ZZ 10-Day Journey to Israel, Palestine & Jordan, June 26 – July 5, 2022 with Elise & Dan Claire, Janielle & Aubrey Spears, and Kim & Steve Gregg

USD $3,995.00
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Location: Jerusalem
  • Product code: Claire22

A Special Invite

We invite you to join us for an unforgettable 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Swim in the Sea of Galilee. Drink from Jacob's well. Ride a camel through Petra. Walk the Via Dolorosa. Sing praises to Jesus, the risen King! This trip will be more than a vacation; it will transform your reading of the Bible, build deep friendships, and strengthen your faith. Spaces are limited, and we expect this tour will sell out quickly, so we encourage you to book now.

Your hosts,

Elise & Dan Claire, The Church of the Resurrection, Washington, DC
Janielle & Aubrey Spears, The Church of the Incarnation, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Kim & Steve Gregg, Creekside Community Church, Gainesville, Florida


DAILY ITINERARY
10-Day Journey to Israel, Palestine & Jordan

June 26 – July 5, 2022

DAY 01: BEGINNING OF OUR TOUR – Depart Washington DC (IAD) for Tel Aviv, Israel.

DAY 02: INTO THE LAND OF THE BIBLE – Arrive Arrive in Tel Aviv where you will be met at the airport for transfer to your hotel in Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee. On the way, you will stop briefly at the beach in Caesarea Maritima on the Mediterranean Sea, where Peter shared the Gospel with Cornelius the Roman Centurion, and Paul was held prisoner before sailing for Rome. Dinner and overnight in Tiberias.

DAY 03: GALILEE & SEA OF GALILEE – This morning board a boat on the calm surface of the Sea of Galilee, cruising toward Capernaum. Upon landing, visit the site where Jesus started His ministry, the house of Peter, and the synagogue where Jesus taught. Continue to Tabgha, the site of Peter’s restoration, and the Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fish with its beautiful fourth-century mosaics. Drive to the top of the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the Sea of Galilee and surrounding areas. You will also visit the ruins of Magdala, the birthplace of Mary Magdalene, and enjoy a beautiful panorama atop Mt. Arbel. Return to your hotel in Tiberias for dinner and overnight. Lunch provided.

DAY 04: SAMARIA/JACOB’S WELL/JERUSALEM – Leave Tiberias and travel to the hometown of Jesus to visit with the  Sisters of Nazareth. Take a beautiful drive through the heart of Samaria to the city of Nablus. Here you will see Jacob’s Well, where Jesus asked a Samaritan woman for a drink. You will then enjoy a traditional Palestinian lunch. Before entering the Holy City, you will stop at Mount Scopus for a beautiful view of Jerusalem. Proceed to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. Lunch provided.

DAY 05: MOUNTAINS OF JERUSALEM/BETHLEHEM – Today takes you to the Mount of Olives with its outstanding views of the city. Visit the Church of Dominus Flavit, the Garden of Gethsemane, and the Church of All Nations. View the Kidron Valley. From there you will drive south to the little town of Bethlehem with a visit to the Church of Nativity. Visit The Shepherd's Fields and the Fields of Boaz and Ruth. 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.  Lunch provided.

DAY 06: JERICHO/EN GEDI – This morning you will drive into the wilderness of the Judean Desert. Visit Wadi Qelt and view the Valley of the Shadow of Death from the high cliffs. Visit Qasr El Yahud, the baptismal site of Jesus. Enjoy lunch in Jericho and see the ruins and excavations of the ancient city. See the Mount of Temptation where Jesus was tempted by Satan. Visit En Gedi before continuing on a beautiful drive that takes you along the shores of the Dead Sea. Return to your hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight. Lunch provided. 

DAY 07: JERUSALEM, THE HOLY CITY – Step into history as you enter the Old City of Jerusalem. Stroll through the colorful bazaars, picturesque neighborhoods, and narrow streets as you make your way to the 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, and the Pinnacle of the Temple. Enjoy lunch in the old city and take some time to shop for souvenirs, jewelry, and ancient coins. In the afternoon, you will visit the Church of Saint Anne, the Pool of Bethesda, the Lithostrotos, Pilate's Judgment Hall, Antonia Fortress, and walk on the Via Dolorosa leading you to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. After dinner, you will visit the Western Wall (the Wailing Wall), 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 70 AD. Return to the hotel in Jerusalem for dinner and overnight.

