lunch we will have an opportunity to sample the St. Peter fish. You will also visit Gadera. End the day at the Jordan River with an opportunity to be baptized (optional). Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 5 – SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017
GOLAN HEIGHTS / TEL DAN / CAESAREA PHILIPPI / MT. BENTAL
After breakfast drive to Tel Dan an important biblical city and a breathtaking nature reserve. The bible mentions the city a few times: “From Dan to Beer Sheba”. Continue to Banias, site of ancient Caesarea Philippi. It is here that Peter made his confession of faith in Jesus (Matthew 16:13). Enjoy a panoramic view of the Golan Heights from Mt. Bental. Continue on to Gamla. Drive around the city of Qatzrin. Return to Tiberias. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 6 – SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017
BET SHE’AN / EIN HAROD / JERUSALEM
After breakfast leave the Sea of Galilee and drive to Bet She’an where recent excavations have disclosed the impressive ruins of the country’s largest city in the Roman and Byzantine periods which was destroyed by an earthquake in 749 CE. Drive to Ein Harod (Gideon’S Spring), the site of Judge Gideon (Judges 7: 1-25). The tour continues through the Jordan Valley. Stop at Kaser El Yahud, the place where Jesus was baptized. Pass Jericho, believed to be the world’s oldest walled city. This was the first city taken by Joshua when the Hebrews returned from Egypt – ‘and the walls fell down’ and also the site of the Mount of Temptation (Mark 1:13). Drive to Jerusalem. Pass the traditional site of the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Enter the city of Jerusalem in the traditional way and view the city from Mt. Scopus. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 7 – MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
After breakfast drive to Mt Moriah (Luke 2:46-48, John, 8:1-11, Mark 13:1-2, Matthew 27:51). Walk up to the Temple place and view the Dome of the Rock and the El Aqsa Mosque. Visit St. Anne’s Church, which is a fine sample of Crusader architecture, and the Pools of Bethesda. Walk through the Christian Quarter to the Jewish Quarter and visit the Herodian mansion and the Burnt House. Continue to the Western Wall, one of last remnants of the second Jewish Temple. Continue on to the Temple Institute. You will also visit the Rabbinical Tunnel, the Davidson Center, the Southern Wall steps, the City of David and the Pool of Siloam. Optional visit to Hezekiah’s Tunnel. At the western side of the city visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 8 – TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
MASADA / EIN GEDI / QUMRAN / DEAD SEA
After breakfast depart from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea and visit Masada. Masada is the site of the most dramatic act in Jewish History. Ascend Masada by cable car. Explore the ancient excavation of Herod’s Palaces, the bathhouse, the storerooms, the ramp, and the oldest synagogue in the world. Continue to Ein Gedi, an oasis on the Dead Sea shore. Near the 200-meter-high waterfall is a cave where David had his famous meeting with King Saul (First Samuel 24: 1-23). A walk around confirms that Ein Gedi is one of the most beautiful nature reserves in the world. Visit Qumran, where the 2000-years-old Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue to the Dead Sea shore for an afternoon “float” at the sea. Return to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 9 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017
After breakfast we’ll ascend the Mount of Olives (Matthew 24:3, Luke 21:37) for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Walk along the Palm Sunday Way to the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46, Luke 22:39-45, Mark 14:32-42) where Jesus spent the last night before he was arrested. Visit the Church of All the Nations. Drive along the “last way” to Mt. Zion. Cross the Kidron Valley and see the Tombs of Absalom, Zachary and James. Drive to the western side of the city and visit today the Israel Museum, the Shrine of the Book (where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Bar Kokhva letters are exhibited) and the Holy Land model. Drive to Mount Zion and visit the house of the High Priest Caiaphas. Visit the Church of Peter in Gallicantu (Matthew 26:31-35). This is the place where Peter denied the Lord three times. Continue on to the Last Supper Room (Matthew 26: 17-25) and King David’s Tomb. End your visit with a service at the Garden Tomb. Farewell dinner. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA.
DAY 10 – THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017
JERUSALEM / DEPARTURE
Your flight departs around midnight. Arrive USA the same day.
*Subject to Change*
This inspiring Calvary Chapel Oklahoma City Israel Tour is a custom designed tour of the Holy Land. Learn about the roots of your faith in this journey of a lifetime and return home spiritually transformed by your experience.
Features Included in this Calvary Chapel Oklahoma City Israel Tour
- Round trip airfare: JFK/TLV/JFK
- Airline taxes & surcharges (Currently $764, to be adjusted at time of ticketing)**
- 7 nights + late check-out hotel accommodations:
- 1 night Tel Aviv – Leonardo Art Hotel*
- 3 nights Tiberias – Leonardo Hotel*
- 3 nights + late check-out Jerusalem – Leonardo Hotel*
- Breakfast & dinner daily at hotels
- Licensed English-speaking guide throughout
- Round trip transfers: Airport/Hotel/Airport
- Touring in a deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach
- Sightseeing per itinerary
- Entrance fees to all included sites
- Porterage, hotel taxes & service charges
- Tips to guide, driver & hotel staff
- Farewell Dinner
Not Included in this Calvary Chapel Oklahoma City Israel Tour
- Extra meals
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance – (highly recommended & available at an additional cost)
- Anything not mentioned as included
** At time of writing, subject to change – any changes will be billed at time of ticketing. Please see our terms and conditions for additional info.
