Hosted by Bane and Barbara James
May 15 – 24, 2017
Travel with the Joysprings Team to Israel, Spring 2017. This inspiring Joysprings 2017 Israel Tour will take you to some of the most notable sites you’ve read about in the bible. Packed with lots of amazing historical and biblical locations, this Israel experience will transform the way you read the scriptures. During your biblical tour of the Holy Land you’ll visit such places as: the Mount of Olives, the Sea of Galilee, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Western Wall, the Garden Tomb, Yad Vashem, the Israel Museum and many more.
DAY 1 – MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017
USA / TEL AVIV
Flight from USA to Tel-Aviv.
DAY 2 – TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
ARRIVAL / JAFFA / TEL AVIV
Upon arrival at Ben Gurion airport, you will be assisted with customs and immigration along with the transfer of luggage before boarding your motor-coach for a 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. Drive to your hotel in Tel Aviv. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tel Aviv.
DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
CAESAREA / MEGIDDO / SEA OF GALILEE
After breakfast, drive 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. 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. 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 to Tiberias past Nazareth and Cana of Galilee. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 4 – THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017
CAESAREA PHILIPPI / SEA OF GALILEE
The day starts with a drive to 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. Continue on 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. For lunch you will have the opportunity to sample the St. Peter fish. 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 Peter. After a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee drive to Kibbutz Ginosar and visit the “Jesus Boat”. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 5 – FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017
JORDAN VALLEY / JERICHO / JERUSALEM
After breakfast, drive to Yardenit, where you will have an opportunity to be baptized (optional). You then leave Tiberias and drive to Ein Harod – Gideon’s Spring. The tour continues through the Jordan Valley to 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’. Stop to see the Ruins of the Walls and Elisha’s spring. 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.
DAY 6 – SATURDAY, MAY 20, 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. Walk along the “last way” to Mt. Zion. Cross the Kidron Valley and see the Tombs of Absalom, Zachary and James. At Mount Zion visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas. Visit the Church of St. 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. In the afternoon visit the Shrine of the Book and the Holy Land walk-around model of the city of Jerusalem as it was in the Second Temple period (the time of Jesus) at the Israel Museum. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 7 – SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
MASADA / EIN GEDI / QUMRAN / DEAD SEA
This morning drive to the Dead Sea and visit 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. Meet with Eitan Campbell, the site manager to hear about his background in Israel. Lunch at the site. 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 the reservation confirms that Ein Gedi is one of the most beautiful reservations in the world. Visit Qumran, where the 2000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Continue to the Dead Sea shore for an afternoon “float” on the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 8 – MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
After breakfast drive to Mt. Moriah. Visit the Western Wall, last remnant of the second Jewish Temple during the time of Jesus. Walk up to the Temple site and view the Dome of the Rock and El Aqsa Mosque. Walk along the Jewish Quarter (the Cardo) visit the Davidson Center (Southern Wall excavations) and the Rabbinical Tunnel. Today we will also visit the Pools of Bethesda and St. Anne’s Church, which is a fine example of Crusader architecture. Walk through the colorful Bazaar to the Jaffa Gate. End your day with a visit to the City of David and Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 9 – TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017
This morning drive to the western side of the city and stop at the famous Menorah (Israel symbol) near the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament). Continue to Yad Vashem the National Holocaust Museum and the 9-11 Memorial. Visit the American Colony Hotel. End our day in Jerusalem with a service at the Garden Tomb. Tonight enjoy your special Farewell Dinner. Overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 10 – WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2017
JERUSALEM / TEL AVIV / DEPARTURE
Early morning transfer from Jerusalem hotel to Ben Gurion Airport for departure.
Arrive back in the USA the same day.
*Subject to Change*
Joysprings 2017 Israel Tour Benefits
This inspiring Joysprings 2017 Israel tour, hosted by Bane and Barbara James, is a custom designed tour of the Holy Land. Learn about the roots of your faith where church history began. Enrich your faith as you fellowship alongside your friends and colleagues.
Jaffa, Caesarea, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Olives, Jordan River, Old City of Jerusalem, Mount of Beatitudes, Bethlehem, 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, American Colony Hotel, the Israel Museum and the house of the High Priest Caiaphas.
- Round trip international nonstop airfare via EL AL: JFK/TLV/JFK
- Airline taxes & surcharges (currently – to be adjusted at time of ticketing)**
- 8 nights hotel accommodations:
- 1 night Tel Aviv Metropolitan Hotel*
- 2 nights Tiberias – Leonardo Plaza Hotel*
- 5 nights Jerusalem Leonardo Hotel*
- Breakfast & dinner daily at hotels
- 2 Lunches
- Meeting & assistance at the airport upon arrival & departure
- 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
** 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.
$3,495 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.
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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