DAY 08: JORDAN/MT NEBO/DEAD SEA – This morning you will depart your hotel and attend Sunday morning worship at Christ Church Jerusalem. Afterward, you will drive towards the Jordanian border. You will cross the border into Jordan and continue to Mt. Nebo, the memorial to Moses, and the presumed site of the prophet's death and burial. Pass through Madiba, the Mosaic city, and on to your hotel on the Dead Sea. Spend the afternoon floating in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea and enjoying the amenities of the resort. Dinner and overnight at Dead Sea Resort hotel. 

DAY 09: PETRA – Begin your tour in the breath-taking city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, known as "the Rose Red City, half as old as time". Journey through the once-hidden passage to the Treasury. Stroll the two-thousand-year-old streets while marveling at the outstanding ruins that come to life as the sunlight changes the colors with your every step. See the awe-inspiring theatre and Palace Tomb. For the adventurous, climb to the High Place, with its breathtaking view of Petra and Mount Hor, one of the earliest mentioned mountains in scripture. Dinner and overnight at the Dead Sea resort hotel. Lunch provided.

DAY 10: AMMAN/USA – Transfer to Amman Airport for your return flight home with luggage packed with keepsakes and your heart full of memories!

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and the tour guide’s discretion.


PRICING:

  • $3995 per person based on double occupancy. 
  • Single room supplement - $895
  • PAYMENT PLAN: $500 per person with registration to secure space.
  • 50% of the total amount is due on or before January 26, 2022
  • Balance due on or before April 26, 2022

 

FLIGHT SCHEDULE: Austrian Air & Lufthansa

  • OS 094 26JUN S  IAD-VIE     535P  830A  27JUN 
  • OS 857 27JUN M VIE-TLV    1020A  245P 
  • LH 693 05JUL T   AMM-FRA  325A  700A
  • UA 988 05JUL T   FRA-IAD    1220P 310P

* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website.


INCLUDED:

AIR: Includes roundtrip from departure city in the USA and return. Flights are subject to airline schedules and may change without notice. Upgrades can be requested after booking and are subject to availability from the airline. Seat selections are available only at check-in for most group bookings.

GROUND/TRANSFERS: Group will be met by a Signature Tours representative and transferred to the hotel. Land only passengers responsible for transportation to and from the airport/hotel.

HOTELS: Superior First Class hotels throughout. Priced on the basis of two persons sharing a room with a private bath and shower.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: A limited number of single rooms are available at additional supplement prices. Signature Tours and/or the group leader will make every attempt to pair single participants requesting a roommate. However, the single supplement fee will be charged for each person occupying a single room, whether by choice or circumstances.

MEALS: Breakfast and dinner daily. Lunch is provided most days as noted in the itinerary. Other days, the cost is typically between $15 and $20 per lunch.

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. In addition to one checked bag, each traveler is also allowed one personal item such as a purse, briefcase, book bag, or small backpack. See carrier website for airline-specific baggage restrictions and requirements.

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, 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 not indicated in the itinerary and/or the above list of included features.

PASSPORTS: Passports must be valid and not expire at least six months or more from the return home date. If applicable, enter "RENEWING" or "APPLIED FOR" when completing registration.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: Vaccine and testing requirements including but not limited to Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Hepatitis, and COVID are established by the destination country and/or transfer country. These policies are NOT set by Signature Tours or our subsidiaries. Signature Tours will make every effort to inform tour participants of health requirements, including vaccinations and testing for their respective destinations. However, participants are responsible for complying with current health requirements for their respective tour destinations. Health requirement changes from destination countries before, during, or after the registration process do not affect Signature Tours cancelation policy. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: The $500 per person deposit is nonrefundable. 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.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel Insurance is not included in the purchase price. For your convenience, we offer travel insurance through Travelex Insurance Services. For more information and rates, please review the product flyer. For questions regarding benefits or coverages, please contact Travelex Insurance Services at 844-240-8392 and reference plan number GCPB-0521. Click Here to enroll in the plan.

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