Tour Hosts: Pastor Brian & Kelly Bell
February 27 – March 12, 2023
This 2023 Calvary Murrieta Israel tour, led by Pastor Brian Bell & his wife Kelly, will take you to the most significant biblical and archaeological sites in the Holy Land. Pastor Brian has led many trips to Israel over the years and his passion for God’s Word is revealed in his teachings. This customized Israel tour is packed with amazing historical and biblical sites and features. You’ll visit such places as: Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Western Wall, Garden Tomb, Yad Vashem, Israel Museum, Caesarea Philippi, Masada, the Jordan River, the Temple Mount and much more.
DAY 1 – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27
USA / TEL AVIV
Overnight flight to Tel-Aviv.
DAY 2 – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
ARRIVAL / JAFFA / TEL AVIV
Arrive at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel-Aviv. Inside the terminal a Coral Travel & Tours representative will greet and assist you. Drive to Jaffa, one of the oldest cities in the world. Visit the house of Simon the Tanner, and walk through Jaffa’s reconstructed Old Quarter. Dinner and Overnight: Hotel in Tel-Aviv.
DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1
CAESAREA / MEGIDDO / TIBERIAS
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 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. A drive up Mt. Carmel will bring us to the site where Elijah challenged and defeated the 450 prophets of Baal. Falaffel lunch. 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. On your way to Tiberius, stop at Nazareth (Hill top) where Jesus was almost thrown from the brow of the hill. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 4 – THURSDAY, MARCH 2
SEA OF GALILEE
The day starts with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Visit 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 St. Peter. Continue to the “ancient boat” believed to be from Jesus’ time at Kibbutz Ginossar. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-12). Stop at Magdala to see the new excavations. Visit the newly dug site of Bethsaida, which, according to some scriptures, is the site of the feeding of the 5000. Continue on to Kursi, the site of the miracle with the swine. We’ll end the day at the Jordan River with an opportunity to be baptized (optional). Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 5 – FRIDAY, MARCH 3
CAESAREA PHILIPPI / GOLAN HEIGHTS / NIMROD’S CASTLE
After breakfast drive to Tel Dan, an important biblical city and a breathtaking nature reserve. The bible mentions the city few times:” From Dan to Beer Sheba”. Continue to Banias, site of ancient Caesarea Philippi. For lunch you will be able to sample the St. Peter Fish (on our own). 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 Nimrod’s Castle, a medieval fortress perched high on the mountain overlooking the city of Caesarea Philippi. Drive around the city of Qatzrin. Return to Tiberias. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 6 – SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2022
Free day. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 7 – SUNDAY, MARCH 5
BET SHE’AN / GIDEON’S SPRING / DEAD SEA
After breakfast leave Tiberias and drive to Bet She’an. Recent excavations have unveiled the impressive ruins of the country’s largest city in the Roman and Byzantine periods, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 749 AD. Continue with a visit at Ein Harod – Gideon’s Spring. Drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon float in the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight: Hotel at the Dead Sea.
