With host Pastor Eric Moen
November 28 – December 7, 2018
This River Rock Christian Fellowship Israel Tour will take you on a unforgettable spiritual journey in the Holy Land. During your stay in Israel you’ll visit some of the most notable historical and biblical sites mentioned in the bible: Caesarea Philippi, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Carmel, Bet She’an, the Old City, the Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Western Wall, the Garden Tomb, Yad Vashem, the Israel Museum and many more.
DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2018
USA / TEL AVIV
Flight from USA to Tel-Aviv.
DAY 2 – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018
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, one of the oldest cities in the world. Visit the House of Simon the Tanner, and walk through Jaffa’s reconstructed Old Quarter. Transfer to your hotel in Tel-Aviv for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018
CAESAREA / MOUNT CARMEL / MEGIDDO / SEA OF GALILEE
After our Israeli breakfast, travel via the Sharon plain 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 (Acts 10-24). 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. Continue to Mt. Carmel, to the “Mukhraka,” the site where Elijah challenged and defeated the 450 prophets of Baal (King 18:20). 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 (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. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 4 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018
TEL DAN / 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. 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 St. Peter. After a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee drive to Tabgha where the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes took place. Drive to Kibbutz Ginosar and visit the “Jesus Boat.” Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 5 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018
YARDENIT / BET SHE’AN / JERICHO / QUMRAN / KFAR KANOKDIM
After breakfast drive to Yardenit, the baptismal site, with an opportunity to be baptized. Then, 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 Springs. Drive along 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’- and was also the site of the Mount of Temptation. Visit Qumran, where the 2000 years old Dead Sea Scrolls were found. End your day at Kfar Hanokdim where you will have Bedouin hospitality, a camel ride and dinner. Overnight: Kfar Hanokdim.
DAY 6 – MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018
MASADA / EIN GEDI / QUMRAN / DEAD SEA
This morning drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to visit Masada, the site of the most dramatic act in Jewish History. Ascend by cable car. Explore the ancient excavations of Herod’s Palaces, the bathhouse, the storerooms, the ramp, and the oldest synagogue in the world. Continue to Ein Gedi, an oasis on the Dead Sea. 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 nature reserve confirms that Ein Gedi is one of the most beautiful nature reserves in the world. Continue to the Dead Sea shore for an afternoon “float” on the sea. Drive to Jerusalem, enter the city as a pilgrim and view the city from Mt. Scopus. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 7 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018
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. Descend 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. Drive along the “Last Way” to Mt. Zion. Cross the Kidron Valley and see the Tombs of Absalom, Zachary and James. Visit the house of the high priest Caiaphas and the Church of Peter in Gallicantu (Matthew 26:31-35) the site where Peter denied the Lord three times. Visit the City of David and Warren Shaft. Continue to the Last Supper Room (Matthew 26: 17-25) and King David’s Tomb. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 8 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018
JERUSALEM / BET SHEMESH / ELAH VALLEY
Early morning drive to Mt. Moriah (Luke 2:46-48, John, 8:1-11, Mark 13:1-2, Matthew 27:51). Walk up to the Temple Place and visit the area of the Dome of the Rock and the El Aqsa Mosque. In the Jewish Quarter visit the Western Wall, one of last remnants of the Second Jewish Temple, the Davidson Center, the Southern Wall stairs and the Rabbinical Tunnel (Western Wall Tunnel). Today we will also visit St. Anne’s Church, a fine example of Crusader architecture and the Pools of Bethesda. In the afternoon, drive out of Jerusalem and visit Bet Shemesh and Zorah in the Soreck Valley. Continue on to the Valley of Elah, where David fought Goliath. Drive via the Emmaus Road and return to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Jerusalem.
DAY 9 – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018
Drive to the western side of the city and visit the Menorah at the Knesset (Israel Parliament). Visit the Israel Museum which hosts the Shrine of the Book (where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept) and the Holy Land Model from the 2nd Temple. Continue to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum. End the day at the Garden Tomb. Farewell dinner. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA.
DAY 10 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018
ISRAEL DEPARTURE / ARRIVAL USA
Overnight flight back to the USA. Arrive the same day.
*Subject to Change*
This faith-based River Rock Christian Fellowship Israel Tour is a tailor-made tour of the Holy Land. Experience the bible as it comes to life in 3-D color. Learn about the roots of your faith and the early church in this journey of a lifetime. Return home spiritually transformed.
Jaffa, Caesarea, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Olives, Jordan River, Old City of Jerusalem, Mount of Beatitudes, Mt. Moriah, Capernaum, Bet She’an, Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, and many more.
Among other amazing sites, visit the Davidson Center (Southern Wall excavation), Yad Vashem, Garden Tomb, the 1st Century boat at Kibbutz Ginosar, Church of Peter in Gallicantu, the Israel Museum and the house of the High Priest Caiaphas.
Features Included in this River Rock Christian Fellowship Israel Tour
- Round trip airfare: RNO/TLV/RNO
- Airline taxes & surcharges (Currently $700, to be adjusted at time of ticketing)**
- 7 nights hotel accommodations:
- 1 night Tel Aviv – Leonardo Art Hotel*
- 2 nights Tiberias – Leonardo Hotel*
- 1 night Kfar Hanokdim
- 3 nights Jerusalem – Leonardo Hotel*
- Breakfast & dinner daily at hotels
- 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
Not Included in this River Rock Christian Fellowship Israel Tour
- 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.
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 for the River Rock Christian Fellowship Israel Tour
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 $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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