A TRIP OF A LIFETIME TO THE HOLY LAND

with Petra & the Red Sea

Date: April 30, 2021 - May 12, 2021
Led by: Roxene Chamberlin
Guided by: Eitan Chamberlin
Base Price for:
Land & Air: $4,990.00
Land Only: $3,690.00

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New dates are now posted for this solid 4-star 11 day/10 night on land journey to Israel that takes you also to Petra, Jordan and the Red Sea.

This previously postponed tour due to COVID is now all-inclusive and a slightly better price than previously advertised.

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Day 1 - Friday - April 30th, 2021 - (B/D)

  • 17:20 - Depart from Orlando, Florida on United Airlines 2378

  • 20:13 - Arrive at Newark Liberty International Airport

  • 22:45 - Depart on a direct flight to Israel on United Airlines 90

Day 1 - Saturday - May 1st, 2021 - (D)

  • 16:20 - Arrival to Ben Gurion International Airport (Tel Aviv, Israel)

  • Immediately after Passport Control, you will be met by our airport representative with a sign reading ‘Samson Tours’ who will assist you to your luggage carousel, customs and clearance into the arrival’s hall to meet your guide, Eitan Chamberlin 

  • We’ll transfer directly to our hotel by the Mediterranean Sea

Overnight & Dinner: West Lagoon Hotel, Netanya

Note: All early arrivals will be met immediately after Passport Control, as described below, and will be transferred to the hotel in a private vehicle. If you arrived a day earlier, then please meet at the Kakao coffee shop at the appointed time.

Day 2 - Sunday - May 2nd, 2021 - (B/D)

  • We’ll begin at the ancient port city of Caesarea. 

  • Next, we’ll look out over the Jezreel Valley from Muhraka, where Elijah fought the prophets of Baal.

  • We’ll make our way to Megiddo & the valley of Armageddon

  • Next up is Nazareth where we’ll look out from The Brow of the Hill

  • We’ll end our day with a walk through the Arbel Pass, Jesus’ passageway to the Sea of Galilee

  • Overnight & Dinner (Golan/Sea of Galilee):  Ramot Nofesh Resort or Magdala Guesthouse

Day 3 - Monday - May 3rd, 2021 - (B/D)

  • Visit Capernaum, mentioned more times in the New Testament than any other city.

  • Visit Bethsaida, birthplace of 5 of the 12 disciples.

  • Drive by Korazin

  • Visit and have the option to walk down the Mount of Beatitudes

  • See Mensa Christi, the setting for John 21 - "Feed my lambs!"

  • See the recent excavations at Magdala, the town of Mary Magdalene

  • Visit the 1st century ‘Galilee boat at Ginosar’s Yigal Allon Museum

  • 16:00 - Set sail on the Sea of Galilee from Ginosar and hear the music of Dani Carmel, a local Messianic.

  • Overnight & Dinner (Golan/Sea of Galilee):  Ramot Nofesh Resort or Magdala Guesthouse

Day 4 - Tuesday - May 4th, 2021 - (B/)

  • Visit Tel Hazor and see the destruction of the Canaanite city as reported in Joshua 11

  • Drive through the Hulah Valley, the Waters of El Merom

  • Experience the Tel Dan Nature Reserve and see the Arch of Abraham and Jeroboam's temple

  • Visit the Temple of Pan at Caesarea Phillipi (“Upon this Rock”)

  • Taste the Golan with coffee & desserts from a Druze village in the Golan Heights

  • Lookout from Mt. Bental Volcano into Syria and the Road to Damascus

  • Overnight & Dinner (Golan/Sea of Galilee):  Ramot Nofesh Resort or Magdala Guesthouse

Day 5 - Wednesday - May 5th, 2021 - (B/)

  • Early departure

  • Lookout over ancient Beth Shean

  • See Gideon’s Spring (Mayan Harod) and watch Judges 4 come to life

  • Drive down the Jordan Valley

  • Visit the Jordan River ‘Bethany Beyond the Jordan’ the most likely area where Jesus’ was baptized by John, and where Elijah ascended to heaven

  • Journey to Qumran: the home of the Dead Sea Scrolls

  • Lookout over the desert of Ein Gedi where David hid from Saul

  • Enjoy the rest of the day relaxing at the Dead Sea or in your hotel’s spa (included)

  • Overnight & Dinner: Daniel Dead Sea (Sea-View Rooms)

Day 6 - Thursday - May 6th, 2021 - (B/D)

  • Visit Masada, Herod the Great’s desert fortress and descend via the Roman Rampart

  • Visit Tel Jericho

  • Cross over to Jordan from the Allenby crossing

  • Visit Mt. Nebo, where Moses looked out over Israel

  • Time permitting, we’ll stop by Madaba to see the famous mosaic.

