Designed for the IPHC Fellowship of Believers
February 5 – 14, 2018
This IPHC 2018 Essence of Israel Tour will allow you to discover the roots of your faith as you explore the land of the bible. Specifically designed for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church fellowship of believers, this faith-based Essence of Israel Tour will take you to some of the most notable biblical sites in the Holy Land: Jaffa, House of the High Priest Caiaphas, Temple Mount, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Carmel, Western Wall, Garden of Gethsemane, Ein Gedi, Megiddo, Sea of Galilee and many more.
USA / TEL AVIV
Overnight flight from USA to Tel-Aviv
ARRIVAL / JAFFA / 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. Jaffa is known in the bible as Joppa and is considered the world’s oldest port and the place where the prophet Jonah set sail for Tarshish. Jaffa is also associated with the deeds of Peter. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tel Aviv.
CAESAREA / MT. CARMEL / MEGIDDO / SEA OF GALILEE
After our Israel breakfast travel via the Sharon plain to Caesarea. Caesarea was the seat of the Roman Procurator of Judea in the time of Christ and the place Peter converted the centurion Cornelius (Acts 10:24). Explore the Roman Theater and aqueduct and 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). Continue to Meggido, 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). 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.
SEA OF GALILEE
The day will starts with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Continue to the “ancient boat” believed to be from Jesus’ time at Kibbutz Ginosar. 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. Next, visit the Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-12). 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 the 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. Return to Tiberias. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
BET SHE’AN / BET ALPHA / JERUSALEM
This morning you will have an opportunity to be baptized (optional) at the Jordan River. Afterward, 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 breakfast 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 his arrest. Walk along the “Last Way” to Mt. Zion. Cross the Kidron Valley and see the Tombs of Absalom, Zachary and James. Drive to Mt. Zion and 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. You will also visit the Church of St. Anne and see the Pools of Bethesda, the Last Supper Room and King David’s Tomb. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
MASADA / EIN GEDI / QUMRAN
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. In the afternoon, visit the City of David and Warren Shaft. After dinner visit the Rabbinical Tunnel and the Western Wall. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM
The day starts with a drive to the western side of the city to visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum. Continue to 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). Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
JERUSALEM / TEL AVIV / DEPARTURE
The day starts with a visit to Mt. Moriah. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall. Visit the Southern Wall excavation (Davidson Center) and the Rabbinical Tunnel. Continue to St. Anne’s Church, which is a fine example of Crusader architecture, and the Pools of Bethesda. Walk through the Christian Quarter. Farewell dinner. Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
JERUSALEM / TEL AVIV / USA
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA. Arrive the same day.
*Subject to change*
Join this IPHC 2018 Essence of Israel Tour for a faith elevating adventure in Israel! Walk in the steps of Jesus and experience the bible come alive.
Among other amazing sites, visit the Davidson Center, Yad Vashem, Garden Tomb, the 1st Century boat at Kibbutz Ginossar, St. Anne’s Church, Jordan River, the Israel Museum and the house of the High Priest Caiaphas.
Features Included in the IPHC 2018 Essence of Israel Tour
- Round trip airfare: New York / Tel Aviv / New York
- Airline taxes & surcharges
- Meeting & assistance at airport in Israel upon arrival & departure
- 8 nights hotel accommodations
- Breakfast & dinner daily at hotels
- 1 night Tel Aviv Leonardo Beach Hotel
- 2 nights Leonardo Tel Aviv
- 5 nights Leonardo Jerusalem
- 2 lunches
- 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
A deposit of $350.00 per person, along with a completed registration form, is required to ensure your space on this tour.
Bring 20 people and get two frees!
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 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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