Theocratic History Tour + NY Canada Bethel Classic (10 Days)
Day 1 Thursday – Arrive Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Day 2 Friday – See everything related to Pittsburgh and Allegheny in connection with the Theocratic History of Jehovah’s Witnesses and more.**
Day 3 Saturday – Arrive BCT Provided Hotel
Day 5 Monday – NY Branch Tour*: Warwick World Headquarters or Patterson Education Center & Wallkill Farm
Day 6 Tuesday – NY Branch Tour*: Warwick World Headquarters or Patterson Education Center & Wallkill Farm
Day 7 Wednesday – Scenic ride to Niagara Falls, Canada. Playtime Niagara Falls (Casual Day all Day)
Day 8 Thursday – Canada Bethel Branch tour and Playtime at Niagara Falls
Day 9 Friday – Scenic drive back to NY, Playtime NYC (Casual Day all Day)
Day 10 Saturday – Depart BCT Provided Hotel.
** Some of the highlights of the Theocratic History Tour: See the former locations of the first headquarters offices of the Bible Students in Allegheny and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. See Carnegie Hall, in Allegheny, where in 1903 Charles Taze Russell engaged in public debates with Dr. E. L. Eaton. Using only the Bible, Brother Russell successfully defended the Bible’s teaching on the true condition of the dead as well as other Bible teachings. We will also visit two buildings that served as the meeting places for the Allegheny Congregation, the very first congregation in the United States. You will see all the above and much more. The tour will no doubt convince you that Jehovah God used Brother Russell and his associates (starting in the 1870s) to bring spiritual light to deserving mankind. Your tour guide will be Brother Timothy E. Martin who served for many years at Brooklyn Bethel and now serves as a Special Pioneer in San Diego and is the official designer and tour guide for the BCT Bible Lands Tours (especially those having to do with Israel, Turkey, Egypt). Beginning in the 1870s many of the activities of C. T. Russell and his associates took place in Pittsburgh and Allegheny City. Interestingly, Allegheny City (1788–1907) was a separate Pennsylvania city located on the north side of the Allegheny and Ohio rivers, across from downtown Pittsburgh. The city of Pittsburgh features 151 high-rise buildings, 446 bridges, and two inclined railways. The city is known colloquially as “The City of Bridges” and “The Steel City” for its many bridges and former steel manufacturing operations.
The Sight-Seeing Part Of The Tour In Pittsburgh Will Include: A visit to Mount Washington. Mount Washington is known for its steep hill overlooking the breathtaking Pittsburgh skyline, which was rated the second most beautiful vista in America by USA Weekend (and the best urban vista.) (Optional) A ride on The Duquesne Incline. This ride will take you back in time on a century-old cable car and see the best views of downtown Pittsburgh while riding on one of the oldest remaining inclines in the United States.
Included / Not Included
- Airfare or train tickets from a major airport or train station nearest you (not applicable to ‘land package’ prices).
- Transportation each day for touring and sightseeing.
- Rooming (hotel accommodations) as requested.
- Full Packages include a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport or train station to your hotel (not applicable to ‘land package’ prices).
- Staten Island Ferry is FREE.
- FREE breakfast each morning.
- The price of the Bible Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is included!
- Experienced Tour Guide
- Theocratic activities and discussion on the bus
What’s Not Included
- Optional ride on The Duquesne Incline
All prices quoted below are in USD. You will choose the price applicable to you when you book your tour.*
4 to a room: $1262
3 to a room: $1317
2 to a room: $1382
1 to a room: $1782
NOTE: A 6% convenience (secure processing) fee will be added for reservations made online and a $30/person discount will be added. Booking over the phone, no convenience fee will be added, nor will you receive a $30/person discount.
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. *Should the prices noted herein differ from that shown when booking your tour, the price you select on checkout will be the one that is validated.
Regarding Land Package Pricing:
Land Package prices signify that…
BCT will provide your transportation during the tour but you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
Unless the arrival and departure hotels provide complimentary hotel/airport shuttle service Land Package travelers will need to arrange their own airport/hotel transportation. For Instance: On most NY trips the BCT-provided arrival/departure hotel(s) may provide complimentary hotel/airport shuttle service. However on many of BCT’s international trips arrival and departure hotels may not.
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 costs when a trip is canceled or moved.
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DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY
- 25% deposit required to confirm any reservation
- 25% deposit (up to $400 maximum per person) non-refundable
- No insurance, no refunds. A claim, with the proper paperwork, for an insured reason, must be presented to the insurance company.
- Lack of Insurance results in no refunds of any type.
- The final balance is due 90 days prior to departure on all trips.
- Reservations made less than 90 days before departure require full payment.
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