April 28 - May 11, 2010
Our 75th Foreign Tour
The view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
If you've been waiting for a great tour to the Bible Lands, with experienced leadership, you don't have to wait any longer. Our previous tours since 1967 have taken us to almost every area of Bible activity. Altogether this will be our 75th foreign tour. This travel experience and acquaintance with Bible lands will do much to make this trip the "trip of a lifetime" for you. The tour is planned to my specifications. We have our own guides and coaches and the tour is under my personal direction throughout. We plan to visit Israel and Jordan where so many of the exciting Biblical events took place. Your Bible reading will take on new significance as you study what you learn on this tour.
Ruins of Herod's Palace at Caesarea Maritima
View of the Banias
River at the source. The Banias is a major
The first view of Treasury at Petra from the Siq is an exciting and memorable event.
Petra is identified by many scholars as the site of the ancient capital of Edom called Sela. Read the prophecies of Jeremiah 49:16-17 and Obadiah. Petra became the capital of the Nabatean Arabs by about 100 B.C. The gifted people carved temples, theatres, tombs, and houses out of the beautiful sandstone. The pleasant horseback ride and the beautiful color of Petra will make this a day you will long remember.
You will return home with an unforgettable experience lingering in your thoughts as you recall walking in the footsteps of the patriarchs, prophets, Jesus, the Apostles, and early Christians. Your Bible reading will have more meaning and your "world" will be a great deal larger.
Our Bible Lands Tour of Israel and Jordan includes
air transportation from Atlanta on Delta Airline, superior first class hotels,
buffet breakfast and dinner daily, private motor coach, comprehensive sightseeing
with English speaking guides, admissions, porterage, etc. We provide a comprehensive
Bible Land Guide with biblical, historical, and archaeological information
about the places we visit. We provide our Helpful Hints for Travelers
to help you plan for the tour, and we keep you updated with informational bulletins
We are able to offer this excellent tour for $3795.00 per person based on double occupancy and 20 or more tour members. Single supplement for an individual desiring a single room is $780 (based on availability). Airport taxes, U.S. departure tax, Israel departure fees, Jordan departure fee, the Jordan visa fee, and any other applicable fee amounts to almost $500. (These fees are beyond our control and are always subject to change.) We will also collect $120 from each tour member for tips. Tips are distributed by the tour leader to guides, drivers, waiters, and other hotel personnel. The Israeli visa which we get on arrival is free. A deposit of $400.00 will reserve a place for you. This is really a high quality tour. Early reservation is a must! The final payment is due January 28, 2010. We do not accept credit cards.
There are other things that account for the price of the tour. This tour is one day longer than our two previous tours. This requires an additional hotel night, meals, transportation, etc. Tourism is booming in both Israel and Jordan. As a result the rates are higher. Our tours include numerous extras that require additional entry fees. We don't think you ought to travel that far and miss seeing something of real significance because it has an admission fee of $5 to $25 dollars.
During the 70s and 80s we always traveled in May. During the 90s we traveled in March. For the past two tours we have also used an earlier date. The air fares are about $200 lower in March and early April. What are the advantages of the later date? It is less likely that we will have rain. The average monthly rainfall for Jerusalem in March is 4.6". In May it is .02". The days are longer in May, thus giving more time for sightseeing and good photography. In early May some greenery should remain from the winter rains.
Even if you have been before, this is a great time to see the changes that have taken place since your last visit.
The detailed brochure will be ready in a few weeks. We are now ready to receive deposit reservations from those who wish to join us for the trip. We anticipate that the tour will be filled before the brochure is ready for distribution and we urge you not to wait if you want to join this tour. The complete brochure will include cancellation policies. At this point I must state that there will be an administrative cancellation fee of $100 per person for any person cancelling at any time after making a deposit. Other graduated cancellation requirements begin 95 days prior to the departure date. These will be explained in the complete tour brochure.
At this time we are taking a waitlist for this tour. Write us to see if a space is available.
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