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Special care has been taken to keep the cost as low as possible, yet provide for the best accommodations as possible.

A completed application and a $500 non-refundable deposit due 120 days prior to your tour, reserves your spot. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED-Sign up as soon as possible.

Balance of payment is due as soon as possible, but is required no later than 90 days prior to your tour.

Our rate includes:

Breakfast and dinner will be provided each day. You will need extra money only for personal items, lunch, and tips for the driver and guide at the end of the trip (this will be discussed with Pastor during the week).

  • Meeting & assistance upon arrival and departure at Ben-Gurion Airport by IGT representative
  • Porterage at airport and hotels
  • Overnights at the above mentioned hotels or similar
  • Guide Escort transfer from/to Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival and departure
  • English speaking tour guide throughout the entire tour
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WIFI
  • Meal arrangement: Half Board, including full buffet breakfast and dinners at hotels daily
  • St. Peter fish lunch by the Sea of Galilee
  • Entrance fees as per agreed itinerary
  • Pilgrimage Certificate in Israel
  • IGT's kit in Israel

Our rate excludes:

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Lunches throughout the entire tour
  • Mineral water

DAY 1: DEPART THE US TO ISRAEL
Depart USA on your overnight flight to Tel Aviv

DAY 2: OLD JAFFA, TEL AVIV
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport. An IGT representative will meet you upon arrival. He/She will facilitate your passage through luggage identification and escort you through customs to your awaiting Tour Guide and Bus Driver. We will begin our journey together in Jaffa, outside the House of Simon the tanner, where Peter had his vision on the rooftop (Acts 10:32). This is also the town where Peter raised Tabitha from the dead (Acts 9:36). The Old Jaffa Port is where Jonah set sail to Tarshish (Jonah 1:3) and King Solomon built his port (2 Chron. 2:16).

Transfer you to your hotel in Tel Aviv - Dan Panorama

DAY 3: CAESAREA, MT.CARMEL, MEGIDDO, NAZARETH, CANA
After a good night rest and a hearty breakfast, we begin the thrilling journey of following in the footsteps of Jesus. At Caesarea by the Sea, the magnificent ruins of Herod's showcase port city continues the story of Peter, with the conversion of Cornelius' household (Acts 10:24). Caesarea is also the scene of Paul's imprisonment (Acts 23:35), his appearance before King Agrippa and his departure for Rome (Acts 25:13-26:32). It figures centrally in the history of early Christianity as home to the Church father Eusebius. As we continue through the Mediterranean Coastline, we reach to Mt. Carmel, the Biblical site of Elijah's contest with the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18). We will then visit Megiddo, the regional capital of King Solomon (1 Kings 9:15), and the New Testament's Armageddon (Rev. 16:16). We continue eastward across Galilee passing Mt. Tabor (Psalm 89:12), a rising dome from the Plain of Jezreel. It is the mountain where Deborah had Barak summon his troops to that mountain (Judges 4:6). Christian tradition places the Transfiguration of Jesus (Matthew 17:1-9) at Mt Tabor. We drive through the hills of Galilee to Nazareth the hometown of Jesus, where we visit the Nazareth Village. Nazareth Village is an open-air museum in Nazareth, that reconstructs and reenacts village life in the Galilee in the time of Jesus. The village features houses, terraced fields, wine and olive presses all built to resemble those that would have been in a Galilee village in the 1st century. The final stop of our busy day will be at Cana for the renewal of vows and prayers for everyone in our group.

Dinner & Overnight: February 7 and 8 will be at the same hotel - Leonardo Plaza, Tiberias

DAY 4: AROUND THE SEA OF GALILEE
After a delicious breakfast, we will spend an exciting day in the Galilee area. Our Day Starts with a Boat Ride across the Sea of Galilee the place where Jesus walked on the water (John 6:19-21), calmed a storm (Matt. 8:23-26), and showed the disciples miraculous catches of fish (Luke 5:1-8; John 21:1-6). We depart the city of Tiberias to Capernaum (John 6:24) to walk among the ancient ruins of the first century synagogue where Jesus preached (Matthew 4:13-17). Then on to the Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus preached the "Sermon on the Mount" (Matthew 5-7) and to Tabgha - the chapel dedicated to the multiplication of the loaves and fishes - (Mark 6:34-44), and Jesus' reinstitution of Peter with "Do you love Me more than these…" Stop for a St. Peter's Fish lunch. We then proceed to The Ancient Galilee Boat - a wooden vessel dating back to the days of Jesus in a fascinating display. Magdala Center is a recent archeological dig, with a synagogue from the time of Christ. Magdala is the story of God's amazing grace is the life of Mary from Magdala, from whom Christ cast out seven demons. Our last stop for the day is "Yardenit" where we have the opportunity to be baptized on the banks of the River Jordan. (Please note: the order of the itinerary may change, but baptism is the last event of the day.)

Dinner & Overnight: Return to our hotel in Tiberias.

DAY 5: GIDEON SPRINGS, BEIT ‘SHE’AN, MT. OF OLIVES, MT. ZION
On our drive towards Jerusalem, we will stop at Gideon Spring (Judges 7), then a short visit to the ruins of Beit She'an - the pagan city who hung the bodies of King Saul and his sons on their walls. We arrive at the Mt. of Olives (Matthew 24:3) for a panoramic view of the Old City of Jerusalem. We will walk along Hosanna Road (Palm Sunday Route) to the Garden of Gethsemane to visit the Church of All Nations that stands on the Rock of Agony where Jesus was betrayed by Judas (Matthew 26:36-57).

