Journey to the Holy Land – WND Israel Tour
Tour Hosts: Joseph & Elizabeth Farah
NOVEMBER 2 – 12, 2017
During this amazing WND Holy Land Tour & Israel Pilgrimage, with hosts Joseph & Elizabeth Farah, you will discover the roots of your Christian faith as you explore the land of the bible from “Dan to Beersheba”. Invited Guest Speakers include Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman. Visit some of the most significant biblical and historical sites in Israel: Jaffa, Caesarea, the Western Wall, Garden of Gethsemane, the Kidron Valley, Capernaum, Mount Carmel, Sea of Galilee, Masada, Yad Vashem, Mount of Olives and many more.
Day 1 – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017
USA / TEL AVIV
Overnight flight from USA to Tel-Aviv
DAY 2 – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017
BEN GURION AIRPORT / TEL AVIV / JAFFA / TEL AVIV
Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel-Aviv where your Coral representative will be waiting to greet and assist you. Meet your guide and drive to the ancient city of Jaffa, the port receiving the cedars of Lebanon intended for the first and the second temples, where the prophet Jonah set sail for Tarshish, the apostle Peter raised Tabitha, and where Peter’s vision opened up the Gospel to people from all nations. Drive by Independence Hall in Tel Aviv where the prophecy foretelling the recreation of Israel in one day was fulfilled (Isaiah 66). Meet the Farahs, WND and Coral staff as well as your fellow travelers, receive your personal tour journal and orientation. Experience the Sabbath and a Sabbath dinner in the Holy Land.
Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tel Aviv.
DAY 3 – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017
PLAINS OF SHARON / MT. CARMEL / MT PRECIPICE, NAZARETH / CAESAREA / TIBERIAS
Drive along the Plains of the Sharon and the Mediterranean Sea to the ancient city of Caesarea, the seat of the Roman Procurator of Judea at the time of the Christ, and the site where Peter converted the centurion Cornelius. 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. Ascend to the top of Mt. Carmel where Elijah challenged and defeated the prophets of Baal. Journey through the heartland of Israel to Mt. Precipice, where you will be able to view Jezreel Valley, Nazareth and the Valley of Armageddon. On your way to Tiberias, pass Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed his first miracle (John 2: 1-11): turning jars of water into wine. Attend the lectures of Elizabeth and Joseph Farah. (Late check-in due to Sabbath.)
Dinner and overnight: Your hotel near the Sea of Galilee.
DAY 4 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017
SEPPHORIS (TZIPPORI) / KIBBUTZ MISGAV AM / MOUNT OF BEATITUDES / JESUS BOAT / GALILEE CRUISE / TIBERIAS
After breakfast, visit Sepphoris, an ancient city and its wealth of beautiful artifacts (over 60 mosaics!). Sepphoris was site of the largest construction project in Israel in the first century. Because of its proximity to Nazareth, it is certainly possible that Joseph and Messiah, as carpenters, may have helped to build it. At Kibbutz Misgav (the northernmost kibbutz in Israel), stand on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon, see the Hula Valley and the Good Fence. At the northern shore walk, the ancient city of Capernaum, the town where Messiah ministered and drew His Disciples (Matthew 4:13). Visit the excavation of the House of the Apostle Peter and the Ancient Synagogue of Capernaum. For lunch you will be able to experience the St. Peter fish (tilapia) from the Sea of Galilee. Continue to Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-12). At Kibbutz Ginosar study the ancient 1st-century, wooden fishing-boat, the “Jesus Boat,” excavated from the mud floor of the lake and now on display in the museum dedicated to its preservation. At sundown, cruise the Sea of Galilee under the stars, worshiping the Lord in song—one of the most memorable evenings of your tour.
Dinner and overnight: Return to your hotel in Tiberius, near the Sea of Galilee.
DAY 5 – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
MAGDALA / TEL DAN / CAESAREA PHILIPPI / GOLAN HEIGHTS / YARDENIT, JORDAN RIVER
Your first stop today will be at Migdal (Magdala), the home of Mary Magdalene. Visit the extraordinary archaeological find recently discovered during construction of a hotel—the village’s first century synagogue! As Jesus visited the synagogues all around Galilee, he was likely standing on the very stones at this site! Then, drive to north again 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,” indicating the full length of the kingdom of Israel. Continue to Banias, site of the ancient Caesarea Philippi. It is here that Peter made his confession of faith in Jesus (Matthew 16:13). View the waterfall. Continue on for a panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee from Mt. Bental in the strategically vital Golan Heights. End the day at the baptismal site Yardenit in a special baptism in the waters of the Jordan River (baptism optional).
Dinner and Overnight: Return to your hotel in Tiberias, on the Sea of Galilee.
DAY 6 – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
GIDEON’S SPRING / NEOT KDUMIN / ABRAHAM’S WELL / DEAD SEA
Embark on a journey from the Galilee of northern Israel to the wilderness of the Negev in the south. First stop, Ein Harod – Gideon’s Spring, the site of the selection of 300 from Gideon’s 22,000 warriors as the fighting force God would use to defeat the Midianites (Judges 7: 1-25). Drive to the western slopes of the hills of Judea, near the biblical city of Modin, the very town in which the Maccabean revolt against the Greeks was born. Here, you will be able to take part of prophecy by planting a tree in the Holy Land at Neot Kdumim: “When you come to the Land, you shall plant trees” (Leviticus 19: 23). Continue to Beersheba and explore the water cistern and Abraham’s Well (if time permits). Your final destination of the day will be a beautiful resort on the Dead Sea where you will have the opportunity for an afternoon to “float” in the sea, relax on the beach or by the pool or enjoy a spa treatment.
