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.
Holy Land Tour – December 4 -15, 2018
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 Israel venture is offered at an unbeatable ALL-INCLUSIVE price. The trip price of $4,020 (get a $120 cash discount when paying in check or money order – total $3,900) includes airfare (see Day 1 for details), three meals daily from arrival to departure in Israel, hotels, luxury coach exclusive to our group, expert guides, entry fees, bottled water, even tips and taxes.
Not included in price:
- Travel Insurance (optional, highly encouraged, see below).
- Items of a personal nature.
Day 1 – Tuesday, December 4
Today we depart from the USA! Your travel is included from most major American airports. We will arrange your travel schedule with you personally. Extended layovers are available, as well as upgraded seating. Most flights will leave late afternoon or evening, though smaller airports and western USA airports will leave earlier.
Day 2 – Wednesday, December 5
Today you arrive in Tel Aviv, the city that merges the old with the new! Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a guide who will help you through the customs process and help gather your luggage. The group will be taken to Netanya for a restful overnight stay, and be ready for touring to begin tomorrow.
Day 3 – Thursday, December 6
We will be taken by our own luxury motorcoach, exclusive to our group, to Caesarea named in honor of Augustus Caesar who gave the territory to Herod as a gift. Previous port cities at that time were established in the vicinity of natural bays, but Herod began building an artificial port, one of the largest in the Middle East, and the most sophisticated. Caesarea played an important role in early Christian history. Here the baptism of the Roman officer Cornelius took place; (Acts 10:1-5, 25-28) from here Paul set sail for his journeys in the eastern Mediterranean; and here he was taken prisoner and sent to Rome for trial. (Acts 23:23-24). We will visit also Megiddo, also known as Armageddon. The site is located at a strategic entrance through the eastern Carmel hills where an ancient trade road (Via Maris) links the North (and Assyria) and South (Egypt). Megiddo has played an important role in the history of Biblical Israel. Dinner and overnight in northern Galilee.
Day 4 – Friday, December 7
Get ready for the experience of a lifetime! We will take a Jeep Tour through northern Galilee, seeing ancient Biblical sites that you would never see on a bus. Enjoy the beauty of the northern Galilee region as well as learning your Biblical history. Take a view of the entire Sea of Galilee from Mt. Arbel, walking on the ground of the Patriarchs, the Apostles, Jesus Himself, and the Crusaders! Overnight in northern Galilee.
Day 5 – Saturday, December 8
Today we see ancient and modern Israel together as we tour northern Galilee. On our agenda is Dan, the ancient Northern Kingdom place of worship. We will also see Caesarea Philippi (today known as Banias). Moving into the future, we will tour the Nimrod fortress of the Crusader era, and stop at the Valley of Tears to see the site of the largest post-WWII tank battle in the world. Overnight in northern Galilee.
Day 6 – Sunday, December 9
You will be walking where Jesus walked today. Let’s begin with a boat ride on the beautiful Sea of Galilee, and continue to visit Capernaum, Migdol, the Mount of Beatitudes, Susita, and make a complete circle around the Sea of Galilee. Overnight in northern Galilee.
Day 7 – Monday, December 10
Today we leave Galilee and head south, making our first stop at Beit Shean, seeing the largest site of Roman ruins outside of Rome itself. We will also see the amazing mosaic on the floor of an ancient synagogue in Beit Alpha, before making our way to Qumran, where we will see the place of discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. From Qumran, we are off to the Dead Sea itself, where we will check into our seaside hotel and enjoy a float at the lowest place on earth.
Day 8 – Tuesday, December 11
Our day begins as we take the cable car to the top of Masada, and learn the great story of resilience and victory (as well as hatred and determination). We will also visit Ein Gedi, learning its Biblical significance for past and future, as well as discovering the insight of “living water.” Leaving the Dead Sea area, we will stop to see the Judean Wilderness, contemplating the temptation of Jesus as well as the 23rd Psalm. And it is today that we will enter the Holy City, stopping for prayer and seeing a beautiful overlook of Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 9 – Wednesday, December 12
“I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord!” Today we begin at the Western Wall and the ancient “City of David,” seeing the history of Jerusalem in a way that no book or presentation could provide. From here, we will travel south to Herodian, the amazing fortress that became the burial place of King Herod the Great. Then we go to Bethlehem and see the shepherd’s fields as well as the Church of the Holy Nativity. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 10 – Thursday, December 13
You will never forget this day. We will begin at the top of the Mount of Olives, once again seeing a panorama of the city. We will make our way down the Palm Sunday path, on foot, stopping for some insightful Biblical instruction before proceeding to the Garden of Gethsemane. From here, we will enter the city through the Lion’s Gate (St. Stephen’s Gate) and begin our journey down the Via Dolorosa, stopping at Bethesda and at the Chruch of the Holy Seplechur. Our day will end at the Garden Tomb (“Gordon’s Calvary”), where we will have a beautiful time of worship. Overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 11 – Friday, December 14
Today we leave Jerusalem and go to Gush Etzion, where we will learn the cost of the 1948 War of Independence and see a modern Kibbutz. From here, we travel east to the “Bell Caves” and see what is an amazing geological feature as well as ancient living quarters of the Jews. We will also see the ancient land of the Philistines and conclude our time in Israel at the Valley of Elah (where David killed Goliath) and a Joppa, considering the missionary call of Simon Peter and Jonah. Then it is off to the airport for our late night flights back home.
Day 12 – Saturday, December 15
You will arrive in the USA today. Tired…but filled with energy and excitement for what God is doing in Israel today.
- 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 invoice). Note: your flight tickets are often arranged shortly after your invoice is paid, so this becomes a non-refundable deposit after the purchase of flights.
- Balance due by November 1, 2018.
- Payment plans available. Contact us for information.
No payment due when submitting the registration. You will be invoiced for the deposit and the balance.
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 DPH Travel. 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. 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.
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.
- Group Delux Coverage- Cost: $242 (Invoiced Separately)
- Group Delux with Cancel for Any Reason – Cost $363 (Invoiced Separately)
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|
|GroupDelux||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|
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 Turkey, 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.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. We will help you to know what documents are needed.
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