Dinner & Overnight: for the next 5 nights at Dan Panorama, Jerusalem

DAY 6: OLD CITY, UPPER ROOM, GARDEN TOMB
Today we will continue our journey to Mt. Zion where we visit the Church of St. Peter in Gallicantu on the site of Caiaphas' House, the Room of the Last Supper (Luke 22:14-20) - and the same sight of the "Upper Room" and the day of Pentecost. We will share Peter's Sermon from Acts 2 together. A transforming stop of the day will be at the Garden Tomb & Golgotha, where we will have time for communion after visiting the empty tomb. The day ends at the Friends of Zion Museum which highlights the contribution of Christians Zionists to the State of Israel and recognizes the Christian heroes who have created an everlasting bond between the Jewish and Christian peoples.

Dinner & Overnight: Dan Panorama

DAY 7: CITY OF DAVID, WESTERN WALL FOR PRAYER, WESTERN WALL TUNNELS, AND SELECT SITES FROM THE VIA DOLOROSA
We start the day with a tour around the Jewish Quarter with the archaeological finds from the palace of David at the City of David. We will visit one of Jerusalem's highlights at the Western Wall where we pray together before spending time alone in prayer at the Wall. We will also plan to tour the Western Wall Tunnels. In the Old City, these may be some of the sites we will see - Stephen's Gate, also known as Lion's Gate or Sheep Gate, and visit the Pool of Bethesda - site of the miraculous healing of a paralysed man by Jesus (John 5:2-9), and the Church of St. Anne where groups love to sing hymns as they visit. We will walk along to Pilate's Judgment Hall, the Chapel of the Flagellation, where Jesus was tried before Pilate (Mark 15:6). We may have lunch in continue through the Old City bazaars to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Dinner & Overnight: Dan Panorama

DAY 8: FREE DAY
FOR AN ADDITIONAL COST, AN EXCURSION TO QUMRAN, AHAVA FACTORY, MASADA, AND A FLOAT IN THE DEAD SEA.
This early start to the morning, we drive via the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. A beautiful new road takes us south along the shores of the Dead Sea passing the Inn of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). On to Masada, a truly remarkable piece of history. We ascend Masada by cable car to walk among the magnificent ruins of the fortress where from 70-73 A.D., the Jewish defenders made the last stand of the Judean Revolt against Rome and where the remains of storehouses, cisterns and a sixth century Byzantine church are still on view. Stop at the AHAVA factory that produces healing and rejuvenating products made from the Dead Sea minerals. Floating in the Dead Sea is a must do!! Just lay back, relax and enjoy this natural phenomenon. On our way back, we will pass through Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

Dinner & Overnight: Dan Panorama

DAY 9: YAD VASHEM, SHRINE OF THE BOOK, BETHLEHEM
Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust commemoration project began in 1953 with the task of perpetuating the memory of Holocaust victims and documenting the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust so they will be remembered by future generations. Continue to the Israel Museum. We will visit the detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Jesus, Second Temple and the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls. Drive to Bethlehem the birthplace of Jesus. Visit Manger Square where the Church of the Nativity stands. It's one of the oldest churches in the world and was built above the cave where, according to the Bible, Jesus was born. Continue to Shepherds' Fields. Imagine watching over flocks of sheep by night in the traditional location of an angelic announcement of Jesus's birth.

Dinner & Overnight: Dan Panorama

DAY 10: TRAVEL TO USA
Transfer to Ben -Gurion airport for your flight back home.

Supplements:

  • Single Supplement US $785.00

Sturms
Our tour is different than most, as the spiritual aspects of the journey are the most important - "capturing the moment." It is also participatory, as there are times for sharing and reflecting on a special touch or moment you personally learned from an event or experience.  Prayer is paramount to the experience and lives are changed during this trip. The Bible comes alive and can be seen in 3-D.  A Hebrew guide is used to help explain the site, but the spiritual touchstones are the most important part of our Holy Land tours.
-Marc Royer

Signature Tour Deposit:  $500.00

Prices do not include airfare

February 5-14, 2018

$500 Deposit is put towards the cost of the tour package Airfare is not included in the price of this package Airfare - Chicago to Tel Aviv Roundtrip in Coach Class Land Plus Airfare - based on 40 people but a minimum of 20 needed.

FEB 2018 APPLICATION

Cost:  $1,990 
(Confirm amount with TCRG)

Aug 29 - Sep 7, 2018

$500 Deposit is put towards the cost of the tour package Airfare is not included in the price of this package Airfare - Chicago to Tel Aviv Roundtrip in Coach Class Land Plus Airfare - based on 40 people but a minimum of 20 needed.

AUG 2018 APPLICATION

Cost:  $2,190
(Confirm amount with TCRG)

February 4-13, 2019

$500 Deposit is put towards the cost of the tour package Airfare is not included in the price of this package Airfare - Chicago to Tel Aviv Roundtrip in Coach Class Land Plus Airfare - based on 40 people but a minimum of 20 needed.

FEB 2019 APPLICATION

Cost:  $2,190
(Confirm amount with TCRG)

February 3-12, 2020

$500 Deposit is put towards the cost of the tour package Airfare is not included in the price of this package Airfare - Chicago to Tel Aviv Roundtrip in Coach Class Land Plus Airfare - based on 40 people but a minimum of 20 needed.

FEB 2020 APPLICATION

Cost:  $2,190
(Confirm amount with TCRG)

Travel Insurance is not included in either travel package, though we do highly recommend it.  It cannot be purchased through TCRG.  Please refer to your previous company or click on the following link to view a TravelSafe policy for the total price of your trip (ground and air).  You can purchase travel insurance directly through TravelSafe and all claims will be processed through them—not through TCRG.

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