Dinner and overnight: your hotel at the Dead Sea.
DAY 7 – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
MASADA / EN GEDI / QUMRAN / JERUSALEM
This morning you will visit the magnificence of Herod’s fortress of Masada. After ascending by cable car, explore the ancient excavation of the palaces, the bathhouse, the storerooms, the ramp, and the oldest Synagogue in the world. Continue on to the springs of En Gedi in the desert oasis and wildlife where King David dwelt with God. For lunch, you will be served boxed lunches to be eaten while in the wilderness. On to Qumran, to view the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered (at the very same time Israel became a state!). Considered to be one of the most significant finds of history, the scrolls confirm the preservation of the Hebrew scriptures. In the early evening, ascend the mountains to take in a view of Jerusalem: behold the Holy City from the ridge of Mount Scopus.
Dinner and Overnight: your hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 8 – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
THE HOLY CITY JERUSALEM
In the early morning, ascend the Temple Mount to stand on the actual ground where once stood the Holy Temple of God, the Outer Courts, the Court of the Priests, the Holy Place, and the Holy of Holies. Explore the ancient City of David, Jerusalem’s preeminent archaeological site and source of breathtaking discoveries. Experience the solemnity of Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust museum and memorial. Tour the Israel Museum where you will be able to see firsthand the ancient biblical texts at the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are curated and preserved. View the tremendous scale model of the city of Jerusalem modeled to reflect the state of the city 2,000-years-ago. For the first time, WND Tours offers time to explore the world-famous Machne Yehuda market (the shuk) – feel like a native Israeli as you walk the aisles of this huge local market: spices, nuts, seeds, baked goods, locally grown fruit and vegetables, wines, and Israeli wares. Sample the delicious cuisines: Israeli, Ethiopian, Arabic and more. Watch sesame seeds being ground by a mill into delicious Tahini, Israel’s beloved condiment. Later, you’ll take in Ben Yehuda Street, named after the man whose life-long passion was responsible for reviving the Hebrew language (fulfilling prophecy). This charming street, blocked from automobile traffic, is packed with quaint shops and restaurants, a perfect place to find gifts for your friends and family.
Dinner and Overnight: return to your hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 9 – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
The final two days of your pilgrimage will be spent in the walled city of Jerusalem, “the City of our God” (Ps. 48:1,8). Take part in a biblical adventure of discovery as you walk under the Temple Mount through the Rabbinic Tunnel. Stand by the actual Pool of Bethesda where Messiah healed the crippled man. Gather in charming St. Anne’s Church, the acoustics of which will make your heart soar while listening to and joining pilgrims from around the world who come to sing hymns in this 12th century church. Reflect on our Savior’s ordeal while standing on the very paving stones where Messiah was taken before Pilate. Walk the streets of the Old City and through the Ancient Cardo to the Jewish Quarter. Approach the holiest site in the Jewish world and pray at the Western Wall. Enjoy the privilege of bringing in the biblical Sabbath in Jerusalem with a special service on the actual Steps of the Temple where Messiah Himself walked. Experience the coming of the Sabbath at the Western Wall as observant Jews gather from all over to worship.
Dinner and overnight: return to your hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 10 – SATURDAY, NOVEMER 11, 2017
JERUSALEM / MOUNT OF OLIVES / GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE / DEPARTURE
This is your last morning in Eretz Yisra’el (land of Israel), you’ll start the day ascending the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Old City. You will also be able to view the wilderness, Lazarus and Bethany. Next, you will walk to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus prayed and the disciples slept the night before His crucifixion. You will then visit the House of Caiaphas where Messiah was taken for trial. You will end your tour of Jerusalem in the most appropriate place, Calvary/Golgotha and the Empty Garden Tomb, where we will share in a special worship service. In the evening, we will come together for a special Farewell Dinner of celebration.
Flight home: You will be taken to Ben Gurion Airport for your flight back or you will stay overnight and fly the next day.
DAY 11 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
TEL AVIV – USA
Your flight departs around midnight or in the morning. Arrive USA the same day.
*Subject to Change*
This inspiring WND Holy Land Tour & Pilgrimage, hosted by Joseph Farah and his wife Elizabeth, is a trip of a lifetime. Join this tour and return home spiritually refreshed with a deeper understanding of God’s Holy Word.
Features Included in the WND Holy Land Tour
- Round trip airfare: New York / Tel Aviv / New York
- Meeting & assistance at airport in Israel upon arrival & departure
- 8 nights hotel accommodations plus 1 late check-out:
- The Dan Panorama/Metropolitan/Leonardo City, Leonardo Art & Grand Beach Hotels in Tel Aviv*
- The Kinar and Leonardo Club Hotels in Tiberias*
- Leonardo Plaza, Leonardo Club and David Hotel at the Dead Sea*
- The Leonardo Hotel and The Grand Court Hotel in Jerusalem
- Breakfast & dinner daily at hotels
- Three lunches including St. Peter’s fish lunch
- 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
- Tree planting
- Tips to guide, driver & hotel staff
- Farewell Dinner
Not Included in the WND Holy Land Tour
- Airline taxes & surcharges (to be adjusted at time of ticketing, see Terms & Conditions for additional information)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance – (highly recommended & available at an additional cost)
- Anything not mentioned as included
Join the WND Holy Land Tour & Pilgrimage this coming NOVEMBER 2017 with hosts Joseph & Elizabeth Farah.
$3,295 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
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, 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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