  • Overnight & Dinner: Movenpick, Petra or similar

 

Day 7 - Friday - May 7th, 2021 - (B/)

  • Today, you’ll be spending a full day in Petra, Jordan, the ancient Nabatean city.

  • Lunch is included at the site at the Basin Restaurant

  • In the evening, cross over to Israel from the Yitzhak Rabin border crossing to Eilat/Red Sea

  • Have dinner out on your own along the boardwalk at Eilat’s many restaurants

  • Overnight: Herods or Hilton Queen of Sheba (Sea-View).

 

Day 8 - Saturday - May 8th, 2021 - (B/)

  • Tour of Eilat and the Red Sea area

  • Drive northward through the Negev to Sde Boker, to look out over the Ramon Crater and later at  Nahal Tzin

  • Drive to Beer Sheva

  • Visit Tel Sheva, where Abraham made an oath.

  • Drive up the Way of the Patriarchs to Bethlehem. 

  • See Herodium, Herod’s other desert fortress

  • End the day with a visit to Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity. Have time for shopping in a local bazaar or two.

  • Overnight & Dinner (Jerusalem): Ramat Rachel (Deluxe), Dan Jerusalem or  Lady Stern

Day 9 - Sunday - May 9th, 2021 - (B/D)

  • Visit the Mount of Olives

  • Enjoy a time of prayer and devotion in a private garden at Gethsemane

  • Visit the Pools of Bethesda

  • Walk the Via Dolorosa from a historical perspective to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

  • Stand on the Lithostratos, “Pavement”, in the Ecco Homo Convent.

  • Visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

  • njoy time for lunch and shopping on own in the Christian Quarter

  • The Garden Tomb

  • The House of Caiaphas

  • Visit the Upper Room & David’s Tomb

  • Return to New Jerusalem where we’ll walk the famous areas of Ben Yehuda Street, Jaffa Street and the Machane Yehuda Market

  • Overnight & Dinner (Jerusalem): Ramat Rachel (Deluxe), Dan Jerusalem or  Lady Stern

Day 10 - Monday - May 10th, 2021 - (B/)

  • This morning we’ll rise early to be the first to walk onto the Temple Mount to see the site of the former temple and today’s Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque

  • Visit the Western “Wailing” Wall where you’ll have time to pray, soak up the culture or explore areas on your own.

  • Visit the Southern Wall Excavations to walk up the 1st century steps of the Temple.

  • Visit the newest excavations in the City of David and wade through Hezekiah’s tunnel. Visit also the 3D Movie.

  • Have lunch on your own in the Jewish Quarter

  • Tour the Jewish Quarter to see Hezekiah's Broad Wall & The Cardo

  • Go underground to visit the 1st century Herodian Quarter

  • Visit the Temple Institute and see the many objects that have already been made for the future Third Temple.

  • Enjoy the rest of the day exploring or shopping on your own in the Old City.

  • Overnight & Dinner (Jerusalem): Ramat Rachel (Deluxe), Dan Jerusalem or  Lady Stern

Day 11 - Tuesday - May 11th, 2021 - (B/)

  • Morning of leisure and packing.

  • Visit the Yad vaShem Holocaust Memorial

  • Visit the Israel Museum to see its many wondrous works, including the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit, the 2nd Temple Model and the Archaeology wing.

  • Next we’ll visit the town of Ein Kerem, the birthplace of John the Baptist.

  • In the afternoon, we’ll stop by the Elah Valley, where David fought Goliath, and you too can gather 5 smooth stones.

  • Next we’ll have a short stop in “Samson country” at the ancient city of Beth Shemesh.

