Zz_Dr. Curt Dodd 12-Day Journey to Israel & Jordan February 16 – 27, 2020
- Duration: 12 Days
- Location: Jerusalem
- Product code: Dodd2020
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Under the Leadership of Dr. Curt Dodd
It is my joy to invite you to join me for a journey of a lifetime to the Holy Land and Jordan. In February 2020, we are going to embark on a 12-day spiritual journey to walk where Jesus walked and experience the Bible coming to life as we visit such locations as Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, and the region around the Sea of Galilee. Other highlights include visiting Petra, Masada, the land of the Exodus, and the Valley of Elah. It promises to be a trip that will impact your life forever.
Dr. Curt Dodd
DAY 1: Sunday, February 16th, OMAHA – Group meets at the Omaha Eppley Airport for flight to Amman, Jordan.
DAY 2: Monday, February 17th, AMMAN, JORDAN - Upon our arrival at the Amman Airport, we are met, assisted with luggage and taken by private, deluxe motorcoach to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: Tuesday, February 18th, PETRA – Breakfast at the hotel. A full day of sightseeing as we travel down the King’s Highway to the incredible city of Petra, carved into the pink limestone cliffs. We see the Treasury; 3000 seat Theatre; a Palace Tomb in the Roman style; a Monastery; and much, much more. In the distance, we see Mount Aaron said to be the burial place of Aaron (Moses' brother). Return to Amman for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: Wednesday, February 19th, AMMAN/ISRAEL – Breakfast at the hotel. Our excursion takes us to Mt. Nebo, the memorial to Moses and presumed to be the site of the prophet’s death and burial place. We cross the Jordan/Israel border into the country of Israel. We will visit Beit She’an, the leading city in the Decapolis and the place where the Philistines hung the bodies of King Saul and his sons on the city walls. Continuing driving along the Jordan River into Galilee to our hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: Thursday, February 20th, TIBERIAS/CAESAREA/MOUNT CARMEL/MEGGIDO – A drive South along the Mediterranean coast will take us to Caesarea Maritime built by Herod the Great. Visit the Roman Theater and its ruins. Continue to Mt. Carmel for a visit to Elijah’s cave. Continue to Megiddo “Armageddon”, a very important strategic point on the Via Maris connecting Egypt and Damascus. Proceed to Nazareth to visit Nazareth Village. Proceed to Mt. Precipice where you will have a panoramic view of Nazareth and the Jezreel Valley. We will also visit the ruins of Magdala, the birthplace of Mary Magdalene. Proceed to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6: Friday, February 21st, GALILEE/TEL DAN/CAESAREA PHILIPPI – This morning board a boat on the calm surface of the Sea of Galilee, cruising toward Capernaum. Upon landing, visit the site where Jesus began his ministry, the house of Peter and the synagogue where Jesus was teaching. Continue to Tabgha, the site of the multiplication of loaves and fish. See the 4th-century mosaics. Drive to the top of the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the sea and surrounding area. In the afternoon drive to the Golan Heights in Upper Galilee. Visit the sources of the Jordan River at Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi at Banias. Return to the exit of the Jordan River from the Sea of Galilee where a baptismal service will take place. Return to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight.
DAY 7: Saturday, February 22nd, BETHANY/MOUNT OF OLIVES/GETHSEMANE – This morning we leave Tiberias and travel south along the Jordan River to Bethany where we visit the New Church built over the House of Mary and Martha and Lazarus' Tomb. Take the path of the Triumphal entry over the Mount of Olives for our first view of the Holy City of Jerusalem and Kidron Valley. Visit the Chapel of the Ascension, Church of Pater Noster, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of the Nations. Continue to hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
DAY 8: Sunday, February 23rd, MOUNTAINS OF JERUSALEM/BETHLEHEM – Today we start on Mount Scopus which is one of the most beautiful lookout points in Jerusalem. It is the highest spot in the city at a height of 850 meters above sea level. Here you will have a spectacular view of the Kidron Valley, Garden of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, and the Eastern Gate where Jesus makes his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. From here we drive south to the town of Bethlehem with a visit to the Church of Nativity. We will also go to The Shepherd's Fields and the Fields of Boaz and Ruth. We will then proceed to Herodian, Herod’s mountain hideaway. Time allowing, from here we will drive to the Valley of Elah where David defeated Goliath. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
DAY 9: Monday, February 24th, THE HOLY CITY – Visit the Garden Tomb and Gordon's Calvary, the site where Jesus was crucified, buried, and resurrected. A communion service will be held at the Garden Tomb. Proceed towards the city walls built by Sulieman enclosing the most holy sites in the world. Walk into history as you enter the Old City of Jerusalem. Stroll the picturesque colorful bazaars, neighborhoods and narrow streets as you make your way to the superb temple area, where Solomon's Temple was built on Mount Moriah. Visit the Dome of the Rock enclosing the Rock of Sacrifice; the Mosque of Al Aksa, further south, the Pinnacle of the Temple and the Western Wall or the Wailing Wall. In the afternoon, start at Saint Stephen's Gate and back into the Old City to visit the Church of Saint Anne, the Pool of Bethesda, the Lithostrotos, Pilate's Judgment Hall, Antonia Fortress, as well as a walk on the Via Dolorosa leading us to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Walk through the bazaars to the Citadel and take the bus from Jaffa Gate. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
DAY 10: Tuesday, February 25th, QUMRAN/MASADA/DEAD SEA – This morning we drive into the wilderness of the Judean Desert. Visit Qumran, the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a shepherd boy. Then to Masada, a desert fortress built by Herod the Great, the stronghold of Jewish zealots who committed suicide rather than surrender to the Romans. For lunch, we will visit Jericho. We will see the ruins and excavations of the ancient city. We see the Mount of Temptation where Jesus was tempted by Satan. See En Gedi before continuing on a beautiful drive that takes you along the shores of the Dead Sea. A float in the healing, mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea is part of our excursion. Return to Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.
