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We secured the services of a local Israeli Tour Guide considered by past BCT travelers and current BCT Tour Guides alike to be the best, with over 40 years experience of guiding and archaeology in Israel. In addition, our highly experienced theocratic guides will be Tim Martin from Brooklyn, assisted by Elie Orphee from NY, who between them will also present several re-enactments and readings from the Scriptures in what is thought to be the authentic sites. You can volunteer to take part in those exciting dramas!
Also included is the BCT unique theocratic tour of the Israel Museum, with some amazing and faith-building artifacts. This museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the leading art and archaeology museums in the world. The Shrine of the Book is the home of several exceptional archaeological finds including the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare ancient manuscripts.
Every year, archaeologists are discovering an amazing number of new features from ancient Israel; in our most recent trips we have been to the newly unearthed real Pool of Siloam (next door to what was previously thought to be it); the channels mentioned by Josephus where people tried to hide from the destruction in 70CE; the astonishing ‘Burnt House’ from 70CE; underneath the Temple all the way down to bedrock and quarry; walked through the tunnels from Hezekiah and David’s times; marvelled at the open-air Biblical Landscape Museum giving insight into details of the natural world there; and the ‘ancient’ Nazareth Village complete with carpenters shop, shepherds and watchtower; walked exactly where Jesus walked, in Capernaum and Jerusalem (on the same actual stones); went to Jesus baptism site in the Jordan; and where the Israelites probably crossed into Israel…
…spent an authentic evening having dinner with Abraham in the Judean desert, at sunset; saw the home of Dead Sea Scrolls as well as where they were found; bought some real Widows Mites; walked around Masada which has many newly opened ancient features; watched many films which helped greatly to fit each site into place both historically and topographically; walked through each bustling quarter of old Jerusalem, enjoying many local meals whilst absorbing the wonderful old charm of the place; had free time to enjoy old Jerusalem with our new Israel Trip family.
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Listed below are most of the locations we will be visiting on our Bible Lands Tour. We have included references to our Christian publications so that you can look up this information in advance. This reference list does not include everything we have published on the locations we will be visiting, but will help get you started on preparing:
<li>ISRAEL (Ancient Land): si 270-278; it-1 332-336; it-2 469-470</li>
<li>JERUSALEM (Ancient): it-2 40-41, 951</li>
<li>JOPPA: it-2 104</li>
<li>CAPERNAUM: it-1 410-412</li>
<li>SEA OF GALILEE: it-1 885</li>
<li>NAZARETH: it-2 476</li>
<p class="tour-itin-note">All itineraries are subject to adjustment as required. Confirmed, final and detailed itineraries (and additional important travel details) are posted in individual online reservation 'desktops' 30 days before their respective departure dates.</p>
All prices herein are per person and are subject to change without notice. "Full Package" prices are especially subject to change due to the fluctuation in airfare. For Instance: Travelers can expect to pay additional airfare for summer tour dates if their tour includes New York. We will notify you three months, or less, before your departure of any additional fees.
Regarding Land Package Pricing:
Land Package prices signify that...
- ...BCT will NOT provide your transportation EXCEPT during the tour.
- ...you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
- ...BCT is not responsible for any cost associated with the cost of your transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour. Including penalties, fees and/or rebooking cost when a trip is cancelled or moved.
- ...while your transportation is provided during the tour you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
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<li>Transportation each day for touring and sightseeing</li>
<li>Entrance fees for scheduled touring sites</li>
<li>Breakfast and/or Lunch as noted on the day by day itinerary.</li>
<li>Rooming in a 3 star or higher hotel</li>
<li>Prices include three tour guides: one local guide to conduct our tour through Israel which is required by the local laws and two Witness guides. Past travelers and current BCT Tour Guides say the current Israel Guide is one of the very best registered Israel Guides available.</li>
<li>The Witness guides will be Brother Timothy E. Martin and Brother Elie Orphee. Brother <li>Martin will be volunteering his own time to conduct these tours. Your tour through Israel will be biblically accurate and of the greatest encouragement to you
<li>Tour Watchtower Branch Office in Tel Aviv, Israel.</li>
<li>Airport / Hotel shuttle service for full packages. </li>
<li>BCT agents to meet & greet at both airport & hotel. </li>
<li>2 NIGHTS DAN PANORAMA TELAVIV</li>
<li>2 NIGHTS NOF GINOSAR OR EMILY</li>
<li>4 NIGHTS DAN PANORAMA JERUSALEM</li>
<strong>What's Not Included</strong>
<li>Any arrangements for attending or during the Convention is the responsibility of those attending.</li>
<li>Tips to the hotel, guide and driver.</li>