Israel & Jordan Holy Land Tour 2017

Israel & Jordan Holy Land Tour 2017 2017-06-23T11:51:16+00:00

There is no experience quite like it! A Holy Land tour is an unforgettable experience. It is also the greatest Bible learning experience in the world.

November 28-December 8, 2017

But you don’t want to choose just any trip to Israel. When you go to the Holy Land, the Bible teaching is what matters! When you travel with Dispensational Publishing House, you’ll have an expert Jewish guide who is very familiar with the Hebrew Scriptures, the Hebrew foundations of Christianity, the life and times of Jesus the Messiah, and the birth of the church out of Judaism. You’ll also have the strongly dispensational teaching of Dr. Randy White, who has toured Israel for many years and taken hundreds of people to the Holy Land.

This trip includes both Israel and Jordan, at an unbeatable ALL-INCLUSIVE price. The trip price of $3,825 (get a $125 per person cash discount when paying in check or money order) includes airfare (see below for details), three meals daily from arrival to departure, hotels, luxury coach exclusive to our group, expert guides, entry fees, bottled water, even tips and taxes. The only things not included is trip insurance, which is strongly encouraged, and the Visa entry fee for Jordan (approx. $55, depending on exchange rates).

Attention Pastors, Professors, or other tour hosts: Email us about “Tour Host” discounts.

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Daily Holy Land Tour Itinerary

Departure from USA. (See Airfare Information below)

Arrival at Queen Alia Airport in Amman Jordan. You will be met at the airport by our representative who will assist you with passport control and luggage pickup. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Amman.

 

After breakfast, we will drive to Jerash, the site of the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa. From there we continue to Madaba where we will see the famous Map of Madaba, a map of the region dating from the 6th century and preserved in the floor of the Greek Orthodox Basilica of Saint George. We will visit Mt. Nebo mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. Dinner and overnight in Petra.

Mount Nebo

Madaba

Jerash

We will visit Petra, the Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, which was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia. The dramatic rock-cut temple/tombs are approached via a natural winding rocky cleft (the Siq). After the visit to Petra, we will drive to Araba border control and enter Israel. Dinner and overnight in Eilat.

Petra

Starting at Timna Park, set in a beautifully majestic desert setting, with an incredible history and geology. A life-size replica of the Biblical Tabernacle has been constructed in Timna Park.  Water flowing from the Ein Avdat in the heart of the Negev has cut a deep, narrow canyon through the soft white chalk. A waterfall tumbles from above and greenery flourishes around its pools where the ibex and other animals come to quench their thirst. Experience the unique feeling of floating on the water of the Dead Sea. Dinner and overnight at the Dead Sea

Dead Sea

 

Ein Avdat

Starting the day at Masada, the desert fortress built by King Herod on a natural plateau overlooking the Dead Sea. Then driving north to Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, a beautiful oasis in the heart of the Judean desert, rich with flora and fauna. This was the place David chose when seeking refuge from King Saul. Continue to Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. On our way to the Sea of Galilee, we will visit Jericho, the oldest city in the world and in the Text it is described as “City of Palm Trees”. Dinner and overnight at the Sea of Galilee.

Qumran

Masada

What can be better than start the day with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee? Well, this is the way we begin the day and then we will visit Capernaum and the Mount of Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount took place. Continue to Caesarea Philippi.  Last stop before going back to the hotel will be the Jordan River. Dinner and overnight at the Sea of Galilee.

 

Mount of Beatitutes

Ruins of the ancient Great Synagogue at Capernaum

Sea of Galilee

 

Nazareth is the cradle of Christianity, the city where, according to tradition, the angel Gabriel told Mary that she would conceive by the power of the Holy Spirit, and the place where Jesus spent his childhood and youth. Megiddo was important in antiquity: it is mentioned in Egyptian writings and is forecast to be the site of Armageddon in the Christian Book of Revelations.   We will stop by an old tomb dating back to the first century and then continue to Mt. Carmel where Prophet Elijah defeated the prophets of Ba’al. Last stop will be Caesarea Maritima, the Roman city on the Mediterranean coast. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Mount Carmel

Megiddo

Nazareth

 

We will walk thru the Western Wall Tunnel that runs along the hidden continuation of the Western Wall. We will walk thru the Jewish quarter and see the Cardo, the main street during the Roman era.  We will visit the City of David and then The Southern Stairs which was the main entrance to the Temple during the Second Temple Period. In the afternoon we will drive to Bethlehem where we will visit Shepherds’ field, the scene where the Angel of the Lord visited the shepherds and told them about Jesus’ birth then continue to the Church of Nativity. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Western Wall in Jerusalem

We start our day at Mount of Olives with a stunning view over the Old City of Jerusalem. Walk the Palm Sunday Route down to the Garden of Gethsemane. At the bottom of the Mt of Olives is the Kidron Valley with three extraordinary tombs; among them the tomb of Absalom. Built on an almost sheer hillside, the Church of St Peter in Gallicantu stands on the eastern slope of Mount Zion. The scene of Peter’s disgrace was the courtyard of the high priest Caiaphas. We will walk along the Via Dolorosa ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Our day will end at Garden Tomb with time for worshipping and communion.  Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.