DAY 11: Wednesday, February 26th, NEW JERUSALEM – We will begin at Mount Zion where we will visit the Upper Room of the Last Supper as well as the Tomb of King David and the House of Caiaphas. We will then go under the old city to visit the Western Wall Tunnels to see remnants from the days of the Second Temple, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70AD. Then we will proceed to the Shrine of the Book, the home of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. Also, you will visit the model of Jerusalem as it was laid out during the time of Christ. In the afternoon, we will visit the Garden Tomb and Gordon's Calvary, the site where Jesus was cruciﬁed, buried, and resurrected. A communion service will be held at the Garden Tomb. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem.
DAY 12: Thursday, February 27th, TEL AVIV/USA – Transfer to Tel Aviv Airport for return flight home with your luggage packed with keepsakes and our minds & hearts jammed with memories!
NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and tour guide’s discretion.
- $4,995 per person based on double occupancy. Book now as space is limited.
- Single room supplement - $895
- PAYMENT PLAN: $500 per person with registration to secure space.
- $1500 per person due on or before October 15, 2019
- Balance due on or before December 15, 2019
- Land Only Price $3795 (Purchase your own air)
FLIGHT SCHEDULE:Group 1
- UA3535 16FEB OMA-ORD 850A 1042A United
- LH431 16FEB ORD-FRA 415P 725A Lufthansa
- LH692 17FEB FRA-AMM 250P 800P Lufthansa
- OS860 27FEB TLV-VIE 615A 910A Austrian
- OS065 27FEB VIE-ORD 1010A 130P Austrian
- UA2088 27FEB ORD-OMA 915P 1055P United
- AA3257 16FEB OMA-ORD 1605 1750 American
- BA296 16FEB ORD-LHR 2035 1015+1 British Air
- BA147 17FEB LHR-AMM 1450 2200 British Air
- BA162 27FEB TLV-LHR 0620 0945 British Air
- BA295 27FEB LHR-ORD 1210 1505 British Air
- AA3253 27FEB ORD-OMA 1705 1850 American
* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website.
AIR: Includes roundtrip from departure city in the USA and return. Flights are subject to airline schedules and may change without notice.
GROUND/TRANSFERS: Transfers and ground transportation to\from airport/hotel by Deluxe Air-conditioned motor coaches. Land Only passengers responsible for transportation to and from airport/hotel.
HOTELS: Superior First Class hotels throughout. Priced on the basis of two persons sharing a room with a private bath and shower. A limited number of single rooms are available at regular supplement prices.
MEALS: Breakfast and dinner daily.
SIGHTSEEING: As and wherever indicated on the itinerary, including the services of English speaking guides as well as entrance fees to all places of interest listed in your itinerary.
PORTERAGE: Fees and charges for the porterage of one piece of baggage per person not to exceed 50lbs, in connection with all transfers and at airports throughout the entire itinerary are included. An overnight bag may also be carried, provided it remains in the possession of the passenger at all times. This bag, although carried personally, is considered part of your total luggage allowance.
SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES: Service charges as required by hotel management and taxes as imposed by national and/or local governments and/or governments and/or administrations (wherever these are normally added to the bill.) on the date of this brochure are included.
OTHER: Tips, taxes, and airport taxes ARE INCLUDED in the selling price.
NOT INCLUDED: Excess baggage fees, passport fees, visa fees if applicable, lunches, items of a personal nature such as in-room service, laundry, etc., soft drinks, beverages that are not on the regular table menu. Any service whatsoever not indicated in the itinerary and/or the above list of included features.
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is not included in the purchase price. For questions, quotes or to purchase travel insurance, please visit Travelex Insurance or call (800) 228-9792 and use the code 10-0384 for Signature Tours Inc.
PAYMENT: For payments online there will be a 2.9% credit card surcharge. To avoid surcharge please mail a check or money order to Signature Tours - PO Box 956817 Duluth, GA 30095 or call (800) 915-3527.
CANCELLATION POLICY: The $500 per person deposit is nonrefundable. Deposits and other payments exceeding the $500 per person are refundable in full up to sixty days prior to departure. After this date, refunds for unused accommodations and services will be limited to the amount received from and/or credited by all carriers, sightseeing operators and hotels.
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