WOODY AND FRIENDS IN ISRAEL 2019

Led by Woody Cumbie of Lifepoint Church

Date: September 16, 2019 - September 25, 2019
Led by: Pastor Woody Cumbie
Base Price for:
Land Only: $3,490.00

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This is a custom built tour for Pastor Woody Cumbie and friends of Lifepoint Church (Carmel, Indiana). 8 days/7 nights on land in boutique 4-star accomodations throughout.

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Day 1 - Monday - September 16th, 2019 - (D)

  • Depart from the USA at your leisure.

Day 2 - Tuesday - September 17th, 2019 - (B/D)

  • Arrive to Israel anytime
  • All members, regardless of their arrival time, will be greeted after Passport control, just as you enter the Baggage Carousel hall. Our airport representative from SMILE will assist you through luggage pickup, customs and out to meet your guide/driver
  • Private transfer to the hotel (for arrivals on this day)
  • 20:00 – Meet in the lobby for dinner out on your own at one of Tel Aviv’s great experiences.
  • Overnight in Tel Aviv: The Embassy Hotel 

Day 3 - Wednesday - September 18th, 2019 - (B/D)

  • Visit Caesarea National Park (Roman Theatre, Hippodrome, Aqueduct)
  • Have lunch by the ancient port
  • Drive to Mt. Carmel to visit Zichron Yaakov. Have wine tasting there in one of the shops.
  • Visit Muhraka, the traditional place where Elijah fought the prophets of Baal
  • Stop for dessert and coffee in the Druze town of Daliyat el Carmel
  • Enjoy dinner out on your own in the German Colony
  • Overnight in Haifa: Bay View Hotel (Executive Rooms)

Day 4 - Thursday - September 19th, 2019 - (B/D)

  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel
  • Lookout over Haifa and tour the Bahai Gardens
  • Visit Beth Shearim National Park, the necropolis of the Rabbis
  • Mishi Chocolate Boutique in Kiryat Tivon
  • Travel to Sephoris, very likely where Joseph and Jesus performed carpentry, at the base of Nazareth
  • Visit Nazareth, the Church of the Annunciation and the Brow of the Hill
  • Visit Mt. Tabor and lookout over the Jezreel Valley, the valley of Armageddon
  • Drive to our home in the Galilee
  • Overnight in Tiberias: Caesar Premier

Day 5 - Friday - September 20th, 2019 - (B/D)

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive up the Hula Valley
  • Visit Tel Dan
  • Visit Banias, Caesarea Philippi (‘upon this rock’) at the base of Mt. Hermon
  • Lookout over the Golan Heights from Mt. Bental
  • Visit Bethsaida, home of 5 of the 12 disciples.
  • Have an archaeological tour of Capernaum
  • End the day at the Mt. of Beatitudes
  • Overnight in Tiberias: Caesar Premier

Day 6 - Saturday - September 21st, 2019 - (B/D)

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel
  • See the 1st century boat discovered at Kibbutz Ginosar
  • 09:00 – We’ll set sail on the Sea of Galilee from Ginosar (Lake Genessaret)
  • Drive down the Jordan Valley
  • Visit Beth Shean, the capital of the Decapolis
  • Drive down the Jordan Valley
  • Visit Qasr el Yahud Baptismal Site, the most likely spot where John the
  • Baptist baptized early disciples in the Jordan River, near the Dead Sea.
  • Have an archaeological tour of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.
  • Enjoy the afternoon relaxing in the Dead Sea
  • Overnight & Dinner included at the Dead Sea: Daniel (Deluxe Sea-View)

Day 7 - Sunday - September 22nd, 2019 - (B/D)

  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel
  • Visit Masada, Herod the Great’s desert fortress
  • Stop by Jericho and visit Tel Jericho (local Palestinian guide and vehicle)
  • Drive up to Jerusalem
  • Lookout over the Old City from the Mt. of Olives
  • Begin the Palm Sunday route to the Garden of Gethsemane.
  • Visit the Church of St. Anne, the Pools of Bethesda
  • Walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Exit Jaffa Gate
  • Enjoy dinner out on your own.
  • Overnight in Jerusalem: Leonardo Boutique (Superior Rooms)

Day 8 - Monday - September 23rd, 2019 - (B/D)

