Pastors Israel Familiarization Tour

Pastors’ Israel Familiarization Tour

Coral Tours offers Pastors Israel Familiarization Tours to equip spiritual leaders in their desire to host groups to tour the Holy Land. Pastors have the opportunity during  this tour experience to explore a variety of Israel tour options, familiarize themselves with important biblical sites in the land Jesus called home, all while getting to know us here at Coral.

Coral offers inspiring and informative Pastors Israel Familiarization Tours created especially for pastors who want to bring believers closer to Jesus by traveling to the Land and seeing first hand the places he lived, prayed and preached the Gospel. Talk with our expert guides for insight into what makes for the best Israel Pilgrimage Tour! When you return to your church or bible study group you will be able to promote a Christian themed group tour to Israel with confidence.

Stay tuned our next scheduled Pastors Israel Familiarization Tour will be announced shortly. View the Pastors Israel Familiarization Tour brochure for detailed information.

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Pastors Familiarization Tour of Israel

Day 1 – MONDAY


Depart on an overnight flight to Tel Aviv.



Upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport a Coral Travel & Tours representative will be there to greet you. You will also meet your guide and drive to Jaffa, known in the bible as Joppa it is considered the world’s oldest port and the place where the prophet Jonah set sail for Tarshish. Jaffa is associated with the deeds of Peter. Tabitha was resurrected by Peter in Jaffa (Acts 9: 35-43). Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tel-Aviv.



After a short drive through Tel Aviv, travel via the Sharon plain to Caesarea. Caesarea was the seat of the Roman Procurator of the Judea in the time of Christ and the place St. Peter converted the centurion Cornelius (Acts 10:24). Explore the Roman theater and the aqueduct. View the ruins of Roman, Byzantine and Crusader times. Continue to Mt. Carmel to the “Mukhraka”, the site where Elijah challenged and defeated the 450 prophets of Baal (King 18:20). If time permits, drive via the ancient Via Maris “Way of the Sea” to Megiddo, the fortress city of King Solomon, later built upon by King Ahab. The books of Daniel and Revelation will come alive as you study about the final Battle of Armageddon (Revelation 16: 14-19) while viewing the plains of Jerzeel. Drive through Nazareth, the home of Joseph and Mary and through the city of Cana of Galilee, where Jesus performed his first miracle mentioned in the Bible (John 2: 1-11): turning jars of water into wine. Drive to Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.



The day starts with a visit to the “Ancient Boat” believed to be from Jesus’ time. From there you will take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Continue to Tabgha where the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes took place. Visit the Mt. of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount. Drive along the Hula Valley to Tel Dan and visit the remains of the city. For lunch you will sample the St. Peter fish (optional). Continue to Caesarea Philippi, where Peter made his confession of faith to Jesus. Via a ride through the Golan Heights we return to the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, the area where Jesus spent his years of ministry. See the ruins of Capernaum, the town where Jesus made his home after leaving Nazareth. View the remains of the ancient synagogue in which he may have preached and the house of the Apostle Peter. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.



After breakfast, drive to Yardenit where you will have an opportunity to be baptized in the Jordan (optional). Then, leave the Sea of Galilee and drive to Bet She’an. Recent excavations there 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. Visit Ein Harod, the site of Judge Gideon (Judges 7: 1-25). The tour continues through the Jordan Valley past 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’. It was 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.



After an early breakfast depart and travel along the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth to Masada. Ascend Masada by cable car. Masada is the site of the most dramatic act in Jewish history. 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, the desert oasis where David hid from Saul. Visit the oasis and hike to the waterfall. Drive to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls where found. Enjoy an afternoon “float” on the Dead Sea. Return to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.



The day starts with a walk along the “Last Way” to Mt. Zion. Cross the Kidron Valley and see the Tombs of Absalom, Zachary and James. At Mt. Zion visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas. Visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. This is the place where St. Peter denied his Lord three times. Continue on to the Last Supper Room and King David’s Tomb. You’ll also visit the Church of St. Anne and see the Pools of Bethesda. Drive to the western side of the city and visit the Israel Museum where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept in the Shrine of the Book and the Holy Land Model of Jerusalem as it was in the Second Temple period (the time of Jesus). Your last visit today will be to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.



