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Bible Lands Tours – Israel | 9 Day Tour
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  • November 26 - December 4, 2019
    In conjunction with the Melbourne International Convention. 2019 Prices are NOT firm and may change.
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  • July 9-17, 2019
    After Athens International Convention! 2019 Prices are NOT firm and may change.
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The Overview

“See the Good Land” is the theme of this tour, which is undoubtedly the most comprehensive theocratic Biblical tour of Israel available. 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,
“See the Good Land” is the theme of this tour, which is undoubtedly the most comprehensive theocratic Biblical tour of Israel available.



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 who 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 70 CE; 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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Suggested Itinerary

<strong>Day 1 - Tuesday July 9 / Nov 26: Tel Aviv</strong>

Tel Aviv arrivals from all around the globe. Free time all day in Tel Aviv. Dinner at Tel Aviv hotel included.



<strong>Day 2 - Wednesday July 10 / Nov 27: Tel Aviv</strong>

Breakfast in hotel. Tour Tel Aviv Bethel. Tour Joppa; Visit Simon the Tanner’s “house” and walk down to Joppa’s ancient Port. Local cuisine for lunch, not included; after lunch tour Biblical Landscape Museum. Group dinner at Tel Aviv hotel included.



<strong>Day 3 - Thursday July 11 / Nov 28: Tel Aviv/Tiberias </strong>

Breakfast in hotel. Check out of Tel Aviv hotel. Visit beautiful Caesarea.  Visit to Megiddo (lunch at Megiddo, not included). Guided tour of Nazareth Village – experience a memorable re-creation of Nazareth of 2000 years ago.  Check into Tiberias hotel.  Group dinner at Tiberias hotel included.



<strong>Day 4 - Friday July 12 / Nov 29: Tiberias/Jerusalem </strong>

Breakfast in hotel, Tour the Sea of Galilee area: First a wonderful boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Visit the Mount of Beatitudes for a reading of the Sermon on the Mount. Visit Capernaum. Enjoy Galilee Fish lunch, not included. Visit ruins of the Synagogue of Magdala. Group dinner at Tiberias hotel included.



<strong>Day 5 - Saturday July 13 / Nov 30: Tiberias/Jerusalem</strong>

Breakfast in hotel. Check out of Tiberias hotel. Visit Jordan River site; Visit to Jericho. Lunch at Jericho site, not included. Take coach to Jerusalem to the Mt. of Olives, walk down to Garden of Gethsemane. Group dinner at Jerusalem hotel included.



<strong>Day 6 - Sunday July 14 / Dec 1: Jerusalem</strong>

Breakfast in hotel. Early morning visit to Temple Mount. Visit Pools of Bethesda. Tour the Western Wall Tunnel. Local cuisine Lunch not included. Guided Bible tour of Israel Museum (we have our own theocratic guide), Shrine of the Book and the huge outdoor model of ancient Jerusalem. Group dinner at Jerusalem hotel included.



<strong>Day 7 - Monday July 15 / Dec 2: Jerusalem</strong>

Breakfast in hotel. Enjoy city walk, Visit Wohl Museum & Burnt House, continue to the City of David (enjoy excellent film of Jerusalem’s history). Visit to Gihon spring, Warren’s Shaft, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam. Guided tour of Garden Tomb site. Group dinner at Jerusalem hotel included.



<strong>Day 8 - Tuesday July 16 / Dec 3: Jerusalem</strong>

Breakfast in hotel. Visit Masada, using the cable car. Enjoy floating in the Dead Sea. Conclude by visiting with old “Abraham” in his tent in the Judean Desert, including Camel ride and Biblical dinner.



<strong>Day 9 - Wednesday July 17 / Dec 4: Jerusalem </strong>

Breakfast at Jerusalem Hotel.

Transfers/Departures from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport. (Please note that all departing Land Package travelers will need to make their own travel arrangements from Jerusalem Hotel to Tel Aviv Airport)



<strong>Note</strong>: For reasons beyond our control it may not be possible to visit everything listed above. However every effort will be made to include as much as reasonably possible.



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:



<strong>ISRAEL</strong>

<ul>

<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>

</ul>

All prices quotes herein are in USD.

<ul> <strong>From NY</strong> <li>3 to a room: $3345</li> <li>2 to a room: $3385</li> <li>1 to a room: $3885</li> </ul> <ul> <strong>From London</strong> <li>3 to a room: $2745</li> <li>2 to a room: $2785</li> <li>1 to a room: $3285</li> </ul> <ul> <strong>Land Package</strong> <li>3 to a room: $2045</li> <li>2 to a room: $2085</li> <li>1 to a room: $2585</li> </ul>

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...

  1. ...BCT will NOT provide your transportation EXCEPT during the tour.
  2. ...you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
  3. ...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.
  4. ...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.

Click here to read about the advantages of booking a 'full package' trip versus a 'land package' trip.

<ul>

<strong>What's Included</strong>

<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>

<strong>Proposed Hotels:</strong>

<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>

</ul>

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All itineraries are subject to adjustment as required. Confirmed, final and detailed itineraries (and additional important travel details) are posted on your Personal BCT Travel Desktop, approximately one month from departure.

A deposit of $350 per person is required at the time you make your reservation to ensure your space on the tour. Refunds are possible only to those who purchase travel insurance, provided cancellation conditions are met. Payment in full is due 90 days before the trip departure date. Learn more ». Hotel information will be provided 90 days from the trips departure date for those who've confirmed their reservation(s).

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