  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel
  • Visit the Temple Mount, and see the exterior of the wonderous buildings of the Dome of the Rock and the Al Aqsa mosque
  • The Southern Wall Excavations. See the 1st century streets, money changers tables and the staircase that led pilgrims up to the Temple Mount in Jesus day.
  • 11:00 - Tour the Western Wall Tunnels.
  • Tour a few other highlights and have lunch in the Jewish Quarter
  • 14:00 - The Temple Institute – see the plans underway to build a Third Temple
  • 15:10 – 3D Movie (short film) in the City of David
  • 16:30 – Archaeological tour of the City of David. Tour of the most recent discoveries and have the opportunity to wade through Hezekiah’s Tunnel
  • Enjoy the rest of your day in New Jerusalem (Ben Yehuda, Machane Yehuda market, etc.)
  • Overnight in Jerusalem: Leonardo Boutique (Superior Rooms)

Day 9 - Tuesday - September 24th, 2019 - (B/D)

  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel (perhaps with a special guest)
  • 09:30 – Visit the Garden Tomb. Here, we’ll have communion together.
  • 11:00 - Special arranged visit to the Ecole Biblique, to see some of the 1st temple tombs and perhaps some of the Qumran excavation materials.
  • The Israel Museum & The Shrine of the Book
  • At approximately 18:00, we’ll have a final, farewell dinner together in Ein Kerem, the birthplace of John the Baptist.
  • 20:00 – We’ll have a transfer to the Airport for all members flying out this evening.

Day 10 - Wednesday - September 25th, 2019 - (B/D)

  • Return back to the US anytime comfortable for you.

Each member is procuring his or her own flight for this tour. We are happy to assist in any way possible, including your arrival and departure transfers.

See our helpful FAQ section and stay in tune from updates from us or your tour leader.

Inclusions

 

Our Private Tour prices include:

  • Licensed English-speaking tour guide who may also be the driver
  • Ministry of Tourism licensed and insured vehicle (200 km per day average limit). FREE unlimited mileage if booking 8 or more consecutive days.
  • Gasoline and servicing
  • All parking fees
  • Custom-built itinerary
  • All site bookings
  • 8 days on land
  • 7 nights in 4-star lodging
  • Buffet Breakfast daily at the hotels
  • 1 Dinner at Dead Sea
  • Overnight fees for guide.
  • Custom tour signage
  • Welcome kit for clients (with map, hat, and starter water bottle)

 

Exclusions

Our Private Tour prices do not include:

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Lunches and most dinners
  • Special Transfers outside of main departure/arrival date
  • Recommended gratuity of $20 per person, per day budget for guide/driver.
  • credit card fees, depending on type of card (please factor up to 3% for Visa/MasterCard/Discover or 4% for American Express)  

Terms & Conditions

  • To hold your dates and services, please send a signed copy of our credit card form by fax to USA 352-835-0885 or via email to sales@samsontours.com.
  • The per person deposit is $500.00
  • Full payment is required 60 days before departure and is non-refundable, but may be transferred to new dates, especially in cases of force majeure.
  • If there are only 6 passengers + tour leader, then there will be a $300 per person supplement to operate the tour due to increased costs.
  • Hotel Prices and Availability cannot be confirmed until we have a deposit on hold for these dates. For B&B’s, the owners will require your credit card to hold dates and cancellation will be subject to their policies.
  • You can upgrade or downgrade the class of your hotel stays until 30 days before departure.
  • Your credit card may be used by us to hold deposits at certain hotels or sites during busy seasons
  • It is advisable to purchase travel insurance that has a Cancellation for any reason policy.
  • Quote is for foreign tourists only with a foreign passport. If the main passport holder has Israeli citizenship, then you are subject to 18% tax, per Israeli law.
  • Quote is for payment via check or wire transfer. For credit card payment, please add 3% to cover credit card fees.
  • We will provide you with a certified receipt upon payment.

 

Final Payment Deadline: July 15, 2019

 

Land Rates*

For 7-8 Passengers

Per Person in a Shared Double/Queen Room

$3490.00

Single Supplement

$790.00

Additional Overnight at 4-star hotel on BB

$125.00

Special private taxi to or from Airport (each way)

$50.00

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