DAY 8 – MONDAY, MARCH 6
MASADA / EN GEDI / QUMRAN / JERUSALEM
After breakfast, take a jeep tour into the wilderness that will bring you close to Masada. Ascend Masada by cable car. Explore the ancient excavations: Herod’s palaces, the bathhouse, the storerooms, the Roman siege ramp, and the oldest synagogue in the world. Travel along the shores of the Dead Sea to Ein Gedi, an oasis on the Dead Sea shore. Near the 200-meter-high waterfall is the cave where David had his famous meeting with King Saul (1 Samuel 24:1-23). A walk around the nature preserve confirms that Ein Gedi is one of the most beautiful natural parks in the world. Continue on to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive to Jerusalem and at Genesis Land where you will enjoy a camel ride, Abraham hospitality and special dinner. Enter the city as a pilgrim. Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 9 – SUNDAY, MARCH 7
In the morning ascend the Mount of Olives for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Walk along the Palm Sunday Way and descend to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus spent the last night before he was arrested. Visit the famous Church of All Nations. Drive along the “last way” to Mt. Zion. Walk in the Kidron Valley and see the Tombs of Absalom, Zachary and James. Stand next to the Southern Wall and view the City of David. Visit the Church of Peter in Gallicantu, the site where Peter denied his Lord three times. It was also the House of the High Priest Caiphas where Jesus was interrogated. Shwarma Lunch. Visit the City of David and Warren’s Shaft. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 10 – MONDAY, MARCH 8
Visit the Israel Museum, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are displayed and the Holy Land walk-around model of the city of Jerusalem as it was in the Second Temple period. Continue to the Menorah, across from the Knesset (Israeli parliament). Visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial, a visit you will never forget. In the afternoon, drive to Mt. Zion and visit the Last Supper Room. Walk through the colorful bazar. Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 11 – TUESDAY, MARCH 9
DAY 12 – WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
JERUSALEM / ELAH VALLEY / BETHLEHEM
This morning participate in an archaeological dig at Emek Zurim. Afterward travel to the Valley of Elah, where David fought Goliath. Drive to Bethlehem and visit the Church of the Nativity and the Shepherd’s Fields. Return to Jerusalem. Dinner and Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem. After dinner attend the Light and Sound Show at the Tower of David Museum.
DAY 13 – THURSDAY, MARCH 11
TEL AVIV – USA
After breakfast drive to Mt. Moriah. Visit the Western Wall, the last remnant of the Second Jewish Temple. Walk to the Temple site and view the Dome of the Rock and El Aqsa mosque. Visit the Cardo (the Jewish Quarter), the Rabbinical Tunnel and the Davidson Center (Southern Wall). Walk to the pool of Bethesda, and St. Anne’s Church – a fine example of Crusader architecture. End your visit with communion at the Garden Tomb. Farewell Dinner. Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 14 – FRIDAY, MARCH 12
TEL AVIV – USA
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA. Arrive the same day.
A customized group tour to Israel is a special opportunity. It is a unique time to develop closer bonds with other believers as you grow in your faith through greater understanding of scripture. Your host Pastor Brian Bell has led many church trips to Israel over the past several years. His biblical teachings and insights are a blessing! You do not want to miss this incredible opportunity. Below are some of the locations and activities specific to this tour:
Jaffa, Caesarea, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Olives, Jordan River, Old City of Jerusalem, Mount of Beatitudes, Garden of Gethsemane, Capernaum , Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, and many more.
Among other amazing sites, visit the Davidson Center, Yad Vashem, Garden Tomb, the 1st Century boat at Kibbutz Ginnosar, St. Anne’s Church, Church of All Nations, the Israel Museum and the house of the High Priest Caiaphas.
Enjoy a jeep ride through the wilderness to Masada, participate in Communion at the Garden of Gethsemane, watch the Light and Sound show at the City of David Museum and get baptized in the Jordan River! These are just some of the wonderful activities in store on this once in a lifetime tour of Israel.
- Round trip airfare: Los Angeles / Tel Aviv / Los Angeles
- Airline taxes & surcharges
- Meeting & assistance at airport in Israel upon arrival & departure
- 12 nights 5-Star Deluxe hotel accommodations:
- Tel Aviv – Herod’s Hotel*
- Tiberias – Leonardo Plaza Hotel*
- Dead Sea – Herod’s Hotel*
- Jerusalem – Leonardo Plaza Hotel*
- Breakfast & dinner daily at hotels
- 2 lunches
- Meeting and assistance at the airport
- 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
- Extra meals
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance – (highly recommended & available at an additional cost)
- Anything not mentioned as included
Join Calvary Chapel Murrieta and Pastor Brian Bell for this customized Christian Israel Tour departing February 27 and returning March 12, 2023.
A deposit of $350.00 per person, along with a completed registration form is required by to ensure your space on this tour.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Deposits and Payments
A deposit of $350.00 is required with each reservation to guarantee booking by October 27, 2022. 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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