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Bible Land Tour of Israel

Concentrating on Israel to allow more time for exploration and understanding

September 4 - 15, 2012

Departure from New York (JFK) on Delta Airline

Our 80th Foreign Tour

Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

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 78th 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 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.

In Israel We Will Visit…

  • The Mediterranean. Our first night in Israel will be in the Plain of Sharon along the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, the Great Sea or Western Sea of the Bible.
  • Caesarea. First century Roman capital and seaport where the gospel was first preached to the Gentiles and where Paul was imprisoned for two years.

Fisherman casting a net on the Sea of Galilee

View of the Banias River at the source. The Banias is a major source of the Jordan River. This is the site of Caesarea Philippi.
Ferrell Jenkins has 45 years of experience teaching study groups in the Bible lands. Mount Hermon in the background.
The Garden of Gethsemane

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.

What Is Included?

Our Bible Lands Tour of Israel includes air transportation from New York 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 by Email.

What is the Cost?

We are able to offer this excellent tour for $3500.00 per person — based on double occupancy and 20 or more tour members. Single supplement for an individual desiring a single room is $800 (based on availability). Airport taxes, fuel surcharges, U.S. departure tax, Israel departure fees, and any other applicable fees amount to $650. (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 is obtained on arrival at the Tel Aviv airport. It is free. (The total cost of the tour, including all fees and tips is $4270 per person.) A deposit of $400.00 will reserve a place for you. This is a high quality tour. Early reservation is a must! The final payment is due May 28, 2012. We do not accept credit cards.

Currently, tourismis booming year round in Israel. As a result the costs are rising each year. 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.

Our basic tour price is the same as the 2011 tour, but the airline fees and surcharges have increased.

Why We Have Chosen September for the Tour

During the 70s and 80s we always traveled in May. During the 90s we traveled in March. These dates often had to be planned around my teaching schedule at Florida College. In recent years we have traveled in April and May. This year, with no scheduling restraints, we plan to travel in early September. September is thought by some to be an ideal time to travel. Rain is unlikely during September, especially the first part of the month. The biblical "early rain" typically begins in mid-October. I made a personal study tour to Israel in early September, 2011.

Israel is a small country, but the terrain is diverse. This makes it difficult to explain the weather one faces on this tour. We spent one night along the Mediterranen Coast at Netanya, three nights in Tiberias, and five nights in Jerusalem. The temperature at Tiberias is warm because the elevation is almost 700 feet below sea level. Jerusalem is situated in the central mountain range at an elevation of about 2400 feet above sea level, but still warm. It can be hot at Jericho, the Dead Sea, and Masada at most times of the year. We will give you more about the climate in our Helpful Hints for Travelers. There are about 12 hours of sunlight each day in September. This gives plenty of time to see the country and make good photos.

Even if you have been to Israel before, this is a great time to see the changes that have taken place since your last visit.

Early Reservation a Must

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 tour. 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. 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.

Tell Us Now if You Wish to Join the Tour

We expect this tour to fill quickly. Respond immediately to avoid disappointment.

Make your deposit check payable to Ferrell Jenkins.

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Phone: 813 988-8485
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Visit our Biblical Studies Info Page. Check the Bible Places page for links to some of the places we visit.
Visit our Travel Blog. Over the past couple of years there have been entries on many of the sites we visit. Use the Search box to locate what you are interested in.
Visit our  BibleWorld page. Here you will find a list of National Geographic articles on the Bible Lands.

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