Hosted by Pastor Gary “Shepherd” Burd
DECEMBER 2 – 11, 2019
This Winter 2019 Experience Israel Tour & Honor the IDF led by Pastor Gary “Shepherd” Burd will take you to the most significant sites in the Holy Land. The tour is filled with amazing historical and biblical locations, you’ll experience such places as: Joppa, Caesarea, Megiddo, Bethlehem, Tiberias, Bet She’an, Jerusalem, Sderot, Capernaum, Ein Harod, Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, Western Wall, Garden Tomb, Yad Vashem, the Israel Museum and many more.
DAY 1 – MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019
USA / TEL AVIV
Depart on an overnight flight from USA to Tel-Aviv.
DAY 2 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019
ARRIVAL / JAFFA / ASHDOD
Upon arriving at Ben Gurion airport, a Coral Travel & Tours representative will greet and assist you. Meet your guide and drive to Jaffa. Jaffa, known in the bible as Joppa, is considered to be 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. It was here Tabitha was resurrected by St. Peter (Acts 9: 35-43). Enjoy a walking tour in the old city of Jaffa. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Ashdod.
DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019
CAESAREA / MOUNT CARMEL / MEGIDDO / SEA OF GALILEE
After your Israeli breakfast and 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 RomanTheater and the 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). Drive via the ancient “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 we study about the final Battle of Armageddon (Revelation 16: 14-19) while viewing the plains of Jezreel. 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 – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2019
SEA OF GALILEE / GOLAN HEIGHTS
The day starts with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. At Kibbutz Ginosar, visit the “Ancient Boat” believed to be from Jesus’ time. Continue to Tabgha where the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves of bread and fish took place. Visit the ancient boat at Kibbutz Ginosar. Continue on 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. For lunch, you will be able to sample the St. Peter fish (on your own). 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 Peter. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Tiberias.
DAY 5 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2019
BET SHE’AN / BET ALFA / GIDEON’S SPRING / JERUSALEM
After breakfast you will have an opportunity to be baptized at Yardenit. 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. Enter the city of Jerusalem in the traditional way and view the city from Mt. Scopus. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Bethlehem.
DAY 6 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019
MASADA / SDEROT
After an early breakfast depart Jerusalem 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 Sderot and visit a children’s bomb shelter to experience Israeli life. Give bandanas with “Soldiers Prayer – Psalm 91” in Hebrew and English to IDF soldiers along the way. Return to Jerusalem passing the traditional site of the Inn of the Good Samaritan. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Bethlehem.
DAY 7 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019
After breakfast we’ll ascend the Mt. of Olives for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem. Walk along the Palm Sunday way. Descend to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus spent the last night before he was arrested. Visit the Church of All Nations. Drive along the “Last Way” to Mt. Zion. Cross the Kidron Valley and see the Tombs of Absalom, Zachary and James. Visit the City of David and Pool of Siloam. Continue on to the Last Supper Room and King David’s Tomb. End the day with a visit to the Rabbinical Tunnel. You will also visit the Church of St. Anne and the Pools of Bethesda. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Bethlehem.
DAY 8 – MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2019
JERUSALEM / BETHLEHEM
The day starts with a visit to Mt. Moriah. Walk through the Jewish Quarter to the Western Wall and experience a special communion and ceremony. Continue on to the Southern Wall excavation at the Davidson Center. In the afternoon visit the Shepherds’ Field and the Church of Nativity at Bethlehem. Return to Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight: Hotel in Bethlehem.
DAY 9 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019
This morning drive to the western side of the city and visit Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum. See the Menorah next to the Knesset building. Then, 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). You will also visit the House of the High Priest Caiaphas and the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu. This is the place where Peter denied his Lord three times. End the day at the Garden Tomb. Farewell dinner. Overnight: Hotel in Bethlehem.
DAY 10 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019
DEPARTURE ISRAEL / ARRIVAL USA
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA. Arrive the same day.
*Subject to Change*
This biblical inspired Winter 2019 Experience Israel tour hosted by Gary Burd is a custom tailored tour of the Holy Land. During the tour you will explore the places you’ve read about in scripture and dreamed about seeing in person! During this once in a lifetime tour you will discover the roots of your faith, where “the Word became flesh” and where the church began. You will enhance your knowledge of Jesus Christ’s earthly ministry and return home reading scripture with a depth of understanding that only comes from experiencing the Holy Land first hand.
Jaffa, Caesarea, Sea of Galilee, Mount of Olives, Ein Harod, Old City of Jerusalem, Mount of Beatitudes, Bethlehem, Capernaum, Bet She’an, Bet Alfa, Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, and many more.
Among other amazing sites, visit the Davidson Center (Southern Wall excavation), Yad Vashem, Garden Tomb, Yardenit Baptismal on the Jordan River, Church of Peter in Gallicantu, the Israel Museum and the house of the High Priest Caiaphas.
Gain a better understanding of what life is like for families living in a small town in the Southern District of Israel as you have the opportunity to visit a children’s bomb shelter in Sderot.
You’ll also have a chance to honor the IDF during your time in Israel by providing soldiers with “Psalm 91” bandanas. This is a great way to show support and gratitude for everything they do to keep Israel safe.
Features Included in this Winter 2019 Experience Israel Tour
- Round trip airfare: JFK/TLV/JFK
- Airline taxes & surcharges (Currently $700 to be adjusted at time of ticketing)**
- 7 nights + late check-out hotel accommodations:
- 1 night Ashdod Leonardo Hotel*
- 2 nights Tiberias Kinar Galilee Hotel*
- 4 nights + late check-out Bethlehem Ararat Hotel*
- Breakfast & dinner daily at hotels
- Meeting & assistance at the airport in Israel upon arrival & departure
- Licensed English-speaking guide throughout
- Round trip transfers: Airport/Hotel/Airport
- Touring in a deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach
- Entrance fees to all sites per itinerary
- Porterage & service charges at hotel
- Tips to guide, driver & hotel staff
- Farewell Dinner
Not Included in this Winter 2019 Experience 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 Winter 2019 Experience 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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