  • We’ll end our tour with a spectacular, all-inclusive farewell dinner at the Tel Aviv port (with a place to freshen up), on the Mediterranean Sea before transferring to the airport.

  • 23:25 - Depart Israel on United Airlines 91 for Newark

 

Day 12 - Wednesday - May 12th, 2021 - (B/)

  • 04:25 - Arrive back to the USA at Newark Liberty International Airport

  • 07:00 - Depart on United Airlines 800

  • 09:45 - Arrive at Orlando (MCO

  • Return home.

 

Our group airfare on El Al Airlines has been announced with Round-Trip airfare from Miami. See the itinerary for more details.

Please see our helpful FAQ, and stay tuned for group announcements via email starting 4 months prior to departure.

 

Base Land Package

Per Person

Land & Air with Petra (adult) in Shared Room

$4990

Single Supplement (for single room)

+$1200

Per Person Discount for final payment by Check

-2%

 

 

Milestones & Deadlines

Due Date

Group Minimum Should be Reached

November 30 2020

Final Payments are Due

December 30 2020

Deposits become non-refundable to
Samson

December 31 2020

Last Day for Early Bird Registration

December 31 2020

Late Registration Fee of $200 Goes into effect

Jan 1 2021

All Passenger Info is Due (Passports, Roommates, etc.)

Jan 15 2021

 

Inclusions

  • Meeting & assistance on arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport by Samson Tours elected representative.

  • International Round-trip airfare on United Airlines via Newark

  • 11 days on land in Israel & Jordan as per your program below.

  • 10 overnights at 4+ star hotels

  • 11 Daily buffet breakfasts 

  • 10 Dinners + meals on flights

  • Baggage assistance at hotels (we tip them for you).

  • Licensed, English-speaking tour guide throughout the entire tour.

  • All Entrance fees per the itinerary

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach and driver throughout

  • Transfer from the Dead Sea to airport (if not joining the extension tour)

  • Free WiFi on the bus and at most hotels

  • Welcome kit with free hat, map, bus signs, name tags, printed itinerary, 2 bottles of starter water and more.

  • All credit or debit card fees (there is a 2% discount for paying your final balance by check or direct deposit).

  • Transfers to/from borders

  • Departure tax from Israel

  • Visa to Jordan

  • Lunch in Petra

  • Entrance fees to Petra, Mt. Nebo, Madaba and other sites mentioned on the itinerary throughout Jordan

 

Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance

  • Lunches and special drinks at meals throughout the tour

  • All gratuities for all services, including guide/driver ($150 per person).

  • Additional pre-arrival or post-departure services not mentioned in the schedule (See add-ons in your My Account area).

  • Soft drinks and special drinks at meals.

  • Baptism kit (purchase or rent, on site).

  • 1 Dinner in Eilat

 

Final Hotels & Itinerary: We typically post final hotel choices 6 months in advance and you may find links to them in the itinerary itself. Along the way, however, we may need to update the hotel, change a site or replace any service with an equal or better-quality experience or value.

●        Group Minimum/Maximum: A minimum of 15 paying adult passengers with a maximum or 50 are allowed for this tour. If this minimum is not reached by the Early-Bird special date, we may either a.) request that all adult tour members pay a supplement for the increase in costs of no greater than $500.00 per person and operate the group at the same quality; b.) lower the hotel class by at least 1 star to offset the increased costs; or c.) postpone the dates until a minimum number of participants are achieved.

●        Deposit & Payments: This tour has a non-refundable (but transferable) $400.00 deposit per person upon signup. The deposit can be paid by debit/credit card, check, money order, over-the-counter deposit. You can make monthly payments of any amount toward your balance from your online account or contact us for setting up a payment plan. Important Note: We provide a significant discount for paying your final balance by check (see add-ons).

●        Late Registrations: Any registration beyond the Early-bird deadline will be subject to a strict, minimum $200 per person fee (see add-ons) due to the amount of work involved with updating hotels, airlines and service providers on your behalf.

●        Group Airfare: A group airfare must have 10 or more passengers on the same group flight. Group flights are not always more affordable, but they are far more flexible in terms of cancellations and deposit refunds than individual airfares. Typically, only 10% of the tickets may diverge from the main group international flights. Passengers may book their own domestic airfare to/from the main group departure hub or ask us to get a quote for your connection.

