April 27-May 6, 2020
Only $4,200* all-inclusive!
*Cash price. Credit price is $4,325
Day 1 – Monday, April 27, 2020
Departure from USA for Athens, Greece. Flights from DFW will depart in the late afternoon or early evening. Flight options are available from most other cities at the same or comparable prices. If you would like an extended layover in Europe, either before or after the tour, this can often be done for no additional airline cost. Because this group travels on a group fare, seat selection and/or upgrades may not be available until 24-hours before the flight. If you want seat-selection and/or upgradable flights, please let us know at registration. This can often be done at no additional charge, but it depends on when you register and seat availability, and we will inform you of any additional costs before we obligate you in any way.
Day 2 – Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Welcome to Athens! 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 Athens.
Day 3 – Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Travel to Delphi to visit the city the ancient Greeks considered “the center of the world.” See the Temple of Apollo, learn how Greek mythology affected Western Civilization, and learn of the ultimate closure of the pagan temples by Christianity.
Day 4 – Thursday, April 30, 2020
Travel to Corinth to visit the excavations, where Apostle Paul worked for 18 months and where he met his faithful followers Aquila and Priscilla. Learn about this ancient city-state and its early church community, which was the recipient of Paul’s two Corinthians epistles. Tour Athens, including Mars Hill and the Parthenon.
Day 5 – Friday, May 1, 2020
Today we will take a flight to the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv and arrive in Israel! After our flight over the Mediterranean, we will stop by Mount Arbel for a stunning overview as well as learning some of the dramatic history of the area around the Sea of Galilee. We will overnight at the Sea of Galilee.
Day 6 – Saturday, May 2, 2020
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 as well as Bethsaida and the Mount of Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount took place. We will visit Migdol (home of Mary Magdalene). We will stop by the Jordan River for pictures and an opportunity for baptisms in the Jordan River. Dinner and overnight at the Sea of Galilee.
Day 7 – Sunday, May 3, 2020
Leaving the Galilee area in the morning, we will travel south down the Jordan Valley. Our first stop will be Ein Herod, better known as the spring of Gideon. We will continue to Beit Shean, the largest Roman city in Israel, and one of the cities of the Decapolis in the New Testament. After this, we will go to Qumran, in the Judean Wilderness, where we will see the site of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Here we will eat lunch and enjoy a short shopping experience where we can get skin creams from the Dead Sea, and much more. If time allows, we will drive further south to the Ein Gedi Nature reserve and the place where David had a chance to kill King Saul. We will make a stop in the Judean wilderness for a short time of worship and reflection on the 23rd Psalm before making our way up to Jerusalem, where we will stop at an overlook of the Holy City before arriving at our hotel.
Day 8 – Monday, May 4, 2020
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, including Hezekiah’s tunnel (dry or wet route, take your choice) and then The Southern Stairs which was the main entrance to the Temple during the Second Temple Period. We will also spend time in the Jewish quarter of the old City. Dinner and overnight in Jerusalem.
Day 9 – Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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 a meaningful observance of the Last Supper.
Day 10 – Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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.
Cost and Payment Schedule
- Total cost is $4,200, which includes the following:
- Round trip airfare from DFW to Athens to Tel Aviv to DFW.
- Other departure cities available, likely at no additional cost, for friends or family who may want to join the group in Israel.
- Airfare is economy class and may not be upgradable, depending on the airline qualifications at the time.
- At registration, you will have the opportunity to select upgradable flight options.
- Transfer from airport to hotel on arrival day and from the hotel to the airport on departure day
- Eight days with luxurious motor coach and guiding services
- Assistance at the airport upon arrival and departure
- Accommodation on HB basis (breakfast and dinner at the hotel).
- Unlimited mineral water supply on the bus
- Entrance fees to all sites
- Picnic style lunches each day in Israel. Lunches are not included in Greece.
- Tip for guide and driver.
- Round trip airfare from DFW to Athens to Tel Aviv to DFW.
- Payment is due in check or money order. Credit card payments require an additional 3% fee. Payment schedule:
- Deposit: $300 (Deposit is due within 15 days of registration).
- November 15: 1,300 payment due.
- February 15: $1,300 payment due.
- March 15: $1,300 payment due.
- Payments are non-refundable after January 15, 2020. Travel protection is highly recommended.
Travel protection is highly recommended. Travelers have the choice of purchasing coverage through DPH Travel, through their own agent or provider, or foregoing coverage. Cost of coverage in the Group Deluxe plan through DPH Travel is $331. For coverage of pre-existing conditions, the plan must be purchased within 15 days of your initial deposit. Coverage purchased after this time is valid except for pre-existing conditions.
You may select insurance options when you register, or at any time by contacting DPH Travel.
Land arrangements in Israel are provided by EDI Travel, Ltd.