The day starts with a visit to Mt. Moriah. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall. Visit the Southern Wall excavation at the Davidson Center. Continue with a visit to the Rabbinical Tunnel and the City of David. End the day at the Garden Tomb. Farewell dinner. Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.



Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA. Arrive the same day.

*Subject to Change*

866.267.2511 MON – FRI 9:00AM – 5:00PM (EASTERN TIME)


2019 Pastors Israel Familiarization Tour

Jaffa, Tiberias, Caesarea, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Olives, Caesarea Philippi, Megiddo, Old City of Jerusalem, Mount of Beatitudes, Ein Harod, Capernaum, Masada, Ein Gedi, the Dead Sea, and many more.

Among other amazing sites, visit the Davidson Center, Yad Vashem, Garden Tomb, St. Anne’s Church, the Pools of Bethesda, King David’s Tomb, the Israel Museum, the house of the High Priest Caiaphas, and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu.

Features Included in the Pastors Israel Familiarization Tour

  • Round trip airfare: JFK / TLV / JFK
  • Airline taxes & surcharges (currently $707 to be adjusted at time of ticketing*)
  • Meeting & assistance at airport in Israel upon arrival & departure
  • 7 nights + late check-out hotel accommodations:
    • 1 night Tel Aviv – Leonardo Art Hotel or similar
    • 2 nights Tiberias – Leonardo Hotel or similar
    • 4 nights Jerusalem – Leonardo Hotel or similar
  • Breakfast & dinner daily at hotels
  • Licensed English-speaking guide throughout
  • Round trip transfers: Airport/Hotel/Airport
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all included sites
  • Porterage, hotel taxes & service charges
  • Tips to guide, driver & hotel staff
  • Farewell Dinner

Not Included

  • Extra meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance – (highly recommended & available at an additional cost)
  • Anything not mentioned as included


Bring your own group (minimum 15 passengers) within a year of this tour & receive a refund of the cost of this fam trip (basic package only).

* At time of writing, subject to change – any changes will be billed at time of ticketing. Please see our terms and conditions for additional information.
** Land only pricing does not include airfare or round trip transfers: airport/hotel/airport. We are happy to assist you with transportation arrangements upon request. All other tour features remain per above.

866.267.2511  MON – FRI 9:00AM – 5:00PM (EASTERN TIME)

This Pastors Israel Familiarization Tour is specially priced by vendor subsidization and as such is offered at a significantly discounted rate compared to regular tours.

*SPECIAL* – Receive a full refund of your tour (basic program) when you book and host your own group (minimum 15 participants) to the Holy Land within 12 months of the Pastors Israel Familiarization Tour. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to experience Israel!

Air/Land Package

Departing New York JFK Airport:

$ per person double occupancy for pastors
$ per person double occupancy for spouses

$ single room supplement

Land Only Package

Please call us at 866.267.2511.


A $350.00 per person deposit along with a completed registration form & copy of your certificate of ordination, is required to ensure your space on this tour.

866.267.2511 MON – FRI 9:00AM – 5:00PM (EASTERN TIME)

Deposits and Payments

A $350.00 deposit and copy of your ordination certificate is required with each reservation form to guarantee booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure. All checks should be made payable to Coral Travel & Tours, Ltd.

Tour Arrangements

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.

Not Included

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.

Cancellation Penalties

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.

Fuel Surcharge

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.

Insurance Note

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:


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.

866.267.2511 MON – FRI 9:00AM – 5:00PM (EASTERN TIME)

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*Travel insurance, though optional, is highly recommended. Participants may use any insurance company of their choosing. Coral Travel & Tours makes travel insurance available through TripMate for our customers’ convenience. Thank you!

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