$3,560 per person/double occupancy from Austin
$3,590 per person/double occupancy from Oklahoma City
$3,465 per person/double occupancy from Dallas
Land Only Package
$2,133 per person/double occupancy
Single Room Supplement
A deposit of $350.00 per person, along with a completed registration form, is required to ensure your space on this tour.
Deposits and Payments for the Calvary Chapel Oklahoma City Israel Tour
A deposit of $350.00 is required with each reservation to guarantee booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure. All checks should be made payable to Coral Travel & Tours, Ltd.
Air – Air arrangements are included in most group tours. Air is available to individual travelers upon request.
Land – All packages including overnight hotel stays are quoted based upon double occupancy sharing a twin or double room with private facilities. Coral Travel & Tours, Ltd. does not arrange sharing for individual travelers. Single rooms are available at additional cost. Coral Travel & Tours, Ltd. reserves the right to substitute hotels based upon availability when necessary. Sightseeing and entrance fees are included as per itinerary. Individual passengers and passengers arriving independently from a scheduled group are responsible for their own transfers.
Gratuities, airport taxes and transfers (unless specifically included in certain group tours), optional tours, charges for passports, vaccinations and inoculations, excess baggage charges, accident, trip cancellation and baggage insurance, telephone and cable charges, laundry, meals not specified in the itinerary, liquor, items of a personal nature and any items not specifically listed as included.
All cancellations must be in writing
- Up to 100 days prior to departure date $75.00 cancellation fee
- From 99-61 days prior to departure date $250.00 cancellation fee
- From 60-46 days prior to departure date $350.00 cancellation fee
- From 45 days prior to departure date and on – full cancellation fee (100%)
You will be required to provide Coral Travel & Tours with a copy of your passport with final payment. Please Note: The State of Israel requires that your passport have an expiration date not less than 6 months after your date of arrival in Israel. There is no visa requirement for citizens of the United States traveling to Israel. Other nationals should contact their consulate for visa information. For other destinations please contact Coral Travel & Tours, Ltd. Coral Travel & Tours does NOT process visa applications. No inoculations are currently required for travel to Israel. Please contact public health authorities for further information or other destinations.
Please note fuel surcharges are set by the airline and Coral Travel & Tours has no control over nor receives advance notice of changes. Due to fluctuating global oil prices, the fee may change. The airline will only guarantee the fee at time of ticketing. If the airline imposes an increase, the difference will be the responsibility of each traveler and will be collected prior to departure.
Travel Insurance is Highly recommended, See attached information. The Exclusion for Pre – Existing Condition will be waived i9f premium is received at the time of orwithin 14 days of the initial deposit/payment for the trip. See Travel Insurance Certificate for complete details. Travel Insurance Benefits are administered by :Trip Mate, Inc. (in CA, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency). 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO, 6411, 1-800-888-7292, To review full plan details online, go to: www.tripmate.com/wpF418C
Suitcases: 1 per person, not to exceed 50 lbs. for 1 bag. Each can measure up to 62 linear inches (length + height + width). Carry On Luggage: 1 per person, not to exceed 11 lbs. Each can measure up to 45 linear inches (length + height + width).
Any change in the basic program will result in the charge of $150 per change per person plus any additional charges that may apply for revised air or land arrangements.
CORAL TRAVEL & TOURS LTD. (CORAL), and/or its agents and their representatives abroad, act only as agents for the tour participants in making arrangements for hotels, transportation, touring, restaurants, or any other services in connection with the itinerary. They will exercise reasonable care in making such arrangements. However, they do not assume any liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity to person or property because of any act or default of any hotel, carrier, restaurant, company, or person rendering any of the services included in the tours. The tickets, coupons, tariffs, rules or contracts currently in use by any carrier, hotel, restaurant, or other contractor rendering services shall constitute the sole contract between such contractor and the tour participants. CORAL, and/or its agents and their representatives abroad, accept no responsibility for any damage, delay, or injury due to sickness, pilferage, labor disputes, machinery breakdown, government restraints, hostile acts, terrorism, weather, acts of God, or any other cause beyond their personal control. CORAL, and/or its agents and their representatives abroad are not responsible for loss of or damage to your luggage, accidents en route, or ill health which may require travelers to miss parts of the tour or to return home without the group. No carrier shall be responsible for any act, omission, or event during the time tour participants are not on board its own conveyance. The tour programs are planned in advance. If between planning time and the actual tour operation, circumstances beyond control require changes, CORAL, and/or its agents and their representatives abroad reserve the right to vary itineraries and substitute components of tour programs. In the event it becomes necessary or advisable for any reason whatsoever to alter the arrangements of the itinerary, such alterations may be made without penalty to the operators. The right is reserved to accept or refuse any person as a member of the tour.
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