●        Individual Airfare: If we do not offer a group airfare for your tour, you or we may book your flight individually. We’re happy to do the job for you and provide the best airfare for the best quality versus price for just a $50.00 fee + the actual cost of the flight that you. To book your individual airfare, send us your passport, credit card details, seating preference, and Miles card if you have one. Individual airfares are non-refundable, but typically can be changed up to 1 year for a fee.

●        Diversions & Add-Ons: If you arrive either before or after the scheduled group departure and arrival times you may and most likely will be subject to additional costs for airport transfers and/or overnights. We are happy to provide our customer with every possible experience and service that is needed from Door to Door, so please contact us if you wish to extend your package to other countries like Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Rome, Jordan, Petra only or any other experience or activity you might want to have to make your experience 100%.

●        Refunds: Your initial deposit is non-refundable; however, it can be fully transferable to another passenger or may be used for future travel dates with us. The following balance refunds apply to non-insured travelers only:

▪          90+ days before departure – full refund less deposit

▪          89-60 days before departure – minimum 75% refund

▪          59-30 days before departure – minimum 50% refund

▪          29-0 days before departure - minimum 0% refund

●        Force Majeure and Postponements: If Samson Tours decides to postpone the tour due to political unrest or for any reason beyond our company’s control that could compromise your security, then your tour will be postponed, and your entire balance will carry over to new tour dates. Depending on the new dates, there may be an increase in costs for tours that are rescheduled later than one year from the time of postponement. If you are unable to join the new tour dates and are not insured, then you will be entitled to a refund, less any other non-refundable deposits that may be imposed on us by suppliers.

●        Travel Insurance – Samson Tours does not require travel insurance. It is, however, strongly advised that all travelers equip themselves with a comprehensive “cancel for any reason” travel insurance plan. Travel Insurance coverage begins ONLY from the time you have purchased travel insurance. It is advisable only to purchase travel insurance when you have made non-refundable payments that exceed the amount of travel insurance purchased.

●        Your Health: This program is active and involves a lot of walking over uneven surfaces and climbing stairs. All locations may not be accessible for the disabled. Having a disability does not disqualify you from joining any tour. However, be advised that you may have to forgo portions of the said itinerary by waiting on the bus or in a safe location until the main group has returned. If you require special accommodation, please report this at the time of your reservation so that we can better serve you.

●        Single Supplement: For single travelers, a single supplement fee for the hotels is required. This usually amounts to around 85%-90% of the Double Room cost. If a person has ordered a double room and his or her roommate cancels his or her tour, then the individual holding a double room must find a new roommate or pay the single supplement.

●        Exchange Rate: Samson Tours, Inc. reserves the right to charge a supplement to the price if the dollar falls below the 3.5 threshold.

●        Government Imposed VAT or taxes: Currently there are no VAT taxes for foreign on tour land packages to Israel. Should such a tax be imposed before the start of the tour, even after ‘final payment’ has been made, Samson Tours will notify all of its participants in writing. In order to participate in the tour, you will be required to pay all such taxes before the start of the tour. If you are an Israeli citizen, you will be asked to pay VAT at the time of your final payment.

●        Responsibility - Samson Tours, Inc., its agents, suppliers, guides, leaders and representatives shall be, in no way, liable or responsible for any personal or property loss, damage or injury however caused.

●        Update – These policies may be updated from time to time. Upon update, you will be notified by Samson Tours, Inc. or its group leader. Always feel free to check your Group Page and/or contact us to better serve you or to get the latest details about your tour.


Base Land Package

Per Person

Land & Air with Petra (adult) in Shared Room

$4990

Single Supplement (for single room)

+$1200

Per Person Discount for final payment by Check

-2%

 

 

Milestones & Deadlines

Due Date

Group Minimum Should be Reached

November 30 2020

Final Payments are Due

December 30 2020

Deposits become non-refundable to
Samson

December 31 2020

Last Day for Early Bird Registration

December 31 2020

Late Registration Fee of $200 Goes into effect

Jan 1 2021

All Passenger Info is Due (Passports, Roommates, etc.)

Jan 15 2021

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