Mount of Olives

Gethsemane

The Garden Of Tomb

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Early morning transfer to Ben Gurion Airport. Departure to the USA, taking home great memories of a Holy Land tour that will last a lifetime.

 

Payment Schedule

  • Deposit: $1,000 (this amount will be invoiced. You will not pay when you submit the online registration. Deposit is due within 15 days of registration).
  • Balance due by November 1, 2017
  • Payment plans available. Contact us for information.

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No payment due when submitting registration. You will be invoiced for the deposit and the balance.

Airfare Information

Because travelers will be coming from all parts of the United States, airfare is included in the price, and travel arrangements will be made on an individual basis by Dispensational Publishing House. Early arrivals or late departures are possible, but you would be responsible for arranging and paying for your own transport to or from the airport and extra lodging. Assistance with arrangements is available. Airfare is guaranteed at the reservation price for flights from Chicago, New York, Houston, Atlanta, and Washington, DC.  Other cities may vary but are often available at the same cost. When you register, we will ask for your preferred departure city and you will notify us at that time whether you desire extensions or early arrivals. We can also arrange airfare going to third-point destinations. While you can make your own airfare arrangements and receive a “land-only” price, the airfare would only be covered under our travel insurance option if all travel is arranged by DPH.

Travel Protection

Trip insurance is available and strongly recommended, though not required. You can use our group provider or your own insurance agent. Our travel coverage is through Travelers Insured.

Travel Protection Coverage:

Trip Cancellation Trip Interruption Trip Delay Missed Connection Baggage Baggage delay Non Medical Emergency Evac. Accident & Medical Medical evac/ repatriation Emergency Assistance
Group Delux for covered reason – 100% up to 150% of trip cost  $750  $500  $1,500  $400  $150,000  $50,000  $250,000 Yes
Group Delux with CFAR For any reason – 75%, Covered reason 100% up to 150% of trip cost  $750  $500  $1,500  $400  $150,000  $50,000  $250,000 Yes
Group Lite for Covered reason – 100% up to 100% of trip cost  $500  None  $500  None  None  $10,000  $20,000 Yes


Some of the benefits of travel protection:

  • If you or an immediate family member gets sick, laid off, or has another emergency, you will receive a full refund of your registration fees.
  • If you want “cancel for any reason” insurance, it will cost more, but will reimburse a large portion of your trip registration fees for any reason.
  • If your flight is delayed requiring extra transfers or hotel stays, these will be reimbursed.
  • If your luggage is lost, you will be reimbursed for purchases to replace your personal goods.
  • If you have a medical need while traveling, expenses will be reimbursed. Some insurance providers do not cover overseas medical needs. Check with your provider.

Holy Land Tour Safety

If you’ve ever been on a Holy Land tour, you know that safety is only a concern before the tour begins. After the first day, every traveler feels safe, secure, and comfortable with their surroundings. Our DPH Holy Land Tour will use the expert services of EDI Travel of Israel for our guide, buses, and driver. EDI is experienced in Christian travel to Israel and Jordan, and safety is their number one concern. If at any time prior to the tour DPH or EDI considers the trip unsafe, the trip will be canceled and you will be refunded any previously contributed payments through your travel insurance, and no further payments will be required. EDI is in touch with Israel Department of Tourism on a constant basis and is very aware of any problem areas in Israel. These areas, if any, will be avoided.

What do you need to travel?

You will need a passport with six months before expiration. No visa is required for travel to Israel. Jordan requires an entry visa, which will be purchased upon landing at the airport, for approximatly $55. NOTE: travelers flying on non-USA passports may need additional documentation for travel and entry. It is the responsibility of the traveler to secure these documents.

Theological Perspective

We believe that the theological perspective of your tour leaders and guide is of greatest importance when traveling to Israel. Briefly, our theological perspective is:

  • We believe that Israel and the church are distinct – we reject replacement theology
  • We believe in a pre-tribulation rapture of the church and a coming “Day of Jacob’s Trouble” in which God will draw Israel unto Himself.
  • We believe that Christianity has Hebrew roots, but reject the Hebrew Roots movement that mixes the church and Israel as well as Law and Grace.
  • We believe that the modern nation of Israel has a God-given right to the land of Israel.
  • We believe that all people must be saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

Travel arrangements provided by DPH Travel

 

 

Should you get travel protection?

Janice and Jane